Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Cybersecurity skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cybersecurity over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Cybersecurity
England > South West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 142 112 195
Rank change year-on-year -30 +83 +7
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 55 97 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.99% 1.69% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 2.11% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 72 19
South West median daily rate £525 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +2.86%
10th Percentile £330 £313 £419
90th Percentile £755 £650 £545
England median daily rate £488 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -2.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
South West median hourly rate £42.50 - £41.50
10th Percentile £34.25 - £40.75
90th Percentile £51.75 - £43.45
England median hourly rate £38.75 £33.75 £40.88
% change year-on-year +14.81% -17.43% -31.88%

Cybersecurity is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4528 4592 5262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.34% 79.89% 79.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2855 3088 3565
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £257 £238 £255
90th Percentile £557 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 269 259
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £38.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -18.75% +47.70%
10th Percentile £12.04 £12.00 £14.05
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £49.35
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Cybersecurity as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in the South West

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cybersecurity in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cybersecurity in the South West

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in the South West over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity in the South West

Cybersecurity
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cybersecurity in the South West

Cybersecurity
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in the South West over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cybersecurity in the South West

Cybersecurity
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the South West region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -8 24 £400 -23.81% 4
Wiltshire -14 13 £585 +33.71% 2
Gloucestershire +3 7 £485 +4.86% 12
Devon -12 4 £425 +21.43%
Somerset - 3 £575 - 2
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cybersecurity also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 20 (36.36%) CISSP
2 19 (34.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (32.73%) Security Cleared
3 18 (32.73%) SIEM
3 18 (32.73%) Linux
4 17 (30.91%) Finance
5 16 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (27.27%) Unix
6 15 (27.27%) Firewall
7 14 (25.45%) Risk Management
8 13 (23.64%) SC Cleared
8 13 (23.64%) Network Security
9 12 (21.82%) Telecoms
9 12 (21.82%) Windows
10 11 (20.00%) Information Security
10 11 (20.00%) Analytics
10 11 (20.00%) CESG Certified Professional
11 10 (18.18%) Degree
11 10 (18.18%) Banking
11 10 (18.18%) CISM
12 9 (16.36%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (16.36%) Penetration Testing
13 8 (14.55%) Maven
13 8 (14.55%) Internet
13 8 (14.55%) Information Assurance
13 8 (14.55%) CLAS
14 7 (12.73%) PCI DSS
14 7 (12.73%) OWASP
14 7 (12.73%) Data Protection
14 7 (12.73%) Data Analytics

Cybersecurity
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (9.09%) nginx
2 4 (7.27%) ArcGIS
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.82%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.82%) PeopleSoft HCM
1 1 (1.82%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.91%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.64%) SaaS
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.82%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 15 (27.27%) Firewall
2 13 (23.64%) Network Security
3 8 (14.55%) Internet
4 6 (10.91%) Radio Access Network
4 6 (10.91%) VLAN
5 5 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (9.09%) LDAP
6 2 (3.64%) DHCP
6 2 (3.64%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.82%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (1.82%) DNS
7 1 (1.82%) ISUP
7 1 (1.82%) LAN
7 1 (1.82%) MVNO
7 1 (1.82%) SMS
7 1 (1.82%) SS7
7 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.82%) VoLTE
7 1 (1.82%) VPN
7 1 (1.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) Big Data
2 5 (9.09%) Apache Hive
2 5 (9.09%) GIS
2 5 (9.09%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (14.55%) Maven
2 5 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 5 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 5 (9.09%) Sonatype Nexus
2 5 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (7.27%) Selenium
3 4 (7.27%) SoapUI
4 3 (5.45%) IntelliJ
4 3 (5.45%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.82%) ERwin
5 1 (1.82%) SpecFlow
General
1 17 (30.91%) Finance
2 12 (21.82%) Telecoms
3 10 (18.18%) Banking
4 4 (7.27%) General Ledger
4 4 (7.27%) Retail Banking
5 3 (5.45%) Electronics
5 3 (5.45%) Manufacturing
6 2 (3.64%) Billing
6 2 (3.64%) Financial Institution
6 2 (3.64%) Marketing
6 2 (3.64%) Military
7 1 (1.82%) Law
7 1 (1.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (29.09%) Consultant
2 15 (27.27%) Security Consultant
3 10 (18.18%) Architect
4 8 (14.55%) Analyst
5 6 (10.91%) Analytics Consultant
5 6 (10.91%) Core Network Consultant
5 6 (10.91%) Data Analytics Consultant
5 6 (10.91%) Data Consultant
5 6 (10.91%) Network Consultant
5 6 (10.91%) Network Security Consultant
5 6 (10.91%) Security Architect
6 5 (9.09%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 4 (7.27%) Banking Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Cybersecurity Architect
7 4 (7.27%) Digital Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Enterprise Architect
7 4 (7.27%) Head of Security
7 4 (7.27%) Security Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Test Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) ModSecurity
1 4 (7.27%) SAML
2 3 (5.45%) Ajax
2 3 (5.45%) JSON
2 3 (5.45%) REST
3 2 (3.64%) SOAP
3 2 (3.64%) Web Services
4 1 (1.82%) Behat
4 1 (1.82%) Middleware
4 1 (1.82%) RESTful
4 1 (1.82%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Cyber Attack
1 6 (10.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (7.27%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (5.45%) PKI
4 2 (3.64%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.64%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.82%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.82%) Derivative
5 1 (1.82%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.82%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.82%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 18 (32.73%) Linux
2 15 (27.27%) Unix
3 12 (21.82%) Windows
4 6 (10.91%) CentOS
5 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.82%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.73%) SIEM
2 16 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (25.45%) Risk Management
4 11 (20.00%) Analytics
4 11 (20.00%) Information Security
5 9 (16.36%) Penetration Testing
5 9 (16.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (14.55%) Information Assurance
7 7 (12.73%) Data Analytics
7 7 (12.73%) Data Protection
7 7 (12.73%) OWASP
7 7 (12.73%) Vulnerability Management
8 6 (10.91%) Information Management
8 6 (10.91%) Security Architecture
8 6 (10.91%) Test Automation
8 6 (10.91%) TOGAF
9 5 (9.09%) BDD
9 5 (9.09%) DevOps
9 5 (9.09%) Open Source
10 4 (7.27%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.91%) Java
2 5 (9.09%) Dart
3 2 (3.64%) Python
3 2 (3.64%) SQL
4 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.82%) C
4 1 (1.82%) C#
4 1 (1.82%) C++
4 1 (1.82%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.82%) Embedded C++
4 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.82%) Ruby
4 1 (1.82%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 20 (36.36%) CISSP
2 18 (32.73%) Security Cleared
3 13 (23.64%) SC Cleared
4 11 (20.00%) CESG Certified Professional
5 10 (18.18%) CISM
5 10 (18.18%) Degree
6 8 (14.55%) CLAS
7 6 (10.91%) CompTIA Security+
7 6 (10.91%) Security+ Certification
8 4 (7.27%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (5.45%) DV Cleared
9 3 (5.45%) SANS
10 2 (3.64%) CRISC
10 2 (3.64%) HND
10 2 (3.64%) OSCP
11 1 (1.82%) CEH
11 1 (1.82%) HNC
11 1 (1.82%) IISP
11 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (34.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (12.73%) PCI DSS
3 6 (10.91%) GDPR
4 5 (9.09%) JSP 440
5 2 (3.64%) QA
5 2 (3.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.82%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (1.82%) Data Quality
6 1 (1.82%) ISO 9000
6 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (1.82%) NIST 800
6 1 (1.82%) PSD2
6 1 (1.82%) RMADS
System Software
1 7 (12.73%) Active Directory
1 7 (12.73%) Docker
2 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.64%) IAG
4 1 (1.82%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.82%) vSphere
4 1 (1.82%) XenApp
4 1 (1.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) Ansible
2 3 (5.45%) Puppet
3 2 (3.64%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.82%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.82%) Nessus
4 1 (1.82%) Nexpose
4 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
1 6 (10.91%) Red Hat
2 5 (9.09%) Oracle
3 4 (7.27%) Cloudera
3 4 (7.27%) ESRI
4 3 (5.45%) SAP
4 3 (5.45%) VMware
5 1 (1.82%) Citrix
5 1 (1.82%) Nokia
5 1 (1.82%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.82%) Rapid7
5 1 (1.82%) Snow
5 1 (1.82%) Tekelec