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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cybersecurity
England / South West
Rank 110 111 145
Rank change year-on-year +1 +34  
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 26 29 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.01% 1.00% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 1.25% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 2
Median daily rate £453 £525 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.80% +38.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £720 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £46.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £46.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -21.73% +2.22%  

Cybersecurity is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2101 2318 2482
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.62% 79.88% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1374 1527 1602
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 137 87
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.73 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Cybersecurity as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cybersecurity in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +10 8 £320 -39.04% 8
Devon - 6 £340 - 2
Wiltshire -7 5 £475 -2.61% 1
Gloucestershire -2 3 £500 -21.56% 9
Somerset +1 1 £575 - 1
Cybersecurity
England

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 41 (51.25%) Security Cleared
2 29 (36.25%) SC Cleared
3 24 (30.00%) CISSP
4 22 (27.50%) Information Security
4 22 (27.50%) Information Assurance
4 22 (27.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (22.50%) Finance
7 16 (20.00%) CESG
8 15 (18.75%) Internet
9 14 (17.50%) Cyber Defence
10 13 (16.25%) Management Information System
11 12 (15.00%) Java
11 12 (15.00%) DV Cleared
12 11 (13.75%) Intel Security
13 10 (12.50%) Security Operations
13 10 (12.50%) Degree
13 10 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
13 10 (12.50%) Splunk
14 9 (11.25%) PCI DSS
14 9 (11.25%) Data Security
14 9 (11.25%) SQL
14 9 (11.25%) Security Operations Centre
15 8 (10.00%) ISO27002
15 8 (10.00%) VMware
15 8 (10.00%) Risk Management
15 8 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 8 (10.00%) Software Engineering
15 8 (10.00%) Linux
15 8 (10.00%) McAfee ePO

Cybersecurity
Top Related 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 3 (3.75%) Apache Pig
2 2 (2.50%) Apache
2 2 (2.50%) Confluence
2 2 (2.50%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.25%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 4 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.25%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.75%) Internet
2 6 (7.50%) Firewall
3 5 (6.25%) Network Security
4 4 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (3.75%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.75%) Wireshark
6 2 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.25%) DMZ
7 1 (1.25%) LAN
7 1 (1.25%) VoIP
7 1 (1.25%) VPN
7 1 (1.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) Big Data
2 3 (3.75%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.50%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.25%) Apache Accumulo
4 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.25%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.25%) OrientDB
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (10.00%) Selenium
2 7 (8.75%) Cucumber
3 6 (7.50%) JMeter
3 6 (7.50%) Selenium IDE
3 6 (7.50%) WebDriver
4 5 (6.25%) Metasploit
5 2 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.50%) Bitbucket
5 2 (2.50%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.50%) JIRA
6 1 (1.25%) EasyMock
6 1 (1.25%) JUnit
General
1 18 (22.50%) Finance
2 6 (7.50%) Banking
2 6 (7.50%) Retail
2 6 (7.50%) Retail Banking
3 5 (6.25%) Legal
3 5 (6.25%) Marketing
3 5 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.00%) Electronics
4 4 (5.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.75%) Military
6 2 (2.50%) Games
7 1 (1.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (25.00%) Analyst
2 15 (18.75%) Architect
3 11 (13.75%) SOC Analyst
4 9 (11.25%) Security Analyst
5 7 (8.75%) Cybersecurity Specialist
5 7 (8.75%) Java Engineer
5 7 (8.75%) Security Specialist
5 7 (8.75%) Test Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) Business Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) Security Architect
6 6 (7.50%) Security Officer
6 6 (7.50%) Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) Consultant
7 5 (6.25%) Information Security Officer
7 5 (6.25%) Security Consultant
8 4 (5.00%) Information Architect
8 4 (5.00%) Information Officer
8 4 (5.00%) IT Security Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Penetration Tester
8 4 (5.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.75%) .NET
1 3 (3.75%) EJB
1 3 (3.75%) Java EE
1 3 (3.75%) Spring
2 2 (2.50%) Hibernate
2 2 (2.50%) J2EE
2 2 (2.50%) STL
2 2 (2.50%) XML
3 1 (1.25%) Apache Camel
3 1 (1.25%) CSS
3 1 (1.25%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.25%) HTML
3 1 (1.25%) jQuery
3 1 (1.25%) JSF
3 1 (1.25%) JSON
3 1 (1.25%) REST
3 1 (1.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (1.25%) XSD
3 1 (1.25%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.00%) CESG
2 14 (17.50%) Cyber Defence
3 13 (16.25%) Management Information System
4 9 (11.25%) Security Operations Centre
5 8 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 8 (10.00%) Reference Data
6 6 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (6.25%) Computer Science
7 5 (6.25%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (2.50%) Wiki
9 1 (1.25%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (1.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.00%) Linux
2 4 (5.00%) Windows
3 3 (3.75%) Unix
4 2 (2.50%) Android
4 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.50%) Kali Linux
5 1 (1.25%) CentOS
5 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.50%) Information Assurance
1 22 (27.50%) Information Security
2 20 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
3 10 (12.50%) Security Operations
4 9 (11.25%) Data Security
5 8 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 8 (10.00%) SIEM
5 8 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 8 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 7 (8.75%) Information Management
6 7 (8.75%) ITIL
6 7 (8.75%) Protective Monitoring
7 6 (7.50%) BDD
7 6 (7.50%) Data Analysis
7 6 (7.50%) Mentoring
7 6 (7.50%) Security Architecture
7 6 (7.50%) Test Scripting
8 5 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
8 5 (6.25%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.00%) Java
2 9 (11.25%) SQL
3 6 (7.50%) Python
4 5 (6.25%) C#
4 5 (6.25%) C++
5 3 (3.75%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.50%) C
6 2 (2.50%) Embedded C
6 2 (2.50%) Objective-C
6 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 41 (51.25%) Security Cleared
2 29 (36.25%) SC Cleared
3 24 (30.00%) CISSP
4 12 (15.00%) DV Cleared
5 10 (12.50%) Degree
6 5 (6.25%) SANS
7 4 (5.00%) CISM
7 4 (5.00%) ISEB
8 3 (3.75%) CISA
8 3 (3.75%) CREST Certified
9 2 (2.50%) CEH
9 2 (2.50%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (2.50%) CHECK Team Leader
9 2 (2.50%) IISP
9 2 (2.50%) OSCP
10 1 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.25%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (27.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (11.25%) PCI DSS
3 8 (10.00%) ISO27002
4 1 (1.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (6.25%) Nessus
3 3 (3.75%) Nmap
3 3 (3.75%) QRadar
4 1 (1.25%) Kibana
4 1 (1.25%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 11 (13.75%) Intel Security
2 10 (12.50%) Splunk
3 8 (10.00%) VMware
4 5 (6.25%) SAP
5 4 (5.00%) LogRhythm
6 3 (3.75%) Cisco
7 2 (2.50%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.50%) Citrix
7 2 (2.50%) ScanSafe
8 1 (1.25%) Apple
8 1 (1.25%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.25%) Intel
8 1 (1.25%) Mercator
8 1 (1.25%) NetWitness
8 1 (1.25%) Qualys
8 1 (1.25%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.25%) Snow