Period
to 16 August 2018

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 16 August 2018 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 143 150
Rank change year-on-year +36 +7 +27
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 102 56 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.88% 1.03% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 1.23% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 30 41
South West median daily rate £450 £499 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.77% -0.25% +11.11%
10th Percentile £350 £320 £338
90th Percentile £639 £751 £656
England median daily rate £500 £476 £525
% change year-on-year +5.04% -9.33% +11.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 1
South West median hourly rate £44.75 £47.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.79% - -
10th Percentile £14.00 £38.63 £46.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.25 £48.75
England median hourly rate £48.75 £42.50 £9.00
% change year-on-year +14.71% +372.22% -76.83%

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 4,595 4,562 4,802
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.47% 83.55% 81.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,840 2,897 3,177
South West median daily rate £418 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £269 £250 £250
90th Percentile £563 £538 £551
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 201 259
South West median hourly rate £40.75 £39.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +3.95% +6.29%
10th Percentile £12.65 £13.00 £12.73
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £48.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.51% - +8.60%

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 16 August 2018.

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 16 August 2018.

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 16 August 2018. 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
Gloucestershire +35 46 £450 - 31
Wiltshire +9 22 £538 +8.04% 11
Bristol -5 20 £413 -21.43% 22
Devon +8 5 £421 +23.82% 6
Somerset +6 2 £450 -21.74% 8
Dorset - 2 £350 - 10
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Cybersecurity also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 54 (52.94%) Security Cleared
2 29 (28.43%) DV Cleared
3 28 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (21.57%) Finance
4 22 (21.57%) Java
5 21 (20.59%) SC Cleared
6 20 (19.61%) Information Security
7 18 (17.65%) Security Architecture
8 17 (16.67%) Information Assurance
8 17 (16.67%) DevOps
8 17 (16.67%) Linux
8 17 (16.67%) CISSP
9 15 (14.71%) Network Security
10 14 (13.73%) ISEB
11 13 (12.75%) OO
11 13 (12.75%) OOD
11 13 (12.75%) CISM
12 12 (11.76%) Management Information System
12 12 (11.76%) Windows
12 12 (11.76%) ISTQB
12 12 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
12 12 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (11.76%) IT Strategy
13 11 (10.78%) Test Automation
13 11 (10.78%) Firewall
13 11 (10.78%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (9.80%) Telecoms
14 10 (9.80%) Cucumber
14 10 (9.80%) SIEM
14 10 (9.80%) Selenium

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 (4.90%) Confluence
1 5 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (4.90%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.98%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.90%) Office 365
2 5 (4.90%) SaaS
3 4 (3.92%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (3.92%) Serverless
4 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.71%) Network Security
2 11 (10.78%) Firewall
3 1 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.98%) LAN
3 1 (0.98%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.98%) VSAN
3 1 (0.98%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.88%) Big Data
2 4 (3.92%) MarkLogic
2 4 (3.92%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.96%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (9.80%) Cucumber
1 10 (9.80%) Selenium
2 9 (8.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 9 (8.82%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.90%) Bitbucket
3 5 (4.90%) EasyMock
3 5 (4.90%) JIRA
3 5 (4.90%) JUnit
4 4 (3.92%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.92%) Maven
5 1 (0.98%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.98%) Rational DOORS
General
1 22 (21.57%) Finance
2 10 (9.80%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.86%) Banking
3 7 (6.86%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.90%) Legal
4 5 (4.90%) Retail
5 1 (0.98%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.98%) Electronics
5 1 (0.98%) Marketing
5 1 (0.98%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (17.65%) Architect
2 13 (12.75%) Security Architect
3 12 (11.76%) Analyst
4 10 (9.80%) Security Engineer
5 8 (7.84%) Consultant
5 8 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (7.84%) Security Manager
6 7 (6.86%) Developer
7 6 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Security Consultant
7 6 (5.88%) Test Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.90%) Category Manager
8 5 (4.90%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Design Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
8 5 (4.90%) Software Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Test Analyst
9 4 (3.92%) IT Analyst
9 4 (3.92%) SOC Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.82%) Spring
2 5 (4.90%) EJB
2 5 (4.90%) JSF
2 5 (4.90%) SAML
3 4 (3.92%) .NET
3 4 (3.92%) Spring Boot
3 4 (3.92%) XML
4 3 (2.94%) Web Services
5 1 (0.98%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.90%) Cyberthreat
3 5 (4.90%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (4.90%) Wiki
4 4 (3.92%) User Experience
5 3 (2.94%) Cyber Defence
5 3 (2.94%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.96%) CESG
6 2 (1.96%) Cyber Warfare
6 2 (1.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.67%) Linux
2 12 (11.76%) Windows
3 9 (8.82%) CentOS
4 6 (5.88%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.94%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (19.61%) Information Security
3 18 (17.65%) Security Architecture
4 17 (16.67%) DevOps
4 17 (16.67%) Information Assurance
5 13 (12.75%) OO
5 13 (12.75%) OOD
6 12 (11.76%) IT Strategy
7 11 (10.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (10.78%) Test Automation
8 10 (9.80%) SIEM
9 8 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (7.84%) Identity Access Management
9 8 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 7 (6.86%) Critical Thinking
10 7 (6.86%) Infrastructure Management
10 7 (6.86%) ITIL
10 7 (6.86%) Service Delivery
11 6 (5.88%) Software Engineering
11 6 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 22 (21.57%) Java
2 6 (5.88%) C
3 5 (4.90%) C++
4 4 (3.92%) Embedded C
4 4 (3.92%) Embedded C++
5 3 (2.94%) C#
6 2 (1.96%) SQL
7 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.98%) Python
Qualifications
1 54 (52.94%) Security Cleared
2 29 (28.43%) DV Cleared
3 21 (20.59%) SC Cleared
4 17 (16.67%) CISSP
5 14 (13.73%) ISEB
6 13 (12.75%) CISM
7 12 (11.76%) ISTQB
8 9 (8.82%) CESG Certified Professional
8 9 (8.82%) CISA
8 9 (8.82%) Degree
9 6 (5.88%) ISSAP
9 6 (5.88%) ISSEP
10 5 (4.90%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (3.92%) AWS Certification
11 4 (3.92%) CREST Certified
11 4 (3.92%) GCIH
12 2 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (1.96%) SSCP
13 1 (0.98%) GIAC
13 1 (0.98%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.80%) HMG Infosec
1 10 (9.80%) JSP 440
2 8 (7.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (4.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 5 (4.90%) QA
4 2 (1.96%) GDPR
5 1 (0.98%) DO-160
5 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.98%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.98%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.90%) Docker
3 4 (3.92%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.96%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (5.88%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 4 (3.92%) Puppet
3 3 (2.94%) Nessus
3 3 (2.94%) SCCM
4 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.98%) vRealize
Vendors
1 9 (8.82%) Red Hat
2 5 (4.90%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.94%) VMware
4 2 (1.96%) SAP
5 1 (0.98%) ArcSight
5 1 (0.98%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.98%) Cisco
5 1 (0.98%) LogRhythm