Period
to 25 June 2019

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 25 June 2019 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
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 92 103 151
Rank change year-on-year +11 +48 -3
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 149 97 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.46% 1.91% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.90% 2.29% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 43 42
South West median daily rate £500 £475 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -1.04% -4.00%
10th Percentile £361 £350 £300
90th Percentile £638 £683 £684
England median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 8
South West median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -15.79% +3.26%
10th Percentile £34.60 £14.00 £38.63
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £50.25
England median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year -5.56% +6.51% -8.15%

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 5,139 4,245 4,443
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.89% 83.63% 84.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,260 2,552 2,863
South West median daily rate £450 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +6.45% +3.33%
10th Percentile £299 £263 £250
90th Percentile £625 £563 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 297 215 203
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £13.15 £11.59 £14.15
90th Percentile £52.30 £48.75 £52.50
England median hourly rate £25.43 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +15.57% -12.00% -

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 25 June 2019.

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 25 June 2019.

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 25 June 2019. 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 -3 57 £500 +26.18% 37
Bristol +10 32 £475 +22.58% 10
Wiltshire -26 27 £550 -4.35% 8
Devon -1 10 £513 +21.73% 3
Somerset -1 6 £419 -21.18% 3
Dorset +4 2 £410 +17.14% 6
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2019, 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 73 (48.99%) Security Cleared
2 49 (32.89%) DV Cleared
3 31 (20.81%) Information Security
4 30 (20.13%) SC Cleared
5 29 (19.46%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (18.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 26 (17.45%) Java
8 24 (16.11%) Information Assurance
9 22 (14.77%) C
10 21 (14.09%) CESG Certified Professional
11 19 (12.75%) Risk Management
12 18 (12.08%) Microsoft
13 17 (11.41%) CISSP
14 16 (10.74%) Management Information System
14 16 (10.74%) Finance
15 14 (9.40%) OOD
15 14 (9.40%) C#
15 14 (9.40%) OO
15 14 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (9.40%) Test Automation
16 13 (8.72%) Windows
17 12 (8.05%) Cryptography
17 12 (8.05%) SIEM
17 12 (8.05%) Security Architecture
17 12 (8.05%) ISTQB
17 12 (8.05%) NCSC
18 11 (7.38%) NIST
18 11 (7.38%) Selenium
18 11 (7.38%) Cucumber
18 11 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure

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 3 (2.01%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.67%) Confluence
2 1 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (2.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.70%) Office 365
3 4 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.01%) OpenShift
4 3 (2.01%) SaaS
5 1 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.71%) Firewall
2 6 (4.03%) Network Security
3 4 (2.68%) Internet
4 2 (1.34%) Cisco Firepower
4 2 (1.34%) Intranet
4 2 (1.34%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.67%) DHCP
5 1 (0.67%) DNS
5 1 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.67%) IPv4
5 1 (0.67%) IPv6
5 1 (0.67%) LAN
5 1 (0.67%) Skype
5 1 (0.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.67%) VPN
5 1 (0.67%) WAN
5 1 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.01%) Big Data
2 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (7.38%) Cucumber
1 11 (7.38%) Selenium
2 3 (2.01%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.34%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.34%) JIRA
4 1 (0.67%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (10.74%) Finance
2 9 (6.04%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.36%) Legal
3 5 (3.36%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.36%) Marketing
4 4 (2.68%) Electronics
5 1 (0.67%) Law
5 1 (0.67%) Military
5 1 (0.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (13.42%) Architect
2 16 (10.74%) Consultant
2 16 (10.74%) Developer
3 15 (10.07%) Security Architect
3 15 (10.07%) Security Consultant
4 13 (8.72%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 11 (7.38%) Security Manager
5 11 (7.38%) Software Developer
5 11 (7.38%) Test Engineer
6 10 (6.71%) Analyst
6 10 (6.71%) Project Manager
7 9 (6.04%) Security Engineer
7 9 (6.04%) Security Officer
8 8 (5.37%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 8 (5.37%) Security Analyst
9 7 (4.70%) Test Leader
10 6 (4.03%) Information Manager
11 5 (3.36%) Information Security Manager
11 5 (3.36%) PHP Developer
11 5 (3.36%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.38%) .NET
2 5 (3.36%) Laravel
2 5 (3.36%) Vue.js
3 2 (1.34%) JFC
4 1 (0.67%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.67%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.74%) Management Information System
2 10 (6.71%) Cyberthreat
3 7 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.68%) CCTV
4 4 (2.68%) CESG
5 3 (2.01%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.34%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.34%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.67%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.67%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.67%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.72%) Windows
2 10 (6.71%) Linux
3 6 (4.03%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.67%) Unix
5 1 (0.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.81%) Information Security
2 29 (19.46%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (16.11%) Information Assurance
4 19 (12.75%) Risk Management
5 14 (9.40%) OO
5 14 (9.40%) OOD
5 14 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (9.40%) Test Automation
6 12 (8.05%) Cryptography
6 12 (8.05%) Security Architecture
6 12 (8.05%) SIEM
7 10 (6.71%) Security Testing
8 8 (5.37%) OWASP
8 8 (5.37%) Service Management
9 7 (4.70%) Customer Requirements
9 7 (4.70%) Decision-Making
9 7 (4.70%) ITIL
9 7 (4.70%) Migration
9 7 (4.70%) Software Engineering
9 7 (4.70%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 26 (17.45%) Java
2 22 (14.77%) C
3 14 (9.40%) C#
4 5 (3.36%) C++
4 5 (3.36%) PHP
5 4 (2.68%) Python
6 1 (0.67%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.67%) Embedded C++
6 1 (0.67%) Perl
6 1 (0.67%) Ruby
6 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 73 (48.99%) Security Cleared
2 49 (32.89%) DV Cleared
3 30 (20.13%) SC Cleared
4 21 (14.09%) CESG Certified Professional
5 17 (11.41%) CISSP
6 12 (8.05%) ISTQB
7 11 (7.38%) ISEB
8 9 (6.04%) Degree
9 7 (4.70%) CISM
10 3 (2.01%) ECDL
10 3 (2.01%) SANS
11 2 (1.34%) CREST Certified
11 2 (1.34%) OSCP
12 1 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.67%) CISMP
12 1 (0.67%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.67%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
12 1 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.67%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (18.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (8.05%) NCSC
3 11 (7.38%) NIST
4 7 (4.70%) ISO 9001
5 6 (4.03%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (4.03%) JSP 440
5 6 (4.03%) PCI DSS
6 3 (2.01%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (2.01%) RMADS
7 2 (1.34%) COBIT
7 2 (1.34%) GDPR
7 2 (1.34%) HMG Infosec
7 2 (1.34%) NIST 800
7 2 (1.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (1.34%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (4.70%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.01%) Kubernetes
1 3 (2.01%) SCCM
2 2 (1.34%) Nessus
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 18 (12.08%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.36%) Cisco
3 4 (2.68%) Juniper
3 4 (2.68%) SAP
4 3 (2.01%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.34%) AlienVault
5 2 (1.34%) ArcSight
5 2 (1.34%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.34%) LogRhythm
5 2 (1.34%) McAfee
5 2 (1.34%) Splunk
6 1 (0.67%) CyberArk