Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 139 124
Rank change year-on-year +31 -15 +65
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 118 58 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.95% 1.05% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 1.27% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 26 66
South West median daily rate £463 £545 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.14% +17.84% +2.78%
10th Percentile £363 £330 £313
90th Percentile £575 £775 £650
England median daily rate £500 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 0
South West median hourly rate £44.75 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.79% - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +17.65% +30.77% -19.18%

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 5,167 4,568 4,767
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.53% 83.08% 81.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,187 2,884 3,159
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £255 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 190 267
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.66% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.79 £12.15
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.88 £47.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.97%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +30 47 £475 - 28
Wiltshire +7 36 £525 -10.26% 8
Bristol -12 25 £413 -2.94% 24
Dorset - 3 £350 - 10
Somerset -5 2 £469 -18.48% 6
Devon +5 1 - - 3
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 76 (64.41%) Security Cleared
2 40 (33.90%) DV Cleared
3 32 (27.12%) Information Assurance
4 30 (25.42%) Security Architecture
4 30 (25.42%) Information Security
5 28 (23.73%) Java
5 28 (23.73%) SC Cleared
5 28 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (21.19%) Management Information System
7 24 (20.34%) IT Strategy
8 23 (19.49%) Technical Architecture
9 21 (17.80%) Linux
10 20 (16.95%) CISSP
10 20 (16.95%) Finance
11 17 (14.41%) CISM
12 16 (13.56%) Windows
12 16 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (12.71%) DevOps
13 15 (12.71%) HMG Infosec
13 15 (12.71%) JSP 440
14 14 (11.86%) Test Automation
14 14 (11.86%) OOD
14 14 (11.86%) OO
14 14 (11.86%) Infrastructure Management
15 13 (11.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 13 (11.02%) ISEB
15 13 (11.02%) CISA
15 13 (11.02%) Firewall
16 12 (10.17%) Active Directory
16 12 (10.17%) Cucumber

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 11 (9.32%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.39%) Confluence
4 2 (1.69%) CMS
4 2 (1.69%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.85%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.63%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.39%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (3.39%) Office 365
3 2 (1.69%) SaaS
4 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.02%) Firewall
2 10 (8.47%) Network Security
3 7 (5.93%) WAN
4 6 (5.08%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (5.08%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (5.08%) Unified Communications
5 2 (1.69%) VSAN
6 1 (0.85%) HTTP
6 1 (0.85%) LAN
6 1 (0.85%) SSL
6 1 (0.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.08%) Big Data
3 4 (3.39%) MarkLogic
4 2 (1.69%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.85%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.85%) MySQL
5 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (10.17%) Cucumber
2 11 (9.32%) Selenium
3 8 (6.78%) Git (software)
4 7 (5.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (5.93%) Jenkins
5 5 (4.24%) Bitbucket
5 5 (4.24%) JIRA
5 5 (4.24%) Maven
6 3 (2.54%) EasyMock
6 3 (2.54%) JUnit
7 2 (1.69%) Subversion
8 1 (0.85%) CodeSonar
8 1 (0.85%) git-flow
8 1 (0.85%) Gradle
8 1 (0.85%) JMeter
8 1 (0.85%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.85%) Robot Framework
General
1 20 (16.95%) Finance
2 7 (5.93%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.24%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.24%) Retail
4 3 (2.54%) Banking
4 3 (2.54%) Legal
5 2 (1.69%) Electronics
5 2 (1.69%) Law
5 2 (1.69%) Marketing
6 1 (0.85%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 28 (23.73%) Architect
2 17 (14.41%) Security Architect
3 16 (13.56%) Developer
4 15 (12.71%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (9.32%) Analyst
6 9 (7.63%) Test Engineer
7 8 (6.78%) Security Solutions Architect
7 8 (6.78%) Software Developer
8 7 (5.93%) Consultant
9 6 (5.08%) Business Analyst
9 6 (5.08%) Information Manager
9 6 (5.08%) Information Security Manager
9 6 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) Security Consultant
9 6 (5.08%) Security Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) Security Manager
10 5 (4.24%) IT Analyst
10 5 (4.24%) Software Engineer
11 4 (3.39%) Cybersecurity Engineer
11 4 (3.39%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.63%) .NET
2 8 (6.78%) Spring
3 6 (5.08%) AngularJS
4 5 (4.24%) React
4 5 (4.24%) Spring Boot
5 4 (3.39%) Node.js
5 4 (3.39%) XML
6 3 (2.54%) HTML
6 3 (2.54%) REST
6 3 (2.54%) Web Services
7 2 (1.69%) CSS
7 2 (1.69%) D3.js
7 2 (1.69%) EJB
7 2 (1.69%) Highcharts JS
7 2 (1.69%) JSF
7 2 (1.69%) SAML
7 2 (1.69%) Semantic HTML
7 2 (1.69%) STL
8 1 (0.85%) SOAP
8 1 (0.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.19%) Management Information System
2 16 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (9.32%) Computer Science
4 8 (6.78%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (5.08%) User Experience
6 5 (4.24%) Cyber Defence
6 5 (4.24%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 4 (3.39%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.69%) CESG
8 2 (1.69%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (1.69%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.69%) Wiki
9 1 (0.85%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.85%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 21 (17.80%) Linux
2 16 (13.56%) Windows
3 11 (9.32%) Windows Server
3 11 (9.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (5.08%) CentOS
5 3 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.54%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.85%) Android
6 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (27.12%) Information Assurance
2 30 (25.42%) Information Security
2 30 (25.42%) Security Architecture
3 28 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (20.34%) IT Strategy
5 23 (19.49%) Technical Architecture
6 15 (12.71%) DevOps
7 14 (11.86%) Infrastructure Management
7 14 (11.86%) OO
7 14 (11.86%) OOD
7 14 (11.86%) Test Automation
8 11 (9.32%) Critical Thinking
8 11 (9.32%) Software Engineering
9 9 (7.63%) Data Protection
10 8 (6.78%) Identity Access Management
10 8 (6.78%) Security Monitoring
10 8 (6.78%) Security Testing
11 7 (5.93%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (5.93%) Penetration Testing
11 7 (5.93%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 28 (23.73%) Java
2 9 (7.63%) C#
3 7 (5.93%) C
3 7 (5.93%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.24%) C++
5 4 (3.39%) Python
5 4 (3.39%) SQL
6 3 (2.54%) Embedded C
6 3 (2.54%) Embedded C++
7 2 (1.69%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.85%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.85%) PHP
8 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 76 (64.41%) Security Cleared
2 40 (33.90%) DV Cleared
3 28 (23.73%) SC Cleared
4 20 (16.95%) CISSP
5 17 (14.41%) CISM
6 13 (11.02%) CISA
6 13 (11.02%) ISEB
7 11 (9.32%) CESG Certified Professional
7 11 (9.32%) ISTQB
8 9 (7.63%) CREST Certified
9 8 (6.78%) ISSAP
9 8 (6.78%) ISSEP
10 7 (5.93%) Degree
11 6 (5.08%) GCIH
12 5 (4.24%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (2.54%) AWS Certification
13 3 (2.54%) SSCP
14 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.85%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (12.71%) HMG Infosec
1 15 (12.71%) JSP 440
2 13 (11.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 4 (3.39%) GDPR
3 4 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.39%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.39%) QA
4 1 (0.85%) DO-160
4 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 12 (10.17%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.78%) Docker
3 5 (4.24%) Firmware
4 4 (3.39%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.54%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.69%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (7.63%) SCCM
2 6 (5.08%) Puppet
2 6 (5.08%) SCOM
3 3 (2.54%) Nessus
4 2 (1.69%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (1.69%) vRealize
5 1 (0.85%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.85%) Kibana
5 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.85%) Salt
Vendors
1 10 (8.47%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.93%) Cisco
2 7 (5.93%) Red Hat
3 4 (3.39%) Oracle
3 4 (3.39%) VMware
4 3 (2.54%) LogRhythm
4 3 (2.54%) SAP
5 2 (1.69%) Adobe
5 2 (1.69%) Omniture
5 2 (1.69%) Splunk
6 1 (0.85%) Atlassian