Period
to 25 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 February 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
UK
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 205 384
Rank change year-on-year +29 +179 +194
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 1,494 1,209 651
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.49% 1.27% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 1.51% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 904 874 410
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £330 £313 £345
90th Percentile £672 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £463 £500
% change year-on-year +2.70% -7.50% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 11
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -21.35% -15.24%
10th Percentile £24.99 £31.25 £40.75
90th Percentile £81.25 £42.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year -28.57% -21.35% -15.24%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 84,764 79,812 89,407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.78% 83.84% 82.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,572 52,927 58,164
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,044 2,187 2,615
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +22.14%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.37 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -1.76% -3.85% +20.93%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cybersecurity as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in the UK

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cybersecurity in the UK

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity in the UK

Cybersecurity
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cybersecurity in the UK

Cybersecurity
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cybersecurity in the UK

Cybersecurity
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the UK over the 6 months to 25 February 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
England +34 1,408 £500 +5.26% 497
London +90 755 £503 +0.50% 206
UK excluding London -9 704 £475 +2.70% 321
North of England -11 190 £480 - 61
South East +28 174 £488 -2.50% 89
Yorkshire +35 118 £475 -5.00% 21
Midlands -16 115 £475 +5.56% 47
East of England +6 95 £463 -11.90% 35
South West +15 90 £448 +4.07% 56
North West -59 70 £495 +10.00% 37
West Midlands -14 67 £475 +7.04% 35
East Midlands +4 47 £475 -9.52% 12
Scotland -8 38 £400 +14.29% 26
Wales -9 24 £550 +29.41% 4
North East +51 2 £120 -79.13% 3

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 459 (30.72%) Information Security
2 394 (26.37%) Finance
3 355 (23.76%) CISSP
4 266 (17.80%) Firewall
5 251 (16.80%) SIEM
6 222 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
7 220 (14.73%) Security Operations
8 207 (13.86%) Security Cleared
9 202 (13.52%) Windows
10 195 (13.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 191 (12.78%) Stakeholder Management
11 191 (12.78%) Banking
12 172 (11.51%) Project Management
13 167 (11.18%) CISM
14 165 (11.04%) Security Architecture
15 160 (10.71%) Risk Management
16 155 (10.37%) Vulnerability Management
17 153 (10.24%) Linux
18 149 (9.97%) Degree
19 144 (9.64%) Network Security
20 138 (9.24%) Penetration Testing
20 138 (9.24%) GDPR
21 136 (9.10%) Analytics
22 132 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
23 130 (8.70%) Management Information System
24 129 (8.63%) Cyberthreat
25 125 (8.37%) ITIL
26 124 (8.30%) SC Cleared
27 121 (8.10%) Amazon AWS
28 117 (7.83%) Data Protection

Cybersecurity
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 26 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
2 25 (1.67%) Confluence
3 23 (1.54%) SharePoint
4 11 (0.74%) Apache Spark
5 8 (0.54%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.33%) CMS
6 5 (0.33%) nginx
7 3 (0.20%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.20%) Mongoose
7 3 (0.20%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.13%) Apache
8 2 (0.13%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.13%) IIS
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.067%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.067%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.067%) JBoss
9 1 (0.067%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.067%) SAS
9 1 (0.067%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 43 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.40%) HipChat
6 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.27%) Workfront
2 3 (0.20%) SAP CO
2 3 (0.20%) SAP FI
2 3 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.13%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.067%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.067%) Exstream
4 1 (0.067%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.067%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.067%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 121 (8.10%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (4.55%) PaaS
3 51 (3.41%) IaaS
4 49 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 49 (3.28%) SaaS
5 32 (2.14%) Office 365
6 26 (1.74%) Google Analytics
7 11 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.60%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (0.33%) AWS CloudTrail
10 4 (0.27%) Akamai
10 4 (0.27%) Cloudflare
10 4 (0.27%) Serverless
10 4 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.13%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 266 (17.80%) Firewall
2 144 (9.64%) Network Security
3 96 (6.43%) Intrusion Detection
4 87 (5.82%) Internet
5 62 (4.15%) TCP/IP
6 48 (3.21%) LAN
7 43 (2.88%) DNS
8 36 (2.41%) SAN
8 36 (2.41%) WAN
9 34 (2.28%) VPN
10 30 (2.01%) SSL
11 26 (1.74%) VLAN
12 22 (1.47%) HTTP
13 20 (1.34%) MPLS
14 19 (1.27%) DHCP
15 18 (1.20%) SMS
16 16 (1.07%) Intranet
17 15 (1.00%) NAS
18 14 (0.94%) IPsec
18 14 (0.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (5.76%) Big Data
2 37 (2.48%) MongoDB
2 37 (2.48%) NoSQL
3 32 (2.14%) Hadoop
4 21 (1.41%) SQL Server
5 16 (1.07%) HBase
6 13 (0.87%) GIS
7 12 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (0.74%) Apache Hive
9 9 (0.60%) MySQL
10 8 (0.54%) Data Mining
11 7 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.27%) Blockchain
13 4 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.27%) Impala
13 4 (0.27%) Parquet
14 3 (0.20%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
14 3 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 55 (3.68%) JIRA
2 27 (1.81%) Selenium
3 22 (1.47%) Jenkins
4 21 (1.41%) Cucumber
5 14 (0.94%) Git (software)
6 13 (0.87%) Metasploit
7 12 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 12 (0.80%) Bitbucket
8 11 (0.74%) EasyMock
8 11 (0.74%) JUnit
9 9 (0.60%) Maven
9 9 (0.60%) WebDriver
10 7 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (0.47%) SpecFlow
10 7 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (0.47%) TeamCity
11 6 (0.40%) JMeter
11 6 (0.40%) LoadRunner
12 5 (0.33%) Fiddler
12 5 (0.33%) NUnit
General
1 394 (26.37%) Finance
2 191 (12.78%) Banking
3 66 (4.42%) Retail
4 61 (4.08%) Legal
5 53 (3.55%) Telecoms
6 47 (3.15%) Marketing
7 41 (2.74%) Investment Banking
8 38 (2.54%) Manufacturing
9 34 (2.28%) Law
10 31 (2.07%) Financial Institution
11 30 (2.01%) Advertising
12 21 (1.41%) Military
13 17 (1.14%) Retail Banking
14 13 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
15 11 (0.74%) Electronics
16 9 (0.60%) Spanish Language
17 6 (0.40%) Automotive
17 6 (0.40%) Back Office
17 6 (0.40%) Billing
17 6 (0.40%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 364 (24.36%) Analyst
2 240 (16.06%) Architect
3 217 (14.52%) Security Analyst
4 185 (12.38%) Security Manager
5 154 (10.31%) Consultant
6 148 (9.91%) Security Architect
7 146 (9.77%) Project Manager
8 129 (8.63%) Security Consultant
9 109 (7.30%) Security Project Manager
10 96 (6.43%) Cybersecurity Manager
11 95 (6.36%) Business Analyst
12 81 (5.42%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 79 (5.29%) Security Engineer
14 72 (4.82%) Cybersecurity Consultant
15 71 (4.75%) Solutions Architect
16 67 (4.48%) Project Manager - Cybersecurity
17 59 (3.95%) Security Specialist
18 56 (3.75%) Developer
19 52 (3.48%) Senior Analyst
20 43 (2.88%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (3.95%) .NET
2 38 (2.54%) Node.js
3 37 (2.48%) Web Services
4 32 (2.14%) Kafka
5 30 (2.01%) .NET Core
6 29 (1.94%) Spring
7 23 (1.54%) JSON
8 21 (1.41%) AngularJS
9 20 (1.34%) SAML
10 19 (1.27%) HTML
11 18 (1.20%) RESTful
12 17 (1.14%) Hibernate
13 16 (1.07%) Regular Expression
13 16 (1.07%) REST
14 13 (0.87%) ActiveMQ
14 13 (0.87%) JMS
14 13 (0.87%) RabbitMQ
15 12 (0.80%) HTML5
16 11 (0.74%) EJB
16 11 (0.74%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 132 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
2 130 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 129 (8.63%) Cyberthreat
4 62 (4.15%) Security Operations Centre
5 58 (3.88%) Data Centre
6 56 (3.75%) PKI
7 43 (2.88%) Computer Science
8 33 (2.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 27 (1.81%) Client/Server
9 27 (1.81%) Cyberattack
10 26 (1.74%) CESG
10 26 (1.74%) Data Protection Act
11 20 (1.34%) Cyber Defence
12 15 (1.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 14 (0.94%) Fintech
13 14 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
14 12 (0.80%) Algorithms
14 12 (0.80%) User Experience
15 11 (0.74%) Public Cloud
15 11 (0.74%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 202 (13.52%) Windows
2 153 (10.24%) Linux
3 104 (6.96%) Unix
4 59 (3.95%) Windows Server
5 28 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (1.07%) CentOS
9 15 (1.00%) Windows 10
10 14 (0.94%) Apple iOS
11 13 (0.87%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.47%) Android
13 5 (0.33%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.33%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.27%) Kali Linux
14 4 (0.27%) VMS
15 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.13%) zOS
16 1 (0.067%) FreeBSD
16 1 (0.067%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 459 (30.72%) Information Security
2 251 (16.80%) SIEM
3 222 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
4 220 (14.73%) Security Operations
5 191 (12.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 172 (11.51%) Project Management
7 165 (11.04%) Security Architecture
8 160 (10.71%) Risk Management
9 155 (10.37%) Vulnerability Management
10 138 (9.24%) Penetration Testing
11 136 (9.10%) Analytics
12 125 (8.37%) ITIL
13 117 (7.83%) Data Protection
14 106 (7.10%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
14 106 (7.10%) Threat Intelligence
15 95 (6.36%) Security Monitoring
16 91 (6.09%) Change Management
17 81 (5.42%) Incident Management
18 74 (4.95%) PRINCE2
19 70 (4.69%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 111 (7.43%) Java
2 88 (5.89%) Python
3 62 (4.15%) C#
4 51 (3.41%) SQL
5 39 (2.61%) PowerShell
6 38 (2.54%) C
7 32 (2.14%) Perl
8 19 (1.27%) Bash Shell
9 17 (1.14%) JavaScript
10 12 (0.80%) C++
11 11 (0.74%) PHP
12 9 (0.60%) COBOL
12 9 (0.60%) Ruby
13 7 (0.47%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.40%) Dart
14 6 (0.40%) Scala
15 5 (0.33%) Apex Code
16 4 (0.27%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.13%) MATLAB
18 1 (0.067%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 355 (23.76%) CISSP
2 207 (13.86%) Security Cleared
3 167 (11.18%) CISM
4 149 (9.97%) Degree
5 124 (8.30%) SC Cleared
6 68 (4.55%) DV Cleared
7 67 (4.48%) CISA
7 67 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
8 63 (4.22%) SANS
9 60 (4.02%) GIAC
10 57 (3.82%) CCNP
11 49 (3.28%) CEH
12 37 (2.48%) CCNA
13 30 (2.01%) CESG Certified Professional
14 28 (1.87%) OSCP
15 25 (1.67%) PMP
16 21 (1.41%) CCIE
16 21 (1.41%) ISEB
16 21 (1.41%) PMI Certification
16 21 (1.41%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (13.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 138 (9.24%) GDPR
3 96 (6.43%) PCI DSS
4 42 (2.81%) QA
5 37 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 35 (2.34%) COBIT
7 24 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 22 (1.47%) SLA
9 20 (1.34%) PMO
10 17 (1.14%) NIST 800
11 12 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
12 11 (0.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 9 (0.60%) CESG Infosec
14 7 (0.47%) ISO 9001
15 4 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 4 (0.27%) JSP 440
16 3 (0.20%) Basel II
16 3 (0.20%) HAZOP
16 3 (0.20%) ISAE 3402
16 3 (0.20%) RMADS
System Software
1 112 (7.50%) Active Directory
2 40 (2.68%) Docker
3 28 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (1.20%) HDFS
5 16 (1.07%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.47%) Firmware
6 7 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.40%) BitLocker
7 6 (0.40%) Snort
7 6 (0.40%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.27%) OpenSSH
8 4 (0.27%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.27%) XenApp
9 3 (0.20%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.13%) IAG
10 2 (0.13%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.13%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.067%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.067%) UAG
Systems Management
1 37 (2.48%) QRadar
2 25 (1.67%) Nessus
3 22 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
4 21 (1.41%) Puppet
5 20 (1.34%) SCCM
6 19 (1.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 15 (1.00%) CSIRT
8 14 (0.94%) Ansible
9 12 (0.80%) Nagios
9 12 (0.80%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 11 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
11 9 (0.60%) IBM BigFix
11 9 (0.60%) SCOM
12 8 (0.54%) Nmap
13 7 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (0.47%) WSUS
14 6 (0.40%) logstash
14 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
15 5 (0.33%) RSA Archer
15 5 (0.33%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 82 (5.49%) Cisco
2 81 (5.42%) Splunk
3 68 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 53 (3.55%) McAfee
5 44 (2.95%) ArcSight
6 41 (2.74%) CheckPoint
7 39 (2.61%) Qualys
8 38 (2.54%) VMware
9 35 (2.34%) Oracle
9 35 (2.34%) Red Hat
10 31 (2.07%) Symantec
11 30 (2.01%) Citrix
11 30 (2.01%) Google
12 26 (1.74%) IBM
13 24 (1.61%) HP
14 21 (1.41%) FireEye
15 20 (1.34%) CyberArk
15 20 (1.34%) SAP
16 15 (1.00%) Intel
17 14 (0.94%) F5