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 3 months to 28 June 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.

Cybersecurity
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 230 251 448
Rank change year-on-year +21 +197  
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 496 520 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.05% 0.97% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.16% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 346 147
Median daily rate £500 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £350 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £688 £750 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 1
Median hourly rate £46.25 £70.00 £68.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.92% +2.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 - £68.00

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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39769 44877 44538
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.43% 83.33% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 99202 112242 99576
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £284 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3122 2959 3052
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £50.78 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cybersecurity in the UK

Cybersecurity
Top 10 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 3 months to 28 June 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
England +14 456 £500 -4.76% 229
UK excluding London +7 250 £450 -10.00% 139
London +49 239 £513 -6.81% 101
North of England +34 73 £450 -18.18% 38
South East -35 52 £450 -8.39% 42
Scotland +51 32 £460 +22.66% 8
Midlands +23 32 £431 -11.53% 15
East of England +8 30 £475 -13.63% 16
South West -8 29 £550 +10.00% 16
Wales - 3 £500 - 3

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 285 (28.99%) Finance
2 264 (26.86%) Information Security
3 223 (22.69%) Agile Software Development
4 212 (21.57%) CISSP
5 190 (19.33%) Security Cleared
6 152 (15.46%) Banking
7 127 (12.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 123 (12.51%) SC Cleared
9 118 (12.00%) Firewall
10 111 (11.29%) Internet
11 108 (10.99%) Risk Management
11 108 (10.99%) Windows
11 108 (10.99%) SIEM
12 107 (10.89%) Management Information System
13 103 (10.48%) CISM
14 102 (10.38%) Degree
15 98 (9.97%) Security Operations
16 95 (9.66%) ITIL
17 94 (9.56%) Project Management
17 94 (9.56%) Stakeholder Management
18 93 (9.46%) Security Architecture
19 92 (9.36%) Amazon AWS
20 90 (9.16%) Microsoft
21 89 (9.05%) Linux
22 84 (8.55%) Java
23 81 (8.24%) PCI DSS
24 80 (8.14%) Vulnerability Management
25 76 (7.73%) Network Security
26 70 (7.12%) Microsoft Azure
27 69 (7.02%) Unix

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 19 (1.93%) SharePoint
2 18 (1.83%) Apache
3 14 (1.42%) Tomcat
4 11 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (1.12%) IIS
5 9 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (0.92%) MS Exchange
6 8 (0.81%) Apache Pig
6 8 (0.81%) WebLogic
7 7 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (0.71%) JBoss
7 7 (0.71%) nginx
7 7 (0.71%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.61%) Apache Spark
8 6 (0.61%) CMS
8 6 (0.61%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.51%) Oracle Application Server
9 5 (0.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 4 (0.41%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.31%) Mule
Applications
1 28 (2.85%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.31%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.31%) SDL Web 8
4 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.10%) Magento
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.10%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 1 (0.10%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 92 (9.36%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (7.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (4.48%) Office 365
4 20 (2.03%) SaaS
5 13 (1.32%) PaaS
6 11 (1.12%) IaaS
7 10 (1.02%) SuccessFactors
8 8 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (0.81%) Mimecast
9 7 (0.71%) Akamai
9 7 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.71%) Route 53
10 6 (0.61%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.51%) BrowserStack
11 5 (0.51%) Sauce Labs
12 4 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.31%) OpenDNS
13 3 (0.31%) Sumo Logic
14 2 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 118 (12.00%) Firewall
2 111 (11.29%) Internet
3 76 (7.73%) Network Security
4 53 (5.39%) TCP/IP
5 48 (4.88%) VPN
6 34 (3.46%) LAN
6 34 (3.46%) WAN
7 33 (3.36%) Intrusion Detection
8 30 (3.05%) DNS
9 26 (2.64%) IPsec
10 23 (2.34%) HTTP
11 21 (2.14%) VoIP
12 20 (2.03%) Kerberos
13 18 (1.83%) DHCP
14 17 (1.73%) Wireless
15 15 (1.53%) SSL
16 13 (1.32%) Intranet
17 12 (1.22%) LDAP
17 12 (1.22%) VLAN
18 11 (1.12%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (3.87%) Big Data
2 24 (2.44%) SQL Server
3 20 (2.03%) Hadoop
4 11 (1.12%) Apache Hive
4 11 (1.12%) Redis
5 10 (1.02%) NoSQL
6 9 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (0.81%) Data Mining
7 8 (0.81%) Relational Database
8 7 (0.71%) Oracle Database
8 7 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (0.61%) GIS
10 5 (0.51%) Blockchain
10 5 (0.51%) EDRMS
10 5 (0.51%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.31%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 23 (2.34%) Jenkins
2 21 (2.14%) Selenium
3 18 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (1.63%) JIRA
5 12 (1.22%) Git (software)
5 12 (1.22%) WebDriver
6 11 (1.12%) JMeter
7 9 (0.92%) Maven
8 7 (0.71%) Cucumber
8 7 (0.71%) JUnit
9 6 (0.61%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.51%) Metasploit
10 5 (0.51%) RSpec
10 5 (0.51%) Selenium IDE
10 5 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.41%) Gradle
11 4 (0.41%) Hudson
12 2 (0.20%) IDA Disassembler
12 2 (0.20%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.20%) Travis CI
General
1 285 (28.99%) Finance
2 152 (15.46%) Banking
3 38 (3.87%) Retail
4 36 (3.66%) Telecoms
5 34 (3.46%) Legal
6 21 (2.14%) Investment Banking
7 19 (1.93%) Retail Banking
8 14 (1.42%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.42%) Marketing
8 14 (1.42%) Military
9 11 (1.12%) Law
10 10 (1.02%) Electronics
10 10 (1.02%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.81%) Back Office
12 7 (0.71%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.51%) Publishing
14 4 (0.41%) International Banking
15 3 (0.31%) Games
15 3 (0.31%) Wholesale Banking
16 2 (0.20%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 239 (24.31%) Analyst
2 157 (15.97%) Security Analyst
3 137 (13.94%) Consultant
4 133 (13.53%) Architect
5 118 (12.00%) Security Consultant
6 104 (10.58%) Security Architect
7 98 (9.97%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 88 (8.95%) Security Manager
9 81 (8.24%) Project Manager
10 77 (7.83%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 69 (7.02%) Business Analyst
12 56 (5.70%) Cybersecurity Architect
13 47 (4.78%) Cybersecurity Manager
14 41 (4.17%) Security Project Manager
15 40 (4.07%) Security Engineer
16 34 (3.46%) Security Specialist
17 33 (3.36%) Developer
18 28 (2.85%) Solutions Architect
19 26 (2.64%) IT Manager
19 26 (2.64%) Project Manager - Cybersecurity
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (4.37%) Web Services
2 36 (3.66%) SAML
3 23 (2.34%) Elastic Stack
4 21 (2.14%) REST
5 20 (2.03%) .NET
6 17 (1.73%) HTML
7 16 (1.63%) HTML5
8 15 (1.53%) XML
9 14 (1.42%) CSS
10 12 (1.22%) CSS3
10 12 (1.22%) Spring
11 11 (1.12%) JSON
11 11 (1.12%) RESTful
12 10 (1.02%) Middleware
12 10 (1.02%) Node.js
12 10 (1.02%) OAuth
13 9 (0.92%) SOAP
14 8 (0.81%) jQuery
15 7 (0.71%) J2EE
16 6 (0.61%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 107 (10.89%) Management Information System
2 48 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (4.58%) Security Operations Centre
4 41 (4.17%) CESG
4 41 (4.17%) Cyberthreat
5 37 (3.76%) Computer Science
6 31 (3.15%) Cyber Attack
7 30 (3.05%) Cyber Defence
8 23 (2.34%) Data Centre
9 20 (2.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 20 (2.03%) User Experience
10 16 (1.63%) PKI
11 15 (1.53%) Data Protection Act
11 15 (1.53%) Private Cloud
12 11 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (1.12%) Fintech
12 11 (1.12%) Mobile App
13 10 (1.02%) CESG CLAS
13 10 (1.02%) PMI
14 9 (0.92%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 108 (10.99%) Windows
2 89 (9.05%) Linux
3 69 (7.02%) Unix
4 23 (2.34%) Windows Server
5 13 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (1.32%) Windows 10
6 12 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.71%) CentOS
8 7 (0.71%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.61%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.51%) Android
10 5 (0.51%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (0.41%) Solaris
11 4 (0.41%) VMS
11 4 (0.41%) zOS
12 3 (0.31%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.20%) Debian
13 2 (0.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (26.86%) Information Security
2 223 (22.69%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (10.99%) Risk Management
3 108 (10.99%) SIEM
4 98 (9.97%) Security Operations
5 95 (9.66%) ITIL
6 94 (9.56%) Project Management
6 94 (9.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 93 (9.46%) Security Architecture
8 80 (8.14%) Vulnerability Management
9 58 (5.90%) Data Protection
10 57 (5.80%) Change Management
10 57 (5.80%) Open Source
11 53 (5.39%) Analytics
12 51 (5.19%) Information Assurance
12 51 (5.19%) Risk Assessment
13 50 (5.09%) PRINCE2
14 47 (4.78%) Business Analysis
14 47 (4.78%) Penetration Testing
15 46 (4.68%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 84 (8.55%) Java
2 58 (5.90%) Python
3 51 (5.19%) SQL
4 29 (2.95%) Ruby
5 28 (2.85%) JavaScript
6 20 (2.03%) C++
6 20 (2.03%) PowerShell
7 18 (1.83%) C
8 15 (1.53%) Bash Shell
9 14 (1.42%) C#
10 9 (0.92%) C-shell
10 9 (0.92%) Embedded C
10 9 (0.92%) Korn
10 9 (0.92%) Scala
11 7 (0.71%) Embedded C++
12 6 (0.61%) Dart
13 5 (0.51%) Perl
13 5 (0.51%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.31%) R
14 3 (0.31%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 212 (21.57%) CISSP
2 190 (19.33%) Security Cleared
3 123 (12.51%) SC Cleared
4 103 (10.48%) CISM
5 102 (10.38%) Degree
6 50 (5.09%) SANS
7 49 (4.98%) CESG Certified Professional
8 44 (4.48%) DV Cleared
9 35 (3.56%) CLAS
9 35 (3.56%) SSCP
10 32 (3.26%) CISA
11 25 (2.54%) CEH
12 22 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
13 20 (2.03%) CRISC
14 19 (1.93%) PMP
15 18 (1.83%) GIAC
16 16 (1.63%) ISSAP
17 15 (1.53%) PMI Certification
18 14 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
19 13 (1.32%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (12.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 81 (8.24%) PCI DSS
3 50 (5.09%) GDPR
4 24 (2.44%) COBIT
4 24 (2.44%) PMO
5 17 (1.73%) Cyber Essentials
6 15 (1.53%) QA
7 13 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 12 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 11 (1.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 11 (1.12%) SLA
10 10 (1.02%) RMADS
11 9 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
12 6 (0.61%) Data Quality
12 6 (0.61%) JSP 440
13 5 (0.51%) WCAG
14 4 (0.41%) FedRAMP
14 4 (0.41%) HIPAA
15 3 (0.31%) FATCA
15 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 47 (4.78%) Active Directory
2 29 (2.95%) Docker
3 23 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.51%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.51%) Snort
6 4 (0.41%) BitLocker
6 4 (0.41%) HDFS
6 4 (0.41%) Terminal Services
6 4 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.31%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.31%) vSphere
7 3 (0.31%) XenApp
8 2 (0.20%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.20%) Xen
9 1 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.10%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.10%) NFS
9 1 (0.10%) Squid
9 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (2.64%) QRadar
2 24 (2.44%) Puppet
3 23 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (2.24%) Kibana
5 20 (2.03%) Kubernetes
6 15 (1.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 14 (1.42%) logstash
8 13 (1.32%) Ansible
9 9 (0.92%) SCCM
10 8 (0.81%) Nessus
11 6 (0.61%) Mesos
12 5 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Management
12 5 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 5 (0.51%) RSA enVision
12 5 (0.51%) WSUS
13 4 (0.41%) FortiGate
13 4 (0.41%) Jamf Pro
13 4 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
13 4 (0.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 4 (0.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 90 (9.16%) Microsoft
2 60 (6.10%) Splunk
3 35 (3.56%) Cisco
4 29 (2.95%) IBM
5 28 (2.85%) VMware
6 27 (2.75%) Oracle
7 24 (2.44%) Google
8 21 (2.14%) SAP
9 20 (2.03%) LogRhythm
9 20 (2.03%) ServiceNow
10 19 (1.93%) Red Hat
11 18 (1.83%) ArcSight
11 18 (1.83%) CheckPoint
12 17 (1.73%) Apple
13 16 (1.63%) Qualys
14 13 (1.32%) Blue Coat
14 13 (1.32%) Citrix
14 13 (1.32%) McAfee
15 11 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
15 11 (1.12%) Symantec
UK
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Venn Group
Rate: £500 - £600 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Computer Futures
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
LT Harper
Rate: £0 - £700+ per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £500 to £600 per annum Initial 6 Months - Likely Rolling
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Talent Spa
Rate: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
East Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Gibbs
Rate: £0 - £50 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Wiltshire
NCC Group
Rate: Competitive rates
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
City of London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
NCC Group
Rate: Competitive Day Rates
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Volt
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 7 days ago