Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 243 308
Rank change year-on-year +78 +65 +217
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 1,668 969 861
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.66% 1.06% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 1.25% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,037 667 567
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -7.77% +14.44%
10th Percentile £352 £302 £350
90th Percentile £675 £675 £715
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 11
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -7.61% -12.38%
10th Percentile £25.88 £16.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £67.50 £51.73 £75.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £45.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +2.78% -2.17% -12.38%

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 85,877 77,658 89,773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.65% 84.79% 84.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,616 50,795 59,113
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,337 2,080 2,267
UK median hourly rate £21.73 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.08% - +16.28%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% -7.41% +25.29%

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 24 June 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 24 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cybersecurity in the UK

Cybersecurity
Top 16 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 24 June 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 +70 1,553 £500 +5.26% 552
UK excluding London +59 844 £475 +5.56% 349
London +90 790 £525 +5.00% 235
North of England +23 238 £475 +5.56% 71
South East +64 227 £500 +2.56% 99
Yorkshire +59 163 £475 +9.83% 28
Midlands +16 128 £456 +7.35% 42
South West +46 100 £475 -1.04% 58
West Midlands +30 91 £463 +5.71% 29
Scotland -3 78 £400 -4.19% 19
North West -51 72 £440 -2.22% 38
East of England +16 65 £550 +29.41% 46
East Midlands +9 34 £450 - 13
Wales -20 12 £500 +21.21% 9
North East -3 6 £675 +82.43% 5
Northern Ireland - 2 £115 - 5

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 440 (26.38%) Finance
2 407 (24.40%) Information Security
3 350 (20.98%) Agile Software Development
4 332 (19.90%) Security Cleared
5 298 (17.87%) CISSP
6 252 (15.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 249 (14.93%) SIEM
8 243 (14.57%) Firewall
9 213 (12.77%) Banking
9 213 (12.77%) SC Cleared
10 185 (11.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 182 (10.91%) Risk Management
12 180 (10.79%) Project Management
13 175 (10.49%) Windows
14 170 (10.19%) Degree
15 168 (10.07%) Linux
16 162 (9.71%) Big Data
17 159 (9.53%) Security Architecture
18 157 (9.41%) Security Operations
19 148 (8.87%) GDPR
20 146 (8.75%) Network Security
21 144 (8.63%) Amazon AWS
22 143 (8.57%) Microsoft
23 140 (8.39%) CISM
24 138 (8.27%) ITIL
25 137 (8.21%) Analytics
26 128 (7.67%) Java
27 127 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
28 126 (7.55%) Cyberthreat
29 114 (6.83%) Management Information System

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 35 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
2 30 (1.80%) Confluence
3 18 (1.08%) SharePoint
4 15 (0.90%) Apache
5 11 (0.66%) Apache Spark
6 10 (0.60%) JBoss
6 10 (0.60%) Skype for Business
6 10 (0.60%) Tomcat
7 9 (0.54%) MS Exchange
8 6 (0.36%) CMS
8 6 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.36%) nginx
9 5 (0.30%) Jetty
10 4 (0.24%) IIS
11 3 (0.18%) ArcGIS
12 2 (0.12%) SAS
13 1 (0.060%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.060%) Mule
13 1 (0.060%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.060%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 37 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (1.26%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.42%) HipChat
7 1 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (0.12%) Sage 50
1 2 (0.12%) Workfront
2 1 (0.060%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.060%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.060%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.060%) Sage 500
2 1 (0.060%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.060%) SAP PM
2 1 (0.060%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 144 (8.63%) Amazon AWS
2 107 (6.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (4.20%) IaaS
4 69 (4.14%) PaaS
5 57 (3.42%) SaaS
6 46 (2.76%) Office 365
7 19 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 11 (0.66%) Akamai
9 11 (0.66%) AWS CloudTrail
10 10 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 10 (0.60%) Google Analytics
11 7 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.36%) Serverless
13 4 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.24%) Cloudflare
14 2 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.12%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.12%) GitHub
14 2 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 243 (14.57%) Firewall
2 146 (8.75%) Network Security
3 64 (3.84%) Internet
4 48 (2.88%) Intrusion Detection
5 44 (2.64%) DNS
6 42 (2.52%) TCP/IP
7 37 (2.22%) LAN
7 37 (2.22%) WAN
8 30 (1.80%) SSL
8 30 (1.80%) VPN
9 28 (1.68%) HTTP
10 23 (1.38%) SMS
11 21 (1.26%) MPLS
12 18 (1.08%) SAN
13 16 (0.96%) DHCP
14 14 (0.84%) VoIP
15 13 (0.78%) VLAN
16 12 (0.72%) Skype
17 11 (0.66%) 4G
17 11 (0.66%) DKIM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (9.71%) Big Data
2 57 (3.42%) Hadoop
3 46 (2.76%) SQL Server
4 25 (1.50%) NoSQL
5 21 (1.26%) MySQL
6 20 (1.20%) MongoDB
7 13 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (0.66%) Apache Hive
8 11 (0.66%) Data Mining
9 10 (0.60%) Relational Database
9 10 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (0.54%) HBase
11 8 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
11 8 (0.48%) GIS
12 7 (0.42%) Maltego
13 6 (0.36%) Redis
14 5 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (0.30%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 52 (3.12%) Jenkins
2 50 (3.00%) JIRA
3 41 (2.46%) Selenium
4 30 (1.80%) Cucumber
5 26 (1.56%) Git (software)
6 23 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (1.08%) JUnit
8 17 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 17 (1.02%) Bitbucket
9 16 (0.96%) EasyMock
10 10 (0.60%) Maven
10 10 (0.60%) Visual Studio
11 8 (0.48%) WebDriver
12 6 (0.36%) Fiddler
12 6 (0.36%) Metasploit
12 6 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (0.36%) TestComplete
13 5 (0.30%) SpecFlow
13 5 (0.30%) TeamCity
13 5 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 440 (26.38%) Finance
2 213 (12.77%) Banking
3 91 (5.46%) Retail
4 81 (4.86%) Legal
5 71 (4.26%) Telecoms
6 55 (3.30%) Manufacturing
7 44 (2.64%) Investment Banking
8 34 (2.04%) Financial Institution
9 31 (1.86%) Marketing
10 18 (1.08%) Law
11 17 (1.02%) Advertising
12 10 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.54%) Automotive
13 9 (0.54%) Retail Banking
14 8 (0.48%) Electronics
14 8 (0.48%) Military
15 7 (0.42%) Back Office
15 7 (0.42%) Digital Economy
16 4 (0.24%) Billing
16 4 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 367 (22.00%) Analyst
2 283 (16.97%) Architect
3 204 (12.23%) Security Analyst
4 199 (11.93%) Security Architect
5 181 (10.85%) Project Manager
6 179 (10.73%) Security Manager
7 163 (9.77%) Consultant
8 127 (7.61%) Business Analyst
9 125 (7.49%) Security Consultant
10 106 (6.35%) Security Project Manager
11 97 (5.82%) Cybersecurity Manager
12 95 (5.70%) Developer
13 91 (5.46%) Cybersecurity Analyst
14 80 (4.80%) Security Engineer
15 72 (4.32%) Cybersecurity Consultant
16 67 (4.02%) Cybersecurity Architect
17 60 (3.60%) Project Manager - Cybersecurity
18 50 (3.00%) Solutions Architect
19 39 (2.34%) Cybersecurity Engineer
20 38 (2.28%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (3.84%) .NET
2 57 (3.42%) HTML
3 44 (2.64%) Spring
4 41 (2.46%) Web Services
5 37 (2.22%) AngularJS
6 32 (1.92%) CSS
7 31 (1.86%) Kafka
8 24 (1.44%) REST
9 23 (1.38%) SAML
10 22 (1.32%) RESTful
11 21 (1.26%) Node.js
12 20 (1.20%) jQuery
13 19 (1.14%) HTML5
14 18 (1.08%) JSON
14 18 (1.08%) Middleware
15 17 (1.02%) .NET Core
16 16 (0.96%) EJB
16 16 (0.96%) JSF
17 15 (0.90%) OAuth
17 15 (0.90%) React
Miscellaneous
1 127 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
2 126 (7.55%) Cyberthreat
3 114 (6.83%) Management Information System
4 60 (3.60%) Computer Science
4 60 (3.60%) Data Centre
5 50 (3.00%) PKI
6 41 (2.46%) Security Operations Centre
7 39 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
8 26 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
8 26 (1.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 24 (1.44%) Client/Server
10 23 (1.38%) Public Cloud
11 22 (1.32%) Cyberattack
12 21 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
13 20 (1.20%) User Experience
14 17 (1.02%) Fintech
14 17 (1.02%) Wiki
15 16 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
16 14 (0.84%) SCADA
17 13 (0.78%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 175 (10.49%) Windows
2 168 (10.07%) Linux
3 76 (4.56%) Unix
4 52 (3.12%) Windows Server
5 32 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (1.38%) CentOS
8 20 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (1.08%) Windows 10
10 14 (0.84%) Android
11 11 (0.66%) Apple iOS
12 8 (0.48%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.48%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.36%) Solaris
14 5 (0.30%) Kali Linux
15 4 (0.24%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.24%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.24%) VMS
16 3 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 407 (24.40%) Information Security
2 350 (20.98%) Agile Software Development
3 252 (15.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 249 (14.93%) SIEM
5 182 (10.91%) Risk Management
6 180 (10.79%) Project Management
7 159 (9.53%) Security Architecture
8 157 (9.41%) Security Operations
9 138 (8.27%) ITIL
10 137 (8.21%) Analytics
11 113 (6.77%) Vulnerability Management
12 111 (6.65%) Data Protection
13 108 (6.47%) Problem-Solving
14 104 (6.24%) Change Management
14 104 (6.24%) Threat Intelligence
15 103 (6.18%) DevOps
16 95 (5.70%) Business Analysis
17 94 (5.64%) Scrum
18 87 (5.22%) PRINCE2
19 85 (5.10%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 128 (7.67%) Java
2 111 (6.65%) Python
3 73 (4.38%) SQL
4 62 (3.72%) JavaScript
5 60 (3.60%) C#
5 60 (3.60%) PowerShell
6 33 (1.98%) Perl
7 30 (1.80%) C
8 25 (1.50%) Bash Shell
9 15 (0.90%) C++
9 15 (0.90%) Ruby
9 15 (0.90%) T-SQL
10 14 (0.84%) Shell Script
11 8 (0.48%) Java 8
12 7 (0.42%) Scala
13 6 (0.36%) PHP
14 5 (0.30%) Dart
15 4 (0.24%) Embedded C
15 4 (0.24%) TypeScript
15 4 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 332 (19.90%) Security Cleared
2 298 (17.87%) CISSP
3 213 (12.77%) SC Cleared
4 170 (10.19%) Degree
5 140 (8.39%) CISM
6 94 (5.64%) CISA
7 86 (5.16%) DV Cleared
8 75 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
9 52 (3.12%) SANS
10 48 (2.88%) CCNP
11 42 (2.52%) ISEB
12 37 (2.22%) CCNA
13 33 (1.98%) CEH
14 32 (1.92%) ISTQB
15 31 (1.86%) CESG Certified Professional
16 30 (1.80%) TOGAF Certification
17 29 (1.74%) GIAC
18 28 (1.68%) PMP
19 27 (1.62%) CRISC
20 26 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (11.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 148 (8.87%) GDPR
3 99 (5.94%) PCI DSS
4 60 (3.60%) QA
5 49 (2.94%) PMO
6 43 (2.58%) COBIT
7 26 (1.56%) NIST 800
8 20 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 16 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 13 (0.78%) Data Quality
11 9 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 9 (0.54%) JSP 440
12 8 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
12 8 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 8 (0.48%) SLA
13 5 (0.30%) HIPAA
13 5 (0.30%) HMG Infosec
14 4 (0.24%) ISAE 3402
14 4 (0.24%) MiFID
15 3 (0.18%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 96 (5.76%) Active Directory
2 36 (2.16%) Docker
3 26 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.60%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (0.42%) HDFS
7 6 (0.36%) Firmware
8 4 (0.24%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.24%) OpenSSH
8 4 (0.24%) XenApp
9 3 (0.18%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.18%) iptables
9 3 (0.18%) Snort
9 3 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.12%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.12%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.12%) vSphere
10 2 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 34 (2.04%) QRadar
2 32 (1.92%) Nessus
3 21 (1.26%) Ansible
3 21 (1.26%) Puppet
4 19 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
5 17 (1.02%) CSIRT
5 17 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
6 15 (0.90%) Nagios
6 15 (0.90%) WSUS
7 14 (0.84%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 14 (0.84%) SCCM
8 10 (0.60%) ArcSight ESM
8 10 (0.60%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 9 (0.54%) CA Single Sign-On
9 9 (0.54%) Nmap
10 8 (0.48%) Kubernetes
10 8 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 7 (0.42%) FortiGate
11 7 (0.42%) Kibana
12 6 (0.36%) SCOM
Vendors
1 143 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 83 (4.98%) Splunk
3 66 (3.96%) Cisco
4 52 (3.12%) McAfee
5 41 (2.46%) Red Hat
6 37 (2.22%) ArcSight
6 37 (2.22%) Oracle
7 35 (2.10%) VMware
8 32 (1.92%) Qualys
9 28 (1.68%) HP
10 26 (1.56%) CyberArk
11 24 (1.44%) IBM
12 23 (1.38%) Intel
13 21 (1.26%) CheckPoint
13 21 (1.26%) Cloudera
14 20 (1.20%) ForeScout
15 19 (1.14%) Google
15 19 (1.14%) Symantec
16 18 (1.08%) Citrix
17 17 (1.02%) SAP