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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cybersecurity
UK
Rank 229 327 476
Rank change year-on-year +98 +149  
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 488 354 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.08% 0.67% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 0.80% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 225 87
Median daily rate £450 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £375 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -10.00% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £46.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.91% +2.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.90 £9.00 £35.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £71.25 £63.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £46.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -21.73% +2.22%  

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 37646 44098 42190
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.88% 79.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24821 28901 26121
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1111 1212
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +34.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Cybersecurity as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity in the UK

Cybersecurity
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cybersecurity in the UK

Cybersecurity
Top 30 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 25 March 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 +86 457 £450 -10.00% 214
London +63 193 £459 -12.61% 86
North West +45 70 £450 -5.26% 27
South East +5 66 £513 +2.50% 51
Manchester +37 56 £463 -2.63% 25
West Midlands +33 33 £438 -15.04% 8
South West 0 26 £453 -13.80% 20
Milton Keynes +5 23 £538 +13.75% 5
Buckinghamshire -4 23 £538 +13.75% 5
Yorkshire +30 21 £475 +13.77% 5
East of England +13 21 £283 -48.63% 9
City of London +5 20 £450 -14.28% 25
Salford - 20 £438 - 4
South Wales +34 19 £400 -24.52%
Wales +26 19 £400 -23.26% 1
Essex +8 17 £265 -
Sheffield - 16 £513 -
South Yorkshire - 16 £513 -
Berkshire +28 14 £425 -24.44% 13
Cardiff +31 13 £388 -26.88%
Midlands +18 13 £385 -23.00%
Reading +24 11 £400 -37.00% 7
Cheshire +31 10 £400 -5.88% 1
Surrey +13 10 £544 +2.59% 13
Birmingham +6 9 £500 -2.91% 5
Bristol +6 8 £320 -39.04% 8
Warwickshire 0 8 £400 -
Warwick - 8 £400 -
East Midlands +1 7 £538 -10.41% 5
Scotland +22 6 £375 -50.00% 20

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 313 (27.80%) Information Security
2 295 (26.20%) Finance
3 271 (24.07%) Security Cleared
4 225 (19.98%) CISSP
5 219 (19.45%) Agile Software Development
6 210 (18.65%) SC Cleared
7 178 (15.81%) Risk Management
8 166 (14.74%) Firewall
9 150 (13.32%) SIEM
10 145 (12.88%) Degree
10 145 (12.88%) Security Operations
11 143 (12.70%) Management Information System
11 143 (12.70%) Internet
12 134 (11.90%) Windows
13 124 (11.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 121 (10.75%) Banking
15 117 (10.39%) Security Architecture
16 115 (10.21%) Linux
17 113 (10.04%) Project Management
18 105 (9.33%) Unix
19 100 (8.88%) ITIL
20 97 (8.61%) Stakeholder Management
21 95 (8.44%) Microsoft
22 91 (8.08%) Splunk
23 89 (7.90%) Information Assurance
24 87 (7.73%) Security Operations Centre
25 86 (7.64%) Network Security
25 86 (7.64%) CISM
26 84 (7.46%) Vulnerability Management
27 81 (7.19%) Amazon AWS

Cybersecurity
Top Related 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 (1.69%) Apache
2 16 (1.42%) WebLogic
3 13 (1.15%) IIS
4 11 (0.98%) JBoss
5 10 (0.89%) WebSphere
6 9 (0.80%) Oracle Application Server
6 9 (0.80%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 7 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.53%) Confluence
8 6 (0.53%) SharePoint
9 5 (0.44%) Apache Pig
9 5 (0.44%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.44%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.36%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.36%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.36%) SAS
11 3 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.27%) CMS
12 2 (0.18%) Jetty
12 2 (0.18%) nginx
Applications
1 32 (2.84%) MS Excel
1 32 (2.84%) MS Office
2 13 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (0.53%) MS Project
3 6 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.089%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.089%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.089%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.089%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.089%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 81 (7.19%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (1.87%) Office 365
4 18 (1.60%) IaaS
5 14 (1.24%) PaaS
6 9 (0.80%) SaaS
7 8 (0.71%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.18%) Akamai
10 2 (0.18%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.18%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.089%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.089%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.089%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.089%) Bluemix
11 1 (0.089%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.089%) Route 53
11 1 (0.089%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 166 (14.74%) Firewall
2 143 (12.70%) Internet
3 86 (7.64%) Network Security
4 64 (5.68%) TCP/IP
5 59 (5.24%) Intrusion Detection
6 56 (4.97%) VPN
7 48 (4.26%) LAN
8 46 (4.09%) WAN
9 32 (2.84%) HTTP
10 29 (2.58%) VoIP
11 24 (2.13%) Kerberos
12 18 (1.60%) DNS
13 14 (1.24%) LDAP
13 14 (1.24%) Wireless
14 13 (1.15%) IPsec
15 10 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (0.80%) SMTP
17 7 (0.62%) DKIM
17 7 (0.62%) DMARC
17 7 (0.62%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (3.29%) Big Data
2 29 (2.58%) SQL Server
3 14 (1.24%) Oracle Database
4 12 (1.07%) Redis
5 10 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (0.80%) Hadoop
6 9 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
6 9 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (0.80%) Relational Database
6 9 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (0.71%) NoSQL
8 7 (0.62%) Data Mining
9 5 (0.44%) Apache Hive
9 5 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.44%) EDRMS
9 5 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.36%) Blockchain
11 3 (0.27%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.27%) MySQL
12 2 (0.18%) HBase
Development Applications
1 25 (2.22%) Selenium
2 19 (1.69%) Jenkins
3 15 (1.33%) JIRA
4 14 (1.24%) Cucumber
5 13 (1.15%) JMeter
5 13 (1.15%) WebDriver
6 11 (0.98%) Selenium IDE
7 9 (0.80%) JUnit
7 9 (0.80%) Metasploit
8 7 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.36%) FitNesse
9 4 (0.36%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.36%) NUnit
10 3 (0.27%) Hudson
10 3 (0.27%) Maven
10 3 (0.27%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.18%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.18%) RSpec
11 2 (0.18%) Zephyr
General
1 295 (26.20%) Finance
2 121 (10.75%) Banking
3 62 (5.51%) Telecoms
4 56 (4.97%) Retail
5 54 (4.80%) Legal
6 21 (1.87%) Retail Banking
7 20 (1.78%) Manufacturing
7 20 (1.78%) Marketing
8 15 (1.33%) Electronics
8 15 (1.33%) Law
9 14 (1.24%) Military
10 11 (0.98%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.36%) Local Government
12 3 (0.27%) Automotive
12 3 (0.27%) Back Office
12 3 (0.27%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.27%) Wholesale Banking
13 2 (0.18%) Advertising
13 2 (0.18%) Games
13 2 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 283 (25.13%) Analyst
2 185 (16.43%) Architect
3 171 (15.19%) Security Analyst
4 135 (11.99%) Security Architect
5 124 (11.01%) Security Manager
6 120 (10.66%) Consultant
7 113 (10.04%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 103 (9.15%) Security Consultant
9 84 (7.46%) Project Manager
10 66 (5.86%) Cybersecurity Architect
10 66 (5.86%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 64 (5.68%) Business Analyst
12 56 (4.97%) Cybersecurity Manager
13 53 (4.71%) Security Engineer
14 46 (4.09%) SOC Analyst
15 42 (3.73%) Security Specialist
16 40 (3.55%) Security Project Manager
17 39 (3.46%) Solutions Architect
18 31 (2.75%) Developer
19 29 (2.58%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (3.55%) SAML
2 38 (3.37%) Web Services
3 25 (2.22%) Elastic Stack
4 17 (1.51%) REST
5 16 (1.42%) .NET
6 14 (1.24%) SOAP
7 12 (1.07%) XML
8 11 (0.98%) Middleware
9 10 (0.89%) RESTful
10 9 (0.80%) CSS
10 9 (0.80%) HTML
10 9 (0.80%) J2EE
10 9 (0.80%) Spring
11 8 (0.71%) CSS3
11 8 (0.71%) HTML5
12 7 (0.62%) JSON
13 6 (0.53%) D3.js
13 6 (0.53%) Hibernate
13 6 (0.53%) OpenID
14 5 (0.44%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 143 (12.70%) Management Information System
2 87 (7.73%) Security Operations Centre
3 71 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (5.60%) Cyber Defence
5 52 (4.62%) CESG
6 44 (3.91%) Computer Science
7 42 (3.73%) Cyberthreat
8 40 (3.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 35 (3.11%) Cyber Attack
10 31 (2.75%) Data Centre
11 17 (1.51%) Data Protection Act
12 16 (1.42%) PKI
13 14 (1.24%) Reference Data
14 13 (1.15%) PMI
15 12 (1.07%) CESG CLAS
15 12 (1.07%) User Experience
16 9 (0.80%) CMDB
16 9 (0.80%) Fintech
17 8 (0.71%) Algorithms
18 7 (0.62%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 134 (11.90%) Windows
2 115 (10.21%) Linux
3 105 (9.33%) Unix
4 15 (1.33%) Windows Server
5 8 (0.71%) Windows 10
6 7 (0.62%) Windows 7
7 6 (0.53%) Android
8 5 (0.44%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.36%) Solaris
9 4 (0.36%) zOS
10 3 (0.27%) CentOS
10 3 (0.27%) Kali Linux
10 3 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.18%) AIX
11 2 (0.18%) HPUX
11 2 (0.18%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.18%) VMS
11 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (27.80%) Information Security
2 219 (19.45%) Agile Software Development
3 178 (15.81%) Risk Management
4 150 (13.32%) SIEM
5 145 (12.88%) Security Operations
6 117 (10.39%) Security Architecture
7 113 (10.04%) Project Management
8 100 (8.88%) ITIL
9 97 (8.61%) Stakeholder Management
10 89 (7.90%) Information Assurance
11 84 (7.46%) Vulnerability Management
12 81 (7.19%) Incident Management
13 71 (6.31%) Open Source
14 69 (6.13%) Service Management
15 64 (5.68%) Risk Assessment
16 63 (5.60%) Data Protection
17 57 (5.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 56 (4.97%) Penetration Testing
19 55 (4.88%) PRINCE2
20 53 (4.71%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 77 (6.84%) Java
2 67 (5.95%) SQL
3 56 (4.97%) Python
4 22 (1.95%) JavaScript
5 17 (1.51%) C#
6 15 (1.33%) C++
7 14 (1.24%) Perl
7 14 (1.24%) PowerShell
8 11 (0.98%) C
8 11 (0.98%) Ruby
9 8 (0.71%) Scala
10 7 (0.62%) PL/SQL
10 7 (0.62%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.27%) VBA
12 2 (0.18%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.18%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.18%) R
12 2 (0.18%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.089%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.089%) VB
Qualifications
1 271 (24.07%) Security Cleared
2 225 (19.98%) CISSP
3 210 (18.65%) SC Cleared
4 145 (12.88%) Degree
5 86 (7.64%) CISM
6 59 (5.24%) SANS
7 53 (4.71%) DV Cleared
8 44 (3.91%) CEH
9 37 (3.29%) CESG Certified Professional
10 35 (3.11%) SSCP
11 33 (2.93%) CREST Certified
12 31 (2.75%) GIAC
13 26 (2.31%) CISA
14 23 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
15 20 (1.78%) CLAS
15 20 (1.78%) ISSAP
16 18 (1.60%) PMI Certification
17 17 (1.51%) GCIH
18 16 (1.42%) PMP
19 14 (1.24%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (11.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 75 (6.66%) PCI DSS
3 29 (2.58%) PMO
4 23 (2.04%) GDPR
5 20 (1.78%) RMADS
5 20 (1.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 16 (1.42%) QA
7 14 (1.24%) COBIT
8 13 (1.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 13 (1.15%) ISO27002
9 12 (1.07%) Disclosure Scotland
10 8 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
10 8 (0.71%) SLA
11 5 (0.44%) HIPAA
12 3 (0.27%) BS7799
12 3 (0.27%) FedRAMP
13 2 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
13 2 (0.18%) P3O
14 1 (0.089%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 1 (0.089%) ISO27005
System Software
1 33 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (1.95%) Active Directory
3 19 (1.69%) VMware ESX
4 17 (1.51%) Docker
5 5 (0.44%) Snort
5 5 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.36%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.27%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.27%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.18%) HDFS
8 2 (0.18%) Xen
9 1 (0.089%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.089%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.089%) Squid
9 1 (0.089%) vCloud
9 1 (0.089%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.089%) XenApp
9 1 (0.089%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 39 (3.46%) QRadar
2 27 (2.40%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 20 (1.78%) Kibana
4 18 (1.60%) Nessus
5 16 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
6 15 (1.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 14 (1.24%) Kubernetes
8 13 (1.15%) logstash
8 13 (1.15%) Oracle Identity Management
8 13 (1.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 9 (0.80%) Nmap
10 6 (0.53%) Ansible
10 6 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.44%) RSA enVision
11 5 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 5 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.36%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 4 (0.36%) Puppet
12 4 (0.36%) SCCM
12 4 (0.36%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 95 (8.44%) Microsoft
2 91 (8.08%) Splunk
3 54 (4.80%) VMware
4 51 (4.53%) Oracle
5 44 (3.91%) Intel Security
6 42 (3.73%) LogRhythm
7 34 (3.02%) SAP
8 33 (2.93%) Cisco
9 32 (2.84%) IBM
10 30 (2.66%) Apple
11 26 (2.31%) Google
12 23 (2.04%) ArcSight
12 23 (2.04%) CheckPoint
13 22 (1.95%) ServiceNow
14 21 (1.87%) Qualys
15 17 (1.51%) CyberArk
16 15 (1.33%) HP
16 15 (1.33%) Symantec
17 13 (1.15%) Blue Coat
18 10 (0.89%) Juniper
Leicestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £475 per day 2 months initial
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
IBS Consulting
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 8 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
FCO Services
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 22 days ago