Period
to 29 March 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Cyberthreat in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cyberthreat over the 6 months to 29 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Cyberthreat
UK
6 months to
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 600 708 675
Rank change year-on-year +108 -33 +128
Contract jobs citing Cyberthreat 93 172 210
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.46% 0.56% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 106 108
Median daily rate £450 £525 £531
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% -1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £346 £355 £353
90th Percentile £643 £738 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £513
% change year-on-year -5.00% -2.44% -6.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.50 -

Cyberthreat is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 20,097 30,980 33,096
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.86% 31.83% 32.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,493 20,114 21,737
Median daily rate £470 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £231 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 978 1,003 1,022
Median hourly rate £25.28 £20.75 £21.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.83% -4.49% +9.97%
10th Percentile £12.61 £11.85 £11.76
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +12.82% -7.14% +16.67%

Cyberthreat
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cyberthreat as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cyberthreat in the UK

Cyberthreat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cyberthreat.

Daily rate trend for Cyberthreat in the UK

Cyberthreat
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cyberthreat over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Cyberthreat in the UK

Cyberthreat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cyberthreat.

Hourly rate trend for Cyberthreat in the UK

Cyberthreat
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cyberthreat within the UK over the 6 months to 29 March 2020. 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 +89 84 £450 -14.29% 23
UK excluding London +72 48 £475 -5.00% 19
London +120 42 £427 -20.93% 8
South West +25 16 £575 +7.48% 4
South East +85 12 £438 -20.45% 4
North of England +55 11 £450 - 3
North West +48 9 £463 - 3
Scotland +13 3 £315 -40.00% 2
Wales - 3 £475 - 2
Yorkshire +49 2 £300 -33.33%
East of England +23 2 £425 +25.00% 3
Midlands +43 1 £550 +10.00% 1
West Midlands +42 1 £550 +10.00% 1

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Cyberthreat 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 Cyberthreat.

1 65 (69.89%) Cybersecurity
2 24 (25.81%) Firewall
3 23 (24.73%) Information Security
4 22 (23.66%) SIEM
4 22 (23.66%) NIST
5 21 (22.58%) Threat Intelligence
6 20 (21.51%) Security Operations
6 20 (21.51%) Windows
7 19 (20.43%) CISSP
7 19 (20.43%) Risk Management
7 19 (20.43%) GIAC
7 19 (20.43%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 18 (19.35%) Python
8 18 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 18 (19.35%) Security Cleared
9 16 (17.20%) Linux
9 16 (17.20%) Public Cloud
9 16 (17.20%) NCSC
10 14 (15.05%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (13.98%) Risk Assessment
11 13 (13.98%) Cisco
11 13 (13.98%) Public Sector
11 13 (13.98%) Cyber Intelligence
12 12 (12.90%) TCP/IP
12 12 (12.90%) VPN
12 12 (12.90%) Requirements Analysis
12 12 (12.90%) Incident Management
12 12 (12.90%) ISACA
13 11 (11.83%) Penetration Testing
14 10 (10.75%) SC Cleared

Cyberthreat
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 1 (1.08%) Apache
1 1 (1.08%) Confluence
1 1 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.08%) OpenStack
1 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.68%) AWS
2 5 (5.38%) Azure
3 4 (4.30%) Office 365
4 2 (2.15%) GitHub
5 1 (1.08%) GCP
5 1 (1.08%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.08%) SaaS
5 1 (1.08%) Slack
5 1 (1.08%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 24 (25.81%) Firewall
2 12 (12.90%) TCP/IP
2 12 (12.90%) VPN
3 7 (7.53%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (6.45%) Network Security
5 5 (5.38%) Internet
6 4 (4.30%) DHCP
6 4 (4.30%) DNS
6 4 (4.30%) SSL
7 3 (3.23%) NetScaler
8 2 (2.15%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.15%) LAN
8 2 (2.15%) VLAN
8 2 (2.15%) VoIP
8 2 (2.15%) WAN
9 1 (1.08%) DMZ
9 1 (1.08%) HTTP
9 1 (1.08%) Intranet
9 1 (1.08%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.08%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.45%) Big Data
2 3 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.08%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.08%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (7.53%) Jenkins
1 7 (7.53%) Selenium
2 6 (6.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (6.45%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.15%) JIRA
General
1 13 (13.98%) Public Sector
2 8 (8.60%) Finance
3 6 (6.45%) Legal
4 3 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.15%) Law
5 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.08%) Banking
6 1 (1.08%) Electronics
6 1 (1.08%) Marketing
6 1 (1.08%) Military
6 1 (1.08%) Publishing
6 1 (1.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (26.88%) Analyst
2 12 (12.90%) Security Analyst
3 9 (9.68%) Security Engineer
4 7 (7.53%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 6 (6.45%) Architect
5 6 (6.45%) Consultant
5 6 (6.45%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
5 6 (6.45%) Software Engineer
6 5 (5.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (5.38%) SOC Analyst
7 4 (4.30%) Developer
7 4 (4.30%) Network Engineer
7 4 (4.30%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (4.30%) Security Architect
7 4 (4.30%) Threat Hunter
8 3 (3.23%) Auditor
8 3 (3.23%) Security Consultant
8 3 (3.23%) Security Specialist
8 3 (3.23%) SIEM Engineer
9 2 (2.15%) Senior Auditor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.53%) .NET
2 3 (3.23%) STL
3 2 (2.15%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (1.08%) Apache NiFi
4 1 (1.08%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.08%) JSON
4 1 (1.08%) Kafka
4 1 (1.08%) Middleware
4 1 (1.08%) SailPoint
4 1 (1.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.20%) Public Cloud
2 10 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.60%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (5.38%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.30%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 3 (3.23%) Client/Server
6 3 (3.23%) Cyberattack
7 2 (2.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.15%) Internet of Things
7 2 (2.15%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.08%) e-Health
8 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (1.08%) FMCG
8 1 (1.08%) LIMS
8 1 (1.08%) NHS
8 1 (1.08%) PACS
8 1 (1.08%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.08%) Shadow IT
8 1 (1.08%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.51%) Windows
2 16 (17.20%) Linux
3 6 (6.45%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.30%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.15%) Mac OS
5 2 (2.15%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (69.89%) Cybersecurity
2 23 (24.73%) Information Security
3 22 (23.66%) SIEM
4 21 (22.58%) Threat Intelligence
5 20 (21.51%) Security Operations
6 19 (20.43%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 19 (20.43%) Risk Management
7 14 (15.05%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (13.98%) Cyber Intelligence
8 13 (13.98%) Risk Assessment
9 12 (12.90%) Incident Management
9 12 (12.90%) Requirements Analysis
10 11 (11.83%) Penetration Testing
11 9 (9.68%) DevOps
11 9 (9.68%) Security Monitoring
11 9 (9.68%) Vulnerability Management
11 9 (9.68%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 8 (8.60%) Change Management
12 8 (8.60%) ITIL
12 8 (8.60%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.35%) Python
2 8 (8.60%) Java
3 7 (7.53%) C#
4 6 (6.45%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.30%) Bash Shell
5 4 (4.30%) C++
6 3 (3.23%) Perl
7 2 (2.15%) C
7 2 (2.15%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.15%) SQL
8 1 (1.08%) PHP
8 1 (1.08%) Ruby
8 1 (1.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (20.43%) CISSP
1 19 (20.43%) GIAC
2 18 (19.35%) Security Cleared
3 12 (12.90%) ISACA
4 10 (10.75%) SC Cleared
5 8 (8.60%) DV Cleared
6 6 (6.45%) CEH
7 5 (5.38%) CISA
7 5 (5.38%) CISM
8 4 (4.30%) CREST Certified
9 3 (3.23%) CCNA
9 3 (3.23%) CCNP
9 3 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (3.23%) JNCIA
9 3 (3.23%) JNCIP
9 3 (3.23%) JNCIS
9 3 (3.23%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (2.15%) CASP
10 2 (2.15%) Degree
10 2 (2.15%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (23.66%) NIST
2 18 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (17.20%) NCSC
4 3 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (3.23%) PCI DSS
5 2 (2.15%) NIST 800
6 1 (1.08%) GDPR
6 1 (1.08%) HL7
6 1 (1.08%) JSP 440
6 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.23%) ProxySG
3 2 (2.15%) Docker
3 2 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.15%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.08%) Snort
4 1 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.08%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (7.53%) QRadar
2 6 (6.45%) Ansible
3 5 (5.38%) CSIRT
4 2 (2.15%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 2 (2.15%) RSA Archer
4 2 (2.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (2.15%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.08%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.08%) HP ALM
5 1 (1.08%) HP Fortify
5 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.08%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.08%) Puppet
5 1 (1.08%) SCCM
5 1 (1.08%) Suricata
Vendors
1 13 (13.98%) Cisco
2 10 (10.75%) Splunk
3 7 (7.53%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.38%) ArcSight
4 5 (5.38%) Blue Coat
4 5 (5.38%) Palo Alto
5 4 (4.30%) AlienVault
5 4 (4.30%) CheckPoint
5 4 (4.30%) CyberArk
5 4 (4.30%) F5
5 4 (4.30%) Juniper
5 4 (4.30%) VMware
6 3 (3.23%) LogRhythm
7 2 (2.15%) HP
7 2 (2.15%) McAfee
7 2 (2.15%) Qualys
7 2 (2.15%) Symantec
7 2 (2.15%) Varonis
7 2 (2.15%) Zscaler
8 1 (1.08%) Sonatype