Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 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
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 461 690 744
Rank change year-on-year +229 +54 -9
Contract jobs citing Cyberthreat 71 115 148
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.65% 0.44% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 67 91
Median daily rate £480 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.50% +10.53% -2.56%
10th Percentile £311 £358 £398
90th Percentile £588 £763 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £481 £517 £450
% change year-on-year -7.01% +14.89% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £42.50

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 10,947 26,382 33,271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.82% 31.29% 32.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,958 16,780 21,668
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £250 £263 £275
90th Percentile £713 £669 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £422
% change year-on-year -2.94% +0.71% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 1,046 1,040
Median hourly rate £31.61 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.68% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £12.61 £11.77 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.50 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.75 £19.03
% change year-on-year +20.48% +9.04% -1.60%

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 27 October 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 12 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 27 October 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 +234 68 £480 -8.50% 34
UK excluding London +236 37 £481 -7.01% 22
London +181 29 £431 -25.00% 14
South West +114 15 £481 -12.59% 6
Midlands +100 13 £575 +13.58% 3
West Midlands +76 13 £575 +13.58% 2
Work from Home -94 13 £425 -17.07% 1
North of England +105 3 £350 -22.22% 4
East of England +94 3 £323 -9.47%
North West +72 3 £350 -37.78% 3
South East +155 2 £425 -17.79% 7
Scotland +74 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 53 (74.65%) Cybersecurity
2 37 (52.11%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 37 (52.11%) CISSP
2 37 (52.11%) Threat Intelligence
3 30 (42.25%) Information Security
4 28 (39.44%) Security Operations
5 27 (38.03%) GIAC
6 26 (36.62%) Cyber Intelligence
7 22 (30.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 21 (29.58%) Management Information System
8 21 (29.58%) Vulnerability Management
9 19 (26.76%) Security Cleared
9 19 (26.76%) Analytical Skills
10 18 (25.35%) SIEM
11 17 (23.94%) Finance
11 17 (23.94%) Incident Management
12 16 (22.54%) GCIH
12 16 (22.54%) SC Cleared
13 15 (21.13%) Firewall
13 15 (21.13%) Linux
13 15 (21.13%) Active Directory
14 14 (19.72%) Penetration Testing
15 13 (18.31%) Risk Management
15 13 (18.31%) SANS
15 13 (18.31%) Security Operations Centre
15 13 (18.31%) NIST
15 13 (18.31%) Public Sector
16 12 (16.90%) Problem-Solving
16 12 (16.90%) Bash Shell
17 11 (15.49%) Continuous Improvement

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 2 (2.82%) Confluence
1 2 (2.82%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (12.68%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.08%) Azure
2 9 (12.68%) Office 365
3 5 (7.04%) AWS
4 2 (2.82%) Amazon EKS
5 1 (1.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.41%) Amazon GuardDuty
5 1 (1.41%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.13%) Firewall
2 10 (14.08%) Network Security
3 3 (4.23%) DNS
3 3 (4.23%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.82%) SAN
4 2 (2.82%) VPN
4 2 (2.82%) Wireless
4 2 (2.82%) Wireless Security
4 2 (2.82%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.41%) DHCP
5 1 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.41%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.41%) SMTP
5 1 (1.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.82%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) JIRA
2 2 (2.82%) Burp Suite
2 2 (2.82%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.82%) SonarQube
3 1 (1.41%) Selenium
General
1 17 (23.94%) Finance
2 13 (18.31%) Public Sector
3 4 (5.63%) Banking
4 2 (2.82%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.82%) Law
5 1 (1.41%) International Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Legal
5 1 (1.41%) Local Government
5 1 (1.41%) Military
5 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (40.85%) Analyst
2 22 (30.99%) Security Analyst
3 13 (18.31%) Security Engineer
4 10 (14.08%) IT Analyst
5 8 (11.27%) IT Security Analyst
5 8 (11.27%) Operations Engineer
5 8 (11.27%) SOC Analyst
6 7 (9.86%) Information Analyst
6 7 (9.86%) Information Security Analyst
6 7 (9.86%) Operations Analyst
6 7 (9.86%) Security Operations Analyst
7 6 (8.45%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Chief Technology Officer
8 4 (5.63%) Developer
9 3 (4.23%) Consultant
9 3 (4.23%) IT Operations Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) Security Officer
10 2 (2.82%) Applications Engineer
10 2 (2.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 2 (2.82%) Technical Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.23%) Node.js
2 2 (2.82%) AngularJS
2 2 (2.82%) CSS
2 2 (2.82%) HTML
2 2 (2.82%) REST
2 2 (2.82%) RESTful
2 2 (2.82%) Vue.js
3 1 (1.41%) .NET
3 1 (1.41%) COM
3 1 (1.41%) LDAP
3 1 (1.41%) Play Framework
3 1 (1.41%) React
Miscellaneous
1 21 (29.58%) Management Information System
2 19 (26.76%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (18.31%) Security Operations Centre
4 7 (9.86%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (7.04%) User Experience
6 4 (5.63%) NHS
7 2 (2.82%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.82%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (2.82%) SCADA
8 1 (1.41%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 1 (1.41%) Cyberattack
8 1 (1.41%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.13%) Linux
2 9 (12.68%) Windows
3 7 (9.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (4.23%) Mac OS
5 2 (2.82%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.41%) Unix
6 1 (1.41%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (74.65%) Cybersecurity
2 37 (52.11%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 37 (52.11%) Threat Intelligence
3 30 (42.25%) Information Security
4 28 (39.44%) Security Operations
5 26 (36.62%) Cyber Intelligence
6 21 (29.58%) Vulnerability Management
7 18 (25.35%) SIEM
8 17 (23.94%) Incident Management
9 14 (19.72%) Penetration Testing
10 13 (18.31%) Risk Management
11 12 (16.90%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (15.49%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (15.49%) Identity Access Management
13 9 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (12.68%) Data Security
13 9 (12.68%) Email Filtering
13 9 (12.68%) Kalman Filter
13 9 (12.68%) Line Management
13 9 (12.68%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.90%) Bash Shell
2 9 (12.68%) Python
3 6 (8.45%) Java
4 4 (5.63%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.23%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.23%) Ruby
6 2 (2.82%) Elm
6 2 (2.82%) Scala
7 1 (1.41%) C
7 1 (1.41%) C#
7 1 (1.41%) C++
7 1 (1.41%) PHP
7 1 (1.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (52.11%) CISSP
2 27 (38.03%) GIAC
3 19 (26.76%) Security Cleared
4 16 (22.54%) GCIH
4 16 (22.54%) SC Cleared
5 13 (18.31%) SANS
6 11 (15.49%) Degree
7 10 (14.08%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (14.08%) SSCP
8 9 (12.68%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (12.68%) FFIEC
9 8 (11.27%) CCNA
9 8 (11.27%) CCNP
10 7 (9.86%) GCED
10 7 (9.86%) GCIA
10 7 (9.86%) GREM
10 7 (9.86%) GSEC
11 6 (8.45%) CEH
12 5 (7.04%) CISM
13 3 (4.23%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (30.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (18.31%) NIST
3 7 (9.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 6 (8.45%) GDPR
4 6 (8.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 6 (8.45%) NCSC
5 5 (7.04%) QA
5 5 (7.04%) SLA
6 4 (5.63%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (5.63%) PCI DSS
7 1 (1.41%) COBIT
7 1 (1.41%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 15 (21.13%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.04%) Docker
3 1 (1.41%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.41%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (5.63%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.82%) Puppet
3 2 (2.82%) Terraform
4 1 (1.41%) Ansible
4 1 (1.41%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.41%) HP ALM
4 1 (1.41%) HP Fortify
4 1 (1.41%) QRadar
4 1 (1.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (15.49%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.08%) Cisco
3 9 (12.68%) CheckPoint
4 8 (11.27%) Red Hat
5 7 (9.86%) Qualys
6 6 (8.45%) Meraki
7 3 (4.23%) Splunk
8 2 (2.82%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (2.82%) BT
8 2 (2.82%) Carbon Black
8 2 (2.82%) Cloudera
8 2 (2.82%) CrowdStrike
8 2 (2.82%) Cybereason
8 2 (2.82%) Forcepoint
8 2 (2.82%) IronPort
8 2 (2.82%) Symantec
8 2 (2.82%) VMware
8 2 (2.82%) Zscaler
9 1 (1.41%) BeyondTrust
9 1 (1.41%) Tanium