The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 29 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.

Cybersecurity
UK / Wales
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 72 64
Rank change year-on-year +24 -8  
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 18 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.56% 0.30% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.14% 0.36% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 0
Median daily rate £394 £521 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.46% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -11.25% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £46.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -19.56% +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 advertised in Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 573 554 551
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 81.51% 83.94% 76.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 381 310
Median daily rate £393 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 29 23
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.68% +53.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 Wales

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cybersecurity in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cybersecurity in Wales

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in Wales over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity in Wales

Cybersecurity
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cybersecurity in Wales

Cybersecurity
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the Wales region over the 3 months to 29 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
South Wales +32 18 £394 -25.70% 2
Cybersecurity
UK

For the 6 months to 29 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 11 (28.95%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (26.32%) CISSP
2 10 (26.32%) Finance
3 9 (23.68%) Java
4 8 (21.05%) Social Engineering
4 8 (21.05%) Static Code Analysis
4 8 (21.05%) Static Program Analysis
4 8 (21.05%) Fuzz Testing
4 8 (21.05%) Linux
4 8 (21.05%) Management Information System
4 8 (21.05%) Information Security
4 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
4 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
4 8 (21.05%) Security Architecture
4 8 (21.05%) Ethical Hacking
4 8 (21.05%) CEH
4 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (18.42%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (18.42%) OWASP
5 7 (18.42%) PCI DSS
5 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (18.42%) Python
5 7 (18.42%) CREST Certified
5 7 (18.42%) Algorithms
5 7 (18.42%) Service Design
6 6 (15.79%) Cyber Defence
6 6 (15.79%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (15.79%) Mobile First
6 6 (15.79%) Secure Coding
6 6 (15.79%) Fintech

Cybersecurity
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (28.95%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) Firewall
2 2 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (5.26%) VPN
2 2 (5.26%) WLAN
3 1 (2.63%) Internet
3 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.63%) VoIP
3 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.63%) Ant
2 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.63%) Hudson
2 1 (2.63%) Maven
2 1 (2.63%) Selenium
2 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Electronics
2 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.26%) Marketing
2 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Architect
1 9 (23.68%) Consultant
1 9 (23.68%) Cybersecurity Consultant
1 9 (23.68%) Security Consultant
2 7 (18.42%) Cybersecurity Engineer
2 7 (18.42%) Security Architect
2 7 (18.42%) Security Engineer
2 7 (18.42%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (15.79%) Cybersecurity Architect
3 6 (15.79%) Project Manager
3 6 (15.79%) Security Solutions Architect
4 4 (10.53%) Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Security Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Security Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Security Project Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) SOC Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Management Information System
2 7 (18.42%) Algorithms
3 6 (15.79%) Cyber Defence
3 6 (15.79%) Fintech
3 6 (15.79%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (5.26%) PKI
5 1 (2.63%) CMDB
5 1 (2.63%) User Experience
5 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Linux
2 2 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
1 8 (21.05%) Ethical Hacking
1 8 (21.05%) Fuzz Testing
1 8 (21.05%) Information Security
1 8 (21.05%) Security Architecture
1 8 (21.05%) Social Engineering
1 8 (21.05%) Static Code Analysis
1 8 (21.05%) Static Program Analysis
2 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (18.42%) OWASP
2 7 (18.42%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (18.42%) Service Design
3 6 (15.79%) Continuous Delivery
3 6 (15.79%) Information Assurance
3 6 (15.79%) Mobile First
3 6 (15.79%) Requirements Analysis
3 6 (15.79%) Secure Coding
3 6 (15.79%) Security Operations
3 6 (15.79%) Service Delivery
4 5 (13.16%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) Java
2 7 (18.42%) Python
3 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) CISSP
2 8 (21.05%) CEH
2 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
2 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
3 7 (18.42%) CREST Certified
4 1 (2.63%) CISA
4 1 (2.63%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.42%) PCI DSS
2 4 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (2.63%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Nessus
1 2 (5.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (2.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Avaya
1 5 (13.16%) Blue Coat
1 5 (13.16%) Intel Security
1 5 (13.16%) Proofpoint
2 3 (7.89%) Cisco
3 2 (5.26%) CheckPoint
3 2 (5.26%) F5
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.26%) SAP
3 2 (5.26%) ScanSafe
3 2 (5.26%) Sourcefire
3 2 (5.26%) Splunk
3 2 (5.26%) Symantec
4 1 (2.63%) VMware