Period
to 21 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Cybersecurity Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 - 208
Rank change year-on-year - +208 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Engineer 16 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.31% - 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% - 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 2
West Midlands median daily rate £450 - £453
10th Percentile £423 - £420
90th Percentile £475 - £483
England median daily rate £450 £500 £390
% change year-on-year -10.00% +28.21% -8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £44.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4,932 4,205 5,706
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.75% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,992 2,645 3,330
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.25% +10.07%
10th Percentile £235 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 182 180
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.88 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.15% +12.50% -11.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.23
90th Percentile £35.45 £43.18 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.14 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.09% -4.53% +8.57%

Cybersecurity Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Cybersecurity Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity Engineer in the West Midlands

Cybersecurity Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cybersecurity Engineer in the West Midlands

Cybersecurity Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 July 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
Coventry - 10 £450 - 1
Warwickshire - 6 - -
Cybersecurity Engineer
England

Cybersecurity Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, Cybersecurity Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Cybersecurity Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 14 (87.50%) DevOps
2 14 (87.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (68.75%) Windows
4 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 10 (62.50%) SQL
4 10 (62.50%) T-SQL
4 10 (62.50%) .NET
4 10 (62.50%) C#
4 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
4 10 (62.50%) Visual Studio
4 10 (62.50%) WSUS
4 10 (62.50%) PowerShell
4 10 (62.50%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (62.50%) IaaS
4 10 (62.50%) SaaS
4 10 (62.50%) PaaS
4 10 (62.50%) Public Cloud
4 10 (62.50%) Windows Server
5 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
5 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
7 5 (31.25%) JSON
7 5 (31.25%) Linux
7 5 (31.25%) ArcSight
8 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (25.00%) Elasticsearch

Cybersecurity Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 14 (87.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (62.50%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (62.50%) IaaS
2 10 (62.50%) PaaS
2 10 (62.50%) SaaS
3 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (25.00%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 10 (62.50%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) .NET
2 5 (31.25%) JSON
3 4 (25.00%) Apache Flex
3 4 (25.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (62.50%) Public Cloud
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (31.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 14 (87.50%) DevOps
3 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (12.50%) Release Management
6 1 (6.25%) Change Management
6 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
6 1 (6.25%) ITIL
6 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) C#
1 10 (62.50%) PowerShell
1 10 (62.50%) SQL
1 10 (62.50%) T-SQL
2 4 (25.00%) PHP
2 4 (25.00%) Python
2 4 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) BC Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (62.50%) WSUS
2 4 (25.00%) Graylog
2 4 (25.00%) logstash
2 4 (25.00%) Nagios
2 4 (25.00%) Observium
3 1 (6.25%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) ArcSight
3 4 (25.00%) Netskope
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) Lancope