Period
to 15 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Cybersecurity Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

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
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 186 197 179
Rank change year-on-year +11 -18 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Engineer 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.062% 0.051% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.054% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £463 £425 £425
90th Percentile £488 £475 £475
England median daily rate £488 £450 £463
% change year-on-year +8.33% -2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £29.50 -
England median hourly rate - £29.50 -

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 4607 5591 4763
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.95% 95.00% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2929 3372 2694
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £213
90th Percentile £544 £541 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 231 264
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -10.71% +5.00%
10th Percentile £10.44 £10.00 £10.33
90th Percentile £45.93 £37.25 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 15 December 2017. 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
Warwickshire +4 3 £475 -
Cybersecurity Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, Cybersecurity Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Cybersecurity Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (100.00%) Network Security
1 3 (100.00%) ArcSight
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (66.67%) Break/Fix
2 2 (66.67%) CCIE Security
2 2 (66.67%) Network Virtualisation
2 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) Malware Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 2 (66.67%) Lancope
2 2 (66.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 2 (66.67%) Cyber Attack
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Security Operations
2 2 (66.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (66.67%) Forensic Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) SIEM
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) CISM
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) SCADA
2 2 (66.67%) Matrix Management
2 2 (66.67%) GCIA
2 2 (66.67%) GSEC
2 2 (66.67%) Blue Coat
2 2 (66.67%) CEH
2 2 (66.67%) Snort

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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MySQL
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Cyber Attack
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 3 (100.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) Break/Fix
2 2 (66.67%) Forensic Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Malware Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 2 (66.67%) Matrix Management
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security Management
2 2 (66.67%) Network Virtualisation
2 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
2 2 (66.67%) Security Management
2 2 (66.67%) Security Operations
2 2 (66.67%) SIEM
2 2 (66.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (66.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Release Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCIE
1 2 (66.67%) CCIE Security
1 2 (66.67%) CCNA
1 2 (66.67%) CCNP
1 2 (66.67%) CEH
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (66.67%) CISM
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) GCIA
1 2 (66.67%) GIAC
1 2 (66.67%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Snort
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (33.33%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) ArcSight
2 2 (66.67%) Blue Coat
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Lancope
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco