Period
to 18 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Cybersecurity skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cybersecurity over the 6 months to 18 October 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 147 151
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4 +14
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 31 66 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.67% 1.06% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 1.28% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 47 15
West Midlands median daily rate £513 £463 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -7.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £306 £333 £375
90th Percentile £594 £615 £569
England median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% -1.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £24.98 £29.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.32% - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £40.22
% change year-on-year +30.77% -19.18% -32.98%

Cybersecurity is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3844 5151 3834
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.08% 82.91% 78.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2439 3060 2282
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £249 £250 £220
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 126 179
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.24 £18.14 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.13% -17.56% +2.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.81 £11.46
90th Percentile £53.75 £39.50 £42.79
England median hourly rate £25.00 £23.72 £22.00
% change year-on-year +5.42% +7.80% +12.82%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Cybersecurity as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in the West Midlands

Cybersecurity
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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cybersecurity in the West Midlands

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity in the West Midlands

Cybersecurity
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cybersecurity in the West Midlands

Cybersecurity
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 within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 October 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 +1 20 £525 +16.67%
Birmingham +3 4 £338 -32.16% 3
Staffordshire +13 3 £500 +11.11% 1
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 9 (29.03%) Security Operations
2 7 (22.58%) Data Protection
2 7 (22.58%) Security Architecture
3 5 (16.13%) Information Security
3 5 (16.13%) Network Security
3 5 (16.13%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (12.90%) RSA Archer
4 4 (12.90%) SCADA
4 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
5 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (9.68%) Information Security Management
5 3 (9.68%) Security Management
5 3 (9.68%) Degree
5 3 (9.68%) SIEM
5 3 (9.68%) People Management
6 2 (6.45%) High Availability
6 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (6.45%) Records Management
6 2 (6.45%) Network Packet Analysis
6 2 (6.45%) Proactive Monitoring
6 2 (6.45%) Threat Management
6 2 (6.45%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (6.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (6.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (6.45%) ISMS
6 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
6 2 (6.45%) IT Governance
6 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
6 2 (6.45%) Risk Management

Cybersecurity
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 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) Network Security
2 2 (6.45%) Firewall
3 1 (3.23%) 4G
3 1 (3.23%) 5G
3 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.23%) LAN
3 1 (3.23%) MPLS
3 1 (3.23%) SNMP
3 1 (3.23%) VLAN
3 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 2 (6.45%) Automotive
1 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Electronics
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Consultant
2 6 (19.35%) Architect
2 6 (19.35%) Security Consultant
3 5 (16.13%) Security Manager
4 4 (12.90%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 4 (12.90%) Cybersecurity Manager
4 4 (12.90%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Project Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Security Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Information Assurance Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Information Security Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Security Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Security Operations Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) SOC Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Head of Infrastructure
7 1 (3.23%) Project Manager - Cybersecurity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Cyberthreat
2 4 (12.90%) SCADA
3 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.45%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.23%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
1 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Security Operations
2 7 (22.58%) Data Protection
2 7 (22.58%) Security Architecture
3 5 (16.13%) Information Security
4 3 (9.68%) Information Security Management
4 3 (9.68%) People Management
4 3 (9.68%) Security Management
4 3 (9.68%) SIEM
5 2 (6.45%) Business Continuity
5 2 (6.45%) Change Management
5 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.45%) ISMS
5 2 (6.45%) IT Governance
5 2 (6.45%) Network Packet Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (6.45%) Records Management
5 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
5 2 (6.45%) Scrum
5 2 (6.45%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) C#
1 1 (3.23%) C++
1 1 (3.23%) Java
1 1 (3.23%) MATLAB
1 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) CEH
2 2 (6.45%) CISSP
2 2 (6.45%) GIAC
2 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) CCNA
3 1 (3.23%) CCNP
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.23%) ISSAP
3 1 (3.23%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Snort
2 1 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) RSA Archer
2 2 (6.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (6.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (3.23%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) QRadar
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Blue Coat
2 1 (3.23%) Citrix
2 1 (3.23%) CyberArk
2 1 (3.23%) Dell
2 1 (3.23%) Lancope