The table below looks at the statistics for Cybersecurity skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cybersecurity over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cybersecurity
London / City of London
Rank 132 136 174
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +38
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 21 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.71% 0.45% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.51% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 10
Median daily rate £525 £431 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £346 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £597 £525 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £488 £485
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +0.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £46.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year
-23.91% -12.38%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2494 2719 4248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.57% 86.62% 82.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1981 2157 3315
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 30 32
Median hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% -3.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £53.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

Cybersecurity
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Cybersecurity as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Cybersecurity Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Cybersecurity
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cybersecurity across the City of London region.

Cybersecurity Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Cybersecurity
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cybersecurity across the City of London region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

Cybersecurity Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 City of London region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 37 (58.73%) Finance
2 29 (46.03%) Information Security
3 18 (28.57%) Firewall
4 17 (26.98%) Risk Management
4 17 (26.98%) Security Operations
5 15 (23.81%) CISSP
6 14 (22.22%) Security Operations Centre
7 13 (20.63%) Network Security
7 13 (20.63%) SIEM
7 13 (20.63%) SQL
8 12 (19.05%) CISM
8 12 (19.05%) Banking
9 11 (17.46%) Windows
9 11 (17.46%) Degree
10 10 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (15.87%) Project Management
11 9 (14.29%) Unix
11 9 (14.29%) Linux
11 9 (14.29%) Retail
11 9 (14.29%) Legal
11 9 (14.29%) Splunk
12 8 (12.70%) Vulnerability Management
12 8 (12.70%) Management Information System
12 8 (12.70%) Financial Institution
12 8 (12.70%) Oracle
12 8 (12.70%) TCP/IP
12 8 (12.70%) Internet
13 7 (11.11%) Sun
13 7 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (11.11%) GIAC

Cybersecurity
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 3 (4.76%) SharePoint
1 3 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Office
2 1 (1.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) IaaS
2 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.17%) Office 365
2 2 (3.17%) PaaS
3 1 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (28.57%) Firewall
2 13 (20.63%) Network Security
3 8 (12.70%) Internet
3 8 (12.70%) TCP/IP
4 6 (9.52%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (7.94%) VPN
6 4 (6.35%) SAN
7 3 (4.76%) DHCP
7 3 (4.76%) DNS
7 3 (4.76%) IPsec
7 3 (4.76%) SSL
8 2 (3.17%) 802.11
8 2 (3.17%) DKIM
8 2 (3.17%) DMARC
8 2 (3.17%) Ethernet
8 2 (3.17%) LAN
8 2 (3.17%) MPLS
8 2 (3.17%) SMTP
8 2 (3.17%) SSH
8 2 (3.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.17%) Data Mining
2 2 (3.17%) DB2
2 2 (3.17%) MySQL
General
1 37 (58.73%) Finance
2 12 (19.05%) Banking
3 9 (14.29%) Legal
3 9 (14.29%) Retail
4 8 (12.70%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.17%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.59%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (33.33%) Analyst
2 20 (31.75%) Security Analyst
3 17 (26.98%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 6 (9.52%) Security Manager
5 4 (6.35%) Architect
5 4 (6.35%) Business Analyst
5 4 (6.35%) Consultant
5 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 3 (4.76%) Monitoring Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.76%) Risk Manager
6 3 (4.76%) Security Consultant
6 3 (4.76%) Security Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Security Monitoring Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Security Specialist
6 3 (4.76%) SIEM Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) Information Assurance Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.59%) Ajax
2 1 (1.59%) JSON
2 1 (1.59%) Middleware
2 1 (1.59%) OpenID
2 1 (1.59%) REST
2 1 (1.59%) SAML
2 1 (1.59%) SOAP
2 1 (1.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.22%) Security Operations Centre
2 8 (12.70%) Management Information System
3 7 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 7 (11.11%) Fixed Income
4 6 (9.52%) Equities
5 5 (7.94%) Cyber Defence
6 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.76%) PKI
6 3 (4.76%) Replication
7 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
7 2 (3.17%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (3.17%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (3.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (3.17%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.59%) CESG
8 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.59%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (1.59%) Internet of Things
8 1 (1.59%) iSeries
8 1 (1.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.46%) Windows
2 9 (14.29%) Linux
2 9 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (46.03%) Information Security
2 17 (26.98%) Risk Management
2 17 (26.98%) Security Operations
3 13 (20.63%) SIEM
4 10 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (15.87%) Project Management
5 8 (12.70%) Vulnerability Management
6 7 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (9.52%) Asset Management
7 6 (9.52%) Network Design
7 6 (9.52%) Threat Detection
8 5 (7.94%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (7.94%) Incident Management
8 5 (7.94%) Open Source
8 5 (7.94%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (6.35%) Computer Forensics
9 4 (6.35%) Investment Management
9 4 (6.35%) OWASP
9 4 (6.35%) Secure Coding
10 3 (4.76%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.63%) SQL
2 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.59%) C
3 1 (1.59%) C#
3 1 (1.59%) Java
3 1 (1.59%) PHP
3 1 (1.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (23.81%) CISSP
2 12 (19.05%) CISM
3 11 (17.46%) Degree
4 7 (11.11%) GCIH
4 7 (11.11%) GIAC
5 6 (9.52%) CNA
5 6 (9.52%) GCIA
5 6 (9.52%) Network+ Certification
5 6 (9.52%) Novell Certification
5 6 (9.52%) SANS
5 6 (9.52%) SC Cleared
5 6 (9.52%) Security Cleared
6 5 (7.94%) CREST Certified
7 3 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (4.76%) CHECK Team Member
7 3 (4.76%) CRISC
8 2 (3.17%) CISA
9 1 (1.59%) CEH
9 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (6.35%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (3.17%) COBIT
4 2 (3.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.76%) BitLocker
3 3 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.76%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 6 (9.52%) SCCM
2 3 (4.76%) QRadar
3 2 (3.17%) Ansible
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (1.59%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 9 (14.29%) Splunk
2 8 (12.70%) Oracle
3 7 (11.11%) Sun
4 6 (9.52%) CyberArk
4 6 (9.52%) Microsoft
5 4 (6.35%) Cisco
5 4 (6.35%) VMware
6 3 (4.76%) CheckPoint
6 3 (4.76%) HP
6 3 (4.76%) IBM
6 3 (4.76%) NetApp
6 3 (4.76%) NetIQ
6 3 (4.76%) Symantec
6 3 (4.76%) Veeam
7 2 (3.17%) Citrix
7 2 (3.17%) WorldPay
8 1 (1.59%) Dell
8 1 (1.59%) F5
8 1 (1.59%) LogRhythm
8 1 (1.59%) Sybase