Period
to 23 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London 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 23 May 2019 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
London > Central London
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 115 154 186
Rank change year-on-year +39 +32 +15
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 193 145 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.29% 1.59% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 1.80% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 107 54
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% -4.65%
10th Percentile £408 £363 £331
90th Percentile £688 £678 £684
London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £44.00 £41.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +7.32% +156.25% -

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 Central London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7,562 8,077 6,359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 89.63% 88.47% 87.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,770 6,294 4,849
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £340 £325 £310
90th Percentile £675 £675 £656
London median daily rate £520 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 118 52
Central London median hourly rate £21.34 £20.00 £16.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.70% +21.51% -17.70%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.49 £12.16
90th Percentile £55.76 £45.30 £29.60
London median hourly rate £25.84 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +3.34% - +23.40%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Cybersecurity as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in Central London

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cybersecurity in Central London

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in Central London over the 6 months to 23 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity in Central London

Cybersecurity
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the Central London region over the 6 months to 23 May 2019. 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
City of London +41 140 £575 +15.00% 53
City of Westminster -6 6 £558 -25.67% 2
West End of London -1 2 £483 -35.57%
Cybersecurity
London

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Cybersecurity also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 73 (37.82%) Finance
2 51 (26.42%) Information Security
3 38 (19.69%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (18.13%) Security Cleared
5 32 (16.58%) CISSP
6 29 (15.03%) Java
7 28 (14.51%) CISM
8 27 (13.99%) DV Cleared
9 24 (12.44%) Firewall
10 23 (11.92%) Windows
10 23 (11.92%) Banking
10 23 (11.92%) Vulnerability Management
11 22 (11.40%) SIEM
12 20 (10.36%) Amazon AWS
13 19 (9.84%) Security Architecture
13 19 (9.84%) Security Operations
13 19 (9.84%) OO
14 18 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
15 17 (8.81%) Network Security
15 17 (8.81%) Kubernetes
16 16 (8.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 16 (8.29%) Management Information System
16 16 (8.29%) .NET
17 15 (7.77%) Python
17 15 (7.77%) Big Data
18 14 (7.25%) CRISC
18 14 (7.25%) Test Automation
18 14 (7.25%) Docker
18 14 (7.25%) DevOps
18 14 (7.25%) Degree

Cybersecurity
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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 5 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
1 5 (2.59%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (2.07%) Confluence
2 4 (2.07%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.55%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.04%) IIS
5 1 (0.52%) Apache
5 1 (0.52%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.52%) CMS
5 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.52%) SAS
5 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.36%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (6.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.66%) Office 365
4 5 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.04%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.04%) Firebase
7 1 (0.52%) GitHub
7 1 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.52%) GoToWebinar
7 1 (0.52%) IaaS
7 1 (0.52%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.52%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.52%) PaaS
7 1 (0.52%) SaaS
7 1 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (12.44%) Firewall
2 17 (8.81%) Network Security
3 7 (3.63%) DNS
4 6 (3.11%) Internet
4 6 (3.11%) LAN
5 3 (1.55%) VPN
5 3 (1.55%) WAN
6 2 (1.04%) DHCP
6 2 (1.04%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.04%) Skype
6 2 (1.04%) Wireless
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco Firepower
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.52%) NAS
7 1 (0.52%) PBX
7 1 (0.52%) SAN
7 1 (0.52%) Sourcefire
7 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.52%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.77%) Big Data
2 12 (6.22%) Blockchain
3 5 (2.59%) Couchbase
3 5 (2.59%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.04%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.52%) Apache Accumulo
5 1 (0.52%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 12 (6.22%) Selenium
2 11 (5.70%) Cucumber
3 9 (4.66%) Jenkins
4 7 (3.63%) Git (software)
5 6 (3.11%) GoCD
5 6 (3.11%) JIRA
5 6 (3.11%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (2.07%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.04%) Bitbucket Server
7 2 (1.04%) EasyMock
7 2 (1.04%) JUnit
8 1 (0.52%) Ant
8 1 (0.52%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.52%) Gradle
8 1 (0.52%) JMeter
8 1 (0.52%) Maven
8 1 (0.52%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.52%) WATIR
8 1 (0.52%) WebDriver
General
1 73 (37.82%) Finance
2 23 (11.92%) Banking
3 7 (3.63%) Back Office
4 4 (2.07%) Legal
5 3 (1.55%) Law
5 3 (1.55%) Retail
6 2 (1.04%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.04%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.04%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.52%) International Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (14.51%) Analyst
1 28 (14.51%) Security Manager
2 26 (13.47%) Developer
3 22 (11.40%) Security Analyst
4 18 (9.33%) Consultant
4 18 (9.33%) Project Manager
5 17 (8.81%) Security Engineer
6 15 (7.77%) Security Project Manager
7 14 (7.25%) Cybersecurity Manager
8 13 (6.74%) Business Analyst
8 13 (6.74%) Security Consultant
8 13 (6.74%) Software Developer
9 12 (6.22%) Architect
9 12 (6.22%) Head of Cybersecurity
9 12 (6.22%) Head of Security
9 12 (6.22%) Test Engineer
10 11 (5.70%) Security Architect
11 10 (5.18%) Project Manager - Cybersecurity
12 9 (4.66%) Information Manager
12 9 (4.66%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.29%) .NET
2 5 (2.59%) Akka
2 5 (2.59%) Kafka
2 5 (2.59%) Play Framework
2 5 (2.59%) RESTful
3 4 (2.07%) Middleware
4 3 (1.55%) HTML
4 3 (1.55%) React
4 3 (1.55%) Regular Expression
4 3 (1.55%) REST
4 3 (1.55%) Web Services
5 2 (1.04%) Angular 2
5 2 (1.04%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.04%) CSS3
5 2 (1.04%) D3.js
5 2 (1.04%) gRPC
5 2 (1.04%) HTML5
5 2 (1.04%) iOS SDK
5 2 (1.04%) Node.js
5 2 (1.04%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.29%) Management Information System
2 11 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.15%) Cyberattack
4 7 (3.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 7 (3.63%) PKI
5 6 (3.11%) Fintech
5 6 (3.11%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.55%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (1.55%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (1.55%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.04%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.04%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.04%) Online Banking
8 2 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.52%) Replication
9 1 (0.52%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.52%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.92%) Windows
2 14 (7.25%) Linux
3 5 (2.59%) Windows 10
3 5 (2.59%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.07%) Unix
5 2 (1.04%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.04%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.04%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.52%) Android
6 1 (0.52%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (26.42%) Information Security
2 38 (19.69%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (11.92%) Vulnerability Management
4 22 (11.40%) SIEM
5 19 (9.84%) OO
5 19 (9.84%) Security Architecture
5 19 (9.84%) Security Operations
6 18 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (7.25%) DevOps
7 14 (7.25%) OOD
7 14 (7.25%) Project Management
7 14 (7.25%) Test Automation
8 13 (6.74%) Risk Management
9 11 (5.70%) Analytics
10 10 (5.18%) Data Loss Prevention
10 10 (5.18%) Identity Access Management
10 10 (5.18%) Use Case
11 9 (4.66%) Data Protection
11 9 (4.66%) Incident Management
11 9 (4.66%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (15.03%) Java
2 15 (7.77%) Python
3 14 (7.25%) C#
4 9 (4.66%) SQL
5 8 (4.15%) Perl
6 7 (3.63%) JavaScript
6 7 (3.63%) PowerShell
7 6 (3.11%) Bash Shell
7 6 (3.11%) Ruby
8 5 (2.59%) Go
8 5 (2.59%) Scala
9 2 (1.04%) C++
10 1 (0.52%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.52%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (18.13%) Security Cleared
2 32 (16.58%) CISSP
3 28 (14.51%) CISM
4 27 (13.99%) DV Cleared
5 14 (7.25%) CRISC
5 14 (7.25%) Degree
6 11 (5.70%) CISA
6 11 (5.70%) ISEB
7 10 (5.18%) ISTQB
8 7 (3.63%) CISMP
8 7 (3.63%) SC Cleared
9 5 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (2.07%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (1.04%) CCSP
12 2 (1.04%) CEH
12 2 (1.04%) CESG Certified Professional
12 2 (1.04%) CHFI
12 2 (1.04%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (5.18%) COBIT
3 8 (4.15%) PCI DSS
4 5 (2.59%) GDPR
5 2 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (1.04%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (1.04%) PSD2
6 1 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.52%) PMO
6 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (7.25%) Docker
2 7 (3.63%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.04%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (8.81%) Kubernetes
2 7 (3.63%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (3.63%) Puppet
3 6 (3.11%) Ansible
3 6 (3.11%) SCCM
4 5 (2.59%) Marathon
4 5 (2.59%) Mesos
5 4 (2.07%) Rundeck
5 4 (2.07%) Terraform
6 2 (1.04%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.04%) CSIRT
6 2 (1.04%) QRadar
6 2 (1.04%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.52%) CASB
7 1 (0.52%) Nessus
7 1 (0.52%) Nmap
Vendors
1 12 (6.22%) Splunk
2 9 (4.66%) Atlassian
3 8 (4.15%) Cisco
3 8 (4.15%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.11%) VMware
5 5 (2.59%) Apple
6 4 (2.07%) SaltStack
7 3 (1.55%) ArcSight
7 3 (1.55%) Citrix
8 2 (1.04%) Blue Coat
8 2 (1.04%) IBM
9 1 (0.52%) Avaya
9 1 (0.52%) BMC
9 1 (0.52%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.52%) Forcepoint
9 1 (0.52%) Google
9 1 (0.52%) Ivanti
9 1 (0.52%) Juniper
9 1 (0.52%) Qualys
9 1 (0.52%) Symantec