Period
to 19 December 2018

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 19 December 2018 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 151 176
Rank change year-on-year -4 +25 +55
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 154 135 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 1.66% 1.55% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 1.74% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 99 67
Central London median daily rate £525 £464 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.27% -11.71% +3.70%
10th Percentile £375 £295 £413
90th Percentile £773 £636 £730
London median daily rate £549 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +9.75% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 - -
London median hourly rate £57.50 £90.00 -
% change year-on-year -36.11% - -

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 8,175 7,756 6,961
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 88.16% 89.16% 88.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,306 6,039 5,381
Central London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £322 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £650
London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 80 62
Central London median hourly rate £19.13 £20.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +6.58% -5.00%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.31 £11.34
90th Percentile £34.00 £34.42 £55.00
London median hourly rate £24.11 £22.26 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.32% -1.08% +12.50%

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 19 December 2018.

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 19 December 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
City of London -4 113 £525 +10.53% 90
West End of London -31 2 £450 +12.15%
City of Westminster 0 1 £550 +37.07%
Cybersecurity
London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, 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 47 (30.52%) Information Security
2 45 (29.22%) Finance
3 31 (20.13%) CISSP
4 29 (18.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 28 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 26 (16.88%) CISM
7 24 (15.58%) Vulnerability Management
8 23 (14.94%) SIEM
8 23 (14.94%) Firewall
8 23 (14.94%) Java
8 23 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (12.99%) DV Cleared
10 19 (12.34%) CISA
10 19 (12.34%) Test Automation
11 18 (11.69%) Security Architecture
11 18 (11.69%) Degree
12 17 (11.04%) Management Information System
12 17 (11.04%) Python
12 17 (11.04%) Microsoft Azure
13 16 (10.39%) Amazon AWS
13 16 (10.39%) C#
14 15 (9.74%) Project Management
14 15 (9.74%) Risk Management
14 15 (9.74%) Network Security
14 15 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
14 15 (9.74%) GDPR
15 14 (9.09%) Identity Access Management
15 14 (9.09%) Security Operations
15 14 (9.09%) DevOps
15 14 (9.09%) Security Testing

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 10 (6.49%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.30%) Apache
3 2 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (1.30%) CMS
3 2 (1.30%) Confluence
3 2 (1.30%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.65%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (1.30%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (10.39%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.25%) IaaS
4 4 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.60%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (2.60%) GoToWebinar
4 4 (2.60%) SaaS
5 3 (1.95%) PaaS
6 2 (1.30%) Akamai
6 2 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.30%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.30%) Office 365
7 1 (0.65%) G Suite
7 1 (0.65%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.94%) Firewall
2 15 (9.74%) Network Security
3 10 (6.49%) LAN
4 7 (4.55%) DNS
4 7 (4.55%) WAN
5 6 (3.90%) WLAN
6 5 (3.25%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (2.60%) Kerberos
7 4 (2.60%) Skype
7 4 (2.60%) VPN
8 3 (1.95%) Sourcefire
8 3 (1.95%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.95%) Wireless
9 2 (1.30%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (1.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (1.30%) Internet
9 2 (1.30%) ISDN
9 2 (1.30%) MPLS
9 2 (1.30%) SCCP
9 2 (1.30%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.55%) Blockchain
2 3 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.30%) Essbase
3 2 (1.30%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.30%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (1.30%) Redis
4 1 (0.65%) Apache Accumulo
4 1 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.65%) Big Data
4 1 (0.65%) BigQuery
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (7.14%) Selenium
2 10 (6.49%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.95%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.95%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.95%) JIRA
4 2 (1.30%) GitLab
4 2 (1.30%) GoCD
4 2 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.65%) Ant
5 1 (0.65%) AppScan
5 1 (0.65%) Gradle
5 1 (0.65%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.65%) JMeter
5 1 (0.65%) Maven
5 1 (0.65%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.65%) WATIR
General
1 45 (29.22%) Finance
2 13 (8.44%) Banking
3 9 (5.84%) Retail
4 6 (3.90%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.60%) Legal
6 2 (1.30%) Advertising
6 2 (1.30%) International Banking
6 2 (1.30%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Law
7 1 (0.65%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (13.64%) Analyst
1 21 (13.64%) Consultant
2 20 (12.99%) Security Engineer
3 16 (10.39%) Security Consultant
4 15 (9.74%) Architect
5 14 (9.09%) Security Architect
5 14 (9.09%) Security Manager
6 12 (7.79%) Security Analyst
7 11 (7.14%) Test Engineer
8 10 (6.49%) Project Manager
9 9 (5.84%) Cybersecurity Manager
9 9 (5.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (5.19%) Developer
11 7 (4.55%) Business Analyst
11 7 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (4.55%) Security Project Manager
11 7 (4.55%) Software Developer
11 7 (4.55%) Support Engineer
12 6 (3.90%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
12 6 (3.90%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.84%) .NET
2 5 (3.25%) Smart Contracts
3 4 (2.60%) SAML
3 4 (2.60%) Web Services
4 2 (1.30%) Celery
4 2 (1.30%) React
4 2 (1.30%) SailPoint
4 2 (1.30%) scikit-learn
4 2 (1.30%) XMPP
5 1 (0.65%) Akka
5 1 (0.65%) Anaconda
5 1 (0.65%) J2EE
5 1 (0.65%) JSON
5 1 (0.65%) Kafka
5 1 (0.65%) LDAP
5 1 (0.65%) Redux
5 1 (0.65%) WAMP
5 1 (0.65%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.04%) Management Information System
2 15 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.55%) Digital Currency
3 7 (4.55%) PKI
4 6 (3.90%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (3.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (3.90%) Public Cloud
4 6 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (3.25%) Algorithms
5 5 (3.25%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (2.60%) iPhone
6 4 (2.60%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.30%) Cyberattack
7 2 (1.30%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.30%) Fintech
7 2 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.30%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.30%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.65%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.44%) Windows
2 6 (3.90%) Android
2 6 (3.90%) Apple iOS
2 6 (3.90%) Linux
3 5 (3.25%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.60%) Mac OS
4 4 (2.60%) Unix
4 4 (2.60%) Windows 8
5 3 (1.95%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (30.52%) Information Security
2 24 (15.58%) Vulnerability Management
3 23 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (14.94%) SIEM
4 19 (12.34%) Test Automation
5 18 (11.69%) Security Architecture
6 15 (9.74%) Project Management
6 15 (9.74%) Risk Management
7 14 (9.09%) DevOps
7 14 (9.09%) Identity Access Management
7 14 (9.09%) Security Operations
7 14 (9.09%) Security Testing
8 13 (8.44%) ITIL
8 13 (8.44%) Penetration Testing
8 13 (8.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (7.14%) Data Protection
9 11 (7.14%) Identity Management
10 10 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 9 (5.84%) Cryptography
11 9 (5.84%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (14.94%) Java
2 17 (11.04%) Python
3 16 (10.39%) C#
4 8 (5.19%) C
5 7 (4.55%) C++
5 7 (4.55%) Go
6 5 (3.25%) Bash Shell
6 5 (3.25%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.25%) Ruby
7 4 (2.60%) Perl
8 3 (1.95%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.30%) SQL
10 1 (0.65%) Scala
10 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (20.13%) CISSP
2 28 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 26 (16.88%) CISM
4 20 (12.99%) DV Cleared
5 19 (12.34%) CISA
6 18 (11.69%) Degree
7 10 (6.49%) ISEB
7 10 (6.49%) ISTQB
8 7 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (4.55%) SC Cleared
9 6 (3.90%) CRISC
10 5 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (3.25%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 4 (2.60%) CCNP
12 3 (1.95%) CCNA
13 2 (1.30%) GCFA
13 2 (1.30%) GCIH
13 2 (1.30%) ISSMP
13 2 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.30%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (18.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (9.74%) GDPR
3 9 (5.84%) PCI DSS
4 6 (3.90%) COBIT
5 3 (1.95%) HIPAA
6 2 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.65%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.65%) QA
7 1 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.65%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 13 (8.44%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.84%) Docker
3 2 (1.30%) ProxySG
3 2 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.65%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (5.84%) Kubernetes
2 5 (3.25%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (2.60%) Ansible
3 4 (2.60%) QRadar
3 4 (2.60%) SCCM
3 4 (2.60%) Terraform
4 3 (1.95%) CSIRT
4 3 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.95%) Puppet
5 2 (1.30%) CASB
5 2 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.30%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (1.30%) Nessus
5 2 (1.30%) Rundeck
5 2 (1.30%) WSUS
6 1 (0.65%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.65%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 14 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.79%) Splunk
3 11 (7.14%) Cisco
4 9 (5.84%) Google
5 8 (5.19%) CheckPoint
6 6 (3.90%) Citrix
7 5 (3.25%) CyberArk
8 4 (2.60%) Apple
8 4 (2.60%) Avaya
8 4 (2.60%) F5
8 4 (2.60%) ForeScout
8 4 (2.60%) McAfee
8 4 (2.60%) Oracle
8 4 (2.60%) SolarWinds
8 4 (2.60%) Symantec
9 3 (1.95%) Palo Alto
9 3 (1.95%) Qualys
9 3 (1.95%) Sophos
9 3 (1.95%) Thycotic
9 3 (1.95%) VMware