Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Computer Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Security over the 6 months to 17 November 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.

Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 234 241 280
Rank change year-on-year +7 +39 +23
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 17 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.24% 0.074% 0.011%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.085% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 0
City of London median daily rate £469 £402 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.75% - -
Central London median daily rate £469 £402 -
% change year-on-year +16.75% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

Computer Security 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 City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6297 5887 7808
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.45% 87.51% 83.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5003 4710 6215
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £285
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £451
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.44% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 55 76
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.44% +7.89%
10th Percentile £13.34 £12.15 £10.99
90th Percentile £30.90 £53.05 £40.00
Central London median hourly rate £20.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.58% -5.00% +11.14%

Computer Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Computer Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Security in the City of London

Computer Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Computer Security in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Security in the City of London

Computer Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Security in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Security in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Security 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 Computer Security.

1 14 (82.35%) GIAC
1 14 (82.35%) GCIH
2 12 (70.59%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (58.82%) Information Security
3 10 (58.82%) Firewall
3 10 (58.82%) Windows
4 9 (52.94%) Finance
4 9 (52.94%) SIEM
4 9 (52.94%) SANS
4 9 (52.94%) GCIA
5 8 (47.06%) CSIRT
5 8 (47.06%) Linux
6 7 (41.18%) Cisco
6 7 (41.18%) Dell
6 7 (41.18%) CheckPoint
6 7 (41.18%) McAfee
6 7 (41.18%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (41.18%) Information Assurance
6 7 (41.18%) Blue Coat
6 7 (41.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (41.18%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (41.18%) FireEye
6 7 (41.18%) NIST 800
7 5 (29.41%) Cyber Attack
7 5 (29.41%) Security Operations
7 5 (29.41%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (17.65%) Malware Analysis
8 3 (17.65%) Network Security
8 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
9 2 (11.76%) CISSP

Computer Security
Co-occurring 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 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (58.82%) Firewall
2 3 (17.65%) Network Security
2 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
3 2 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (5.88%) HTTP
4 1 (5.88%) HTTPS
4 1 (5.88%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
General
1 9 (52.94%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Legal
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Analyst
1 13 (76.47%) Security Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Information Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Information Security Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) SOC Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Cybersecurity Specialist
5 2 (11.76%) Security Specialist
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Security Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Digital Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Cyber Attack
1 5 (29.41%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Unix
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (58.82%) Information Security
3 9 (52.94%) SIEM
4 7 (41.18%) Information Assurance
5 5 (29.41%) Security Operations
6 3 (17.65%) Malware Analysis
7 2 (11.76%) Computer Forensics
7 2 (11.76%) E-Discovery
7 2 (11.76%) Forensic Analysis
7 2 (11.76%) Network Design
7 2 (11.76%) Strategic Thinking
7 2 (11.76%) Threat Detection
7 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (5.88%) Change Management
8 1 (5.88%) Cryptography
8 1 (5.88%) Ethical Hacking
8 1 (5.88%) Network Virtualisation
8 1 (5.88%) Patch Management
8 1 (5.88%) Protective Monitoring
8 1 (5.88%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
1 1 (5.88%) C
1 1 (5.88%) C-shell
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.88%) Korn
1 1 (5.88%) Python
1 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (82.35%) GCIH
1 14 (82.35%) GIAC
2 9 (52.94%) GCIA
2 9 (52.94%) SANS
3 2 (11.76%) CISM
3 2 (11.76%) CISSP
3 2 (11.76%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (11.76%) Novell Certification
4 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
4 1 (5.88%) MCSE
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (41.18%) NIST 800
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (47.06%) CSIRT
2 7 (41.18%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (11.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
4 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Blue Coat
1 7 (41.18%) CheckPoint
1 7 (41.18%) Cisco
1 7 (41.18%) Dell
1 7 (41.18%) FireEye
1 7 (41.18%) McAfee
2 2 (11.76%) Sun
3 1 (5.88%) arcserve
3 1 (5.88%) CA
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Splunk
3 1 (5.88%) Symantec
3 1 (5.88%) VMware