Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for CSIRT skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited CSIRT over the 6 months to 16 January 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.

Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 232 221 225
Rank change year-on-year -11 +4 +69
Contract jobs citing CSIRT 9 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.13% 0.081% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.09% 0.74% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 4
City of London median daily rate £550 £500 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +48.70% -29.21%
10th Percentile £525 £470 £254
90th Percentile £575 £530 £421
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £336
% change year-on-year +10.00% +48.70% -29.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

CSIRT is in the Systems Management 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 systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 823 678 713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.66% 10.93% 9.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 538 538
City of London median daily rate £525 £492 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.82% +9.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £329 £298
90th Percentile £675 £650 £600
Central London median daily rate £501 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +0.10% +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 10
City of London median hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +61.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £12.40 £13.40 £13.95
90th Percentile £27.50 £55.00 £31.23
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £27.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -25.45% +61.76% -4.23%

CSIRT
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for CSIRT in the City of London

CSIRT
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 CSIRT in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for CSIRT in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CSIRT 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 CSIRT.

1 7 (77.78%) GIAC
1 7 (77.78%) GCIH
1 7 (77.78%) Computer Security
2 5 (55.56%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (55.56%) Cyberattack
2 5 (55.56%) Security Operations
2 5 (55.56%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) Information Security
4 3 (33.33%) Network Security
4 3 (33.33%) Firewall
5 2 (22.22%) Malware Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Threat Detection
5 2 (22.22%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (22.22%) Forensic Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Threat Intelligence
5 2 (22.22%) SANS
5 2 (22.22%) Strategic Thinking
5 2 (22.22%) Legal
5 2 (22.22%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Computer Forensics
5 2 (22.22%) Network Design
5 2 (22.22%) Nmap
5 2 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (22.22%) E-Discovery
5 2 (22.22%) GCIA
5 2 (22.22%) CISM
5 2 (22.22%) CISSP
5 2 (22.22%) Novell Certification

CSIRT
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
1 3 (33.33%) Network Security
2 2 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (22.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
1 7 (77.78%) Security Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) SOC Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Cybersecurity Specialist
4 2 (22.22%) Security Specialist
4 2 (22.22%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 2 (22.22%) Senior Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Cyberattack
1 5 (55.56%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Computer Security
2 5 (55.56%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (55.56%) Security Operations
3 3 (33.33%) Information Security
4 2 (22.22%) Computer Forensics
4 2 (22.22%) E-Discovery
4 2 (22.22%) Forensic Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Malware Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Network Design
4 2 (22.22%) Strategic Thinking
4 2 (22.22%) Threat Detection
4 2 (22.22%) Threat Intelligence
4 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (11.11%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 1 (11.11%) Information Management
5 1 (11.11%) Network Virtualisation
5 1 (11.11%) Protective Monitoring
5 1 (11.11%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) GCIH
1 7 (77.78%) GIAC
2 2 (22.22%) CISM
2 2 (22.22%) CISSP
2 2 (22.22%) GCIA
2 2 (22.22%) Network+ Certification
2 2 (22.22%) Novell Certification
2 2 (22.22%) SANS
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (22.22%) Nmap
2 1 (11.11%) Nessus
2 1 (11.11%) QRadar
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Sun
2 1 (11.11%) AlienVault
2 1 (11.11%) Intel
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft