Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 258 231 234
Rank change year-on-year -27 +3 +56
Contract jobs citing CSIRT 6 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.086% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.56% 1.31% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 7
City of London median daily rate £458 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.50% - +48.70%
10th Percentile £408 £425 £485
90th Percentile £518 £575 £538
Central London median daily rate £458 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -8.50% - +48.70%
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 1,068 765 829
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.28% 11.27% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 863 613 664
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 8 11
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.68 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.57% -7.06% +48.33%
10th Percentile £13.91 £15.40 £18.50
90th Percentile £25.50 £25.95 £28.75
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year -1.58% -14.61% +30.88%

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 20 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CSIRT 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 City of London region with a requirement for CSIRT.

1 5 (83.33%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (50.00%) SIEM
2 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) Information Security
3 2 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Juniper
3 2 (33.33%) DMZ
3 2 (33.33%) Forcepoint
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) MCSE
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) IaaS
3 2 (33.33%) Multicast
3 2 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (33.33%) Public Cloud
3 2 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) Network Security
3 2 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (33.33%) SaaS
3 2 (33.33%) PaaS

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 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (33.33%) IaaS
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (33.33%) PaaS
1 2 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) DMZ
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) Multicast
2 2 (33.33%) Network Security
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) AWS Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Azure Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Network Architect
2 2 (33.33%) SOC Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Security Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) SIEM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 2 (33.33%) Public Cloud
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) AIX
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Mac OS X
1 1 (16.67%) Solaris
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (50.00%) SIEM
3 2 (33.33%) Information Security
3 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) TOGAF
4 1 (16.67%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (16.67%) Forensic Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) Malware Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Runbook
4 1 (16.67%) Security Operations
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Service Management
4 1 (16.67%) Threat Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) Use Case
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) MCSE
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) CEH
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CISSP
2 1 (16.67%) GCIH
2 1 (16.67%) SANS
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (33.33%) QRadar
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) F5
2 2 (33.33%) Forcepoint
2 2 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto