The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cybersecurity
London / City of London
Rank 135 139 171
Rank change year-on-year +4 +32  
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 20 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.66% 0.57% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.65% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 18
Median daily rate £450 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £355 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £568 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £46.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -21.73% +2.22%  

Cybersecurity is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2579 2920 4265
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.54% 87.79% 82.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2032 2333 3294
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 36
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.89 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.40% +2.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Cybersecurity as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in the City of London

Cybersecurity
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 Cybersecurity in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cybersecurity in the City of London

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in the City of London over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity in the City of London

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cybersecurity 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 Cybersecurity.

1 29 (54.72%) Finance
2 18 (33.96%) Information Security
3 16 (30.19%) Risk Management
4 11 (20.75%) CISSP
4 11 (20.75%) SQL
5 10 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (18.87%) Firewall
6 9 (16.98%) CISM
6 9 (16.98%) Project Management
6 9 (16.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (16.98%) SC Cleared
6 9 (16.98%) Security Cleared
6 9 (16.98%) Security Operations
7 8 (15.09%) Legal
7 8 (15.09%) Financial Institution
8 7 (13.21%) Internet
8 7 (13.21%) Windows
8 7 (13.21%) Oracle
8 7 (13.21%) Management Information System
8 7 (13.21%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (13.21%) SIEM
8 7 (13.21%) Degree
9 6 (11.32%) Network Security
9 6 (11.32%) Splunk
9 6 (11.32%) CyberArk
9 6 (11.32%) Security Operations Centre
9 6 (11.32%) Retail
9 6 (11.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (11.32%) Linux
9 6 (11.32%) Unix

Cybersecurity
Top Related 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 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.89%) MS Office
1 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) IaaS
2 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.77%) Office 365
2 2 (3.77%) PaaS
3 1 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.87%) Firewall
2 7 (13.21%) Internet
3 6 (11.32%) Network Security
3 6 (11.32%) TCP/IP
4 5 (9.43%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (7.55%) VPN
6 3 (5.66%) DHCP
6 3 (5.66%) DNS
6 3 (5.66%) IPsec
6 3 (5.66%) SAN
6 3 (5.66%) SSL
7 2 (3.77%) DKIM
7 2 (3.77%) DMARC
7 2 (3.77%) LAN
7 2 (3.77%) SMTP
7 2 (3.77%) WAN
8 1 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (1.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (1.89%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.89%) DB2
3 1 (1.89%) MySQL
General
1 29 (54.72%) Finance
2 8 (15.09%) Financial Institution
2 8 (15.09%) Legal
3 6 (11.32%) Retail
4 5 (9.43%) Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Law
5 1 (1.89%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) Analyst
2 11 (20.75%) Security Analyst
3 9 (16.98%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 7 (13.21%) Project Manager
5 6 (11.32%) Security Manager
6 5 (9.43%) Architect
7 4 (7.55%) Business Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Security Project Manager
8 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Security Architect
8 3 (5.66%) Security Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Manager
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Project Manager
9 2 (3.77%) Consultant
9 2 (3.77%) Information Architect
9 2 (3.77%) IT Manager
9 2 (3.77%) Penetration Tester
9 2 (3.77%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) .NET
1 1 (1.89%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.89%) Ajax
1 1 (1.89%) JSON
1 1 (1.89%) OpenID
1 1 (1.89%) REST
1 1 (1.89%) SAML
1 1 (1.89%) SOAP
1 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Management Information System
2 6 (11.32%) Security Operations Centre
3 5 (9.43%) Cyber Defence
3 5 (9.43%) Data Centre
3 5 (9.43%) Equities
3 5 (9.43%) Fixed Income
4 3 (5.66%) CESG
4 3 (5.66%) Hedge funds
4 3 (5.66%) Replication
5 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.77%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (3.77%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (3.77%) PKI
6 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.89%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (1.89%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.89%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.89%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) Windows
2 6 (11.32%) Linux
2 6 (11.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.96%) Information Security
2 16 (30.19%) Risk Management
3 10 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (16.98%) Project Management
4 9 (16.98%) Security Operations
4 9 (16.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (13.21%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (13.21%) SIEM
6 5 (9.43%) Asset Management
6 5 (9.43%) Computer Forensics
6 5 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (9.43%) Data Protection
6 5 (9.43%) Network Design
6 5 (9.43%) Open Source
6 5 (9.43%) Secure Coding
6 5 (9.43%) Threat Detection
6 5 (9.43%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (7.55%) Information Assurance
7 4 (7.55%) Investment Management
7 4 (7.55%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.75%) SQL
2 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.89%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (20.75%) CISSP
2 9 (16.98%) CISM
2 9 (16.98%) SC Cleared
2 9 (16.98%) Security Cleared
3 7 (13.21%) Degree
4 5 (9.43%) CNA
4 5 (9.43%) GCIA
4 5 (9.43%) GCIH
4 5 (9.43%) GIAC
4 5 (9.43%) Network+ Certification
4 5 (9.43%) Novell Certification
4 5 (9.43%) SANS
5 4 (7.55%) CREST Certified
6 3 (5.66%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (5.66%) CHECK Team Member
7 2 (3.77%) CRISC
8 1 (1.89%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (1.89%) CHECK Team Leader
8 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.89%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (7.55%) PCI DSS
3 3 (5.66%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (5.66%) PMO
4 2 (3.77%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.89%) COBIT
5 1 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (11.32%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.66%) BitLocker
3 3 (5.66%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.66%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (3.77%) Ansible
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (1.89%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) Oracle
2 6 (11.32%) CyberArk
2 6 (11.32%) Splunk
3 5 (9.43%) Sun
4 4 (7.55%) Cisco
4 4 (7.55%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.55%) VMware
5 3 (5.66%) CheckPoint
5 3 (5.66%) HP
5 3 (5.66%) NetApp
5 3 (5.66%) Symantec
5 3 (5.66%) Veeam
6 2 (3.77%) IBM
7 1 (1.89%) Citrix
7 1 (1.89%) Dell
7 1 (1.89%) F5
7 1 (1.89%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.89%) Qualys
7 1 (1.89%) SAP
7 1 (1.89%) WorldPay
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Hydrogen Group
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