Period
to 24 September 2021

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 6 months to 24 September 2021 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 97 61 113
Rank change year-on-year -36 +52 +31
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 84 59 129
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.29% 3.31% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 3.72% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 43 101
10th Percentile £403 £356 £375
25th Percentile £500 £425 £456
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £575
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -13.04% +10.05%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £638
90th Percentile £708 £635 £725
Central London median daily rate £560 £500 £550
% change year-on-year +12.00% -9.09% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £33.70 - £21.00
Central London median hourly rate £33.70 - £21.50

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 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 3,319 1,587 5,668
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.58% 89.06% 90.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,465 1,165 4,485
10th Percentile £363 £314 £338
25th Percentile £461 £419 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £515 £525
Median % change year-on-year +6.80% -1.90% +4.90%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £738 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £520
% change year-on-year +7.32% -1.44% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 34 66
10th Percentile £11.15 £13.28 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.81 £17.13 £12.04
Median hourly rate £27.75 £34.50 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -19.57% +109.09% -11.76%
75th Percentile £38.50 £46.00 £23.69
90th Percentile £63.25 £51.08 £45.82
Central London median hourly rate £25.25 £33.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -24.63% +76.32% +1.60%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Cybersecurity as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in the City of London

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cybersecurity in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Cybersecurity in the City of London

Cybersecurity
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cybersecurity in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity in the City of London

Cybersecurity
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cybersecurity in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Cybersecurity in the City of London

Cybersecurity
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 24 September 2021. 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
London Bridge - 1 - -
Cybersecurity
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 September 2021, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 42 (50.00%) Finance
2 31 (36.90%) Information Security
3 29 (34.52%) Azure
4 25 (29.76%) Social Skills
5 24 (28.57%) Risk Management
6 19 (22.62%) Active Directory
7 18 (21.43%) Microsoft 365
8 16 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (19.05%) Migration
8 16 (19.05%) VMware
8 16 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (19.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 16 (19.05%) Identity Access Management
9 15 (17.86%) Python
10 14 (16.67%) CISSP
10 14 (16.67%) Degree
11 13 (15.48%) Windows
12 12 (14.29%) Java
12 12 (14.29%) DHCP
12 12 (14.29%) Microsoft
12 12 (14.29%) DNS
12 12 (14.29%) Hyper-V
12 12 (14.29%) Change Control
12 12 (14.29%) Privileged Access Management
13 11 (13.10%) Project Management
13 11 (13.10%) CISM
14 10 (11.90%) Banking
14 10 (11.90%) AWS
14 10 (11.90%) DevOps
15 8 (9.52%) Cisco

Cybersecurity
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 5 (5.95%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.57%) Confluence
2 3 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.38%) Apache
4 1 (1.19%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.19%) InVision
2 1 (1.19%) Sketch
2 1 (1.19%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 29 (34.52%) Azure
2 18 (21.43%) Microsoft 365
3 10 (11.90%) AWS
4 6 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (5.95%) GCP
5 5 (5.95%) IaaS
6 4 (4.76%) Serverless
7 3 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (3.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 3 (3.57%) Azure Storage
7 3 (3.57%) PaaS
8 2 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (2.38%) Amazon S3
8 2 (2.38%) SaaS
9 1 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (1.19%) Mimecast
9 1 (1.19%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.29%) DHCP
1 12 (14.29%) DNS
2 5 (5.95%) Firewall
3 4 (4.76%) VPN
4 3 (3.57%) Internet
4 3 (3.57%) LAN
4 3 (3.57%) NetScaler
4 3 (3.57%) Network Security
4 3 (3.57%) SAN
4 3 (3.57%) WAN
5 1 (1.19%) HTTP
5 1 (1.19%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.38%) Big Data
1 2 (2.38%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.19%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.19%) Power BI
2 1 (1.19%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 8 (9.52%) JIRA
2 5 (5.95%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.76%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.38%) AutoIt
5 1 (1.19%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.19%) Selenium
5 1 (1.19%) Subversion
5 1 (1.19%) WebDriver
General
1 42 (50.00%) Finance
2 25 (29.76%) Social Skills
3 10 (11.90%) Banking
4 7 (8.33%) Public Sector
5 6 (7.14%) Law
6 5 (5.95%) Financial Institution
6 5 (5.95%) International Banking
6 5 (5.95%) Legal
7 4 (4.76%) Influencing Skills
8 3 (3.57%) Telecoms
9 2 (2.38%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (20.24%) Security Engineer
2 16 (19.05%) Analyst
3 11 (13.10%) Consultant
3 11 (13.10%) Security Consultant
3 11 (13.10%) Security Technical Consultant
3 11 (13.10%) Technical Consultant
3 11 (13.10%) Technical Security Consultant
4 10 (11.90%) Technical Engineer
5 9 (10.71%) Architect
5 9 (10.71%) Developer
6 8 (9.52%) Security Analyst
6 8 (9.52%) Security Architect
7 7 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
8 6 (7.14%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 5 (5.95%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (4.76%) Cybersecurity Manager
10 4 (4.76%) Python Developer
10 4 (4.76%) Security Manager
11 3 (3.57%) Cybersecurity Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.14%) SailPoint
2 5 (5.95%) SAML
3 3 (3.57%) Web Services
4 2 (2.38%) .NET
4 2 (2.38%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.38%) Apache NiFi
4 2 (2.38%) Kafka
4 2 (2.38%) LDAP
4 2 (2.38%) OAuth
4 2 (2.38%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.19%) .NET Core
5 1 (1.19%) CSS
5 1 (1.19%) CSS3
5 1 (1.19%) HTML
5 1 (1.19%) HTML5
5 1 (1.19%) Middleware
5 1 (1.19%) React
5 1 (1.19%) REST
5 1 (1.19%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.57%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.57%) Hedge funds
3 3 (3.57%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.38%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (2.38%) Cyberattack
4 2 (2.38%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.38%) User Experience
5 1 (1.19%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.19%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.19%) iPad
5 1 (1.19%) PKI
5 1 (1.19%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.19%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.19%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.48%) Windows
2 5 (5.95%) Linux
2 5 (5.95%) Windows Server
3 4 (4.76%) Unix
4 3 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.57%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.57%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.90%) Information Security
2 24 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 16 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (19.05%) Identity Access Management
3 16 (19.05%) Migration
4 12 (14.29%) Change Control
4 12 (14.29%) Privileged Access Management
5 11 (13.10%) Project Management
6 10 (11.90%) DevOps
7 8 (9.52%) Data Protection
7 8 (9.52%) Security Architecture
8 7 (8.33%) Cost Optimisation
8 7 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 7 (8.33%) Security Operations
8 7 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (7.14%) Data Analysis
9 6 (7.14%) Project Delivery
9 6 (7.14%) Scrum
10 5 (5.95%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.86%) Python
2 12 (14.29%) Java
3 6 (7.14%) SQL
4 4 (4.76%) C++
4 4 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.57%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.38%) C#
7 1 (1.19%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.19%) C
7 1 (1.19%) R
7 1 (1.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (16.67%) CISSP
1 14 (16.67%) Degree
2 11 (13.10%) CISM
3 8 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.52%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.76%) PMP
5 3 (3.57%) CCNA
5 3 (3.57%) CISA
5 3 (3.57%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.57%) MCSE
5 3 (3.57%) TOGAF Certification
5 3 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.38%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (2.38%) GCIH
6 2 (2.38%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.38%) SSCP
7 1 (1.19%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (19.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (9.52%) NIST
3 4 (4.76%) GDPR
3 4 (4.76%) GRC
4 3 (3.57%) PMO
5 2 (2.38%) COBIT
5 2 (2.38%) QA
5 2 (2.38%) SLA
6 1 (1.19%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 19 (22.62%) Active Directory
2 16 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 7 (8.33%) Docker
5 3 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.19%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (7.14%) Ansible
2 6 (7.14%) Kubernetes
3 4 (4.76%) Terraform
4 3 (3.57%) PowerCLI
4 3 (3.57%) vCenter Server
5 2 (2.38%) Nessus
6 1 (1.19%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.19%) CSIRT
6 1 (1.19%) EnCase
6 1 (1.19%) FTK
6 1 (1.19%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (1.19%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (1.19%) Nexpose
6 1 (1.19%) SCCM
6 1 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 16 (19.05%) VMware
2 12 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.52%) Cisco
4 4 (4.76%) CyberArk
4 4 (4.76%) Google
4 4 (4.76%) Juniper
4 4 (4.76%) Splunk
5 3 (3.57%) 3PAR
5 3 (3.57%) Citrix
5 3 (3.57%) HP
5 3 (3.57%) McAfee
5 3 (3.57%) Nimble Storage
5 3 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (3.57%) Sparx
6 2 (2.38%) Capita
6 2 (2.38%) Cloudera
6 2 (2.38%) CrowdStrike
6 2 (2.38%) F5
6 2 (2.38%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.38%) ServiceNow