Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 72 129 148
Rank change year-on-year +57 +19 -3
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 54 67 105
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.55% 1.38% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 1.56% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 58 73
Median daily rate £500 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £330 £356 £363
90th Percentile £638 £713 £735
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £525
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +9.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £21.00 -
Central London median hourly rate - £21.28 -

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 1,895 4,296 5,952
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 89.34% 88.23% 88.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,421 3,349 4,684
Median daily rate £525 £513 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% - +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £317 £314
90th Percentile £688 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £515 £510 £513
% change year-on-year +0.98% -0.49% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 47 62
Median hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.50% +5.26% +1.60%
10th Percentile £13.54 £12.02 £13.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £52.25 £32.75
Median hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +28.57% +9.09% -6.10%

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 27 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 20 (37.04%) Finance
2 19 (35.19%) Information Security
3 15 (27.78%) Firewall
3 15 (27.78%) SIEM
4 14 (25.93%) AWS
4 14 (25.93%) Banking
5 13 (24.07%) Security Cleared
6 12 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 12 (22.22%) NIST
7 10 (18.52%) Threat Intelligence
7 10 (18.52%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 10 (18.52%) Vulnerability Management
7 10 (18.52%) Azure
7 10 (18.52%) Windows
8 9 (16.67%) Python
8 9 (16.67%) Security Monitoring
9 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (14.81%) CISSP
10 7 (12.96%) Management Information System
11 6 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
11 6 (11.11%) Risk Management
11 6 (11.11%) CISM
11 6 (11.11%) Active Directory
11 6 (11.11%) Linux
11 6 (11.11%) Perl
11 6 (11.11%) Use Case
11 6 (11.11%) Atlassian
11 6 (11.11%) Investment Banking
11 6 (11.11%) Ansible
11 6 (11.11%) Bash Shell

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 3 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.70%) IIS
3 1 (1.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 14 (25.93%) AWS
2 10 (18.52%) Azure
3 5 (9.26%) Amazon Cognito
4 2 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (3.70%) Amazon S3
4 2 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.85%) GCP
5 1 (1.85%) IaaS
5 1 (1.85%) Office 365
5 1 (1.85%) PaaS
5 1 (1.85%) Route 53
5 1 (1.85%) SaaS
5 1 (1.85%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (27.78%) Firewall
2 4 (7.41%) VPN
2 4 (7.41%) WAN
3 3 (5.56%) LAN
4 2 (3.70%) Intranet
4 2 (3.70%) Network Security
4 2 (3.70%) SSL
4 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.70%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.85%) 4G
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (1.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (1.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (1.85%) Internet
5 1 (1.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Git (software)
1 4 (7.41%) GoCD
1 4 (7.41%) Jenkins
1 4 (7.41%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (5.56%) Hudson
3 1 (1.85%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.85%) JIRA
General
1 20 (37.04%) Finance
2 14 (25.93%) Banking
3 6 (11.11%) Investment Banking
4 5 (9.26%) International Banking
4 5 (9.26%) Public Sector
5 2 (3.70%) Retail
6 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (22.22%) Analyst
2 7 (12.96%) Business Analyst
3 6 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Manager
4 5 (9.26%) Cloud Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Consultant
4 5 (9.26%) Security Analyst
4 5 (9.26%) Security Manager
5 4 (7.41%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 4 (7.41%) Security Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) CloudOps Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Information Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Information Security Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Banking Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Programme Director
7 2 (3.70%) Security Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) YAML
2 1 (1.85%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.96%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.56%) Analytical Mindset
3 3 (5.56%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 3 (5.56%) User Experience
4 2 (3.70%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.70%) Robotics
5 1 (1.85%) CESG
5 1 (1.85%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.85%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.85%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.85%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.85%) PKI
5 1 (1.85%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.52%) Windows
2 6 (11.11%) Linux
3 5 (9.26%) Unix
3 5 (9.26%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.56%) Solaris
4 3 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.19%) Information Security
2 15 (27.78%) SIEM
3 10 (18.52%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 10 (18.52%) Threat Intelligence
3 10 (18.52%) Vulnerability Management
4 9 (16.67%) Security Monitoring
5 6 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
5 6 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 6 (11.11%) Use Case
6 5 (9.26%) Data Protection
6 5 (9.26%) DevOps
6 5 (9.26%) Log Correlation
6 5 (9.26%) OSINT
6 5 (9.26%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (9.26%) Project Delivery
6 5 (9.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 5 (9.26%) Threat Modelling
7 4 (7.41%) Secure Coding
7 4 (7.41%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.67%) Python
2 6 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 6 (11.11%) Perl
3 5 (9.26%) PowerShell
3 5 (9.26%) Ruby
4 3 (5.56%) SQL
5 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.70%) VBScript
6 1 (1.85%) C#
6 1 (1.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (24.07%) Security Cleared
2 12 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 8 (14.81%) CISSP
4 6 (11.11%) CISM
5 4 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (7.41%) FFIEC
6 3 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (5.56%) DBS Check
6 3 (5.56%) GCFA
7 2 (3.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (3.70%) CCNA
7 2 (3.70%) CCNP
7 2 (3.70%) CCSP
7 2 (3.70%) CREST Certified
7 2 (3.70%) GCIA
7 2 (3.70%) GCIH
8 1 (1.85%) CCIE
8 1 (1.85%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (1.85%) CLAS
8 1 (1.85%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (22.22%) NIST
2 5 (9.26%) COBIT
2 5 (9.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.70%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (3.70%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.85%) GDPR
4 1 (1.85%) NIST 800
System Software
1 6 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.41%) Docker
3 1 (1.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) Ansible
2 5 (9.26%) CSIRT
2 5 (9.26%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (9.26%) Puppet
3 4 (7.41%) Kubernetes
3 4 (7.41%) Rundeck
4 3 (5.56%) RSA Archer
5 2 (3.70%) Demisto
6 1 (1.85%) CASB
6 1 (1.85%) SCCM
6 1 (1.85%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (11.11%) Atlassian
2 5 (9.26%) Cisco
3 4 (7.41%) SaltStack
3 4 (7.41%) Splunk
4 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.56%) VMware
5 2 (3.70%) Qualys
6 1 (1.85%) BeyondTrust
6 1 (1.85%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.85%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.85%) Clearswift
6 1 (1.85%) F5
6 1 (1.85%) FireEye
6 1 (1.85%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.85%) Sparx