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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 9 August 2022 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
9 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 92 90 74
Rank change year-on-year -2 -16 +48
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 111 78 64
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.47% 2.26% 2.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.69% 2.47% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 61 49
10th Percentile £458 £383 £412
25th Percentile £504 £463 £414
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £608 £550 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.45% +15.79% -17.39%
75th Percentile £725 £638 £584
90th Percentile £850 £713 £695
Central London median daily rate £608 £550 £475
% change year-on-year +10.45% +15.79% -13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
10th Percentile - £32.66 -
25th Percentile £29.25 £33.05 -
Median hourly rate £30.50 £33.70 -
Median % change year-on-year -9.50% - -
75th Percentile £31.75 £34.35 -
90th Percentile - £34.74 -
Central London median hourly rate £30.50 £33.70 -
% change year-on-year -9.50% - -

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 4,127 3,153 1,986
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.67% 91.26% 89.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,923 2,320 1,458
10th Percentile £375 £363 £338
25th Percentile £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £700 £650 £601
90th Percentile £779 £725 £686
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £520
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 40 37
10th Percentile £17.90 £11.15 £12.62
25th Percentile £24.06 £14.81 £17.00
Median hourly rate £45.37 £25.25 £37.50
Median % change year-on-year +79.68% -32.67% +96.08%
75th Percentile £57.50 £35.00 £46.00
90th Percentile £77.53 £67.98 £54.10
Central London median hourly rate £42.87 £23.23 £36.00
% change year-on-year +84.59% -35.49% +82.28%

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 9 August 2022.

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

For the 6 months to 9 August 2022, 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 50 (45.05%) Finance
2 32 (28.83%) Information Security
3 29 (26.13%) Agile
4 26 (23.42%) Banking
5 25 (22.52%) Azure
6 21 (18.92%) Social Skills
7 20 (18.02%) Firewall
7 20 (18.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 19 (17.12%) AWS
8 19 (17.12%) Risk Management
9 15 (13.51%) Scrum
9 15 (13.51%) Active Directory
10 14 (12.61%) SIEM
10 14 (12.61%) Vulnerability Management
11 13 (11.71%) Degree
11 13 (11.71%) CISSP
11 13 (11.71%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (10.81%) Microsoft
12 12 (10.81%) Project Management
13 11 (9.91%) Incident Management
13 11 (9.91%) Microsoft 365
13 11 (9.91%) Security Cleared
13 11 (9.91%) NIST
13 11 (9.91%) Public Sector
13 11 (9.91%) Mentoring
13 11 (9.91%) Security Operations
14 10 (9.01%) SaaS
14 10 (9.01%) Software Engineering
15 9 (8.11%) Linux
15 9 (8.11%) Change Management

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 (4.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.90%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (4.50%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (3.60%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 25 (22.52%) Azure
2 19 (17.12%) AWS
3 11 (9.91%) Microsoft 365
4 10 (9.01%) SaaS
5 6 (5.41%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (4.50%) Azure Sentinel
6 5 (4.50%) GCP
7 4 (3.60%) Akamai
7 4 (3.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (3.60%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 4 (3.60%) IaaS
7 4 (3.60%) PaaS
8 3 (2.70%) AWS Direct Connect
8 3 (2.70%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 3 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (2.70%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (2.70%) OneDrive
8 3 (2.70%) Serverless
9 2 (1.80%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.80%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 20 (18.02%) Firewall
2 5 (4.50%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (4.50%) IPsec
2 5 (4.50%) VPN
2 5 (4.50%) WAN
3 4 (3.60%) Network Security
3 4 (3.60%) SD-WAN
3 4 (3.60%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (2.70%) Cisco Firepower
4 3 (2.70%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (2.70%) DNS
4 3 (2.70%) Internet
4 3 (2.70%) LAN
4 3 (2.70%) Wireless
5 2 (1.80%) Broadband
5 2 (1.80%) NetScaler
5 2 (1.80%) WLAN
6 1 (0.90%) HTTP
6 1 (0.90%) NX-OS
6 1 (0.90%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.70%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.80%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (1.80%) Power BI
3 1 (0.90%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.70%) Cucumber
2 3 (2.70%) JBehave
2 3 (2.70%) JIRA
2 3 (2.70%) jMock
2 3 (2.70%) JUnit
3 1 (0.90%) Grunt
3 1 (0.90%) gulp
3 1 (0.90%) webpack
General
1 50 (45.05%) Finance
2 26 (23.42%) Banking
3 21 (18.92%) Social Skills
4 11 (9.91%) Public Sector
5 8 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (5.41%) International Banking
7 4 (3.60%) Telecoms
8 3 (2.70%) Investment Banking
8 3 (2.70%) Presentation Skills
9 2 (1.80%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (0.90%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.90%) Influencing Skills
10 1 (0.90%) Local Government
10 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (18.92%) Project Manager
2 15 (13.51%) Analyst
3 12 (10.81%) Architect
4 10 (9.01%) Security Manager
5 8 (7.21%) Consultant
5 8 (7.21%) Cybersecurity Manager
5 8 (7.21%) Security Analyst
5 8 (7.21%) Security Consultant
6 7 (6.31%) Project Manager - Cybersecurity
6 7 (6.31%) Security Engineer
6 7 (6.31%) Security Project Manager
7 6 (5.41%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 6 (5.41%) IT Manager
7 6 (5.41%) IT Project Manager
8 5 (4.50%) Developer
8 5 (4.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.50%) Security Architect
8 5 (4.50%) Technical Manager
9 4 (3.60%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
9 4 (3.60%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.50%) React
2 4 (3.60%) Ajax
2 4 (3.60%) AngularJS
2 4 (3.60%) CSS
2 4 (3.60%) CSS3
2 4 (3.60%) HTML
2 4 (3.60%) HTML5
3 3 (2.70%) Hibernate
3 3 (2.70%) Java EE
3 3 (2.70%) JMS
3 3 (2.70%) REST
3 3 (2.70%) Spring
3 3 (2.70%) Spring Boot
3 3 (2.70%) Spring MVC
3 3 (2.70%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.90%) D3.js
4 1 (0.90%) FIDO
4 1 (0.90%) OAuth
4 1 (0.90%) SAML
4 1 (0.90%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.21%) Public Cloud
2 7 (6.31%) Security Operations Centre
3 6 (5.41%) CSOC
3 6 (5.41%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 6 (5.41%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.41%) PKI
4 4 (3.60%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (2.70%) Legacy Systems
5 3 (2.70%) PMI
5 3 (2.70%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.70%) Robotics
5 3 (2.70%) User Experience
5 3 (2.70%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.90%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.90%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.90%) NHS
7 1 (0.90%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.11%) Linux
2 5 (4.50%) Windows
2 5 (4.50%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (3.60%) Unix
4 2 (1.80%) HPUX
4 2 (1.80%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (28.83%) Information Security
2 29 (26.13%) Agile
3 19 (17.12%) Risk Management
4 15 (13.51%) Scrum
5 14 (12.61%) SIEM
5 14 (12.61%) Vulnerability Management
6 13 (11.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (10.81%) Project Management
8 11 (9.91%) Incident Management
8 11 (9.91%) Mentoring
8 11 (9.91%) Security Operations
9 10 (9.01%) Software Engineering
10 9 (8.11%) Change Management
10 9 (8.11%) Data Loss Prevention
10 9 (8.11%) Knowledge Transfer
11 8 (7.21%) Incident Response
11 8 (7.21%) Project Delivery
12 7 (6.31%) Business Continuity
12 7 (6.31%) Epics
12 7 (6.31%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.21%) Python
2 7 (6.31%) Java
3 5 (4.50%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.60%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.70%) Bash
5 3 (2.70%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.70%) SQL
6 1 (0.90%) Go
6 1 (0.90%) PHP
6 1 (0.90%) R
6 1 (0.90%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (11.71%) CISSP
1 13 (11.71%) Degree
2 11 (9.91%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.31%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.41%) CISM
5 4 (3.60%) CISA
5 4 (3.60%) GIAC
6 3 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.70%) CRISC
6 3 (2.70%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 3 (2.70%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.80%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (1.80%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.80%) ISACA
7 2 (1.80%) Master's Degree
7 2 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.80%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.90%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.90%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (18.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (9.91%) NIST
3 5 (4.50%) COBIT
3 5 (4.50%) GRC
4 4 (3.60%) GDPR
5 3 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (1.80%) COSO
6 2 (1.80%) NCSC
6 2 (1.80%) NIST 800
6 2 (1.80%) RMADS
7 1 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.90%) IASME
7 1 (0.90%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.90%) PMO
7 1 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 15 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.80%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (4.50%) SCCM
2 4 (3.60%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.60%) Nessus
3 3 (2.70%) Ansible
3 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (2.70%) Nexpose
3 3 (2.70%) SCOrch
3 3 (2.70%) Terraform
4 2 (1.80%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.80%) QRadar
Vendors
1 12 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.21%) Cisco
3 7 (6.31%) CrowdStrike
4 6 (5.41%) ServiceNow
5 5 (4.50%) Citrix
5 5 (4.50%) Oracle
6 4 (3.60%) Google
6 4 (3.60%) Meraki
6 4 (3.60%) Splunk
6 4 (3.60%) VMware
7 3 (2.70%) BeyondTrust
7 3 (2.70%) CyberArk
7 3 (2.70%) Darktrace
7 3 (2.70%) McAfee
7 3 (2.70%) Palo Alto
7 3 (2.70%) Qualys
7 3 (2.70%) Tufin
7 3 (2.70%) Zscaler
8 2 (1.80%) HP
8 2 (1.80%) Sophos