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 24 June 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.

Cybersecurity
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 133 192
Rank change year-on-year +2 +59  
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 35 32 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.07% 0.95% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 1.10% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 29 11
Median daily rate £500 £540 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.40% +10.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £700 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £70.00 £68.00
% change year-on-year -32.14% +2.94%  

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 2879 2907 4718
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 88.15% 85.93% 81.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2210 2380 3714
Median daily rate £500 £475 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 55
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £31.50 £56.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 18 (32.73%) Finance
2 16 (29.09%) CISSP
3 15 (27.27%) Information Security
4 12 (21.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (21.82%) Firewall
5 11 (20.00%) CISM
6 10 (18.18%) Risk Management
7 9 (16.36%) Vulnerability Management
7 9 (16.36%) Security Cleared
7 9 (16.36%) Windows
8 8 (14.55%) Active Directory
8 8 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (14.55%) Banking
8 8 (14.55%) Information Assurance
8 8 (14.55%) Security Operations
9 7 (12.73%) Security Auditing
9 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
9 7 (12.73%) Security Architecture
9 7 (12.73%) Cryptography
9 7 (12.73%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (10.91%) SQL
10 6 (10.91%) ISSMP
10 6 (10.91%) MBCS
10 6 (10.91%) Network Security
10 6 (10.91%) ISACA
10 6 (10.91%) CESG Certified Professional
10 6 (10.91%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 5 (9.09%) CLAS
11 5 (9.09%) Analytics

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 4 (7.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.64%) Office 365
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.82%) Firewall
2 6 (10.91%) Network Security
3 5 (9.09%) DHCP
3 5 (9.09%) DNS
3 5 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.27%) Internet
4 4 (7.27%) IPsec
4 4 (7.27%) SAN
4 4 (7.27%) SSL
4 4 (7.27%) VPN
5 2 (3.64%) LAN
5 2 (3.64%) WAN
5 2 (3.64%) Wireless
6 1 (1.82%) BGP
6 1 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.82%) VLAN
6 1 (1.82%) VoIP
6 1 (1.82%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) IDA Disassembler
1 1 (1.82%) Metasploit
General
1 18 (32.73%) Finance
2 8 (14.55%) Banking
3 5 (9.09%) Legal
4 4 (7.27%) Investment Banking
5 3 (5.45%) Financial Institution
5 3 (5.45%) International Banking
6 1 (1.82%) Back Office
6 1 (1.82%) Law
6 1 (1.82%) Retail
6 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (36.36%) Analyst
2 16 (29.09%) Security Analyst
3 10 (18.18%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 9 (16.36%) Consultant
5 7 (12.73%) Business Analyst
5 7 (12.73%) Project Manager
5 7 (12.73%) Security Consultant
6 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Architect
7 4 (7.27%) CLAS Consultant
7 4 (7.27%) CLAS Security Consultant
7 4 (7.27%) IT Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) IT Security Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Security Manager
7 4 (7.27%) Senior Manager
7 4 (7.27%) Senior Project Manager
8 3 (5.45%) Security Project Manager
8 3 (5.45%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) .NET
1 2 (3.64%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) CESG
1 5 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.27%) Cyberthreat
2 4 (7.27%) Replication
3 3 (5.45%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (3.64%) Hedge funds
4 2 (3.64%) PKI
4 2 (3.64%) User Experience
5 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.82%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (1.82%) Cybercrime
5 1 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.36%) Windows
2 5 (9.09%) Unix
3 2 (3.64%) Linux
4 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.27%) Information Security
2 10 (18.18%) Risk Management
3 9 (16.36%) Vulnerability Management
4 8 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (14.55%) Information Assurance
4 8 (14.55%) Security Operations
4 8 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (12.73%) Cryptography
5 7 (12.73%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (12.73%) Security Architecture
5 7 (12.73%) Security Auditing
6 5 (9.09%) Analytics
6 5 (9.09%) Computer Forensics
6 5 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (7.27%) Business Analysis
7 4 (7.27%) Data Protection
7 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (7.27%) Network Design
7 4 (7.27%) Threat Management
7 4 (7.27%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.91%) SQL
2 1 (1.82%) Assembly Language
2 1 (1.82%) C
2 1 (1.82%) C#
2 1 (1.82%) C++
2 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.82%) Python
2 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (29.09%) CISSP
2 11 (20.00%) CISM
3 9 (16.36%) Security Cleared
4 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
5 6 (10.91%) CESG Certified Professional
5 6 (10.91%) ISACA
5 6 (10.91%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 6 (10.91%) ISSMP
5 6 (10.91%) MBCS
6 5 (9.09%) CLAS
7 4 (7.27%) CNA
7 4 (7.27%) GCIA
7 4 (7.27%) GCIH
7 4 (7.27%) GIAC
7 4 (7.27%) Network+ Certification
7 4 (7.27%) Novell Certification
7 4 (7.27%) SANS
8 2 (3.64%) Degree
8 2 (3.64%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.82%) CHECK Team Leader
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (5.45%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (5.45%) RMADS
3 2 (3.64%) COBIT
3 2 (3.64%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.82%) GDPR
4 1 (1.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 8 (14.55%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.27%) BitLocker
3 4 (7.27%) Hyper-V
3 4 (7.27%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.82%) vSphere
4 1 (1.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 5 (9.09%) Cisco
1 5 (9.09%) HP
1 5 (9.09%) NetApp
1 5 (9.09%) VMware
2 4 (7.27%) CheckPoint
2 4 (7.27%) Oracle
2 4 (7.27%) Qualys
2 4 (7.27%) Splunk
2 4 (7.27%) Veeam
3 3 (5.45%) CyberArk
3 3 (5.45%) Symantec
4 2 (3.64%) FireEye
4 2 (3.64%) Fortinet
4 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.64%) SAP
5 1 (1.82%) Citrix
5 1 (1.82%) IBM
5 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.82%) Sophos
City, London
Red10
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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Rate: £375 - £425 per day
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