Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 167 227
Rank change year-on-year +27 +60 +39
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 107 82 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.51% 1.24% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 1.42% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 61 31
City of London median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -7.02%
10th Percentile £325 £413 £345
90th Percentile £668 £738 £575
Central London median daily rate £475 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -9.52% +10.53% -1.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 6257 5765 7677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.28% 87.41% 83.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4969 4616 6106
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £288
90th Percentile £688 £664 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £455
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 53 74
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.33% +11.18%
10th Percentile £13.34 £13.75 £10.91
90th Percentile £30.90 £54.03 £45.15
Central London median hourly rate £20.25 £19.46 £21.00
% change year-on-year +4.06% -7.33% +16.73%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Cybersecurity as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 20 November 2017. 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 £300 -
Cybersecurity
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 43 (40.19%) Finance
2 40 (37.38%) Information Security
3 28 (26.17%) Windows
4 24 (22.43%) Banking
5 23 (21.50%) CISSP
6 21 (19.63%) Security Operations
7 18 (16.82%) SIEM
7 18 (16.82%) CISM
8 15 (14.02%) Firewall
9 14 (13.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 14 (13.08%) Vulnerability Management
10 13 (12.15%) Management Information System
10 13 (12.15%) Active Directory
11 12 (11.21%) GIAC
11 12 (11.21%) GCIH
11 12 (11.21%) Computer Security
12 11 (10.28%) CheckPoint
12 11 (10.28%) Linux
13 10 (9.35%) Identity Access Management
13 10 (9.35%) SANS
13 10 (9.35%) Microsoft Office
13 10 (9.35%) Dell
13 10 (9.35%) Project Management
13 10 (9.35%) Risk Management
13 10 (9.35%) Information Assurance
13 10 (9.35%) Penetration Testing
14 9 (8.41%) GCIA
14 9 (8.41%) Cisco
14 9 (8.41%) Microsoft
14 9 (8.41%) Security Monitoring

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 (3.74%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.93%) Confluence
3 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.93%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (9.35%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.80%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.87%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.87%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.74%) Office 365
1 4 (3.74%) SaaS
2 3 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.80%) IaaS
2 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.80%) PaaS
3 2 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.87%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.02%) Firewall
2 8 (7.48%) Internet
3 7 (6.54%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (6.54%) LAN
3 7 (6.54%) Network Security
4 5 (4.67%) SSL
5 4 (3.74%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.80%) DMZ
6 3 (2.80%) Kerberos
6 3 (2.80%) SSH
6 3 (2.80%) WAN
7 2 (1.87%) DNS
7 2 (1.87%) IPsec
7 2 (1.87%) VoIP
7 2 (1.87%) VSAN
8 1 (0.93%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.93%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.93%) SAN
8 1 (0.93%) Skype
8 1 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.80%) Maltego
2 2 (1.87%) Big Data
2 2 (1.87%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.93%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) IDA Disassembler
1 1 (0.93%) Metasploit
1 1 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 43 (40.19%) Finance
2 24 (22.43%) Banking
3 7 (6.54%) Investment Banking
4 6 (5.61%) Legal
5 5 (4.67%) International Banking
6 3 (2.80%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.87%) Back Office
8 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.93%) Marketing
8 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (30.84%) Analyst
2 27 (25.23%) Security Analyst
3 11 (10.28%) Architect
3 11 (10.28%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 10 (9.35%) Consultant
4 10 (9.35%) IT Analyst
4 10 (9.35%) IT Security Analyst
4 10 (9.35%) Project Manager
4 10 (9.35%) Security Consultant
5 9 (8.41%) Information Analyst
5 9 (8.41%) Information Security Analyst
6 8 (7.48%) Security Architect
6 8 (7.48%) Security Engineer
7 6 (5.61%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (4.67%) IT Consultant
8 5 (4.67%) IT Security Consultant
8 5 (4.67%) Risk Analyst
8 5 (4.67%) Security Manager
8 5 (4.67%) Security Risk Analyst
8 5 (4.67%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.80%) OAuth
2 2 (1.87%) CSS
2 2 (1.87%) CSS3
2 2 (1.87%) HTML
2 2 (1.87%) HTML5
2 2 (1.87%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.93%) OpenID
3 1 (0.93%) REST
3 1 (0.93%) SAML
3 1 (0.93%) SOAP
3 1 (0.93%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.15%) Management Information System
2 7 (6.54%) PKI
3 5 (4.67%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (3.74%) Cyber Attack
4 4 (3.74%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (3.74%) User Experience
5 3 (2.80%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.80%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.80%) Cyber Defence
5 3 (2.80%) iPad
5 3 (2.80%) iPhone
5 3 (2.80%) Online Banking
5 3 (2.80%) PMI
5 3 (2.80%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.87%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.87%) Fintech
6 2 (1.87%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.87%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.93%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 28 (26.17%) Windows
2 11 (10.28%) Linux
3 7 (6.54%) Unix
3 7 (6.54%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.80%) Kali Linux
6 2 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.87%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.93%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.93%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (37.38%) Information Security
2 21 (19.63%) Security Operations
3 18 (16.82%) SIEM
4 14 (13.08%) Vulnerability Management
5 12 (11.21%) Computer Security
6 10 (9.35%) Identity Access Management
6 10 (9.35%) Information Assurance
6 10 (9.35%) Penetration Testing
6 10 (9.35%) Project Management
6 10 (9.35%) Risk Management
7 9 (8.41%) Security Monitoring
8 8 (7.48%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (7.48%) Analytics
8 8 (7.48%) Migration
8 8 (7.48%) Security Architecture
9 6 (5.61%) IT Audit
10 5 (4.67%) Cryptography
10 5 (4.67%) Internal Audit
10 5 (4.67%) Process Improvement
10 5 (4.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.74%) SQL
2 2 (1.87%) C
2 2 (1.87%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.93%) Assembly Language
3 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.93%) C++
3 1 (0.93%) Perl
3 1 (0.93%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (21.50%) CISSP
2 18 (16.82%) CISM
3 12 (11.21%) GCIH
3 12 (11.21%) GIAC
4 10 (9.35%) SANS
5 9 (8.41%) GCIA
6 4 (3.74%) Degree
6 4 (3.74%) PMI Certification
6 4 (3.74%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.80%) CEH
7 3 (2.80%) CISA
7 3 (2.80%) CLAS
7 3 (2.80%) ISACA
7 3 (2.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.87%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (1.87%) CREST Certified
8 2 (1.87%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 2 (1.87%) ISSMP
8 2 (1.87%) MBCS
8 2 (1.87%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (6.54%) NIST 800
3 5 (4.67%) GDPR
3 5 (4.67%) ISAE 3402
4 3 (2.80%) PMO
5 2 (1.87%) QA
6 1 (0.93%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.93%) COBIT
6 1 (0.93%) GAAP
6 1 (0.93%) GAMP
6 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.93%) RMADS
System Software
1 13 (12.15%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.54%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.93%) Docker
3 1 (0.93%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.93%) UAG
3 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.93%) vSphere
3 1 (0.93%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (6.54%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (4.67%) CSIRT
3 3 (2.80%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (2.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.87%) SCCM
5 1 (0.93%) Ansible
5 1 (0.93%) Ionix
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.93%) Puppet
5 1 (0.93%) SCOM
5 1 (0.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.93%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 11 (10.28%) CheckPoint
2 10 (9.35%) Dell
3 9 (8.41%) Cisco
3 9 (8.41%) Microsoft
4 8 (7.48%) FireEye
5 7 (6.54%) Blue Coat
5 7 (6.54%) McAfee
5 7 (6.54%) Splunk
6 5 (4.67%) Qualys
7 4 (3.74%) IBM
7 4 (3.74%) Oracle
8 3 (2.80%) Tableau
8 3 (2.80%) Workday
9 2 (1.87%) Avaya
9 2 (1.87%) Citrix
9 2 (1.87%) CyberArk
9 2 (1.87%) ForgeRock
9 2 (1.87%) Palo Alto
9 2 (1.87%) Reuters
9 2 (1.87%) Sun