Period
to 24 January 2022

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 January 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
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 100 72 132
Rank change year-on-year -28 +60 +22
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 90 53 69
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.26% 2.56% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 2.83% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 41 60
10th Percentile £456 £325 £356
25th Percentile £516 £413 £401
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -4.76%
75th Percentile £667 £638 £638
90th Percentile £749 £650 £713
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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 3,617 1,870 4,394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.93% 90.47% 89.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,811 1,402 3,428
10th Percentile £375 £313 £320
25th Percentile £475 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £524 £515
Median % change year-on-year +5.01% +1.70% +0.49%
75th Percentile £651 £602 £611
90th Percentile £750 £688 £688
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £510
% change year-on-year +7.21% +0.59% -0.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 22 48
10th Percentile £19.13 £13.58 £12.02
25th Percentile £33.19 £18.25 £14.19
Median hourly rate £43.50 £26.50 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year +64.15% +34.18% +3.95%
75th Percentile £61.75 £35.63 £25.76
90th Percentile £64.25 £46.00 £52.25
Central London median hourly rate £43.50 £26.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year +62.62% +30.49% +6.49%

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 January 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 24 January 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 47 (52.22%) Finance
2 39 (43.33%) Information Security
2 39 (43.33%) Azure
3 29 (32.22%) Risk Management
4 26 (28.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (28.89%) Social Skills
5 20 (22.22%) Microsoft 365
6 19 (21.11%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (21.11%) Active Directory
7 18 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 18 (20.00%) Migration
8 17 (18.89%) AWS
8 17 (18.89%) Security Cleared
9 16 (17.78%) VMware
10 15 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (16.67%) SC Cleared
11 14 (15.56%) Hyper-V
11 14 (15.56%) Change Control
11 14 (15.56%) Microsoft Intune
11 14 (15.56%) DHCP
11 14 (15.56%) DNS
11 14 (15.56%) Cost Optimisation
12 12 (13.33%) Degree
13 11 (12.22%) COBIT
13 11 (12.22%) Python
13 11 (12.22%) GDPR
14 10 (11.11%) Data Security
15 9 (10.00%) Financial Institution
15 9 (10.00%) ISMS
15 9 (10.00%) Data Protection

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 (3.33%) OpenStack
1 3 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.11%) Confluence
2 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.11%) InVision
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.11%) Sketch
2 1 (1.11%) UserZoom
Cloud Services
1 39 (43.33%) Azure
2 20 (22.22%) Microsoft 365
3 17 (18.89%) AWS
4 6 (6.67%) GCP
5 4 (4.44%) Power Platform
5 4 (4.44%) SaaS
6 3 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (3.33%) Serverless
7 1 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.11%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.11%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (1.11%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (1.11%) Azure Storage
7 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.11%) GitHub
7 1 (1.11%) Google Analytics
7 1 (1.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.56%) DHCP
1 14 (15.56%) DNS
2 7 (7.78%) Internet
3 4 (4.44%) Firewall
4 2 (2.22%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.22%) VPN
4 2 (2.22%) WAN
5 1 (1.11%) 5G
5 1 (1.11%) Broadband
5 1 (1.11%) DMZ
5 1 (1.11%) DOCSIS
5 1 (1.11%) Modbus
5 1 (1.11%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.11%) SAN
5 1 (1.11%) SD-WAN
5 1 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.44%) Big Data
1 4 (4.44%) Power BI
2 2 (2.22%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.11%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.11%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 2 (2.22%) AutoIt
1 2 (2.22%) JIRA
2 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 47 (52.22%) Finance
2 26 (28.89%) Social Skills
3 9 (10.00%) Financial Institution
4 6 (6.67%) Legal
5 5 (5.56%) Banking
5 5 (5.56%) Public Sector
6 4 (4.44%) International Banking
7 3 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.33%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (1.11%) Electronics
8 1 (1.11%) Law
8 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.11%) Marketing
8 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (25.56%) Consultant
2 21 (23.33%) Security Consultant
3 20 (22.22%) Security Engineer
4 17 (18.89%) Security Technical Consultant
4 17 (18.89%) Technical Consultant
4 17 (18.89%) Technical Security Consultant
5 14 (15.56%) Technical Engineer
6 12 (13.33%) Architect
7 8 (8.89%) Analyst
8 7 (7.78%) Security Architect
9 5 (5.56%) Cloud Architect
10 4 (4.44%) Business Analyst
10 4 (4.44%) Project Manager
11 3 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (3.33%) Operational Risk Manager
11 3 (3.33%) Programme Manager
11 3 (3.33%) Risk Consultant
11 3 (3.33%) Risk Manager
11 3 (3.33%) Senior Consultant
11 3 (3.33%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.22%) .NET
1 2 (2.22%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (2.22%) SailPoint
1 2 (2.22%) SAML
2 1 (1.11%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.11%) CSS
2 1 (1.11%) CSS3
2 1 (1.11%) HTML
2 1 (1.11%) HTML5
2 1 (1.11%) LDAP
2 1 (1.11%) Middleware
2 1 (1.11%) Node.js
2 1 (1.11%) REST
2 1 (1.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.56%) Hedge funds
3 4 (4.44%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.33%) Enterprise Cloud
4 3 (3.33%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.22%) Legacy Systems
5 2 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.22%) PMI
5 2 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.22%) User Experience
6 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.11%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.11%) PKI
6 1 (1.11%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.78%) Windows
2 5 (5.56%) Linux
3 3 (3.33%) Unix
4 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.11%) Solaris
4 1 (1.11%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (43.33%) Information Security
2 29 (32.22%) Risk Management
3 19 (21.11%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (20.00%) Migration
5 14 (15.56%) Change Control
5 14 (15.56%) Cost Optimisation
6 10 (11.11%) Data Security
7 9 (10.00%) Application Security
7 9 (10.00%) Data Protection
7 9 (10.00%) ISMS
7 9 (10.00%) Privileged Access Management
7 9 (10.00%) Waterfall
8 8 (8.89%) Business Case
8 8 (8.89%) Decision-Making
8 8 (8.89%) DevOps
8 8 (8.89%) Information Security Management
8 8 (8.89%) Project Management
8 8 (8.89%) Security Management
8 8 (8.89%) Vulnerability Management
9 7 (7.78%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.22%) Python
2 7 (7.78%) Java
3 5 (5.56%) C++
3 5 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.56%) SQL
4 4 (4.44%) C
5 1 (1.11%) Ladder Logic
5 1 (1.11%) R
5 1 (1.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (18.89%) Security Cleared
2 15 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 12 (13.33%) Degree
4 8 (8.89%) CISSP
5 7 (7.78%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 4 (4.44%) CISM
6 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.33%) PMI Certification
7 3 (3.33%) PMP
8 2 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (2.22%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (1.11%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.11%) GCFA
9 1 (1.11%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
9 1 (1.11%) Master's Degree
9 1 (1.11%) MCP
9 1 (1.11%) OSCP
9 1 (1.11%) PCI QSA
9 1 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (28.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (12.22%) COBIT
2 11 (12.22%) GDPR
3 7 (7.78%) PCI DSS
4 5 (5.56%) NIST
5 4 (4.44%) GRC
6 3 (3.33%) Data Quality
7 1 (1.11%) Accessibility
7 1 (1.11%) COSO
7 1 (1.11%) ISO 22301
7 1 (1.11%) NCSC
7 1 (1.11%) QA
7 1 (1.11%) SOC 2
System Software
1 19 (21.11%) Active Directory
2 15 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (15.56%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.33%) Docker
5 1 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (15.56%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (4.44%) Terraform
3 3 (3.33%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.22%) Ansible
4 2 (2.22%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 1 (1.11%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (1.11%) EnCase
5 1 (1.11%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.11%) FTK
5 1 (1.11%) Nessus
5 1 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.11%) PowerCLI
5 1 (1.11%) RSA Archer
5 1 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 18 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (17.78%) VMware
3 6 (6.67%) CyberArk
4 2 (2.22%) Google
5 1 (1.11%) 3PAR
5 1 (1.11%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.11%) Citrix
5 1 (1.11%) Guidewire
5 1 (1.11%) HP
5 1 (1.11%) McAfee
5 1 (1.11%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.11%) Nimble Storage
5 1 (1.11%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.11%) Qualys
5 1 (1.11%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.11%) Siemens
5 1 (1.11%) Sophos
5 1 (1.11%) Splunk
5 1 (1.11%) Symantec
5 1 (1.11%) Tufin