Period
to 28 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Security Hardening skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Security Hardening over the 6 months to 28 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.

Security Hardening
Central London > City of London
6 months to
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 174 126 201
Rank change year-on-year -48 +75 +43
Contract jobs citing Security Hardening 14 7 5
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.35% 0.33% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.36% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 5
10th Percentile - £469 £483
25th Percentile £500 £473 £550
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £620
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -19.35% +12.73%
75th Percentile £573 £520 £651
90th Percentile £575 £530 £710
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £620
% change year-on-year +10.00% -19.35% +5.53%

Security Hardening 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 3,655 1,919 4,362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.06% 90.78% 89.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,839 1,444 3,402
10th Percentile £375 £313 £319
25th Percentile £475 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% -
75th Percentile £660 £602 £610
90th Percentile £750 £688 £688
Central London median daily rate £550 £515 £509
% change year-on-year +6.80% +1.23% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 21 49
10th Percentile £19.13 £13.54 £12.03
25th Percentile £33.19 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate £43.50 £26.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +64.15% +32.50% +5.26%
75th Percentile £61.75 £36.50 £25.76
90th Percentile £64.25 £46.00 £52.25
Central London median hourly rate £43.50 £27.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +61.11% +28.57% +9.09%

Security Hardening
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Security Hardening as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Security Hardening in the City of London

Security Hardening
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Hardening in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Security Hardening in the City of London

Security Hardening
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Hardening in the City of London over the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Security Hardening in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Security Hardening 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 Security Hardening.

1 13 (92.86%) Windows
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
1 13 (92.86%) Active Directory
2 11 (78.57%) VMware
2 11 (78.57%) Windows Server
3 10 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (71.43%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (64.29%) DNS
5 8 (57.14%) Change Management
5 8 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (50.00%) Line Management
6 7 (50.00%) Software Delivery
6 7 (50.00%) Patch Management
6 7 (50.00%) Release Management
6 7 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (50.00%) Influencing Skills
7 6 (42.86%) Runbook
7 6 (42.86%) vCenter Server
7 6 (42.86%) Server Hardening
7 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
7 6 (42.86%) CMDB
7 6 (42.86%) Time Management
7 6 (42.86%) Veeam
7 6 (42.86%) Functional Testing
7 6 (42.86%) Asset Management
7 6 (42.86%) Eclipse
7 6 (42.86%) DHCP
8 5 (35.71%) Banking
8 5 (35.71%) High Availability

Security Hardening
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 (21.43%) Confluence
1 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) GitHub
1 4 (28.57%) Nutanix
2 2 (14.29%) Azure
2 2 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (7.14%) IaaS
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (7.14%) PaaS
3 1 (7.14%) Rubrik
3 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) DNS
2 6 (42.86%) DHCP
3 4 (28.57%) Kerberos
3 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.14%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Eclipse
2 4 (28.57%) Subversion
3 3 (21.43%) JIRA
3 3 (21.43%) TeamCity
4 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 1 (7.14%) AdminStudio
5 1 (7.14%) MSI
5 1 (7.14%) Serena SBM
General
1 7 (50.00%) Influencing Skills
2 5 (35.71%) Banking
3 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (14.29%) International Banking
4 2 (14.29%) Social Skills
5 1 (7.14%) Documentation Skills
5 1 (7.14%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Senior Wintel Engineer
1 6 (42.86%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Server Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Site Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Site Reliability Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) IT Manager
3 1 (7.14%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Nutanix Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Senior IT Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) LDAP
2 2 (14.29%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) CMDB
2 4 (28.57%) Clustering
3 2 (14.29%) Replication
4 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows Server
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2016
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (7.14%) Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Solaris
5 1 (7.14%) Unix
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Change Management
1 8 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (50.00%) Line Management
2 7 (50.00%) Patch Management
2 7 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (50.00%) Release Management
2 7 (50.00%) Software Delivery
3 6 (42.86%) Asset Management
3 6 (42.86%) Functional Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Runbook
3 6 (42.86%) Server Hardening
3 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Time Management
4 5 (35.71%) CI/CD
4 5 (35.71%) DevOps
4 5 (35.71%) High Availability
5 4 (28.57%) Data Security
5 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (21.43%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 2 (14.29%) Python
2 2 (14.29%) VBA
3 1 (7.14%) VB
3 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
2 1 (7.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (92.86%) Active Directory
2 10 (71.43%) VMware ESXi
2 10 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (14.29%) Docker
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) vCenter Server
2 4 (28.57%) Ansible
3 3 (21.43%) Control-M
3 3 (21.43%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (21.43%) Netcool
3 3 (21.43%) QRadar
3 3 (21.43%) Tivoli
3 3 (21.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 2 (14.29%) Kubernetes
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (14.29%) Puppet
4 2 (14.29%) Terraform
5 1 (7.14%) Icinga
5 1 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 11 (78.57%) VMware
3 6 (42.86%) Veeam
4 4 (28.57%) CyberArk
4 4 (28.57%) Qualys
5 3 (21.43%) BMC
5 3 (21.43%) EMC
5 3 (21.43%) IBM
5 3 (21.43%) Splunk
6 2 (14.29%) McAfee
6 2 (14.29%) SaltStack
7 1 (7.14%) Altiris
7 1 (7.14%) Cisco
7 1 (7.14%) Dell
7 1 (7.14%) Infoblox
7 1 (7.14%) Ivanti
7 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
7 1 (7.14%) Serena
7 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow
7 1 (7.14%) Symantec