Period
to 16 June 2021

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 16 June 2021 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
16 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 151 140 227
Rank change year-on-year -11 +87 +28
Contract jobs citing Security Hardening 4 1 8
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.13% 0.035% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.040% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £482 £413 -
Median % change year-on-year +16.91% - -
Central London median daily rate £482 £413 -
% change year-on-year +16.91% - -

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 2,702 2,480 5,747
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.70% 87.14% 89.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,976 1,849 4,475
10th Percentile £356 £331 £350
25th Percentile £444 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £513 £525
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% -2.38% +2.44%
75th Percentile £638 £600 £600
90th Percentile £718 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £545 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +9.00% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 48 59
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £12.38 £14.28 £12.76
Median hourly rate £23.23 £23.37 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -0.61% +19.83% +3.45%
75th Percentile £31.68 £39.25 £37.50
90th Percentile £42.33 £52.65 £45.21
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +25.00% +1.27%

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

For the 6 months to 16 June 2021, 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 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Replication
2 3 (75.00%) Subversion
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) IBM
2 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Python
2 3 (75.00%) LDAP
2 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (75.00%) Kerberos
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) EMC
2 3 (75.00%) BMC
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (75.00%) Tivoli
2 3 (75.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (75.00%) Netcool
2 3 (75.00%) Control-M
2 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 3 (75.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (75.00%) Qualys
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) TeamCity
2 3 (75.00%) Azure
2 3 (75.00%) High Availability
2 3 (75.00%) Splunk
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat Satellite
2 3 (75.00%) GitHub

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 (75.00%) Confluence
1 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Azure
1 3 (75.00%) GitHub
2 2 (50.00%) AWS
2 2 (50.00%) GCP
2 2 (50.00%) IaaS
2 2 (50.00%) PaaS
2 2 (50.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
1 3 (75.00%) Kerberos
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) JIRA
1 3 (75.00%) Subversion
1 3 (75.00%) TeamCity
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Administrator
1 3 (75.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (50.00%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (50.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) LDAP
2 2 (50.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Replication
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Solaris
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (75.00%) High Availability
1 3 (75.00%) Storage Management
2 2 (50.00%) API Integration
2 2 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) Kernel Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (50.00%) Perl
2 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) NFS
2 2 (50.00%) Veritas File System
2 2 (50.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Ansible
1 3 (75.00%) Control-M
1 3 (75.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 3 (75.00%) Netcool
1 3 (75.00%) QRadar
1 3 (75.00%) Red Hat Satellite
1 3 (75.00%) Tivoli
1 3 (75.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (50.00%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (25.00%) Icinga
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) BMC
2 3 (75.00%) CyberArk
2 3 (75.00%) EMC
2 3 (75.00%) IBM
2 3 (75.00%) Qualys
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (75.00%) Splunk
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) SaltStack
4 1 (25.00%) Altiris
4 1 (25.00%) Infoblox
4 1 (25.00%) Ivanti
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Remedy
4 1 (25.00%) Symantec