Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 165 107 223
Rank change year-on-year -58 +116 +28
Contract jobs citing Security Hardening 9 7 5
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.23% 0.39% 0.084%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.44% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 4
10th Percentile £438 £444 £471
25th Percentile £459 £483 £522
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £500 £600
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% -16.70% +17.12%
75th Percentile £575 £520 £676
90th Percentile " £530 £720
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £600
% change year-on-year +2.50% -16.70% +9.14%

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 3,546 1,590 5,382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.20% 89.08% 90.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,661 1,195 4,281
10th Percentile £363 £313 £325
25th Percentile £463 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £515 £525
Median % change year-on-year +6.80% -1.90% +2.94%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £675 £680
Central London median daily rate £550 £515 £513
% change year-on-year +6.80% +0.49% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 30 62
10th Percentile £10.10 £14.95 £11.78
25th Percentile £18.25 £18.13 £12.76
Median hourly rate £28.00 £32.75 £17.75
Median % change year-on-year -14.50% +84.51% -5.08%
75th Percentile £42.25 £44.50 £25.94
90th Percentile £62.15 £47.75 £49.29
Central London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +60.00% +6.95%

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 19 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Security Hardening in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
1 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Ansible
3 5 (55.56%) CyberArk
3 5 (55.56%) DevOps
3 5 (55.56%) High Availability
3 5 (55.56%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (55.56%) GitHub
3 5 (55.56%) Subversion
3 5 (55.56%) Qualys
3 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (55.56%) Azure
3 5 (55.56%) LDAP
3 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
3 5 (55.56%) Kerberos
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) EMC
4 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (44.44%) IBM
4 4 (44.44%) DNS
4 4 (44.44%) BMC
4 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
4 4 (44.44%) Tivoli
4 4 (44.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (44.44%) Netcool
4 4 (44.44%) Control-M
4 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
4 4 (44.44%) Linux
4 4 (44.44%) Confluence

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 4 (44.44%) Confluence
1 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (55.56%) Azure
1 5 (55.56%) GitHub
2 3 (33.33%) AWS
2 3 (33.33%) GCP
2 3 (33.33%) IaaS
2 3 (33.33%) PaaS
2 3 (33.33%) SaaS
3 1 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Kerberos
1 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
2 4 (44.44%) DNS
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Subversion
2 4 (44.44%) JIRA
2 4 (44.44%) TeamCity
3 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (11.11%) AdminStudio
4 1 (11.11%) MSI
4 1 (11.11%) Serena SBM
General
1 4 (44.44%) Banking
2 3 (33.33%) International Banking
3 2 (22.22%) Social Skills
4 1 (11.11%) Documentation Skills
4 1 (11.11%) Finance
4 1 (11.11%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Administrator
1 2 (22.22%) Linux Administrator
1 2 (22.22%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 2 (22.22%) Site Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Site Reliability Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (11.11%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Senior IT Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Senior IT Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Senior IT Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Senior IT Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) LDAP
2 3 (33.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Clustering
1 3 (33.33%) Replication
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 3 (33.33%) Solaris
3 3 (33.33%) Unix
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2016
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) DevOps
1 5 (55.56%) High Availability
2 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (44.44%) Storage Management
3 3 (33.33%) API Integration
3 3 (33.33%) Data Security
3 3 (33.33%) Kernel Tuning
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Change Management
4 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Site Reliability Engineering
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (11.11%) Decision-Making
5 1 (11.11%) Identity Management
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
2 2 (22.22%) Perl
2 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
3 1 (11.11%) VB
3 1 (11.11%) VBA
3 1 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification
1 1 (11.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) GDPR
1 1 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (22.22%) Docker
3 2 (22.22%) NFS
3 2 (22.22%) Veritas File System
3 2 (22.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) Ansible
2 4 (44.44%) Control-M
2 4 (44.44%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (44.44%) Netcool
2 4 (44.44%) QRadar
2 4 (44.44%) Red Hat Satellite
2 4 (44.44%) Tivoli
2 4 (44.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (22.22%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (22.22%) Kubernetes
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (22.22%) Puppet
4 2 (22.22%) Terraform
5 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 1 (11.11%) Icinga
5 1 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) CyberArk
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Qualys
3 4 (44.44%) BMC
3 4 (44.44%) EMC
3 4 (44.44%) IBM
3 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
3 4 (44.44%) SaltStack
3 4 (44.44%) Splunk
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) McAfee
6 1 (11.11%) Cisco
6 1 (11.11%) Dell
6 1 (11.11%) Equitrac
6 1 (11.11%) Infoblox
6 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow
6 1 (11.11%) Sophos
6 1 (11.11%) Symantec
6 1 (11.11%) ThinPrint