Period
to 18 September 2020

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 18 September 2020 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
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 111 229 254
Rank change year-on-year +118 +25 -16
Contract jobs citing Security Hardening 7 6 4
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.39% 0.096% 0.057%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.11% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 2
Median daily rate £500 £513 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% - -26.79%
10th Percentile £406 £449 £446
90th Percentile £538 £546 £569
Central London median daily rate £500 £513 £513
% change year-on-year -2.44% - -26.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 1,566 5,647 6,116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.23% 90.18% 87.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,099 4,421 4,858
Median daily rate £510 £525 £508
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +3.45% +1.50%
10th Percentile £318 £340 £329
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £510 £520 £500
% change year-on-year -1.92% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 72 104
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.25 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.82% +2.94% -6.50%
10th Percentile £14.60 £11.25 £13.07
90th Percentile £51.55 £53.50 £30.75
Median hourly rate £34.25 £19.75 £18.70
% change year-on-year +73.42% +5.61% -1.58%

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 18 September 2020, 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 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (100.00%) Banking
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) Kerberos
3 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
3 5 (71.43%) LDAP
3 5 (71.43%) Oracle
3 5 (71.43%) VMware
3 5 (71.43%) Clustering
3 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (71.43%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (71.43%) Azure
3 5 (71.43%) AWS
3 5 (71.43%) SaaS
3 5 (71.43%) PaaS
3 5 (71.43%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (71.43%) High Availability
3 5 (71.43%) IaaS
3 5 (71.43%) GCP
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (57.14%) GitHub
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (57.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2016
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2019
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (57.14%) Retail
4 4 (57.14%) Subversion

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 1 (14.29%) Confluence
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (71.43%) AWS
1 5 (71.43%) Azure
1 5 (71.43%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (71.43%) GCP
1 5 (71.43%) IaaS
1 5 (71.43%) PaaS
1 5 (71.43%) SaaS
2 4 (57.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Kerberos
1 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Subversion
2 2 (28.57%) AdminStudio
2 2 (28.57%) MSI
3 1 (14.29%) JIRA
3 1 (14.29%) Serena SBM
3 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (100.00%) Banking
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Investment Banking
2 4 (57.14%) Retail
3 2 (28.57%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2016
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2019
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) High Availability
2 4 (57.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) Patch Management
3 2 (28.57%) Release Management
3 2 (28.57%) Software Distribution
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Data Security
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (14.29%) IT Asset Management
4 1 (14.29%) Line Management
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (14.29%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 2 (28.57%) VB
2 2 (28.57%) VBScript
3 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) GDPR
1 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (42.86%) Docker
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (42.86%) Ansible
2 3 (42.86%) Kubernetes
2 3 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (42.86%) Puppet
2 3 (42.86%) Terraform
3 1 (14.29%) Control-M
3 1 (14.29%) Icinga
3 1 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (14.29%) Netcool
3 1 (14.29%) QRadar
3 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
3 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 5 (71.43%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) SaltStack
4 2 (28.57%) Qualys
4 2 (28.57%) Splunk
5 1 (14.29%) Altiris
5 1 (14.29%) BMC
5 1 (14.29%) CyberArk
5 1 (14.29%) EMC
5 1 (14.29%) IBM
5 1 (14.29%) Infoblox
5 1 (14.29%) Ivanti
5 1 (14.29%) McAfee
5 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 1 (14.29%) Serena
5 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow
5 1 (14.29%) Symantec