Period
to 29 January 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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 191 246 248
Rank change year-on-year +55 +2 -21
Contract jobs citing Security Hardening 5 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.10% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.21% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 5
City of London median daily rate £620 £550 £700
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.73% -21.43% +27.27%
10th Percentile £483 £525 £608
90th Percentile £710 £575 £725
Central London median daily rate £620 £588 £700
% change year-on-year +5.53% -16.07% +21.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London 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 4,287 6,061 6,338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.88% 88.38% 89.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,285 4,743 5,074
City of London median daily rate £513 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £318 £315 £325
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £505 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -1.46% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 65 66
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +2.94% -9.33%
10th Percentile £12.19 £13.00 £11.71
90th Percentile £52.25 £36.25 £37.88
Central London median hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +7.65% -4.76% +10.53%

Security Hardening
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Security Hardening as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Hardening in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Hardening in the City of London

Security Hardening
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Hardening in the City of London over the 6 months to 29 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Hardening in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 4 (80.00%) DevOps
2 3 (60.00%) Docker
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) AWS
3 2 (40.00%) Ruby
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (40.00%) Puppet
3 2 (40.00%) Analytics
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Python
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Dell
3 2 (40.00%) Unix
3 2 (40.00%) Solaris
3 2 (40.00%) Kubernetes
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (40.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (40.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (40.00%) Ansible
4 1 (20.00%) DevSecOps
4 1 (20.00%) NCSC
4 1 (20.00%) Public Sector
4 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (20.00%) GitLab
4 1 (20.00%) Java

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) AWS
2 1 (20.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) GitLab
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) DevOps Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) DevSecOps Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Solaris Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Supply Chain Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Solaris
2 2 (40.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) DevOps
2 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (40.00%) Analytics
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (20.00%) DevSecOps
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (40.00%) Python
1 2 (40.00%) Ruby
2 1 (20.00%) Go
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) NCSC
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Ansible
1 2 (40.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (40.00%) Kubernetes
1 2 (40.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle ZFS
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Dell
1 2 (40.00%) HP