Period
to 23 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Security Monitoring skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Security Monitoring over the 6 months to 23 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 Monitoring
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 177 114 192
Rank change year-on-year -63 +78 +55
Contract jobs citing Security Monitoring 10 14 8
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.25% 0.67% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.75% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 4
10th Percentile - £364 -
25th Percentile £513 £534 £456
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £555 £613 £469
Median % change year-on-year -9.39% +30.67% -10.71%
75th Percentile £627 £638 £475
90th Percentile £825 £649 -
Central London median daily rate £555 £625 £475
% change year-on-year -11.20% +31.58% -9.52%

Security Monitoring 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 3,583 1,877 4,411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.87% 90.33% 89.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,786 1,406 3,445
10th Percentile £375 £313 £320
25th Percentile £475 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% -
75th Percentile £652 £602 £605
90th Percentile £750 £688 £676
Central London median daily rate £550 £515 £510
% change year-on-year +6.80% +0.98% -0.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 22 48
10th Percentile £19.13 £13.58 £12.02
25th Percentile £33.19 £18.25 £14.19
Median hourly rate £43.50 £26.50 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year +64.15% +34.18% +3.95%
75th Percentile £61.75 £35.63 £25.76
90th Percentile £64.25 £46.00 £52.25
Central London median hourly rate £43.50 £26.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year +62.62% +30.49% +6.49%

Security Monitoring
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Monitoring in the City of London

Security Monitoring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Daily rate trend for Security Monitoring in the City of London

Security Monitoring
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Monitoring in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Security Monitoring in the City of London

Security Monitoring
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Security Monitoring in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Security Monitoring in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Security Monitoring 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 Monitoring.

1 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) Data Protection
3 4 (40.00%) AWS
3 4 (40.00%) GitHub
3 4 (40.00%) Hedge funds
3 4 (40.00%) KVM
3 4 (40.00%) GCP
3 4 (40.00%) GitLab
3 4 (40.00%) Apigee
3 4 (40.00%) API Integration
3 4 (40.00%) Terraform
3 4 (40.00%) GDPR
3 4 (40.00%) Legal
3 4 (40.00%) Financial Institution
3 4 (40.00%) AOP
3 4 (40.00%) Google
3 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure as Code
3 4 (40.00%) Observability
3 4 (40.00%) GitHub Actions
3 4 (40.00%) CI/CD
4 3 (30.00%) Social Skills
4 3 (30.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (30.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (30.00%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (30.00%) Security Operations
4 3 (30.00%) Open Source
5 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (20.00%) TOGAF

Security Monitoring
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 4 (40.00%) Apigee
1 4 (40.00%) AWS
1 4 (40.00%) GCP
1 4 (40.00%) GitHub
1 4 (40.00%) GitHub Actions
2 1 (10.00%) Azure
2 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) DB2
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) GitLab
General
1 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Financial Institution
2 4 (40.00%) Legal
3 3 (30.00%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Cloud Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Platform Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Lead Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) AWS Architect
4 1 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Lead Enterprise Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Security Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Security Operations Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Hedge funds
2 3 (30.00%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (20.00%) Public Cloud
3 2 (20.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) AIX
1 2 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) AOP
2 4 (40.00%) API Integration
2 4 (40.00%) CI/CD
2 4 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure as Code
2 4 (40.00%) Observability
3 3 (30.00%) Open Source
3 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (30.00%) Security Operations
4 2 (20.00%) Analytics
4 2 (20.00%) BCP
4 2 (20.00%) Decision-Making
4 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Runbook
4 2 (20.00%) Thought Leadership
4 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) GDPR
2 2 (20.00%) PMO
2 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) KVM
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Terraform
2 3 (30.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (30.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (20.00%) vRealize
3 2 (20.00%) VxRail
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Google
2 2 (20.00%) Dell
2 2 (20.00%) IBM
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) VMware