Period
to 18 October 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Cyber Defence in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cyber Defence over the 6 months to 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Cyber Defence
England > London
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 606 598 604
Rank change year-on-year -8 +6 -3
Contract jobs citing Cyber Defence 24 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.052% 0.038% 0.034%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.096% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 10
London median daily rate £600 £550 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.77% +27.71%
10th Percentile £525 £436 £473
90th Percentile £671 £618 £615
England median daily rate £580 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +5.45% +4.76% +23.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £35.00 -

Cyber Defence is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 17,784 17,773 16,907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.55% 39.49% 37.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,820 12,692 12,030
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £285
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 223 247
London median hourly rate £22.93 £21.20 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.16% +11.58% -4.70%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.52 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +8.11%

Cyber Defence
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Cyber Defence as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Defence in London

Cyber Defence
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cyber Defence in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cyber Defence in London

Cyber Defence
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cyber Defence in London over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cyber Defence in London

Cyber Defence
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cyber Defence within the London region over the 6 months to 18 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West London -15 4 £550 -
Central London -32 1 - - 1
Cyber Defence
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Cyber Defence 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 London region with a requirement for Cyber Defence.

1 16 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (33.33%) Python
2 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (29.17%) Firewall
3 7 (29.17%) Project Management
3 7 (29.17%) SIEM
4 6 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (25.00%) Unix
4 6 (25.00%) Information Security
5 5 (20.83%) Risk Management
5 5 (20.83%) ITIL
5 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
5 5 (20.83%) C
5 5 (20.83%) Data Modelling
5 5 (20.83%) Scala
5 5 (20.83%) Hadoop
5 5 (20.83%) Use Case
5 5 (20.83%) Incident Management
5 5 (20.83%) Degree
5 5 (20.83%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (20.83%) Vulnerability Management
5 5 (20.83%) Big Data
5 5 (20.83%) Kafka
5 5 (20.83%) Apache Spark
5 5 (20.83%) Spark Streaming
6 4 (16.67%) Public Cloud
6 4 (16.67%) Cyberattack
6 4 (16.67%) SANS
6 4 (16.67%) Innovative Thinking

Cyber Defence
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 5 (20.83%) Apache Spark
2 3 (12.50%) Apache Solr
2 3 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) Firewall
2 4 (16.67%) DNS
3 2 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (8.33%) NetScaler
3 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco Firepower
4 1 (4.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) Big Data
1 5 (20.83%) Hadoop
2 3 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (12.50%) Apache Hive
2 3 (12.50%) Flink
2 3 (12.50%) HBase
2 3 (12.50%) Impala
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Law
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Architect
1 4 (16.67%) Consultant
1 4 (16.67%) Project Manager
1 4 (16.67%) Security Architect
1 4 (16.67%) Security Consultant
2 3 (12.50%) CyberArk Consultant
2 3 (12.50%) Data Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) IT Consultant
2 3 (12.50%) IT Security Consultant
2 3 (12.50%) Network Security Consultant
2 3 (12.50%) Security Management Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Big Data Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Penetration Tester
3 2 (8.33%) Security Solutions Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (4.17%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) Kafka
1 5 (20.83%) Spark Streaming
2 1 (4.17%) OAuth
2 1 (4.17%) OpenID
2 1 (4.17%) SAML
2 1 (4.17%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Cyberattack
1 4 (16.67%) Public Cloud
2 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.33%) PKI
4 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Unix
2 3 (12.50%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (29.17%) Project Management
3 7 (29.17%) SIEM
4 6 (25.00%) Information Security
4 6 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Data Modelling
5 5 (20.83%) Incident Management
5 5 (20.83%) ITIL
5 5 (20.83%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
5 5 (20.83%) Risk Management
5 5 (20.83%) Use Case
5 5 (20.83%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (16.67%) Creative Thinking
6 4 (16.67%) Innovative Thinking
6 4 (16.67%) Performance Measurement
6 4 (16.67%) Security Architecture
6 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) Python
2 5 (20.83%) C
2 5 (20.83%) Scala
3 3 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 2 (8.33%) C++
4 2 (8.33%) Java
4 2 (8.33%) Perl
4 2 (8.33%) Ruby
5 1 (4.17%) SQL
5 1 (4.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) Degree
3 4 (16.67%) CCIE
3 4 (16.67%) CEH
3 4 (16.67%) CISA
3 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (16.67%) CISM
3 4 (16.67%) CISSP
3 4 (16.67%) GCIH
3 4 (16.67%) SANS
3 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 3 (12.50%) PMP
5 2 (8.33%) CRISC
5 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
5 2 (8.33%) EnCE
5 2 (8.33%) GCED
5 2 (8.33%) GCIA
5 2 (8.33%) GSEC
5 2 (8.33%) GWAPT
5 2 (8.33%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
2 2 (8.33%) COBIT
2 2 (8.33%) GDPR
2 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.17%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Apache Flume
2 2 (8.33%) Snort
2 2 (8.33%) Squid
3 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 2 (8.33%) EnCase
2 2 (8.33%) FTK
2 2 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (8.33%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (4.17%) CASB
3 1 (4.17%) Stealthwatch
3 1 (4.17%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Cloudera
1 3 (12.50%) CyberArk
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (12.50%) Splunk
2 2 (8.33%) ArcSight
2 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (8.33%) Cisco
2 2 (8.33%) F5
2 2 (8.33%) Huawei
2 2 (8.33%) McAfee
3 1 (4.17%) Citrix
3 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
3 1 (4.17%) Juniper
3 1 (4.17%) Symantec
3 1 (4.17%) Zscaler