Period
to

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Cybersecurity skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cybersecurity over the 6 months to 30 June 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.

Cybersecurity
England > London
6 months to
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 77 85 128
Rank change year-on-year +8 +43 +4
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 1,281 859 372
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.25% 3.16% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.55% 3.45% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 896 618 263
10th Percentile £413 £400 £408
25th Percentile £500 £464 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - -2.22%
75th Percentile £700 £667 £638
90th Percentile £794 £775 £749
England median daily rate £575 £538 £511
% change year-on-year +6.98% +5.13% -4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 1
10th Percentile - £39.18 -
25th Percentile £26.25 £49.35 -
Median hourly rate £32.00 £60.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -46.67% +215.79% -50.00%
75th Percentile £43.75 £69.00 -
90th Percentile £77.25 £76.20 -
England median hourly rate £60.92 £58.68 £53.75
% change year-on-year +3.82% +9.17% +21.47%

Cybersecurity 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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 36,052 24,874 15,748
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.51% 91.41% 89.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,386 17,820 11,325
10th Percentile £400 £360 £331
25th Percentile £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% - +0.96%
75th Percentile £691 £638 £623
90th Percentile £788 £713 £713
England median daily rate £550 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 246 181
10th Percentile £17.19 £15.73 £14.00
25th Percentile £23.91 £20.99 £19.99
Median hourly rate £36.75 £32.85 £33.50
Median % change year-on-year +11.87% -1.94% +48.89%
75th Percentile £53.75 £51.00 £47.83
90th Percentile £69.06 £66.13 £61.25
England median hourly rate £28.41 £24.08 £22.61
% change year-on-year +17.98% +6.50% -1.40%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Cybersecurity as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in London

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cybersecurity in London.

Daily rate trend for Cybersecurity in London

Cybersecurity
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cybersecurity in London over the 6 months to 30 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity in London

Cybersecurity
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cybersecurity in London.

Hourly rate trend for Cybersecurity in London

Cybersecurity
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Cybersecurity in London over the 6 months to 30 June 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Cybersecurity in London

Cybersecurity
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 Cybersecurity within the London region over the 6 months to 30 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London 0 105 £593 +7.73% 61
West London +8 37 £538 -4.44% 27
East London +6 16 £650 - 19
South London -4 13 £575 -0.69% 3
North London -1 2 - - 1
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Cybersecurity 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 Cybersecurity.

1 404 (31.54%) Finance
2 295 (23.03%) Agile
3 288 (22.48%) Azure
4 250 (19.52%) Information Security
5 232 (18.11%) Social Skills
6 201 (15.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 200 (15.61%) Banking
8 187 (14.60%) Microsoft
9 182 (14.21%) AWS
10 176 (13.74%) Risk Management
11 174 (13.58%) Firewall
11 174 (13.58%) Security Cleared
12 168 (13.11%) DevOps
13 162 (12.65%) SC Cleared
14 154 (12.02%) CISSP
15 151 (11.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 151 (11.79%) NIST
16 147 (11.48%) Linux
17 146 (11.40%) SIEM
18 139 (10.85%) Vulnerability Management
19 134 (10.46%) Project Management
20 133 (10.38%) Python
21 132 (10.30%) Security Architecture
22 123 (9.60%) Windows
23 119 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
23 119 (9.29%) Security Operations
24 118 (9.21%) Identity Access Management
25 116 (9.06%) Degree
26 115 (8.98%) Application Security
27 109 (8.51%) CI/CD

Cybersecurity
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 42 (3.28%) Confluence
2 34 (2.65%) SharePoint
3 28 (2.19%) OpenStack
4 19 (1.48%) Apache
5 11 (0.86%) nginx
6 9 (0.70%) Apache Spark
6 9 (0.70%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.23%) IIS
8 2 (0.16%) Jupyter
8 2 (0.16%) Mule
8 2 (0.16%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.078%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.078%) JBoss
9 1 (0.078%) Moodle
9 1 (0.078%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.078%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.078%) WildFly
Applications
1 27 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (1.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
4 14 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.39%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.078%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
2 1 (0.078%) assyst
2 1 (0.078%) Bloomberg AIM
2 1 (0.078%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.078%) iTrent
2 1 (0.078%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.078%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.078%) SAP EHS
2 1 (0.078%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 288 (22.48%) Azure
2 182 (14.21%) AWS
3 105 (8.20%) SaaS
4 91 (7.10%) Microsoft 365
5 80 (6.25%) GCP
6 60 (4.68%) PaaS
7 59 (4.61%) IaaS
8 53 (4.14%) Serverless
9 46 (3.59%) Power Platform
10 41 (3.20%) Azure Active Directory
11 34 (2.65%) Azure DevOps
12 22 (1.72%) Amazon S3
13 21 (1.64%) Azure Data Factory
13 21 (1.64%) Azure Functions
14 20 (1.56%) Azure Sentinel
15 17 (1.33%) Azure Monitor
16 15 (1.17%) Azure Synapse Analytics
17 11 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
17 11 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
18 7 (0.55%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 174 (13.58%) Firewall
2 104 (8.12%) Network Security
3 45 (3.51%) DNS
4 36 (2.81%) VPN
5 27 (2.11%) SSL
6 23 (1.80%) Internet
7 22 (1.72%) WAN
8 19 (1.48%) IPsec
8 19 (1.48%) TCP/IP
9 16 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (1.17%) LAN
11 13 (1.01%) Intrusion Detection
12 12 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (0.94%) HTTP
13 11 (0.86%) Diameter Protocol
13 11 (0.86%) IKE
13 11 (0.86%) MVNO
13 11 (0.86%) SS7
13 11 (0.86%) Value-Added Service
14 10 (0.78%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (3.04%) Power BI
2 30 (2.34%) Big Data
3 23 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (1.72%) MySQL
5 21 (1.64%) MongoDB
6 20 (1.56%) Data Lake
7 18 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (0.94%) NoSQL
10 10 (0.78%) Couchbase
10 10 (0.78%) Hadoop
11 8 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (0.62%) HBase
11 8 (0.62%) RDBMS
11 8 (0.62%) Relational Database
11 8 (0.62%) SQL Server
12 7 (0.55%) GIS
13 6 (0.47%) BigQuery
14 5 (0.39%) Metadata
15 2 (0.16%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 57 (4.45%) JIRA
2 45 (3.51%) Jenkins
3 29 (2.26%) GitLab
4 23 (1.80%) Git (software)
5 11 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (0.47%) Grunt
6 6 (0.47%) gulp
6 6 (0.47%) webpack
7 5 (0.39%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.31%) Log4j
8 4 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.16%) Burp Suite
9 2 (0.16%) IDA Disassembler
9 2 (0.16%) Maven
9 2 (0.16%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.16%) Subversion
10 1 (0.078%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.078%) Hudson
10 1 (0.078%) Postman
10 1 (0.078%) SonarQube
General
1 404 (31.54%) Finance
2 232 (18.11%) Social Skills
3 200 (15.61%) Banking
4 119 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
5 66 (5.15%) Public Sector
6 50 (3.90%) Telecoms
7 36 (2.81%) Investment Banking
8 31 (2.42%) Legal
9 28 (2.19%) Retail
10 26 (2.03%) Presentation Skills
11 23 (1.80%) Games
12 16 (1.25%) Influencing Skills
13 15 (1.17%) Organisational Skills
14 14 (1.09%) Documentation Skills
14 14 (1.09%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 14 (1.09%) Law
14 14 (1.09%) Manufacturing
14 14 (1.09%) Marketing
15 8 (0.62%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 216 (16.86%) Analyst
2 207 (16.16%) Architect
3 135 (10.54%) Security Engineer
4 131 (10.23%) Project Manager
5 129 (10.07%) Security Architect
6 125 (9.76%) Security Analyst
7 113 (8.82%) Security Manager
8 91 (7.10%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 84 (6.56%) Consultant
10 81 (6.32%) Business Analyst
11 77 (6.01%) Cybersecurity Manager
12 60 (4.68%) Security Project Manager
13 52 (4.06%) Security Consultant
14 51 (3.98%) Cybersecurity Engineer
15 50 (3.90%) Developer
16 46 (3.59%) Project Manager - Cybersecurity
17 44 (3.43%) Cloud Architect
17 44 (3.43%) Solutions Architect
18 41 (3.20%) DevOps Engineer
19 33 (2.58%) Cybersecurity Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (2.81%) OAuth
2 34 (2.65%) React
3 30 (2.34%) Kafka
4 29 (2.26%) HTML
5 25 (1.95%) Spring Boot
6 24 (1.87%) CSS
6 24 (1.87%) SAML
7 22 (1.72%) .NET
8 21 (1.64%) Spring
9 16 (1.25%) HTML5
10 15 (1.17%) Apache NiFi
10 15 (1.17%) LDAP
11 14 (1.09%) AngularJS
11 14 (1.09%) OAuth2
12 13 (1.01%) Ajax
12 13 (1.01%) Middleware
13 11 (0.86%) ARM Templates
13 11 (0.86%) RabbitMQ
13 11 (0.86%) REST
13 11 (0.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 89 (6.95%) Management Information System
2 42 (3.28%) Cyberthreat
3 40 (3.12%) Public Cloud
3 40 (3.12%) Security Operations Centre
4 39 (3.04%) PKI
5 29 (2.26%) Data Centre
6 28 (2.19%) User Experience
7 25 (1.95%) Data Protection Act
8 17 (1.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 17 (1.33%) Private Cloud
8 17 (1.33%) Virtual Team
9 15 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
10 14 (1.09%) Legacy Systems
11 13 (1.01%) NHS
11 13 (1.01%) PMI
12 10 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
13 9 (0.70%) Cloud Native
13 9 (0.70%) CSOC
13 9 (0.70%) Enterprise Cloud
13 9 (0.70%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 147 (11.48%) Linux
2 123 (9.60%) Windows
3 49 (3.83%) Unix
4 39 (3.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (1.87%) Windows Server
6 21 (1.64%) Windows 10
7 12 (0.94%) Android
8 10 (0.78%) Debian
9 9 (0.70%) HPUX
10 4 (0.31%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.31%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.31%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.16%) AIX
11 2 (0.16%) CentOS
12 1 (0.078%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.078%) VMS
12 1 (0.078%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.078%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.078%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.078%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (23.03%) Agile
2 250 (19.52%) Information Security
3 201 (15.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 176 (13.74%) Risk Management
5 168 (13.11%) DevOps
6 146 (11.40%) SIEM
7 139 (10.85%) Vulnerability Management
8 134 (10.46%) Project Management
9 132 (10.30%) Security Architecture
10 119 (9.29%) Security Operations
11 118 (9.21%) Identity Access Management
12 115 (8.98%) Application Security
13 109 (8.51%) CI/CD
14 100 (7.81%) Data Loss Prevention
15 84 (6.56%) Problem-Solving
16 81 (6.32%) Analytics
17 79 (6.17%) Change Management
17 79 (6.17%) Scrum
18 76 (5.93%) Data Protection
19 71 (5.54%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 133 (10.38%) Python
2 86 (6.71%) Java
3 77 (6.01%) SQL
4 52 (4.06%) JavaScript
5 41 (3.20%) PowerShell
6 23 (1.80%) C
7 21 (1.64%) Bash
7 21 (1.64%) C#
8 19 (1.48%) Go
9 18 (1.41%) C++
10 10 (0.78%) VBA
11 9 (0.70%) Kotlin
11 9 (0.70%) Perl
11 9 (0.70%) VB
12 8 (0.62%) PHP
12 8 (0.62%) VBScript
13 6 (0.47%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.39%) R
15 4 (0.31%) Groovy
16 3 (0.23%) Search Processing Language
Qualifications
1 174 (13.58%) Security Cleared
2 162 (12.65%) SC Cleared
3 154 (12.02%) CISSP
4 116 (9.06%) Degree
5 100 (7.81%) CISM
6 77 (6.01%) DV Cleared
7 48 (3.75%) CISA
8 41 (3.20%) CRISC
9 33 (2.58%) FFIEC
10 28 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
10 28 (2.19%) GIAC
11 24 (1.87%) SANS
12 20 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
12 20 (1.56%) PMI Certification
13 18 (1.41%) PMP
14 17 (1.33%) CEH
15 13 (1.01%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 13 (1.01%) CCSK
16 11 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (0.86%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (11.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 151 (11.79%) NIST
2 54 (4.22%) GDPR
3 50 (3.90%) PCI DSS
4 40 (3.12%) GRC
5 39 (3.04%) PMO
6 31 (2.42%) Cyber Essentials
7 27 (2.11%) Data Quality
8 25 (1.95%) COBIT
9 24 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 24 (1.87%) NIST 800
10 21 (1.64%) QA
11 19 (1.48%) NCSC
12 18 (1.41%) GLBA
13 15 (1.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 10 (0.78%) SLA
15 9 (0.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 8 (0.62%) COSO
17 7 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 5 (0.39%) JSP 440
System Software
1 106 (8.27%) Active Directory
2 75 (5.85%) Docker
3 38 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (1.64%) vCloud
5 12 (0.94%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.86%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.23%) KVM
8 3 (0.23%) vSphere
9 2 (0.16%) Firmware
9 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.16%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.078%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 104 (8.12%) Kubernetes
2 90 (7.03%) Ansible
3 88 (6.87%) Terraform
4 22 (1.72%) Single Sign-On
5 21 (1.64%) CSIRT
6 18 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
7 16 (1.25%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 16 (1.25%) Nessus
8 15 (1.17%) Puppet
9 12 (0.94%) CASB
9 12 (0.94%) QRadar
9 12 (0.94%) SCCM
10 10 (0.78%) Consul
10 10 (0.78%) Fluentd
10 10 (0.78%) Grafana
10 10 (0.78%) HAProxy
10 10 (0.78%) Prometheus
10 10 (0.78%) ZABBIX
11 6 (0.47%) Packer
12 5 (0.39%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 187 (14.60%) Microsoft
2 84 (6.56%) Splunk
3 74 (5.78%) VMware
4 44 (3.43%) Google
5 43 (3.36%) CyberArk
6 41 (3.20%) Cisco
7 28 (2.19%) ServiceNow
8 26 (2.03%) CA
9 24 (1.87%) Oracle
10 23 (1.80%) Palo Alto
11 22 (1.72%) Okta
11 22 (1.72%) Qualys
11 22 (1.72%) Red Hat
12 19 (1.48%) Databricks
13 15 (1.17%) CheckPoint
14 14 (1.09%) CrowdStrike
14 14 (1.09%) IBM
15 13 (1.01%) Forcepoint
15 13 (1.01%) HP
15 13 (1.01%) LogRhythm