Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 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.

Cybersecurity
England > London
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 83 83 123
Rank change year-on-year 0 +40 +35
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 1,199 539 667
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.19% 3.01% 2.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.49% 3.36% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 778 383 473
10th Percentile £400 £325 £367
25th Percentile £485 £421 £445
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +1.85%
75th Percentile £675 £625 £638
90th Percentile £775 £688 £725
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
10th Percentile - - £21.11
25th Percentile £22.03 £46.25 £21.28
Median hourly rate £22.28 £47.50 £21.56
Median % change year-on-year -53.09% +120.32% -68.06%
75th Percentile £39.75 £48.75 £23.35
90th Percentile £42.15 - £24.42
England median hourly rate £54.43 £46.25 £46.25
% change year-on-year +17.69% - +8.82%

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 34,386 16,040 26,339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.44% 89.46% 88.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,056 11,636 19,194
10th Percentile £381 £325 £315
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £500 £513
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +0.49%
75th Percentile £675 £602 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 145 302
10th Percentile £16.49 £16.55 £12.44
25th Percentile £21.98 £24.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate £39.50 £34.13 £23.00
Median % change year-on-year +15.75% +48.37% +3.32%
75th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £44.69
90th Percentile £65.00 £64.60 £53.28
England median hourly rate £26.00 £26.65 £20.50
% change year-on-year -2.44% +30.00% -6.82%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -12 100 £550 +10.00% 96
West London -12 19 £570 +1.33% 45
South London -10 5 £450 -12.20% 2
East London -13 4 £550 -8.33% 24
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 352 (29.36%) Finance
2 300 (25.02%) Azure
3 256 (21.35%) Agile Software Development
4 247 (20.60%) Security Cleared
5 232 (19.35%) Social Skills
6 220 (18.35%) Information Security
7 208 (17.35%) SC Cleared
8 186 (15.51%) DevOps
9 179 (14.93%) Stakeholder Management
10 173 (14.43%) AWS
11 171 (14.26%) Banking
12 170 (14.18%) Risk Management
13 153 (12.76%) Windows
14 150 (12.51%) Microsoft
15 146 (12.18%) Linux
16 140 (11.68%) Application Security
17 133 (11.09%) CISSP
18 132 (11.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 122 (10.18%) Python
20 121 (10.09%) Firewall
21 117 (9.76%) Vulnerability Management
22 114 (9.51%) Public Sector
23 111 (9.26%) SIEM
24 110 (9.17%) Microsoft 365
25 109 (9.09%) Active Directory
25 109 (9.09%) CI/CD
26 106 (8.84%) Security Architecture
27 102 (8.51%) Network Security
28 101 (8.42%) NIST
29 96 (8.01%) Security Operations

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 52 (4.34%) Confluence
2 50 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 28 (2.34%) OpenStack
4 17 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (1.25%) nginx
6 14 (1.17%) Apache
7 13 (1.08%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.33%) Appian
9 3 (0.25%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.17%) Drupal
10 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.083%) CMS
11 1 (0.083%) IIS
11 1 (0.083%) Moodle
11 1 (0.083%) SAS
11 1 (0.083%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.17%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.083%) InVision
7 1 (0.083%) Sketch
7 1 (0.083%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 11 (0.92%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.17%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.17%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.17%) SAP SD
2 2 (0.17%) SmartPlant
3 1 (0.083%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 300 (25.02%) Azure
2 173 (14.43%) AWS
3 110 (9.17%) Microsoft 365
4 83 (6.92%) GCP
5 79 (6.59%) SaaS
6 42 (3.50%) PaaS
7 38 (3.17%) IaaS
8 35 (2.92%) Power Platform
8 35 (2.92%) Serverless
9 33 (2.75%) Azure Active Directory
10 20 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
11 19 (1.58%) GitHub
12 17 (1.42%) Azure Sentinel
13 16 (1.33%) Amazon S3
14 15 (1.25%) Azure Monitor
15 14 (1.17%) OpenShift
16 12 (1.00%) Azure Data Factory
16 12 (1.00%) Azure Functions
17 10 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
18 7 (0.58%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 121 (10.09%) Firewall
2 102 (8.51%) Network Security
3 45 (3.75%) DNS
4 44 (3.67%) WAN
5 31 (2.59%) SSL
6 30 (2.50%) VPN
7 25 (2.09%) Internet
8 19 (1.58%) Intrusion Detection
8 19 (1.58%) SD-WAN
9 18 (1.50%) DHCP
9 18 (1.50%) LAN
9 18 (1.50%) TCP/IP
10 16 (1.33%) IPsec
11 15 (1.25%) IKE
12 11 (0.92%) HTTP
13 9 (0.75%) X.509
14 8 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (0.50%) Reverse Proxy
16 5 (0.42%) Cisco IOS
16 5 (0.42%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (3.67%) Big Data
2 30 (2.50%) Power BI
3 23 (1.92%) Data Lake
4 19 (1.58%) MySQL
5 16 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (1.17%) SQL Server
7 12 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (1.00%) Hadoop
8 10 (0.83%) Tableau
9 9 (0.75%) Couchbase
9 9 (0.75%) MongoDB
9 9 (0.75%) Relational Database
10 7 (0.58%) Data Mining
11 6 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (0.50%) HBase
11 6 (0.50%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.50%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (0.33%) GIS
13 2 (0.17%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 60 (5.00%) JIRA
2 49 (4.09%) Jenkins
3 34 (2.84%) Sonatype Nexus
4 27 (2.25%) Git (software)
5 20 (1.67%) GitLab
6 14 (1.17%) SonarQube
7 8 (0.67%) Snyk
8 6 (0.50%) Maven
9 5 (0.42%) Selenium
10 4 (0.33%) Cypress.io
10 4 (0.33%) Gradle
11 3 (0.25%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.25%) IDA Disassembler
11 3 (0.25%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.17%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.17%) AutoIt
12 2 (0.17%) CircleCI
12 2 (0.17%) Metasploit
12 2 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
13 1 (0.083%) LoadUI
General
1 352 (29.36%) Finance
2 232 (19.35%) Social Skills
3 171 (14.26%) Banking
4 114 (9.51%) Public Sector
5 60 (5.00%) Telecoms
6 51 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
7 50 (4.17%) Legal
8 42 (3.50%) Investment Banking
9 40 (3.34%) Presentation Skills
10 33 (2.75%) Marketing
11 29 (2.42%) Games
12 18 (1.50%) Financial Institution
13 16 (1.33%) Manufacturing
14 15 (1.25%) Electronics
14 15 (1.25%) Retail
15 12 (1.00%) Documentation Skills
16 11 (0.92%) Influencing Skills
17 10 (0.83%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 10 (0.83%) Retail Banking
18 9 (0.75%) Law
Job Titles
1 257 (21.43%) Architect
2 163 (13.59%) Analyst
3 157 (13.09%) Security Architect
4 146 (12.18%) Security Engineer
5 101 (8.42%) Security Manager
6 92 (7.67%) Project Manager
7 88 (7.34%) Consultant
8 77 (6.42%) Cybersecurity Manager
9 73 (6.09%) Security Analyst
10 68 (5.67%) Security Consultant
11 55 (4.59%) Security Project Manager
12 51 (4.25%) Solutions Architect
13 47 (3.92%) Business Analyst
14 44 (3.67%) Developer
14 44 (3.67%) DevOps Engineer
15 42 (3.50%) Project Manager - Cybersecurity
16 41 (3.42%) Cybersecurity Analyst
17 39 (3.25%) Cybersecurity Engineer
17 39 (3.25%) Technical Architect
18 37 (3.09%) Cybersecurity Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (4.00%) .NET
2 32 (2.67%) OAuth
3 27 (2.25%) Kafka
4 21 (1.75%) Middleware
4 21 (1.75%) OAuth2
5 17 (1.42%) HTML
5 17 (1.42%) REST
6 16 (1.33%) SAML
7 15 (1.25%) React
8 14 (1.17%) Apache NiFi
8 14 (1.17%) CSS
9 12 (1.00%) HTML5
9 12 (1.00%) SOAP
10 11 (0.92%) AngularJS
10 11 (0.92%) Elastic Stack
11 10 (0.83%) Node.js
11 10 (0.83%) RabbitMQ
12 9 (0.75%) gRPC
12 9 (0.75%) JWT
12 9 (0.75%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 54 (4.50%) Management Information System
2 53 (4.42%) Public Cloud
3 30 (2.50%) User Experience
4 29 (2.42%) Data Protection Act
5 23 (1.92%) PKI
6 20 (1.67%) Cyberthreat
7 17 (1.42%) Data Centre
7 17 (1.42%) Mobile App
8 16 (1.33%) Private Cloud
9 15 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
9 15 (1.25%) Security Operations Centre
10 13 (1.08%) NHS
10 13 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
11 12 (1.00%) Hedge funds
12 11 (0.92%) Cyberattack
12 11 (0.92%) Virtual Team
13 9 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
14 8 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.67%) Legacy Systems
14 8 (0.67%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 153 (12.76%) Windows
2 146 (12.18%) Linux
3 45 (3.75%) Windows 10
4 26 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (1.92%) Windows Server
6 21 (1.75%) Unix
7 17 (1.42%) Mac OS
8 9 (0.75%) Debian
9 8 (0.67%) Android
9 8 (0.67%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.25%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.083%) AIX
11 1 (0.083%) CentOS
11 1 (0.083%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.083%) Solaris
11 1 (0.083%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.083%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (21.35%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (18.35%) Information Security
3 186 (15.51%) DevOps
4 179 (14.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 170 (14.18%) Risk Management
6 140 (11.68%) Application Security
7 117 (9.76%) Vulnerability Management
8 111 (9.26%) SIEM
9 109 (9.09%) CI/CD
10 106 (8.84%) Security Architecture
11 96 (8.01%) Security Operations
12 95 (7.92%) Project Management
13 91 (7.59%) Change Management
14 77 (6.42%) Data Protection
15 71 (5.92%) Data Security
15 71 (5.92%) Scrum
16 70 (5.84%) Identity Access Management
17 68 (5.67%) Analytics
18 60 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
18 60 (5.00%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 122 (10.18%) Python
2 76 (6.34%) Java
3 56 (4.67%) SQL
4 55 (4.59%) JavaScript
5 50 (4.17%) PowerShell
6 46 (3.84%) C#
7 25 (2.09%) C++
8 22 (1.83%) Bash
8 22 (1.83%) C
9 11 (0.92%) Ruby
10 9 (0.75%) Search Processing Language
11 7 (0.58%) Go
12 6 (0.50%) PHP
12 6 (0.50%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.42%) Perl
13 5 (0.42%) VBA
14 4 (0.33%) Rust
14 4 (0.33%) Scala
14 4 (0.33%) TypeScript
14 4 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 247 (20.60%) Security Cleared
2 208 (17.35%) SC Cleared
3 133 (11.09%) CISSP
4 81 (6.76%) Degree
5 73 (6.09%) CISM
6 57 (4.75%) DV Cleared
7 40 (3.34%) CISA
8 38 (3.17%) CRISC
9 34 (2.84%) CESG Certified Professional
10 25 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
10 25 (2.09%) PMP
11 23 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
12 19 (1.58%) CEH
12 19 (1.58%) FFIEC
13 16 (1.33%) PMI Certification
14 13 (1.08%) CCNA
15 12 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (1.00%) SANS
16 10 (0.83%) GIAC
16 10 (0.83%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (11.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 101 (8.42%) NIST
3 56 (4.67%) GDPR
4 52 (4.34%) GRC
4 52 (4.34%) NCSC
5 39 (3.25%) PMO
6 37 (3.09%) PCI DSS
7 31 (2.59%) COBIT
8 26 (2.17%) QA
9 24 (2.00%) Data Quality
10 20 (1.67%) Cyber Essentials
11 17 (1.42%) SOC 2
12 15 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 13 (1.08%) GLBA
14 12 (1.00%) NIST 800
15 10 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 8 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 7 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 7 (0.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 6 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 109 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 66 (5.50%) Docker
3 41 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (2.92%) Hyper-V
5 24 (2.00%) vCloud
6 15 (1.25%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.17%) KVM
7 2 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.17%) XenApp
7 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.083%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.083%) Firmware
8 1 (0.083%) iptables
8 1 (0.083%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.083%) Snort
8 1 (0.083%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.083%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.083%) vSphere
8 1 (0.083%) Xen
Systems Management
1 90 (7.51%) Kubernetes
2 77 (6.42%) Terraform
3 74 (6.17%) Ansible
4 40 (3.34%) Microsoft Intune
5 24 (2.00%) QRadar
6 22 (1.83%) RSA Archer
7 19 (1.58%) Grafana
7 19 (1.58%) Prometheus
8 18 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (1.08%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 13 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
10 10 (0.83%) ZABBIX
11 9 (0.75%) Consul
11 9 (0.75%) Fluentd
11 9 (0.75%) HAProxy
11 9 (0.75%) Nessus
12 8 (0.67%) Puppet
13 7 (0.58%) Demisto
13 7 (0.58%) SCCM
14 6 (0.50%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 150 (12.51%) Microsoft
2 82 (6.84%) Splunk
3 75 (6.26%) VMware
4 41 (3.42%) Cisco
5 38 (3.17%) Google
6 30 (2.50%) CA
7 28 (2.34%) CyberArk
8 19 (1.58%) Qualys
9 16 (1.33%) Red Hat
10 15 (1.25%) ArcSight
10 15 (1.25%) SAP
11 14 (1.17%) Databricks
12 13 (1.08%) LogRhythm
13 12 (1.00%) Oracle
13 12 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (0.92%) Citrix
14 11 (0.92%) Kenna
15 10 (0.83%) Symantec
16 9 (0.75%) ServiceNow
16 9 (0.75%) Sonatype