Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 195 237 402
Rank change year-on-year +42 +165 +64
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 644 477 224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.38% 1.07% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 1.24% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 365 160
London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £342 £365 £356
90th Percentile £688 £738 £653
England median daily rate £488 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -2.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
London median hourly rate £52.25 - -
England median hourly rate £38.75 £33.75 £40.88
% change year-on-year +14.81% -17.43% -21.20%

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 40583 38438 39314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.96% 86.23% 83.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 29509 27575 28097
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £288
90th Percentile £675 £642 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 398 474
London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.15 £50.84 £50.69
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in London

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cybersecurity in London

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in London over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity in London

Cybersecurity
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cybersecurity in London

Cybersecurity
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in London over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor 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 20 November 2017. 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
Central London +23 125 £475 -9.52% 36
West London +13 49 £488 +14.71% 8
East London +10 17 £675 +38.46% 3
South London -33 6 £438 -35.19%
North London -8 2 £475 +46.15%
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cybersecurity also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 222 (34.47%) Finance
2 203 (31.52%) Information Security
3 134 (20.81%) CISSP
4 117 (18.17%) Windows
5 107 (16.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 106 (16.46%) Banking
7 98 (15.22%) Security Operations
8 96 (14.91%) SIEM
9 94 (14.60%) Firewall
10 86 (13.35%) Agile Software Development
11 81 (12.58%) CISM
11 81 (12.58%) Vulnerability Management
12 76 (11.80%) Penetration Testing
13 74 (11.49%) Linux
14 63 (9.78%) Management Information System
15 61 (9.47%) Project Management
15 61 (9.47%) Analytics
16 59 (9.16%) Stakeholder Management
17 57 (8.85%) ITIL
17 57 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
18 56 (8.70%) PCI DSS
19 54 (8.39%) Active Directory
20 51 (7.92%) Security Cleared
21 50 (7.76%) Degree
22 49 (7.61%) Cisco
23 47 (7.30%) Change Management
23 47 (7.30%) Security Architecture
24 45 (6.99%) Network Security
24 45 (6.99%) Incident Management
25 44 (6.83%) PKI

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 16 (2.48%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (1.55%) MS Exchange
4 9 (1.40%) IIS
5 3 (0.47%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.31%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.31%) Mongoose
7 1 (0.16%) Apache
7 1 (0.16%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.16%) CMS
7 1 (0.16%) Confluence
7 1 (0.16%) Mule
7 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.16%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (5.12%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.86%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.78%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) assyst
1 1 (0.16%) Relativity
1 1 (0.16%) Ringtail
1 1 (0.16%) SAP BPC
1 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.16%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 35 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (3.73%) Office 365
4 18 (2.80%) SaaS
5 17 (2.64%) IaaS
6 12 (1.86%) PaaS
7 8 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.62%) Cloudflare
8 4 (0.62%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.47%) Akamai
9 3 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.47%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.47%) GitHub
9 3 (0.47%) Route 53
10 2 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.31%) npm
11 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.16%) Slack
11 1 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 94 (14.60%) Firewall
2 45 (6.99%) Network Security
3 42 (6.52%) Intrusion Detection
4 41 (6.37%) Internet
5 29 (4.50%) SAN
5 29 (4.50%) TCP/IP
6 26 (4.04%) VPN
7 24 (3.73%) LAN
8 21 (3.26%) SSL
9 15 (2.33%) IPsec
10 14 (2.17%) NAS
10 14 (2.17%) WAN
11 13 (2.02%) LDAP
12 12 (1.86%) DNS
13 8 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (1.24%) Reverse Proxy
14 7 (1.09%) VLAN
15 6 (0.93%) DHCP
15 6 (0.93%) HTTP
15 6 (0.93%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.26%) Big Data
2 14 (2.17%) MongoDB
3 10 (1.55%) Hadoop
4 9 (1.40%) NoSQL
5 8 (1.24%) HBase
5 8 (1.24%) SQL Server
6 7 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (0.93%) GIS
7 6 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (0.62%) Blockchain
9 4 (0.62%) Maltego
9 4 (0.62%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.47%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.31%) BigQuery
11 2 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.31%) Qlik Sense
11 2 (0.31%) QlikView
11 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (2.02%) JIRA
2 9 (1.40%) Metasploit
3 7 (1.09%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.93%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.62%) JUnit
6 3 (0.47%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.47%) Gradle
6 3 (0.47%) Maven
6 3 (0.47%) sqlmap
6 3 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.31%) Burp Suite
7 2 (0.31%) EasyMock
7 2 (0.31%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.31%) IntelliJ
7 2 (0.31%) NetBeans
7 2 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.31%) ProC
7 2 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.16%) JMeter
General
1 222 (34.47%) Finance
2 106 (16.46%) Banking
3 28 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 21 (3.26%) Legal
5 18 (2.80%) Financial Institution
6 17 (2.64%) Law
7 15 (2.33%) Retail
8 14 (2.17%) Manufacturing
8 14 (2.17%) Military
8 14 (2.17%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.55%) Marketing
10 8 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (1.24%) Retail Banking
11 7 (1.09%) Back Office
11 7 (1.09%) Publishing
12 6 (0.93%) International Banking
13 5 (0.78%) Automotive
13 5 (0.78%) Electronics
14 3 (0.47%) Private Banking
15 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 157 (24.38%) Analyst
2 111 (17.24%) Security Analyst
3 73 (11.34%) Security Manager
4 67 (10.40%) Architect
4 67 (10.40%) Consultant
4 67 (10.40%) Project Manager
5 58 (9.01%) Security Consultant
6 46 (7.14%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 45 (6.99%) Security Project Manager
8 40 (6.21%) Security Architect
9 39 (6.06%) Business Analyst
9 39 (6.06%) Cybersecurity Manager
10 37 (5.75%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 36 (5.59%) Security Engineer
12 32 (4.97%) IT Analyst
13 29 (4.50%) IT Security Analyst
14 27 (4.19%) Security Specialist
15 25 (3.88%) Developer
16 24 (3.73%) Project Manager - Cybersecurity
17 23 (3.57%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.11%) REST
2 15 (2.33%) AngularJS
3 14 (2.17%) Spring
3 14 (2.17%) Web Services
4 11 (1.71%) HTML
4 11 (1.71%) Node.js
5 10 (1.55%) ActiveMQ
5 10 (1.55%) CSS
5 10 (1.55%) Hibernate
5 10 (1.55%) RESTful
5 10 (1.55%) SAML
5 10 (1.55%) SOAP
6 9 (1.40%) OpenID
6 9 (1.40%) RabbitMQ
6 9 (1.40%) SailPoint
7 8 (1.24%) HTML5
7 8 (1.24%) JMS
8 6 (0.93%) OAuth
9 4 (0.62%) CSS3
9 4 (0.62%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 63 (9.78%) Management Information System
2 57 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (6.83%) PKI
4 41 (6.37%) Cyberthreat
5 28 (4.35%) Security Operations Centre
6 25 (3.88%) Data Centre
7 21 (3.26%) Computer Science
8 20 (3.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 16 (2.48%) Fintech
10 15 (2.33%) Cyber Defence
11 14 (2.17%) Cyber Attack
12 13 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
13 12 (1.86%) Data Protection Act
13 12 (1.86%) User Experience
14 10 (1.55%) Algorithms
15 9 (1.40%) Public Cloud
16 8 (1.24%) CESG
16 8 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
16 8 (1.24%) Virtual Team
17 7 (1.09%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 117 (18.17%) Windows
2 74 (11.49%) Linux
3 41 (6.37%) Unix
4 38 (5.90%) Windows Server
5 24 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (1.86%) Windows 7
9 8 (1.24%) Windows 10
10 7 (1.09%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.62%) Android
11 4 (0.62%) Kali Linux
11 4 (0.62%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.62%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.31%) CentOS
12 2 (0.31%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.16%) Solaris
13 1 (0.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.16%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (31.52%) Information Security
2 98 (15.22%) Security Operations
3 96 (14.91%) SIEM
4 86 (13.35%) Agile Software Development
5 81 (12.58%) Vulnerability Management
6 76 (11.80%) Penetration Testing
7 61 (9.47%) Analytics
7 61 (9.47%) Project Management
8 59 (9.16%) Stakeholder Management
9 57 (8.85%) ITIL
10 47 (7.30%) Change Management
10 47 (7.30%) Security Architecture
11 45 (6.99%) Incident Management
12 44 (6.83%) Risk Management
13 40 (6.21%) Data Protection
14 37 (5.75%) Identity Access Management
15 33 (5.12%) SDLC
16 32 (4.97%) Cryptography
17 31 (4.81%) Security Monitoring
18 30 (4.66%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 37 (5.75%) Java
2 28 (4.35%) Python
3 21 (3.26%) SQL
4 18 (2.80%) PowerShell
5 13 (2.02%) C
6 12 (1.86%) JavaScript
7 11 (1.71%) C++
8 8 (1.24%) C#
8 8 (1.24%) Ruby
9 5 (0.78%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.78%) Perl
10 3 (0.47%) PHP
11 2 (0.31%) C-shell
11 2 (0.31%) Go
11 2 (0.31%) Korn
11 2 (0.31%) Kotlin
11 2 (0.31%) R
11 2 (0.31%) Scala
12 1 (0.16%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 134 (20.81%) CISSP
2 81 (12.58%) CISM
3 51 (7.92%) Security Cleared
4 50 (7.76%) Degree
5 35 (5.43%) CISA
6 26 (4.04%) SANS
7 25 (3.88%) DV Cleared
8 24 (3.73%) SC Cleared
9 22 (3.42%) CRISC
10 21 (3.26%) GIAC
11 20 (3.11%) CEH
12 18 (2.80%) GCIH
13 14 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
13 14 (2.17%) GCIA
14 12 (1.86%) SSCP
15 11 (1.71%) PMI Certification
16 10 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
17 9 (1.40%) CCNP
17 9 (1.40%) ISACA
17 9 (1.40%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (16.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 56 (8.70%) PCI DSS
3 41 (6.37%) GDPR
4 31 (4.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 22 (3.42%) COBIT
6 16 (2.48%) PMO
7 15 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 12 (1.86%) NIST 800
9 11 (1.71%) QA
10 5 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.78%) ISAE 3402
11 4 (0.62%) Data Quality
11 4 (0.62%) GAAP
11 4 (0.62%) PA-DSS
11 4 (0.62%) SAS 70
12 3 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
12 3 (0.47%) GxP
13 2 (0.31%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 2 (0.31%) ISO 22301
13 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 54 (8.39%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
2 12 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.24%) Docker
4 6 (0.93%) HDFS
4 6 (0.93%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.78%) BitLocker
6 4 (0.62%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.47%) ProxySG
7 3 (0.47%) XenApp
8 2 (0.31%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.31%) Snort
8 2 (0.31%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.16%) NFS
9 1 (0.16%) UAG
9 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.16%) vSphere
9 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (2.48%) SCCM
2 12 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (1.71%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 10 (1.55%) McAfee ePO
4 10 (1.55%) SCOM
5 9 (1.40%) Puppet
6 8 (1.24%) CSIRT
7 6 (0.93%) SCOrch
8 5 (0.78%) Ansible
8 5 (0.78%) Nessus
8 5 (0.78%) QRadar
8 5 (0.78%) SCSM
8 5 (0.78%) vMotion
9 4 (0.62%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.62%) Kubernetes
9 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.47%) EnCase
10 3 (0.47%) Mesos
10 3 (0.47%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 49 (7.61%) Cisco
2 44 (6.83%) Splunk
3 37 (5.75%) Microsoft
4 31 (4.81%) CheckPoint
5 27 (4.19%) Citrix
6 23 (3.57%) VMware
7 21 (3.26%) ArcSight
8 19 (2.95%) FireEye
9 18 (2.80%) McAfee
10 17 (2.64%) Blue Coat
10 17 (2.64%) IBM
11 16 (2.48%) Oracle
11 16 (2.48%) Qualys
12 15 (2.33%) Dell
13 14 (2.17%) Red Hat
14 11 (1.71%) Symantec
15 10 (1.55%) HP
15 10 (1.55%) Juniper
15 10 (1.55%) SolarWinds
15 10 (1.55%) Tableau