Period
to 1 April 2020

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 1 April 2020 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 129 141 168
Rank change year-on-year +12 +27 +100
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 528 848 781
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.08% 2.00% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 2.24% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 544 549
Median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £375 £410 £350
90th Percentile £750 £775 £688
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £25.14 £38.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.84% -7.32% +156.25%
England median hourly rate £50.00 £36.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year +36.99% -10.98% +17.14%

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 22,288 37,779 41,108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.72% 88.88% 88.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,589 27,017 29,697
Median daily rate £520 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.46% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 411 552
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.08% +10.42% -4.00%
10th Percentile £14.55 £12.76 £14.00
90th Percentile £61.23 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.26% -6.00%

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 1 April 2020.

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
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 1 April 2020. 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 +16 84 £463 -15.91% 51
West London +22 30 £550 +0.92% 18
South London +44 18 £600 +22.45% 9
East London +54 10 £475 -11.63% 12
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, 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.

1 129 (24.43%) Finance
2 115 (21.78%) Information Security
3 105 (19.89%) Security Cleared
4 100 (18.94%) Firewall
5 87 (16.48%) SC Cleared
6 84 (15.91%) Windows
7 83 (15.72%) Risk Management
8 77 (14.58%) CISSP
9 76 (14.39%) SIEM
10 72 (13.64%) Azure
11 71 (13.45%) Linux
12 70 (13.26%) AWS
13 69 (13.07%) Agile Software Development
14 64 (12.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 62 (11.74%) Microsoft
15 62 (11.74%) NIST
16 58 (10.98%) Security Operations
16 58 (10.98%) Public Sector
17 54 (10.23%) DevOps
18 52 (9.85%) Security Architecture
19 47 (8.90%) Network Security
20 45 (8.52%) Vulnerability Management
21 43 (8.14%) Active Directory
22 42 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
23 41 (7.77%) Python
24 40 (7.58%) Penetration Testing
25 39 (7.39%) NCSC
26 37 (7.01%) Management Information System
27 36 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
28 35 (6.63%) Risk Assessment

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 7 (1.33%) Confluence
2 6 (1.14%) Apache
2 6 (1.14%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.57%) IIS
3 3 (0.57%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.38%) Apache Airflow
4 2 (0.38%) Apache Solr
4 2 (0.38%) ColdFusion
4 2 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Actimize
1 1 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
1 1 (0.19%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 72 (13.64%) Azure
2 70 (13.26%) AWS
3 26 (4.92%) GCP
4 17 (3.22%) Office 365
5 14 (2.65%) SaaS
6 7 (1.33%) PaaS
7 5 (0.95%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 5 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.95%) Power Platform
8 4 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.76%) GitHub
8 4 (0.76%) IaaS
9 3 (0.57%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.38%) Akamai
10 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.38%) Cloudflare
10 2 (0.38%) npm
10 2 (0.38%) Serverless
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon SageMaker
Communications & Networking
1 100 (18.94%) Firewall
2 47 (8.90%) Network Security
3 30 (5.68%) Internet
4 29 (5.49%) WAN
5 22 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 22 (4.17%) VPN
6 19 (3.60%) Intrusion Detection
7 13 (2.46%) DNS
7 13 (2.46%) LAN
8 11 (2.08%) Wireless
9 8 (1.52%) X.509
10 7 (1.33%) Wireshark
11 6 (1.14%) Intranet
12 5 (0.95%) DMZ
12 5 (0.95%) Reverse Proxy
12 5 (0.95%) SAN
13 4 (0.76%) DHCP
14 3 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
15 2 (0.38%) IP Telephony
15 2 (0.38%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.65%) Relational Database
2 10 (1.89%) Big Data
2 10 (1.89%) Blockchain
3 9 (1.70%) SQL Server
4 8 (1.52%) RDBMS
5 6 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 6 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (1.14%) Hazelcast
5 6 (1.14%) Redis
5 6 (1.14%) Triplestore
6 5 (0.95%) Power BI
7 4 (0.76%) Data Lake
7 4 (0.76%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.57%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.19%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (3.03%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.89%) JIRA
3 9 (1.70%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.33%) Metasploit
5 6 (1.14%) Artifactory
6 4 (0.76%) Burp Suite
6 4 (0.76%) GitLab
7 3 (0.57%) Maven
8 2 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.38%) Selenium
8 2 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.19%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.19%) Bitbucket Server
9 1 (0.19%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.19%) EasyMock
9 1 (0.19%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.19%) Gradle
9 1 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.19%) Travis CI
General
1 129 (24.43%) Finance
2 58 (10.98%) Public Sector
3 34 (6.44%) Banking
4 13 (2.46%) Manufacturing
4 13 (2.46%) Police
5 12 (2.27%) Legal
5 12 (2.27%) Military
5 12 (2.27%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.89%) Retail
7 9 (1.70%) Law
8 8 (1.52%) Marketing
8 8 (1.52%) Publishing
9 7 (1.33%) Electronics
10 5 (0.95%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.76%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.57%) Advertising
12 3 (0.57%) Back Office
12 3 (0.57%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.38%) French Language
13 2 (0.38%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (15.72%) Architect
2 69 (13.07%) Analyst
3 62 (11.74%) Consultant
4 60 (11.36%) Security Consultant
5 56 (10.61%) Security Architect
6 55 (10.42%) Security Engineer
7 54 (10.23%) Security Analyst
8 48 (9.09%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 43 (8.14%) Security Manager
10 38 (7.20%) Cybersecurity Manager
11 37 (7.01%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 37 (7.01%) Project Manager
12 29 (5.49%) Cybersecurity Engineer
13 28 (5.30%) Developer
14 23 (4.36%) Cybersecurity Architect
15 21 (3.98%) Security Project Manager
16 17 (3.22%) Project Manager - Cybersecurity
17 15 (2.84%) Tester
18 14 (2.65%) Business Analyst
18 14 (2.65%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.41%) .NET
2 13 (2.46%) Web Services
3 9 (1.70%) Node.js
4 8 (1.52%) CSS
4 8 (1.52%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (1.14%) Memcached
5 6 (1.14%) NumPy
5 6 (1.14%) Pandas
5 6 (1.14%) PyTorch
5 6 (1.14%) React
5 6 (1.14%) SAML
5 6 (1.14%) scikit-learn
5 6 (1.14%) TensorFlow
6 5 (0.95%) .NET Core
6 5 (0.95%) GraphQL
6 5 (0.95%) HTML
6 5 (0.95%) HTML5
6 5 (0.95%) Redux
6 5 (0.95%) REST
7 4 (0.76%) Keycloak
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (7.01%) Management Information System
3 32 (6.06%) Cyberthreat
4 22 (4.17%) Data Centre
5 21 (3.98%) Security Operations Centre
6 20 (3.79%) Public Cloud
7 14 (2.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 10 (1.89%) Analytical Mindset
8 10 (1.89%) PKI
9 9 (1.70%) Cyber Defence
10 8 (1.52%) CESG
10 8 (1.52%) Cyberattack
10 8 (1.52%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.14%) Taxonomies
11 6 (1.14%) User Experience
12 5 (0.95%) Cybercrime
12 5 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (0.95%) Freedom of Information
12 5 (0.95%) Freedom of Information Act
12 5 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 84 (15.91%) Windows
2 71 (13.45%) Linux
3 13 (2.46%) Unix
4 9 (1.70%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.52%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.76%) Android
7 4 (0.76%) CentOS
7 4 (0.76%) Kali Linux
7 4 (0.76%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.57%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.38%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.19%) AIX
10 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.19%) Solaris
10 1 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (21.78%) Information Security
2 83 (15.72%) Risk Management
3 76 (14.39%) SIEM
4 69 (13.07%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (10.98%) Security Operations
6 54 (10.23%) DevOps
7 52 (9.85%) Security Architecture
8 45 (8.52%) Vulnerability Management
9 40 (7.58%) Penetration Testing
10 36 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
11 35 (6.63%) Risk Assessment
12 30 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
12 30 (5.68%) Project Management
13 28 (5.30%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 27 (5.11%) Data Security
15 26 (4.92%) Problem-Solving
15 26 (4.92%) Security Management
16 25 (4.73%) Data Protection
16 25 (4.73%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 23 (4.36%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 41 (7.77%) Python
2 31 (5.87%) Java
3 17 (3.22%) JavaScript
3 17 (3.22%) SQL
4 16 (3.03%) C
5 12 (2.27%) Bash Shell
5 12 (2.27%) C++
5 12 (2.27%) PowerShell
6 8 (1.52%) Go
7 7 (1.33%) Ruby
8 6 (1.14%) Scala
8 6 (1.14%) Shell Script
9 5 (0.95%) SHACL
10 4 (0.76%) C#
10 4 (0.76%) SPARQL
11 2 (0.38%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.19%) Java 8
12 1 (0.19%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.19%) PHP
12 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 105 (19.89%) Security Cleared
2 87 (16.48%) SC Cleared
3 77 (14.58%) CISSP
4 32 (6.06%) CISM
5 30 (5.68%) Degree
5 30 (5.68%) DV Cleared
6 29 (5.49%) GIAC
7 19 (3.60%) CISA
8 18 (3.41%) CEH
8 18 (3.41%) CREST Certified
9 16 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (2.65%) OSCP
11 13 (2.46%) ISACA
12 11 (2.08%) CESG Certified Professional
12 11 (2.08%) CRISC
13 10 (1.89%) CCSP
13 10 (1.89%) SANS
14 9 (1.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 6 (1.14%) CCNA
15 6 (1.14%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (12.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 62 (11.74%) NIST
3 39 (7.39%) NCSC
4 22 (4.17%) GDPR
5 13 (2.46%) COBIT
6 12 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 12 (2.27%) PCI DSS
6 12 (2.27%) QA
7 9 (1.70%) PMO
8 8 (1.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 7 (1.33%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 6 (1.14%) NIST 800
11 5 (0.95%) SLA
12 4 (0.76%) ISAE 3402
13 3 (0.57%) RMADS
14 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
14 2 (0.38%) JSP 440
14 2 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.38%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 43 (8.14%) Active Directory
2 23 (4.36%) Docker
3 9 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.76%) BitLocker
5 3 (0.57%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.57%) Snort
5 3 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.38%) vSphere
7 1 (0.19%) KVM
7 1 (0.19%) NFS
7 1 (0.19%) OCFS2
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.19%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.19%) SRDF
7 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.19%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (5.87%) Kubernetes
2 18 (3.41%) Terraform
3 15 (2.84%) Ansible
4 10 (1.89%) Nessus
4 10 (1.89%) Single Sign-On
5 9 (1.70%) EnCase
6 8 (1.52%) QRadar
7 7 (1.33%) CSIRT
7 7 (1.33%) FTK
8 6 (1.14%) CASB
8 6 (1.14%) Istio
8 6 (1.14%) linkerd
8 6 (1.14%) Nmap
9 5 (0.95%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 5 (0.95%) RSA Archer
10 4 (0.76%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 4 (0.76%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (0.76%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.76%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 62 (11.74%) Microsoft
2 31 (5.87%) Splunk
3 26 (4.92%) Cisco
4 24 (4.55%) Google
5 15 (2.84%) Qualys
6 13 (2.46%) CyberArk
7 12 (2.27%) VMware
8 11 (2.08%) Oracle
8 11 (2.08%) Palo Alto
9 9 (1.70%) SAP
10 7 (1.33%) Cellebrite
11 6 (1.14%) McAfee
12 5 (0.95%) ArcSight
12 5 (0.95%) Black Duck
13 4 (0.76%) Apple
13 4 (0.76%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.76%) ServiceNow
13 4 (0.76%) Zscaler
14 3 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
14 3 (0.57%) Symantec