Period
to 16 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Malware Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Malware Analysis over the 6 months to 16 December 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.

Malware Analysis
England > London
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 617 587 605
Rank change year-on-year -30 +18 +4
Contract jobs citing Malware Analysis 24 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.051% 0.040% 0.017%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.059% 0.047% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 6
London median daily rate £513 £500 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +37.93% +3.57%
10th Percentile £333 £429 £356
90th Percentile £703 £533 £369
England median daily rate £528 £488 £391
% change year-on-year +8.21% +24.60% +11.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £62.50 - -
England median hourly rate £62.50 - -

Malware Analysis 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 40979 38352 39009
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.80% 86.25% 84.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 29855 27447 27851
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 420 466
London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.28 £12.15 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.28 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.47 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.17% +11.23% +15.79%

Malware Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Malware Analysis in London

Malware Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Malware Analysis in London

Malware Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Malware Analysis in London over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Malware Analysis in London

Malware Analysis
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 Malware Analysis within the London region over the 6 months to 16 December 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 -1 7 £350 -30.00%
Malware Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Malware Analysis 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 Malware Analysis.

1 16 (66.67%) SIEM
2 15 (62.50%) Linux
3 13 (54.17%) TCP/IP
3 13 (54.17%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (41.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 10 (41.67%) Splunk
4 10 (41.67%) Security Testing
4 10 (41.67%) Unix
4 10 (41.67%) Windows
5 9 (37.50%) Java
5 9 (37.50%) Information Security
6 8 (33.33%) Computer Security
6 8 (33.33%) Qualys
6 8 (33.33%) Nessus
6 8 (33.33%) AlienVault
6 8 (33.33%) Security Operations
7 7 (29.17%) CREST Certified
7 7 (29.17%) BYOD
7 7 (29.17%) Burp Suite
7 7 (29.17%) Secure Coding
7 7 (29.17%) Elastic Stack
7 7 (29.17%) Ethical Hacking
7 7 (29.17%) OWASP
7 7 (29.17%) logstash
7 7 (29.17%) Finance
7 7 (29.17%) Python
7 7 (29.17%) CCSP
7 7 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (25.00%) CISSP
8 6 (25.00%) Firewall

Malware Analysis
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 1 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (54.17%) TCP/IP
2 6 (25.00%) Firewall
3 3 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (12.50%) Network Security
4 2 (8.33%) FTP
4 2 (8.33%) HTTP
4 2 (8.33%) LDAP
4 2 (8.33%) SMTP
4 2 (8.33%) SSH
4 2 (8.33%) VPN
5 1 (4.17%) ATM
5 1 (4.17%) DHCP
5 1 (4.17%) HTTPS
5 1 (4.17%) Internet
5 1 (4.17%) LAN
5 1 (4.17%) SNMP
5 1 (4.17%) SSL
5 1 (4.17%) tcpdump
5 1 (4.17%) WAN
5 1 (4.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Big Data
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Burp Suite
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 3 (12.50%) Electronics
3 3 (12.50%) Legal
3 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 3 (12.50%) Marketing
4 2 (8.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Security Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Security Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Check Point Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Cisco Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Cisco Security Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Information Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Information Security Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Security Specialist
5 3 (12.50%) SOC Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 2 (8.33%) Digital Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Forensic Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Malware Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Security Specialist
7 1 (4.17%) Head of Security
7 1 (4.17%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (4.17%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) BYOD
2 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Cyber Attack
2 3 (12.50%) Reinsurance
2 3 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (8.33%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (62.50%) Linux
2 10 (41.67%) Unix
2 10 (41.67%) Windows
3 2 (8.33%) Android
4 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) SIEM
2 13 (54.17%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (41.67%) Security Testing
3 10 (41.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 9 (37.50%) Information Security
5 8 (33.33%) Computer Security
5 8 (33.33%) Security Operations
6 7 (29.17%) Ethical Hacking
6 7 (29.17%) OWASP
6 7 (29.17%) Secure Coding
7 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (25.00%) Information Assurance
7 6 (25.00%) Security Architecture
7 6 (25.00%) Threat Intelligence
8 5 (20.83%) Computer Forensics
8 5 (20.83%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 5 (20.83%) Use Case
8 5 (20.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (20.83%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 4 (16.67%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) Java
2 7 (29.17%) Python
3 2 (8.33%) C
4 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) CCSP
1 7 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (29.17%) CREST Certified
2 6 (25.00%) CISSP
2 6 (25.00%) GCIA
2 6 (25.00%) GCIH
2 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (20.83%) DV Cleared
3 5 (20.83%) GIAC
3 5 (20.83%) SANS
4 4 (16.67%) CISM
5 2 (8.33%) CEH
5 2 (8.33%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (8.33%) Novell Certification
5 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.17%) Degree
6 1 (4.17%) GSEC
6 1 (4.17%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (12.50%) NIST 800
2 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (33.33%) Nessus
2 7 (29.17%) logstash
3 5 (20.83%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (12.50%) CSIRT
4 3 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (12.50%) QRadar
5 2 (8.33%) EnCase
6 1 (4.17%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (4.17%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 1 (4.17%) Nmap
6 1 (4.17%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Splunk
2 8 (33.33%) AlienVault
2 8 (33.33%) Qualys
3 4 (16.67%) ArcSight
3 4 (16.67%) FireEye
3 4 (16.67%) McAfee
4 3 (12.50%) Blue Coat
4 3 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco
4 3 (12.50%) Dell
4 3 (12.50%) SAP
5 2 (8.33%) Sun
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix
6 1 (4.17%) LogRhythm