Period
to 23 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for SANS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 October 2021 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.

SANS Institute
England > London
6 months to
23 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 526 344 502
Rank change year-on-year -182 +158 +119
Contract jobs citing SANS 35 13 59
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.098% 0.092% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.64% 0.46% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 4 31
10th Percentile £603 " £379
25th Percentile £656 £375 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £750 £500 £575
Median % change year-on-year +50.00% -13.04% -4.17%
75th Percentile £800 £666 £675
90th Percentile " £716 £725
England median daily rate £725 £600 £575
% change year-on-year +20.83% +4.35% +4.55%

SANS is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications 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 academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 5,451 2,835 5,944
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.29% 19.96% 16.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,625 2,035 4,124
10th Percentile £350 £313 £308
25th Percentile £438 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.90% - -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £600
90th Percentile £725 £665 £700
England median daily rate £500 £481 £470
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.29% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 32 99
10th Percentile £15.00 £18.01 £13.35
25th Percentile £20.43 £24.88 £20.00
Median hourly rate £34.50 £36.75 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year -6.12% +22.50% +39.53%
75th Percentile £49.13 £45.38 £49.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £54.88 £52.50
England median hourly rate £30.00 £33.63 £40.00
% change year-on-year -10.78% -15.94% +74.44%

SANS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SANS in London

SANS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for SANS in London

SANS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SANS in London over the 6 months to 23 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SANS in London

SANS
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 SANS within the London region over the 6 months to 23 October 2021. 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
West London - 7 - - 2
Central London -59 1 - - 11
SANS
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing SANS 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 SANS.

1 23 (65.71%) CISSP
2 21 (60.00%) Information Security
2 21 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
3 19 (54.29%) Degree
4 15 (42.86%) OWASP
5 14 (40.00%) Computer Science
5 14 (40.00%) Security Testing
5 14 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (40.00%) Kubernetes
5 14 (40.00%) GDPR
5 14 (40.00%) NIST
6 13 (37.14%) CREST Certified
7 12 (34.29%) Security Architecture
8 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (31.43%) Finance
9 10 (28.57%) CISM
9 10 (28.57%) GIAC
9 10 (28.57%) SaaS
9 10 (28.57%) AWS
9 10 (28.57%) SABSA
9 10 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
9 10 (28.57%) Ethical Hacking
9 10 (28.57%) Network Security
9 10 (28.57%) Mobile App
9 10 (28.57%) Social Skills
10 9 (25.71%) TOGAF
10 9 (25.71%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (25.71%) CRISC
11 8 (22.86%) IaaS
11 8 (22.86%) C

SANS
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 (2.86%) Confluence
1 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (28.57%) AWS
1 10 (28.57%) SaaS
2 8 (22.86%) IaaS
2 8 (22.86%) OpenShift
3 3 (8.57%) Azure
4 1 (2.86%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (28.57%) Network Security
2 4 (11.43%) Firewall
3 1 (2.86%) DHCP
3 1 (2.86%) DNS
3 1 (2.86%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.86%) FTP
3 1 (2.86%) HTTP
3 1 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.86%) LAN
3 1 (2.86%) SAN
3 1 (2.86%) SSL
3 1 (2.86%) WAN
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Burp Suite
1 4 (11.43%) Metasploit
2 1 (2.86%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.86%) JIRA
2 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (31.43%) Finance
2 10 (28.57%) Social Skills
3 7 (20.00%) Presentation Skills
4 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
5 3 (8.57%) Legal
6 1 (2.86%) Banking
6 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (54.29%) Architect
1 19 (54.29%) Security Architect
2 6 (17.14%) AWS Architect
3 4 (11.43%) Kubernetes Architect
3 4 (11.43%) Senior Architect
3 4 (11.43%) Senior Security Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Security Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Head of Security
4 3 (8.57%) IT Architect
4 3 (8.57%) IT Security Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Testing Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Coordinator
5 2 (5.71%) Forensic Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Incident Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Junior
5 2 (5.71%) Junior Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Security Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Security Incident Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) OAuth
1 1 (2.86%) OAuth2
1 1 (2.86%) OpenID
1 1 (2.86%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 5 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (5.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.86%) CESG
4 1 (2.86%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.00%) Linux
2 4 (11.43%) Ubuntu
3 3 (8.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
1 21 (60.00%) Information Security
2 15 (42.86%) OWASP
3 14 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 14 (40.00%) Security Testing
4 12 (34.29%) Security Architecture
5 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
6 10 (28.57%) Ethical Hacking
6 10 (28.57%) SABSA
7 9 (25.71%) Penetration Testing
7 9 (25.71%) TOGAF
8 8 (22.86%) Remediation Plan
8 8 (22.86%) Security Operations
8 8 (22.86%) Threat Modelling
9 7 (20.00%) Cryptography
9 7 (20.00%) Red Team
9 7 (20.00%) Re-Platforming
10 6 (17.14%) Internal Audit
11 5 (14.29%) Attestation
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) C
1 8 (22.86%) Python
2 7 (20.00%) C++
2 7 (20.00%) Java
2 7 (20.00%) Perl
2 7 (20.00%) Ruby
3 6 (17.14%) Bash Shell
3 6 (17.14%) C#
4 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (65.71%) CISSP
2 19 (54.29%) Degree
3 13 (37.14%) CREST Certified
4 10 (28.57%) CISM
4 10 (28.57%) GIAC
5 9 (25.71%) CRISC
6 8 (22.86%) FFIEC
7 7 (20.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 7 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (11.43%) CISA
8 4 (11.43%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (8.57%) CEH
9 3 (8.57%) GSEC
9 3 (8.57%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (5.71%) CCSP
10 2 (5.71%) GCFE
10 2 (5.71%) MOS
10 2 (5.71%) PMI Certification
10 2 (5.71%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (40.00%) GDPR
1 14 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 14 (40.00%) NIST
2 8 (22.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 8 (22.86%) NCSC
2 8 (22.86%) NIST 800
3 3 (8.57%) PCI DSS
3 3 (8.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (5.71%) COBIT
4 2 (5.71%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (2.86%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (2.86%) COSO
5 1 (2.86%) GRC
5 1 (2.86%) HIPAA
5 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (40.00%) Kubernetes
2 4 (11.43%) Nessus
3 3 (8.57%) QRadar
4 1 (2.86%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (8.57%) Splunk
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.71%) Virgin Media
4 1 (2.86%) IBM