Period
to 18 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Security Hardening skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Security Hardening over the 6 months to 18 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.

Security Hardening
England > London
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 530 372 481
Rank change year-on-year -158 +109 +72
Contract jobs citing Security Hardening 41 26 44
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 22 27
10th Percentile £500 £400 £393
25th Percentile £531 £403 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £494 £550
Median % change year-on-year +16.46% -10.23% -12.00%
75th Percentile £655 £513 £610
90th Percentile - £536 £630
England median daily rate £550 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +12.82% -2.50% -

Security Hardening 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 34,134 15,373 26,576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.30% 89.09% 88.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,882 11,095 19,363
10th Percentile £381 £323 £318
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £560 £500 £513
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% -2.44% +0.99%
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 343 142 320
10th Percentile £16.29 £17.01 £12.44
25th Percentile £21.48 £23.72 £16.50
Median hourly rate £37.80 £32.25 £23.00
Median % change year-on-year +17.21% +40.22% +5.70%
75th Percentile £53.75 £51.22 £45.38
90th Percentile £65.00 £64.90 £53.03
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.79 £21.00
% change year-on-year -6.68% +27.57% -3.49%

Security Hardening
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Hardening in London

Security Hardening
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Security Hardening in London

Security Hardening
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Hardening in London over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Security Hardening in London

Security Hardening
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 Security Hardening within the London region over the 6 months to 18 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
Job
Vacancies
Central London -53 12 £550 +10.00% 4
East London - 1 - -
Security Hardening
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Security Hardening 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 Security Hardening.

1 24 (58.54%) AWS
2 23 (56.10%) GitHub
3 19 (46.34%) DevOps
4 18 (43.90%) Windows
4 18 (43.90%) Python
4 18 (43.90%) Microsoft
5 17 (41.46%) Active Directory
5 17 (41.46%) Terraform
6 16 (39.02%) Windows Server
7 15 (36.59%) Infrastructure as Code
7 15 (36.59%) VMware
7 15 (36.59%) Banking
8 14 (34.15%) VMware Infrastructure
8 14 (34.15%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (34.15%) Azure
9 13 (31.71%) High Availability
9 13 (31.71%) GCP
9 13 (31.71%) Validation
10 12 (29.27%) Clustering
10 12 (29.27%) TCP/IP
10 12 (29.27%) Kubernetes
10 12 (29.27%) Ansible
10 12 (29.27%) Innovative Thinking
11 11 (26.83%) Docker
11 11 (26.83%) DNS
11 11 (26.83%) Change Management
11 11 (26.83%) Data Security
11 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (24.39%) Subversion

Security Hardening
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 8 (19.51%) Apache
2 6 (14.63%) Apache Spark
2 6 (14.63%) Camunda
2 6 (14.63%) Confluence
2 6 (14.63%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.88%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (4.88%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.88%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.44%) JBoss
4 1 (2.44%) nginx
4 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 24 (58.54%) AWS
2 23 (56.10%) GitHub
3 14 (34.15%) Azure
4 13 (31.71%) GCP
5 10 (24.39%) Nutanix
6 8 (19.51%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (17.07%) IaaS
7 7 (17.07%) PaaS
7 7 (17.07%) SaaS
8 6 (14.63%) OpenShift
9 1 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (2.44%) Microsoft 365
9 1 (2.44%) Rubrik
Communications & Networking
1 12 (29.27%) TCP/IP
2 11 (26.83%) DNS
3 10 (24.39%) Kerberos
4 4 (9.76%) DHCP
5 2 (4.88%) HTTP
6 1 (2.44%) Firewall
6 1 (2.44%) FTP
6 1 (2.44%) Network Security
6 1 (2.44%) SMTP
Development Applications
1 10 (24.39%) Subversion
2 6 (14.63%) Git (software)
2 6 (14.63%) JIRA
2 6 (14.63%) TeamCity
3 4 (9.76%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.44%) AdminStudio
4 1 (2.44%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.44%) MSI
4 1 (2.44%) Serena SBM
General
1 15 (36.59%) Banking
2 6 (14.63%) Legal
2 6 (14.63%) Retail
2 6 (14.63%) Social Skills
3 5 (12.20%) Influencing Skills
4 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.88%) International Banking
5 1 (2.44%) Documentation Skills
5 1 (2.44%) Presentation Skills
5 1 (2.44%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Cloud Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Developer
2 6 (14.63%) Integration Developer
2 6 (14.63%) Server Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Windows Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Windows Server Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) Senior Wintel Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Site Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Site Reliability Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (2.44%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (2.44%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (2.44%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Middleware Consultant
5 1 (2.44%) Nutanix Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Senior IT Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (2.44%) Senior IT Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (2.44%) Senior IT Project Manager
5 1 (2.44%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) LDAP
2 7 (17.07%) Spring Boot
3 6 (14.63%) Apache Avro
3 6 (14.63%) Apache Camel
3 6 (14.63%) Apache NiFi
3 6 (14.63%) Kafka
3 6 (14.63%) REST
3 6 (14.63%) Spring
4 1 (2.44%) Apache CXF
4 1 (2.44%) EJB
4 1 (2.44%) HTML
4 1 (2.44%) J2EE
4 1 (2.44%) Middleware
4 1 (2.44%) OSGi
4 1 (2.44%) SOAP
4 1 (2.44%) Web Services
4 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (29.27%) Clustering
2 6 (14.63%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (14.63%) Replication
3 4 (9.76%) CMDB
4 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (43.90%) Windows
2 16 (39.02%) Windows Server
3 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2016
4 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2019
5 3 (7.32%) Linux
6 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.88%) Unix
7 1 (2.44%) Solaris
7 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (46.34%) DevOps
2 15 (36.59%) Infrastructure as Code
3 13 (31.71%) High Availability
3 13 (31.71%) Validation
4 12 (29.27%) Innovative Thinking
5 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (26.83%) Change Management
5 11 (26.83%) Data Security
6 9 (21.95%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (19.51%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (17.07%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (14.63%) Front End Development
9 6 (14.63%) Fund Management
9 6 (14.63%) Microservices
9 6 (14.63%) Order Management
9 6 (14.63%) Refactoring
9 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (14.63%) Storage Management
9 6 (14.63%) Unit Testing
9 6 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (43.90%) Python
2 8 (19.51%) PowerShell
3 7 (17.07%) Java
4 5 (12.20%) VBA
5 1 (2.44%) VB
5 1 (2.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) MCSE
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.44%) CREST Certified
3 1 (2.44%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.44%) PMP
3 1 (2.44%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.07%) GDPR
1 7 (17.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (14.63%) QA
3 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (41.46%) Active Directory
2 14 (34.15%) VMware ESXi
2 14 (34.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (26.83%) Docker
4 5 (12.20%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (41.46%) Terraform
2 12 (29.27%) Ansible
2 12 (29.27%) Kubernetes
3 6 (14.63%) Control-M
3 6 (14.63%) EMC NetWorker
3 6 (14.63%) Netcool
3 6 (14.63%) QRadar
3 6 (14.63%) Tivoli
3 6 (14.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (12.20%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (12.20%) Puppet
5 4 (9.76%) vCenter Server
6 2 (4.88%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 1 (2.44%) Icinga
7 1 (2.44%) Istio
7 1 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 18 (43.90%) Microsoft
2 15 (36.59%) VMware
3 8 (19.51%) IBM
3 8 (19.51%) Red Hat
4 7 (17.07%) CyberArk
4 7 (17.07%) Qualys
5 6 (14.63%) BMC
5 6 (14.63%) EMC
5 6 (14.63%) Oracle
5 6 (14.63%) Splunk
6 5 (12.20%) SaltStack
7 4 (9.76%) Veeam
8 2 (4.88%) McAfee
9 1 (2.44%) Cisco
9 1 (2.44%) Dell
9 1 (2.44%) Google
9 1 (2.44%) Ivanti
9 1 (2.44%) Serena
9 1 (2.44%) Sophos
9 1 (2.44%) Symantec