The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 117 147 137
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -10
Contract jobs citing Information Security 91 72 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.61% 1.05% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 1.37% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 51 50
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.77% -4.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £365 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £553
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £27.25 £49.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -44.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.75 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+18.88% +25.00%
Information Security
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4408 5266 4652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.03% 77.10% 75.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3466 3885 3529
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 57 88
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.14% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £52.82 £107.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Security across the City of London region.

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the City of London region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the City of London region.

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Information Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Information Security.

1 71 (34.80%) Finance
2 70 (34.31%) CISSP
3 58 (28.43%) Risk Management
4 48 (23.53%) Banking
5 34 (16.67%) CISM
6 32 (15.69%) Management Information System
6 32 (15.69%) Firewall
7 31 (15.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 31 (15.20%) Project Management
8 28 (13.73%) ITIL
8 28 (13.73%) Windows
9 27 (13.24%) Investment Banking
9 27 (13.24%) CISA
10 25 (12.25%) Cyber Security
11 24 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
12 22 (10.78%) GIAC
13 20 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
13 20 (9.80%) Degree
14 19 (9.31%) Data Protection
15 18 (8.82%) Information Assurance
15 18 (8.82%) Active Directory
16 17 (8.33%) UNIX
16 17 (8.33%) Incident Management
17 16 (7.84%) Legal
17 16 (7.84%) Security Cleared
18 15 (7.35%) Network Security
18 15 (7.35%) Penetration Testing
19 14 (6.86%) Security Management
19 14 (6.86%) SharePoint
19 14 (6.86%) Security Architecture

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Information Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Information Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (6.86%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.90%) IIS
3 6 (2.94%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (0.98%) CMS
4 2 (0.98%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.98%) Apache
5 1 (0.49%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.49%) Documentum
5 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.49%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (5.39%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (3.43%) MS Office
4 3 (1.47%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.98%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.98%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.49%) Global One
2 1 (0.49%) assyst
2 1 (0.49%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.49%) Tesseract
2 1 (0.49%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.98%) PaaS
2 1 (0.49%) Taleo
2 1 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (15.69%) Firewall
2 15 (7.35%) Network Security
3 12 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
4 11 (5.39%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.94%) LDAP
5 6 (2.94%) Internet
6 5 (2.45%) DNS
7 4 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (1.96%) VPN
7 4 (1.96%) DHCP
8 3 (1.47%) Intranet
9 1 (0.49%) SAN
9 1 (0.49%) MPLS
9 1 (0.49%) NetScreen
9 1 (0.49%) FTP
9 1 (0.49%) LAN
9 1 (0.49%) VoIP
9 1 (0.49%) WAN
9 1 (0.49%) SSL
9 1 (0.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.98%) Big Data
2 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.98%) Data Mart
2 2 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.98%) DataStage
3 1 (0.49%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.98%) JIRA
General
1 71 (34.80%) Finance
2 48 (23.53%) Banking
3 27 (13.24%) Investment Banking
4 16 (7.84%) Legal
5 13 (6.37%) Retail
6 5 (2.45%) Advertising
7 4 (1.96%) Law
8 3 (1.47%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.47%) Back Office
8 3 (1.47%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.47%) Mandarin Language
9 2 (0.98%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.98%) Publishing
10 1 (0.49%) Front Office
10 1 (0.49%) Military
10 1 (0.49%) Local Government
10 1 (0.49%) German Language
Job Titles
1 53 (25.98%) Analyst
2 42 (20.59%) Consultant
3 37 (18.14%) Security Analyst
4 35 (17.16%) Security Consultant
5 33 (16.18%) Project Manager
6 31 (15.20%) Information Analyst
6 31 (15.20%) Information Security Analyst
7 30 (14.71%) Security Manager
8 21 (10.29%) Information Security Consultant
9 16 (7.84%) Security Project Manager
10 14 (6.86%) Business Analyst
11 13 (6.37%) Information Manager
12 12 (5.88%) Information Security Manager
13 11 (5.39%) Architect
14 9 (4.41%) Senior Security Analyst
14 9 (4.41%) Senior Analyst
14 9 (4.41%) Senior Information Analyst
14 9 (4.41%) Senior Information Security Analyst
15 6 (2.94%) Security Engineer
16 5 (2.45%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.96%) SailPoint
1 4 (1.96%) Middleware
2 3 (1.47%) .NET
3 2 (0.98%) HTML5
3 2 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (0.98%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (0.98%) AngularJS
3 2 (0.98%) Razor View Engine
3 2 (0.98%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (0.98%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.98%) LINQ
3 2 (0.98%) jQuery
3 2 (0.98%) HTML
3 2 (0.98%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.98%) CSS
4 1 (0.49%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.49%) WAP
4 1 (0.49%) CGI
4 1 (0.49%) Web Services
4 1 (0.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (15.69%) Management Information System
2 12 (5.88%) CESG
3 10 (4.90%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.41%) CESG CLAS
4 9 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.43%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (2.94%) RMADS
7 3 (1.47%) FMCG
7 3 (1.47%) Online Banking
7 3 (1.47%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.98%) Freedom of Information Act
8 2 (0.98%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (0.98%) PKI
8 2 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.49%) PMI
9 1 (0.49%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.49%) Replication
9 1 (0.49%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.49%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 28 (13.73%) Windows
2 17 (8.33%) UNIX
3 6 (2.94%) Linux
4 5 (2.45%) Android
5 4 (1.96%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.96%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.98%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.49%) Solaris
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (28.43%) Risk Management
2 31 (15.20%) Project Management
3 28 (13.73%) ITIL
4 25 (12.25%) Cyber Security
5 24 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
6 20 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (9.31%) Data Protection
8 18 (8.82%) Information Assurance
9 17 (8.33%) Incident Management
10 15 (7.35%) Penetration Testing
11 14 (6.86%) Security Management
11 14 (6.86%) Security Architecture
12 13 (6.37%) Vulnerability Management
12 13 (6.37%) PRINCE2
12 13 (6.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 12 (5.88%) Information Security Management
14 11 (5.39%) Service Management
14 11 (5.39%) Project Planning
15 10 (4.90%) Matrix Management
16 9 (4.41%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.41%) SQL
2 4 (1.96%) C#
3 2 (0.98%) JavaScript
3 2 (0.98%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.49%) C
4 1 (0.49%) Java
4 1 (0.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 70 (34.31%) CISSP
2 34 (16.67%) CISM
3 27 (13.24%) CISA
4 22 (10.78%) GIAC
5 20 (9.80%) Degree
6 16 (7.84%) Security Cleared
7 11 (5.39%) CEH
7 11 (5.39%) SC Cleared
8 9 (4.41%) GCIA
9 7 (3.43%) CNA
9 7 (3.43%) Novell Certification
9 7 (3.43%) Network+ Certification
9 7 (3.43%) CRISC
10 4 (1.96%) SSCP
11 3 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (1.47%) GSEC
12 2 (0.98%) GWAPT
12 2 (0.98%) GPEN
12 2 (0.98%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.98%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (15.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (5.39%) COBIT
3 5 (2.45%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.47%) SLA
5 3 (1.47%) QA
6 2 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.49%) JSP 440
System Software
1 18 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.98%) Nmap
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.49%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 4 (1.96%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (0.98%) SCCM
2 2 (0.98%) Nessus
2 2 (0.98%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.98%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (0.49%) CA SiteMinder
3 1 (0.49%) ZENworks
3 1 (0.49%) DatAdvantage
3 1 (0.49%) OpenIDM
3 1 (0.49%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.49%) SCOM
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.49%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 12 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.41%) Cisco
3 8 (3.92%) Symantec
4 7 (3.43%) Oracle
5 6 (2.94%) Cyber-Ark
6 5 (2.45%) CheckPoint
6 5 (2.45%) HP
6 5 (2.45%) VMware
7 4 (1.96%) Sun
8 3 (1.47%) Juniper
8 3 (1.47%) McAfee
8 3 (1.47%) IBM
8 3 (1.47%) ArcSight
9 2 (0.98%) Qualys
9 2 (0.98%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.98%) Teradata
9 2 (0.98%) SAP
9 2 (0.98%) Dell
9 2 (0.98%) Websense
10 1 (0.49%) CA
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