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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 105 130 139
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +9
Contract jobs citing Information Security 38 60 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.23% 1.18% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.46% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 48 45
Average daily rate £475 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £374 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.56 £25.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+106.12% -43.33%
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
2592 4109 4728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.05% 81.00% 79.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2049 3217 3399
Average daily rate £488 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 53
Average hourly rate £24.00 £23.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% -6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £45.95 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016, 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 42 (40.78%) Finance
2 32 (31.07%) CISSP
3 23 (22.33%) CISM
4 22 (21.36%) Management Information System
5 18 (17.48%) Security Management
5 18 (17.48%) Firewall
5 18 (17.48%) Windows
5 18 (17.48%) Banking
5 18 (17.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (16.50%) Information Security Management
7 14 (13.59%) Asset Management
7 14 (13.59%) Unix
7 14 (13.59%) Linux
8 13 (12.62%) CISA
9 12 (11.65%) Project Management
9 12 (11.65%) Legal
9 12 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (10.68%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (10.68%) Risk Management
10 11 (10.68%) ISMS
11 10 (9.71%) Penetration Testing
11 10 (9.71%) SIEM
12 9 (8.74%) Cyber-Ark
12 9 (8.74%) Advertising
13 8 (7.77%) GIAC
13 8 (7.77%) Financial Institution
13 8 (7.77%) Intel Security
13 8 (7.77%) ITIL
13 8 (7.77%) SQL
13 8 (7.77%) Cisco Certification

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 6 (5.83%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.91%) Node.js
2 3 (2.91%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.91%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.97%) IIS
3 1 (0.97%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (2.91%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Documaker
2 1 (0.97%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.97%) Maximo
2 1 (0.97%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.97%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.97%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (17.48%) Firewall
2 8 (7.77%) Network Security
3 5 (4.85%) DNS
3 5 (4.85%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (4.85%) VPN
4 3 (2.91%) LAN
4 3 (2.91%) LDAP
4 3 (2.91%) WAN
5 2 (1.94%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.97%) DHCP
6 1 (0.97%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.97%) Internet
6 1 (0.97%) IPv4
6 1 (0.97%) IPv6
6 1 (0.97%) ISDN
6 1 (0.97%) MGCP
6 1 (0.97%) OSPF
6 1 (0.97%) SSL
6 1 (0.97%) Wireless
6 1 (0.97%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.85%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.88%) GIS
3 3 (2.91%) MySQL
3 3 (2.91%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.91%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.94%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.97%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.97%) Big Data
5 1 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.97%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.97%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.97%) Redis
5 1 (0.97%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.97%) AppScan
2 1 (0.97%) Burp Suite
General
1 42 (40.78%) Finance
2 18 (17.48%) Banking
3 12 (11.65%) Legal
4 9 (8.74%) Advertising
5 8 (7.77%) Financial Institution
6 7 (6.80%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.91%) Law
7 3 (2.91%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.97%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.97%) Games
8 1 (0.97%) Marketing
8 1 (0.97%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (36.89%) Analyst
2 25 (24.27%) Security Analyst
3 16 (15.53%) Information Analyst
3 16 (15.53%) Information Security Analyst
4 13 (12.62%) Project Manager
5 11 (10.68%) Business Analyst
5 11 (10.68%) Consultant
5 11 (10.68%) Security Engineer
6 10 (9.71%) Security Consultant
7 8 (7.77%) Information Security Consultant
8 6 (5.83%) IT Analyst
8 6 (5.83%) Security Manager
9 5 (4.85%) ArcSight Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) Governance Manager
10 4 (3.88%) Project Governance Manager
10 4 (3.88%) Security Project Manager
10 4 (3.88%) Security Specialist
11 3 (2.91%) Information Security Officer
11 3 (2.91%) Network Security Manager
11 3 (2.91%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.88%) Middleware
2 3 (2.91%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (1.94%) JRules
3 2 (1.94%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.94%) Web Services
3 2 (1.94%) WebCenter
3 2 (1.94%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.97%) .NET
4 1 (0.97%) Memcached
4 1 (0.97%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.97%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (21.36%) Management Information System
2 12 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.80%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (4.85%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.88%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.88%) Data Integration
7 3 (2.91%) BYOD
7 3 (2.91%) iPad
7 3 (2.91%) iPhone
7 3 (2.91%) NHS
8 2 (1.94%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.97%) Biometrics
9 1 (0.97%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.97%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.97%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.97%) PMI
9 1 (0.97%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.48%) Windows
2 14 (13.59%) Linux
2 14 (13.59%) Unix
3 6 (5.83%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.91%) Debian
6 2 (1.94%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.97%) AIX
7 1 (0.97%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.97%) VMS
7 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.48%) Security Management
2 17 (16.50%) Information Security Management
3 14 (13.59%) Asset Management
4 12 (11.65%) Project Management
5 11 (10.68%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (10.68%) ISMS
5 11 (10.68%) Risk Management
6 10 (9.71%) Penetration Testing
6 10 (9.71%) SIEM
7 8 (7.77%) Identity Access Management
7 8 (7.77%) ITIL
8 7 (6.80%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (6.80%) Information Governance
8 7 (6.80%) Risk Assessment
9 6 (5.83%) Business Continuity
9 6 (5.83%) Data Modelling
9 6 (5.83%) Service Delivery
9 6 (5.83%) Use Case
9 6 (5.83%) Workflow
10 5 (4.85%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.77%) SQL
2 3 (2.91%) Go
2 3 (2.91%) PHP
3 2 (1.94%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.97%) Java
Qualifications
1 32 (31.07%) CISSP
2 23 (22.33%) CISM
3 13 (12.62%) CISA
4 8 (7.77%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (7.77%) GIAC
5 7 (6.80%) CCNP
5 7 (6.80%) Degree
6 6 (5.83%) CRISC
7 5 (4.85%) CCNA
8 4 (3.88%) AWS Certification
9 3 (2.91%) CCDP
9 3 (2.91%) CCIE
9 3 (2.91%) GSEC
9 3 (2.91%) PCI QSA
10 2 (1.94%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.97%) CCSA
11 1 (0.97%) CCSE
11 1 (0.97%) CEH
11 1 (0.97%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.97%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (17.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (6.80%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.91%) QA
4 1 (0.97%) COBIT
4 1 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.97%) ISO27002
4 1 (0.97%) SEPA
4 1 (0.97%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.91%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.97%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (3.88%) EnCase
1 4 (3.88%) Nessus
2 3 (2.91%) Control-M
3 2 (1.94%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.97%) FTK
4 1 (0.97%) Nagios
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.97%) Puppet
4 1 (0.97%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 9 (8.74%) Cyber-Ark
2 8 (7.77%) Cisco
2 8 (7.77%) Intel Security
3 7 (6.80%) Oracle
4 6 (5.83%) IBM
5 5 (4.85%) ArcSight
5 5 (4.85%) Citrix
5 5 (4.85%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.91%) Apple
6 3 (2.91%) Bloomberg
6 3 (2.91%) Forcepoint
6 3 (2.91%) MobileIron
6 3 (2.91%) Symantec
6 3 (2.91%) Varonis
6 3 (2.91%) WorldPay
7 2 (1.94%) AppSense
7 2 (1.94%) Informatica
7 2 (1.94%) Qualys
7 2 (1.94%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.94%) SAP
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Market Rate Circa £700/day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
LEXSTRA
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago