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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 89 158 167
Rank change year-on-year
+69 +9
Contract jobs citing Information Security 126 65 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.11% 0.89% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.74% 1.17% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 47 45
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £357 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £30.78 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+46.21% +92.35%
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
4598 5565 5312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.84% 76.54% 75.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3552 4106 3940
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 74 90
Average hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% -39.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £16.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £52.82 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 73 (37.44%) Finance
2 67 (34.36%) CISSP
3 50 (25.64%) Banking
4 49 (25.13%) Risk Management
5 33 (16.92%) Firewall
6 28 (14.36%) CISM
7 27 (13.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 27 (13.85%) Management Information System
7 27 (13.85%) ITIL
8 26 (13.33%) Windows
9 25 (12.82%) CISA
10 24 (12.31%) Cyber Security
11 23 (11.79%) Risk Assessment
11 23 (11.79%) Investment Banking
11 23 (11.79%) Project Management
12 21 (10.77%) Degree
13 20 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
13 20 (10.26%) GIAC
14 19 (9.74%) Data Protection
15 18 (9.23%) Network Security
16 17 (8.72%) Incident Management
17 16 (8.21%) UNIX
17 16 (8.21%) Penetration Testing
18 15 (7.69%) Legal
19 14 (7.18%) Microsoft
19 14 (7.18%) Security Cleared
19 14 (7.18%) Security Architecture
20 13 (6.67%) Security Management
20 13 (6.67%) Retail
21 12 (6.15%) Project Planning

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 11 (5.64%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.62%) IIS
3 5 (2.56%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.03%) Apache
4 2 (1.03%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.03%) SAS
4 2 (1.03%) CMS
4 2 (1.03%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.51%) Documentum
Applications
1 11 (5.64%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (4.10%) MS Office
4 4 (2.05%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.03%) MS Project
6 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.51%) assyst
2 1 (0.51%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.51%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.51%) Global One
2 1 (0.51%) Tesseract
2 1 (0.51%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.03%) SaaS
1 2 (1.03%) PaaS
1 2 (1.03%) IaaS
2 1 (0.51%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 33 (16.92%) Firewall
2 18 (9.23%) Network Security
3 11 (5.64%) TCP/IP
4 8 (4.10%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (3.08%) LDAP
6 5 (2.56%) DNS
6 5 (2.56%) Internet
7 4 (2.05%) DHCP
8 3 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.03%) SSL
9 2 (1.03%) SAN
9 2 (1.03%) Intranet
10 1 (0.51%) VPN
10 1 (0.51%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.51%) NetScreen
10 1 (0.51%) Wireless
10 1 (0.51%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.05%) DataStage
2 4 (2.05%) Big Data
2 4 (2.05%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.54%) Data Mart
3 3 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.03%) QlikView
4 2 (1.03%) Pentaho
4 2 (1.03%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.03%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.51%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.51%) QualityStage
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.51%) JIRA
General
1 73 (37.44%) Finance
2 50 (25.64%) Banking
3 23 (11.79%) Investment Banking
4 15 (7.69%) Legal
5 13 (6.67%) Retail
6 12 (6.15%) Advertising
7 3 (1.54%) Law
7 3 (1.54%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.54%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.54%) Mandarin Language
8 2 (1.03%) German Language
8 2 (1.03%) Back Office
8 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.03%) Publishing
9 1 (0.51%) Front Office
9 1 (0.51%) International Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 55 (28.21%) Analyst
2 37 (18.97%) Consultant
3 34 (17.44%) Security Analyst
4 30 (15.38%) Security Consultant
5 28 (14.36%) Information Analyst
5 28 (14.36%) Information Security Analyst
6 27 (13.85%) Project Manager
7 26 (13.33%) Security Manager
8 19 (9.74%) Information Security Consultant
9 17 (8.72%) Business Analyst
10 14 (7.18%) Security Project Manager
11 13 (6.67%) Architect
12 12 (6.15%) Information Manager
13 11 (5.64%) Information Security Manager
14 10 (5.13%) Senior Security Analyst
14 10 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
14 10 (5.13%) Senior Information Analyst
14 10 (5.13%) Senior Information Security Analyst
15 6 (3.08%) Security Engineer
16 5 (2.56%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.05%) Middleware
2 2 (1.03%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.03%) LINQ
2 2 (1.03%) jQuery
2 2 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (1.03%) HTML5
2 2 (1.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (1.03%) Razor View Engine
2 2 (1.03%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (1.03%) SailPoint
2 2 (1.03%) AngularJS
2 2 (1.03%) HTML
2 2 (1.03%) .NET
2 2 (1.03%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.03%) CSS
3 1 (0.51%) XML
3 1 (0.51%) WAP
3 1 (0.51%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.85%) Management Information System
2 12 (6.15%) CESG
3 10 (5.13%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.62%) Data Protection Act
4 9 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.10%) CESG CLAS
6 6 (3.08%) RMADS
7 3 (1.54%) FMCG
7 3 (1.54%) Freedom of Information Act
7 3 (1.54%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (1.54%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.54%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (1.54%) Online Banking
8 2 (1.03%) PMI
9 1 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.51%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.51%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.51%) SecurID
9 1 (0.51%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 26 (13.33%) Windows
2 16 (8.21%) UNIX
3 6 (3.08%) Linux
4 5 (2.56%) Android
5 4 (2.05%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.54%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.51%) AIX
8 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (25.13%) Risk Management
2 27 (13.85%) ITIL
3 24 (12.31%) Cyber Security
4 23 (11.79%) Project Management
4 23 (11.79%) Risk Assessment
5 20 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (9.74%) Data Protection
7 17 (8.72%) Incident Management
8 16 (8.21%) Penetration Testing
9 14 (7.18%) Security Architecture
10 13 (6.67%) Security Management
11 12 (6.15%) Service Management
11 12 (6.15%) GAP Analysis
11 12 (6.15%) Project Planning
11 12 (6.15%) Vulnerability Management
12 11 (5.64%) Information Assurance
12 11 (5.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 11 (5.64%) Information Security Management
13 10 (5.13%) TOGAF
14 9 (4.62%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.10%) SQL
2 3 (1.54%) Java
3 2 (1.03%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.03%) C
3 2 (1.03%) C#
3 2 (1.03%) C++
3 2 (1.03%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.51%) VBA
4 1 (0.51%) Python
Qualifications
1 67 (34.36%) CISSP
2 28 (14.36%) CISM
3 25 (12.82%) CISA
4 21 (10.77%) Degree
5 20 (10.26%) GIAC
6 14 (7.18%) Security Cleared
7 9 (4.62%) CEH
8 8 (4.10%) GCIA
8 8 (4.10%) SC Cleared
9 7 (3.59%) CRISC
9 7 (3.59%) Network+ Certification
9 7 (3.59%) CNA
9 7 (3.59%) Novell Certification
10 3 (1.54%) PMP
10 3 (1.54%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.03%) GSEC
11 2 (1.03%) CCNA
11 2 (1.03%) GWAPT
11 2 (1.03%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (13.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (5.64%) COBIT
3 7 (3.59%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.54%) SLA
4 3 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.54%) QA
5 1 (0.51%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.51%) GPG13
5 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 12 (6.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.03%) Nmap
4 1 (0.51%) XenApp
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.54%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (1.03%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.03%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 2 (1.03%) Nessus
3 1 (0.51%) SCCM
3 1 (0.51%) ZENworks
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.51%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 14 (7.18%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.62%) Symantec
3 8 (4.10%) ArcSight
3 8 (4.10%) Oracle
4 6 (3.08%) Cisco
4 6 (3.08%) Cyber-Ark
5 5 (2.56%) IBM
6 4 (2.05%) HP
6 4 (2.05%) Citrix
6 4 (2.05%) CheckPoint
6 4 (2.05%) VMware
6 4 (2.05%) Teradata
7 3 (1.54%) Juniper
7 3 (1.54%) Sun
7 3 (1.54%) SAP
8 2 (1.03%) Adobe
8 2 (1.03%) Informatica
8 2 (1.03%) Cognizant
8 2 (1.03%) Qualys
8 2 (1.03%) Sitecore
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