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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 112 136 140
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +4
Contract jobs citing Information Security 98 74 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.65% 1.25% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 1.62% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 56 65
Average daily rate
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£513 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £279 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £451 £450 £420
% change year-on-year
+0.11% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £38.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +113.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £28.99 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-31.01% -51.68%
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
4674 4578 5562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.63% 77.61% 78.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3706 3403 4149
Average daily rate £468 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 45 97
Average hourly rate £21.30 £22.69 £39.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.12% -42.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015, 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 67 (34.90%) Finance
2 46 (23.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (21.88%) CISSP
4 36 (18.75%) ITIL
5 34 (17.71%) Windows
6 32 (16.67%) Risk Management
7 31 (16.15%) Banking
8 29 (15.10%) Management Information System
9 28 (14.58%) Active Directory
10 26 (13.54%) Data Protection
11 25 (13.02%) CISM
12 24 (12.50%) Project Management
13 23 (11.98%) Microsoft
13 23 (11.98%) PRINCE2
14 21 (10.94%) CISA
14 21 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (10.94%) Degree
15 18 (9.38%) UNIX
15 18 (9.38%) Investment Banking
16 17 (8.85%) Security Management
16 17 (8.85%) Linux
17 15 (7.81%) PCI DSS
18 14 (7.29%) SharePoint
18 14 (7.29%) Information Security Management
18 14 (7.29%) Firewall
18 14 (7.29%) Risk Assessment
18 14 (7.29%) Incident Management
19 13 (6.77%) Penetration Testing
19 13 (6.77%) Service Management
19 13 (6.77%) Security Architecture

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 (7.29%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.60%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.04%) IIS
5 1 (0.52%) Apache
5 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (3.65%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.56%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.56%) MS Office
4 2 (1.04%) MS Project
4 2 (1.04%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.52%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.29%) Firewall
2 11 (5.73%) SAN
3 9 (4.69%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (4.17%) Intranet
4 8 (4.17%) LAN
4 8 (4.17%) WAN
5 7 (3.65%) LDAP
6 4 (2.08%) VoIP
6 4 (2.08%) WLAN
6 4 (2.08%) Wireless
6 4 (2.08%) NAS
7 3 (1.56%) Network Security
7 3 (1.56%) VPN
7 3 (1.56%) DNS
8 2 (1.04%) 3GPP
9 1 (0.52%) SMS
9 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.52%) 3G
9 1 (0.52%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Power View
5 2 (1.04%) QlikView
5 2 (1.04%) MySQL
5 2 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.52%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.52%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.52%) JUnit
1 1 (0.52%) Subversion
1 1 (0.52%) Maven
1 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
1 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.52%) Hudson
1 1 (0.52%) MSBuild
1 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
General
1 67 (34.90%) Finance
2 31 (16.15%) Banking
3 18 (9.38%) Investment Banking
4 9 (4.69%) Financial Institution
4 9 (4.69%) Legal
5 6 (3.13%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.13%) Law
6 3 (1.56%) Retail
6 3 (1.56%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.04%) Local Government
7 2 (1.04%) Advertising
7 2 (1.04%) Publishing
8 1 (0.52%) Back Office
8 1 (0.52%) Wholesale Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Billing
Job Titles
1 58 (30.21%) Analyst
2 35 (18.23%) Security Analyst
3 28 (14.58%) Security Manager
4 26 (13.54%) Architect
5 25 (13.02%) Project Manager
5 25 (13.02%) Information Security Analyst
5 25 (13.02%) Information Analyst
6 23 (11.98%) Consultant
7 20 (10.42%) Information Manager
7 20 (10.42%) Information Security Manager
8 19 (9.90%) Security Consultant
9 18 (9.38%) Business Analyst
10 13 (6.77%) Security Architect
10 13 (6.77%) Information Security Consultant
11 11 (5.73%) Infrastructure Manager
12 9 (4.69%) Security Specialist
12 9 (4.69%) Security Project Manager
13 8 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
14 6 (3.13%) Technical Analyst
14 6 (3.13%) IT Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.04%) .NET
2 1 (0.52%) SOAP
2 1 (0.52%) XML
2 1 (0.52%) XSLT
2 1 (0.52%) WSDL
2 1 (0.52%) Middleware
2 1 (0.52%) Hibernate
2 1 (0.52%) Spring
2 1 (0.52%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.52%) Spring Security
2 1 (0.52%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.10%) Management Information System
2 13 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.69%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.13%) CESG
5 4 (2.08%) PMI
5 4 (2.08%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (2.08%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.56%) SCADA
6 3 (1.56%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.56%) RMADS
6 3 (1.56%) NHS
7 2 (1.04%) Economics
7 2 (1.04%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.04%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.52%) BYOD
8 1 (0.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.52%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.52%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.52%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 34 (17.71%) Windows
2 18 (9.38%) UNIX
3 17 (8.85%) Linux
4 3 (1.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.52%) AIX
5 1 (0.52%) Solaris
5 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.52%) Debian
5 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (18.75%) ITIL
2 32 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 26 (13.54%) Data Protection
4 24 (12.50%) Project Management
5 23 (11.98%) PRINCE2
6 21 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (8.85%) Security Management
8 14 (7.29%) Information Security Management
8 14 (7.29%) Risk Assessment
8 14 (7.29%) Incident Management
9 13 (6.77%) Penetration Testing
9 13 (6.77%) Service Management
9 13 (6.77%) Security Architecture
9 13 (6.77%) Cyber Security
10 12 (6.25%) Migration
11 10 (5.21%) Vulnerability Management
12 9 (4.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 9 (4.69%) SIEM
12 9 (4.69%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (4.69%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.73%) SQL
2 7 (3.65%) C
3 5 (2.60%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.56%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.04%) Java
6 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.52%) C#
Qualifications
1 42 (21.88%) CISSP
2 25 (13.02%) CISM
3 21 (10.94%) CISA
3 21 (10.94%) Degree
4 12 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 8 (4.17%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.65%) CRISC
6 7 (3.65%) PMI Certification
7 6 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (3.13%) PMP
8 4 (2.08%) CEH
8 4 (2.08%) CISMP
9 3 (1.56%) GIAC
9 3 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (1.04%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.04%) MCSE
11 1 (0.52%) MCSA
11 1 (0.52%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (23.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (7.81%) PCI DSS
3 12 (6.25%) COBIT
4 8 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 3 (1.56%) BS7799
7 1 (0.52%) SLA
7 1 (0.52%) COSO
7 1 (0.52%) PMBOK
System Software
1 28 (14.58%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.52%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.52%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (1.56%) OpenView
2 2 (1.04%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.04%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 2 (1.04%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.52%) Nagios
3 1 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.52%) SCCM
3 1 (0.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (11.98%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.69%) Cisco
2 9 (4.69%) Citrix
3 7 (3.65%) Oracle
3 7 (3.65%) VMware
4 6 (3.13%) Cyber-Ark
5 5 (2.60%) Symantec
6 4 (2.08%) Websense
6 4 (2.08%) BMC
6 4 (2.08%) HP
7 3 (1.56%) Remedy
7 3 (1.56%) McAfee
7 3 (1.56%) ArcSight
8 2 (1.04%) Tableau
8 2 (1.04%) Qualys
8 2 (1.04%) Dell
8 2 (1.04%) Juniper
9 1 (0.52%) CommVault
9 1 (0.52%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.52%) IBM
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