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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 108 158 143
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -15
Contract jobs citing Information Security 99 64 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.71% 0.92% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 1.19% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 46 45
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £363 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £27.25 £58.01
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -53.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +87.50%
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
4484 5359 4800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.67% 76.83% 75.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3507 3969 3622
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 69 80
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% -20.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £45.00 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 69 (34.50%) Finance
2 67 (33.50%) CISSP
3 57 (28.50%) Risk Management
4 48 (24.00%) Banking
5 33 (16.50%) Firewall
6 31 (15.50%) CISM
6 31 (15.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 29 (14.50%) Management Information System
8 28 (14.00%) ITIL
9 26 (13.00%) Windows
9 26 (13.00%) Project Management
9 26 (13.00%) Investment Banking
10 25 (12.50%) CISA
11 24 (12.00%) Cyber Security
12 23 (11.50%) Risk Assessment
13 20 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 20 (10.00%) GIAC
14 19 (9.50%) Data Protection
15 17 (8.50%) UNIX
15 17 (8.50%) Incident Management
15 17 (8.50%) Security Cleared
16 16 (8.00%) Degree
16 16 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
17 15 (7.50%) Active Directory
17 15 (7.50%) Network Security
18 14 (7.00%) Information Assurance
18 14 (7.00%) Retail
18 14 (7.00%) Legal
19 13 (6.50%) Security Management
19 13 (6.50%) Vulnerability Assessment

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 13 (6.50%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.50%) IIS
3 6 (3.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.00%) CMS
4 2 (1.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.00%) Apache
5 1 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.50%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.50%) SAS
5 1 (0.50%) Documentum
5 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (6.50%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (4.00%) MS Office
4 4 (2.00%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.00%) MS Project
6 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.50%) Global One
2 1 (0.50%) assyst
2 1 (0.50%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.50%) Tesseract
2 1 (0.50%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.00%) PaaS
2 1 (0.50%) Taleo
2 1 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (16.50%) Firewall
2 15 (7.50%) Network Security
3 11 (5.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 11 (5.50%) TCP/IP
4 7 (3.50%) LDAP
5 6 (3.00%) Internet
6 5 (2.50%) DNS
7 4 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (2.00%) DHCP
8 3 (1.50%) VPN
9 2 (1.00%) SSL
9 2 (1.00%) SAN
9 2 (1.00%) Intranet
10 1 (0.50%) MPLS
10 1 (0.50%) NetScreen
10 1 (0.50%) LAN
10 1 (0.50%) VoIP
10 1 (0.50%) WAN
10 1 (0.50%) Wireless
10 1 (0.50%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.00%) Big Data
2 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.00%) Data Mart
2 2 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.00%) DataStage
3 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.50%) JIRA
General
1 69 (34.50%) Finance
2 48 (24.00%) Banking
3 26 (13.00%) Investment Banking
4 14 (7.00%) Retail
4 14 (7.00%) Legal
5 4 (2.00%) Law
5 4 (2.00%) Advertising
6 3 (1.50%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.50%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.50%) Back Office
6 3 (1.50%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (1.00%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.00%) Publishing
8 1 (0.50%) Military
8 1 (0.50%) Front Office
8 1 (0.50%) Local Government
8 1 (0.50%) German Language
Job Titles
1 55 (27.50%) Analyst
2 39 (19.50%) Consultant
3 34 (17.00%) Security Analyst
4 32 (16.00%) Security Consultant
5 31 (15.50%) Project Manager
6 30 (15.00%) Security Manager
7 29 (14.50%) Information Security Analyst
7 29 (14.50%) Information Analyst
8 20 (10.00%) Information Security Consultant
9 18 (9.00%) Business Analyst
10 15 (7.50%) Security Project Manager
11 13 (6.50%) Information Manager
12 12 (6.00%) Architect
12 12 (6.00%) Information Security Manager
13 9 (4.50%) Senior Security Analyst
13 9 (4.50%) Senior Analyst
13 9 (4.50%) Senior Information Analyst
13 9 (4.50%) Senior Information Security Analyst
14 6 (3.00%) Security Engineer
15 5 (2.50%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.50%) Middleware
2 2 (1.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.00%) LINQ
2 2 (1.00%) jQuery
2 2 (1.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (1.00%) HTML5
2 2 (1.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (1.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (1.00%) Razor View Engine
2 2 (1.00%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (1.00%) SailPoint
2 2 (1.00%) HTML
2 2 (1.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.00%) CSS
2 2 (1.00%) .NET
3 1 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.50%) Web Services
3 1 (0.50%) XML
3 1 (0.50%) WAP
3 1 (0.50%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.50%) Management Information System
2 12 (6.00%) CESG
3 10 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.50%) Computer Science
5 8 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
5 8 (4.00%) CESG CLAS
6 6 (3.00%) RMADS
7 3 (1.50%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (1.50%) Online Banking
7 3 (1.50%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.50%) Freedom of Information Act
7 3 (1.50%) FMCG
8 2 (1.00%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.00%) PKI
8 2 (1.00%) PMI
8 2 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.50%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.50%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 26 (13.00%) Windows
2 17 (8.50%) UNIX
3 5 (2.50%) Linux
3 5 (2.50%) Android
4 4 (2.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.00%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.50%) Solaris
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (28.50%) Risk Management
2 28 (14.00%) ITIL
3 26 (13.00%) Project Management
4 24 (12.00%) Cyber Security
5 23 (11.50%) Risk Assessment
6 20 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (9.50%) Data Protection
8 17 (8.50%) Incident Management
9 16 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
10 14 (7.00%) Information Assurance
11 13 (6.50%) Security Management
11 13 (6.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 13 (6.50%) Vulnerability Management
11 13 (6.50%) Security Architecture
12 12 (6.00%) Service Management
12 12 (6.00%) Information Security Management
13 11 (5.50%) Project Planning
14 10 (5.00%) Matrix Management
14 10 (5.00%) PRINCE2
14 10 (5.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.00%) SQL
2 3 (1.50%) C#
3 2 (1.00%) C
3 2 (1.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.50%) Java
4 1 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 67 (33.50%) CISSP
2 31 (15.50%) CISM
3 25 (12.50%) CISA
4 20 (10.00%) GIAC
5 17 (8.50%) Security Cleared
6 16 (8.00%) Degree
7 11 (5.50%) CEH
7 11 (5.50%) SC Cleared
8 8 (4.00%) GCIA
9 7 (3.50%) CNA
9 7 (3.50%) Novell Certification
9 7 (3.50%) Network+ Certification
10 6 (3.00%) CRISC
11 3 (1.50%) PMP
11 3 (1.50%) PMI Certification
11 3 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (1.50%) GSEC
12 2 (1.00%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.00%) GWAPT
12 2 (1.00%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (15.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (5.50%) COBIT
3 6 (3.00%) PCI DSS
4 5 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.50%) SLA
5 3 (1.50%) QA
6 2 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.50%) JSP 440
System Software
1 15 (7.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.00%) Nmap
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.50%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (1.50%) Tivoli
1 3 (1.50%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 3 (1.50%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (1.00%) SCCM
2 2 (1.00%) Nessus
3 1 (0.50%) ZENworks
3 1 (0.50%) CA SiteMinder
3 1 (0.50%) DatAdvantage
3 1 (0.50%) OpenIDM
3 1 (0.50%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.50%) OpenSSO
3 1 (0.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (6.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.50%) Cisco
3 8 (4.00%) Symantec
4 6 (3.00%) Cyber-Ark
4 6 (3.00%) Oracle
5 5 (2.50%) CheckPoint
5 5 (2.50%) HP
5 5 (2.50%) VMware
6 4 (2.00%) ArcSight
6 4 (2.00%) SAP
7 3 (1.50%) McAfee
7 3 (1.50%) Juniper
7 3 (1.50%) Sun
7 3 (1.50%) IBM
8 2 (1.00%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.00%) Qualys
8 2 (1.00%) Teradata
8 2 (1.00%) Citrix
8 2 (1.00%) Websense
9 1 (0.50%) Charles River
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Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
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Rate: €500 - €800 per day
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Rate: £475.00 per day
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