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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 103 150 138
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -12
Contract jobs citing Information Security 94 64 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.73% 1.02% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 1.32% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 47 50
Average daily rate
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£475 £475 £453
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £375 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £420
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £46.23 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £51.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-55.88% +183.33%
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
4229 4844 4866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.91% 76.96% 76.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3282 3557 3706
Average daily rate £463 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 45 51
Average hourly rate £27.37 £25.00 £72.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% -65.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £47.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 April 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 24 April 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 54 (35.53%) Finance
2 39 (25.66%) CISSP
3 36 (23.68%) Windows
4 29 (19.08%) Risk Management
5 28 (18.42%) Management Information System
6 25 (16.45%) ITIL
6 25 (16.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 23 (15.13%) Banking
7 23 (15.13%) CISM
8 21 (13.82%) CISA
8 21 (13.82%) Active Directory
9 20 (13.16%) PRINCE2
9 20 (13.16%) UNIX
10 18 (11.84%) Linux
10 18 (11.84%) Degree
11 17 (11.18%) Data Protection
12 16 (10.53%) Investment Banking
12 16 (10.53%) Project Management
13 15 (9.87%) Firewall
13 15 (9.87%) Microsoft
13 15 (9.87%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (8.55%) Security Cleared
15 12 (7.89%) Cisco
15 12 (7.89%) Security Management
16 11 (7.24%) Service Management
16 11 (7.24%) Information Assurance
16 11 (7.24%) Vulnerability Management
17 10 (6.58%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 9 (5.92%) Migration
18 9 (5.92%) Penetration Testing

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (5.92%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.29%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.63%) IIS
4 2 (1.32%) Apache
5 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.66%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.66%) Lync
5 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.29%) MS Office
3 3 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.66%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.97%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.66%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.32%) SaaS
1 2 (1.32%) PaaS
2 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.66%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.87%) Firewall
2 8 (5.26%) LAN
2 8 (5.26%) WAN
3 7 (4.61%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (4.61%) SAN
4 6 (3.95%) LDAP
5 5 (3.29%) VPN
6 4 (2.63%) WLAN
7 2 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.32%) Network Security
8 1 (0.66%) VLAN
8 1 (0.66%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.66%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.66%) MPLS
8 1 (0.66%) Intranet
8 1 (0.66%) Internet
8 1 (0.66%) FTP
8 1 (0.66%) VoIP
8 1 (0.66%) DNS
8 1 (0.66%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.66%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.66%) JIRA
General
1 54 (35.53%) Finance
2 23 (15.13%) Banking
3 16 (10.53%) Investment Banking
4 8 (5.26%) Legal
5 6 (3.95%) Financial Institution
5 6 (3.95%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.63%) Retail
7 3 (1.97%) Advertising
8 2 (1.32%) Back Office
9 1 (0.66%) Military
9 1 (0.66%) Local Government
9 1 (0.66%) Law
Job Titles
1 44 (28.95%) Analyst
2 29 (19.08%) Security Analyst
3 25 (16.45%) Consultant
3 25 (16.45%) Project Manager
4 24 (15.79%) Security Manager
5 20 (13.16%) Security Consultant
6 18 (11.84%) Information Security Analyst
6 18 (11.84%) Information Analyst
7 17 (11.18%) Information Manager
7 17 (11.18%) Information Security Manager
8 12 (7.89%) Information Security Consultant
9 11 (7.24%) Business Analyst
10 10 (6.58%) Architect
10 10 (6.58%) Infrastructure Manager
11 9 (5.92%) Security Project Manager
12 8 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
13 7 (4.61%) Technical Business Analyst
14 6 (3.95%) IT Infrastructure Manager
14 6 (3.95%) IT Architect
15 5 (3.29%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.97%) Middleware
2 2 (1.32%) SailPoint
2 2 (1.32%) .NET
3 1 (0.66%) Web Services
3 1 (0.66%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (18.42%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.29%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.63%) RMADS
4 4 (2.63%) CESG
5 3 (1.97%) Economics
5 3 (1.97%) PMI
6 2 (1.32%) Smartcard
6 2 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.32%) PKI
6 2 (1.32%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.66%) Replication
7 1 (0.66%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.66%) SCADA
7 1 (0.66%) Human Factors
7 1 (0.66%) Blog
7 1 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.66%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 36 (23.68%) Windows
2 20 (13.16%) UNIX
3 18 (11.84%) Linux
4 3 (1.97%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.32%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.32%) Solaris
6 1 (0.66%) Debian
6 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (19.08%) Risk Management
2 25 (16.45%) ITIL
3 20 (13.16%) PRINCE2
4 17 (11.18%) Data Protection
5 16 (10.53%) Project Management
6 15 (9.87%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (7.89%) Security Management
8 11 (7.24%) Service Management
8 11 (7.24%) Information Assurance
8 11 (7.24%) Vulnerability Management
9 10 (6.58%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 9 (5.92%) Migration
10 9 (5.92%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (5.92%) Cyber Security
11 8 (5.26%) Information Security Management
11 8 (5.26%) Business Analysis
11 8 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
12 7 (4.61%) People Management
13 6 (3.95%) Investment Management
13 6 (3.95%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.29%) C
2 2 (1.32%) C#
2 2 (1.32%) SQL
3 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.66%) VBA
3 1 (0.66%) Java
Qualifications
1 39 (25.66%) CISSP
2 23 (15.13%) CISM
3 21 (13.82%) CISA
4 18 (11.84%) Degree
5 13 (8.55%) Security Cleared
6 9 (5.92%) SC Cleared
7 8 (5.26%) GIAC
8 6 (3.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (3.95%) PMP
8 6 (3.95%) PMI Certification
9 5 (3.29%) CEH
10 4 (2.63%) CRISC
10 4 (2.63%) CISMP
11 3 (1.97%) SSCP
11 3 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (1.32%) PgMP
12 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.32%) MCSE
12 2 (1.32%) GCIH
13 1 (0.66%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (16.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.29%) COBIT
2 5 (3.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (2.63%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.66%) QA
5 1 (0.66%) BS7799
5 1 (0.66%) COSO
System Software
1 21 (13.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.66%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.66%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (0.66%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (3.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 4 (2.63%) Tivoli
2 4 (2.63%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 3 (1.97%) OpenView
4 2 (1.32%) SCCM
5 1 (0.66%) Nessus
5 1 (0.66%) Nmap
5 1 (0.66%) SCOM
5 1 (0.66%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.66%) OpenSSO
5 1 (0.66%) OpenIDM
5 1 (0.66%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 15 (9.87%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.89%) Cisco
3 8 (5.26%) VMware
4 6 (3.95%) Cyber-Ark
4 6 (3.95%) Oracle
5 5 (3.29%) HP
5 5 (3.29%) Dell
6 4 (2.63%) Citrix
6 4 (2.63%) McAfee
7 3 (1.97%) Qualys
7 3 (1.97%) Symantec
7 3 (1.97%) Remedy
7 3 (1.97%) BMC
7 3 (1.97%) ArcSight
8 2 (1.32%) Websense
8 2 (1.32%) Juniper
8 2 (1.32%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.66%) Tripwire
9 1 (0.66%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.66%) Reuters
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