The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 196 195 208
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +13
Contract jobs citing Information Security 249 243 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.08% 1.05% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 1.32% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 163 165
Average daily rate
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£488 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £325 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £632 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £430 £420
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £42.36 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +135.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £51.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-62.74% -15.00%
Information Security
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18117 18347 18439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.73% 78.94% 78.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12887 12957 12735
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 231 284
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £27.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -28.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.92 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £54.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in London

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Security across the London region.

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in London

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the London region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in London

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the London region.

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in London

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the London region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +14 80 £523 +22.94% 45
Uxbridge +2 4 £425 -18.26% 1
Feltham - 3 £510 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £140 -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Greenford - 1 £355 -
Hayes - 1 £525 - 1
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 157 (29.35%) Finance
2 138 (25.79%) CISSP
3 122 (22.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 104 (19.44%) Risk Management
5 97 (18.13%) CISM
6 91 (17.01%) Management Information System
7 82 (15.33%) Windows
8 80 (14.95%) ITIL
9 77 (14.39%) Degree
10 71 (13.27%) Banking
11 70 (13.08%) Firewall
12 67 (12.52%) CISA
13 66 (12.34%) Project Management
14 60 (11.21%) Microsoft
15 56 (10.47%) Active Directory
16 53 (9.91%) Security Management
17 51 (9.53%) Data Protection
17 51 (9.53%) Cyber Security
18 50 (9.35%) Security Architecture
18 50 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
19 47 (8.79%) Security Cleared
20 45 (8.41%) PRINCE2
20 45 (8.41%) Linux
21 44 (8.22%) UNIX
22 39 (7.29%) Information Security Management
22 39 (7.29%) SC Cleared
23 38 (7.10%) PCI DSS
23 38 (7.10%) Investment Banking
24 37 (6.92%) Migration
24 37 (6.92%) Cisco

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 25 (4.67%) SharePoint
2 18 (3.36%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (1.31%) IIS
5 5 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.75%) Apache
6 4 (0.75%) SAS
7 3 (0.56%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (0.37%) CMS
8 2 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.37%) Lync
9 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.19%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.19%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 34 (6.36%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.06%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.68%) MS Office
5 7 (1.31%) MS Project
6 3 (0.56%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.19%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Business ByDesign
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.87%) SaaS
2 8 (1.50%) PaaS
2 8 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.12%) IaaS
4 4 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.75%) Office 365
5 1 (0.19%) Route 53
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.19%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 70 (13.08%) Firewall
2 28 (5.23%) WAN
2 28 (5.23%) Network Security
3 27 (5.05%) LAN
4 17 (3.18%) TCP/IP
5 16 (2.99%) DNS
5 16 (2.99%) LDAP
6 15 (2.80%) Internet
7 14 (2.62%) MPLS
8 13 (2.43%) SAN
8 13 (2.43%) VPN
9 12 (2.24%) DHCP
9 12 (2.24%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (2.06%) Wireless
11 9 (1.68%) Intrusion Detection
12 7 (1.31%) OSPF
13 6 (1.12%) BGP
13 6 (1.12%) DSL
13 6 (1.12%) EIGRP
13 6 (1.12%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.49%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (1.31%) QlikView
5 6 (1.12%) Big Data
6 5 (0.93%) DataStage
7 4 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Power View
8 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.56%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.56%) MySQL
9 2 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.37%) OLTP
9 2 (0.37%) Oracle Discoverer
9 2 (0.37%) Pentaho
9 2 (0.37%) Spotfire
9 2 (0.37%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 4 (0.75%) ERwin
2 2 (0.37%) JIRA
2 2 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.37%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.19%) JUnit
3 1 (0.19%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.19%) Hudson
3 1 (0.19%) JMeter
3 1 (0.19%) Subversion
3 1 (0.19%) Maven
General
1 157 (29.35%) Finance
2 71 (13.27%) Banking
3 38 (7.10%) Investment Banking
4 23 (4.30%) Legal
5 20 (3.74%) Law
6 19 (3.55%) Financial Institution
7 16 (2.99%) Retail
8 14 (2.62%) Telecoms
9 12 (2.24%) Publishing
10 9 (1.68%) Manufacturing
11 8 (1.50%) Advertising
12 5 (0.93%) Local Government
13 4 (0.75%) Marketing
14 3 (0.56%) Games
14 3 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.37%) Front Office
15 2 (0.37%) Back Office
15 2 (0.37%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.19%) Wholesale Banking
16 1 (0.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 140 (26.17%) Analyst
2 96 (17.94%) Security Analyst
3 81 (15.14%) Consultant
4 72 (13.46%) Architect
5 67 (12.52%) Information Analyst
6 66 (12.34%) Information Security Analyst
7 57 (10.65%) Security Consultant
8 51 (9.53%) Security Manager
9 48 (8.97%) Project Manager
10 37 (6.92%) Information Security Consultant
11 34 (6.36%) Security Architect
12 32 (5.98%) Information Manager
12 32 (5.98%) Business Analyst
13 29 (5.42%) Information Security Manager
14 24 (4.49%) Security Engineer
15 23 (4.30%) Security Specialist
16 16 (2.99%) Infrastructure Manager
16 16 (2.99%) Security Project Manager
17 15 (2.80%) Information Specialist
18 14 (2.62%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.50%) .NET
2 7 (1.31%) Web Services
3 6 (1.12%) Middleware
4 5 (0.93%) HTML
5 4 (0.75%) XML
6 3 (0.56%) J2EE
6 3 (0.56%) SOAP
6 3 (0.56%) Spring
7 2 (0.37%) Ajax
7 2 (0.37%) XML-RPC
7 2 (0.37%) Apache Flex
7 2 (0.37%) REST
7 2 (0.37%) Struts
7 2 (0.37%) JDBC
7 2 (0.37%) JSP
7 2 (0.37%) Servlets
7 2 (0.37%) DOM
7 2 (0.37%) XHTML
7 2 (0.37%) JMS
8 1 (0.19%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 91 (17.01%) Management Information System
2 34 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (6.17%) Data Centre
4 20 (3.74%) CESG
5 19 (3.55%) Data Protection Act
6 15 (2.80%) Computer Science
7 11 (2.06%) CESG CLAS
7 11 (2.06%) NHS
8 9 (1.68%) PMI
9 8 (1.50%) RMADS
10 7 (1.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 6 (1.12%) Visualisation
12 5 (0.93%) PKI
13 4 (0.75%) Economics
13 4 (0.75%) Statistics
13 4 (0.75%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.75%) Data Integration
13 4 (0.75%) FMCG
14 3 (0.56%) Reference Data
14 3 (0.56%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 82 (15.33%) Windows
2 45 (8.41%) Linux
3 44 (8.22%) UNIX
4 14 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (0.93%) Windows 7
5 5 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.75%) Solaris
7 3 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.37%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.37%) Android
8 2 (0.37%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.19%) zOS
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.19%) Debian
9 1 (0.19%) CentOS
9 1 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (19.44%) Risk Management
2 80 (14.95%) ITIL
3 66 (12.34%) Project Management
4 53 (9.91%) Security Management
5 51 (9.53%) Data Protection
5 51 (9.53%) Cyber Security
6 50 (9.35%) Security Architecture
6 50 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 45 (8.41%) PRINCE2
8 39 (7.29%) Information Security Management
9 37 (6.92%) Migration
10 34 (6.36%) Agile Software Development
11 32 (5.98%) Change Management
11 32 (5.98%) SIEM
12 31 (5.79%) Incident Management
12 31 (5.79%) Service Management
12 31 (5.79%) Penetration Testing
13 30 (5.61%) ISMS
14 27 (5.05%) Risk Assessment
15 26 (4.86%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (4.49%) SQL
2 12 (2.24%) C
3 9 (1.68%) Java
3 9 (1.68%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.12%) PL/SQL
5 4 (0.75%) JavaScript
5 4 (0.75%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.56%) VBScript
6 3 (0.56%) VB
6 3 (0.56%) C#
6 3 (0.56%) Python
7 2 (0.37%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.37%) Perl
8 1 (0.19%) C++
8 1 (0.19%) VBA
8 1 (0.19%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.19%) Ruby
8 1 (0.19%) Tcl
8 1 (0.19%) Scala
8 1 (0.19%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 138 (25.79%) CISSP
2 97 (18.13%) CISM
3 77 (14.39%) Degree
4 67 (12.52%) CISA
5 47 (8.79%) Security Cleared
6 39 (7.29%) SC Cleared
7 18 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (3.18%) CRISC
9 13 (2.43%) PMI Certification
10 12 (2.24%) CCNA
11 11 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 10 (1.87%) CISMP
12 10 (1.87%) GIAC
13 9 (1.68%) PCI QSA
13 9 (1.68%) PMP
13 9 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (1.50%) CCNP
15 7 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 6 (1.12%) ISSAP
16 6 (1.12%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (22.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (7.10%) PCI DSS
3 28 (5.23%) COBIT
4 15 (2.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (1.68%) QA
6 7 (1.31%) SLA
7 5 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 4 (0.75%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.56%) BS7799
10 2 (0.37%) GCP
10 2 (0.37%) GMP
10 2 (0.37%) GLP
10 2 (0.37%) EMIR
10 2 (0.37%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.19%) MiFID
11 1 (0.19%) COSO
11 1 (0.19%) GPG13
11 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 56 (10.47%) Active Directory
2 23 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.75%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.37%) Postfix
4 2 (0.37%) XenApp
4 2 (0.37%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.37%) vSphere
4 2 (0.37%) Firmware
4 2 (0.37%) Samba
4 2 (0.37%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.37%) Snort
4 2 (0.37%) NFS
5 1 (0.19%) Squid
5 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.19%) RACF
5 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.19%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.19%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (1.68%) OpenView
2 7 (1.31%) DatAdvantage
3 6 (1.12%) AirWatch
3 6 (1.12%) CiscoWorks
4 4 (0.75%) SCCM
5 3 (0.56%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.56%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 3 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 3 (0.56%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.37%) XenMobile
6 2 (0.37%) ArcSight ESM
6 2 (0.37%) SCOM
7 1 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.19%) Puppet
7 1 (0.19%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.19%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.19%) logstash
7 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 60 (11.21%) Microsoft
2 37 (6.92%) Cisco
3 35 (6.54%) VMware
4 30 (5.61%) Citrix
5 25 (4.67%) Oracle
6 19 (3.55%) HP
7 16 (2.99%) Websense
7 16 (2.99%) Cyber-Ark
8 15 (2.80%) CheckPoint
9 14 (2.62%) Symantec
10 10 (1.87%) ArcSight
11 9 (1.68%) Varonis
12 8 (1.50%) Qualys
13 7 (1.31%) Juniper
13 7 (1.31%) IBM
14 6 (1.12%) McAfee
14 6 (1.12%) SolarWinds
14 6 (1.12%) Imperva
14 6 (1.12%) Aruba
14 6 (1.12%) Tripwire
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