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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 129 190 192
Rank change year-on-year
+61 +2
Contract jobs citing Information Security 370 255 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.74% 1.22% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 1.51% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 168 162
Average daily rate £475 £500 £456
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £22.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +1.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £25.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+105.88% -43.33%
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
17753 16891 17430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.55% 80.49% 80.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12666 12119 11940
Average daily rate £475 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 195 241
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -21.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +25 38 £475 -5.00% 34
Croydon - 7 £590 -
Hendon - 4 £485 -
Bromley - 3 £425 -
Brentford +8 2 - - 1
Feltham 0 1 £500 -4.76%
Harrow - 1 £325 -
Ealing - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 261 (34.94%) CISSP
2 212 (28.38%) Finance
3 191 (25.57%) CISM
3 191 (25.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 169 (22.62%) Management Information System
5 133 (17.80%) Firewall
6 127 (17.00%) Risk Management
7 125 (16.73%) Windows
8 105 (14.06%) Cybersecurity
9 104 (13.92%) ITIL
10 96 (12.85%) Analytical Skills
11 95 (12.72%) Project Management
11 95 (12.72%) Linux
12 93 (12.45%) Degree
13 86 (11.51%) Microsoft
14 84 (11.24%) Security Cleared
15 83 (11.11%) Security Management
15 83 (11.11%) CISA
16 80 (10.71%) Unix
17 76 (10.17%) SIEM
18 75 (10.04%) Banking
19 74 (9.91%) Risk Assessment
20 73 (9.77%) PCI DSS
21 72 (9.64%) Security Architecture
22 71 (9.50%) Information Assurance
23 69 (9.24%) Legal
24 67 (8.97%) Active Directory
25 64 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
26 63 (8.43%) Oracle
26 63 (8.43%) Penetration Testing

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 26 (3.48%) SharePoint
2 23 (3.08%) IIS
2 23 (3.08%) MS Exchange
3 11 (1.47%) WebLogic
3 11 (1.47%) WebSphere
4 8 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (1.07%) iPlanet
4 8 (1.07%) MQSeries
5 7 (0.94%) JBoss
6 6 (0.80%) Node.js
7 4 (0.54%) CMS
8 3 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.40%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.27%) Apache
9 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.27%) nginx
9 2 (0.27%) SAS
10 1 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.13%) FileNet
10 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 37 (4.95%) MS Excel
2 34 (4.55%) MS Office
3 20 (2.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.67%) SmartSuite
6 4 (0.54%) MS Project
7 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.07%) BusinessWare
1 8 (1.07%) SAP R/3
2 3 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.27%) Documaker
3 2 (0.27%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.13%) Maximo
4 1 (0.13%) Misys Equation
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.13%) Relativity
4 1 (0.13%) Unica
4 1 (0.13%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 35 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.14%) PaaS
4 14 (1.87%) IaaS
5 13 (1.74%) SaaS
6 9 (1.20%) Office 365
7 4 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.27%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.13%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 133 (17.80%) Firewall
2 59 (7.90%) Network Security
3 40 (5.35%) LAN
4 39 (5.22%) VPN
5 37 (4.95%) Intrusion Detection
5 37 (4.95%) TCP/IP
6 32 (4.28%) WAN
7 31 (4.15%) DNS
8 25 (3.35%) Internet
9 17 (2.28%) DHCP
9 17 (2.28%) SAN
9 17 (2.28%) Wireless
10 12 (1.61%) LDAP
11 11 (1.47%) HTTP
12 9 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (1.20%) SSH
13 8 (1.07%) SNMP
13 8 (1.07%) VoIP
13 8 (1.07%) WLAN
14 7 (0.94%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (4.02%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.74%) MySQL
2 13 (1.74%) Oracle Database
3 10 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (1.20%) DB2
4 9 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
4 9 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (1.07%) Big Data
5 8 (1.07%) Data Mining
5 8 (1.07%) DB2 UDB
5 8 (1.07%) Oracle9i Database
5 8 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (0.94%) GIS
6 7 (0.94%) NoSQL
7 6 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.47%) Metasploit
2 6 (0.80%) Subversion
3 5 (0.67%) JIRA
3 5 (0.67%) Maven
4 4 (0.54%) Gradle
5 3 (0.40%) Ant
5 3 (0.40%) Burp Suite
5 3 (0.40%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.27%) AppScan
6 2 (0.27%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.13%) JUnit
7 1 (0.13%) Mockito
7 1 (0.13%) Moq
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.13%) Selenium
7 1 (0.13%) sqlmap
7 1 (0.13%) TestNG
General
1 212 (28.38%) Finance
2 75 (10.04%) Banking
3 69 (9.24%) Legal
4 42 (5.62%) Retail
5 30 (4.02%) Investment Banking
6 24 (3.21%) Telecoms
7 22 (2.95%) Financial Institution
8 16 (2.14%) Pharmaceutical
9 14 (1.87%) Advertising
10 10 (1.34%) International Banking
11 8 (1.07%) Law
12 5 (0.67%) Games
13 4 (0.54%) Publishing
14 3 (0.40%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.40%) Marketing
15 2 (0.27%) Private Banking
16 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
16 1 (0.13%) French Language
16 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.13%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 201 (26.91%) Analyst
2 164 (21.95%) Security Analyst
3 116 (15.53%) Consultant
4 101 (13.52%) Security Consultant
5 94 (12.58%) Information Analyst
6 91 (12.18%) Information Security Analyst
7 85 (11.38%) Security Manager
8 69 (9.24%) Architect
9 63 (8.43%) Security Architect
10 53 (7.10%) Project Manager
11 49 (6.56%) Information Manager
11 49 (6.56%) Information Security Consultant
12 47 (6.29%) Information Security Manager
13 40 (5.35%) Security Engineer
14 29 (3.88%) Business Analyst
15 22 (2.95%) IT Analyst
15 22 (2.95%) IT Manager
16 21 (2.81%) Security Project Manager
17 20 (2.68%) Developer
17 20 (2.68%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.88%) Web Services
2 22 (2.95%) Middleware
3 13 (1.74%) SailPoint
4 9 (1.20%) HTML
5 8 (1.07%) .NET
5 8 (1.07%) MSMQ
5 8 (1.07%) XML
6 7 (0.94%) CSS
7 6 (0.80%) J2EE
7 6 (0.80%) Regular Expression
7 6 (0.80%) SAML
8 4 (0.54%) Spring
9 3 (0.40%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.40%) IBM Integration Bus
9 3 (0.40%) JSP
9 3 (0.40%) Memcached
9 3 (0.40%) REST
9 3 (0.40%) RESTful
9 3 (0.40%) SOAP
9 3 (0.40%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 169 (22.62%) Management Information System
2 96 (12.85%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (4.15%) CESG
4 29 (3.88%) Data Centre
5 25 (3.35%) Cyberthreat
6 24 (3.21%) FMCG
7 23 (3.08%) Computer Science
8 20 (2.68%) Performance Metrics
9 19 (2.54%) Data Protection Act
10 15 (2.01%) BYOD
10 15 (2.01%) CESG CLAS
11 14 (1.87%) NHS
12 13 (1.74%) Security Operations Centre
13 12 (1.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 12 (1.61%) Replication
14 9 (1.20%) Client/Server
14 9 (1.20%) PMI
15 8 (1.07%) AS400
15 8 (1.07%) Cryptography
15 8 (1.07%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 125 (16.73%) Windows
2 95 (12.72%) Linux
3 80 (10.71%) Unix
4 24 (3.21%) Windows Server
5 20 (2.68%) AIX
5 20 (2.68%) Solaris
6 18 (2.41%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.07%) zOS
9 7 (0.94%) Mac OS X
9 7 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.80%) VMS
11 5 (0.67%) Debian
11 5 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.54%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.54%) CentOS
13 3 (0.40%) Android
14 2 (0.27%) Kali Linux
14 2 (0.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (17.00%) Risk Management
2 105 (14.06%) Cybersecurity
3 104 (13.92%) ITIL
4 95 (12.72%) Project Management
5 83 (11.11%) Security Management
6 76 (10.17%) SIEM
7 74 (9.91%) Risk Assessment
8 72 (9.64%) Security Architecture
9 71 (9.50%) Information Assurance
10 63 (8.43%) Penetration Testing
11 62 (8.30%) Identity Access Management
12 61 (8.17%) Stakeholder Management
13 59 (7.90%) Data Protection
14 56 (7.50%) Information Security Management
15 52 (6.96%) Change Management
15 52 (6.96%) Security Operations
16 43 (5.76%) Vulnerability Management
17 36 (4.82%) Business Continuity
18 35 (4.69%) Information Management
18 35 (4.69%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 42 (5.62%) SQL
2 24 (3.21%) Java
3 22 (2.95%) C
4 14 (1.87%) PowerShell
5 13 (1.74%) Shell Script
6 11 (1.47%) JavaScript
7 10 (1.34%) Perl
7 10 (1.34%) PHP
7 10 (1.34%) Python
8 9 (1.20%) C#
9 7 (0.94%) Go
10 6 (0.80%) C++
11 4 (0.54%) VB
12 3 (0.40%) Lua
12 3 (0.40%) Scala
13 2 (0.27%) AWK
13 2 (0.27%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.27%) sed
13 2 (0.27%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 261 (34.94%) CISSP
2 191 (25.57%) CISM
3 93 (12.45%) Degree
4 84 (11.24%) Security Cleared
5 83 (11.11%) CISA
6 64 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
7 59 (7.90%) SC Cleared
8 38 (5.09%) CCNA
8 38 (5.09%) GIAC
9 27 (3.61%) CRISC
9 27 (3.61%) DV Cleared
10 26 (3.48%) SANS
11 24 (3.21%) CESG Certified Professional
12 23 (3.08%) CCSA
13 22 (2.95%) CLAS
14 19 (2.54%) CCNP
15 17 (2.28%) JNCIA
16 16 (2.14%) PMI Certification
17 13 (1.74%) IISP
18 12 (1.61%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (25.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 73 (9.77%) PCI DSS
3 35 (4.69%) COBIT
4 25 (3.35%) QA
5 24 (3.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 20 (2.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 18 (2.41%) RMADS
7 18 (2.41%) SLA
8 11 (1.47%) ISO27002
9 8 (1.07%) COSO
10 3 (0.40%) Basel III
10 3 (0.40%) CRD IV
10 3 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.40%) ISO22301
11 2 (0.27%) BS25999
11 2 (0.27%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.27%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.13%) PMBOK
System Software
1 67 (8.97%) Active Directory
2 32 (4.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.07%) ClearTrust
4 5 (0.67%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.67%) Snort
4 5 (0.67%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.40%) Firmware
5 3 (0.40%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.27%) Docker
6 2 (0.27%) LXC
6 2 (0.27%) NFS
6 2 (0.27%) Samba
6 2 (0.27%) vSphere
7 1 (0.13%) ACF2
7 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.13%) HDFS
7 1 (0.13%) Novell eDirectory
7 1 (0.13%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (2.68%) QRadar
2 16 (2.14%) EnCase
3 15 (2.01%) Nessus
4 11 (1.47%) CA Single Sign-On
5 10 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
6 9 (1.20%) Nagios
6 9 (1.20%) Nmap
7 8 (1.07%) Data Guard
7 8 (1.07%) Foglight
7 8 (1.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 8 (1.07%) Oracle RMAN
8 7 (0.94%) AirWatch
8 7 (0.94%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 7 (0.94%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 5 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.67%) Puppet
10 3 (0.40%) Control-M
10 3 (0.40%) Nexpose
10 3 (0.40%) Proventia
11 2 (0.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 86 (11.51%) Microsoft
2 63 (8.43%) Oracle
3 59 (7.90%) Cisco
4 38 (5.09%) VMware
5 37 (4.95%) CheckPoint
6 32 (4.28%) ArcSight
7 30 (4.02%) Splunk
8 29 (3.88%) Intel Security
9 25 (3.35%) Cyber-Ark
9 25 (3.35%) IBM
10 20 (2.68%) Citrix
11 18 (2.41%) Qualys
11 18 (2.41%) Symantec
12 16 (2.14%) SAP
13 14 (1.87%) CA
13 14 (1.87%) HP
14 9 (1.20%) Palo Alto
14 9 (1.20%) Remedy
14 9 (1.20%) Sybase
15 8 (1.07%) Vitria
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