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 27 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 135 230 259
Rank change year-on-year
+95 +29
Contract jobs citing Information Security 388 211 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.62% 0.83% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 1.08% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 147 108
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£475 £500 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +7.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £350 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £583
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £30.75 £15.50 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.38% -36.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.55 £15.10 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.95 £15.90 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £52.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-66.66% +64.06%
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
18458 19449 19685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.13% 76.63% 74.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12825 13607 13265
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 234 365
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 27 August 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the London region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Information Security Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 August 2014. 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 +49 101 £480 -8.66% 36
Uxbridge - 9 £541 -
Docklands, London - 8 £450 -
Canary Wharf +17 2 £450 -18.18%
Paddington - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Dagenham - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
South Croydon - - - - 1
Teddington - - - -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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.

1 215 (35.60%) Finance
2 199 (32.95%) CISSP
3 131 (21.69%) Banking
4 127 (21.03%) Risk Management
5 119 (19.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 113 (18.71%) CISM
7 112 (18.54%) Firewall
8 111 (18.38%) Management Information System
9 93 (15.40%) CISA
10 81 (13.41%) ITIL
10 81 (13.41%) Windows
11 70 (11.59%) Project Management
12 66 (10.93%) Security Management
13 61 (10.10%) Degree
14 59 (9.77%) Stakeholder Management
15 58 (9.60%) Microsoft
16 57 (9.44%) Investment Banking
16 57 (9.44%) Security Architecture
16 57 (9.44%) Cyber Security
17 56 (9.27%) Penetration Testing
18 54 (8.94%) Risk Assessment
19 53 (8.77%) Information Security Management
19 53 (8.77%) Network Security
20 47 (7.78%) Data Protection
21 45 (7.45%) UNIX
22 44 (7.28%) SIEM
23 43 (7.12%) Incident Management
24 41 (6.79%) Active Directory
25 40 (6.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
26 38 (6.29%) CESG

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 23 (3.81%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.32%) CMS
3 12 (1.99%) MS Exchange
4 11 (1.82%) Joomla!
5 8 (1.32%) IIS
6 7 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.50%) Lync
7 3 (0.50%) SAS
7 3 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.33%) Apache
8 2 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.33%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.17%) Drupal
9 1 (0.17%) Magnolia
9 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 35 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 32 (5.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 21 (3.48%) MS Office
4 10 (1.66%) MS Project
5 7 (1.16%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.17%) SPSS
6 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.82%) assyst
2 2 (0.33%) Temenos T24
2 2 (0.33%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.17%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.17%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.17%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.83%) SaaS
2 5 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.33%) IaaS
3 2 (0.33%) PaaS
4 1 (0.17%) Office 365
4 1 (0.17%) Taleo
4 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 112 (18.54%) Firewall
2 53 (8.77%) Network Security
3 31 (5.13%) TCP/IP
4 28 (4.64%) Intranet
4 28 (4.64%) Internet
5 17 (2.81%) DNS
6 14 (2.32%) LDAP
7 13 (2.15%) Intrusion Detection
8 12 (1.99%) VPN
9 11 (1.82%) SAN
9 11 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (1.66%) SSL
10 10 (1.66%) DHCP
11 7 (1.16%) Wireless
12 6 (0.99%) WAN
13 5 (0.83%) MPLS
13 5 (0.83%) VoIP
14 4 (0.66%) LAN
14 4 (0.66%) Unified Communications
15 3 (0.50%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (4.47%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.99%) Data Mining
3 10 (1.66%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.32%) Big Data
4 8 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.16%) MongoDB
6 6 (0.99%) Oracle Database
6 6 (0.99%) MySQL
6 6 (0.99%) RDBMS
6 6 (0.99%) DataStage
7 5 (0.83%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (0.66%) Data Mart
9 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.50%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.33%) Pentaho
10 2 (0.33%) QlikView
10 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (0.50%) JIRA
2 2 (0.33%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.17%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.17%) ERwin
3 1 (0.17%) Maven
General
1 215 (35.60%) Finance
2 131 (21.69%) Banking
3 57 (9.44%) Investment Banking
4 34 (5.63%) Retail
5 30 (4.97%) Legal
6 26 (4.30%) Financial Institution
7 19 (3.15%) Law
8 12 (1.99%) Publishing
9 11 (1.82%) Advertising
10 8 (1.32%) Retail Banking
11 7 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.99%) Telecoms
12 6 (0.99%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.99%) Games
13 5 (0.83%) International Banking
13 5 (0.83%) Marketing
14 4 (0.66%) Mandarin Language
14 4 (0.66%) Dutch Language
15 3 (0.50%) German Language
15 3 (0.50%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 158 (26.16%) Analyst
2 100 (16.56%) Consultant
3 96 (15.89%) Security Analyst
4 86 (14.24%) Project Manager
5 80 (13.25%) Security Consultant
6 72 (11.92%) Security Manager
7 68 (11.26%) Information Analyst
8 66 (10.93%) Information Security Analyst
9 56 (9.27%) Architect
10 51 (8.44%) Information Manager
11 42 (6.95%) Information Security Manager
12 41 (6.79%) Security Specialist
13 38 (6.29%) Business Analyst
14 36 (5.96%) Information Security Consultant
15 34 (5.63%) Security Project Manager
16 31 (5.13%) Information Specialist
17 30 (4.97%) Information Security Specialist
18 29 (4.80%) Security Architect
19 26 (4.30%) Security Engineer
20 23 (3.81%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.81%) Middleware
2 10 (1.66%) Web Services
3 7 (1.16%) .NET
4 4 (0.66%) J2EE
4 4 (0.66%) WAP
4 4 (0.66%) SailPoint
5 3 (0.50%) HTML
5 3 (0.50%) XML
5 3 (0.50%) CSS
5 3 (0.50%) SOAP
6 2 (0.33%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.33%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.33%) LINQ
6 2 (0.33%) jQuery
6 2 (0.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.33%) HTML5
6 2 (0.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (0.33%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (0.33%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (0.33%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 111 (18.38%) Management Information System
2 38 (6.29%) CESG
3 31 (5.13%) Computer Science
4 21 (3.48%) Data Protection Act
4 21 (3.48%) CESG CLAS
5 18 (2.98%) Economics
5 18 (2.98%) RMADS
6 17 (2.81%) E-Learning
7 14 (2.32%) PMI
8 12 (1.99%) FMCG
9 8 (1.32%) PKI
10 7 (1.16%) Freedom of Information Act
10 7 (1.16%) Freedom of Information
11 5 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.83%) SCADA
11 5 (0.83%) GIS
12 4 (0.66%) NHS
12 4 (0.66%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.66%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.66%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 81 (13.41%) Windows
2 45 (7.45%) UNIX
3 31 (5.13%) Linux
4 7 (1.16%) Android
4 7 (1.16%) Windows 7
5 5 (0.83%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (0.83%) Solaris
6 3 (0.50%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.33%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.33%) AIX
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.17%) Debian
8 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (21.03%) Risk Management
2 81 (13.41%) ITIL
3 70 (11.59%) Project Management
4 66 (10.93%) Security Management
5 59 (9.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 57 (9.44%) Security Architecture
6 57 (9.44%) Cyber Security
7 56 (9.27%) Penetration Testing
8 54 (8.94%) Risk Assessment
9 53 (8.77%) Information Security Management
10 47 (7.78%) Data Protection
11 44 (7.28%) SIEM
12 43 (7.12%) Incident Management
13 40 (6.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 38 (6.29%) Information Assurance
15 36 (5.96%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 35 (5.79%) Vulnerability Management
17 30 (4.97%) ISMS
17 30 (4.97%) Identity Management
18 29 (4.80%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 14 (2.32%) Java
1 14 (2.32%) SQL
2 9 (1.49%) C
3 7 (1.16%) C#
4 6 (0.99%) C++
4 6 (0.99%) JavaScript
4 6 (0.99%) Ruby
5 5 (0.83%) Python
5 5 (0.83%) Perl
6 3 (0.50%) Objective-C
7 2 (0.33%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.33%) PHP
8 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.17%) VBA
8 1 (0.17%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.17%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 199 (32.95%) CISSP
2 113 (18.71%) CISM
3 93 (15.40%) CISA
4 61 (10.10%) Degree
5 38 (6.29%) GIAC
6 36 (5.96%) Security Cleared
7 26 (4.30%) SC Cleared
8 22 (3.64%) CEH
9 20 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (3.15%) CCNA
11 18 (2.98%) PMP
11 18 (2.98%) PMI Certification
12 17 (2.81%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (2.48%) MCSE
14 13 (2.15%) CRISC
15 10 (1.66%) JNCIA
15 10 (1.66%) CCSA
16 9 (1.49%) GCIA
17 8 (1.32%) Network+ Certification
17 8 (1.32%) CNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (19.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (5.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 34 (5.63%) PCI DSS
3 25 (4.14%) QA
4 19 (3.15%) COBIT
5 7 (1.16%) SLA
6 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (0.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.33%) GCP
6 2 (0.33%) GMP
6 2 (0.33%) GxP
6 2 (0.33%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.33%) GPG13
7 1 (0.17%) BS25999
7 1 (0.17%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 41 (6.79%) Active Directory
2 26 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.66%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.17%) Snort
5 1 (0.17%) Nmap
5 1 (0.17%) Squid
5 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.17%) XenApp
5 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.17%) UAG
Systems Management
1 19 (3.15%) Tivoli
2 9 (1.49%) Puppet
3 8 (1.32%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 8 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.16%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 5 (0.83%) SCCM
6 4 (0.66%) DatAdvantage
7 3 (0.50%) Oracle Identity Management
7 3 (0.50%) ZENworks
7 3 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.33%) Nessus
8 2 (0.33%) Nagios
9 1 (0.17%) Cryoserver
9 1 (0.17%) logstash
9 1 (0.17%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.17%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.17%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.17%) Control-M
Vendors
1 58 (9.60%) Microsoft
2 35 (5.79%) Oracle
3 27 (4.47%) VMware
4 25 (4.14%) Cisco
5 21 (3.48%) SAP
6 17 (2.81%) Symantec
7 16 (2.65%) Juniper
8 13 (2.15%) McAfee
8 13 (2.15%) Cyber-Ark
9 12 (1.99%) Qualys
9 12 (1.99%) ArcSight
10 10 (1.66%) HP
10 10 (1.66%) CheckPoint
10 10 (1.66%) IBM
11 9 (1.49%) Citrix
12 8 (1.32%) BMC
13 6 (0.99%) Sun
13 6 (0.99%) Sybase
13 6 (0.99%) Varonis
14 5 (0.83%) Teradata
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