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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 132 176 181
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +5
Contract jobs citing Information Security 408 305 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.84% 1.29% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 1.58% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 218 188
Median daily rate £525 £481 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £368 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £44.25 - £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £20.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+4.15% -49.99%
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
18895 19269 18972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.31% 81.64% 81.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 13653 13770 13293
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 232 231
Median hourly rate £21.78 £21.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.30% +7.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £64.25 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the London region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +21 69 £525 +5.00% 31
Bromley - 11 £538 -
Croydon - 8 £550 -
Feltham +1 6 £550 +7.84%
Docklands, London - 5 £525 -
Canary Wharf +7 4 £530 +87.61%
Hammersmith - 3 £450 -
Chiswick +2 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £675 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 273 (33.25%) CISSP
2 243 (29.60%) Finance
3 184 (22.41%) CISM
4 162 (19.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 144 (17.54%) Project Management
6 133 (16.20%) Cybersecurity
7 130 (15.83%) Risk Management
8 121 (14.74%) Management Information System
9 110 (13.40%) Firewall
10 103 (12.55%) Security Cleared
11 102 (12.42%) Analytical Skills
12 100 (12.18%) PCI DSS
13 92 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
13 92 (11.21%) Microsoft
14 91 (11.08%) Degree
15 88 (10.72%) Windows
16 86 (10.48%) ITIL
17 85 (10.35%) SIEM
18 82 (9.99%) SC Cleared
19 79 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
20 78 (9.50%) Legal
20 78 (9.50%) CISA
21 77 (9.38%) Security Operations
22 74 (9.01%) Oracle
23 69 (8.40%) Banking
23 69 (8.40%) Security Architecture
24 67 (8.16%) Linux
25 65 (7.92%) Active Directory
26 60 (7.31%) Penetration Testing
27 58 (7.06%) TOGAF

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (2.68%) SharePoint
2 18 (2.19%) IIS
2 18 (2.19%) MS Exchange
3 11 (1.34%) WebLogic
4 10 (1.22%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.10%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.85%) Apache
6 7 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (0.85%) IBM Notes
6 7 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.49%) Confluence
7 4 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.49%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.37%) iPlanet
8 3 (0.37%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.24%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.24%) SAS
9 2 (0.24%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 38 (4.63%) MS Excel
2 30 (3.65%) MS Office
3 13 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.46%) MS Project
5 10 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.37%) SmartSuite
7 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.61%) Oracle CRM
2 5 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.37%) BusinessWare
4 3 (0.37%) Eikon
4 3 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.37%) SAP R/3
5 2 (0.24%) assyst
6 1 (0.12%) Documaker
6 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 38 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (4.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.22%) IaaS
3 10 (1.22%) Office 365
3 10 (1.22%) SaaS
4 8 (0.97%) PaaS
5 5 (0.61%) IBM Blueworks
6 4 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.24%) AWS OpsWorks
8 2 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.12%) HP Helion
9 1 (0.12%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 110 (13.40%) Firewall
2 49 (5.97%) Network Security
3 36 (4.38%) DNS
4 34 (4.14%) TCP/IP
5 27 (3.29%) Internet
6 23 (2.80%) VPN
7 22 (2.68%) HTTP
8 21 (2.56%) LAN
8 21 (2.56%) LDAP
8 21 (2.56%) SSL
9 17 (2.07%) Intrusion Detection
9 17 (2.07%) Wireless
10 16 (1.95%) WAN
11 11 (1.34%) Kerberos
12 9 (1.10%) SSH
13 8 (0.97%) Wireshark
14 7 (0.85%) DHCP
14 7 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
16 5 (0.61%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (3.78%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.29%) Big Data
3 15 (1.83%) Hadoop
4 12 (1.46%) Oracle Database
5 11 (1.34%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.10%) DB2
7 8 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (0.97%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (0.49%) HBase
8 4 (0.49%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.37%) DB2 UDB
9 3 (0.37%) GIS
9 3 (0.37%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.37%) MySQL
10 2 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.24%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.24%) QlikView
10 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (1.10%) TestNG
2 7 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 7 (0.85%) Gradle
2 7 (0.85%) Jenkins
2 7 (0.85%) JIRA
2 7 (0.85%) JUnit
2 7 (0.85%) Maven
2 7 (0.85%) Mockito
3 5 (0.61%) Metasploit
3 5 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.49%) AppScan
5 3 (0.37%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.24%) JBuilder
7 1 (0.12%) Build Forge
7 1 (0.12%) ERwin
7 1 (0.12%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.12%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.12%) ProC
7 1 (0.12%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 243 (29.60%) Finance
2 78 (9.50%) Legal
3 69 (8.40%) Banking
4 35 (4.26%) Retail
5 25 (3.05%) Financial Institution
6 21 (2.56%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.58%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (1.10%) Advertising
9 9 (1.10%) French Language
10 8 (0.97%) Italian Language
10 8 (0.97%) Polish Language
10 8 (0.97%) Spanish Language
11 7 (0.85%) Law
12 5 (0.61%) Back Office
12 5 (0.61%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.49%) Dutch Language
13 4 (0.49%) Games
14 3 (0.37%) German Language
14 3 (0.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 187 (22.78%) Analyst
2 144 (17.54%) Security Analyst
3 125 (15.23%) Architect
4 124 (15.10%) Consultant
5 101 (12.30%) Security Consultant
6 97 (11.81%) Security Manager
7 91 (11.08%) Security Architect
8 75 (9.14%) Information Analyst
8 75 (9.14%) Information Security Analyst
9 74 (9.01%) Project Manager
10 54 (6.58%) Information Security Consultant
11 50 (6.09%) Information Security Manager
12 43 (5.24%) Business Analyst
13 41 (4.99%) Security Project Manager
14 40 (4.87%) Information Manager
15 29 (3.53%) Security Officer
16 27 (3.29%) Security Engineer
17 25 (3.05%) Information Security Officer
18 23 (2.80%) Cloud Architect
19 21 (2.56%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.17%) .NET
2 25 (3.05%) Web Services
3 20 (2.44%) Middleware
4 17 (2.07%) SAML
5 16 (1.95%) SOAP
6 12 (1.46%) HTML
7 10 (1.22%) REST
8 9 (1.10%) Hibernate
9 7 (0.85%) Dropwizard
9 7 (0.85%) JDBC
9 7 (0.85%) Kafka
9 7 (0.85%) XML
10 6 (0.73%) AngularJS
10 6 (0.73%) ASP.NET
10 6 (0.73%) IBM Integration Bus
11 4 (0.49%) CSS
11 4 (0.49%) Ehcache
11 4 (0.49%) RESTful
12 3 (0.37%) J2EE
12 3 (0.37%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 121 (14.74%) Management Information System
2 102 (12.42%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (5.97%) CESG
4 35 (4.26%) Computer Science
5 30 (3.65%) Data Centre
5 30 (3.65%) Security Operations Centre
6 22 (2.68%) FMCG
7 16 (1.95%) Cyberthreat
8 14 (1.71%) Data Integration
8 14 (1.71%) Data Protection Act
9 13 (1.58%) User Experience
10 12 (1.46%) Blackberry
10 12 (1.46%) Hedge funds
10 12 (1.46%) PKI
11 11 (1.34%) CESG CLAS
11 11 (1.34%) Cryptography
11 11 (1.34%) Equities
11 11 (1.34%) Performance Metrics
12 10 (1.22%) Algorithms
12 10 (1.22%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 88 (10.72%) Windows
2 67 (8.16%) Linux
3 54 (6.58%) Unix
4 25 (3.05%) Windows Server
5 19 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (1.58%) Windows 7
8 10 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (1.10%) Solaris
10 8 (0.97%) Mac OS X
10 8 (0.97%) Windows 10
11 7 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.73%) zOS
13 5 (0.61%) AIX
14 3 (0.37%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.37%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.24%) Android
15 2 (0.24%) Kali Linux
15 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (17.54%) Project Management
2 133 (16.20%) Cybersecurity
3 130 (15.83%) Risk Management
4 92 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 86 (10.48%) ITIL
6 85 (10.35%) SIEM
7 79 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
8 77 (9.38%) Security Operations
9 69 (8.40%) Security Architecture
10 60 (7.31%) Penetration Testing
11 58 (7.06%) Security Management
11 58 (7.06%) TOGAF
12 57 (6.94%) Information Assurance
13 47 (5.72%) Identity Access Management
13 47 (5.72%) Risk Assessment
14 46 (5.60%) Vulnerability Management
15 45 (5.48%) Change Management
15 45 (5.48%) Information Security Management
16 44 (5.36%) PRINCE2
17 42 (5.12%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 49 (5.97%) Java
2 45 (5.48%) SQL
3 34 (4.14%) Python
4 26 (3.17%) Perl
5 19 (2.31%) C#
6 17 (2.07%) C
6 17 (2.07%) C++
7 14 (1.71%) PowerShell
8 12 (1.46%) VB
9 9 (1.10%) Ruby
10 6 (0.73%) JavaScript
10 6 (0.73%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.37%) Assembly Language
11 3 (0.37%) PHP
12 2 (0.24%) COBOL
13 1 (0.12%) AWK
13 1 (0.12%) JCL
13 1 (0.12%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.12%) REXX
13 1 (0.12%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 273 (33.25%) CISSP
2 184 (22.41%) CISM
3 103 (12.55%) Security Cleared
4 91 (11.08%) Degree
5 82 (9.99%) SC Cleared
6 78 (9.50%) CISA
7 30 (3.65%) CISMP
8 29 (3.53%) GIAC
9 28 (3.41%) CEH
10 27 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
11 23 (2.80%) CRISC
12 19 (2.31%) SANS
13 18 (2.19%) CESG Certified Professional
13 18 (2.19%) CLAS
14 17 (2.07%) IISP
15 15 (1.83%) ISSAP
16 12 (1.46%) CCNA
16 12 (1.46%) CCNP
17 11 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
17 11 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (19.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 100 (12.18%) PCI DSS
3 26 (3.17%) COBIT
4 19 (2.31%) QA
4 19 (2.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 16 (1.95%) SLA
6 13 (1.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 9 (1.10%) GPG13
8 7 (0.85%) ISO27002
9 6 (0.73%) RMADS
10 5 (0.61%) JSP 440
11 4 (0.49%) Government Security Classifications
12 3 (0.37%) Data Quality
13 2 (0.24%) COSO
13 2 (0.24%) GxP
13 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 1 (0.12%) BS7799
14 1 (0.12%) ISO27005
14 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
14 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 65 (7.92%) Active Directory
2 24 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.22%) vSphere
4 7 (0.85%) Apache Flume
5 6 (0.73%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.73%) Snort
5 6 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.49%) Sendmail
7 4 (0.49%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.37%) ClearTrust
8 3 (0.37%) DFS Replication
8 3 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.37%) RACF
8 3 (0.37%) Xen
9 2 (0.24%) Docker
9 2 (0.24%) Postfix
9 2 (0.24%) Squid
10 1 (0.12%) HDFS
10 1 (0.12%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 15 (1.83%) EnCase
2 11 (1.34%) QRadar
3 10 (1.22%) SCCM
4 9 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.10%) Puppet
5 8 (0.97%) Ansible
5 8 (0.97%) Nessus
6 6 (0.73%) Control-M
7 5 (0.61%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 5 (0.61%) RSA Archer
8 4 (0.49%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.37%) ArcSight ESM
9 3 (0.37%) CA Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.24%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.24%) Nagios
10 2 (0.24%) Nmap
10 2 (0.24%) WebInspect
10 2 (0.24%) WSUS
10 2 (0.24%) zSecure
Vendors
1 92 (11.21%) Microsoft
2 74 (9.01%) Oracle
3 49 (5.97%) Cisco
4 35 (4.26%) VMware
5 32 (3.90%) Splunk
6 29 (3.53%) CheckPoint
7 22 (2.68%) ArcSight
8 18 (2.19%) Qualys
9 17 (2.07%) Citrix
9 17 (2.07%) Cyber-Ark
10 13 (1.58%) HP
10 13 (1.58%) Remedy
11 11 (1.34%) BMC
11 11 (1.34%) Palo Alto
12 10 (1.22%) F5
12 10 (1.22%) IBM
13 9 (1.10%) Juniper
13 9 (1.10%) Red Hat
13 9 (1.10%) SAP
14 7 (0.85%) Lotus
City, London
Montash
Rate: £600 - £625 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Montash
Posted: 7 hours ago
Central London / West End
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day Initial 6 Month Contract
Posted: 9 hours ago
East London
Client Server
Rate: £475 to £500 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £475 to £500 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash Associates
Rate: £550 - £551 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £550 - £551 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Acumin
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Acumin
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £800 - £900 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Alderbridge Network Recruitment
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Networking People
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Empiric Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Thebes IT
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Sage UK Limited
Rate: + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago