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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 130 197 230
Rank change year-on-year
+67 +33
Contract jobs citing Information Security 395 264 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.82% 1.18% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 1.46% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 185 152
Median daily rate £500 £475 £452
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £333 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £628 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £486 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+14.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £46.00 - £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £20.00 £51.00
% change year-on-year
+108.75% -60.78%
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
18159 18039 18505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.85% 80.92% 80.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 13319 12707 13280
Median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
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 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 255 234
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% -1.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £80.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 +13 50 £481 +1.31% 28
Bromley - 19 £425 - 1
Croydon -3 7 £452 +29.21%
Canary Wharf +11 5 £525 +275.00% 1
Hounslow - 4 £650 -
Harrow - 3 £315 -
Feltham +6 2 £525 +6.06%
Paddington - 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames -3 1 £675 +97.65%
Chiswick -3 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £650 -
Westminster - 1 £475 -
Hammersmith - 1 £120 - 1
Wimbledon - 1 £495 -
Chessington - 1 £450 -
Greenford - 1 £345 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 254 (33.47%) CISSP
2 198 (26.09%) Finance
3 176 (23.19%) CISM
4 175 (23.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 129 (17.00%) Risk Management
6 123 (16.21%) Project Management
7 120 (15.81%) Management Information System
8 119 (15.68%) Cybersecurity
9 113 (14.89%) Firewall
10 100 (13.18%) PCI DSS
10 100 (13.18%) Security Cleared
11 97 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
12 93 (12.25%) Degree
13 90 (11.86%) CISA
14 88 (11.59%) Windows
15 81 (10.67%) ITIL
16 80 (10.54%) SC Cleared
17 73 (9.62%) Microsoft
18 70 (9.22%) Unix
18 70 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
18 70 (9.22%) Information Assurance
18 70 (9.22%) SIEM
18 70 (9.22%) Security Operations
19 67 (8.83%) Security Architecture
20 66 (8.70%) Banking
21 65 (8.56%) Legal
22 61 (8.04%) Oracle
23 60 (7.91%) Agile Software Development
23 60 (7.91%) Data Protection
24 59 (7.77%) Penetration Testing

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 25 (3.29%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.24%) IIS
3 15 (1.98%) MS Exchange
4 9 (1.19%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (1.05%) WebLogic
5 8 (1.05%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (0.79%) IBM Notes
8 5 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.66%) iPlanet
8 5 (0.66%) MQSeries
9 4 (0.53%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.40%) Apache
10 3 (0.40%) CMS
10 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.26%) Confluence
11 2 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.26%) SAS
Applications
1 32 (4.22%) MS Excel
2 30 (3.95%) MS Office
3 15 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.19%) MS Project
5 6 (0.79%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.66%) SmartSuite
7 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.66%) BusinessWare
2 5 (0.66%) SAP R/3
3 4 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.40%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.13%) assyst
6 1 (0.13%) Documaker
6 1 (0.13%) Maximo
6 1 (0.13%) Misys Equation
Cloud Services
1 40 (5.27%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (4.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.71%) Office 365
4 10 (1.32%) IaaS
5 9 (1.19%) SaaS
6 6 (0.79%) PaaS
7 3 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.26%) AWS OpsWorks
8 2 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 113 (14.89%) Firewall
2 49 (6.46%) Network Security
3 32 (4.22%) TCP/IP
4 30 (3.95%) Intrusion Detection
5 26 (3.43%) VPN
6 24 (3.16%) DNS
6 24 (3.16%) Internet
7 19 (2.50%) HTTP
7 19 (2.50%) LAN
8 13 (1.71%) Wireless
9 10 (1.32%) SSL
10 8 (1.05%) LDAP
10 8 (1.05%) SAN
11 7 (0.92%) SSH
11 7 (0.92%) VoIP
12 6 (0.79%) WAN
13 5 (0.66%) Intranet
13 5 (0.66%) SMTP
13 5 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (0.40%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (3.16%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.24%) Big Data
3 12 (1.58%) DB2
4 8 (1.05%) Hadoop
5 7 (0.92%) Oracle Database
6 6 (0.79%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.66%) DB2 UDB
7 5 (0.66%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.53%) HBase
8 4 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (0.53%) Oracle9i Database
8 4 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.40%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (1.58%) Metasploit
2 9 (1.19%) Maven
2 9 (1.19%) TestNG
3 7 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (0.92%) Gradle
3 7 (0.92%) Jenkins
3 7 (0.92%) JUnit
3 7 (0.92%) Mockito
4 4 (0.53%) AppScan
5 3 (0.40%) Burp Suite
5 3 (0.40%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.40%) JIRA
6 2 (0.26%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.13%) Moq
7 1 (0.13%) NUnit
7 1 (0.13%) Selenium
7 1 (0.13%) Subversion
7 1 (0.13%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 198 (26.09%) Finance
2 66 (8.70%) Banking
3 65 (8.56%) Legal
4 36 (4.74%) Retail
5 22 (2.90%) Telecoms
6 18 (2.37%) Investment Banking
7 14 (1.84%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (1.05%) French Language
9 8 (1.05%) Italian Language
9 8 (1.05%) Polish Language
9 8 (1.05%) Spanish Language
10 6 (0.79%) Advertising
11 5 (0.66%) Back Office
11 5 (0.66%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.53%) Dutch Language
12 4 (0.53%) Law
13 3 (0.40%) Games
13 3 (0.40%) German Language
13 3 (0.40%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 188 (24.77%) Analyst
2 153 (20.16%) Security Analyst
3 103 (13.57%) Architect
4 101 (13.31%) Consultant
5 97 (12.78%) Security Manager
6 87 (11.46%) Security Consultant
7 85 (11.20%) Security Architect
8 75 (9.88%) Information Analyst
9 74 (9.75%) Information Security Analyst
10 72 (9.49%) Project Manager
11 51 (6.72%) Information Security Manager
12 46 (6.06%) Information Manager
13 44 (5.80%) Information Security Consultant
14 37 (4.87%) Security Project Manager
15 34 (4.48%) Business Analyst
16 28 (3.69%) Security Officer
17 26 (3.43%) Information Security Officer
18 25 (3.29%) Cloud Architect
19 23 (3.03%) Head of Security
20 22 (2.90%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.43%) Web Services
2 21 (2.77%) .NET
3 18 (2.37%) Middleware
4 13 (1.71%) SOAP
5 11 (1.45%) REST
6 10 (1.32%) HTML
6 10 (1.32%) SAML
7 8 (1.05%) Hibernate
8 7 (0.92%) Dropwizard
8 7 (0.92%) JDBC
8 7 (0.92%) Kafka
9 6 (0.79%) ASP.NET
9 6 (0.79%) CSS
10 5 (0.66%) MSMQ
11 4 (0.53%) AngularJS
11 4 (0.53%) Ehcache
11 4 (0.53%) XML
12 3 (0.40%) HTML5
12 3 (0.40%) J2EE
12 3 (0.40%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 120 (15.81%) Management Information System
2 97 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (5.53%) CESG
4 28 (3.69%) Computer Science
4 28 (3.69%) Security Operations Centre
5 27 (3.56%) FMCG
6 25 (3.29%) Data Centre
7 21 (2.77%) Cyberthreat
8 16 (2.11%) Data Protection Act
9 14 (1.84%) Performance Metrics
10 13 (1.71%) User Experience
11 12 (1.58%) Cryptography
11 12 (1.58%) PKI
12 11 (1.45%) PMI
13 10 (1.32%) Algorithms
13 10 (1.32%) Blackberry
13 10 (1.32%) BYOD
13 10 (1.32%) Private Cloud
14 9 (1.19%) CESG CLAS
14 9 (1.19%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 88 (11.59%) Windows
2 70 (9.22%) Unix
3 49 (6.46%) Linux
4 21 (2.77%) Windows Server
5 16 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (1.98%) Windows 7
7 14 (1.84%) Solaris
8 13 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (1.58%) Mac OS X
10 11 (1.45%) AIX
11 8 (1.05%) Windows 10
12 7 (0.92%) zOS
13 6 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.40%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.40%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.26%) VMS
16 2 (0.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (17.00%) Risk Management
2 123 (16.21%) Project Management
3 119 (15.68%) Cybersecurity
4 81 (10.67%) ITIL
5 70 (9.22%) Information Assurance
5 70 (9.22%) Security Operations
5 70 (9.22%) SIEM
5 70 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 67 (8.83%) Security Architecture
7 60 (7.91%) Agile Software Development
7 60 (7.91%) Data Protection
8 59 (7.77%) Penetration Testing
9 57 (7.51%) Risk Assessment
9 57 (7.51%) Security Management
10 56 (7.38%) TOGAF
11 54 (7.11%) Identity Access Management
12 51 (6.72%) Change Management
13 49 (6.46%) Vulnerability Management
14 44 (5.80%) PRINCE2
15 41 (5.40%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 40 (5.27%) Java
2 36 (4.74%) SQL
3 18 (2.37%) Python
4 17 (2.24%) C#
5 15 (1.98%) C++
6 13 (1.71%) Perl
7 11 (1.45%) C
7 11 (1.45%) PowerShell
8 10 (1.32%) JavaScript
9 9 (1.19%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.66%) PHP
11 3 (0.40%) Ruby
11 3 (0.40%) Scala
11 3 (0.40%) VB
12 2 (0.26%) COBOL
12 2 (0.26%) Go
12 2 (0.26%) Lua
13 1 (0.13%) JCL
13 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.13%) RPG
Qualifications
1 254 (33.47%) CISSP
2 176 (23.19%) CISM
3 100 (13.18%) Security Cleared
4 93 (12.25%) Degree
5 90 (11.86%) CISA
6 80 (10.54%) SC Cleared
7 30 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
8 28 (3.69%) GIAC
8 28 (3.69%) SANS
9 25 (3.29%) CEH
10 22 (2.90%) CISMP
11 19 (2.50%) DV Cleared
12 18 (2.37%) CLAS
13 17 (2.24%) CESG Certified Professional
14 15 (1.98%) CRISC
14 15 (1.98%) IISP
14 15 (1.98%) PMI Certification
14 15 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 14 (1.84%) GCIA
16 12 (1.58%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (23.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 100 (13.18%) PCI DSS
3 31 (4.08%) COBIT
4 20 (2.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 20 (2.64%) QA
5 16 (2.11%) SLA
6 15 (1.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (1.19%) RMADS
8 8 (1.05%) ISO27002
9 6 (0.79%) GPG13
10 3 (0.40%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.40%) Government Security Classifications
10 3 (0.40%) ISO22301
10 3 (0.40%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.26%) COSO
11 2 (0.26%) GxP
11 2 (0.26%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 2 (0.26%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 48 (6.32%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.32%) vSphere
4 7 (0.92%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.66%) ClearTrust
6 4 (0.53%) Sendmail
6 4 (0.53%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.53%) Xen
7 3 (0.40%) DFS Replication
7 3 (0.40%) Docker
7 3 (0.40%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.26%) LXC
8 2 (0.26%) Postfix
9 1 (0.13%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.13%) HDFS
9 1 (0.13%) NDS
9 1 (0.13%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 1 (0.13%) Snort
9 1 (0.13%) Squid
Systems Management
1 23 (3.03%) QRadar
2 17 (2.24%) Nessus
3 13 (1.71%) EnCase
4 10 (1.32%) SCCM
5 9 (1.19%) Nmap
5 9 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.79%) AirWatch
6 6 (0.79%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (0.79%) RSA Archer
7 5 (0.66%) CA Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.66%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 5 (0.66%) Puppet
8 4 (0.53%) Ansible
8 4 (0.53%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.53%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.53%) Foglight
8 4 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.40%) SELinux
Vendors
1 73 (9.62%) Microsoft
2 61 (8.04%) Oracle
3 35 (4.61%) Cisco
4 31 (4.08%) Splunk
5 28 (3.69%) ArcSight
6 25 (3.29%) VMware
7 15 (1.98%) Remedy
8 14 (1.84%) IBM
9 13 (1.71%) Citrix
9 13 (1.71%) Qualys
10 12 (1.58%) CheckPoint
11 10 (1.32%) HP
12 8 (1.05%) Intel Security
12 8 (1.05%) Palo Alto
12 8 (1.05%) SAP
13 7 (0.92%) Cyber-Ark
14 6 (0.79%) BMC
14 6 (0.79%) LANDesk
14 6 (0.79%) Lotus
14 6 (0.79%) Rapid7
London
Networking People
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
East London
Client Server
Rate: £475 to £500 p/day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
LEXSTRA
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
LEXSTRA
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Robert Walters UK
Rate: £600 - £625 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £450 - £850 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £475 to £500 p/day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Robert Walters UK
Rate: £530 - £540 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Robert Walters UK
Rate: £550 - £580 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
South West London
World First
Posted: 5 days ago
Hammersmith and Fulham
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £100 - £140 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago