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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 182 206 217
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +11
Contract jobs citing Information Security 276 242 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.24% 1.02% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 1.31% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 172 144
Average daily rate
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£488 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £346 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £420
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £46.23 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £51.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-55.88% +183.33%
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
17438 18453 16994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.30% 78.06% 77.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12215 13061 11828
Average daily rate £450 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 225 224
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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 +47 94 £475 - 27
Uxbridge +7 7 £450 -13.46% 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £342 -
Feltham - 3 £495 -
Brentford - 2 £470 -
Croydon - 1 £350 -
New Malden - 1 £400 -
Westminster - 1 £620 -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 153 (29.54%) Finance
2 133 (25.68%) CISSP
3 116 (22.39%) Management Information System
4 107 (20.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 103 (19.88%) Risk Management
6 76 (14.67%) Windows
6 76 (14.67%) Degree
7 75 (14.48%) ITIL
7 75 (14.48%) CISM
8 66 (12.74%) Security Cleared
9 62 (11.97%) Security Management
9 62 (11.97%) Firewall
10 59 (11.39%) Active Directory
11 57 (11.00%) SC Cleared
12 56 (10.81%) Banking
12 56 (10.81%) CISA
13 49 (9.46%) Microsoft
14 48 (9.27%) Project Management
14 48 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
15 47 (9.07%) Cyber Security
16 46 (8.88%) Security Architecture
17 43 (8.30%) Cisco
18 42 (8.11%) PRINCE2
18 42 (8.11%) Data Protection
19 41 (7.92%) Information Security Management
19 41 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
20 40 (7.72%) Information Assurance
21 38 (7.34%) PCI DSS
22 37 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
23 34 (6.56%) ISMS

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 26 (5.02%) SharePoint
2 18 (3.47%) MS Exchange
3 14 (2.70%) IIS
4 7 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.77%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.58%) Apache
7 3 (0.58%) CMS
8 2 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.39%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.39%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.39%) Lync
9 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.19%) Node.js
9 1 (0.19%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 30 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.51%) MS Office
3 10 (1.93%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.54%) SaaS
2 6 (1.16%) PaaS
3 4 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.58%) IaaS
5 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.19%) Route 53
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 62 (11.97%) Firewall
2 30 (5.79%) Network Security
3 26 (5.02%) LAN
3 26 (5.02%) WAN
4 23 (4.44%) Intrusion Detection
5 19 (3.67%) TCP/IP
6 18 (3.47%) DNS
7 17 (3.28%) Internet
8 15 (2.90%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (2.90%) LDAP
9 14 (2.70%) MPLS
10 13 (2.51%) VPN
10 13 (2.51%) DHCP
11 10 (1.93%) Wireless
11 10 (1.93%) SAN
12 8 (1.54%) OSPF
13 5 (0.97%) HSRP
13 5 (0.97%) DSL
13 5 (0.97%) EIGRP
13 5 (0.97%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.28%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.16%) Relational Database
3 4 (0.77%) DataStage
3 4 (0.77%) Big Data
4 3 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.39%) IDOL
5 2 (0.39%) OLTP
5 2 (0.39%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.39%) MySQL
5 2 (0.39%) QlikView
5 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.19%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.19%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.19%) Azkaban
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.39%) ERwin
1 2 (0.39%) JIRA
1 2 (0.39%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.19%) Moq
2 1 (0.19%) FxCop
2 1 (0.19%) StyleCop
2 1 (0.19%) NDepend
2 1 (0.19%) Bower
2 1 (0.19%) JSHint
2 1 (0.19%) Grunt
2 1 (0.19%) NUnit
2 1 (0.19%) Subversion
2 1 (0.19%) AppScan
2 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.19%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.19%) ReSharper
2 1 (0.19%) Selenium
2 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 153 (29.54%) Finance
2 56 (10.81%) Banking
3 32 (6.18%) Investment Banking
4 27 (5.21%) Legal
5 24 (4.63%) Telecoms
6 22 (4.25%) Retail
7 20 (3.86%) Financial Institution
8 15 (2.90%) Law
9 11 (2.12%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.35%) Advertising
11 6 (1.16%) Publishing
12 5 (0.97%) Local Government
13 4 (0.77%) Games
14 3 (0.58%) Marketing
15 2 (0.39%) Back Office
15 2 (0.39%) German Language
15 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.19%) Military
16 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 107 (20.66%) Analyst
2 93 (17.95%) Consultant
3 75 (14.48%) Security Analyst
4 69 (13.32%) Security Consultant
5 65 (12.55%) Architect
6 64 (12.36%) Security Manager
7 50 (9.65%) Project Manager
8 47 (9.07%) Information Security Analyst
8 47 (9.07%) Information Analyst
9 44 (8.49%) Information Manager
10 40 (7.72%) Information Security Manager
11 37 (7.14%) Information Security Consultant
12 35 (6.76%) Security Architect
13 21 (4.05%) Security Engineer
14 20 (3.86%) Business Analyst
14 20 (3.86%) Security Specialist
15 18 (3.47%) Security Project Manager
16 15 (2.90%) Infrastructure Manager
17 14 (2.70%) Security Officer
18 12 (2.32%) Information Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.93%) .NET
2 7 (1.35%) Web Services
3 6 (1.16%) Middleware
4 5 (0.97%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.77%) SailPoint
6 3 (0.58%) HTML
7 2 (0.39%) CSS
7 2 (0.39%) JSP
7 2 (0.39%) J2EE
7 2 (0.39%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.39%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.19%) HTML5
8 1 (0.19%) XACML
8 1 (0.19%) OpenID
8 1 (0.19%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (0.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.19%) PhoneGap
8 1 (0.19%) Apache Thrift
8 1 (0.19%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 116 (22.39%) Management Information System
2 41 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (5.60%) CESG
4 19 (3.67%) Computer Science
5 15 (2.90%) CESG CLAS
6 14 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
7 12 (2.32%) Mathematics
8 10 (1.93%) PKI
9 8 (1.54%) NHS
9 8 (1.54%) RMADS
10 7 (1.35%) Statistics
11 5 (0.97%) Open Source
11 5 (0.97%) Cryptography
11 5 (0.97%) Freedom of Information
11 5 (0.97%) Freedom of Information Act
12 4 (0.77%) PMI
12 4 (0.77%) Human Factors
12 4 (0.77%) Data Integration
12 4 (0.77%) FMCG
12 4 (0.77%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 76 (14.67%) Windows
2 31 (5.98%) UNIX
2 31 (5.98%) Linux
3 13 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (1.35%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.58%) Solaris
6 3 (0.58%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.39%) Android
8 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.19%) CentOS
8 1 (0.19%) Debian
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (19.88%) Risk Management
2 75 (14.48%) ITIL
3 62 (11.97%) Security Management
4 48 (9.27%) Project Management
4 48 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 47 (9.07%) Cyber Security
6 46 (8.88%) Security Architecture
7 42 (8.11%) PRINCE2
7 42 (8.11%) Data Protection
8 41 (7.92%) Information Security Management
9 40 (7.72%) Information Assurance
10 37 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
11 34 (6.56%) ISMS
12 33 (6.37%) Change Management
13 31 (5.98%) Incident Management
14 28 (5.41%) Risk Assessment
15 27 (5.21%) Migration
16 26 (5.02%) Service Management
17 25 (4.83%) Penetration Testing
18 24 (4.63%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 14 (2.70%) SQL
2 8 (1.54%) C
2 8 (1.54%) C#
3 6 (1.16%) Java
4 4 (0.77%) JavaScript
4 4 (0.77%) PL/SQL
5 3 (0.58%) VBA
5 3 (0.58%) Python
6 2 (0.39%) C++
6 2 (0.39%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.19%) Scala
7 1 (0.19%) R
7 1 (0.19%) Go
7 1 (0.19%) Ruby
7 1 (0.19%) Perl
7 1 (0.19%) VBScript
7 1 (0.19%) VB
7 1 (0.19%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 133 (25.68%) CISSP
2 76 (14.67%) Degree
3 75 (14.48%) CISM
4 66 (12.74%) Security Cleared
5 57 (11.00%) SC Cleared
6 56 (10.81%) CISA
7 16 (3.09%) GIAC
8 15 (2.90%) CEH
9 14 (2.70%) PMP
9 14 (2.70%) PMI Certification
10 13 (2.51%) CRISC
11 12 (2.32%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (1.93%) CISMP
13 9 (1.74%) DV Cleared
13 9 (1.74%) CCNA
14 8 (1.54%) CCNP
14 8 (1.54%) PCI QSA
14 8 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 7 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 6 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (20.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (7.34%) PCI DSS
3 25 (4.83%) COBIT
4 16 (3.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (1.35%) QA
6 5 (0.97%) SLA
7 4 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 4 (0.77%) GPG13
8 3 (0.58%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.58%) BS7799
9 2 (0.39%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.39%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.19%) COSO
System Software
1 59 (11.39%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.77%) Squid
3 4 (0.77%) Snort
4 3 (0.58%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.39%) Samba
5 2 (0.39%) NFS
5 2 (0.39%) XenApp
5 2 (0.39%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.19%) UAG
6 1 (0.19%) vCloud
6 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.19%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.19%) Firmware
6 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (1.54%) OpenView
2 5 (0.97%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 5 (0.97%) DatAdvantage
2 5 (0.97%) AirWatch
2 5 (0.97%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (0.77%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.77%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 3 (0.58%) SCCM
4 3 (0.58%) SCOM
5 2 (0.39%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.19%) Puppet
6 1 (0.19%) OpenSSO
6 1 (0.19%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.19%) OpenIDM
6 1 (0.19%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.19%) logstash
6 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.19%) Nessus
6 1 (0.19%) Nmap
6 1 (0.19%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 49 (9.46%) Microsoft
2 43 (8.30%) Cisco
3 26 (5.02%) VMware
4 21 (4.05%) HP
5 19 (3.67%) Citrix
6 17 (3.28%) Oracle
7 15 (2.90%) Websense
8 14 (2.70%) Cyber-Ark
9 13 (2.51%) CheckPoint
10 12 (2.32%) IBM
11 11 (2.12%) Juniper
12 9 (1.74%) Qualys
12 9 (1.74%) Symantec
13 7 (1.35%) Varonis
13 7 (1.35%) Tripwire
13 7 (1.35%) Dell
13 7 (1.35%) Remedy
14 6 (1.16%) Novell
14 6 (1.16%) Blue Coat
14 6 (1.16%) Imperva
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