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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 140 216 207
Rank change year-on-year
+76 -9
Contract jobs citing Information Security 384 239 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.78% 1.02% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 1.26% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 162 156
Median daily rate £500 £481 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £630 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £498 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
+13.06% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £46.00 - £42.36
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.63 £20.00 £51.00
% change year-on-year
+8.12% -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
18252 18961 18637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.46% 81.15% 81.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13341 13468 13184
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median 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 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 244 230
Median hourly rate £21.64 £22.18 £20.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +10.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.50 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +32 59 £525 +0.47% 25
Bromley - 21 £500 - 1
Feltham +1 5 £540 +5.88%
Croydon -12 4 £550 +57.14%
Canary Wharf +12 3 £588 +319.64%
Docklands, London - 3 £525 -
Chiswick +2 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames -1 1 £675 +97.94%
Westminster - 1 £475 -
Hammersmith - 1 £120 -
Harrow - 1 £315 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 260 (33.55%) CISSP
2 218 (28.13%) Finance
3 171 (22.06%) CISM
4 165 (21.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 128 (16.52%) Project Management
6 126 (16.26%) Cybersecurity
7 120 (15.48%) Risk Management
8 116 (14.97%) Management Information System
9 106 (13.68%) Firewall
10 102 (13.16%) PCI DSS
11 100 (12.90%) Security Cleared
12 91 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
13 89 (11.48%) Degree
14 87 (11.23%) Stakeholder Management
15 86 (11.10%) Microsoft
16 83 (10.71%) Windows
17 82 (10.58%) ITIL
17 82 (10.58%) CISA
18 79 (10.19%) SC Cleared
19 78 (10.06%) Security Operations
20 77 (9.94%) SIEM
21 73 (9.42%) Legal
22 67 (8.65%) Oracle
22 67 (8.65%) Security Architecture
23 66 (8.52%) Agile Software Development
24 65 (8.39%) Banking
25 64 (8.26%) Security Management
26 61 (7.87%) Unix
26 61 (7.87%) Active Directory
27 60 (7.74%) 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 24 (3.10%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.19%) IIS
2 17 (2.19%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.16%) Tomcat
3 9 (1.16%) WebLogic
3 9 (1.16%) WebSphere
4 7 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (0.77%) IBM Notes
6 4 (0.52%) Apache
6 4 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (0.52%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.39%) Confluence
7 3 (0.39%) iPlanet
7 3 (0.39%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.26%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (0.26%) SAS
Applications
1 38 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 27 (3.48%) MS Office
3 14 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.29%) MS Project
5 8 (1.03%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.39%) SmartSuite
6 3 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.65%) Oracle CRM
2 5 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.39%) BusinessWare
4 3 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.39%) SAP R/3
5 2 (0.26%) assyst
6 1 (0.13%) Documaker
6 1 (0.13%) Eikon
6 1 (0.13%) Maximo
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (4.52%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.55%) Office 365
4 11 (1.42%) SaaS
5 10 (1.29%) IaaS
6 8 (1.03%) PaaS
7 5 (0.65%) 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%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 106 (13.68%) Firewall
2 48 (6.19%) Network Security
3 32 (4.13%) DNS
4 30 (3.87%) TCP/IP
5 25 (3.23%) Internet
6 23 (2.97%) HTTP
7 22 (2.84%) VPN
8 20 (2.58%) Intrusion Detection
8 20 (2.58%) LDAP
9 18 (2.32%) SSL
10 17 (2.19%) LAN
11 16 (2.06%) Wireless
12 11 (1.42%) Kerberos
13 10 (1.29%) WAN
14 9 (1.16%) SSH
15 7 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
16 5 (0.65%) Intranet
16 5 (0.65%) SMTP
16 5 (0.65%) VoIP
16 5 (0.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.45%) Big Data
3 12 (1.55%) Oracle Database
4 9 (1.16%) DB2
5 8 (1.03%) Hadoop
5 8 (1.03%) NoSQL
6 7 (0.90%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (0.52%) HBase
9 3 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.39%) DB2 UDB
9 3 (0.39%) GIS
9 3 (0.39%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.26%) QlikView
10 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (1.16%) Metasploit
1 9 (1.16%) TestNG
2 7 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 7 (0.90%) Gradle
2 7 (0.90%) Jenkins
2 7 (0.90%) JUnit
2 7 (0.90%) Maven
2 7 (0.90%) Mockito
3 4 (0.52%) AppScan
3 4 (0.52%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.39%) JIRA
5 2 (0.26%) Burp Suite
5 2 (0.26%) Mercurial
5 2 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.13%) Build Forge
6 1 (0.13%) ERwin
6 1 (0.13%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.13%) JBuilder
6 1 (0.13%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 218 (28.13%) Finance
2 73 (9.42%) Legal
3 65 (8.39%) Banking
4 33 (4.26%) Retail
5 21 (2.71%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.06%) Financial Institution
6 16 (2.06%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (1.03%) Advertising
8 8 (1.03%) French Language
8 8 (1.03%) Italian Language
8 8 (1.03%) Polish Language
8 8 (1.03%) Spanish Language
9 6 (0.77%) Law
10 5 (0.65%) Back Office
10 5 (0.65%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.52%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.39%) Games
12 3 (0.39%) German Language
13 2 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 188 (24.26%) Analyst
2 147 (18.97%) Security Analyst
3 115 (14.84%) Architect
4 108 (13.94%) Consultant
5 91 (11.74%) Security Architect
6 87 (11.23%) Security Manager
7 86 (11.10%) Security Consultant
8 74 (9.55%) Information Analyst
9 73 (9.42%) Information Security Analyst
9 73 (9.42%) Project Manager
10 47 (6.06%) Information Security Manager
11 46 (5.94%) Information Security Consultant
12 40 (5.16%) Business Analyst
13 39 (5.03%) Information Manager
14 37 (4.77%) Security Project Manager
15 30 (3.87%) Security Officer
16 26 (3.35%) Information Security Officer
17 24 (3.10%) Security Engineer
18 22 (2.84%) Cloud Architect
19 21 (2.71%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.97%) Web Services
2 21 (2.71%) .NET
3 17 (2.19%) Middleware
3 17 (2.19%) SAML
4 14 (1.81%) SOAP
5 10 (1.29%) HTML
5 10 (1.29%) REST
6 9 (1.16%) Hibernate
7 7 (0.90%) Dropwizard
7 7 (0.90%) JDBC
7 7 (0.90%) Kafka
8 6 (0.77%) ASP.NET
9 5 (0.65%) IBM Integration Bus
9 5 (0.65%) XML
10 4 (0.52%) AngularJS
10 4 (0.52%) CSS
10 4 (0.52%) Ehcache
11 3 (0.39%) MSMQ
12 2 (0.26%) J2EE
12 2 (0.26%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 116 (14.97%) Management Information System
2 91 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (5.68%) CESG
4 33 (4.26%) Computer Science
5 27 (3.48%) Data Centre
5 27 (3.48%) Security Operations Centre
6 24 (3.10%) FMCG
7 18 (2.32%) Cyberthreat
8 14 (1.81%) Data Protection Act
9 13 (1.68%) Blackberry
9 13 (1.68%) PKI
9 13 (1.68%) User Experience
10 12 (1.55%) Performance Metrics
11 10 (1.29%) Algorithms
11 10 (1.29%) CESG CLAS
11 10 (1.29%) Cryptography
11 10 (1.29%) Data Integration
11 10 (1.29%) Private Cloud
12 9 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 83 (10.71%) Windows
2 61 (7.87%) Unix
3 59 (7.61%) Linux
4 24 (3.10%) Windows Server
5 17 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (1.68%) Windows 7
8 10 (1.29%) Mac OS X
9 8 (1.03%) Solaris
9 8 (1.03%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.77%) AIX
12 5 (0.65%) zOS
13 4 (0.52%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.39%) Android
14 3 (0.39%) Kali Linux
14 3 (0.39%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (16.52%) Project Management
2 126 (16.26%) Cybersecurity
3 120 (15.48%) Risk Management
4 87 (11.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 82 (10.58%) ITIL
6 78 (10.06%) Security Operations
7 77 (9.94%) SIEM
8 67 (8.65%) Security Architecture
9 66 (8.52%) Agile Software Development
10 64 (8.26%) Security Management
11 60 (7.74%) Penetration Testing
12 57 (7.35%) Information Assurance
12 57 (7.35%) TOGAF
13 51 (6.58%) Identity Access Management
14 48 (6.19%) Data Protection
14 48 (6.19%) Information Security Management
14 48 (6.19%) Risk Assessment
15 47 (6.06%) Change Management
16 46 (5.94%) PRINCE2
17 44 (5.68%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (5.94%) Java
2 43 (5.55%) SQL
3 30 (3.87%) Python
4 25 (3.23%) Perl
5 17 (2.19%) C#
6 16 (2.06%) C++
7 15 (1.94%) C
7 15 (1.94%) PowerShell
8 11 (1.42%) VB
9 9 (1.16%) Ruby
10 7 (0.90%) JavaScript
11 6 (0.77%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.39%) Assembly Language
12 3 (0.39%) PHP
13 2 (0.26%) COBOL
13 2 (0.26%) Go
13 2 (0.26%) Lua
13 2 (0.26%) Scala
14 1 (0.13%) REXX
14 1 (0.13%) sed
Qualifications
1 260 (33.55%) CISSP
2 171 (22.06%) CISM
3 100 (12.90%) Security Cleared
4 89 (11.48%) Degree
5 82 (10.58%) CISA
6 79 (10.19%) SC Cleared
7 33 (4.26%) GIAC
8 27 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (3.35%) CISMP
10 25 (3.23%) CEH
11 24 (3.10%) CRISC
12 21 (2.71%) SANS
13 17 (2.19%) CESG Certified Professional
13 17 (2.19%) CLAS
14 16 (2.06%) IISP
15 15 (1.94%) ISSAP
16 13 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 11 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
17 11 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
17 11 (1.42%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (21.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 102 (13.16%) PCI DSS
3 28 (3.61%) COBIT
4 17 (2.19%) QA
4 17 (2.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (1.94%) SLA
6 14 (1.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 8 (1.03%) GPG13
7 8 (1.03%) ISO27002
8 6 (0.77%) RMADS
9 4 (0.52%) Government Security Classifications
9 4 (0.52%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.39%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.26%) COSO
11 2 (0.26%) GxP
11 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 2 (0.26%) ISO22301
11 2 (0.26%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.13%) BS25999
12 1 (0.13%) BS7799
System Software
1 61 (7.87%) Active Directory
2 19 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.29%) vSphere
4 7 (0.90%) Apache Flume
5 6 (0.77%) Snort
5 6 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.52%) Sendmail
7 4 (0.52%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.39%) ClearTrust
8 3 (0.39%) DFS Replication
8 3 (0.39%) Docker
8 3 (0.39%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.39%) Xen
9 2 (0.26%) LXC
9 2 (0.26%) Postfix
9 2 (0.26%) Squid
10 1 (0.13%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.13%) RACF
Systems Management
1 18 (2.32%) QRadar
2 14 (1.81%) EnCase
3 12 (1.55%) Nessus
4 10 (1.29%) SCCM
5 9 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.77%) Puppet
7 5 (0.65%) Ansible
7 5 (0.65%) Control-M
7 5 (0.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 5 (0.65%) Nmap
7 5 (0.65%) RSA Archer
8 4 (0.52%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.52%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.39%) CA Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 3 (0.39%) SELinux
10 2 (0.26%) ArcSight ESM
10 2 (0.26%) WebInspect
10 2 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 86 (11.10%) Microsoft
2 67 (8.65%) Oracle
3 42 (5.42%) Cisco
4 35 (4.52%) Splunk
5 28 (3.61%) VMware
6 25 (3.23%) ArcSight
7 22 (2.84%) CheckPoint
8 15 (1.94%) Citrix
8 15 (1.94%) Qualys
8 15 (1.94%) Remedy
9 14 (1.81%) Cyber-Ark
10 10 (1.29%) BMC
10 10 (1.29%) HP
11 9 (1.16%) IBM
12 8 (1.03%) Palo Alto
12 8 (1.03%) SAP
13 7 (0.90%) F5
14 6 (0.77%) Intel Security
14 6 (0.77%) LANDesk
14 6 (0.77%) Rapid7
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