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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 130 221 251
Rank change year-on-year
+91 +30
Contract jobs citing Information Security 403 229 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.65% 0.91% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 1.18% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 156 123
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£486 £500 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Average hourly rate £25.75 £16.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.93% -31.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.55 £15.20 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.95 £16.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +25.00%
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
18984 19436 19917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.68% 77.45% 75.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13364 13584 13450
Average daily rate £450 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 242 370
Average hourly rate £21.62 £22.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% -32.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £52.50 £48.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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
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 16 September 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 +61 109 £488 -7.14% 55
Docklands, London +18 7 £500 -24.52%
Paddington - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 224 (34.51%) Finance
2 216 (33.28%) CISSP
3 133 (20.49%) Banking
4 131 (20.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 131 (20.18%) Risk Management
5 124 (19.11%) CISM
6 118 (18.18%) Firewall
7 112 (17.26%) Management Information System
8 91 (14.02%) CISA
8 91 (14.02%) ITIL
9 86 (13.25%) Windows
10 70 (10.79%) Project Management
11 65 (10.02%) Security Architecture
12 64 (9.86%) Cyber Security
12 64 (9.86%) Security Management
13 63 (9.71%) Penetration Testing
14 61 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
14 61 (9.40%) Microsoft
15 60 (9.24%) Degree
16 59 (9.09%) Network Security
17 55 (8.47%) Investment Banking
17 55 (8.47%) Risk Assessment
18 54 (8.32%) UNIX
19 51 (7.86%) Information Security Management
19 51 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
20 50 (7.70%) Data Protection
21 45 (6.93%) Information Assurance
22 44 (6.78%) SIEM
22 44 (6.78%) Incident Management
22 44 (6.78%) GIAC

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 27 (4.16%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.69%) MS Exchange
2 11 (1.69%) CMS
3 9 (1.39%) Joomla!
4 8 (1.23%) IIS
5 6 (0.92%) SAS
5 6 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.46%) Lync
6 3 (0.46%) Apache
7 2 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.31%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.15%) Drupal
8 1 (0.15%) Magnolia
Applications
1 39 (6.01%) MS Excel
2 29 (4.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 22 (3.39%) MS Office
4 10 (1.54%) MS Project
5 8 (1.23%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) SPSS
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.00%) assyst
2 3 (0.46%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.31%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.15%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.15%) Global One
4 1 (0.15%) Tesseract
4 1 (0.15%) Minerva
4 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.15%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.15%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.23%) SaaS
3 5 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.62%) IaaS
4 4 (0.62%) PaaS
5 1 (0.15%) Office 365
5 1 (0.15%) Taleo
5 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 118 (18.18%) Firewall
2 59 (9.09%) Network Security
3 35 (5.39%) TCP/IP
4 31 (4.78%) Internet
5 27 (4.16%) Intranet
6 18 (2.77%) DNS
7 17 (2.62%) Intrusion Detection
8 15 (2.31%) LDAP
9 13 (2.00%) VPN
10 12 (1.85%) DHCP
10 12 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (1.69%) SSL
12 10 (1.54%) SAN
13 8 (1.23%) Wireless
14 6 (0.92%) WAN
15 5 (0.77%) MPLS
15 5 (0.77%) LAN
15 5 (0.77%) VoIP
16 4 (0.62%) Unified Communications
17 3 (0.46%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (4.16%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.54%) Data Mining
2 10 (1.54%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.23%) Big Data
3 8 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.08%) MongoDB
5 6 (0.92%) MySQL
5 6 (0.92%) RDBMS
5 6 (0.92%) DataStage
6 5 (0.77%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.77%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (0.62%) Data Mart
8 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.46%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.31%) Pentaho
9 2 (0.31%) QlikView
9 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (0.46%) TeamCity
1 3 (0.46%) Cucumber
1 3 (0.46%) Hudson
1 3 (0.46%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.31%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (0.31%) JIRA
3 1 (0.15%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.15%) RequisitePro
3 1 (0.15%) ERwin
3 1 (0.15%) Maven
General
1 224 (34.51%) Finance
2 133 (20.49%) Banking
3 55 (8.47%) Investment Banking
4 40 (6.16%) Retail
5 36 (5.55%) Legal
6 24 (3.70%) Financial Institution
7 21 (3.24%) Law
8 13 (2.00%) Advertising
9 12 (1.85%) Publishing
10 7 (1.08%) Games
10 7 (1.08%) Retail Banking
10 7 (1.08%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.08%) Telecoms
11 6 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.77%) International Banking
12 5 (0.77%) Marketing
13 4 (0.62%) Mandarin Language
13 4 (0.62%) Dutch Language
13 4 (0.62%) Back Office
14 3 (0.46%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 172 (26.50%) Analyst
2 111 (17.10%) Consultant
3 110 (16.95%) Security Analyst
4 89 (13.71%) Project Manager
5 88 (13.56%) Security Consultant
6 82 (12.63%) Information Analyst
7 80 (12.33%) Information Security Analyst
8 69 (10.63%) Security Manager
9 65 (10.02%) Architect
10 46 (7.09%) Information Manager
11 44 (6.78%) Security Specialist
12 42 (6.47%) Business Analyst
13 39 (6.01%) Information Security Consultant
14 37 (5.70%) Security Architect
15 36 (5.55%) Information Security Manager
16 32 (4.93%) Information Specialist
17 31 (4.78%) Security Project Manager
17 31 (4.78%) Information Security Specialist
18 30 (4.62%) Security Engineer
19 22 (3.39%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.62%) Middleware
2 12 (1.85%) Web Services
3 8 (1.23%) .NET
4 4 (0.62%) J2EE
4 4 (0.62%) XML
4 4 (0.62%) WAP
4 4 (0.62%) SailPoint
5 3 (0.46%) HTML
5 3 (0.46%) CSS
5 3 (0.46%) SOAP
6 2 (0.31%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.31%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.31%) LINQ
6 2 (0.31%) jQuery
6 2 (0.31%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.31%) HTML5
6 2 (0.31%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (0.31%) REST
6 2 (0.31%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (0.31%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 112 (17.26%) Management Information System
2 51 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (6.32%) CESG
4 31 (4.78%) Computer Science
5 24 (3.70%) CESG CLAS
6 23 (3.54%) Data Protection Act
7 20 (3.08%) RMADS
8 16 (2.47%) Economics
8 16 (2.47%) PMI
9 14 (2.16%) FMCG
10 13 (2.00%) E-Learning
11 8 (1.23%) Freedom of Information
11 8 (1.23%) PKI
11 8 (1.23%) Freedom of Information Act
12 6 (0.92%) SCADA
13 5 (0.77%) Online Banking
13 5 (0.77%) GIS
13 5 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.77%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 86 (13.25%) Windows
2 54 (8.32%) UNIX
3 40 (6.16%) Linux
4 8 (1.23%) Android
5 7 (1.08%) Windows 7
5 7 (1.08%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.62%) Solaris
8 2 (0.31%) AIX
8 2 (0.31%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.31%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.31%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.15%) CentOS
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.15%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (20.18%) Risk Management
2 91 (14.02%) ITIL
3 70 (10.79%) Project Management
4 65 (10.02%) Security Architecture
5 64 (9.86%) Cyber Security
5 64 (9.86%) Security Management
6 63 (9.71%) Penetration Testing
7 61 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
8 55 (8.47%) Risk Assessment
9 51 (7.86%) Information Security Management
10 50 (7.70%) Data Protection
11 45 (6.93%) Information Assurance
12 44 (6.78%) SIEM
12 44 (6.78%) Incident Management
13 41 (6.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 39 (6.01%) Vulnerability Management
15 34 (5.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 34 (5.24%) ISMS
16 32 (4.93%) Identity Management
16 32 (4.93%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 18 (2.77%) SQL
2 15 (2.31%) Java
3 9 (1.39%) C
4 7 (1.08%) C#
4 7 (1.08%) C++
4 7 (1.08%) Ruby
5 6 (0.92%) Python
5 6 (0.92%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.77%) Perl
7 3 (0.46%) Objective-C
7 3 (0.46%) Jython
7 3 (0.46%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.31%) PHP
9 1 (0.15%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.15%) VBA
9 1 (0.15%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.15%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 216 (33.28%) CISSP
2 124 (19.11%) CISM
3 91 (14.02%) CISA
4 60 (9.24%) Degree
5 44 (6.78%) GIAC
6 38 (5.86%) Security Cleared
7 28 (4.31%) SC Cleared
7 28 (4.31%) CEH
8 23 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (3.39%) CCNA
10 20 (3.08%) PMP
10 20 (3.08%) PMI Certification
11 19 (2.93%) Microsoft Certification
12 17 (2.62%) MCSE
13 15 (2.31%) CRISC
14 13 (2.00%) JNCIA
14 13 (2.00%) CCSA
15 11 (1.69%) GCIA
16 10 (1.54%) Network+ Certification
16 10 (1.54%) CNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (20.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (5.70%) PCI DSS
3 30 (4.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 27 (4.16%) COBIT
5 24 (3.70%) QA
6 8 (1.23%) SLA
7 3 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 2 (0.31%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.31%) GCP
8 2 (0.31%) GMP
8 2 (0.31%) GxP
8 2 (0.31%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.31%) GPG13
9 1 (0.15%) BS25999
9 1 (0.15%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 42 (6.47%) Active Directory
2 31 (4.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.15%) Snort
5 1 (0.15%) Nmap
5 1 (0.15%) Squid
5 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.15%) XenApp
5 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.15%) UAG
Systems Management
1 20 (3.08%) Tivoli
2 13 (2.00%) Puppet
3 11 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (1.54%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 9 (1.39%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 5 (0.77%) SCCM
6 5 (0.77%) Nagios
6 5 (0.77%) DatAdvantage
7 3 (0.46%) Oracle Identity Management
7 3 (0.46%) Ganglia
7 3 (0.46%) ZENworks
7 3 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.46%) Nessus
7 3 (0.46%) Hyperic
8 1 (0.15%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.15%) Control-M
8 1 (0.15%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.15%) Cryoserver
8 1 (0.15%) logstash
Vendors
1 61 (9.40%) Microsoft
2 38 (5.86%) Oracle
3 32 (4.93%) VMware
4 25 (3.85%) SAP
4 25 (3.85%) Cisco
5 20 (3.08%) Symantec
6 18 (2.77%) Qualys
7 17 (2.62%) Juniper
8 16 (2.47%) HP
8 16 (2.47%) ArcSight
8 16 (2.47%) Cyber-Ark
9 14 (2.16%) CheckPoint
10 12 (1.85%) McAfee
11 11 (1.69%) BMC
12 10 (1.54%) Citrix
13 9 (1.39%) IBM
14 7 (1.08%) Sun
14 7 (1.08%) Varonis
15 6 (0.92%) Sybase
16 5 (0.77%) Websense
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