The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the London region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 168 218 235
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +17
Contract jobs citing Information Security 306 219 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.30% 0.90% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 1.18% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 156 122
Average daily rate
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£475 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £350 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £641
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.27% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Average hourly rate £38.50 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+113.88% -28.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £60.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-66.66% +86.04%
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18021 18552 19435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.80% 76.41% 73.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12558 12874 12943
Average daily rate £443 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 253 382
Average hourly rate £20.35 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.31% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £51.30 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Information Security
England

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 1 August 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 1 August 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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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 +22 75 £475 -9.52% 40
Docklands, London - 9 £500 -
Uxbridge - 6 £520 -
Canary Wharf +24 2 £450 -18.18%
Paddington - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Dagenham - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 200 (37.95%) Finance
2 156 (29.60%) CISSP
3 117 (22.20%) Banking
4 114 (21.63%) Management Information System
5 104 (19.73%) Risk Management
6 91 (17.27%) CISM
7 86 (16.32%) Windows
8 85 (16.13%) Firewall
9 83 (15.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 75 (14.23%) CISA
11 70 (13.28%) Project Management
12 69 (13.09%) ITIL
13 59 (11.20%) Degree
14 57 (10.82%) Microsoft
15 56 (10.63%) Investment Banking
15 56 (10.63%) Security Architecture
16 53 (10.06%) Security Management
17 52 (9.87%) Stakeholder Management
17 52 (9.87%) Risk Assessment
18 51 (9.68%) Active Directory
19 45 (8.54%) Cyber Security
20 43 (8.16%) Information Security Management
21 41 (7.78%) Data Protection
22 40 (7.59%) SIEM
23 39 (7.40%) Stakeholder Engagement
24 37 (7.02%) UNIX
25 36 (6.83%) Oracle
26 35 (6.64%) CESG
27 34 (6.45%) Penetration Testing
27 34 (6.45%) Network Security

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 22 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 16 (3.04%) MS Exchange
3 12 (2.28%) CMS
4 11 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (1.90%) Joomla!
6 9 (1.71%) IIS
7 7 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.57%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.57%) SAS
8 3 (0.57%) Lync
9 2 (0.38%) Apache
9 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.19%) Drupal
10 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.19%) SAP Web AS
10 1 (0.19%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.19%) Magnolia
10 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 31 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 30 (5.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 17 (3.23%) MS Office
4 10 (1.90%) MS Project
5 7 (1.33%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.19%) SPSS
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.95%) assyst
2 3 (0.57%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.38%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.19%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.19%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.19%) RMDS
4 1 (0.19%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.19%) Documaker
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.76%) SaaS
3 2 (0.38%) IaaS
3 2 (0.38%) PaaS
4 1 (0.19%) Taleo
4 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 85 (16.13%) Firewall
2 34 (6.45%) Network Security
3 21 (3.98%) TCP/IP
4 20 (3.80%) Intranet
5 18 (3.42%) Internet
6 14 (2.66%) VPN
7 12 (2.28%) SAN
7 12 (2.28%) DNS
8 11 (2.09%) LDAP
9 10 (1.90%) LAN
9 10 (1.90%) WAN
10 8 (1.52%) SSL
10 8 (1.52%) Wireless
11 7 (1.33%) IP Telephony
12 6 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (0.95%) MPLS
13 5 (0.95%) VoIP
13 5 (0.95%) DHCP
13 5 (0.95%) FTP
14 4 (0.76%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (5.50%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.66%) Data Mining
3 9 (1.71%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.33%) Big Data
6 6 (1.14%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.14%) RDBMS
7 5 (0.95%) DataStage
7 5 (0.95%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.76%) MySQL
8 4 (0.76%) Data Mart
9 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.57%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.57%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.38%) Pentaho
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.38%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (0.38%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.38%) Maven
1 2 (0.38%) Talend Open Studio
1 2 (0.38%) JIRA
2 1 (0.19%) JUnit
2 1 (0.19%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.19%) ERwin
2 1 (0.19%) ANTLR
2 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
General
1 200 (37.95%) Finance
2 117 (22.20%) Banking
3 56 (10.63%) Investment Banking
4 26 (4.93%) Financial Institution
4 26 (4.93%) Retail
5 21 (3.98%) Legal
6 12 (2.28%) Law
7 9 (1.71%) Advertising
8 6 (1.14%) Publishing
8 6 (1.14%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.95%) International Banking
10 4 (0.76%) Front Office
10 4 (0.76%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.76%) Marketing
10 4 (0.76%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.57%) German Language
11 3 (0.57%) Private Banking
11 3 (0.57%) Back Office
12 2 (0.38%) Games
12 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 143 (27.13%) Analyst
2 80 (15.18%) Consultant
3 75 (14.23%) Security Analyst
4 74 (14.04%) Security Manager
5 71 (13.47%) Project Manager
6 63 (11.95%) Security Consultant
7 55 (10.44%) Architect
8 50 (9.49%) Information Manager
9 47 (8.92%) Information Analyst
10 45 (8.54%) Information Security Manager
10 45 (8.54%) Information Security Analyst
11 41 (7.78%) Business Analyst
12 30 (5.69%) Security Architect
13 29 (5.50%) Information Security Consultant
13 29 (5.50%) Security Project Manager
14 27 (5.12%) Security Specialist
15 22 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
16 19 (3.61%) Information Security Specialist
16 19 (3.61%) Information Specialist
17 16 (3.04%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.23%) Middleware
2 5 (0.95%) .NET
3 4 (0.76%) Web Services
4 3 (0.57%) XML
4 3 (0.57%) J2EE
5 2 (0.38%) WAP
5 2 (0.38%) HTML
5 2 (0.38%) CSS
5 2 (0.38%) SOAP
6 1 (0.19%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.19%) LINQ
6 1 (0.19%) jQuery
6 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (0.19%) Spring
6 1 (0.19%) JRules
6 1 (0.19%) OLE
6 1 (0.19%) LAMP
6 1 (0.19%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.19%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 114 (21.63%) Management Information System
2 35 (6.64%) CESG
3 25 (4.74%) Computer Science
4 18 (3.42%) Data Protection Act
4 18 (3.42%) Economics
5 17 (3.23%) CESG CLAS
6 13 (2.47%) PMI
7 12 (2.28%) E-Learning
8 11 (2.09%) RMADS
8 11 (2.09%) FMCG
9 8 (1.52%) Blackberry
9 8 (1.52%) PKI
10 7 (1.33%) Freedom of Information Act
10 7 (1.33%) iPhone
10 7 (1.33%) Freedom of Information
11 6 (1.14%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (0.95%) GIS
13 4 (0.76%) Replication
14 3 (0.57%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 86 (16.32%) Windows
2 37 (7.02%) UNIX
3 28 (5.31%) Linux
4 10 (1.90%) Solaris
5 7 (1.33%) Windows Mobile
5 7 (1.33%) Android
5 7 (1.33%) Windows XP
5 7 (1.33%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.57%) AIX
8 2 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.38%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.19%) Debian
9 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (19.73%) Risk Management
2 70 (13.28%) Project Management
3 69 (13.09%) ITIL
4 56 (10.63%) Security Architecture
5 53 (10.06%) Security Management
6 52 (9.87%) Stakeholder Management
6 52 (9.87%) Risk Assessment
7 45 (8.54%) Cyber Security
8 43 (8.16%) Information Security Management
9 41 (7.78%) Data Protection
10 40 (7.59%) SIEM
11 39 (7.40%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 34 (6.45%) Penetration Testing
13 30 (5.69%) Change Management
13 30 (5.69%) Incident Management
14 29 (5.50%) Identity Management
15 28 (5.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 27 (5.12%) PRINCE2
16 27 (5.12%) Information Assurance
17 24 (4.55%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 16 (3.04%) Java
2 15 (2.85%) SQL
3 9 (1.71%) C
4 6 (1.14%) C#
5 5 (0.95%) Ruby
5 5 (0.95%) C++
5 5 (0.95%) JavaScript
5 5 (0.95%) Python
6 4 (0.76%) Perl
7 3 (0.57%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.38%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.38%) PHP
8 2 (0.38%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.19%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.19%) VBA
9 1 (0.19%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 156 (29.60%) CISSP
2 91 (17.27%) CISM
3 75 (14.23%) CISA
4 59 (11.20%) Degree
5 33 (6.26%) Security Cleared
6 22 (4.17%) GIAC
7 19 (3.61%) SC Cleared
8 17 (3.23%) PMP
8 17 (3.23%) PMI Certification
9 14 (2.66%) CEH
10 13 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (2.28%) MCSE
12 11 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (1.90%) CRISC
13 10 (1.90%) CCNA
14 6 (1.14%) DV Cleared
14 6 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 4 (0.76%) ISACA
15 4 (0.76%) ISSAP
16 3 (0.57%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (15.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (6.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 27 (5.12%) QA
4 23 (4.36%) PCI DSS
5 16 (3.04%) COBIT
6 3 (0.57%) BS7799
6 3 (0.57%) SLA
7 2 (0.38%) GPG13
8 1 (0.19%) BS25999
8 1 (0.19%) HMG Infosec
8 1 (0.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.19%) GCP
8 1 (0.19%) GMP
8 1 (0.19%) GxP
System Software
1 51 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 26 (4.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.76%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.38%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.19%) Squid
6 1 (0.19%) Snort
6 1 (0.19%) Nmap
6 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (3.98%) Tivoli
2 8 (1.52%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 8 (1.52%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 5 (0.95%) SCCM
4 4 (0.76%) DatAdvantage
5 3 (0.57%) ZENworks
5 3 (0.57%) Control-M
5 3 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (0.57%) Oracle Identity Management
5 3 (0.57%) Puppet
6 2 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.38%) Nagios
6 2 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.38%) Nessus
7 1 (0.19%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.19%) Cryoserver
7 1 (0.19%) logstash
7 1 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.19%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.19%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 57 (10.82%) Microsoft
2 36 (6.83%) Oracle
3 29 (5.50%) VMware
4 24 (4.55%) Cisco
5 22 (4.17%) SAP
6 16 (3.04%) IBM
7 15 (2.85%) McAfee
8 13 (2.47%) Symantec
9 12 (2.28%) Citrix
10 11 (2.09%) Juniper
11 10 (1.90%) Cyber-Ark
12 7 (1.33%) Qualys
12 7 (1.33%) ArcSight
13 6 (1.14%) Varonis
13 6 (1.14%) Informatica
13 6 (1.14%) NetApp
13 6 (1.14%) Sybase
14 5 (0.95%) Teradata
14 5 (0.95%) CheckPoint
14 5 (0.95%) HP
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