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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 122 144 122
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -22
Contract jobs citing Information Security 459 401 446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.01% 1.72% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 2.07% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 275 329
Median daily rate £500 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £363 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £585 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £458 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
-2.65% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 £22.50 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.88% -12.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £44.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-64.04% -1.11%
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
19623 19417 20021
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 86.00% 83.37% 81.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14060 13937 14217
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 217 254
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £21.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.10 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.28 £55.30 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +19 101 £500 +11.11% 32
Hammersmith - 8 £450 -
Croydon - 7 £625 -
Docklands, London +15 6 £575 +35.29%
Bromley - 4 £700 -
Uxbridge +5 3 £475 -
Canary Wharf 0 2 £530 +34.60%
Feltham -4 2 £550 +7.84%
Westminster - 2 £525 - 1
Brentford - 2 £500 -
Paddington 0 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 £525 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 301 (35.79%) Finance
2 266 (31.63%) CISSP
3 192 (22.83%) CISM
4 159 (18.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 151 (17.95%) Risk Management
6 135 (16.05%) Project Management
6 135 (16.05%) Cybersecurity
7 133 (15.81%) Management Information System
8 113 (13.44%) Firewall
9 111 (13.20%) SIEM
10 103 (12.25%) Banking
11 97 (11.53%) ITIL
12 95 (11.30%) Degree
12 95 (11.30%) PCI DSS
13 93 (11.06%) Microsoft
14 92 (10.94%) Security Cleared
15 89 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
16 87 (10.34%) CISA
17 84 (9.99%) Stakeholder Management
18 81 (9.63%) Security Architecture
19 79 (9.39%) Windows
20 78 (9.27%) Linux
20 78 (9.27%) Security Operations
21 74 (8.80%) Agile Software Development
22 71 (8.44%) SC Cleared
23 70 (8.32%) Legal
24 68 (8.09%) Network Security
25 67 (7.97%) Oracle
25 67 (7.97%) Cisco
26 63 (7.49%) Active Directory

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 32 (3.80%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.78%) MS Exchange
3 12 (1.43%) Apache
3 12 (1.43%) IIS
3 12 (1.43%) WebSphere
4 11 (1.31%) WebLogic
5 7 (0.83%) IBM Notes
6 6 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (0.71%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.59%) OpenStack
7 5 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.48%) Confluence
8 4 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.48%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.36%) CMS
10 2 (0.24%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.24%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.24%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 50 (5.95%) MS Excel
2 38 (4.52%) MS Office
3 22 (2.62%) MS Visio
4 19 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.07%) MS Project
6 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.31%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (0.71%) Oracle CRM
3 5 (0.59%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.48%) Eikon
5 2 (0.24%) assyst
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.12%) Bankmaster
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 31 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (1.90%) SaaS
4 12 (1.43%) IaaS
5 9 (1.07%) PaaS
6 7 (0.83%) Office 365
7 6 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.59%) IBM Blueworks
9 2 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.24%) Yammer
10 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.12%) AWS OpsWorks
10 1 (0.12%) GitHub
10 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.12%) Heroku
10 1 (0.12%) HP Helion
10 1 (0.12%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 113 (13.44%) Firewall
2 68 (8.09%) Network Security
3 35 (4.16%) DNS
4 25 (2.97%) TCP/IP
5 23 (2.73%) LDAP
6 22 (2.62%) HTTP
7 21 (2.50%) WAN
8 20 (2.38%) Internet
8 20 (2.38%) SSL
9 18 (2.14%) LAN
10 17 (2.02%) Intrusion Detection
11 16 (1.90%) Wireless
12 13 (1.55%) DHCP
12 13 (1.55%) MPLS
12 13 (1.55%) VPN
13 11 (1.31%) Kerberos
14 10 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (1.19%) OSPF
15 9 (1.07%) Cisco ISE
16 8 (0.95%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (4.52%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.50%) Big Data
2 21 (2.50%) Hadoop
3 16 (1.90%) Relational Database
4 13 (1.55%) Oracle Database
5 10 (1.19%) NoSQL
6 9 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (1.07%) MySQL
7 7 (0.83%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.48%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.36%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (0.36%) Apache Hive
9 3 (0.36%) BigTable
9 3 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.36%) DB2
9 3 (0.36%) SAP BI
10 2 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.24%) GIS
10 2 (0.24%) IMS/DB
10 2 (0.24%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 12 (1.43%) JIRA
2 7 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.59%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.59%) TestNG
4 4 (0.48%) Maven
5 3 (0.36%) AppScan
5 3 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.36%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.36%) Gradle
5 3 (0.36%) JUnit
5 3 (0.36%) Metasploit
5 3 (0.36%) Mockito
6 2 (0.24%) JBuilder
7 1 (0.12%) Ant
7 1 (0.12%) Build Forge
7 1 (0.12%) ERwin
7 1 (0.12%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.12%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.12%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 301 (35.79%) Finance
2 103 (12.25%) Banking
3 70 (8.32%) Legal
4 37 (4.40%) Retail
5 28 (3.33%) Financial Institution
6 23 (2.73%) Telecoms
7 19 (2.26%) Law
8 13 (1.55%) Advertising
9 10 (1.19%) French Language
10 9 (1.07%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.95%) Italian Language
11 8 (0.95%) Polish Language
11 8 (0.95%) Spanish Language
12 7 (0.83%) German Language
13 5 (0.59%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.48%) Back Office
15 3 (0.36%) Games
15 3 (0.36%) Military
15 3 (0.36%) Publishing
16 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 172 (20.45%) Analyst
2 132 (15.70%) Architect
3 127 (15.10%) Security Analyst
4 124 (14.74%) Consultant
5 98 (11.65%) Security Manager
6 95 (11.30%) Security Architect
7 93 (11.06%) Security Consultant
8 77 (9.16%) Project Manager
9 58 (6.90%) Information Security Manager
10 52 (6.18%) Information Manager
11 50 (5.95%) Information Analyst
12 49 (5.83%) Information Security Analyst
13 46 (5.47%) Information Security Consultant
14 45 (5.35%) Security Project Manager
15 44 (5.23%) Security Officer
16 43 (5.11%) Business Analyst
17 38 (4.52%) Information Security Officer
18 35 (4.16%) Security Engineer
19 28 (3.33%) Technical Architect
20 27 (3.21%) Information Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.21%) .NET
2 23 (2.73%) Web Services
3 16 (1.90%) Middleware
4 15 (1.78%) HTML
5 13 (1.55%) SOAP
6 12 (1.43%) SAML
7 11 (1.31%) AngularJS
7 11 (1.31%) RESTful
7 11 (1.31%) XML
8 7 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (0.83%) IBM Integration Bus
8 7 (0.83%) LAMP
8 7 (0.83%) Node.js
8 7 (0.83%) WCF
9 6 (0.71%) ASP.NET
9 6 (0.71%) Hibernate
9 6 (0.71%) J2EE
10 4 (0.48%) CSS
10 4 (0.48%) JDBC
10 4 (0.48%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 133 (15.81%) Management Information System
2 89 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (5.11%) Data Centre
4 36 (4.28%) Security Operations Centre
5 30 (3.57%) Computer Science
6 28 (3.33%) CESG
7 23 (2.73%) Fixed Income
8 15 (1.78%) Data Protection Act
9 14 (1.66%) Hedge funds
10 13 (1.55%) Data Integration
10 13 (1.55%) Equities
10 13 (1.55%) Performance Metrics
11 12 (1.43%) Fintech
12 11 (1.31%) Blackberry
12 11 (1.31%) Cryptography
12 11 (1.31%) FMCG
13 10 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (1.19%) PKI
14 9 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
15 8 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 79 (9.39%) Windows
2 78 (9.27%) Linux
3 50 (5.95%) Unix
4 17 (2.02%) Windows Server
5 12 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.95%) Windows 10
8 8 (0.95%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (0.71%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.71%) Solaris
11 5 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.36%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.36%) zOS
13 2 (0.24%) Android
13 2 (0.24%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.24%) Kali Linux
13 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.12%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (17.95%) Risk Management
2 135 (16.05%) Cybersecurity
2 135 (16.05%) Project Management
3 111 (13.20%) SIEM
4 97 (11.53%) ITIL
5 84 (9.99%) Stakeholder Management
6 81 (9.63%) Security Architecture
7 78 (9.27%) Security Operations
8 74 (8.80%) Agile Software Development
9 62 (7.37%) Security Management
10 57 (6.78%) Vulnerability Management
11 53 (6.30%) Incident Management
12 52 (6.18%) Information Security Management
13 46 (5.47%) PRINCE2
14 45 (5.35%) TOGAF
15 44 (5.23%) Identity Access Management
16 40 (4.76%) Data Protection
16 40 (4.76%) Penetration Testing
17 38 (4.52%) Service Management
18 36 (4.28%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 51 (6.06%) SQL
2 44 (5.23%) Java
3 39 (4.64%) Python
4 23 (2.73%) C#
4 23 (2.73%) Perl
5 17 (2.02%) C
6 13 (1.55%) PowerShell
7 12 (1.43%) VB
8 9 (1.07%) Ruby
9 8 (0.95%) Shell Script
10 7 (0.83%) C++
11 4 (0.48%) Assembly Language
11 4 (0.48%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.36%) PHP
12 3 (0.36%) R
13 2 (0.24%) COBOL
13 2 (0.24%) JCL
13 2 (0.24%) REXX
14 1 (0.12%) AWK
14 1 (0.12%) sed
Qualifications
1 266 (31.63%) CISSP
2 192 (22.83%) CISM
3 95 (11.30%) Degree
4 92 (10.94%) Security Cleared
5 87 (10.34%) CISA
6 71 (8.44%) SC Cleared
7 33 (3.92%) CISMP
7 33 (3.92%) GIAC
8 28 (3.33%) CEH
9 27 (3.21%) CRISC
10 23 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (1.90%) CCNP
11 16 (1.90%) ISEB
11 16 (1.90%) ISSAP
11 16 (1.90%) SANS
12 14 (1.66%) CESG Certified Professional
12 14 (1.66%) IISP
13 13 (1.55%) GCIH
14 12 (1.43%) CCNA
14 12 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (18.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 95 (11.30%) PCI DSS
3 39 (4.64%) COBIT
4 25 (2.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 14 (1.66%) ISO27002
5 14 (1.66%) QA
6 13 (1.55%) SLA
7 10 (1.19%) GPG13
8 8 (0.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (0.48%) Basel III
10 3 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.36%) Government Security Classifications
10 3 (0.36%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.24%) GxP
12 1 (0.12%) COSO
12 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 1 (0.12%) PA-DSS
12 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 63 (7.49%) Active Directory
2 29 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.95%) Hyper-V
3 8 (0.95%) Snort
4 6 (0.71%) vSphere
5 5 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.48%) Sendmail
7 3 (0.36%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.36%) HDFS
7 3 (0.36%) RACF
8 2 (0.24%) Postfix
8 2 (0.24%) Squid
8 2 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.12%) Docker
9 1 (0.12%) Firmware
9 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.12%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (1.07%) Puppet
2 8 (0.95%) Ansible
3 7 (0.83%) Control-M
3 7 (0.83%) SCCM
4 6 (0.71%) ArcSight ESM
5 5 (0.59%) EnCase
6 4 (0.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 4 (0.48%) Nagios
6 4 (0.48%) Nessus
6 4 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.36%) QRadar
8 2 (0.24%) Cisco IPCC
8 2 (0.24%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.24%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.24%) WebInspect
8 2 (0.24%) zSecure
9 1 (0.12%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 93 (11.06%) Microsoft
2 67 (7.97%) Cisco
2 67 (7.97%) Oracle
3 36 (4.28%) VMware
4 35 (4.16%) Splunk
5 33 (3.92%) CheckPoint
6 25 (2.97%) Cyber-Ark
7 22 (2.62%) ArcSight
8 18 (2.14%) Remedy
9 17 (2.02%) Juniper
10 16 (1.90%) Qualys
10 16 (1.90%) SAP
11 15 (1.78%) BMC
11 15 (1.78%) Fortinet
11 15 (1.78%) Varonis
12 13 (1.55%) HP
13 12 (1.43%) Palo Alto
13 12 (1.43%) ServiceNow
13 12 (1.43%) Symantec
14 10 (1.19%) F5
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