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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 181 177 191
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +14
Contract jobs citing Information Security 246 257 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.17% 1.18% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.50% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 164 132
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+11.18% +2.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.07 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -1.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £45.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-43.88% +104.54%
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
16355 17081 15030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.93% 78.21% 76.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 11712 11808 10440
Average daily rate £450 £450 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 234 307
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £77.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +5 57 £500 +11.11% 27
Uxbridge +1 2 - -
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 235 (35.61%) CISSP
2 199 (30.15%) Finance
3 147 (22.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 143 (21.67%) Risk Management
5 134 (20.30%) CISM
6 132 (20.00%) Management Information System
7 102 (15.45%) Banking
8 91 (13.79%) Firewall
9 89 (13.48%) Security Management
10 87 (13.18%) ITIL
11 81 (12.27%) Degree
12 74 (11.21%) Windows
13 71 (10.76%) Cyber Security
14 69 (10.45%) Security Cleared
14 69 (10.45%) CISA
15 68 (10.30%) Network Security
16 60 (9.09%) Information Assurance
16 60 (9.09%) Information Security Management
17 59 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
17 59 (8.94%) SC Cleared
18 56 (8.48%) Project Management
19 55 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
20 54 (8.18%) Legal
20 54 (8.18%) UNIX
21 53 (8.03%) Penetration Testing
22 51 (7.73%) Data Protection
23 50 (7.58%) Investment Banking
23 50 (7.58%) Security Architecture
24 49 (7.42%) PCI DSS
24 49 (7.42%) ISMS

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 37 (5.61%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.03%) IIS
3 15 (2.27%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (0.91%) Apache
6 5 (0.76%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.61%) Apache Solr
7 4 (0.61%) SAS
8 3 (0.45%) CMS
8 3 (0.45%) Documentum
8 3 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.30%) Lync
10 1 (0.15%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.15%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.15%) Drupal
10 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.15%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 28 (4.24%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.73%) MS Office
3 13 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.61%) MS Project
5 3 (0.45%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.36%) assyst
2 3 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.45%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.15%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.15%) Tesseract
4 1 (0.15%) Minerva
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.15%) Global One
4 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.36%) SaaS
3 6 (0.91%) PaaS
3 6 (0.91%) IaaS
4 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 91 (13.79%) Firewall
2 68 (10.30%) Network Security
3 40 (6.06%) TCP/IP
4 36 (5.45%) Intrusion Detection
5 28 (4.24%) Internet
6 22 (3.33%) LDAP
7 19 (2.88%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (2.42%) DNS
9 13 (1.97%) Intranet
9 13 (1.97%) DHCP
10 12 (1.82%) VPN
11 10 (1.52%) LAN
11 10 (1.52%) MPLS
12 8 (1.21%) WAN
13 7 (1.06%) Wireless
14 6 (0.91%) SSL
15 5 (0.76%) SSH
15 5 (0.76%) VoIP
16 3 (0.45%) OSPF
16 3 (0.45%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.42%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.06%) RDBMS
4 5 (0.76%) DataStage
4 5 (0.76%) MySQL
5 4 (0.61%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (0.61%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.61%) Big Data
6 3 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.45%) DB2
6 3 (0.45%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.30%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.30%) IDOL
7 2 (0.30%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (0.61%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (0.45%) TeamCity
2 3 (0.45%) JIRA
2 3 (0.45%) Cucumber
2 3 (0.45%) Hudson
3 2 (0.30%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.15%) Selenium
4 1 (0.15%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.15%) Subversion
4 1 (0.15%) NUnit
4 1 (0.15%) AppScan
4 1 (0.15%) RequisitePro
4 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.15%) Bower
4 1 (0.15%) JSHint
4 1 (0.15%) Grunt
4 1 (0.15%) StyleCop
4 1 (0.15%) NDepend
4 1 (0.15%) FxCop
General
1 199 (30.15%) Finance
2 102 (15.45%) Banking
3 54 (8.18%) Legal
4 50 (7.58%) Investment Banking
5 37 (5.61%) Retail
6 33 (5.00%) Telecoms
7 21 (3.18%) Financial Institution
7 21 (3.18%) Law
8 12 (1.82%) Publishing
9 9 (1.36%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (1.06%) Advertising
11 6 (0.91%) Games
11 6 (0.91%) Local Government
11 6 (0.91%) German Language
12 5 (0.76%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.61%) Mandarin Language
14 2 (0.30%) Back Office
15 1 (0.15%) Cantonese Language
15 1 (0.15%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 133 (20.15%) Consultant
2 128 (19.39%) Analyst
3 114 (17.27%) Security Consultant
4 98 (14.85%) Security Analyst
5 78 (11.82%) Security Manager
6 76 (11.52%) Project Manager
7 73 (11.06%) Information Security Analyst
7 73 (11.06%) Information Analyst
8 69 (10.45%) Architect
9 53 (8.03%) Information Security Consultant
10 52 (7.88%) Information Manager
11 43 (6.52%) Information Security Manager
12 39 (5.91%) Security Specialist
13 38 (5.76%) Security Engineer
14 37 (5.61%) Security Architect
15 28 (4.24%) Security Project Manager
15 28 (4.24%) Information Specialist
16 25 (3.79%) Business Analyst
17 18 (2.73%) Information Security Specialist
18 17 (2.58%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.73%) Web Services
2 12 (1.82%) Middleware
3 11 (1.67%) .NET
4 7 (1.06%) SailPoint
5 5 (0.76%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.61%) SOAP
7 3 (0.45%) OAuth
7 3 (0.45%) WAP
7 3 (0.45%) SAML
7 3 (0.45%) XML
7 3 (0.45%) OpenID
7 3 (0.45%) REST
8 2 (0.30%) HTML5
8 2 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.30%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.30%) CSS
8 2 (0.30%) JSP
8 2 (0.30%) J2EE
8 2 (0.30%) HTML
8 2 (0.30%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 132 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 55 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (5.91%) CESG
4 33 (5.00%) Computer Science
5 28 (4.24%) CESG CLAS
6 20 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
7 19 (2.88%) RMADS
8 13 (1.97%) Mathematics
9 12 (1.82%) PKI
10 9 (1.36%) Freedom of Information Act
10 9 (1.36%) Freedom of Information
11 8 (1.21%) Mobile Computing
11 8 (1.21%) Mobile Banking
11 8 (1.21%) Online Banking
11 8 (1.21%) FMCG
12 7 (1.06%) PMI
12 7 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.91%) NHS
13 6 (0.91%) Cryptography
13 6 (0.91%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 74 (11.21%) Windows
2 54 (8.18%) UNIX
3 44 (6.67%) Linux
4 14 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (1.67%) Windows 7
6 10 (1.52%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.52%) Android
7 6 (0.91%) Solaris
8 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.30%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.15%) CentOS
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.15%) AIX
9 1 (0.15%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (21.67%) Risk Management
2 89 (13.48%) Security Management
3 87 (13.18%) ITIL
4 71 (10.76%) Cyber Security
5 60 (9.09%) Information Assurance
5 60 (9.09%) Information Security Management
6 59 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 56 (8.48%) Project Management
8 53 (8.03%) Penetration Testing
9 51 (7.73%) Data Protection
10 50 (7.58%) Security Architecture
11 49 (7.42%) ISMS
12 48 (7.27%) Incident Management
13 47 (7.12%) PRINCE2
14 44 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
15 36 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
16 34 (5.15%) Vulnerability Management
17 33 (5.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 29 (4.39%) Change Management
18 29 (4.39%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 16 (2.42%) SQL
2 10 (1.52%) Java
3 8 (1.21%) C#
4 6 (0.91%) Python
5 5 (0.76%) C++
6 4 (0.61%) Perl
7 3 (0.45%) Jython
7 3 (0.45%) Ruby
7 3 (0.45%) C
7 3 (0.45%) VBA
7 3 (0.45%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.30%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.30%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.15%) VB
9 1 (0.15%) R
Qualifications
1 235 (35.61%) CISSP
2 134 (20.30%) CISM
3 81 (12.27%) Degree
4 69 (10.45%) Security Cleared
4 69 (10.45%) CISA
5 59 (8.94%) SC Cleared
6 41 (6.21%) GIAC
7 32 (4.85%) Cisco Certification
7 32 (4.85%) CEH
8 30 (4.55%) CCNA
9 17 (2.58%) JNCIA
9 17 (2.58%) CCSA
9 17 (2.58%) CRISC
10 16 (2.42%) PMP
10 16 (2.42%) PMI Certification
11 13 (1.97%) GCIA
11 13 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (1.67%) MCSE
13 10 (1.52%) CNA
13 10 (1.52%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (22.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 49 (7.42%) PCI DSS
3 34 (5.15%) COBIT
4 15 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (1.36%) SLA
6 8 (1.21%) QA
7 6 (0.91%) GPG13
7 6 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 4 (0.61%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.30%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.30%) BS7799
10 1 (0.15%) BS25999
10 1 (0.15%) HMG Infosec
10 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.15%) GCP
10 1 (0.15%) GMP
10 1 (0.15%) GxP
System Software
1 46 (6.97%) Active Directory
2 28 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.91%) Squid
3 6 (0.91%) Snort
4 5 (0.76%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (0.45%) Nmap
6 2 (0.30%) UAG
6 2 (0.30%) NFS
6 2 (0.30%) Samba
7 1 (0.15%) XenApp
7 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.15%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 15 (2.27%) Puppet
2 14 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.06%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 6 (0.91%) Tivoli
4 6 (0.91%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 4 (0.61%) Nagios
5 4 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (0.61%) Nessus
5 4 (0.61%) SCCM
6 3 (0.45%) Ganglia
6 3 (0.45%) Hyperic
6 3 (0.45%) DatAdvantage
7 1 (0.15%) SCOM
7 1 (0.15%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.15%) ZENworks
7 1 (0.15%) CA SiteMinder
7 1 (0.15%) OpenIDM
7 1 (0.15%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.15%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 46 (6.97%) Microsoft
2 43 (6.52%) Cisco
3 30 (4.55%) HP
4 29 (4.39%) VMware
5 28 (4.24%) Oracle
6 25 (3.79%) CheckPoint
7 20 (3.03%) Juniper
8 19 (2.88%) Qualys
9 18 (2.73%) Symantec
10 16 (2.42%) Cyber-Ark
11 15 (2.27%) Websense
11 15 (2.27%) ArcSight
12 14 (2.12%) BMC
13 13 (1.97%) IBM
14 10 (1.52%) McAfee
14 10 (1.52%) Blue Coat
15 9 (1.36%) SAP
16 7 (1.06%) F5
17 6 (0.91%) 3PAR
17 6 (0.91%) Citrix
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