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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 183 218 208
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -10
Contract jobs citing Information Security 265 216 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.17% 0.92% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.18% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 155 159
Average daily rate
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£475 £453 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.97% -4.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £343 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £600 £627
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £46.23 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +156.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £51.00 £17.71
% change year-on-year
-61.76% +187.97%
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
17786 18261 17285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.64% 78.17% 78.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12539 13110 11901
Average daily rate £450 £435 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.56% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 235 269
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.65 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £53.50 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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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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 +32 82 £475 +8.57% 24
Uxbridge +7 7 £425 -10.05% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £342 -
Feltham - 3 £495 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £140 -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Brentford - 1 £470 -
Croydon - 1 £350 - 3
Information Security
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Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 155 (29.87%) Finance
2 128 (24.66%) CISSP
3 113 (21.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 101 (19.46%) Management Information System
4 101 (19.46%) Risk Management
5 82 (15.80%) ITIL
6 81 (15.61%) Windows
6 81 (15.61%) CISM
7 72 (13.87%) Degree
8 65 (12.52%) Project Management
8 65 (12.52%) Firewall
9 62 (11.95%) CISA
10 55 (10.60%) Banking
10 55 (10.60%) Security Cleared
10 55 (10.60%) Microsoft
11 54 (10.40%) Active Directory
12 53 (10.21%) Security Management
13 52 (10.02%) Cyber Security
14 51 (9.83%) Data Protection
15 50 (9.63%) Security Architecture
16 49 (9.44%) Stakeholder Management
17 47 (9.06%) SC Cleared
18 45 (8.67%) PRINCE2
19 41 (7.90%) PCI DSS
20 39 (7.51%) Linux
21 38 (7.32%) Cisco
22 37 (7.13%) UNIX
22 37 (7.13%) Information Security Management
23 35 (6.74%) Incident Management
23 35 (6.74%) Analytical Skills

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 29 (5.59%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.89%) MS Exchange
3 12 (2.31%) IIS
4 7 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (0.77%) Apache
5 4 (0.77%) Apache Solr
6 3 (0.58%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.58%) SAS
7 2 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.39%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.39%) CMS
7 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.19%) Lync
8 1 (0.19%) Node.js
8 1 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 31 (5.97%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.12%) MS Office
3 10 (1.93%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.16%) MS Project
6 1 (0.19%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 6 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.19%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.93%) SaaS
2 6 (1.16%) PaaS
3 5 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.77%) IaaS
5 2 (0.39%) Office 365
6 1 (0.19%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.19%) Route 53
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 65 (12.52%) Firewall
2 32 (6.17%) Network Security
3 25 (4.82%) LAN
3 25 (4.82%) WAN
4 24 (4.62%) TCP/IP
5 17 (3.28%) Internet
5 17 (3.28%) DNS
6 16 (3.08%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (2.50%) MPLS
7 13 (2.50%) DHCP
7 13 (2.50%) Intrusion Detection
8 11 (2.12%) Wireless
8 11 (2.12%) LDAP
8 11 (2.12%) SAN
9 10 (1.93%) VPN
10 9 (1.73%) OSPF
11 6 (1.16%) VRRP
11 6 (1.16%) BGP
11 6 (1.16%) DSL
11 6 (1.16%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (0.96%) Relational Database
3 5 (0.96%) Big Data
3 5 (0.96%) DataStage
4 4 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (0.77%) QlikView
4 4 (0.77%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.58%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.39%) OLTP
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Discoverer
6 2 (0.39%) IDOL
6 2 (0.39%) Pentaho
6 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.19%) Azkaban
7 1 (0.19%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 3 (0.58%) ERwin
2 2 (0.39%) JIRA
2 2 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.39%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.19%) Grunt
3 1 (0.19%) Bower
3 1 (0.19%) JSHint
3 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.19%) FxCop
3 1 (0.19%) StyleCop
3 1 (0.19%) NDepend
3 1 (0.19%) Moq
3 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.19%) Selenium
3 1 (0.19%) ReSharper
3 1 (0.19%) Subversion
3 1 (0.19%) NUnit
General
1 155 (29.87%) Finance
2 55 (10.60%) Banking
3 31 (5.97%) Investment Banking
4 26 (5.01%) Legal
5 22 (4.24%) Telecoms
6 18 (3.47%) Retail
6 18 (3.47%) Financial Institution
7 16 (3.08%) Law
8 11 (2.12%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.73%) Publishing
10 8 (1.54%) Advertising
11 5 (0.96%) Local Government
12 4 (0.77%) Marketing
12 4 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.77%) Games
13 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.19%) Military
14 1 (0.19%) Front Office
14 1 (0.19%) Back Office
14 1 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 120 (23.12%) Analyst
2 87 (16.76%) Security Analyst
3 84 (16.18%) Consultant
4 69 (13.29%) Architect
5 57 (10.98%) Security Consultant
6 56 (10.79%) Information Analyst
6 56 (10.79%) Information Security Analyst
6 56 (10.79%) Security Manager
7 53 (10.21%) Project Manager
8 36 (6.94%) Security Architect
8 36 (6.94%) Information Manager
9 32 (6.17%) Information Security Manager
10 29 (5.59%) Information Security Consultant
11 25 (4.82%) Security Engineer
11 25 (4.82%) Business Analyst
12 23 (4.43%) Security Specialist
13 18 (3.47%) Security Project Manager
14 17 (3.28%) Infrastructure Manager
15 14 (2.70%) Information Specialist
16 13 (2.50%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.73%) .NET
2 8 (1.54%) Web Services
3 5 (0.96%) ASP.NET
4 4 (0.77%) Middleware
5 3 (0.58%) SailPoint
5 3 (0.58%) HTML
6 2 (0.39%) CSS
6 2 (0.39%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.39%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.19%) Apache Thrift
7 1 (0.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.19%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (0.19%) PhoneGap
7 1 (0.19%) XACML
7 1 (0.19%) HTML5
7 1 (0.19%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.19%) JSP
7 1 (0.19%) COM
7 1 (0.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 101 (19.46%) Management Information System
2 35 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (6.17%) Data Centre
4 25 (4.82%) CESG
5 19 (3.66%) Data Protection Act
6 15 (2.89%) Computer Science
6 15 (2.89%) CESG CLAS
7 10 (1.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 9 (1.73%) NHS
8 9 (1.73%) PMI
9 8 (1.54%) Statistics
9 8 (1.54%) RMADS
10 7 (1.35%) PKI
11 6 (1.16%) Mathematics
11 6 (1.16%) FMCG
12 5 (0.96%) Freedom of Information Act
12 5 (0.96%) Freedom of Information
13 4 (0.77%) Cryptography
13 4 (0.77%) Economics
13 4 (0.77%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 81 (15.61%) Windows
2 39 (7.51%) Linux
3 37 (7.13%) UNIX
4 11 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (0.77%) Solaris
5 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.58%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.39%) Android
7 2 (0.39%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.19%) Debian
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.19%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (19.46%) Risk Management
2 82 (15.80%) ITIL
3 65 (12.52%) Project Management
4 53 (10.21%) Security Management
5 52 (10.02%) Cyber Security
6 51 (9.83%) Data Protection
7 50 (9.63%) Security Architecture
8 49 (9.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 45 (8.67%) PRINCE2
10 37 (7.13%) Information Security Management
11 35 (6.74%) Incident Management
12 34 (6.55%) ISMS
12 34 (6.55%) Agile Software Development
13 33 (6.36%) Change Management
14 31 (5.97%) SIEM
14 31 (5.97%) Information Assurance
14 31 (5.97%) Penetration Testing
15 30 (5.78%) Migration
16 29 (5.59%) Service Management
17 27 (5.20%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (4.24%) SQL
2 9 (1.73%) C
3 7 (1.35%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.16%) C#
4 6 (1.16%) PL/SQL
5 4 (0.77%) Java
5 4 (0.77%) JavaScript
5 4 (0.77%) Python
6 3 (0.58%) VBScript
6 3 (0.58%) VB
7 1 (0.19%) Go
7 1 (0.19%) R
7 1 (0.19%) Scala
7 1 (0.19%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.19%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.19%) VBA
7 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.19%) Perl
7 1 (0.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 128 (24.66%) CISSP
2 81 (15.61%) CISM
3 72 (13.87%) Degree
4 62 (11.95%) CISA
5 55 (10.60%) Security Cleared
6 47 (9.06%) SC Cleared
7 17 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (3.28%) PMI Certification
8 15 (2.89%) CRISC
9 14 (2.70%) GIAC
10 13 (2.50%) PMP
11 11 (2.12%) CCNA
12 10 (1.93%) CISMP
12 10 (1.93%) CCNP
13 8 (1.54%) PCI QSA
13 8 (1.54%) DV Cleared
13 8 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 7 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 7 (1.35%) CEH
15 6 (1.16%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (21.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (7.90%) PCI DSS
3 26 (5.01%) COBIT
4 18 (3.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (1.93%) QA
6 8 (1.54%) SLA
7 5 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 4 (0.77%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.77%) GPG13
9 3 (0.58%) BS7799
10 2 (0.39%) GCP
10 2 (0.39%) GMP
10 2 (0.39%) GLP
10 2 (0.39%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.39%) EMIR
10 2 (0.39%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.19%) COSO
11 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.19%) MiFID
System Software
1 54 (10.40%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.77%) Snort
3 4 (0.77%) Squid
3 4 (0.77%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.39%) NFS
4 2 (0.39%) Firmware
4 2 (0.39%) Samba
4 2 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.39%) XenApp
4 2 (0.39%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.19%) vCloud
5 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.19%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.19%) vSphere
5 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 9 (1.73%) OpenView
2 7 (1.35%) DatAdvantage
3 6 (1.16%) CiscoWorks
3 6 (1.16%) AirWatch
4 5 (0.96%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 4 (0.77%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.77%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 3 (0.58%) FortiGate
6 3 (0.58%) SCCM
7 2 (0.39%) SCOM
7 2 (0.39%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.19%) ArcSight ESM
8 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.19%) OpenIDM
8 1 (0.19%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.19%) logstash
8 1 (0.19%) Puppet
8 1 (0.19%) OpenSSO
8 1 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 55 (10.60%) Microsoft
2 38 (7.32%) Cisco
3 28 (5.39%) VMware
4 26 (5.01%) Oracle
5 25 (4.82%) Citrix
6 19 (3.66%) HP
7 16 (3.08%) CheckPoint
7 16 (3.08%) Websense
8 14 (2.70%) Cyber-Ark
9 12 (2.31%) IBM
10 11 (2.12%) Symantec
11 10 (1.93%) Juniper
11 10 (1.93%) ArcSight
12 9 (1.73%) Varonis
13 8 (1.54%) Qualys
14 7 (1.35%) Remedy
14 7 (1.35%) Dell
15 6 (1.16%) Tripwire
15 6 (1.16%) Novell
15 6 (1.16%) McAfee
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