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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 146 137 240
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +103
Contract jobs citing Information Security 371 384 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.57% 1.60% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 2.03% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 277 140
Average daily rate
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£490 £495 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £474 £455 £403
% change year-on-year
+4.12% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +43.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.84 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+6.30% -
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
18950 18955 19371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.97% 79.16% 78.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 13553 13216 13545
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 218 237
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.62 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.75% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £53.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +12 106 £490 +1.23% 31
Feltham - 6 £510 -
Uxbridge -1 3 £425 -21.47%
Paddington - 3 £558 -
Canary Wharf -8 2 £394 -12.50%
Greenford - 2 £355 -
Docklands, London -13 1 £425 -15.00%
Hayes - 1 £525 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 184 (29.35%) Finance
2 169 (26.95%) CISSP
3 161 (25.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 119 (18.98%) CISM
5 110 (17.54%) Management Information System
6 106 (16.91%) Firewall
7 100 (15.95%) Banking
8 98 (15.63%) Windows
9 97 (15.47%) Risk Management
10 94 (14.99%) ITIL
11 93 (14.83%) Degree
12 88 (14.04%) Project Management
13 73 (11.64%) CISA
14 70 (11.16%) Cyber Security
15 64 (10.21%) Linux
16 63 (10.05%) Stakeholder Management
17 62 (9.89%) Microsoft
18 61 (9.73%) Security Management
19 60 (9.57%) Security Architecture
20 55 (8.77%) Data Protection
21 54 (8.61%) Information Security Management
22 53 (8.45%) Active Directory
23 50 (7.97%) UNIX
23 50 (7.97%) PCI DSS
24 48 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
24 48 (7.66%) Penetration Testing
25 47 (7.50%) SIEM
26 46 (7.34%) Oracle
26 46 (7.34%) Cisco
27 44 (7.02%) Investment Banking

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (4.63%) SharePoint
2 19 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 16 (2.55%) IIS
4 9 (1.44%) Apache
5 8 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.64%) Lync
7 4 (0.64%) SAS
7 4 (0.64%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.32%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (0.32%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.32%) iPlanet
8 2 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.32%) CMS
8 2 (0.32%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.32%) Node.js
8 2 (0.32%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 33 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.87%) MS Office
3 11 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.59%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.96%) MS Project
6 3 (0.48%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.96%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (0.64%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.32%) BusinessWare
4 2 (0.32%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.16%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.55%) SaaS
1 16 (2.55%) PaaS
2 8 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.28%) IaaS
3 6 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.80%) Office 365
5 2 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.32%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 106 (16.91%) Firewall
2 34 (5.42%) Network Security
3 30 (4.78%) LAN
3 30 (4.78%) WAN
4 24 (3.83%) Internet
5 23 (3.67%) VPN
6 22 (3.51%) Wireless
7 20 (3.19%) DNS
8 19 (3.03%) TCP/IP
9 17 (2.71%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (2.55%) Intrusion Detection
11 15 (2.39%) LDAP
12 14 (2.23%) DHCP
12 14 (2.23%) SAN
12 14 (2.23%) OSPF
13 12 (1.91%) MPLS
14 10 (1.59%) BGP
15 9 (1.44%) EIGRP
16 8 (1.28%) Intranet
16 8 (1.28%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (5.58%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (1.28%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.12%) DB2
6 6 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (0.96%) QlikView
7 5 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (0.80%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.64%) MySQL
8 4 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.64%) DataStage
8 4 (0.64%) Big Data
9 3 (0.48%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Power View
9 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.48%) OLTP
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 4 (0.64%) ERwin
1 4 (0.64%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.48%) JIRA
2 3 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.32%) JUnit
3 2 (0.32%) Toad
3 2 (0.32%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.32%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.32%) Subversion
3 2 (0.32%) Maven
4 1 (0.16%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.16%) Selenium
4 1 (0.16%) Grunt
4 1 (0.16%) JSHint
4 1 (0.16%) Bower
4 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.16%) ANTLR
4 1 (0.16%) FxCop
4 1 (0.16%) StyleCop
4 1 (0.16%) NDepend
General
1 184 (29.35%) Finance
2 100 (15.95%) Banking
3 44 (7.02%) Investment Banking
4 32 (5.10%) Legal
5 22 (3.51%) Retail
6 20 (3.19%) Law
7 17 (2.71%) Financial Institution
8 16 (2.55%) Advertising
9 12 (1.91%) Publishing
10 11 (1.75%) Telecoms
11 7 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.80%) Local Government
13 4 (0.64%) Wholesale Banking
13 4 (0.64%) Games
13 4 (0.64%) Marketing
14 3 (0.48%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.48%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.32%) Front Office
16 1 (0.16%) Back Office
16 1 (0.16%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 161 (25.68%) Analyst
2 115 (18.34%) Security Analyst
3 107 (17.07%) Consultant
4 92 (14.67%) Security Consultant
5 78 (12.44%) Architect
6 74 (11.80%) Information Analyst
7 73 (11.64%) Information Security Analyst
8 71 (11.32%) Security Manager
9 56 (8.93%) Information Security Consultant
10 54 (8.61%) Project Manager
11 46 (7.34%) Security Architect
12 40 (6.38%) Business Analyst
13 38 (6.06%) Information Manager
14 36 (5.74%) Information Security Manager
15 35 (5.58%) Security Engineer
16 27 (4.31%) Security Specialist
17 20 (3.19%) Security Project Manager
18 14 (2.23%) Information Specialist
18 14 (2.23%) Solutions Architect
19 13 (2.07%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.87%) .NET
2 13 (2.07%) Middleware
3 8 (1.28%) REST
3 8 (1.28%) SOAP
4 6 (0.96%) Web Services
5 5 (0.80%) XML
6 4 (0.64%) Spring
6 4 (0.64%) HTML
7 3 (0.48%) Regular Expression
7 3 (0.48%) SailPoint
7 3 (0.48%) JMS
7 3 (0.48%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.32%) J2EE
8 2 (0.32%) Struts
8 2 (0.32%) JDBC
8 2 (0.32%) JSP
8 2 (0.32%) Servlets
8 2 (0.32%) MSMQ
8 2 (0.32%) XHTML
8 2 (0.32%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 110 (17.54%) Management Information System
2 48 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (6.06%) Data Centre
4 22 (3.51%) Computer Science
5 20 (3.19%) CESG
6 17 (2.71%) Data Protection Act
7 13 (2.07%) FMCG
8 12 (1.91%) PKI
9 11 (1.75%) NHS
10 10 (1.59%) PMI
11 8 (1.28%) Blackberry
11 8 (1.28%) RMADS
12 7 (1.12%) Cryptography
12 7 (1.12%) Algorithms
12 7 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 6 (0.96%) BYOD
13 6 (0.96%) Mainframe
14 5 (0.80%) Device Driver
15 4 (0.64%) Performance Metrics
15 4 (0.64%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 98 (15.63%) Windows
2 64 (10.21%) Linux
3 50 (7.97%) UNIX
4 13 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (1.59%) Android
6 9 (1.44%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.28%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.80%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.64%) Solaris
11 3 (0.48%) AIX
11 3 (0.48%) zOS
12 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.32%) Debian
13 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (15.47%) Risk Management
2 94 (14.99%) ITIL
3 88 (14.04%) Project Management
4 70 (11.16%) Cyber Security
5 63 (10.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 61 (9.73%) Security Management
7 60 (9.57%) Security Architecture
8 55 (8.77%) Data Protection
9 54 (8.61%) Information Security Management
10 48 (7.66%) Penetration Testing
11 47 (7.50%) SIEM
12 42 (6.70%) Vulnerability Management
13 41 (6.54%) TOGAF
14 40 (6.38%) Change Management
14 40 (6.38%) PRINCE2
15 36 (5.74%) Enterprise Architecture
16 34 (5.42%) ISMS
16 34 (5.42%) Risk Assessment
17 33 (5.26%) Migration
18 29 (4.63%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (5.90%) SQL
2 26 (4.15%) Java
3 20 (3.19%) C
4 16 (2.55%) PowerShell
5 7 (1.12%) Perl
5 7 (1.12%) C++
5 7 (1.12%) T-SQL
5 7 (1.12%) VB
6 6 (0.96%) Shell Script
6 6 (0.96%) PL/SQL
6 6 (0.96%) C#
7 5 (0.80%) Python
8 3 (0.48%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.48%) PHP
9 2 (0.32%) Tcl
9 2 (0.32%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.16%) sed
10 1 (0.16%) Go
10 1 (0.16%) AWK
10 1 (0.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 169 (26.95%) CISSP
2 119 (18.98%) CISM
3 93 (14.83%) Degree
4 73 (11.64%) CISA
5 40 (6.38%) Security Cleared
6 33 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (4.94%) SC Cleared
8 25 (3.99%) CRISC
9 23 (3.67%) CCNA
10 18 (2.87%) CCSA
11 14 (2.23%) JNCIA
12 13 (2.07%) PMI Certification
13 12 (1.91%) CCNP
14 11 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 11 (1.75%) CISMP
15 9 (1.44%) CEH
15 9 (1.44%) PMP
15 9 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (1.28%) GIAC
16 8 (1.28%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (25.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (7.97%) PCI DSS
3 31 (4.94%) COBIT
4 18 (2.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 14 (2.23%) SLA
6 9 (1.44%) QA
7 4 (0.64%) COSO
7 4 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 3 (0.48%) BS7799
9 2 (0.32%) GCP
9 2 (0.32%) GMP
9 2 (0.32%) GLP
9 2 (0.32%) EMIR
9 2 (0.32%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.32%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.16%) MiFID
System Software
1 53 (8.45%) Active Directory
2 22 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.96%) Snort
4 5 (0.80%) Firmware
5 3 (0.48%) Samba
5 3 (0.48%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.48%) NFS
5 3 (0.48%) vSphere
6 2 (0.32%) ClearTrust
6 2 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.32%) Postfix
7 1 (0.16%) XenApp
7 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.16%) RACF
7 1 (0.16%) Squid
7 1 (0.16%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.16%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (1.12%) OpenView
1 7 (1.12%) CiscoWorks
1 7 (1.12%) AirWatch
2 6 (0.96%) Nagios
2 6 (0.96%) CA Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.48%) Nessus
3 3 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (0.48%) Puppet
3 3 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 3 (0.48%) FortiGate
3 3 (0.48%) DatAdvantage
3 3 (0.48%) SCCM
4 2 (0.32%) SCOM
4 2 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.16%) Control-M
5 1 (0.16%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.16%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.16%) Ansible
Vendors
1 62 (9.89%) Microsoft
2 46 (7.34%) Cisco
2 46 (7.34%) Oracle
3 29 (4.63%) Citrix
3 29 (4.63%) VMware
4 28 (4.47%) CheckPoint
5 22 (3.51%) Symantec
6 20 (3.19%) McAfee
7 17 (2.71%) Websense
8 15 (2.39%) F5
8 15 (2.39%) ArcSight
9 14 (2.23%) Qualys
10 12 (1.91%) HP
11 8 (1.28%) Tripwire
12 7 (1.12%) SolarWinds
12 7 (1.12%) MobileIron
12 7 (1.12%) Varonis
12 7 (1.12%) Dell
13 6 (0.96%) Juniper
13 6 (0.96%) SAP
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