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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 162 209 197
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -12
Contract jobs citing Information Security 306 238 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.33% 0.98% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 1.26% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 156 146
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£475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £365 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £624 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 6
Average hourly rate £50.00 £22.07 £49.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.55% -55.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 £17.93 £44.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.40 £26.21 £58.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +25.00%
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
17875 18829 16333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.53% 77.63% 76.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 13142 13090 11224
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 231 320
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% -12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £13.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £76.50 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the London region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Information Security Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 December 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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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 +26 89 £500 +11.11% 32
Hounslow - 2 £475 -
Uxbridge 0 1 £510 +6.36%
Bromley - 1 £550 - 1
Croydon - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 251 (34.57%) CISSP
2 222 (30.58%) Finance
3 152 (20.94%) Risk Management
4 147 (20.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 136 (18.73%) Banking
5 136 (18.73%) CISM
6 134 (18.46%) Management Information System
7 115 (15.84%) Firewall
8 101 (13.91%) ITIL
9 86 (11.85%) Cyber Security
10 85 (11.71%) Security Management
11 81 (11.16%) Windows
12 80 (11.02%) CISA
13 79 (10.88%) Degree
14 72 (9.92%) Project Management
14 72 (9.92%) Stakeholder Management
14 72 (9.92%) Security Cleared
15 69 (9.50%) Network Security
16 67 (9.23%) Security Architecture
17 66 (9.09%) Information Assurance
17 66 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
18 62 (8.54%) Information Security Management
19 60 (8.26%) UNIX
19 60 (8.26%) Data Protection
20 59 (8.13%) Investment Banking
21 58 (7.99%) SC Cleared
21 58 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
22 57 (7.85%) Microsoft
23 56 (7.71%) Legal
24 51 (7.02%) PRINCE2

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 35 (4.82%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.34%) IIS
3 14 (1.93%) MS Exchange
4 7 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (0.83%) Apache
5 6 (0.83%) CMS
6 5 (0.69%) SAS
6 5 (0.69%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.41%) Joomla!
7 3 (0.41%) Documentum
8 2 (0.28%) Lync
8 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.28%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.14%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.14%) Node.js
9 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.14%) Drupal
9 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 32 (4.41%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.03%) MS Office
2 22 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (0.96%) MS Project
4 6 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (1.79%) assyst
2 3 (0.41%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.28%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.14%) Tesseract
4 1 (0.14%) Minerva
4 1 (0.14%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.14%) Global One
4 1 (0.14%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.24%) SaaS
3 6 (0.83%) PaaS
3 6 (0.83%) IaaS
4 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.14%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 115 (15.84%) Firewall
2 69 (9.50%) Network Security
3 38 (5.23%) Intrusion Detection
3 38 (5.23%) TCP/IP
4 30 (4.13%) Internet
5 22 (3.03%) LDAP
6 20 (2.75%) Intranet
6 20 (2.75%) DNS
7 16 (2.20%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (1.79%) VPN
8 13 (1.79%) DHCP
9 9 (1.24%) SSL
10 8 (1.10%) LAN
11 7 (0.96%) MPLS
12 6 (0.83%) VoIP
12 6 (0.83%) WAN
12 6 (0.83%) Wireless
13 5 (0.69%) SSH
14 3 (0.41%) 3GPP
14 3 (0.41%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (3.58%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.07%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.10%) RDBMS
4 6 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.69%) MySQL
5 5 (0.69%) Data Mining
5 5 (0.69%) DataStage
6 4 (0.55%) Big Data
6 4 (0.55%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (0.55%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.55%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.41%) Data Mart
7 3 (0.41%) DB2
8 2 (0.28%) IDOL
8 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (0.55%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.41%) TeamCity
2 3 (0.41%) Hudson
2 3 (0.41%) Cucumber
2 3 (0.41%) JIRA
2 3 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.28%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.14%) Grunt
4 1 (0.14%) Bower
4 1 (0.14%) JSHint
4 1 (0.14%) StyleCop
4 1 (0.14%) NDepend
4 1 (0.14%) FxCop
4 1 (0.14%) Moq
4 1 (0.14%) AppScan
4 1 (0.14%) Subversion
4 1 (0.14%) NUnit
4 1 (0.14%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.14%) Selenium
4 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 222 (30.58%) Finance
2 136 (18.73%) Banking
3 59 (8.13%) Investment Banking
4 56 (7.71%) Legal
5 45 (6.20%) Retail
6 29 (3.99%) Telecoms
7 26 (3.58%) Law
8 24 (3.31%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.24%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.24%) Publishing
10 8 (1.10%) Retail Banking
11 7 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.83%) Games
12 6 (0.83%) Advertising
12 6 (0.83%) German Language
13 5 (0.69%) Back Office
14 4 (0.55%) Mandarin Language
14 4 (0.55%) Local Government
15 3 (0.41%) Front Office
16 2 (0.28%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 148 (20.39%) Analyst
2 136 (18.73%) Consultant
3 115 (15.84%) Security Consultant
4 106 (14.60%) Security Analyst
5 105 (14.46%) Project Manager
6 95 (13.09%) Security Manager
7 82 (11.29%) Information Analyst
7 82 (11.29%) Information Security Analyst
8 76 (10.47%) Architect
9 59 (8.13%) Information Manager
10 56 (7.71%) Information Security Consultant
11 51 (7.02%) Information Security Manager
12 45 (6.20%) Security Specialist
13 44 (6.06%) Security Architect
14 41 (5.65%) Security Project Manager
15 36 (4.96%) Security Engineer
16 33 (4.55%) Business Analyst
17 32 (4.41%) Information Specialist
18 25 (3.44%) Information Security Specialist
19 16 (2.20%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.48%) Web Services
2 16 (2.20%) Middleware
3 11 (1.52%) .NET
4 8 (1.10%) SailPoint
5 5 (0.69%) ASP.NET
5 5 (0.69%) SOAP
6 4 (0.55%) WAP
6 4 (0.55%) XML
7 3 (0.41%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.41%) OAuth
7 3 (0.41%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (0.41%) OpenID
7 3 (0.41%) HTML5
7 3 (0.41%) REST
7 3 (0.41%) jQuery
7 3 (0.41%) CSS
7 3 (0.41%) HTML
7 3 (0.41%) J2EE
7 3 (0.41%) SAML
8 2 (0.28%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 134 (18.46%) Management Information System
2 58 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (6.61%) CESG
4 37 (5.10%) Computer Science
5 28 (3.86%) CESG CLAS
6 21 (2.89%) Data Protection Act
6 21 (2.89%) RMADS
7 13 (1.79%) PMI
8 12 (1.65%) FMCG
8 12 (1.65%) Mathematics
8 12 (1.65%) PKI
9 11 (1.52%) Freedom of Information
9 11 (1.52%) Freedom of Information Act
10 8 (1.10%) Online Banking
10 8 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
11 7 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.96%) E-Learning
12 6 (0.83%) SCADA
12 6 (0.83%) Economics
13 5 (0.69%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 81 (11.16%) Windows
2 60 (8.26%) UNIX
3 45 (6.20%) Linux
4 13 (1.79%) Windows 7
4 13 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (1.38%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.38%) Android
6 7 (0.96%) Solaris
7 3 (0.41%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.28%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.14%) CentOS
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.14%) AIX
9 1 (0.14%) HPUX
9 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (20.94%) Risk Management
2 101 (13.91%) ITIL
3 86 (11.85%) Cyber Security
4 85 (11.71%) Security Management
5 72 (9.92%) Project Management
5 72 (9.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 67 (9.23%) Security Architecture
7 66 (9.09%) Information Assurance
7 66 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
8 62 (8.54%) Information Security Management
9 60 (8.26%) Data Protection
10 51 (7.02%) PRINCE2
11 49 (6.75%) Risk Assessment
12 48 (6.61%) ISMS
13 47 (6.47%) Incident Management
14 44 (6.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 40 (5.51%) Agile Software Development
16 35 (4.82%) Vulnerability Management
17 34 (4.68%) SIEM
18 32 (4.41%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (2.48%) SQL
2 13 (1.79%) Java
3 8 (1.10%) C#
4 6 (0.83%) Python
5 5 (0.69%) C++
5 5 (0.69%) Perl
6 3 (0.41%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.41%) Jython
6 3 (0.41%) Ruby
6 3 (0.41%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.41%) C
6 3 (0.41%) VBA
7 2 (0.28%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.14%) R
8 1 (0.14%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.14%) PHP
8 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 251 (34.57%) CISSP
2 136 (18.73%) CISM
3 80 (11.02%) CISA
4 79 (10.88%) Degree
5 72 (9.92%) Security Cleared
6 58 (7.99%) SC Cleared
7 48 (6.61%) GIAC
8 36 (4.96%) CEH
9 31 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
10 29 (3.99%) CCNA
11 21 (2.89%) PMP
11 21 (2.89%) PMI Certification
12 19 (2.62%) CRISC
12 19 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
13 17 (2.34%) MCSE
13 17 (2.34%) CCSA
13 17 (2.34%) JNCIA
14 14 (1.93%) GCIA
15 11 (1.52%) CNA
15 11 (1.52%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (20.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (6.47%) PCI DSS
3 29 (3.99%) COBIT
4 15 (2.07%) QA
5 14 (1.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (1.24%) SLA
7 5 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 4 (0.55%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.55%) GPG13
9 2 (0.28%) BS7799
9 2 (0.28%) HMG Infosec
10 1 (0.14%) BS25999
10 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.14%) GCP
10 1 (0.14%) GMP
10 1 (0.14%) GxP
System Software
1 50 (6.89%) Active Directory
2 33 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.69%) Forefront TMG
4 4 (0.55%) Squid
4 4 (0.55%) Snort
5 3 (0.41%) Nmap
5 3 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.28%) UAG
7 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (2.20%) Puppet
2 15 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (1.93%) Tivoli
4 10 (1.38%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 8 (1.10%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 6 (0.83%) SCCM
7 5 (0.69%) DatAdvantage
8 4 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.55%) Nagios
8 4 (0.55%) Nessus
9 3 (0.41%) Hyperic
9 3 (0.41%) Ganglia
9 3 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Management
9 3 (0.41%) ZENworks
10 1 (0.14%) OpenIDM
10 1 (0.14%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.14%) OpenSSO
10 1 (0.14%) SCOM
10 1 (0.14%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 57 (7.85%) Microsoft
2 35 (4.82%) Cisco
3 34 (4.68%) Oracle
4 33 (4.55%) VMware
5 25 (3.44%) HP
6 20 (2.75%) CheckPoint
7 19 (2.62%) Symantec
8 17 (2.34%) Juniper
9 16 (2.20%) Qualys
9 16 (2.20%) SAP
9 16 (2.20%) ArcSight
10 15 (2.07%) Cyber-Ark
10 15 (2.07%) BMC
11 13 (1.79%) Websense
12 10 (1.38%) McAfee
13 8 (1.10%) IBM
13 8 (1.10%) Blue Coat
14 7 (0.96%) F5
14 7 (0.96%) Sun
15 6 (0.83%) 3PAR
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