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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
England / London
Rank 129 135 189
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +54
Contract jobs citing Information Security 369 356 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.90% 1.69% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 1.99% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 248 166
Median daily rate £450 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £350 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £611
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +24.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £52.56 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-60.04% +133.61%

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
16402 17918 17552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.65% 84.94% 82.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 11857 12783 12516
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 219 200
Median hourly rate £31.47 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.84% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +9 44 £475 - 20
Docklands, London - 6 £525 -
Canary Wharf +2 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £488 - 1
Feltham +4 1 £400 -21.95%
Harrow +4 1 - -
West Drayton - 1 £470 -
Chiswick - 1 £477 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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.

1 221 (29.66%) Finance
2 203 (27.25%) CISSP
3 142 (19.06%) CISM
4 136 (18.26%) Risk Management
5 131 (17.58%) Cybersecurity
6 125 (16.78%) Management Information System
7 116 (15.57%) Microsoft
8 112 (15.03%) Windows
9 109 (14.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 99 (13.29%) SIEM
11 93 (12.48%) Firewall
11 93 (12.48%) Banking
12 92 (12.35%) Degree
12 92 (12.35%) Legal
13 91 (12.21%) PCI DSS
14 84 (11.28%) Security Cleared
14 84 (11.28%) Network Security
15 81 (10.87%) Project Management
15 81 (10.87%) Security Operations
16 76 (10.20%) Security Management
16 76 (10.20%) Security Architecture
17 74 (9.93%) Stakeholder Management
18 73 (9.80%) Penetration Testing
19 71 (9.53%) MS Excel
19 71 (9.53%) Cisco
20 69 (9.26%) CISA
21 66 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
22 63 (8.46%) Linux
23 60 (8.05%) Unix
23 60 (8.05%) ITIL

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 22 (2.95%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 10 (1.34%) Skype for Business
4 7 (0.94%) Confluence
4 7 (0.94%) WebSphere
5 6 (0.81%) CMS
6 5 (0.67%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.27%) Apache
7 2 (0.27%) IIS
7 2 (0.27%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.27%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.13%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.13%) Liferay
8 1 (0.13%) SAS
Applications
1 71 (9.53%) MS Excel
2 32 (4.30%) MS Office
3 9 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.40%) MS Project
7 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.54%) Oracle CRM
3 4 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.40%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.40%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 3 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.13%) Bankmaster
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.13%) Global One
6 1 (0.13%) Minerva
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.13%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.13%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 49 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (4.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (2.95%) Cloud Computing
4 16 (2.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 15 (2.01%) IaaS
5 15 (2.01%) Office 365
6 14 (1.88%) PaaS
7 9 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (1.21%) Amazon ELB
7 9 (1.21%) Amazon EMR
7 9 (1.21%) Amazon Kinesis
7 9 (1.21%) Amazon S3
7 9 (1.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 9 (1.21%) Route 53
8 8 (1.07%) SaaS
9 7 (0.94%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.27%) IBM Blueworks
10 2 (0.27%) Yammer
11 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 93 (12.48%) Firewall
2 84 (11.28%) Network Security
3 52 (6.98%) TCP/IP
4 46 (6.17%) Intrusion Detection
5 43 (5.77%) Internet
6 32 (4.30%) Wireless
7 28 (3.76%) LAN
8 27 (3.62%) WAN
9 23 (3.09%) DNS
10 19 (2.55%) VPN
11 17 (2.28%) SSL
12 14 (1.88%) Ethernet
12 14 (1.88%) Intranet
12 14 (1.88%) LDAP
13 13 (1.74%) OSPF
13 13 (1.74%) Skype
13 13 (1.74%) Wireshark
14 12 (1.61%) HTTP
15 11 (1.48%) DHCP
16 10 (1.34%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.07%) Big Data
3 6 (0.81%) Relational Database
4 5 (0.67%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 5 (0.67%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.54%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.40%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (0.40%) GIS
6 3 (0.40%) MySQL
6 3 (0.40%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.27%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.27%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.13%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.13%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.13%) Power BI
8 1 (0.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (2.42%) Jenkins
2 12 (1.61%) JIRA
3 4 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (0.54%) Travis CI
4 2 (0.27%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.13%) Ant
5 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.13%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 221 (29.66%) Finance
2 93 (12.48%) Banking
3 92 (12.35%) Legal
4 44 (5.91%) Retail
5 19 (2.55%) Telecoms
6 17 (2.28%) Military
7 12 (1.61%) Advertising
7 12 (1.61%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.48%) Games
9 10 (1.34%) Law
9 10 (1.34%) Marketing
10 8 (1.07%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.67%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.54%) German Language
12 4 (0.54%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.40%) Electronics
13 3 (0.40%) French Language
13 3 (0.40%) Wholesale Banking
14 2 (0.27%) Back Office
14 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 223 (29.93%) Analyst
2 167 (22.42%) Security Analyst
3 102 (13.69%) Architect
4 85 (11.41%) Consultant
5 70 (9.40%) Security Manager
6 64 (8.59%) Security Architect
7 59 (7.92%) Security Consultant
8 57 (7.65%) Information Analyst
9 55 (7.38%) Information Security Analyst
10 44 (5.91%) Information Security Manager
11 41 (5.50%) Project Manager
12 40 (5.37%) Information Manager
13 38 (5.10%) Business Analyst
14 31 (4.16%) Information Security Consultant
14 31 (4.16%) Security Engineer
14 31 (4.16%) Security Officer
15 29 (3.89%) IT Analyst
16 27 (3.62%) IT Security Analyst
17 26 (3.49%) Security Project Manager
18 25 (3.36%) Cybersecurity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.22%) Web Services
2 13 (1.74%) .NET
3 7 (0.94%) Regular Expression
3 7 (0.94%) RESTful
4 6 (0.81%) HTML
5 5 (0.67%) Middleware
5 5 (0.67%) SAML
5 5 (0.67%) XML
6 4 (0.54%) AngularJS
6 4 (0.54%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.54%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (0.54%) SOAP
6 4 (0.54%) Spring
7 3 (0.40%) DOM
7 3 (0.40%) J2EE
7 3 (0.40%) Node.js
7 3 (0.40%) WCF
8 2 (0.27%) Hibernate
8 2 (0.27%) Struts
8 2 (0.27%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 125 (16.78%) Management Information System
2 66 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (5.77%) Security Operations Centre
4 41 (5.50%) Data Centre
5 31 (4.16%) Computer Science
6 16 (2.15%) CESG
7 15 (2.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 15 (2.01%) Hybrid Cloud
8 14 (1.88%) Cyber Defence
8 14 (1.88%) Public Cloud
9 13 (1.74%) Blackberry
9 13 (1.74%) Fixed Income
10 12 (1.61%) SWIFT
11 11 (1.48%) Equities
12 10 (1.34%) Cyber Attack
12 10 (1.34%) Data Protection Act
12 10 (1.34%) iSeries
13 9 (1.21%) Tandem
14 7 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (0.81%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 112 (15.03%) Windows
2 63 (8.46%) Linux
3 60 (8.05%) Unix
4 34 (4.56%) Windows Server
5 16 (2.15%) Mac OS X
6 15 (2.01%) Windows 7
7 14 (1.88%) Windows 10
8 9 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (1.07%) OpenVMS
10 7 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.13%) Android
12 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.13%) Solaris
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (18.26%) Risk Management
2 131 (17.58%) Cybersecurity
3 99 (13.29%) SIEM
4 81 (10.87%) Project Management
4 81 (10.87%) Security Operations
5 76 (10.20%) Security Architecture
5 76 (10.20%) Security Management
6 74 (9.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 73 (9.80%) Penetration Testing
8 60 (8.05%) ITIL
9 56 (7.52%) Agile Software Development
10 55 (7.38%) Data Protection
11 51 (6.85%) Incident Management
12 50 (6.71%) Information Security Management
13 48 (6.44%) Risk Assessment
14 42 (5.64%) Data Loss Prevention
14 42 (5.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 41 (5.50%) Continuous Improvement
16 39 (5.23%) Vulnerability Management
17 38 (5.10%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (4.97%) SQL
2 30 (4.03%) Python
3 24 (3.22%) C
4 15 (2.01%) Java
5 14 (1.88%) Perl
6 10 (1.34%) C#
7 8 (1.07%) PowerShell
8 7 (0.94%) Go
8 7 (0.94%) Scala
9 6 (0.81%) C++
9 6 (0.81%) Ruby
10 5 (0.67%) JavaScript
10 5 (0.67%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.54%) VB
12 3 (0.40%) PHP
12 3 (0.40%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.27%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 203 (27.25%) CISSP
2 142 (19.06%) CISM
3 92 (12.35%) Degree
4 84 (11.28%) Security Cleared
5 69 (9.26%) CISA
6 56 (7.52%) SC Cleared
7 34 (4.56%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (4.30%) GIAC
9 27 (3.62%) SANS
10 22 (2.95%) CRISC
10 22 (2.95%) PCI QSA
11 20 (2.68%) DV Cleared
12 19 (2.55%) CISMP
13 17 (2.28%) CCNP
14 16 (2.15%) ISEB
14 16 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
15 15 (2.01%) CCNA
15 15 (2.01%) CEH
15 15 (2.01%) CESG Certified Professional
16 13 (1.74%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (14.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 91 (12.21%) PCI DSS
3 32 (4.30%) COBIT
4 29 (3.89%) GDPR
5 27 (3.62%) QA
6 23 (3.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (1.88%) SLA
8 13 (1.74%) ISO27002
9 7 (0.94%) Data Quality
10 6 (0.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 5 (0.67%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.40%) BS25999
12 3 (0.40%) BS7799
12 3 (0.40%) ISAE 3402
12 3 (0.40%) ISO22301
12 3 (0.40%) JSP 440
13 2 (0.27%) FedRAMP
13 2 (0.27%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.27%) ISO27005
13 2 (0.27%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 55 (7.38%) Active Directory
2 34 (4.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.74%) vSphere
4 12 (1.61%) Virtual Desktop
5 8 (1.07%) RACF
5 8 (1.07%) Snort
6 6 (0.81%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.40%) Docker
7 3 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.27%) Firmware
9 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.13%) NFS
9 1 (0.13%) Samba
9 1 (0.13%) Squid
9 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (2.28%) Nagios
2 12 (1.61%) Ansible
3 11 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (1.34%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 9 (1.21%) CSIRT
6 6 (0.81%) EnCase
6 6 (0.81%) Puppet
7 4 (0.54%) Nessus
7 4 (0.54%) QRadar
7 4 (0.54%) SCCM
8 3 (0.40%) ArcSight ESM
8 3 (0.40%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.27%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.13%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.13%) FTK
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.13%) RSA Archer
10 1 (0.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 116 (15.57%) Microsoft
2 71 (9.53%) Cisco
3 40 (5.37%) VMware
4 33 (4.43%) CheckPoint
4 33 (4.43%) Splunk
5 29 (3.89%) Oracle
6 22 (2.95%) CyberArk
7 17 (2.28%) Intel Security
7 17 (2.28%) Qualys
7 17 (2.28%) Symantec
8 15 (2.01%) Varonis
9 14 (1.88%) Intel
10 13 (1.74%) LANDesk
11 12 (1.61%) SAP
12 11 (1.48%) LogRhythm
13 10 (1.34%) ArcSight
13 10 (1.34%) Dell
13 10 (1.34%) Infoblox
13 10 (1.34%) Juniper
13 10 (1.34%) Palo Alto
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