Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Information Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security over the 6 months to 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Information Security (InfoSec)
London > Central London
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 107 115
Rank change year-on-year -21 +8 +12
Contract jobs citing Information Security 204 187 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.21% 2.17% 2.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 2.43% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 139 136
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £519
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.20% +5.87%
10th Percentile £268 £313 £363
90th Percentile £675 £695 £700
London median daily rate £538 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £26.50 £18.70 £42.50
% change year-on-year +41.71% -56.00% +88.89%

Information Security is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 8,145 7,706 6,951
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 88.11% 89.27% 88.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,282 6,010 5,374
Central London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £650
London median daily rate £501 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +0.10% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 77 62
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.31 £11.34
90th Percentile £33.60 £34.62 £55.00
London median hourly rate £24.08 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.02% - +12.50%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Central London

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Information Security in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in Central London

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Central London over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in Central London

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in Central London

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in Central 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 Central London region over the 6 months to 16 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +1 163 £525 - 73
West End of London -20 11 £400 -7.25%
City of Westminster -6 3 £525 +10.53% 1
Camden - 1 £550 -
Information Security
London

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 87 (42.65%) Finance
2 47 (23.04%) Cybersecurity
3 43 (21.08%) Management Information System
4 41 (20.10%) Windows
5 40 (19.61%) Microsoft Azure
6 39 (19.12%) Active Directory
7 38 (18.63%) CISSP
8 34 (16.67%) CISM
8 34 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 32 (15.69%) GDPR
10 30 (14.71%) Firewall
10 30 (14.71%) Data Protection
11 28 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
12 27 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
12 27 (13.24%) Microsoft
13 26 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
14 25 (12.25%) CISA
14 25 (12.25%) SIEM
15 24 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
16 23 (11.27%) Risk Management
17 22 (10.78%) Legal
17 22 (10.78%) ITIL
17 22 (10.78%) Amazon AWS
17 22 (10.78%) Degree
18 21 (10.29%) PCI DSS
18 21 (10.29%) Linux
19 20 (9.80%) Retail
20 19 (9.31%) Disaster Recovery
20 19 (9.31%) Project Management
21 18 (8.82%) SQL

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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 13 (6.37%) MS Exchange
2 12 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (4.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (3.92%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.45%) Apache Spark
5 5 (2.45%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.47%) Apache
6 3 (1.47%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.98%) IIS
8 1 (0.49%) CMS
8 1 (0.49%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.96%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.49%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.49%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.47%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.49%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.49%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 40 (19.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (10.78%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.92%) Office 365
4 5 (2.45%) IaaS
4 5 (2.45%) PaaS
5 4 (1.96%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (1.96%) Datadog
5 4 (1.96%) Mimecast
5 4 (1.96%) Serverless
6 3 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.47%) SaaS
7 2 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 30 (14.71%) Firewall
2 17 (8.33%) Network Security
3 12 (5.88%) LAN
4 10 (4.90%) WAN
4 10 (4.90%) Wireless
5 9 (4.41%) DHCP
5 9 (4.41%) DNS
5 9 (4.41%) TCP/IP
6 8 (3.92%) HTTP
7 6 (2.94%) Intranet
7 6 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (2.94%) SSL
8 5 (2.45%) BGP
8 5 (2.45%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (2.45%) OSPF
8 5 (2.45%) VPN
9 4 (1.96%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (1.47%) NX-OS
10 3 (1.47%) VXLAN
10 3 (1.47%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.37%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.43%) Hadoop
3 5 (2.45%) MySQL
3 5 (2.45%) Power BI
4 4 (1.96%) Big Data
4 4 (1.96%) InfluxDB
4 4 (1.96%) Redis
4 4 (1.96%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.47%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 2 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.98%) QGIS
6 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (3.43%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.94%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.45%) JIRA
4 3 (1.47%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.98%) ERwin
5 2 (0.98%) GoCD
5 2 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.49%) Ant
6 1 (0.49%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.49%) Gradle
6 1 (0.49%) Maven
6 1 (0.49%) Selenium
6 1 (0.49%) Toad
6 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 87 (42.65%) Finance
2 22 (10.78%) Legal
3 20 (9.80%) Retail
4 14 (6.86%) Law
5 9 (4.41%) Banking
6 5 (2.45%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.96%) Marketing
8 3 (1.47%) Advertising
8 3 (1.47%) Billing
9 2 (0.98%) Electronics
9 2 (0.98%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.98%) French Language
9 2 (0.98%) German Language
9 2 (0.98%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.98%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.49%) Games
10 1 (0.49%) Local Government
10 1 (0.49%) Publishing
10 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (22.06%) Analyst
2 33 (16.18%) Consultant
3 26 (12.75%) Security Consultant
4 21 (10.29%) Architect
4 21 (10.29%) Security Manager
5 16 (7.84%) Information Manager
5 16 (7.84%) Information Security Manager
6 15 (7.35%) Security Architect
7 14 (6.86%) Security Analyst
8 13 (6.37%) Information Security Consultant
9 12 (5.88%) Security Engineer
9 12 (5.88%) Service Analyst
10 11 (5.39%) Project Manager
10 11 (5.39%) Service Desk Analyst
11 10 (4.90%) Service Desk Support
11 10 (4.90%) Service Desk Support Analyst
12 9 (4.41%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
12 9 (4.41%) 1st Line Support
12 9 (4.41%) 1st Line Support Analyst
13 8 (3.92%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.43%) HTML
2 6 (2.94%) .NET
3 5 (2.45%) Node.js
3 5 (2.45%) REST
4 4 (1.96%) CSS
4 4 (1.96%) CSS3
4 4 (1.96%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (1.96%) GraphQL
4 4 (1.96%) HTML5
4 4 (1.96%) LDAP
4 4 (1.96%) Memcached
4 4 (1.96%) React
4 4 (1.96%) React Native
4 4 (1.96%) SailPoint
4 4 (1.96%) Swagger
5 3 (1.47%) JSON
5 3 (1.47%) Kafka
5 3 (1.47%) SAML
6 2 (0.98%) WPF
6 2 (0.98%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (21.08%) Management Information System
2 27 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (7.84%) Data Centre
4 14 (6.86%) Data Protection Act
5 12 (5.88%) iPhone
6 10 (4.90%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (4.41%) Blackberry
7 9 (4.41%) Tandem
8 5 (2.45%) e-Learning
8 5 (2.45%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.96%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (1.96%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.47%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.47%) iPad
10 3 (1.47%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (1.47%) Social Media
10 3 (1.47%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.98%) Cloud Native
11 2 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 41 (20.10%) Windows
2 21 (10.29%) Linux
3 17 (8.33%) Unix
4 15 (7.35%) Android
5 11 (5.39%) Windows Server
6 9 (4.41%) Windows Mobile
6 9 (4.41%) Windows XP
7 8 (3.92%) Apple iOS
7 8 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.45%) Windows 10
9 4 (1.96%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (23.04%) Cybersecurity
2 30 (14.71%) Data Protection
3 28 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
4 26 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (12.25%) SIEM
6 24 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (11.27%) Risk Management
8 22 (10.78%) ITIL
9 19 (9.31%) Disaster Recovery
9 19 (9.31%) Project Management
10 18 (8.82%) Security Management
10 18 (8.82%) Vulnerability Management
11 17 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (8.33%) Information Security Management
12 16 (7.84%) Security Architecture
12 16 (7.84%) Security Operations
13 15 (7.35%) DevOps
13 15 (7.35%) SDLC
14 14 (6.86%) Identity Access Management
14 14 (6.86%) Privileged Access Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (8.82%) SQL
2 16 (7.84%) Python
3 15 (7.35%) PowerShell
4 12 (5.88%) Java
5 7 (3.43%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.43%) PHP
6 6 (2.94%) Bash Shell
6 6 (2.94%) C#
7 4 (1.96%) Go
7 4 (1.96%) Perl
8 3 (1.47%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.98%) R
9 2 (0.98%) Ruby
10 1 (0.49%) BeanShell
10 1 (0.49%) C
10 1 (0.49%) C++
10 1 (0.49%) Scala
10 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (18.63%) CISSP
2 34 (16.67%) CISM
3 25 (12.25%) CISA
4 22 (10.78%) Degree
5 10 (4.90%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (3.43%) CCNA
7 6 (2.94%) CRISC
7 6 (2.94%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 5 (2.45%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.45%) Security Cleared
9 4 (1.96%) CCNP
9 4 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.47%) GIAC
10 3 (1.47%) ISSAP
11 2 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.98%) GCFA
11 2 (0.98%) GCIH
11 2 (0.98%) ISEB
11 2 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.98%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (15.69%) GDPR
3 21 (10.29%) PCI DSS
4 7 (3.43%) HIPAA
4 7 (3.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (2.94%) COBIT
6 5 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (1.96%) Data Quality
8 3 (1.47%) QA
8 3 (1.47%) SLA
9 2 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.98%) IFRS
9 2 (0.98%) ISAE 3402
9 2 (0.98%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.49%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.49%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 39 (19.12%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.39%) Docker
3 6 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.98%) HDFS
4 2 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.49%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.49%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (6.86%) Ansible
2 11 (5.39%) Kubernetes
3 7 (3.43%) Puppet
3 7 (3.43%) Terraform
4 6 (2.94%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (1.96%) Consul
5 4 (1.96%) Grafana
5 4 (1.96%) Graphite
5 4 (1.96%) Kibana
5 4 (1.96%) logstash
5 4 (1.96%) Rundeck
5 4 (1.96%) ZABBIX
6 3 (1.47%) CASB
6 3 (1.47%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (1.47%) Nagios
6 3 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.47%) SCCM
7 2 (0.98%) CSIRT
7 2 (0.98%) Nessus
7 2 (0.98%) QRadar
Vendors
1 27 (13.24%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.33%) Splunk
3 14 (6.86%) Citrix
4 13 (6.37%) Oracle
4 13 (6.37%) VMware
5 9 (4.41%) CheckPoint
6 8 (3.92%) Cisco
6 8 (3.92%) SAP
7 7 (3.43%) Palo Alto
8 6 (2.94%) F5
8 6 (2.94%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.94%) SaltStack
8 6 (2.94%) ServiceNow
8 6 (2.94%) Sony
9 5 (2.45%) CyberArk
9 5 (2.45%) Juniper
10 4 (1.96%) Okta
10 4 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.96%) Sophos
10 4 (1.96%) Symantec