Period
to 18 April 2019

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 18 April 2019 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
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 104 115 151
Rank change year-on-year +11 +36 +2
Contract jobs citing Information Security 229 207 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.57% 2.25% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.87% 2.53% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 158 80
Central London median daily rate £525 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% -4.04%
10th Percentile £350 £363 £374
90th Percentile £725 £738 £626
London median daily rate £550 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £24.25 £41.00 -
% change year-on-year -40.85% - -

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 7,985 8,166 6,400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 89.59% 88.77% 87.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,056 6,361 4,919
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £650
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 114 50
Central London median hourly rate £22.25 £21.11 £20.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.39% +2.89% -5.07%
10th Percentile £12.13 £12.49 £12.98
90th Percentile £56.50 £47.69 £40.73
London median hourly rate £28.75 £24.09 £26.25
% change year-on-year +19.34% -8.23% +24.61%

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 18 April 2019.

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 18 April 2019. 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 +11 167 £550 +4.76% 35
West End of London -3 14 £469 -16.67%
City of Westminster -7 4 £465 -17.33%
Southwark -34 3 - -
Information Security
London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2019, 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 99 (43.23%) Finance
2 57 (24.89%) Windows
3 55 (24.02%) Security Management
4 53 (23.14%) Information Security Management
5 49 (21.40%) ISMS
6 48 (20.96%) Management Information System
7 44 (19.21%) Active Directory
8 43 (18.78%) CISSP
9 42 (18.34%) Microsoft Azure
10 41 (17.90%) Cybersecurity
11 35 (15.28%) Amazon AWS
11 35 (15.28%) Microsoft
11 35 (15.28%) CISM
12 33 (14.41%) Law
13 29 (12.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 28 (12.23%) Linux
15 26 (11.35%) Firewall
16 25 (10.92%) PowerShell
16 25 (10.92%) Migration
16 25 (10.92%) SQL
17 24 (10.48%) VMware
17 24 (10.48%) Agile Software Development
17 24 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
18 22 (9.61%) Docker
18 22 (9.61%) Kubernetes
18 22 (9.61%) Risk Management
18 22 (9.61%) CISA
18 22 (9.61%) SIEM
19 21 (9.17%) SQL Server
19 21 (9.17%) Python

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 (5.68%) MS Exchange
2 9 (3.93%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (2.18%) Apache
4 5 (2.18%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.87%) Confluence
7 2 (0.87%) IIS
8 1 (0.44%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 3 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.87%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.87%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.44%) InVision
3 1 (0.44%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 5 (2.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.87%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.44%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.44%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 42 (18.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (15.28%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (8.30%) Office 365
4 8 (3.49%) Datadog
5 7 (3.06%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (3.06%) SaaS
6 6 (2.62%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (2.62%) Serverless
7 5 (2.18%) Amazon EMR
7 5 (2.18%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (2.18%) IaaS
8 4 (1.75%) PaaS
9 3 (1.31%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.87%) G Suite
11 1 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.44%) AWS CodePipeline
11 1 (0.44%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.44%) npm
11 1 (0.44%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 26 (11.35%) Firewall
2 16 (6.99%) Network Security
3 9 (3.93%) DHCP
3 9 (3.93%) DNS
3 9 (3.93%) WAN
4 8 (3.49%) TCP/IP
5 7 (3.06%) Internet
5 7 (3.06%) SAN
6 6 (2.62%) HTTP
6 6 (2.62%) LAN
7 4 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (1.31%) BGP
8 3 (1.31%) Cisco ISE
8 3 (1.31%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (1.31%) OSPF
8 3 (1.31%) SSL
8 3 (1.31%) VPN
8 3 (1.31%) Wireless
9 2 (0.87%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.87%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.17%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.68%) MySQL
3 8 (3.49%) Big Data
3 8 (3.49%) Redis
3 8 (3.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (3.06%) Hadoop
4 7 (3.06%) InfluxDB
5 5 (2.18%) DataStage
5 5 (2.18%) Pentaho
5 5 (2.18%) SAP HANA
5 5 (2.18%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (2.18%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (1.75%) Power BI
6 4 (1.75%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.87%) DB2
8 2 (0.87%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (5.24%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.93%) JIRA
3 5 (2.18%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.31%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.87%) GoCD
5 2 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.87%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.44%) Ant
6 1 (0.44%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.44%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.44%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.44%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.44%) ERwin
6 1 (0.44%) GitLab
6 1 (0.44%) Gradle
6 1 (0.44%) Grunt
6 1 (0.44%) gulp
6 1 (0.44%) Maven
6 1 (0.44%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.44%) webpack
General
1 99 (43.23%) Finance
2 33 (14.41%) Law
3 21 (9.17%) Legal
4 20 (8.73%) Banking
5 4 (1.75%) Retail
6 2 (0.87%) Front Office
6 2 (0.87%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.87%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.44%) Billing
7 1 (0.44%) French Language
7 1 (0.44%) Games
7 1 (0.44%) German Language
7 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.44%) Local Government
7 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.44%) Marketing
7 1 (0.44%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 51 (22.27%) Analyst
2 26 (11.35%) Security Manager
3 22 (9.61%) Consultant
4 20 (8.73%) Information Security Manager
4 20 (8.73%) Security Analyst
5 18 (7.86%) Information Manager
6 16 (6.99%) Security Consultant
7 14 (6.11%) Architect
7 14 (6.11%) Information Analyst
7 14 (6.11%) Information Security Analyst
7 14 (6.11%) Information Security Consultant
7 14 (6.11%) Project Manager
8 13 (5.68%) Security Engineer
9 11 (4.80%) Service Analyst
9 11 (4.80%) Support Analyst
10 9 (3.93%) Business Analyst
10 9 (3.93%) Desktop Support
10 9 (3.93%) Junior
10 9 (3.93%) Security Architect
10 9 (3.93%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.37%) REST
2 8 (3.49%) Node.js
3 7 (3.06%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (3.06%) GraphQL
3 7 (3.06%) Memcached
3 7 (3.06%) React Native
3 7 (3.06%) Swagger
4 5 (2.18%) .NET
4 5 (2.18%) Pandas
4 5 (2.18%) PySpark
4 5 (2.18%) React
4 5 (2.18%) SailPoint
5 4 (1.75%) CSS
5 4 (1.75%) CSS3
5 4 (1.75%) HTML
5 4 (1.75%) HTML5
5 4 (1.75%) Kafka
6 3 (1.31%) gRPC
7 2 (0.87%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 2 (0.87%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (20.96%) Management Information System
2 21 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (7.86%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.93%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.49%) Tandem
6 6 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.18%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.18%) iPhone
7 5 (2.18%) PKI
7 5 (2.18%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.18%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.75%) User Experience
9 3 (1.31%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.31%) Fintech
9 3 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.31%) Wiki
10 2 (0.87%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.87%) Social Media
10 2 (0.87%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 57 (24.89%) Windows
2 28 (12.23%) Linux
3 19 (8.30%) Windows Server
4 13 (5.68%) Unix
5 12 (5.24%) Android
6 9 (3.93%) Apple iOS
7 8 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.18%) Windows 10
8 5 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.75%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (1.75%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.31%) Data ONTAP
10 3 (1.31%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (24.02%) Security Management
2 53 (23.14%) Information Security Management
3 49 (21.40%) ISMS
4 41 (17.90%) Cybersecurity
5 25 (10.92%) Migration
6 24 (10.48%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (9.61%) Risk Management
7 22 (9.61%) SIEM
8 20 (8.73%) ITIL
8 20 (8.73%) Vulnerability Management
9 19 (8.30%) Security Architecture
10 17 (7.42%) Identity Access Management
11 16 (6.99%) DevOps
11 16 (6.99%) Security Operations
12 15 (6.55%) Configuration Management
12 15 (6.55%) Penetration Testing
12 15 (6.55%) Project Management
13 14 (6.11%) Disaster Recovery
13 14 (6.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (10.92%) PowerShell
1 25 (10.92%) SQL
2 21 (9.17%) Python
3 9 (3.93%) Bash Shell
3 9 (3.93%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.62%) Java
5 5 (2.18%) Julia
6 4 (1.75%) Go
6 4 (1.75%) PHP
6 4 (1.75%) Ruby
7 3 (1.31%) C#
8 2 (0.87%) Perl
8 2 (0.87%) Scala
9 1 (0.44%) BeanShell
9 1 (0.44%) C++
9 1 (0.44%) ES6
Qualifications
1 43 (18.78%) CISSP
2 35 (15.28%) CISM
3 22 (9.61%) CISA
4 16 (6.99%) Degree
5 10 (4.37%) Security Cleared
6 9 (3.93%) CRISC
7 8 (3.49%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.31%) CCA
9 3 (1.31%) CCEA
9 3 (1.31%) CCNP
9 3 (1.31%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.31%) GIAC
9 3 (1.31%) MCSE
9 3 (1.31%) SANS
9 3 (1.31%) VCP5
9 3 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.87%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (12.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (8.30%) GDPR
3 10 (4.37%) PCI DSS
4 8 (3.49%) COBIT
5 7 (3.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (2.18%) HIPAA
6 5 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (1.75%) Data Quality
7 4 (1.75%) SLA
8 2 (0.87%) Basel II
8 2 (0.87%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.87%) IFRS
8 2 (0.87%) ISAE 3402
8 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (0.87%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.44%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.44%) PMO
9 1 (0.44%) PSD2
9 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 44 (19.21%) Active Directory
2 22 (9.61%) Docker
3 9 (3.93%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (3.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.18%) Shibboleth
4 5 (2.18%) VMware NSX
4 5 (2.18%) XenApp
5 4 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.75%) vSphere
6 3 (1.31%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.44%) etcd
7 1 (0.44%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 22 (9.61%) Kubernetes
2 12 (5.24%) SCCM
3 11 (4.80%) Ansible
4 10 (4.37%) Puppet
4 10 (4.37%) Terraform
5 8 (3.49%) Consul
5 8 (3.49%) Kibana
5 8 (3.49%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (3.06%) Grafana
6 7 (3.06%) Graphite
6 7 (3.06%) logstash
6 7 (3.06%) ZABBIX
7 5 (2.18%) WSUS
8 3 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.87%) CASB
9 2 (0.87%) CSIRT
9 2 (0.87%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 2 (0.87%) Nessus
9 2 (0.87%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.44%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 35 (15.28%) Microsoft
2 24 (10.48%) VMware
3 20 (8.73%) Sony
4 11 (4.80%) Cisco
4 11 (4.80%) Google
4 11 (4.80%) ServiceNow
5 10 (4.37%) Citrix
6 9 (3.93%) Oracle
6 9 (3.93%) SaltStack
7 6 (2.62%) CheckPoint
7 6 (2.62%) Splunk
8 5 (2.18%) CyberArk
8 5 (2.18%) Databricks
8 5 (2.18%) Informatica
8 5 (2.18%) SAP
8 5 (2.18%) Talend
9 4 (1.75%) F5
9 4 (1.75%) NetApp
9 4 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.75%) Symantec