Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 92 150 140
Rank change year-on-year +58 -10 -25
Contract jobs citing Information Security 225 162 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.80% 1.79% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.09% 2.03% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 121 102
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +6.33% -3.19%
10th Percentile £391 £375 £339
90th Percentile £725 £738 £675
London median daily rate £550 £526 £500
% change year-on-year +4.51% +5.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% -34.00% -58.33%

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 7,281 7,980 7,064
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 90.46% 88.07% 89.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,664 6,208 5,414
Central London median daily rate £520 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £338 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 115 73
Central London median hourly rate £19.75 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.61% -1.58% -5.00%
10th Percentile £11.30 £13.24 £12.88
90th Percentile £51.06 £32.60 £31.35
London median hourly rate £23.00 £22.42 £23.25
% change year-on-year +2.59% -3.57% +7.19%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +63 173 £575 +9.52% 51
West End of London +15 5 £575 +24.32%
Information Security
London

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 91 (40.44%) Finance
2 52 (23.11%) CISSP
3 46 (20.44%) Security Management
4 45 (20.00%) Windows
5 44 (19.56%) Office 365
5 44 (19.56%) Cybersecurity
6 43 (19.11%) Information Security Management
7 42 (18.67%) ISMS
8 39 (17.33%) Management Information System
9 37 (16.44%) ITIL
10 36 (16.00%) Microsoft
11 35 (15.56%) Law
11 35 (15.56%) CISM
12 32 (14.22%) Stakeholder Management
13 31 (13.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 31 (13.78%) Sony
13 31 (13.78%) Risk Management
14 30 (13.33%) Linux
15 26 (11.56%) Active Directory
15 26 (11.56%) CISA
15 26 (11.56%) Azure
16 25 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
16 25 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
17 24 (10.67%) Firewall
17 24 (10.67%) SIEM
18 23 (10.22%) Security Operations
18 23 (10.22%) Self-Motivation
19 22 (9.78%) Security Architecture
20 21 (9.33%) Vulnerability Management
20 21 (9.33%) ITIL Certification

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 7 (3.11%) Confluence
2 5 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.33%) Apache
3 3 (1.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.89%) IIS
4 2 (0.89%) Jupyter
4 2 (0.89%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.44%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.44%) CMS
5 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.44%) SAP Portal
5 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 21 (9.33%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.89%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.44%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.78%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (1.78%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (0.44%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.44%) SAP CS
2 1 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.44%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 44 (19.56%) Office 365
2 26 (11.56%) Azure
3 15 (6.67%) AWS
4 9 (4.00%) GCP
5 8 (3.56%) SaaS
6 6 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (2.67%) IaaS
6 6 (2.67%) PaaS
7 5 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.33%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.89%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.89%) Route 53
9 2 (0.89%) Serverless
9 2 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.44%) Apigee
10 1 (0.44%) G Suite
10 1 (0.44%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.44%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.67%) Firewall
2 9 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 9 (4.00%) Network Security
3 4 (1.78%) Internet
4 3 (1.33%) HTTP
4 3 (1.33%) LAN
4 3 (1.33%) SAN
4 3 (1.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.33%) WAN
5 2 (0.89%) DNS
5 2 (0.89%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.89%) IPsec
5 2 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.89%) Wireless
6 1 (0.44%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (0.44%) Intranet
6 1 (0.44%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.44%) VLAN
6 1 (0.44%) VPN
6 1 (0.44%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.89%) MySQL
3 3 (1.33%) Power BI
3 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2017
4 2 (0.89%) BigQuery
4 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.44%) InfluxDB
5 1 (0.44%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (4.00%) JIRA
2 4 (1.78%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.78%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.33%) CircleCI
4 2 (0.89%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.44%) GitLab
5 1 (0.44%) IBM UrbanCode
5 1 (0.44%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.44%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.44%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 91 (40.44%) Finance
2 35 (15.56%) Law
3 17 (7.56%) Banking
4 11 (4.89%) Legal
5 9 (4.00%) Investment Banking
6 8 (3.56%) Retail
7 4 (1.78%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.33%) Military
8 3 (1.33%) Police
8 3 (1.33%) Public Sector
8 3 (1.33%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.89%) Marketing
9 2 (0.89%) Publishing
10 1 (0.44%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.44%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 61 (27.11%) Analyst
2 26 (11.56%) Service Analyst
3 25 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 23 (10.22%) Security Analyst
5 22 (9.78%) Architect
5 22 (9.78%) Consultant
6 20 (8.89%) Security Consultant
6 20 (8.89%) Security Manager
7 16 (7.11%) Business Analyst
7 16 (7.11%) Security Engineer
8 14 (6.22%) Project Manager
8 14 (6.22%) Security Architect
9 13 (5.78%) ArcSight Engineer
10 12 (5.33%) Information Security Consultant
10 12 (5.33%) Information Security Manager
10 12 (5.33%) IT Engineer
11 10 (4.44%) Information Analyst
11 10 (4.44%) Information Security Analyst
12 9 (4.00%) Information Manager
12 9 (4.00%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.11%) Node.js
2 4 (1.78%) REST
2 4 (1.78%) Web Services
3 3 (1.33%) .NET
3 3 (1.33%) XML
4 2 (0.89%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.89%) CSS
4 2 (0.89%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (0.89%) HTML
4 2 (0.89%) JSON
4 2 (0.89%) Pandas
4 2 (0.89%) Spring
5 1 (0.44%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.44%) GraphQL
5 1 (0.44%) gRPC
5 1 (0.44%) Kafka
5 1 (0.44%) React
5 1 (0.44%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.44%) Swagger
5 1 (0.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 39 (17.33%) Management Information System
2 23 (10.22%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (5.78%) Data Centre
4 12 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.11%) PKI
6 5 (2.22%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (1.78%) User Experience
8 3 (1.33%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.33%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.33%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.33%) Tandem
8 3 (1.33%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.89%) Cyberattack
9 2 (0.89%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.89%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.89%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.89%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.44%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.44%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 45 (20.00%) Windows
2 30 (13.33%) Linux
3 16 (7.11%) Windows Server
4 11 (4.89%) Unix
5 9 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (3.11%) Mac OS X
7 6 (2.67%) Debian
7 6 (2.67%) openSUSE
7 6 (2.67%) Ubuntu
8 4 (1.78%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.33%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.89%) Android
10 2 (0.89%) CentOS
10 2 (0.89%) Mac OS X Server
10 2 (0.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (20.44%) Security Management
2 44 (19.56%) Cybersecurity
3 43 (19.11%) Information Security Management
4 42 (18.67%) ISMS
5 37 (16.44%) ITIL
6 32 (14.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 31 (13.78%) Risk Management
8 25 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
9 24 (10.67%) SIEM
10 23 (10.22%) Security Operations
11 22 (9.78%) Security Architecture
12 21 (9.33%) Vulnerability Management
13 16 (7.11%) Project Management
14 13 (5.78%) Data Protection
14 13 (5.78%) DevOps
14 13 (5.78%) Migration
15 12 (5.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 11 (4.89%) OWASP
16 11 (4.89%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.67%) Python
2 12 (5.33%) Java
2 12 (5.33%) JavaScript
3 9 (4.00%) SQL
4 7 (3.11%) PowerShell
5 6 (2.67%) Ruby
6 3 (1.33%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.33%) C#
6 3 (1.33%) Perl
7 2 (0.89%) C
8 1 (0.44%) C++
8 1 (0.44%) Go
8 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (23.11%) CISSP
2 35 (15.56%) CISM
3 26 (11.56%) CISA
4 21 (9.33%) Degree
4 21 (9.33%) ITIL Certification
5 14 (6.22%) Security Cleared
6 13 (5.78%) CRISC
7 8 (3.56%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (3.56%) SC Cleared
8 7 (3.11%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 7 (3.11%) CEH
9 4 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.78%) SANS
10 3 (1.33%) CHFI
10 3 (1.33%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.33%) GCIH
10 3 (1.33%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.89%) CISMP
11 2 (0.89%) GCIA
11 2 (0.89%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (13.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (9.33%) NIST
3 17 (7.56%) COBIT
4 11 (4.89%) PCI DSS
5 10 (4.44%) GDPR
6 4 (1.78%) QA
7 3 (1.33%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (1.33%) NIST 800
7 3 (1.33%) SLA
8 2 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.44%) COSO
9 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.44%) NCSC
9 1 (0.44%) PMO
9 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (11.56%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.11%) Docker
3 4 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.33%) Shibboleth
4 3 (1.33%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.89%) XenApp
6 1 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.44%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 8 (3.56%) Nessus
2 7 (3.11%) Single Sign-On
3 6 (2.67%) SCCM
4 5 (2.22%) HP Fortify
4 5 (2.22%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.78%) Ansible
5 4 (1.78%) CASB
5 4 (1.78%) Terraform
6 3 (1.33%) CSIRT
6 3 (1.33%) Jamf Pro
6 3 (1.33%) WSUS
7 2 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.44%) Graphite
8 1 (0.44%) Kibana
8 1 (0.44%) logstash
8 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.44%) Nexpose
8 1 (0.44%) Puppet
8 1 (0.44%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 36 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 31 (13.78%) Sony
3 16 (7.11%) ArcSight
4 15 (6.67%) CyberArk
5 9 (4.00%) Oracle
6 8 (3.56%) VMware
7 6 (2.67%) Adobe
7 6 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (2.22%) Google
8 5 (2.22%) Qualys
9 4 (1.78%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (1.78%) Symantec
10 3 (1.33%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.33%) Citrix
10 3 (1.33%) Darktrace
10 3 (1.33%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.33%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.33%) Splunk
11 2 (0.89%) Apple
11 2 (0.89%) Rapid7