Period
to 25 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 25 January 2021 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 60 117 108
Rank change year-on-year +57 -9 -6
Contract jobs citing Information Security 73 77 154
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.48% 1.58% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.89% 1.78% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 58 109
Median daily rate £520 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -4.76% -2.33%
10th Percentile £363 £351 £200
90th Percentile £638 £750 £675
Central London median daily rate £523 £500 £505
% change year-on-year +4.50% -0.99% -7.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,877 4,314 6,045
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 89.38% 88.37% 88.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,400 3,363 4,758
Median daily rate £520 £515 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.97% +0.49% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £315
90th Percentile £688 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £513 £510 £513
% change year-on-year +0.49% -0.49% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 48 63
Median hourly rate £26.50 £19.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.18% +3.95% +1.60%
10th Percentile £13.58 £12.02 £13.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £52.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate £26.75 £20.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year +30.49% +6.49% -4.94%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in the City of London

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Information Security in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Information Security in the City of London

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Information Security in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Information Security in the City of London

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Information Security in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Information Security in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 22 (30.14%) Azure
2 21 (28.77%) Finance
3 19 (26.03%) CISSP
3 19 (26.03%) Cybersecurity
4 17 (23.29%) Risk Management
4 17 (23.29%) Firewall
5 16 (21.92%) Banking
5 16 (21.92%) Active Directory
5 16 (21.92%) SIEM
6 15 (20.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (20.55%) Microsoft
6 15 (20.55%) Windows
6 15 (20.55%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (17.81%) Identity Access Management
7 13 (17.81%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (17.81%) AWS
8 12 (16.44%) Management Information System
8 12 (16.44%) CISM
8 12 (16.44%) NIST
8 12 (16.44%) Project Delivery
9 11 (15.07%) Risk Assessment
10 9 (12.33%) Vulnerability Management
10 9 (12.33%) QA
11 8 (10.96%) SC Cleared
11 8 (10.96%) Security Cleared
11 8 (10.96%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (10.96%) SQL Server
11 8 (10.96%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (9.59%) DevOps
12 7 (9.59%) CyberArk

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 6 (8.22%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.11%) Confluence
2 3 (4.11%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.37%) Apache
3 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.37%) nginx
3 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (6.85%) MS Visio
2 4 (5.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (1.37%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 22 (30.14%) Azure
2 13 (17.81%) AWS
3 4 (5.48%) Amazon Cognito
4 3 (4.11%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (4.11%) Office 365
4 3 (4.11%) OpenShift
4 3 (4.11%) Power Platform
5 2 (2.74%) Serverless
6 1 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.37%) Dropbox
6 1 (1.37%) IaaS
6 1 (1.37%) Logic Apps
6 1 (1.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (23.29%) Firewall
2 8 (10.96%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (5.48%) HTTP
3 4 (5.48%) Network Security
3 4 (5.48%) VPN
4 3 (4.11%) HTTPS
4 3 (4.11%) Intranet
4 3 (4.11%) IPsec
4 3 (4.11%) LAN
4 3 (4.11%) Skype
4 3 (4.11%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.11%) WAN
5 2 (2.74%) SSL
5 2 (2.74%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.37%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (1.37%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.37%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) MySQL
2 3 (4.11%) Power BI
3 1 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.37%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.37%) Redis
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (10.96%) Octopus Deploy
2 6 (8.22%) JIRA
3 5 (6.85%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.85%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.48%) GoCD
5 3 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.37%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.37%) SonarQube
General
1 21 (28.77%) Finance
2 16 (21.92%) Banking
3 5 (6.85%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.11%) International Banking
4 3 (4.11%) Legal
5 2 (2.74%) Public Sector
5 2 (2.74%) Retail
6 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.37%) Police
Job Titles
1 19 (26.03%) Analyst
2 9 (12.33%) Business Analyst
3 7 (9.59%) Project Manager
4 6 (8.22%) Security Analyst
4 6 (8.22%) Security Manager
5 5 (6.85%) Architect
5 5 (6.85%) Information Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) Security Architect
6 4 (5.48%) Consultant
6 4 (5.48%) Information Security Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) IT Manager
6 4 (5.48%) IT Project Manager
6 4 (5.48%) IT Security Manager
6 4 (5.48%) IT Security Project Manager
6 4 (5.48%) Operations Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Security Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Security Project Manager
7 3 (4.11%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) CyberArk Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Information Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.85%) SailPoint
2 4 (5.48%) .NET
2 4 (5.48%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.11%) AngularJS
3 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET Core
3 3 (4.11%) Gherkin
3 3 (4.11%) React
4 2 (2.74%) LDAP
4 2 (2.74%) YAML
5 1 (1.37%) Node.js
5 1 (1.37%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.44%) Management Information System
2 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.48%) Virtual Team
4 3 (4.11%) Analytical Mindset
4 3 (4.11%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 3 (4.11%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (4.11%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.74%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.74%) Robotics
5 2 (2.74%) User Experience
6 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.37%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.37%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.37%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.55%) Windows
2 6 (8.22%) Linux
2 6 (8.22%) Unix
3 5 (6.85%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.11%) Solaris
4 3 (4.11%) Windows 10
4 3 (4.11%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.37%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.03%) Cybersecurity
2 17 (23.29%) Risk Management
3 16 (21.92%) SIEM
4 15 (20.55%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (17.81%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (17.81%) Identity Access Management
6 12 (16.44%) Project Delivery
7 11 (15.07%) Risk Assessment
8 9 (12.33%) Vulnerability Management
9 7 (9.59%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (9.59%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 7 (9.59%) DevOps
9 7 (9.59%) Privileged Access Management
9 7 (9.59%) Secure Coding
9 7 (9.59%) Security Monitoring
9 7 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (9.59%) Threat Intelligence
9 7 (9.59%) Threat Modelling
10 6 (8.22%) Critical Thinking
10 6 (8.22%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.85%) PowerShell
1 5 (6.85%) SQL
2 4 (5.48%) Bash Shell
2 4 (5.48%) C#
2 4 (5.48%) Perl
2 4 (5.48%) Python
2 4 (5.48%) Ruby
3 3 (4.11%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.11%) TypeScript
4 2 (2.74%) BeanShell
4 2 (2.74%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (26.03%) CISSP
2 12 (16.44%) CISM
3 8 (10.96%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.96%) Security Cleared
4 7 (9.59%) Degree
5 4 (5.48%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (5.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (5.48%) SSCP
6 3 (4.11%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 3 (4.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (4.11%) CCSP
6 3 (4.11%) CEH
6 3 (4.11%) DBS Check
6 3 (4.11%) GCIH
7 2 (2.74%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (2.74%) CISA
7 2 (2.74%) CREST Certified
7 2 (2.74%) FFIEC
7 2 (2.74%) GCFA
7 2 (2.74%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (20.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (16.44%) NIST
3 9 (12.33%) QA
4 6 (8.22%) COBIT
5 2 (2.74%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (2.74%) PCI DSS
5 2 (2.74%) PMO
6 1 (1.37%) GDPR
System Software
1 16 (21.92%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.48%) Docker
3 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (9.59%) Kubernetes
2 5 (6.85%) Ansible
3 4 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (5.48%) Puppet
3 4 (5.48%) Rundeck
4 2 (2.74%) CSIRT
4 2 (2.74%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.37%) CASB
5 1 (1.37%) Demisto
5 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 15 (20.55%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.59%) Atlassian
2 7 (9.59%) CyberArk
3 4 (5.48%) Cisco
3 4 (5.48%) McAfee
3 4 (5.48%) Okta
3 4 (5.48%) SaltStack
3 4 (5.48%) SAP
4 3 (4.11%) ArcSight
4 3 (4.11%) Qualys
4 3 (4.11%) ServiceNow
4 3 (4.11%) VMware
5 2 (2.74%) Symantec
6 1 (1.37%) AlgoSec
6 1 (1.37%) Apple
6 1 (1.37%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.37%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.37%) Citrix
6 1 (1.37%) Google
6 1 (1.37%) MobileIron