Period
to 22 February 2018

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 22 February 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 117 135
Rank change year-on-year +25 +18 +4
Contract jobs citing Information Security 186 117 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.62% 1.90% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.98% 2.19% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 88 81
City of London median daily rate £538 £481 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.69% +6.94% -7.02%
10th Percentile £363 £375 £305
90th Percentile £695 £674 £575
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London 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 6,238 5,346 5,772
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.81% 87.03% 86.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,966 4,249 4,616
City of London median daily rate £504 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £334 £313 £293
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 51 59
City of London median hourly rate £19.10 £20.75 £21.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.95% -1.80% +10.43%
10th Percentile £11.63 £13.74 £11.93
90th Percentile £41.65 £55.00 £51.90
Central London median hourly rate £20.75 £20.21 £21.13
% change year-on-year +2.67% -4.35% +17.39%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in the City of London

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in the City of London

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in the City of London

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 22 February 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
London Bridge -3 1 £725 +16.00%
Information Security
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 City of London region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 88 (47.31%) Finance
2 49 (26.34%) CISSP
3 45 (24.19%) Cybersecurity
4 39 (20.97%) GDPR
5 37 (19.89%) CISM
6 33 (17.74%) Windows
7 30 (16.13%) Legal
7 30 (16.13%) Project Management
7 30 (16.13%) SIEM
8 29 (15.59%) Banking
9 28 (15.05%) Firewall
9 28 (15.05%) Data Protection
10 27 (14.52%) Unix
10 27 (14.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 26 (13.98%) Management Information System
12 25 (13.44%) Linux
13 23 (12.37%) CISA
13 23 (12.37%) Security Architecture
14 22 (11.83%) Risk Management
15 20 (10.75%) Penetration Testing
16 19 (10.22%) Stakeholder Management
16 19 (10.22%) Microsoft
17 18 (9.68%) Vulnerability Management
18 17 (9.14%) Active Directory
19 16 (8.60%) Security Operations
20 15 (8.06%) Degree
21 14 (7.53%) Agile Software Development
21 14 (7.53%) ITIL
21 14 (7.53%) Analytics
21 14 (7.53%) Amazon AWS

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 4 (2.15%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.08%) Apache
2 2 (1.08%) Confluence
2 2 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.08%) Jetty
2 2 (1.08%) nginx
3 1 (0.54%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.54%) IBM Domino
3 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (2.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.15%) Office 365
4 3 (1.61%) SaaS
5 2 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.08%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.08%) AWS CloudTrail
5 2 (1.08%) GitHub
5 2 (1.08%) Heroku
5 2 (1.08%) IaaS
5 2 (1.08%) Route 53
5 2 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (15.05%) Firewall
2 13 (6.99%) Intrusion Detection
3 12 (6.45%) Network Security
4 5 (2.69%) DNS
4 5 (2.69%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.69%) Wireshark
5 4 (2.15%) HTTP
5 4 (2.15%) SAN
5 4 (2.15%) SSL
5 4 (2.15%) VPN
6 3 (1.61%) DHCP
6 3 (1.61%) DKIM
6 3 (1.61%) DMARC
6 3 (1.61%) Internet
7 2 (1.08%) Intranet
7 2 (1.08%) LAN
7 2 (1.08%) tcpdump
7 2 (1.08%) Wireless
7 2 (1.08%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.76%) MySQL
2 5 (2.69%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.15%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.08%) Big Data
4 2 (1.08%) Hazelcast
4 2 (1.08%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.08%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.08%) Redis
5 1 (0.54%) Maltego
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (2.15%) TeamCity
2 3 (1.61%) Fiddler
2 3 (1.61%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.61%) JIRA
2 3 (1.61%) Maven
3 2 (1.08%) Artifactory
3 2 (1.08%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.08%) Subversion
3 2 (1.08%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.54%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.54%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.54%) JUnit
General
1 88 (47.31%) Finance
2 30 (16.13%) Legal
3 29 (15.59%) Banking
4 9 (4.84%) Advertising
4 9 (4.84%) Law
5 7 (3.76%) Marketing
6 4 (2.15%) International Banking
6 4 (2.15%) Publishing
7 3 (1.61%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.61%) Retail
8 2 (1.08%) Local Government
8 2 (1.08%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.54%) Billing
9 1 (0.54%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (25.27%) Analyst
2 33 (17.74%) Security Analyst
3 24 (12.90%) Consultant
4 21 (11.29%) Architect
4 21 (11.29%) Project Manager
4 21 (11.29%) Security Architect
5 18 (9.68%) Information Analyst
6 17 (9.14%) Security Consultant
6 17 (9.14%) Security Manager
7 16 (8.60%) Information Security Analyst
8 14 (7.53%) Security Engineer
9 13 (6.99%) Security Project Manager
10 11 (5.91%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (5.38%) Senior Security Analyst
12 9 (4.84%) Business Analyst
12 9 (4.84%) Information Security Manager
13 8 (4.30%) Information Architect
13 8 (4.30%) Information Security Architect
14 7 (3.76%) Information Security Project Manager
14 7 (3.76%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.76%) Web Services
2 5 (2.69%) LDAP
3 4 (2.15%) .NET
3 4 (2.15%) HTML
4 3 (1.61%) HTML5
4 3 (1.61%) Spring
5 2 (1.08%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (1.08%) Hystrix
5 2 (1.08%) LAMP
5 2 (1.08%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (1.08%) Middleware
5 2 (1.08%) OAuth
5 2 (1.08%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.08%) REST
5 2 (1.08%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.54%) Drools
6 1 (0.54%) JMS
6 1 (0.54%) jQuery
6 1 (0.54%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.54%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.98%) Management Information System
2 13 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.38%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.69%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (2.69%) Fintech
6 4 (2.15%) PKI
6 4 (2.15%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.61%) Analytical Mindset
7 3 (1.61%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.61%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.61%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.61%) Tandem
8 2 (1.08%) EMV
8 2 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.08%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.54%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 33 (17.74%) Windows
2 27 (14.52%) Unix
3 25 (13.44%) Linux
4 11 (5.91%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.61%) Solaris
6 3 (1.61%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.08%) Debian
7 2 (1.08%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.08%) VMS
8 1 (0.54%) CentOS
8 1 (0.54%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (24.19%) Cybersecurity
2 30 (16.13%) Project Management
2 30 (16.13%) SIEM
3 28 (15.05%) Data Protection
4 23 (12.37%) Security Architecture
5 22 (11.83%) Risk Management
6 20 (10.75%) Penetration Testing
7 19 (10.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (9.68%) Vulnerability Management
9 16 (8.60%) Security Operations
10 14 (7.53%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (7.53%) Analytics
10 14 (7.53%) ITIL
11 13 (6.99%) Security Monitoring
12 11 (5.91%) Security Management
12 11 (5.91%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 9 (4.84%) SDLC
13 9 (4.84%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 8 (4.30%) Cyber Resilience
14 8 (4.30%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.91%) Bash Shell
2 7 (3.76%) Java
2 7 (3.76%) JavaScript
3 6 (3.23%) Ruby
3 6 (3.23%) SQL
4 5 (2.69%) Python
5 3 (1.61%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.61%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.08%) Go
7 1 (0.54%) C
7 1 (0.54%) C#
Qualifications
1 49 (26.34%) CISSP
2 37 (19.89%) CISM
3 23 (12.37%) CISA
4 15 (8.06%) Degree
5 7 (3.76%) CRISC
6 6 (3.23%) CEH
6 6 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (3.23%) PMP
7 5 (2.69%) SANS
8 4 (2.15%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 4 (2.15%) CCSP
8 4 (2.15%) CREST Certified
8 4 (2.15%) GIAC
9 3 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.61%) Master's Degree
9 3 (1.61%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.08%) GCIA
10 2 (1.08%) GCIH
10 2 (1.08%) ISACA
10 2 (1.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (20.97%) GDPR
2 27 (14.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (6.99%) PCI DSS
4 5 (2.69%) COBIT
5 4 (2.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (1.61%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (1.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (1.08%) ISO 9001
7 2 (1.08%) PMO
7 2 (1.08%) QA
8 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (9.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.23%) vSphere
3 4 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (1.08%) Firmware
4 2 (1.08%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.08%) VirtualBox
4 2 (1.08%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (5.91%) Nessus
2 8 (4.30%) Ansible
3 6 (3.23%) Puppet
4 4 (2.15%) Packer
4 4 (2.15%) Terraform
5 3 (1.61%) BladeLogic
5 3 (1.61%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.61%) QRadar
5 3 (1.61%) Red Hat Satellite
5 3 (1.61%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.08%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.08%) CSIRT
6 2 (1.08%) Grafana
6 2 (1.08%) HAProxy
6 2 (1.08%) Kibana
6 2 (1.08%) logstash
6 2 (1.08%) Nagios
6 2 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.08%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 19 (10.22%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.53%) Qualys
3 11 (5.91%) Cisco
4 10 (5.38%) CyberArk
5 9 (4.84%) VMware
6 7 (3.76%) AlienVault
7 6 (3.23%) Oracle
8 5 (2.69%) Palo Alto
8 5 (2.69%) Splunk
9 4 (2.15%) Apple
9 4 (2.15%) McAfee
10 3 (1.61%) BMC
10 3 (1.61%) MobileIron
10 3 (1.61%) Rapid7
10 3 (1.61%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.61%) Symantec
10 3 (1.61%) Veritas
11 2 (1.08%) LogRhythm
11 2 (1.08%) New Relic
11 2 (1.08%) Trend Micro