Period
to 19 September 2020

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 19 September 2020 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
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 54 88 140
Rank change year-on-year +34 +52 -9
Contract jobs citing Information Security 72 170 122
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.10% 2.72% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.64% 3.01% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 125 96
Median daily rate £525 £575 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.70% +9.52% +5.00%
10th Percentile £438 £391 £375
90th Percentile £638 £725 £688
Central London median daily rate £520 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -5.45% +4.76% +6.33%
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 1,552 5,644 6,122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.38% 90.16% 87.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,090 4,418 4,872
Median daily rate £510 £525 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +3.96% +1.00%
10th Percentile £318 £340 £328
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £510 £520 £500
% change year-on-year -1.92% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 72 103
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.25 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.82% +2.94% -6.50%
10th Percentile £14.60 £11.25 £13.05
90th Percentile £51.55 £53.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate £34.25 £19.75 £18.70
% change year-on-year +73.42% +5.61% -1.58%

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 19 September 2020.

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 19 September 2020, 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 23 (31.94%) Management Information System
2 21 (29.17%) Finance
3 20 (27.78%) CISSP
4 19 (26.39%) Microsoft
4 19 (26.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (25.00%) Risk Management
6 17 (23.61%) Azure
7 16 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
8 14 (19.44%) Banking
8 14 (19.44%) Windows
9 13 (18.06%) CISM
10 12 (16.67%) Active Directory
11 10 (13.89%) Linux
11 10 (13.89%) SQL Server
11 10 (13.89%) ITIL
11 10 (13.89%) Change Management
11 10 (13.89%) Firewall
11 10 (13.89%) DevOps
12 9 (12.50%) Asset Management
12 9 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (12.50%) SIEM
12 9 (12.50%) Information Assurance
13 8 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
13 8 (11.11%) CISA
13 8 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
13 8 (11.11%) Security Operations
13 8 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
14 7 (9.72%) NIST
14 7 (9.72%) Kubernetes

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 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.78%) Apache
2 2 (2.78%) Confluence
2 2 (2.78%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.39%) CMS
3 1 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.39%) IIS
3 1 (1.39%) nginx
3 1 (1.39%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (6.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 5 (6.94%) MS Visio
2 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 17 (23.61%) Azure
2 7 (9.72%) AWS
3 6 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (6.94%) OpenShift
5 2 (2.78%) IaaS
5 2 (2.78%) Office 365
5 2 (2.78%) Power Platform
5 2 (2.78%) SaaS
6 1 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.39%) GCP
6 1 (1.39%) Logic Apps
6 1 (1.39%) NuGet
6 1 (1.39%) PaaS
6 1 (1.39%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.89%) Firewall
2 8 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (8.33%) Internet
3 6 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 5 (6.94%) HTTP
5 4 (5.56%) HTTPS
5 4 (5.56%) Intranet
5 4 (5.56%) IPsec
6 3 (4.17%) Network Security
7 2 (2.78%) Skype
7 2 (2.78%) VPN
8 1 (1.39%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.94%) MySQL
3 2 (2.78%) Power BI
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2017
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.39%) Big Data
4 1 (1.39%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (1.39%) DB2
4 1 (1.39%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.39%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.39%) Redis
4 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (2.78%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.78%) JIRA
3 2 (2.78%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.39%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.39%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.39%) FishEye
4 1 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 21 (29.17%) Finance
2 14 (19.44%) Banking
3 7 (9.72%) Legal
4 4 (5.56%) Public Sector
5 3 (4.17%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.17%) Retail
6 1 (1.39%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.39%) International Banking
6 1 (1.39%) Law
6 1 (1.39%) Marketing
6 1 (1.39%) Police
Job Titles
1 14 (19.44%) Analyst
2 8 (11.11%) Architect
3 7 (9.72%) Security Architect
4 6 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 6 (8.33%) Consultant
4 6 (8.33%) Information Security Consultant
4 6 (8.33%) Security Consultant
5 5 (6.94%) Security Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) Information Officer
6 4 (5.56%) Information Security Officer
6 4 (5.56%) Security Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Security Officer
7 3 (4.17%) Analyst Developer
7 3 (4.17%) Asset Management Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) Developer
7 3 (4.17%) Due Diligence Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) Mobile Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) Security Manager
7 3 (4.17%) Support Specialist
8 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.94%) .NET
2 3 (4.17%) .NET Core
2 3 (4.17%) AngularJS
2 3 (4.17%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET Core
4 1 (1.39%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.39%) Django
4 1 (1.39%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.39%) HTML
4 1 (1.39%) HTML5
4 1 (1.39%) Kafka
4 1 (1.39%) Middleware
4 1 (1.39%) Node.js
4 1 (1.39%) React
4 1 (1.39%) Regular Expression
4 1 (1.39%) SailPoint
4 1 (1.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (31.94%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.94%) Blackberry
3 5 (6.94%) Virtual Team
4 3 (4.17%) User Experience
5 2 (2.78%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.78%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.78%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.78%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.39%) BYOD
6 1 (1.39%) CESG
6 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.39%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.39%) Robotics
6 1 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.39%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.44%) Windows
2 10 (13.89%) Linux
3 6 (8.33%) Unix
4 3 (4.17%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.39%) Android
5 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 16 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (13.89%) Change Management
3 10 (13.89%) DevOps
3 10 (13.89%) ITIL
4 9 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 9 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (12.50%) Information Assurance
4 9 (12.50%) SIEM
5 8 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
5 8 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (11.11%) Security Operations
6 7 (9.72%) Project Management
6 7 (9.72%) Security Management
6 7 (9.72%) Software Engineering
7 6 (8.33%) High Availability
7 6 (8.33%) Incident Management
7 6 (8.33%) Patch Management
7 6 (8.33%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.94%) C#
2 4 (5.56%) SQL
3 3 (4.17%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.17%) Python
4 2 (2.78%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.39%) BeanShell
5 1 (1.39%) C
5 1 (1.39%) Groovy
5 1 (1.39%) Java
5 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (27.78%) CISSP
2 13 (18.06%) CISM
3 8 (11.11%) CISA
4 6 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 6 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 5 (6.94%) Degree
6 4 (5.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 4 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (5.56%) GIAC
6 4 (5.56%) SSCP
7 3 (4.17%) CCSP
7 3 (4.17%) CREST Certified
8 2 (2.78%) CRISC
8 2 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.39%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (1.39%) CLAS
9 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.39%) FFIEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (26.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (9.72%) NIST
3 3 (4.17%) COBIT
3 3 (4.17%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (4.17%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.17%) QA
4 2 (2.78%) GDPR
4 2 (2.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.39%) RMADS
System Software
1 12 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.17%) BitLocker
3 2 (2.78%) Docker
4 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (9.72%) Kubernetes
2 3 (4.17%) Ansible
2 3 (4.17%) EnCase
2 3 (4.17%) FTK
2 3 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (4.17%) Terraform
3 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.78%) Nessus
4 1 (1.39%) Demisto
4 1 (1.39%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (26.39%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.33%) Qualys
3 4 (5.56%) ArcSight
3 4 (5.56%) CyberArk
3 4 (5.56%) McAfee
4 3 (4.17%) Cellebrite
4 3 (4.17%) Cisco
4 3 (4.17%) Symantec
4 3 (4.17%) Tableau
5 2 (2.78%) Splunk
6 1 (1.39%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.39%) GoldenSource
6 1 (1.39%) Google
6 1 (1.39%) MobileIron
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle
6 1 (1.39%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.39%) Rapid7
6 1 (1.39%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.39%) Sybase
6 1 (1.39%) VMware