Period
to 28 November 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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 103 62 111
Rank change year-on-year -41 +49 +2
Contract jobs citing Information Security 87 63 115
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.20% 3.26% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 3.67% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 39 91
10th Percentile £495 £413 £363
25th Percentile £513 £469 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £550 £500
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £684 £638 £638
90th Percentile £788 £671 £725
Central London median daily rate £550 £543 £500
% change year-on-year +1.38% +8.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £33.70 - -
Central London median hourly rate £33.70 - -

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 3,602 1,717 5,194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.14% 88.78% 90.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,773 1,290 4,107
10th Percentile £370 £313 £325
25th Percentile £463 £413 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +2.59%
75th Percentile £650 £602 £613
90th Percentile £750 £688 £688
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £513
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 51
10th Percentile £18.93 £14.44 £12.00
25th Percentile £21.69 £21.00 £13.49
Median hourly rate £36.25 £32.00 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year +13.28% +64.10% +4.28%
75th Percentile £58.94 £39.63 £24.25
90th Percentile £67.98 £46.70 £51.25
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £30.95 £20.92
% change year-on-year +13.10% +47.96% +11.84%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 45 (51.72%) Finance
2 37 (42.53%) Cybersecurity
3 33 (37.93%) Social Skills
4 29 (33.33%) Risk Management
5 28 (32.18%) Azure
6 25 (28.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 18 (20.69%) Microsoft
8 17 (19.54%) Active Directory
9 16 (18.39%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (17.24%) Microsoft 365
11 13 (14.94%) Management Information System
11 13 (14.94%) VMware
11 13 (14.94%) COBIT
11 13 (14.94%) AWS
11 13 (14.94%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (14.94%) GDPR
12 12 (13.79%) Analytics
12 12 (13.79%) PCI DSS
12 12 (13.79%) Hyper-V
12 12 (13.79%) Change Control
12 12 (13.79%) Banking
12 12 (13.79%) Migration
12 12 (13.79%) DNS
12 12 (13.79%) CISSP
12 12 (13.79%) DHCP
13 11 (12.64%) Data Quality
13 11 (12.64%) Security Architecture
13 11 (12.64%) DevOps
14 10 (11.49%) Degree
14 10 (11.49%) Security Management

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 2 (2.30%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.15%) Apache
2 1 (1.15%) CMS
2 1 (1.15%) Confluence
2 1 (1.15%) IIS
2 1 (1.15%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.15%) nginx
2 1 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) SimCorp Dimension
1 1 (1.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 28 (32.18%) Azure
2 15 (17.24%) Microsoft 365
3 13 (14.94%) AWS
4 5 (5.75%) Serverless
5 3 (3.45%) Power Platform
5 3 (3.45%) SaaS
6 2 (2.30%) Amazon ECS
6 2 (2.30%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.30%) AWS Fargate
6 2 (2.30%) AWS KMS
6 2 (2.30%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (2.30%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.30%) GCP
6 2 (2.30%) GitHub
6 2 (2.30%) GitHub Actions
6 2 (2.30%) IaaS
6 2 (2.30%) Power Automate
6 2 (2.30%) PowerApps
6 2 (2.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.79%) DHCP
1 12 (13.79%) DNS
2 6 (6.90%) Internet
3 3 (3.45%) Network Security
4 2 (2.30%) Firewall
4 2 (2.30%) LAN
4 2 (2.30%) WAN
5 1 (1.15%) Intranet
5 1 (1.15%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.15%) SD-WAN
5 1 (1.15%) VoIP
5 1 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.15%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (4.60%) Metadata
2 3 (3.45%) Data Lake
2 3 (3.45%) Power BI
2 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (3.45%) Tableau
3 2 (2.30%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.30%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (2.30%) Data Mining
3 2 (2.30%) Power Query
3 2 (2.30%) SSDT
4 1 (1.15%) DTS
4 1 (1.15%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.60%) JIRA
2 3 (3.45%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.30%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.15%) AutoIt
4 1 (1.15%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.15%) FishEye
4 1 (1.15%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.15%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 45 (51.72%) Finance
2 33 (37.93%) Social Skills
3 12 (13.79%) Banking
4 7 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (8.05%) Influencing Skills
5 6 (6.90%) Legal
6 4 (4.60%) Financial Institution
6 4 (4.60%) Law
7 3 (3.45%) Investment Banking
8 2 (2.30%) International Banking
8 2 (2.30%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (1.15%) Back Office
9 1 (1.15%) Front Office
9 1 (1.15%) Multimedia
9 1 (1.15%) Public Sector
9 1 (1.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (22.99%) Consultant
2 18 (20.69%) Security Consultant
3 17 (19.54%) Analyst
4 15 (17.24%) Security Technical Consultant
4 15 (17.24%) Technical Consultant
4 15 (17.24%) Technical Security Consultant
5 14 (16.09%) Architect
6 13 (14.94%) Security Engineer
7 12 (13.79%) Technical Engineer
8 7 (8.05%) Security Analyst
9 4 (4.60%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 4 (4.60%) Data Analyst
9 4 (4.60%) Developer
9 4 (4.60%) IT Manager
9 4 (4.60%) Security Architect
9 4 (4.60%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (4.60%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (3.45%) Security Manager
10 3 (3.45%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.45%) .NET
1 3 (3.45%) FIX Protocol
1 3 (3.45%) HTML
1 3 (3.45%) HTML5
2 2 (2.30%) ARM Templates
2 2 (2.30%) JSON
2 2 (2.30%) XML
3 1 (1.15%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.15%) OAuth
3 1 (1.15%) SAML
3 1 (1.15%) Swagger
3 1 (1.15%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.94%) Management Information System
2 9 (10.34%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (8.05%) Fixed Income
4 3 (3.45%) Equities
4 3 (3.45%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (3.45%) User Experience
5 2 (2.30%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.30%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (2.30%) PKI
5 2 (2.30%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.15%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.15%) Blog
6 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.15%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.15%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.15%) PMI
6 1 (1.15%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.30%) Linux
1 2 (2.30%) Unix
1 2 (2.30%) Windows
2 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.15%) Mac OS
2 1 (1.15%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (42.53%) Cybersecurity
2 29 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 16 (18.39%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (13.79%) Analytics
4 12 (13.79%) Change Control
4 12 (13.79%) Migration
5 11 (12.64%) DevOps
5 11 (12.64%) Security Architecture
6 10 (11.49%) Information Security Management
6 10 (11.49%) Security Management
7 9 (10.34%) Cost Optimisation
7 9 (10.34%) ISMS
8 8 (9.20%) SDLC
9 7 (8.05%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (8.05%) Data Security
9 7 (8.05%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (6.90%) Computer Science
10 6 (6.90%) Data Protection
10 6 (6.90%) ITIL
10 6 (6.90%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.34%) Python
2 8 (9.20%) SQL
3 3 (3.45%) Bash Shell
3 3 (3.45%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 2 (2.30%) Java
5 1 (1.15%) C#
5 1 (1.15%) Groovy
5 1 (1.15%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (13.79%) CISSP
2 10 (11.49%) CISM
2 10 (11.49%) Degree
3 9 (10.34%) CISA
4 6 (6.90%) CRISC
4 6 (6.90%) Security Cleared
5 5 (5.75%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.60%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 2 (2.30%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (2.30%) ISEB
7 2 (2.30%) Postgraduate
8 1 (1.15%) CCSP
8 1 (1.15%) CEH
8 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.15%) GCFA
8 1 (1.15%) GCIH
8 1 (1.15%) PCI QSA
8 1 (1.15%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.15%) PMP
8 1 (1.15%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (28.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (14.94%) COBIT
2 13 (14.94%) GDPR
3 12 (13.79%) PCI DSS
4 11 (12.64%) Data Quality
5 8 (9.20%) GRC
6 7 (8.05%) QA
7 6 (6.90%) NIST
8 5 (5.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (2.30%) NCSC
10 1 (1.15%) ISO 22301
10 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (1.15%) ITGC
10 1 (1.15%) PSD2
10 1 (1.15%) SOC 2
System Software
1 17 (19.54%) Active Directory
2 13 (14.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (13.79%) Hyper-V
4 8 (9.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (10.34%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (9.20%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.30%) Terraform
4 1 (1.15%) Ansible
4 1 (1.15%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (1.15%) EnCase
4 1 (1.15%) FTK
4 1 (1.15%) Nexpose
4 1 (1.15%) SCCM
4 1 (1.15%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 18 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 13 (14.94%) VMware
3 3 (3.45%) CyberArk
3 3 (3.45%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.30%) Meraki
4 2 (2.30%) Workday
5 1 (1.15%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.15%) Cisco
5 1 (1.15%) Citrix
5 1 (1.15%) CrowdStrike
5 1 (1.15%) Intapp
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle
5 1 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.15%) SAP
5 1 (1.15%) SimCorp
5 1 (1.15%) Sparx
5 1 (1.15%) Sybase