Period
to 12 November 2019

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 12 November 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 103 118 117
Rank change year-on-year +15 -1 -11
Contract jobs citing Information Security 126 153 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.14% 2.20% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 2.52% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 117 107
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.96% +1.96%
10th Percentile £363 £271 £313
90th Percentile £725 £680 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -4.76%
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 5,280 6,082 6,309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 89.78% 87.40% 89.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,138 4,841 5,006
City of London median daily rate £525 £510 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +0.99% +6.32%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 96 60
City of London median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +1.60% -6.12%
10th Percentile £12.02 £13.16 £13.31
90th Percentile £52.85 £33.38 £30.83
Central London median hourly rate £20.42 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +7.45% - -

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 12 November 2019.

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 12 November 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
London Bridge - 2 £438 -
Moorgate - 1 - -
Information Security
Central London

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 City of London region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 59 (46.83%) Finance
2 29 (23.02%) Windows
3 28 (22.22%) CISSP
4 22 (17.46%) Firewall
5 21 (16.67%) Linux
6 20 (15.87%) Management Information System
6 20 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (15.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 19 (15.08%) Risk Management
7 19 (15.08%) Azure
8 18 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
8 18 (14.29%) Security Operations
8 18 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (14.29%) Active Directory
9 17 (13.49%) CISM
9 17 (13.49%) Identity Access Management
10 15 (11.90%) SIEM
11 14 (11.11%) ArcSight
11 14 (11.11%) Office 365
12 13 (10.32%) Security Management
12 13 (10.32%) Python
12 13 (10.32%) ITIL
12 13 (10.32%) NIST
13 12 (9.52%) JavaScript
13 12 (9.52%) Banking
13 12 (9.52%) Vulnerability Management
13 12 (9.52%) CyberArk
14 11 (8.73%) Windows Server
14 11 (8.73%) Security Architecture
14 11 (8.73%) 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 8 (6.35%) Confluence
2 4 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.59%) IIS
3 2 (1.59%) Jupyter
3 2 (1.59%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.79%) CMS
4 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.79%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.79%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.38%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (2.38%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (0.79%) Aligne
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 19 (15.08%) Azure
2 14 (11.11%) Office 365
3 11 (8.73%) AWS
4 7 (5.56%) GCP
5 5 (3.97%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (3.17%) SaaS
7 3 (2.38%) PaaS
8 2 (1.59%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.59%) IaaS
8 2 (1.59%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.59%) Route 53
8 2 (1.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.79%) Apigee
9 1 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.79%) GitHub
9 1 (0.79%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.79%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 22 (17.46%) Firewall
2 7 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (5.56%) Network Security
3 5 (3.97%) LAN
3 5 (3.97%) VPN
3 5 (3.97%) WAN
4 4 (3.17%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (2.38%) DNS
6 2 (1.59%) Internet
6 2 (1.59%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.59%) MPLS
7 1 (0.79%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (0.79%) DHCP
7 1 (0.79%) HTTP
7 1 (0.79%) Intranet
7 1 (0.79%) IPsec
7 1 (0.79%) NetScreen
7 1 (0.79%) PBX
7 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.17%) MySQL
3 2 (1.59%) BigQuery
3 2 (1.59%) Power BI
3 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 8 (6.35%) JIRA
2 2 (1.59%) CircleCI
2 2 (1.59%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.79%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.79%) IBM UrbanCode
3 1 (0.79%) Jasmine
3 1 (0.79%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (0.79%) Mocha
3 1 (0.79%) Moq
3 1 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.79%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.79%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.79%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.79%) webpack
General
1 59 (46.83%) Finance
2 12 (9.52%) Banking
3 10 (7.94%) Legal
4 8 (6.35%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.97%) Law
6 4 (3.17%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.17%) Retail
7 2 (1.59%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.59%) Publishing
8 1 (0.79%) Arabic Language
8 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (15.87%) Analyst
2 16 (12.70%) Security Engineer
3 14 (11.11%) Architect
4 12 (9.52%) ArcSight Engineer
5 10 (7.94%) Consultant
5 10 (7.94%) Security Consultant
6 9 (7.14%) IT Engineer
6 9 (7.14%) IT Security Engineer
6 9 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 9 (7.14%) Security Analyst
6 9 (7.14%) Security Architect
6 9 (7.14%) Security Manager
6 9 (7.14%) SIEM Engineer
7 7 (5.56%) Business Analyst
8 6 (4.76%) Developer
8 6 (4.76%) Information Officer
8 6 (4.76%) Information Security Officer
8 6 (4.76%) Security Officer
9 5 (3.97%) Cloud Architect
9 5 (3.97%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.76%) Node.js
2 5 (3.97%) .NET
3 4 (3.17%) CSS
3 4 (3.17%) HTML
4 3 (2.38%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.38%) Middleware
4 3 (2.38%) Web Services
5 2 (1.59%) HTML5
5 2 (1.59%) J2EE
5 2 (1.59%) Pandas
5 2 (1.59%) SAML
6 1 (0.79%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.79%) Jest
6 1 (0.79%) Nightwatchjs
6 1 (0.79%) OAuth
6 1 (0.79%) OpenID
6 1 (0.79%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.79%) Redux
6 1 (0.79%) REST
6 1 (0.79%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.87%) Management Information System
2 8 (6.35%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.97%) PKI
5 4 (3.17%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (2.38%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.59%) PMI
7 2 (1.59%) Reinsurance
7 2 (1.59%) User Experience
7 2 (1.59%) VLE
8 1 (0.79%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.79%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.79%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.79%) Replication
8 1 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (23.02%) Windows
2 21 (16.67%) Linux
3 11 (8.73%) Unix
3 11 (8.73%) Windows Server
4 7 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (4.76%) Debian
5 6 (4.76%) openSUSE
5 6 (4.76%) Ubuntu
6 5 (3.97%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.59%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.59%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.79%) Solaris
8 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (15.08%) Risk Management
3 18 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
3 18 (14.29%) Security Operations
3 18 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (13.49%) Identity Access Management
5 15 (11.90%) SIEM
6 13 (10.32%) ITIL
6 13 (10.32%) Security Management
7 12 (9.52%) Vulnerability Management
8 11 (8.73%) Information Security Management
8 11 (8.73%) Security Architecture
9 10 (7.94%) Data Protection
9 10 (7.94%) ISMS
9 10 (7.94%) Project Management
10 9 (7.14%) DevOps
11 8 (6.35%) Architectural Design
11 8 (6.35%) OWASP
11 8 (6.35%) SABSA
11 8 (6.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.32%) Python
2 12 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 9 (7.14%) Java
4 6 (4.76%) Ruby
4 6 (4.76%) SQL
5 3 (2.38%) C#
6 2 (1.59%) C
6 2 (1.59%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.79%) C++
7 1 (0.79%) Go
7 1 (0.79%) Perl
7 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 28 (22.22%) CISSP
2 17 (13.49%) CISM
3 11 (8.73%) CISA
3 11 (8.73%) Degree
4 9 (7.14%) CRISC
4 9 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.76%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.17%) CEH
6 4 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 3 (2.38%) GCIH
8 2 (1.59%) CHFI
8 2 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.59%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.59%) GCIA
8 2 (1.59%) IISP
8 2 (1.59%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.79%) CCNP
9 1 (0.79%) GIAC
9 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (15.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (10.32%) NIST
3 9 (7.14%) COBIT
4 7 (5.56%) GDPR
5 4 (3.17%) PCI DSS
5 4 (3.17%) QA
6 3 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (2.38%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.79%) COSO
7 1 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.79%) NCSC
7 1 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.76%) Docker
3 3 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.76%) Nessus
2 5 (3.97%) HP Fortify
3 4 (3.17%) Ansible
3 4 (3.17%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (3.17%) Terraform
4 3 (2.38%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.59%) CASB
5 2 (1.59%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.79%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.79%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.79%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 14 (11.11%) ArcSight
2 12 (9.52%) CyberArk
3 11 (8.73%) Microsoft
4 7 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (4.76%) Adobe
5 6 (4.76%) Cisco
5 6 (4.76%) Oracle
6 5 (3.97%) Qualys
7 3 (2.38%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.38%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (2.38%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.38%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.38%) Sony
8 2 (1.59%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.59%) Darktrace
8 2 (1.59%) Google
8 2 (1.59%) Splunk
8 2 (1.59%) VMware
9 1 (0.79%) Apple
9 1 (0.79%) Sage