Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 148 122
Rank change year-on-year +14 -26 +6
Contract jobs citing Information Security 130 97 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.86% 1.47% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 1.66% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 69 93
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.30%
10th Percentile £375 £409 £385
90th Percentile £688 £678 £695
Central London median daily rate £538 £475 £525
% change year-on-year +13.16% -9.52% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - £60.00

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 6,089 5,860 5,975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.28% 88.88% 87.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,819 4,529 4,810
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £331 £324 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £473
% change year-on-year - +5.82% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 57 45
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.78% +2.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £13.28 £13.34 £11.25
90th Percentile £29.28 £31.05 £45.63
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -6.50% -4.76%

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 16 August 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

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 69 (53.08%) Finance
2 38 (29.23%) CISSP
3 37 (28.46%) Cybersecurity
4 31 (23.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 28 (21.54%) CISM
6 24 (18.46%) Management Information System
7 23 (17.69%) Firewall
8 22 (16.92%) Risk Management
9 20 (15.38%) Windows
9 20 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (15.38%) PCI DSS
10 19 (14.62%) Degree
11 18 (13.85%) CISA
12 17 (13.08%) Retail
12 17 (13.08%) SIEM
13 16 (12.31%) GDPR
13 16 (12.31%) Banking
13 16 (12.31%) ITIL
14 15 (11.54%) Microsoft
15 14 (10.77%) Legal
15 14 (10.77%) Identity Access Management
15 14 (10.77%) Data Protection
15 14 (10.77%) Network Security
16 13 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
16 13 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (10.00%) Project Management
17 12 (9.23%) Security Management
17 12 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
17 12 (9.23%) Security Architecture
18 11 (8.46%) Vulnerability 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 5 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.54%) Confluence
2 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.54%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.77%) CMS
3 1 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.77%) EPiServer
3 1 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.54%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.77%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.77%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (7.69%) Office 365
3 2 (1.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (1.54%) AWS CloudTrail
3 2 (1.54%) GitHub
3 2 (1.54%) npm
3 2 (1.54%) SaaS
4 1 (0.77%) IaaS
4 1 (0.77%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.77%) PaaS
4 1 (0.77%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (17.69%) Firewall
2 14 (10.77%) Network Security
3 5 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (3.08%) DNS
4 4 (3.08%) VPN
5 3 (2.31%) DHCP
5 3 (2.31%) Internet
5 3 (2.31%) IPsec
5 3 (2.31%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.31%) Wireshark
6 2 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.54%) DKIM
6 2 (1.54%) DMARC
6 2 (1.54%) Intranet
6 2 (1.54%) MPLS
6 2 (1.54%) SMS
6 2 (1.54%) SSH
6 2 (1.54%) Unified Communications
6 2 (1.54%) VoIP
6 2 (1.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.54%) Big Data
2 2 (1.54%) Blockchain
2 2 (1.54%) MySQL
2 2 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.54%) QGIS
3 1 (0.77%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.77%) Power BI
3 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Fiddler
1 2 (1.54%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.54%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.54%) JIRA
1 2 (1.54%) SonarQube
2 1 (0.77%) Burp Suite
General
1 69 (53.08%) Finance
2 17 (13.08%) Retail
3 16 (12.31%) Banking
4 14 (10.77%) Legal
5 5 (3.85%) Advertising
6 4 (3.08%) Marketing
7 3 (2.31%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.31%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.31%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.54%) Electronics
8 2 (1.54%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.77%) Billing
9 1 (0.77%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 23 (17.69%) Analyst
2 18 (13.85%) Consultant
3 16 (12.31%) Security Manager
4 14 (10.77%) Security Consultant
5 13 (10.00%) Architect
6 12 (9.23%) Information Security Manager
7 10 (7.69%) Security Analyst
7 10 (7.69%) Security Architect
8 9 (6.92%) Information Manager
9 8 (6.15%) Business Analyst
9 8 (6.15%) Project Manager
10 7 (5.38%) Information Security Officer
10 7 (5.38%) Security Engineer
10 7 (5.38%) Security Officer
10 7 (5.38%) Security Specialist
11 5 (3.85%) Compliance Analyst
11 5 (3.85%) Information Security Specialist
11 5 (3.85%) Information Specialist
11 5 (3.85%) Security Compliance Analyst
11 5 (3.85%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.85%) .NET
2 4 (3.08%) Middleware
2 4 (3.08%) SailPoint
3 3 (2.31%) LDAP
3 3 (2.31%) SAML
4 2 (1.54%) HTML
4 2 (1.54%) HTML5
4 2 (1.54%) Node.js
4 2 (1.54%) OAuth
4 2 (1.54%) OAuth2
4 2 (1.54%) REST
4 2 (1.54%) RESTful
4 2 (1.54%) Web Services
4 2 (1.54%) WPF
5 1 (0.77%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.77%) JSON
5 1 (0.77%) React
5 1 (0.77%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.77%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.46%) Management Information System
2 13 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.15%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.62%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (3.85%) Cyberthreat
5 5 (3.85%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.85%) Smartphone
6 4 (3.08%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.08%) PKI
6 4 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.31%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.31%) Equities
7 3 (2.31%) Fintech
7 3 (2.31%) Fixed Income
7 3 (2.31%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.54%) Bitcoin
8 2 (1.54%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.54%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.77%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.77%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.38%) Windows
2 9 (6.92%) Linux
2 9 (6.92%) Unix
3 6 (4.62%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.31%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.54%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.77%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.77%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (28.46%) Cybersecurity
2 22 (16.92%) Risk Management
3 20 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (13.08%) SIEM
5 16 (12.31%) ITIL
6 14 (10.77%) Data Protection
6 14 (10.77%) Identity Access Management
7 13 (10.00%) Project Management
8 12 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (9.23%) Security Architecture
8 12 (9.23%) Security Management
9 11 (8.46%) Decision-Making
9 11 (8.46%) Penetration Testing
9 11 (8.46%) Vulnerability Management
10 10 (7.69%) Business Continuity
10 10 (7.69%) SDLC
11 9 (6.92%) Data Privacy
11 9 (6.92%) Information Security Management
12 8 (6.15%) Ethical Hacking
12 8 (6.15%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.15%) Java
2 6 (4.62%) C
3 5 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 5 (3.85%) Python
4 4 (3.08%) C#
5 3 (2.31%) SQL
6 2 (1.54%) Apex Code
6 2 (1.54%) C++
6 2 (1.54%) PHP
6 2 (1.54%) PyPy
6 2 (1.54%) R
7 1 (0.77%) BeanShell
7 1 (0.77%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.77%) VB
7 1 (0.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (29.23%) CISSP
2 28 (21.54%) CISM
3 19 (14.62%) Degree
4 18 (13.85%) CISA
5 10 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (5.38%) CCNA
6 7 (5.38%) CompTIA Security+
7 4 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (3.08%) CRISC
7 4 (3.08%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 3 (2.31%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (2.31%) CCNP
8 3 (2.31%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.31%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.54%) AWS Certification
9 2 (1.54%) CCSA
9 2 (1.54%) CEH
9 2 (1.54%) GIAC
10 1 (0.77%) CLAS
10 1 (0.77%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (23.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (15.38%) PCI DSS
3 16 (12.31%) GDPR
4 7 (5.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (3.85%) COBIT
6 3 (2.31%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (2.31%) MiFID
7 2 (1.54%) HIPAA
7 2 (1.54%) QA
7 2 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (1.54%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.77%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.77%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.77%) PSD2
8 1 (0.77%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (8.46%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.54%) BitLocker
2 2 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.85%) Nessus
2 4 (3.08%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (3.08%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.54%) CSIRT
3 2 (1.54%) OSSEC
3 2 (1.54%) QRadar
3 2 (1.54%) SCCM
3 2 (1.54%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (0.77%) CASB
4 1 (0.77%) Nagios
Vendors
1 15 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.46%) Cisco
3 9 (6.92%) Splunk
4 8 (6.15%) CheckPoint
4 8 (6.15%) Palo Alto
5 6 (4.62%) CyberArk
5 6 (4.62%) Qualys
6 5 (3.85%) Apple
6 5 (3.85%) SAP
6 5 (3.85%) ServiceNow
7 4 (3.08%) MobileIron
7 4 (3.08%) Symantec
8 3 (2.31%) Blue Coat
8 3 (2.31%) F5
8 3 (2.31%) LogRhythm
8 3 (2.31%) McAfee
8 3 (2.31%) Oracle
8 3 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.54%) CA
9 2 (1.54%) Citrix