Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 118 111 102
Rank change year-on-year -7 -9 +9
Contract jobs citing Information Security 78 156 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.58% 2.28% 2.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 2.59% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 108 143
City of London median daily rate £500 £519 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% -5.68% +10.00%
10th Percentile £353 £197 £363
90th Percentile £750 £675 £716
Central London median daily rate £500 £509 £550
% change year-on-year -1.72% -7.50% +10.00%
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 4,359 6,020 6,370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.11% 88.14% 89.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,341 4,706 5,091
City of London median daily rate £513 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £319 £315 £325
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £508 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -0.98% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 66 65
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +2.94% -9.88%
10th Percentile £12.11 £13.00 £11.69
90th Percentile £52.25 £36.05 £34.95
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +10.53%

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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 2020. 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 23 January 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 27 (34.62%) Finance
2 16 (20.51%) Management Information System
2 16 (20.51%) CISSP
2 16 (20.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (19.23%) Windows
3 15 (19.23%) CISM
4 13 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 12 (15.38%) Firewall
5 12 (15.38%) Security Management
5 12 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (14.10%) Degree
6 11 (14.10%) Azure
6 11 (14.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (14.10%) Cybersecurity
7 10 (12.82%) Identity Access Management
7 10 (12.82%) Security Operations
7 10 (12.82%) Project Management
7 10 (12.82%) Microsoft
7 10 (12.82%) Active Directory
8 9 (11.54%) Data Protection
9 8 (10.26%) Investment Banking
9 8 (10.26%) Banking
9 8 (10.26%) AWS
9 8 (10.26%) Legal
9 8 (10.26%) GDPR
9 8 (10.26%) CRISC
10 7 (8.97%) Information Security Management
10 7 (8.97%) PRINCE2
10 7 (8.97%) Linux
10 7 (8.97%) ISMS

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 (5.13%) Confluence
1 4 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.56%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.28%) CMS
3 1 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.28%) IIS
3 1 (1.28%) Jupyter
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.28%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.28%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Aligne
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (1.28%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.10%) Azure
2 8 (10.26%) AWS
3 6 (7.69%) Office 365
4 4 (5.13%) GCP
5 3 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.56%) Amazon ECS
6 2 (2.56%) Amazon GuardDuty
6 2 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.56%) Route 53
6 2 (2.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.28%) Apigee
7 1 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.28%) GitHub
7 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.38%) Firewall
2 7 (8.97%) Network Security
3 6 (7.69%) LAN
4 5 (6.41%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (6.41%) WAN
5 4 (5.13%) VPN
5 4 (5.13%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (3.85%) DNS
6 3 (3.85%) Internet
7 2 (2.56%) IP Telephony
7 2 (2.56%) MPLS
7 2 (2.56%) NetScaler
7 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.28%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (1.28%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (1.28%) NAS
8 1 (1.28%) NetScreen
8 1 (1.28%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.28%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.28%) BigQuery
2 1 (1.28%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (5.13%) JIRA
2 2 (2.56%) CircleCI
2 2 (2.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.28%) IBM UrbanCode
3 1 (1.28%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.28%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (1.28%) Mocha
3 1 (1.28%) Moq
3 1 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.28%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.28%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.28%) webpack
General
1 27 (34.62%) Finance
2 8 (10.26%) Banking
2 8 (10.26%) Investment Banking
2 8 (10.26%) Legal
3 4 (5.13%) Retail
4 3 (3.85%) Law
5 2 (2.56%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.56%) Publishing
6 1 (1.28%) Arabic Language
6 1 (1.28%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 12 (15.38%) Analyst
2 11 (14.10%) Architect
3 9 (11.54%) Security Manager
4 7 (8.97%) IT Manager
4 7 (8.97%) Security Architect
5 6 (7.69%) Information Security Manager
5 6 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.69%) Security Analyst
6 5 (6.41%) ArcSight Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Business Analyst
6 5 (6.41%) Consultant
6 5 (6.41%) Head of Security
6 5 (6.41%) Information Security Consultant
6 5 (6.41%) Security Consultant
6 5 (6.41%) Security Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Cloud Architect
7 4 (5.13%) Information Manager
7 4 (5.13%) Risk Manager
7 4 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.85%) IT Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.85%) .NET
1 3 (3.85%) CSS
1 3 (3.85%) HTML
1 3 (3.85%) Middleware
2 2 (2.56%) HTML5
2 2 (2.56%) J2EE
3 1 (1.28%) Ajax
3 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.28%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.28%) LESS
3 1 (1.28%) Pandas
3 1 (1.28%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.28%) REST
3 1 (1.28%) RESTful
3 1 (1.28%) SAML
3 1 (1.28%) Sass
3 1 (1.28%) SOAP
3 1 (1.28%) WCF
3 1 (1.28%) Web Services
3 1 (1.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.51%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.13%) PKI
4 3 (3.85%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.56%) PMI
5 2 (2.56%) Reinsurance
5 2 (2.56%) User Experience
5 2 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.56%) VLE
6 1 (1.28%) CCTV
6 1 (1.28%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.28%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.28%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.28%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.28%) Replication
6 1 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.23%) Windows
2 7 (8.97%) Linux
3 6 (7.69%) Unix
4 2 (2.56%) Mac OS
4 2 (2.56%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.56%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.28%) Solaris
5 1 (1.28%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 12 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (15.38%) Security Management
3 11 (14.10%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (14.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (12.82%) Identity Access Management
4 10 (12.82%) Project Management
4 10 (12.82%) Security Operations
5 9 (11.54%) Data Protection
6 7 (8.97%) Information Security Management
6 7 (8.97%) ISMS
6 7 (8.97%) PRINCE2
7 6 (7.69%) Architectural Design
7 6 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (7.69%) ITIL
7 6 (7.69%) Security Architecture
7 6 (7.69%) SIEM
8 5 (6.41%) Business Analysis
8 5 (6.41%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (6.41%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.69%) JavaScript
1 6 (7.69%) Python
2 4 (5.13%) SQL
3 2 (2.56%) C
3 2 (2.56%) Java
4 1 (1.28%) C#
4 1 (1.28%) C++
4 1 (1.28%) Go
4 1 (1.28%) Perl
4 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (20.51%) CISSP
2 15 (19.23%) CISM
3 11 (14.10%) Degree
4 8 (10.26%) CRISC
5 6 (7.69%) CISA
6 5 (6.41%) SC Cleared
6 5 (6.41%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (2.56%) Master's Degree
7 2 (2.56%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.28%) CBAP
8 1 (1.28%) CCNA
8 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.28%) IIBA
8 1 (1.28%) IISP
8 1 (1.28%) ISEB
8 1 (1.28%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 1 (1.28%) MCP
8 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.28%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (20.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (10.26%) GDPR
3 6 (7.69%) NIST
4 4 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (3.85%) NIST 800
5 3 (3.85%) PCI DSS
5 3 (3.85%) QA
6 2 (2.56%) COBIT
6 2 (2.56%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (1.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
7 1 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (12.82%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.85%) Docker
2 3 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.28%) DFS Replication
3 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (3.85%) Ansible
2 3 (3.85%) Terraform
3 2 (2.56%) CSIRT
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.28%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (1.28%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 10 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.69%) Cisco
3 5 (6.41%) ArcSight
4 3 (3.85%) CyberArk
4 3 (3.85%) Oracle
4 3 (3.85%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.85%) ServiceNow
4 3 (3.85%) Sony
5 2 (2.56%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.56%) Splunk
5 2 (2.56%) VMware
6 1 (1.28%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.28%) Apple
6 1 (1.28%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.28%) Nintex
6 1 (1.28%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.28%) Sage
6 1 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.28%) Snow
6 1 (1.28%) Varonis