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 3 months to 30 March 2017 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 119 114
Rank change year-on-year +2 -5  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 34 44 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.10% 1.29% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.48% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 36 72
Median daily rate £475 £481 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.29% +1.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £380 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £605 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £60.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -28.33% +166.66%  

Information Security is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2657 2978 4235
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.65% 87.49% 82.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2076 2386 3276
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 34
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.78 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.53% +6.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Information Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 51 (52.58%) Finance
2 23 (23.71%) CISSP
3 17 (17.53%) Management Information System
3 17 (17.53%) Firewall
3 17 (17.53%) Cybersecurity
4 16 (16.49%) Security Operations
4 16 (16.49%) CISM
4 16 (16.49%) Legal
4 16 (16.49%) Risk Management
5 14 (14.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (14.43%) Windows
5 14 (14.43%) SIEM
6 13 (13.40%) Asset Management
6 13 (13.40%) Network Security
6 13 (13.40%) Data Protection
7 12 (12.37%) Project Management
8 11 (11.34%) PCI DSS
8 11 (11.34%) Degree
8 11 (11.34%) GDPR
9 10 (10.31%) Vulnerability Management
9 10 (10.31%) Intrusion Detection
9 10 (10.31%) Penetration Testing
9 10 (10.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 10 (10.31%) Linux
10 9 (9.28%) Microsoft
10 9 (9.28%) Financial Institution
10 9 (9.28%) Retail
10 9 (9.28%) Splunk
10 9 (9.28%) Security Operations Centre
11 8 (8.25%) Data Centre

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 (6.19%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.06%) CMS
2 2 (2.06%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.03%) FileNet
3 1 (1.03%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (5.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.06%) MS Office
3 1 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.03%) MS Project
3 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Global One
1 1 (1.03%) Minerva
1 1 (1.03%) Sentinel
1 1 (1.03%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.15%) Office 365
3 2 (2.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.03%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.03%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.03%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (1.03%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.03%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (1.03%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.53%) Firewall
2 13 (13.40%) Network Security
3 10 (10.31%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (7.22%) TCP/IP
5 6 (6.19%) SSL
6 5 (5.15%) Internet
6 5 (5.15%) VPN
7 3 (3.09%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (3.09%) DNS
7 3 (3.09%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (3.09%) Wireless
8 2 (2.06%) HTTP
8 2 (2.06%) Skype
8 2 (2.06%) Telepresence
8 2 (2.06%) Unified Communications
8 2 (2.06%) WebEx
9 1 (1.03%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.03%) Kerberos
9 1 (1.03%) LAN
9 1 (1.03%) MRTG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.03%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.03%) Power BI
3 1 (1.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.03%) Jenkins
General
1 51 (52.58%) Finance
2 16 (16.49%) Legal
3 9 (9.28%) Financial Institution
3 9 (9.28%) Retail
4 5 (5.15%) Banking
5 2 (2.06%) Advertising
5 2 (2.06%) Games
6 1 (1.03%) French Language
6 1 (1.03%) Front Office
6 1 (1.03%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.03%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (1.03%) Marketing
6 1 (1.03%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (41.24%) Analyst
2 31 (31.96%) Security Analyst
3 14 (14.43%) Business Analyst
4 11 (11.34%) Information Analyst
4 11 (11.34%) Information Security Analyst
5 8 (8.25%) Architect
6 7 (7.22%) Project Manager
7 6 (6.19%) Consultant
8 5 (5.15%) IT Analyst
8 5 (5.15%) IT Security Analyst
8 5 (5.15%) Security Architect
8 5 (5.15%) Security Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) Security Manager
8 5 (5.15%) Security Specialist
9 4 (4.12%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 4 (4.12%) Security Consultant
10 3 (3.09%) Data Consultant
10 3 (3.09%) Data Manager
10 3 (3.09%) Network Engineer
10 3 (3.09%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.06%) .NET
2 1 (1.03%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.03%) SAML
2 1 (1.03%) Velocity
2 1 (1.03%) Web Services
2 1 (1.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.53%) Management Information System
2 9 (9.28%) Security Operations Centre
3 8 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.25%) Data Centre
4 7 (7.22%) Equities
4 7 (7.22%) Fixed Income
5 4 (4.12%) Cyber Defence
5 4 (4.12%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.06%) CESG
6 2 (2.06%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.06%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.06%) PMI
6 2 (2.06%) Reinsurance
6 2 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.03%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (1.03%) Derivative
7 1 (1.03%) Fintech
7 1 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.03%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.43%) Windows
2 10 (10.31%) Linux
3 7 (7.22%) Unix
4 5 (5.15%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.06%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.53%) Cybersecurity
2 16 (16.49%) Risk Management
2 16 (16.49%) Security Operations
3 14 (14.43%) SIEM
3 14 (14.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (13.40%) Asset Management
4 13 (13.40%) Data Protection
5 12 (12.37%) Project Management
6 10 (10.31%) Penetration Testing
6 10 (10.31%) Vulnerability Management
7 8 (8.25%) Migration
8 7 (7.22%) Identity Access Management
8 7 (7.22%) ITIL
9 6 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (6.19%) Data Loss Prevention
9 6 (6.19%) Privileged Access Management
9 6 (6.19%) Security Monitoring
10 5 (5.15%) Change Management
10 5 (5.15%) Data Security
10 5 (5.15%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.25%) SQL
2 6 (6.19%) Python
3 3 (3.09%) C
3 3 (3.09%) Perl
4 2 (2.06%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.06%) Go
4 2 (2.06%) Ruby
5 1 (1.03%) Java
5 1 (1.03%) PHP
5 1 (1.03%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.03%) Scala
5 1 (1.03%) VB
5 1 (1.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (23.71%) CISSP
2 16 (16.49%) CISM
3 11 (11.34%) Degree
4 7 (7.22%) GCIA
5 6 (6.19%) GIAC
5 6 (6.19%) SANS
6 5 (5.15%) CNA
6 5 (5.15%) GCIH
6 5 (5.15%) ISEB
6 5 (5.15%) Network+ Certification
6 5 (5.15%) Novell Certification
6 5 (5.15%) SC Cleared
6 5 (5.15%) Security Cleared
7 4 (4.12%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (4.12%) CISA
7 4 (4.12%) CREST Certified
8 3 (3.09%) CCSP
8 3 (3.09%) CHECK Team Member
8 3 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.06%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.34%) GDPR
1 11 (11.34%) PCI DSS
2 10 (10.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (5.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (3.09%) ISAE 3402
5 2 (2.06%) COBIT
5 2 (2.06%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (1.03%) FedRAMP
6 1 (1.03%) ISO27002
6 1 (1.03%) PMO
6 1 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (6.19%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 4 (4.12%) Ansible
3 3 (3.09%) Puppet
4 2 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.06%) SCCM
5 1 (1.03%) CSIRT
5 1 (1.03%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.03%) Nagios
5 1 (1.03%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 9 (9.28%) Microsoft
1 9 (9.28%) Splunk
2 7 (7.22%) Cisco
3 6 (6.19%) Palo Alto
4 5 (5.15%) CheckPoint
4 5 (5.15%) Oracle
4 5 (5.15%) Sun
4 5 (5.15%) Symantec
5 4 (4.12%) CyberArk
5 4 (4.12%) Varonis
5 4 (4.12%) VMware
6 3 (3.09%) Bloomberg
6 3 (3.09%) Citrix
6 3 (3.09%) Intel
6 3 (3.09%) Intel Security
7 2 (2.06%) Polycom
7 2 (2.06%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.06%) WorldPay
8 1 (1.03%) Infoblox
8 1 (1.03%) SaltStack
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