Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 122 105
Rank change year-on-year 0 -17 +18
Contract jobs citing Information Security 144 137 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.05% 1.98% 2.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 2.22% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 108 120
City of London median daily rate £525 £510 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -0.49% +5.13%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £363
90th Percentile £688 £675 £713
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +7.69%
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 6,081 6,183 5,826
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.53% 89.22% 87.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,836 4,882 4,670
City of London median daily rate £510 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £660
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 55 53
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.50% -
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £11.25
90th Percentile £29.85 £31.20 £54.03
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.85 £19.00
% change year-on-year -0.80% -0.79% -4.32%

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 October 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 23 October 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 65 (45.14%) Finance
2 34 (23.61%) CISSP
3 32 (22.22%) Windows
3 32 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
4 28 (19.44%) CISM
4 28 (19.44%) Management Information System
5 26 (18.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 25 (17.36%) Active Directory
6 25 (17.36%) Firewall
7 23 (15.97%) Risk Management
8 22 (15.28%) Microsoft Azure
9 21 (14.58%) PCI DSS
10 19 (13.19%) SIEM
11 18 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
11 18 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (11.81%) Retail
12 17 (11.81%) GDPR
12 17 (11.81%) Problem-Solving
13 16 (11.11%) Degree
14 15 (10.42%) Data Protection
14 15 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (10.42%) CISA
15 14 (9.72%) ITIL
15 14 (9.72%) Unix
15 14 (9.72%) Network Security
15 14 (9.72%) Splunk
16 13 (9.03%) Business Intelligence
16 13 (9.03%) Microsoft
16 13 (9.03%) Identity Access Management
17 12 (8.33%) 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 9 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.47%) Apache Spark
4 5 (3.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.08%) Apache
5 3 (2.08%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.69%) CMS
6 1 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.69%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 3 (2.08%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.39%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.69%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 22 (15.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.86%) Office 365
4 4 (2.78%) IaaS
4 4 (2.78%) PaaS
4 4 (2.78%) SaaS
5 2 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.39%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.69%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.69%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 25 (17.36%) Firewall
2 14 (9.72%) Network Security
3 8 (5.56%) WAN
3 8 (5.56%) Wireless
4 7 (4.86%) DNS
4 7 (4.86%) LAN
5 6 (4.17%) DHCP
5 6 (4.17%) Intranet
5 6 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (4.17%) TCP/IP
6 5 (3.47%) HTTP
6 5 (3.47%) VoIP
6 5 (3.47%) VPN
7 4 (2.78%) BGP
7 4 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (2.78%) IPsec
7 4 (2.78%) OSPF
8 3 (2.08%) Internet
8 3 (2.08%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.17%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (2.08%) Big Data
3 3 (2.08%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 2 (1.39%) Blockchain
4 2 (1.39%) MySQL
4 2 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.39%) Power BI
4 2 (1.39%) QGIS
4 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.69%) GIS
5 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.69%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.08%) Artifactory
1 3 (2.08%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.69%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.69%) ERwin
3 1 (0.69%) JIRA
General
1 65 (45.14%) Finance
2 17 (11.81%) Retail
3 12 (8.33%) Legal
4 7 (4.86%) Banking
5 6 (4.17%) Advertising
6 5 (3.47%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.78%) Marketing
8 2 (1.39%) Billing
8 2 (1.39%) Electronics
8 2 (1.39%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.39%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.39%) Law
8 2 (1.39%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.69%) French Language
9 1 (0.69%) Games
9 1 (0.69%) German Language
9 1 (0.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (18.06%) Analyst
2 22 (15.28%) Consultant
3 18 (12.50%) Security Consultant
4 16 (11.11%) Security Manager
5 15 (10.42%) Architect
6 11 (7.64%) Information Security Manager
6 11 (7.64%) Security Architect
7 10 (6.94%) Security Engineer
8 8 (5.56%) Information Manager
9 7 (4.86%) Business Analyst
9 7 (4.86%) Project Manager
10 6 (4.17%) Information Security Consultant
10 6 (4.17%) Security Analyst
10 6 (4.17%) Security Specialist
10 6 (4.17%) Service Analyst
10 6 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (4.17%) Service Desk Support
10 6 (4.17%) Service Desk Support Analyst
11 5 (3.47%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
11 5 (3.47%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.17%) .NET
2 4 (2.78%) LDAP
2 4 (2.78%) Middleware
2 4 (2.78%) SailPoint
3 3 (2.08%) HTML
3 3 (2.08%) Kafka
3 3 (2.08%) SAML
4 2 (1.39%) JSON
4 2 (1.39%) OAuth
4 2 (1.39%) REST
4 2 (1.39%) Web Services
4 2 (1.39%) WPF
4 2 (1.39%) YAML
5 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.69%) COM
5 1 (0.69%) ODBC
5 1 (0.69%) OpenID
5 1 (0.69%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (19.44%) Management Information System
2 18 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (8.33%) Data Centre
4 7 (4.86%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.86%) Data Protection Act
4 7 (4.86%) iPhone
5 5 (3.47%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.78%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (2.78%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.78%) Tandem
7 3 (2.08%) e-Learning
7 3 (2.08%) Fintech
7 3 (2.08%) PKI
7 3 (2.08%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.39%) Bitcoin
8 2 (1.39%) iPad
8 2 (1.39%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.39%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.39%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 32 (22.22%) Windows
2 14 (9.72%) Unix
3 12 (8.33%) Linux
4 8 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (4.86%) Windows 10
6 6 (4.17%) Android
7 5 (3.47%) Windows Mobile
7 5 (3.47%) Windows Server
7 5 (3.47%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.78%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.08%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
2 23 (15.97%) Risk Management
3 19 (13.19%) SIEM
4 18 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (11.81%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (10.42%) Data Protection
7 14 (9.72%) ITIL
8 13 (9.03%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (9.03%) Identity Access Management
9 12 (8.33%) Privileged Access Management
9 12 (8.33%) Project Management
9 12 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
10 11 (7.64%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (7.64%) Security Architecture
10 11 (7.64%) Security Operations
10 11 (7.64%) Service Management
11 10 (6.94%) Identity Management
12 9 (6.25%) SDLC
13 8 (5.56%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.25%) Java
2 8 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.86%) Python
4 6 (4.17%) SQL
5 4 (2.78%) C#
6 3 (2.08%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.39%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.39%) Perl
7 2 (1.39%) PHP
7 2 (1.39%) R
8 1 (0.69%) BeanShell
8 1 (0.69%) C
8 1 (0.69%) C++
8 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (23.61%) CISSP
2 28 (19.44%) CISM
3 16 (11.11%) Degree
4 15 (10.42%) CISA
5 9 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (4.86%) CCNA
7 4 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (2.78%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 3 (2.08%) CRISC
8 3 (2.08%) GIAC
8 3 (2.08%) MCSE
8 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.08%) PMI Certification
8 3 (2.08%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.08%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.39%) AWS Certification
9 2 (1.39%) CCNP
9 2 (1.39%) CCSA
9 2 (1.39%) ISSAP
9 2 (1.39%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (18.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (14.58%) PCI DSS
3 17 (11.81%) GDPR
4 6 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (3.47%) HIPAA
5 5 (3.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (2.08%) COBIT
6 3 (2.08%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.69%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.69%) IFRS
7 1 (0.69%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.69%) PSD2
7 1 (0.69%) QA
7 1 (0.69%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.69%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 25 (17.36%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.39%) BitLocker
4 2 (1.39%) HDFS
4 2 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.69%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (4.86%) Ansible
2 6 (4.17%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (2.08%) CSIRT
3 3 (2.08%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (2.08%) SCCM
4 2 (1.39%) CASB
4 2 (1.39%) Nagios
4 2 (1.39%) Nessus
4 2 (1.39%) QRadar
4 2 (1.39%) Rundeck
4 2 (1.39%) Terraform
4 2 (1.39%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.69%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.69%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 14 (9.72%) Splunk
2 13 (9.03%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.94%) CheckPoint
3 10 (6.94%) Cisco
3 10 (6.94%) Oracle
4 9 (6.25%) Citrix
4 9 (6.25%) Palo Alto
5 8 (5.56%) VMware
6 7 (4.86%) CyberArk
7 6 (4.17%) F5
7 6 (4.17%) Red Hat
7 6 (4.17%) SAP
8 5 (3.47%) ServiceNow
9 4 (2.78%) Okta
9 4 (2.78%) Sophos
10 3 (2.08%) Apple
10 3 (2.08%) CA
10 3 (2.08%) Juniper
10 3 (2.08%) McAfee
10 3 (2.08%) Symantec