Period
to 9 May 2021

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 9 May 2021 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
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 89 111 106
Rank change year-on-year +22 -5 +8
Contract jobs citing Information Security 59 50 163
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.18% 1.44% 2.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 1.65% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 25 103
10th Percentile £399 £348 £363
25th Percentile £416 £414 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £550
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +4.76%
75th Percentile £634 £675 £625
90th Percentile £775 £855 £725
Central London median daily rate £550 £475 £525
% change year-on-year +15.79% -9.52% -2.33%

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 2,456 3,024 5,864
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.83% 86.97% 89.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,796 2,249 4,551
10th Percentile £338 £331 £325
25th Percentile £431 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £518 £525
Median % change year-on-year +1.45% -1.43% +3.96%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 52 51
10th Percentile £9.05 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £12.28 £14.28 £13.62
Median hourly rate £20.48 £24.06 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -14.90% +20.30% +6.95%
75th Percentile £28.94 £38.88 £37.50
90th Percentile £41.28 £52.25 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year -17.08% +20.60% +1.27%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Information Security as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Information Security in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Information Security in the City of London

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Information Security in the City of London over the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Information Security in the City of London

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Information Security in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Information Security in the City of London

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, 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 26 (44.07%) Social Skills
2 25 (42.37%) Azure
3 23 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (35.59%) Active Directory
5 19 (32.20%) Microsoft
6 17 (28.81%) QA
6 17 (28.81%) Azure Active Directory
7 16 (27.12%) Cybersecurity
8 15 (25.42%) SharePoint
8 15 (25.42%) CISSP
8 15 (25.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 14 (23.73%) Finance
9 14 (23.73%) Analytics
9 14 (23.73%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (22.03%) AngularJS
10 13 (22.03%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (22.03%) PowerShell
10 13 (22.03%) TypeScript
10 13 (22.03%) Octopus Deploy
10 13 (22.03%) DevOps
10 13 (22.03%) Mentoring
10 13 (22.03%) React
10 13 (22.03%) Power BI
10 13 (22.03%) ASP.NET Core
10 13 (22.03%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (22.03%) C#
10 13 (22.03%) JavaScript
10 13 (22.03%) .NET
10 13 (22.03%) SQL Server
10 13 (22.03%) ASP.NET

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 15 (25.42%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.78%) Confluence
3 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.08%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 25 (42.37%) Azure
2 17 (28.81%) Azure Active Directory
3 13 (22.03%) Power Platform
4 7 (11.86%) Microsoft 365
5 6 (10.17%) AWS
6 3 (5.08%) Serverless
7 2 (3.39%) IaaS
7 2 (3.39%) PaaS
7 2 (3.39%) SaaS
8 1 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.69%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.69%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.17%) Network Security
2 5 (8.47%) Firewall
3 2 (3.39%) DHCP
3 2 (3.39%) DNS
3 2 (3.39%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.69%) HTTP
4 1 (1.69%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.69%) Internet
4 1 (1.69%) SAN
4 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.03%) Power BI
1 13 (22.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (22.03%) Octopus Deploy
2 6 (10.17%) JIRA
3 3 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (44.07%) Social Skills
2 14 (23.73%) Finance
3 7 (11.86%) Banking
4 4 (6.78%) Public Sector
5 3 (5.08%) International Banking
5 3 (5.08%) Presentation Skills
6 2 (3.39%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.69%) Marketing
7 1 (1.69%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 14 (23.73%) Analyst
2 9 (15.25%) Architect
2 9 (15.25%) Security Architect
3 8 (13.56%) Technical Leader
4 6 (10.17%) Business Analyst
4 6 (10.17%) Security Manager
5 5 (8.47%) Analyst Developer
5 5 (8.47%) Developer
5 5 (8.47%) Information Architect
5 5 (8.47%) Information Security Architect
5 5 (8.47%) Principal Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Consultant
6 4 (6.78%) Cybersecurity Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Azure Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Information Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Security Consultant
7 3 (5.08%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) SharePoint Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.03%) .NET
1 13 (22.03%) AngularJS
1 13 (22.03%) ASP.NET
1 13 (22.03%) ASP.NET Core
1 13 (22.03%) React
2 3 (5.08%) Gherkin
2 3 (5.08%) SAML
3 2 (3.39%) LDAP
3 2 (3.39%) OAuth
3 2 (3.39%) SailPoint
4 1 (1.69%) COM
4 1 (1.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.03%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (6.78%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.39%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (3.39%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.69%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.69%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.69%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.69%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.17%) Windows
2 4 (6.78%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.69%) Linux
4 1 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (27.12%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (23.73%) Analytics
3 14 (23.73%) Continuous Improvement
4 13 (22.03%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (22.03%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (22.03%) DevOps
4 13 (22.03%) Mentoring
4 13 (22.03%) Project Roadmap
4 13 (22.03%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 13 (22.03%) Software Engineering
4 13 (22.03%) TDD
5 12 (20.34%) Risk Management
6 8 (13.56%) Workshop Facilitation
7 6 (10.17%) Identity Access Management
7 6 (10.17%) Project Delivery
7 6 (10.17%) SIEM
7 6 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (8.47%) Scrum
8 5 (8.47%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.03%) C#
1 13 (22.03%) JavaScript
1 13 (22.03%) PowerShell
1 13 (22.03%) TypeScript
2 2 (3.39%) SQL
3 1 (1.69%) BeanShell
3 1 (1.69%) Java
3 1 (1.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (25.42%) CISSP
2 9 (15.25%) CISM
3 8 (13.56%) Degree
4 6 (10.17%) SC Cleared
4 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.08%) CEH
6 2 (3.39%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (3.39%) CISA
6 2 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.39%) FFIEC
6 2 (3.39%) GCIH
6 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (3.39%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (1.69%) CCNA
7 1 (1.69%) CREST Certified
7 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.69%) GCFA
7 1 (1.69%) GIAC
7 1 (1.69%) GSEC
7 1 (1.69%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (28.81%) QA
2 15 (25.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (16.95%) NIST
4 4 (6.78%) GDPR
5 3 (5.08%) COBIT
5 3 (5.08%) PCI DSS
6 2 (3.39%) GRC
7 1 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (1.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 21 (35.59%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.39%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.69%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) CASB
2 1 (1.69%) Ansible
2 1 (1.69%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (1.69%) EnCase
2 1 (1.69%) FTK
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.69%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.69%) Nexpose
2 1 (1.69%) SCCM
2 1 (1.69%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (32.20%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.78%) VMware
3 3 (5.08%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.39%) Cisco
4 2 (3.39%) Okta
4 2 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.39%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.39%) Sparx
5 1 (1.69%) AlgoSec
5 1 (1.69%) Cellebrite
5 1 (1.69%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.69%) Citrix
5 1 (1.69%) CrowdStrike
5 1 (1.69%) CyberArk
5 1 (1.69%) F5
5 1 (1.69%) Google
5 1 (1.69%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.69%) SAP