Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 98 120
Rank change year-on-year -16 +22 +12
Contract jobs citing Information Security 146 172 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.05% 2.57% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 2.94% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 128 129
City of London median daily rate £538 £510 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.39% +4.62% +2.63%
10th Percentile £323 £363 £354
90th Percentile £685 £713 £603
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £490
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.16%
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 6308 5856 7591
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.36% 87.43% 83.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5014 4674 6040
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £325 £317 £288
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 54 74
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.33% +11.18%
10th Percentile £13.34 £13.58 £10.91
90th Percentile £32.07 £53.54 £45.15
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% -9.52% +16.67%

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 November 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

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 November 2017. 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 +1 1 £725 +16.00%
Information Security
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 69 (47.26%) Finance
2 43 (29.45%) Cybersecurity
3 35 (23.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (19.18%) Windows
5 27 (18.49%) CISSP
5 27 (18.49%) Project Management
5 27 (18.49%) Banking
5 27 (18.49%) GDPR
6 24 (16.44%) CISM
7 23 (15.75%) Data Protection
8 21 (14.38%) Management Information System
9 20 (13.70%) Risk Management
9 20 (13.70%) Legal
9 20 (13.70%) Linux
9 20 (13.70%) SIEM
10 19 (13.01%) Firewall
11 18 (12.33%) Unix
12 17 (11.64%) Vulnerability Management
13 16 (10.96%) Security Architecture
14 15 (10.27%) Penetration Testing
14 15 (10.27%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (9.59%) Microsoft
15 14 (9.59%) Degree
16 13 (8.90%) Security Operations
17 12 (8.22%) Information Assurance
18 11 (7.53%) Cisco
18 11 (7.53%) Active Directory
18 11 (7.53%) SANS
18 11 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
19 10 (6.85%) Microsoft Azure

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 3 (2.05%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.37%) Apache
2 2 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.37%) Jetty
2 2 (1.37%) nginx
3 1 (0.68%) CMS
3 1 (0.68%) Confluence
3 1 (0.68%) SAS
3 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (4.79%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.74%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.68%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.16%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.42%) SaaS
4 2 (1.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.37%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.37%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.37%) AWS CloudTrail
4 2 (1.37%) GitHub
4 2 (1.37%) IaaS
4 2 (1.37%) Office 365
4 2 (1.37%) Route 53
4 2 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.01%) Firewall
2 9 (6.16%) Intrusion Detection
2 9 (6.16%) Network Security
3 6 (4.11%) Internet
4 4 (2.74%) HTTP
4 4 (2.74%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.05%) LDAP
6 2 (1.37%) DNS
6 2 (1.37%) Intranet
6 2 (1.37%) LAN
6 2 (1.37%) Wireless
6 2 (1.37%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.68%) SAN
7 1 (0.68%) SSL
7 1 (0.68%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.68%) VPN
7 1 (0.68%) WAN
7 1 (0.68%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.74%) MySQL
2 3 (2.05%) Maltego
3 2 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (1.37%) Hazelcast
3 2 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.37%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.68%) Big Data
4 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.74%) TeamCity
2 3 (2.05%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.37%) Artifactory
3 2 (1.37%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.37%) JIRA
3 2 (1.37%) Maven
3 2 (1.37%) Subversion
3 2 (1.37%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.68%) Metasploit
General
1 69 (47.26%) Finance
2 27 (18.49%) Banking
3 20 (13.70%) Legal
4 5 (3.42%) International Banking
5 4 (2.74%) Law
6 3 (2.05%) Advertising
6 3 (2.05%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.05%) Local Government
7 2 (1.37%) Marketing
7 2 (1.37%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (23.29%) Analyst
2 28 (19.18%) Security Analyst
3 21 (14.38%) Project Manager
4 19 (13.01%) Consultant
5 17 (11.64%) Security Manager
6 15 (10.27%) Information Analyst
6 15 (10.27%) Information Security Analyst
7 12 (8.22%) Architect
7 12 (8.22%) Security Consultant
7 12 (8.22%) Security Project Manager
8 11 (7.53%) Security Architect
9 9 (6.16%) Information Security Manager
10 8 (5.48%) Information Manager
10 8 (5.48%) IT Analyst
10 8 (5.48%) Security Engineer
10 8 (5.48%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (4.79%) Information Architect
11 7 (4.79%) Information Security Architect
11 7 (4.79%) Information Security Consultant
11 7 (4.79%) Information Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.74%) .NET
1 4 (2.74%) Web Services
2 2 (1.37%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.37%) CSS
2 2 (1.37%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (1.37%) HTML
2 2 (1.37%) Hystrix
2 2 (1.37%) jQuery
2 2 (1.37%) LAMP
2 2 (1.37%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (1.37%) OAuth
2 2 (1.37%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (1.37%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (1.37%) Spring
3 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.68%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.38%) Management Information System
2 11 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.48%) Cyberthreat
4 5 (3.42%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.05%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.05%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.05%) Fintech
5 3 (2.05%) Online Banking
5 3 (2.05%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.05%) Tandem
6 2 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.37%) PKI
6 2 (1.37%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.37%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.68%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.68%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.68%) PMI
7 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 28 (19.18%) Windows
2 20 (13.70%) Linux
3 18 (12.33%) Unix
4 3 (2.05%) Kali Linux
4 3 (2.05%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.37%) Debian
5 2 (1.37%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.68%) Solaris
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (29.45%) Cybersecurity
2 27 (18.49%) Project Management
3 23 (15.75%) Data Protection
4 20 (13.70%) Risk Management
4 20 (13.70%) SIEM
5 17 (11.64%) Vulnerability Management
6 16 (10.96%) Security Architecture
7 15 (10.27%) Penetration Testing
7 15 (10.27%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (8.90%) Security Operations
9 12 (8.22%) Information Assurance
10 10 (6.85%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (6.85%) PRINCE2
10 10 (6.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 9 (6.16%) Computer Security
11 9 (6.16%) Security Management
12 8 (5.48%) DevOps
12 8 (5.48%) Security Monitoring
12 8 (5.48%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 7 (4.79%) Data Loss Prevention
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.11%) SQL
2 5 (3.42%) Bash Shell
3 4 (2.74%) Java
3 4 (2.74%) Python
3 4 (2.74%) Ruby
4 2 (1.37%) C#
4 2 (1.37%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.37%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.68%) C
5 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (18.49%) CISSP
2 24 (16.44%) CISM
3 14 (9.59%) Degree
4 11 (7.53%) SANS
5 10 (6.85%) GIAC
6 9 (6.16%) GCIA
6 9 (6.16%) GCIH
7 7 (4.79%) PMP
8 6 (4.11%) CISA
9 5 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (3.42%) CREST Certified
10 3 (2.05%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 3 (2.05%) CCSP
10 3 (2.05%) CEH
10 3 (2.05%) CHECK Team Member
10 3 (2.05%) CRISC
10 3 (2.05%) Security Cleared
11 2 (1.37%) CCNP
11 2 (1.37%) Novell Certification
11 2 (1.37%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (23.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (18.49%) GDPR
3 9 (6.16%) PCI DSS
4 7 (4.79%) NIST 800
5 4 (2.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (2.05%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (1.37%) COBIT
7 2 (1.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (1.37%) QA
8 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.68%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (7.53%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.79%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.74%) vSphere
4 2 (1.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (1.37%) Firmware
4 2 (1.37%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.37%) VirtualBox
4 2 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.68%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (4.79%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (3.42%) Ansible
3 4 (2.74%) Nessus
3 4 (2.74%) Packer
4 3 (2.05%) CSIRT
4 3 (2.05%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (2.05%) Puppet
4 3 (2.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.37%) Grafana
5 2 (1.37%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.37%) Kibana
5 2 (1.37%) logstash
5 2 (1.37%) Nagios
5 2 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.37%) OSSEC
5 2 (1.37%) RSA Archer
5 2 (1.37%) Terraform
6 1 (0.68%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.68%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.68%) Nmap
Vendors
1 14 (9.59%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.53%) Cisco
3 9 (6.16%) McAfee
3 9 (6.16%) Qualys
4 7 (4.79%) Blue Coat
4 7 (4.79%) CheckPoint
4 7 (4.79%) Dell
4 7 (4.79%) FireEye
4 7 (4.79%) Splunk
5 6 (4.11%) CyberArk
6 5 (3.42%) VMware
7 4 (2.74%) Oracle
8 3 (2.05%) Tableau
9 2 (1.37%) AlienVault
9 2 (1.37%) Intel
9 2 (1.37%) LogRhythm
9 2 (1.37%) New Relic
9 2 (1.37%) Sun
9 2 (1.37%) Sybase
9 2 (1.37%) Trend Micro