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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 8 August 2022 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
8 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 105 108 73
Rank change year-on-year +3 -35 +25
Contract jobs citing Information Security 92 57 65
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.04% 1.65% 2.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 1.81% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 36 39
10th Percentile £400 £506 £403
25th Percentile £513 £550 £457
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £620 £595 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.12% +13.33% -4.55%
75th Percentile £731 £714 £600
90th Percentile £765 £938 £728
Central London median daily rate £620 £575 £500
% change year-on-year +7.74% +15.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £33.70 -
Central London median hourly rate £41.50 £26.20 -
% change year-on-year +58.40% - -

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 4,128 3,148 1,985
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.67% 91.33% 89.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,926 2,311 1,457
10th Percentile £375 £363 £338
25th Percentile £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £700 £645 £601
90th Percentile £780 £725 £686
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £520
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 40 37
10th Percentile £18.10 £11.15 £12.62
25th Percentile £25.00 £14.81 £17.00
Median hourly rate £43.24 £25.25 £37.50
Median % change year-on-year +71.25% -32.67% +96.08%
75th Percentile £57.50 £35.00 £46.00
90th Percentile £77.35 £67.98 £54.10
Central London median hourly rate £42.50 £23.23 £36.00
% change year-on-year +82.99% -35.49% +82.28%

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 8 August 2022.

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 8 August 2022, 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 35 (38.04%) Azure
2 33 (35.87%) Finance
3 32 (34.78%) Cybersecurity
4 28 (30.43%) Risk Management
5 25 (27.17%) AWS
6 23 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 23 (25.00%) Social Skills
7 21 (22.83%) Agile
8 19 (20.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 19 (20.65%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (20.65%) Linux
9 18 (19.57%) Microsoft
10 17 (18.48%) SaaS
10 17 (18.48%) DevOps
11 16 (17.39%) Windows
12 15 (16.30%) ITIL
13 14 (15.22%) Analytics
13 14 (15.22%) Vulnerability Management
13 14 (15.22%) NIST
14 13 (14.13%) BiZZdesign
14 13 (14.13%) Serverless
14 13 (14.13%) Problem-Solving
14 13 (14.13%) ArchiMate
14 13 (14.13%) Azure Active Directory
14 13 (14.13%) SAP
14 13 (14.13%) PowerDesigner
14 13 (14.13%) CISSP
14 13 (14.13%) Firewall
14 13 (14.13%) Management Information System
15 12 (13.04%) Python

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 (9.78%) Apache Pig
1 9 (9.78%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.09%) CMS
2 1 (1.09%) Confluence
2 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.09%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (6.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (9.78%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (4.35%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (4.35%) SAP BPC
2 4 (4.35%) SAP CO
2 4 (4.35%) SAP FI
2 4 (4.35%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 35 (38.04%) Azure
2 25 (27.17%) AWS
3 17 (18.48%) SaaS
4 13 (14.13%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (14.13%) Serverless
5 12 (13.04%) Microsoft 365
6 11 (11.96%) Amazon S3
7 10 (10.87%) PaaS
8 9 (9.78%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (9.78%) Azure AKS
8 9 (9.78%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 9 (9.78%) Azure Data Factory
8 9 (9.78%) Azure Functions
8 9 (9.78%) Azure Storage
9 6 (6.52%) Power Platform
10 5 (5.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (5.43%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 5 (5.43%) IaaS
11 4 (4.35%) Akamai
12 3 (3.26%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.13%) Firewall
2 9 (9.78%) VPN
3 7 (7.61%) Network Security
4 5 (5.43%) IPsec
4 5 (5.43%) SD-WAN
5 4 (4.35%) WAN
6 3 (3.26%) Cisco Firepower
7 2 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.17%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (2.17%) LAN
7 2 (2.17%) NetScaler
7 2 (2.17%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.17%) WebEx
7 2 (2.17%) Wireless
7 2 (2.17%) WLAN
8 1 (1.09%) DNS
8 1 (1.09%) HTTP
8 1 (1.09%) HTTPS
8 1 (1.09%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.96%) Amazon RDS
2 9 (9.78%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 9 (9.78%) Azure SQL Database
2 9 (9.78%) Data Lake
2 9 (9.78%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (9.78%) SAP BW
2 9 (9.78%) SAP HANA
3 6 (6.52%) Power BI
4 4 (4.35%) Big Data
4 4 (4.35%) Spotfire
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (14.13%) PowerDesigner
2 3 (3.26%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.09%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.09%) Crucible
3 1 (1.09%) FishEye
3 1 (1.09%) JIRA
3 1 (1.09%) SonarQube
3 1 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 33 (35.87%) Finance
2 23 (25.00%) Social Skills
3 10 (10.87%) Banking
4 8 (8.70%) Public Sector
5 6 (6.52%) Presentation Skills
6 5 (5.43%) Financial Institution
6 5 (5.43%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.17%) Influencing Skills
7 2 (2.17%) International Banking
7 2 (2.17%) Law
7 2 (2.17%) Legal
8 1 (1.09%) Billing
8 1 (1.09%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (1.09%) German Language
8 1 (1.09%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.09%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (1.09%) Retail
8 1 (1.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (19.57%) Architect
2 16 (17.39%) Solutions Architect
3 13 (14.13%) Analyst
4 11 (11.96%) Consultant
5 10 (10.87%) Project Manager
5 10 (10.87%) Security Consultant
6 8 (8.70%) Security Manager
7 7 (7.61%) Security Analyst
8 6 (6.52%) Information Manager
8 6 (6.52%) Security Engineer
9 5 (5.43%) Information Security Manager
9 5 (5.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (5.43%) Security Project Manager
10 4 (4.35%) Information Security Consultant
10 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support
10 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) Security Support Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) Support Engineer
11 3 (3.26%) Cybersecurity Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.78%) Kafka
2 4 (4.35%) RESTful
3 3 (3.26%) COM
4 2 (2.17%) XMPP
5 1 (1.09%) .NET
5 1 (1.09%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.09%) JavaBeans
5 1 (1.09%) JSF
5 1 (1.09%) LDAP
5 1 (1.09%) OAuth
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.09%) SAML
5 1 (1.09%) Servlets
5 1 (1.09%) Spring
5 1 (1.09%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.13%) Management Information System
2 9 (9.78%) Cloud Native
2 9 (9.78%) Legacy Applications
3 2 (2.17%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.17%) CESG
3 2 (2.17%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (2.17%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.17%) PKI
3 2 (2.17%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.09%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (1.09%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.09%) Equities
4 1 (1.09%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (20.65%) Linux
2 16 (17.39%) Windows
3 11 (11.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (9.78%) Debian
4 9 (9.78%) Ubuntu
5 4 (4.35%) VMS
6 2 (2.17%) HPUX
6 2 (2.17%) Unix
6 2 (2.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (34.78%) Cybersecurity
2 28 (30.43%) Risk Management
3 21 (22.83%) Agile
4 19 (20.65%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (18.48%) DevOps
6 15 (16.30%) ITIL
7 14 (15.22%) Analytics
7 14 (15.22%) Vulnerability Management
8 13 (14.13%) ArchiMate
8 13 (14.13%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (11.96%) Change Management
9 11 (11.96%) TOGAF
10 10 (10.87%) CRM
10 10 (10.87%) Project Management
10 10 (10.87%) SIEM
11 9 (9.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 9 (9.78%) Microservices
11 9 (9.78%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 9 (9.78%) Re-Platforming
11 9 (9.78%) The Twelve-Factor App
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.04%) PowerShell
1 12 (13.04%) Python
2 11 (11.96%) SQL
3 10 (10.87%) C#
3 10 (10.87%) Java
3 10 (10.87%) JavaScript
4 9 (9.78%) Go
4 9 (9.78%) Perl
4 9 (9.78%) PHP
4 9 (9.78%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.09%) Bash
5 1 (1.09%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 13 (14.13%) CISSP
2 12 (13.04%) Degree
3 10 (10.87%) Security Cleared
4 7 (7.61%) CISM
4 7 (7.61%) SC Cleared
5 5 (5.43%) CISA
5 5 (5.43%) GIAC
6 4 (4.35%) PMI Certification
6 4 (4.35%) PMP
7 3 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (3.26%) CRISC
8 2 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (2.17%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (2.17%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.17%) ISACA
8 2 (2.17%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 2 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (2.17%) Master's Degree
8 2 (2.17%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (1.09%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (20.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (15.22%) NIST
3 8 (8.70%) COBIT
4 4 (4.35%) GDPR
4 4 (4.35%) NCSC
5 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (2.17%) PCI DSS
5 2 (2.17%) RMADS
5 2 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (1.09%) GRC
6 1 (1.09%) HIPAA
6 1 (1.09%) IASME
System Software
1 23 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (11.96%) Kubernetes
2 9 (9.78%) SCCM
3 4 (4.35%) Nessus
3 4 (4.35%) Nexpose
4 3 (3.26%) SCOrch
4 3 (3.26%) Terraform
5 2 (2.17%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (2.17%) QRadar
6 1 (1.09%) Ansible
Vendors
1 18 (19.57%) Microsoft
2 13 (14.13%) BiZZdesign
2 13 (14.13%) SAP
3 11 (11.96%) Red Hat
3 11 (11.96%) Salesforce.com
4 9 (9.78%) Cloudera
4 9 (9.78%) MuleSoft
5 6 (6.52%) CrowdStrike
5 6 (6.52%) ServiceNow
5 6 (6.52%) VMware
6 5 (5.43%) Cisco
6 5 (5.43%) Oracle
7 4 (4.35%) Alteryx
7 4 (4.35%) Citrix
7 4 (4.35%) McAfee
7 4 (4.35%) Palo Alto
8 3 (3.26%) Blue Prism
8 3 (3.26%) Concur
8 3 (3.26%) Meraki
8 3 (3.26%) Splunk