Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 148 157
Rank change year-on-year +30 +9 -9
Contract jobs citing Information Security 149 90 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.14% 1.45% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 1.66% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 68 63
City of London median daily rate £525 £484 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.53% +1.84% -
10th Percentile £363 £379 £350
90th Percentile £718 £675 £608
Central London median daily rate £538 £475 £495
% change year-on-year +13.16% -4.04% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - £60.00

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 6,098 5,418 5,700
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.41% 87.27% 87.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,819 4,188 4,564
City of London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £334 £313 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £483 £463
% change year-on-year +3.63% +4.32% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 46 58
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.35 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.36% -3.25% -2.18%
10th Percentile £12.15 £13.19 £11.50
90th Percentile £35.50 £36.38 £54.50
Central London median hourly rate £19.75 £16.96 £20.50
% change year-on-year +16.45% -17.27% +0.27%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 84 (56.38%) Finance
2 48 (32.21%) CISSP
3 39 (26.17%) Cybersecurity
4 32 (21.48%) CISM
5 30 (20.13%) Management Information System
6 28 (18.79%) Firewall
6 28 (18.79%) GDPR
7 27 (18.12%) CISA
8 25 (16.78%) Banking
9 24 (16.11%) Windows
10 23 (15.44%) SIEM
11 22 (14.77%) Legal
12 21 (14.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 21 (14.09%) ITIL
13 20 (13.42%) Linux
13 20 (13.42%) Microsoft
13 20 (13.42%) Data Protection
14 19 (12.75%) Risk Management
15 18 (12.08%) Security Architecture
16 17 (11.41%) Unix
17 16 (10.74%) Stakeholder Management
17 16 (10.74%) Analytics
18 15 (10.07%) Vulnerability Management
18 15 (10.07%) Project Management
19 14 (9.40%) Cisco
19 14 (9.40%) Qualys
19 14 (9.40%) Network Security
19 14 (9.40%) Decision-Making
20 13 (8.72%) Security Monitoring
20 13 (8.72%) Identity Access Management

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 5 (3.36%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.01%) Confluence
3 1 (0.67%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.67%) CMS
3 1 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.67%) EPiServer
3 1 (0.67%) IBM Domino
3 1 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (4.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.67%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.67%) LatentZero
2 1 (0.67%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.38%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.37%) Office 365
3 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (1.34%) AWS CloudTrail
4 2 (1.34%) GitHub
4 2 (1.34%) Heroku
4 2 (1.34%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 28 (18.79%) Firewall
2 14 (9.40%) Network Security
3 7 (4.70%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (3.36%) DNS
4 5 (3.36%) VPN
4 5 (3.36%) Wireshark
5 4 (2.68%) DHCP
5 4 (2.68%) DKIM
5 4 (2.68%) DMARC
5 4 (2.68%) SSL
6 3 (2.01%) Internet
6 3 (2.01%) IPsec
6 3 (2.01%) SAN
6 3 (2.01%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.34%) HTTP
7 2 (1.34%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.34%) MPLS
7 2 (1.34%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.34%) VoIP
8 1 (0.67%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.03%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.36%) MySQL
3 4 (2.68%) Big Data
3 4 (2.68%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.34%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.34%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.34%) Redis
5 1 (0.67%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.67%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.68%) Fiddler
2 3 (2.01%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.01%) JIRA
3 2 (1.34%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.34%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.67%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.67%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.67%) JUnit
4 1 (0.67%) Maven
General
1 84 (56.38%) Finance
2 25 (16.78%) Banking
3 22 (14.77%) Legal
4 9 (6.04%) Advertising
5 7 (4.70%) Law
5 7 (4.70%) Retail
6 6 (4.03%) Marketing
7 4 (2.68%) International Banking
7 4 (2.68%) Publishing
8 3 (2.01%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.34%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.67%) Billing
10 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.67%) Front Office
10 1 (0.67%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 42 (28.19%) Analyst
2 28 (18.79%) Security Analyst
3 17 (11.41%) Architect
3 17 (11.41%) Consultant
3 17 (11.41%) Security Architect
4 13 (8.72%) Information Analyst
4 13 (8.72%) Security Consultant
5 11 (7.38%) Information Security Analyst
5 11 (7.38%) Project Manager
6 10 (6.71%) Business Analyst
7 9 (6.04%) Security Engineer
7 9 (6.04%) Security Manager
7 9 (6.04%) Security Officer
8 8 (5.37%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (5.37%) Senior Security Analyst
9 7 (4.70%) Head of Information
9 7 (4.70%) Head of Information Security
9 7 (4.70%) Head of Security
9 7 (4.70%) Mobile Engineer
9 7 (4.70%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.68%) HTML
1 4 (2.68%) HTML5
1 4 (2.68%) LDAP
1 4 (2.68%) Middleware
2 3 (2.01%) .NET
2 3 (2.01%) REST
2 3 (2.01%) SAML
2 3 (2.01%) Web Services
3 2 (1.34%) Node.js
3 2 (1.34%) OAuth
3 2 (1.34%) OAuth2
3 2 (1.34%) RESTful
3 2 (1.34%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.67%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.67%) Drools
4 1 (0.67%) JMS
4 1 (0.67%) React
4 1 (0.67%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.67%) SOAP
4 1 (0.67%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (20.13%) Management Information System
2 10 (6.71%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.03%) Blackberry
4 6 (4.03%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.03%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (4.03%) Smartphone
5 5 (3.36%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.36%) Cyberthreat
5 5 (3.36%) Fintech
5 5 (3.36%) PKI
6 4 (2.68%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (2.01%) Analytical Mindset
7 3 (2.01%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.34%) CMDB
8 2 (1.34%) EMV
8 2 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.34%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.34%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 24 (16.11%) Windows
2 20 (13.42%) Linux
3 17 (11.41%) Unix
4 10 (6.71%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.68%) Windows 10
6 3 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.34%) Solaris
7 2 (1.34%) VMS
7 2 (1.34%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.67%) CentOS
8 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (26.17%) Cybersecurity
2 23 (15.44%) SIEM
3 21 (14.09%) ITIL
4 20 (13.42%) Data Protection
5 19 (12.75%) Risk Management
6 18 (12.08%) Security Architecture
7 16 (10.74%) Analytics
7 16 (10.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (10.07%) Project Management
8 15 (10.07%) Vulnerability Management
9 14 (9.40%) Decision-Making
10 13 (8.72%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (8.72%) Identity Access Management
10 13 (8.72%) Penetration Testing
10 13 (8.72%) Security Monitoring
11 12 (8.05%) Security Operations
12 11 (7.38%) Business Continuity
12 11 (7.38%) Security Management
13 9 (6.04%) Ethical Hacking
13 9 (6.04%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.04%) JavaScript
2 8 (5.37%) Java
3 6 (4.03%) Bash Shell
4 5 (3.36%) C
4 5 (3.36%) SQL
5 4 (2.68%) Python
6 2 (1.34%) Apex Code
6 2 (1.34%) Go
6 2 (1.34%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.34%) PyPy
6 2 (1.34%) Ruby
6 2 (1.34%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.67%) BeanShell
7 1 (0.67%) C#
7 1 (0.67%) C++
7 1 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 48 (32.21%) CISSP
2 32 (21.48%) CISM
3 27 (18.12%) CISA
4 11 (7.38%) Degree
5 7 (4.70%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (4.03%) CEH
6 6 (4.03%) CRISC
7 5 (3.36%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (2.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 4 (2.68%) CCNA
9 3 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (2.01%) Master's Degree
9 3 (2.01%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (1.34%) CCNP
10 2 (1.34%) CCSP
10 2 (1.34%) GIAC
10 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.34%) SANS
11 1 (0.67%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.67%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (18.79%) GDPR
2 21 (14.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (6.71%) PCI DSS
4 8 (5.37%) COBIT
5 3 (2.01%) MiFID
6 2 (1.34%) ISO 9001
6 2 (1.34%) QA
6 2 (1.34%) SLA
7 1 (0.67%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.67%) PMO
7 1 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.67%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 11 (7.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.34%) vSphere
4 1 (0.67%) Docker
4 1 (0.67%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (6.71%) Nessus
2 7 (4.70%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (3.36%) CASB
4 3 (2.01%) Ansible
4 3 (2.01%) Puppet
5 2 (1.34%) BladeLogic
5 2 (1.34%) QRadar
5 2 (1.34%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.34%) Terraform
6 1 (0.67%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.67%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.67%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.67%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.67%) OSSEC
6 1 (0.67%) PingFederate
6 1 (0.67%) SCCM
6 1 (0.67%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 20 (13.42%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.40%) Cisco
2 14 (9.40%) Qualys
3 8 (5.37%) Apple
3 8 (5.37%) Palo Alto
4 7 (4.70%) CyberArk
4 7 (4.70%) MobileIron
4 7 (4.70%) Splunk
5 5 (3.36%) AlienVault
5 5 (3.36%) CheckPoint
5 5 (3.36%) Oracle
5 5 (3.36%) ServiceNow
5 5 (3.36%) VMware
6 4 (2.68%) Blue Coat
7 3 (2.01%) Computacenter
7 3 (2.01%) McAfee
7 3 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.01%) Symantec
8 2 (1.34%) BMC
8 2 (1.34%) CA