Period
to 21 May 2019

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 21 May 2019 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
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 96 122 138
Rank change year-on-year +26 +16 +11
Contract jobs citing Information Security 161 147 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.50% 2.12% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.81% 2.41% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 123 65
City of London median daily rate £550 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -
10th Percentile £363 £363 £377
90th Percentile £725 £716 £661
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -5.00%
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 5,737 6,111 5,376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 89.01% 88.31% 87.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,418 4,829 4,153
City of London median daily rate £525 £501 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.90% +0.10% +5.26%
10th Percentile £340 £334 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 96 44
City of London median hourly rate £21.32 £18.70 £18.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.02% +3.49% -9.65%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.15 £12.79
90th Percentile £56.50 £40.25 £29.77
Central London median hourly rate £21.34 £20.00 £16.46
% change year-on-year +6.70% +21.51% -17.70%

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 21 May 2019.

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 21 May 2019. 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 - 3 - -
Information Security
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, 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 86 (53.42%) Finance
2 47 (29.19%) Cybersecurity
3 41 (25.47%) CISSP
4 34 (21.12%) Windows
5 32 (19.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 31 (19.25%) CISM
7 30 (18.63%) Management Information System
8 24 (14.91%) Firewall
8 24 (14.91%) Active Directory
9 23 (14.29%) CISA
10 22 (13.66%) Microsoft Azure
10 22 (13.66%) Security Architecture
11 21 (13.04%) SIEM
11 21 (13.04%) Vulnerability Management
12 20 (12.42%) Information Security Management
12 20 (12.42%) Security Management
13 18 (11.18%) Risk Management
13 18 (11.18%) Identity Access Management
14 17 (10.56%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (9.94%) ISMS
16 15 (9.32%) Degree
16 15 (9.32%) Migration
16 15 (9.32%) ITIL
16 15 (9.32%) Problem-Solving
17 14 (8.70%) SQL Server
17 14 (8.70%) Microsoft
17 14 (8.70%) Banking
17 14 (8.70%) Network Security
18 13 (8.07%) PCI DSS
18 13 (8.07%) Amazon AWS

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 4 (2.48%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.86%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.24%) Confluence
3 2 (1.24%) IIS
4 1 (0.62%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.62%) InVision
3 1 (0.62%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.62%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.62%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (0.62%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 22 (13.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (8.07%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (6.21%) Office 365
4 5 (3.11%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.48%) IaaS
6 3 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.86%) Datadog
6 3 (1.86%) PaaS
6 3 (1.86%) SaaS
7 2 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.24%) Serverless
8 1 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.62%) AWS CodePipeline
8 1 (0.62%) npm
8 1 (0.62%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.62%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 24 (14.91%) Firewall
2 14 (8.70%) Network Security
3 9 (5.59%) Internet
4 7 (4.35%) DHCP
4 7 (4.35%) DNS
5 5 (3.11%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (2.48%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.48%) WAN
7 3 (1.86%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (1.24%) BGP
8 2 (1.24%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (1.24%) HSRP
8 2 (1.24%) HTTP
8 2 (1.24%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.24%) LAN
8 2 (1.24%) MPLS
8 2 (1.24%) OSPF
8 2 (1.24%) SAN
8 2 (1.24%) SSL
8 2 (1.24%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.86%) MySQL
2 3 (1.86%) Redis
2 3 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (1.24%) Big Data
3 2 (1.24%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.24%) InfluxDB
4 1 (0.62%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.62%) Power BI
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.73%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.48%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.86%) JIRA
4 2 (1.24%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.24%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.62%) Ant
5 1 (0.62%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.62%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.62%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.62%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.62%) GitLab
5 1 (0.62%) GoCD
5 1 (0.62%) Gradle
5 1 (0.62%) Grunt
5 1 (0.62%) gulp
5 1 (0.62%) Maven
5 1 (0.62%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.62%) webpack
General
1 86 (53.42%) Finance
2 14 (8.70%) Banking
3 9 (5.59%) Law
4 6 (3.73%) Legal
5 3 (1.86%) Military
6 2 (1.24%) Front Office
6 2 (1.24%) Marketing
6 2 (1.24%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.24%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.62%) French Language
7 1 (0.62%) Games
7 1 (0.62%) German Language
7 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.62%) Local Government
7 1 (0.62%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 33 (20.50%) Analyst
2 24 (14.91%) Security Manager
3 20 (12.42%) Consultant
4 17 (10.56%) Architect
5 16 (9.94%) Security Analyst
6 15 (9.32%) Information Security Manager
6 15 (9.32%) Security Consultant
7 14 (8.70%) Information Security Consultant
8 13 (8.07%) Information Manager
9 12 (7.45%) Security Architect
9 12 (7.45%) Security Specialist
10 11 (6.83%) Project Manager
11 10 (6.21%) Information Analyst
11 10 (6.21%) Information Security Analyst
12 9 (5.59%) Security Project Manager
13 7 (4.35%) Business Analyst
13 7 (4.35%) Security Engineer
13 7 (4.35%) Service Analyst
14 6 (3.73%) Information Security Specialist
14 6 (3.73%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.11%) REST
2 3 (1.86%) Kafka
2 3 (1.86%) OAuth
2 3 (1.86%) OpenID
2 3 (1.86%) SailPoint
2 3 (1.86%) SAML
3 2 (1.24%) .NET
3 2 (1.24%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.24%) GraphQL
3 2 (1.24%) gRPC
3 2 (1.24%) Memcached
3 2 (1.24%) Node.js
3 2 (1.24%) React
3 2 (1.24%) React Native
3 2 (1.24%) SOAP
3 2 (1.24%) Spring
3 2 (1.24%) Swagger
4 1 (0.62%) Akka
4 1 (0.62%) Redux
4 1 (0.62%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (18.63%) Management Information System
2 11 (6.83%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.35%) Tandem
5 6 (3.73%) PKI
6 5 (3.11%) Public Cloud
7 4 (2.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (2.48%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.48%) User Experience
8 3 (1.86%) Fintech
8 3 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.24%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.24%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.24%) Cyberattack
9 2 (1.24%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.24%) Equities
9 2 (1.24%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.24%) Smart Meter
9 2 (1.24%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 34 (21.12%) Windows
2 13 (8.07%) Linux
3 10 (6.21%) Windows Server
4 8 (4.97%) Unix
5 5 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.86%) Android
6 3 (1.86%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.86%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (1.24%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.62%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.62%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (29.19%) Cybersecurity
2 22 (13.66%) Security Architecture
3 21 (13.04%) SIEM
3 21 (13.04%) Vulnerability Management
4 20 (12.42%) Information Security Management
4 20 (12.42%) Security Management
5 18 (11.18%) Identity Access Management
5 18 (11.18%) Risk Management
6 17 (10.56%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (9.94%) ISMS
8 15 (9.32%) ITIL
8 15 (9.32%) Migration
8 15 (9.32%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (8.07%) Penetration Testing
9 13 (8.07%) Security Operations
10 11 (6.83%) Incident Management
10 11 (6.83%) Project Management
10 11 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (6.21%) DevOps
12 9 (5.59%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.45%) PowerShell
2 11 (6.83%) SQL
3 7 (4.35%) Python
4 6 (3.73%) Java
5 5 (3.11%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.86%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.86%) Ruby
7 2 (1.24%) C#
8 1 (0.62%) BeanShell
8 1 (0.62%) C++
8 1 (0.62%) ES6
8 1 (0.62%) Perl
8 1 (0.62%) Scala
Qualifications
1 41 (25.47%) CISSP
2 31 (19.25%) CISM
3 23 (14.29%) CISA
4 15 (9.32%) Degree
5 9 (5.59%) CRISC
6 8 (4.97%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (4.35%) Security Cleared
8 5 (3.11%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 5 (3.11%) SC Cleared
9 4 (2.48%) CEH
10 3 (1.86%) CCNP
10 3 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.86%) GIAC
11 2 (1.24%) CCDP
11 2 (1.24%) CCIE
11 2 (1.24%) CCSP
11 2 (1.24%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.24%) Master's Degree
11 2 (1.24%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (19.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (8.07%) PCI DSS
3 12 (7.45%) COBIT
4 10 (6.21%) GDPR
5 5 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (1.24%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (1.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (1.24%) QA
6 2 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.62%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.62%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.62%) PMO
7 1 (0.62%) PSD2
7 1 (0.62%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (14.91%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.35%) Docker
3 6 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.86%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (1.86%) vSphere
5 2 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.24%) XenApp
6 1 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.62%) etcd
Systems Management
1 7 (4.35%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.73%) Ansible
3 5 (3.11%) Terraform
4 4 (2.48%) Puppet
5 3 (1.86%) Consul
5 3 (1.86%) Kibana
5 3 (1.86%) SCCM
5 3 (1.86%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.24%) CASB
6 2 (1.24%) CSIRT
6 2 (1.24%) Grafana
6 2 (1.24%) Graphite
6 2 (1.24%) logstash
6 2 (1.24%) Nessus
6 2 (1.24%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.24%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.62%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.62%) Nexpose
7 1 (0.62%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 14 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.21%) VMware
3 8 (4.97%) Oracle
4 6 (3.73%) Cisco
5 5 (3.11%) CyberArk
6 4 (2.48%) Google
6 4 (2.48%) Sony
7 3 (1.86%) ArcSight
7 3 (1.86%) Citrix
7 3 (1.86%) iManage
7 3 (1.86%) NetApp
7 3 (1.86%) SaltStack
7 3 (1.86%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.86%) Splunk
7 3 (1.86%) Symantec
8 2 (1.24%) F5
8 2 (1.24%) HP
9 1 (0.62%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.62%) Intel
9 1 (0.62%) Temenos