Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 112 97
Rank change year-on-year +1 -15 +27
Contract jobs citing Information Security 163 156 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.30% 2.18% 2.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 2.44% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 121 121
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +7.53%
10th Percentile £251 £313 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £700
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
% change year-on-year - +2.44% +4.59%
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 6,202 6,401 5,760
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.39% 89.57% 88.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,887 5,104 4,553
City of London median daily rate £513 £510 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.49% +7.37% -
10th Percentile £325 £325 £318
90th Percentile £675 £688 £672
Central London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 61 53
City of London median hourly rate £18.85 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.80% -6.50% -3.61%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.30 £13.75
90th Percentile £34.40 £31.00 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -5.00%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 78 (47.85%) Finance
2 39 (23.93%) Cybersecurity
3 34 (20.86%) Active Directory
3 34 (20.86%) Windows
3 34 (20.86%) Management Information System
4 31 (19.02%) CISSP
5 29 (17.79%) CISM
6 28 (17.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 28 (17.18%) Microsoft Azure
7 25 (15.34%) Problem-Solving
8 24 (14.72%) GDPR
8 24 (14.72%) Firewall
8 24 (14.72%) Analytical Skills
9 21 (12.88%) SIEM
10 20 (12.27%) Risk Management
10 20 (12.27%) ITIL
11 19 (11.66%) CISA
11 19 (11.66%) Stakeholder Management
11 19 (11.66%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (11.66%) Data Protection
11 19 (11.66%) Degree
12 18 (11.04%) PCI DSS
13 17 (10.43%) Vulnerability Management
13 17 (10.43%) Disaster Recovery
13 17 (10.43%) Linux
14 16 (9.82%) Unix
14 16 (9.82%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (9.82%) Microsoft
14 16 (9.82%) Splunk
15 15 (9.20%) PowerShell

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 13 (7.98%) MS Exchange
2 12 (7.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (5.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (3.68%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.07%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.84%) Apache
6 3 (1.84%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.23%) IIS
8 1 (0.61%) CMS
8 1 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.61%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.84%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.61%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 3 (1.84%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (1.84%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.61%) LatentZero
2 1 (0.61%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 28 (17.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (7.98%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.07%) IaaS
3 5 (3.07%) PaaS
4 4 (2.45%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (2.45%) Office 365
4 4 (2.45%) Serverless
5 3 (1.84%) SaaS
6 2 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.23%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.61%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 24 (14.72%) Firewall
2 11 (6.75%) Network Security
3 10 (6.13%) Wireless
4 9 (5.52%) DHCP
4 9 (5.52%) DNS
4 9 (5.52%) WAN
5 8 (4.91%) LAN
6 6 (3.68%) Intranet
6 6 (3.68%) SSL
7 5 (3.07%) BGP
7 5 (3.07%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (3.07%) OSPF
7 5 (3.07%) TCP/IP
8 4 (2.45%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (2.45%) HTTP
8 4 (2.45%) VPN
9 3 (1.84%) Ethernet
9 3 (1.84%) IPv4
9 3 (1.84%) IPv6
9 3 (1.84%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.98%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.29%) Hadoop
3 5 (3.07%) Power BI
4 4 (2.45%) Big Data
4 4 (2.45%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.84%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 2 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.23%) QGIS
6 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.61%) GIS
7 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.61%) MySQL
7 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.07%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.84%) Artifactory
3 2 (1.23%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.61%) Ant
4 1 (0.61%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.61%) ERwin
4 1 (0.61%) GoCD
4 1 (0.61%) Gradle
4 1 (0.61%) JIRA
4 1 (0.61%) Maven
4 1 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 78 (47.85%) Finance
2 14 (8.59%) Retail
3 12 (7.36%) Legal
4 9 (5.52%) Banking
5 7 (4.29%) Law
6 5 (3.07%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.45%) Marketing
8 3 (1.84%) Advertising
8 3 (1.84%) Billing
9 2 (1.23%) Electronics
9 2 (1.23%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.23%) French Language
9 2 (1.23%) German Language
9 2 (1.23%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.61%) Games
10 1 (0.61%) Local Government
10 1 (0.61%) Publishing
10 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (21.47%) Analyst
2 25 (15.34%) Consultant
3 19 (11.66%) Security Consultant
4 18 (11.04%) Security Manager
5 16 (9.82%) Architect
6 13 (7.98%) Information Security Manager
7 12 (7.36%) Service Analyst
8 11 (6.75%) Service Desk Analyst
9 10 (6.13%) Information Manager
9 10 (6.13%) Project Manager
9 10 (6.13%) Security Analyst
9 10 (6.13%) Security Architect
9 10 (6.13%) Security Engineer
9 10 (6.13%) Service Desk Support
9 10 (6.13%) Service Desk Support Analyst
10 9 (5.52%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
10 9 (5.52%) 1st Line Support
10 9 (5.52%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 9 (5.52%) Information Security Consultant
11 7 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.68%) .NET
2 4 (2.45%) LDAP
3 3 (1.84%) HTML
3 3 (1.84%) Kafka
3 3 (1.84%) SailPoint
3 3 (1.84%) SAML
4 2 (1.23%) JSON
4 2 (1.23%) OAuth
4 2 (1.23%) Web Services
4 2 (1.23%) WPF
4 2 (1.23%) YAML
5 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.61%) COM
5 1 (0.61%) J2EE
5 1 (0.61%) Middleware
5 1 (0.61%) Node.js
5 1 (0.61%) ODBC
5 1 (0.61%) OpenID
5 1 (0.61%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (20.86%) Management Information System
2 24 (14.72%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (9.20%) Data Centre
4 12 (7.36%) iPhone
5 9 (5.52%) Blackberry
5 9 (5.52%) Tandem
6 7 (4.29%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (3.07%) e-Learning
9 4 (2.45%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (2.45%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.84%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.84%) iPad
10 3 (1.84%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (1.84%) Social Media
10 3 (1.84%) Virtual Team
11 2 (1.23%) Data Structures
11 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (1.23%) Equities
11 2 (1.23%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 34 (20.86%) Windows
2 17 (10.43%) Linux
3 16 (9.82%) Unix
4 11 (6.75%) Windows Server
5 10 (6.13%) Android
6 9 (5.52%) Windows Mobile
6 9 (5.52%) Windows XP
7 8 (4.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.45%) Windows 10
8 4 (2.45%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.84%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (23.93%) Cybersecurity
2 25 (15.34%) Problem-Solving
3 21 (12.88%) SIEM
4 20 (12.27%) ITIL
4 20 (12.27%) Risk Management
5 19 (11.66%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (11.66%) Data Protection
5 19 (11.66%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (10.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 17 (10.43%) Vulnerability Management
7 16 (9.82%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (9.20%) Security Operations
9 14 (8.59%) SDLC
10 13 (7.98%) Privileged Access Management
10 13 (7.98%) Project Management
10 13 (7.98%) Service Management
11 11 (6.75%) Identity Access Management
11 11 (6.75%) Identity Management
12 10 (6.13%) BCP
12 10 (6.13%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.20%) PowerShell
2 13 (7.98%) SQL
3 11 (6.75%) Java
3 11 (6.75%) Python
4 5 (3.07%) C#
5 3 (1.84%) Perl
5 3 (1.84%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.23%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.23%) PHP
6 2 (1.23%) R
7 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.61%) BeanShell
7 1 (0.61%) C
7 1 (0.61%) C++
7 1 (0.61%) Ruby
7 1 (0.61%) Scala
7 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 31 (19.02%) CISSP
2 29 (17.79%) CISM
3 19 (11.66%) CISA
3 19 (11.66%) Degree
4 8 (4.91%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (3.68%) CCNA
5 6 (3.68%) CRISC
6 4 (2.45%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 4 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.45%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.45%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.84%) CCNP
7 3 (1.84%) GIAC
7 3 (1.84%) ISSAP
8 2 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.23%) MCP
8 2 (1.23%) MCSA
8 2 (1.23%) MCSE
8 2 (1.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (17.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (14.72%) GDPR
3 18 (11.04%) PCI DSS
4 7 (4.29%) HIPAA
5 6 (3.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (2.45%) COBIT
8 3 (1.84%) Data Quality
9 2 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (1.23%) IFRS
9 2 (1.23%) ISAE 3402
9 2 (1.23%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.61%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.61%) QA
System Software
1 34 (20.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.07%) Docker
2 5 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.23%) HDFS
4 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (7.98%) Ansible
2 6 (3.68%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (3.07%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.84%) ITRS Geneos
4 3 (1.84%) Nagios
4 3 (1.84%) Rundeck
4 3 (1.84%) SCCM
5 2 (1.23%) CSIRT
5 2 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.23%) Puppet
5 2 (1.23%) QRadar
5 2 (1.23%) Terraform
6 1 (0.61%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.61%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.61%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.61%) CASB
6 1 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.61%) Nessus
Vendors
1 16 (9.82%) Microsoft
1 16 (9.82%) Splunk
2 14 (8.59%) Citrix
3 12 (7.36%) VMware
4 11 (6.75%) Oracle
5 8 (4.91%) CheckPoint
5 8 (4.91%) Cisco
6 7 (4.29%) Palo Alto
7 6 (3.68%) F5
7 6 (3.68%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.45%) CyberArk
8 4 (2.45%) Juniper
8 4 (2.45%) Okta
8 4 (2.45%) SAP
8 4 (2.45%) Sophos
8 4 (2.45%) Symantec
9 3 (1.84%) Infoblox
9 3 (1.84%) LogRhythm
9 3 (1.84%) Riverbed
9 3 (1.84%) Tufin