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 3 months to 28 June 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 107 132
Rank change year-on-year -7 +25  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 52 59 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.59% 1.75% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 2.04% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 47 51
Median daily rate £500 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £413 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £710 £685 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £491 £448
% change year-on-year -3.30% +9.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.25 £27.40
% change year-on-year -21.34% -18.79%  

Information Security is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2879 2886 4657
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 88.23% 85.71% 81.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2211 2359 3662
Median daily rate £500 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 56
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £15.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £33.35 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Information Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 28 June 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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 44 (50.00%) Finance
2 20 (22.73%) Management Information System
2 20 (22.73%) CISSP
3 17 (19.32%) Cybersecurity
4 16 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 16 (18.18%) Windows
4 16 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (17.05%) PCI DSS
5 15 (17.05%) Project Management
6 14 (15.91%) CISM
6 14 (15.91%) Legal
7 13 (14.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (14.77%) Data Protection
8 12 (13.64%) Risk Management
8 12 (13.64%) Vulnerability Management
9 10 (11.36%) Splunk
9 10 (11.36%) ITIL
9 10 (11.36%) PRINCE2
9 10 (11.36%) SIEM
9 10 (11.36%) GDPR
10 9 (10.23%) Network Security
10 9 (10.23%) Degree
10 9 (10.23%) Banking
11 8 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (9.09%) COBIT
11 8 (9.09%) Financial Institution
11 8 (9.09%) Firewall
12 7 (7.95%) Security Monitoring
12 7 (7.95%) Data Privacy
12 7 (7.95%) Analytical Skills

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 (5.68%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.41%) CMS
3 2 (2.27%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.14%) Apache
4 1 (1.14%) FileNet
4 1 (1.14%) IIS
4 1 (1.14%) SAP Portal
4 1 (1.14%) SAS
4 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.55%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.14%) OpenText VIM for SAP
1 1 (1.14%) Relativity
1 1 (1.14%) SAP S/4HANA
1 1 (1.14%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.68%) Office 365
2 4 (4.55%) SaaS
3 3 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.27%) IaaS
4 2 (2.27%) PaaS
5 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.23%) Network Security
2 8 (9.09%) Firewall
3 7 (7.95%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (5.68%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.41%) Internet
5 3 (3.41%) SSL
6 2 (2.27%) DMZ
6 2 (2.27%) Skype
6 2 (2.27%) Telepresence
6 2 (2.27%) Unified Communications
6 2 (2.27%) VPN
6 2 (2.27%) WebEx
7 1 (1.14%) DNS
7 1 (1.14%) HTTP
7 1 (1.14%) Intranet
7 1 (1.14%) NAS
7 1 (1.14%) SAN
7 1 (1.14%) SSH
7 1 (1.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.41%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.14%) Big Data
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Git (software)
General
1 44 (50.00%) Finance
2 14 (15.91%) Legal
3 9 (10.23%) Banking
4 8 (9.09%) Financial Institution
5 5 (5.68%) Retail
6 4 (4.55%) International Banking
6 4 (4.55%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.14%) Back Office
8 1 (1.14%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (1.14%) Law
8 1 (1.14%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 24 (27.27%) Analyst
2 19 (21.59%) Security Analyst
3 11 (12.50%) Architect
3 11 (12.50%) Security Manager
4 10 (11.36%) Project Manager
5 9 (10.23%) Consultant
6 8 (9.09%) IT Analyst
6 8 (9.09%) IT Security Analyst
7 6 (6.82%) Security Consultant
7 6 (6.82%) Security Specialist
8 5 (5.68%) Business Analyst
8 5 (5.68%) Security Architect
8 5 (5.68%) Security Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Security Project Manager
8 5 (5.68%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (5.68%) Senior Security Analyst
9 4 (4.55%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 4 (4.55%) IT Manager
9 4 (4.55%) Programme Manager
9 4 (4.55%) Senior IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.27%) .NET
2 1 (1.14%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.14%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.14%) CSS
2 1 (1.14%) DOM
2 1 (1.14%) HTML
2 1 (1.14%) jQuery
2 1 (1.14%) Middleware
2 1 (1.14%) REST
2 1 (1.14%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.14%) SAP Fiori
2 1 (1.14%) SAX
2 1 (1.14%) XML
2 1 (1.14%) XSD
2 1 (1.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (22.73%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.68%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (4.55%) CESG
4 4 (4.55%) PMI
5 3 (3.41%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (3.41%) PKI
6 2 (2.27%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.27%) Equities
6 2 (2.27%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.27%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.27%) User Experience
6 2 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.14%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.14%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.14%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.14%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.18%) Windows
2 7 (7.95%) Unix
3 5 (5.68%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.55%) Linux
5 2 (2.27%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.14%) AIX
6 1 (1.14%) Solaris
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.32%) Cybersecurity
2 15 (17.05%) Project Management
3 13 (14.77%) Data Protection
3 13 (14.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (13.64%) Risk Management
4 12 (13.64%) Vulnerability Management
5 10 (11.36%) ITIL
5 10 (11.36%) PRINCE2
5 10 (11.36%) SIEM
6 8 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (7.95%) Data Privacy
7 7 (7.95%) Security Monitoring
8 6 (6.82%) Data Loss Prevention
8 6 (6.82%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (6.82%) Security Operations
8 6 (6.82%) Service Delivery
8 6 (6.82%) TOGAF
8 6 (6.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 5 (5.68%) Data Security
9 5 (5.68%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.55%) SQL
2 3 (3.41%) Bash Shell
2 3 (3.41%) Python
3 2 (2.27%) C
4 1 (1.14%) C#
4 1 (1.14%) Java
4 1 (1.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.14%) Perl
4 1 (1.14%) PHP
4 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (22.73%) CISSP
2 14 (15.91%) CISM
3 9 (10.23%) Degree
4 7 (7.95%) Security Cleared
5 5 (5.68%) CISA
5 5 (5.68%) GCIA
5 5 (5.68%) GCIH
5 5 (5.68%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.55%) CNA
6 4 (4.55%) GIAC
6 4 (4.55%) Network+ Certification
6 4 (4.55%) Novell Certification
6 4 (4.55%) PMI Certification
6 4 (4.55%) SANS
7 3 (3.41%) PMP
7 3 (3.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (2.27%) CLAS
8 2 (2.27%) CRISC
8 2 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.14%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (17.05%) PCI DSS
3 10 (11.36%) GDPR
4 8 (9.09%) COBIT
5 4 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (3.41%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (3.41%) QA
7 1 (1.14%) COSO
7 1 (1.14%) FedRAMP
7 1 (1.14%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (1.14%) MiFID
7 1 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.68%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (2.27%) Ansible
2 2 (2.27%) CSIRT
2 2 (2.27%) Nessus
2 2 (2.27%) Puppet
2 2 (2.27%) SCCM
2 2 (2.27%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.14%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.14%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.14%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (1.14%) RSA Archer
3 1 (1.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.36%) Splunk
3 7 (7.95%) Oracle
3 7 (7.95%) Qualys
4 5 (5.68%) VMware
5 4 (4.55%) Cisco
5 4 (4.55%) Symantec
6 3 (3.41%) Bloomberg
6 3 (3.41%) Citrix
6 3 (3.41%) Intel
6 3 (3.41%) McAfee
6 3 (3.41%) SAP
6 3 (3.41%) WorldPay
7 2 (2.27%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.27%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.27%) HP
7 2 (2.27%) Polycom
7 2 (2.27%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.14%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.14%) Remedy
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