Period
to 7 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for GRC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GRC over the 6 months to 7 May 2021 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.

Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC)
England > London
6 months to
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 409 391 542
Rank change year-on-year -18 +151 +15
Contract jobs citing GRC 53 55 57
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.26% 0.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.08% 2.56% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 45 41
10th Percentile £411 £363 £338
25th Percentile £434 £475 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £600 £500
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% -9.09%
75th Percentile £625 " £594
90th Percentile £825 " £738
England median daily rate £538 £560 £475
% change year-on-year -4.02% +17.89% -13.64%

GRC is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 2,547 2,145 4,207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.83% 9.95% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,741 1,528 2,856
10th Percentile £320 £300 £304
25th Percentile £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £495 £500
Median % change year-on-year +1.01% -1.00% -
75th Percentile £605 £588 £600
90th Percentile £688 £650 £675
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 40 55
10th Percentile £14.00 £15.89 £12.50
25th Percentile £14.19 £18.38 £15.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £26.08 £21.13
Median % change year-on-year -23.31% +23.43% -3.52%
75th Percentile £21.75 £38.41 £31.00
90th Percentile £32.00 £51.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.90 £22.61 £20.25
% change year-on-year -7.56% +11.68% -5.19%

GRC
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing GRC as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for GRC in London

GRC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing GRC in London.

Daily rate trend for GRC in London

GRC
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing GRC in London over the 6 months to 7 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for GRC in London

GRC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing GRC in London.

Hourly rate trend for GRC in London

GRC
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GRC within the London region over the 6 months to 7 May 2021. 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
West London +21 7 £525 +35.48% 2
Central London +35 6 £500 -10.71% 3
GRC
England

For the 6 months to 7 May 2021, IT contractor jobs citing GRC 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 London region with a requirement for GRC.

1 31 (58.49%) Information Security
2 23 (43.40%) Risk Management
3 22 (41.51%) Finance
4 21 (39.62%) Cybersecurity
5 18 (33.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (32.08%) CISSP
7 16 (30.19%) Social Skills
8 13 (24.53%) NIST
9 12 (22.64%) CISM
10 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (18.87%) Legal
11 10 (18.87%) CRISC
12 9 (16.98%) Degree
12 9 (16.98%) COBIT
13 8 (15.09%) Security Management
13 8 (15.09%) Management Information System
13 8 (15.09%) CISA
13 8 (15.09%) Identity Access Management
14 7 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
15 6 (11.32%) IT Governance
15 6 (11.32%) Change Management
15 6 (11.32%) SIEM
15 6 (11.32%) Vulnerability Management
15 6 (11.32%) ServiceNow
15 6 (11.32%) Azure
15 6 (11.32%) PCI DSS
16 5 (9.43%) ISMS
16 5 (9.43%) AWS
16 5 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
16 5 (9.43%) Security Operations

GRC
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 1 (1.89%) CMS
1 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.32%) Azure
2 5 (9.43%) AWS
3 2 (3.77%) GCP
4 1 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.89%) Cloud Functions
4 1 (1.89%) PaaS
4 1 (1.89%) SaaS
4 1 (1.89%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) Firewall
2 2 (3.77%) Network Security
3 1 (1.89%) HTTP
3 1 (1.89%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.89%) LAN
3 1 (1.89%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.89%) WAN
3 1 (1.89%) Wireless
3 1 (1.89%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) MySQL
2 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.89%) DB2
2 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) JIRA
General
1 22 (41.51%) Finance
2 16 (30.19%) Social Skills
3 10 (18.87%) Legal
4 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (7.55%) Influencing Skills
5 4 (7.55%) Presentation Skills
6 3 (5.66%) Banking
6 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
7 2 (3.77%) Financial Institution
7 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
7 2 (3.77%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.89%) Electronics
8 1 (1.89%) Law
8 1 (1.89%) Marketing
8 1 (1.89%) Public Sector
8 1 (1.89%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 23 (43.40%) Consultant
2 12 (22.64%) Security Consultant
3 8 (15.09%) Information Security Consultant
4 6 (11.32%) Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Risk Consultant
5 4 (7.55%) Security Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Data Consultant
6 3 (5.66%) Governance Consultant
6 3 (5.66%) Information Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Security Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Compliance Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) Compliance Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Information Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Information Security Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Information Security Manager
7 2 (3.77%) IT Risk Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Quality Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Risk Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Risk Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) .NET
1 1 (1.89%) Ajax
1 1 (1.89%) CSS
1 1 (1.89%) Django
1 1 (1.89%) DOM
1 1 (1.89%) Flask
1 1 (1.89%) HTML
1 1 (1.89%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (1.89%) React
1 1 (1.89%) REST
1 1 (1.89%) SAML
1 1 (1.89%) SAP Basis
1 1 (1.89%) SOAP
1 1 (1.89%) Web Services
1 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.55%) CMDB
3 3 (5.66%) Virtual Team
4 2 (3.77%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (3.77%) FMCG
4 2 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.89%) CESG
5 1 (1.89%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.89%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 1 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.89%) PMI
5 1 (1.89%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.55%) Windows
2 2 (3.77%) Linux
3 1 (1.89%) Android
3 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.89%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (58.49%) Information Security
2 23 (43.40%) Risk Management
3 21 (39.62%) Cybersecurity
4 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (15.09%) Identity Access Management
5 8 (15.09%) Security Management
6 7 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (11.32%) Change Management
7 6 (11.32%) IT Governance
7 6 (11.32%) SIEM
7 6 (11.32%) Vulnerability Management
8 5 (9.43%) Business Continuity
8 5 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (9.43%) ISMS
8 5 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (9.43%) Project Management
8 5 (9.43%) Remediation Plan
8 5 (9.43%) Security Operations
9 4 (7.55%) Information Assurance
9 4 (7.55%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.66%) SQL
2 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.77%) Python
2 2 (3.77%) VBScript
3 1 (1.89%) C
3 1 (1.89%) Perl
3 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (32.08%) CISSP
2 12 (22.64%) CISM
3 10 (18.87%) CRISC
4 9 (16.98%) Degree
5 8 (15.09%) CISA
6 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
7 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
8 2 (3.77%) CGEIT
8 2 (3.77%) GIAC
8 2 (3.77%) ISACA
9 1 (1.89%) CASP
9 1 (1.89%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.89%) FFIEC
9 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.89%) SANS
9 1 (1.89%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (33.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (24.53%) NIST
3 9 (16.98%) COBIT
4 6 (11.32%) PCI DSS
5 5 (9.43%) GDPR
5 5 (9.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (5.66%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (5.66%) SOC 2
7 2 (3.77%) Data Quality
7 2 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (3.77%) PMO
7 2 (3.77%) QA
8 1 (1.89%) FedRAMP
8 1 (1.89%) FISMA
8 1 (1.89%) HIPAA
8 1 (1.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (1.89%) ISO 31000
8 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (1.89%) JSP 440
8 1 (1.89%) SOC 1
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) RSA Archer
2 2 (3.77%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.89%) Ansible
3 1 (1.89%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 1 (1.89%) CSIRT
3 1 (1.89%) QRadar
Vendors
1 6 (11.32%) ServiceNow
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.66%) SAP
3 2 (3.77%) IBM
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle
3 2 (3.77%) Snow
4 1 (1.89%) Alibaba
4 1 (1.89%) ArcSight
4 1 (1.89%) BMC
4 1 (1.89%) Cadence
4 1 (1.89%) HP
4 1 (1.89%) Ivanti
4 1 (1.89%) LogRhythm
4 1 (1.89%) Splunk