Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 449 350 526
Rank change year-on-year -99 +176 +43
Contract jobs citing GRC 82 43 73
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.27% 0.27% 0.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.23% 2.42% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 32 54
10th Percentile £427 £334 £343
25th Percentile £488 £391 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £533 £513 £461
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +11.11% -19.78%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £597
90th Percentile £795 " £710
England median daily rate £532 £515 £475
% change year-on-year +3.30% +8.32% -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 3,683 1,779 4,284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.16% 11.25% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,507 1,225 2,968
10th Percentile £325 £306 £302
25th Percentile £419 £406 £389
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £581
90th Percentile £700 £650 £675
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 34 53
10th Percentile £14.34 £15.95 £12.50
25th Percentile £20.00 £21.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate £25.50 £32.09 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -20.52% +52.79% -16.00%
75th Percentile £30.63 £45.75 £28.00
90th Percentile £43.43 £55.33 £42.36
England median hourly rate £21.00 £25.60 £22.00
% change year-on-year -17.95% +16.34% +0.78%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +6 11 £539 +39.16% 2
Central London -28 7 £600 - 10
GRC
England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 41 (50.00%) Social Skills
2 40 (48.78%) Information Security
3 39 (47.56%) Risk Management
4 30 (36.59%) Cybersecurity
5 28 (34.15%) Finance
6 20 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (24.39%) CISSP
7 19 (23.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 18 (21.95%) Azure
8 18 (21.95%) AWS
9 17 (20.73%) SDLC
10 16 (19.51%) Windows
10 16 (19.51%) CISA
11 15 (18.29%) Linux
11 15 (18.29%) SQL
11 15 (18.29%) Project Management
11 15 (18.29%) Mentoring
11 15 (18.29%) GCP
11 15 (18.29%) Service Design
12 14 (17.07%) Microservices
12 14 (17.07%) JavaScript
12 14 (17.07%) MySQL
12 14 (17.07%) Oracle
12 14 (17.07%) Python
13 13 (15.85%) DB2
13 13 (15.85%) Regression Testing
13 13 (15.85%) Management Information System
13 13 (15.85%) React
13 13 (15.85%) Flask
13 13 (15.85%) Test Automation

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 (1.22%) CMS
1 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 18 (21.95%) AWS
1 18 (21.95%) Azure
2 15 (18.29%) GCP
3 13 (15.85%) AWS Lambda
3 13 (15.85%) Cloud Functions
3 13 (15.85%) Serverless
4 5 (6.10%) SaaS
5 2 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.44%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (1.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.54%) Firewall
2 2 (2.44%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (2.44%) LAN
2 2 (2.44%) Network Security
2 2 (2.44%) WAN
2 2 (2.44%) Wireless
2 2 (2.44%) WLAN
3 1 (1.22%) DMZ
3 1 (1.22%) HTTP
3 1 (1.22%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.07%) MySQL
2 13 (15.85%) DB2
3 3 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) JIRA
General
1 41 (50.00%) Social Skills
2 28 (34.15%) Finance
3 11 (13.41%) Influencing Skills
4 10 (12.20%) Legal
5 8 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (7.32%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (7.32%) Presentation Skills
7 5 (6.10%) Public Sector
8 4 (4.88%) Banking
9 3 (3.66%) Financial Institution
9 3 (3.66%) Manufacturing
10 1 (1.22%) Documentation Skills
10 1 (1.22%) Law
10 1 (1.22%) Local Government
10 1 (1.22%) Marketing
10 1 (1.22%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (1.22%) Retail
10 1 (1.22%) Spanish Language
10 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (23.17%) Consultant
2 12 (14.63%) Analyst
3 11 (13.41%) Developer
4 10 (12.20%) Security Consultant
5 7 (8.54%) Project Manager
5 7 (8.54%) Security Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) Architect
7 5 (6.10%) Risk Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Risk Manager
8 4 (4.88%) Compliance Manager
8 4 (4.88%) Development Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) Information Security Consultant
8 4 (4.88%) Lead Developer
8 4 (4.88%) Quality Manager
8 4 (4.88%) Security Manager
9 3 (3.66%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 3 (3.66%) Cybersecurity Manager
9 3 (3.66%) IT Risk Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) Risk Consultant
9 3 (3.66%) Senior Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.85%) Django
1 13 (15.85%) Flask
1 13 (15.85%) RabbitMQ
1 13 (15.85%) React
2 1 (1.22%) .NET
2 1 (1.22%) Ajax
2 1 (1.22%) CSS
2 1 (1.22%) DOM
2 1 (1.22%) HTML
2 1 (1.22%) REST
2 1 (1.22%) SAML
2 1 (1.22%) SOAP
2 1 (1.22%) Web Services
2 1 (1.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.85%) Management Information System
2 7 (8.54%) Virtual Team
3 5 (6.10%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (4.88%) CMDB
4 4 (4.88%) FMCG
5 3 (3.66%) Credit Risk
5 3 (3.66%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (3.66%) Enterprise Cloud
5 3 (3.66%) Legacy Systems
5 3 (3.66%) PMI
6 2 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.22%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.22%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.22%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.51%) Windows
2 15 (18.29%) Linux
3 1 (1.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (48.78%) Information Security
2 39 (47.56%) Risk Management
3 30 (36.59%) Cybersecurity
4 20 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (20.73%) SDLC
6 15 (18.29%) Mentoring
6 15 (18.29%) Project Management
6 15 (18.29%) Service Design
7 14 (17.07%) Microservices
8 13 (15.85%) Regression Testing
8 13 (15.85%) Test Automation
8 13 (15.85%) Web Application Development
9 12 (14.63%) Deployment Automation
9 12 (14.63%) Security Testing
9 12 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (14.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 10 (12.20%) Identity Access Management
10 10 (12.20%) Penetration Testing
10 10 (12.20%) Red Team
11 9 (10.98%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.29%) SQL
2 14 (17.07%) JavaScript
2 14 (17.07%) Python
3 2 (2.44%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.44%) VBScript
4 1 (1.22%) C
4 1 (1.22%) Perl
4 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (24.39%) CISSP
2 16 (19.51%) CISA
3 12 (14.63%) Degree
4 10 (12.20%) CISM
5 8 (9.76%) CRISC
6 5 (6.10%) PMI Certification
7 4 (4.88%) CGEIT
7 4 (4.88%) Security Cleared
8 3 (3.66%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (2.44%) CCSP
9 2 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.44%) CSSLP
9 2 (2.44%) ISACA
9 2 (2.44%) ISSAP
9 2 (2.44%) PMP
10 1 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.22%) CASP
10 1 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (1.22%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (23.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (15.85%) NIST
3 12 (14.63%) GDPR
4 9 (10.98%) PCI DSS
5 8 (9.76%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (8.54%) COBIT
7 5 (6.10%) NIST 800
8 4 (4.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (3.66%) PMO
10 2 (2.44%) Data Quality
10 2 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (2.44%) ITGC
10 2 (2.44%) QA
10 2 (2.44%) SOC 2
11 1 (1.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (14.63%) Ansible
2 4 (4.88%) RSA Archer
3 2 (2.44%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 14 (17.07%) Oracle
2 13 (15.85%) Alibaba
3 6 (7.32%) ServiceNow
4 5 (6.10%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.66%) SAP
6 2 (2.44%) IBM
7 1 (1.22%) BMC
7 1 (1.22%) Dell
7 1 (1.22%) HP
7 1 (1.22%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.22%) Qualys
7 1 (1.22%) Snow