Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 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
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 476 368 441
Rank change year-on-year -108 +73 +134
Contract jobs citing GRC 102 31 66
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.28% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.13% 1.55% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 21 50
10th Percentile £463 £406 £375
25th Percentile £509 £425 £433
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £550 £560
Median % change year-on-year - -1.79% +5.41%
75th Percentile £656 £588 £600
90th Percentile £741 £888 £678
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -2.44%

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 4,791 2,005 3,213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.00% 11.39% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,318 1,385 2,237
10th Percentile £350 £300 £300
25th Percentile £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £495
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +1.01% +1.54%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £673 £659
England median daily rate £502 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.74% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 9 46
10th Percentile £18.08 £16.80 £12.00
25th Percentile £25.38 £17.96 £14.25
Median hourly rate £44.50 £22.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +102.27% +17.65% -10.95%
75th Percentile £49.25 £27.76 £29.66
90th Percentile - £51.06 £44.97
England median hourly rate £25.00 £21.05 £20.21
% change year-on-year +18.76% +4.18% -0.20%

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -43 15 £525 +50.00% 9
West London -17 3 £510 +6.81% 2
GRC
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 51 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 45 (44.12%) Risk Management
3 36 (35.29%) Information Security
4 31 (30.39%) Finance
5 30 (29.41%) Azure
6 28 (27.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 27 (26.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 27 (26.47%) Continuous Improvement
8 25 (24.51%) AWS
8 25 (24.51%) GCP
8 25 (24.51%) Social Skills
9 21 (20.59%) Public Cloud
9 21 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (20.59%) CISA
10 20 (19.61%) Degree
11 19 (18.63%) Vulnerability Management
11 19 (18.63%) NIST
12 18 (17.65%) Internal Audit
12 18 (17.65%) RSA Archer
13 16 (15.69%) Computer Science
13 16 (15.69%) Incident Management
14 14 (13.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 14 (13.73%) CISSP
14 14 (13.73%) Banking
14 14 (13.73%) COBIT
15 13 (12.75%) Qualys
15 13 (12.75%) PCI DSS
15 13 (12.75%) Microsoft
15 13 (12.75%) Application Security
16 12 (11.76%) Kenna

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 4 (3.92%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (9.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 30 (29.41%) Azure
2 25 (24.51%) AWS
2 25 (24.51%) GCP
3 8 (7.84%) GitHub
4 3 (2.94%) SaaS
5 2 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.98%) IaaS
6 1 (0.98%) PaaS
6 1 (0.98%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.88%) Intranet
2 3 (2.94%) Firewall
3 2 (1.96%) Broadband
4 1 (0.98%) 3G
4 1 (0.98%) 4G
4 1 (0.98%) LTE
4 1 (0.98%) SD-WAN
4 1 (0.98%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.98%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 8 (7.84%) Jenkins
1 8 (7.84%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (1.96%) IDA Disassembler
3 1 (0.98%) JIRA
General
1 31 (30.39%) Finance
2 25 (24.51%) Social Skills
3 14 (13.73%) Banking
4 10 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (7.84%) Public Sector
6 5 (4.90%) Presentation Skills
6 5 (4.90%) Telecoms
7 4 (3.92%) Legal
8 3 (2.94%) Financial Institution
8 3 (2.94%) Retail
9 2 (1.96%) Documentation Skills
9 2 (1.96%) German Language
9 2 (1.96%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 2 (1.96%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (1.96%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.96%) Publishing
10 1 (0.98%) Front Office
10 1 (0.98%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.98%) Local Government
10 1 (0.98%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (14.71%) Consultant
2 13 (12.75%) Analyst
3 8 (7.84%) Security Specialist
4 7 (6.86%) Head of Development
4 7 (6.86%) IT Manager
5 6 (5.88%) Architect
5 6 (5.88%) Risk Manager
5 6 (5.88%) Security Analyst
5 6 (5.88%) Security Consultant
6 5 (4.90%) Project Manager
6 5 (4.90%) Risk Analyst
6 5 (4.90%) Risk Consultant
7 4 (3.92%) Compliance Specialist
7 4 (3.92%) Cybersecurity Specialist
7 4 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery Manager
7 4 (3.92%) Enterprise Architect
7 4 (3.92%) Information Officer
7 4 (3.92%) Security Compliance Specialist
8 3 (2.94%) Information Analyst
8 3 (2.94%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.82%) REST
1 9 (8.82%) SOAP
2 2 (1.96%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.59%) Public Cloud
2 11 (10.78%) Management Information System
3 9 (8.82%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.90%) Taxonomies
5 4 (3.92%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.92%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (3.92%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.94%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.96%) CMDB
7 2 (1.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.96%) FMCG
7 2 (1.96%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.96%) Industrial Internet of Things
7 2 (1.96%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.96%) Legacy Systems
7 2 (1.96%) SCADA
7 2 (1.96%) Smart City
8 1 (0.98%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.98%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.96%) Linux
1 2 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 45 (44.12%) Risk Management
3 36 (35.29%) Information Security
4 28 (27.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (26.47%) Continuous Improvement
6 21 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (18.63%) Vulnerability Management
8 18 (17.65%) Internal Audit
9 16 (15.69%) Computer Science
9 16 (15.69%) Incident Management
10 13 (12.75%) Application Security
11 12 (11.76%) Active Listening
11 12 (11.76%) Business Continuity
11 12 (11.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 11 (10.78%) Data Protection
12 11 (10.78%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (10.78%) SDLC
12 11 (10.78%) Security Architecture
13 10 (9.80%) DevSecOps
13 10 (9.80%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.94%) Python
2 2 (1.96%) C#
2 2 (1.96%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.96%) Rust
3 1 (0.98%) Bash
3 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (20.59%) CISA
2 20 (19.61%) Degree
3 14 (13.73%) CISSP
4 12 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (10.78%) CRISC
6 8 (7.84%) Security Cleared
7 7 (6.86%) CISM
7 7 (6.86%) SC Cleared
8 6 (5.88%) CEH
9 5 (4.90%) FFIEC
10 4 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.96%) ACCA
11 2 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.98%) CGEIT
12 1 (0.98%) GIAC
12 1 (0.98%) GSNA
12 1 (0.98%) IRCA
12 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.98%) OSCP
12 1 (0.98%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (26.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (18.63%) NIST
3 14 (13.73%) COBIT
3 14 (13.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (12.75%) PCI DSS
5 7 (6.86%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (5.88%) QA
6 6 (5.88%) SOC 2
7 4 (3.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 4 (3.92%) GDPR
7 4 (3.92%) ISO 22301
7 4 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (3.92%) SLA
8 3 (2.94%) ITGC
8 3 (2.94%) NCSC
8 3 (2.94%) NIST 800
9 2 (1.96%) GLBA
9 2 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.98%) COSO
10 1 (0.98%) PSD2
System Software
1 2 (1.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (17.65%) RSA Archer
2 8 (7.84%) Ansible
2 8 (7.84%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (12.75%) Microsoft
1 13 (12.75%) Qualys
2 12 (11.76%) Kenna
3 8 (7.84%) ServiceNow
4 4 (3.92%) Remedy
4 4 (3.92%) VMware
5 3 (2.94%) Alteryx
5 3 (2.94%) Google
6 2 (1.96%) CyberArk
6 2 (1.96%) Murex
6 2 (1.96%) Reuters
7 1 (0.98%) BMC
7 1 (0.98%) SAP
7 1 (0.98%) Sparx
7 1 (0.98%) Splunk
7 1 (0.98%) Tripwire