Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 453 338 497
Rank change year-on-year -115 +159 +73
Contract jobs citing GRC 115 23 75
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.32% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.64% 1.48% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 15 53
10th Percentile £450 £319 "
25th Percentile £502 £416 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £450 £488
Median % change year-on-year +19.50% -7.69% -11.36%
75th Percentile £625 £606 £600
90th Percentile £741 £710 £700
England median daily rate £546 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +9.25% +2.56% -7.14%

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 4,353 1,551 3,895
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.29% 11.27% 10.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,017 1,055 2,712
10th Percentile £330 £303 £288
25th Percentile £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £725 £663 £663
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 8 52
10th Percentile £15.32 £14.29 £12.00
25th Percentile £19.85 £17.22 £13.00
Median hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £17.42
Median % change year-on-year +28.57% +20.55% -13.17%
75th Percentile £33.81 £34.34 £25.75
90th Percentile £48.96 £51.40 £38.25
England median hourly rate £20.19 £22.66 £20.50
% change year-on-year -10.92% +10.54% -2.38%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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
Central London -41 17 £525 - 13
West London -9 7 £552 -8.04%
GRC
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 53 (46.09%) Risk Management
2 52 (45.22%) Cybersecurity
2 52 (45.22%) Social Skills
3 47 (40.87%) Information Security
4 40 (34.78%) Azure
5 37 (32.17%) AWS
5 37 (32.17%) Finance
6 34 (29.57%) GCP
7 32 (27.83%) CISA
8 29 (25.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 26 (22.61%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (22.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 26 (22.61%) Continuous Improvement
10 25 (21.74%) CISSP
11 23 (20.00%) Degree
11 23 (20.00%) SDLC
12 21 (18.26%) Microservices
13 20 (17.39%) NIST
14 19 (16.52%) Public Cloud
14 19 (16.52%) Ansible
15 18 (15.65%) Project Management
16 17 (14.78%) Management Information System
16 17 (14.78%) Vulnerability Management
16 17 (14.78%) Test Automation
16 17 (14.78%) PCI DSS
16 17 (14.78%) RSA Archer
17 16 (13.91%) Incident Management
18 15 (13.04%) Mentoring
18 15 (13.04%) Service Design
19 14 (12.17%) Internal Audit

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 3 (2.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (5.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 40 (34.78%) Azure
2 37 (32.17%) AWS
3 34 (29.57%) GCP
4 13 (11.30%) AWS Lambda
4 13 (11.30%) Cloud Functions
4 13 (11.30%) Serverless
5 7 (6.09%) GitHub
6 6 (5.22%) SaaS
7 3 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.74%) Microsoft 365
8 2 (1.74%) PaaS
9 1 (0.87%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.96%) Firewall
2 4 (3.48%) Intranet
3 2 (1.74%) Broadband
3 2 (1.74%) WAN
4 1 (0.87%) 3G
4 1 (0.87%) 4G
4 1 (0.87%) DMZ
4 1 (0.87%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.87%) LAN
4 1 (0.87%) LTE
4 1 (0.87%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.87%) SD-WAN
4 1 (0.87%) Wireless
4 1 (0.87%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.30%) DB2
1 13 (11.30%) MySQL
2 2 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (6.09%) Jenkins
1 7 (6.09%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (1.74%) JIRA
General
1 52 (45.22%) Social Skills
2 37 (32.17%) Finance
3 14 (12.17%) Banking
4 9 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (6.96%) Influencing Skills
6 7 (6.09%) Legal
7 6 (5.22%) Presentation Skills
7 6 (5.22%) Public Sector
8 4 (3.48%) Financial Institution
8 4 (3.48%) Manufacturing
8 4 (3.48%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (2.61%) Retail
10 2 (1.74%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.87%) Front Office
11 1 (0.87%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 1 (0.87%) Local Government
11 1 (0.87%) Marketing
11 1 (0.87%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (14.78%) Consultant
2 14 (12.17%) Analyst
3 10 (8.70%) Developer
4 9 (7.83%) IT Manager
4 9 (7.83%) Project Manager
4 9 (7.83%) Security Consultant
5 8 (6.96%) Architect
6 7 (6.09%) Risk Analyst
7 6 (5.22%) Head of Development
7 6 (5.22%) Risk Manager
8 5 (4.35%) Security Analyst
9 4 (3.48%) Compliance Analyst
9 4 (3.48%) Development Engineer
9 4 (3.48%) Disaster Recovery Manager
9 4 (3.48%) Lead Developer
9 4 (3.48%) Risk Consultant
9 4 (3.48%) Security Architect
9 4 (3.48%) Security Manager
9 4 (3.48%) Tester
10 3 (2.61%) Governance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.30%) Django
1 13 (11.30%) FastAPI
1 13 (11.30%) Flask
1 13 (11.30%) RabbitMQ
1 13 (11.30%) React
2 7 (6.09%) REST
2 7 (6.09%) SOAP
3 1 (0.87%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.52%) Public Cloud
2 17 (14.78%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.09%) Mobile App
4 6 (5.22%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (3.48%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.48%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.48%) Taxonomies
5 4 (3.48%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.74%) CMDB
7 2 (1.74%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.74%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.74%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.74%) FMCG
7 2 (1.74%) Legacy Systems
7 2 (1.74%) PMI
8 1 (0.87%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.87%) SCADA
8 1 (0.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.17%) Linux
1 14 (12.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (46.09%) Risk Management
2 52 (45.22%) Cybersecurity
3 47 (40.87%) Information Security
4 29 (25.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 26 (22.61%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (22.61%) Continuous Improvement
6 23 (20.00%) SDLC
7 21 (18.26%) Microservices
8 18 (15.65%) Project Management
9 17 (14.78%) Test Automation
9 17 (14.78%) Vulnerability Management
10 16 (13.91%) Incident Management
11 15 (13.04%) Mentoring
11 15 (13.04%) Service Design
12 14 (12.17%) Internal Audit
12 14 (12.17%) Risk Assessment
12 14 (12.17%) Security Architecture
13 13 (11.30%) Business Continuity
13 13 (11.30%) Regression Testing
13 13 (11.30%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.17%) JavaScript
1 14 (12.17%) Python
1 14 (12.17%) SQL
2 3 (2.61%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.87%) C
3 1 (0.87%) VB.NET
3 1 (0.87%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (27.83%) CISA
2 25 (21.74%) CISSP
3 23 (20.00%) Degree
4 12 (10.43%) CISM
5 11 (9.57%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (8.70%) CRISC
7 6 (5.22%) CEH
8 4 (3.48%) PMI Certification
8 4 (3.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (3.48%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.48%) Security Cleared
9 3 (2.61%) FFIEC
10 2 (1.74%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (1.74%) CCSP
10 2 (1.74%) CGEIT
10 2 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.74%) CSSLP
10 2 (1.74%) ISACA
10 2 (1.74%) ISSAP
10 2 (1.74%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (22.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (17.39%) NIST
3 17 (14.78%) PCI DSS
4 13 (11.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (10.43%) COBIT
5 12 (10.43%) GDPR
6 8 (6.96%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (6.09%) SOC 2
8 6 (5.22%) NIST 800
9 4 (3.48%) ISO 22301
9 4 (3.48%) SLA
10 3 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (1.74%) ITGC
11 2 (1.74%) PMO
12 1 (0.87%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.87%) NCSC
12 1 (0.87%) PSD2
12 1 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (16.52%) Ansible
2 17 (14.78%) RSA Archer
3 7 (6.09%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 13 (11.30%) Alibaba
1 13 (11.30%) Oracle
1 13 (11.30%) Qualys
2 9 (7.83%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.09%) ServiceNow
4 4 (3.48%) SAP
4 4 (3.48%) VMware
5 3 (2.61%) Remedy
6 2 (1.74%) CyberArk
7 1 (0.87%) BMC
7 1 (0.87%) Dell
7 1 (0.87%) Sparx
7 1 (0.87%) Splunk
7 1 (0.87%) Tripwire