Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 22 November 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)
England > London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 139 157
Rank change year-on-year +1 +18 +5
Contract jobs citing Information Security 953 841 733
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.02% 1.86% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 2.16% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 653 578 522
London median daily rate £500 £500 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.04% +2.62%
10th Percentile £325 £363 £350
90th Percentile £699 £704 £625
England median daily rate £485 £485 £475
% change year-on-year - +2.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
London median hourly rate £21.43 £42.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.59% +88.89% -32.84%
10th Percentile £18.18 £41.25 £22.25
90th Percentile £24.33 £43.75 £22.75
England median hourly rate £16.81 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.97% +12.90% -42.06%

Information Security is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 40998 38993 38736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.99% 86.21% 83.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 29810 27960 27683
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £288
90th Percentile £675 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 406 463
London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.89 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.79% +9.45% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.33 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.80 £50.07 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.43 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.76% +8.58% +18.42%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in London

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Information Security in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in London

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in London over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in London

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in London

Information Security
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 Information Security within the London region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -12 172 £531 +1.19% 46
West London 0 59 £480 +6.67% 9
East London -12 7 £775 +46.23% 1
South London -54 5 £575 +4.55% 1
North London - 5 £375 -
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 London region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 327 (34.31%) Finance
2 217 (22.77%) Cybersecurity
3 202 (21.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 192 (20.15%) CISSP
5 171 (17.94%) Windows
6 164 (17.21%) GDPR
7 161 (16.89%) Management Information System
8 152 (15.95%) Data Protection
9 143 (15.01%) Firewall
10 141 (14.80%) SIEM
11 130 (13.64%) Project Management
12 124 (13.01%) CISM
13 120 (12.59%) Risk Management
14 118 (12.38%) Agile Software Development
15 116 (12.17%) Linux
16 115 (12.07%) Vulnerability Management
17 113 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
18 108 (11.33%) Degree
19 98 (10.28%) PCI DSS
20 97 (10.18%) Banking
21 94 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
22 92 (9.65%) Microsoft
23 90 (9.44%) Network Security
24 89 (9.34%) Security Operations
25 88 (9.23%) Penetration Testing
26 87 (9.13%) Legal
27 85 (8.92%) Unix
28 80 (8.39%) Security Architecture
29 79 (8.29%) Amazon AWS
30 73 (7.66%) Cisco

Information Security
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 24 (2.52%) SharePoint
2 21 (2.20%) IIS
3 13 (1.36%) Tomcat
4 12 (1.26%) Confluence
5 7 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (0.63%) CMS
6 6 (0.63%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (0.52%) Apache
8 4 (0.42%) Apache Solr
8 4 (0.42%) Drupal
8 4 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.42%) WordPress
9 3 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.21%) Jetty
10 2 (0.21%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.21%) nginx
10 2 (0.21%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 41 (4.30%) Microsoft Excel
1 41 (4.30%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (2.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.73%) SmartSuite
6 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
2 3 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.21%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.21%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.10%) assyst
4 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.10%) Relativity
4 1 (0.10%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 79 (8.29%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (6.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (3.99%) SaaS
4 23 (2.41%) IaaS
5 21 (2.20%) Office 365
6 20 (2.10%) PaaS
7 11 (1.15%) Mimecast
8 8 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 7 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.73%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.63%) Route 53
11 5 (0.52%) Amazon Kinesis
12 4 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (0.42%) Amazon EMR
12 4 (0.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.42%) GitHub
13 3 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 143 (15.01%) Firewall
2 90 (9.44%) Network Security
3 58 (6.09%) Intrusion Detection
4 38 (3.99%) TCP/IP
5 36 (3.78%) LAN
6 28 (2.94%) WAN
7 26 (2.73%) LDAP
7 26 (2.73%) SAN
8 25 (2.62%) Internet
9 23 (2.41%) VPN
10 17 (1.78%) NAS
11 15 (1.57%) MPLS
11 15 (1.57%) OSPF
12 14 (1.47%) HTTP
13 13 (1.36%) WLAN
14 11 (1.15%) DNS
14 11 (1.15%) SNMP
15 10 (1.05%) BGP
15 10 (1.05%) SSL
16 9 (0.94%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (3.88%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.68%) Relational Database
3 14 (1.47%) MySQL
4 8 (0.84%) Big Data
4 8 (0.84%) NoSQL
5 5 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (0.52%) EDRMS
6 4 (0.42%) Blockchain
6 4 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.42%) GIS
6 4 (0.42%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.42%) Maltego
6 4 (0.42%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.42%) Redis
7 3 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.31%) HBase
7 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.21%) Hazelcast
8 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (2.73%) JIRA
2 15 (1.57%) Jenkins
3 13 (1.36%) Git (software)
4 11 (1.15%) TeamCity
5 9 (0.94%) Metasploit
6 7 (0.73%) JUnit
6 7 (0.73%) Maven
6 7 (0.73%) TestNG
7 3 (0.31%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.31%) Burp Suite
7 3 (0.31%) Gradle
7 3 (0.31%) Subversion
8 2 (0.21%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.21%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (0.21%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.10%) AutoIt
9 1 (0.10%) FxCop
9 1 (0.10%) git-flow
9 1 (0.10%) GitLab
9 1 (0.10%) SonarQube
General
1 327 (34.31%) Finance
2 97 (10.18%) Banking
3 87 (9.13%) Legal
4 30 (3.15%) Retail
5 28 (2.94%) Law
6 25 (2.62%) Marketing
7 20 (2.10%) Telecoms
8 13 (1.36%) Retail Banking
9 12 (1.26%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.84%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.73%) Electronics
11 7 (0.73%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.63%) Advertising
12 6 (0.63%) Games
13 5 (0.52%) Front Office
13 5 (0.52%) International Banking
13 5 (0.52%) Publishing
14 3 (0.31%) Local Government
15 2 (0.21%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 238 (24.97%) Analyst
2 160 (16.79%) Security Analyst
3 129 (13.54%) Consultant
4 102 (10.70%) Security Manager
5 98 (10.28%) Architect
6 90 (9.44%) Project Manager
6 90 (9.44%) Security Consultant
7 71 (7.45%) Information Analyst
8 69 (7.24%) Information Security Analyst
9 66 (6.93%) Security Architect
10 58 (6.09%) Security Engineer
11 57 (5.98%) Business Analyst
12 56 (5.88%) Information Security Manager
13 52 (5.46%) Security Project Manager
14 45 (4.72%) Information Manager
15 37 (3.88%) Information Security Consultant
16 36 (3.78%) IT Analyst
17 34 (3.57%) Security Specialist
18 32 (3.36%) Information Security Architect
18 32 (3.36%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (4.51%) Web Services
2 26 (2.73%) .NET
3 19 (1.99%) REST
4 16 (1.68%) OAuth
5 15 (1.57%) SAML
6 14 (1.47%) SOAP
7 13 (1.36%) XML
8 12 (1.26%) HTML
9 10 (1.05%) Dropwizard
9 10 (1.05%) Middleware
10 6 (0.63%) SailPoint
11 5 (0.52%) Elastic Stack
11 5 (0.52%) FIX Protocol
11 5 (0.52%) RabbitMQ
11 5 (0.52%) X-Windows
12 4 (0.42%) Kafka
12 4 (0.42%) Spring
13 3 (0.31%) Samza
13 3 (0.31%) SAX
13 3 (0.31%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 161 (16.89%) Management Information System
2 94 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (4.20%) Data Protection Act
4 36 (3.78%) Cyberthreat
5 34 (3.57%) PKI
6 27 (2.83%) Computer Science
7 26 (2.73%) Data Centre
8 21 (2.20%) Algorithms
9 19 (1.99%) Security Operations Centre
10 18 (1.89%) CESG
10 18 (1.89%) Virtual Team
11 17 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
12 15 (1.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 15 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
13 13 (1.36%) FMCG
13 13 (1.36%) NHS
14 12 (1.26%) Data Structures
14 12 (1.26%) Public Cloud
15 11 (1.15%) Mobile App
16 6 (0.63%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 171 (17.94%) Windows
2 116 (12.17%) Linux
3 85 (8.92%) Unix
4 32 (3.36%) Windows Server
5 12 (1.26%) Mac OS X
5 12 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (1.26%) Windows 7
6 11 (1.15%) Windows 10
7 10 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (0.94%) Solaris
9 7 (0.73%) Android
9 7 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.63%) AIX
10 6 (0.63%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.52%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.52%) Data ONTAP
11 5 (0.52%) Windows 2000
11 5 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.42%) CentOS
12 4 (0.42%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (22.77%) Cybersecurity
2 152 (15.95%) Data Protection
3 141 (14.80%) SIEM
4 130 (13.64%) Project Management
5 120 (12.59%) Risk Management
6 118 (12.38%) Agile Software Development
7 115 (12.07%) Vulnerability Management
8 113 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 89 (9.34%) Security Operations
10 88 (9.23%) Penetration Testing
11 80 (8.39%) Security Architecture
12 73 (7.66%) Identity Access Management
12 73 (7.66%) Risk Assessment
13 72 (7.56%) ITIL
14 66 (6.93%) Security Management
15 64 (6.72%) Incident Management
16 63 (6.61%) Change Management
17 58 (6.09%) SDLC
18 56 (5.88%) DevOps
19 51 (5.35%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 58 (6.09%) SQL
2 41 (4.30%) Java
3 35 (3.67%) Python
4 22 (2.31%) Bash Shell
5 19 (1.99%) PowerShell
6 18 (1.89%) Perl
7 15 (1.57%) C#
8 12 (1.26%) Ruby
9 11 (1.15%) C
10 10 (1.05%) C++
11 8 (0.84%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.73%) VB
13 6 (0.63%) JavaScript
13 6 (0.63%) Scala
14 4 (0.42%) Go
14 4 (0.42%) PHP
15 2 (0.21%) Clojure
15 2 (0.21%) VBA
15 2 (0.21%) VBScript
16 1 (0.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 192 (20.15%) CISSP
2 124 (13.01%) CISM
3 108 (11.33%) Degree
4 48 (5.04%) CISA
5 45 (4.72%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (4.09%) Security Cleared
7 31 (3.25%) CEH
8 29 (3.04%) CRISC
9 28 (2.94%) SANS
10 27 (2.83%) SC Cleared
11 21 (2.20%) GIAC
12 18 (1.89%) CCNP
13 16 (1.68%) GCIA
13 16 (1.68%) GCIH
14 14 (1.47%) IISP
15 13 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
16 12 (1.26%) PMI Certification
16 12 (1.26%) PMP
16 12 (1.26%) SSCP
17 11 (1.15%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 202 (21.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 164 (17.21%) GDPR
3 98 (10.28%) PCI DSS
4 40 (4.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 37 (3.88%) COBIT
6 36 (3.78%) QA
7 25 (2.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 17 (1.78%) PMO
9 15 (1.57%) Cyber Essentials
10 14 (1.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 14 (1.47%) SLA
11 13 (1.36%) NIST 800
12 11 (1.15%) RMADS
13 7 (0.73%) Data Quality
14 4 (0.42%) PSD2
15 3 (0.31%) BS7799
15 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 3 (0.31%) SSAE 16
16 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 63 (6.61%) Active Directory
2 30 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.57%) Hyper-V
4 12 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (1.15%) Docker
5 11 (1.15%) vSphere
6 9 (0.94%) Firmware
7 7 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.52%) SRDF
8 5 (0.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 4 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.21%) HDFS
10 2 (0.21%) NFS
10 2 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.21%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.21%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.21%) Xen
11 1 (0.10%) XenApp
11 1 (0.10%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (2.52%) Nessus
2 23 (2.41%) Ansible
3 13 (1.36%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 13 (1.36%) RSA Archer
4 12 (1.26%) CSIRT
5 11 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
5 11 (1.15%) QRadar
6 9 (0.94%) Nmap
6 9 (0.94%) Puppet
6 9 (0.94%) Terraform
7 7 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (0.73%) Packer
7 7 (0.73%) SCCM
8 6 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.52%) BladeLogic
9 5 (0.52%) EMC TimeFinder
9 5 (0.52%) NetApp OnCommand
9 5 (0.52%) OSSEC
9 5 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 92 (9.65%) Microsoft
2 73 (7.66%) Cisco
3 46 (4.83%) Splunk
4 39 (4.09%) VMware
5 37 (3.88%) CheckPoint
5 37 (3.88%) McAfee
6 34 (3.57%) Qualys
7 28 (2.94%) Oracle
8 27 (2.83%) HP
9 25 (2.62%) Dell
10 24 (2.52%) SAP
11 20 (2.10%) LogRhythm
12 19 (1.99%) Citrix
13 16 (1.68%) NetApp
14 14 (1.47%) CyberArk
14 14 (1.47%) Juniper
14 14 (1.47%) Palo Alto
15 13 (1.36%) AlienVault
15 13 (1.36%) FireEye
15 13 (1.36%) SolarWinds