Period
to 6 June 2020

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 6 June 2020 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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 158 142 150
Rank change year-on-year -16 +8 +6
Contract jobs citing Information Security 334 815 871
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.80% 2.03% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 2.29% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 478 637
Median daily rate £525 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £361 £363 £350
90th Percentile £775 £750 £711
England median daily rate £513 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% -46.34% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.17 £17.50
% change year-on-year +28.81% +55.27% -18.60%

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 16,467 35,647 40,083
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.57% 89.00% 88.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,301 25,362 28,923
Median daily rate £525 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £340 £325
90th Percentile £704 £688 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 404 560
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +1.01% -1.00%
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £55.50 £53.75 £50.05
Median hourly rate £28.75 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +15.00% +13.64% -12.00%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in London

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Information Security in London

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Information Security in London over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Information Security in London

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

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 6 June 2020. 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 -3 71 £500 -9.09% 15
West London +44 21 £500 +5.26% 6
South London +43 8 £450 -30.77% 1
East London +50 7 £416 -16.80% 2
North London +18 1 £513 - 1
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security 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 Information Security.

1 99 (29.64%) CISSP
2 88 (26.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 87 (26.05%) Cybersecurity
4 85 (25.45%) Management Information System
4 85 (25.45%) Finance
5 71 (21.26%) CISM
6 66 (19.76%) Azure
7 62 (18.56%) Risk Management
7 62 (18.56%) Microsoft
8 54 (16.17%) Windows
8 54 (16.17%) AWS
9 53 (15.87%) Active Directory
10 46 (13.77%) Linux
11 43 (12.87%) Security Cleared
12 42 (12.57%) Security Management
13 37 (11.08%) Agile Software Development
13 37 (11.08%) Information Assurance
13 37 (11.08%) GDPR
14 36 (10.78%) Information Security Management
15 35 (10.48%) SC Cleared
16 34 (10.18%) Data Protection
16 34 (10.18%) CISA
17 32 (9.58%) Firewall
17 32 (9.58%) NIST
18 29 (8.68%) Change Management
18 29 (8.68%) Legal
18 29 (8.68%) Degree
19 28 (8.38%) ITIL
20 26 (7.78%) Project Management
20 26 (7.78%) DevOps

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 13 (3.89%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.50%) Confluence
2 5 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.20%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.20%) IIS
4 3 (0.90%) CMS
5 2 (0.60%) Apache
5 2 (0.60%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.30%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.30%) CICS
6 1 (0.30%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.30%) JBoss
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.30%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.30%) WildFly
Applications
1 15 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (3.29%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.30%) SAP GRC
1 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 66 (19.76%) Azure
2 54 (16.17%) AWS
3 16 (4.79%) GCP
4 12 (3.59%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (3.59%) Office 365
4 12 (3.59%) SaaS
5 7 (2.10%) PaaS
6 6 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.80%) IaaS
7 5 (1.50%) Serverless
8 4 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.20%) GitHub
9 3 (0.90%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.90%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.60%) Akamai
10 2 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.60%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.60%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 32 (9.58%) Firewall
2 25 (7.49%) Network Security
3 19 (5.69%) Internet
4 10 (2.99%) DNS
5 9 (2.69%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (2.69%) TCP/IP
6 7 (2.10%) DHCP
6 7 (2.10%) Intranet
7 6 (1.80%) HTTP
7 6 (1.80%) Kerberos
7 6 (1.80%) VPN
8 5 (1.50%) WAN
9 4 (1.20%) LAN
9 4 (1.20%) SAN
9 4 (1.20%) Wireshark
10 3 (0.90%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.90%) SSH
10 3 (0.90%) Wireless
11 2 (0.60%) IPsec
11 2 (0.60%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.99%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.80%) Data Lake
2 6 (1.80%) Hadoop
3 5 (1.50%) Cosmos DB
3 5 (1.50%) MySQL
3 5 (1.50%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.20%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.90%) MariaDB
5 3 (0.90%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.90%) Redis
5 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2017
6 2 (0.60%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.60%) BigQuery
6 2 (0.60%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.60%) Power BI
6 2 (0.60%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 12 (3.59%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.50%) JIRA
2 5 (1.50%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (1.20%) Bitbucket
3 4 (1.20%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.20%) Metasploit
3 4 (1.20%) SonarQube
3 4 (1.20%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (0.90%) FishEye
4 3 (0.90%) ScriptRunner
4 3 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.90%) Subversion
4 3 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.60%) AppScan
5 2 (0.60%) ERwin
5 2 (0.60%) Maven
5 2 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.30%) Serena SBM
General
1 85 (25.45%) Finance
2 29 (8.68%) Legal
3 22 (6.59%) Banking
3 22 (6.59%) Public Sector
4 18 (5.39%) Law
5 10 (2.99%) Marketing
6 7 (2.10%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.80%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.50%) Electronics
8 5 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.20%) Police
10 3 (0.90%) Advertising
10 3 (0.90%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.90%) Retail
11 2 (0.60%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.60%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.30%) Automotive
12 1 (0.30%) International Banking
12 1 (0.30%) Local Government
12 1 (0.30%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 57 (17.07%) Analyst
2 51 (15.27%) Consultant
3 45 (13.47%) Architect
4 42 (12.57%) Security Consultant
5 39 (11.68%) Security Analyst
6 28 (8.38%) Security Architect
7 22 (6.59%) Information Security Consultant
8 18 (5.39%) Security Manager
9 16 (4.79%) Security Specialist
10 15 (4.49%) Developer
11 14 (4.19%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 14 (4.19%) Information Manager
12 11 (3.29%) Information Analyst
12 11 (3.29%) Project Manager
13 10 (2.99%) Head of Security
13 10 (2.99%) Information Security Analyst
13 10 (2.99%) Security Technical Consultant
13 10 (2.99%) Technical Consultant
13 10 (2.99%) Technical Security Consultant
14 9 (2.69%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.59%) .NET
2 9 (2.69%) Middleware
3 7 (2.10%) Web Services
4 6 (1.80%) .NET Framework
4 6 (1.80%) LDAP
4 6 (1.80%) REST
5 5 (1.50%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.20%) JSON
7 3 (0.90%) .NET Core
7 3 (0.90%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.90%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (0.90%) Kafka
7 3 (0.90%) SAML
7 3 (0.90%) XML
8 2 (0.60%) ASP.NET Core
8 2 (0.60%) Node.js
8 2 (0.60%) OAuth
8 2 (0.60%) SailPoint
8 2 (0.60%) SOAP
8 2 (0.60%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 85 (25.45%) Management Information System
2 26 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.69%) Cloud Native
3 9 (2.69%) Freedom of Information
4 8 (2.40%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (1.80%) Data Structures
5 6 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.20%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.20%) CESG
7 4 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.20%) e-Learning
7 4 (1.20%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.20%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (1.20%) User Experience
8 3 (0.90%) Freedom of Information Act
8 3 (0.90%) PKI
8 3 (0.90%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.90%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 54 (16.17%) Windows
2 46 (13.77%) Linux
3 12 (3.59%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.80%) Unix
5 4 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.20%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.60%) Debian
7 2 (0.60%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.60%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.30%) Android
8 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.30%) Solaris
8 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (26.05%) Cybersecurity
2 62 (18.56%) Risk Management
3 42 (12.57%) Security Management
4 37 (11.08%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (11.08%) Information Assurance
5 36 (10.78%) Information Security Management
6 34 (10.18%) Data Protection
7 29 (8.68%) Change Management
8 28 (8.38%) ITIL
9 26 (7.78%) DevOps
9 26 (7.78%) Project Management
10 25 (7.49%) Security Architecture
11 24 (7.19%) Microservices
11 24 (7.19%) Security Operations
11 24 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (7.19%) TOGAF
12 23 (6.89%) Data Privacy
12 23 (6.89%) Problem-Solving
12 23 (6.89%) SIEM
13 22 (6.59%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 25 (7.49%) PowerShell
2 24 (7.19%) Python
3 17 (5.09%) SQL
4 15 (4.49%) C#
4 15 (4.49%) Java
5 11 (3.29%) Bash Shell
6 7 (2.10%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.80%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.50%) Perl
9 4 (1.20%) Groovy
10 3 (0.90%) C++
10 3 (0.90%) PHP
10 3 (0.90%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.90%) Ruby
10 3 (0.90%) VBScript
11 2 (0.60%) C
11 2 (0.60%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.60%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.30%) Java 8
12 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 99 (29.64%) CISSP
2 71 (21.26%) CISM
3 43 (12.87%) Security Cleared
4 35 (10.48%) SC Cleared
5 34 (10.18%) CISA
6 29 (8.68%) Degree
7 24 (7.19%) GIAC
8 16 (4.79%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (4.19%) DV Cleared
10 12 (3.59%) CREST Certified
10 12 (3.59%) CRISC
11 11 (3.29%) CEH
11 11 (3.29%) SANS
12 10 (2.99%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 8 (2.40%) CESG Certified Professional
13 8 (2.40%) SSCP
14 7 (2.10%) CCSP
15 5 (1.50%) CCNP
15 5 (1.50%) GCIH
16 4 (1.20%) GISF
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (26.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (11.08%) GDPR
3 32 (9.58%) NIST
4 17 (5.09%) PCI DSS
5 10 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 9 (2.69%) COBIT
6 9 (2.69%) Cyber Essentials
6 9 (2.69%) RMADS
6 9 (2.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (2.40%) NCSC
8 6 (1.80%) Data Quality
8 6 (1.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (1.80%) PMO
9 4 (1.20%) QA
10 3 (0.90%) AICPA
11 2 (0.60%) SLA
12 1 (0.30%) IFRS
12 1 (0.30%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.30%) PSD2
System Software
1 53 (15.87%) Active Directory
2 18 (5.39%) Docker
3 13 (3.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (3.59%) BitLocker
5 7 (2.10%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.50%) VMware NSX
6 5 (1.50%) XenApp
7 4 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.60%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 2 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.30%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.30%) HDFS
9 1 (0.30%) iptables
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (5.69%) Kubernetes
2 15 (4.49%) EnCase
2 15 (4.49%) FTK
3 11 (3.29%) Nessus
4 10 (2.99%) Ansible
4 10 (2.99%) Single Sign-On
4 10 (2.99%) Terraform
5 9 (2.69%) SCCM
6 7 (2.10%) QRadar
7 4 (1.20%) Nmap
8 3 (0.90%) PowerCLI
8 3 (0.90%) Puppet
9 2 (0.60%) Control-M
9 2 (0.60%) CSIRT
9 2 (0.60%) DatAdvantage
9 2 (0.60%) Grafana
9 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.60%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.60%) RSA Archer
9 2 (0.60%) SCOM
Vendors
1 62 (18.56%) Microsoft
2 25 (7.49%) Cisco
3 21 (6.29%) VMware
4 15 (4.49%) Cellebrite
5 14 (4.19%) Sony
6 13 (3.89%) Qualys
7 11 (3.29%) Oracle
7 11 (3.29%) Splunk
8 10 (2.99%) Citrix
9 9 (2.69%) SAP
10 8 (2.40%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (1.50%) CA
12 5 (1.50%) Google
12 5 (1.50%) IBM
12 5 (1.50%) NetApp
13 4 (1.20%) Hitachi
13 4 (1.20%) MuleSoft
13 4 (1.20%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.20%) Sybase