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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 140 207
Rank change year-on-year -21 +67  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 323 391 255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.56% 1.80% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 2.11% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 266 174
Median daily rate £500 £500 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £694 £650 £629
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £488 £438
% change year-on-year -7.69% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £46.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -21.34% -44.37%  

Information Security is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 17963 18514 19265
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.65% 85.29% 82.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12871 13532 13649
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 162 262
Median hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -2.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £44.00 £55.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Information Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -4 50 £500 -2.43% 27
Bromley -6 6 £450 -10.00% 3
Canary Wharf 0 3 £800 +60.00%
Harrow +5 2 - -
Croydon -7 2 £563 +14.44%
Northwood - 1 £650 -
West Drayton - 1 £555 -
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 171 (26.19%) Finance
2 157 (24.04%) CISSP
3 139 (21.29%) Management Information System
4 130 (19.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 130 (19.91%) Cybersecurity
5 116 (17.76%) Windows
6 105 (16.08%) PCI DSS
7 104 (15.93%) Microsoft
8 100 (15.31%) Risk Management
8 100 (15.31%) CISM
9 99 (15.16%) Degree
10 92 (14.09%) Firewall
11 91 (13.94%) SIEM
12 85 (13.02%) Agile Software Development
13 82 (12.56%) Legal
14 77 (11.79%) Stakeholder Management
15 76 (11.64%) Banking
15 76 (11.64%) Penetration Testing
16 74 (11.33%) Project Management
16 74 (11.33%) Data Protection
17 73 (11.18%) ITIL
18 65 (9.95%) Security Management
18 65 (9.95%) Risk Assessment
19 62 (9.49%) Network Security
20 60 (9.19%) Security Cleared
21 59 (9.04%) Intrusion Detection
22 58 (8.88%) Security Operations
23 56 (8.58%) GDPR
24 55 (8.42%) Linux
25 52 (7.96%) Identity Access Management

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 33 (5.05%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.14%) Skype for Business
3 12 (1.84%) CMS
4 8 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (1.23%) Confluence
4 8 (1.23%) IIS
5 6 (0.92%) Apache
5 6 (0.92%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.77%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.61%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.46%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.31%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.31%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.15%) JBoss
10 1 (0.15%) SAS
10 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 41 (6.28%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (2.14%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.31%) SmartSuite
7 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.61%) SAP HR
2 3 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.15%) Global One
3 1 (0.15%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.15%) Relativity
3 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 46 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (3.68%) SaaS
4 22 (3.37%) Office 365
5 16 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (1.99%) PaaS
7 8 (1.23%) IaaS
7 8 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 7 (1.07%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.61%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.61%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 4 (0.61%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.46%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (0.46%) Amazon Kinesis
10 3 (0.46%) Route 53
11 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 92 (14.09%) Firewall
2 62 (9.49%) Network Security
3 59 (9.04%) Intrusion Detection
4 36 (5.51%) TCP/IP
5 33 (5.05%) Internet
6 31 (4.75%) Wireless
7 15 (2.30%) LAN
7 15 (2.30%) Skype
7 15 (2.30%) WAN
8 14 (2.14%) SSL
9 13 (1.99%) VPN
10 12 (1.84%) HTTP
11 8 (1.23%) DNS
11 8 (1.23%) Ethernet
11 8 (1.23%) LDAP
12 7 (1.07%) Wireshark
12 7 (1.07%) WLAN
13 6 (0.92%) Telepresence
13 6 (0.92%) WebEx
14 5 (0.77%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.91%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.38%) Relational Database
3 6 (0.92%) NoSQL
4 5 (0.77%) MySQL
5 4 (0.61%) Big Data
6 3 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (0.46%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.31%) EDRMS
7 2 (0.31%) GIS
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.31%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.15%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.15%) DataStage
8 1 (0.15%) DB2
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (1.68%) JIRA
2 9 (1.38%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.23%) AppScan
3 8 (1.23%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.77%) Metasploit
5 3 (0.46%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.31%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.15%) Ant
7 1 (0.15%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.15%) Maven
7 1 (0.15%) Subversion
7 1 (0.15%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 171 (26.19%) Finance
2 82 (12.56%) Legal
3 76 (11.64%) Banking
4 39 (5.97%) Retail
5 16 (2.45%) Financial Institution
6 13 (1.99%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.84%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.38%) Military
9 8 (1.23%) Marketing
10 6 (0.92%) Advertising
10 6 (0.92%) Front Office
10 6 (0.92%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.46%) Electronics
11 3 (0.46%) Games
11 3 (0.46%) International Banking
11 3 (0.46%) Law
11 3 (0.46%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.46%) Wholesale Banking
12 2 (0.31%) Back Office
12 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 195 (29.86%) Analyst
2 135 (20.67%) Security Analyst
3 84 (12.86%) Architect
4 66 (10.11%) Consultant
5 65 (9.95%) Security Manager
6 51 (7.81%) Security Consultant
7 46 (7.04%) Security Architect
8 43 (6.58%) Information Analyst
9 42 (6.43%) Information Security Analyst
10 40 (6.13%) Business Analyst
10 40 (6.13%) Project Manager
11 38 (5.82%) Information Security Manager
12 37 (5.67%) Information Manager
13 35 (5.36%) Security Engineer
14 30 (4.59%) IT Analyst
15 28 (4.29%) IT Security Analyst
15 28 (4.29%) Security Officer
16 26 (3.98%) Solutions Architect
17 25 (3.83%) Information Security Consultant
18 22 (3.37%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.22%) Web Services
2 12 (1.84%) Middleware
3 11 (1.68%) SailPoint
4 9 (1.38%) XML
5 8 (1.23%) .NET
5 8 (1.23%) Regular Expression
6 7 (1.07%) DOM
7 6 (0.92%) HTML
8 5 (0.77%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.77%) J2EE
8 5 (0.77%) REST
8 5 (0.77%) SAX
8 5 (0.77%) XSD
8 5 (0.77%) XSLT
9 4 (0.61%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.61%) SOAP
10 3 (0.46%) Elastic Stack
11 2 (0.31%) 802.1X
11 2 (0.31%) Akka
11 2 (0.31%) Samza
Miscellaneous
1 139 (21.29%) Management Information System
2 51 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (4.75%) Computer Science
4 24 (3.68%) Security Operations Centre
5 22 (3.37%) Data Centre
6 19 (2.91%) Cyberthreat
6 19 (2.91%) Data Protection Act
7 18 (2.76%) CESG
8 11 (1.68%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.53%) PKI
9 10 (1.53%) Public Cloud
10 9 (1.38%) Blackberry
10 9 (1.38%) Cyber Attack
10 9 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (1.23%) PMI
11 8 (1.23%) Virtual Team
12 7 (1.07%) Fintech
12 7 (1.07%) Mobile Banking
13 6 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 6 (0.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 116 (17.76%) Windows
2 55 (8.42%) Linux
3 48 (7.35%) Unix
4 28 (4.29%) Windows Server
5 26 (3.98%) Mac OS X
6 15 (2.30%) Windows 7
7 10 (1.53%) Windows 10
8 9 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.61%) OpenVMS
11 3 (0.46%) Solaris
12 2 (0.31%) AIX
12 2 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.15%) Android
13 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (19.91%) Cybersecurity
2 100 (15.31%) Risk Management
3 91 (13.94%) SIEM
4 85 (13.02%) Agile Software Development
5 77 (11.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 76 (11.64%) Penetration Testing
7 74 (11.33%) Data Protection
7 74 (11.33%) Project Management
8 73 (11.18%) ITIL
9 65 (9.95%) Risk Assessment
9 65 (9.95%) Security Management
10 58 (8.88%) Security Operations
11 52 (7.96%) Identity Access Management
12 51 (7.81%) Incident Management
12 51 (7.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 48 (7.35%) Security Architecture
14 45 (6.89%) Continuous Improvement
15 44 (6.74%) Vulnerability Management
16 43 (6.58%) Data Loss Prevention
17 42 (6.43%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 28 (4.29%) SQL
2 27 (4.13%) Python
3 24 (3.68%) C
4 22 (3.37%) Java
5 16 (2.45%) C#
6 14 (2.14%) Perl
6 14 (2.14%) PowerShell
7 10 (1.53%) C++
8 8 (1.23%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.07%) JavaScript
10 6 (0.92%) PHP
10 6 (0.92%) Scala
11 4 (0.61%) Ruby
12 3 (0.46%) Go
12 3 (0.46%) VB
13 2 (0.31%) Clojure
13 2 (0.31%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.15%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 157 (24.04%) CISSP
2 100 (15.31%) CISM
3 99 (15.16%) Degree
4 60 (9.19%) Security Cleared
5 42 (6.43%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (5.82%) CISA
7 34 (5.21%) SC Cleared
8 30 (4.59%) SANS
9 26 (3.98%) CEH
10 21 (3.22%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 21 (3.22%) Computer Science Degree
11 20 (3.06%) CCSP
12 16 (2.45%) Master's Degree
13 15 (2.30%) SSCP
14 14 (2.14%) CCNA
14 14 (2.14%) DV Cleared
15 12 (1.84%) GIAC
16 11 (1.68%) CESG Certified Professional
16 11 (1.68%) CLAS
17 10 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (19.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 105 (16.08%) PCI DSS
3 56 (8.58%) GDPR
4 26 (3.98%) COBIT
5 25 (3.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 18 (2.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 17 (2.60%) SLA
8 12 (1.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 11 (1.68%) QA
10 10 (1.53%) PMO
11 8 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials
11 8 (1.23%) JSP 440
11 8 (1.23%) RMADS
12 6 (0.92%) Data Quality
13 5 (0.77%) ISO 9001
13 5 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 4 (0.61%) NIST 800
15 3 (0.46%) ISO 22301
15 3 (0.46%) MiFID
15 3 (0.46%) WCAG
System Software
1 44 (6.74%) Active Directory
2 19 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.38%) vSphere
4 8 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (1.07%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.77%) Docker
7 4 (0.61%) RACF
8 3 (0.46%) Snort
9 2 (0.31%) Firmware
9 2 (0.31%) pfSense
10 1 (0.15%) IAG
10 1 (0.15%) LXC
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.15%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.15%) XenApp
10 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (1.38%) Ansible
1 9 (1.38%) CSIRT
1 9 (1.38%) Nagios
1 9 (1.38%) Nessus
1 9 (1.38%) QRadar
1 9 (1.38%) SCCM
2 5 (0.77%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 5 (0.77%) Nmap
2 5 (0.77%) Puppet
3 4 (0.61%) HP Fortify
3 4 (0.61%) Jamf Pro
3 4 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.61%) RSA Archer
4 2 (0.31%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.31%) EnCase
4 2 (0.31%) FTK
4 2 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.31%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (0.31%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.15%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 104 (15.93%) Microsoft
2 41 (6.28%) Splunk
3 39 (5.97%) Cisco
4 24 (3.68%) McAfee
5 23 (3.52%) VMware
6 22 (3.37%) Oracle
7 21 (3.22%) Intel
8 20 (3.06%) CheckPoint
9 17 (2.60%) Dell
9 17 (2.60%) LogRhythm
10 16 (2.45%) SAP
11 14 (2.14%) Qualys
12 13 (1.99%) Rapid7
13 12 (1.84%) ArcSight
14 11 (1.68%) Red Hat
14 11 (1.68%) ServiceNow
15 10 (1.53%) LANDesk
15 10 (1.53%) Symantec
16 8 (1.23%) Citrix
17 7 (1.07%) CA
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