Period
to 20 October 2021

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 20 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.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > London
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 145 136 128
Rank change year-on-year -9 -8 +46
Contract jobs citing Information Security 702 282 784
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.96% 2.01% 2.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 2.25% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 203 505
10th Percentile £411 £327 £360
25th Percentile £500 £438 £431
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - +2.33%
75th Percentile £690 £638 £650
90th Percentile £775 £725 £750
England median daily rate £550 £500 £503
% change year-on-year +10.00% -0.55% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
10th Percentile £33.18 " £17.10
25th Percentile £34.35 " £27.38
Median hourly rate £70.75 - £47.00
75th Percentile £109.77 " £124.75
90th Percentile £112.51 " £169.90
England median hourly rate £61.93 £38.40 £58.75
% change year-on-year +61.28% -34.65% +239.20%

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 32,691 12,531 32,586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.33% 89.29% 88.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,596 9,021 23,808
10th Percentile £367 £324 £325
25th Percentile £461 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £510 £513
Median % change year-on-year +7.84% -0.63% +2.65%
75th Percentile £650 £619 £600
90th Percentile £738 £713 £688
England median daily rate £520 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +9.47% - +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 101 379
10th Percentile £15.00 £15.00 £12.04
25th Percentile £20.16 £20.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate £34.50 £34.53 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -0.09% +53.47% +12.50%
75th Percentile £53.75 £43.00 £43.75
90th Percentile £65.00 £52.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £24.43 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.04% +15.56% +12.50%

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 20 October 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Information Security in London over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 20 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 93 £599 +8.86% 59
West London -2 20 £580 -15.94% 16
South London +9 11 £550 +23.60% 8
East London -11 2 £226 -60.70% 10
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, 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.

1 274 (39.03%) Finance
2 266 (37.89%) Cybersecurity
3 202 (28.77%) Social Skills
4 195 (27.78%) CISSP
5 188 (26.78%) Azure
6 174 (24.79%) Risk Management
7 160 (22.79%) Agile Software Development
8 146 (20.80%) Management Information System
9 138 (19.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 133 (18.95%) AWS
11 119 (16.95%) CISM
12 103 (14.67%) Degree
13 97 (13.82%) Security Architecture
14 91 (12.96%) GDPR
15 88 (12.54%) Data Protection
16 86 (12.25%) Microsoft
17 85 (12.11%) Python
18 80 (11.40%) NIST
19 79 (11.25%) DevOps
20 75 (10.68%) Banking
21 72 (10.26%) SIEM
22 66 (9.40%) Firewall
22 66 (9.40%) CRISC
23 65 (9.26%) Computer Science
24 64 (9.12%) SaaS
25 62 (8.83%) Project Management
26 61 (8.69%) Stakeholder Management
27 60 (8.55%) Network Security
28 57 (8.12%) Linux
28 57 (8.12%) IaaS

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 (3.42%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.85%) Apache Spark
3 10 (1.42%) Oracle Workflow
4 9 (1.28%) Confluence
5 8 (1.14%) Apache
5 8 (1.14%) Apache Pig
6 6 (0.85%) CMS
6 6 (0.85%) IIS
7 5 (0.71%) nginx
8 2 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.28%) Drupal
8 2 (0.28%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.14%) Camunda
9 1 (0.14%) Headless CMS
9 1 (0.14%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.14%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.14%) Jetty
9 1 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (2.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.71%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (1.00%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (1.00%) Figma
6 7 (1.00%) InVision
6 7 (1.00%) Photoshop
6 7 (1.00%) Sketch
7 3 (0.43%) Marvel
7 3 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 5 (0.71%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (0.57%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.43%) BASE24
3 3 (0.43%) Magento
4 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.14%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.14%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 188 (26.78%) Azure
2 133 (18.95%) AWS
3 64 (9.12%) SaaS
4 57 (8.12%) IaaS
5 51 (7.26%) Microsoft 365
6 45 (6.41%) GCP
7 42 (5.98%) PaaS
8 22 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
8 22 (3.13%) Serverless
9 20 (2.85%) OpenShift
10 16 (2.28%) Power Platform
11 13 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (1.57%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 11 (1.57%) Azure Data Factory
12 11 (1.57%) Azure Storage
13 10 (1.42%) Amazon S3
13 10 (1.42%) Amazon SQS
13 10 (1.42%) Azure Functions
14 9 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
14 9 (1.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 66 (9.40%) Firewall
2 60 (8.55%) Network Security
3 24 (3.42%) DNS
4 17 (2.42%) WAN
5 15 (2.14%) DHCP
5 15 (2.14%) VPN
6 13 (1.85%) HTTP
7 12 (1.71%) LAN
7 12 (1.71%) NAS
7 12 (1.71%) SAN
8 11 (1.57%) Intrusion Detection
9 10 (1.42%) Internet
9 10 (1.42%) TCP/IP
10 9 (1.28%) FTP
10 9 (1.28%) Intranet
11 8 (1.14%) SD-WAN
11 8 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (0.85%) Reverse Proxy
13 5 (0.71%) SSL
13 5 (0.71%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (3.13%) Relational Database
2 22 (3.13%) SQL Server
3 21 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (2.42%) Data Lake
5 14 (1.99%) Power BI
6 13 (1.85%) RDBMS
7 12 (1.71%) Azure SQL Database
8 10 (1.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 9 (1.28%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (1.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.00%) Redis
10 7 (1.00%) SAP HANA
10 7 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.85%) Hadoop
11 6 (0.85%) Metadata
11 6 (0.85%) MySQL
12 5 (0.71%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 27 (3.85%) Jenkins
2 20 (2.85%) JIRA
3 16 (2.28%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.00%) Axure RP
5 6 (0.85%) Subversion
6 4 (0.57%) PowerDesigner
6 4 (0.57%) SonarQube
6 4 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.43%) Terragrunt
8 2 (0.28%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.28%) Snyk
8 2 (0.28%) webpack
9 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.14%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.14%) FishEye
9 1 (0.14%) GitLab
9 1 (0.14%) JUnit
9 1 (0.14%) Metasploit
General
1 274 (39.03%) Finance
2 202 (28.77%) Social Skills
3 75 (10.68%) Banking
4 56 (7.98%) Legal
5 47 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
6 39 (5.56%) Public Sector
7 35 (4.99%) Presentation Skills
8 27 (3.85%) Telecoms
9 25 (3.56%) Marketing
10 23 (3.28%) Manufacturing
11 20 (2.85%) Influencing Skills
12 19 (2.71%) Retail
13 18 (2.56%) Law
14 17 (2.42%) Electronics
14 17 (2.42%) Investment Banking
15 11 (1.57%) Organisational Skills
16 7 (1.00%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.85%) Billing
17 6 (0.85%) Local Government
18 5 (0.71%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 161 (22.93%) Architect
2 114 (16.24%) Analyst
3 87 (12.39%) Consultant
4 79 (11.25%) Security Architect
5 67 (9.54%) Security Consultant
6 66 (9.40%) Security Analyst
7 64 (9.12%) Security Manager
8 52 (7.41%) Project Manager
9 51 (7.26%) Solutions Architect
10 44 (6.27%) Security Engineer
11 34 (4.84%) Information Security Consultant
12 29 (4.13%) Security Project Manager
13 28 (3.99%) Business Analyst
13 28 (3.99%) Information Security Manager
14 27 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
15 23 (3.28%) Developer
15 23 (3.28%) Information Manager
16 22 (3.13%) Azure Engineer
17 21 (2.99%) Cybersecurity Analyst
17 21 (2.99%) Security Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.70%) Web Services
2 15 (2.14%) .NET
3 14 (1.99%) Node.js
4 12 (1.71%) REST
5 11 (1.57%) HTML
6 10 (1.42%) SailPoint
7 9 (1.28%) Kafka
8 8 (1.14%) JSON
8 8 (1.14%) SAML
9 7 (1.00%) CSS
9 7 (1.00%) HTML5
9 7 (1.00%) Middleware
9 7 (1.00%) OAuth
9 7 (1.00%) RESTful
9 7 (1.00%) XML
10 6 (0.85%) Ruby on Rails
11 5 (0.71%) ARM Templates
11 5 (0.71%) PySpark
12 4 (0.57%) FIX Protocol
12 4 (0.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 146 (20.80%) Management Information System
2 38 (5.41%) Data Protection Act
3 33 (4.70%) Cloud Native
4 26 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
5 24 (3.42%) Data Centre
6 21 (2.99%) Hybrid Cloud
7 16 (2.28%) Cyberattack
8 14 (1.99%) Virtual Team
9 13 (1.85%) Public Cloud
9 13 (1.85%) User Experience
10 11 (1.57%) Cyberthreat
10 11 (1.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 11 (1.57%) Legacy Applications
11 9 (1.28%) Enterprise Cloud
12 8 (1.14%) CESG
12 8 (1.14%) Renewable Energy
13 7 (1.00%) Data Structures
13 7 (1.00%) Fixed Income
13 7 (1.00%) PMI
13 7 (1.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 57 (8.12%) Linux
2 54 (7.69%) Windows
3 15 (2.14%) Unix
4 14 (1.99%) Windows 10
5 8 (1.14%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.00%) Android
6 7 (1.00%) Mac OS X
6 7 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.85%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.71%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (0.43%) Debian
10 3 (0.43%) HPUX
10 3 (0.43%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.28%) AIX
12 1 (0.14%) CatOS
12 1 (0.14%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (37.89%) Cybersecurity
2 174 (24.79%) Risk Management
3 160 (22.79%) Agile Software Development
4 97 (13.82%) Security Architecture
5 88 (12.54%) Data Protection
6 79 (11.25%) DevOps
7 72 (10.26%) SIEM
8 65 (9.26%) Computer Science
9 62 (8.83%) Project Management
10 61 (8.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 55 (7.83%) Problem-Solving
11 55 (7.83%) Security Operations
12 54 (7.69%) Microservices
12 54 (7.69%) Security Management
12 54 (7.69%) TOGAF
13 53 (7.55%) ITIL
14 52 (7.41%) Risk Assessment
14 52 (7.41%) Vulnerability Management
15 47 (6.70%) Information Security Management
16 45 (6.41%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 85 (12.11%) Python
2 47 (6.70%) Java
3 46 (6.55%) SQL
4 38 (5.41%) JavaScript
5 29 (4.13%) PowerShell
6 24 (3.42%) Bash Shell
7 23 (3.28%) C#
8 15 (2.14%) C
9 14 (1.99%) PHP
10 13 (1.85%) Ruby
11 10 (1.42%) Perl
12 9 (1.28%) Go
12 9 (1.28%) VBA
13 7 (1.00%) C++
14 6 (0.85%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.43%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.43%) Scala
16 2 (0.28%) Kotlin
16 2 (0.28%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 195 (27.78%) CISSP
2 119 (16.95%) CISM
3 103 (14.67%) Degree
4 66 (9.40%) CRISC
5 49 (6.98%) CISA
6 47 (6.70%) Security Cleared
7 38 (5.41%) SC Cleared
8 23 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (3.28%) PMI Certification
8 23 (3.28%) SANS
9 21 (2.99%) CEH
10 20 (2.85%) GIAC
11 17 (2.42%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 17 (2.42%) PMP
12 15 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
13 13 (1.85%) TOGAF Certification
14 11 (1.57%) CESG Certified Professional
14 11 (1.57%) FFIEC
14 11 (1.57%) GSEC
15 10 (1.42%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (19.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 91 (12.96%) GDPR
3 80 (11.40%) NIST
4 49 (6.98%) PCI DSS
5 47 (6.70%) GRC
6 40 (5.70%) COBIT
7 26 (3.70%) Cyber Essentials
7 26 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 20 (2.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 19 (2.71%) SOC 2
10 17 (2.42%) NCSC
10 17 (2.42%) QA
11 16 (2.28%) NIST 800
11 16 (2.28%) PMO
12 13 (1.85%) Data Quality
13 7 (1.00%) Accessibility
13 7 (1.00%) RMADS
14 6 (0.85%) ISO 9001
14 6 (0.85%) JSP 440
15 5 (0.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 55 (7.83%) Active Directory
2 41 (5.84%) Docker
3 22 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.85%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.14%) OpenDJ
6 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 56 (7.98%) Kubernetes
2 37 (5.27%) Terraform
3 25 (3.56%) Ansible
4 13 (1.85%) CSIRT
4 13 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
6 8 (1.14%) QRadar
7 5 (0.71%) Nexpose
7 5 (0.71%) SCCM
8 4 (0.57%) CASB
9 3 (0.43%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 3 (0.43%) EnCase
9 3 (0.43%) Nessus
9 3 (0.43%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.43%) Puppet
9 3 (0.43%) TrustSec
10 2 (0.28%) CA Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.28%) Kibana
10 2 (0.28%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 86 (12.25%) Microsoft
2 32 (4.56%) SAP
3 26 (3.70%) VMware
4 23 (3.28%) Oracle
5 21 (2.99%) Splunk
6 20 (2.85%) Google
7 16 (2.28%) Cisco
7 16 (2.28%) Red Hat
8 13 (1.85%) ServiceNow
9 12 (1.71%) CyberArk
9 12 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (1.42%) Adobe
10 10 (1.42%) BiZZdesign
10 10 (1.42%) Palo Alto
11 8 (1.14%) Meraki
12 7 (1.00%) Databricks
12 7 (1.00%) MuleSoft
13 6 (0.85%) Cloudera
13 6 (0.85%) CrowdStrike
13 6 (0.85%) IBM