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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 139 179
Rank change year-on-year -9 +40  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 329 391 275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.69% 1.75% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 2.06% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 286 197
Median daily rate £450 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £648 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £56.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.55% +150.00%  

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 16603 18995 17642
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.16% 85.16% 81.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 11947 13727 12398
Median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 194 250
Median hourly rate £31.92 £22.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.33% +10.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.19 £12.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 March 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 -18 36 £475 - 30
Docklands, London +2 5 £525 -19.23%
Harrow +11 2 - -
Bromley +6 2 £388 -13.88% 1
Feltham +3 2 £400 -21.95%
Canary Wharf -2 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £488 - 2
Paddington +1 1 £475 -
West Drayton - 1 £555 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 184 (26.59%) Finance
2 175 (25.29%) CISSP
3 132 (19.08%) Management Information System
4 124 (17.92%) Cybersecurity
5 119 (17.20%) Risk Management
6 117 (16.91%) Microsoft
7 113 (16.33%) Windows
8 106 (15.32%) CISM
9 104 (15.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 103 (14.88%) PCI DSS
11 92 (13.29%) Degree
11 92 (13.29%) SIEM
12 86 (12.43%) Penetration Testing
13 83 (11.99%) Legal
14 82 (11.85%) Security Cleared
15 80 (11.56%) Firewall
16 78 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
17 77 (11.13%) Banking
18 74 (10.69%) Security Management
18 74 (10.69%) MS Excel
19 70 (10.12%) Security Operations
20 69 (9.97%) Network Security
21 66 (9.54%) Project Management
21 66 (9.54%) Agile Software Development
22 65 (9.39%) Security Architecture
23 63 (9.10%) Linux
23 63 (9.10%) ITIL
24 61 (8.82%) CISA
25 60 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
26 58 (8.38%) Data Protection

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 26 (3.76%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.88%) Skype for Business
3 12 (1.73%) Confluence
4 11 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 11 (1.59%) CMS
5 5 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (0.58%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.43%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.29%) Apache
8 2 (0.29%) IIS
8 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.29%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.14%) FileNet
9 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.14%) SAS
9 1 (0.14%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 74 (10.69%) MS Excel
2 34 (4.91%) MS Office
3 10 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.43%) MS Project
7 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.43%) Oracle CRM
2 3 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (0.43%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (0.29%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.14%) Global One
4 1 (0.14%) Minerva
4 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.14%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.14%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 52 (7.51%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (5.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (3.76%) Cloud Computing
4 17 (2.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 16 (2.31%) PaaS
6 15 (2.17%) IaaS
6 15 (2.17%) Office 365
6 15 (2.17%) SaaS
7 9 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (1.30%) Amazon ELB
7 9 (1.30%) Amazon EMR
7 9 (1.30%) Amazon Kinesis
7 9 (1.30%) Amazon S3
7 9 (1.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 9 (1.30%) Route 53
8 7 (1.01%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.29%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.14%) Slack
10 1 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 80 (11.56%) Firewall
2 69 (9.97%) Network Security
3 57 (8.24%) Intrusion Detection
4 55 (7.95%) Internet
5 50 (7.23%) TCP/IP
6 36 (5.20%) Wireless
7 24 (3.47%) LAN
8 22 (3.18%) WAN
9 19 (2.75%) DNS
10 18 (2.60%) SSL
11 15 (2.17%) VPN
12 14 (2.02%) Intranet
12 14 (2.02%) Skype
13 12 (1.73%) Ethernet
13 12 (1.73%) LDAP
13 12 (1.73%) Wireshark
14 11 (1.59%) WLAN
15 10 (1.45%) HTTP
16 9 (1.30%) DHCP
16 9 (1.30%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.16%) Big Data
3 5 (0.72%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.58%) GIS
4 4 (0.58%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (0.43%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 2 (0.29%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.14%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.14%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.14%) MySQL
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.14%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 18 (2.60%) Jenkins
2 17 (2.46%) JIRA
3 4 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (0.58%) Travis CI
4 3 (0.43%) AppScan
5 2 (0.29%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.29%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 184 (26.59%) Finance
2 83 (11.99%) Legal
3 77 (11.13%) Banking
4 51 (7.37%) Retail
5 19 (2.75%) Military
6 14 (2.02%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.88%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.59%) Games
9 10 (1.45%) Marketing
10 8 (1.16%) Advertising
11 5 (0.72%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.58%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.43%) Electronics
13 3 (0.43%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.43%) Wholesale Banking
14 2 (0.29%) French Language
14 2 (0.29%) Law
14 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.14%) German Language
15 1 (0.14%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 216 (31.21%) Analyst
2 163 (23.55%) Security Analyst
3 95 (13.73%) Architect
4 78 (11.27%) Consultant
5 56 (8.09%) Information Analyst
5 56 (8.09%) Security Consultant
6 55 (7.95%) Information Security Analyst
7 54 (7.80%) Security Manager
8 50 (7.23%) Security Architect
9 42 (6.07%) Business Analyst
10 35 (5.06%) Project Manager
11 34 (4.91%) Information Security Consultant
12 33 (4.77%) Information Security Manager
13 32 (4.62%) Information Manager
14 30 (4.34%) Security Officer
15 28 (4.05%) Security Engineer
16 26 (3.76%) Administrator
16 26 (3.76%) IT Analyst
17 25 (3.61%) IT Security Analyst
17 25 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.47%) Web Services
2 10 (1.45%) .NET
3 8 (1.16%) Regular Expression
4 4 (0.58%) ASP.NET
4 4 (0.58%) J2EE
4 4 (0.58%) Middleware
4 4 (0.58%) SAML
5 3 (0.43%) DOM
5 3 (0.43%) HTML
5 3 (0.43%) RESTful
5 3 (0.43%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.29%) OAuth
6 2 (0.29%) OpenID
6 2 (0.29%) SOAP
6 2 (0.29%) Spring
6 2 (0.29%) Velocity
6 2 (0.29%) XML
7 1 (0.14%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.14%) Ajax
7 1 (0.14%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 132 (19.08%) Management Information System
2 60 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (4.77%) Computer Science
3 33 (4.77%) Security Operations Centre
4 29 (4.19%) Data Centre
5 16 (2.31%) CESG
6 14 (2.02%) Cyber Defence
6 14 (2.02%) Public Cloud
7 13 (1.88%) Data Protection Act
7 13 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (1.73%) Blackberry
8 12 (1.73%) SWIFT
9 11 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 11 (1.59%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.45%) Cyber Attack
10 10 (1.45%) Equities
11 9 (1.30%) Fixed Income
11 9 (1.30%) Mobile Banking
11 9 (1.30%) Tandem
12 8 (1.16%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 113 (16.33%) Windows
2 63 (9.10%) Linux
3 51 (7.37%) Unix
4 34 (4.91%) Windows Server
5 21 (3.03%) Mac OS X
6 16 (2.31%) Windows 7
7 13 (1.88%) Windows 10
8 11 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (1.16%) OpenVMS
9 8 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.14%) Android
12 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (17.92%) Cybersecurity
2 119 (17.20%) Risk Management
3 92 (13.29%) SIEM
4 86 (12.43%) Penetration Testing
5 78 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 74 (10.69%) Security Management
7 70 (10.12%) Security Operations
8 66 (9.54%) Agile Software Development
8 66 (9.54%) Project Management
9 65 (9.39%) Security Architecture
10 63 (9.10%) ITIL
11 58 (8.38%) Data Protection
12 56 (8.09%) Risk Assessment
13 48 (6.94%) Data Loss Prevention
14 47 (6.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 46 (6.65%) Incident Management
15 46 (6.65%) Information Security Management
16 43 (6.21%) Continuous Improvement
17 42 (6.07%) Vulnerability Management
18 40 (5.78%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (4.48%) SQL
2 30 (4.34%) Python
3 27 (3.90%) C
4 15 (2.17%) Java
5 13 (1.88%) Perl
6 9 (1.30%) C++
6 9 (1.30%) PowerShell
7 7 (1.01%) C#
7 7 (1.01%) Go
7 7 (1.01%) Scala
8 6 (0.87%) Ruby
9 5 (0.72%) VB
10 4 (0.58%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.58%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.43%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.43%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.14%) PHP
12 1 (0.14%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.14%) VB6
12 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 175 (25.29%) CISSP
2 106 (15.32%) CISM
3 92 (13.29%) Degree
4 82 (11.85%) Security Cleared
5 61 (8.82%) CISA
6 50 (7.23%) SC Cleared
7 38 (5.49%) Cisco Certification
8 33 (4.77%) SANS
9 22 (3.18%) DV Cleared
10 20 (2.89%) GIAC
10 20 (2.89%) PCI QSA
11 19 (2.75%) CEH
11 19 (2.75%) CRISC
12 18 (2.60%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 16 (2.31%) CCSP
13 16 (2.31%) ISEB
14 14 (2.02%) CCNA
14 14 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (2.02%) SSCP
15 13 (1.88%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (15.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 103 (14.88%) PCI DSS
3 40 (5.78%) GDPR
4 21 (3.03%) COBIT
4 21 (3.03%) QA
5 19 (2.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (1.73%) SLA
7 11 (1.59%) PMO
8 10 (1.45%) ISO27002
9 7 (1.01%) JSP 440
10 6 (0.87%) Data Quality
10 6 (0.87%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 5 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (0.72%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.72%) ISO22301
12 4 (0.58%) BS7799
12 4 (0.58%) ISO27005
13 3 (0.43%) BS25999
13 3 (0.43%) ISAE 3402
14 2 (0.29%) HIPAA
System Software
1 49 (7.08%) Active Directory
2 30 (4.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.73%) vSphere
4 11 (1.59%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.59%) Virtual Desktop
5 8 (1.16%) RACF
6 6 (0.87%) Snort
7 3 (0.43%) Docker
7 3 (0.43%) Firmware
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.14%) NFS
8 1 (0.14%) Samba
8 1 (0.14%) Squid
8 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (2.31%) Nagios
2 13 (1.88%) Ansible
3 11 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.30%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 8 (1.16%) SCCM
6 7 (1.01%) Puppet
7 5 (0.72%) CSIRT
7 5 (0.72%) EnCase
7 5 (0.72%) QRadar
8 4 (0.58%) Nessus
9 3 (0.43%) HP Fortify
10 2 (0.29%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.14%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.14%) OpenVAS
11 1 (0.14%) OSSEC
11 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 1 (0.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 117 (16.91%) Microsoft
2 53 (7.66%) Cisco
3 36 (5.20%) VMware
4 33 (4.77%) Splunk
5 28 (4.05%) CheckPoint
6 24 (3.47%) Oracle
7 22 (3.18%) Intel Security
8 19 (2.75%) Intel
8 19 (2.75%) LogRhythm
9 17 (2.46%) Dell
10 16 (2.31%) Qualys
11 15 (2.17%) Symantec
12 14 (2.02%) CyberArk
13 12 (1.73%) LANDesk
13 12 (1.73%) Red Hat
14 9 (1.30%) Infoblox
14 9 (1.30%) Rapid7
15 8 (1.16%) SAP
15 8 (1.16%) ServiceNow
16 7 (1.01%) Citrix
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