Period
to 16 September 2019

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 16 September 2019 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
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 130 175 167
Rank change year-on-year +45 -8 -31
Contract jobs citing Information Security 838 762 734
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.15% 1.69% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 1.91% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 544 509
London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £360 £338 £313
90th Percentile £750 £725 £688
England median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% -4.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
London median hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -34.00% -58.33%
England median hourly rate £36.22 £17.32 £17.50
% change year-on-year +109.09% -1.03% -16.33%

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 34,297 39,937 38,684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.18% 88.36% 88.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,575 28,822 27,807
London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £656
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.54% +2.94% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 494 386
London median hourly rate £23.03 £22.46 £23.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.55% -3.91% +7.89%
10th Percentile £12.50 £14.00 £12.88
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.98 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.68 £20.90 £23.25
% change year-on-year +18.10% -10.13% +1.09%

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 16 September 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in London over the 6 months to 16 September 2019.

Contractor 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 16 September 2019. 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 +55 222 £550 +4.76% 57
West London 0 40 £450 -10.00% 25
East London +8 7 £500 -8.05% 13
South London +26 4 £556 +11.25% 13
North London -3 2 - - 2
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2019, 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.

1 303 (36.16%) Finance
2 211 (25.18%) Cybersecurity
3 175 (20.88%) CISSP
4 167 (19.93%) Management Information System
5 142 (16.95%) Windows
6 135 (16.11%) Azure
7 121 (14.44%) Security Management
8 119 (14.20%) Microsoft
8 119 (14.20%) Security Architecture
9 116 (13.84%) Information Security Management
10 111 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
11 110 (13.13%) CISM
11 110 (13.13%) Firewall
12 109 (13.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 103 (12.29%) Law
14 101 (12.05%) AWS
15 99 (11.81%) ISMS
16 96 (11.46%) Active Directory
17 95 (11.34%) Risk Management
18 93 (11.10%) Stakeholder Management
19 90 (10.74%) SIEM
20 89 (10.62%) Linux
20 89 (10.62%) ITIL
21 87 (10.38%) Banking
22 84 (10.02%) Office 365
22 84 (10.02%) Security Operations
23 82 (9.79%) Vulnerability Management
24 74 (8.83%) NIST
25 71 (8.47%) Data Protection
26 70 (8.35%) Degree

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 27 (3.22%) SharePoint
2 20 (2.39%) IIS
3 19 (2.27%) Apache Spark
4 15 (1.79%) MS Exchange
5 13 (1.55%) Confluence
5 13 (1.55%) OpenStack
6 11 (1.31%) Apache
7 9 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (1.07%) Pachyderm
8 7 (0.84%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.48%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.36%) Jupyter
11 2 (0.24%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.24%) CMS
11 2 (0.24%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 47 (5.61%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.36%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.12%) Stata
Business Applications
1 12 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.60%) Aligne
2 5 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (0.48%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 3 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.12%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.12%) SAP CS
6 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.12%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 135 (16.11%) Azure
2 101 (12.05%) AWS
3 84 (10.02%) Office 365
4 38 (4.53%) SaaS
5 37 (4.42%) PaaS
6 30 (3.58%) GCP
7 22 (2.63%) IaaS
8 13 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (1.43%) Amazon EMR
10 11 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (1.19%) Power Platform
12 9 (1.07%) Datadog
13 4 (0.48%) GitHub
14 3 (0.36%) Apigee
14 3 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.36%) Mimecast
14 3 (0.36%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.36%) Serverless
15 2 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
15 2 (0.24%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 110 (13.13%) Firewall
2 38 (4.53%) Network Security
3 31 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
4 25 (2.98%) VPN
5 21 (2.51%) Internet
6 18 (2.15%) DNS
7 15 (1.79%) TCP/IP
8 13 (1.55%) VLAN
9 12 (1.43%) SAN
9 12 (1.43%) WAN
10 11 (1.31%) IPsec
11 10 (1.19%) HTTP
11 10 (1.19%) LAN
12 9 (1.07%) DHCP
12 9 (1.07%) SNMP
13 8 (0.95%) SSL
13 8 (0.95%) VoIP
14 7 (0.84%) HTTPS
14 7 (0.84%) Remote Desktop
14 7 (0.84%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (5.73%) SQL Server
2 30 (3.58%) MySQL
3 19 (2.27%) Hadoop
4 16 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (1.19%) DataStage
7 10 (1.19%) Pentaho
7 10 (1.19%) Redis
7 10 (1.19%) SAP HANA
8 9 (1.07%) Big Data
8 9 (1.07%) InfluxDB
8 9 (1.07%) Power BI
9 8 (0.95%) Apache Hive
9 8 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
10 7 (0.84%) Impala
10 7 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (0.72%) Data Lake
11 6 (0.72%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 26 (3.10%) JIRA
2 19 (2.27%) Git (software)
3 12 (1.43%) CircleCI
4 11 (1.31%) GitLab
5 10 (1.19%) Jenkins
5 10 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (0.84%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (0.60%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.60%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.48%) Burp Suite
9 3 (0.36%) IBM UrbanCode
9 3 (0.36%) SonarQube
9 3 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.24%) MSTest
10 2 (0.24%) NUnit
10 2 (0.24%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.24%) Visual Studio Code
10 2 (0.24%) webpack
11 1 (0.12%) git-flow
General
1 303 (36.16%) Finance
2 103 (12.29%) Law
3 87 (10.38%) Banking
4 61 (7.28%) Legal
5 27 (3.22%) Retail
6 20 (2.39%) Investment Banking
6 20 (2.39%) Public Sector
7 17 (2.03%) Financial Institution
8 14 (1.67%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.19%) Military
10 9 (1.07%) Marketing
11 4 (0.48%) Local Government
11 4 (0.48%) Police
11 4 (0.48%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.36%) Electronics
12 3 (0.36%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.36%) Private Banking
12 3 (0.36%) Publishing
13 2 (0.24%) German Language
13 2 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 157 (18.74%) Analyst
2 148 (17.66%) Architect
3 120 (14.32%) Consultant
4 95 (11.34%) Security Consultant
5 90 (10.74%) Security Architect
6 69 (8.23%) Security Analyst
7 56 (6.68%) Security Manager
8 44 (5.25%) Information Security Consultant
8 44 (5.25%) Project Manager
9 42 (5.01%) Security Engineer
10 37 (4.42%) Business Analyst
11 34 (4.06%) Service Analyst
12 33 (3.94%) Cloud Architect
13 30 (3.58%) Information Security Manager
14 29 (3.46%) Service Desk Analyst
15 28 (3.34%) Developer
16 26 (3.10%) Solutions Architect
17 25 (2.98%) Information Manager
17 25 (2.98%) Security Specialist
18 24 (2.86%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.86%) REST
2 22 (2.63%) Web Services
3 21 (2.51%) SAML
4 20 (2.39%) Node.js
5 18 (2.15%) OAuth
6 15 (1.79%) .NET
7 14 (1.67%) Pandas
8 13 (1.55%) Elastic Stack
9 11 (1.31%) CSS
9 11 (1.31%) Kafka
9 11 (1.31%) PySpark
10 10 (1.19%) Spring
11 9 (1.07%) GraphQL
11 9 (1.07%) gRPC
11 9 (1.07%) Memcached
11 9 (1.07%) React Native
11 9 (1.07%) SOAP
11 9 (1.07%) Swagger
11 9 (1.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (0.95%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 167 (19.93%) Management Information System
2 60 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (5.85%) Data Centre
4 40 (4.77%) PKI
5 39 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
6 21 (2.51%) Security Operations Centre
7 17 (2.03%) Public Cloud
8 14 (1.67%) Cyberthreat
9 11 (1.31%) Cyberattack
9 11 (1.31%) Private Cloud
10 10 (1.19%) e-Learning
10 10 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
10 10 (1.19%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.19%) Online Banking
11 9 (1.07%) Wiki
12 8 (0.95%) Social Media
12 8 (0.95%) Virtual Team
13 7 (0.84%) ASIC
13 7 (0.84%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 6 (0.72%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 142 (16.95%) Windows
2 89 (10.62%) Linux
3 48 (5.73%) Unix
4 45 (5.37%) Windows Server
5 29 (3.46%) Windows 10
6 23 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (2.15%) Android
8 14 (1.67%) Apple iOS
9 12 (1.43%) Windows 7
10 10 (1.19%) Debian
10 10 (1.19%) openSUSE
10 10 (1.19%) Ubuntu
10 10 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (1.07%) Mac OS X
12 8 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.60%) CentOS
14 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X Server
14 2 (0.24%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (25.18%) Cybersecurity
2 121 (14.44%) Security Management
3 119 (14.20%) Security Architecture
4 116 (13.84%) Information Security Management
5 111 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
6 99 (11.81%) ISMS
7 95 (11.34%) Risk Management
8 93 (11.10%) Stakeholder Management
9 90 (10.74%) SIEM
10 89 (10.62%) ITIL
11 84 (10.02%) Security Operations
12 82 (9.79%) Vulnerability Management
13 71 (8.47%) Data Protection
14 67 (8.00%) Project Management
15 64 (7.64%) Identity Access Management
16 63 (7.52%) DevOps
17 53 (6.32%) Problem-Solving
18 50 (5.97%) Migration
18 50 (5.97%) OWASP
19 41 (4.89%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (7.40%) Python
2 46 (5.49%) SQL
3 37 (4.42%) Java
4 36 (4.30%) JavaScript
5 23 (2.74%) PowerShell
6 17 (2.03%) Bash Shell
6 17 (2.03%) C
7 12 (1.43%) C#
8 11 (1.31%) Ruby
9 9 (1.07%) Julia
10 8 (0.95%) T-SQL
11 7 (0.84%) Go
12 6 (0.72%) R
13 5 (0.60%) Java 8
13 5 (0.60%) PHP
13 5 (0.60%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.60%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.48%) Perl
15 2 (0.24%) C++
15 2 (0.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 175 (20.88%) CISSP
2 110 (13.13%) CISM
3 70 (8.35%) Degree
4 69 (8.23%) CISA
5 64 (7.64%) Security Cleared
6 49 (5.85%) SC Cleared
7 44 (5.25%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (3.82%) CRISC
9 30 (3.58%) CEH
10 29 (3.46%) SANS
11 28 (3.34%) GIAC
12 25 (2.98%) ITIL Certification
13 19 (2.27%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 16 (1.91%) CCNP
14 16 (1.91%) IISP
15 14 (1.67%) DV Cleared
15 14 (1.67%) GCIH
16 13 (1.55%) AWS Certification
17 12 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
17 12 (1.43%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (13.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 74 (8.83%) NIST
3 57 (6.80%) GDPR
4 52 (6.21%) PCI DSS
5 43 (5.13%) COBIT
6 14 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 13 (1.55%) QA
7 13 (1.55%) SLA
8 12 (1.43%) Cyber Essentials
9 10 (1.19%) Data Quality
10 8 (0.95%) PMO
11 7 (0.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 6 (0.72%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 4 (0.48%) HL7
13 4 (0.48%) NCSC
13 4 (0.48%) NIST 800
13 4 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (0.36%) GLBA
15 2 (0.24%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 96 (11.46%) Active Directory
2 51 (6.09%) Docker
3 15 (1.79%) XenApp
4 12 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (0.95%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.84%) Shibboleth
7 7 (0.84%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.36%) vSphere
10 2 (0.24%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.24%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.12%) Firmware
11 1 (0.12%) IAG
11 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.12%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.12%) Snort
Systems Management
1 49 (5.85%) Kubernetes
2 25 (2.98%) SCCM
3 23 (2.74%) Nessus
4 22 (2.63%) CASB
5 17 (2.03%) Terraform
6 16 (1.91%) Single Sign-On
7 15 (1.79%) Ansible
8 10 (1.19%) Puppet
9 9 (1.07%) Consul
9 9 (1.07%) Grafana
9 9 (1.07%) Graphite
9 9 (1.07%) Kibana
9 9 (1.07%) Kubeflow
9 9 (1.07%) logstash
9 9 (1.07%) ZABBIX
10 8 (0.95%) HP Fortify
10 8 (0.95%) SCOM
10 8 (0.95%) WSUS
11 6 (0.72%) QRadar
12 5 (0.60%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 119 (14.20%) Microsoft
2 70 (8.35%) Sony
3 43 (5.13%) Google
4 29 (3.46%) VMware
5 26 (3.10%) ArcSight
6 22 (2.63%) CyberArk
7 21 (2.51%) Citrix
7 21 (2.51%) Oracle
8 20 (2.39%) Salesforce.com
8 20 (2.39%) SAP
8 20 (2.39%) Splunk
9 18 (2.15%) Databricks
9 18 (2.15%) Symantec
10 17 (2.03%) Adobe
11 15 (1.79%) Cisco
11 15 (1.79%) Qualys
11 15 (1.79%) ServiceNow
12 12 (1.43%) Red Hat
13 11 (1.31%) Informatica
14 10 (1.19%) Apple