The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 196 225 220
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 4 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.068% 0.082% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.088% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 7
Average daily rate
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£450 £498 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.54% -0.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5419 6815 7234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 91.99% 92.61% 92.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3910 4995 5252
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 150 173
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Specialist in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Security Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Specialist across the City of London region.

Security Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Security Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Specialist in their job title.

1 7 (63.64%) CISSP
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 6 (54.55%) Firewall
2 6 (54.55%) Network Security
3 5 (45.45%) Information Security
3 5 (45.45%) Banking
4 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
4 4 (36.36%) CISM
4 4 (36.36%) CheckPoint
5 3 (27.27%) CISA
5 3 (27.27%) Information Security Management
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco
5 3 (27.27%) CCNP
5 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
5 3 (27.27%) Network Design
5 3 (27.27%) CCSE
5 3 (27.27%) Security Management
5 3 (27.27%) E-Learning
6 2 (18.18%) Retail
6 2 (18.18%) CMS
6 2 (18.18%) COBIT
6 2 (18.18%) JNCIS
6 2 (18.18%) Joomla!
6 2 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (18.18%) International Banking
6 2 (18.18%) ISO 9001
6 2 (18.18%) ITIL
6 2 (18.18%) CCSP
6 2 (18.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Security Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) CMS
1 2 (18.18%) Joomla!
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) Firewall
1 6 (54.55%) Network Security
2 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 2 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (18.18%) Intranet
3 2 (18.18%) Internet
3 2 (18.18%) FWSM
4 1 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (9.09%) DMVPN
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (9.09%) NetScreen
4 1 (9.09%) OSPF
4 1 (9.09%) BGP
4 1 (9.09%) LAN
4 1 (9.09%) WAN
4 1 (9.09%) DHCP
4 1 (9.09%) DNS
4 1 (9.09%) BIG-IP
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
General
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) Banking
3 2 (18.18%) Retail
3 2 (18.18%) International Banking
3 2 (18.18%) Financial Institution
4 1 (9.09%) Marketing
4 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
4 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
4 1 (9.09%) Legal
4 1 (9.09%) Advertising
4 1 (9.09%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
2 3 (27.27%) E-Learning
3 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
3 1 (9.09%) Economics
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Information Security
2 3 (27.27%) Information Security Management
2 3 (27.27%) Network Design
2 3 (27.27%) Security Management
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 2 (18.18%) Change Control
3 2 (18.18%) Cyber Security
4 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (9.09%) Data Security
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 1 (9.09%) Creative Marketing
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) CISSP
2 4 (36.36%) CISM
3 3 (27.27%) CISA
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (27.27%) CCNP
3 3 (27.27%) CCSE
4 2 (18.18%) JNCIS
4 2 (18.18%) CCSP
5 1 (9.09%) CNA
5 1 (9.09%) Novell Certification
5 1 (9.09%) Degree
5 1 (9.09%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (9.09%) GIAC
5 1 (9.09%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) COBIT
1 2 (18.18%) ISO 9001
1 2 (18.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) CheckPoint
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) Juniper
4 1 (9.09%) Infoblox
4 1 (9.09%) Imperva
4 1 (9.09%) Tufin
4 1 (9.09%) F5
4 1 (9.09%) Remedy
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) Fortinet
4 1 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat