The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 170 198 199
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 7 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.11% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.12% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 3
Median daily rate £470 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00
Security Specialist
London

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
3341 5043 5550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.10% 95.17% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2674 3942 4004
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £276 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 79 99
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -10.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £31.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Security Specialist in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Specialist across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016.

Security Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, Security Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (38.46%) CISSP
1 5 (38.46%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (30.77%) CISM
2 4 (30.77%) Firewall
2 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
3 3 (23.08%) PKI
3 3 (23.08%) Banking
3 3 (23.08%) SSL
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) IIS
3 3 (23.08%) Unix
3 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 3 (23.08%) VPN
3 3 (23.08%) ISA Server
3 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (15.38%) zSecure
4 2 (15.38%) Threat Modelling
4 2 (15.38%) SCADA
4 2 (15.38%) Virtual Team
4 2 (15.38%) RACF
4 2 (15.38%) Forcepoint
4 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
4 2 (15.38%) Service Management
4 2 (15.38%) DNS
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (15.38%) zOS
4 2 (15.38%) Internet

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of 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 3 (23.08%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Firewall
2 3 (23.08%) SSL
2 3 (23.08%) VPN
3 2 (15.38%) DNS
3 2 (15.38%) Internet
3 2 (15.38%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JMeter
1 1 (7.69%) JUnit
1 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
1 1 (7.69%) Selenium
1 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
1 1 (7.69%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Legal
4 1 (7.69%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (23.08%) PKI
2 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
2 2 (15.38%) SCADA
2 2 (15.38%) Virtual Team
3 1 (7.69%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (7.69%) Digital Media
3 1 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (7.69%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Unix
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
4 2 (15.38%) Service Management
4 2 (15.38%) Threat Modelling
4 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) CRM
5 1 (7.69%) ERP
5 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 1 (7.69%) Information Security
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
5 1 (7.69%) Open Source
5 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Security Operations
5 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
5 1 (7.69%) SIEM
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.69%) Test Management
5 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) C++
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) Perl
2 1 (7.69%) PHP
2 1 (7.69%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) CISSP
2 4 (30.77%) CISM
3 2 (15.38%) CCNP
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.69%) CEH
4 1 (7.69%) CISA
4 1 (7.69%) CREST Certified
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) SANS
4 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) ISA Server
2 2 (15.38%) RACF
3 1 (7.69%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) zSecure
2 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Forcepoint
3 1 (7.69%) Akamai
3 1 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) Splunk
3 1 (7.69%) WorldPay