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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 167 182 204
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 8 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.23% 0.086% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.091% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 6
Median daily rate £470 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £320 £424
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £520 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £475 £400
% change year-on-year
-13.15% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
3267 4408 5489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.00% 95.21% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2598 3473 4019
Median daily rate £475 £451 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.43% +0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £288 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 68 110
Median hourly rate £17.17 £16.95 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -3.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.64 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £24.04 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 6 (37.50%) CISSP
1 6 (37.50%) Firewall
1 6 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Unix
2 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Linux
3 4 (25.00%) VPN
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) CISM
3 4 (25.00%) PKI
4 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
4 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (18.75%) Legal
4 3 (18.75%) Banking
4 3 (18.75%) IIS
4 3 (18.75%) SSL
4 3 (18.75%) Internet
4 3 (18.75%) ISA Server
5 2 (12.50%) RACF
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) DNS
5 2 (12.50%) CCNP
5 2 (12.50%) Java
5 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
5 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management

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 (18.75%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Firewall
2 4 (25.00%) VPN
3 3 (18.75%) Internet
3 3 (18.75%) SSL
4 2 (12.50%) DNS
4 2 (12.50%) Network Security
4 2 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (6.25%) 802.11
5 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
5 1 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (6.25%) LAN
5 1 (6.25%) MPLS
5 1 (6.25%) SSH
5 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) DB2
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) JMeter
1 1 (6.25%) JUnit
1 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
1 1 (6.25%) Selenium
1 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
1 1 (6.25%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
2 3 (18.75%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) PKI
2 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (12.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (12.50%) Mainframe
3 2 (12.50%) SCADA
3 2 (12.50%) Virtual Team
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Media
4 1 (6.25%) Fintech
4 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
1 5 (31.25%) Unix
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) zOS
3 1 (6.25%) Android
3 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
4 2 (12.50%) Data Loss Prevention
4 2 (12.50%) Information Security
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Security Operations
4 2 (12.50%) Service Management
4 2 (12.50%) SIEM
4 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (12.50%) Threat Modelling
4 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
5 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) CRM
5 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.25%) ERP
5 1 (6.25%) Information Management
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) C++
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) Perl
2 1 (6.25%) PHP
2 1 (6.25%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) Ruby
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) CISSP
2 4 (25.00%) CISM
3 2 (12.50%) CCNP
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (6.25%) CEH
4 1 (6.25%) CISA
4 1 (6.25%) CREST Certified
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) SANS
4 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.25%) COBIT
2 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) ISA Server
2 2 (12.50%) RACF
3 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.25%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) zSecure
2 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Forcepoint
2 2 (12.50%) WorldPay
3 1 (6.25%) Akamai
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Splunk