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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 193 216 217
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 9 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.070% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.076% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 3
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -23.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £450
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -13.88%
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
5477 6580 7018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.56% 92.25% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4042 4788 5069
Average daily rate £445 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 133 171
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £38.00 £43.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
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 2 October 2014.

Security Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 8 (66.67%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) Network Security
3 5 (41.67%) CISSP
4 4 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 4 (33.33%) Information Security
5 3 (25.00%) Network Design
5 3 (25.00%) COBIT
5 3 (25.00%) CCSE
5 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (25.00%) Imperva
5 3 (25.00%) F5
5 3 (25.00%) Change Control
5 3 (25.00%) Cyber Security
5 3 (25.00%) Banking
5 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (25.00%) Finance
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco
5 3 (25.00%) CCNP
5 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (16.67%) ISO 9001
6 2 (16.67%) ITIL
6 2 (16.67%) Windows
6 2 (16.67%) Linux
6 2 (16.67%) Internet
6 2 (16.67%) Juniper
6 2 (16.67%) Legal
6 2 (16.67%) CCSP
6 2 (16.67%) CISM
6 2 (16.67%) GIAC

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) Network Security
3 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (16.67%) Internet
4 2 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (16.67%) FWSM
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (8.33%) DMVPN
5 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (8.33%) BIG-IP
5 1 (8.33%) NetScreen
5 1 (8.33%) OSPF
5 1 (8.33%) BGP
5 1 (8.33%) LAN
5 1 (8.33%) WAN
5 1 (8.33%) DHCP
5 1 (8.33%) FTP
5 1 (8.33%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (25.00%) Banking
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Legal
2 2 (16.67%) International Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Local Government
3 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (8.33%) Freedom of Information Act
2 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (8.33%) RMADS
2 1 (8.33%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (8.33%) CESG
2 1 (8.33%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (8.33%) SUSE
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Information Security
2 3 (25.00%) Network Design
2 3 (25.00%) Change Control
2 3 (25.00%) Cyber Security
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (8.33%) ISMS
4 1 (8.33%) Information Assurance
4 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
4 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (8.33%) Security Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) Line Management
4 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
4 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Logistics
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) CISSP
2 3 (25.00%) CCSE
2 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (25.00%) CCNP
3 2 (16.67%) CCSP
3 2 (16.67%) CISM
3 2 (16.67%) GIAC
3 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) JNCIS
4 1 (8.33%) GPEN
4 1 (8.33%) CEH
4 1 (8.33%) GCIA
4 1 (8.33%) GSEC
4 1 (8.33%) SSCP
4 1 (8.33%) CISA
4 1 (8.33%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (8.33%) CNA
4 1 (8.33%) Novell Certification
4 1 (8.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) COBIT
2 2 (16.67%) ISO 9001
3 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 3 (25.00%) Imperva
2 3 (25.00%) F5
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) Juniper
4 1 (8.33%) Fortinet
4 1 (8.33%) Infoblox
4 1 (8.33%) Tufin
4 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
4 1 (8.33%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) IBM
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft