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 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 170 203 184
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 21 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.40% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 7
Average daily rate
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£438 £444 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £395 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £558 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £525
% change year-on-year
+0.12% -23.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+70.00% -
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
4843 5711 5464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.37% 93.04% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3673 4070 4060
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 89 110
Average hourly rate £17.87 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.67% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.70 £41.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015, 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 18 (43.90%) Firewall
2 17 (41.46%) Network Security
3 16 (39.02%) Imperva
3 16 (39.02%) F5
4 13 (31.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (31.71%) VMware
4 13 (31.71%) CCSE
4 13 (31.71%) CheckPoint
5 11 (26.83%) OSPF
5 11 (26.83%) BGP
5 11 (26.83%) NetScreen
5 11 (26.83%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (26.83%) Thin Client
5 11 (26.83%) Linux
5 11 (26.83%) E-Commerce
5 11 (26.83%) DHCP
5 11 (26.83%) DNS
5 11 (26.83%) Cisco
5 11 (26.83%) CCNP
5 11 (26.83%) Citrix
5 11 (26.83%) BIG-IP
5 11 (26.83%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (26.83%) Cisco IOS
5 11 (26.83%) Fat Client
5 11 (26.83%) Blue Coat
5 11 (26.83%) Infoblox
5 11 (26.83%) DMVPN
5 11 (26.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 11 (26.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 9 (21.95%) SIEM

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 18 (43.90%) Firewall
2 17 (41.46%) Network Security
3 11 (26.83%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (26.83%) DMVPN
3 11 (26.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 11 (26.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 11 (26.83%) BIG-IP
3 11 (26.83%) Cisco IOS
3 11 (26.83%) DHCP
3 11 (26.83%) DNS
3 11 (26.83%) OSPF
3 11 (26.83%) BGP
3 11 (26.83%) NetScreen
4 1 (2.44%) Kerberos
General
1 6 (14.63%) Games
1 6 (14.63%) Retail
2 4 (9.76%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) Thin Client
1 11 (26.83%) Fat Client
2 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) CESG
4 1 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.44%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.83%) Linux
2 3 (7.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) E-Commerce
2 9 (21.95%) SIEM
3 8 (19.51%) Vulnerability Management
4 6 (14.63%) Data Governance
4 6 (14.63%) Load Balancing
4 6 (14.63%) Cyber Security
5 5 (12.20%) Line Management
5 5 (12.20%) Mentoring
5 5 (12.20%) Information Security
6 3 (7.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (7.32%) Risk Management
7 2 (4.88%) Migration
7 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.88%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (4.88%) Data Protection
7 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (2.44%) Information Assurance
8 1 (2.44%) Security Architecture
8 1 (2.44%) Database Security
8 1 (2.44%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) C
2 1 (2.44%) C++
2 1 (2.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (31.71%) CCSE
2 11 (26.83%) CCNP
2 11 (26.83%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
3 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
4 4 (9.76%) CISSP
5 3 (7.32%) CISMP
6 2 (4.88%) CCSA
7 1 (2.44%) CISA
7 1 (2.44%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (31.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.88%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) Nessus
Vendors
1 16 (39.02%) Imperva
1 16 (39.02%) F5
2 13 (31.71%) CheckPoint
2 13 (31.71%) VMware
3 11 (26.83%) Blue Coat
3 11 (26.83%) Cisco
3 11 (26.83%) Citrix
3 11 (26.83%) Infoblox
4 6 (14.63%) Splunk
4 6 (14.63%) HP
4 6 (14.63%) Qualys
5 2 (4.88%) Red Hat