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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 192 198 220
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 6 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.069% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.075% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 5
Average daily rate
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£458 £450 £498
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -9.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £430 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
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
5002 5361 6717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.08% 92.21% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3918 3876 4904
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 91 148
Average hourly rate £15.75 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £12.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.05 £35.00 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 8 (42.11%) CISSP
2 8 (42.11%) Information Security
3 5 (26.32%) SIEM
3 5 (26.32%) Risk Management
3 5 (26.32%) CISA
3 5 (26.32%) CISM
4 4 (21.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
4 4 (21.05%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (15.79%) CISMP
5 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
5 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (15.79%) Firewall
5 3 (15.79%) VMware
6 2 (10.53%) Information Security Management
6 2 (10.53%) Security Management
6 2 (10.53%) ITIL
6 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
6 2 (10.53%) Windows
6 2 (10.53%) Linux
6 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (10.53%) CRISC
6 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
6 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (10.53%) COBIT
6 2 (10.53%) SCADA
6 2 (10.53%) CEH
6 2 (10.53%) Penetration Testing

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) BIG-IP
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (5.26%) Network Security
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (5.26%) NAS
2 1 (5.26%) DMVPN
2 1 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (5.26%) DHCP
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) OSPF
2 1 (5.26%) BGP
2 1 (5.26%) NetScreen
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) SCADA
3 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.26%) RMADS
3 1 (5.26%) CESG
3 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) VMS
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Information Security
2 5 (26.32%) Risk Management
2 5 (26.32%) SIEM
3 4 (21.05%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
4 2 (10.53%) Information Security Management
4 2 (10.53%) Security Management
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.26%) Change Management
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) SAP Security
5 1 (5.26%) Security Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) Computer Forensics
5 1 (5.26%) Change Control
5 1 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (5.26%) Database Security
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) CISSP
2 5 (26.32%) CISA
2 5 (26.32%) CISM
3 3 (15.79%) CISMP
3 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) CRISC
4 2 (10.53%) CEH
5 1 (5.26%) CCNP
5 1 (5.26%) CCSE
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (10.53%) COBIT
2 2 (10.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) VMware
2 1 (5.26%) Blue Coat
2 1 (5.26%) Infoblox
2 1 (5.26%) Imperva
2 1 (5.26%) Trend Micro
2 1 (5.26%) F5
2 1 (5.26%) SAP
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco
2 1 (5.26%) Citrix
2 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
2 1 (5.26%) Sophos