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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 161 150 193
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +43
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 6 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.32% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.33% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 15
Median daily rate £475 £469 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £394 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
-3.05% +9.02%
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
3041 3297 5484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.54% 95.65% 95.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2415 2615 4197
Median daily rate £500 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 47 104
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £13.00 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £41.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 8 (57.14%) Firewall
2 7 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (35.71%) Legal
3 5 (35.71%) CISSP
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 4 (28.57%) Unix
4 4 (28.57%) Windows
4 4 (28.57%) Linux
4 4 (28.57%) VPN
4 4 (28.57%) Information Security
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) PKI
4 4 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (21.43%) Network Security
5 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
5 3 (21.43%) SIEM
5 3 (21.43%) Security Operations
5 3 (21.43%) CISM
5 3 (21.43%) SSL
5 3 (21.43%) IIS
5 3 (21.43%) Internet
5 3 (21.43%) ISA Server
6 2 (14.29%) Forcepoint
6 2 (14.29%) ITIL
6 2 (14.29%) SQL
6 2 (14.29%) DNS
6 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
6 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
6 2 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection

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 (21.43%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) Firewall
2 4 (28.57%) VPN
3 3 (21.43%) Internet
3 3 (21.43%) Network Security
3 3 (21.43%) SSL
4 2 (14.29%) DNS
4 2 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.14%) 802.11
5 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
5 1 (7.14%) LAN
5 1 (7.14%) MPLS
5 1 (7.14%) SSH
5 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) DB2
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JMeter
1 1 (7.14%) JUnit
1 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium
1 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
1 1 (7.14%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Legal
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
3 1 (7.14%) Law
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) PKI
2 2 (14.29%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (14.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) Virtual Team
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.14%) Equities
3 1 (7.14%) Fixed Income
3 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.14%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
1 4 (28.57%) Unix
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Android
2 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
1 4 (28.57%) Information Security
2 3 (21.43%) Security Operations
2 3 (21.43%) SIEM
2 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
3 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 2 (14.29%) Data Loss Prevention
3 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) Data Security
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) E-business
4 1 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Information Management
4 1 (7.14%) Network Design
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C++
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) Perl
2 1 (7.14%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) CISSP
2 3 (21.43%) CISM
3 1 (7.14%) CISA
3 1 (7.14%) CNA
3 1 (7.14%) CRISC
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) GCIA
3 1 (7.14%) GCIH
3 1 (7.14%) GIAC
3 1 (7.14%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (7.14%) Novell Certification
3 1 (7.14%) SANS
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.14%) COBIT
2 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
2 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) ISA Server
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Forcepoint
3 1 (7.14%) Akamai
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Splunk
3 1 (7.14%) Sun
3 1 (7.14%) WorldPay
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