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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Specialist
London / City of London
Rank 150 138 170
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 4 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.42% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.44% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 20
Median daily rate £525 £469 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +10.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £394 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £401
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
2811 2943 4889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.45% 95.80% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2242 2304 3778
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 44 80
Median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% +34.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 20 January 2017, 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 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Unix
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) CISSP
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 3 (37.50%) Legal
3 3 (37.50%) Network Security
3 3 (37.50%) Information Security
3 3 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (25.00%) SIEM
4 2 (25.00%) Security Operations
4 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (25.00%) Data Loss Prevention
4 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (25.00%) CISM
5 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
5 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (12.50%) E-business
5 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Data Security
5 1 (12.50%) C++
5 1 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) CNA
5 1 (12.50%) Novell Certification
5 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner

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 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) Network Security
3 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) 802.11
4 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
4 1 (12.50%) Internet
4 1 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (12.50%) LAN
4 1 (12.50%) MPLS
4 1 (12.50%) SSH
4 1 (12.50%) VPN
4 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) DB2
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JMeter
1 1 (12.50%) JUnit
1 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
1 1 (12.50%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Legal
3 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (12.50%) Equities
2 1 (12.50%) Fixed Income
2 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) PKI
2 1 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) Android
3 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
1 3 (37.50%) Information Security
2 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (25.00%) Data Loss Prevention
2 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (25.00%) Security Operations
2 2 (25.00%) SIEM
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Data Security
3 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Information Management
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Network Design
3 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CISSP
2 2 (25.00%) CISM
3 1 (12.50%) CNA
3 1 (12.50%) CRISC
3 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) GCIA
3 1 (12.50%) GCIH
3 1 (12.50%) GIAC
3 1 (12.50%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (12.50%) Novell Certification
3 1 (12.50%) SANS
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (12.50%) COBIT
2 1 (12.50%) GDPR
2 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Citrix
1 1 (12.50%) HP
1 1 (12.50%) IBM
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) Sun
1 1 (12.50%) WorldPay