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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Specialist
London / City of London
Rank 143 151 169
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 5 8 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.25% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.26% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 20
Median daily rate £400 £538 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.58% +28.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £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
2772 3062 4915
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.03% 95.48% 95.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2195 2417 3762
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 46 73
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +9.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £53.00 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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
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 25 February 2017.

Security Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 (45.45%) Firewall
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
1 5 (45.45%) Information Security
2 4 (36.36%) CISSP
2 4 (36.36%) Network Security
2 4 (36.36%) Data Loss Prevention
3 3 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) Unix
3 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Legal
3 3 (27.27%) CISM
4 2 (18.18%) Intel
4 2 (18.18%) Citrix
4 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
4 2 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Asset Management
4 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 2 (18.18%) Intel Security
4 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
4 2 (18.18%) SIEM
4 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (18.18%) WorldPay
4 2 (18.18%) SANS

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 (9.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) Network Security
3 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 1 (9.09%) 802.11
4 1 (9.09%) BGP
4 1 (9.09%) BIG-IP
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (9.09%) DHCP
4 1 (9.09%) DNS
4 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
4 1 (9.09%) Internet
4 1 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (9.09%) LAN
4 1 (9.09%) MPLS
4 1 (9.09%) NetScreen
4 1 (9.09%) OSPF
4 1 (9.09%) SSH
4 1 (9.09%) VPN
4 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) DB2
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Legal
3 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (9.09%) Equities
2 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
2 1 (9.09%) Fintech
2 1 (9.09%) Fixed Income
2 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) PKI
2 1 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
1 3 (27.27%) Unix
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Android
2 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Information Security
2 4 (36.36%) Data Loss Prevention
3 3 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (18.18%) Asset Management
4 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
4 2 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Security Operations
4 2 (18.18%) SIEM
4 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (9.09%) Data Security
5 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (9.09%) E-business
5 1 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Information Management
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) Network Design
5 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (9.09%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) CISSP
2 3 (27.27%) CISM
3 2 (18.18%) SANS
4 1 (9.09%) CCNP
4 1 (9.09%) CCSE
4 1 (9.09%) CEH
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (9.09%) CNA
4 1 (9.09%) CREST Certified
4 1 (9.09%) CRISC
4 1 (9.09%) GCIA
4 1 (9.09%) GCIH
4 1 (9.09%) GIAC
4 1 (9.09%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (9.09%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
2 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (9.09%) COBIT
3 1 (9.09%) GDPR
3 1 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
2 2 (18.18%) Intel
2 2 (18.18%) Intel Security
2 2 (18.18%) WorldPay
3 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat
3 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) F5
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) Imperva
3 1 (9.09%) Infoblox
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Sun
3 1 (9.09%) VMware