The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 204 190 211
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 6 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.093% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.12% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 7
Average daily rate £463 £483 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -5.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £198 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £763 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £275 £425
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -35.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5961 5787 7412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.36% 92.86% 91.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4311 4275 5242
Average daily rate £438 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 120 171
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £135.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Security Specialist
London

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014, 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 (81.82%) Information Security
2 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 6 (54.55%) CISSP
3 5 (45.45%) CISM
4 4 (36.36%) Security Management
4 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
5 3 (27.27%) Information Security Management
5 3 (27.27%) CISA
5 3 (27.27%) Banking
5 3 (27.27%) E-Learning
6 2 (18.18%) CMS
6 2 (18.18%) Advertising
6 2 (18.18%) Joomla!
6 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
6 2 (18.18%) Financial Institution
6 2 (18.18%) Firewall
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco
6 2 (18.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (18.18%) ITIL
6 2 (18.18%) LAN
6 2 (18.18%) Juniper
6 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
6 2 (18.18%) Intranet
7 1 (9.09%) Extranet
7 1 (9.09%) Netcool
7 1 (9.09%) MPLS
7 1 (9.09%) OSPF
7 1 (9.09%) Remedy
7 1 (9.09%) BGP
7 1 (9.09%) Websense

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (18.18%) CMS
1 2 (18.18%) Joomla!
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
1 2 (18.18%) LAN
1 2 (18.18%) Intranet
2 1 (9.09%) Extranet
2 1 (9.09%) MPLS
2 1 (9.09%) OSPF
2 1 (9.09%) BGP
2 1 (9.09%) NetScreen
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) DHCP
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (9.09%) Network Security
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (9.09%) WAAS
2 1 (9.09%) NetScaler
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
3 2 (18.18%) Advertising
3 2 (18.18%) Financial Institution
4 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 1 (9.09%) Publishing
4 1 (9.09%) Retail
4 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
2 3 (27.27%) E-Learning
3 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (9.09%) e-Health
3 1 (9.09%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Information Security
2 4 (36.36%) Security Management
3 3 (27.27%) Information Security Management
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) Creative Marketing
5 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
5 1 (9.09%) Investment Management
5 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (9.09%) Network Management
5 1 (9.09%) SIEM
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (9.09%) Data Security
5 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
5 1 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (9.09%) Cyber Security
5 1 (9.09%) Service Continuity Management
5 1 (9.09%) Protective Monitoring
5 1 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) CISSP
2 5 (45.45%) CISM
3 3 (27.27%) CISA
4 1 (9.09%) CCNP
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) CRISC
4 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
2 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Netcool
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco
1 2 (18.18%) Juniper
1 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
2 1 (9.09%) Remedy
2 1 (9.09%) Websense
2 1 (9.09%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Nortel
2 1 (9.09%) Avaya
2 1 (9.09%) F5
2 1 (9.09%) ArcSight
2 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat
2 1 (9.09%) NetScout