The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the 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 22 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Specialist
England / London
Rank 373 391 364
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 23 28 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.13% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.14% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 36
Median daily rate £450 £550 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +18.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £410 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £595 £550
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 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
18340 20393 20020
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.80% 95.07% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 13137 14442 14116
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 308 329
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.29% -11.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Security Specialist in the job title.

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in London

Security Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Specialist across the London region.

Security Specialist Daily Rate Trend in London

Security Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Specialist across the London region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Security Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in London

Security Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Specialist across the London region.

Security Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in London

Security Specialist
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the London region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -4 6 £400 -25.58% 1
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 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 London region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 23 (46.00%) Firewall
2 22 (44.00%) Network Security
3 19 (38.00%) Cisco
4 18 (36.00%) CheckPoint
4 18 (36.00%) Finance
5 12 (24.00%) Juniper
6 11 (22.00%) CISSP
6 11 (22.00%) Information Security
6 11 (22.00%) F5
7 10 (20.00%) Fortinet
8 9 (18.00%) Security Operations
8 9 (18.00%) Unix
8 9 (18.00%) Windows
9 8 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (16.00%) Blue Coat
9 8 (16.00%) Cybersecurity
9 8 (16.00%) PCI DSS
9 8 (16.00%) Infoblox
10 7 (14.00%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (14.00%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (14.00%) CCNP
10 7 (14.00%) Linux
11 6 (12.00%) TCP/IP
11 6 (12.00%) DNS
11 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
11 6 (12.00%) Palo Alto
11 6 (12.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 6 (12.00%) SIEM
12 5 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (10.00%) Data Loss Prevention

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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 (2.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.00%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (46.00%) Firewall
2 22 (44.00%) Network Security
3 7 (14.00%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (12.00%) DNS
4 6 (12.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (10.00%) DHCP
5 5 (10.00%) Ethernet
5 5 (10.00%) OSPF
6 4 (8.00%) BGP
6 4 (8.00%) BIG-IP
6 4 (8.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (8.00%) LAN
6 4 (8.00%) MPLS
6 4 (8.00%) WAN
7 3 (6.00%) Fast Ethernet
7 3 (6.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
7 3 (6.00%) IPsec
7 3 (6.00%) SNMP
7 3 (6.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) DB2
2 1 (2.00%) MySQL
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Metasploit
General
1 18 (36.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Banking
2 3 (6.00%) Legal
3 2 (4.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Advertising
4 1 (2.00%) Dutch Language
4 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (4.00%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.00%) CESG
5 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.00%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.00%) Equities
5 1 (2.00%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.00%) Fintech
5 1 (2.00%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.00%) NHS
5 1 (2.00%) PKI
5 1 (2.00%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) Unix
1 9 (18.00%) Windows
2 7 (14.00%) Linux
3 2 (4.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.00%) Android
4 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.00%) Kali Linux
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) Information Security
2 9 (18.00%) Security Operations
3 8 (16.00%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (14.00%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (12.00%) SIEM
6 5 (10.00%) Data Loss Prevention
7 4 (8.00%) Data Privacy
7 4 (8.00%) ITIL
8 3 (6.00%) Identity Access Management
8 3 (6.00%) Identity Management
8 3 (6.00%) Network Design
8 3 (6.00%) SDLC
8 3 (6.00%) Security Monitoring
8 3 (6.00%) Threat Modelling
8 3 (6.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (6.00%) Vulnerability Management
9 2 (4.00%) Database Security
9 2 (4.00%) Fuzz Testing
9 2 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (4.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.00%) SQL
2 2 (4.00%) Perl
2 2 (4.00%) Python
3 1 (2.00%) Java
3 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.00%) Ruby
3 1 (2.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) CISSP
2 8 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (14.00%) CCNP
4 5 (10.00%) CISM
5 4 (8.00%) CCSP
5 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (6.00%) CCSE
6 3 (6.00%) SANS
7 2 (4.00%) CCNA
7 2 (4.00%) CEH
7 2 (4.00%) CREST Certified
7 2 (4.00%) CRISC
7 2 (4.00%) GIAC
7 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.00%) CHECK Team Leader
8 1 (2.00%) CNA
8 1 (2.00%) Degree
8 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.00%) Novell Certification
8 1 (2.00%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.00%) PCI DSS
2 6 (12.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (8.00%) GDPR
4 2 (4.00%) COBIT
4 2 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (2.00%) ISO 9001
5 1 (2.00%) RMADS
System Software
1 5 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.00%) vCloud
3 1 (2.00%) Snort
3 1 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) Nessus
2 1 (2.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (2.00%) EnCase
2 1 (2.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.00%) Nagios
2 1 (2.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 19 (38.00%) Cisco
2 18 (36.00%) CheckPoint
3 12 (24.00%) Juniper
4 11 (22.00%) F5
5 10 (20.00%) Fortinet
6 8 (16.00%) Blue Coat
6 8 (16.00%) Infoblox
7 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (12.00%) Palo Alto
8 5 (10.00%) Citrix
8 5 (10.00%) VMware
9 4 (8.00%) Intel Security
10 3 (6.00%) Arista
11 2 (4.00%) CyberArk
11 2 (4.00%) IBM
11 2 (4.00%) Intel
11 2 (4.00%) Oracle
11 2 (4.00%) Splunk
11 2 (4.00%) WorldPay
12 1 (2.00%) ArcSight