The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 390 391 376
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 16 18 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.070% 0.077% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.083% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 30
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£550 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £395 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £394 £413
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Security Specialist
England

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
21158 21596 21711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 91.94% 92.92% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 14783 14965 14719
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 391 469
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.00 £12.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.40 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Specialist in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 2 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the London region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -1 6 £465 +9.41% 2
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 28 (41.79%) Finance
2 23 (34.33%) Information Security
3 21 (31.34%) CISSP
4 19 (28.36%) Firewall
4 19 (28.36%) Network Security
5 14 (20.90%) SIEM
6 13 (19.40%) VMware
6 13 (19.40%) Linux
6 13 (19.40%) E-Commerce
7 12 (17.91%) CheckPoint
8 11 (16.42%) Windows
8 11 (16.42%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (16.42%) Cyber Security
9 10 (14.93%) Risk Management
10 9 (13.43%) Blue Coat
10 9 (13.43%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (13.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 9 (13.43%) DHCP
10 9 (13.43%) DNS
10 9 (13.43%) Cisco
10 9 (13.43%) Citrix
10 9 (13.43%) CISA
11 8 (11.94%) DMVPN
11 8 (11.94%) Infoblox
11 8 (11.94%) Imperva
11 8 (11.94%) F5
11 8 (11.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 8 (11.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 8 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (11.94%) NetScreen

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (2.99%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.49%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.46%) SaaS
1 5 (7.46%) PaaS
1 5 (7.46%) IaaS
2 4 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (28.36%) Firewall
1 19 (28.36%) Network Security
2 9 (13.43%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (13.43%) DHCP
2 9 (13.43%) DNS
3 8 (11.94%) OSPF
3 8 (11.94%) BGP
3 8 (11.94%) NetScreen
3 8 (11.94%) DMVPN
3 8 (11.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 8 (11.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 8 (11.94%) BIG-IP
3 8 (11.94%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (7.46%) Internet
5 4 (5.97%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (5.97%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.99%) LAN
7 1 (1.49%) WAN
7 1 (1.49%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.49%) Couchbase
General
1 28 (41.79%) Finance
2 4 (5.97%) Games
3 3 (4.48%) Banking
4 2 (2.99%) Law
5 1 (1.49%) Legal
5 1 (1.49%) Advertising
5 1 (1.49%) Retail
5 1 (1.49%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.49%) International Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.46%) Web Services
2 2 (2.99%) WCF
2 2 (2.99%) .NET
2 2 (2.99%) SOAP
3 1 (1.49%) HTML
3 1 (1.49%) CSS
3 1 (1.49%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
3 1 (1.49%) REST
3 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) Thin Client
1 8 (11.94%) Fat Client
1 8 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.46%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.97%) Public Cloud
4 3 (4.48%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.99%) Online Games
6 1 (1.49%) RMADS
6 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.49%) CESG
6 1 (1.49%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.40%) Linux
2 11 (16.42%) Windows
3 4 (5.97%) UNIX
4 1 (1.49%) Solaris
4 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (34.33%) Information Security
2 14 (20.90%) SIEM
3 13 (19.40%) E-Commerce
4 11 (16.42%) Cyber Security
5 10 (14.93%) Risk Management
6 7 (10.45%) Security Architecture
7 6 (8.96%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (8.96%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 6 (8.96%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (7.46%) ITIL
8 5 (7.46%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (7.46%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (5.97%) Line Management
9 4 (5.97%) Mentoring
9 4 (5.97%) Incident Management
9 4 (5.97%) Load Balancing
9 4 (5.97%) Data Protection
10 3 (4.48%) Information Assurance
10 3 (4.48%) SAP Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.97%) C
2 1 (1.49%) C#
2 1 (1.49%) Java
2 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.49%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (31.34%) CISSP
2 9 (13.43%) CISA
3 8 (11.94%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (11.94%) CCNP
3 8 (11.94%) CCSE
4 7 (10.45%) CISMP
4 7 (10.45%) SC Cleared
4 7 (10.45%) Security Cleared
4 7 (10.45%) CISM
5 5 (7.46%) CRISC
6 2 (2.99%) GCED
6 2 (2.99%) GIAC
6 2 (2.99%) GCIA
6 2 (2.99%) GCIH
7 1 (1.49%) ISEB
7 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.49%) MCTS
7 1 (1.49%) MCITP
7 1 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.49%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.97%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (4.48%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (16.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.48%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.99%) XenServer
4 1 (1.49%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.49%) ClearTrust
4 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Nessus
2 1 (1.49%) SCCM
2 1 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.49%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 13 (19.40%) VMware
2 12 (17.91%) CheckPoint
3 9 (13.43%) Cisco
3 9 (13.43%) Blue Coat
3 9 (13.43%) Citrix
4 8 (11.94%) Infoblox
4 8 (11.94%) Imperva
4 8 (11.94%) F5
5 4 (5.97%) Symantec
5 4 (5.97%) HP
6 3 (4.48%) SAP
7 2 (2.99%) IBM
7 2 (2.99%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.99%) McAfee
7 2 (2.99%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.99%) Barracuda Networks
7 2 (2.99%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (1.49%) Splunk
8 1 (1.49%) LogLogic
8 1 (1.49%) Q1 Labs
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