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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 382 396 357
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 31 23 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.097% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.10% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 18 18
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £565 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £438 £388
% change year-on-year
-8.45% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
20837 22139 19495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.25% 93.04% 93.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14957 15233 13034
Average daily rate £435 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 386 540
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.70 £40.00 £43.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 29 December 2014.

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 29 December 2014. 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 +19 21 £450 +5.26%
Docklands, London - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 45 (54.88%) Information Security
2 33 (40.24%) Firewall
3 29 (35.37%) Network Security
4 27 (32.93%) Cyber Security
5 24 (29.27%) Penetration Testing
5 24 (29.27%) CISSP
6 23 (28.05%) TCP/IP
7 22 (26.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 19 (23.17%) Law
9 18 (21.95%) Information Assurance
10 16 (19.51%) Intranet
11 15 (18.29%) Microsoft
12 14 (17.07%) Internet
12 14 (17.07%) GIAC
12 14 (17.07%) ISMS
12 14 (17.07%) F5
13 13 (15.85%) Change Control
13 13 (15.85%) Ethical Hacking
13 13 (15.85%) CEH
13 13 (15.85%) ITIL
14 12 (14.63%) MCSE
14 12 (14.63%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (14.63%) Finance
14 12 (14.63%) assyst
15 10 (12.20%) Imperva
15 10 (12.20%) Data Protection
15 10 (12.20%) SIEM
16 9 (10.98%) Vulnerability Management
16 9 (10.98%) Security Cleared
16 9 (10.98%) CheckPoint

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 3 (3.66%) Apache
1 3 (3.66%) CMS
1 3 (3.66%) Joomla!
2 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (14.63%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 33 (40.24%) Firewall
2 29 (35.37%) Network Security
3 23 (28.05%) TCP/IP
4 16 (19.51%) Intranet
5 14 (17.07%) Internet
6 7 (8.54%) DNS
7 6 (7.32%) DHCP
8 5 (6.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (6.10%) SSH
9 4 (4.88%) BIG-IP
9 4 (4.88%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (4.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (4.88%) DMVPN
9 4 (4.88%) VPN
9 4 (4.88%) HTTP
9 4 (4.88%) SSL
9 4 (4.88%) OSPF
9 4 (4.88%) BGP
9 4 (4.88%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.66%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.66%) DB2
2 1 (1.22%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.22%) Big Data
2 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) LoadRunner
1 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
General
1 19 (23.17%) Law
2 12 (14.63%) Finance
3 8 (9.76%) Retail
4 7 (8.54%) Legal
5 6 (7.32%) Games
5 6 (7.32%) Banking
5 6 (7.32%) Financial Institution
6 5 (6.10%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.22%) Local Government
7 1 (1.22%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.22%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.22%) Dutch Language
7 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.32%) .NET
2 3 (3.66%) SOAP
2 3 (3.66%) Middleware
2 3 (3.66%) REST
3 1 (1.22%) Web Services
3 1 (1.22%) XML
3 1 (1.22%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.54%) Management Information System
1 7 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.32%) Data Protection Act
2 6 (7.32%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.88%) Fat Client
3 4 (4.88%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.66%) E-Learning
4 3 (3.66%) Economics
4 3 (3.66%) PKI
4 3 (3.66%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.44%) CESG
6 1 (1.22%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.22%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.22%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.22%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.22%) Replication
6 1 (1.22%) Clustering
6 1 (1.22%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.22%) RMADS
6 1 (1.22%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.54%) UNIX
1 7 (8.54%) Windows
2 6 (7.32%) Linux
3 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.44%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.22%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.22%) zOS
4 1 (1.22%) SUSE
4 1 (1.22%) AIX
4 1 (1.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (54.88%) Information Security
2 27 (32.93%) Cyber Security
3 24 (29.27%) Penetration Testing
4 18 (21.95%) Information Assurance
5 14 (17.07%) ISMS
6 13 (15.85%) Ethical Hacking
6 13 (15.85%) ITIL
6 13 (15.85%) Change Control
7 10 (12.20%) SIEM
7 10 (12.20%) Data Protection
8 9 (10.98%) Vulnerability Management
9 7 (8.54%) Security Management
10 6 (7.32%) Risk Management
10 6 (7.32%) Information Security Management
10 6 (7.32%) Data Governance
11 5 (6.10%) OWASP
11 5 (6.10%) Risk Assessment
12 4 (4.88%) Identity Management
12 4 (4.88%) Load Balancing
12 4 (4.88%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.10%) Java
2 4 (4.88%) C++
3 3 (3.66%) SQL
4 2 (2.44%) C
5 1 (1.22%) Perl
5 1 (1.22%) Python
5 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.22%) Ruby
5 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (29.27%) CISSP
2 14 (17.07%) GIAC
3 13 (15.85%) CEH
4 12 (14.63%) MCSE
4 12 (14.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (10.98%) Security Cleared
6 8 (9.76%) CISM
7 7 (8.54%) SC Cleared
8 6 (7.32%) CCSE
8 6 (7.32%) Degree
9 5 (6.10%) CISA
10 4 (4.88%) CCNP
10 4 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (2.44%) CCSA
12 1 (1.22%) GCIA
12 1 (1.22%) GSEC
12 1 (1.22%) MCP
12 1 (1.22%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (1.22%) CNA
12 1 (1.22%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (26.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (9.76%) PCI DSS
3 4 (4.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (1.22%) COBIT
4 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.44%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.22%) RACF
3 1 (1.22%) ACF2
3 1 (1.22%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (7.32%) Nessus
2 1 (1.22%) SCCM
2 1 (1.22%) SCOM
2 1 (1.22%) Puppet
2 1 (1.22%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.22%) OpenView
Vendors
1 15 (18.29%) Microsoft
2 14 (17.07%) F5
3 10 (12.20%) Imperva
4 9 (10.98%) CheckPoint
5 8 (9.76%) Qualys
6 7 (8.54%) Cisco
7 6 (7.32%) HP
7 6 (7.32%) Splunk
8 4 (4.88%) Infoblox
8 4 (4.88%) Citrix
8 4 (4.88%) Oracle
8 4 (4.88%) VMware
8 4 (4.88%) Blue Coat
9 2 (2.44%) Sophos
9 2 (2.44%) IBM
9 2 (2.44%) ArcSight
10 1 (1.22%) Tufin
10 1 (1.22%) Sybase
10 1 (1.22%) SAP
10 1 (1.22%) Red Hat