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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 359 381 343
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 32 12 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.055% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.059% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 9 21
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£475 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £318 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £494 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
19419 20386 17954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.45% 93.10% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13766 13980 12108
Average daily rate £438 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
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 330 383 508
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 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +24 18 £419 -1.47% 1
Docklands, London - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 38 (44.71%) Information Security
2 37 (43.53%) Firewall
3 34 (40.00%) Network Security
4 24 (28.24%) Cyber Security
5 22 (25.88%) Penetration Testing
6 20 (23.53%) F5
7 19 (22.35%) TCP/IP
8 18 (21.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 17 (20.00%) CISSP
9 17 (20.00%) CheckPoint
10 16 (18.82%) Imperva
11 15 (17.65%) Law
12 14 (16.47%) Finance
13 13 (15.29%) Cisco
13 13 (15.29%) Information Assurance
14 12 (14.12%) DNS
14 12 (14.12%) Microsoft
14 12 (14.12%) Internet
14 12 (14.12%) Linux
14 12 (14.12%) DHCP
14 12 (14.12%) CCSE
14 12 (14.12%) GIAC
15 11 (12.94%) Blue Coat
15 11 (12.94%) E-Commerce
15 11 (12.94%) Intranet
15 11 (12.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 11 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 10 (11.76%) DMVPN
16 10 (11.76%) Vulnerability Management

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 3 (3.53%) Apache
2 1 (1.18%) Joomla!
2 1 (1.18%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.18%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (10.59%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) IaaS
1 1 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.18%) SaaS
1 1 (1.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (43.53%) Firewall
2 34 (40.00%) Network Security
3 19 (22.35%) TCP/IP
4 12 (14.12%) DNS
4 12 (14.12%) Internet
4 12 (14.12%) DHCP
5 11 (12.94%) Intranet
5 11 (12.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 10 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 10 (11.76%) DMVPN
6 10 (11.76%) Cisco IOS
6 10 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (11.76%) OSPF
6 10 (11.76%) BIG-IP
6 10 (11.76%) BGP
6 10 (11.76%) NetScreen
7 5 (5.88%) SSH
8 4 (4.71%) SSL
9 3 (3.53%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (3.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.53%) DB2
2 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.18%) Big Data
3 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.18%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.18%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.18%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.18%) LoadRunner
General
1 15 (17.65%) Law
2 14 (16.47%) Finance
3 7 (8.24%) Retail
3 7 (8.24%) Games
4 5 (5.88%) Legal
5 4 (4.71%) Banking
6 3 (3.53%) Investment Banking
6 3 (3.53%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.18%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.18%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.18%) Local Government
7 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.06%) .NET
2 3 (3.53%) REST
2 3 (3.53%) Middleware
2 3 (3.53%) SOAP
3 2 (2.35%) Web Services
4 1 (1.18%) WSH
4 1 (1.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (11.76%) Fat Client
2 10 (11.76%) Thin Client
3 6 (7.06%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (4.71%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.71%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.53%) Algorithms
5 3 (3.53%) PKI
6 1 (1.18%) Online Games
6 1 (1.18%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.18%) Economics
6 1 (1.18%) Data Conversion
6 1 (1.18%) RMADS
6 1 (1.18%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.18%) CESG
6 1 (1.18%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.18%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.18%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.18%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.18%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.12%) Linux
2 7 (8.24%) UNIX
2 7 (8.24%) Windows
3 2 (2.35%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.18%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.18%) zOS
4 1 (1.18%) AIX
4 1 (1.18%) Solaris
4 1 (1.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (44.71%) Information Security
2 24 (28.24%) Cyber Security
3 22 (25.88%) Penetration Testing
4 13 (15.29%) Information Assurance
5 11 (12.94%) E-Commerce
6 10 (11.76%) Vulnerability Management
6 10 (11.76%) SIEM
6 10 (11.76%) Change Control
6 10 (11.76%) ISMS
6 10 (11.76%) Data Protection
6 10 (11.76%) ITIL
6 10 (11.76%) Ethical Hacking
7 8 (9.41%) Load Balancing
8 6 (7.06%) Data Governance
9 5 (5.88%) OWASP
9 5 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (5.88%) Identity Management
9 5 (5.88%) Risk Management
10 4 (4.71%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.06%) C
2 5 (5.88%) Java
3 4 (4.71%) C++
4 2 (2.35%) SQL
5 1 (1.18%) Ruby
5 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.18%) Perl
5 1 (1.18%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (20.00%) CISSP
2 12 (14.12%) CCSE
2 12 (14.12%) GIAC
3 10 (11.76%) CCNP
3 10 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (11.76%) CEH
4 9 (10.59%) MCSE
4 9 (10.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (9.41%) Security Cleared
6 7 (8.24%) SC Cleared
7 5 (5.88%) CISM
8 4 (4.71%) Degree
9 2 (2.35%) CISA
9 2 (2.35%) CCSA
9 2 (2.35%) GCIA
10 1 (1.18%) GCED
10 1 (1.18%) GPEN
10 1 (1.18%) CNA
10 1 (1.18%) Novell Certification
10 1 (1.18%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (21.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (8.24%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.18%) QA
4 1 (1.18%) COBIT
4 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 10 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.35%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.18%) ACF2
3 1 (1.18%) ClearTrust
3 1 (1.18%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (7.06%) Nessus
2 1 (1.18%) Puppet
2 1 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.18%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 20 (23.53%) F5
2 17 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 16 (18.82%) Imperva
4 13 (15.29%) Cisco
5 12 (14.12%) Microsoft
6 11 (12.94%) Blue Coat
7 10 (11.76%) Infoblox
7 10 (11.76%) Citrix
7 10 (11.76%) VMware
8 9 (10.59%) HP
9 8 (9.41%) Qualys
10 6 (7.06%) Splunk
11 4 (4.71%) Oracle
11 4 (4.71%) Symantec
12 3 (3.53%) IBM
13 2 (2.35%) Sophos
13 2 (2.35%) ArcSight
14 1 (1.18%) LogLogic
14 1 (1.18%) Q1 Labs
14 1 (1.18%) Cyber-Ark
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