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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Specialist
England / London
Rank 378 370 370
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 26 28 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.14% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 30
Median daily rate £488 £513 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.87% +17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £400 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £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
18379 19532 20026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.86% 95.16% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 13143 13698 14273
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 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 305 351
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.47% +2.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £10.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.26 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -15 4 £525 +12.00% 2
Hounslow - 1 - -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 25 (41.67%) Firewall
2 19 (31.67%) Finance
3 18 (30.00%) Network Security
4 16 (26.67%) Cisco
5 15 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 14 (23.33%) Cybersecurity
7 12 (20.00%) Information Security
7 12 (20.00%) Windows
7 12 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 11 (18.33%) Juniper
9 10 (16.67%) CISSP
9 10 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 9 (15.00%) Linux
10 9 (15.00%) Security Operations
11 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (13.33%) Unix
12 7 (11.67%) Fortinet
12 7 (11.67%) F5
13 6 (10.00%) SIEM
13 6 (10.00%) DV Cleared
13 6 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
13 6 (10.00%) PCI DSS
13 6 (10.00%) Blue Coat
13 6 (10.00%) PRINCE2
13 6 (10.00%) Data Loss Prevention
14 5 (8.33%) Fuzz Testing
14 5 (8.33%) ITIL
14 5 (8.33%) TCP/IP
14 5 (8.33%) CISM
14 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management

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 2 (3.33%) nginx
2 1 (1.67%) IIS
2 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) MS Office
2 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) Akamai
2 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.33%) G Suite
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.33%) Trello
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.67%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (41.67%) Firewall
2 18 (30.00%) Network Security
3 5 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 4 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (6.67%) DNS
4 4 (6.67%) Internet
4 4 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (6.67%) LAN
4 4 (6.67%) VPN
4 4 (6.67%) WAN
5 3 (5.00%) SSL
6 2 (3.33%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (3.33%) Ethernet
6 2 (3.33%) HTTP
6 2 (3.33%) MPLS
6 2 (3.33%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.67%) HSRP
7 1 (1.67%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) DB2
2 1 (1.67%) MySQL
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) CircleCI
1 2 (3.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.33%) Travis CI
2 1 (1.67%) JMeter
2 1 (1.67%) JUnit
2 1 (1.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.67%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.67%) Selenium
2 1 (1.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.67%) Zephyr
General
1 19 (31.67%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Banking
2 4 (6.67%) Legal
3 2 (3.33%) Law
4 1 (1.67%) Advertising
4 1 (1.67%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) Web Services
2 1 (1.67%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.67%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 5 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.00%) CESG
3 3 (5.00%) PKI
4 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.33%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.33%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.67%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.67%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.67%) Equities
5 1 (1.67%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.67%) NHS
5 1 (1.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.00%) Windows
2 9 (15.00%) Linux
3 8 (13.33%) Unix
4 3 (5.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.67%) Android
5 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.67%) Kali Linux
5 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.33%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (20.00%) Information Security
3 9 (15.00%) Security Operations
4 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (10.00%) Data Loss Prevention
5 6 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 6 (10.00%) SIEM
6 5 (8.33%) Fuzz Testing
6 5 (8.33%) ITIL
6 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (6.67%) Data Privacy
7 4 (6.67%) Incident Management
7 4 (6.67%) Security Testing
7 4 (6.67%) Supplier Management
7 4 (6.67%) Transition Management
7 4 (6.67%) Workflow
8 3 (5.00%) DDoS Mitigation
8 3 (5.00%) Process Improvement
8 3 (5.00%) Social Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.67%) Python
1 4 (6.67%) SQL
2 3 (5.00%) Ruby
3 2 (3.33%) Java
3 2 (3.33%) Perl
3 2 (3.33%) PHP
4 1 (1.67%) C++
4 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (16.67%) CISSP
3 6 (10.00%) DV Cleared
4 5 (8.33%) CISM
4 5 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 4 (6.67%) APMP
5 4 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (5.00%) CCNP
7 2 (3.33%) CCNA
7 2 (3.33%) CCSP
7 2 (3.33%) CHECK Team Member
7 2 (3.33%) CISA
7 2 (3.33%) CRISC
7 2 (3.33%) Degree
7 2 (3.33%) SANS
8 1 (1.67%) CHECK Team Leader
8 1 (1.67%) CREST Certified
8 1 (1.67%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (1.67%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (10.00%) PCI DSS
3 4 (6.67%) GDPR
4 3 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (3.33%) COBIT
6 1 (1.67%) ISO 9001
6 1 (1.67%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.67%) ISA Server
2 1 (1.67%) Snort
2 1 (1.67%) vCloud
2 1 (1.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) Nessus
2 1 (1.67%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (1.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 16 (26.67%) Cisco
2 15 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 11 (18.33%) Juniper
4 7 (11.67%) F5
4 7 (11.67%) Fortinet
5 6 (10.00%) Blue Coat
6 5 (8.33%) Infoblox
7 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (6.67%) Palo Alto
7 4 (6.67%) VMware
8 2 (3.33%) Citrix
8 2 (3.33%) Cyber-Ark
8 2 (3.33%) Forcepoint
8 2 (3.33%) Google
8 2 (3.33%) HP
8 2 (3.33%) IBM
8 2 (3.33%) Intel Security
8 2 (3.33%) Oracle
8 2 (3.33%) Splunk
8 2 (3.33%) Symantec