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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 376 376 347
Rank change year-on-year
0 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 35 27 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.13% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 19 28
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£475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £385 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £626 £610 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+0.12% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+70.00% -
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
20772 21329 19784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.37% 92.77% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 14288 14968 13348
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 £270 £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 377 384 414
Average hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £19.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.85% -9.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.79 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +28 15 £465 +0.54% 3
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 24 (33.80%) Finance
1 24 (33.80%) Network Security
2 21 (29.58%) Information Security
3 20 (28.17%) Firewall
4 16 (22.54%) Linux
4 16 (22.54%) E-Commerce
4 16 (22.54%) CISSP
5 15 (21.13%) SIEM
6 14 (19.72%) VMware
7 13 (18.31%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (18.31%) CheckPoint
7 13 (18.31%) DHCP
7 13 (18.31%) DNS
8 12 (16.90%) Citrix
8 12 (16.90%) Blue Coat
8 12 (16.90%) Vulnerability Management
8 12 (16.90%) Cyber Security
9 11 (15.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 11 (15.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 11 (15.49%) DMVPN
9 11 (15.49%) F5
9 11 (15.49%) Infoblox
9 11 (15.49%) Imperva
9 11 (15.49%) CCSE
9 11 (15.49%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (15.49%) Cisco IOS
9 11 (15.49%) Fat Client
9 11 (15.49%) BIG-IP
9 11 (15.49%) Thin Client
9 11 (15.49%) Cisco Certification

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 1 (1.41%) IIS
1 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) MS Office
1 1 (1.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.04%) SaaS
1 5 (7.04%) PaaS
1 5 (7.04%) IaaS
2 4 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (33.80%) Network Security
2 20 (28.17%) Firewall
3 13 (18.31%) DHCP
3 13 (18.31%) DNS
4 11 (15.49%) OSPF
4 11 (15.49%) BGP
4 11 (15.49%) NetScreen
4 11 (15.49%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (15.49%) DMVPN
4 11 (15.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 11 (15.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 11 (15.49%) BIG-IP
4 11 (15.49%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (7.04%) TCP/IP
5 5 (7.04%) Internet
6 4 (5.63%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (2.82%) Kerberos
7 2 (2.82%) LAN
8 1 (1.41%) LDAP
8 1 (1.41%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.41%) Couchbase
General
1 24 (33.80%) Finance
2 9 (12.68%) Games
3 6 (8.45%) Retail
4 2 (2.82%) Banking
4 2 (2.82%) Law
5 1 (1.41%) Legal
5 1 (1.41%) International Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.04%) Web Services
2 3 (4.23%) .NET
3 2 (2.82%) SOAP
3 2 (2.82%) WCF
4 1 (1.41%) REST
4 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.41%) HTML
4 1 (1.41%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) Thin Client
1 11 (15.49%) Fat Client
2 10 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.63%) Public Cloud
3 4 (5.63%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.82%) Online Games
4 2 (2.82%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.41%) RMADS
5 1 (1.41%) CESG
5 1 (1.41%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (22.54%) Linux
2 11 (15.49%) Windows
3 4 (5.63%) UNIX
4 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.82%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.41%) Solaris
5 1 (1.41%) zOS
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (29.58%) Information Security
2 16 (22.54%) E-Commerce
3 15 (21.13%) SIEM
4 12 (16.90%) Vulnerability Management
4 12 (16.90%) Cyber Security
5 10 (14.08%) Risk Management
6 8 (11.27%) Security Architecture
7 7 (9.86%) Load Balancing
7 7 (9.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (7.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (7.04%) Data Governance
8 5 (7.04%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (7.04%) Line Management
8 5 (7.04%) Mentoring
9 4 (5.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (5.63%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (4.23%) Business Continuity
10 3 (4.23%) ITIL
10 3 (4.23%) Service Delivery
10 3 (4.23%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.45%) C
2 2 (2.82%) Java
3 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.41%) SQL
3 1 (1.41%) C#
3 1 (1.41%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (22.54%) CISSP
2 11 (15.49%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (15.49%) CCNP
2 11 (15.49%) CCSE
3 7 (9.86%) CISMP
3 7 (9.86%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.86%) Security Cleared
4 6 (8.45%) CISA
5 5 (7.04%) CISM
6 3 (4.23%) CRISC
7 2 (2.82%) GCED
7 2 (2.82%) GIAC
7 2 (2.82%) GCIA
7 2 (2.82%) GCIH
8 1 (1.41%) ISEB
8 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.41%) MCTS
8 1 (1.41%) MCITP
8 1 (1.41%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.41%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.82%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.41%) COBIT
System Software
1 13 (18.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.63%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.82%) XenServer
4 1 (1.41%) ACF2
4 1 (1.41%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.41%) RACF
4 1 (1.41%) ClearTrust
Systems Management
1 7 (9.86%) Nessus
2 1 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.41%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 14 (19.72%) VMware
2 13 (18.31%) CheckPoint
3 12 (16.90%) Blue Coat
3 12 (16.90%) Citrix
4 11 (15.49%) Infoblox
4 11 (15.49%) Imperva
4 11 (15.49%) F5
4 11 (15.49%) Cisco
5 6 (8.45%) HP
6 5 (7.04%) Splunk
6 5 (7.04%) Qualys
7 4 (5.63%) SAP
7 4 (5.63%) Symantec
8 2 (2.82%) McAfee
8 2 (2.82%) IBM
8 2 (2.82%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (2.82%) Cyber-Ark
8 2 (2.82%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.41%) LogLogic
9 1 (1.41%) Q1 Labs