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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 402 398 384
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 23 25 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.098% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 26
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£550 £431 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.53% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £400 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £545 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £388 £413
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -6.06%
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
21633 21832 22445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.16% 92.83% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15157 14952 15264
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 £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 404 470
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 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 31 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -4 8 £458 +7.64%
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 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 24 (42.86%) CISSP
2 23 (41.07%) Finance
3 22 (39.29%) Information Security
4 16 (28.57%) Risk Management
5 14 (25.00%) Firewall
6 13 (23.21%) CISA
7 12 (21.43%) Windows
7 12 (21.43%) Network Security
8 11 (19.64%) SIEM
8 11 (19.64%) CISM
9 9 (16.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (16.07%) Linux
10 8 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
10 8 (14.29%) VMware
10 8 (14.29%) Cyber Security
10 8 (14.29%) Security Architecture
11 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 7 (12.50%) CRISC
11 7 (12.50%) Management Information System
12 6 (10.71%) CISMP
12 6 (10.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 6 (10.71%) Risk Assessment
12 6 (10.71%) E-Commerce
12 6 (10.71%) UNIX
12 6 (10.71%) PCI DSS
12 6 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (8.93%) SC Cleared
13 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
13 5 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (8.93%) Vulnerability Management

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (3.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.79%) IIS
2 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.14%) SaaS
1 4 (7.14%) PaaS
1 4 (7.14%) IaaS
2 3 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.00%) Firewall
2 12 (21.43%) Network Security
3 5 (8.93%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (7.14%) Internet
5 3 (5.36%) DHCP
5 3 (5.36%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.36%) DNS
5 3 (5.36%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (3.57%) BIG-IP
6 2 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (3.57%) LAN
6 2 (3.57%) OSPF
6 2 (3.57%) BGP
6 2 (3.57%) NetScreen
6 2 (3.57%) DMVPN
6 2 (3.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (3.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (1.79%) SAN
7 1 (1.79%) WAN
7 1 (1.79%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.79%) Couchbase
General
1 23 (41.07%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Games
2 3 (5.36%) Banking
2 3 (5.36%) Retail
3 2 (3.57%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.79%) International Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Online Betting
4 1 (1.79%) Law
4 1 (1.79%) Legal
4 1 (1.79%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.14%) Web Services
2 2 (3.57%) WCF
2 2 (3.57%) .NET
2 2 (3.57%) SOAP
3 1 (1.79%) HTML
3 1 (1.79%) CSS
3 1 (1.79%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
3 1 (1.79%) REST
3 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.36%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.57%) Thin Client
5 2 (3.57%) Fixed Income
5 2 (3.57%) Equities
5 2 (3.57%) Cryptography
5 2 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (3.57%) SCADA
5 2 (3.57%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.79%) Online Games
6 1 (1.79%) RMADS
6 1 (1.79%) CESG
6 1 (1.79%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.43%) Windows
2 9 (16.07%) Linux
3 6 (10.71%) UNIX
4 1 (1.79%) Solaris
4 1 (1.79%) VMS
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (39.29%) Information Security
2 16 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 11 (19.64%) SIEM
4 8 (14.29%) Security Architecture
4 8 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
4 8 (14.29%) Cyber Security
5 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 6 (10.71%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (10.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (10.71%) E-Commerce
7 5 (8.93%) ITIL
7 5 (8.93%) Security Management
7 5 (8.93%) Incident Management
7 5 (8.93%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (7.14%) Information Security Management
9 3 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (5.36%) Business Continuity
9 3 (5.36%) Data Protection
9 3 (5.36%) Operations Management
9 3 (5.36%) SAP Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.79%) C#
1 1 (1.79%) Java
1 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
1 1 (1.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (42.86%) CISSP
2 13 (23.21%) CISA
3 11 (19.64%) CISM
4 7 (12.50%) CRISC
5 6 (10.71%) CISMP
6 5 (8.93%) SC Cleared
6 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.57%) CCSE
7 2 (3.57%) CEH
7 2 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.57%) CCNP
8 1 (1.79%) ISEB
8 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.79%) GIAC
8 1 (1.79%) GCIA
8 1 (1.79%) GCIH
8 1 (1.79%) MCSE
8 1 (1.79%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.79%) MCTS
8 1 (1.79%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (10.71%) PCI DSS
3 4 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (5.36%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.57%) XenServer
4 1 (1.79%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) Nessus
2 1 (1.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (14.29%) VMware
2 4 (7.14%) CheckPoint
3 3 (5.36%) SAP
3 3 (5.36%) Cisco
3 3 (5.36%) Citrix
4 2 (3.57%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.57%) F5
4 2 (3.57%) Blue Coat
4 2 (3.57%) Barracuda Networks
4 2 (3.57%) Infoblox
4 2 (3.57%) Imperva
4 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle
5 1 (1.79%) IBM
5 1 (1.79%) McAfee
5 1 (1.79%) Sophos
5 1 (1.79%) Websense
5 1 (1.79%) Trend Micro
5 1 (1.79%) Splunk
5 1 (1.79%) Cyber-Ark
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