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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 387 395 384
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 42 30 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.12% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.13% 0.100%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 18 17
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£431 £489 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £465
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £603 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £450
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -13.88%
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
22577 23003 24025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.29% 92.96% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15594 15798 15792
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 435 616
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +22 4 £450 +5.88% 5
Uxbridge -9 1 £475 +4.97% 1
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 42 (66.67%) Information Security
2 33 (52.38%) CISSP
3 24 (38.10%) Firewall
4 22 (34.92%) Penetration Testing
5 20 (31.75%) Network Security
6 19 (30.16%) Information Assurance
7 18 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 18 (28.57%) TCP/IP
8 17 (26.98%) ITIL
8 17 (26.98%) Intranet
8 17 (26.98%) Finance
9 16 (25.40%) Internet
9 16 (25.40%) Cyber Security
10 15 (23.81%) ISMS
10 15 (23.81%) Change Control
11 14 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (22.22%) Microsoft
11 14 (22.22%) Law
11 14 (22.22%) GIAC
12 13 (20.63%) Ethical Hacking
12 13 (20.63%) CEH
12 13 (20.63%) MCSE
13 12 (19.05%) assyst
14 11 (17.46%) Security Management
15 10 (15.87%) Management Information System
16 9 (14.29%) Information Security Management
16 9 (14.29%) CISA
16 9 (14.29%) CISM
16 9 (14.29%) Banking
17 8 (12.70%) Financial Institution

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 4 (6.35%) CMS
1 4 (6.35%) Joomla!
2 2 (3.17%) Apache
3 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.59%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (19.05%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 24 (38.10%) Firewall
2 20 (31.75%) Network Security
3 18 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 17 (26.98%) Intranet
5 16 (25.40%) Internet
6 4 (6.35%) DNS
6 4 (6.35%) HTTP
7 3 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (4.76%) SSL
7 3 (4.76%) VPN
7 3 (4.76%) LAN
7 3 (4.76%) WAN
8 2 (3.17%) DHCP
8 2 (3.17%) BGP
8 2 (3.17%) SSH
8 2 (3.17%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (3.17%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (3.17%) FWSM
9 1 (1.59%) DMVPN
9 1 (1.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.17%) DB2
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.59%) Big Data
General
1 17 (26.98%) Finance
2 14 (22.22%) Law
3 9 (14.29%) Banking
4 8 (12.70%) Financial Institution
5 5 (7.94%) Legal
5 5 (7.94%) Investment Banking
6 3 (4.76%) Dutch Language
7 2 (3.17%) International Banking
7 2 (3.17%) Marketing
7 2 (3.17%) Games
7 2 (3.17%) Retail
8 1 (1.59%) Publishing
8 1 (1.59%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.59%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) .NET
1 2 (3.17%) SOAP
1 2 (3.17%) Middleware
1 2 (3.17%) REST
2 1 (1.59%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Management Information System
2 7 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.35%) E-Learning
3 4 (6.35%) Economics
4 2 (3.17%) PKI
4 2 (3.17%) Clustering
4 2 (3.17%) Online Games
5 1 (1.59%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.59%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.59%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.59%) CESG
5 1 (1.59%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.59%) Replication
5 1 (1.59%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.59%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.70%) Windows
2 5 (7.94%) UNIX
3 2 (3.17%) Mac OS
3 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.17%) Linux
4 1 (1.59%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.59%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.59%) AIX
4 1 (1.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (66.67%) Information Security
2 22 (34.92%) Penetration Testing
3 19 (30.16%) Information Assurance
4 17 (26.98%) ITIL
5 16 (25.40%) Cyber Security
6 15 (23.81%) Change Control
6 15 (23.81%) ISMS
7 13 (20.63%) Ethical Hacking
8 11 (17.46%) Security Management
9 9 (14.29%) Information Security Management
10 8 (12.70%) Time Management
11 7 (11.11%) Project Management
12 6 (9.52%) Risk Management
12 6 (9.52%) SIEM
13 5 (7.94%) Risk Assessment
14 4 (6.35%) Data Security
14 4 (6.35%) Identity Management
15 3 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
15 3 (4.76%) Network Design
15 3 (4.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.17%) SQL
1 2 (3.17%) C++
1 2 (3.17%) Java
2 1 (1.59%) Perl
2 1 (1.59%) Python
2 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.59%) Ruby
2 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (52.38%) CISSP
2 14 (22.22%) GIAC
2 14 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (20.63%) MCSE
3 13 (20.63%) CEH
4 9 (14.29%) CISA
4 9 (14.29%) CISM
5 7 (11.11%) Degree
6 3 (4.76%) CCSE
6 3 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.76%) CCNP
7 2 (3.17%) CCSP
7 2 (3.17%) JNCIS
7 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.17%) ISACA
8 1 (1.59%) GPEN
8 1 (1.59%) CRISC
8 1 (1.59%) MCTS
8 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.59%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (7.94%) PCI DSS
2 5 (7.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (4.76%) COBIT
4 2 (3.17%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.59%) SLA
5 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.17%) NFS
3 1 (1.59%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) SCCM
1 2 (3.17%) SCOM
1 2 (3.17%) Puppet
1 2 (3.17%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.59%) OpenView
2 1 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.59%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 14 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.70%) CheckPoint
3 6 (9.52%) Cisco
3 6 (9.52%) Juniper
4 5 (7.94%) F5
5 3 (4.76%) Oracle
5 3 (4.76%) HP
6 2 (3.17%) Symantec
6 2 (3.17%) Atlassian
6 2 (3.17%) Qualys
6 2 (3.17%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.59%) Infoblox
7 1 (1.59%) Imperva
7 1 (1.59%) Tufin
7 1 (1.59%) McAfee
7 1 (1.59%) BT
7 1 (1.59%) VMware
7 1 (1.59%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.59%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.59%) Dell
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