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 5 May 2016 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 381 389 398
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 45 39 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 25 21
Median daily rate £550 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £410 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £623 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median 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
21602 21186 22093
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.75% 94.72% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 15671 14552 15446
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 384 401
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

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 5 May 2016.

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 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +29 8 £525 +12.90% 3
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, 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 (37.31%) Finance
2 16 (23.88%) Firewall
2 16 (23.88%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (22.39%) CISSP
4 13 (19.40%) Java
5 12 (17.91%) Information Security
6 11 (16.42%) CISM
7 10 (14.93%) Banking
8 9 (13.43%) Penetration Testing
9 8 (11.94%) Ethical Hacking
9 8 (11.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 8 (11.94%) Risk Management
9 8 (11.94%) Intel Security
9 8 (11.94%) Active Directory
9 8 (11.94%) JavaScript
9 8 (11.94%) .NET
9 8 (11.94%) Windows
9 8 (11.94%) Microsoft
9 8 (11.94%) Security Testing
9 8 (11.94%) Splunk
10 6 (8.96%) SIEM
10 6 (8.96%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (8.96%) Network Security
10 6 (8.96%) HP Fortify
10 6 (8.96%) Unix
10 6 (8.96%) Linux
10 6 (8.96%) Internet
10 6 (8.96%) CISA
11 5 (7.46%) Mainframe
11 5 (7.46%) zOS

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 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MS Office
2 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (5.97%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (23.88%) Firewall
2 6 (8.96%) Internet
2 6 (8.96%) Network Security
3 5 (7.46%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (2.99%) LAN
4 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.99%) Wireless
5 1 (1.49%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (1.49%) DHCP
5 1 (1.49%) DNS
5 1 (1.49%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.49%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.49%) Skype
5 1 (1.49%) VLAN
5 1 (1.49%) VPN
5 1 (1.49%) WAN
5 1 (1.49%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.99%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (5.97%) AppScan
General
1 25 (37.31%) Finance
2 10 (14.93%) Banking
3 4 (5.97%) Retail
4 3 (4.48%) Legal
5 2 (2.99%) Advertising
5 2 (2.99%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.49%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.94%) .NET
2 3 (4.48%) .NET Framework
2 3 (4.48%) Regular Expression
2 3 (4.48%) XML
3 2 (2.99%) J2EE
3 2 (2.99%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (7.46%) Mainframe
1 5 (7.46%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (2.99%) Equities
3 2 (2.99%) Fixed Income
3 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.99%) SCADA
4 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.49%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.49%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.49%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (1.49%) Online Gambling
4 1 (1.49%) PKI
4 1 (1.49%) PMI
4 1 (1.49%) Reinsurance
4 1 (1.49%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.49%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.94%) Windows
2 6 (8.96%) Linux
2 6 (8.96%) Unix
3 5 (7.46%) zOS
4 4 (5.97%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.48%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.99%) Android
7 1 (1.49%) AIX
7 1 (1.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.88%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (17.91%) Information Security
3 9 (13.43%) Penetration Testing
4 8 (11.94%) Ethical Hacking
4 8 (11.94%) Risk Management
4 8 (11.94%) Security Testing
5 6 (8.96%) SIEM
6 5 (7.46%) BPMN
6 5 (7.46%) Risk Analysis
6 5 (7.46%) Software Engineering
6 5 (7.46%) UML
6 5 (7.46%) Web Application Development
7 4 (5.97%) Patch Management
7 4 (5.97%) Project Management
7 4 (5.97%) SDLC
7 4 (5.97%) Service Management
7 4 (5.97%) Threat Modelling
7 4 (5.97%) TOGAF
8 3 (4.48%) Threat Analysis
8 3 (4.48%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.40%) Java
2 8 (11.94%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.97%) C++
3 4 (5.97%) COBOL
3 4 (5.97%) PHP
3 4 (5.97%) Python
4 3 (4.48%) Ruby
5 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.49%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (22.39%) CISSP
2 11 (16.42%) CISM
3 6 (8.96%) CISA
4 5 (7.46%) CCNP
4 5 (7.46%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (5.97%) GIAC
6 3 (4.48%) CEH
6 3 (4.48%) CREST Certified
6 3 (4.48%) CRISC
6 3 (4.48%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.99%) CCDP
7 2 (2.99%) Degree
8 1 (1.49%) CNA
8 1 (1.49%) GCIA
8 1 (1.49%) GCIH
8 1 (1.49%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (1.49%) Novell Certification
8 1 (1.49%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.49%) QiCA
8 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.48%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.49%) QA
3 1 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (11.94%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.46%) RACF
3 2 (2.99%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.99%) UAG
3 2 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.49%) ACF2
4 1 (1.49%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (8.96%) HP Fortify
1 6 (8.96%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (5.97%) WebInspect
2 4 (5.97%) zSecure
3 3 (4.48%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (4.48%) Nagios
3 3 (4.48%) Puppet
3 3 (4.48%) SCCM
4 1 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.49%) QRadar
4 1 (1.49%) RSA Archer
4 1 (1.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (11.94%) Intel Security
1 8 (11.94%) Microsoft
1 8 (11.94%) Splunk
2 4 (5.97%) Veracode
3 3 (4.48%) ArcSight
4 2 (2.99%) Akamai
4 2 (2.99%) Cisco
4 2 (2.99%) Symantec
4 2 (2.99%) VMware
5 1 (1.49%) Brocade
5 1 (1.49%) FireEye
5 1 (1.49%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.49%) Lumension
5 1 (1.49%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.49%) Qualys
5 1 (1.49%) Riverbed
5 1 (1.49%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.49%) Sonus
5 1 (1.49%) Sun
5 1 (1.49%) Trustwave
City of London
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Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago