The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 374 382 376
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 25 36 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.16% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 25
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£431 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £413 £450
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21794 22443 24427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.69% 92.51% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14907 15270 15909
Average daily rate £425 £448 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% +5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 466 649
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Security Specialist
England

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 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 31 July 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 +16 3 £425 +6.25% 1
Uxbridge +1 1 £475 -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 27 (50.94%) Information Security
2 26 (49.06%) CISSP
3 18 (33.96%) Finance
4 13 (24.53%) Information Assurance
5 12 (22.64%) Network Security
5 12 (22.64%) Firewall
5 12 (22.64%) Security Management
6 11 (20.75%) Information Security Management
6 11 (20.75%) Penetration Testing
6 11 (20.75%) CISA
6 11 (20.75%) CISM
7 10 (18.87%) Intranet
7 10 (18.87%) ITIL
7 10 (18.87%) Banking
7 10 (18.87%) Management Information System
8 9 (16.98%) TCP/IP
8 9 (16.98%) Financial Institution
8 9 (16.98%) CheckPoint
8 9 (16.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 8 (15.09%) ISMS
9 8 (15.09%) SIEM
9 8 (15.09%) Juniper
10 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (13.21%) Internet
10 7 (13.21%) Project Management
10 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
10 7 (13.21%) Change Control
10 7 (13.21%) Cyber Security
10 7 (13.21%) Time Management
11 6 (11.32%) Degree

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (9.43%) CMS
1 5 (9.43%) Joomla!
2 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (9.43%) assyst
2 2 (3.77%) Magento
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.64%) Firewall
1 12 (22.64%) Network Security
2 10 (18.87%) Intranet
3 9 (16.98%) TCP/IP
4 7 (13.21%) Internet
5 4 (7.55%) DNS
6 3 (5.66%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (5.66%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (5.66%) LAN
6 3 (5.66%) WAN
7 2 (3.77%) DHCP
7 2 (3.77%) HTTP
7 2 (3.77%) BGP
7 2 (3.77%) FWSM
8 1 (1.89%) DMVPN
8 1 (1.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (1.89%) EIGRP
8 1 (1.89%) NetScreen
8 1 (1.89%) VPN
8 1 (1.89%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 18 (33.96%) Finance
2 10 (18.87%) Banking
3 9 (16.98%) Financial Institution
4 6 (11.32%) Law
5 4 (7.55%) Retail
5 4 (7.55%) Investment Banking
5 4 (7.55%) Marketing
6 3 (5.66%) Dutch Language
6 3 (5.66%) Legal
7 2 (3.77%) Retail Banking
7 2 (3.77%) International Banking
7 2 (3.77%) Games
8 1 (1.89%) Advertising
8 1 (1.89%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) .NET
2 1 (1.89%) JSP
2 1 (1.89%) Web Services
2 1 (1.89%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.89%) Spring
2 1 (1.89%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) Management Information System
2 6 (11.32%) E-Learning
2 6 (11.32%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.55%) Economics
4 2 (3.77%) Online Games
4 2 (3.77%) Clustering
4 2 (3.77%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.89%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.89%) Replication
5 1 (1.89%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.89%) CESG
5 1 (1.89%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.89%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.32%) Windows
2 3 (5.66%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.77%) Mac OS
3 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.89%) Linux
4 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (50.94%) Information Security
2 13 (24.53%) Information Assurance
3 12 (22.64%) Security Management
4 11 (20.75%) Information Security Management
4 11 (20.75%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (18.87%) ITIL
6 8 (15.09%) ISMS
6 8 (15.09%) SIEM
7 7 (13.21%) Change Control
7 7 (13.21%) Cyber Security
7 7 (13.21%) Time Management
7 7 (13.21%) Project Management
8 5 (9.43%) Ethical Hacking
9 4 (7.55%) E-Commerce
10 3 (5.66%) Data Security
10 3 (5.66%) Risk Management
10 3 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (5.66%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (5.66%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.66%) Java
1 3 (5.66%) SQL
2 2 (3.77%) PHP
3 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 26 (49.06%) CISSP
2 11 (20.75%) CISA
2 11 (20.75%) CISM
3 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (11.32%) Degree
4 6 (11.32%) GIAC
4 6 (11.32%) MCSE
5 5 (9.43%) CEH
6 3 (5.66%) CCNP
6 3 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.66%) CCSE
7 2 (3.77%) ISACA
7 2 (3.77%) CCSP
7 2 (3.77%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.89%) MCTS
8 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.89%) ISSAP
8 1 (1.89%) GCIH
8 1 (1.89%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (11.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (3.77%) COBIT
3 2 (3.77%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.77%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.66%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.77%) NFS
3 1 (1.89%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) SCCM
1 2 (3.77%) SCOM
1 2 (3.77%) Puppet
1 2 (3.77%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.89%) OpenView
2 1 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.89%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (16.98%) CheckPoint
2 8 (15.09%) Juniper
3 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
4 5 (9.43%) Cisco
5 4 (7.55%) F5
5 4 (7.55%) HP
6 2 (3.77%) Oracle
6 2 (3.77%) SAP
6 2 (3.77%) JD Edwards
6 2 (3.77%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.89%) Qualys
7 1 (1.89%) Infoblox
7 1 (1.89%) Imperva
7 1 (1.89%) Tufin
7 1 (1.89%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.89%) Apple
7 1 (1.89%) Dell
7 1 (1.89%) Citrix
7 1 (1.89%) Symantec
7 1 (1.89%) Remedy