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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 394 421 399
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 43 25 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.11% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 19 33
Median daily rate £475 £505 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.94% +18.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £410 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £610 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
21551 22395 23085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.91% 94.71% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 15332 15718 15678
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 £265
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 254 329 439
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.60 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +33 7 £470 +4.44% 1
Docklands, London - 1 £500 -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 24 (29.63%) Firewall
2 20 (24.69%) Finance
2 20 (24.69%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (17.28%) Information Security
3 14 (17.28%) CISSP
4 13 (16.05%) Java
4 13 (16.05%) Windows
4 13 (16.05%) Security Cleared
5 12 (14.81%) Banking
6 11 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (13.58%) Linux
6 11 (13.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (12.35%) Security Testing
7 10 (12.35%) Internet
7 10 (12.35%) CISM
8 9 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
9 8 (9.88%) JavaScript
9 8 (9.88%) .NET
9 8 (9.88%) SC Cleared
10 7 (8.64%) Vulnerability Management
10 7 (8.64%) SIEM
10 7 (8.64%) Ruby
10 7 (8.64%) Python
10 7 (8.64%) Service Management
10 7 (8.64%) Risk Management
10 7 (8.64%) HP Fortify
11 6 (7.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 6 (7.41%) DDoS Mitigation
11 6 (7.41%) Law
11 6 (7.41%) Legal

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 5 (6.17%) IIS
2 2 (2.47%) nginx
3 1 (1.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) MS Office
2 1 (1.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (6.17%) Office 365
2 3 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.70%) Google Apps
2 3 (3.70%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 24 (29.63%) Firewall
2 10 (12.35%) Internet
3 6 (7.41%) DNS
3 6 (7.41%) SSL
3 6 (7.41%) VPN
4 5 (6.17%) Network Security
4 5 (6.17%) Reverse Proxy
5 4 (4.94%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (3.70%) LAN
6 3 (3.70%) WAN
6 3 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.47%) Intranet
8 1 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.23%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (1.23%) DHCP
8 1 (1.23%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.23%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.23%) VLAN
8 1 (1.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.47%) Data Mining
2 2 (2.47%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (6.17%) AppScan
2 2 (2.47%) CircleCI
2 2 (2.47%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.47%) Travis CI
3 1 (1.23%) JMeter
3 1 (1.23%) JUnit
3 1 (1.23%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.23%) Selenium
3 1 (1.23%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.23%) Zephyr
General
1 20 (24.69%) Finance
2 12 (14.81%) Banking
3 6 (7.41%) Law
3 6 (7.41%) Legal
4 3 (3.70%) Retail
5 2 (2.47%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.23%) Back Office
6 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.88%) .NET
2 3 (3.70%) .NET Framework
2 3 (3.70%) Regular Expression
2 3 (3.70%) XML
3 2 (2.47%) J2EE
3 2 (2.47%) Middleware
3 2 (2.47%) Web Services
4 1 (1.23%) OAuth
4 1 (1.23%) SAML
4 1 (1.23%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 6 (7.41%) Management Information System
1 6 (7.41%) PKI
2 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.17%) Mainframe
3 4 (4.94%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.70%) CESG
5 2 (2.47%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.47%) Equities
5 2 (2.47%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.47%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.47%) SCADA
5 2 (2.47%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.23%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.23%) Fintech
6 1 (1.23%) Online Gambling
6 1 (1.23%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.23%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.05%) Windows
2 11 (13.58%) Linux
3 6 (7.41%) Unix
4 5 (6.17%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.94%) zOS
6 3 (3.70%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.47%) Android
8 1 (1.23%) AIX
8 1 (1.23%) Solaris
8 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.69%) Cybersecurity
2 14 (17.28%) Information Security
3 11 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (12.35%) Security Testing
5 9 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (8.64%) Risk Management
6 7 (8.64%) Service Management
6 7 (8.64%) SIEM
6 7 (8.64%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (7.41%) DDoS Mitigation
8 5 (6.17%) BPMN
8 5 (6.17%) Incident Management
8 5 (6.17%) ITIL
8 5 (6.17%) Open Source
8 5 (6.17%) PRINCE2
8 5 (6.17%) Software Engineering
8 5 (6.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (6.17%) UML
8 5 (6.17%) Web Application Development
9 4 (4.94%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.05%) Java
2 8 (9.88%) JavaScript
3 7 (8.64%) Python
3 7 (8.64%) Ruby
4 6 (7.41%) PHP
5 5 (6.17%) C++
6 4 (4.94%) COBOL
7 2 (2.47%) Perl
8 1 (1.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (17.28%) CISSP
2 13 (16.05%) Security Cleared
3 10 (12.35%) CISM
4 8 (9.88%) SC Cleared
5 6 (7.41%) CISA
6 5 (6.17%) DV Cleared
7 4 (4.94%) APMP
7 4 (4.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (3.70%) Degree
9 2 (2.47%) CCNP
9 2 (2.47%) CEH
9 2 (2.47%) CHECK Team Member
9 2 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.47%) CREST Certified
9 2 (2.47%) CRISC
9 2 (2.47%) SANS
10 1 (1.23%) CNA
10 1 (1.23%) GIAC
10 1 (1.23%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (1.23%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.70%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.23%) RMADS
4 1 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.17%) Hyper-V
1 5 (6.17%) ISA Server
2 4 (4.94%) RACF
3 3 (3.70%) Snort
3 3 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.23%) Shibboleth
4 1 (1.23%) UAG
4 1 (1.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (8.64%) HP Fortify
2 4 (4.94%) WebInspect
2 4 (4.94%) zSecure
3 3 (3.70%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (3.70%) Nagios
3 3 (3.70%) Puppet
3 3 (3.70%) SCCM
4 2 (2.47%) Nessus
5 1 (1.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.23%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 6 (7.41%) Akamai
1 6 (7.41%) Cisco
1 6 (7.41%) Microsoft
1 6 (7.41%) Splunk
1 6 (7.41%) VMware
2 5 (6.17%) CheckPoint
2 5 (6.17%) Forcepoint
3 4 (4.94%) Veracode
4 3 (3.70%) FireEye
4 3 (3.70%) Google
4 3 (3.70%) Juniper
4 3 (3.70%) Symantec
5 1 (1.23%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.23%) HP
5 1 (1.23%) IBM
5 1 (1.23%) Intel Security
5 1 (1.23%) Lumension
5 1 (1.23%) SAP
5 1 (1.23%) Sonus
5 1 (1.23%) Sun