The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Administrator role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Administrator
Rank 611 586 570
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Security Administrator 15 26 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.050% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.053% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 21 16
Average daily rate £283 £325 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.07% -35.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £170 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £450 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £363 £173
% change year-on-year
-51.72% +110.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £9.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.52% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £9.50 -
% change year-on-year
+110.52% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48620 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31221 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Security Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Administrator in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Administrator within the UK.

Security Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Security Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Administrator within the UK.

Security Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Security Administrator
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
England -17 12 £365 +12.30% 5
London +6 6 £450 +63.63% 2
South East +16 3 £163 - 1
Hampshire +6 3 £163 -
Yorkshire - 3 - -
Pudsey - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 £188 -
Scotland - 2 £188 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Harrow - 1 £560 -
Southampton - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 £165 -
Northallerton - 1 - -

Security Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Administrator 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 Administrator in their job title.

1 17 (44.74%) Cisco
2 15 (39.47%) Firewall
3 12 (31.58%) CheckPoint
4 10 (26.32%) TCP/IP
5 9 (23.68%) WAN
6 8 (21.05%) VPN
6 8 (21.05%) Linux
6 8 (21.05%) LAN
6 8 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (21.05%) Internet
6 8 (21.05%) Information Security
6 8 (21.05%) Wireless
6 8 (21.05%) Network Security
7 6 (15.79%) Ethernet
7 6 (15.79%) WLAN
7 6 (15.79%) CCNA
7 6 (15.79%) Banking
8 5 (13.16%) Finance
8 5 (13.16%) Legal
8 5 (13.16%) CCSA
9 4 (10.53%) CCSE
9 4 (10.53%) Bash Shell
9 4 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (10.53%) DNS
9 4 (10.53%) Perl
9 4 (10.53%) Unix
9 4 (10.53%) Change Management
9 4 (10.53%) Juniper
9 4 (10.53%) CCNP
9 4 (10.53%) Intel Security

Security Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Administrator 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 Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.89%) Apache
2 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 15 (39.47%) Firewall
2 10 (26.32%) TCP/IP
3 9 (23.68%) WAN
4 8 (21.05%) Internet
4 8 (21.05%) LAN
4 8 (21.05%) Network Security
4 8 (21.05%) VPN
4 8 (21.05%) Wireless
5 6 (15.79%) Ethernet
5 6 (15.79%) WLAN
6 4 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (10.53%) DNS
7 3 (7.89%) DHCP
7 3 (7.89%) MRTG
7 3 (7.89%) OSPF
8 2 (5.26%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (5.26%) IPv4
8 2 (5.26%) Junos
8 2 (5.26%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 6 (15.79%) Banking
2 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Legal
3 2 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Advertising
4 1 (2.63%) Publishing
4 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
1 2 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
1 2 (5.26%) PKI
2 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Linux
2 4 (10.53%) Unix
3 3 (7.89%) Windows
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) Information Security
2 4 (10.53%) Change Management
3 3 (7.89%) Change Control
3 3 (7.89%) High Availability
3 3 (7.89%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (7.89%) Security Operations
4 2 (5.26%) DDoS Mitigation
4 2 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.26%) E-Discovery
4 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.26%) Internal Audit
4 2 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (5.26%) Network Design
4 2 (5.26%) SIEM
4 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.63%) Data Entry
5 1 (2.63%) ISMS
5 1 (2.63%) ITIL
5 1 (2.63%) Network Security Management
5 1 (2.63%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) Bash Shell
1 4 (10.53%) Perl
2 2 (5.26%) C#
2 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.26%) Python
2 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
2 2 (5.26%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (15.79%) CCNA
3 5 (13.16%) CCSA
4 4 (10.53%) CCNP
4 4 (10.53%) CCSE
5 3 (7.89%) CISSP
6 2 (5.26%) Degree
7 1 (2.63%) CCVP
7 1 (2.63%) GIAC
7 1 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (2.63%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) Firmware
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) Nagios
2 2 (5.26%) EnCase
2 2 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (5.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.63%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 17 (44.74%) Cisco
2 12 (31.58%) CheckPoint
3 4 (10.53%) Intel Security
3 4 (10.53%) Juniper
4 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.89%) Riverbed
4 3 (7.89%) Symantec
5 2 (5.26%) Blue Coat
5 2 (5.26%) CA
5 2 (5.26%) Infoblox
5 2 (5.26%) Intel
5 2 (5.26%) IronPort
5 2 (5.26%) SAP
5 2 (5.26%) Sourcefire
6 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.63%) Remedy
6 1 (2.63%) VMware