Period
to 26 June 2019

The median contractor rate for an Information Security Specialist was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 26 June 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Information Security Specialist
Central London > City of London
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 231 245 236
Rank change year-on-year +14 -9 -
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 7 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.11% 0.058% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.061% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
City of London median daily rate £625 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.58% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £421 £390 £413
90th Percentile £663 £575 £438
Central London median daily rate £625 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +31.58% +11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,061 6,581 6,014
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.88% 94.79% 95.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,679 5,196 4,611
City of London median daily rate £520 £500 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +1.01% +4.21%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £308
90th Percentile £675 £688 £669
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 112 69
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +5.23% -11.12%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £12.52
90th Percentile £56.23 £33.00 £30.07
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year +12.30% +10.00% -15.00%

Information Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Information Security Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Specialist in the City of London

Information Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Information Security Specialist in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security Specialist in the City of London

Information Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Specialist in the City of London over the 6 months to 26 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security Specialist in the City of London

Information Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, Information Security Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Information Security Specialist in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Information Security
2 6 (85.71%) CISA
2 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 6 (85.71%) CISSP
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) Linux
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (42.86%) Project Management
4 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (42.86%) Military
4 3 (42.86%) CEH
4 3 (42.86%) CISM
4 3 (42.86%) Information Security Management
4 3 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (42.86%) CHFI
4 3 (42.86%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (42.86%) Investment Management
4 3 (42.86%) PCI DSS
4 3 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (42.86%) Change Control
4 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (42.86%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 3 (42.86%) Decision-Making
4 3 (42.86%) NIST
5 2 (28.57%) IT Governance
5 2 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
6 1 (14.29%) SIEM
6 1 (14.29%) Jamf Pro

Information Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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:

General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Information Security
2 3 (42.86%) Change Control
2 3 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (42.86%) Decision-Making
2 3 (42.86%) Information Security Management
2 3 (42.86%) Investment Management
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Risk Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) IT Governance
3 2 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (14.29%) Antivirus Management
4 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) SIEM
4 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) CISA
1 6 (85.71%) CISSP
2 3 (42.86%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 3 (42.86%) CEH
2 3 (42.86%) CHFI
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (42.86%) NIST
1 3 (42.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Rapid7