Period
to 20 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Information Security Specialist was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 247 246 -
Rank change year-on-year -1 - +280
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.058% 0.015% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.015% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
City of London median daily rate £550 - -
Central London median daily rate £550 - -
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 6,614 6,502 6,360
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.43% 94.81% 95.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,233 5,109 5,060
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £308
90th Percentile £675 £675 £651
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 87 77
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +2.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.70 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.75 £44.05
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.40 £17.25
% change year-on-year +1.66% +6.64% -4.17%

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 20 October 2018.

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 20 October 2018, 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 4 (100.00%) Information Security
2 3 (75.00%) Network Security
2 3 (75.00%) CISSP
3 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Advertising
3 2 (50.00%) CompTIA Security+
3 2 (50.00%) GDPR
3 2 (50.00%) Wealth Management
4 1 (25.00%) Qualys
4 1 (25.00%) Privileged Access Management
4 1 (25.00%) PSD2
4 1 (25.00%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (25.00%) SABSA
4 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (25.00%) GIAC
4 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (25.00%) Open Source
4 1 (25.00%) OSSEC
4 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) SIEM
4 1 (25.00%) Legal
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (25.00%) CISM
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall

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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) IPsec
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
General
1 2 (50.00%) Advertising
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (50.00%) Wealth Management
3 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (25.00%) IT Governance
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Privileged Access Management
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (25.00%) SABSA
3 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) SIEM
3 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CISSP
2 2 (50.00%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (25.00%) CEH
3 1 (25.00%) CISM
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) GIAC
3 1 (25.00%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) GDPR
2 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (25.00%) PSD2
2 1 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Nessus
1 1 (25.00%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Qualys