Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Specialist was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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.

Security Specialist
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 232 241 256
Rank change year-on-year +9 +15 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 8 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.11% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.19% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 11
City of London median daily rate £475 £473 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +11.18% -5.56%
10th Percentile £420 £428 £381
90th Percentile £556 £592 £563
Central London median daily rate £488 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +2.63% +8.57% -2.78%
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 6642 6353 8750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 95.51% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5247 5051 6871
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £273
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 77 125
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.20
90th Percentile £29.29 £48.40 £38.05
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.21 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.19% -4.40% +9.09%

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in the City of London

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 Security Specialist in the City of London.

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

Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Specialist in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 City of London region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) Information Security
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (25.00%) Unix
3 2 (25.00%) Sun
3 2 (25.00%) CISSP
3 2 (25.00%) Novell Certification
3 2 (25.00%) CISM
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) Data Security
3 2 (25.00%) GCIA
3 2 (25.00%) GCIH
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Legal
3 2 (25.00%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (25.00%) GIAC
3 2 (25.00%) Computer Forensics
3 2 (25.00%) Network Design
3 2 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (25.00%) Network Security
3 2 (25.00%) Computer Security
3 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (25.00%) Information Security Governance
3 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (25.00%) E-Discovery
3 2 (25.00%) Malware Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Threat Detection
3 2 (25.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (25.00%) SANS

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) HTTP
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) SSL
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) Wireless
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Legal
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Information Security
2 2 (25.00%) Computer Forensics
2 2 (25.00%) Computer Security
2 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (25.00%) Data Security
2 2 (25.00%) E-Discovery
2 2 (25.00%) Forensic Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Information Security Governance
2 2 (25.00%) Malware Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Network Design
2 2 (25.00%) Strategic Thinking
2 2 (25.00%) Threat Detection
2 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Data Management
3 1 (12.50%) Disk Encryption
3 1 (12.50%) Security Auditing
3 1 (12.50%) Security Operations
3 1 (12.50%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CISM
1 2 (25.00%) CISSP
1 2 (25.00%) GCIA
1 2 (25.00%) GCIH
1 2 (25.00%) GIAC
1 2 (25.00%) Network+ Certification
1 2 (25.00%) Novell Certification
1 2 (25.00%) SANS
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) CSIRT
1 2 (25.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Sun
2 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
2 1 (12.50%) Forcepoint
2 1 (12.50%) LogRhythm
2 1 (12.50%) Sophos
2 1 (12.50%) Splunk
2 1 (12.50%) Symantec