Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Security Specialist was £506 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 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.

IT Security Specialist
England > London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 619 602 602
Rank change year-on-year -17 0 +6
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 20 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.042% 0.013% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.014% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 10
London median daily rate £506 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +4.81% -1.18%
10th Percentile £438 £450 £400
90th Percentile £538 £588 £601
England median daily rate £488 £511 £525
% change year-on-year -4.65% -2.62% +37.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44704 42967 43917
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 94.99% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32366 30551 30963
London median daily rate £498 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.15% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 561 677
London median hourly rate £20.47 £19.50 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.96% +3.48% +7.69%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

IT Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Security Specialist in London

IT Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Security Specialist in London

IT 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 IT Security Specialist within the London region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London 0 4 £475 -5.00% 1
IT Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT 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 IT Security Specialist in the job title.

1 15 (75.00%) SIEM
2 12 (60.00%) CISSP
3 11 (55.00%) CISA
3 11 (55.00%) CISM
3 11 (55.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 11 (55.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 11 (55.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (55.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 10 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (45.00%) Finance
6 8 (40.00%) Migration
6 8 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (40.00%) PCI DSS
6 8 (40.00%) Incident Management
6 8 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (40.00%) Data Centre
6 8 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 8 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 6 (30.00%) Information Security
7 6 (30.00%) ITIL
8 5 (25.00%) SAN
8 5 (25.00%) CRISC
8 5 (25.00%) NAS
8 5 (25.00%) Converged Infrastructure
9 4 (20.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 3 (15.00%) Patch Management
10 3 (15.00%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (15.00%) Automotive
11 2 (10.00%) Project Management

IT Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 1 (5.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Cloudflare
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (55.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (25.00%) NAS
2 5 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (5.00%) Firewall
3 1 (5.00%) FTP
3 1 (5.00%) HTTP
3 1 (5.00%) Internet
3 1 (5.00%) LAN
3 1 (5.00%) LDAP
3 1 (5.00%) SMTP
3 1 (5.00%) SSH
3 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.00%) VPN
3 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Automotive
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 11 (55.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 8 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (15.00%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (10.00%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (5.00%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Android
1 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
1 1 (5.00%) Solaris
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) SIEM
2 11 (55.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 10 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (40.00%) Incident Management
4 8 (40.00%) Migration
4 8 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 8 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (30.00%) Information Security
5 6 (30.00%) ITIL
6 5 (25.00%) Converged Infrastructure
7 3 (15.00%) Patch Management
8 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
8 2 (10.00%) Project Management
8 2 (10.00%) Security Monitoring
8 2 (10.00%) Server Hardening
9 1 (5.00%) Analytics
9 1 (5.00%) DevOps
9 1 (5.00%) Malware Analysis
9 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) CISSP
2 11 (55.00%) CISA
2 11 (55.00%) CISM
3 5 (25.00%) CRISC
4 4 (20.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
5 2 (10.00%) Degree
6 1 (5.00%) IISP
6 1 (5.00%) ISACA
6 1 (5.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 1 (5.00%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (55.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 8 (40.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 1 (5.00%) Nessus
1 1 (5.00%) Nmap
1 1 (5.00%) QRadar
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) ArcSight
1 1 (5.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (5.00%) Forcepoint
1 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
1 1 (5.00%) LogRhythm
1 1 (5.00%) Qualys
1 1 (5.00%) Splunk
1 1 (5.00%) Symantec