Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Specialist was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in 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
England > London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 552 539 544
Rank change year-on-year -13 +5 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 82 68 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.18% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.16% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 49 41
London median daily rate £513 £475 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% -8.65% +15.56%
10th Percentile £398 £395 £400
90th Percentile £707 £618 £600
England median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +11.76%
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 43845 42658 44659
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 95.00% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 31743 30364 31460
London median daily rate £493 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +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 544 553 695
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.62 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +3.24% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.15 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in London

Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Specialist in London

Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Specialist in London

Security Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Specialist in London

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 Security Specialist within the London region over the 6 months to 19 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 -7 12 £488 +2.63% 2
West London -5 8 £600 +45.45%
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 London region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 35 (42.68%) CISSP
2 33 (40.24%) Information Security
3 29 (35.37%) Finance
4 27 (32.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (32.93%) SIEM
4 27 (32.93%) Cybersecurity
5 25 (30.49%) Amazon AWS
6 22 (26.83%) Penetration Testing
7 19 (23.17%) Vulnerability Management
7 19 (23.17%) CISA
8 18 (21.95%) PCI DSS
8 18 (21.95%) Security Operations
9 17 (20.73%) CISM
10 16 (19.51%) Intrusion Detection
10 16 (19.51%) Firewall
10 16 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (15.85%) SAN
12 12 (14.63%) Security Architecture
12 12 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
13 11 (13.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 11 (13.41%) GDPR
14 10 (12.20%) Linux
15 9 (10.98%) Migration
15 9 (10.98%) DevOps
15 9 (10.98%) Incident Management
15 9 (10.98%) Network Security
15 9 (10.98%) Continuous Improvement
16 8 (9.76%) Data Protection
16 8 (9.76%) Mobile Device Management
16 8 (9.76%) Data Centre

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 4 (4.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 4 (4.88%) Drupal
1 4 (4.88%) WordPress
2 1 (1.22%) IIS
2 1 (1.22%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 25 (30.49%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (7.32%) Office 365
4 5 (6.10%) IaaS
5 3 (3.66%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (3.66%) PaaS
6 2 (2.44%) SaaS
7 1 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.22%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 16 (19.51%) Firewall
1 16 (19.51%) Intrusion Detection
2 13 (15.85%) SAN
3 9 (10.98%) Network Security
4 7 (8.54%) TCP/IP
5 6 (7.32%) LAN
5 6 (7.32%) WAN
6 5 (6.10%) HTTP
6 5 (6.10%) NAS
7 4 (4.88%) Internet
7 4 (4.88%) MPLS
7 4 (4.88%) OSPF
7 4 (4.88%) WLAN
8 3 (3.66%) HTTPS
8 3 (3.66%) Intranet
8 3 (3.66%) IPsec
8 3 (3.66%) SSH
9 2 (2.44%) BIG-IP
9 2 (2.44%) Kerberos
9 2 (2.44%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Burp Suite
1 1 (1.22%) Metasploit
General
1 29 (35.37%) Finance
2 6 (7.32%) Banking
3 4 (4.88%) Law
4 3 (3.66%) Automotive
5 2 (2.44%) Legal
6 1 (1.22%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.10%) Web Services
2 4 (4.88%) .NET
3 2 (2.44%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 8 (9.76%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.76%) Management Information System
2 8 (9.76%) PKI
3 4 (4.88%) Cyber Attack
3 4 (4.88%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (4.88%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.44%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.44%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.44%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.22%) Shadow IT
6 1 (1.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.20%) Linux
2 8 (9.76%) Windows
3 4 (4.88%) CentOS
4 2 (2.44%) Unix
5 1 (1.22%) Android
5 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.22%) Solaris
5 1 (1.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (40.24%) Information Security
2 27 (32.93%) Cybersecurity
2 27 (32.93%) SIEM
3 22 (26.83%) Penetration Testing
4 19 (23.17%) Vulnerability Management
5 18 (21.95%) Security Operations
6 16 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (14.63%) Security Architecture
8 9 (10.98%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (10.98%) DevOps
8 9 (10.98%) Incident Management
8 9 (10.98%) Migration
9 8 (9.76%) Data Protection
9 8 (9.76%) Mobile Device Management
9 8 (9.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 7 (8.54%) Change Management
10 7 (8.54%) Identity Management
10 7 (8.54%) ITIL
10 7 (8.54%) Patch Management
11 6 (7.32%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.10%) Bash Shell
1 5 (6.10%) Python
1 5 (6.10%) Ruby
2 4 (4.88%) SQL
3 3 (3.66%) C-shell
3 3 (3.66%) Java
3 3 (3.66%) Korn
3 3 (3.66%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.44%) C
4 2 (2.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 35 (42.68%) CISSP
2 19 (23.17%) CISA
3 17 (20.73%) CISM
4 8 (9.76%) CEH
4 8 (9.76%) SANS
5 7 (8.54%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (7.32%) Degree
7 5 (6.10%) CCNP
7 5 (6.10%) CRISC
8 4 (4.88%) CCSE
8 4 (4.88%) CISMP
8 4 (4.88%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 4 (4.88%) Security Cleared
9 3 (3.66%) DV Cleared
9 3 (3.66%) GIAC
10 2 (2.44%) CCSP
10 2 (2.44%) GCIA
10 2 (2.44%) GCIH
10 2 (2.44%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (2.44%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (32.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (21.95%) PCI DSS
3 11 (13.41%) GDPR
4 8 (9.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (4.88%) PA-DSS
5 4 (4.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (4.88%) SAS 70
6 1 (1.22%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (1.22%) PMO
6 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 7 (8.54%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.88%) Hyper-V
2 4 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.66%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 4 (4.88%) Nessus
1 4 (4.88%) SCCM
1 4 (4.88%) SCOM
2 2 (2.44%) Ansible
2 2 (2.44%) CSIRT
2 2 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.44%) OSSEC
2 2 (2.44%) Packer
2 2 (2.44%) Terraform
3 1 (1.22%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (1.22%) Nmap
3 1 (1.22%) QRadar
Vendors
1 8 (9.76%) McAfee
1 8 (9.76%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.54%) CheckPoint
3 6 (7.32%) Cisco
3 6 (7.32%) Citrix
3 6 (7.32%) Splunk
4 5 (6.10%) Palo Alto
5 4 (4.88%) Adobe
5 4 (4.88%) CommVault
5 4 (4.88%) EMC
5 4 (4.88%) EqualLogic
5 4 (4.88%) Juniper
5 4 (4.88%) NetApp
5 4 (4.88%) Qualys
5 4 (4.88%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (4.88%) Sitecore
5 4 (4.88%) SolarWinds
5 4 (4.88%) Symantec
5 4 (4.88%) Trustwave
5 4 (4.88%) Veeam