The median contractor rate for a Security Specialist was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 400 390 415
Rank change year-on-year -10 +25  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 18 34 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.088% 0.16% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.17% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 30 12
Median daily rate £450 £538 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.27% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £350 £465
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £700 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +3.33% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19415 20367 22175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.27% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13846 14783 15457
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 225 377
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -5.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Security Specialist in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London 0 5 £500 -4.76%
Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 15 (35.71%) Finance
2 13 (30.95%) Information Security
2 13 (30.95%) CISSP
3 12 (28.57%) Firewall
3 12 (28.57%) Network Security
4 10 (23.81%) Unix
5 8 (19.05%) CheckPoint
5 8 (19.05%) CISM
6 7 (16.67%) Fortinet
6 7 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (16.67%) Windows
6 7 (16.67%) F5
7 6 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (14.29%) Cisco
7 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 6 (14.29%) Management Information System
8 5 (11.90%) BIG-IP
8 5 (11.90%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (11.90%) DNS
8 5 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (11.90%) CCNP
8 5 (11.90%) DHCP
8 5 (11.90%) Citrix
8 5 (11.90%) OSPF
8 5 (11.90%) Project Management
8 5 (11.90%) DevOps
8 5 (11.90%) PCI DSS
8 5 (11.90%) Problem Management
9 4 (9.52%) Cisco ASA

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 (2.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
1 3 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.38%) IaaS
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.38%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) SaaS
2 1 (2.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (28.57%) Firewall
1 12 (28.57%) Network Security
2 5 (11.90%) BIG-IP
2 5 (11.90%) DHCP
2 5 (11.90%) DNS
2 5 (11.90%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (11.90%) OSPF
3 4 (9.52%) BGP
3 4 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (9.52%) Ethernet
4 3 (7.14%) EIGRP
4 3 (7.14%) Fast Ethernet
4 3 (7.14%) HSRP
4 3 (7.14%) MPLS
4 3 (7.14%) Multicast
4 3 (7.14%) NetScaler
4 3 (7.14%) SNMP
4 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.14%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) Big Data
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (35.71%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Legal
3 3 (7.14%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Law
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) HTML
1 2 (4.76%) REST
1 2 (4.76%) SailPoint
1 2 (4.76%) SOAP
1 2 (4.76%) SPML
1 2 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.76%) PMI
4 1 (2.38%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (2.38%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (2.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.38%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.38%) Fintech
4 1 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.38%) Replication
4 1 (2.38%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.81%) Unix
2 7 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (4.76%) Linux
3 2 (4.76%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) Information Security
2 7 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (11.90%) DevOps
4 5 (11.90%) Problem Management
4 5 (11.90%) Project Management
5 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (9.52%) Practice Management
6 3 (7.14%) BCP
6 3 (7.14%) Business Continuity
6 3 (7.14%) E-Discovery
6 3 (7.14%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (7.14%) Identity Management
6 3 (7.14%) Network Design
6 3 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (7.14%) Risk Management
6 3 (7.14%) Security Operations
6 3 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) SQL
2 2 (4.76%) Java
2 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (30.95%) CISSP
2 8 (19.05%) CISM
3 5 (11.90%) CCNP
3 5 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (9.52%) SANS
5 3 (7.14%) CCSP
5 3 (7.14%) Degree
5 3 (7.14%) GIAC
6 2 (4.76%) APMP
6 2 (4.76%) CCSE
6 2 (4.76%) CISA
6 2 (4.76%) CNA
6 2 (4.76%) GCIA
6 2 (4.76%) GCIH
6 2 (4.76%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (4.76%) Novell Certification
6 2 (4.76%) PMI Certification
6 2 (4.76%) PMP
7 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) PCI DSS
2 3 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.76%) GDPR
3 2 (4.76%) P3O
4 1 (2.38%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (2.38%) PA-DSS
4 1 (2.38%) PMO
4 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.38%) SAS 70
4 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.14%) vCloud
3 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.38%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (2.38%) EnCase
2 1 (2.38%) Nagios
2 1 (2.38%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) CheckPoint
2 7 (16.67%) F5
2 7 (16.67%) Fortinet
3 6 (14.29%) Cisco
3 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 5 (11.90%) Citrix
5 4 (9.52%) Blue Coat
5 4 (9.52%) Juniper
5 4 (9.52%) VMware
6 3 (7.14%) Arista
6 3 (7.14%) Infoblox
6 3 (7.14%) Oracle
6 3 (7.14%) Palo Alto
7 2 (4.76%) CA
7 2 (4.76%) Intel
7 2 (4.76%) McAfee
7 2 (4.76%) Reuters
7 2 (4.76%) Symantec
7 2 (4.76%) WorldPay
8 1 (2.38%) HP
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