The median contractor rate for a Security Specialist was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 381 408 349
Rank change year-on-year +27 -59  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 27 31 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.14% 0.14% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.15% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 26 41
Median daily rate £450 £533 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.49% +14.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £375 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £68.00

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 18549 21328 20201
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.82% 95.03% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 13193 15310 13939
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 285 368
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 -1 7 £425 -12.82% 3
Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 22 (40.00%) Finance
2 20 (36.36%) Network Security
3 19 (34.55%) Firewall
4 17 (30.91%) CheckPoint
5 16 (29.09%) Cisco
5 16 (29.09%) CISSP
6 14 (25.45%) Information Security
7 11 (20.00%) CISM
7 11 (20.00%) Juniper
7 11 (20.00%) F5
8 10 (18.18%) Fortinet
8 10 (18.18%) Unix
9 8 (14.55%) Windows
9 8 (14.55%) Blue Coat
9 8 (14.55%) Infoblox
10 7 (12.73%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (12.73%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (12.73%) Security Operations
10 7 (12.73%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (10.91%) CCNP
11 6 (10.91%) DNS
11 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
11 6 (10.91%) Linux
11 6 (10.91%) SQL
11 6 (10.91%) Palo Alto
11 6 (10.91%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (10.91%) PCI DSS
12 5 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (9.09%) SIEM
12 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills

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:

Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS Office
2 3 (5.45%) MS Project
2 3 (5.45%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.82%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (36.36%) Network Security
2 19 (34.55%) Firewall
3 6 (10.91%) DNS
4 5 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (9.09%) DHCP
4 5 (9.09%) OSPF
5 4 (7.27%) BGP
5 4 (7.27%) BIG-IP
5 4 (7.27%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (7.27%) Ethernet
5 4 (7.27%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
6 3 (5.45%) EIGRP
6 3 (5.45%) Fast Ethernet
6 3 (5.45%) Gigabit Ethernet
6 3 (5.45%) IPsec
6 3 (5.45%) MPLS
6 3 (5.45%) SNMP
6 3 (5.45%) TACACS
6 3 (5.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Metasploit
General
1 22 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Legal
3 2 (3.64%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Advertising
4 1 (1.82%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.82%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) HTML
1 2 (3.64%) REST
1 2 (3.64%) SailPoint
1 2 (3.64%) SOAP
1 2 (3.64%) SPML
1 2 (3.64%) XML
2 1 (1.82%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.27%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.27%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (3.64%) PMI
4 1 (1.82%) CESG
4 1 (1.82%) Equities
4 1 (1.82%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.82%) Fintech
4 1 (1.82%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.82%) NHS
4 1 (1.82%) Replication
4 1 (1.82%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.82%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.18%) Unix
2 8 (14.55%) Windows
3 6 (10.91%) Linux
4 2 (3.64%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.82%) Kali Linux
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.45%) Information Security
2 7 (12.73%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (12.73%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (12.73%) Security Operations
3 6 (10.91%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (9.09%) Identity Management
4 5 (9.09%) SIEM
5 4 (7.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (7.27%) Identity Access Management
5 4 (7.27%) Practice Management
5 4 (7.27%) Problem Management
5 4 (7.27%) Project Management
6 3 (5.45%) BCP
6 3 (5.45%) Business Continuity
6 3 (5.45%) Data Loss Prevention
6 3 (5.45%) Data Privacy
6 3 (5.45%) Network Design
6 3 (5.45%) PRINCE2
6 3 (5.45%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (5.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.91%) SQL
2 3 (5.45%) Java
3 2 (3.64%) Perl
3 2 (3.64%) Python
3 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.82%) Ruby
4 1 (1.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (29.09%) CISSP
2 11 (20.00%) CISM
3 7 (12.73%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (10.91%) CCNP
5 4 (7.27%) CCSP
5 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.45%) CCSE
6 3 (5.45%) Degree
6 3 (5.45%) SANS
7 2 (3.64%) APMP
7 2 (3.64%) CEH
7 2 (3.64%) CREST Certified
7 2 (3.64%) CRISC
7 2 (3.64%) GIAC
7 2 (3.64%) PMI Certification
7 2 (3.64%) PMP
7 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.82%) CCSA
8 1 (1.82%) GCIA
8 1 (1.82%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) PCI DSS
2 4 (7.27%) GDPR
2 4 (7.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.64%) P3O
4 1 (1.82%) COBIT
4 1 (1.82%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.82%) PMO
4 1 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.45%) vCloud
3 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.82%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (1.82%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (1.82%) EnCase
2 1 (1.82%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.82%) Nagios
2 1 (1.82%) Nessus
2 1 (1.82%) SCCM
2 1 (1.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (30.91%) CheckPoint
2 16 (29.09%) Cisco
3 11 (20.00%) F5
3 11 (20.00%) Juniper
4 10 (18.18%) Fortinet
5 8 (14.55%) Blue Coat
5 8 (14.55%) Infoblox
6 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
6 6 (10.91%) Palo Alto
7 4 (7.27%) Citrix
7 4 (7.27%) Intel Security
7 4 (7.27%) VMware
8 3 (5.45%) Arista
8 3 (5.45%) Oracle
9 2 (3.64%) CA
9 2 (3.64%) CyberArk
9 2 (3.64%) HP
9 2 (3.64%) Intel
9 2 (3.64%) Reuters
9 2 (3.64%) Splunk
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