The median contractor rate for a Senior Security Specialist was £475 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.

Senior Security Specialist
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 406 433 400
Rank change year-on-year +27 -33  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Security Specialist 2 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.010% 0.027% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.028% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
Median daily rate £475 £500 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +14.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 - £400
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 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%  

Senior Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Security Specialist in London

Senior Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Security Specialist in London

Senior 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 Senior 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 -5 1 - -
Senior Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Senior 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 Senior Security Specialist in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) CISM
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (66.67%) Vulnerability Management
1 2 (66.67%) SANS
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (33.33%) Security Operations
2 1 (33.33%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Threat Detection
2 1 (33.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) WorldPay
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Fintech
2 1 (33.33%) CREST Certified
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (33.33%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (33.33%) GIAC
2 1 (33.33%) Fixed Income
2 1 (33.33%) Equities
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment

Senior 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Financial Institution
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Equities
2 1 (33.33%) Fintech
2 1 (33.33%) Fixed Income
2 1 (33.33%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security
1 2 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Network Design
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Security Management
2 1 (33.33%) Security Operations
2 1 (33.33%) Threat Detection
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CISM
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) SANS
2 1 (33.33%) CEH
2 1 (33.33%) CNA
2 1 (33.33%) CREST Certified
2 1 (33.33%) GCIA
2 1 (33.33%) GCIH
2 1 (33.33%) GIAC
2 1 (33.33%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Novell Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Sun
1 1 (33.33%) WorldPay