The median contractor rate for a Senior Security Specialist was - per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 22 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.

Senior Security Specialist
England / London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 415 428 426
Rank change year-on-year +13 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Security Specialist 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.005% 0.014% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.015% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 - -
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 19665 20680 22203
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.86% 95.26% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14033 15001 15472
Median daily rate £500 £463 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +3.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 230 384
Median hourly rate £19.82 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.11% -3.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.57 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 June 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%) Risk Assessment
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) CISA
2 1 (33.33%) CISM
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Security Management
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) CEH
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (33.33%) CRISC
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) WorldPay
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC

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 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security
1 2 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) IT Audit
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Security Management
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Threat Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
2 1 (33.33%) CEH
2 1 (33.33%) CISA
2 1 (33.33%) CISM
2 1 (33.33%) CREST Certified
2 1 (33.33%) CRISC
2 1 (33.33%) SANS
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) WorldPay