The median contractor rate for a Security Administrator was £368 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 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 Administrator
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 582 632 599
Rank change year-on-year +50 -33  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Administrator 18 8 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.015% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.016% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 21
Median daily rate £368 £265 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.67% +1.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £162 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £451 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £165 £228
% change year-on-year +142.42% -27.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Security Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Administrator in the UK

Security Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Administrator in the UK

Security Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Administrator over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Administrator in the UK

Security Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Administrator in the UK

Security Administrator
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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
England +57 17 £365 +37.73% 3
London +40 11 £365 - 2
South East +19 3 - -
Berkshire - 3 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £375 -
Yorkshire - 1 £410 -
North West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £375 -
Warwick - 1 £375 -
Leeds - 1 £410 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £410 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £400 -
Scotland - 1 £400 -

Security Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Security Administrator 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 featuring Security Administrator in the job title.

1 24 (58.54%) Information Security
2 17 (41.46%) Linux
3 16 (39.02%) Cisco
4 15 (36.59%) CheckPoint
5 14 (34.15%) TCP/IP
6 13 (31.71%) Internet
6 13 (31.71%) Nagios
7 12 (29.27%) Firewall
7 12 (29.27%) CISSP
8 11 (26.83%) WAN
8 11 (26.83%) LAN
9 10 (24.39%) Wireless
9 10 (24.39%) Ethernet
9 10 (24.39%) Wireshark
10 9 (21.95%) WLAN
11 8 (19.51%) OSPF
11 8 (19.51%) Network Security
12 7 (17.07%) Infoblox
12 7 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
12 7 (17.07%) IPv6
12 7 (17.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 6 (14.63%) DNS
13 6 (14.63%) Windows
13 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
13 6 (14.63%) IPv4
13 6 (14.63%) Red Hat
13 6 (14.63%) Finance
13 6 (14.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (14.63%) Banking
13 6 (14.63%) Network Design

Security Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 3 (7.32%) Apache
2 2 (4.88%) nginx
3 1 (2.44%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.44%) MS Office
1 1 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (17.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (34.15%) TCP/IP
2 13 (31.71%) Internet
3 12 (29.27%) Firewall
4 11 (26.83%) LAN
4 11 (26.83%) WAN
5 10 (24.39%) Ethernet
5 10 (24.39%) Wireless
5 10 (24.39%) Wireshark
6 9 (21.95%) WLAN
7 8 (19.51%) Network Security
7 8 (19.51%) OSPF
8 7 (17.07%) IPv6
9 6 (14.63%) DNS
9 6 (14.63%) IPv4
10 5 (12.20%) Intranet
10 5 (12.20%) SSL
10 5 (12.20%) VPN
11 4 (9.76%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (9.76%) DHCP
11 4 (9.76%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 6 (14.63%) Banking
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Advertising
3 1 (2.44%) Games
3 1 (2.44%) Legal
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.76%) SWIFT
3 3 (7.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (4.88%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.44%) Clustering
5 1 (2.44%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 17 (41.46%) Linux
2 6 (14.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (14.63%) Windows
3 3 (7.32%) Unix
4 1 (2.44%) AIX
4 1 (2.44%) HPUX
4 1 (2.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (58.54%) Information Security
2 6 (14.63%) Network Design
3 4 (9.76%) IT Audit
3 4 (9.76%) Load Balancing
3 4 (9.76%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 4 (9.76%) Service Management
4 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.32%) DDoS Mitigation
4 3 (7.32%) E-Discovery
4 3 (7.32%) Incident Management
4 3 (7.32%) ITIL
4 3 (7.32%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (7.32%) Regulatory Compliance
5 2 (4.88%) Change Control
5 2 (4.88%) DevOps
5 2 (4.88%) ITSM
5 2 (4.88%) Service Design
5 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.44%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (2.44%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.88%) Java
2 1 (2.44%) Perl
2 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (29.27%) CISSP
2 5 (12.20%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (12.20%) CISM
3 4 (9.76%) CCNA
3 4 (9.76%) CCNP
3 4 (9.76%) CISMP
3 4 (9.76%) Degree
4 3 (7.32%) GIAC
4 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) CCSA
5 1 (2.44%) CCVP
5 1 (2.44%) CEH
5 1 (2.44%) CREST Certified
5 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.32%) Firmware
3 2 (4.88%) ACF2
3 2 (4.88%) RACF
Systems Management
1 13 (31.71%) Nagios
2 3 (7.32%) EnCase
3 2 (4.88%) zSecure
4 1 (2.44%) QRadar
Vendors
1 16 (39.02%) Cisco
2 15 (36.59%) CheckPoint
3 7 (17.07%) Infoblox
4 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
4 6 (14.63%) Red Hat
5 4 (9.76%) Juniper
6 3 (7.32%) Riverbed
6 3 (7.32%) Ruckus Wireless
7 1 (2.44%) EMC
7 1 (2.44%) Lotus
7 1 (2.44%) SAP
7 1 (2.44%) Sony
7 1 (2.44%) Splunk
7 1 (2.44%) VMware