The median contractor rate for a Security Administrator was £290 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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 Administrator
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 598 632 612
Rank change year-on-year +34 -20  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Administrator 12 22 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.041% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.043% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 19
Median daily rate £290 £235 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.40% -27.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £163 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £555 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £185 £350
% change year-on-year +35.13% -47.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £12.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 - £12.00

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 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 18 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 27 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
England +13 12 £290 +23.40% 4
East of England +1 6 £250 +35.13%
London -1 3 £469 -1.31% 1
Hertfordshire -3 2 £290 -
Essex - 2 £200 -
Suffolk - 2 £250 -
Chelmsford - 2 £200 -
Ipswich - 2 £250 -
Berkshire +24 1 £500 +112.76%
South East +13 1 £500 +207.69%
City of London -1 1 £388 -13.88%
Bracknell - 1 £500 -
Derby - 1 - -
Hatfield - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - 1 £350 - 1
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £350 -

Security Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 17 (51.52%) Information Security
2 12 (36.36%) Cisco
2 12 (36.36%) Linux
3 11 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 10 (30.30%) Nagios
4 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
4 10 (30.30%) Windows
5 9 (27.27%) Firewall
5 9 (27.27%) TCP/IP
6 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
6 7 (21.21%) Wireless
6 7 (21.21%) Wireshark
7 6 (18.18%) Internet
7 6 (18.18%) LAN
7 6 (18.18%) WAN
7 6 (18.18%) Ethernet
8 5 (15.15%) WLAN
8 5 (15.15%) Red Hat
8 5 (15.15%) Network Design
8 5 (15.15%) Network Security
8 5 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (12.12%) Infoblox
9 4 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (12.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (12.12%) CISSP
9 4 (12.12%) OSPF
9 4 (12.12%) IPv4
9 4 (12.12%) IPv6
9 4 (12.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (9.09%) SCCM

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 1 (3.03%) Apache
1 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
1 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (12.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (27.27%) Firewall
1 9 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 7 (21.21%) Wireless
2 7 (21.21%) Wireshark
3 6 (18.18%) Ethernet
3 6 (18.18%) Internet
3 6 (18.18%) LAN
3 6 (18.18%) WAN
4 5 (15.15%) Network Security
4 5 (15.15%) WLAN
5 4 (12.12%) IPv4
5 4 (12.12%) IPv6
5 4 (12.12%) OSPF
6 3 (9.09%) DNS
7 2 (6.06%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (6.06%) DHCP
7 2 (6.06%) ISDN
7 2 (6.06%) MGCP
7 2 (6.06%) SSL
7 2 (6.06%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Big Data
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Advertising
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
2 2 (6.06%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) Regular Expression
1 2 (6.06%) Web Services
2 1 (3.03%) Silverlight
2 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) EMC VNX
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.03%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 12 (36.36%) Linux
2 10 (30.30%) Windows
3 5 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (9.09%) Unix
5 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.03%) AIX
6 1 (3.03%) Solaris
6 1 (3.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) Information Security
2 5 (15.15%) Network Design
3 3 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 3 (9.09%) SIEM
4 2 (6.06%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (6.06%) Data Security
4 2 (6.06%) DDoS Mitigation
4 2 (6.06%) E-Discovery
4 2 (6.06%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 2 (6.06%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (6.06%) Regulatory Compliance
4 2 (6.06%) Service Management
4 2 (6.06%) Threat Detection
5 1 (3.03%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.03%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.03%) DevOps
5 1 (3.03%) Operations Management
5 1 (3.03%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.03%) SDLC
5 1 (3.03%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) Java
2 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.03%) JCL
3 1 (3.03%) Perl
3 1 (3.03%) PHP
3 1 (3.03%) Python
3 1 (3.03%) Ruby
3 1 (3.03%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) CISSP
2 2 (6.06%) CCNA
2 2 (6.06%) CCNP
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.06%) CISM
2 2 (6.06%) GIAC
2 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.06%) GDPR
2 2 (6.06%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.09%) RACF
3 2 (6.06%) ACF2
3 2 (6.06%) Firmware
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (30.30%) Nagios
2 3 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (9.09%) SCCM
2 3 (9.09%) zSecure
3 2 (6.06%) EnCase
3 2 (6.06%) ZENworks
4 1 (3.03%) BladeLogic
4 1 (3.03%) CFEngine
4 1 (3.03%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Cisco
2 11 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
4 5 (15.15%) Red Hat
5 4 (12.12%) Infoblox
6 3 (9.09%) Juniper
6 3 (9.09%) McAfee
6 3 (9.09%) Splunk
6 3 (9.09%) VMware
7 2 (6.06%) Palo Alto
7 2 (6.06%) Riverbed
7 2 (6.06%) Ruckus Wireless
8 1 (3.03%) Adobe
8 1 (3.03%) BMC
8 1 (3.03%) EMC
8 1 (3.03%) Lotus
8 1 (3.03%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (3.03%) ServiceNow
8 1 (3.03%) Sony
8 1 (3.03%) Tripwire