Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Administrator was £295 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 843 845 831
Rank change year-on-year +2 -14 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Security Administrator 32 51 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.049% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.051% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 44 37
UK median daily rate £295 £407 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.43% +11.37% +112.52%
10th Percentile £214 £211 £159
90th Percentile £448 £488 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £425 £356
% change year-on-year -30.59% +19.30% +87.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 12
UK median hourly rate £12.00 - £17.50
10th Percentile £9.35 - £10.55
90th Percentile £15.99 - £23.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 - £17.25

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Security Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Security Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 12 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +3 29 £295 -30.59% 1
UK excluding London +20 22 £295 -30.59% 2
London -46 10 £331 -22.06%
East of England -15 6 £250 -25.93%
North of England +60 5 £323 +10.26%
Midlands +33 5 £365 -2.67%
West Midlands +32 4 £365 -2.67%
Yorkshire +25 4 £295 -
South East -1 3 - - 1
Scotland -3 3 - - 1
North West +24 1 £350 +19.66%
East Midlands - 1 - -

Security Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 9 (28.13%) Active Directory
1 9 (28.13%) Information Security
2 8 (25.00%) Windows
3 7 (21.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (18.75%) Firewall
4 6 (18.75%) Finance
5 5 (15.63%) McAfee
5 5 (15.63%) ITIL
5 5 (15.63%) Unix
5 5 (15.63%) Linux
5 5 (15.63%) SLA
5 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
5 5 (15.63%) Splunk
5 5 (15.63%) Retail
5 5 (15.63%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (12.50%) SIEM
6 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (12.50%) Python
6 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (12.50%) LAN
6 4 (12.50%) Java
6 4 (12.50%) Perl
7 3 (9.38%) SQL
7 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
7 3 (9.38%) Red Hat
7 3 (9.38%) Legal
7 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (9.38%) Information Security Management

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 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) Firewall
2 4 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (3.13%) DHCP
3 1 (3.13%) DNS
3 1 (3.13%) HTTP
3 1 (3.13%) Internet
3 1 (3.13%) VPN
3 1 (3.13%) WAN
3 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Big Data
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Retail
3 3 (9.38%) Banking
3 3 (9.38%) Legal
4 2 (6.25%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.13%) International Banking
5 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Regular Expression
2 1 (3.13%) Silverlight
2 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.25%) Clustering
3 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.25%) Replication
4 1 (3.13%) BYOD
4 1 (3.13%) CCTV
4 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.13%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Windows
2 5 (15.63%) Linux
2 5 (15.63%) Unix
3 3 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.13%) AIX
5 1 (3.13%) Solaris
5 1 (3.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Information Security
2 5 (15.63%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (15.63%) ITIL
3 4 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (12.50%) SIEM
4 3 (9.38%) Analytics
4 3 (9.38%) Information Security Management
4 3 (9.38%) ISMS
4 3 (9.38%) Line Management
4 3 (9.38%) Security Management
4 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.25%) Data Analytics
5 2 (6.25%) Data Security
5 2 (6.25%) Database Security
5 2 (6.25%) High Availability
5 2 (6.25%) Programme Delivery
5 2 (6.25%) Project Planning
5 2 (6.25%) Threat Detection
6 1 (3.13%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) Java
1 4 (12.50%) Perl
1 4 (12.50%) Python
2 3 (9.38%) SQL
3 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.13%) JCL
4 1 (3.13%) PHP
4 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.13%) Ruby
4 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
1 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (15.63%) SLA
3 2 (6.25%) GDPR
3 2 (6.25%) PCI DSS
4 1 (3.13%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (28.13%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (6.25%) RHEV
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (9.38%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (9.38%) Puppet
1 3 (9.38%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) ZENworks
3 1 (3.13%) BladeLogic
3 1 (3.13%) CFEngine
3 1 (3.13%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (3.13%) Nagios
3 1 (3.13%) zSecure
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) McAfee
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
1 5 (15.63%) Splunk
2 3 (9.38%) CyberArk
2 3 (9.38%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco
3 2 (6.25%) Darktrace
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle
3 2 (6.25%) Palo Alto
3 2 (6.25%) SAP
3 2 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (3.13%) Adobe
4 1 (3.13%) BMC
4 1 (3.13%) F5
4 1 (3.13%) Kaspersky
4 1 (3.13%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (3.13%) Proofpoint
4 1 (3.13%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.13%) Tripwire