Period
to 20 October 2020

The median contractor rate for a Security Designer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 2020.

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 Designer
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 527 807 882
Rank change year-on-year +280 +75 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Security Designer 3 11 16
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.013% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.014% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 6
Median daily rate £300 £499 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.85% -11.33% +21.62%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £485 £600
% change year-on-year - -19.17% +41.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 29,066 79,461 96,967
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.28% 94.11% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,298 52,125 63,728
Median daily rate £473 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.16% +2.78% +2.27%
10th Percentile £259 £263 £268
90th Percentile £663 £644 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,155 2,839 3,110
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +12.68% -5.08%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +21.62% +5.71% -2.78%

Security Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Designer in the UK

Security Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Designer.

Daily rate trend for Security Designer in the UK

Security Designer
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Designer within the UK over the 6 months to 20 October 2020. 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 +288 3 £300 -39.85%
Work from Home -97 3 £300 -25.00%
UK excluding London +274 2 - -
East of England - 2 - -
London +193 1 £300 -41.46%

Security Designer Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2020, Security Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Security Designer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (100.00%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) Cryptography
2 2 (66.67%) PKI
2 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 2 (66.67%) Kubernetes
3 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
3 1 (33.33%) CMDB
3 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Change Control
3 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (33.33%) OPNET
3 1 (33.33%) Legal
3 1 (33.33%) CCSE
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) OpenView
3 1 (33.33%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) TACACS
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management

Security Designer 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) TACACS
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) PKI
2 1 (33.33%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Cryptography
1 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Check Point Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Kubernetes
2 1 (33.33%) OpenView
2 1 (33.33%) OPNET
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
1 1 (33.33%) Juniper