Period
to 21 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Designer was £440 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 July 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 Designer
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 819 836 860
Rank change year-on-year +17 +24 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Security Designer 23 65 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.059% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.062% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 52 6
UK median daily rate £440 £488 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.74% +5.41% -1.07%
10th Percentile £379 £414 £394
90th Percentile £523 £550 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £470 £413
% change year-on-year -6.91% +13.94% -12.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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. 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 90957 104552 107129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.84% 95.02% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 58966 68005 66246
UK median daily rate £427 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.47% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £233
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3123 4144
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.50 £10.47
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.39 £44.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% +3.03%

Security Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Designer in the UK

Security Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Designer in the UK

Security Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Designer over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Designer in the UK

Security Designer
Top 9 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 21 July 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 +15 23 £440 -9.74%
UK excluding London +52 20 £438 -6.91%
South East +22 10 £425 -8.11%
North of England +66 8 £501 +5.37%
North West +34 7 £501 +5.37%
London -21 3 £453 -9.50%
South West - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

Security Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 July 2017, Security Designer 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 Designer in the job title.

1 14 (60.87%) Cisco
1 14 (60.87%) CISSP
2 11 (47.83%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (47.83%) CCNP
2 11 (47.83%) CheckPoint
3 10 (43.48%) Information Security
3 10 (43.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (34.78%) Network Security
4 8 (34.78%) Firewall
5 6 (26.09%) CCNA
6 5 (21.74%) CCDP
6 5 (21.74%) CISM
6 5 (21.74%) CCSP
6 5 (21.74%) Mitel
6 5 (21.74%) IP Telephony
6 5 (21.74%) Security Architecture
7 4 (17.39%) Riverbed
7 4 (17.39%) SABSA
7 4 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (17.39%) TOGAF
7 4 (17.39%) Banking
7 4 (17.39%) CESG
7 4 (17.39%) Cisco IPT
7 4 (17.39%) ISSAP
7 4 (17.39%) ISMS
7 4 (17.39%) COBIT
7 4 (17.39%) PCI DSS
7 4 (17.39%) Wireless
7 4 (17.39%) DNS
7 4 (17.39%) Microsoft

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.70%) IIS
1 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) Firewall
1 8 (34.78%) Network Security
2 5 (21.74%) IP Telephony
3 4 (17.39%) Cisco IPT
3 4 (17.39%) DNS
3 4 (17.39%) LAN
3 4 (17.39%) Telepresence
3 4 (17.39%) WAN
3 4 (17.39%) Wireless
4 3 (13.04%) DHCP
4 3 (13.04%) IPsec
4 3 (13.04%) LDAP
4 3 (13.04%) MPLS
4 3 (13.04%) WLAN
5 2 (8.70%) 802.11
5 2 (8.70%) DPNSS
5 2 (8.70%) QSIG
5 2 (8.70%) SNMP
6 1 (4.35%) SMTP
6 1 (4.35%) VPN
General
1 4 (17.39%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Billing
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Local Government
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) 802.1X
2 2 (8.70%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) OAuth
3 1 (4.35%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) CESG
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
1 2 (8.70%) Unix
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Information Security
2 5 (21.74%) Security Architecture
3 4 (17.39%) ISMS
3 4 (17.39%) SABSA
3 4 (17.39%) TOGAF
4 3 (13.04%) Risk Management
4 3 (13.04%) Security Management
5 2 (8.70%) Analytics
5 2 (8.70%) Data Analytics
5 2 (8.70%) Information Security Management
5 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.70%) Network Design
5 2 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (8.70%) SIEM
5 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.35%) Coaching
6 1 (4.35%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (4.35%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 1 (4.35%) People Management
6 1 (4.35%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
1 1 (4.35%) C
1 1 (4.35%) Java
1 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) CISSP
2 11 (47.83%) CCNP
2 11 (47.83%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (26.09%) CCNA
4 5 (21.74%) CCDP
4 5 (21.74%) CCSP
4 5 (21.74%) CISM
5 4 (17.39%) ISSAP
6 2 (8.70%) Degree
6 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
7 1 (4.35%) CISMP
7 1 (4.35%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (43.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (17.39%) COBIT
2 4 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 4 (17.39%) PCI DSS
3 3 (13.04%) QA
4 1 (4.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (4.35%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (8.70%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.35%) Nagios
2 1 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Cisco
2 11 (47.83%) CheckPoint
3 5 (21.74%) Mitel
4 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
4 4 (17.39%) Riverbed
5 3 (13.04%) F5
5 3 (13.04%) HP
5 3 (13.04%) Siemens
5 3 (13.04%) VMware
6 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix
6 1 (4.35%) EMC
6 1 (4.35%) IronPort
6 1 (4.35%) Juniper
6 1 (4.35%) McAfee
6 1 (4.35%) Nokia
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle
6 1 (4.35%) Sourcefire
6 1 (4.35%) Splunk
6 1 (4.35%) Tekelec