The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 119 127 131
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 7 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.27% 0.080% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.087% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
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£350 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £438 £394
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +11.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Security Specialist
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2303 2286 2512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 88.88% 91.59% 91.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1219 1142 994
Average daily rate £378 £375 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 83 119
Average hourly rate £17.07 £15.88 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.52% -11.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £30.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Specialist in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Security Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Specialist across the Berkshire region.

Security Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Security Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Security Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Security Specialist
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +12 1 £350 - 1
Maidenhead - - - - 3
Newbury - - - - 1
Security Specialist
South East

Security Specialist
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Security Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Specialist in their job title.

1 8 (57.14%) Information Security
2 7 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (50.00%) PCI DSS
3 6 (42.86%) Publishing
3 6 (42.86%) CISSP
4 5 (35.71%) CISA
4 5 (35.71%) CISM
4 5 (35.71%) Business Continuity
4 5 (35.71%) CRISC
5 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) Security Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Network Security
6 2 (14.29%) SCADA
6 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Security Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Network Security
General
1 7 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (42.86%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Information Security
2 7 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (35.71%) Business Continuity
4 3 (21.43%) Security Testing
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) CISSP
2 5 (35.71%) CISA
2 5 (35.71%) CISM
2 5 (35.71%) CRISC
3 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) PCI DSS
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