The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 136 143 114
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 6 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.19% 0.13% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.14% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 6
Average daily rate
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£550 £375 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £375 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £428 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Security Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England 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
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2935 2944 2267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.98% 93.55% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1743 1760 1125
Average daily rate £380 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 229 213
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.36 £38.80 £45.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Security Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Security Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Security Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Specialist across the East of England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Security Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Security Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Security Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Security Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. 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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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
Suffolk +9 5 £575 +53.33%
Bedfordshire - 1 £463 - 1
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 6 (85.71%) Information Security
2 5 (71.43%) Build Automation
2 5 (71.43%) REST
2 5 (71.43%) SIEM
2 5 (71.43%) IBM
3 4 (57.14%) CISSP
3 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
3 4 (57.14%) Risk Management
4 3 (42.86%) GIAC
4 3 (42.86%) McAfee
4 3 (42.86%) Websense
4 3 (42.86%) Rapid7
4 3 (42.86%) Degree
4 3 (42.86%) SecurID
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) Linux
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
6 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco
6 1 (14.29%) ITIL
6 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (14.29%) CCNP
6 1 (14.29%) CCNA
6 1 (14.29%) CISA
6 1 (14.29%) Firewall
6 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
6 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
6 1 (14.29%) CRISC

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) Network Security
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) SecurID
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Information Security
2 5 (71.43%) SIEM
2 5 (71.43%) Build Automation
3 4 (57.14%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) Information Security Governance
4 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) CISSP
2 3 (42.86%) GIAC
2 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) CRISC
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (14.29%) CISA
3 1 (14.29%) CCNP
3 1 (14.29%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) COBIT
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) IBM
2 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
3 3 (42.86%) McAfee
3 3 (42.86%) Websense
3 3 (42.86%) Rapid7
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) Fortinet
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