The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 480 501 526
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 98 68 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.14% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.15% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 43 29
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£401 £425 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.76% -12.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £388 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £570 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £450
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -13.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
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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 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47557 44759 49184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.01% 92.80% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27372 28112
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1907 1958 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in England

Security Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Security Specialist Daily Rate Trend in England

Security Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Specialist across the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Security Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in England

Security Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Security Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in England

Security Specialist
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 19 September 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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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
London +30 48 £425 -11.45% 13
South East +28 28 £400 +25.00% 3
East of England -20 7 £375 -3.22%
South West -42 6 £363 +2.76% 3
East Midlands - 4 - -
Yorkshire -5 1 £401 +3.35%
North West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Security Specialist
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Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 61 (39.87%) Information Security
2 56 (36.60%) Network Security
3 51 (33.33%) Firewall
4 42 (27.45%) CISSP
5 36 (23.53%) CheckPoint
6 34 (22.22%) Cisco
7 33 (21.57%) Penetration Testing
8 32 (20.92%) Microsoft
9 31 (20.26%) Finance
10 28 (18.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 27 (17.65%) Cyber Security
12 26 (16.99%) ITIL
13 25 (16.34%) TCP/IP
14 24 (15.69%) Linux
15 22 (14.38%) Cisco Certification
15 22 (14.38%) VMware
15 22 (14.38%) F5
15 22 (14.38%) Security Cleared
15 22 (14.38%) VMware Infrastructure
16 21 (13.73%) Information Assurance
16 21 (13.73%) Windows
17 20 (13.07%) DNS
17 20 (13.07%) CCSE
17 20 (13.07%) Blue Coat
17 20 (13.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 19 (12.42%) CCNP
18 19 (12.42%) Security Management
19 18 (11.76%) Law
19 18 (11.76%) BGP
19 18 (11.76%) DHCP

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 8 (5.23%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.61%) Joomla!
2 4 (2.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (2.61%) CMS
3 2 (1.31%) Apache
4 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 10 (6.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (7.84%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 56 (36.60%) Network Security
2 51 (33.33%) Firewall
3 25 (16.34%) TCP/IP
4 20 (13.07%) DNS
4 20 (13.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 18 (11.76%) BGP
5 18 (11.76%) DHCP
5 18 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
5 18 (11.76%) Cisco IOS
6 17 (11.11%) DMVPN
6 17 (11.11%) BIG-IP
6 17 (11.11%) Intranet
6 17 (11.11%) OSPF
6 17 (11.11%) NetScreen
6 17 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 16 (10.46%) Internet
8 7 (4.58%) SSL
9 6 (3.92%) VPN
10 5 (3.27%) WAN
10 5 (3.27%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.96%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.31%) DB2
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.65%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.65%) Big Data
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (1.96%) Metasploit
General
1 31 (20.26%) Finance
2 18 (11.76%) Law
3 10 (6.54%) Banking
4 8 (5.23%) Financial Institution
5 6 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.92%) Legal
6 5 (3.27%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (3.27%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.96%) Dutch Language
7 3 (1.96%) Retail
8 2 (1.31%) International Banking
8 2 (1.31%) Marketing
8 2 (1.31%) Games
9 1 (0.65%) Publishing
9 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.58%) .NET
2 4 (2.61%) Middleware
3 2 (1.31%) REST
3 2 (1.31%) HTML
3 2 (1.31%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.31%) JSP
3 2 (1.31%) SOAP
4 1 (0.65%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.11%) Fat Client
1 17 (11.11%) Thin Client
2 15 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (7.84%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.58%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.58%) PKI
5 5 (3.27%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.27%) Open Source
6 4 (2.61%) Economics
6 4 (2.61%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (2.61%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.61%) E-Learning
7 3 (1.96%) CESG
8 2 (1.31%) SCADA
8 2 (1.31%) Online Games
8 2 (1.31%) Clustering
9 1 (0.65%) Replication
9 1 (0.65%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.65%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.65%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 24 (15.69%) Linux
2 21 (13.73%) Windows
3 13 (8.50%) UNIX
4 7 (4.58%) Windows 7
5 6 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (3.27%) Solaris
6 5 (3.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.27%) Windows Vista
7 4 (2.61%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (2.61%) Android
7 4 (2.61%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.31%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.65%) AIX
9 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (39.87%) Information Security
2 33 (21.57%) Penetration Testing
3 27 (17.65%) Cyber Security
4 26 (16.99%) ITIL
5 21 (13.73%) Information Assurance
6 19 (12.42%) Security Management
7 18 (11.76%) E-Commerce
8 16 (10.46%) Change Control
9 15 (9.80%) SIEM
9 15 (9.80%) ISMS
10 14 (9.15%) Security Testing
11 13 (8.50%) Ethical Hacking
12 10 (6.54%) Risk Management
13 9 (5.88%) Information Security Management
13 9 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
13 9 (5.88%) Load Balancing
14 8 (5.23%) Time Management
14 8 (5.23%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (5.23%) Identity Management
14 8 (5.23%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.88%) C
2 5 (3.27%) Java
3 4 (2.61%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.61%) C++
3 4 (2.61%) SQL
4 3 (1.96%) Python
5 2 (1.31%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.65%) Perl
6 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 42 (27.45%) CISSP
2 22 (14.38%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (14.38%) Security Cleared
3 20 (13.07%) CCSE
4 19 (12.42%) CCNP
5 16 (10.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (9.80%) CEH
7 14 (9.15%) GIAC
8 13 (8.50%) MCSE
9 11 (7.19%) SC Cleared
10 10 (6.54%) CISM
11 9 (5.88%) CISA
11 9 (5.88%) Degree
12 7 (4.58%) DV Cleared
13 5 (3.27%) Check Point Certification
14 3 (1.96%) CCSP
15 2 (1.31%) CCSA
15 2 (1.31%) MCITP
15 2 (1.31%) ISTQB
15 2 (1.31%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (18.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (9.15%) PCI DSS
3 6 (3.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.96%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.96%) QA
4 3 (1.96%) COBIT
5 2 (1.31%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.65%) GxP
6 1 (0.65%) SLA
6 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 22 (14.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.58%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.31%) Terminal Services
3 2 (1.31%) NFS
4 1 (0.65%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (4.58%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (1.96%) CORE IMPACT
3 2 (1.31%) SCCM
3 2 (1.31%) SCOM
3 2 (1.31%) Puppet
3 2 (1.31%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.65%) OpenView
4 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.65%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 36 (23.53%) CheckPoint
2 34 (22.22%) Cisco
3 32 (20.92%) Microsoft
4 22 (14.38%) VMware
4 22 (14.38%) F5
5 20 (13.07%) Blue Coat
6 18 (11.76%) Citrix
7 17 (11.11%) Infoblox
7 17 (11.11%) Imperva
8 14 (9.15%) HP
8 14 (9.15%) McAfee
9 9 (5.88%) Juniper
9 9 (5.88%) Sophos
10 6 (3.92%) Oracle
11 5 (3.27%) Lumension
12 4 (2.61%) Sourcefire
12 4 (2.61%) MobileIron
13 3 (1.96%) IBM
13 3 (1.96%) Nokia
13 3 (1.96%) QNX
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