The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 510 569 528
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 115 50 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.098% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.10% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 32 37
Median daily rate £488 £450 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +12.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £590 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00
Security Specialist
UK

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
46717 48225 45605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.87% 94.81% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 30823 30939 28425
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1834 1871
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Security Specialist in the job title.

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 29 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +14 38 £450 +4.34% 2
London +20 36 £525 -2.32% 13
Yorkshire - 13 £350 - 3
North West -4 10 £464 +42.69% 1
South West +2 8 £400 -
West Midlands - 5 £486 - 1
East of England +17 4 £438 -2.77% 1
East Midlands +5 1 - -
Security Specialist
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Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, Security Specialist 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 across the England region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 93 (40.79%) Information Security
2 63 (27.63%) CISSP
3 55 (24.12%) Firewall
3 55 (24.12%) Finance
3 55 (24.12%) Cybersecurity
4 52 (22.81%) CISM
5 41 (17.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 41 (17.98%) Windows
6 37 (16.23%) CISA
7 35 (15.35%) Risk Management
7 35 (15.35%) Linux
8 33 (14.47%) Security Cleared
9 30 (13.16%) Data Protection
9 30 (13.16%) Internet
10 29 (12.72%) SIEM
11 28 (12.28%) Unix
12 25 (10.96%) Microsoft
12 25 (10.96%) Intel Security
12 25 (10.96%) Project Management
12 25 (10.96%) Management Information System
13 24 (10.53%) SC Cleared
14 23 (10.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 23 (10.09%) ITIL
15 21 (9.21%) Cisco
15 21 (9.21%) Telecoms
15 21 (9.21%) Intrusion Detection
15 21 (9.21%) Penetration Testing
16 19 (8.33%) Degree
17 18 (7.89%) TCP/IP
17 18 (7.89%) VPN

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 13 (5.70%) WebSphere
2 7 (3.07%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.75%) IIS
4 1 (0.44%) SAS
4 1 (0.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (5.70%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.75%) MS Office
2 4 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.44%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.19%) Office 365
3 3 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (24.12%) Firewall
2 30 (13.16%) Internet
3 21 (9.21%) Intrusion Detection
4 18 (7.89%) TCP/IP
4 18 (7.89%) VPN
5 16 (7.02%) Network Security
6 15 (6.58%) Wireless
7 12 (5.26%) SSL
8 9 (3.95%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (2.63%) DNS
9 6 (2.63%) LAN
10 5 (2.19%) WAN
11 4 (1.75%) DHCP
11 4 (1.75%) HTTP
11 4 (1.75%) Intranet
12 3 (1.32%) PBX
12 3 (1.32%) VLAN
12 3 (1.32%) Wireless Security
13 2 (0.88%) FTP
13 2 (0.88%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.14%) DB2
2 4 (1.75%) MySQL
2 4 (1.75%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.88%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (2.19%) AppScan
2 2 (0.88%) Metasploit
General
1 55 (24.12%) Finance
2 21 (9.21%) Telecoms
3 15 (6.58%) Banking
4 8 (3.51%) Law
4 8 (3.51%) Legal
5 6 (2.63%) Retail
6 2 (0.88%) Advertising
6 2 (0.88%) Automotive
6 2 (0.88%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.88%) Marketing
7 1 (0.44%) Back Office
7 1 (0.44%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.58%) .NET
2 8 (3.51%) 802.1X
3 7 (3.07%) Middleware
4 6 (2.63%) XML
5 5 (2.19%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.75%) HTML
7 3 (1.32%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.32%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.88%) J2EE
9 1 (0.44%) Classic ASP
9 1 (0.44%) Java EE
9 1 (0.44%) OAuth
9 1 (0.44%) SAML
9 1 (0.44%) SOAP
9 1 (0.44%) Spring Security
9 1 (0.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.96%) Management Information System
2 16 (7.02%) CESG
2 16 (7.02%) PKI
3 15 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.95%) Data Centre
5 8 (3.51%) Data Protection Act
6 7 (3.07%) Mainframe
7 6 (2.63%) Virtual Team
8 5 (2.19%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.75%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.75%) Internet of Things
9 4 (1.75%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.75%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (1.32%) CCTV
11 2 (0.88%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (0.88%) Equities
11 2 (0.88%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.88%) SCADA
12 1 (0.44%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 41 (17.98%) Windows
2 35 (15.35%) Linux
3 28 (12.28%) Unix
4 14 (6.14%) AIX
5 9 (3.95%) Windows Server
6 7 (3.07%) zOS
7 4 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.32%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.32%) CentOS
8 3 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.88%) Android
9 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (40.79%) Information Security
2 55 (24.12%) Cybersecurity
3 35 (15.35%) Risk Management
4 30 (13.16%) Data Protection
5 29 (12.72%) SIEM
6 25 (10.96%) Project Management
7 23 (10.09%) ITIL
7 23 (10.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 21 (9.21%) Penetration Testing
9 16 (7.02%) Incident Management
9 16 (7.02%) Service Management
9 16 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (6.58%) Security Operations
11 14 (6.14%) Ethical Hacking
11 14 (6.14%) PRINCE2
11 14 (6.14%) Security Management
12 13 (5.70%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (5.70%) Security Testing
12 13 (5.70%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 12 (5.26%) Malware Detection/Protection
Programming Languages
1 16 (7.02%) Java
2 12 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 8 (3.51%) PHP
4 7 (3.07%) PowerShell
4 7 (3.07%) Python
4 7 (3.07%) Ruby
5 5 (2.19%) C++
6 4 (1.75%) COBOL
6 4 (1.75%) Perl
6 4 (1.75%) SQL
7 3 (1.32%) C
7 3 (1.32%) VBScript
8 2 (0.88%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.44%) C#
9 1 (0.44%) VB
9 1 (0.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 63 (27.63%) CISSP
2 52 (22.81%) CISM
3 37 (16.23%) CISA
4 33 (14.47%) Security Cleared
5 24 (10.53%) SC Cleared
6 19 (8.33%) Degree
7 12 (5.26%) CEH
7 12 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (4.39%) ISACA
9 8 (3.51%) SANS
10 7 (3.07%) CESG Certified Professional
10 7 (3.07%) CREST Certified
10 7 (3.07%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (2.63%) CCNP
12 5 (2.19%) ISTQB
12 5 (2.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 5 (2.19%) MCITP
12 5 (2.19%) OSCP
13 4 (1.75%) CRISC
13 4 (1.75%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (17.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (7.46%) PCI DSS
3 7 (3.07%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 6 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.75%) COBIT
5 4 (1.75%) RMADS
5 4 (1.75%) SLA
6 3 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (1.32%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.88%) ISO22301
7 2 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 12 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.07%) RACF
3 6 (2.63%) ISA Server
4 5 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.75%) UAG
6 3 (1.32%) Snort
7 2 (0.88%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.44%) ACF2
8 1 (0.44%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (6.14%) McAfee ePO
2 9 (3.95%) QRadar
3 8 (3.51%) zSecure
4 7 (3.07%) HP Fortify
4 7 (3.07%) Nexpose
5 5 (2.19%) Nessus
5 5 (2.19%) WebInspect
6 3 (1.32%) HP SiteScope
6 3 (1.32%) Nagios
6 3 (1.32%) Puppet
6 3 (1.32%) SCCM
6 3 (1.32%) WSUS
7 1 (0.44%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.44%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.44%) OSSEC
7 1 (0.44%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 25 (10.96%) Intel Security
1 25 (10.96%) Microsoft
2 21 (9.21%) Cisco
3 14 (6.14%) Oracle
4 13 (5.70%) ArcSight
5 11 (4.82%) Splunk
6 9 (3.95%) F5
6 9 (3.95%) FireEye
6 9 (3.95%) Symantec
7 8 (3.51%) Juniper
7 8 (3.51%) LogRhythm
7 8 (3.51%) Sourcefire
8 7 (3.07%) Blue Coat
8 7 (3.07%) GFI Software
8 7 (3.07%) HP
8 7 (3.07%) Rapid7
8 7 (3.07%) TippingPoint
9 6 (2.63%) IBM
9 6 (2.63%) VMware
10 4 (1.75%) CheckPoint
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