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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 535 507 482
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 60 63 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.14% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 38 51
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£500 £414 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.84% -7.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £375 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £388 £413
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -6.06%
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
47663 45698 43174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.51% 92.58% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 30861 28215 25922
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1778 1844 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.78 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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
South East -1 26 £450 +20.00% 6
London -4 23 £550 +27.53% 5
East of England +3 5 £575 +37.31%
East Midlands -1 3 £325 -
North West -28 2 £475 - 2
South West -9 1 - -
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Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 49 (38.89%) Firewall
2 45 (35.71%) Information Security
3 39 (30.95%) Finance
4 37 (29.37%) Linux
5 36 (28.57%) CISSP
6 29 (23.02%) Network Security
7 28 (22.22%) Windows
8 27 (21.43%) SIEM
9 24 (19.05%) VMware
10 23 (18.25%) CheckPoint
11 22 (17.46%) Risk Management
12 21 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
13 19 (15.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 19 (15.08%) UNIX
14 18 (14.29%) DNS
15 17 (13.49%) Security Architecture
15 17 (13.49%) Cisco
15 17 (13.49%) Management Information System
16 16 (12.70%) Vulnerability Management
17 15 (11.90%) McAfee
17 15 (11.90%) CISM
17 15 (11.90%) Cyber Security
17 15 (11.90%) PCI DSS
17 15 (11.90%) Intrusion Detection
18 14 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
18 14 (11.11%) F5
18 14 (11.11%) CISA
18 14 (11.11%) DHCP
18 14 (11.11%) TCP/IP
18 14 (11.11%) E-Commerce

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 4 (3.17%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (1.59%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.59%) IIS
3 2 (1.59%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Primavera
1 1 (0.79%) Teamcenter
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.97%) SaaS
1 5 (3.97%) PaaS
2 4 (3.17%) IaaS
3 3 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (38.89%) Firewall
2 29 (23.02%) Network Security
3 18 (14.29%) DNS
4 15 (11.90%) Intrusion Detection
5 14 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 14 (11.11%) DHCP
6 13 (10.32%) Internet
7 12 (9.52%) OSPF
8 11 (8.73%) BGP
8 11 (8.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 10 (7.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 10 (7.94%) NetScreen
9 10 (7.94%) DMVPN
9 10 (7.94%) BIG-IP
9 10 (7.94%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (4.76%) Wireless
10 6 (4.76%) HTTP
11 4 (3.17%) LAN
11 4 (3.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.35%) MySQL
1 8 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.79%) Couchbase
General
1 39 (30.95%) Finance
2 5 (3.97%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.97%) Retail
3 4 (3.17%) Banking
4 3 (2.38%) Games
5 2 (1.59%) Advertising
5 2 (1.59%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.79%) Electronics
6 1 (0.79%) Law
6 1 (0.79%) Legal
6 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.79%) International Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.56%) Web Services
2 6 (4.76%) XML
2 6 (4.76%) REST
3 2 (1.59%) WCF
3 2 (1.59%) SAP XI
3 2 (1.59%) .NET
3 2 (1.59%) SOAP
4 1 (0.79%) HTML
4 1 (0.79%) CSS
4 1 (0.79%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.49%) Management Information System
2 12 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (7.94%) Thin Client
3 10 (7.94%) Fat Client
4 9 (7.14%) Data Centre
5 7 (5.56%) PKI
6 4 (3.17%) SecurID
6 4 (3.17%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.38%) SCADA
8 2 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.59%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.59%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.59%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.59%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.59%) Equities
8 2 (1.59%) BYOD
8 2 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.79%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.79%) CESG
9 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 37 (29.37%) Linux
2 28 (22.22%) Windows
3 19 (15.08%) UNIX
4 5 (3.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.17%) Solaris
6 2 (1.59%) CentOS
6 2 (1.59%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (1.59%) Android
6 2 (1.59%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.79%) VMS
7 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (35.71%) Information Security
2 27 (21.43%) SIEM
3 22 (17.46%) Risk Management
4 17 (13.49%) Security Architecture
5 16 (12.70%) Vulnerability Management
6 15 (11.90%) Cyber Security
7 14 (11.11%) E-Commerce
8 13 (10.32%) ITIL
8 13 (10.32%) Penetration Testing
9 12 (9.52%) Security Management
10 11 (8.73%) Incident Management
10 11 (8.73%) Risk Assessment
11 10 (7.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 10 (7.94%) Database Security
11 10 (7.94%) Kalman Filter
12 8 (6.35%) Malware Detection\Protection
12 8 (6.35%) Information Security Management
12 8 (6.35%) Mentoring
13 7 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 6 (4.76%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.56%) PHP
2 4 (3.17%) C
3 3 (2.38%) SQL
3 3 (2.38%) Perl
4 1 (0.79%) VBA
4 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.79%) C#
4 1 (0.79%) Java
4 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 36 (28.57%) CISSP
2 15 (11.90%) CISM
3 14 (11.11%) CISA
4 12 (9.52%) CCSE
4 12 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (9.52%) CCNP
4 12 (9.52%) Security Cleared
5 10 (7.94%) Degree
6 7 (5.56%) CISMP
6 7 (5.56%) CRISC
6 7 (5.56%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.17%) DV Cleared
7 4 (3.17%) CEH
7 4 (3.17%) GIAC
8 1 (0.79%) GCIA
8 1 (0.79%) GCIH
8 1 (0.79%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.79%) CCNA
8 1 (0.79%) ISEB
8 1 (0.79%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (15.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (11.90%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.76%) COBIT
3 6 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.59%) QA
5 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.38%) Snort
4 2 (1.59%) XenServer
5 1 (0.79%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.17%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.59%) AirWatch
2 2 (1.59%) Nessus
2 2 (1.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (19.05%) VMware
2 23 (18.25%) CheckPoint
3 17 (13.49%) Cisco
4 15 (11.90%) McAfee
5 14 (11.11%) F5
6 12 (9.52%) Imperva
7 11 (8.73%) Citrix
8 10 (7.94%) Blue Coat
8 10 (7.94%) Infoblox
9 8 (6.35%) IBM
9 8 (6.35%) Microsoft
10 6 (4.76%) Oracle
10 6 (4.76%) SAP
11 5 (3.97%) HP
12 4 (3.17%) Websense
13 3 (2.38%) Red Hat
13 3 (2.38%) Varonis
13 3 (2.38%) Rapid7
13 3 (2.38%) Fortinet
14 2 (1.59%) Barracuda Networks
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