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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 506 489 513
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 73 63 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.13% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.14% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 43 30
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£420 £425 £494
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% -13.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £388 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £567 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 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
46312 45019 50103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.74% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28584 27333 28780
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 £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1956 2521
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +25 36 £431 -11.31% 3
South East +14 19 £370 +15.62%
North West -10 4 - -
East of England -24 4 £375 -4.76%
East Midlands - 4 - - 2
South West -32 2 £394 +25.00%
Yorkshire -7 1 £401 +3.35%
West Midlands - - - -
Security Specialist
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Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 55 (39.29%) Network Security
2 53 (37.86%) Firewall
3 51 (36.43%) Information Security
4 43 (30.71%) CheckPoint
5 41 (29.29%) CISSP
6 39 (27.86%) Cisco
7 31 (22.14%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (21.43%) VMware
8 30 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 29 (20.71%) F5
9 29 (20.71%) Blue Coat
9 29 (20.71%) Linux
10 28 (20.00%) DNS
10 28 (20.00%) CCNP
10 28 (20.00%) Finance
10 28 (20.00%) CCSE
10 28 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 27 (19.29%) Cisco ASA
11 27 (19.29%) E-Commerce
12 26 (18.57%) DHCP
12 26 (18.57%) Microsoft
12 26 (18.57%) Citrix
12 26 (18.57%) BGP
12 26 (18.57%) Cisco IOS
13 25 (17.86%) Fat Client
13 25 (17.86%) DMVPN
13 25 (17.86%) Infoblox
13 25 (17.86%) Imperva
13 25 (17.86%) BIG-IP
13 25 (17.86%) NetScreen

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 6 (4.29%) MS Exchange
1 6 (4.29%) CMS
1 6 (4.29%) Joomla!
2 4 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (6.43%) assyst
2 1 (0.71%) Magento
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 55 (39.29%) Network Security
2 53 (37.86%) Firewall
3 28 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 28 (20.00%) DNS
4 27 (19.29%) Cisco ASA
5 26 (18.57%) Cisco IOS
5 26 (18.57%) BGP
5 26 (18.57%) DHCP
6 25 (17.86%) OSPF
6 25 (17.86%) NetScreen
6 25 (17.86%) BIG-IP
6 25 (17.86%) DMVPN
6 25 (17.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 16 (11.43%) TCP/IP
8 15 (10.71%) Intranet
9 11 (7.86%) Internet
10 5 (3.57%) WAN
11 4 (2.86%) LAN
11 4 (2.86%) VPN
11 4 (2.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (2.14%) Metasploit
General
1 28 (20.00%) Finance
2 11 (7.86%) Banking
3 10 (7.14%) Law
3 10 (7.14%) Financial Institution
4 6 (4.29%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.57%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.86%) Retail
6 4 (2.86%) Legal
7 3 (2.14%) Marketing
7 3 (2.14%) Dutch Language
8 2 (1.43%) International Banking
8 2 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.43%) Games
9 1 (0.71%) Advertising
9 1 (0.71%) Publishing
9 1 (0.71%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.57%) .NET
2 2 (1.43%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.43%) JSP
2 2 (1.43%) Middleware
2 2 (1.43%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.86%) Thin Client
1 25 (17.86%) Fat Client
2 13 (9.29%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.00%) E-Learning
3 7 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.57%) Open Source
4 5 (3.57%) Economics
4 5 (3.57%) PKI
4 5 (3.57%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.86%) CESG
5 4 (2.86%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.43%) SCADA
6 2 (1.43%) Online Games
6 2 (1.43%) Clustering
7 1 (0.71%) Replication
7 1 (0.71%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.71%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 29 (20.71%) Linux
2 21 (15.00%) Windows
3 9 (6.43%) UNIX
4 7 (5.00%) Windows 7
5 6 (4.29%) Apple iOS
5 6 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (3.57%) Windows Vista
6 5 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.86%) Android
7 4 (2.86%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (2.86%) Solaris
8 2 (1.43%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (36.43%) Information Security
2 27 (19.29%) E-Commerce
3 24 (17.14%) Penetration Testing
4 21 (15.00%) Security Management
4 21 (15.00%) Information Assurance
5 19 (13.57%) ITIL
6 13 (9.29%) Information Security Management
6 13 (9.29%) Change Control
7 12 (8.57%) Cyber Security
7 12 (8.57%) Load Balancing
7 12 (8.57%) Security Testing
7 12 (8.57%) ISMS
8 10 (7.14%) Risk Management
9 9 (6.43%) Risk Assessment
9 9 (6.43%) Ethical Hacking
9 9 (6.43%) SIEM
10 8 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (5.00%) Time Management
11 7 (5.00%) Project Management
12 6 (4.29%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.29%) C
2 3 (2.14%) Java
2 3 (2.14%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.43%) SQL
3 2 (1.43%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.43%) C++
4 1 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 41 (29.29%) CISSP
2 31 (22.14%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (20.00%) CCNP
3 28 (20.00%) CCSE
4 20 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 14 (10.00%) CISM
6 13 (9.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (8.57%) CISA
8 11 (7.86%) CEH
8 11 (7.86%) GIAC
9 10 (7.14%) MCSE
10 9 (6.43%) Degree
10 9 (6.43%) SC Cleared
11 7 (5.00%) DV Cleared
12 3 (2.14%) CCSP
12 3 (2.14%) Check Point Certification
13 2 (1.43%) CCSA
13 2 (1.43%) JNCIS
13 2 (1.43%) MCITP
13 2 (1.43%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (4.29%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.14%) JSP 440
5 2 (1.43%) COBIT
5 2 (1.43%) QA
5 2 (1.43%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (6.43%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.43%) Terminal Services
3 2 (1.43%) ProxySG
3 2 (1.43%) NFS
4 1 (0.71%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 7 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (2.14%) CORE IMPACT
3 2 (1.43%) Puppet
3 2 (1.43%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.43%) SCCM
3 2 (1.43%) SCOM
4 1 (0.71%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.71%) OpenView
4 1 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.71%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.71%) Nessus
Vendors
1 43 (30.71%) CheckPoint
2 39 (27.86%) Cisco
3 30 (21.43%) VMware
4 29 (20.71%) Blue Coat
4 29 (20.71%) F5
5 26 (18.57%) Citrix
5 26 (18.57%) Microsoft
6 25 (17.86%) Infoblox
6 25 (17.86%) Imperva
7 18 (12.86%) HP
8 13 (9.29%) McAfee
9 11 (7.86%) Juniper
10 9 (6.43%) Sophos
11 5 (3.57%) Sourcefire
11 5 (3.57%) Lumension
12 4 (2.86%) MobileIron
12 4 (2.86%) SAP
13 3 (2.14%) Nokia
13 3 (2.14%) QNX
13 3 (2.14%) Oracle