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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 540 557 534
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 93 81 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 52 49
Median daily rate £465 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.10% +15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £376 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £595 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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
47525 49547 47656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.69% 95.00% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 31298 32087 29344
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1474 1872 1909
Median hourly rate £17.17 £17.06 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.61% +2.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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
London +4 42 £475 -6.86% 5
South East -7 18 £450 +2.85% 3
Yorkshire +3 11 £450 - 3
North West +17 8 £458 -3.68%
West Midlands - 6 £450 - 4
East of England +15 3 £413 -28.26% 3
South West +8 3 £400 -21.95% 1
North East - 2 - -
East Midlands -1 1 - -
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 75 (35.38%) Information Security
2 59 (27.83%) Cybersecurity
3 56 (26.42%) CISSP
3 56 (26.42%) Firewall
4 53 (25.00%) Finance
5 47 (22.17%) CISM
6 44 (20.75%) Windows
7 35 (16.51%) Unix
8 34 (16.04%) Security Cleared
9 33 (15.57%) Linux
10 31 (14.62%) CISA
10 31 (14.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 29 (13.68%) Cisco
12 24 (11.32%) Internet
13 23 (10.85%) TCP/IP
14 22 (10.38%) SC Cleared
15 21 (9.91%) CESG
16 20 (9.43%) Microsoft
16 20 (9.43%) Management Information System
16 20 (9.43%) Risk Management
17 19 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
17 19 (8.96%) VPN
17 19 (8.96%) ITIL
17 19 (8.96%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 19 (8.96%) PCI DSS
17 19 (8.96%) SIEM
18 18 (8.49%) Penetration Testing
18 18 (8.49%) Java
18 18 (8.49%) Intel Security
19 17 (8.02%) SSL

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 5 (2.36%) IIS
1 5 (2.36%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.42%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.94%) nginx
4 1 (0.47%) SAS
4 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (6.13%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.36%) MS Office
3 2 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) assyst
2 1 (0.47%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (2.36%) Office 365
2 4 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.42%) Google Apps
3 3 (1.42%) Trello
4 1 (0.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (26.42%) Firewall
2 24 (11.32%) Internet
3 23 (10.85%) TCP/IP
4 19 (8.96%) VPN
5 17 (8.02%) Network Security
5 17 (8.02%) SSL
6 15 (7.08%) Wireless
7 13 (6.13%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (6.13%) Intrusion Detection
8 10 (4.72%) LAN
9 9 (4.25%) WAN
10 8 (3.77%) DNS
11 5 (2.36%) Reverse Proxy
12 4 (1.89%) HTTP
13 3 (1.42%) DHCP
13 3 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (0.94%) Intranet
14 2 (0.94%) VLAN
15 1 (0.47%) Kerberos
15 1 (0.47%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.36%) DB2
2 3 (1.42%) MySQL
2 3 (1.42%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.94%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.94%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.47%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 5 (2.36%) AppScan
2 3 (1.42%) JMeter
2 3 (1.42%) JUnit
2 3 (1.42%) LoadRunner
2 3 (1.42%) Selenium
2 3 (1.42%) SoapUI
2 3 (1.42%) Zephyr
3 2 (0.94%) CircleCI
3 2 (0.94%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.94%) Travis CI
General
1 53 (25.00%) Finance
2 16 (7.55%) Banking
3 13 (6.13%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.77%) Law
5 7 (3.30%) Legal
6 4 (1.89%) Retail
7 2 (0.94%) Automotive
7 2 (0.94%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.47%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.13%) .NET
2 10 (4.72%) 802.1X
3 6 (2.83%) XML
4 4 (1.89%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.89%) HTML
4 4 (1.89%) Middleware
5 3 (1.42%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.42%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.94%) J2EE
6 2 (0.94%) Web Services
7 1 (0.47%) OAuth
7 1 (0.47%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.47%) SAML
7 1 (0.47%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.91%) CESG
2 20 (9.43%) Management Information System
3 16 (7.55%) PKI
4 13 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.72%) Data Centre
6 9 (4.25%) Mainframe
7 7 (3.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (2.36%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.89%) Cryptography
9 4 (1.89%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (1.42%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.94%) Cyber Attack
11 2 (0.94%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (0.94%) Equities
11 2 (0.94%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.94%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.94%) SCADA
12 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.47%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 44 (20.75%) Windows
2 35 (16.51%) Unix
3 33 (15.57%) Linux
4 9 (4.25%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.83%) AIX
5 6 (2.83%) zOS
6 5 (2.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.42%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.42%) CentOS
7 3 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.94%) Android
8 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (35.38%) Information Security
2 59 (27.83%) Cybersecurity
3 20 (9.43%) Risk Management
4 19 (8.96%) ITIL
4 19 (8.96%) SIEM
4 19 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (8.96%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 18 (8.49%) Penetration Testing
6 16 (7.55%) Security Testing
7 14 (6.60%) Service Management
8 13 (6.13%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (6.13%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 13 (6.13%) Security Management
8 13 (6.13%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 12 (5.66%) Security Operations
9 12 (5.66%) Time Management
9 12 (5.66%) Vulnerability Management
10 11 (5.19%) Project Management
11 10 (4.72%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 10 (4.72%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 18 (8.49%) Java
2 12 (5.66%) JavaScript
3 10 (4.72%) C++
4 9 (4.25%) PHP
5 8 (3.77%) Python
5 8 (3.77%) Ruby
6 7 (3.30%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.89%) COBOL
8 3 (1.42%) C
8 3 (1.42%) Perl
8 3 (1.42%) VBScript
9 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.47%) SQL
9 1 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 56 (26.42%) CISSP
2 47 (22.17%) CISM
3 34 (16.04%) Security Cleared
4 31 (14.62%) CISA
5 22 (10.38%) SC Cleared
6 14 (6.60%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (4.72%) DV Cleared
8 8 (3.77%) CESG Certified Professional
9 7 (3.30%) Degree
9 7 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (2.83%) CCNA
10 6 (2.83%) CEH
11 5 (2.36%) CCNP
11 5 (2.36%) ISTQB
11 5 (2.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 5 (2.36%) MCITP
12 4 (1.89%) APMP
12 4 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (1.89%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (14.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (8.96%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.36%) COBIT
4 4 (1.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (1.42%) ISO22301
5 3 (1.42%) RMADS
5 3 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.94%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.47%) QA
7 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (3.30%) RACF
2 6 (2.83%) ISA Server
2 6 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.36%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.36%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.42%) Snort
5 2 (0.94%) UAG
5 2 (0.94%) vSphere
6 1 (0.47%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 10 (4.72%) Nexpose
2 7 (3.30%) HP Fortify
2 7 (3.30%) zSecure
3 6 (2.83%) QRadar
4 5 (2.36%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (2.36%) WebInspect
5 4 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.42%) HP SiteScope
6 3 (1.42%) Nagios
6 3 (1.42%) Nessus
6 3 (1.42%) Puppet
6 3 (1.42%) SCCM
7 1 (0.47%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.47%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.47%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.47%) OSSEC
7 1 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (13.68%) Cisco
2 20 (9.43%) Microsoft
3 18 (8.49%) Intel Security
4 14 (6.60%) Juniper
5 13 (6.13%) ArcSight
5 13 (6.13%) FireEye
5 13 (6.13%) Symantec
6 12 (5.66%) LogRhythm
7 11 (5.19%) F5
8 10 (4.72%) Blue Coat
8 10 (4.72%) GFI Software
8 10 (4.72%) Rapid7
8 10 (4.72%) Sourcefire
8 10 (4.72%) TippingPoint
8 10 (4.72%) VMware
9 9 (4.25%) HP
10 7 (3.30%) CheckPoint
11 6 (2.83%) Akamai
11 6 (2.83%) Forcepoint
11 6 (2.83%) Splunk