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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 476 505 470
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 89 34 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.076% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.082% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 27 19
Average daily rate
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£425 £401 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £325 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £388 £403
% change year-on-year
+3.35% -3.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+70.00% -
Security Specialist
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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
42753 41594 37674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.43% 92.57% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 26488 25160 22087
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 1766 2081
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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
London +23 43 £450 +2.85% 9
South East +3 21 £425 +23.18% 5
Yorkshire +14 20 £401 +0.06% 2
East of England +16 3 £400 -
South West -8 1 £590 +57.33% 2
West Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 78 (40.00%) Firewall
2 72 (36.92%) Network Security
3 60 (30.77%) Linux
4 58 (29.74%) Cisco
5 56 (28.72%) F5
6 55 (28.21%) CheckPoint
7 49 (25.13%) Cisco Certification
7 49 (25.13%) Imperva
8 44 (22.56%) Information Security
9 43 (22.05%) DHCP
10 42 (21.54%) CCNP
11 41 (21.03%) VMware
11 41 (21.03%) Cisco ASA
12 39 (20.00%) DNS
12 39 (20.00%) E-Commerce
12 39 (20.00%) OSPF
13 38 (19.49%) VMware Infrastructure
13 38 (19.49%) CCSE
14 37 (18.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 36 (18.46%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 36 (18.46%) Cyber Security
15 36 (18.46%) Blue Coat
15 36 (18.46%) Citrix
16 35 (17.95%) BGP
16 35 (17.95%) Thin Client
16 35 (17.95%) NetScreen
16 35 (17.95%) BIG-IP
16 35 (17.95%) Infoblox
16 35 (17.95%) Fat Client
16 35 (17.95%) Cisco IOS

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (2.05%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (1.03%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.51%) Apache
4 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (5.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.56%) SaaS
1 5 (2.56%) PaaS
2 4 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.05%) IaaS
3 1 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 78 (40.00%) Firewall
2 72 (36.92%) Network Security
3 43 (22.05%) DHCP
4 41 (21.03%) Cisco ASA
5 39 (20.00%) OSPF
5 39 (20.00%) DNS
6 37 (18.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 36 (18.46%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 35 (17.95%) Cisco IOS
8 35 (17.95%) DMVPN
8 35 (17.95%) BGP
8 35 (17.95%) NetScreen
8 35 (17.95%) BIG-IP
9 19 (9.74%) TCP/IP
10 9 (4.62%) Internet
11 8 (4.10%) LAN
12 6 (3.08%) WAN
12 6 (3.08%) SSL
12 6 (3.08%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (2.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.54%) DB2
1 3 (1.54%) MySQL
2 2 (1.03%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.51%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.54%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.51%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
General
1 34 (17.44%) Finance
2 11 (5.64%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.13%) Games
4 7 (3.59%) Retail
4 7 (3.59%) Law
5 6 (3.08%) Publishing
6 4 (2.05%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.54%) Legal
8 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.51%) Local Government
8 1 (0.51%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.67%) .NET
2 9 (4.62%) HTML
3 7 (3.59%) JSP
4 6 (3.08%) ASP.NET
4 6 (3.08%) Web Services
4 6 (3.08%) XML
5 3 (1.54%) CSS
6 2 (1.03%) SOAP
6 2 (1.03%) Middleware
7 1 (0.51%) WCF
7 1 (0.51%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 35 (17.95%) Thin Client
1 35 (17.95%) Fat Client
2 28 (14.36%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.10%) Data Protection Act
4 6 (3.08%) PKI
5 5 (2.56%) Open Source
5 5 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.05%) SecurID
7 3 (1.54%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.03%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.03%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.03%) Online Games
8 2 (1.03%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.51%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.51%) RMADS
9 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.51%) CESG
9 1 (0.51%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.51%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 60 (30.77%) Linux
2 25 (12.82%) Windows
3 20 (10.26%) UNIX
4 6 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.54%) AIX
7 3 (1.54%) CentOS
7 3 (1.54%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.03%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (1.03%) Android
9 1 (0.51%) SUSE
9 1 (0.51%) zOS
9 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (22.56%) Information Security
2 39 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 36 (18.46%) Cyber Security
4 25 (12.82%) SIEM
5 23 (11.79%) Load Balancing
5 23 (11.79%) ITIL
6 19 (9.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (9.74%) Penetration Testing
7 14 (7.18%) Vulnerability Management
7 14 (7.18%) Line Management
7 14 (7.18%) Mentoring
8 13 (6.67%) Data Protection
8 13 (6.67%) Security Architecture
9 11 (5.64%) Migration
10 10 (5.13%) Incident Management
11 9 (4.62%) Risk Assessment
11 9 (4.62%) Security Testing
11 9 (4.62%) Analytics
12 8 (4.10%) Business Continuity
13 7 (3.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.28%) C
2 9 (4.62%) JavaScript
3 8 (4.10%) Java
4 6 (3.08%) PowerShell
5 5 (2.56%) Perl
6 4 (2.05%) PHP
7 3 (1.54%) C++
7 3 (1.54%) Python
7 3 (1.54%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.54%) AWK
7 3 (1.54%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (25.13%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (21.54%) CCNP
3 38 (19.49%) CCSE
4 27 (13.85%) Security Cleared
5 23 (11.79%) SC Cleared
5 23 (11.79%) CISSP
6 13 (6.67%) Degree
7 9 (4.62%) CISA
7 9 (4.62%) CISM
8 8 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (4.10%) DV Cleared
9 7 (3.59%) MCITP
9 7 (3.59%) CRISC
10 6 (3.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 6 (3.08%) ISTQB
10 6 (3.08%) Check Point Certification
11 4 (2.05%) CCSA
12 3 (1.54%) GIAC
12 3 (1.54%) VCP4
13 2 (1.03%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (15.90%) PCI DSS
2 19 (9.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.54%) COBIT
3 3 (1.54%) QA
3 3 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.03%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.51%) GxP
5 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.51%) JSP 440
System Software
1 38 (19.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.56%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.03%) Snort
4 1 (0.51%) ClearTrust
4 1 (0.51%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.51%) RACF
4 1 (0.51%) XenServer
4 1 (0.51%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 8 (4.10%) Nessus
2 4 (2.05%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 2 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.51%) Puppet
4 1 (0.51%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 58 (29.74%) Cisco
2 56 (28.72%) F5
3 55 (28.21%) CheckPoint
4 49 (25.13%) Imperva
5 41 (21.03%) VMware
6 36 (18.46%) Blue Coat
6 36 (18.46%) Citrix
7 35 (17.95%) Infoblox
8 29 (14.87%) HP
9 16 (8.21%) Microsoft
10 12 (6.15%) IBM
11 9 (4.62%) McAfee
12 7 (3.59%) Splunk
12 7 (3.59%) Qualys
13 5 (2.56%) Fortinet
13 5 (2.56%) Symantec
13 5 (2.56%) Red Hat
14 4 (2.05%) CA
14 4 (2.05%) Tufin
14 4 (2.05%) AlgoSec
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