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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 527 556 516
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 96 63 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 38 41
Median daily rate £470 £465 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.07% +16.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £388
% change year-on-year
- +16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
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
47291 48931 46133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.80% 94.82% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 31081 31593 28481
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 £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1412 1847 1900
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.61 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.34% +0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +15 39 £500 -9.09% 15
South East -9 19 £450 +2.85% 1
Yorkshire +5 15 £388 - 4
North West +13 7 £458 +14.37% 1
South West +2 7 £475 -
East of England +20 5 £419 -27.17% 1
West Midlands - 4 £498 - 2
North East - 2 - -
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 83 (37.22%) Information Security
2 65 (29.15%) CISSP
3 61 (27.35%) Cybersecurity
4 55 (24.66%) CISM
4 55 (24.66%) Firewall
4 55 (24.66%) Finance
5 42 (18.83%) Windows
6 41 (18.39%) CISA
7 39 (17.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 37 (16.59%) Security Cleared
9 35 (15.70%) Linux
10 29 (13.00%) Unix
11 27 (12.11%) SIEM
12 26 (11.66%) Risk Management
12 26 (11.66%) SC Cleared
13 25 (11.21%) Internet
13 25 (11.21%) Project Management
13 25 (11.21%) Microsoft
14 22 (9.87%) Cisco
14 22 (9.87%) Intel Security
14 22 (9.87%) Management Information System
14 22 (9.87%) Data Protection
15 20 (8.97%) ITIL
16 19 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
16 19 (8.52%) CESG
16 19 (8.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 18 (8.07%) TCP/IP
18 17 (7.62%) PRINCE2
18 17 (7.62%) Intrusion Detection
18 17 (7.62%) Penetration Testing

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 12 (5.38%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.24%) IIS
2 5 (2.24%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.45%) SAS
3 1 (0.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (6.73%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.69%) MS Office
3 2 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.45%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (2.69%) Office 365
2 2 (0.90%) Google Apps
2 2 (0.90%) Trello
3 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (24.66%) Firewall
2 25 (11.21%) Internet
3 18 (8.07%) TCP/IP
4 17 (7.62%) Intrusion Detection
5 16 (7.17%) VPN
6 14 (6.28%) Network Security
7 13 (5.83%) SSL
7 13 (5.83%) Wireless
8 9 (4.04%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (3.59%) LAN
10 7 (3.14%) DNS
11 6 (2.69%) WAN
12 4 (1.79%) HTTP
12 4 (1.79%) Reverse Proxy
13 3 (1.35%) DHCP
14 2 (0.90%) Intranet
14 2 (0.90%) VLAN
14 2 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (0.90%) Wireless Security
15 1 (0.45%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.38%) DB2
2 3 (1.35%) MySQL
2 3 (1.35%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.90%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (2.24%) AppScan
General
1 55 (24.66%) Finance
2 15 (6.73%) Banking
2 15 (6.73%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.04%) Law
4 8 (3.59%) Legal
5 7 (3.14%) Retail
6 2 (0.90%) Advertising
6 2 (0.90%) Automotive
6 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.45%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.28%) .NET
2 7 (3.14%) 802.1X
2 7 (3.14%) Middleware
3 6 (2.69%) XML
4 4 (1.79%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.79%) HTML
5 3 (1.35%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.35%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.90%) J2EE
7 1 (0.45%) OAuth
7 1 (0.45%) SAML
7 1 (0.45%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.87%) Management Information System
2 19 (8.52%) CESG
3 15 (6.73%) PKI
4 12 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.59%) Data Centre
5 8 (3.59%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (2.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (2.69%) Mainframe
7 5 (2.24%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (1.79%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.35%) CCTV
9 3 (1.35%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.90%) Cyber Attack
10 2 (0.90%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.90%) Equities
10 2 (0.90%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.90%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.90%) SCADA
11 1 (0.45%) Fintech
11 1 (0.45%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 42 (18.83%) Windows
2 35 (15.70%) Linux
3 29 (13.00%) Unix
4 13 (5.83%) AIX
5 9 (4.04%) Windows Server
6 6 (2.69%) zOS
7 5 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.35%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.35%) CentOS
8 3 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.90%) Android
9 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (37.22%) Information Security
2 61 (27.35%) Cybersecurity
3 27 (12.11%) SIEM
4 26 (11.66%) Risk Management
5 25 (11.21%) Project Management
6 22 (9.87%) Data Protection
7 20 (8.97%) ITIL
8 19 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (8.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 17 (7.62%) Penetration Testing
9 17 (7.62%) PRINCE2
10 15 (6.73%) Service Management
11 14 (6.28%) Security Testing
12 13 (5.83%) Ethical Hacking
12 13 (5.83%) Security Management
12 13 (5.83%) Security Operations
13 12 (5.38%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (4.93%) Incident Management
14 11 (4.93%) Malware Detection/Protection
14 11 (4.93%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (7.17%) Java
2 12 (5.38%) JavaScript
3 7 (3.14%) PHP
3 7 (3.14%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.69%) C++
4 6 (2.69%) Python
4 6 (2.69%) Ruby
5 4 (1.79%) C
5 4 (1.79%) COBOL
5 4 (1.79%) Perl
6 3 (1.35%) VBScript
7 2 (0.90%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.45%) SQL
8 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 65 (29.15%) CISSP
2 55 (24.66%) CISM
3 41 (18.39%) CISA
4 37 (16.59%) Security Cleared
5 26 (11.66%) SC Cleared
6 16 (7.17%) Degree
7 15 (6.73%) CEH
8 12 (5.38%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (4.48%) ISACA
10 8 (3.59%) CESG Certified Professional
11 7 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (2.69%) DV Cleared
13 5 (2.24%) CCNA
13 5 (2.24%) CCNP
13 5 (2.24%) ISTQB
13 5 (2.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 5 (2.24%) MCITP
13 5 (2.24%) SANS
14 4 (1.79%) CRISC
14 4 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (17.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (7.62%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.79%) COBIT
3 4 (1.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 4 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.79%) SLA
4 3 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.90%) ISO22301
5 2 (0.90%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.90%) QA
5 2 (0.90%) RMADS
System Software
1 9 (4.04%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.14%) ISA Server
2 7 (3.14%) RACF
3 5 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.79%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.35%) Snort
5 3 (1.35%) UAG
6 1 (0.45%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (4.93%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (3.59%) QRadar
3 7 (3.14%) HP Fortify
3 7 (3.14%) Nexpose
3 7 (3.14%) zSecure
4 5 (2.24%) WebInspect
5 3 (1.35%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (1.35%) Nagios
5 3 (1.35%) Puppet
5 3 (1.35%) SCCM
6 2 (0.90%) Nessus
6 2 (0.90%) WSUS
7 1 (0.45%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.45%) OSSEC
7 1 (0.45%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 25 (11.21%) Microsoft
2 22 (9.87%) Cisco
2 22 (9.87%) Intel Security
3 13 (5.83%) ArcSight
4 12 (5.38%) Oracle
4 12 (5.38%) Splunk
5 10 (4.48%) FireEye
5 10 (4.48%) Juniper
6 9 (4.04%) LogRhythm
6 9 (4.04%) Symantec
7 8 (3.59%) F5
7 8 (3.59%) VMware
8 7 (3.14%) Blue Coat
8 7 (3.14%) GFI Software
8 7 (3.14%) HP
8 7 (3.14%) Rapid7
8 7 (3.14%) Sourcefire
8 7 (3.14%) TippingPoint
9 6 (2.69%) CheckPoint
10 5 (2.24%) Forcepoint
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