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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 471 505 452
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -53
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 84 29 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.065% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.070% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 22 29
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£413 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £327 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
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
42723 41204 38282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.41% 92.58% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 27234 25076 22174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1689 1858 2324
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +15 36 £500 +17.64% 5
South East +1 26 £475 +37.68% 2
Yorkshire +14 17 £401 +3.35% 2
East of England -1 2 £400 - 2
South West -20 2 £425 +6.25% 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - -
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Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 75 (38.07%) Firewall
2 73 (37.06%) Network Security
3 61 (30.96%) Information Security
4 55 (27.92%) Cisco
5 53 (26.90%) CheckPoint
6 48 (24.37%) F5
7 46 (23.35%) Linux
8 40 (20.30%) Cisco Certification
9 39 (19.80%) Imperva
9 39 (19.80%) Cyber Security
10 36 (18.27%) PCI DSS
11 33 (16.75%) Penetration Testing
11 33 (16.75%) CCNP
11 33 (16.75%) DHCP
12 32 (16.24%) CISSP
12 32 (16.24%) Cisco ASA
13 31 (15.74%) Finance
14 30 (15.23%) OSPF
14 30 (15.23%) ITIL
14 30 (15.23%) CCSE
15 29 (14.72%) VMware
15 29 (14.72%) Security Cleared
16 28 (14.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 28 (14.21%) DNS
17 27 (13.71%) Microsoft
17 27 (13.71%) E-Commerce
17 27 (13.71%) VMware Infrastructure
17 27 (13.71%) Blue Coat
17 27 (13.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 26 (13.20%) DMVPN

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (2.03%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.52%) Apache
2 3 (1.52%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.51%) Joomla!
3 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.51%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (4.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (4.06%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) IaaS
1 1 (0.51%) SaaS
1 1 (0.51%) PaaS
1 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (38.07%) Firewall
2 73 (37.06%) Network Security
3 33 (16.75%) DHCP
4 32 (16.24%) Cisco ASA
5 30 (15.23%) OSPF
6 28 (14.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 28 (14.21%) DNS
7 27 (13.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 26 (13.20%) DMVPN
8 26 (13.20%) BIG-IP
8 26 (13.20%) Cisco IOS
8 26 (13.20%) TCP/IP
8 26 (13.20%) BGP
8 26 (13.20%) NetScreen
9 15 (7.61%) Internet
10 10 (5.08%) Intranet
11 9 (4.57%) SSL
11 9 (4.57%) LAN
12 8 (4.06%) WAN
12 8 (4.06%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.54%) DB2
2 2 (1.02%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.51%) Big Data
3 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.51%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.51%) LoadRunner
General
1 31 (15.74%) Finance
2 15 (7.61%) Law
3 13 (6.60%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.55%) Retail
4 7 (3.55%) Games
5 6 (3.05%) Legal
5 6 (3.05%) Publishing
6 4 (2.03%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (2.03%) Banking
7 3 (1.52%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.52%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.51%) Local Government
8 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.11%) .NET
2 9 (4.57%) HTML
3 7 (3.55%) JSP
4 6 (3.05%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.03%) Middleware
5 4 (2.03%) XML
6 3 (1.52%) REST
6 3 (1.52%) CSS
6 3 (1.52%) SOAP
7 2 (1.02%) Web Services
8 1 (0.51%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.20%) Fat Client
1 26 (13.20%) Thin Client
2 23 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.55%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (3.55%) PKI
4 4 (2.03%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.03%) Cryptography
4 4 (2.03%) SecurID
4 4 (2.03%) Open Source
4 4 (2.03%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.52%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.02%) SCADA
7 1 (0.51%) RMADS
7 1 (0.51%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.51%) Online Games
7 1 (0.51%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (0.51%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.51%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.51%) Economics
7 1 (0.51%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 46 (23.35%) Linux
2 19 (9.64%) UNIX
2 19 (9.64%) Windows
3 6 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.03%) AIX
6 3 (1.52%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.02%) Solaris
8 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.51%) CentOS
8 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.51%) SUSE
8 1 (0.51%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (30.96%) Information Security
2 39 (19.80%) Cyber Security
3 33 (16.75%) Penetration Testing
4 30 (15.23%) ITIL
5 27 (13.71%) E-Commerce
6 26 (13.20%) SIEM
7 19 (9.64%) Load Balancing
8 18 (9.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (6.60%) Ethical Hacking
9 13 (6.60%) Analytics
10 12 (6.09%) Data Protection
10 12 (6.09%) Security Testing
10 12 (6.09%) Information Assurance
11 10 (5.08%) ISMS
11 10 (5.08%) Vulnerability Management
12 9 (4.57%) Change Control
12 9 (4.57%) Line Management
12 9 (4.57%) Mentoring
12 9 (4.57%) Risk Assessment
12 9 (4.57%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.14%) C
2 10 (5.08%) Java
3 9 (4.57%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.55%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.05%) Python
6 5 (2.54%) C++
6 5 (2.54%) SQL
7 4 (2.03%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.03%) Perl
7 4 (2.03%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.52%) AWK
9 1 (0.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 40 (20.30%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (16.75%) CCNP
3 32 (16.24%) CISSP
4 30 (15.23%) CCSE
5 29 (14.72%) Security Cleared
6 23 (11.68%) SC Cleared
7 15 (7.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (6.09%) Degree
9 11 (5.58%) GIAC
9 11 (5.58%) CISM
10 10 (5.08%) Check Point Certification
10 10 (5.08%) CEH
11 9 (4.57%) MCSE
12 8 (4.06%) DV Cleared
13 7 (3.55%) CISA
14 6 (3.05%) ISTQB
14 6 (3.05%) MCITP
14 6 (3.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 5 (2.54%) CRISC
15 5 (2.54%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (18.27%) PCI DSS
2 24 (12.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.52%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.02%) COBIT
6 1 (0.51%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.51%) QA
6 1 (0.51%) GxP
6 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 27 (13.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.02%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.51%) ACF2
3 1 (0.51%) ClearTrust
3 1 (0.51%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (3.55%) Nessus
2 4 (2.03%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 3 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.51%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.51%) Puppet
Vendors
1 55 (27.92%) Cisco
2 53 (26.90%) CheckPoint
3 48 (24.37%) F5
4 39 (19.80%) Imperva
5 29 (14.72%) VMware
6 27 (13.71%) Microsoft
6 27 (13.71%) Blue Coat
7 26 (13.20%) Infoblox
7 26 (13.20%) HP
7 26 (13.20%) Citrix
8 12 (6.09%) IBM
9 10 (5.08%) Qualys
10 8 (4.06%) McAfee
10 8 (4.06%) Splunk
11 6 (3.05%) Oracle
11 6 (3.05%) Fortinet
12 5 (2.54%) Tufin
12 5 (2.54%) Red Hat
13 4 (2.03%) CA
13 4 (2.03%) Symantec
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