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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Specialist
UK / England
Rank 496 483 482
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 81 106 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.23% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.24% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 69 79
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £358 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £571 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £413
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £68.00

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
39800 44770 45194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.70% 95.09% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 26166 29219 28232
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1406 1507 1784
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.08 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £48.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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
North West +38 23 £425 +1.19% 3
London +12 20 £450 -17.43% 10
South East +6 17 £460 +2.22% 2
Yorkshire +4 9 £450 +9.75% 4
West Midlands +13 5 £450 +5.88% 1
South West -10 4 £340 -12.25%
East of England - 4 £375 - 1
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 68 (40.72%) Firewall
2 52 (31.14%) Cybersecurity
3 51 (30.54%) Information Security
4 45 (26.95%) Security Cleared
5 40 (23.95%) CISSP
6 36 (21.56%) Windows
7 35 (20.96%) Network Security
8 34 (20.36%) Cisco
8 34 (20.36%) Security Operations
9 33 (19.76%) SC Cleared
10 31 (18.56%) Finance
11 29 (17.37%) Unix
12 28 (16.77%) Linux
12 28 (16.77%) Data Centre
13 27 (16.17%) PCI DSS
13 27 (16.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 26 (15.57%) TCP/IP
14 26 (15.57%) SIEM
15 25 (14.97%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 23 (13.77%) VPN
17 22 (13.17%) Juniper
17 22 (13.17%) Stakeholder Management
17 22 (13.17%) F5
18 21 (12.57%) CheckPoint
19 20 (11.98%) Intrusion Detection
20 19 (11.38%) PKI
20 19 (11.38%) Cisco ASA
20 19 (11.38%) Management Information System
20 19 (11.38%) Process Improvement
21 18 (10.78%) CISM

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 7 (4.19%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.60%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.60%) MS Office
2 1 (0.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.99%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (3.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.40%) Office 365
4 3 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.60%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 68 (40.72%) Firewall
2 35 (20.96%) Network Security
3 26 (15.57%) TCP/IP
4 23 (13.77%) VPN
5 20 (11.98%) Intrusion Detection
6 19 (11.38%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (10.18%) LAN
8 16 (9.58%) Wireless
9 14 (8.38%) WAN
10 13 (7.78%) Internet
11 10 (5.99%) SSL
11 10 (5.99%) VoIP
12 8 (4.79%) DNS
13 6 (3.59%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (3.59%) DHCP
13 6 (3.59%) OSPF
14 5 (2.99%) BGP
14 5 (2.99%) BIG-IP
14 5 (2.99%) Ethernet
14 5 (2.99%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.19%) DB2
2 5 (2.99%) Redis
3 4 (2.40%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.40%) Star Schema
4 3 (1.80%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (1.80%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.20%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Metasploit
General
1 31 (18.56%) Finance
2 6 (3.59%) Legal
3 5 (2.99%) Banking
4 4 (2.40%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.80%) Retail
6 2 (1.20%) Law
7 1 (0.60%) Advertising
7 1 (0.60%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.60%) Electronics
7 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.99%) 802.1X
2 8 (4.79%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (2.99%) Middleware
3 5 (2.99%) Web Services
4 4 (2.40%) RESTful
5 2 (1.20%) XML
6 1 (0.60%) .NET
6 1 (0.60%) AppFabric
6 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.60%) CGI
6 1 (0.60%) CSS
6 1 (0.60%) HTML
6 1 (0.60%) SAML
6 1 (0.60%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (16.77%) Data Centre
2 19 (11.38%) Management Information System
2 19 (11.38%) PKI
3 14 (8.38%) CESG
4 11 (6.59%) Security Operations Centre
5 7 (4.19%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.99%) Cyber Attack
7 4 (2.40%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.80%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.80%) NHS
9 2 (1.20%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.20%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.20%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.60%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.60%) RIA
10 1 (0.60%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 36 (21.56%) Windows
2 29 (17.37%) Unix
3 28 (16.77%) Linux
4 6 (3.59%) AIX
5 2 (1.20%) Kali Linux
5 2 (1.20%) VMS
5 2 (1.20%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.60%) Android
6 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.60%) CentOS
6 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.60%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (31.14%) Cybersecurity
2 51 (30.54%) Information Security
3 34 (20.36%) Security Operations
4 26 (15.57%) SIEM
5 25 (14.97%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 22 (13.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (11.38%) Process Improvement
8 15 (8.98%) ITIL
8 15 (8.98%) Protective Monitoring
8 15 (8.98%) Vulnerability Management
9 14 (8.38%) Database Security
9 14 (8.38%) Penetration Testing
10 12 (7.19%) Ethical Hacking
10 12 (7.19%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 11 (6.59%) Malware Detection/Protection
11 11 (6.59%) Risk Management
12 10 (5.99%) Information Assurance
12 10 (5.99%) Kalman Filter
12 10 (5.99%) Patch Management
13 9 (5.39%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.19%) Python
2 5 (2.99%) SQL
3 2 (1.20%) Perl
4 1 (0.60%) Java
4 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.60%) PHP
4 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.60%) Ruby
4 1 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (26.95%) Security Cleared
2 40 (23.95%) CISSP
3 33 (19.76%) SC Cleared
4 18 (10.78%) CISM
5 15 (8.98%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (7.78%) SANS
7 11 (6.59%) Degree
8 10 (5.99%) CCSP
9 9 (5.39%) CCNP
9 9 (5.39%) SSCP
10 5 (2.99%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 5 (2.99%) CCSE
11 4 (2.40%) CEH
11 4 (2.40%) CISA
11 4 (2.40%) CREST Certified
11 4 (2.40%) PCI QSA
12 3 (1.80%) CCNA
12 3 (1.80%) CRISC
12 3 (1.80%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.20%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (16.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 27 (16.17%) PCI DSS
2 9 (5.39%) COBIT
2 9 (5.39%) ISO27002
3 4 (2.40%) GDPR
3 4 (2.40%) ISO22301
3 4 (2.40%) PMO
4 2 (1.20%) HIPAA
4 2 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.60%) GPG13
5 1 (0.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.60%) RMADS
5 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.40%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.80%) vCloud
4 2 (1.20%) Snort
Systems Management
1 17 (10.18%) QRadar
2 10 (5.99%) Nexpose
3 5 (2.99%) Kibana
3 5 (2.99%) logstash
4 4 (2.40%) Nessus
5 3 (1.80%) RSA enVision
6 2 (1.20%) ArcSight ESM
7 1 (0.60%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.60%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.60%) EnCase
7 1 (0.60%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.60%) Nagios
7 1 (0.60%) Nmap
Vendors
1 34 (20.36%) Cisco
2 22 (13.17%) F5
2 22 (13.17%) Juniper
3 21 (12.57%) CheckPoint
4 18 (10.78%) Blue Coat
5 17 (10.18%) IBM
5 17 (10.18%) LogRhythm
6 15 (8.98%) Intel Security
7 13 (7.78%) ArcSight
7 13 (7.78%) Splunk
8 10 (5.99%) Apple
8 10 (5.99%) Fortinet
8 10 (5.99%) Oracle
8 10 (5.99%) Sourcefire
9 9 (5.39%) GFI Software
9 9 (5.39%) Infoblox
9 9 (5.39%) Microsoft
9 9 (5.39%) Rapid7
9 9 (5.39%) Symantec
9 9 (5.39%) TippingPoint
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