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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 502 514 501
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 78 62 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.12% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.13% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 49 27
Average daily rate
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£438 £401 £480
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -16.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £349 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £571 £604
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+70.00% -
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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
46773 47492 40766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.39% 92.43% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28857 29311 23960
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1840 1929 2115
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +20 42 £483 +1.57% 4
South East -12 18 £413 +17.85% 5
Yorkshire -19 11 £401 - 2
East of England +18 3 £400 - 1
South West +5 3 £590 +57.33% 2
West Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - - 3
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Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 66 (40.24%) Firewall
2 61 (37.20%) Network Security
3 56 (34.15%) Linux
4 48 (29.27%) Cisco
5 47 (28.66%) CheckPoint
6 46 (28.05%) Cisco Certification
7 45 (27.44%) F5
8 42 (25.61%) CCNP
8 42 (25.61%) DHCP
9 41 (25.00%) VMware
10 40 (24.39%) DNS
10 40 (24.39%) Cisco ASA
11 39 (23.78%) Imperva
11 39 (23.78%) E-Commerce
12 38 (23.17%) OSPF
12 38 (23.17%) VMware Infrastructure
13 36 (21.95%) CCSE
13 36 (21.95%) Finance
14 35 (21.34%) Citrix
14 35 (21.34%) Blue Coat
14 35 (21.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 34 (20.73%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 34 (20.73%) BIG-IP
15 34 (20.73%) Cisco IOS
15 34 (20.73%) Infoblox
15 34 (20.73%) Fat Client
15 34 (20.73%) DMVPN
15 34 (20.73%) Information Security
15 34 (20.73%) BGP
15 34 (20.73%) Thin Client

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (1.22%) IIS
3 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.05%) SaaS
1 5 (3.05%) PaaS
2 4 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.44%) IaaS
3 1 (0.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 66 (40.24%) Firewall
2 61 (37.20%) Network Security
3 42 (25.61%) DHCP
4 40 (24.39%) DNS
4 40 (24.39%) Cisco ASA
5 38 (23.17%) OSPF
6 35 (21.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 34 (20.73%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 34 (20.73%) Cisco IOS
7 34 (20.73%) DMVPN
7 34 (20.73%) BIG-IP
7 34 (20.73%) BGP
7 34 (20.73%) NetScreen
8 11 (6.71%) TCP/IP
9 8 (4.88%) Internet
10 7 (4.27%) LAN
11 6 (3.66%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (3.05%) Wireless
12 5 (3.05%) WAN
13 4 (2.44%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.66%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.05%) MySQL
3 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.61%) Couchbase
3 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
General
1 36 (21.95%) Finance
2 10 (6.10%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.10%) Games
3 8 (4.88%) Retail
4 5 (3.05%) Publishing
5 3 (1.83%) Law
6 1 (0.61%) Legal
6 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.61%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.61%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.49%) .NET
2 6 (3.66%) Web Services
3 5 (3.05%) JSP
3 5 (3.05%) HTML
4 4 (2.44%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.22%) SOAP
5 2 (1.22%) XML
5 2 (1.22%) WCF
6 1 (0.61%) REST
6 1 (0.61%) Middleware
6 1 (0.61%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.61%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (20.73%) Thin Client
1 34 (20.73%) Fat Client
2 26 (15.85%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.05%) Public Cloud
4 5 (3.05%) Open Source
5 4 (2.44%) Cryptography
5 4 (2.44%) SecurID
6 3 (1.83%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.22%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.22%) PKI
7 2 (1.22%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.22%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.22%) Online Games
7 2 (1.22%) BYOD
8 1 (0.61%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.61%) RMADS
8 1 (0.61%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.61%) CESG
8 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 56 (34.15%) Linux
2 28 (17.07%) Windows
3 18 (10.98%) UNIX
4 6 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (3.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.83%) CentOS
6 3 (1.83%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.22%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.22%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (1.22%) Android
8 1 (0.61%) zOS
8 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (23.78%) E-Commerce
2 34 (20.73%) Information Security
3 25 (15.24%) SIEM
3 25 (15.24%) Cyber Security
4 22 (13.41%) Load Balancing
5 19 (11.59%) ITIL
6 18 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (9.76%) Security Architecture
8 15 (9.15%) Vulnerability Management
9 14 (8.54%) Line Management
9 14 (8.54%) Mentoring
10 12 (7.32%) Incident Management
11 11 (6.71%) Risk Management
12 10 (6.10%) Migration
13 9 (5.49%) Risk Assessment
14 7 (4.27%) Penetration Testing
14 7 (4.27%) Business Continuity
14 7 (4.27%) Malware Analysis
14 7 (4.27%) Security Testing
14 7 (4.27%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.20%) C
2 5 (3.05%) JavaScript
2 5 (3.05%) PHP
2 5 (3.05%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.44%) SQL
3 4 (2.44%) Java
4 3 (1.83%) Perl
4 3 (1.83%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.83%) Python
5 2 (1.22%) C++
6 1 (0.61%) C#
6 1 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 46 (28.05%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (25.61%) CCNP
3 36 (21.95%) CCSE
4 30 (18.29%) CISSP
5 22 (13.41%) Security Cleared
6 17 (10.37%) SC Cleared
7 15 (9.15%) Degree
8 9 (5.49%) CISM
9 8 (4.88%) CISA
9 8 (4.88%) DV Cleared
10 7 (4.27%) CISMP
11 6 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (3.66%) CRISC
12 5 (3.05%) MCITP
13 4 (2.44%) ISTQB
13 4 (2.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 3 (1.83%) CCSA
15 2 (1.22%) GCIA
15 2 (1.22%) GCIH
15 2 (1.22%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (13.41%) PCI DSS
2 12 (7.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.22%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.22%) COBIT
4 2 (1.22%) QA
5 1 (0.61%) JSP 440
System Software
1 38 (23.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.05%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.83%) Snort
4 2 (1.22%) XenServer
5 1 (0.61%) ACF2
5 1 (0.61%) ClearTrust
5 1 (0.61%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.61%) RACF
Systems Management
1 9 (5.49%) Nessus
2 3 (1.83%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.22%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.61%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (0.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 48 (29.27%) Cisco
2 47 (28.66%) CheckPoint
3 45 (27.44%) F5
4 41 (25.00%) VMware
5 39 (23.78%) Imperva
6 35 (21.34%) Blue Coat
6 35 (21.34%) Citrix
7 34 (20.73%) Infoblox
8 26 (15.85%) HP
9 13 (7.93%) McAfee
9 13 (7.93%) Microsoft
10 8 (4.88%) IBM
11 7 (4.27%) Qualys
12 6 (3.66%) Splunk
13 5 (3.05%) Fortinet
13 5 (3.05%) Red Hat
14 4 (2.44%) Symantec
14 4 (2.44%) CA
14 4 (2.44%) Tufin
14 4 (2.44%) AlgoSec
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