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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 475 499 532
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 105 63 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.13% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.14% 0.100%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 36 28
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£414 £413 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.30% -13.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £369 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £583 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £450
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -13.88%
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
47033 44604 49140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.46% 92.69% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 29411 27456 28065
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1867 1914 2465
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014. 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 +34 54 £425 -11.45% 6
South East +8 27 £400 +25.00% 1
East of England -19 10 £375 -3.22% 1
South West -28 6 £363 +3.57% 2
Yorkshire -4 3 £450 +16.12%
East Midlands - 2 - - 2
North West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
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Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 61 (38.85%) Information Security
2 54 (34.39%) Network Security
3 50 (31.85%) Firewall
4 40 (25.48%) CISSP
5 37 (23.57%) Penetration Testing
6 34 (21.66%) Microsoft
7 33 (21.02%) Cisco
7 33 (21.02%) CheckPoint
8 29 (18.47%) Finance
8 29 (18.47%) TCP/IP
9 28 (17.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 28 (17.83%) Cyber Security
10 26 (16.56%) ITIL
11 25 (15.92%) Linux
11 25 (15.92%) Security Cleared
12 22 (14.01%) F5
13 21 (13.38%) Information Assurance
13 21 (13.38%) Windows
14 19 (12.10%) Cisco Certification
15 18 (11.46%) Law
15 18 (11.46%) Security Management
15 18 (11.46%) VMware Infrastructure
15 18 (11.46%) VMware
16 17 (10.83%) PCI DSS
16 17 (10.83%) Imperva
16 17 (10.83%) Microsoft Certification
17 16 (10.19%) DNS
17 16 (10.19%) Intranet
17 16 (10.19%) Internet
17 16 (10.19%) ISMS

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 8 (5.10%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (2.55%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.91%) Joomla!
3 3 (1.91%) CMS
3 3 (1.91%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.27%) Apache
5 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (7.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (7.64%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 54 (34.39%) Network Security
2 50 (31.85%) Firewall
3 29 (18.47%) TCP/IP
4 16 (10.19%) DNS
4 16 (10.19%) Intranet
4 16 (10.19%) Internet
4 16 (10.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 14 (8.92%) DHCP
5 14 (8.92%) BGP
5 14 (8.92%) Cisco IOS
5 14 (8.92%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (8.28%) DMVPN
6 13 (8.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 13 (8.28%) BIG-IP
6 13 (8.28%) OSPF
6 13 (8.28%) NetScreen
7 7 (4.46%) SSL
8 6 (3.82%) VPN
9 5 (3.18%) SSH
9 5 (3.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.55%) DB2
2 3 (1.91%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.64%) Big Data
3 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.64%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (1.91%) Metasploit
1 3 (1.91%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.64%) LoadRunner
General
1 29 (18.47%) Finance
2 18 (11.46%) Law
3 9 (5.73%) Banking
4 7 (4.46%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.46%) Legal
4 7 (4.46%) Financial Institution
5 5 (3.18%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.18%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.27%) Dutch Language
6 2 (1.27%) International Banking
6 2 (1.27%) Games
6 2 (1.27%) Retail
7 1 (0.64%) Local Government
7 1 (0.64%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.73%) .NET
2 6 (3.82%) HTML
3 4 (2.55%) XML
3 4 (2.55%) Middleware
4 3 (1.91%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.91%) CSS
4 3 (1.91%) JSP
5 2 (1.27%) SOAP
5 2 (1.27%) REST
6 1 (0.64%) Web Services
6 1 (0.64%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (8.28%) Fat Client
1 13 (8.28%) Thin Client
2 12 (7.64%) Management Information System
3 10 (6.37%) PKI
4 6 (3.82%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.18%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (3.18%) Open Source
5 5 (3.18%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.55%) CESG
6 4 (2.55%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.55%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.91%) Economics
7 3 (1.91%) E-Learning
8 2 (1.27%) Online Games
8 2 (1.27%) SCADA
8 2 (1.27%) Clustering
9 1 (0.64%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.64%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.64%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 25 (15.92%) Linux
2 21 (13.38%) Windows
3 14 (8.92%) UNIX
4 7 (4.46%) Windows 7
5 6 (3.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (3.18%) Windows Vista
6 5 (3.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.18%) Solaris
7 4 (2.55%) AIX
7 4 (2.55%) Android
7 4 (2.55%) Apple iOS
7 4 (2.55%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (1.27%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.64%) SUSE
9 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (38.85%) Information Security
2 37 (23.57%) Penetration Testing
3 28 (17.83%) Cyber Security
4 26 (16.56%) ITIL
5 21 (13.38%) Information Assurance
6 18 (11.46%) Security Management
7 16 (10.19%) ISMS
7 16 (10.19%) Change Control
8 15 (9.55%) Security Testing
9 14 (8.92%) E-Commerce
9 14 (8.92%) SIEM
10 13 (8.28%) Ethical Hacking
11 9 (5.73%) Risk Assessment
12 8 (5.10%) Identity Management
12 8 (5.10%) Information Security Management
12 8 (5.10%) Risk Management
12 8 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (5.10%) Time Management
12 8 (5.10%) Data Protection
13 7 (4.46%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.10%) Java
1 8 (5.10%) C
2 6 (3.82%) JavaScript
3 5 (3.18%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.55%) Perl
4 4 (2.55%) SQL
4 4 (2.55%) C++
4 4 (2.55%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.91%) AWK
5 3 (1.91%) Python
6 1 (0.64%) Ruby
6 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 40 (25.48%) CISSP
2 25 (15.92%) Security Cleared
3 19 (12.10%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (10.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (10.19%) CCSE
6 15 (9.55%) CEH
6 15 (9.55%) CCNP
7 14 (8.92%) GIAC
8 13 (8.28%) SC Cleared
8 13 (8.28%) MCSE
9 9 (5.73%) CISM
10 8 (5.10%) Check Point Certification
10 8 (5.10%) CISA
10 8 (5.10%) DV Cleared
10 8 (5.10%) Degree
11 3 (1.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (1.91%) ISTQB
11 3 (1.91%) MCITP
11 3 (1.91%) CCSP
12 2 (1.27%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (17.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (10.83%) PCI DSS
3 5 (3.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.91%) COBIT
4 3 (1.91%) QA
4 3 (1.91%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.27%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.64%) GxP
6 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (11.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.46%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.27%) NFS
3 2 (1.27%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.64%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (4.46%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (1.91%) CORE IMPACT
2 3 (1.91%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 2 (1.27%) Puppet
3 2 (1.27%) SCCM
3 2 (1.27%) SCOM
3 2 (1.27%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.64%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.64%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.64%) OpenView
Vendors
1 34 (21.66%) Microsoft
2 33 (21.02%) Cisco
2 33 (21.02%) CheckPoint
3 22 (14.01%) F5
4 18 (11.46%) VMware
5 17 (10.83%) Imperva
6 15 (9.55%) Blue Coat
7 14 (8.92%) Citrix
7 14 (8.92%) McAfee
8 13 (8.28%) Infoblox
8 13 (8.28%) HP
9 9 (5.73%) Sophos
10 7 (4.46%) Juniper
10 7 (4.46%) IBM
11 6 (3.82%) Oracle
12 5 (3.18%) Lumension
13 4 (2.55%) Sourcefire
13 4 (2.55%) MobileIron
14 3 (1.91%) ArcSight
14 3 (1.91%) Fortinet
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