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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 483 475 540
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +65
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 98 110 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.24% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.25% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 71 22
Average daily rate £425 £425 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £388 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £401 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average 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
43990 43968 42850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.64% 94.47% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 28696 27774 25794
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1544 1773 1919
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
South East +4 31 £450 -2.70% 5
London -27 23 £550 +15.78% 12
Yorkshire -14 19 £420 +4.86% 1
South West +9 12 £404 - 3
North West - 5 £420 -
East Midlands -2 4 £600 -
North East - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £425 - 3
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 100 (48.31%) Information Security
2 76 (36.71%) Firewall
3 59 (28.50%) CISSP
4 51 (24.64%) Incident Management
5 48 (23.19%) Management Information System
6 46 (22.22%) Risk Management
7 45 (21.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 40 (19.32%) Security Management
9 38 (18.36%) Finance
9 38 (18.36%) Cisco
9 38 (18.36%) PCI DSS
10 36 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
11 35 (16.91%) ITIL
12 34 (16.43%) Cybersecurity
13 30 (14.49%) SIEM
14 29 (14.01%) Linux
15 28 (13.53%) Network Security
15 28 (13.53%) Intrusion Detection
15 28 (13.53%) Data Protection
16 26 (12.56%) Ethical Hacking
17 25 (12.08%) Security Cleared
18 24 (11.59%) Information Assurance
19 22 (10.63%) Banking
19 22 (10.63%) Microsoft
19 22 (10.63%) Internet
19 22 (10.63%) Intel Security
20 21 (10.14%) CCNP
20 21 (10.14%) Penetration Testing
21 20 (9.66%) Windows
21 20 (9.66%) Telecoms

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 9 (4.35%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.45%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.48%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.48%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (3.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.93%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.45%) PaaS
3 2 (0.97%) IaaS
3 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.97%) SaaS
4 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 76 (36.71%) Firewall
2 28 (13.53%) Intrusion Detection
2 28 (13.53%) Network Security
3 22 (10.63%) Internet
4 17 (8.21%) VPN
5 12 (5.80%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (5.80%) DNS
6 11 (5.31%) DHCP
7 10 (4.83%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (3.86%) BGP
8 8 (3.86%) DMVPN
8 8 (3.86%) NetScreen
8 8 (3.86%) OSPF
8 8 (3.86%) TCP/IP
9 6 (2.90%) Wireless
10 5 (2.42%) BIG-IP
10 5 (2.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 5 (2.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 4 (1.93%) LAN
11 4 (1.93%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.80%) GIS
2 10 (4.83%) DB2
3 4 (1.93%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.97%) MySQL
4 2 (0.97%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Metasploit
General
1 38 (18.36%) Finance
2 22 (10.63%) Banking
3 20 (9.66%) Telecoms
4 12 (5.80%) Investment Banking
4 12 (5.80%) Legal
5 5 (2.42%) Law
6 3 (1.45%) Retail
7 2 (0.97%) Marketing
8 1 (0.48%) Advertising
8 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.48%) Billing
8 1 (0.48%) Games
8 1 (0.48%) Local Government
8 1 (0.48%) Military
8 1 (0.48%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.83%) .NET
2 7 (3.38%) Middleware
3 4 (1.93%) ASP.NET
3 4 (1.93%) J2EE
4 3 (1.45%) HTML
5 2 (0.97%) Web Services
6 1 (0.48%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.48%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.48%) Java EE
6 1 (0.48%) SOAP
6 1 (0.48%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
6 1 (0.48%) XML
6 1 (0.48%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 48 (23.19%) Management Information System
2 19 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.80%) CESG
4 10 (4.83%) Data Centre
5 9 (4.35%) Fat Client
5 9 (4.35%) Security Operations Centre
5 9 (4.35%) Thin Client
6 8 (3.86%) Mainframe
7 7 (3.38%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.90%) Internet of Things
8 6 (2.90%) SecurID
9 5 (2.42%) PKI
10 4 (1.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.93%) NHS
11 3 (1.45%) Cryptography
12 2 (0.97%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (0.97%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.97%) Public Cloud
13 1 (0.48%) CCTV
13 1 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 29 (14.01%) Linux
2 20 (9.66%) Windows
3 11 (5.31%) Unix
4 9 (4.35%) AIX
5 4 (1.93%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.45%) zOS
7 2 (0.97%) Android
8 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.48%) Solaris
8 1 (0.48%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (48.31%) Information Security
2 51 (24.64%) Incident Management
3 46 (22.22%) Risk Management
4 40 (19.32%) Security Management
5 35 (16.91%) ITIL
6 34 (16.43%) Cybersecurity
7 30 (14.49%) SIEM
8 28 (13.53%) Data Protection
9 26 (12.56%) Ethical Hacking
10 24 (11.59%) Information Assurance
11 21 (10.14%) Penetration Testing
12 17 (8.21%) Asset Management
12 17 (8.21%) Data Security
12 17 (8.21%) Kalman Filter
13 16 (7.73%) Information Security Management
13 16 (7.73%) ISMS
13 16 (7.73%) Network Monitoring
13 16 (7.73%) Security Operations
14 14 (6.76%) Business Continuity
15 13 (6.28%) Business Continuity Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.42%) Java
1 5 (2.42%) SQL
2 4 (1.93%) C
2 4 (1.93%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.45%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.97%) PHP
4 2 (0.97%) Python
5 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.48%) C#
5 1 (0.48%) Perl
5 1 (0.48%) Ruby
5 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 59 (28.50%) CISSP
2 36 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (12.08%) Security Cleared
4 21 (10.14%) CCNP
5 19 (9.18%) CEH
6 18 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (8.70%) SC Cleared
7 15 (7.25%) MCSA
8 14 (6.76%) Degree
9 13 (6.28%) CISM
10 12 (5.80%) CISA
11 10 (4.83%) CREST Certified
12 9 (4.35%) CCNA
13 8 (3.86%) CCIE
14 7 (3.38%) OSCP
15 6 (2.90%) CCSE
15 6 (2.90%) GIAC
15 6 (2.90%) GWAPT
15 6 (2.90%) OSCE
15 6 (2.90%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (21.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (18.36%) PCI DSS
3 18 (8.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 17 (8.21%) RMADS
5 11 (5.31%) JSP 440
6 7 (3.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (2.90%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (2.90%) ISO 9000
8 5 (2.42%) COBIT
9 4 (1.93%) SLA
10 1 (0.48%) BS25999
10 1 (0.48%) COSO
10 1 (0.48%) ISO27002
10 1 (0.48%) QA
System Software
1 10 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.97%) ACF2
3 2 (0.97%) ISA Server
3 2 (0.97%) RACF
3 2 (0.97%) UAG
Systems Management
1 15 (7.25%) QRadar
2 9 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (2.90%) Nexpose
4 3 (1.45%) Nessus
5 2 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.97%) WSUS
5 2 (0.97%) zSecure
6 1 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.48%) SCCM
6 1 (0.48%) SCOM
6 1 (0.48%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.48%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 38 (18.36%) Cisco
2 22 (10.63%) Intel Security
2 22 (10.63%) Microsoft
3 17 (8.21%) CheckPoint
4 13 (6.28%) Blue Coat
5 12 (5.80%) F5
6 11 (5.31%) Forcepoint
6 11 (5.31%) Oracle
7 10 (4.83%) VMware
8 8 (3.86%) Citrix
8 8 (3.86%) Imperva
8 8 (3.86%) Infoblox
9 7 (3.38%) HP
9 7 (3.38%) IBM
9 7 (3.38%) Tripwire
10 6 (2.90%) ArcSight
10 6 (2.90%) Qualys
10 6 (2.90%) Rapid7
11 3 (1.45%) IronPort
11 3 (1.45%) Symantec
London
Connectus
Rate: £500 - £580 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £385 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford
Spectrum IT
Rate: £29000 - £39000 per annum + 9mth FTC
Posted: 25 days ago