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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 515 502 510
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 74 75 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.16% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 45 40
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£500 £425 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £375 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
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
49336 46518 44681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.83% 92.45% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32059 28699 27154
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1841 1961
Average hourly rate £17.25 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.57 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
South East -5 34 £450 +20.00% 3
London +4 24 £510 +18.26% 4
South West -5 8 £513 +36.66% 2
East of England +4 5 £575 +53.33% 3
North West -33 2 £475 - 2
East Midlands -9 1 £325 - 1
Security Specialist
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Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 56 (44.09%) Information Security
2 50 (39.37%) Firewall
3 41 (32.28%) CISSP
4 39 (30.71%) Finance
5 35 (27.56%) SIEM
6 27 (21.26%) Network Security
7 24 (18.90%) Linux
8 23 (18.11%) McAfee
9 21 (16.54%) Risk Management
10 20 (15.75%) Windows
11 19 (14.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 19 (14.96%) PCI DSS
12 17 (13.39%) Penetration Testing
12 17 (13.39%) Management Information System
12 17 (13.39%) Kalman Filter
13 16 (12.60%) Vulnerability Management
13 16 (12.60%) CISM
13 16 (12.60%) Internet
13 16 (12.60%) CheckPoint
13 16 (12.60%) UNIX
13 16 (12.60%) Security Architecture
14 15 (11.81%) Intrusion Detection
14 15 (11.81%) Cisco
15 14 (11.02%) CISA
15 14 (11.02%) VMware
16 13 (10.24%) Security Management
16 13 (10.24%) Degree
16 13 (10.24%) F5
16 13 (10.24%) Database Security
17 12 (9.45%) Cyber Security

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (3.15%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.57%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.57%) IIS
2 2 (1.57%) Apache
3 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Primavera
1 1 (0.79%) Teamcenter
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.57%) SaaS
1 2 (1.57%) PaaS
1 2 (1.57%) IaaS
2 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (39.37%) Firewall
2 27 (21.26%) Network Security
3 16 (12.60%) Internet
4 15 (11.81%) Intrusion Detection
5 12 (9.45%) TCP/IP
6 9 (7.09%) DNS
7 8 (6.30%) VPN
7 8 (6.30%) HTTP
7 8 (6.30%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (6.30%) Wireless
8 6 (4.72%) DHCP
9 4 (3.15%) LAN
9 4 (3.15%) SSL
9 4 (3.15%) IPsec
10 3 (2.36%) OSPF
10 3 (2.36%) WAN
10 3 (2.36%) Cisco PIX
11 2 (1.57%) SSH
11 2 (1.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 2 (1.57%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.51%) MySQL
1 7 (5.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.36%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.57%) DB2
4 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.79%) Couchbase
General
1 39 (30.71%) Finance
2 8 (6.30%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.94%) Retail
4 4 (3.15%) Banking
5 2 (1.57%) Advertising
5 2 (1.57%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.79%) Electronics
6 1 (0.79%) Legal
6 1 (0.79%) Games
6 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.79%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.30%) REST
2 6 (4.72%) XML
3 4 (3.15%) .NET
3 4 (3.15%) SOAP
3 4 (3.15%) Web Services
4 2 (1.57%) Middleware
4 2 (1.57%) SAP XI
4 2 (1.57%) WCF
5 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
5 1 (0.79%) HTML
5 1 (0.79%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.79%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.39%) Management Information System
2 12 (9.45%) Data Centre
3 10 (7.87%) PKI
4 8 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.15%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.15%) SecurID
6 3 (2.36%) SCADA
7 2 (1.57%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.57%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.57%) Equities
7 2 (1.57%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.57%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.57%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.79%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.79%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.79%) CESG
8 1 (0.79%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.79%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (18.90%) Linux
2 20 (15.75%) Windows
3 16 (12.60%) UNIX
4 5 (3.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.15%) Solaris
6 1 (0.79%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (44.09%) Information Security
2 35 (27.56%) SIEM
3 21 (16.54%) Risk Management
4 17 (13.39%) Penetration Testing
4 17 (13.39%) Kalman Filter
5 16 (12.60%) Security Architecture
5 16 (12.60%) Vulnerability Management
6 13 (10.24%) Database Security
6 13 (10.24%) Security Management
7 12 (9.45%) Risk Assessment
7 12 (9.45%) Cyber Security
8 11 (8.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 11 (8.66%) ITIL
9 10 (7.87%) Incident Management
10 9 (7.09%) Malware Detection\Protection
11 8 (6.30%) Information Security Management
12 7 (5.51%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 7 (5.51%) SDLC
13 6 (4.72%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (3.94%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.94%) PHP
2 4 (3.15%) SQL
2 4 (3.15%) Java
3 2 (1.57%) C++
4 1 (0.79%) C#
4 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.79%) Perl
4 1 (0.79%) VBA
4 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 41 (32.28%) CISSP
2 16 (12.60%) CISM
3 14 (11.02%) CISA
4 13 (10.24%) Degree
5 12 (9.45%) Security Cleared
6 8 (6.30%) CISMP
7 7 (5.51%) CRISC
7 7 (5.51%) SC Cleared
8 6 (4.72%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (4.72%) CCNP
9 5 (3.94%) CEH
10 4 (3.15%) CCIE
10 4 (3.15%) GIAC
11 3 (2.36%) CCSE
11 3 (2.36%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.57%) OSCP
12 2 (1.57%) OSCE
12 2 (1.57%) GWAPT
13 1 (0.79%) GCED
13 1 (0.79%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (14.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 19 (14.96%) PCI DSS
2 6 (4.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (3.94%) SLA
3 5 (3.94%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (9.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.30%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.79%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.79%) Snort
3 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.79%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (8.66%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.57%) SCCM
3 1 (0.79%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (0.79%) Nessus
Vendors
1 23 (18.11%) McAfee
2 16 (12.60%) CheckPoint
3 15 (11.81%) Cisco
4 14 (11.02%) VMware
5 13 (10.24%) F5
6 12 (9.45%) Blue Coat
7 11 (8.66%) Tripwire
8 9 (7.09%) Microsoft
9 8 (6.30%) Oracle
10 7 (5.51%) IBM
10 7 (5.51%) Websense
10 7 (5.51%) Qualys
11 6 (4.72%) SAP
11 6 (4.72%) Varonis
12 5 (3.94%) Juniper
13 4 (3.15%) ArcSight
14 3 (2.36%) Splunk
14 3 (2.36%) Fortinet
14 3 (2.36%) IronPort
14 3 (2.36%) Intel
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