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 30 May 2016 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 488 544 519
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 119 69 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.15% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 45 54
Median daily rate £475 £450 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £447 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.05% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median 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
46756 47408 46705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.92% 94.70% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 30937 29879 29302
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1327 1880 1986
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.87 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.72% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 30 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 30 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
South East +11 44 £450 +5.88% 5
London +9 39 £550 +15.78% 8
Yorkshire +14 12 £358 -10.73% 5
South West -1 9 £370 -
North West -8 8 £538 +65.38% 2
West Midlands - 3 £475 - 2
East of England +9 2 £476 +15.45%
East Midlands +4 1 - -
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, 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 82 (35.96%) Information Security
2 74 (32.46%) CISSP
3 60 (26.32%) Firewall
4 52 (22.81%) Cybersecurity
5 50 (21.93%) Finance
6 49 (21.49%) CISM
7 41 (17.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 40 (17.54%) CISA
9 38 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 35 (15.35%) Linux
11 31 (13.60%) Risk Management
11 31 (13.60%) Windows
11 31 (13.60%) ITIL
12 30 (13.16%) SIEM
12 30 (13.16%) Data Protection
12 30 (13.16%) Microsoft
13 29 (12.72%) Ethical Hacking
14 28 (12.28%) CEH
14 28 (12.28%) Cisco
14 28 (12.28%) PCI DSS
15 27 (11.84%) Incident Management
16 26 (11.40%) Cisco Certification
16 26 (11.40%) SC Cleared
17 25 (10.96%) Project Management
18 23 (10.09%) Management Information System
18 23 (10.09%) Telecoms
19 22 (9.65%) Penetration Testing
19 22 (9.65%) Internet
20 21 (9.21%) Microsoft Certification
20 21 (9.21%) Unix

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 12 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 6 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.44%) IIS
3 1 (0.44%) SAS
3 1 (0.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (4.39%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.32%) MS Office
2 3 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.44%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.75%) Office 365
3 3 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (26.32%) Firewall
2 22 (9.65%) Internet
3 21 (9.21%) Intrusion Detection
4 16 (7.02%) Network Security
5 10 (4.39%) TCP/IP
6 8 (3.51%) VPN
6 8 (3.51%) Wireless
7 6 (2.63%) LAN
8 5 (2.19%) DNS
8 5 (2.19%) HTTP
9 4 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (1.75%) DHCP
9 4 (1.75%) WAN
10 3 (1.32%) FTP
10 3 (1.32%) PBX
10 3 (1.32%) VLAN
10 3 (1.32%) Wireless Security
11 2 (0.88%) Intranet
11 2 (0.88%) MPLS
11 2 (0.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.70%) DB2
2 4 (1.75%) MySQL
2 4 (1.75%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.88%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (2.19%) AppScan
2 2 (0.88%) Metasploit
General
1 50 (21.93%) Finance
2 23 (10.09%) Telecoms
3 16 (7.02%) Banking
4 6 (2.63%) Legal
4 6 (2.63%) Retail
5 4 (1.75%) Law
6 2 (0.88%) Advertising
6 2 (0.88%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.88%) Marketing
7 1 (0.44%) Back Office
7 1 (0.44%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.14%) .NET
2 6 (2.63%) ASP.NET
2 6 (2.63%) Middleware
2 6 (2.63%) XML
3 5 (2.19%) HTML
4 3 (1.32%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.32%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.88%) J2EE
6 1 (0.44%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.44%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.44%) Java EE
6 1 (0.44%) SOAP
6 1 (0.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.09%) Management Information System
2 16 (7.02%) CESG
3 15 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.70%) PKI
5 10 (4.39%) Data Centre
6 9 (3.95%) Mainframe
7 8 (3.51%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (2.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (2.19%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.75%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.75%) Internet of Things
10 4 (1.75%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.32%) CCTV
11 3 (1.32%) Cryptography
11 3 (1.32%) Security Operations Centre
12 2 (0.88%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (0.88%) Equities
12 2 (0.88%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.88%) SCADA
13 1 (0.44%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 35 (15.35%) Linux
2 31 (13.60%) Windows
3 21 (9.21%) Unix
4 13 (5.70%) AIX
5 9 (3.95%) zOS
6 8 (3.51%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.32%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.32%) CentOS
7 3 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.88%) Android
8 2 (0.88%) Solaris
9 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (35.96%) Information Security
2 52 (22.81%) Cybersecurity
3 31 (13.60%) ITIL
3 31 (13.60%) Risk Management
4 30 (13.16%) Data Protection
4 30 (13.16%) SIEM
5 29 (12.72%) Ethical Hacking
6 27 (11.84%) Incident Management
7 25 (10.96%) Project Management
8 22 (9.65%) Penetration Testing
9 19 (8.33%) Security Management
10 16 (7.02%) Service Management
11 15 (6.58%) Security Testing
12 14 (6.14%) PRINCE2
12 14 (6.14%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (5.70%) Data Security
14 12 (5.26%) Computer Security
14 12 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
14 12 (5.26%) Time Management
14 12 (5.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.58%) Java
2 13 (5.70%) JavaScript
3 8 (3.51%) PHP
3 8 (3.51%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.63%) Python
5 5 (2.19%) C++
5 5 (2.19%) Ruby
6 4 (1.75%) COBOL
6 4 (1.75%) SQL
7 3 (1.32%) C
7 3 (1.32%) VBScript
8 2 (0.88%) Perl
8 2 (0.88%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.44%) C#
9 1 (0.44%) VB
9 1 (0.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 74 (32.46%) CISSP
2 49 (21.49%) CISM
3 40 (17.54%) CISA
4 38 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 28 (12.28%) CEH
6 26 (11.40%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (11.40%) SC Cleared
7 21 (9.21%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (7.89%) Degree
9 13 (5.70%) MCSA
10 10 (4.39%) CCNP
10 10 (4.39%) CREST Certified
10 10 (4.39%) ISACA
11 8 (3.51%) SANS
12 7 (3.07%) CESG Certified Professional
12 7 (3.07%) ISTQB
13 6 (2.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 6 (2.63%) MCITP
14 5 (2.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (2.19%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (17.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (12.28%) PCI DSS
3 7 (3.07%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 6 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.75%) ISO 9000
5 4 (1.75%) RMADS
5 4 (1.75%) SLA
6 3 (1.32%) COBIT
6 3 (1.32%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.88%) ISO22301
7 2 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 12 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.95%) RACF
3 5 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.75%) UAG
5 3 (1.32%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.88%) ACF2
6 2 (0.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (6.58%) McAfee ePO
2 9 (3.95%) zSecure
3 8 (3.51%) QRadar
4 7 (3.07%) HP Fortify
5 5 (2.19%) Nessus
5 5 (2.19%) WebInspect
6 3 (1.32%) HP SiteScope
6 3 (1.32%) Nagios
6 3 (1.32%) Puppet
6 3 (1.32%) SCCM
6 3 (1.32%) WSUS
7 1 (0.44%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.44%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.44%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 30 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 28 (12.28%) Cisco
3 20 (8.77%) Intel Security
4 14 (6.14%) Oracle
5 9 (3.95%) Splunk
6 8 (3.51%) HP
7 5 (2.19%) ArcSight
7 5 (2.19%) CheckPoint
7 5 (2.19%) IBM
7 5 (2.19%) VMware
8 4 (1.75%) Veracode
9 3 (1.32%) Fortinet
9 3 (1.32%) Qualys
10 2 (0.88%) Akamai
10 2 (0.88%) Avaya
10 2 (0.88%) FireEye
10 2 (0.88%) Forcepoint
10 2 (0.88%) Nortel
10 2 (0.88%) SolarWinds
10 2 (0.88%) Symantec
Warwickshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day Market rates [negotiable]
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago