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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 514 505 465
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 56 65 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 48 48
Average daily rate
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£450 £401 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% -11.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £388 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £533 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+3.18% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 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
45619 44406 38688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.37% 92.57% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 28722 27970 22842
Average daily rate £400 £397 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.75% -0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
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 1788 1844 1977
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £18.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -10.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +14 31 £475 - 6
South East -4 13 £425 -10.52% 3
South West +9 4 - - 1
East Midlands -10 3 £325 - 2
Yorkshire -33 3 £401 +0.06% 1
East of England -7 1 £375 -6.25% 2
North West -22 1 £325 - 1
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 65 (45.45%) Firewall
2 57 (39.86%) Network Security
3 50 (34.97%) Linux
4 46 (32.17%) CheckPoint
5 42 (29.37%) Cisco
6 41 (28.67%) Cisco Certification
6 41 (28.67%) VMware
7 40 (27.97%) DNS
7 40 (27.97%) DHCP
8 39 (27.27%) CCNP
8 39 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
9 38 (26.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 37 (25.87%) F5
10 37 (25.87%) E-Commerce
11 36 (25.17%) OSPF
12 35 (24.48%) Finance
13 33 (23.08%) Citrix
13 33 (23.08%) Imperva
13 33 (23.08%) Blue Coat
14 32 (22.38%) CCSE
14 32 (22.38%) BIG-IP
14 32 (22.38%) Cisco IOS
14 32 (22.38%) Fat Client
14 32 (22.38%) Infoblox
14 32 (22.38%) DMVPN
14 32 (22.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 32 (22.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 32 (22.38%) CISSP
14 32 (22.38%) Information Security
14 32 (22.38%) BGP

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (2.80%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (1.40%) IIS
4 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (3.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.20%) SaaS
1 6 (4.20%) PaaS
2 5 (3.50%) IaaS
3 4 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 65 (45.45%) Firewall
2 57 (39.86%) Network Security
3 40 (27.97%) DHCP
3 40 (27.97%) DNS
4 39 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
5 36 (25.17%) OSPF
6 32 (22.38%) BGP
6 32 (22.38%) NetScreen
6 32 (22.38%) DMVPN
6 32 (22.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 32 (22.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 32 (22.38%) BIG-IP
6 32 (22.38%) Cisco IOS
7 14 (9.79%) Internet
7 14 (9.79%) TCP/IP
8 8 (5.59%) LAN
8 8 (5.59%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (4.90%) Wireless
10 6 (4.20%) WAN
10 6 (4.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.59%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.90%) MySQL
3 3 (2.10%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.70%) Couchbase
General
1 35 (24.48%) Finance
2 7 (4.90%) Games
3 6 (4.20%) Retail
4 5 (3.50%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.80%) Banking
6 2 (1.40%) Law
7 1 (0.70%) Legal
7 1 (0.70%) Advertising
7 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.70%) International Banking
7 1 (0.70%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.20%) Web Services
2 5 (3.50%) .NET
3 3 (2.10%) JSP
3 3 (2.10%) XML
3 3 (2.10%) HTML
4 2 (1.40%) WCF
4 2 (1.40%) SOAP
4 2 (1.40%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.70%) CSS
5 1 (0.70%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
5 1 (0.70%) REST
5 1 (0.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 32 (22.38%) Thin Client
1 32 (22.38%) Fat Client
2 24 (16.78%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.99%) Data Centre
3 10 (6.99%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.50%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.80%) SecurID
5 4 (2.80%) PKI
6 3 (2.10%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.40%) Online Games
7 2 (1.40%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.40%) BYOD
7 2 (1.40%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.70%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.70%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.70%) CESG
8 1 (0.70%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.70%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 50 (34.97%) Linux
2 28 (19.58%) Windows
3 17 (11.89%) UNIX
4 4 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (2.80%) Solaris
4 4 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.40%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.40%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.40%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (1.40%) Android
6 2 (1.40%) CentOS
7 1 (0.70%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (25.87%) E-Commerce
2 32 (22.38%) Information Security
3 20 (13.99%) SIEM
4 19 (13.29%) Load Balancing
5 17 (11.89%) Vulnerability Management
5 17 (11.89%) Cyber Security
6 15 (10.49%) Mentoring
7 14 (9.79%) Line Management
7 14 (9.79%) Security Architecture
7 14 (9.79%) ITIL
8 12 (8.39%) Risk Management
9 11 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (6.29%) Kalman Filter
11 8 (5.59%) Incident Management
11 8 (5.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 8 (5.59%) Penetration Testing
12 7 (4.90%) Risk Assessment
12 7 (4.90%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (4.20%) Security Management
13 6 (4.20%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.59%) C
2 6 (4.20%) PHP
3 3 (2.10%) SQL
3 3 (2.10%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.10%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.10%) Perl
4 2 (1.40%) Java
5 1 (0.70%) VBA
5 1 (0.70%) C#
5 1 (0.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 41 (28.67%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (27.27%) CCNP
3 32 (22.38%) CISSP
3 32 (22.38%) CCSE
4 21 (14.69%) Security Cleared
5 16 (11.19%) SC Cleared
6 9 (6.29%) Degree
7 8 (5.59%) CISMP
7 8 (5.59%) CISM
8 7 (4.90%) DV Cleared
8 7 (4.90%) CISA
9 4 (2.80%) CRISC
10 3 (2.10%) MCITP
10 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.40%) ISTQB
11 2 (1.40%) GIAC
11 2 (1.40%) CCSA
11 2 (1.40%) GCIA
11 2 (1.40%) GCIH
11 2 (1.40%) GCED
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (9.09%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.10%) COBIT
4 2 (1.40%) QA
5 1 (0.70%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 38 (26.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (6.29%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.10%) Snort
4 2 (1.40%) XenServer
5 1 (0.70%) ACF2
5 1 (0.70%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.70%) ClearTrust
5 1 (0.70%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.70%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (3.50%) Nessus
2 4 (2.80%) TrustSec
3 3 (2.10%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.40%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.70%) SCCM
5 1 (0.70%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 46 (32.17%) CheckPoint
2 42 (29.37%) Cisco
3 41 (28.67%) VMware
4 37 (25.87%) F5
5 33 (23.08%) Blue Coat
5 33 (23.08%) Imperva
5 33 (23.08%) Citrix
6 32 (22.38%) Infoblox
7 21 (14.69%) HP
8 12 (8.39%) Microsoft
9 11 (7.69%) McAfee
10 6 (4.20%) IBM
11 5 (3.50%) Fortinet
12 4 (2.80%) Tufin
12 4 (2.80%) Splunk
12 4 (2.80%) AlgoSec
12 4 (2.80%) Oracle
12 4 (2.80%) SAP
12 4 (2.80%) CA
12 4 (2.80%) Symantec
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