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 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 554 523 473
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -50
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 38 50 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.075% 0.10% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.11% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 30 54
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£465 £413 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.65% -8.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £386 £377
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £394 £413
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Security Specialist
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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
46993 45168 41393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.48% 92.76% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 30139 28182 24625
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
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 1790 1829 1978
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £39.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 July 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 1 July 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 -7 16 £550 +10.00% 8
South East -12 14 £425 -15.00% 10
South West - 4 - - 1
East Midlands -10 3 £325 -
North West -23 1 £325 - 2
Security Specialist
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Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 47 (37.60%) Firewall
2 38 (30.40%) Linux
2 38 (30.40%) Network Security
3 37 (29.60%) Finance
4 34 (27.20%) Information Security
5 31 (24.80%) VMware
5 31 (24.80%) CISSP
6 30 (24.00%) CheckPoint
7 28 (22.40%) VMware Infrastructure
8 27 (21.60%) DNS
9 25 (20.00%) Cisco
9 25 (20.00%) Windows
9 25 (20.00%) E-Commerce
10 24 (19.20%) Cisco Certification
11 23 (18.40%) CCNP
11 23 (18.40%) DHCP
11 23 (18.40%) Cisco ASA
12 21 (16.80%) Imperva
12 21 (16.80%) F5
12 21 (16.80%) Citrix
12 21 (16.80%) Blue Coat
13 20 (16.00%) CCSE
13 20 (16.00%) OSPF
13 20 (16.00%) BGP
13 20 (16.00%) NetScreen
13 20 (16.00%) Thin Client
13 20 (16.00%) SIEM
13 20 (16.00%) Infoblox
13 20 (16.00%) DMVPN
13 20 (16.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (3.20%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (1.60%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.60%) IIS
4 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (3.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.80%) SaaS
1 6 (4.80%) PaaS
2 5 (4.00%) IaaS
3 4 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (37.60%) Firewall
2 38 (30.40%) Network Security
3 27 (21.60%) DNS
4 23 (18.40%) DHCP
4 23 (18.40%) Cisco ASA
5 20 (16.00%) DMVPN
5 20 (16.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 20 (16.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 20 (16.00%) BIG-IP
5 20 (16.00%) Cisco IOS
5 20 (16.00%) OSPF
5 20 (16.00%) BGP
5 20 (16.00%) NetScreen
6 14 (11.20%) TCP/IP
7 11 (8.80%) Internet
8 9 (7.20%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (4.80%) HTTP
10 4 (3.20%) Wireless
10 4 (3.20%) LAN
11 3 (2.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.40%) MySQL
1 8 (6.40%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.40%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.80%) Couchbase
General
1 37 (29.60%) Finance
2 4 (3.20%) Games
2 4 (3.20%) Banking
3 3 (2.40%) Retail
3 3 (2.40%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.60%) Advertising
4 2 (1.60%) Law
5 1 (0.80%) Legal
5 1 (0.80%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.80%) International Banking
5 1 (0.80%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.40%) Web Services
2 6 (4.80%) XML
3 3 (2.40%) .NET
4 2 (1.60%) JSP
4 2 (1.60%) SOAP
4 2 (1.60%) SAP XI
4 2 (1.60%) WCF
4 2 (1.60%) HTML
5 1 (0.80%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
5 1 (0.80%) REST
5 1 (0.80%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.80%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.00%) Thin Client
1 20 (16.00%) Fat Client
2 17 (13.60%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (8.00%) Management Information System
4 9 (7.20%) Data Centre
5 5 (4.00%) Public Cloud
5 5 (4.00%) PKI
6 3 (2.40%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.60%) Online Games
7 2 (1.60%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.60%) BYOD
7 2 (1.60%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.80%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.80%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.80%) CESG
8 1 (0.80%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.80%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 38 (30.40%) Linux
2 25 (20.00%) Windows
3 17 (13.60%) UNIX
4 4 (3.20%) Solaris
4 4 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.60%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (1.60%) Android
5 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.60%) CentOS
5 2 (1.60%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.80%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (27.20%) Information Security
2 25 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 20 (16.00%) SIEM
4 16 (12.80%) Cyber Security
5 14 (11.20%) Vulnerability Management
6 13 (10.40%) Security Architecture
7 12 (9.60%) Load Balancing
7 12 (9.60%) Risk Management
8 10 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
9 9 (7.20%) ITIL
9 9 (7.20%) Kalman Filter
9 9 (7.20%) Mentoring
10 8 (6.40%) Line Management
10 8 (6.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 8 (6.40%) Incident Management
11 7 (5.60%) Risk Assessment
11 7 (5.60%) Database Security
12 6 (4.80%) Security Management
13 5 (4.00%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.60%) C
2 7 (5.60%) PHP
3 3 (2.40%) SQL
3 3 (2.40%) Perl
4 2 (1.60%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.60%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.80%) VBA
5 1 (0.80%) C#
5 1 (0.80%) Java
Qualifications
1 31 (24.80%) CISSP
2 24 (19.20%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (18.40%) CCNP
4 20 (16.00%) CCSE
5 15 (12.00%) Security Cleared
6 10 (8.00%) SC Cleared
6 10 (8.00%) CISM
7 9 (7.20%) CISA
8 8 (6.40%) CISMP
9 6 (4.80%) DV Cleared
9 6 (4.80%) Degree
10 5 (4.00%) CRISC
11 2 (1.60%) GCED
11 2 (1.60%) MCITP
11 2 (1.60%) GIAC
11 2 (1.60%) CCSA
11 2 (1.60%) GCIA
11 2 (1.60%) GCIH
11 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (8.80%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (3.20%) COBIT
4 2 (1.60%) QA
5 1 (0.80%) JSP 440
System Software
1 28 (22.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.40%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.40%) Snort
4 2 (1.60%) XenServer
5 1 (0.80%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.80%) ClearTrust
5 1 (0.80%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (2.40%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.60%) AirWatch
2 2 (1.60%) Nessus
2 2 (1.60%) SCCM
3 1 (0.80%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 31 (24.80%) VMware
2 30 (24.00%) CheckPoint
3 25 (20.00%) Cisco
4 21 (16.80%) Citrix
4 21 (16.80%) Blue Coat
4 21 (16.80%) Imperva
4 21 (16.80%) F5
5 20 (16.00%) Infoblox
6 14 (11.20%) HP
7 10 (8.00%) McAfee
8 6 (4.80%) Microsoft
8 6 (4.80%) Oracle
9 5 (4.00%) SAP
10 4 (3.20%) Symantec
11 3 (2.40%) IBM
12 2 (1.60%) Sun
12 2 (1.60%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.60%) TIBCO
12 2 (1.60%) Cyber-Ark
12 2 (1.60%) Barracuda Networks
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