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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 536 509 509
Rank change year-on-year
-27 0
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 88 114 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.23% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 82 74
Median daily rate £445 £475 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.31% +16.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £390 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £475 £400
% change year-on-year
-13.15% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
46856 50029 49209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.61% 95.03% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 30915 32483 30579
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1539 1928 1999
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 September 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 September 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
London +22 39 £470 -10.47% 7
North West +14 15 £325 -31.57%
South East -17 15 £413 -7.04% 2
East of England +4 5 £413 -25.00% 3
Yorkshire +15 4 £469 - 2
South West +9 3 £400 -21.95% 3
West Midlands - 3 £450 - 5
North East - 2 - -
East Midlands -10 1 - -
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 68 (33.83%) Information Security
2 67 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 54 (26.87%) CISSP
4 51 (25.37%) Firewall
5 50 (24.88%) Finance
6 45 (22.39%) CISM
7 37 (18.41%) Windows
8 31 (15.42%) Security Cleared
9 29 (14.43%) CISA
10 28 (13.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 27 (13.43%) Unix
12 25 (12.44%) Stakeholder Management
13 24 (11.94%) Cisco
14 23 (11.44%) Linux
14 23 (11.44%) Internet
15 22 (10.95%) TCP/IP
15 22 (10.95%) CESG
16 20 (9.95%) SC Cleared
16 20 (9.95%) ITIL
16 20 (9.95%) Security Operations
17 19 (9.45%) Management Information System
17 19 (9.45%) PCI DSS
17 19 (9.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 18 (8.96%) SIEM
19 17 (8.46%) Intel Security
19 17 (8.46%) VPN
20 16 (7.96%) PKI
20 16 (7.96%) Penetration Testing
20 16 (7.96%) Network Security
20 16 (7.96%) SSL

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 5 (2.49%) IIS
1 5 (2.49%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.00%) nginx
2 2 (1.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.50%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.49%) MS Office
3 2 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) assyst
2 1 (0.50%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.98%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.49%) Google Apps
2 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.49%) Office 365
2 3 (1.49%) Trello
3 1 (0.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (25.37%) Firewall
2 23 (11.44%) Internet
3 22 (10.95%) TCP/IP
4 17 (8.46%) VPN
5 16 (7.96%) Network Security
5 16 (7.96%) SSL
6 14 (6.97%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (5.97%) Wireless
8 9 (4.48%) Intrusion Detection
8 9 (4.48%) LAN
8 9 (4.48%) WAN
9 7 (3.48%) DNS
10 5 (2.49%) Reverse Proxy
11 4 (1.99%) HTTP
12 3 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (1.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 2 (1.00%) DHCP
13 2 (1.00%) Intranet
13 2 (1.00%) MPLS
14 1 (0.50%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.49%) DB2
2 4 (1.99%) MySQL
3 2 (1.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.00%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (1.49%) AppScan
1 3 (1.49%) JMeter
1 3 (1.49%) JUnit
1 3 (1.49%) LoadRunner
1 3 (1.49%) Selenium
1 3 (1.49%) SoapUI
1 3 (1.49%) Zephyr
2 2 (1.00%) CircleCI
2 2 (1.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.00%) Travis CI
General
1 50 (24.88%) Finance
2 14 (6.97%) Banking
2 14 (6.97%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.48%) Law
3 7 (3.48%) Legal
4 2 (1.00%) Automotive
4 2 (1.00%) Retail
5 1 (0.50%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.47%) 802.1X
2 6 (2.99%) XML
3 5 (2.49%) .NET
4 3 (1.49%) Regular Expression
5 2 (1.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.00%) Middleware
5 2 (1.00%) Web Services
6 1 (0.50%) OAuth
6 1 (0.50%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.50%) SAML
6 1 (0.50%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.95%) CESG
2 19 (9.45%) Management Information System
3 16 (7.96%) Data Centre
3 16 (7.96%) PKI
4 11 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.48%) Mainframe
6 7 (3.48%) Cryptography
6 7 (3.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (1.99%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (1.99%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (1.99%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.49%) NHS
8 3 (1.49%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.00%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.00%) Cyber Attack
9 2 (1.00%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.00%) SCADA
10 1 (0.50%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.50%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 37 (18.41%) Windows
2 27 (13.43%) Unix
3 23 (11.44%) Linux
4 7 (3.48%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.48%) zOS
5 5 (2.49%) AIX
6 4 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.49%) CentOS
7 3 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.50%) Android
9 1 (0.50%) Solaris
9 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (33.83%) Information Security
2 67 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 25 (12.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (9.95%) ITIL
4 20 (9.95%) Security Operations
5 19 (9.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 18 (8.96%) SIEM
7 16 (7.96%) Penetration Testing
8 14 (6.97%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (6.97%) Data Loss Prevention
8 14 (6.97%) Service Management
9 13 (6.47%) Risk Management
9 13 (6.47%) Time Management
9 13 (6.47%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 12 (5.97%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 12 (5.97%) Process Improvement
11 11 (5.47%) Vulnerability Management
12 10 (4.98%) Migration
12 10 (4.98%) Security Management
12 10 (4.98%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.97%) Java
2 9 (4.48%) PHP
3 8 (3.98%) C++
3 8 (3.98%) Python
3 8 (3.98%) Ruby
4 6 (2.99%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.49%) C
5 3 (1.49%) Perl
6 2 (1.00%) COBOL
6 2 (1.00%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (26.87%) CISSP
2 45 (22.39%) CISM
3 31 (15.42%) Security Cleared
4 29 (14.43%) CISA
5 20 (9.95%) SC Cleared
6 12 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (4.48%) DV Cleared
8 8 (3.98%) CESG Certified Professional
9 6 (2.99%) CCNA
10 5 (2.49%) CCNP
10 5 (2.49%) CEH
10 5 (2.49%) Degree
11 4 (1.99%) APMP
11 4 (1.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (1.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 3 (1.49%) CCSP
12 3 (1.49%) CRISC
12 3 (1.49%) SANS
13 2 (1.00%) MCSE
13 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (13.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (9.45%) PCI DSS
3 9 (4.48%) COBIT
4 4 (1.99%) ISO22301
5 3 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.50%) QA
6 1 (0.50%) RMADS
6 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (3.48%) RACF
2 6 (2.99%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.49%) ISA Server
3 5 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.99%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.49%) Snort
6 2 (1.00%) vSphere
7 1 (0.50%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 10 (4.98%) Nexpose
2 7 (3.48%) zSecure
3 6 (2.99%) QRadar
4 4 (1.99%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.49%) HP Fortify
5 3 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.49%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (1.49%) Nagios
5 3 (1.49%) Nessus
5 3 (1.49%) Puppet
5 3 (1.49%) SCCM
5 3 (1.49%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.50%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.50%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 24 (11.94%) Cisco
2 17 (8.46%) Intel Security
3 15 (7.46%) Juniper
3 15 (7.46%) Microsoft
4 13 (6.47%) ArcSight
4 13 (6.47%) FireEye
5 12 (5.97%) LogRhythm
5 12 (5.97%) Symantec
6 11 (5.47%) F5
7 10 (4.98%) Blue Coat
7 10 (4.98%) GFI Software
7 10 (4.98%) Rapid7
7 10 (4.98%) Sourcefire
7 10 (4.98%) TippingPoint
8 9 (4.48%) VMware
9 7 (3.48%) CheckPoint
10 6 (2.99%) Akamai
10 6 (2.99%) Forcepoint
10 6 (2.99%) Splunk
11 5 (2.49%) IBM
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