The first table below looks at the demand for the Security Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 139 117 124
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.095% 0.081% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.087% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £300 - £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £381 £430
% change year-on-year
+4.91% -11.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2903 2296 2849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.84% 93.37% 91.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1544 1087 1385
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 184 180
Average hourly rate £17.75 £18.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% -2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.51 £54.64 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Specialist in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Security Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Specialist across the North West region.

Security Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Security Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Specialist across the North West region.

Security Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Security Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. 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
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Vacancies
Manchester -8 1 £300 -
Cheshire - - - - 2
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (60.00%) CESG
1 3 (60.00%) Information Assurance
1 3 (60.00%) JSP 440
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (20.00%) Extranet
3 1 (20.00%) Netcool
3 1 (20.00%) MPLS
3 1 (20.00%) OSPF
3 1 (20.00%) BGP
3 1 (20.00%) Clearswift
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Nortel
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Avaya

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Extranet
1 1 (20.00%) MPLS
1 1 (20.00%) OSPF
1 1 (20.00%) BGP
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) SSL
1 1 (20.00%) WAAS
1 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) CESG
2 1 (20.00%) e-Health
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Network Management
2 1 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) CCNP
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (20.00%) Clearswift
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Nortel
2 1 (20.00%) Avaya
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (20.00%) NetScout
2 1 (20.00%) Kaspersky