The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 75 71 77
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.10% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £450 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £401 £394
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
Security Specialist
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
927 834 924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 94.11% 95.21% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 447 440
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £550 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 22 33
Average hourly rate £45.00 £19.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £42.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Security Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Security Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Security Specialist
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 2 (100.00%) Security Management
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Legal
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (50.00%) PKI
2 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (50.00%) COBIT
2 1 (50.00%) WSUS
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless Security
2 1 (50.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) UAG
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) ISA Server
2 1 (50.00%) Six Sigma
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Identity Management
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security Management

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless Security
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Security Management
2 1 (50.00%) Identity Management
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security Management
2 1 (50.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Six Sigma
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) COBIT
1 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) ISA Server
1 1 (50.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft