The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 245 235 228
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 17 29 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.30% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.32% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 7
Median daily rate £450 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £365 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £388
% change year-on-year
- +16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00
Security Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8330 9071 8556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.26% 94.74% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4964 5311 4624
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 424 430
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.14 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.11% -0.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.44 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Security Specialist in the job title.

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Security Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Security Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Security Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Specialist across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

Security Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Security Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Security Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Security Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 27 July 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
Buckinghamshire +18 7 £480 +47.69%
Berkshire +3 5 £500 +33.33%
Hampshire -8 3 £450 -
Surrey - 2 £450 -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 South East region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 33 (46.48%) Information Security
2 25 (35.21%) CISSP
3 24 (33.80%) Cybersecurity
4 22 (30.99%) CISM
5 21 (29.58%) Security Cleared
6 20 (28.17%) Linux
7 19 (26.76%) CISA
8 18 (25.35%) SC Cleared
9 17 (23.94%) CESG
10 16 (22.54%) Firewall
11 14 (19.72%) Telecoms
11 14 (19.72%) Windows
12 13 (18.31%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (18.31%) SIEM
13 12 (16.90%) WebSphere
13 12 (16.90%) AIX
13 12 (16.90%) Oracle
13 12 (16.90%) DB2
14 10 (14.08%) Unix
14 10 (14.08%) Time Management
15 9 (12.68%) Data Protection
15 9 (12.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 9 (12.68%) Intrusion Detection
15 9 (12.68%) Cisco
15 9 (12.68%) Finance
15 9 (12.68%) Wireless
16 8 (11.27%) Internet
16 8 (11.27%) MS Excel
16 8 (11.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 8 (11.27%) Data Entry

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 12 (16.90%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.41%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (11.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (22.54%) Firewall
2 9 (12.68%) Intrusion Detection
2 9 (12.68%) Wireless
3 8 (11.27%) Internet
4 7 (9.86%) TCP/IP
5 6 (8.45%) Network Security
5 6 (8.45%) VPN
6 4 (5.63%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (5.63%) HTTP
6 4 (5.63%) SSL
7 2 (2.82%) Wireless Security
8 1 (1.41%) DHCP
8 1 (1.41%) DNS
8 1 (1.41%) FTP
8 1 (1.41%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.90%) DB2
2 3 (4.23%) MySQL
General
1 14 (19.72%) Telecoms
2 9 (12.68%) Finance
3 4 (5.63%) Retail
4 2 (2.82%) Legal
5 1 (1.41%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.04%) Middleware
2 4 (5.63%) .NET
2 4 (5.63%) 802.1X
2 4 (5.63%) ASP.NET
2 4 (5.63%) HTML
3 3 (4.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.94%) CESG
2 7 (9.86%) PKI
3 6 (8.45%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.63%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.23%) CCTV
5 3 (4.23%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.82%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.41%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (1.41%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 20 (28.17%) Linux
2 14 (19.72%) Windows
3 12 (16.90%) AIX
4 10 (14.08%) Unix
5 3 (4.23%) CentOS
5 3 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.82%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (46.48%) Information Security
2 24 (33.80%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (18.31%) SIEM
3 13 (18.31%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (14.08%) Time Management
5 9 (12.68%) Data Protection
5 9 (12.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 8 (11.27%) Data Entry
7 7 (9.86%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 6 (8.45%) Information Assurance
8 6 (8.45%) Project Management
8 6 (8.45%) Security Testing
9 5 (7.04%) Database Security
9 5 (7.04%) Risk Management
9 5 (7.04%) Test Scripting
9 5 (7.04%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 4 (5.63%) Email Filtering
10 4 (5.63%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (5.63%) Security Operations
10 4 (5.63%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.04%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.63%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.23%) C
3 3 (4.23%) PHP
3 3 (4.23%) VBScript
4 1 (1.41%) C++
4 1 (1.41%) Java
4 1 (1.41%) Perl
4 1 (1.41%) Python
4 1 (1.41%) Ruby
4 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (35.21%) CISSP
2 22 (30.99%) CISM
3 21 (29.58%) Security Cleared
4 19 (26.76%) CISA
5 18 (25.35%) SC Cleared
6 7 (9.86%) CESG Certified Professional
7 5 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (7.04%) ISTQB
7 5 (7.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (7.04%) MCITP
7 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (5.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (4.23%) ISEB
10 2 (2.82%) Degree
10 2 (2.82%) SANS
11 1 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (1.41%) CCNA
11 1 (1.41%) CCNP
11 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.41%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (8.45%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (2.82%) ISO22301
4 2 (2.82%) JSP 440
4 2 (2.82%) RMADS
4 2 (2.82%) SLA
5 1 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.82%) ISA Server
2 2 (2.82%) UAG
Systems Management
1 7 (9.86%) QRadar
2 4 (5.63%) Nexpose
3 2 (2.82%) WSUS
4 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.41%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 12 (16.90%) Oracle
2 9 (12.68%) Cisco
3 7 (9.86%) Microsoft
4 6 (8.45%) HP
5 5 (7.04%) ArcSight
6 4 (5.63%) Blue Coat
6 4 (5.63%) F5
6 4 (5.63%) FireEye
6 4 (5.63%) GFI Software
6 4 (5.63%) IBM
6 4 (5.63%) Intel Security
6 4 (5.63%) Juniper
6 4 (5.63%) LogRhythm
6 4 (5.63%) Rapid7
6 4 (5.63%) Sourcefire
6 4 (5.63%) Symantec
6 4 (5.63%) TippingPoint
7 3 (4.23%) VMware
8 1 (1.41%) Avaya
8 1 (1.41%) Nortel