The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 236 231 232
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 34 20 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.22% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.24% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 5 2
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£450 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £365 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 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
9180 8428 8132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.63% 92.15% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5526 4697 4301
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 410 497
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.21 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.99% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

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 28 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Hampshire +2 18 £450 +21.62% 2
Berkshire 0 11 £550 -
Surrey - 3 £390 -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 23 (51.11%) Firewall
2 22 (48.89%) Information Security
3 14 (31.11%) SIEM
4 13 (28.89%) Linux
5 12 (26.67%) PCI DSS
6 11 (24.44%) Intrusion Detection
6 11 (24.44%) Database Security
7 10 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (22.22%) Network Security
8 9 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 9 (20.00%) Tripwire
8 9 (20.00%) VMware
8 9 (20.00%) Internet
8 9 (20.00%) McAfee
9 8 (17.78%) Security Management
9 8 (17.78%) Wireless
9 8 (17.78%) McAfee ePO
9 8 (17.78%) F5
9 8 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (17.78%) Malware Detection\Protection
10 7 (15.56%) Data Centre
10 7 (15.56%) PKI
10 7 (15.56%) Finance
10 7 (15.56%) TCP/IP
11 6 (13.33%) HTTP
11 6 (13.33%) XML
11 6 (13.33%) Management Information System
11 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
11 6 (13.33%) CheckPoint
11 6 (13.33%) Degree

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 2 (4.44%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.22%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (51.11%) Firewall
2 11 (24.44%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (22.22%) Network Security
4 9 (20.00%) Internet
5 8 (17.78%) Wireless
6 7 (15.56%) TCP/IP
7 6 (13.33%) HTTP
8 3 (6.67%) IPsec
9 2 (4.44%) HTTPS
9 2 (4.44%) VPN
9 2 (4.44%) LAN
9 2 (4.44%) WAN
9 2 (4.44%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (4.44%) OSPF
9 2 (4.44%) FTP
10 1 (2.22%) BGP
10 1 (2.22%) VRRP
10 1 (2.22%) Cisco PIX
10 1 (2.22%) LTE
10 1 (2.22%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) MySQL
General
1 7 (15.56%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Electronics
3 1 (2.22%) Advertising
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) XML
2 2 (4.44%) SAP XI
2 2 (4.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) PKI
1 7 (15.56%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.22%) SecurID
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.89%) Linux
2 5 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (8.89%) Windows
4 3 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (48.89%) Information Security
2 14 (31.11%) SIEM
3 11 (24.44%) Database Security
4 9 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 8 (17.78%) Malware Detection\Protection
5 8 (17.78%) Security Management
6 6 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (11.11%) Cyber Security
8 4 (8.89%) Incident Management
8 4 (8.89%) ITIL
8 4 (8.89%) Ethical Hacking
9 3 (6.67%) Information Security Management
9 3 (6.67%) Mentoring
9 3 (6.67%) Security Architecture
10 2 (4.44%) SDLC
10 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Architecture
10 2 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (4.44%) SABSA
10 2 (4.44%) Data Security
10 2 (4.44%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.11%) PHP
2 1 (2.22%) SQL
2 1 (2.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Degree
2 3 (6.67%) CISSP
3 2 (4.44%) CISM
3 2 (4.44%) CCSE
3 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) CEH
4 1 (2.22%) PCI QSA
4 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.22%) CCIE
4 1 (2.22%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (26.67%) PCI DSS
2 10 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.44%) COBIT
3 2 (4.44%) SLA
4 1 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (20.00%) McAfee
1 9 (20.00%) VMware
1 9 (20.00%) Tripwire
2 8 (17.78%) F5
3 6 (13.33%) CheckPoint
4 5 (11.11%) Qualys
4 5 (11.11%) Blue Coat
5 4 (8.89%) Cisco
5 4 (8.89%) ArcSight
5 4 (8.89%) Varonis
6 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
6 3 (6.67%) Websense
7 2 (4.44%) Fortinet
7 2 (4.44%) TIBCO
7 2 (4.44%) Oracle
7 2 (4.44%) SAP
8 1 (2.22%) Remedy
8 1 (2.22%) Juniper
8 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.22%) Imperva
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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