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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 230 216 228
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 28 38 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.33% 0.40% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.43% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 5
Average daily rate £450 £475 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +37.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £350 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £625 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £401 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
8011 8890 7964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.98% 93.80% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4827 4759 4142
Average daily rate £385 £375 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 434 467
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.96 £11.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the South East region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +7 15 £438 -2.77%
Berkshire +4 8 £450 -28.00% 1
Oxfordshire +4 3 £225 -52.63% 1
Buckinghamshire +8 1 - - 1
Surrey -8 1 £500 +5.26% 3
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 30 (52.63%) Information Security
2 26 (45.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (43.86%) Data Protection
4 23 (40.35%) Risk Management
5 20 (35.09%) Firewall
6 18 (31.58%) Security Management
6 18 (31.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 17 (29.82%) PCI DSS
7 17 (29.82%) RMADS
7 17 (29.82%) Asset Management
8 15 (26.32%) Management Information System
8 15 (26.32%) VPN
9 13 (22.81%) Telecoms
9 13 (22.81%) Information Security Management
9 13 (22.81%) Linux
9 13 (22.81%) Information Assurance
10 12 (21.05%) ISMS
11 11 (19.30%) JSP 440
11 11 (19.30%) Security Cleared
11 11 (19.30%) Business Continuity
11 11 (19.30%) Incident Management
11 11 (19.30%) ITIL
11 11 (19.30%) Business Continuity Management
12 10 (17.54%) SIEM
12 10 (17.54%) Windows
12 10 (17.54%) Operations Management
12 10 (17.54%) SC Cleared
13 8 (14.04%) WebSphere
13 8 (14.04%) AIX
13 8 (14.04%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 8 (14.04%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.75%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.51%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 20 (35.09%) Firewall
2 15 (26.32%) VPN
3 6 (10.53%) Wireless
4 5 (8.77%) Internet
4 5 (8.77%) Network Security
5 4 (7.02%) TCP/IP
6 3 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (5.26%) PBX
7 2 (3.51%) HTTP
7 2 (3.51%) Intranet
8 1 (1.75%) ADSL
8 1 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.75%) CTI
8 1 (1.75%) DNS
8 1 (1.75%) MPLS
8 1 (1.75%) MRTG
8 1 (1.75%) SSL
8 1 (1.75%) VLAN
8 1 (1.75%) VSAT
8 1 (1.75%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.04%) DB2
2 2 (3.51%) MySQL
General
1 13 (22.81%) Telecoms
2 7 (12.28%) Legal
3 3 (5.26%) Law
4 2 (3.51%) Finance
4 2 (3.51%) Marketing
5 1 (1.75%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) .NET
1 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET
1 3 (5.26%) HTML
2 2 (3.51%) Middleware
2 2 (3.51%) XML
3 1 (1.75%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.32%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.77%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.26%) PKI
4 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.81%) Linux
2 10 (17.54%) Windows
3 8 (14.04%) AIX
4 4 (7.02%) Unix
5 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.75%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (52.63%) Information Security
2 25 (43.86%) Data Protection
3 23 (40.35%) Risk Management
4 18 (31.58%) Security Management
5 17 (29.82%) Asset Management
6 13 (22.81%) Information Assurance
6 13 (22.81%) Information Security Management
7 12 (21.05%) ISMS
8 11 (19.30%) Business Continuity
8 11 (19.30%) Business Continuity Management
8 11 (19.30%) Incident Management
8 11 (19.30%) ITIL
9 10 (17.54%) Operations Management
9 10 (17.54%) SIEM
10 6 (10.53%) Analytics
11 4 (7.02%) Malware Detection/Protection
12 3 (5.26%) Database Security
12 3 (5.26%) Email Filtering
12 3 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
12 3 (5.26%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
1 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.51%) PHP
3 1 (1.75%) C
3 1 (1.75%) Java
3 1 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (19.30%) Security Cleared
2 10 (17.54%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.53%) Degree
4 4 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (5.26%) ISTQB
5 3 (5.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (5.26%) MCITP
5 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.51%) ISEB
6 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.75%) CCNA
7 1 (1.75%) CCNP
7 1 (1.75%) CISSP
7 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (45.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (31.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 17 (29.82%) PCI DSS
3 17 (29.82%) RMADS
4 11 (19.30%) JSP 440
5 1 (1.75%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.75%) ISA Server
2 1 (1.75%) UAG
Systems Management
1 7 (12.28%) QRadar
2 3 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) Oracle
2 7 (12.28%) Cisco
3 5 (8.77%) Tripwire
4 4 (7.02%) IBM
4 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.26%) ArcSight
5 3 (5.26%) Forcepoint
5 3 (5.26%) HP
5 3 (5.26%) Intel Security
6 2 (3.51%) Avaya
6 2 (3.51%) Blue Coat
6 2 (3.51%) F5
6 2 (3.51%) Nortel
6 2 (3.51%) Qualys
6 2 (3.51%) Red Box
6 2 (3.51%) VMware
7 1 (1.75%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.75%) SAP
7 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.75%) Symantec
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