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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 245 231 215
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 21 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.079% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.087% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
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£425 £345 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.18% -24.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £388 £288
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +34.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+70.00% -
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
8976 8090 6997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.58% 91.36% 91.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4813 4261 3314
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 467 595
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -4.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -10 7 £425 +23.18%
Buckinghamshire - 7 - -
Berkshire +4 5 - - 4
Kent - 1 £430 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £350 - 1
Surrey - - - -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 25 (39.06%) PCI DSS
2 21 (32.81%) ITIL
3 20 (31.25%) Linux
4 16 (25.00%) Finance
5 15 (23.44%) Firewall
6 14 (21.88%) Cisco
6 14 (21.88%) Microsoft
6 14 (21.88%) Security Cleared
6 14 (21.88%) Cyber Security
7 13 (20.31%) SIEM
7 13 (20.31%) Windows
8 12 (18.75%) UNIX
8 12 (18.75%) Information Security
8 12 (18.75%) SC Cleared
9 11 (17.19%) Analytics
9 11 (17.19%) CISSP
9 11 (17.19%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (15.63%) IBM
10 10 (15.63%) Telecoms
11 9 (14.06%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (14.06%) Degree
11 9 (14.06%) HTML
11 9 (14.06%) JavaScript
11 9 (14.06%) Security Testing
12 8 (12.50%) MS Excel
13 7 (10.94%) .NET
13 7 (10.94%) JSP
13 7 (10.94%) TCP/IP
13 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (10.94%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 3 (4.69%) WebSphere Application Server
1 3 (4.69%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) SaaS
1 1 (1.56%) PaaS
1 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.44%) Firewall
2 7 (10.94%) TCP/IP
2 7 (10.94%) Network Security
3 5 (7.81%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (7.81%) LAN
3 5 (7.81%) WAN
3 5 (7.81%) DHCP
3 5 (7.81%) Wireless
4 4 (6.25%) IPsec
4 4 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (6.25%) RIP
4 4 (6.25%) WLAN
4 4 (6.25%) VPN
4 4 (6.25%) SSL
4 4 (6.25%) Internet
4 4 (6.25%) MPLS
4 4 (6.25%) OSPF
4 4 (6.25%) Cisco ISE
5 3 (4.69%) LDAP
6 2 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) MySQL
1 2 (3.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Eclipse
General
1 16 (25.00%) Finance
2 10 (15.63%) Telecoms
3 6 (9.38%) Publishing
4 4 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.56%) Legal
5 1 (1.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.06%) HTML
2 7 (10.94%) .NET
2 7 (10.94%) JSP
3 6 (9.38%) ASP.NET
4 5 (7.81%) XML
5 3 (4.69%) CSS
6 1 (1.56%) Middleware
6 1 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) PKI
1 5 (7.81%) Open Source
2 4 (6.25%) SecurID
3 3 (4.69%) Cryptography
4 2 (3.13%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (31.25%) Linux
2 13 (20.31%) Windows
3 12 (18.75%) UNIX
4 4 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.69%) AIX
5 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.69%) CentOS
5 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.13%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (3.13%) Android
6 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (32.81%) ITIL
2 14 (21.88%) Cyber Security
3 13 (20.31%) SIEM
4 12 (18.75%) Information Security
5 11 (17.19%) Analytics
6 9 (14.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (14.06%) Security Testing
7 7 (10.94%) Incident Management
7 7 (10.94%) Migration
7 7 (10.94%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (9.38%) Knowledge Management
8 6 (9.38%) Test Scripting
8 6 (9.38%) Validation
8 6 (9.38%) Project Management
9 5 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (7.81%) Business Continuity
9 5 (7.81%) Ethical Hacking
9 5 (7.81%) Reverse Engineering
9 5 (7.81%) Security Architecture
9 5 (7.81%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.06%) JavaScript
2 6 (9.38%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.25%) Java
3 4 (6.25%) Perl
3 4 (6.25%) Python
4 3 (4.69%) Shell Script
4 3 (4.69%) AWK
4 3 (4.69%) PHP
4 3 (4.69%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.13%) SQL
6 1 (1.56%) C
6 1 (1.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 12 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 11 (17.19%) CISSP
3 11 (17.19%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (14.06%) Degree
5 7 (10.94%) DV Cleared
5 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (9.38%) MCITP
6 6 (9.38%) ISTQB
6 6 (9.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (7.81%) CRISC
7 5 (7.81%) CCNP
7 5 (7.81%) CISA
7 5 (7.81%) CISM
8 1 (1.56%) CCNA
8 1 (1.56%) VCP4
8 1 (1.56%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (39.06%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.69%) ISO 9001
3 2 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.13%) COBIT
4 1 (1.56%) QA
4 1 (1.56%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.56%) GxP
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.56%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (1.56%) Nessus
2 1 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 14 (21.88%) Cisco
1 14 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.63%) IBM
3 7 (10.94%) HP
3 7 (10.94%) McAfee
4 5 (7.81%) CheckPoint
5 4 (6.25%) Fortinet
5 4 (6.25%) VMware
5 4 (6.25%) CA
5 4 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 4 (6.25%) Tufin
5 4 (6.25%) F5
5 4 (6.25%) AlgoSec
6 2 (3.13%) ArcSight
6 2 (3.13%) MobileIron
6 2 (3.13%) Oracle
6 2 (3.13%) Sun
6 2 (3.13%) Qualys
6 2 (3.13%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (3.13%) Tripwire
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Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
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