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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 229 236 223
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 22 29 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.28% 0.31% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.33% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 24
Median daily rate £438 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £402 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £498 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £450 £401
% change year-on-year
-3.05% +12.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
7374 8922 9228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.71% 94.87% 94.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4315 5159 5061
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £263 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 504 507
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.77 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% +11.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.08%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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
Hampshire +10 16 £438 -2.77% 1
Surrey +17 2 £215 -46.25% 1
Berkshire +8 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £450 -
Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 18 (48.65%) Firewall
2 14 (37.84%) Information Security
3 13 (35.14%) Security Cleared
4 12 (32.43%) Windows
5 10 (27.03%) SC Cleared
5 10 (27.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (27.03%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (24.32%) PCI DSS
7 8 (21.62%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (21.62%) Database Security
7 8 (21.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 8 (21.62%) PKI
7 8 (21.62%) Linux
7 8 (21.62%) Unix
7 8 (21.62%) Finance
7 8 (21.62%) Data Centre
8 7 (18.92%) QRadar
8 7 (18.92%) Email Filtering
8 7 (18.92%) Web Filtering
8 7 (18.92%) Cisco
8 7 (18.92%) CISSP
8 7 (18.92%) Ethical Hacking
8 7 (18.92%) SIEM
8 7 (18.92%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (16.22%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (16.22%) WebSphere
9 6 (16.22%) Degree
9 6 (16.22%) Juniper
9 6 (16.22%) AIX
9 6 (16.22%) DB2

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 6 (16.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (48.65%) Firewall
2 10 (27.03%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (13.51%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (13.51%) Internet
3 5 (13.51%) Network Security
3 5 (13.51%) SSL
3 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
3 5 (13.51%) VPN
3 5 (13.51%) Wireless
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) DB2
2 2 (5.41%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) JMeter
1 1 (2.70%) JUnit
1 1 (2.70%) LoadRunner
1 1 (2.70%) Selenium
1 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
1 1 (2.70%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (21.62%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) 802.1X
1 5 (13.51%) Middleware
2 1 (2.70%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Data Centre
1 8 (21.62%) PKI
2 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.81%) CESG
3 3 (8.11%) NHS
3 3 (8.11%) Public Cloud
4 2 (5.41%) Cyber Attack
4 2 (5.41%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.70%) Biometrics
5 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (32.43%) Windows
2 8 (21.62%) Linux
2 8 (21.62%) Unix
3 6 (16.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Information Security
2 8 (21.62%) Continuous Improvement
2 8 (21.62%) Database Security
2 8 (21.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 7 (18.92%) Email Filtering
3 7 (18.92%) Ethical Hacking
3 7 (18.92%) Kalman Filter
3 7 (18.92%) SIEM
3 7 (18.92%) Web Filtering
4 6 (16.22%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (13.51%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 5 (13.51%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (13.51%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 5 (13.51%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 4 (10.81%) Migration
6 4 (10.81%) Time Management
7 3 (8.11%) eTOM
7 3 (8.11%) Strategic Planning
7 3 (8.11%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) C++
1 1 (2.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) Security Cleared
2 10 (27.03%) SC Cleared
3 7 (18.92%) CISSP
4 6 (16.22%) CISM
4 6 (16.22%) Degree
5 4 (10.81%) CCSP
5 4 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (8.11%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
7 2 (5.41%) ISSAP
8 1 (2.70%) CCNA
8 1 (2.70%) CCNP
8 1 (2.70%) CCSA
8 1 (2.70%) CCSE
8 1 (2.70%) CEH
8 1 (2.70%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (2.70%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (27.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (24.32%) PCI DSS
3 3 (8.11%) COBIT
4 2 (5.41%) ISO22301
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) QRadar
2 5 (13.51%) Nexpose
3 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Cisco
2 6 (16.22%) Intel Security
2 6 (16.22%) Juniper
3 5 (13.51%) ArcSight
3 5 (13.51%) Blue Coat
3 5 (13.51%) F5
3 5 (13.51%) FireEye
3 5 (13.51%) GFI Software
3 5 (13.51%) IBM
3 5 (13.51%) LogRhythm
3 5 (13.51%) Oracle
3 5 (13.51%) Rapid7
3 5 (13.51%) Sourcefire
3 5 (13.51%) Symantec
3 5 (13.51%) TippingPoint
4 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.70%) HP
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.70%) Palo Alto
4 1 (2.70%) SAP