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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Specialist
England / South East
Rank 215 233 217
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 19 23 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.27% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.29% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 16
Median daily rate £444 £450 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% -16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £396 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £483 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £401
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
6821 7896 8507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.22% 94.22% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3941 4626 4618
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 342 412 416
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.63 £11.48 £10.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £39.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +7 14 £438 -2.77%
Buckinghamshire - 5 £450 -
Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 16 (48.48%) Firewall
2 12 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 11 (33.33%) Windows
4 10 (30.30%) Information Security
5 9 (27.27%) PCI DSS
5 9 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 9 (27.27%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (24.24%) PKI
6 8 (24.24%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (24.24%) Database Security
6 8 (24.24%) Data Centre
6 8 (24.24%) Linux
7 7 (21.21%) Finance
7 7 (21.21%) QRadar
7 7 (21.21%) Email Filtering
7 7 (21.21%) Web Filtering
7 7 (21.21%) Kalman Filter
7 7 (21.21%) SIEM
8 6 (18.18%) WebSphere
8 6 (18.18%) Degree
8 6 (18.18%) Ethical Hacking
8 6 (18.18%) Cisco
8 6 (18.18%) AIX
8 6 (18.18%) DB2
8 6 (18.18%) Unix
9 5 (15.15%) Middleware
9 5 (15.15%) Intel Security
9 5 (15.15%) Juniper
9 5 (15.15%) Oracle

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 (18.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (48.48%) Firewall
2 9 (27.27%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (12.12%) Internet
3 4 (12.12%) Network Security
3 4 (12.12%) SSL
3 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
3 4 (12.12%) VPN
3 4 (12.12%) Wireless
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) DB2
2 2 (6.06%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) JMeter
1 1 (3.03%) JUnit
1 1 (3.03%) LoadRunner
1 1 (3.03%) Selenium
1 1 (3.03%) SoapUI
1 1 (3.03%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) Middleware
2 4 (12.12%) 802.1X
3 1 (3.03%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Data Centre
1 8 (24.24%) PKI
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) CESG
2 3 (9.09%) NHS
2 3 (9.09%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.03%) Biometrics
3 1 (3.03%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.03%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (33.33%) Windows
2 8 (24.24%) Linux
3 6 (18.18%) AIX
3 6 (18.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Information Security
2 8 (24.24%) Continuous Improvement
2 8 (24.24%) Database Security
3 7 (21.21%) Email Filtering
3 7 (21.21%) Kalman Filter
3 7 (21.21%) SIEM
3 7 (21.21%) Web Filtering
4 6 (18.18%) Ethical Hacking
5 5 (15.15%) Migration
6 4 (12.12%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 4 (12.12%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 4 (12.12%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 4 (12.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (12.12%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 3 (9.09%) Data Loss Prevention
7 3 (9.09%) eTOM
7 3 (9.09%) Process Improvement
7 3 (9.09%) Strategic Planning
7 3 (9.09%) Supplier Management
7 3 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) C++
1 1 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 9 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 6 (18.18%) Degree
4 4 (12.12%) CCSP
4 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (12.12%) CISM
4 4 (12.12%) CISSP
5 3 (9.09%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (6.06%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.03%) CCNA
7 1 (3.03%) CCNP
7 1 (3.03%) CCSA
7 1 (3.03%) CCSE
7 1 (3.03%) CEH
7 1 (3.03%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (27.27%) PCI DSS
2 3 (9.09%) COBIT
3 2 (6.06%) ISO22301
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) QRadar
2 4 (12.12%) Nexpose
3 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Cisco
2 5 (15.15%) IBM
2 5 (15.15%) Intel Security
2 5 (15.15%) Juniper
2 5 (15.15%) Oracle
3 4 (12.12%) ArcSight
3 4 (12.12%) Blue Coat
3 4 (12.12%) F5
3 4 (12.12%) FireEye
3 4 (12.12%) GFI Software
3 4 (12.12%) LogRhythm
3 4 (12.12%) Rapid7
3 4 (12.12%) Sourcefire
3 4 (12.12%) Symantec
3 4 (12.12%) TippingPoint
4 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.03%) HP
4 1 (3.03%) Palo Alto
4 1 (3.03%) SAP