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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 235 234 226
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 26 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.27% 0.18% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.20% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 4
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£450 £375 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £365 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £388 £413
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
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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
8806 8448 7862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.37% 91.86% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5200 4616 4096
Average daily rate £375 £350 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £213 £205
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 408 400 542
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.48 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.91% -3.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 -2 14 £450 +21.62% 3
Berkshire +9 7 £350 - 2
Kent - 2 £525 - 1
West Sussex - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -4 1 - -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 20 (47.62%) Firewall
2 17 (40.48%) Information Security
3 14 (33.33%) Linux
4 10 (23.81%) Finance
5 9 (21.43%) TCP/IP
5 9 (21.43%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (19.05%) VMware
6 8 (19.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (19.05%) Network Security
6 8 (19.05%) PCI DSS
6 8 (19.05%) Vulnerability Management
6 8 (19.05%) Database Security
7 7 (16.67%) Cyber Security
7 7 (16.67%) Malware Detection\Protection
7 7 (16.67%) SIEM
7 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (16.67%) Degree
7 7 (16.67%) Windows
7 7 (16.67%) PHP
7 7 (16.67%) Management Information System
8 6 (14.29%) Wireless
8 6 (14.29%) Security Management
8 6 (14.29%) CheckPoint
8 6 (14.29%) Internet
8 6 (14.29%) XML
8 6 (14.29%) ITIL
8 6 (14.29%) HTTP
8 6 (14.29%) PKI
8 6 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (11.90%) Data Centre

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (4.76%) WebLogic
1 2 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.38%) IIS
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) SaaS
1 1 (2.38%) PaaS
1 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (47.62%) Firewall
2 9 (21.43%) TCP/IP
2 9 (21.43%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (19.05%) Network Security
4 6 (14.29%) HTTP
4 6 (14.29%) Wireless
4 6 (14.29%) Internet
5 3 (7.14%) IPsec
6 2 (4.76%) HTTPS
6 2 (4.76%) VPN
6 2 (4.76%) LAN
6 2 (4.76%) WAN
6 2 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (4.76%) OSPF
6 2 (4.76%) FTP
7 1 (2.38%) BGP
7 1 (2.38%) VRRP
7 1 (2.38%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (2.38%) LTE
7 1 (2.38%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) MySQL
General
1 10 (23.81%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.76%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Electronics
4 1 (2.38%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) XML
2 3 (7.14%) Web Services
3 2 (4.76%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 6 (14.29%) PKI
3 5 (11.90%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.76%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.76%) BYOD
4 2 (4.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.38%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.38%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.38%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 14 (33.33%) Linux
2 7 (16.67%) Windows
3 5 (11.90%) UNIX
3 5 (11.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (4.76%) Android
4 2 (4.76%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) Information Security
2 8 (19.05%) Vulnerability Management
2 8 (19.05%) Database Security
3 7 (16.67%) Cyber Security
3 7 (16.67%) SIEM
3 7 (16.67%) Malware Detection\Protection
4 6 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (14.29%) ITIL
4 6 (14.29%) Security Management
5 5 (11.90%) Incident Management
6 4 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (9.52%) Security Architecture
6 4 (9.52%) Data Security
7 3 (7.14%) Information Security Management
7 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (7.14%) Computer Forensics
7 3 (7.14%) Ethical Hacking
7 3 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (4.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) PHP
2 3 (7.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) Degree
2 3 (7.14%) CISSP
3 2 (4.76%) CISM
3 2 (4.76%) CCSE
4 1 (2.38%) CEH
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.38%) CCIE
4 1 (2.38%) CCNP
4 1 (2.38%) PCI QSA
4 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (19.05%) PCI DSS
2 3 (7.14%) COBIT
3 1 (2.38%) QA
3 1 (2.38%) SLA
3 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.14%) Snort
3 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (4.76%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) VMware
2 6 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 5 (11.90%) McAfee
4 4 (9.52%) Cisco
4 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.14%) F5
5 3 (7.14%) Varonis
6 2 (4.76%) MobileIron
6 2 (4.76%) Oracle
6 2 (4.76%) SAP
6 2 (4.76%) TIBCO
6 2 (4.76%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.38%) Imperva
7 1 (2.38%) Tufin
7 1 (2.38%) AppSense
7 1 (2.38%) Tripwire
7 1 (2.38%) Remedy
7 1 (2.38%) QNX
7 1 (2.38%) IBM
7 1 (2.38%) HP
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