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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Specialist
England / South East
Rank 223 229 228
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 17 31 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.35% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.38% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 17
Median daily rate £460 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £393 £418
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £480 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £413
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.75%
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
7212 8261 9176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.74% 94.50% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4213 5055 4897
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 378 431
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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
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 24 February 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 0 6 £450 +2.85%
Berkshire +12 5 £525 +16.66% 1
Surrey +16 3 £468 -6.50%
Buckinghamshire -4 3 £450 -
Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 20 (50.00%) Firewall
2 15 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (35.00%) Security Cleared
3 14 (35.00%) Information Security
4 13 (32.50%) Intrusion Detection
4 13 (32.50%) PKI
5 12 (30.00%) PCI DSS
5 12 (30.00%) Database Security
5 12 (30.00%) Data Centre
6 10 (25.00%) SIEM
6 10 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (25.00%) Degree
6 10 (25.00%) Windows
7 9 (22.50%) CISSP
7 9 (22.50%) Ethical Hacking
7 9 (22.50%) CISM
7 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
7 9 (22.50%) Kalman Filter
7 9 (22.50%) Email Filtering
7 9 (22.50%) Web Filtering
8 8 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (20.00%) ITIL
8 8 (20.00%) Linux
9 7 (17.50%) Cisco
9 7 (17.50%) QRadar
10 6 (15.00%) Public Cloud
10 6 (15.00%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (15.00%) COBIT
10 6 (15.00%) WebSphere
10 6 (15.00%) IBM

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 (15.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (50.00%) Firewall
2 13 (32.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (12.50%) Network Security
4 4 (10.00%) Internet
4 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (10.00%) Wireless
5 3 (7.50%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (7.50%) SSL
5 3 (7.50%) VPN
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) DB2
2 4 (10.00%) Star Schema
3 1 (2.50%) MySQL
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
1 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) Middleware
2 3 (7.50%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.50%) CGI
3 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (32.50%) PKI
2 12 (30.00%) Data Centre
3 6 (15.00%) CESG
3 6 (15.00%) Public Cloud
4 3 (7.50%) NHS
5 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.50%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (2.50%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (2.50%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.00%) Windows
2 8 (20.00%) Linux
3 6 (15.00%) AIX
4 4 (10.00%) Unix
5 1 (2.50%) CentOS
5 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Information Security
2 12 (30.00%) Database Security
3 10 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 10 (25.00%) SIEM
4 9 (22.50%) Email Filtering
4 9 (22.50%) Ethical Hacking
4 9 (22.50%) Kalman Filter
4 9 (22.50%) Web Filtering
5 8 (20.00%) ITIL
5 8 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (12.50%) eTOM
6 5 (12.50%) ITSM
6 5 (12.50%) Migration
6 5 (12.50%) Service Management
6 5 (12.50%) Time Management
7 4 (10.00%) Business Continuity
7 4 (10.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 4 (10.00%) Service Design
7 4 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (25.00%) Degree
3 9 (22.50%) CISM
3 9 (22.50%) CISSP
3 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
4 6 (15.00%) CCSP
4 6 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (12.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (2.50%) CCNA
6 1 (2.50%) CCNP
6 1 (2.50%) CCSA
6 1 (2.50%) CCSE
6 1 (2.50%) CEH
6 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (30.00%) PCI DSS
3 6 (15.00%) COBIT
4 4 (10.00%) ISO22301
5 3 (7.50%) ISO27002
6 2 (5.00%) HIPAA
7 1 (2.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (2.50%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) QRadar
2 3 (7.50%) Nexpose
3 1 (2.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) Cisco
2 6 (15.00%) IBM
3 5 (12.50%) Oracle
4 4 (10.00%) Intel Security
4 4 (10.00%) Juniper
5 3 (7.50%) ArcSight
5 3 (7.50%) Blue Coat
5 3 (7.50%) F5
5 3 (7.50%) FireEye
5 3 (7.50%) GFI Software
5 3 (7.50%) LogRhythm
5 3 (7.50%) Rapid7
5 3 (7.50%) Sourcefire
5 3 (7.50%) Symantec
5 3 (7.50%) TippingPoint
6 1 (2.50%) Arqiva
6 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.50%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.50%) VMware