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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 226 227 247
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 22 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.24% 0.057% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.062% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 4
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£413 £320 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.90% -28.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -
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
8556 8129 9031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.10% 92.93% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4780 4294 4211
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 497 624
Average hourly rate £16.25 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 - 9 £375 - 2
Berkshire +15 7 - -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 13 (39.39%) Windows
3 11 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 8 (24.24%) UNIX
4 8 (24.24%) MS Excel
4 8 (24.24%) McAfee
4 8 (24.24%) Security Management
5 7 (21.21%) DV Cleared
6 6 (18.18%) Security Testing
6 6 (18.18%) Information Security
6 6 (18.18%) Linux
7 5 (15.15%) Cisco
7 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
7 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
7 5 (15.15%) VMware
7 5 (15.15%) Sophos
7 5 (15.15%) Network Security
7 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
7 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
7 5 (15.15%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (15.15%) Lumension
8 4 (12.12%) Apple iOS
8 4 (12.12%) Analytics
8 4 (12.12%) Mobile App
8 4 (12.12%) MobileIron
8 4 (12.12%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (12.12%) Windows Mobile

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (24.24%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) Network Security
2 3 (9.09%) SSL
2 3 (9.09%) Firewall
3 2 (6.06%) SSH
3 2 (6.06%) VPN
3 2 (6.06%) LDAP
3 2 (6.06%) ATM
4 1 (3.03%) WAN
4 1 (3.03%) NetScaler
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) Middleware
2 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.06%) JSP
2 2 (6.06%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Mobile App
1 4 (12.12%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.06%) SCADA
2 2 (6.06%) PKI
2 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (39.39%) Windows
2 8 (24.24%) UNIX
3 6 (18.18%) Linux
4 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
5 4 (12.12%) Apple iOS
5 4 (12.12%) Windows Mobile
5 4 (12.12%) Windows Vista
5 4 (12.12%) Android
5 4 (12.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Security Management
2 6 (18.18%) Security Testing
2 6 (18.18%) Information Security
3 4 (12.12%) Analytics
3 4 (12.12%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (12.12%) ITIL
4 3 (9.09%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.06%) Cyber Security
5 2 (6.06%) SIEM
5 2 (6.06%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.06%) Identity Management
5 2 (6.06%) Data Security
5 2 (6.06%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.03%) Quality Management
6 1 (3.03%) Communications Security
6 1 (3.03%) SAP Security
6 1 (3.03%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.03%) Security Architecture
6 1 (3.03%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
1 2 (6.06%) Python
1 2 (6.06%) C++
1 2 (6.06%) Java
1 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
1 2 (6.06%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (21.21%) DV Cleared
3 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
4 4 (12.12%) CISSP
5 3 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (6.06%) Degree
6 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
6 2 (6.06%) MCITP
6 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.03%) CCSP
7 1 (3.03%) CISM
7 1 (3.03%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.03%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
1 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.03%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 8 (24.24%) McAfee
3 5 (15.15%) Cisco
3 5 (15.15%) VMware
3 5 (15.15%) Sophos
3 5 (15.15%) Lumension
4 4 (12.12%) MobileIron
5 3 (9.09%) Nokia
5 3 (9.09%) QNX
6 2 (6.06%) HP
7 1 (3.03%) Oracle
7 1 (3.03%) SAP
7 1 (3.03%) Citrix
7 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.03%) IBM
7 1 (3.03%) Sun
7 1 (3.03%) Tripwire
7 1 (3.03%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.03%) Barracuda Networks
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The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke
Streamline Connections
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago