The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 132 148 126
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 12 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.40% 0.031% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.032% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 4
Average daily rate £404 - £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 - £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 - £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £401 £394
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2846 3089 2451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.54% 95.81% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1906 1957 1481
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 174 162
Average hourly rate £35.00 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Specialist in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Security Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Specialist across the South West region.

Security Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Security Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Specialist across the South West region.

Security Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Security Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Devon - 4 £425 -
Bristol - 3 £349 - 1
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Gloucestershire +11 1 - - 2
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 16 (80.00%) Firewall
2 12 (60.00%) CISSP
3 10 (50.00%) Internet
3 10 (50.00%) Information Security
3 10 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
3 10 (50.00%) Coaching
4 9 (45.00%) SIEM
5 8 (40.00%) Degree
5 8 (40.00%) Email Filtering
5 8 (40.00%) Web Filtering
5 8 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
5 8 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (35.00%) CREST Certified
6 7 (35.00%) SANS
6 7 (35.00%) Internet of Things
6 7 (35.00%) Computer Science
6 7 (35.00%) OWASP
6 7 (35.00%) Security Architecture
6 7 (35.00%) Waterfall
6 7 (35.00%) GWAPT
6 7 (35.00%) OSCP
6 7 (35.00%) OSCE
7 6 (30.00%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (20.00%) Finance
8 4 (20.00%) ITIL
8 4 (20.00%) Network Security
8 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 4 (20.00%) Security Operations
9 3 (15.00%) Threat Management

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (80.00%) Firewall
2 10 (50.00%) Internet
3 4 (20.00%) Network Security
4 3 (15.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco PIX
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.00%) Classic ASP
1 1 (5.00%) Java EE
1 1 (5.00%) SOAP
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Computer Science
1 7 (35.00%) Internet of Things
2 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (5.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Unix
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Coaching
1 10 (50.00%) Information Security
1 10 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
2 9 (45.00%) SIEM
3 8 (40.00%) Email Filtering
3 8 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
3 8 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 8 (40.00%) Web Filtering
4 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (35.00%) OWASP
4 7 (35.00%) Security Architecture
4 7 (35.00%) Waterfall
5 6 (30.00%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (20.00%) ITIL
6 4 (20.00%) Security Operations
7 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
7 3 (15.00%) Project Management
7 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
7 3 (15.00%) Service Management
7 3 (15.00%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C#
1 1 (5.00%) Java
1 1 (5.00%) PHP
1 1 (5.00%) Python
1 1 (5.00%) Ruby
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
1 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) CISSP
2 8 (40.00%) Degree
3 7 (35.00%) CREST Certified
3 7 (35.00%) GWAPT
3 7 (35.00%) OSCE
3 7 (35.00%) OSCP
3 7 (35.00%) SANS
4 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (15.00%) CCIE
5 3 (15.00%) CCNP
5 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (5.00%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (5.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco
1 3 (15.00%) Intel Security
2 2 (10.00%) Blue Coat
2 2 (10.00%) Intel
2 2 (10.00%) IronPort
2 2 (10.00%) Juniper
3 1 (5.00%) Sourcefire
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Maclean Moore Consulting
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