The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Specialist
England / South West
Rank 134 124 147
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 4 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.15% 0.44% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.46% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 1
Median daily rate £340 £388 £590
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% -34.32%
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 - - £68.00

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
2570 2824 3067
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.11% 96.15% 95.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1666 1865 1943
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 168 150
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +41.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South West region that featured Security Specialist in the job title.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Bristol +2 3 £340 +4.61%
Wiltshire 0 1 - -
Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 West region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 9 (75.00%) Information Assurance
2 7 (58.33%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (58.33%) CISSP
2 7 (58.33%) CESG
3 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
3 6 (50.00%) ISO27002
4 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
5 3 (25.00%) Security Management
5 3 (25.00%) Computer Security
5 3 (25.00%) Legal
5 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (16.67%) CREST Certified
6 2 (16.67%) Finance
6 2 (16.67%) Network Security
6 2 (16.67%) Change Management
6 2 (16.67%) Firewall
7 1 (8.33%) Wireless
7 1 (8.33%) CA
7 1 (8.33%) Nokia
7 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
7 1 (8.33%) MPLS
7 1 (8.33%) CISM
7 1 (8.33%) Banking
7 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
7 1 (8.33%) Nessus

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
1 2 (16.67%) Network Security
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (8.33%) FWSM
2 1 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
2 1 (8.33%) MPLS
2 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications
2 1 (8.33%) VPN
2 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (25.00%) Legal
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) AppFabric
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (8.33%) WCF
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) CESG
2 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Kali Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Information Assurance
2 7 (58.33%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) Computer Security
5 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (25.00%) Security Management
5 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (16.67%) Change Management
7 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
7 1 (8.33%) Defect Management
7 1 (8.33%) Ethical Hacking
7 1 (8.33%) Information Security
7 1 (8.33%) Network Management
7 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Social Engineering
7 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
7 1 (8.33%) Threat Modelling
7 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) CISSP
2 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) CREST Certified
5 1 (8.33%) CEH
5 1 (8.33%) CHECK Team Leader
5 1 (8.33%) CHECK Team Member
5 1 (8.33%) CISM
5 1 (8.33%) ISEB
5 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (8.33%) OSCP
5 1 (8.33%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) ISO27002
2 4 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (8.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) CA
1 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco
1 1 (8.33%) F5
1 1 (8.33%) HP
1 1 (8.33%) IBM
1 1 (8.33%) IronPort
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) Nokia
1 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds
1 1 (8.33%) Sourcefire