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 3 May 2016 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 135 136 145
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 5 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.17% 0.13% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.14% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Median daily rate £340 £590 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.37% +57.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £68.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +70.00%
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
2772 2956 3066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 96.08% 95.94% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1774 1818 1876
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 172 189
Median hourly rate £37.50 £20.19 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.78% +12.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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 3 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 - 5 £340 -
Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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 10 (58.82%) Firewall
2 7 (41.18%) Internet
2 7 (41.18%) Information Security
2 7 (41.18%) Coaching
3 6 (35.29%) SIEM
3 6 (35.29%) CISSP
4 5 (29.41%) Intel Security
4 5 (29.41%) Service Management
4 5 (29.41%) Risk Management
4 5 (29.41%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (29.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 5 (29.41%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Threat Management
5 4 (23.53%) CREST Certified
5 4 (23.53%) SANS
5 4 (23.53%) Email Filtering
5 4 (23.53%) Web Filtering
5 4 (23.53%) Security Operations
5 4 (23.53%) Internet of Things
5 4 (23.53%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (23.53%) GWAPT
5 4 (23.53%) OSCP
5 4 (23.53%) OSCE
5 4 (23.53%) Incident Management
5 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
5 4 (23.53%) Security Architecture
5 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
5 4 (23.53%) OWASP
5 4 (23.53%) Product Management

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 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (58.82%) Firewall
2 7 (41.18%) Internet
3 3 (17.65%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.88%) Classic ASP
1 1 (5.88%) Java EE
1 1 (5.88%) SOAP
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
1 4 (23.53%) Internet of Things
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.76%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Cryptography
3 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Unix
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Coaching
1 7 (41.18%) Information Security
2 6 (35.29%) SIEM
3 5 (29.41%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Risk Management
3 5 (29.41%) Service Management
3 5 (29.41%) Threat Management
3 5 (29.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (23.53%) Email Filtering
4 4 (23.53%) Incident Management
4 4 (23.53%) ITIL
4 4 (23.53%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (23.53%) OWASP
4 4 (23.53%) Product Management
4 4 (23.53%) Security Architecture
4 4 (23.53%) Security Operations
4 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
4 4 (23.53%) Web Filtering
5 3 (17.65%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C#
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) PHP
1 1 (5.88%) Python
1 1 (5.88%) Ruby
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
1 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) CISSP
2 4 (23.53%) CREST Certified
2 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 4 (23.53%) GWAPT
2 4 (23.53%) OSCE
2 4 (23.53%) OSCP
2 4 (23.53%) SANS
2 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.88%) zSecure
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Intel Security
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco