The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Security Specialist role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IT Security Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Specialist
Rank 610 608 574
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -34
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 10 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.005% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.006% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 3
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£525 - £410
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 - £382
10% offered a daily rate of more than £688 - £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 - £410
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

IT Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

IT Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Security Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IT Security Specialist within the UK.

IT Security Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IT Security Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

IT Security Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IT Security Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IT Security Specialist within the UK.

IT Security Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IT Security Specialist
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
England -18 10 £525 - 3
South East - 4 £453 - 2
London - 3 £550 -
East Midlands - 3 £325 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £325 -
Kent - 2 £525 - 1
Hampshire - 1 £380 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 £380 -
Chatham - 1 £525 -
Nottingham - 1 £325 -
Horsham - 1 - -

IT Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Security Specialist in their job title.

1 10 (52.63%) Firewall
2 8 (42.11%) Vulnerability Management
3 6 (31.58%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (31.58%) SIEM
3 6 (31.58%) Finance
3 6 (31.58%) Information Security
3 6 (31.58%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Windows
3 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
3 6 (31.58%) CISSP
4 5 (26.32%) CheckPoint
5 4 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
5 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (21.05%) VMware
6 3 (15.79%) Database Security
6 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
6 3 (15.79%) PCI DSS
6 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (15.79%) CISM
6 3 (15.79%) Security Management
6 3 (15.79%) PKI
6 3 (15.79%) Incident Management
6 3 (15.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (15.79%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (15.79%) Internet
6 3 (15.79%) UNIX
6 3 (15.79%) Cisco
6 3 (15.79%) Solaris

IT Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Security Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
1 1 (5.26%) PaaS
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) Firewall
2 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
3 3 (15.79%) LAN
3 3 (15.79%) WAN
3 3 (15.79%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (15.79%) Internet
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (10.53%) Network Security
4 2 (10.53%) DHCP
4 2 (10.53%) HTTP
4 2 (10.53%) VPN
4 2 (10.53%) DNS
5 1 (5.26%) SSL
5 1 (5.26%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.53%) MySQL
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Advertising
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) PKI
2 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Solaris
2 3 (15.79%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) UNIX
3 2 (10.53%) CentOS
3 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Vulnerability Management
2 6 (31.58%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (31.58%) SIEM
2 6 (31.58%) Information Security
2 6 (31.58%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (15.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (15.79%) Security Management
4 3 (15.79%) Incident Management
4 3 (15.79%) Database Security
5 2 (10.53%) Cyber Security
5 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
5 2 (10.53%) ITIL
5 2 (10.53%) Change Management
5 2 (10.53%) Malware Detection\Protection
5 2 (10.53%) Data Security
5 2 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (5.26%) Security Patching
6 1 (5.26%) Information Security Management
6 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) PHP
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) CISSP
2 3 (15.79%) CISM
3 1 (5.26%) CISMP
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.26%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (15.79%) PCI DSS
3 1 (5.26%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) CheckPoint
2 4 (21.05%) VMware
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) Sun
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle
4 2 (10.53%) Splunk
5 1 (5.26%) Tripwire
5 1 (5.26%) Kaspersky
5 1 (5.26%) Imperva
5 1 (5.26%) Juniper
5 1 (5.26%) Remedy
5 1 (5.26%) McAfee
5 1 (5.26%) Websense
5 1 (5.26%) Clearswift