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 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Specialist
Rank 608 607 583
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -24
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 18 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.010% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.010% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 2
Average daily rate £500 £425 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +23.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £388 £345
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +12.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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
48620 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31221 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 20 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 11 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
England +11 18 £500 +16.95% 3
London +13 7 £550 -12.00% 1
South West - 6 £423 -
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Malmesbury - 3 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £600 -
Plymouth - 2 £425 -
Nottingham - 2 £600 -
East Midlands - 2 £600 -
Devon - 2 £425 -
South East +15 1 £450 +5.88% 1
Berkshire +8 1 £450 +28.57%
Reading -4 1 £450 +28.57%
Warrington - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £410 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £410 -
Feltham - 1 £450 -
Yorkshire - 1 £410 -
North West - 1 - -

IT Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 19 (61.29%) Firewall
1 19 (61.29%) Finance
2 17 (54.84%) CISSP
2 17 (54.84%) Information Security
3 15 (48.39%) Internet
4 14 (45.16%) Penetration Testing
5 12 (38.71%) Kalman Filter
6 11 (35.48%) SIEM
7 9 (29.03%) Coaching
7 9 (29.03%) Email Filtering
7 9 (29.03%) CREST Certified
8 8 (25.81%) OSCP
8 8 (25.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (25.81%) Risk Management
8 8 (25.81%) Security Architecture
9 7 (22.58%) Waterfall
9 7 (22.58%) OWASP
9 7 (22.58%) Degree
9 7 (22.58%) Computer Science
9 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (22.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (22.58%) OSCE
9 7 (22.58%) GWAPT
9 7 (22.58%) Internet of Things
9 7 (22.58%) SANS
9 7 (22.58%) Web Filtering
10 6 (19.35%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (19.35%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (19.35%) CISA
10 6 (19.35%) CISM

IT Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (6.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) PaaS
2 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.45%) IaaS
2 2 (6.45%) SaaS
3 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (61.29%) Firewall
2 15 (48.39%) Internet
3 6 (19.35%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (16.13%) Network Security
5 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
6 2 (6.45%) DHCP
6 2 (6.45%) DNS
6 2 (6.45%) VPN
6 2 (6.45%) Wireless
6 2 (6.45%) Wireless Security
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (3.23%) LAN
7 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Metasploit
General
1 19 (61.29%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Advertising
3 1 (3.23%) Games
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) .NET
2 3 (9.68%) J2EE
2 3 (9.68%) Middleware
3 2 (6.45%) Web Services
4 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.23%) Classic ASP
4 1 (3.23%) Java EE
4 1 (3.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Computer Science
1 7 (22.58%) Internet of Things
2 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.68%) PKI
4 2 (6.45%) CESG
4 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
5 1 (3.23%) Online Games
5 1 (3.23%) Public Cloud
5 1 (3.23%) SecurID
5 1 (3.23%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Linux
3 3 (9.68%) Unix
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Information Security
2 14 (45.16%) Penetration Testing
3 12 (38.71%) Kalman Filter
4 11 (35.48%) SIEM
5 9 (29.03%) Coaching
5 9 (29.03%) Email Filtering
6 8 (25.81%) Risk Management
6 8 (25.81%) Security Architecture
7 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (22.58%) OWASP
7 7 (22.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 7 (22.58%) Waterfall
7 7 (22.58%) Web Filtering
8 6 (19.35%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (16.13%) Ethical Hacking
9 5 (16.13%) ITIL
9 5 (16.13%) Project Management
9 5 (16.13%) Security Testing
10 4 (12.90%) Risk Analysis
10 4 (12.90%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) C#
1 1 (3.23%) Java
1 1 (3.23%) Perl
1 1 (3.23%) PHP
1 1 (3.23%) Python
1 1 (3.23%) Ruby
1 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
1 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (54.84%) CISSP
2 9 (29.03%) CREST Certified
3 8 (25.81%) OSCP
4 7 (22.58%) Degree
4 7 (22.58%) GWAPT
4 7 (22.58%) OSCE
4 7 (22.58%) SANS
5 6 (19.35%) CISA
5 6 (19.35%) CISM
6 5 (16.13%) GIAC
7 2 (6.45%) CEH
7 2 (6.45%) CISMP
8 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (3.23%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (3.23%) GCFA
8 1 (3.23%) GCFE
8 1 (3.23%) GCIA
8 1 (3.23%) GCIH
8 1 (3.23%) GREM
8 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (9.68%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.23%) COBIT
3 1 (3.23%) COSO
3 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.23%) ISO27002
3 1 (3.23%) QA
3 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) ISA Server
2 2 (6.45%) UAG
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Nessus
1 2 (6.45%) WSUS
2 1 (3.23%) Nexpose
2 1 (3.23%) QRadar
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco
2 2 (6.45%) Forcepoint
3 1 (3.23%) Intel Security
3 1 (3.23%) Rapid7
3 1 (3.23%) VMware
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