The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Designer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Designer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Designer
Rank 591 573 583
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Security Designer 11 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.019% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.020% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 2
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£450 £447 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.61% -18.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £447 £550
% change year-on-year
-2.17% -18.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
52060 49526 53775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.09% 92.75% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31607 29426 30210
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2009 2143 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

Security Designer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Security Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Designer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Security Designer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Designer
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 2014. 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 -13 11 £450 +0.61% 2
London - 4 £450 - 1
Berkshire +6 2 £425 -
South East -15 2 £425 -15.00% 1
Reading - 2 £425 -
Farnborough - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Hounslow - - - -

Security Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Designer 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 Designer in their job title.

1 15 (44.12%) Cisco
2 14 (41.18%) Network Security
3 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
4 10 (29.41%) Windows
4 10 (29.41%) Juniper
4 10 (29.41%) Firewall
5 9 (26.47%) Information Security
6 8 (23.53%) Blue Coat
7 7 (20.59%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (20.59%) F5
7 7 (20.59%) Management Information System
7 7 (20.59%) Java
7 7 (20.59%) CISSP
8 6 (17.65%) SSL
8 6 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 6 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 5 (14.71%) ProxySG
10 4 (11.76%) X.509
10 4 (11.76%) Configuration Management
10 4 (11.76%) CheckPoint
10 4 (11.76%) SAML
10 4 (11.76%) WSDL
10 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
10 4 (11.76%) LDAP
10 4 (11.76%) Oracle
10 4 (11.76%) WebLogic
10 4 (11.76%) Web Services
10 4 (11.76%) Validation
10 4 (11.76%) Scrum
10 4 (11.76%) Degree

Security Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Designer 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 Designer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (11.76%) WebLogic
1 4 (11.76%) Confluence
2 1 (2.94%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (41.18%) Network Security
2 10 (29.41%) Firewall
3 7 (20.59%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 6 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 6 (17.65%) SSL
5 4 (11.76%) LDAP
5 4 (11.76%) X.509
5 4 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (8.82%) VPN
6 3 (8.82%) ATM
7 2 (5.88%) NetScreen
7 2 (5.88%) SSH
8 1 (2.94%) BIG-IP
8 1 (2.94%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (2.94%) IPsec
8 1 (2.94%) ASN.1
8 1 (2.94%) DNS
8 1 (2.94%) VoIP
8 1 (2.94%) Kerberos
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Subversion
1 4 (11.76%) JIRA
1 4 (11.76%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) Web Services
1 4 (11.76%) WSDL
1 4 (11.76%) SAML
1 4 (11.76%) Spring
1 4 (11.76%) JAX-WS
2 2 (5.88%) Middleware
2 2 (5.88%) .NET
3 1 (2.94%) JAXB
3 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.82%) PKI
3 1 (2.94%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (29.41%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) Linux
2 2 (5.88%) MVS
2 2 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Information Security
2 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (11.76%) Validation
2 4 (11.76%) Scrum
2 4 (11.76%) Configuration Management
3 3 (8.82%) Network Design
3 3 (8.82%) SIEM
4 2 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (5.88%) Security Architecture
4 2 (5.88%) Identity Management
4 2 (5.88%) Data Security
4 2 (5.88%) Security Management
4 2 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (5.88%) TOGAF
5 1 (2.94%) DRM
5 1 (2.94%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (2.94%) Network Management
5 1 (2.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (2.94%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) Java
2 2 (5.88%) C++
3 1 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) CISSP
2 4 (11.76%) Degree
3 3 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (8.82%) CCSP
4 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) CISM
4 2 (5.88%) CCSA
4 2 (5.88%) CCSE
5 1 (2.94%) CCNP
5 1 (2.94%) CCDP
5 1 (2.94%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (2.94%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.71%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 15 (44.12%) Cisco
2 10 (29.41%) Juniper
3 8 (23.53%) Blue Coat
4 7 (20.59%) F5
5 4 (11.76%) IronPort
5 4 (11.76%) CheckPoint
5 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 4 (11.76%) Oracle
6 3 (8.82%) McAfee
6 3 (8.82%) VMware
7 2 (5.88%) BT
7 2 (5.88%) Nokia
7 2 (5.88%) Apple
8 1 (2.94%) JBoss
8 1 (2.94%) Sourcefire