The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 564 594 566
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 97 69 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 41 41
Median daily rate £470 £465 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.07% +16.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £388
% change year-on-year
- +16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median 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
51008 54089 51827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.76% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33192 34291 31378
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 2003 2097
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Security Specialist in the job title.

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

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

Security Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

Security Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Security Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Security Specialist
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 30 July 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
England +45 95 £470 - 22
London +13 39 £480 -12.72% 14
South East +2 18 £450 +5.88%
Yorkshire +13 15 £388 - 3
West Yorkshire +15 12 £350 - 2
City of London +50 9 £470 +2.73% 3
Leeds - 9 £350 - 2
South West +12 8 £438 -
Buckinghamshire +15 7 £480 +47.69%
Milton Keynes - 6 £510 -
East of England +21 5 £419 -27.17% 1
North West +3 5 £440 -7.36%
Bristol +2 5 - -
Berkshire -8 5 £540 +44.00%
Manchester -7 4 £458 -
Hampshire -11 4 £425 -5.55%
West Midlands - 4 £498 - 3
Bradford +4 3 - -
Gloucestershire - 3 £438 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £425 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £425 - 1
Reading +5 2 £540 +54.28%
Scotland +2 2 £545 +21.11% 1
Bedfordshire - 2 £458 -
Cheltenham - 2 £400 -
Surrey - 2 £450 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
Sunderland - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 £498 -
Warwickshire - 2 - -

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 85 (36.17%) Information Security
2 65 (27.66%) CISSP
3 60 (25.53%) Cybersecurity
4 59 (25.11%) Finance
5 58 (24.68%) Firewall
6 55 (23.40%) CISM
7 44 (18.72%) Windows
8 42 (17.87%) Security Cleared
9 41 (17.45%) CISA
10 40 (17.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 39 (16.60%) Linux
12 33 (14.04%) Unix
13 29 (12.34%) SC Cleared
14 27 (11.49%) SIEM
14 27 (11.49%) Risk Management
15 26 (11.06%) Internet
15 26 (11.06%) Microsoft
16 25 (10.64%) Project Management
17 24 (10.21%) Cisco
18 22 (9.36%) Intel Security
18 22 (9.36%) Management Information System
18 22 (9.36%) Data Protection
19 20 (8.51%) ITIL
19 20 (8.51%) Java
19 20 (8.51%) CESG
20 19 (8.09%) Stakeholder Management
20 19 (8.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
21 18 (7.66%) Network Security
21 18 (7.66%) PKI
21 18 (7.66%) TCP/IP

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 12 (5.11%) WebSphere
2 6 (2.55%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.13%) IIS
4 1 (0.43%) CICS
4 1 (0.43%) SAS
4 1 (0.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (6.81%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.98%) MS Office
3 2 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.43%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (2.55%) Office 365
2 3 (1.28%) Google Apps
2 3 (1.28%) Trello
3 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (24.68%) Firewall
2 26 (11.06%) Internet
3 18 (7.66%) Network Security
3 18 (7.66%) TCP/IP
4 17 (7.23%) VPN
5 16 (6.81%) Intrusion Detection
6 14 (5.96%) SSL
6 14 (5.96%) Wireless
7 9 (3.83%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (3.40%) DNS
8 8 (3.40%) LAN
9 6 (2.55%) WAN
10 5 (2.13%) Reverse Proxy
11 4 (1.70%) HTTP
12 3 (1.28%) DHCP
12 3 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.85%) Intranet
13 2 (0.85%) VLAN
13 2 (0.85%) Wireless Security
14 1 (0.43%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.11%) DB2
2 3 (1.28%) MySQL
2 3 (1.28%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.85%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (2.13%) AppScan
2 3 (1.28%) JMeter
2 3 (1.28%) JUnit
2 3 (1.28%) LoadRunner
2 3 (1.28%) Selenium
2 3 (1.28%) SoapUI
2 3 (1.28%) Zephyr
General
1 59 (25.11%) Finance
2 16 (6.81%) Telecoms
3 15 (6.38%) Banking
4 10 (4.26%) Law
5 9 (3.83%) Legal
6 7 (2.98%) Retail
7 2 (0.85%) Advertising
7 2 (0.85%) Automotive
7 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.43%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.38%) .NET
2 7 (2.98%) 802.1X
2 7 (2.98%) Middleware
2 7 (2.98%) XML
3 5 (2.13%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.13%) HTML
4 4 (1.70%) Regular Expression
5 3 (1.28%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.85%) J2EE
7 1 (0.43%) OAuth
7 1 (0.43%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.43%) SAML
7 1 (0.43%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.36%) Management Information System
2 20 (8.51%) CESG
3 18 (7.66%) PKI
4 14 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.26%) Data Centre
6 9 (3.83%) Mainframe
7 8 (3.40%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (2.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (2.13%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (1.70%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.28%) CCTV
11 3 (1.28%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.85%) Cyber Attack
12 2 (0.85%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (0.85%) Equities
12 2 (0.85%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.85%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.85%) SCADA
13 1 (0.43%) Digital Media
13 1 (0.43%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 44 (18.72%) Windows
2 39 (16.60%) Linux
3 33 (14.04%) Unix
4 13 (5.53%) AIX
5 10 (4.26%) Windows Server
6 6 (2.55%) zOS
7 5 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.28%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.28%) CentOS
8 3 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.85%) Android
9 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (36.17%) Information Security
2 60 (25.53%) Cybersecurity
3 27 (11.49%) Risk Management
3 27 (11.49%) SIEM
4 25 (10.64%) Project Management
5 22 (9.36%) Data Protection
6 20 (8.51%) ITIL
7 19 (8.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (8.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 18 (7.66%) Service Management
9 17 (7.23%) Penetration Testing
9 17 (7.23%) PRINCE2
10 16 (6.81%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (6.81%) Security Testing
11 14 (5.96%) Security Management
11 14 (5.96%) Security Operations
12 13 (5.53%) Ethical Hacking
12 13 (5.53%) Incident Management
13 11 (4.68%) Time Management
13 11 (4.68%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 20 (8.51%) Java
2 14 (5.96%) JavaScript
3 9 (3.83%) C++
4 8 (3.40%) PHP
4 8 (3.40%) PowerShell
5 7 (2.98%) Python
5 7 (2.98%) Ruby
6 4 (1.70%) C
6 4 (1.70%) COBOL
6 4 (1.70%) Perl
7 3 (1.28%) VBScript
8 2 (0.85%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.43%) SQL
9 1 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 65 (27.66%) CISSP
2 55 (23.40%) CISM
3 42 (17.87%) Security Cleared
4 41 (17.45%) CISA
5 29 (12.34%) SC Cleared
6 16 (6.81%) Degree
7 15 (6.38%) CEH
8 13 (5.53%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (4.26%) ISACA
10 9 (3.83%) DV Cleared
11 8 (3.40%) CESG Certified Professional
11 8 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (2.55%) ISTQB
12 6 (2.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 6 (2.55%) MCITP
13 5 (2.13%) CCNA
13 5 (2.13%) CCNP
13 5 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (2.13%) SANS
14 4 (1.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (17.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (7.23%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (2.13%) COBIT
5 4 (1.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (1.70%) SLA
6 3 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.85%) ISO22301
7 2 (0.85%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.85%) QA
7 2 (0.85%) RMADS
8 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 9 (3.83%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.40%) RACF
3 7 (2.98%) ISA Server
4 5 (2.13%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.28%) Snort
5 3 (1.28%) UAG
6 1 (0.43%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (5.11%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (3.40%) QRadar
3 7 (2.98%) HP Fortify
3 7 (2.98%) Nexpose
3 7 (2.98%) zSecure
4 5 (2.13%) WebInspect
5 4 (1.70%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.70%) HP SiteScope
5 4 (1.70%) Nagios
5 4 (1.70%) Puppet
5 4 (1.70%) SCCM
6 2 (0.85%) Nessus
6 2 (0.85%) WSUS
7 1 (0.43%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.43%) OSSEC
7 1 (0.43%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 26 (11.06%) Microsoft
2 24 (10.21%) Cisco
3 22 (9.36%) Intel Security
4 12 (5.11%) Oracle
4 12 (5.11%) Splunk
5 11 (4.68%) ArcSight
5 11 (4.68%) HP
5 11 (4.68%) Juniper
6 9 (3.83%) FireEye
6 9 (3.83%) LogRhythm
6 9 (3.83%) VMware
7 8 (3.40%) F5
7 8 (3.40%) Symantec
8 7 (2.98%) Blue Coat
8 7 (2.98%) CheckPoint
8 7 (2.98%) GFI Software
8 7 (2.98%) Rapid7
8 7 (2.98%) Sourcefire
8 7 (2.98%) TippingPoint
9 6 (2.55%) Forcepoint
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Rate: £550 - £551 per day
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London
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Rate: £450.00 - £700.00 per day
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