The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Security Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 492 517 484
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 91 36 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.075% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.081% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 28 28
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£413 £419 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% -1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £339 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £508 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 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 +35 85 £413 +3.12% 15
London +19 39 £500 +17.64% 7
South East +16 25 £475 +37.68% 3
City of London +26 20 £425 - 1
Yorkshire +8 16 £401 +3.35% 2
York +20 15 £401 +3.35%
North Yorkshire +17 15 £401 +3.35%
Hampshire -17 8 £538 +55.79% 2
Berkshire - 8 £350 - 1
Essex +7 2 £400 +3.22%
East of England 0 2 £400 - 1
Surrey -4 2 £475 -
Scotland -8 2 £250 - 1
South West -18 2 £425 +6.25% 1
Kent - 2 £313 -
Wiltshire -9 1 £425 +6.25%
Leeds - 1 £425 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £425 - 2
Wales - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 £350 -
Redhill - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Stafford - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Watford - - - -

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Security Specialist in their job title.

1 76 (36.89%) Firewall
2 73 (35.44%) Network Security
3 64 (31.07%) Information Security
4 55 (26.70%) Cisco
5 51 (24.76%) CheckPoint
6 48 (23.30%) F5
7 47 (22.82%) Linux
8 40 (19.42%) Cisco Certification
8 40 (19.42%) Imperva
8 40 (19.42%) Cyber Security
9 38 (18.45%) PCI DSS
10 35 (16.99%) Finance
11 33 (16.02%) CCNP
11 33 (16.02%) DHCP
12 32 (15.53%) CISSP
12 32 (15.53%) Security Cleared
12 32 (15.53%) Cisco ASA
13 31 (15.05%) Penetration Testing
14 30 (14.56%) CCSE
14 30 (14.56%) OSPF
15 29 (14.08%) ITIL
15 29 (14.08%) VMware
16 28 (13.59%) E-Commerce
16 28 (13.59%) DNS
16 28 (13.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 27 (13.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 27 (13.11%) SIEM
17 27 (13.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 27 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
17 27 (13.11%) Blue Coat

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Security Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (1.94%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.46%) Apache
2 3 (1.46%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.46%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.49%) CMS
3 1 (0.49%) Joomla!
Applications
1 9 (4.37%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (3.40%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.97%) IaaS
1 2 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.97%) SaaS
1 2 (0.97%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (36.89%) Firewall
2 73 (35.44%) Network Security
3 33 (16.02%) DHCP
4 32 (15.53%) Cisco ASA
5 30 (14.56%) OSPF
6 28 (13.59%) DNS
6 28 (13.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 27 (13.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 26 (12.62%) BIG-IP
8 26 (12.62%) Cisco IOS
8 26 (12.62%) BGP
8 26 (12.62%) NetScreen
8 26 (12.62%) DMVPN
9 25 (12.14%) TCP/IP
10 15 (7.28%) Internet
11 9 (4.37%) SSL
11 9 (4.37%) Intranet
12 8 (3.88%) VPN
12 8 (3.88%) LAN
13 7 (3.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.43%) DB2
2 2 (0.97%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.49%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.49%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (1.46%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.49%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.49%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
General
1 35 (16.99%) Finance
2 15 (7.28%) Law
3 13 (6.31%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.88%) Retail
4 8 (3.88%) Games
5 6 (2.91%) Publishing
6 5 (2.43%) Legal
7 4 (1.94%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.46%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.46%) Banking
9 2 (0.97%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.49%) Local Government
10 1 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.49%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.49%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.49%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.80%) .NET
2 9 (4.37%) HTML
3 7 (3.40%) JSP
4 6 (2.91%) ASP.NET
5 5 (2.43%) XML
6 4 (1.94%) Middleware
7 3 (1.46%) CSS
7 3 (1.46%) SOAP
7 3 (1.46%) Web Services
7 3 (1.46%) REST
8 1 (0.49%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.62%) Fat Client
1 26 (12.62%) Thin Client
2 23 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.88%) Data Protection Act
4 7 (3.40%) PKI
5 4 (1.94%) Open Source
5 4 (1.94%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.94%) Cryptography
5 4 (1.94%) SecurID
5 4 (1.94%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.46%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.97%) RMADS
7 2 (0.97%) SCADA
7 2 (0.97%) CESG
7 2 (0.97%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.49%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.49%) Economics
8 1 (0.49%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.49%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.49%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 47 (22.82%) Linux
2 22 (10.68%) Windows
3 20 (9.71%) UNIX
4 6 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.94%) AIX
7 3 (1.46%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.97%) Solaris
9 1 (0.49%) SUSE
9 1 (0.49%) zOS
9 1 (0.49%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.49%) CentOS
9 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (31.07%) Information Security
2 40 (19.42%) Cyber Security
3 31 (15.05%) Penetration Testing
4 29 (14.08%) ITIL
5 28 (13.59%) E-Commerce
6 27 (13.11%) SIEM
7 19 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (9.22%) Load Balancing
8 13 (6.31%) Data Protection
8 13 (6.31%) Information Assurance
8 13 (6.31%) Analytics
9 12 (5.83%) Security Testing
9 12 (5.83%) Ethical Hacking
10 11 (5.34%) Vulnerability Management
11 9 (4.37%) Migration
11 9 (4.37%) Risk Assessment
11 9 (4.37%) ISMS
11 9 (4.37%) Line Management
11 9 (4.37%) Mentoring
12 8 (3.88%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 18 (8.74%) C
2 10 (4.85%) Java
3 9 (4.37%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.40%) PowerShell
5 6 (2.91%) Python
6 5 (2.43%) C++
6 5 (2.43%) SQL
7 4 (1.94%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.94%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.94%) Perl
8 3 (1.46%) AWK
9 1 (0.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 40 (19.42%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (16.02%) CCNP
3 32 (15.53%) CISSP
3 32 (15.53%) Security Cleared
4 30 (14.56%) CCSE
5 26 (12.62%) SC Cleared
6 14 (6.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (6.31%) Degree
8 12 (5.83%) CISM
9 10 (4.85%) Check Point Certification
9 10 (4.85%) GIAC
10 9 (4.37%) CEH
11 8 (3.88%) DV Cleared
11 8 (3.88%) MCSE
12 7 (3.40%) CISA
12 7 (3.40%) CRISC
13 6 (2.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 6 (2.91%) ISTQB
13 6 (2.91%) MCITP
14 5 (2.43%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (18.45%) PCI DSS
2 27 (13.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.94%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.97%) COBIT
6 1 (0.49%) GxP
6 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.49%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 27 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.46%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.49%) RACF
3 1 (0.49%) ClearTrust
3 1 (0.49%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 7 (3.40%) Nessus
2 5 (2.43%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 3 (1.46%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.49%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.49%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.49%) Puppet
Vendors
1 55 (26.70%) Cisco
2 51 (24.76%) CheckPoint
3 48 (23.30%) F5
4 40 (19.42%) Imperva
5 29 (14.08%) VMware
6 27 (13.11%) Blue Coat
7 26 (12.62%) Infoblox
7 26 (12.62%) Citrix
7 26 (12.62%) Microsoft
8 25 (12.14%) HP
9 12 (5.83%) IBM
10 9 (4.37%) Qualys
11 8 (3.88%) Splunk
11 8 (3.88%) McAfee
12 6 (2.91%) Oracle
13 5 (2.43%) Symantec
13 5 (2.43%) Red Hat
13 5 (2.43%) Fortinet
14 4 (1.94%) AlgoSec
14 4 (1.94%) Tufin
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax
Church International
Rate: up to £430 per day DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago