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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 508 533 520
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 85 66 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.12% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.13% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 52 30
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£450 £401 £478
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £350 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £566 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £68.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+70.00% -

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
51645 52060 44962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.35% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31339 31560 25761
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2073 2241
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +12 78 £438 +9.23% 20
London +20 42 £483 +1.57% 4
South East -12 18 £413 +17.85% 5
City of London +31 16 £458 -1.08% 1
Yorkshire -19 11 £401 - 2
Buckinghamshire +10 8 £400 -15.78% 1
Milton Keynes +2 8 £400 -15.78%
York -2 8 £401 -
North Yorkshire -10 8 £401 -
Hampshire -8 6 £425 +22.30%
Scotland - 4 £485 -
East of England +18 3 £400 - 1
South West +5 3 £590 +57.33% 2
Gloucestershire -8 3 £590 +57.33%
West Yorkshire -8 3 £430 +22.85% 2
Oxfordshire -14 3 £350 -
Edinburgh - 3 £485 -
Essex +11 2 £413 +3.12%
Cheltenham - 2 £590 -
Oxford - 2 £350 -
Leeds -15 1 - - 2
Hammersmith - 1 £625 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £375 - 1
Kent - 1 £430 -
Norfolk - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 67 (38.07%) Firewall
2 62 (35.23%) Network Security
3 56 (31.82%) Linux
4 48 (27.27%) Cisco
5 47 (26.70%) CheckPoint
6 46 (26.14%) Cisco Certification
7 45 (25.57%) F5
8 42 (23.86%) CCNP
8 42 (23.86%) DHCP
9 41 (23.30%) Finance
9 41 (23.30%) VMware
10 40 (22.73%) DNS
10 40 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
11 39 (22.16%) Imperva
11 39 (22.16%) Information Security
11 39 (22.16%) E-Commerce
12 38 (21.59%) OSPF
12 38 (21.59%) VMware Infrastructure
13 36 (20.45%) CCSE
14 35 (19.89%) Blue Coat
14 35 (19.89%) Citrix
14 35 (19.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 34 (19.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 34 (19.32%) Infoblox
15 34 (19.32%) DMVPN
15 34 (19.32%) CISSP
15 34 (19.32%) Thin Client
15 34 (19.32%) BGP
15 34 (19.32%) NetScreen
15 34 (19.32%) BIG-IP

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (1.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (1.14%) IIS
3 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.84%) SaaS
1 5 (2.84%) PaaS
2 4 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.27%) IaaS
3 1 (0.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 67 (38.07%) Firewall
2 62 (35.23%) Network Security
3 42 (23.86%) DHCP
4 40 (22.73%) DNS
4 40 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
5 38 (21.59%) OSPF
6 35 (19.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 34 (19.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 34 (19.32%) Cisco IOS
7 34 (19.32%) DMVPN
7 34 (19.32%) BIG-IP
7 34 (19.32%) BGP
7 34 (19.32%) NetScreen
8 11 (6.25%) TCP/IP
9 8 (4.55%) Internet
10 7 (3.98%) LAN
11 6 (3.41%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (2.84%) Wireless
12 5 (2.84%) WAN
13 4 (2.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.41%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.84%) MySQL
3 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.57%) Couchbase
3 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
General
1 41 (23.30%) Finance
2 10 (5.68%) Telecoms
2 10 (5.68%) Games
2 10 (5.68%) Retail
3 5 (2.84%) Publishing
4 3 (1.70%) Law
5 2 (1.14%) Legal
5 2 (1.14%) Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.57%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.57%) French Language
6 1 (0.57%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.11%) .NET
2 6 (3.41%) Web Services
3 5 (2.84%) JSP
3 5 (2.84%) HTML
4 4 (2.27%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.70%) XML
6 2 (1.14%) SOAP
6 2 (1.14%) WCF
7 1 (0.57%) REST
7 1 (0.57%) CSS
7 1 (0.57%) Middleware
7 1 (0.57%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 34 (19.32%) Thin Client
1 34 (19.32%) Fat Client
2 27 (15.34%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.11%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.84%) Open Source
4 5 (2.84%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.27%) Cryptography
5 4 (2.27%) SecurID
6 3 (1.70%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.70%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.14%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.14%) Online Games
7 2 (1.14%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.14%) RMADS
7 2 (1.14%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.14%) PKI
7 2 (1.14%) CESG
7 2 (1.14%) BYOD
7 2 (1.14%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.57%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 56 (31.82%) Linux
2 31 (17.61%) Windows
3 18 (10.23%) UNIX
4 6 (3.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.70%) CentOS
6 3 (1.70%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.14%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.14%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (1.14%) Android
8 1 (0.57%) zOS
8 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (22.16%) E-Commerce
1 39 (22.16%) Information Security
2 27 (15.34%) Cyber Security
3 25 (14.20%) SIEM
4 22 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 19 (10.80%) ITIL
6 18 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (9.66%) Security Architecture
8 16 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
9 14 (7.95%) Line Management
9 14 (7.95%) Mentoring
10 12 (6.82%) Incident Management
11 11 (6.25%) Risk Management
12 10 (5.68%) Migration
13 9 (5.11%) Risk Assessment
14 8 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
15 7 (3.98%) Business Continuity
15 7 (3.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 7 (3.98%) Security Testing
15 7 (3.98%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 20 (11.36%) C
2 5 (2.84%) JavaScript
2 5 (2.84%) PHP
2 5 (2.84%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.27%) SQL
3 4 (2.27%) Java
4 3 (1.70%) Perl
4 3 (1.70%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.70%) Python
5 2 (1.14%) C++
6 1 (0.57%) C#
6 1 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 46 (26.14%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (23.86%) CCNP
3 36 (20.45%) CCSE
4 34 (19.32%) CISSP
5 23 (13.07%) Security Cleared
6 18 (10.23%) SC Cleared
7 17 (9.66%) Degree
8 13 (7.39%) CISM
9 9 (5.11%) CISA
9 9 (5.11%) CRISC
10 8 (4.55%) DV Cleared
11 7 (3.98%) CISMP
12 6 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (2.84%) MCITP
14 4 (2.27%) ISTQB
14 4 (2.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 3 (1.70%) GIAC
15 3 (1.70%) CCSA
16 2 (1.14%) GCIA
16 2 (1.14%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (14.20%) PCI DSS
2 15 (8.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.70%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.14%) COBIT
4 2 (1.14%) QA
5 1 (0.57%) JSP 440
System Software
1 38 (21.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.41%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.70%) RACF
3 3 (1.70%) Snort
4 2 (1.14%) XenServer
5 1 (0.57%) ACF2
5 1 (0.57%) ClearTrust
5 1 (0.57%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 9 (5.11%) Nessus
2 3 (1.70%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.14%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 2 (1.14%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.57%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 48 (27.27%) Cisco
2 47 (26.70%) CheckPoint
3 45 (25.57%) F5
4 41 (23.30%) VMware
5 39 (22.16%) Imperva
6 35 (19.89%) Blue Coat
6 35 (19.89%) Citrix
7 34 (19.32%) Infoblox
8 26 (14.77%) HP
9 13 (7.39%) McAfee
9 13 (7.39%) Microsoft
10 10 (5.68%) IBM
11 7 (3.98%) Qualys
12 6 (3.41%) Splunk
13 5 (2.84%) Fortinet
13 5 (2.84%) Red Hat
14 4 (2.27%) Symantec
14 4 (2.27%) CA
14 4 (2.27%) Tufin
14 4 (2.27%) AlgoSec
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