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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Specialist
UK
Rank 493 511 498
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 93 111 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.23% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 68 79
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £372 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £401
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
42200 49241 49534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.98% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 27496 31679 30638
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1533 1662 1940
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 +24 79 £450 - 24
North West +50 23 £425 +1.19% 3
London +12 23 £450 -18.18% 10
Manchester +31 18 £391 - 3
South East -1 13 £471 +4.72% 2
Salford - 10 £391 -
Yorkshire +11 9 £450 +7.14% 1
West Yorkshire +2 7 £475 +13.09% 1
Scotland +33 6 £478 +15.75% 10
City of London +5 6 £400 -25.58% 1
Leeds -1 6 £463 +10.11% 1
West Midlands +14 5 £450 +5.88% 3
Berkshire +14 4 £525 +2.43% 1
South West 0 4 £340 -12.25%
Surrey +14 3 £468 -6.50%
Bristol +11 3 £340 +4.61%
Buckinghamshire +5 3 £450 -
Glasgow +5 3 £455 - 1
Milton Keynes +4 3 £450 -
Hampshire -4 3 £488 +8.33% 1
Woking - 3 £468 -
East of England - 3 £375 - 1
Merseyside +1 2 £600 +42.85%
Winchester -2 2 £488 +14.70%
Liverpool -4 2 £600 +42.85%
Coventry - 2 £450 - 1
Preston - 2 £505 -
Swansea - 2 - - 1
Stirling - 2 £525 - 1
Wolverhampton - 2 £575 -

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 70 (37.43%) Firewall
2 54 (28.88%) Information Security
3 53 (28.34%) Cybersecurity
4 46 (24.60%) Security Cleared
5 40 (21.39%) Cisco
6 38 (20.32%) CISSP
6 38 (20.32%) Windows
7 36 (19.25%) Network Security
7 36 (19.25%) Finance
7 36 (19.25%) Security Operations
8 34 (18.18%) SC Cleared
9 32 (17.11%) Linux
9 32 (17.11%) Unix
10 28 (14.97%) SIEM
11 27 (14.44%) Process Improvement
12 26 (13.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 26 (13.90%) PCI DSS
12 26 (13.90%) TCP/IP
13 25 (13.37%) VPN
13 25 (13.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 25 (13.37%) Data Centre
14 24 (12.83%) Management Information System
15 22 (11.76%) Juniper
15 22 (11.76%) CheckPoint
15 22 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
15 22 (11.76%) F5
16 20 (10.70%) QRadar
16 20 (10.70%) Cisco ASA
17 18 (9.63%) LAN
17 18 (9.63%) Blue Coat

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 7 (3.74%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.53%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.07%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.53%) MS Office
2 1 (0.53%) MS Project
2 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.53%) SAP GRC
1 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (4.28%) Office 365
3 6 (3.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.53%) IaaS
5 1 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 70 (37.43%) Firewall
2 36 (19.25%) Network Security
3 26 (13.90%) TCP/IP
4 25 (13.37%) VPN
5 20 (10.70%) Cisco ASA
6 18 (9.63%) Intrusion Detection
6 18 (9.63%) LAN
7 16 (8.56%) WAN
8 15 (8.02%) Wireless
9 12 (6.42%) Internet
9 12 (6.42%) VoIP
10 10 (5.35%) SSL
11 8 (4.28%) DNS
12 6 (3.21%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (3.21%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (3.21%) DHCP
12 6 (3.21%) OSPF
13 5 (2.67%) BIG-IP
13 5 (2.67%) Ethernet
13 5 (2.67%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.74%) DB2
2 5 (2.67%) Redis
3 4 (2.14%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.14%) Star Schema
4 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (1.60%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.53%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.07%) Metasploit
General
1 36 (19.25%) Finance
2 8 (4.28%) Banking
3 6 (3.21%) Legal
4 5 (2.67%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.60%) Retail
6 2 (1.07%) Law
7 1 (0.53%) Advertising
7 1 (0.53%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.53%) Electronics
7 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.35%) 802.1X
2 8 (4.28%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (2.67%) Middleware
3 5 (2.67%) Web Services
4 4 (2.14%) RESTful
5 1 (0.53%) .NET
5 1 (0.53%) AppFabric
5 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.53%) CGI
5 1 (0.53%) CSS
5 1 (0.53%) HTML
5 1 (0.53%) SAML
5 1 (0.53%) WCF
5 1 (0.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.37%) Data Centre
2 24 (12.83%) Management Information System
3 15 (8.02%) PKI
4 14 (7.49%) CESG
5 12 (6.42%) Security Operations Centre
6 7 (3.74%) Mainframe
6 7 (3.74%) Public Cloud
7 6 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.67%) Cyber Attack
9 4 (2.14%) Client/Server
9 4 (2.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (2.14%) NHS
10 3 (1.60%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (1.07%) Fat Client
11 2 (1.07%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.07%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.53%) Biometrics
12 1 (0.53%) Equities
12 1 (0.53%) Fixed Income
12 1 (0.53%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 38 (20.32%) Windows
2 32 (17.11%) Linux
2 32 (17.11%) Unix
3 9 (4.81%) AIX
4 3 (1.60%) HPUX
4 3 (1.60%) Solaris
5 2 (1.07%) Kali Linux
5 2 (1.07%) VMS
5 2 (1.07%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.53%) Android
6 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.53%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (28.88%) Information Security
2 53 (28.34%) Cybersecurity
3 36 (19.25%) Security Operations
4 28 (14.97%) SIEM
5 27 (14.44%) Process Improvement
6 25 (13.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 22 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (9.09%) ITIL
8 17 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
9 15 (8.02%) Protective Monitoring
10 13 (6.95%) Penetration Testing
10 13 (6.95%) Risk Management
11 12 (6.42%) Information Assurance
11 12 (6.42%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 11 (5.88%) Data Loss Prevention
12 11 (5.88%) Database Security
12 11 (5.88%) Patch Management
12 11 (5.88%) Service Management
13 10 (5.35%) Kalman Filter
13 10 (5.35%) Malware Detection/Protection
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.74%) Python
2 5 (2.67%) Perl
2 5 (2.67%) SQL
3 3 (1.60%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.53%) Java
4 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.53%) Ruby
4 1 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 46 (24.60%) Security Cleared
2 38 (20.32%) CISSP
3 34 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 16 (8.56%) CISM
5 15 (8.02%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (6.42%) SANS
7 10 (5.35%) CCSP
7 10 (5.35%) Degree
8 9 (4.81%) CCNP
8 9 (4.81%) SSCP
9 5 (2.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 5 (2.67%) CCSE
10 4 (2.14%) CISA
10 4 (2.14%) PCI QSA
11 3 (1.60%) CCNA
11 3 (1.60%) CEH
11 3 (1.60%) CREST Certified
11 3 (1.60%) CRISC
11 3 (1.60%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.07%) CHECK Team Leader
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (13.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 26 (13.90%) PCI DSS
2 9 (4.81%) COBIT
2 9 (4.81%) ISO27002
3 5 (2.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (2.14%) GDPR
4 4 (2.14%) ISO22301
5 2 (1.07%) HIPAA
5 2 (1.07%) RMADS
6 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.53%) GPG13
6 1 (0.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.14%) Snort
3 3 (1.60%) vCloud
4 2 (1.07%) pfSense
5 1 (0.53%) ACF2
5 1 (0.53%) RACF
5 1 (0.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (10.70%) QRadar
2 10 (5.35%) Nexpose
3 6 (3.21%) Nessus
4 5 (2.67%) Kibana
4 5 (2.67%) logstash
5 4 (2.14%) RSA Security Analytics
6 3 (1.60%) RSA enVision
7 2 (1.07%) ArcSight ESM
7 2 (1.07%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.53%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.53%) EnCase
8 1 (0.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.53%) Nagios
8 1 (0.53%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.53%) Nmap
8 1 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.53%) zSecure
Vendors
1 40 (21.39%) Cisco
2 22 (11.76%) CheckPoint
2 22 (11.76%) F5
2 22 (11.76%) Juniper
3 18 (9.63%) Blue Coat
4 17 (9.09%) IBM
4 17 (9.09%) LogRhythm
4 17 (9.09%) Splunk
5 16 (8.56%) Intel Security
6 14 (7.49%) ArcSight
6 14 (7.49%) Sourcefire
7 13 (6.95%) Palo Alto
8 10 (5.35%) Apple
8 10 (5.35%) Fortinet
8 10 (5.35%) Oracle
8 10 (5.35%) Symantec
9 9 (4.81%) Infoblox
9 9 (4.81%) Microsoft
9 9 (4.81%) TippingPoint
9 9 (4.81%) VMware
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