The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 518 477 535
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +58
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 72 93 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.18% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.20% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 54 31
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£401 £441 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.23% -7.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £377 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £413 £431
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50543 47172 53524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30720 27585 29825
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 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2000 2142 2717
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%

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 24 July 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Security Specialist Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 July 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 -28 66 £407 -8.65% 19
London -6 26 £438 -2.77% 8
South East -4 17 £408 -4.11% 6
Hampshire -5 8 £365 - 3
Yorkshire +6 7 £401 +0.12%
North Yorkshire +4 7 £401 +33.50%
York - 7 £401 -
Scotland -11 6 £370 - 1
Berkshire +5 4 - - 2
North West -7 4 - - 2
East Midlands - 4 - -
City of London +13 3 £425 +6.25%
Manchester +1 3 - - 2
East of England -30 3 £388 -6.06%
Glasgow - 3 - - 1
Wiltshire -2 2 £394 - 1
Swindon -3 2 £394 - 1
Essex -7 2 £388 -6.06%
South West -27 2 £394 -3.96% 1
Basingstoke - 2 - - 2
Reading +7 1 - - 1
Uxbridge +1 1 £475 -
Hertfordshire -3 1 £450 +24.13%
Kent - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 45 (33.09%) Firewall
2 44 (32.35%) Network Security
3 41 (30.15%) Cisco
4 40 (29.41%) CheckPoint
5 36 (26.47%) Information Security
6 34 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (24.26%) CISSP
8 32 (23.53%) Linux
9 30 (22.06%) VMware
9 30 (22.06%) Blue Coat
9 30 (22.06%) F5
10 29 (21.32%) VMware Infrastructure
10 29 (21.32%) DNS
11 28 (20.59%) Citrix
11 28 (20.59%) CCNP
11 28 (20.59%) E-Commerce
11 28 (20.59%) Cisco ASA
11 28 (20.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 27 (19.85%) Fat Client
12 27 (19.85%) CCSE
12 27 (19.85%) Thin Client
12 27 (19.85%) DHCP
13 26 (19.12%) Microsoft
13 26 (19.12%) BGP
13 26 (19.12%) BIG-IP
13 26 (19.12%) Cisco IOS
13 26 (19.12%) Security Cleared
14 25 (18.38%) DMVPN
14 25 (18.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 25 (18.38%) Infoblox

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 5 (3.68%) Joomla!
1 5 (3.68%) MS Exchange
1 5 (3.68%) CMS
2 4 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (9.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.94%) assyst
2 2 (1.47%) Oracle CRM
2 2 (1.47%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 45 (33.09%) Firewall
2 44 (32.35%) Network Security
3 29 (21.32%) DNS
4 28 (20.59%) Cisco ASA
4 28 (20.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 27 (19.85%) DHCP
6 26 (19.12%) BGP
6 26 (19.12%) BIG-IP
6 26 (19.12%) Cisco IOS
7 25 (18.38%) DMVPN
7 25 (18.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 25 (18.38%) NetScreen
7 25 (18.38%) OSPF
8 9 (6.62%) Intranet
9 8 (5.88%) TCP/IP
10 7 (5.15%) Internet
11 4 (2.94%) SSL
12 3 (2.21%) FWSM
12 3 (2.21%) VPN
12 3 (2.21%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.47%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (2.21%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (18.38%) Finance
2 12 (8.82%) Banking
3 9 (6.62%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.68%) Law
5 4 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.94%) Retail
5 4 (2.94%) Marketing
6 3 (2.21%) Dutch Language
6 3 (2.21%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.47%) Games
7 2 (1.47%) Legal
7 2 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.47%) International Banking
8 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.74%) Advertising
8 1 (0.74%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.62%) .NET
2 6 (4.41%) JSP
2 6 (4.41%) HTML
3 5 (3.68%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.47%) Middleware
5 1 (0.74%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.74%) Spring
5 1 (0.74%) Web Services
5 1 (0.74%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 27 (19.85%) Fat Client
1 27 (19.85%) Thin Client
2 13 (9.56%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.41%) E-Learning
3 6 (4.41%) CESG
3 6 (4.41%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.68%) Open Source
4 5 (3.68%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.94%) PKI
5 4 (2.94%) Economics
5 4 (2.94%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.47%) Smartcard
6 2 (1.47%) Clustering
6 2 (1.47%) RMADS
6 2 (1.47%) Online Games
7 1 (0.74%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.74%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.74%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.74%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (23.53%) Linux
2 23 (16.91%) Windows
3 11 (8.09%) UNIX
4 8 (5.88%) Windows 7
4 8 (5.88%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.68%) Android
5 5 (3.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.94%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (2.94%) Windows Vista
6 4 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.21%) Solaris
8 2 (1.47%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.74%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (26.47%) Information Security
2 28 (20.59%) E-Commerce
3 18 (13.24%) Security Management
3 18 (13.24%) Information Assurance
4 16 (11.76%) ITIL
5 15 (11.03%) Penetration Testing
6 13 (9.56%) Security Testing
7 12 (8.82%) Load Balancing
7 12 (8.82%) SIEM
8 11 (8.09%) Information Security Management
9 8 (5.88%) Project Management
9 8 (5.88%) Risk Management
9 8 (5.88%) Change Control
10 7 (5.15%) Time Management
10 7 (5.15%) ISMS
10 7 (5.15%) Risk Assessment
11 6 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (4.41%) Identity Management
11 6 (4.41%) Cyber Security
12 5 (3.68%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.56%) C
2 8 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.41%) Java
3 6 (4.41%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.21%) SQL
5 2 (1.47%) VB
5 2 (1.47%) C++
5 2 (1.47%) PHP
6 1 (0.74%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 34 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (24.26%) CISSP
3 28 (20.59%) CCNP
4 27 (19.85%) CCSE
5 26 (19.12%) Security Cleared
6 16 (11.76%) SC Cleared
7 11 (8.09%) CISA
7 11 (8.09%) CISM
7 11 (8.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (7.35%) Degree
9 9 (6.62%) DV Cleared
10 6 (4.41%) CEH
11 5 (3.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 5 (3.68%) ISTQB
11 5 (3.68%) MCITP
11 5 (3.68%) MCSE
11 5 (3.68%) GIAC
12 3 (2.21%) CCSP
13 2 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.47%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.21%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.47%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.47%) QA
4 2 (1.47%) COBIT
4 2 (1.47%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (21.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (8.09%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.21%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.47%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.47%) NFS
4 2 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.74%) Nmap
5 1 (0.74%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (4.41%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (2.94%) SCCM
3 3 (2.21%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (1.47%) SCOM
4 2 (1.47%) Puppet
4 2 (1.47%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.74%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.74%) BMC Performance Manager
5 1 (0.74%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.74%) Nessus
5 1 (0.74%) OpenView
5 1 (0.74%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 41 (30.15%) Cisco
2 40 (29.41%) CheckPoint
3 30 (22.06%) VMware
3 30 (22.06%) Blue Coat
3 30 (22.06%) F5
4 28 (20.59%) Citrix
5 26 (19.12%) Microsoft
6 25 (18.38%) Infoblox
6 25 (18.38%) Imperva
7 20 (14.71%) HP
8 12 (8.82%) McAfee
9 11 (8.09%) Juniper
10 8 (5.88%) Sophos
11 5 (3.68%) SAP
12 4 (2.94%) Oracle
12 4 (2.94%) Sourcefire
12 4 (2.94%) MobileIron
12 4 (2.94%) Lumension
13 3 (2.21%) IronPort
13 3 (2.21%) IBM
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