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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 521 478 540
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +62
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 102 115 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.22% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.24% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 72 25
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £388 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £401 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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
47935 48321 46997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.47% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30815 30072 27703
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1687 1903 2072
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -8 98 £425 - 26
South East +4 31 £450 -2.70% 5
London -27 23 £550 +15.78% 12
Yorkshire -14 19 £420 +4.86% 1
West Yorkshire +7 17 £420 -1.75% 1
Hampshire +15 16 £438 -2.77%
Leeds +7 16 £420 -1.17% 1
South West +9 12 £404 - 3
Berkshire +12 10 £450 -28.00% 1
Slough - 8 - -
City of London +35 7 £550 +33.33% 4
Winchester -4 5 £425 -2.85%
North West - 5 £420 -
East Midlands -2 4 £600 -
Devon - 4 £425 -
Farnborough - 4 £488 -
Oxfordshire 0 3 £225 -52.63% 1
Oxford -3 3 £225 -52.63% 1
Nottinghamshire -4 3 £600 -
Nottingham -11 3 £600 -
Plymouth - 3 £406 -
Malmesbury - 3 - -
Bristol - 3 £349 - 1
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Scotland -2 2 £413 +65.00%
Manchester - 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 £420 -
Southampton +10 1 £388 -
Buckinghamshire +9 1 - -
Glasgow +9 1 - -

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 101 (46.98%) Information Security
2 80 (37.21%) Firewall
3 60 (27.91%) CISSP
4 53 (24.65%) Incident Management
5 49 (22.79%) Management Information System
6 48 (22.33%) Risk Management
7 46 (21.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 43 (20.00%) Cisco
9 40 (18.60%) Security Management
10 39 (18.14%) Finance
10 39 (18.14%) PCI DSS
11 38 (17.67%) Cisco Certification
12 36 (16.74%) ITIL
13 34 (15.81%) Cybersecurity
14 31 (14.42%) SIEM
14 31 (14.42%) Linux
14 31 (14.42%) Network Security
15 30 (13.95%) Intrusion Detection
16 28 (13.02%) Data Protection
17 26 (12.09%) Security Cleared
17 26 (12.09%) Ethical Hacking
18 25 (11.63%) Microsoft
19 24 (11.16%) Intel Security
19 24 (11.16%) Information Assurance
20 23 (10.70%) Banking
21 22 (10.23%) Internet
21 22 (10.23%) CCNP
22 21 (9.77%) Penetration Testing
23 20 (9.30%) Windows
23 20 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 9 (4.19%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.40%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.47%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.47%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.40%) PaaS
3 2 (0.93%) IaaS
3 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.93%) SaaS
4 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 80 (37.21%) Firewall
2 31 (14.42%) Network Security
3 30 (13.95%) Intrusion Detection
4 22 (10.23%) Internet
5 17 (7.91%) VPN
6 15 (6.98%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (5.58%) DNS
8 11 (5.12%) DHCP
9 10 (4.65%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (3.72%) BGP
10 8 (3.72%) DMVPN
10 8 (3.72%) NetScreen
10 8 (3.72%) OSPF
10 8 (3.72%) TCP/IP
11 6 (2.79%) Wireless
12 5 (2.33%) BIG-IP
12 5 (2.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 5 (2.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 4 (1.86%) LAN
13 4 (1.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.58%) GIS
2 10 (4.65%) DB2
3 4 (1.86%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.93%) MySQL
4 2 (0.93%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Metasploit
General
1 39 (18.14%) Finance
2 23 (10.70%) Banking
3 20 (9.30%) Telecoms
4 13 (6.05%) Legal
5 12 (5.58%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.33%) Law
7 3 (1.40%) Retail
8 2 (0.93%) Marketing
9 1 (0.47%) Advertising
9 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.47%) Billing
9 1 (0.47%) Games
9 1 (0.47%) Local Government
9 1 (0.47%) Military
9 1 (0.47%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.58%) .NET
2 7 (3.26%) Middleware
3 6 (2.79%) ASP.NET
4 5 (2.33%) HTML
5 4 (1.86%) J2EE
6 2 (0.93%) Web Services
7 1 (0.47%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.47%) Classic ASP
7 1 (0.47%) Java EE
7 1 (0.47%) SOAP
7 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
7 1 (0.47%) XML
7 1 (0.47%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 49 (22.79%) Management Information System
2 19 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.58%) CESG
3 12 (5.58%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.19%) Fat Client
4 9 (4.19%) Security Operations Centre
4 9 (4.19%) Thin Client
5 8 (3.72%) Mainframe
6 7 (3.26%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.79%) Internet of Things
7 6 (2.79%) SecurID
8 5 (2.33%) PKI
9 4 (1.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.86%) NHS
10 3 (1.40%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (0.93%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.93%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.47%) CCTV
12 1 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 31 (14.42%) Linux
2 20 (9.30%) Windows
3 13 (6.05%) Unix
4 9 (4.19%) AIX
5 4 (1.86%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.40%) zOS
7 2 (0.93%) Android
8 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.47%) Solaris
8 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (46.98%) Information Security
2 53 (24.65%) Incident Management
3 48 (22.33%) Risk Management
4 40 (18.60%) Security Management
5 36 (16.74%) ITIL
6 34 (15.81%) Cybersecurity
7 31 (14.42%) SIEM
8 28 (13.02%) Data Protection
9 26 (12.09%) Ethical Hacking
10 24 (11.16%) Information Assurance
11 21 (9.77%) Penetration Testing
12 17 (7.91%) Asset Management
12 17 (7.91%) Data Security
12 17 (7.91%) ISMS
12 17 (7.91%) Kalman Filter
13 16 (7.44%) Information Security Management
13 16 (7.44%) Network Monitoring
13 16 (7.44%) Security Operations
14 14 (6.51%) Business Continuity
15 13 (6.05%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.79%) PowerShell
2 5 (2.33%) Java
2 5 (2.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (2.33%) SQL
3 4 (1.86%) C
4 2 (0.93%) PHP
4 2 (0.93%) Python
5 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.47%) C#
5 1 (0.47%) Perl
5 1 (0.47%) Ruby
5 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 60 (27.91%) CISSP
2 38 (17.67%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (12.09%) Security Cleared
4 22 (10.23%) CCNP
5 20 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (8.84%) CEH
6 19 (8.84%) SC Cleared
7 15 (6.98%) MCSA
8 14 (6.51%) CISM
8 14 (6.51%) Degree
9 12 (5.58%) CISA
10 10 (4.65%) CCNA
10 10 (4.65%) CREST Certified
11 8 (3.72%) CCIE
12 7 (3.26%) OSCP
13 6 (2.79%) CCSE
13 6 (2.79%) GWAPT
13 6 (2.79%) ISTQB
13 6 (2.79%) OSCE
13 6 (2.79%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (21.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (18.14%) PCI DSS
3 18 (8.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 17 (7.91%) RMADS
5 11 (5.12%) JSP 440
6 9 (4.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (2.79%) COBIT
7 6 (2.79%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (2.79%) ISO 9000
8 4 (1.86%) SLA
9 1 (0.47%) BS25999
9 1 (0.47%) COSO
9 1 (0.47%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 10 (4.65%) Active Directory
1 10 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.93%) ACF2
2 2 (0.93%) ISA Server
2 2 (0.93%) RACF
2 2 (0.93%) UAG
Systems Management
1 15 (6.98%) QRadar
2 11 (5.12%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (2.79%) Nexpose
4 3 (1.40%) Nessus
5 2 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.93%) Proventia
5 2 (0.93%) WSUS
5 2 (0.93%) zSecure
6 1 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.47%) SCCM
6 1 (0.47%) SCOM
6 1 (0.47%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 43 (20.00%) Cisco
2 25 (11.63%) Microsoft
3 24 (11.16%) Intel Security
4 20 (9.30%) CheckPoint
5 13 (6.05%) Blue Coat
6 12 (5.58%) F5
7 11 (5.12%) Forcepoint
7 11 (5.12%) Oracle
8 10 (4.65%) VMware
9 9 (4.19%) HP
9 9 (4.19%) IBM
10 8 (3.72%) Citrix
10 8 (3.72%) Imperva
10 8 (3.72%) Infoblox
11 7 (3.26%) Tripwire
12 6 (2.79%) ArcSight
12 6 (2.79%) Qualys
12 6 (2.79%) Rapid7
13 4 (1.86%) Sourcefire
14 3 (1.40%) IronPort
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Connectus
Rate: £500 - £580 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
JM
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Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £385 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford
Spectrum IT
Rate: £29000 - £39000 per annum + 9mth FTC
Posted: 25 days ago