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 28 June 2016 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 528 583 550
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 118 55 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.100% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 35 38
Median daily rate £488 £450 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +12.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £575 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median 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
51013 52259 50243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33240 32883 30807
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1530 1985 2033
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 28 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +64 116 £486 +8.05% 21
South East +10 39 £450 +4.34% 3
London +11 36 £525 -2.32% 12
Berkshire +4 16 - -
Hampshire +13 14 £450 +1.40% 2
Yorkshire - 13 £350 - 2
North West +2 10 £464 +42.69% 1
West Yorkshire - 10 £350 - 1
City of London +38 9 £525 +9.94% 2
South West +7 8 £400 -
Manchester -8 8 £464 +42.69% 1
Leeds - 8 £350 - 1
Bristol +8 7 £369 -
Maidenhead - 7 - -
Buckinghamshire +16 6 £510 +27.50%
Milton Keynes +14 6 £510 +27.50%
Winchester +2 6 £463 +4.22%
West Midlands - 5 £486 - 1
East of England +14 4 £438 -2.77% 1
North Yorkshire - 3 £425 -
Bradford - 2 - -
Fareham - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 £498 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £450 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £438 - 1
Cambridgeshire +16 1 £375 -16.66%
East Midlands -4 1 - -
Basingstoke -4 1 £508 +1.50%
Gloucestershire -6 1 £475 -

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, 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 93 (39.91%) Information Security
2 62 (26.61%) CISSP
3 56 (24.03%) Finance
4 55 (23.61%) Firewall
5 54 (23.18%) Cybersecurity
6 51 (21.89%) CISM
7 42 (18.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 41 (17.60%) Windows
9 38 (16.31%) Risk Management
10 37 (15.88%) CISA
11 36 (15.45%) Linux
12 34 (14.59%) Security Cleared
13 30 (12.88%) Data Protection
13 30 (12.88%) Internet
14 29 (12.45%) SIEM
15 28 (12.02%) Unix
15 28 (12.02%) Intel Security
16 26 (11.16%) Project Management
17 25 (10.73%) Management Information System
17 25 (10.73%) Microsoft
17 25 (10.73%) SC Cleared
18 23 (9.87%) ITIL
19 22 (9.44%) Cisco
19 22 (9.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 21 (9.01%) Intrusion Detection
20 21 (9.01%) Telecoms
21 20 (8.58%) Penetration Testing
22 19 (8.15%) Degree
22 19 (8.15%) Incident Management
22 19 (8.15%) Service Management

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 13 (5.58%) WebSphere
2 10 (4.29%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.72%) IIS
4 1 (0.43%) CICS
4 1 (0.43%) SAS
4 1 (0.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (5.58%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.72%) MS Office
2 4 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.43%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 2 (0.86%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.15%) Office 365
3 3 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (23.61%) Firewall
2 30 (12.88%) Internet
3 21 (9.01%) Intrusion Detection
4 18 (7.73%) TCP/IP
4 18 (7.73%) VPN
5 17 (7.30%) Network Security
6 16 (6.87%) Wireless
7 12 (5.15%) SSL
8 9 (3.86%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (2.58%) DNS
9 6 (2.58%) LAN
10 5 (2.15%) WAN
11 4 (1.72%) DHCP
11 4 (1.72%) HTTP
11 4 (1.72%) Intranet
12 3 (1.29%) PBX
12 3 (1.29%) VLAN
12 3 (1.29%) Wireless Security
13 2 (0.86%) FTP
13 2 (0.86%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.01%) DB2
2 4 (1.72%) MySQL
2 4 (1.72%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.86%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (2.15%) AppScan
2 2 (0.86%) Metasploit
General
1 56 (24.03%) Finance
2 21 (9.01%) Telecoms
3 16 (6.87%) Banking
4 8 (3.43%) Law
4 8 (3.43%) Legal
5 6 (2.58%) Retail
6 2 (0.86%) Advertising
6 2 (0.86%) Automotive
6 2 (0.86%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.86%) Marketing
7 1 (0.43%) Back Office
7 1 (0.43%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.87%) .NET
2 8 (3.43%) 802.1X
3 7 (3.00%) Middleware
3 7 (3.00%) XML
4 6 (2.58%) ASP.NET
5 5 (2.15%) HTML
6 4 (1.72%) Regular Expression
7 3 (1.29%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.86%) J2EE
9 1 (0.43%) Classic ASP
9 1 (0.43%) Java EE
9 1 (0.43%) OAuth
9 1 (0.43%) SAML
9 1 (0.43%) SOAP
9 1 (0.43%) Spring Security
9 1 (0.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.73%) Management Information System
2 17 (7.30%) PKI
3 16 (6.87%) CESG
4 14 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (5.15%) Data Centre
6 8 (3.43%) Data Protection Act
6 8 (3.43%) Mainframe
7 6 (2.58%) Virtual Team
8 5 (2.15%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.72%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.72%) Internet of Things
9 4 (1.72%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.72%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (1.29%) CCTV
11 2 (0.86%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (0.86%) Equities
11 2 (0.86%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.86%) SCADA
12 1 (0.43%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 41 (17.60%) Windows
2 36 (15.45%) Linux
3 28 (12.02%) Unix
4 14 (6.01%) AIX
5 9 (3.86%) Windows Server
6 7 (3.00%) zOS
7 4 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.29%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.29%) CentOS
8 3 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.86%) Android
9 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (39.91%) Information Security
2 54 (23.18%) Cybersecurity
3 38 (16.31%) Risk Management
4 30 (12.88%) Data Protection
5 29 (12.45%) SIEM
6 26 (11.16%) Project Management
7 23 (9.87%) ITIL
8 22 (9.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 20 (8.58%) Penetration Testing
10 19 (8.15%) Incident Management
10 19 (8.15%) Service Management
11 16 (6.87%) Security Operations
12 15 (6.44%) Security Management
12 15 (6.44%) Security Testing
12 15 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (6.01%) Ethical Hacking
13 14 (6.01%) PRINCE2
14 13 (5.58%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (5.58%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 12 (5.15%) Malware Detection/Protection
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.30%) Java
2 14 (6.01%) JavaScript
3 9 (3.86%) PHP
4 8 (3.43%) PowerShell
4 8 (3.43%) Python
4 8 (3.43%) Ruby
5 5 (2.15%) C++
6 4 (1.72%) COBOL
6 4 (1.72%) Perl
6 4 (1.72%) SQL
7 3 (1.29%) C
7 3 (1.29%) VBScript
8 2 (0.86%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.43%) C#
9 1 (0.43%) VB
9 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 62 (26.61%) CISSP
2 51 (21.89%) CISM
3 37 (15.88%) CISA
4 34 (14.59%) Security Cleared
5 25 (10.73%) SC Cleared
6 19 (8.15%) Degree
7 13 (5.58%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (5.15%) CEH
9 10 (4.29%) ISACA
10 8 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (3.43%) SANS
11 7 (3.00%) CESG Certified Professional
11 7 (3.00%) CREST Certified
12 6 (2.58%) CCNP
12 6 (2.58%) ISTQB
12 6 (2.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 6 (2.58%) MCITP
13 5 (2.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (2.15%) OSCP
14 4 (1.72%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (18.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (7.30%) PCI DSS
3 10 (4.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (3.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 5 (2.15%) COBIT
6 4 (1.72%) RMADS
6 4 (1.72%) SLA
7 3 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (1.29%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.86%) ISO22301
8 2 (0.86%) QA
System Software
1 12 (5.15%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.43%) RACF
3 6 (2.58%) ISA Server
4 5 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.72%) UAG
6 3 (1.29%) Snort
7 2 (0.86%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.43%) ACF2
8 1 (0.43%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (7.30%) McAfee ePO
2 9 (3.86%) QRadar
3 8 (3.43%) zSecure
4 7 (3.00%) HP Fortify
4 7 (3.00%) Nexpose
5 5 (2.15%) Nessus
5 5 (2.15%) WebInspect
6 4 (1.72%) HP SiteScope
6 4 (1.72%) Nagios
6 4 (1.72%) Puppet
6 4 (1.72%) SCCM
7 3 (1.29%) WSUS
8 1 (0.43%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.43%) OSSEC
8 1 (0.43%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 28 (12.02%) Intel Security
2 25 (10.73%) Microsoft
3 22 (9.44%) Cisco
4 14 (6.01%) Oracle
5 13 (5.58%) ArcSight
6 12 (5.15%) Splunk
7 9 (3.86%) F5
7 9 (3.86%) FireEye
7 9 (3.86%) Symantec
8 8 (3.43%) HP
8 8 (3.43%) Juniper
8 8 (3.43%) LogRhythm
8 8 (3.43%) Sourcefire
9 7 (3.00%) Blue Coat
9 7 (3.00%) GFI Software
9 7 (3.00%) Rapid7
9 7 (3.00%) TippingPoint
10 6 (2.58%) IBM
10 6 (2.58%) VMware
11 4 (1.72%) CheckPoint
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