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 January 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Specialist
UK
Rank 506 514 484
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 85 104 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.20% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.22% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 71 65
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £388 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
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
42377 48205 48154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.76% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 27593 30644 30320
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1495 1752 1913
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

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 January 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 January 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 +16 74 £450 +5.88% 19
London +14 25 £488 -4.87% 7
South East +15 17 £450 - 2
Hampshire +11 12 £438 -2.77%
North West +30 10 £516 +22.91% 2
South West +22 9 £380 -10.58% 1
Winchester -2 7 £438 -2.77%
West Midlands -2 6 £450 +5.88% 2
Manchester - 6 £485 - 1
Scotland +27 5 £455 +32.36%
Milton Keynes +13 5 £450 -
Buckinghamshire +4 5 £450 -
Yorkshire -7 5 £450 +11.04%
Glasgow +11 4 £428 -
Bristol +7 4 £340 -
City of London -17 4 £525 +12.00% 2
Plymouth +16 3 £575 +48.38%
North Yorkshire +13 3 £450 +14.21%
Devon +11 3 £575 +35.29%
East of England +2 3 £463 -22.91% 1
Coventry - 3 £450 -
Liverpool +5 2 £600 +42.85%
Merseyside 0 2 £600 +42.85%
Farnborough -3 2 - -
Leeds -5 2 £450 +8.43%
West Yorkshire -7 2 £450 +8.43%
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Wolverhampton - 2 £575 -
Swindon - 2 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £600 - 1

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 62 (34.44%) Firewall
2 50 (27.78%) Information Security
3 46 (25.56%) Finance
4 42 (23.33%) Security Cleared
4 42 (23.33%) Cybersecurity
5 39 (21.67%) Windows
6 37 (20.56%) Cisco
7 32 (17.78%) Unix
8 30 (16.67%) CISSP
9 29 (16.11%) Network Security
9 29 (16.11%) SC Cleared
10 28 (15.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 28 (15.56%) Linux
11 26 (14.44%) Data Centre
12 25 (13.89%) Security Operations
13 24 (13.33%) Process Improvement
13 24 (13.33%) Juniper
14 23 (12.78%) TCP/IP
15 22 (12.22%) PCI DSS
15 22 (12.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 22 (12.22%) SIEM
16 21 (11.67%) VPN
17 20 (11.11%) F5
18 18 (10.00%) Blue Coat
18 18 (10.00%) CheckPoint
18 18 (10.00%) Management Information System
19 17 (9.44%) Internet
19 17 (9.44%) Intel Security
19 17 (9.44%) Agile Software Development
19 17 (9.44%) Sourcefire

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 (3.89%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.11%) IIS
2 2 (1.11%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (1.67%) MS Office
2 2 (1.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.56%) MS Project
3 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.56%) SAP GRC
1 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (3.89%) Office 365
3 5 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.11%) G Suite
5 2 (1.11%) Trello
6 1 (0.56%) Akamai
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.56%) IaaS
6 1 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 62 (34.44%) Firewall
2 29 (16.11%) Network Security
3 23 (12.78%) TCP/IP
4 21 (11.67%) VPN
5 17 (9.44%) Cisco ASA
5 17 (9.44%) Internet
6 15 (8.33%) SSL
7 14 (7.78%) Intrusion Detection
7 14 (7.78%) Wireless
8 12 (6.67%) LAN
8 12 (6.67%) WAN
9 5 (2.78%) DNS
10 4 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (2.22%) VoIP
11 3 (1.67%) MPLS
12 2 (1.11%) Cisco IPT
12 2 (1.11%) Cisco ISE
12 2 (1.11%) Reverse Proxy
12 2 (1.11%) SNMP
12 2 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.89%) DB2
2 3 (1.67%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.11%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.11%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.11%) Star Schema
4 1 (0.56%) MySQL
4 1 (0.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (1.67%) JMeter
1 3 (1.67%) JUnit
1 3 (1.67%) LoadRunner
1 3 (1.67%) Selenium
1 3 (1.67%) SoapUI
1 3 (1.67%) Zephyr
2 2 (1.11%) CircleCI
2 2 (1.11%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.11%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.11%) Travis CI
General
1 46 (25.56%) Finance
2 10 (5.56%) Banking
3 7 (3.89%) Legal
4 3 (1.67%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.11%) Law
5 2 (1.11%) Retail
6 1 (0.56%) Advertising
6 1 (0.56%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.56%) Electronics
6 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.22%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.78%) Middleware
3 4 (2.22%) Web Services
4 3 (1.67%) ELK Stack
5 2 (1.11%) .NET
6 1 (0.56%) AppFabric
6 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.56%) CGI
6 1 (0.56%) CSS
6 1 (0.56%) HTML
6 1 (0.56%) RESTful
6 1 (0.56%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.56%) SAML
6 1 (0.56%) WCF
6 1 (0.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.44%) Data Centre
2 18 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 16 (8.89%) PKI
4 13 (7.22%) CESG
5 12 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (5.00%) Mainframe
7 8 (4.44%) Cryptography
8 7 (3.89%) Security Operations Centre
9 4 (2.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (2.22%) NHS
9 4 (2.22%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.67%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (1.11%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.11%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.11%) Cyber Attack
11 2 (1.11%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.56%) Biometrics
12 1 (0.56%) CMDB
12 1 (0.56%) Equities
12 1 (0.56%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 39 (21.67%) Windows
2 32 (17.78%) Unix
3 28 (15.56%) Linux
4 9 (5.00%) AIX
5 3 (1.67%) HPUX
5 3 (1.67%) Solaris
5 3 (1.67%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.11%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.56%) Android
7 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.56%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (27.78%) Information Security
2 42 (23.33%) Cybersecurity
3 25 (13.89%) Security Operations
4 24 (13.33%) Process Improvement
5 22 (12.22%) SIEM
5 22 (12.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 17 (9.44%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
8 15 (8.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 14 (7.78%) ITIL
10 13 (7.22%) Data Loss Prevention
10 13 (7.22%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 13 (7.22%) Strategic Planning
11 12 (6.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 12 (6.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
12 11 (6.11%) Information Assurance
13 10 (5.56%) Database Security
13 10 (5.56%) Protective Monitoring
13 10 (5.56%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.33%) Python
2 5 (2.78%) Java
2 5 (2.78%) Perl
2 5 (2.78%) SQL
3 4 (2.22%) C++
4 3 (1.67%) Ruby
4 3 (1.67%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.11%) PHP
6 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 30 (16.67%) CISSP
3 29 (16.11%) SC Cleared
4 13 (7.22%) CISM
5 10 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (5.56%) DV Cleared
6 8 (4.44%) Degree
7 7 (3.89%) SANS
8 6 (3.33%) CCSP
9 5 (2.78%) CCNP
9 5 (2.78%) CISA
10 4 (2.22%) APMP
10 4 (2.22%) CCNA
10 4 (2.22%) CEH
10 4 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (2.22%) SSCP
11 3 (1.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (1.67%) CHECK Team Member
11 3 (1.67%) CREST Certified
11 3 (1.67%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (15.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (12.22%) PCI DSS
3 6 (3.33%) COBIT
3 6 (3.33%) ISO27002
3 6 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (2.22%) GDPR
5 2 (1.11%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.56%) GPG13
6 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.56%) RMADS
6 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.67%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.11%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.11%) Snort
3 1 (0.56%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.56%) vCloud
3 1 (0.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (8.33%) QRadar
2 13 (7.22%) Nexpose
3 4 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.22%) Nessus
3 4 (2.22%) RSA Security Analytics
4 1 (0.56%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.56%) Kibana
4 1 (0.56%) logstash
4 1 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.56%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.56%) Nmap
4 1 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 37 (20.56%) Cisco
2 24 (13.33%) Juniper
3 20 (11.11%) F5
4 18 (10.00%) Blue Coat
4 18 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 17 (9.44%) Intel Security
5 17 (9.44%) Sourcefire
6 15 (8.33%) ArcSight
6 15 (8.33%) LogRhythm
6 15 (8.33%) Symantec
7 13 (7.22%) FireEye
8 12 (6.67%) GFI Software
8 12 (6.67%) IBM
8 12 (6.67%) Rapid7
8 12 (6.67%) TippingPoint
9 10 (5.56%) Splunk
10 9 (5.00%) Oracle
10 9 (5.00%) Palo Alto
11 7 (3.89%) Fortinet
11 7 (3.89%) Microsoft
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