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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 519 481 535
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +54
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 71 92 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.18% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.19% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 54 30
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£407 £431 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.73% -9.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £368 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £413 £450
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50446 47302 53477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.50% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30538 27736 29864
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2115 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
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 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 1 August 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
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 1 August 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 -15 65 £413 -2.94% 15
London -5 25 £431 -4.16% 4
South East +3 18 £375 -7.97% 4
Hampshire - 9 £370 - 2
York +9 6 £401 +3.35%
North Yorkshire +2 6 £401 +16.50% 1
Yorkshire +1 6 £401 +1.71% 1
Scotland -16 6 £370 - 1
Berkshire 0 4 - - 2
North West -10 4 - - 1
East Midlands - 4 - -
City of London +20 3 £425 +6.25% 1
Manchester +1 3 - - 1
East of England -25 3 £388 -6.06% 1
Glasgow - 3 - - 1
Swindon -3 2 £394 - 1
Wiltshire -3 2 £394 - 1
South West -32 2 £394 -3.96% 2
Basingstoke - 2 - -
Uxbridge +2 1 £475 -
Hertfordshire -1 1 £450 +24.13%
Farnborough - 1 £375 -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 47 (34.31%) Firewall
1 47 (34.31%) Network Security
2 42 (30.66%) CheckPoint
3 40 (29.20%) Cisco
4 39 (28.47%) Information Security
5 34 (24.82%) CISSP
5 34 (24.82%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (23.36%) Linux
7 29 (21.17%) VMware
7 29 (21.17%) Blue Coat
7 29 (21.17%) VMware Infrastructure
7 29 (21.17%) F5
8 28 (20.44%) CCSE
8 28 (20.44%) E-Commerce
8 28 (20.44%) Citrix
8 28 (20.44%) CCNP
8 28 (20.44%) DNS
8 28 (20.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 27 (19.71%) Thin Client
9 27 (19.71%) Cisco ASA
9 27 (19.71%) Fat Client
10 26 (18.98%) Cisco IOS
10 26 (18.98%) DHCP
10 26 (18.98%) Microsoft
10 26 (18.98%) Finance
10 26 (18.98%) BGP
10 26 (18.98%) Security Cleared
11 25 (18.25%) DMVPN
11 25 (18.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 25 (18.25%) OSPF

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (3.65%) Joomla!
1 5 (3.65%) CMS
1 5 (3.65%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (9.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.65%) assyst
2 2 (1.46%) Oracle CRM
2 2 (1.46%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 47 (34.31%) Firewall
1 47 (34.31%) Network Security
2 28 (20.44%) DNS
2 28 (20.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 27 (19.71%) Cisco ASA
4 26 (18.98%) Cisco IOS
4 26 (18.98%) DHCP
4 26 (18.98%) BGP
5 25 (18.25%) DMVPN
5 25 (18.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 25 (18.25%) OSPF
5 25 (18.25%) NetScreen
5 25 (18.25%) BIG-IP
6 10 (7.30%) TCP/IP
6 10 (7.30%) Intranet
7 7 (5.11%) Internet
8 5 (3.65%) WAN
8 5 (3.65%) SSL
9 4 (2.92%) VPN
9 4 (2.92%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.46%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (2.19%) Metasploit
General
1 26 (18.98%) Finance
2 12 (8.76%) Banking
3 9 (6.57%) Financial Institution
4 6 (4.38%) Law
5 5 (3.65%) Retail
5 5 (3.65%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.92%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.92%) Marketing
7 3 (2.19%) Dutch Language
7 3 (2.19%) Legal
8 2 (1.46%) Games
8 2 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.46%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.46%) International Banking
9 1 (0.73%) Advertising
9 1 (0.73%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.57%) .NET
2 6 (4.38%) JSP
2 6 (4.38%) HTML
3 5 (3.65%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.46%) Middleware
5 1 (0.73%) Spring
5 1 (0.73%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.73%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.73%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (19.71%) Thin Client
1 27 (19.71%) Fat Client
2 13 (9.49%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.38%) E-Learning
3 6 (4.38%) CESG
3 6 (4.38%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.65%) Open Source
4 5 (3.65%) PKI
4 5 (3.65%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.92%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.92%) Economics
6 2 (1.46%) Clustering
6 2 (1.46%) Smartcard
6 2 (1.46%) RMADS
6 2 (1.46%) Online Games
7 1 (0.73%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.73%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.73%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.73%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (23.36%) Linux
2 23 (16.79%) Windows
3 11 (8.03%) UNIX
4 8 (5.84%) Windows 7
5 7 (5.11%) Apple iOS
6 5 (3.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.92%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (2.92%) Windows Vista
7 4 (2.92%) Android
7 4 (2.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.19%) Solaris
9 2 (1.46%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.73%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (28.47%) Information Security
2 28 (20.44%) E-Commerce
3 19 (13.87%) Security Management
4 18 (13.14%) Information Assurance
5 17 (12.41%) Penetration Testing
6 16 (11.68%) ITIL
7 13 (9.49%) Security Testing
8 12 (8.76%) Load Balancing
8 12 (8.76%) Information Security Management
9 10 (7.30%) SIEM
10 9 (6.57%) Change Control
11 8 (5.84%) Risk Management
11 8 (5.84%) Project Management
11 8 (5.84%) ISMS
12 7 (5.11%) Time Management
12 7 (5.11%) Risk Assessment
12 7 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (5.11%) Cyber Security
13 6 (4.38%) Identity Management
14 5 (3.65%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.49%) C
2 8 (5.84%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.38%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.65%) Java
5 3 (2.19%) SQL
6 2 (1.46%) VB
6 2 (1.46%) PHP
6 2 (1.46%) C++
Qualifications
1 34 (24.82%) CISSP
1 34 (24.82%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (20.44%) CCSE
2 28 (20.44%) CCNP
3 26 (18.98%) Security Cleared
4 16 (11.68%) SC Cleared
5 13 (9.49%) CISM
6 12 (8.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (8.03%) CISA
8 10 (7.30%) Degree
9 9 (6.57%) DV Cleared
10 7 (5.11%) CEH
11 6 (4.38%) MCSE
11 6 (4.38%) GIAC
12 5 (3.65%) ISTQB
12 5 (3.65%) MCITP
12 5 (3.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (2.19%) CCSP
14 2 (1.46%) ISACA
14 2 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.19%) JSP 440
3 3 (2.19%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.46%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.46%) QA
4 2 (1.46%) COBIT
5 1 (0.73%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (21.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (8.03%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.46%) Terminal Services
3 2 (1.46%) NFS
3 2 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.46%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.73%) Nmap
4 1 (0.73%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (4.38%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (2.92%) SCCM
3 3 (2.19%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (1.46%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.46%) SCOM
4 2 (1.46%) Puppet
5 1 (0.73%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.73%) BMC Performance Manager
5 1 (0.73%) Nessus
5 1 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.73%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.73%) OpenView
5 1 (0.73%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 42 (30.66%) CheckPoint
2 40 (29.20%) Cisco
3 29 (21.17%) VMware
3 29 (21.17%) Blue Coat
3 29 (21.17%) F5
4 28 (20.44%) Citrix
5 26 (18.98%) Microsoft
6 25 (18.25%) Infoblox
6 25 (18.25%) Imperva
7 21 (15.33%) HP
8 12 (8.76%) McAfee
9 11 (8.03%) Juniper
10 8 (5.84%) Sophos
11 5 (3.65%) Sourcefire
11 5 (3.65%) SAP
12 4 (2.92%) MobileIron
12 4 (2.92%) Lumension
12 4 (2.92%) Oracle
13 3 (2.19%) IronPort
13 3 (2.19%) Fortinet
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