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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 522 533 523
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 99 119 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.23% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 89 74
Median daily rate £450 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £388 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-3.05% +5.88%
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
46863 52014 52705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.55% 94.72% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 30655 33167 33349
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 £259 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1649 2000 2163
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +5.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -1 89 £450 -4.00% 9
London +2 29 £531 +1.09% 4
South East +11 21 £438 -2.77% 1
Hampshire +13 16 £438 -2.77%
North West +6 16 £325 -31.57%
South West +19 12 £365 -14.11% 1
Manchester - 9 £450 -
Scotland +15 8 £455 +65.45% 1
Merseyside +5 7 £325 -
East of England +1 7 £549 -8.54% 1
Winchester 0 7 £438 -2.77%
Southport - 7 £325 -
Devon +8 6 £550 +29.41%
City of London -7 6 £475 +1.33% 2
Plymouth - 6 £550 -
Salford - 5 £325 -
Hertfordshire - 5 £588 -
Farnborough +10 4 £370 -29.52%
Glasgow +7 4 £428 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £600 -
Bristol - 4 £340 - 1
Edinburgh +20 3 - -
Berkshire +8 2 - -
Yorkshire +4 2 £444 +12.69%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £450 -
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 £450 -
Swindon - 2 - -
Surrey +19 1 £215 -46.25% 1
West Yorkshire +11 1 £438 +15.13%

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 69 (36.70%) Firewall
2 50 (26.60%) Finance
2 50 (26.60%) Information Security
3 46 (24.47%) Cybersecurity
4 43 (22.87%) Windows
5 42 (22.34%) Security Cleared
6 38 (20.21%) CISSP
7 37 (19.68%) Cisco
8 35 (18.62%) Unix
9 31 (16.49%) Linux
10 29 (15.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 28 (14.89%) SC Cleared
12 27 (14.36%) Network Security
13 26 (13.83%) TCP/IP
14 25 (13.30%) VPN
15 24 (12.77%) Data Centre
16 23 (12.23%) Security Operations
16 23 (12.23%) Juniper
16 23 (12.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 22 (11.70%) Agile Software Development
17 22 (11.70%) SIEM
18 21 (11.17%) Process Improvement
18 21 (11.17%) Internet
19 20 (10.64%) CISM
19 20 (10.64%) PCI DSS
20 19 (10.11%) Management Information System
20 19 (10.11%) SSL
21 18 (9.57%) F5
22 17 (9.04%) Sourcefire
22 17 (9.04%) Blue Coat

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 (3.72%) WebSphere
2 6 (3.19%) IIS
3 2 (1.06%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (2.66%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.13%) MS Office
3 1 (0.53%) MS Project
3 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.79%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (3.19%) Office 365
3 4 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.60%) G Suite
4 3 (1.60%) Trello
5 2 (1.06%) IaaS
6 1 (0.53%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 69 (36.70%) Firewall
2 27 (14.36%) Network Security
3 26 (13.83%) TCP/IP
4 25 (13.30%) VPN
5 21 (11.17%) Internet
6 19 (10.11%) SSL
7 15 (7.98%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (7.98%) WAN
8 14 (7.45%) Intrusion Detection
8 14 (7.45%) Wireless
9 13 (6.91%) LAN
10 7 (3.72%) DNS
11 5 (2.66%) Reverse Proxy
12 4 (2.13%) VoIP
13 3 (1.60%) Cisco Nexus
13 3 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (1.06%) Cisco IPT
14 2 (1.06%) HTTP
14 2 (1.06%) LDAP
14 2 (1.06%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.72%) DB2
2 3 (1.60%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.06%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.06%) Star Schema
4 1 (0.53%) MySQL
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.53%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (1.60%) JMeter
1 3 (1.60%) JUnit
1 3 (1.60%) LoadRunner
1 3 (1.60%) Selenium
1 3 (1.60%) SoapUI
1 3 (1.60%) Zephyr
2 2 (1.06%) CircleCI
2 2 (1.06%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.06%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.06%) Travis CI
General
1 50 (26.60%) Finance
2 10 (5.32%) Banking
2 10 (5.32%) Legal
3 4 (2.13%) Law
3 4 (2.13%) Retail
3 4 (2.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.53%) Advertising
4 1 (0.53%) Dutch Language
4 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.91%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.66%) Middleware
3 4 (2.13%) Web Services
4 3 (1.60%) ELK Stack
5 2 (1.06%) .NET
5 2 (1.06%) SAML
6 1 (0.53%) AppFabric
6 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.53%) CGI
6 1 (0.53%) CSS
6 1 (0.53%) HTML
6 1 (0.53%) OAuth
6 1 (0.53%) RESTful
6 1 (0.53%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.53%) Spring Security
6 1 (0.53%) WCF
6 1 (0.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.77%) Data Centre
2 19 (10.11%) Management Information System
3 17 (9.04%) PKI
4 15 (7.98%) CESG
5 13 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (4.26%) Cryptography
7 7 (3.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (3.72%) Security Operations Centre
8 6 (3.19%) Mainframe
9 4 (2.13%) Cyber Attack
9 4 (2.13%) NHS
9 4 (2.13%) Public Cloud
9 4 (2.13%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.60%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (1.06%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.06%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.53%) CMDB
12 1 (0.53%) Equities
12 1 (0.53%) Fixed Income
12 1 (0.53%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 43 (22.87%) Windows
2 35 (18.62%) Unix
3 31 (16.49%) Linux
4 9 (4.79%) AIX
5 5 (2.66%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.60%) HPUX
6 3 (1.60%) Solaris
6 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.06%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.53%) Android
8 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.53%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (26.60%) Information Security
2 46 (24.47%) Cybersecurity
3 23 (12.23%) Security Operations
3 23 (12.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 22 (11.70%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (11.70%) SIEM
5 21 (11.17%) Process Improvement
6 17 (9.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (8.51%) ITIL
8 15 (7.98%) Penetration Testing
8 15 (7.98%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 13 (6.91%) Data Loss Prevention
9 13 (6.91%) Malware Detection/Protection
9 13 (6.91%) Risk Management
10 12 (6.38%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 12 (6.38%) Strategic Planning
10 12 (6.38%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 12 (6.38%) Vulnerability Management
11 11 (5.85%) Information Assurance
12 10 (5.32%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.72%) Python
2 6 (3.19%) Java
2 6 (3.19%) Perl
3 5 (2.66%) C++
3 5 (2.66%) SQL
4 4 (2.13%) Ruby
5 3 (1.60%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.06%) PHP
7 1 (0.53%) C
7 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (22.34%) Security Cleared
2 38 (20.21%) CISSP
3 28 (14.89%) SC Cleared
4 20 (10.64%) CISM
5 11 (5.85%) DV Cleared
6 10 (5.32%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (4.79%) CISA
7 9 (4.79%) Degree
8 7 (3.72%) SANS
9 6 (3.19%) CCNA
9 6 (3.19%) CEH
10 4 (2.13%) APMP
10 4 (2.13%) CCSP
10 4 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (2.13%) SSCP
11 3 (1.60%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (1.60%) CCNP
11 3 (1.60%) CHECK Team Member
11 3 (1.60%) CREST Certified
11 3 (1.60%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (15.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (10.64%) PCI DSS
3 8 (4.26%) COBIT
4 7 (3.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (3.19%) ISO27002
6 2 (1.06%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.53%) RMADS
7 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.66%) ISA Server
2 4 (2.13%) Snort
3 3 (1.60%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.60%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.06%) vSphere
5 1 (0.53%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 15 (7.98%) QRadar
2 13 (6.91%) Nexpose
3 4 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.13%) Nessus
3 4 (2.13%) RSA Security Analytics
4 1 (0.53%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.53%) Kibana
4 1 (0.53%) logstash
4 1 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.53%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.53%) Nmap
4 1 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.53%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 37 (19.68%) Cisco
2 23 (12.23%) Juniper
3 18 (9.57%) F5
4 17 (9.04%) Blue Coat
4 17 (9.04%) CheckPoint
4 17 (9.04%) Intel Security
4 17 (9.04%) Sourcefire
5 16 (8.51%) LogRhythm
6 15 (7.98%) ArcSight
6 15 (7.98%) FireEye
6 15 (7.98%) Symantec
7 13 (6.91%) IBM
7 13 (6.91%) Microsoft
8 12 (6.38%) GFI Software
8 12 (6.38%) Rapid7
8 12 (6.38%) Splunk
8 12 (6.38%) TippingPoint
9 7 (3.72%) Oracle
10 6 (3.19%) HP
10 6 (3.19%) VMware
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Bankside Recruitment
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Posted: 18 days ago
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Maclellan Smith
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Posted: 3 days ago