The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Specialist
North West / Cheshire
Rank 47 72 -
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.20% 0.11% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £550 - -
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 in the Cheshire region. 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
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
477 841 729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.83% 92.42% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 531 413
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £267 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 41 59
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -37.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £11.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.48 £30.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheshire region that featured Security Specialist in the job title.

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Security Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Specialist across the Cheshire region.

Security Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Security Specialist
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 20 February 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
Runcorn - 1 £550 -
Security Specialist
North West

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 across the Cheshire region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Cryptography
1 2 (66.67%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
1 2 (66.67%) Thales
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (33.33%) Data Loss Prevention
2 1 (33.33%) SIEM
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Cloud Computing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Cryptography
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) Data Loss Prevention
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SIEM
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Thales