The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 6 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 140 143 144
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 17 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 0.39% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.41% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 0
Median daily rate £325 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £450 £401
% change year-on-year
-3.05% +12.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Security Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3076 3891 3053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.50% 93.99% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2020 2336 1797
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 189 174
Median hourly rate £19.66 £17.64 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% +17.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.08%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Security Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Security Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Security Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Specialist across the North West region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016.

Security Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Security Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Specialist across the North West region.

Security Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Security Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 6 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
Manchester - 9 £450 - 1
Merseyside +11 7 £325 -
Cheshire +3 2 - - 1
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 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 across the North West region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 13 (59.09%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (54.55%) Security Operations
3 10 (45.45%) Protective Monitoring
4 8 (36.36%) Process Improvement
5 7 (31.82%) Cryptography
6 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
6 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
6 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
7 5 (22.73%) Thales
7 5 (22.73%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (22.73%) Firewall
7 5 (22.73%) Unix
7 5 (22.73%) Windows
7 5 (22.73%) Linux
8 4 (18.18%) LAN
8 4 (18.18%) VoIP
8 4 (18.18%) WAN
8 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
8 4 (18.18%) VPN
8 4 (18.18%) CISSP
8 4 (18.18%) Apple
8 4 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (18.18%) SSCP
8 4 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (18.18%) Patch Management
8 4 (18.18%) SANS
9 3 (13.64%) QRadar
9 3 (13.64%) ELK Stack
9 3 (13.64%) Splunk

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 5 (22.73%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) Firewall
2 4 (18.18%) LAN
2 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 4 (18.18%) VoIP
2 4 (18.18%) VPN
2 4 (18.18%) WAN
3 2 (9.09%) Network Security
4 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Redis
General
1 1 (4.55%) Banking
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) ELK Stack
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) RESTful
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Cryptography
2 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
3 2 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (4.55%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (4.55%) PKI
4 1 (4.55%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Linux
1 5 (22.73%) Unix
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (54.55%) Security Operations
3 10 (45.45%) Protective Monitoring
4 8 (36.36%) Process Improvement
5 4 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (18.18%) Patch Management
5 4 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
7 2 (9.09%) Case Management
7 2 (9.09%) Information Security
7 2 (9.09%) ITIL
7 2 (9.09%) ITIL V3
7 2 (9.09%) PRINCE
8 1 (4.55%) Analytics
8 1 (4.55%) Computer Security
8 1 (4.55%) Data Analytics
8 1 (4.55%) DDoS Mitigation
8 1 (4.55%) Open Source
8 1 (4.55%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) C++
1 1 (4.55%) Java
1 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) CISSP
2 4 (18.18%) SANS
2 4 (18.18%) SSCP
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) QRadar
2 1 (4.55%) Kibana
2 1 (4.55%) logstash
2 1 (4.55%) Nessus
2 1 (4.55%) Nexpose
2 1 (4.55%) Nmap
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Thales
2 4 (18.18%) Apple
3 3 (13.64%) Splunk
4 2 (9.09%) IBM
4 2 (9.09%) LogRhythm
5 1 (4.55%) ArcSight
5 1 (4.55%) Intel
5 1 (4.55%) Intel Security
5 1 (4.55%) NetWitness
5 1 (4.55%) Qualys