The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. 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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 153 - 131
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 5 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% - 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% - 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £420 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £401 £394
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
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
3564 3084 2661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.04% 94.28% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2143 1714 1351
Average daily rate £386 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 186 201
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.50 £41.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Specialist in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester - 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 £420 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region 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 16 (80.00%) Information Security
2 14 (70.00%) Management Information System
2 14 (70.00%) Banking
2 14 (70.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 14 (70.00%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (65.00%) Incident Management
4 12 (60.00%) Investment Banking
4 12 (60.00%) GIS
4 12 (60.00%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (10.00%) Linux
6 2 (10.00%) SIEM
6 2 (10.00%) Threat Management
7 1 (5.00%) Security Operations
7 1 (5.00%) GCFE
7 1 (5.00%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (5.00%) Public Cloud
7 1 (5.00%) GREM
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
7 1 (5.00%) Security Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.00%) ISMS
7 1 (5.00%) BPMN
7 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (5.00%) Android
7 1 (5.00%) OWASP
7 1 (5.00%) Reverse Engineering

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region 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 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (70.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (60.00%) GIS
2 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
General
1 14 (70.00%) Banking
2 12 (60.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
4 1 (5.00%) Finance
4 1 (5.00%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) J2EE
1 1 (5.00%) Middleware
1 1 (5.00%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 14 (70.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (5.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Android
2 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.00%) Unix
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Information Security
2 14 (70.00%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (65.00%) Incident Management
4 12 (60.00%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (10.00%) SIEM
6 2 (10.00%) Threat Management
7 1 (5.00%) Analytics
7 1 (5.00%) BPMN
7 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.00%) ISMS
7 1 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (5.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (5.00%) OWASP
7 1 (5.00%) Reverse Engineering
7 1 (5.00%) Security Operations
7 1 (5.00%) Security Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (5.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Perl
1 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) GCFA
1 1 (5.00%) GCFE
1 1 (5.00%) GIAC
1 1 (5.00%) GREM
1 1 (5.00%) OSCP
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Apple
1 1 (5.00%) Intel Security