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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 140 155 142
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 15 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 0.29% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.30% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 2
Median daily rate £325 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +11.76%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £475 £400
% change year-on-year
-13.15% +18.75%
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
3350 4279 2968
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.26% 95.17% 93.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2121 2605 1693
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 213 196
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.33 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.67% +7.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -5 7 £338 -
Merseyside - 7 £325 -
Cheshire -3 3 - -
Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 12 (48.00%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (40.00%) Security Operations
3 8 (32.00%) Protective Monitoring
4 7 (28.00%) Process Improvement
5 6 (24.00%) Cryptography
6 5 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (20.00%) Data Centre
7 4 (16.00%) Firewall
7 4 (16.00%) Security Management
8 3 (12.00%) Finance
8 3 (12.00%) Information Security
8 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
8 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (12.00%) Banking
9 2 (8.00%) zSecure
9 2 (8.00%) Service Management
9 2 (8.00%) Mainframe
9 2 (8.00%) Unix
9 2 (8.00%) Windows
9 2 (8.00%) Linux
9 2 (8.00%) zOS
9 2 (8.00%) RACF
10 1 (4.00%) Intel Security
10 1 (4.00%) C++
10 1 (4.00%) Java
10 1 (4.00%) .NET
10 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
10 1 (4.00%) PKI
10 1 (4.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 1 (4.00%) Penetration Testing

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 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.00%) Network Security
2 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (12.00%) Banking
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Cryptography
2 5 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.00%) PKI
4 1 (4.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
1 2 (8.00%) Unix
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
1 2 (8.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (40.00%) Security Operations
3 8 (32.00%) Protective Monitoring
4 7 (28.00%) Process Improvement
5 4 (16.00%) Security Management
6 3 (12.00%) Information Security
7 2 (8.00%) Service Management
8 1 (4.00%) Computer Security
8 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
8 1 (4.00%) Open Source
8 1 (4.00%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (4.00%) Risk Analysis
8 1 (4.00%) SIEM
8 1 (4.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 1 (4.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) C++
1 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) zSecure
2 1 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) F5
1 1 (4.00%) Intel Security