The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had IT Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 9 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Specialist
Rank 616 632 632
Rank change year-on-year
+16 0
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 5 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.024% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.025% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 4
Median daily rate £523 £525 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.47% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £450 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £600 £643
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £450 £331
% change year-on-year
-18.05% +35.84%
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
46860 52217 52769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.73% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 30653 33283 33387
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2021 2181
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
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%

IT Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

IT Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Security Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

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

IT Security Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IT Security Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

IT Security Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IT Security Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IT Security Specialist within the UK.

IT Security Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IT Security Specialist
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 9 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 0 5 £523 -0.47% 3
East of England +2 3 £523 -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - -
South East +27 1 £215 -52.22% 1
London +4 1 £600 +11.62% 2
Surrey - 1 £215 - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 £523 -

IT Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT 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 IT Security Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (50.00%) Data Loss Prevention
2 4 (40.00%) Information Security
3 3 (30.00%) Workflow
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) SIEM
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) LogRhythm
4 2 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (20.00%) Firewall
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (20.00%) NHS
4 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (20.00%) LAN
4 2 (20.00%) WAN
4 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
4 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (20.00%) Splunk
5 1 (10.00%) Windows
5 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (10.00%) Banking
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley

IT 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Advertising
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (20.00%) NHS
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Data Loss Prevention
2 4 (40.00%) Information Security
3 3 (30.00%) SIEM
3 3 (30.00%) Workflow
4 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (20.00%) LogRhythm
1 2 (20.00%) Splunk
2 1 (10.00%) Symantec