The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Security Specialist
Rank 643 650 633
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Security Specialist 1 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.009% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.009% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Median daily rate £410 £390 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -29.09%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £390 -
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
51209 54594 53300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33381 34715 32174
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1644 2049 2080
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Senior Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Security Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

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

Senior Security Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Security Specialist
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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 +2 1 £410 +5.12% 3
London -15 1 £410 -18.00% 1

Senior Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, Senior 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 Senior Security Specialist in the job title.

1 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Network Security
1 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) CISSP
1 2 (40.00%) CISM
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Security Testing
1 2 (40.00%) SANS
1 2 (40.00%) Security Operations
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Travis CI
2 1 (20.00%) Fuzz Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Threat Detection
2 1 (20.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (20.00%) Planning and Forecasting
2 1 (20.00%) CircleCI
2 1 (20.00%) Static Program Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Social Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Fintech
2 1 (20.00%) CHECK Team Member
2 1 (20.00%) CREST Certified
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (20.00%) Equities
2 1 (20.00%) Legal
2 1 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (20.00%) GIAC
2 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL

Senior 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) CICS
1 1 (20.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Network Security
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (20.00%) LDAP
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) Wireless
2 1 (20.00%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) CircleCI
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (20.00%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (20.00%) Legal
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (20.00%) Equities
1 1 (20.00%) Fintech
1 1 (20.00%) Fixed Income
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) PKI
1 1 (20.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security
1 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Security Operations
1 2 (40.00%) Security Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (20.00%) Fuzz Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Malware Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) OWASP
2 1 (20.00%) Planning and Forecasting
2 1 (20.00%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Social Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Static Code Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Static Program Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PHP
1 1 (20.00%) Python
1 1 (20.00%) Ruby
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CISM
1 2 (40.00%) CISSP
1 2 (40.00%) SANS
2 1 (20.00%) CEH
2 1 (20.00%) CHECK Team Member
2 1 (20.00%) CNA
2 1 (20.00%) CREST Certified
2 1 (20.00%) GCIA
2 1 (20.00%) GCIH
2 1 (20.00%) GIAC
2 1 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) COBIT
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) SAP
1 1 (20.00%) Sun
1 1 (20.00%) WorldPay