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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Security Specialist
UK
Rank 592 619 596
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Security Specialist 5 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.006% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.006% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Median daily rate £550 - £413
90% offered a daily rate of more than £505 - £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 - £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 - £400
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
42412 48118 48163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.73% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27609 30636 30303
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1503 1747 1909
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

Senior Security Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Security Specialist
Top 10 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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +32 5 £550 - 1
London +10 2 £475 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £575 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £575 -
North West - 2 £575 -
City of London -5 1 - -
Runcorn - 1 £550 -
Liverpool - 1 £600 -
Cheshire - 1 £550 -
Merseyside - 1 £600 -

Senior Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 5 (55.56%) Information Security
1 5 (55.56%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (44.44%) SIEM
3 3 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 3 (33.33%) CISSP
3 3 (33.33%) CISM
4 2 (22.22%) CISA
4 2 (22.22%) Unix
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (22.22%) Network Security
4 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
4 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (22.22%) Cryptography
4 2 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (22.22%) Virtual Environments
4 2 (22.22%) Data Loss Prevention
4 2 (22.22%) Thales
5 1 (11.11%) CircleCI
5 1 (11.11%) Security Auditing
5 1 (11.11%) Travis CI
5 1 (11.11%) Fuzz Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Threat Detection
5 1 (11.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (11.11%) CHECK Team Member
5 1 (11.11%) SANS

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 (11.11%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (22.22%) Network Security
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
1 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) CircleCI
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
1 1 (11.11%) Legal
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Cryptography
2 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (11.11%) Equities
3 1 (11.11%) Fixed Income
3 1 (11.11%) PKI
3 1 (11.11%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Information Security
1 5 (55.56%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (44.44%) SIEM
3 2 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (22.22%) Data Loss Prevention
3 2 (22.22%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (11.11%) Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Fuzz Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Open Source
4 1 (11.11%) Security Auditing
4 1 (11.11%) Security Operations
4 1 (11.11%) Server Hardening
4 1 (11.11%) Social Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Static Code Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Static Program Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Threat Detection
4 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PHP
1 1 (11.11%) Python
1 1 (11.11%) Ruby
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) CISM
1 3 (33.33%) CISSP
2 2 (22.22%) CISA
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) CHECK Team Member
3 1 (11.11%) CNA
3 1 (11.11%) GCIA
3 1 (11.11%) GCIH
3 1 (11.11%) GIAC
3 1 (11.11%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (11.11%) Novell Certification
3 1 (11.11%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
2 1 (11.11%) GPG13
2 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Thales
2 1 (11.11%) Sun