The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 142 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £498 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £388
% change year-on-year
- +16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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 West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3012 2284 2228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.26% 95.81% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1802 1358 1141
Median daily rate £400 £365 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 150 192
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Security Specialist in the job title.

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Security Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Specialist across the West Midlands region.

Security Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Security Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Specialist across the West Midlands region.

Security Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Security Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
Coventry - 2 £498 -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 West Midlands region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Information Security
2 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (33.33%) LogRhythm
3 2 (33.33%) Security Operations
3 2 (33.33%) ArcSight
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 2 (33.33%) Automotive
4 1 (16.67%) Unix
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) CISM
4 1 (16.67%) Firewall
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) VPN
4 1 (16.67%) SSL
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) CISSP
4 1 (16.67%) Juniper
4 1 (16.67%) Internet
4 1 (16.67%) Symantec
4 1 (16.67%) Intel Security
4 1 (16.67%) SIEM
4 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
4 1 (16.67%) Sourcefire
4 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) TippingPoint

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
1 1 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (16.67%) SSL
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
1 1 (16.67%) Wireless
General
1 2 (33.33%) Automotive
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) 802.1X
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Information Security
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 2 (33.33%) Security Operations
3 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (16.67%) High Availability
3 1 (16.67%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (16.67%) Protective Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) SIEM
3 1 (16.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CISM
1 1 (16.67%) CISSP
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) ArcSight
1 2 (33.33%) LogRhythm
2 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) F5
2 1 (16.67%) FireEye
2 1 (16.67%) GFI Software
2 1 (16.67%) Intel Security
2 1 (16.67%) Juniper
2 1 (16.67%) Rapid7
2 1 (16.67%) Sourcefire
2 1 (16.67%) Symantec
2 1 (16.67%) TippingPoint