The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 98 105 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 17 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.85% 0.11% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 0
Average daily rate £420 £428 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £401 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
Security Specialist
Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1909 1664 1472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 95.40% 94.98% 96.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1287 1127 894
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 67 58
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £9.50 £9.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £30.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Specialist in the job title across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Security Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Security Specialist Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Security Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Specialist across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Security Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Security Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Security Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Security Specialist
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -3 16 £420 -1.17% 1
Pudsey - 1 - -
Security Specialist
Yorkshire

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region that cited Security Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Specialist in their job title.

1 24 (80.00%) CISSP
2 17 (56.67%) Incident Management
3 16 (53.33%) Security Management
4 15 (50.00%) Firewall
5 14 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (46.67%) Cisco
5 14 (46.67%) CEH
6 13 (43.33%) PCI DSS
6 13 (43.33%) ITIL
6 13 (43.33%) MCSA
6 13 (43.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (40.00%) Information Security
7 12 (40.00%) Ethical Hacking
8 11 (36.67%) Data Security
9 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
10 9 (30.00%) CESG
10 9 (30.00%) Computer Security
11 8 (26.67%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (26.67%) Management Information System
12 7 (23.33%) Information Assurance
13 6 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
14 5 (16.67%) Security Operations
14 5 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
15 4 (13.33%) Information Governance
15 4 (13.33%) NHS
15 4 (13.33%) ISO 9000
16 3 (10.00%) CCNP
16 3 (10.00%) CISA
16 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
16 3 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region that cited Security Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (3.33%) Internet
2 1 (3.33%) Network Security
2 1 (3.33%) Skype
General
1 2 (6.67%) Banking
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
1 2 (6.67%) Legal
2 1 (3.33%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) CESG
2 8 (26.67%) Management Information System
3 5 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (13.33%) NHS
5 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) Incident Management
2 16 (53.33%) Security Management
3 13 (43.33%) ITIL
4 12 (40.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 12 (40.00%) Information Security
5 11 (36.67%) Data Security
6 9 (30.00%) Computer Security
7 8 (26.67%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (23.33%) Information Assurance
9 5 (16.67%) Security Operations
10 4 (13.33%) Information Governance
11 2 (6.67%) Change Control
12 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
12 1 (3.33%) Data Protection
12 1 (3.33%) Identity Management
12 1 (3.33%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (80.00%) CISSP
2 14 (46.67%) CEH
2 14 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (43.33%) MCSA
3 13 (43.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (10.00%) CCNP
4 3 (10.00%) CISA
4 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.67%) CCIE
5 2 (6.67%) CCNA
6 1 (3.33%) CCSP
6 1 (3.33%) CISM
6 1 (3.33%) CISMP
6 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (43.33%) PCI DSS
2 6 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (13.33%) ISO 9000
4 3 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (3.33%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Cisco
2 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) Intel Security
4 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint