The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 126 103 118
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 20 22 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.69% 0.86% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.90% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 1
Average daily rate £420 £401 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% +3.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £401 £394
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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 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
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2757 2433 2172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 94.87% 94.85% 95.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1798 1596 1267
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £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 113 121 103
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £12.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +3.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.00 £28.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Security Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Security Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Security Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Specialist across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Security Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Security Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Security Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Security Specialist
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 10 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
West Yorkshire +6 18 £420 -1.75% 1
Humberside - 1 £420 -
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 26 (72.22%) CISSP
2 19 (52.78%) Firewall
2 19 (52.78%) Incident Management
3 18 (50.00%) Security Management
3 18 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (50.00%) Cisco
4 16 (44.44%) CEH
5 15 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (41.67%) ITIL
5 15 (41.67%) MCSA
5 15 (41.67%) PCI DSS
6 14 (38.89%) Ethical Hacking
6 14 (38.89%) Information Security
7 12 (33.33%) Data Security
8 10 (27.78%) CESG
8 10 (27.78%) Computer Security
8 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
8 10 (27.78%) Management Information System
9 9 (25.00%) Information Assurance
9 9 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (19.44%) CCNP
11 6 (16.67%) ISO 9000
11 6 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
11 6 (16.67%) Security Operations
11 6 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
12 5 (13.89%) Information Governance
12 5 (13.89%) CCNA
12 5 (13.89%) CISA
12 5 (13.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 4 (11.11%) Legal

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (52.78%) Firewall
2 3 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (8.33%) Network Security
3 2 (5.56%) BGP
3 2 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (5.56%) DHCP
3 2 (5.56%) DMVPN
3 2 (5.56%) DNS
3 2 (5.56%) NetScreen
3 2 (5.56%) OSPF
3 2 (5.56%) Skype
4 1 (2.78%) BIG-IP
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (2.78%) Internet
General
1 4 (11.11%) Legal
2 3 (8.33%) Finance
3 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) CESG
1 10 (27.78%) Management Information System
2 6 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (11.11%) NHS
4 2 (5.56%) Fat Client
4 2 (5.56%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) Incident Management
2 18 (50.00%) Security Management
3 15 (41.67%) ITIL
4 14 (38.89%) Ethical Hacking
4 14 (38.89%) Information Security
5 12 (33.33%) Data Security
6 10 (27.78%) Computer Security
7 9 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (25.00%) Information Assurance
8 6 (16.67%) Security Operations
9 5 (13.89%) Information Governance
10 3 (8.33%) Data Protection
10 3 (8.33%) Line Management
11 2 (5.56%) Change Control
11 2 (5.56%) Identity Management
12 1 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
12 1 (2.78%) Business Continuity Management
12 1 (2.78%) E-Commerce
12 1 (2.78%) Load Balancing
12 1 (2.78%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.78%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (72.22%) CISSP
2 18 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (44.44%) CEH
4 15 (41.67%) MCSA
4 15 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (19.44%) CCNP
6 5 (13.89%) CCNA
6 5 (13.89%) CISA
7 4 (11.11%) CCIE
8 3 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
9 1 (2.78%) CCSE
9 1 (2.78%) CCSP
9 1 (2.78%) CISM
9 1 (2.78%) CISMP
9 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (41.67%) PCI DSS
2 6 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (16.67%) ISO 9000
3 5 (13.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (2.78%) BS25999
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (5.56%) SCCM
1 2 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (50.00%) Cisco
2 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (5.56%) Blue Coat
4 2 (5.56%) Citrix
4 2 (5.56%) F5
4 2 (5.56%) Imperva
4 2 (5.56%) Infoblox
4 2 (5.56%) Intel Security
4 2 (5.56%) VMware
5 1 (2.78%) HP
5 1 (2.78%) Mercator