Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Specialist was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Specialist
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 160 169
Rank change year-on-year +35 +9 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 39 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.95% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.23% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 6
Berkshire median daily rate £625 £515 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.36% -6.36% +12.82%
South East median daily rate £513 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +17.14% -2.78% -0.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3783 3964 4566
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.89% 92.21% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2007 2142 2475
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £250 £228 £214
90th Percentile £588 £565 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 184 244
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £10.44 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £39.90 £44.48 £46.37
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Security Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in Berkshire

Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Specialist in Berkshire

Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Specialist in Berkshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Specialist in Berkshire

Security Specialist
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidenhead - 9 £625 -
Windsor - 4 £675 -
Slough +6 3 - -
Reading +10 1 £425 -17.48%
Security Specialist
South East

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, 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 Berkshire region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 25 (64.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (61.54%) CISM
2 24 (61.54%) Information Security
3 23 (58.97%) CISSP
4 19 (48.72%) CESG
4 19 (48.72%) COBIT
5 17 (43.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (38.46%) PCI DSS
7 14 (35.90%) Time Management
7 14 (35.90%) Service Design
7 14 (35.90%) Telecoms
8 12 (30.77%) Service Management
8 12 (30.77%) ITSM
8 12 (30.77%) ITIL
8 12 (30.77%) Public Cloud
8 12 (30.77%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
8 12 (30.77%) eTOM
8 12 (30.77%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (28.21%) Star Schema
9 11 (28.21%) CCSP
10 10 (25.64%) Degree
11 9 (23.08%) ISO 22301
11 9 (23.08%) CISA
12 8 (20.51%) Risk Management
12 8 (20.51%) Business Continuity
12 8 (20.51%) Enterprise Architecture
13 7 (17.95%) Legal
13 7 (17.95%) Intranet

Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (2.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (30.77%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) Intranet
2 6 (15.38%) Network Security
3 4 (10.26%) IPsec
4 3 (7.69%) Firewall
4 3 (7.69%) Junos
4 3 (7.69%) SSL
5 2 (5.13%) DHCP
5 2 (5.13%) DNS
6 1 (2.56%) 3G
6 1 (2.56%) 4G
6 1 (2.56%) BGP
6 1 (2.56%) FCAPS
6 1 (2.56%) HSRP
6 1 (2.56%) IKE
6 1 (2.56%) MPLS
6 1 (2.56%) OSPF
6 1 (2.56%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (2.56%) SNMP
6 1 (2.56%) VPN
6 1 (2.56%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) Star Schema
2 1 (2.56%) MySQL
General
1 14 (35.90%) Telecoms
2 7 (17.95%) Legal
3 3 (7.69%) Publishing
4 2 (5.13%) Marketing
5 1 (2.56%) Electronics
5 1 (2.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (48.72%) CESG
2 12 (30.77%) Public Cloud
3 4 (10.26%) FMCG
4 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.13%) PKI
6 1 (2.56%) Clustering
6 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.56%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) Linux
1 4 (10.26%) Windows
2 3 (7.69%) Solaris
3 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Unix
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (61.54%) Information Security
2 17 (43.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (35.90%) Service Design
3 14 (35.90%) Time Management
4 12 (30.77%) eTOM
4 12 (30.77%) ITIL
4 12 (30.77%) ITSM
4 12 (30.77%) Service Management
5 8 (20.51%) Business Continuity
5 8 (20.51%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (20.51%) Risk Management
6 5 (12.82%) Data Protection
6 5 (12.82%) IT Audit
6 5 (12.82%) Security Management
6 5 (12.82%) Security Operations
7 4 (10.26%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (10.26%) Security Monitoring
7 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (7.69%) Configuration Management
8 3 (7.69%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) Java
1 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (61.54%) CISM
2 23 (58.97%) CISSP
3 15 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (30.77%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
5 11 (28.21%) CCSP
6 10 (25.64%) Degree
7 9 (23.08%) CISA
8 6 (15.38%) PCI QSA
9 5 (12.82%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 3 (7.69%) CCNP
10 3 (7.69%) HNC
11 2 (5.13%) CRISC
11 2 (5.13%) DV Cleared
12 1 (2.56%) GPEN
12 1 (2.56%) GWAPT
12 1 (2.56%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (64.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (48.72%) COBIT
3 15 (38.46%) PCI DSS
4 9 (23.08%) ISO 22301
5 3 (7.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (5.13%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) QRadar
2 1 (2.56%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (2.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (2.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) BT
1 3 (7.69%) FireEye
1 3 (7.69%) Juniper
1 3 (7.69%) SolarWinds
2 1 (2.56%) 3PAR
2 1 (2.56%) Dell
2 1 (2.56%) HP
2 1 (2.56%) Infoblox
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.56%) Remedy
2 1 (2.56%) Sitecore