The median contractor rate for a Security Specialist was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 April 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
UK / England
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 500 502 512
Rank change year-on-year +2 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 80 129 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.25% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.26% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 82 63
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £350 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £419 £430
% change year-on-year +7.46% -2.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £68.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40556 48928 48108
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.58% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 26503 32317 29624
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1328 1396 1934
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.13 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Security Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in England

Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Specialist in England

Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Specialist in England over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Specialist in England

Security Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Specialist in England

Security Specialist
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 26 April 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
London -1 25 £450 -18.18% 8
South East -8 25 £460 +2.22% 2
North West +43 20 £413 -23.25%
Yorkshire +9 5 £500 +31.75% 4
North East - 2 £450 -
East of England - 2 £425 - 2
West Midlands +24 1 - -
Security Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 England region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 66 (42.86%) Firewall
2 50 (32.47%) Information Security
3 40 (25.97%) CISSP
4 38 (24.68%) Network Security
5 36 (23.38%) Cisco
5 36 (23.38%) Finance
6 35 (22.73%) Security Cleared
7 33 (21.43%) Cybersecurity
8 28 (18.18%) SC Cleared
9 27 (17.53%) TCP/IP
9 27 (17.53%) Unix
10 26 (16.88%) Windows
10 26 (16.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 25 (16.23%) PCI DSS
12 24 (15.58%) CISM
13 23 (14.94%) F5
13 23 (14.94%) Data Centre
14 22 (14.29%) Security Operations
14 22 (14.29%) VPN
14 22 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 21 (13.64%) Intrusion Detection
15 21 (13.64%) Juniper
15 21 (13.64%) SIEM
16 19 (12.34%) CheckPoint
16 19 (12.34%) Blue Coat
16 19 (12.34%) Cisco ASA
17 18 (11.69%) PKI
17 18 (11.69%) Management Information System
17 18 (11.69%) Wireless
18 17 (11.04%) Linux

Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 2 (1.30%) IIS
1 2 (1.30%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.19%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.60%) Office 365
4 3 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.65%) IaaS
5 1 (0.65%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 66 (42.86%) Firewall
2 38 (24.68%) Network Security
3 27 (17.53%) TCP/IP
4 22 (14.29%) VPN
5 21 (13.64%) Intrusion Detection
6 19 (12.34%) Cisco ASA
7 18 (11.69%) Wireless
8 15 (9.74%) LAN
9 12 (7.79%) WAN
10 11 (7.14%) Internet
11 10 (6.49%) SSL
12 8 (5.19%) VoIP
13 7 (4.55%) DHCP
13 7 (4.55%) DNS
14 6 (3.90%) OSPF
15 5 (3.25%) BGP
15 5 (3.25%) BIG-IP
15 5 (3.25%) Cisco Nexus
15 5 (3.25%) LDAP
15 5 (3.25%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.25%) Star Schema
2 4 (2.60%) Redis
3 3 (1.95%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.95%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (1.30%) DB2
4 2 (1.30%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.65%) Big Data
5 1 (0.65%) MySQL
General
1 36 (23.38%) Finance
2 6 (3.90%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (3.25%) Legal
3 5 (3.25%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.95%) Banking
4 3 (1.95%) Law
4 3 (1.95%) Retail
5 1 (0.65%) Advertising
5 1 (0.65%) Electronics
5 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.14%) 802.1X
2 6 (3.90%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (3.25%) XML
4 4 (2.60%) Web Services
5 3 (1.95%) HTML
5 3 (1.95%) Middleware
5 3 (1.95%) REST
5 3 (1.95%) RESTful
5 3 (1.95%) SailPoint
5 3 (1.95%) SOAP
5 3 (1.95%) SPML
6 2 (1.30%) .NET
7 1 (0.65%) AppFabric
7 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.65%) CGI
7 1 (0.65%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.94%) Data Centre
2 18 (11.69%) Management Information System
2 18 (11.69%) PKI
3 10 (6.49%) Security Operations Centre
4 8 (5.19%) CESG
5 6 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.90%) Life Science
5 6 (3.90%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.60%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.60%) Cyber Attack
7 2 (1.30%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.30%) PMI
7 2 (1.30%) RSA SecurID
7 2 (1.30%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.65%) Equities
8 1 (0.65%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.65%) NHS
8 1 (0.65%) Replication
8 1 (0.65%) RIA
8 1 (0.65%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 27 (17.53%) Unix
2 26 (16.88%) Windows
3 17 (11.04%) Linux
4 8 (5.19%) AIX
5 2 (1.30%) CentOS
5 2 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.30%) VMS
5 2 (1.30%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (32.47%) Information Security
2 33 (21.43%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (14.29%) Security Operations
3 22 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 21 (13.64%) SIEM
5 16 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (9.09%) ITIL
6 14 (9.09%) Risk Management
7 13 (8.44%) Database Security
7 13 (8.44%) Process Improvement
7 13 (8.44%) Vulnerability Management
8 12 (7.79%) Penetration Testing
9 11 (7.14%) Ethical Hacking
9 11 (7.14%) Malware Detection/Protection
9 11 (7.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 10 (6.49%) Kalman Filter
10 10 (6.49%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 10 (6.49%) Service Management
10 10 (6.49%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.25%) SQL
2 4 (2.60%) Python
3 3 (1.95%) Java
3 3 (1.95%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.30%) PHP
5 1 (0.65%) Perl
5 1 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 40 (25.97%) CISSP
2 35 (22.73%) Security Cleared
3 28 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 24 (15.58%) CISM
5 16 (10.39%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (8.44%) Degree
7 10 (6.49%) CCSP
7 10 (6.49%) SANS
8 9 (5.84%) CCNP
9 7 (4.55%) SSCP
10 6 (3.90%) IRCA
11 5 (3.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 5 (3.25%) CCSE
12 4 (2.60%) CCNA
12 4 (2.60%) PCI QSA
13 3 (1.95%) CCSA
14 2 (1.30%) CEH
14 2 (1.30%) GIAC
14 2 (1.30%) PMI Certification
14 2 (1.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (16.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (16.23%) PCI DSS
3 7 (4.55%) QA
4 6 (3.90%) COBIT
4 6 (3.90%) GxP
5 5 (3.25%) ISO27002
6 4 (2.60%) ISO22301
7 3 (1.95%) GDPR
8 2 (1.30%) HIPAA
8 2 (1.30%) P3O
8 2 (1.30%) PMO
9 1 (0.65%) GPG13
9 1 (0.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.65%) PA-DSS
9 1 (0.65%) RMADS
9 1 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.65%) SAS 70
9 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.95%) vCloud
3 2 (1.30%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.30%) Snort
4 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (7.14%) Nexpose
1 11 (7.14%) QRadar
2 4 (2.60%) Kibana
2 4 (2.60%) logstash
3 3 (1.95%) Oracle Identity Management
3 3 (1.95%) RSA enVision
3 3 (1.95%) TrustSec
4 2 (1.30%) ArcSight ESM
4 2 (1.30%) Nessus
5 1 (0.65%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.65%) EnCase
5 1 (0.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.65%) Nagios
5 1 (0.65%) Nmap
5 1 (0.65%) SCCM
5 1 (0.65%) SCOM
Vendors
1 36 (23.38%) Cisco
2 23 (14.94%) F5
3 21 (13.64%) Juniper
4 19 (12.34%) Blue Coat
4 19 (12.34%) CheckPoint
5 16 (10.39%) LogRhythm
6 15 (9.74%) Intel Security
7 14 (9.09%) ArcSight
8 11 (7.14%) IBM
8 11 (7.14%) Palo Alto
8 11 (7.14%) Sourcefire
8 11 (7.14%) Splunk
9 10 (6.49%) FireEye
9 10 (6.49%) Fortinet
9 10 (6.49%) GFI Software
9 10 (6.49%) Microsoft
9 10 (6.49%) Rapid7
9 10 (6.49%) Symantec
9 10 (6.49%) TippingPoint
10 8 (5.19%) Infoblox
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
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Rate: £220 - £240 Per Day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + None
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton
Linksap Europe LTD
Rate: Market (all inclusive)
Posted: 6 days ago