Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Specialist was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 26 July 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
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 673 642 693
Rank change year-on-year -31 +51 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 144 225 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.22% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.23% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 142 106
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £360 £325 £363
90th Percentile £655 £600 £595
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 83190 96482 97394
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.11% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 54340 63582 61420
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £258 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2649 2809 3806
England median hourly rate £18.18 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.32% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.78 £10.50 £10.41
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.75 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 26 July 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 6 months to 26 July 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
London -5 55 £450 -10.00% 17
North of England +54 41 £450 +9.76% 5
South East +13 36 £465 +3.33% 2
North West +48 24 £438 -9.09% 1
Yorkshire +17 15 £475 +25.16% 4
East of England -4 8 £400 -3.03% 5
Midlands +31 3 £525 +10.53% 3
North East +52 2 £450 -
East Midlands -7 2 £525 - 2
West Midlands +28 1 - - 1
South West -7 1 - - 1
Security Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 51 (35.42%) Information Security
2 43 (29.86%) Firewall
2 43 (29.86%) CISSP
3 40 (27.78%) Cybersecurity
4 37 (25.69%) Finance
5 32 (22.22%) Network Security
5 32 (22.22%) SIEM
6 30 (20.83%) CISM
7 27 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 24 (16.67%) Windows
9 22 (15.28%) TCP/IP
10 19 (13.19%) Security Operations
10 19 (13.19%) PCI DSS
10 19 (13.19%) Security Cleared
10 19 (13.19%) Intrusion Detection
10 19 (13.19%) Cisco
10 19 (13.19%) Unix
10 19 (13.19%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
12 17 (11.81%) Linux
13 16 (11.11%) Risk Management
14 15 (10.42%) ITIL
14 15 (10.42%) VPN
14 15 (10.42%) Continuous Improvement
15 14 (9.72%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 13 (9.03%) Management Information System
16 13 (9.03%) Wireless
16 13 (9.03%) Data Centre
17 12 (8.33%) CISA
17 12 (8.33%) Internet

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 (1.39%) IIS
1 2 (1.39%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.39%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
1 3 (2.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.78%) IaaS
3 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.08%) PaaS
3 3 (2.08%) SaaS
4 2 (1.39%) Office 365
5 1 (0.69%) Akamai
5 1 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.69%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.69%) Cloudflare
5 1 (0.69%) OpenDNS
5 1 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (29.86%) Firewall
2 32 (22.22%) Network Security
3 22 (15.28%) TCP/IP
4 19 (13.19%) Intrusion Detection
5 15 (10.42%) VPN
6 13 (9.03%) Wireless
7 12 (8.33%) Internet
8 10 (6.94%) LAN
9 9 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (5.56%) WAN
11 6 (4.17%) DNS
11 6 (4.17%) LDAP
11 6 (4.17%) SSL
11 6 (4.17%) VoIP
12 5 (3.47%) DHCP
13 4 (2.78%) BIG-IP
13 4 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 4 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 4 (2.78%) HTTP
13 4 (2.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.47%) Star Schema
2 4 (2.78%) Redis
3 1 (0.69%) Big Data
3 1 (0.69%) Maltego
3 1 (0.69%) MySQL
3 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.69%) GitLab
1 1 (0.69%) JIRA
General
1 37 (25.69%) Finance
2 9 (6.25%) Banking
3 8 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.17%) Law
4 6 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (3.47%) Legal
6 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.69%) Marketing
6 1 (0.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.56%) 802.1X
2 7 (4.86%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (4.17%) XML
4 5 (3.47%) Web Services
5 4 (2.78%) RESTful
6 3 (2.08%) HTML
6 3 (2.08%) REST
6 3 (2.08%) SailPoint
6 3 (2.08%) SOAP
6 3 (2.08%) SPML
7 2 (1.39%) .NET
8 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.03%) Data Centre
1 13 (9.03%) Management Information System
2 9 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 8 (5.56%) PKI
3 8 (5.56%) Security Operations Centre
4 6 (4.17%) CESG
4 6 (4.17%) Cyber Attack
4 6 (4.17%) Life Science
4 6 (4.17%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.78%) FMCG
6 2 (1.39%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.39%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.39%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.39%) PMI
6 2 (1.39%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (1.39%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (16.67%) Windows
2 19 (13.19%) Unix
3 17 (11.81%) Linux
4 8 (5.56%) VMS
5 6 (4.17%) AIX
6 4 (2.78%) Solaris
7 3 (2.08%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.39%) CentOS
8 2 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.69%) Android
9 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (35.42%) Information Security
2 40 (27.78%) Cybersecurity
3 32 (22.22%) SIEM
4 19 (13.19%) Security Operations
4 19 (13.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
6 16 (11.11%) Risk Management
7 15 (10.42%) Continuous Improvement
7 15 (10.42%) ITIL
8 14 (9.72%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 12 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
10 11 (7.64%) Process Improvement
10 11 (7.64%) Service Management
11 10 (6.94%) Patch Management
12 9 (6.25%) Project Management
13 8 (5.56%) DevOps
13 8 (5.56%) Incident Management
13 8 (5.56%) Migration
13 8 (5.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 7 (4.86%) Malware Detection/Protection
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.86%) Python
2 5 (3.47%) Java
2 5 (3.47%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.78%) SQL
4 3 (2.08%) Perl
4 3 (2.08%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.39%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.39%) PHP
6 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.69%) C-shell
6 1 (0.69%) Korn
6 1 (0.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 43 (29.86%) CISSP
2 30 (20.83%) CISM
3 19 (13.19%) Security Cleared
4 12 (8.33%) CISA
4 12 (8.33%) Degree
5 11 (7.64%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (7.64%) SC Cleared
6 10 (6.94%) SANS
7 6 (4.17%) CRISC
7 6 (4.17%) IRCA
7 6 (4.17%) SSCP
8 5 (3.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 5 (3.47%) CCSP
9 4 (2.78%) CCNP
10 3 (2.08%) CCSE
10 3 (2.08%) GIAC
10 3 (2.08%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 3 (2.08%) PCI QSA
11 2 (1.39%) APMP
11 2 (1.39%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (13.19%) PCI DSS
3 8 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 8 (5.56%) QA
4 6 (4.17%) COBIT
4 6 (4.17%) GxP
5 4 (2.78%) GDPR
5 4 (2.78%) ISO 22301
6 3 (2.08%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (1.39%) HIPAA
7 2 (1.39%) P3O
7 2 (1.39%) PA-DSS
7 2 (1.39%) PMO
7 2 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (1.39%) SAS 70
8 1 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.69%) GPG13
8 1 (0.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.69%) RMADS
8 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (4.86%) Active Directory
1 7 (4.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.08%) VirtualBox
3 2 (1.39%) Docker
3 2 (1.39%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (6.25%) QRadar
2 5 (3.47%) Kibana
2 5 (3.47%) logstash
2 5 (3.47%) Nexpose
3 3 (2.08%) ArcSight ESM
3 3 (2.08%) Oracle Identity Management
3 3 (2.08%) RSA enVision
3 3 (2.08%) TrustSec
4 2 (1.39%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 2 (1.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.39%) Puppet
4 2 (1.39%) SCOM
5 1 (0.69%) EnCase
5 1 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.69%) Nagios
5 1 (0.69%) Nessus
5 1 (0.69%) Nmap
5 1 (0.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (13.19%) Cisco
2 11 (7.64%) LogRhythm
3 10 (6.94%) ArcSight
3 10 (6.94%) Blue Coat
3 10 (6.94%) F5
3 10 (6.94%) Splunk
4 8 (5.56%) CheckPoint
4 8 (5.56%) FireEye
4 8 (5.56%) IBM
4 8 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 8 (5.56%) Symantec
4 8 (5.56%) VMware
5 7 (4.86%) McAfee
6 6 (4.17%) Apple
6 6 (4.17%) Remedy
7 5 (3.47%) GFI Software
7 5 (3.47%) Juniper
7 5 (3.47%) Rapid7
7 5 (3.47%) Sourcefire
7 5 (3.47%) TippingPoint
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