Period
to 12 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Security Specialist was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

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.

Senior Security Specialist
UK > England
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 834 852 869
Rank change year-on-year +18 +17 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Security Specialist 6 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.006% 0.014% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.015% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 2
England median daily rate £550 £525 £466
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +12.60% +19.55%
10th Percentile £527 £494 £415
90th Percentile £705 £725 £531
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £466
% change year-on-year +4.76% +12.60% +19.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89,069 88,396 93,041
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.90% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,522 58,826 61,196
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.54%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,764 2,614 2,995
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% +2.47% +2.01%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.86 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.66 £47.83 £46.15
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

Senior Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Security Specialist in England

Senior Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Security Specialist in England

Senior Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Security Specialist in England over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Security Specialist in England

Senior 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 Senior Security Specialist within the England region over the 6 months to 12 November 2018. 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 +11 2 £638 +21.43% 1
South West - 2 £535 -
North of England - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
South East - 1 - -
Senior Security Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, Senior Security Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Senior Security Specialist in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Information Security
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Line Management
3 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) Cyber Defence
3 2 (33.33%) Cyber Assurance
4 1 (16.67%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 1 (16.67%) Thycotic
4 1 (16.67%) Darktrace
4 1 (16.67%) Self-Awareness
4 1 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (16.67%) CASB
4 1 (16.67%) Systems Thinking
4 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Computer Security
4 1 (16.67%) Oozie
4 1 (16.67%) HDFS
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
4 1 (16.67%) Apache Spark
4 1 (16.67%) Hadoop YARN

Senior 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 1 (16.67%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
2 1 (16.67%) Profibus
2 1 (16.67%) SMTP
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Hive
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
1 1 (16.67%) HBase
1 1 (16.67%) Sqoop
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
1 1 (16.67%) OpenID
1 1 (16.67%) Spring
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (33.33%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (16.67%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 1 (16.67%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (16.67%) SCADA
3 1 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Cyber Assurance
2 2 (33.33%) Information Security
2 2 (33.33%) Line Management
2 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Security
3 1 (16.67%) Contingency Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Data Loss Prevention
3 1 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance
3 1 (16.67%) Secure Coding
3 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) SIEM
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) CISA
2 1 (16.67%) CISM
2 1 (16.67%) CISSP
2 1 (16.67%) GCFA
2 1 (16.67%) GCIH
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Firmware
2 1 (16.67%) HDFS
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Ambari
1 1 (16.67%) CASB
1 1 (16.67%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (16.67%) Oozie
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
1 1 (16.67%) Darktrace
1 1 (16.67%) Hortonworks
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
1 1 (16.67%) SAP
1 1 (16.67%) Thycotic
1 1 (16.67%) VMware