Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Security Specialist was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 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.

Senior Security Specialist
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 842 865 858
Rank change year-on-year +23 -7 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Security Specialist 13 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.014% 0.006% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.007% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 5
England median daily rate £525 £466 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.60% +19.55% -29.09%
UK median daily rate £525 £466 £390
% change year-on-year +12.60% +19.55% -29.09%
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 89873 92200 98570
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.76% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59900 60696 63752
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2662 2972 3818
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 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
London -9 13 £525 +28.05% 1
Senior Security Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Senior 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 Senior Security Specialist in the job title.

1 10 (76.92%) Vulnerability Management
2 9 (69.23%) CISSP
3 7 (53.85%) CISA
3 7 (53.85%) CISM
3 7 (53.85%) Finance
3 7 (53.85%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (53.85%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (38.46%) SIEM
4 5 (38.46%) Migration
4 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (38.46%) Data Centre
4 5 (38.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (30.77%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (30.77%) Information Security
5 4 (30.77%) Web Services
5 4 (30.77%) ITIL
5 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (30.77%) PKI
5 4 (30.77%) PCI DSS
6 3 (23.08%) NAS
6 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
6 3 (23.08%) Security Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Microservices
6 3 (23.08%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (23.08%) Security Architecture
6 3 (23.08%) Google
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure

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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (23.08%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (23.08%) NAS
2 3 (23.08%) SAN
3 2 (15.38%) Firewall
3 2 (15.38%) Network Security
3 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) X.509
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Automotive
3 2 (15.38%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Legal
4 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Data Centre
1 5 (38.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (30.77%) PKI
3 1 (7.69%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (7.69%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Vulnerability Management
2 7 (53.85%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) Migration
3 5 (38.46%) SIEM
4 4 (30.77%) Information Security
4 4 (30.77%) ITIL
4 4 (30.77%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (23.08%) Microservices
5 3 (23.08%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Security Architecture
5 3 (23.08%) Security Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
6 2 (15.38%) Computer Security
6 2 (15.38%) Converged Infrastructure
6 2 (15.38%) Forensic Analysis
6 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
6 2 (15.38%) Malware Analysis
6 2 (15.38%) Strategic Thinking
6 2 (15.38%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) CISSP
2 7 (53.85%) CISA
2 7 (53.85%) CISM
3 3 (23.08%) GIAC
3 3 (23.08%) SANS
4 2 (15.38%) CRISC
4 2 (15.38%) GCIA
4 2 (15.38%) GCIH
4 2 (15.38%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (15.38%) Novell Certification
5 1 (7.69%) CEH
5 1 (7.69%) CSSLP
5 1 (7.69%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
5 1 (7.69%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 4 (30.77%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) CSIRT
1 2 (15.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Google
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Sun