Period
to 22 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Security Specialist was £725 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 849 786 842
Rank change year-on-year -63 +56 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Security Specialist 14 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.015% 0.011% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.011% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 5
England median daily rate £725 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.63% +5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £475 £370 £425
90th Percentile £745 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £725 £513 £450
% change year-on-year +41.46% +13.89% +9.09%
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 87,269 79,093 92,503
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.89% 95.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,766 51,651 60,737
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £623 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,728 2,649 2,895
England median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% -2.16% +10.97%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £48.75 £47.88
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.97% -6.28% +14.29%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -43 11 £725 +52.63% 2
North of England -13 3 £667 +56.82%
North West -27 2 £550 +29.41%
Yorkshire - 1 £733 -
North East - 1 £733 -
Senior Security Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 11 (78.57%) Information Security
2 10 (71.43%) CISSP
2 10 (71.43%) Penetration Testing
3 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (57.14%) CISA
4 7 (50.00%) Finance
4 7 (50.00%) GIAC
4 7 (50.00%) Security Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (50.00%) DevOps
5 6 (42.86%) Fintech
5 6 (42.86%) OSCP
5 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
5 6 (42.86%) SANS
5 6 (42.86%) Runbook
5 6 (42.86%) CSSLP
5 6 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (42.86%) Banking
5 6 (42.86%) Ethical Hacking
5 6 (42.86%) CEH
5 6 (42.86%) PKI
5 6 (42.86%) Web Services
5 6 (42.86%) X.509
6 5 (35.71%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (35.71%) Security Operations
6 5 (35.71%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (28.57%) SIEM
7 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
8 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
8 3 (21.43%) Open Source

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 6 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) X.509
2 5 (35.71%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (14.29%) Firewall
4 1 (7.14%) FTP
4 1 (7.14%) Intranet
4 1 (7.14%) Network Security
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) JSON
2 1 (7.14%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Fintech
1 6 (42.86%) PKI
2 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
3 2 (14.29%) CESG
3 2 (14.29%) Cyberattack
4 1 (7.14%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (7.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (7.14%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Information Security
2 10 (71.43%) Penetration Testing
3 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (50.00%) DevOps
4 7 (50.00%) Security Testing
5 6 (42.86%) Ethical Hacking
5 6 (42.86%) Runbook
5 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
6 5 (35.71%) Security Operations
6 5 (35.71%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
7 4 (28.57%) SIEM
8 3 (21.43%) Open Source
9 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
9 2 (14.29%) Digital Forensics
9 2 (14.29%) Information Security Management
9 2 (14.29%) Malware Analysis
9 2 (14.29%) Project Management
9 2 (14.29%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) COBOL
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) CISSP
2 8 (57.14%) CISA
3 7 (50.00%) GIAC
4 6 (42.86%) CEH
4 6 (42.86%) CSSLP
4 6 (42.86%) OSCP
4 6 (42.86%) SANS
5 2 (14.29%) CISM
6 1 (7.14%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (7.14%) CISMP
6 1 (7.14%) CITP
6 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
6 1 (7.14%) GCFA
6 1 (7.14%) GCIA
6 1 (7.14%) GCIH
6 1 (7.14%) GREM
6 1 (7.14%) GSEC
6 1 (7.14%) IISP
6 1 (7.14%) MBCS
6 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) CESG Infosec
1 1 (7.14%) GDPR
1 1 (7.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) IBM BigFix