Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Security Specialist was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 814 805 832
Rank change year-on-year -9 +27 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Security Specialist 14 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.015% 0.014% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.014% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 7
England median daily rate £600 £499 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.30% +10.83% +5.88%
10th Percentile £459 £372 £390
90th Percentile £745 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £600 £499 £450
% change year-on-year +20.30% +10.83% +5.88%
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 87,570 82,997 94,323
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.73% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,756 54,500 61,256
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,594 2,910 3,485
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% - +12.12%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.60 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -35 11 £525 +10.53% 4
North of England +33 3 £667 +56.82%
North West +8 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 19 February 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%) Vulnerability Management
2 10 (71.43%) CISSP
3 8 (57.14%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (57.14%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (50.00%) CISM
4 7 (50.00%) Information Security
5 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (42.86%) CISA
6 5 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (35.71%) Finance
6 5 (35.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
7 4 (28.57%) Malware Analysis
7 4 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (28.57%) SIEM
7 4 (28.57%) PCI DSS
7 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (28.57%) Security Architecture
7 4 (28.57%) Firewall
7 4 (28.57%) Migration
7 4 (28.57%) GIAC
7 4 (28.57%) Web Services
7 4 (28.57%) Security Testing
7 4 (28.57%) PKI
8 3 (21.43%) Network Security
8 3 (21.43%) Google
8 3 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (21.43%) GCIA
8 3 (21.43%) GCIH
8 3 (21.43%) ITIL

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 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (21.43%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (28.57%) Firewall
3 3 (21.43%) NAS
3 3 (21.43%) Network Security
3 3 (21.43%) SAN
4 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.14%) FTP
5 1 (7.14%) Intranet
5 1 (7.14%) X.509
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Automotive
2 3 (21.43%) Legal
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) JSON
2 1 (7.14%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 4 (28.57%) PKI
3 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
4 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (14.29%) CESG
5 1 (7.14%) Cyberattack
5 1 (7.14%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (7.14%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Unix
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Vulnerability Management
2 8 (57.14%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (50.00%) Information Security
4 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (28.57%) Malware Analysis
5 4 (28.57%) Migration
5 4 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (28.57%) Security Architecture
5 4 (28.57%) Security Testing
5 4 (28.57%) SIEM
6 3 (21.43%) Computer Security
6 3 (21.43%) ITIL
6 3 (21.43%) Microservices
6 3 (21.43%) Open Source
6 3 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
7 2 (14.29%) Computer Forensics
7 2 (14.29%) Network Design
7 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
7 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
1 1 (7.14%) COBOL
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) CISSP
2 7 (50.00%) CISM
3 6 (42.86%) CISA
4 4 (28.57%) GIAC
5 3 (21.43%) GCIA
5 3 (21.43%) GCIH
5 3 (21.43%) SANS
6 2 (14.29%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (14.29%) Novell Certification
7 1 (7.14%) CEH
7 1 (7.14%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (7.14%) CISMP
7 1 (7.14%) CITP
7 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
7 1 (7.14%) GCFA
7 1 (7.14%) GREM
7 1 (7.14%) GSEC
7 1 (7.14%) IISP
7 1 (7.14%) MBCS
7 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (28.57%) PCI DSS
3 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (7.14%) CESG Infosec
4 1 (7.14%) GDPR
4 1 (7.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) CSIRT
1 2 (14.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (7.14%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Google
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Sun