Period
to 6 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Security Specialist was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

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
6 months to
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 71 112 150
Rank change year-on-year +41 +38 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 1 8 1
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Leeds 0.14% 0.43% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.46% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Median daily rate £500 £500 -
West Yorkshire median daily rate £500 £500 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. 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
Leeds
Contract vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 672 1,740 2,403
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.00% 94.57% 95.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 1,218 1,663
Median daily rate £450 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £300
90th Percentile £603 £575 £538
West Yorkshire median daily rate £440 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 69 62
Median hourly rate £21.50 £20.86 £21.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.09% -2.43% +34.77%
10th Percentile £13.22 £11.14 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £34.20 £40.90
Median hourly rate £20.11 £17.38 £16.00
% change year-on-year +15.74% +8.59% +23.08%

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in Leeds

Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Specialist in Leeds.

Daily rate trend for Security Specialist in Leeds

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 15 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, 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 Leeds region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) DMZ
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (100.00%) Network Design
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) Azure
1 1 (100.00%) SaaS
1 1 (100.00%) PaaS
1 1 (100.00%) SIEM
1 1 (100.00%) Vulnerability Management
1 1 (100.00%) IaaS
1 1 (100.00%) Private Cloud
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre

Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 1 (100.00%) Azure
1 1 (100.00%) IaaS
1 1 (100.00%) PaaS
1 1 (100.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DMZ
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (100.00%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Network Design
1 1 (100.00%) SIEM
1 1 (100.00%) Vulnerability Management