Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Specialist was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 20 January 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.

Security Specialist
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 189 182 224
Rank change year-on-year -7 +42 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 13 27 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.24% 0.44% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.47% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 15
North West median daily rate £500 £350 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -26.32% +11.76%
10th Percentile £495 £313 £438
90th Percentile £704 £575 £513
England median daily rate £506 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,168 5,781 8,000
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.62% 94.35% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,299 3,725 4,825
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £238 £238 £225
90th Percentile £595 £575 £563
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 218 393
North West median hourly rate £17.62 £17.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.69% -18.60% +30.30%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.03 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.66 £47.50 £47.71
England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.68% - +12.12%

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in the North West

Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Specialist in the North West

Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Specialist in the North West over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Specialist in the North West

Security Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Specialist in the North West

Security Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 January 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
Manchester +8 10 £500 +42.86% 1
Cheshire +10 1 £725 +31.82% 1
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 North West region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 7 (53.85%) Project Management
1 7 (53.85%) Firewall
2 6 (46.15%) Open Source
3 5 (38.46%) Process Improvement
3 5 (38.46%) Vulnerability Management
3 5 (38.46%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (38.46%) Network Security
3 5 (38.46%) Data Protection
3 5 (38.46%) Digital Forensics
3 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
3 5 (38.46%) Information Security Management
3 5 (38.46%) Security Management
3 5 (38.46%) Management Information System
3 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (38.46%) Information Security
3 5 (38.46%) Cisco
3 5 (38.46%) CCIE
3 5 (38.46%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (38.46%) User Experience
3 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (38.46%) Malware Analysis
3 5 (38.46%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 5 (38.46%) Security Monitoring
3 5 (38.46%) Threat Intelligence
3 5 (38.46%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 4 (30.77%) CCSP
4 4 (30.77%) ITIL
4 4 (30.77%) CCNA
5 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
5 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development

Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) Firewall
2 5 (38.46%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (38.46%) Network Security
3 2 (15.38%) FTP
3 2 (15.38%) Intranet
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) JSON
1 2 (15.38%) Node.js
2 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (38.46%) Management Information System
1 5 (38.46%) User Experience
2 2 (15.38%) CESG
2 2 (15.38%) PKI
3 1 (7.69%) Cyberattack
3 1 (7.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Project Management
2 6 (46.15%) Open Source
3 5 (38.46%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 5 (38.46%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (38.46%) Data Protection
3 5 (38.46%) Digital Forensics
3 5 (38.46%) Information Security
3 5 (38.46%) Information Security Management
3 5 (38.46%) Malware Analysis
3 5 (38.46%) Process Improvement
3 5 (38.46%) Security Management
3 5 (38.46%) Security Monitoring
3 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
3 5 (38.46%) Threat Intelligence
3 5 (38.46%) Vulnerability Management
4 4 (30.77%) ITIL
5 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
5 3 (23.08%) Security Operations
5 3 (23.08%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) COBOL
1 2 (15.38%) Java
1 2 (15.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) CCIE
1 5 (38.46%) CCIE Routing and Switching
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (30.77%) CCNA
2 4 (30.77%) CCSP
3 2 (15.38%) CISSP
3 2 (15.38%) GCED
3 2 (15.38%) GCFA
3 2 (15.38%) GCIA
3 2 (15.38%) GCIH
3 2 (15.38%) GIAC
3 2 (15.38%) GREM
3 2 (15.38%) GSEC
4 1 (7.69%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) CESG Infosec
1 2 (15.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) IBM BigFix
1 2 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco