The median contractor rate for a Senior Security Specialist was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Security Specialist
England / North West
Rank 125 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Security Specialist 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.23% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Median daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2472 3621 3346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 95.04% 94.35% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1543 2156 1756
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 172 203
Median hourly rate £16.18 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.28% +31.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.37 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Senior Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Senior Security Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Security Specialist in the North West

Senior 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 Senior Security Specialist in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Security Specialist in the North West

Senior Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Security Specialist in the North West over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Security Specialist in the North West

Senior 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 Senior Security Specialist within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 4 £413 -
Cheshire - 1 £550 -
Merseyside - 1 £600 -
Senior Security Specialist
England

Senior Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 North West region featuring Senior Security Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) SIEM
1 5 (83.33%) Information Security
2 4 (66.67%) Security Operations
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (66.67%) CISSP
3 3 (50.00%) Apple
3 3 (50.00%) SSCP
3 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (50.00%) Web Services
3 3 (50.00%) Unix
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) Python
3 3 (50.00%) LAN
3 3 (50.00%) VoIP
3 3 (50.00%) WAN
3 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (50.00%) VPN
3 3 (50.00%) IBM
3 3 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (50.00%) LogRhythm
3 3 (50.00%) logstash
3 3 (50.00%) Kibana
3 3 (50.00%) Patch Management
3 3 (50.00%) Cyber Attack
3 3 (50.00%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (50.00%) RESTful

Senior Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (50.00%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (50.00%) VoIP
2 3 (50.00%) VPN
2 3 (50.00%) WAN
2 3 (50.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Redis
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (50.00%) RESTful
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Cyber Attack
1 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Unix
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Information Security
1 5 (83.33%) SIEM
2 4 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (66.67%) Security Operations
3 3 (50.00%) Case Management
3 3 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (50.00%) Open Source
3 3 (50.00%) Patch Management
3 3 (50.00%) Process Improvement
3 3 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (50.00%) Security Monitoring
3 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) CISSP
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) SANS
2 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) SSCP
3 1 (16.67%) CISA
3 1 (16.67%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Kibana
1 3 (50.00%) logstash
1 3 (50.00%) QRadar
1 3 (50.00%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Apple
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
1 3 (50.00%) LogRhythm
1 3 (50.00%) Splunk