Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Specialist was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 November 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.

Security Specialist
England > South East
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 315 339 324
Rank change year-on-year +24 -15 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 56 41 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.33% 0.25% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.26% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 29 45
South East median daily rate £513 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -2.78% -0.55%
10th Percentile £404 £293 £369
90th Percentile £763 £526 £520
England median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East 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 South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15916 15709 18180
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 93.96% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9454 9351 10674
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 650 777 914
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.98 £10.25 £10.29
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.03 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in the South East

Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Specialist in the South East

Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Specialist in the South East over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Specialist in the South East

Security Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Specialist in the South East

Security Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley +8 41 £625 +38.89% 2
Berkshire +35 39 £625 +21.36% 1
M4 Corridor - 5 - -
Surrey -11 4 £500 +132.56%
Hampshire -6 3 £525 +20.00%
Kent - 2 £431 -
Buckinghamshire -34 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £260 - 1
Security Specialist
England

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, 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 South East region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 29 (51.79%) Information Security
2 28 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (44.64%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (42.86%) CISM
5 23 (41.07%) CISSP
6 19 (33.93%) CESG
6 19 (33.93%) COBIT
7 18 (32.14%) Network Security
7 18 (32.14%) Security Cleared
8 17 (30.36%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (30.36%) ITIL
9 16 (28.57%) Telecoms
10 15 (26.79%) PCI DSS
10 15 (26.79%) CCSP
11 14 (25.00%) Time Management
11 14 (25.00%) Service Design
12 13 (23.21%) Firewall
13 12 (21.43%) ITSM
13 12 (21.43%) Service Management
13 12 (21.43%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (21.43%) eTOM
13 12 (21.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 12 (21.43%) Public Cloud
14 11 (19.64%) Degree
14 11 (19.64%) Star Schema
15 10 (17.86%) Juniper
16 9 (16.07%) CCNP
16 9 (16.07%) CISA
16 9 (16.07%) Configuration Management
16 9 (16.07%) IPsec

Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.79%) IIS
1 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 12 (21.43%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (32.14%) Network Security
2 13 (23.21%) Firewall
3 9 (16.07%) IPsec
4 8 (14.29%) SSL
5 7 (12.50%) Intranet
6 3 (5.36%) DHCP
6 3 (5.36%) DNS
6 3 (5.36%) Junos
7 2 (3.57%) MPLS
7 2 (3.57%) SMS
7 2 (3.57%) VPN
8 1 (1.79%) BGP
8 1 (1.79%) FCAPS
8 1 (1.79%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.79%) LAN
8 1 (1.79%) OSPF
8 1 (1.79%) PBX
8 1 (1.79%) Symposium
8 1 (1.79%) VRRP
8 1 (1.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.64%) Star Schema
2 1 (1.79%) MySQL
2 1 (1.79%) Power BI
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 16 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 7 (12.50%) Legal
3 3 (5.36%) Publishing
4 2 (3.57%) Finance
4 2 (3.57%) Marketing
5 1 (1.79%) Billing
5 1 (1.79%) Electronics
5 1 (1.79%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (33.93%) CESG
2 12 (21.43%) Public Cloud
3 4 (7.14%) FMCG
3 4 (7.14%) User Experience
4 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.36%) PKI
5 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.79%) Clustering
5 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.79%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.71%) Windows
2 4 (7.14%) Linux
3 3 (5.36%) Solaris
3 3 (5.36%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.79%) Unix
4 1 (1.79%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (51.79%) Information Security
2 17 (30.36%) ITIL
2 17 (30.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (25.00%) Service Design
3 14 (25.00%) Time Management
4 12 (21.43%) eTOM
4 12 (21.43%) ITSM
4 12 (21.43%) Service Management
5 9 (16.07%) Configuration Management
5 9 (16.07%) Risk Management
6 8 (14.29%) Business Continuity
6 8 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (10.71%) Project Management
8 5 (8.93%) Data Protection
8 5 (8.93%) IT Audit
8 5 (8.93%) Security Management
8 5 (8.93%) Security Operations
9 4 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (7.14%) Process Improvement
9 4 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.79%) Java
1 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.79%) SQL
1 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (44.64%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (42.86%) CISM
3 23 (41.07%) CISSP
4 18 (32.14%) Security Cleared
5 15 (26.79%) CCSP
6 12 (21.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 11 (19.64%) Degree
8 9 (16.07%) CCNP
8 9 (16.07%) CISA
9 7 (12.50%) DV Cleared
10 6 (10.71%) PCI QSA
11 5 (8.93%) CCNA
11 5 (8.93%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 4 (7.14%) CCIE
12 4 (7.14%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 3 (5.36%) HNC
14 2 (3.57%) CRISC
15 1 (1.79%) GPEN
15 1 (1.79%) GWAPT
15 1 (1.79%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (33.93%) COBIT
3 15 (26.79%) PCI DSS
4 9 (16.07%) ISO 22301
5 3 (5.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (3.57%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (10.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (14.29%) QRadar
2 1 (1.79%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (1.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.79%) SCCM
2 1 (1.79%) SCOM
2 1 (1.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (17.86%) Juniper
2 8 (14.29%) BT
3 5 (8.93%) Cisco
4 4 (7.14%) SolarWinds
5 3 (5.36%) CheckPoint
5 3 (5.36%) FireEye
6 2 (3.57%) LogRhythm
6 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.57%) Varonis
7 1 (1.79%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.79%) Avaya
7 1 (1.79%) Dell
7 1 (1.79%) HP
7 1 (1.79%) Infoblox
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle
7 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.79%) Remedy
7 1 (1.79%) Sitecore