The median contractor rate for a Security Specialist was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 220 258
Rank change year-on-year -24 +38  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 10 42 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.13% 0.47% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.49% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 18
Median daily rate £438 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £420 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £509 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +3.33% +2.85%  
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 South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7318 8515 8983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.52% 95.01% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4280 5076 5111
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 384 434
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.22 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.33% +16.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Security Specialist in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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
Surrey +12 6 £455 +1.11%
Kent - 3 £425 - 1
Hampshire -5 1 £438 -2.77%
Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 13 (41.94%) Firewall
2 12 (38.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (32.26%) CISSP
4 9 (29.03%) CISM
4 9 (29.03%) Information Security
5 8 (25.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (25.81%) ITIL
5 8 (25.81%) Network Security
6 7 (22.58%) QA
6 7 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (22.58%) Cisco
6 7 (22.58%) Risk Management
7 6 (19.35%) ITSM
7 6 (19.35%) Validation
7 6 (19.35%) IRCA
7 6 (19.35%) Remedy
7 6 (19.35%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (19.35%) Service Management
7 6 (19.35%) AIX
7 6 (19.35%) GxP
7 6 (19.35%) Life Science
7 6 (19.35%) Degree
7 6 (19.35%) COBIT
7 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
7 6 (19.35%) PKI
7 6 (19.35%) CESG
7 6 (19.35%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (19.35%) Public Cloud
8 5 (16.13%) Service Design
8 5 (16.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP

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 (3.23%) IIS
1 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (41.94%) Firewall
2 8 (25.81%) Network Security
3 5 (16.13%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (16.13%) Wireless
4 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
5 3 (9.68%) Internet
6 2 (6.45%) 802.11
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (6.45%) HTTP
6 2 (6.45%) IP Telephony
6 2 (6.45%) IPsec
6 2 (6.45%) LAN
6 2 (6.45%) MPLS
6 2 (6.45%) SSL
6 2 (6.45%) VPN
7 1 (3.23%) LDAP
7 1 (3.23%) SNMP
7 1 (3.23%) WAN
7 1 (3.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) Star Schema
2 1 (3.23%) MySQL
General
1 6 (19.35%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
3 3 (9.68%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) 802.1X
2 3 (9.68%) XML
3 1 (3.23%) .NET
3 1 (3.23%) HTML
3 1 (3.23%) REST
3 1 (3.23%) SailPoint
3 1 (3.23%) SOAP
3 1 (3.23%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) CESG
1 6 (19.35%) Life Science
1 6 (19.35%) PKI
1 6 (19.35%) Public Cloud
2 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) AIX
2 3 (9.68%) Unix
3 2 (6.45%) CentOS
3 2 (6.45%) Linux
3 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (6.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Information Security
2 8 (25.81%) ITIL
2 8 (25.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (22.58%) Risk Management
4 6 (19.35%) ITSM
4 6 (19.35%) Service Management
4 6 (19.35%) Validation
5 5 (16.13%) Database Security
5 5 (16.13%) eTOM
5 5 (16.13%) Service Design
5 5 (16.13%) SIEM
5 5 (16.13%) Time Management
6 4 (12.90%) Ethical Hacking
6 4 (12.90%) Migration
6 4 (12.90%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (9.68%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (9.68%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 3 (9.68%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 2 (6.45%) Identity Access Management
8 2 (6.45%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) PHP
2 1 (3.23%) Java
2 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) CISSP
2 9 (29.03%) CISM
3 7 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (19.35%) Degree
4 6 (19.35%) IRCA
4 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
5 5 (16.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 5 (16.13%) CCSP
6 2 (6.45%) CCNA
6 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.23%) CCNP
7 1 (3.23%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (38.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (22.58%) QA
3 6 (19.35%) COBIT
3 6 (19.35%) GxP
4 4 (12.90%) ISO 22301
5 3 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (6.45%) HIPAA
6 2 (6.45%) PCI DSS
7 1 (3.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (3.23%) PMO
7 1 (3.23%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Nexpose
2 1 (3.23%) Nessus
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Cisco
2 6 (19.35%) Remedy
3 3 (9.68%) VMware
4 2 (6.45%) ArcSight
4 2 (6.45%) Blue Coat
4 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
4 2 (6.45%) F5
4 2 (6.45%) FireEye
4 2 (6.45%) GFI Software
4 2 (6.45%) Juniper
4 2 (6.45%) LogRhythm
4 2 (6.45%) McAfee
4 2 (6.45%) Mitel
4 2 (6.45%) Rapid7
4 2 (6.45%) Sourcefire
4 2 (6.45%) Symantec
4 2 (6.45%) TippingPoint
5 1 (3.23%) Arqiva
5 1 (3.23%) CA
5 1 (3.23%) Riverbed
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