The median contractor rate for a Security Specialist was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Specialist
England / South West
Rank - 125 143
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 0 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.45% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.47% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 1
Median daily rate - £373 £590
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -36.86%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +9.75% -3.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £68.00

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 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
South West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2477 2795 2993
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.34% 96.61% 95.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1576 1808 1877
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 183 144
Median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.28% +30.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in the South West

Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Specialist in the South West

Security Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Specialist in the South West

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

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 West region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 9 (75.00%) Information Assurance
2 7 (58.33%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (58.33%) CISSP
2 7 (58.33%) CESG
3 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
3 6 (50.00%) ISO27002
4 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
5 3 (25.00%) Security Management
5 3 (25.00%) Computer Security
5 3 (25.00%) Legal
5 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (16.67%) CREST Certified
6 2 (16.67%) Finance
6 2 (16.67%) Network Security
6 2 (16.67%) Change Management
6 2 (16.67%) Firewall
7 1 (8.33%) Wireless
7 1 (8.33%) CA
7 1 (8.33%) Nokia
7 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
7 1 (8.33%) MPLS
7 1 (8.33%) CISM
7 1 (8.33%) Banking
7 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
7 1 (8.33%) Nessus

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
1 2 (16.67%) Network Security
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (8.33%) FWSM
2 1 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
2 1 (8.33%) MPLS
2 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications
2 1 (8.33%) VPN
2 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (25.00%) Legal
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) AppFabric
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (8.33%) WCF
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) CESG
2 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Kali Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Information Assurance
2 7 (58.33%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) Computer Security
5 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (25.00%) Security Management
5 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (16.67%) Change Management
7 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
7 1 (8.33%) Ethical Hacking
7 1 (8.33%) ETL
7 1 (8.33%) Information Security
7 1 (8.33%) Network Management
7 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
7 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
7 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) CISSP
2 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) CREST Certified
5 1 (8.33%) CEH
5 1 (8.33%) CHECK Team Leader
5 1 (8.33%) CHECK Team Member
5 1 (8.33%) CISM
5 1 (8.33%) ISEB
5 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (8.33%) OSCP
5 1 (8.33%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) ISO27002
2 4 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (8.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) CA
1 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco
1 1 (8.33%) F5
1 1 (8.33%) HP
1 1 (8.33%) IBM
1 1 (8.33%) IronPort
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) Nokia
1 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds
1 1 (8.33%) Sourcefire