Period
to 28 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an Information Security Specialist was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Information Security Specialist
UK
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 834 847 867
Rank change year-on-year +13 +20 -14
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 21 38 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.035% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.036% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 19
UK median daily rate £500 £438 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -7.89% +11.76%
10th Percentile £412 £406 £404
90th Percentile £763 £490 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 91120 104399 106991
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.01% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 59126 67920 66321
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £234
90th Percentile £620 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2895 3106 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.52%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.41 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.19 £47.07 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -6.47% +11.76% -

Information Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Specialist in the UK

Information Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security Specialist in the UK

Information Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Specialist over the 6 months to 28 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security Specialist in the UK

Information Security Specialist
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 28 July 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
England +27 20 £488 +11.43% 5
UK excluding London +33 14 £500 +17.65% 3
North of England +71 8 £475 +15.85% 1
Yorkshire +29 8 £475 +15.85% 1
London +22 7 £475 +15.15% 2
South East +26 5 £675 +58.82% 1
Scotland - 1 £500 -

Information Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2017, Information 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 featuring Information Security Specialist in the job title.

1 21 (100.00%) Information Security
2 9 (42.86%) Finance
3 8 (38.10%) Firewall
3 8 (38.10%) Windows
3 8 (38.10%) FireEye
4 7 (33.33%) Unix
4 7 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 6 (28.57%) PCI DSS
5 6 (28.57%) Internet
5 6 (28.57%) Symantec
5 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 6 (28.57%) VPN
5 6 (28.57%) SSL
5 6 (28.57%) Management Information System
5 6 (28.57%) Wireless
5 6 (28.57%) Risk Management
5 6 (28.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 6 (28.57%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 6 (28.57%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 6 (28.57%) 802.1X
5 6 (28.57%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 5 (23.81%) GFI Software
6 5 (23.81%) Rapid7
6 5 (23.81%) LogRhythm
6 5 (23.81%) F5
6 5 (23.81%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (23.81%) TippingPoint
6 5 (23.81%) ArcSight
6 5 (23.81%) Nexpose
6 5 (23.81%) Juniper

Information Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (4.76%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) Firewall
2 6 (28.57%) Internet
2 6 (28.57%) SSL
2 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 6 (28.57%) VPN
2 6 (28.57%) Wireless
3 5 (23.81%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (19.05%) Network Security
5 3 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (4.76%) LAN
6 1 (4.76%) NAS
6 1 (4.76%) SAN
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 3 (14.29%) FMCG
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.52%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.76%) User Experience
4 1 (4.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (4.76%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Information Security
2 7 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 6 (28.57%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 6 (28.57%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 6 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 6 (28.57%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 6 (28.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 3 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 3 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
4 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 3 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Remediation Plan
4 3 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (9.52%) Change Management
5 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) Data Management
5 2 (9.52%) IT Governance
5 2 (9.52%) Project Management
5 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) CISM
2 3 (14.29%) CISA
2 3 (14.29%) CISSP
2 3 (14.29%) Degree
3 2 (9.52%) CRISC
4 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.76%) CEH
4 1 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (4.76%) IISP
4 1 (4.76%) ISACA
4 1 (4.76%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 1 (4.76%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
4 1 (4.76%) PCI QSA
4 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) PCI DSS
2 5 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (14.29%) GDPR
4 2 (9.52%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (4.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (4.76%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) Nexpose
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) FireEye
2 6 (28.57%) Symantec
3 5 (23.81%) ArcSight
3 5 (23.81%) Blue Coat
3 5 (23.81%) Cisco
3 5 (23.81%) F5
3 5 (23.81%) GFI Software
3 5 (23.81%) Juniper
3 5 (23.81%) LogRhythm
3 5 (23.81%) McAfee
3 5 (23.81%) Rapid7
3 5 (23.81%) Sourcefire
3 5 (23.81%) TippingPoint
North Yorkshire
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Rate: From £450 to £500 per day 6 months initially likely to extend
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