The median contractor rate for a Information Security Specialist was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 597 630 630
Rank change year-on-year +33 0  
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 6 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.027% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.028% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 7
Median daily rate £450 £410 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.75% -6.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £410 £430
% change year-on-year +21.95% -4.65%  
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. 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 44592 53123 52813
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.09% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28970 34603 31991
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1459 1537 2115
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Information Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security Specialist in the UK

Information Security Specialist
Top 10 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 3 months to 28 April 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
England +33 6 £450 +9.75% 6
London +26 3 £423 -6.11% 3
Yorkshire +20 2 £475 +15.85% 2
City of London - 2 £425 -
South East +18 1 £500 +11.11% 1
Leeds +17 1 £500 +21.95% 1
West Yorkshire +16 1 £500 +21.95% 1
Hampshire +7 1 £500 +11.11%
Winchester +4 1 £500 +11.11%
North Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 26 (96.30%) Information Security
2 19 (70.37%) Firewall
3 15 (55.56%) Cisco
4 14 (51.85%) Finance
4 14 (51.85%) Sourcefire
5 13 (48.15%) Windows
6 12 (44.44%) Unix
7 11 (40.74%) Juniper
7 11 (40.74%) TCP/IP
7 11 (40.74%) VPN
7 11 (40.74%) Wireless
7 11 (40.74%) Intel Security
7 11 (40.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 10 (37.04%) TippingPoint
8 10 (37.04%) SSL
8 10 (37.04%) Internet
8 10 (37.04%) Symantec
8 10 (37.04%) Blue Coat
8 10 (37.04%) GFI Software
8 10 (37.04%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (37.04%) F5
8 10 (37.04%) ArcSight
8 10 (37.04%) 802.1X
8 10 (37.04%) FireEye
8 10 (37.04%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 10 (37.04%) Nexpose
8 10 (37.04%) Rapid7
8 10 (37.04%) LogRhythm
8 10 (37.04%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 10 (37.04%) Two-Factor Authentication

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (29.63%) Office 365
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (70.37%) Firewall
2 11 (40.74%) TCP/IP
2 11 (40.74%) VPN
2 11 (40.74%) Wireless
3 10 (37.04%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (37.04%) Internet
3 10 (37.04%) SSL
4 5 (18.52%) LAN
5 2 (7.41%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (7.41%) Network Security
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (3.70%) WAN
General
1 14 (51.85%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (37.04%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Management Information System
2 4 (14.81%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.70%) NHS
3 1 (3.70%) PKI
3 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) Windows
2 12 (44.44%) Unix
3 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (96.30%) Information Security
2 11 (40.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 10 (37.04%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 10 (37.04%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 10 (37.04%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 10 (37.04%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 5 (18.52%) Analytics
5 4 (14.81%) Data Analysis
5 4 (14.81%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
7 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
7 2 (7.41%) Security Management
7 2 (7.41%) SIEM
8 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity Management
8 1 (3.70%) Data Privacy
8 1 (3.70%) Identity Access Management
8 1 (3.70%) Process Improvement
8 1 (3.70%) Security Auditing
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) PCI QSA
2 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) CISA
3 2 (7.41%) CISM
3 2 (7.41%) CISSP
4 1 (3.70%) CRISC
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) PCI DSS
2 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.70%) GDPR
3 1 (3.70%) GPG13
3 1 (3.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (3.70%) RMADS
Systems Management
1 10 (37.04%) Nexpose
2 4 (14.81%) RSA Security Analytics
3 1 (3.70%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) Cisco
2 14 (51.85%) Sourcefire
3 11 (40.74%) Intel Security
3 11 (40.74%) Juniper
4 10 (37.04%) ArcSight
4 10 (37.04%) Blue Coat
4 10 (37.04%) F5
4 10 (37.04%) FireEye
4 10 (37.04%) GFI Software
4 10 (37.04%) LogRhythm
4 10 (37.04%) Rapid7
4 10 (37.04%) Symantec
4 10 (37.04%) TippingPoint
5 4 (14.81%) NetWitness
5 4 (14.81%) Palo Alto
6 1 (3.70%) Aruba
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £220 - £240 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago