The median contractor rate for a IT Security Specialist was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 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.

IT Security Specialist
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 591 618 616
Rank change year-on-year +27 -2  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Specialist 9 22 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.041% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.043% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 8
Median daily rate £450 £500 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +15.27%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +25.71% +2.94%  
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 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

IT Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Security Specialist in the UK

IT Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Security Specialist in the UK

IT Security Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Security Specialist in the UK

IT Security Specialist
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 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 +35 9 £450 -10.00% 5
London +33 6 £450 -18.18% 2
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - -
East of England - 2 - -
Yorkshire +19 1 £550 +50.68% 2
Bradford - 1 £550 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £550 - 2

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT 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 IT Security Specialist in the job title.

1 8 (72.73%) CISSP
2 7 (63.64%) CISM
2 7 (63.64%) Finance
3 6 (54.55%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
4 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (27.27%) Business Continuity
4 3 (27.27%) Information Security
4 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (27.27%) BCP
4 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
5 2 (18.18%) SIEM
6 1 (9.09%) Advertising
6 1 (9.09%) Migration
6 1 (9.09%) Firewall
6 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
6 1 (9.09%) Project Management
6 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 1 (9.09%) LAN
6 1 (9.09%) WAN
6 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
6 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
6 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
6 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (9.09%) LogRhythm
6 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (9.09%) Converged Infrastructure
6 1 (9.09%) Splunk

IT 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
General
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (27.27%) BCP
2 3 (27.27%) Business Continuity
2 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (27.27%) Information Security
2 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
2 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (18.18%) SIEM
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Converged Infrastructure
4 1 (9.09%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 1 (9.09%) Security Operations
4 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) CISSP
2 7 (63.64%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
1 1 (9.09%) LogRhythm
1 1 (9.09%) Splunk