The median contractor rate for a Senior Security Specialist was £513 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.

Senior Security Specialist
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 590 633 617
Rank change year-on-year +43 -16  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Security Specialist 10 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.013% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.014% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 6
Median daily rate £513 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £450 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 - £400
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%  

Senior Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Security Specialist in the UK

Senior Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Security Specialist in the UK

Senior Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Security Specialist over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Security Specialist in the UK

Senior Security Specialist
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior 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 +51 9 £475 -5.00% 1
North West - 6 £425 -
Salford - 4 £413 -
Manchester - 4 £413 -
London +30 2 £475 -5.00% 1
West Midlands - 2 £575 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £575 -
Scotland +22 1 £550 -
City of London +10 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £550 -
Merseyside - 1 £600 -
Runcorn - 1 £550 -
Liverpool - 1 £600 -
Glasgow - 1 £550 -

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

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

1 9 (75.00%) Information Security
2 7 (58.33%) CISSP
2 7 (58.33%) SIEM
3 5 (41.67%) Vulnerability Management
3 5 (41.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (41.67%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
3 5 (41.67%) Unix
3 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) Firewall
3 5 (41.67%) Management Information System
3 5 (41.67%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (41.67%) SANS
3 5 (41.67%) Security Operations
4 4 (33.33%) Linux
4 4 (33.33%) Python
4 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 4 (33.33%) CISM
4 4 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) Splunk
5 3 (25.00%) Open Source
5 3 (25.00%) RESTful
5 3 (25.00%) Process Improvement
5 3 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) Redis
5 3 (25.00%) LogRhythm
5 3 (25.00%) logstash
5 3 (25.00%) Kibana
5 3 (25.00%) Apple

Senior 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 (8.33%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Firewall
1 5 (41.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (25.00%) LAN
3 3 (25.00%) VoIP
3 3 (25.00%) VPN
3 3 (25.00%) WAN
3 3 (25.00%) Wireless
4 2 (16.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Redis
2 1 (8.33%) Hadoop
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
1 1 (8.33%) Legal
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (25.00%) RESTful
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (25.00%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (8.33%) Equities
3 1 (8.33%) Fintech
3 1 (8.33%) Fixed Income
3 1 (8.33%) PKI
3 1 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Unix
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Information Security
2 7 (58.33%) SIEM
3 5 (41.67%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (41.67%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Security Operations
3 5 (41.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 4 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (25.00%) Case Management
5 3 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (25.00%) Open Source
5 3 (25.00%) Patch Management
5 3 (25.00%) Process Improvement
5 3 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
6 2 (16.67%) Analytics
6 2 (16.67%) Data Loss Prevention
6 2 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
7 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
7 1 (8.33%) Network Design
7 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) CISSP
2 5 (41.67%) SANS
2 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) CISM
3 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) SSCP
5 2 (16.67%) CISA
6 1 (8.33%) CEH
6 1 (8.33%) CNA
6 1 (8.33%) CREST Certified
6 1 (8.33%) GCIA
6 1 (8.33%) GCIH
6 1 (8.33%) GIAC
6 1 (8.33%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (8.33%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (8.33%) GPG13
2 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Kibana
1 3 (25.00%) logstash
1 3 (25.00%) QRadar
1 3 (25.00%) RSA enVision
2 1 (8.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Splunk
2 3 (25.00%) Apple
2 3 (25.00%) IBM
2 3 (25.00%) LogRhythm
3 1 (8.33%) Sun
3 1 (8.33%) WorldPay