Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Security Specialist was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 871 881 897
Rank change year-on-year +10 +16 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Security Specialist 18 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.005% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.005% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 5
UK median daily rate £525 £466 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.60% +19.55% -29.09%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £523 £390
% change year-on-year - +33.97% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Senior Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Security Specialist in the UK

Senior Security Specialist
Top 2 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 6 months to 18 November 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 +50 13 £525 +12.60% 2
London +4 13 £525 +28.05% 1

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 12 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (55.56%) Vulnerability Management
2 10 (55.56%) SIEM
3 9 (50.00%) Information Security
3 9 (50.00%) CISSP
4 7 (38.89%) CISA
4 7 (38.89%) CISM
4 7 (38.89%) Windows
4 7 (38.89%) Firewall
4 7 (38.89%) Finance
4 7 (38.89%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (38.89%) Incident Management
5 5 (27.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
5 5 (27.78%) Windows 10
5 5 (27.78%) Identity Access Management
5 5 (27.78%) Network Segmentation
5 5 (27.78%) Security Monitoring
5 5 (27.78%) Life Science
5 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (27.78%) Migration
5 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (27.78%) Business Continuity
5 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
5 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
6 4 (22.22%) Web Services
6 4 (22.22%) ITIL
6 4 (22.22%) PCI DSS
6 4 (22.22%) PKI

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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) Firewall
1 7 (38.89%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (16.67%) NAS
2 3 (16.67%) SAN
3 2 (11.11%) Network Security
3 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.56%) X.509
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Automotive
3 2 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Legal
4 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
1 5 (27.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 5 (27.78%) Life Science
2 4 (22.22%) PKI
3 1 (5.56%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (5.56%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Windows 10
3 2 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (55.56%) SIEM
2 10 (55.56%) Vulnerability Management
3 9 (50.00%) Information Security
4 7 (38.89%) Incident Management
5 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (27.78%) Business Continuity
5 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (27.78%) Identity Access Management
5 5 (27.78%) Migration
5 5 (27.78%) Network Segmentation
5 5 (27.78%) Security Monitoring
5 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
6 4 (22.22%) ITIL
6 4 (22.22%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (16.67%) Microservices
7 3 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Security Architecture
7 3 (16.67%) Security Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) CISSP
2 7 (38.89%) CISA
2 7 (38.89%) CISM
3 3 (16.67%) GIAC
3 3 (16.67%) SANS
4 2 (11.11%) CRISC
4 2 (11.11%) GCIA
4 2 (11.11%) GCIH
4 2 (11.11%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (11.11%) Novell Certification
5 1 (5.56%) CEH
5 1 (5.56%) CSSLP
5 1 (5.56%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
5 1 (5.56%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 4 (22.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) CSIRT
1 2 (11.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Google
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Sun