Period
to 21 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Specialist was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 21 October 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.

Security Specialist
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 207 -
Rank change year-on-year +25 - -
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 1 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.022% 0.11% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
West Midlands median daily rate £513 £458 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.13% - -
England median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +14.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4382 5879 4692
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.60% 94.87% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2754 3499 2747
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +5.71%
10th Percentile £213 £235 £208
90th Percentile £544 £540 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 226 284
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.02% -11.76% -
10th Percentile £10.32 £10.00 £10.33
90th Percentile £50.00 £38.75 £38.53
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year +1.08% +4.11% +7.70%

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in the West Midlands

Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Specialist in the West Midlands

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 2 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus

Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec