The median contractor rate for a Security Specialist was £430 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 3 months to 27 June 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
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 110 -
Rank change year-on-year +8 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 1 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.070% 0.49% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.51% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £430 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.85% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +1.11% +2.85%  
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 advertised in West Yorkshire. 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
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1402 1976 1992
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 97.63% 96.30% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 943 1362 1376
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £539 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 40 60
Median hourly rate £15.86 £13.60 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.27 £22.05 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in West Yorkshire

Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Specialist in West Yorkshire

Security Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Specialist in West Yorkshire

Security Specialist
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Pudsey - 1 £430 -
Security Specialist
Yorkshire

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Yorkshire region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Firewall
2 5 (62.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (62.50%) Information Security
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (50.00%) PCI DSS
3 4 (50.00%) PCI QSA
3 4 (50.00%) Office 365
3 4 (50.00%) Client/Server
3 4 (50.00%) LAN
3 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (50.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (37.50%) Network Security
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco
5 2 (25.00%) Identity Management
5 2 (25.00%) Security Management
5 2 (25.00%) Law
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (25.00%) Palo Alto
6 1 (12.50%) Security Operations
6 1 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (12.50%) Akamai
6 1 (12.50%) Imperva
6 1 (12.50%) Threat Intelligence
6 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (12.50%) Banking
6 1 (12.50%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
6 1 (12.50%) Online Banking
6 1 (12.50%) Java

Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (50.00%) Office 365
3 1 (12.50%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) LAN
3 3 (37.50%) Network Security
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (12.50%) Internet
General
1 2 (25.00%) Law
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Client/Server
1 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Online Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Information Security
1 5 (62.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (50.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Identity Management
3 2 (25.00%) Security Management
4 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (12.50%) Security Operations
4 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
4 1 (12.50%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) PCI QSA
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Palo Alto
3 1 (12.50%) Imperva