Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Specialist was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 20 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.

Security Specialist
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 184 199
Rank change year-on-year +23 +15 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 24 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.55% 0.30% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.31% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 12
Yorkshire median daily rate £475 £450 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +16.50% -9.17%
10th Percentile £415 £378 £327
90th Percentile £575 £511 £415
England median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire. 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
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in Yorkshire with a recognized job title 4240 5174 5880
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.63% 96.12% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2813 3323 3917
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £221 £250 £250
90th Percentile £545 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 198 320
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.35 £14.00 £13.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.34% +0.35%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.48 £9.00
90th Percentile £39.48 £29.88 £28.78
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in Yorkshire

Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Specialist in Yorkshire

Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Specialist in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Specialist in Yorkshire

Security Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Specialist in Yorkshire

Security Specialist
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 20 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
South Yorkshire - 9 £525 - 1
North Yorkshire +10 8 £475 +5.56% 1
West Yorkshire +13 7 £550 +18.92% 2
Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Yorkshire region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 18 (75.00%) Finance
1 18 (75.00%) Information Security
2 13 (54.17%) Symantec
3 9 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (37.50%) Internet
3 9 (37.50%) Firewall
3 9 (37.50%) Cisco
4 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 8 (33.33%) VPN
4 8 (33.33%) Unix
4 8 (33.33%) Windows
4 8 (33.33%) Juniper
4 8 (33.33%) McAfee
4 8 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (33.33%) Blue Coat
4 8 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 8 (33.33%) GFI Software
5 7 (29.17%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 7 (29.17%) Banking
6 6 (25.00%) Sourcefire
6 6 (25.00%) Management Information System
6 6 (25.00%) Wireless
6 6 (25.00%) Risk Management
6 6 (25.00%) CISM
6 6 (25.00%) SSL
6 6 (25.00%) CISSP
6 6 (25.00%) Nexpose
6 6 (25.00%) Rapid7
6 6 (25.00%) LogRhythm
6 6 (25.00%) Malware Detection/Protection

Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Akamai
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.17%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (37.50%) Firewall
1 9 (37.50%) Internet
2 8 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 8 (33.33%) VPN
3 6 (25.00%) SSL
3 6 (25.00%) Wireless
4 4 (16.67%) DNS
5 3 (12.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Maltego
General
1 18 (75.00%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.17%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 2 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (4.17%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Unix
1 8 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) Information Security
2 9 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 7 (29.17%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 6 (25.00%) Data Loss Prevention
5 6 (25.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 6 (25.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 6 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 6 (25.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 5 (20.83%) Incident Management
6 5 (20.83%) Investment Management
6 5 (20.83%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (20.83%) Security Operations
6 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (16.67%) SIEM
7 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Data Modelling
8 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (12.50%) Validation
9 2 (8.33%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) CISM
1 6 (25.00%) CISSP
2 5 (20.83%) CEH
2 5 (20.83%) CRISC
3 1 (4.17%) CISA
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (12.50%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) Nexpose
2 4 (16.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Symantec
2 9 (37.50%) Cisco
3 8 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 8 (33.33%) GFI Software
3 8 (33.33%) Juniper
3 8 (33.33%) McAfee
4 6 (25.00%) ArcSight
4 6 (25.00%) F5
4 6 (25.00%) FireEye
4 6 (25.00%) LogRhythm
4 6 (25.00%) Rapid7
4 6 (25.00%) Sourcefire
4 6 (25.00%) TippingPoint
5 2 (8.33%) Varonis
6 1 (4.17%) IBM
6 1 (4.17%) Imperva