The median contractor rate for a Security Specialist was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 3 months to 28 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.

Security Specialist
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 122 122
Rank change year-on-year +10 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 9 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.42% 0.56% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.58% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 12
Median daily rate £450 £380 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.57% -5.24%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £411 £425
% change year-on-year +9.42% -3.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £68.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2063 2773 2573
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 97.08% 96.72% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1269 1857 1622
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 114 138
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.97 £40.60 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

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 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 3 months to 28 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
West Yorkshire +9 7 £475 +21.01% 1
North Yorkshire - 2 £450 -
Security Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 10 (83.33%) Firewall
2 9 (75.00%) Information Security
3 6 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (50.00%) Cisco
4 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (41.67%) Finance
4 5 (41.67%) Windows
4 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
5 4 (33.33%) VPN
5 4 (33.33%) Unix
5 4 (33.33%) SSL
5 4 (33.33%) Client/Server
5 4 (33.33%) LAN
5 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
5 4 (33.33%) Wireless
5 4 (33.33%) Juniper
5 4 (33.33%) Internet
5 4 (33.33%) Symantec
5 4 (33.33%) Intel Security
5 4 (33.33%) TippingPoint
5 4 (33.33%) PCI DSS
5 4 (33.33%) PCI QSA
5 4 (33.33%) Blue Coat
5 4 (33.33%) Sourcefire
5 4 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (33.33%) Data Analysis
5 4 (33.33%) Office 365
5 4 (33.33%) GFI Software
5 4 (33.33%) Rapid7
5 4 (33.33%) LogRhythm

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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
4 4 (33.33%) Internet
4 4 (33.33%) LAN
4 4 (33.33%) SSL
4 4 (33.33%) VPN
4 4 (33.33%) Wireless
5 2 (16.67%) Network Security
6 1 (8.33%) DNS
6 1 (8.33%) LDAP
6 1 (8.33%) SMTP
6 1 (8.33%) SNMP
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) 802.1X
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Client/Server
1 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Information Security
2 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 4 (33.33%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 4 (33.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 4 (33.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 4 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 4 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (16.67%) Identity Management
4 2 (16.67%) Security Management
5 1 (8.33%) DevOps
5 1 (8.33%) Security Operations
5 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) ArcSight
2 4 (33.33%) Blue Coat
2 4 (33.33%) F5
2 4 (33.33%) FireEye
2 4 (33.33%) GFI Software
2 4 (33.33%) Intel Security
2 4 (33.33%) Juniper
2 4 (33.33%) LogRhythm
2 4 (33.33%) Rapid7
2 4 (33.33%) Sourcefire
2 4 (33.33%) Symantec
2 4 (33.33%) TippingPoint
3 2 (16.67%) Palo Alto
4 1 (8.33%) Splunk