The table below looks at the statistics for Computer Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Security over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 556 539 526
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -13
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 23 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.046% 0.026% 0.018%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.062% 0.034% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 4
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £350 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £168
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +108.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 4
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £14.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.08 - £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 - £16.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - £14.00
Computer Security
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37095 34787 31991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.83% 74.29% 72.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 24706 21803 19148
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1033 1077 1341
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Computer Security
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Security across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Computer Security Jobs Demand Trend in England

Computer Security
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Computer Security across the England region.

Computer Security Daily Rate Trend in England

Computer Security
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Security across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Computer Security Daily Rate Histogram in England

Computer Security
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Security across the England region.

Computer Security Hourly Rate Trend in England

Computer Security
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Security across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Computer Security Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Computer Security
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Security within the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +23 13 £463 +12.12%
South East -29 4 - - 2
West Midlands - 4 - -
North West -10 2 £425 -
South West - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Computer Security
UK

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Computer Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Security.

1 15 (53.57%) Information Security
2 12 (42.86%) Firewall
3 11 (39.29%) Finance
4 9 (32.14%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (25.00%) GCIH
5 7 (25.00%) Internet
5 7 (25.00%) CISSP
6 6 (21.43%) Legal
6 6 (21.43%) EnCE
6 6 (21.43%) Digital Forensics
6 6 (21.43%) Data Privacy
7 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
7 5 (17.86%) Ethical Hacking
7 5 (17.86%) CEH
7 5 (17.86%) Incident Management
7 5 (17.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
7 5 (17.86%) Business Continuity
7 5 (17.86%) BS7799
7 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
7 5 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (17.86%) Cisco
8 4 (14.29%) HND
8 4 (14.29%) Windows
8 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
8 4 (14.29%) MS Office
8 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
8 4 (14.29%) BCP
8 4 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (14.29%) Migration

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Computer Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.71%) CMS
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (7.14%) Lync
2 2 (7.14%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (3.57%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Office
2 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.57%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 12 (42.86%) Firewall
2 9 (32.14%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (25.00%) Internet
4 3 (10.71%) Intranet
4 3 (10.71%) Network Security
5 2 (7.14%) Wireshark
5 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 2 (7.14%) VPN
6 1 (3.57%) DNS
6 1 (3.57%) LAN
6 1 (3.57%) PSTN
6 1 (3.57%) WAN
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
1 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.57%) Subversion
2 1 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (39.29%) Finance
2 6 (21.43%) Legal
3 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 2 (7.14%) Games
5 1 (3.57%) Banking
5 1 (3.57%) Retail
5 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.57%) Marketing
5 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Information Security Officer
1 5 (17.86%) Security Officer
2 4 (14.29%) Security Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Administrator
3 3 (10.71%) Network Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) IT Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Security Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Installations Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Forensic Investigator
5 1 (3.57%) Security Operations Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Build and Release Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Release Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Leader
5 1 (3.57%) Security Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) HTML
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
1 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
1 2 (7.14%) HTML5
2 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
2 4 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (14.29%) CMDB
2 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.14%) Online Games
4 2 (7.14%) Clustering
5 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Linux
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Information Security
2 6 (21.43%) Digital Forensics
2 6 (21.43%) Data Privacy
3 5 (17.86%) Ethical Hacking
3 5 (17.86%) Incident Management
3 5 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
3 5 (17.86%) Business Continuity
4 4 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (14.29%) Migration
4 4 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 4 (14.29%) BCP
4 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 4 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 4 (14.29%) Information Management
4 4 (14.29%) Business Continuity Planning
5 3 (10.71%) Security Architecture
5 3 (10.71%) Validation
5 3 (10.71%) Change Management
6 2 (7.14%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.14%) C#
2 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) CISSP
1 7 (25.00%) GCIH
2 6 (21.43%) EnCE
3 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
3 5 (17.86%) CEH
4 4 (14.29%) HND
4 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 3 (10.71%) Degree
6 2 (7.14%) GIAC
6 2 (7.14%) GCIA
7 1 (3.57%) CCSP
7 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.57%) CISA
7 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.57%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) BS7799
1 5 (17.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (10.71%) PCI DSS
3 2 (7.14%) ISO 9000
4 1 (3.57%) SLA
4 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (3.57%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) Snort
2 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Puppet
1 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Cisco
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) CheckPoint
2 3 (10.71%) Blue Coat
3 2 (7.14%) HP
3 2 (7.14%) Dell
4 1 (3.57%) Adobe
4 1 (3.57%) Akamai
4 1 (3.57%) F5