The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 552 542 568
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +26
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 12 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.024% 0.013% 0.004%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.033% 0.018% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 2
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£395 £188 £211
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+110.66% -11.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £175 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £305 £292
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £188 £313
% change year-on-year
+108.00% -40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36762 34066 37577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.45% 73.31% 71.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23222 21113 22094
Average daily rate £406 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.69% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1080 1002 1362
Average hourly rate £24.00 £31.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.03 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Computer Security
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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 July 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
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 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
South West - 5 £390 -
South East - 4 £450 - 2
London +7 2 £425 - 3
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Computer Security
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Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 12 (40.00%) ITIL
1 12 (40.00%) Firewall
1 12 (40.00%) SIEM
2 10 (33.33%) ArcSight
3 9 (30.00%) Novell
4 8 (26.67%) Information Security
5 6 (20.00%) Linux
6 5 (16.67%) Windows
6 5 (16.67%) HTTP
6 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 5 (16.67%) Internet
6 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 4 (13.33%) Degree
7 4 (13.33%) Load Balancing
7 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
7 4 (13.33%) CCENT
7 4 (13.33%) Zenoss
7 4 (13.33%) F5
7 4 (13.33%) SMTP
7 4 (13.33%) CISSP
7 4 (13.33%) Juniper
7 4 (13.33%) DNS
7 4 (13.33%) SSL
7 4 (13.33%) Cisco
7 4 (13.33%) LDAP
7 4 (13.33%) Perl
7 4 (13.33%) LPIC
7 4 (13.33%) Squid
8 3 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (10.00%) CISA

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (40.00%) Firewall
2 5 (16.67%) HTTP
2 5 (16.67%) Internet
3 4 (13.33%) SMTP
3 4 (13.33%) DNS
3 4 (13.33%) SSL
3 4 (13.33%) LDAP
4 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (6.67%) VPN
6 1 (3.33%) LAN
6 1 (3.33%) PSTN
6 1 (3.33%) WAN
6 1 (3.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Consultant
2 6 (20.00%) Security Consultant
3 4 (13.33%) IT Security Officer
3 4 (13.33%) Security Officer
3 4 (13.33%) Administrator
3 4 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (13.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 4 (13.33%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (10.00%) Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Desktop Technician
5 2 (6.67%) IT Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) IT Security Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Security Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) SQL DBA
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Leader
6 1 (3.33%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) CESG
2 1 (3.33%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.33%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Linux
2 5 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) ITIL
1 12 (40.00%) SIEM
2 8 (26.67%) Information Security
3 4 (13.33%) Load Balancing
4 3 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (10.00%) Validation
4 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (10.00%) Network Architecture
4 3 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (10.00%) Use Case
4 3 (10.00%) Time Management
5 2 (6.67%) Security Architecture
5 2 (6.67%) Security Management
5 2 (6.67%) Information Security Management
5 2 (6.67%) Computer Forensics
5 2 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (3.33%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) Data Security
6 1 (3.33%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.33%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) Perl
2 3 (10.00%) C
3 2 (6.67%) SQL
4 1 (3.33%) C#
4 1 (3.33%) C++
4 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) Degree
2 4 (13.33%) CCENT
2 4 (13.33%) CISSP
2 4 (13.33%) LPIC
3 3 (10.00%) CISA
3 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.33%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) Zenoss
2 2 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) ArcSight
2 9 (30.00%) Novell
3 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (13.33%) F5
4 4 (13.33%) Juniper
4 4 (13.33%) Cisco
5 3 (10.00%) CA
5 3 (10.00%) McAfee
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle
7 1 (3.33%) Splunk