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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 572 571 564
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 24 22 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.051% 0.047% 0.029%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.062% 0.060% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 3
Average daily rate £352 £463 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.89% +32.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £8.79 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £8.79 -
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
38418 36663 34938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.41% 77.86% 77.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 25454 23704 21566
Average daily rate £430 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 997 1101
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.72 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 East +25 14 £335 - 3
Yorkshire - 8 £420 -
London -5 2 £635 +33.68% 3
Computer Security
UK

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 30 (55.56%) Firewall
2 25 (46.30%) ITIL
3 24 (44.44%) Management Information System
4 23 (42.59%) Information Security
4 23 (42.59%) Incident Management
4 23 (42.59%) PCI DSS
5 22 (40.74%) Cryptography
5 22 (40.74%) Linux
6 21 (38.89%) Intrusion Detection
7 20 (37.04%) TCP/IP
8 19 (35.19%) Cisco
8 19 (35.19%) CISSP
8 19 (35.19%) Internet
9 17 (31.48%) SSL
9 17 (31.48%) Network Security
10 15 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (25.93%) WAN
11 14 (25.93%) LAN
11 14 (25.93%) Python
11 14 (25.93%) Project Management
12 13 (24.07%) Change Management
12 13 (24.07%) Security Management
12 13 (24.07%) Windows
12 13 (24.07%) SNMP
12 13 (24.07%) DNS
12 13 (24.07%) Data Centre
13 12 (22.22%) Security Patching
13 12 (22.22%) Driving Licence
13 12 (22.22%) MPLS
13 12 (22.22%) Problem Management

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 9 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 5 (9.26%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (7.41%) JBoss
4 3 (5.56%) Apache
5 1 (1.85%) Confluence
5 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.85%) IIS
5 1 (1.85%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.85%) MS Office
1 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.96%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (9.26%) SoftLayer
2 5 (9.26%) Sumo Logic
3 4 (7.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (55.56%) Firewall
2 21 (38.89%) Intrusion Detection
3 20 (37.04%) TCP/IP
4 19 (35.19%) Internet
5 17 (31.48%) Network Security
5 17 (31.48%) SSL
6 14 (25.93%) LAN
6 14 (25.93%) WAN
7 13 (24.07%) DNS
7 13 (24.07%) SNMP
8 12 (22.22%) MPLS
9 11 (20.37%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (20.37%) DHCP
9 11 (20.37%) IPsec
9 11 (20.37%) VPN
10 8 (14.81%) ADSL
10 8 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (14.81%) Ethernet
10 8 (14.81%) ISDN
10 8 (14.81%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.70%) MySQL
3 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 5 (9.26%) Vagrant
3 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.85%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.85%) JIRA
4 1 (1.85%) RSpec
General
1 10 (18.52%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.85%) Legal
3 1 (1.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (20.37%) Security Specialist
2 8 (14.81%) Analyst
2 8 (14.81%) Security Analyst
3 6 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 6 (11.11%) Security Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Cisco Support
4 5 (9.26%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) IT Manager
4 5 (9.26%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Network Support
4 5 (9.26%) Network Support Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Security Support Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Governance Manager
5 4 (7.41%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.67%) 802.1X
2 6 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
3 5 (9.26%) Grails
3 5 (9.26%) Spring
4 4 (7.41%) Web Services
5 2 (3.70%) CSS
5 2 (3.70%) HTML
5 2 (3.70%) jQuery
6 1 (1.85%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.85%) CSS3
6 1 (1.85%) HTML5
6 1 (1.85%) Java EE
6 1 (1.85%) JDBC
6 1 (1.85%) JSON
6 1 (1.85%) OAuth
6 1 (1.85%) Regular Expression
6 1 (1.85%) RESTful
6 1 (1.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (44.44%) Management Information System
2 22 (40.74%) Cryptography
3 13 (24.07%) Data Centre
4 12 (22.22%) Driving Licence
5 7 (12.96%) Statistics
6 5 (9.26%) PKI
7 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (7.41%) FMCG
8 3 (5.56%) SecurID
9 2 (3.70%) CESG
9 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
9 2 (3.70%) Mainframe
9 2 (3.70%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
10 1 (1.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (40.74%) Linux
2 13 (24.07%) Windows
3 5 (9.26%) Unix
3 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.70%) AIX
5 2 (3.70%) VMS
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.85%) Solaris
6 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.85%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (46.30%) ITIL
2 23 (42.59%) Incident Management
2 23 (42.59%) Information Security
3 14 (25.93%) Project Management
4 13 (24.07%) Change Management
4 13 (24.07%) Security Management
5 12 (22.22%) Capacity Management
5 12 (22.22%) Problem Management
5 12 (22.22%) Security Patching
6 10 (18.52%) SIEM
7 8 (14.81%) Load Balancing
7 8 (14.81%) Network Management
7 8 (14.81%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (12.96%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (12.96%) Ethical Hacking
8 7 (12.96%) Information Assurance
9 6 (11.11%) DevOps
9 6 (11.11%) Risk Management
10 5 (9.26%) Analytics
10 5 (9.26%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.93%) Python
2 11 (20.37%) Ruby
3 8 (14.81%) Perl
4 6 (11.11%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.70%) SQL
6 1 (1.85%) CoffeeScript
6 1 (1.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (35.19%) CISSP
2 15 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (18.52%) CCNA
4 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (12.96%) CEH
5 7 (12.96%) MCSA
6 6 (11.11%) CISA
6 6 (11.11%) GIAC
6 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
7 4 (7.41%) CCNP
7 4 (7.41%) CRISC
7 4 (7.41%) GCIH
8 3 (5.56%) CISM
8 3 (5.56%) Degree
8 3 (5.56%) RHCSA
9 2 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (3.70%) CCIE
9 2 (3.70%) GCED
9 2 (3.70%) GCFA
9 2 (3.70%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (42.59%) PCI DSS
2 9 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (7.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (5.56%) ISO 9000
6 2 (3.70%) ISO27002
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.70%) Snort
2 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.85%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 9 (16.67%) Puppet
2 5 (9.26%) Nagios
2 5 (9.26%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.56%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.85%) Capistrano
4 1 (1.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (35.19%) Cisco
2 8 (14.81%) Cyberoam
2 8 (14.81%) F5
2 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
3 6 (11.11%) Splunk
4 5 (9.26%) SAP
5 3 (5.56%) Blue Coat
5 3 (5.56%) CheckPoint
5 3 (5.56%) Juniper
5 3 (5.56%) Palo Alto
5 3 (5.56%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.70%) ArcSight
6 2 (3.70%) VMware
7 1 (1.85%) Citrix
7 1 (1.85%) HP
7 1 (1.85%) IBM
7 1 (1.85%) Oracle
7 1 (1.85%) Progress
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