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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 569 557 576
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +19
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 6 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.012% 0.006% 0.004%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.016% 0.008% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
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£400 - £211
90% offered a daily rate of more than £392 - £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 - £292
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 - £313
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - -
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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
37564 35968 38529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.68% 73.76% 71.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 23690 22532 22798
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1063 991 1384
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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
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 27 August 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
London -2 2 £425 - 3
South East - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - -
Computer Security
UK

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 6 (35.29%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) Internet
3 4 (23.53%) DNS
3 4 (23.53%) SSL
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 4 (23.53%) Juniper
3 4 (23.53%) LDAP
3 4 (23.53%) SMTP
3 4 (23.53%) HTTP
3 4 (23.53%) Perl
3 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 4 (23.53%) Windows
3 4 (23.53%) Firewall
3 4 (23.53%) Information Security
3 4 (23.53%) LPIC
3 4 (23.53%) Squid
3 4 (23.53%) Load Balancing
3 4 (23.53%) CCENT
3 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) Zenoss
3 4 (23.53%) F5
3 4 (23.53%) SIEM
4 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Validation
4 3 (17.65%) C
4 3 (17.65%) CISSP
5 2 (11.76%) CA
5 2 (11.76%) Novell

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) Internet
2 4 (23.53%) Firewall
2 4 (23.53%) DNS
2 4 (23.53%) SSL
2 4 (23.53%) LDAP
2 4 (23.53%) SMTP
2 4 (23.53%) HTTP
3 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 2 (11.76%) VPN
4 1 (5.88%) LAN
4 1 (5.88%) PSTN
4 1 (5.88%) WAN
4 1 (5.88%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (23.53%) Administrator
2 4 (23.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 4 (23.53%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) Security Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Desktop Technician
4 2 (11.76%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.88%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Database Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Coordinator
5 1 (5.88%) IT Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) CESG
1 1 (5.88%) CESG CLAS
1 1 (5.88%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
1 4 (23.53%) Load Balancing
1 4 (23.53%) Information Security
1 4 (23.53%) SIEM
2 3 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (17.65%) Validation
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.76%) Information Security Management
3 2 (11.76%) Security Management
3 2 (11.76%) Use Case
3 2 (11.76%) Time Management
3 2 (11.76%) Computer Forensics
3 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Communications Security
4 1 (5.88%) V-Model
4 1 (5.88%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) Perl
2 3 (17.65%) C
3 2 (11.76%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) C++
4 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) LPIC
1 4 (23.53%) CCENT
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) CISSP
3 2 (11.76%) CISA
3 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) JSP 440
2 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Zenoss
2 2 (11.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
1 4 (23.53%) Juniper
1 4 (23.53%) F5
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) ArcSight
2 2 (11.76%) CA
2 2 (11.76%) Novell
2 2 (11.76%) McAfee
3 1 (5.88%) Splunk