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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 573 558 536
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -22
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 7 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.014% 0.035% 0.011%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.018% 0.047% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
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£450 £450 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £39.50 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - £10.00
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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
38718 38644 32529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.48% 75.21% 74.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24517 24337 19918
Average daily rate £423 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1106 1127 1038
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.24 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 2015. 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 East -20 4 £400 -
South West +5 2 £500 -
East of England - - - - 1
London - - - - 5
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - - 2
Computer Security
UK

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (48.39%) Firewall
1 15 (48.39%) Information Security
2 13 (41.94%) Finance
3 11 (35.48%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (29.03%) Cisco
5 8 (25.81%) CISSP
5 8 (25.81%) Internet
5 8 (25.81%) Network Security
6 7 (22.58%) GCIH
6 7 (22.58%) Management Information System
7 6 (19.35%) Legal
7 6 (19.35%) CheckPoint
7 6 (19.35%) Windows
7 6 (19.35%) Linux
7 6 (19.35%) Blue Coat
7 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
7 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
7 6 (19.35%) EnCE
7 6 (19.35%) Digital Forensics
7 6 (19.35%) Data Privacy
8 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (16.13%) Ethical Hacking
8 5 (16.13%) CEH
8 5 (16.13%) Juniper
8 5 (16.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (16.13%) Incident Management
8 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
8 5 (16.13%) BS7799
8 5 (16.13%) Business Continuity
8 5 (16.13%) Service Delivery

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 2 (6.45%) Lync
2 1 (3.23%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.23%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Office
2 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.23%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 15 (48.39%) Firewall
2 11 (35.48%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (25.81%) Network Security
3 8 (25.81%) Internet
4 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
5 2 (6.45%) VPN
5 2 (6.45%) LAN
5 2 (6.45%) WAN
5 2 (6.45%) SSL
5 2 (6.45%) IPsec
5 2 (6.45%) Wireshark
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.23%) SSH
6 1 (3.23%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Subversion
1 1 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (41.94%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Legal
3 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.45%) Games
4 2 (6.45%) Military
4 2 (6.45%) Banking
5 1 (3.23%) Retail
5 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Security Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Information Security Officer
3 5 (16.13%) Security Officer
4 4 (12.90%) Administrator
5 3 (9.68%) Network Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) IT Administrator
5 3 (9.68%) Security Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Network Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Installations Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Forensic Investigator
7 1 (3.23%) Security Operations Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Build and Release Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Cyber Security Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Incident Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Release Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) IT Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Management Information System
2 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (12.90%) CMDB
3 4 (12.90%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
5 2 (6.45%) Online Games
5 2 (6.45%) Clustering
5 2 (6.45%) SecurID
6 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
6 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Windows
1 6 (19.35%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.23%) Solaris
3 1 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Information Security
2 6 (19.35%) Digital Forensics
2 6 (19.35%) Data Privacy
3 5 (16.13%) Ethical Hacking
3 5 (16.13%) Incident Management
3 5 (16.13%) Business Continuity
3 5 (16.13%) Service Delivery
3 5 (16.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (12.90%) ITIL
4 4 (12.90%) BCP
4 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
4 4 (12.90%) Change Management
4 4 (12.90%) Risk Management
4 4 (12.90%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (12.90%) Information Management
4 4 (12.90%) Security Architecture
4 4 (12.90%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (12.90%) Data Protection
4 4 (12.90%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (12.90%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
1 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.23%) Perl
2 1 (3.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) CISSP
2 7 (22.58%) GCIH
3 6 (19.35%) EnCE
3 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
3 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
4 5 (16.13%) CEH
5 4 (12.90%) Degree
5 4 (12.90%) HND
6 2 (6.45%) GIAC
6 2 (6.45%) GCIA
7 1 (3.23%) CCSP
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.23%) CISA
7 1 (3.23%) CISM
7 1 (3.23%) CISMP
7 1 (3.23%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) BS7799
1 5 (16.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (9.68%) PCI DSS
3 2 (6.45%) ISO 9000
4 1 (3.23%) SLA
4 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (3.23%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) Snort
2 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Puppet
1 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Cisco
2 6 (19.35%) CheckPoint
2 6 (19.35%) Blue Coat
3 5 (16.13%) Juniper
4 2 (6.45%) SolarWinds
4 2 (6.45%) ArcSight
4 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.45%) HP
4 2 (6.45%) Dell
5 1 (3.23%) Adobe
5 1 (3.23%) Sourcefire
5 1 (3.23%) IronPort
5 1 (3.23%) Trustwave
5 1 (3.23%) Akamai
5 1 (3.23%) F5