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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Security over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 591 609 618
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +9
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 26 28 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.053% 0.053% 0.009%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.064% 0.066% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 2
Median daily rate £400 £439 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.83% +9.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £413 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £600 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £357 £550 -
% change year-on-year
-35.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
40831 42666 40917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.45% 81.24% 77.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 27254 28340 26063
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1188 1145
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +38.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.23 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

Computer Security
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Computer Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 October 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Security within the England region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +9 12 £402 -6.08% 4
South East +3 6 £357 -32.00% 2
Yorkshire - 3 £445 - 1
North West - 3 £400 - 1
South West +14 2 £313 -43.18%
Computer Security
UK

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Computer Security.

1 25 (64.10%) Firewall
2 18 (46.15%) Windows
3 17 (43.59%) Information Security
3 17 (43.59%) Intrusion Detection
4 16 (41.03%) Incident Management
5 15 (38.46%) ITIL
5 15 (38.46%) LAN
5 15 (38.46%) Cisco
6 14 (35.90%) Network Security
7 13 (33.33%) WAN
7 13 (33.33%) Management Information System
8 12 (30.77%) SSL
8 12 (30.77%) Unix
8 12 (30.77%) SIEM
9 11 (28.21%) TCP/IP
9 11 (28.21%) Project Management
9 11 (28.21%) Problem Management
10 10 (25.64%) CISSP
10 10 (25.64%) Active Directory
10 10 (25.64%) VPN
10 10 (25.64%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
11 9 (23.08%) Network Monitoring
11 9 (23.08%) Capacity Management
11 9 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (23.08%) SNMP
11 9 (23.08%) Python
11 9 (23.08%) CheckPoint
11 9 (23.08%) Internet
11 9 (23.08%) MPLS

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (12.82%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.13%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (64.10%) Firewall
2 17 (43.59%) Intrusion Detection
3 15 (38.46%) LAN
4 14 (35.90%) Network Security
5 13 (33.33%) WAN
6 12 (30.77%) SSL
7 11 (28.21%) TCP/IP
8 10 (25.64%) VPN
9 9 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (23.08%) Internet
9 9 (23.08%) IPsec
9 9 (23.08%) MPLS
9 9 (23.08%) SNMP
10 8 (20.51%) DHCP
10 8 (20.51%) DNS
11 7 (17.95%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (15.38%) Ethernet
12 6 (15.38%) HSRP
12 6 (15.38%) ICMP
12 6 (15.38%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Data Mining
2 2 (5.13%) Redis
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) JIRA
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
1 3 (7.69%) Legal
2 2 (5.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (53.85%) Analyst
2 20 (51.28%) Security Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) IT Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) IT Security Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Network Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Network Security Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Support Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Consultant
5 4 (10.26%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.69%) Security Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Network Support
7 2 (5.13%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Security Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) 802.1X
2 4 (10.26%) Web Services
3 3 (7.69%) ELK Stack
3 3 (7.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 10 (25.64%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (20.51%) Cryptography
3 8 (20.51%) Data Centre
4 5 (12.82%) Driving Licence
5 4 (10.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (7.69%) Cyber Attack
6 3 (7.69%) RSA SecurID
6 3 (7.69%) Virtual Team
7 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (5.13%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (2.56%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 18 (46.15%) Windows
2 12 (30.77%) Unix
3 7 (17.95%) Linux
4 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.56%) VMS
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (43.59%) Information Security
2 16 (41.03%) Incident Management
3 15 (38.46%) ITIL
4 12 (30.77%) SIEM
5 11 (28.21%) Problem Management
5 11 (28.21%) Project Management
6 9 (23.08%) Capacity Management
6 9 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (23.08%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (23.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 8 (20.51%) Change Management
7 8 (20.51%) Security Patching
8 7 (17.95%) Patch Management
8 7 (17.95%) Security Operations
8 7 (17.95%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (15.38%) Load Balancing
9 6 (15.38%) Network Management
10 5 (12.82%) Change Control
10 5 (12.82%) Secure Coding
10 5 (12.82%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.08%) Python
2 8 (20.51%) SQL
3 5 (12.82%) C#
3 5 (12.82%) Java
4 1 (2.56%) Perl
4 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) CISSP
2 7 (17.95%) CCNP
2 7 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
3 6 (15.38%) SANS
3 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 5 (12.82%) CCNA
5 3 (7.69%) SSCP
6 2 (5.13%) GCIA
6 2 (5.13%) GSEC
7 1 (2.56%) CCVP
7 1 (2.56%) CEH
7 1 (2.56%) Degree
7 1 (2.56%) GCFA
7 1 (2.56%) GIAC
7 1 (2.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.51%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (25.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.13%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) Nessus
2 4 (10.26%) QRadar
3 2 (5.13%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (5.13%) Kibana
3 2 (5.13%) logstash
3 2 (5.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (5.13%) Puppet
3 2 (5.13%) RSA enVision
3 2 (5.13%) WSUS
4 1 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.56%) RSA Archer
4 1 (2.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (38.46%) Cisco
2 9 (23.08%) CheckPoint
3 8 (20.51%) LogRhythm
3 8 (20.51%) Palo Alto
4 7 (17.95%) Fortinet
4 7 (17.95%) VMware
5 6 (15.38%) F5
6 5 (12.82%) AppSense
6 5 (12.82%) Brocade
6 5 (12.82%) Juniper
7 4 (10.26%) Cyberoam
7 4 (10.26%) Qualys
7 4 (10.26%) SolarWinds
8 3 (7.69%) Apple
8 3 (7.69%) IBM
8 3 (7.69%) Splunk
9 2 (5.13%) arcserve
9 2 (5.13%) ArcSight
9 2 (5.13%) HP
10 1 (2.56%) ServiceNow
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