The table below looks at the statistics for Computer Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Security over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 412 430 406
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -24
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.008% 0.004% 0.004%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.011% 0.005% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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£425 - £110
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 - £313
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - -
Computer Security
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18761 19158 19398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.11% 76.59% 74.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13057 13421 13065
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 230 359
Average hourly rate £21.25 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

Computer Security
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Security across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Computer Security Jobs Demand Trend in London

Computer Security
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Computer Security across the London region.

Computer Security Daily Rate Trend in London

Computer Security
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Security across the London region.

Computer Security Hourly Rate Trend in London

Computer Security
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 29 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Docklands, London - - - -
Computer Security
England

Computer Security
Top 28 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
1 3 (60.00%) SIEM
2 2 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Computer Forensics
2 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) Use Case
2 2 (40.00%) Time Management
2 2 (40.00%) Network Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) McAfee
2 2 (40.00%) CISA
2 2 (40.00%) Validation
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) VPN
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) CISSP
2 2 (40.00%) CA
3 1 (20.00%) Novell
3 1 (20.00%) Intranet
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) Splunk
3 1 (20.00%) ArcSight
3 1 (20.00%) Finance

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) Intranet
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Manager
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) SIEM
2 2 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Validation
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) Computer Forensics
2 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Use Case
2 2 (40.00%) Time Management
2 2 (40.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CISSP
1 2 (40.00%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) CA
1 2 (40.00%) McAfee
2 1 (20.00%) Splunk
2 1 (20.00%) ArcSight
2 1 (20.00%) Novell