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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 400 391 377
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -14
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 2 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.009% 0.058% 0.015%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.012% 0.074% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
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£550 £450 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +4.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - £10.00
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
16791 17576 15878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.53% 78.45% 76.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 11824 12256 11182
Average daily rate £450 £433 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% -3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 237 215
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% -17.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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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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
City of London - 2 £550 - 1
Computer Security
England

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 9 (60.00%) Firewall
2 9 (60.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (53.33%) Information Security
3 8 (53.33%) CISSP
4 7 (46.67%) GCIH
5 6 (40.00%) Legal
5 6 (40.00%) Internet
5 6 (40.00%) EnCE
5 6 (40.00%) Digital Forensics
5 6 (40.00%) Data Privacy
6 5 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (33.33%) Service Delivery
6 5 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
6 5 (33.33%) CEH
6 5 (33.33%) Incident Management
7 4 (26.67%) Change Management
7 4 (26.67%) Windows
7 4 (26.67%) Security Architecture
8 3 (20.00%) PCI DSS
8 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
8 3 (20.00%) Linux
8 3 (20.00%) Cisco
9 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
9 2 (13.33%) Blue Coat
9 2 (13.33%) Banking
9 2 (13.33%) Snort
9 2 (13.33%) Migration
9 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
9 2 (13.33%) Games

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) Lync
2 1 (6.67%) OpenStack
2 1 (6.67%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) Firewall
1 9 (60.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (40.00%) Internet
3 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) DNS
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Subversion
1 1 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Legal
3 2 (13.33%) Games
3 2 (13.33%) Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Retail
4 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
4 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Security Analyst
1 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Forensic Investigator
2 2 (13.33%) Installations Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Release Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) IT Security Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Security Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Information Security Officer
3 1 (6.67%) Security Officer
3 1 (6.67%) Incident Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Security Operations Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Build and Release Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Cyber Security Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) Online Games
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Information Security
2 6 (40.00%) Digital Forensics
2 6 (40.00%) Data Privacy
3 5 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
3 5 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 5 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 4 (26.67%) Change Management
4 4 (26.67%) Security Architecture
5 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (13.33%) Cyber Security
5 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL
5 2 (13.33%) Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Time Management
5 2 (13.33%) Information Assurance
6 1 (6.67%) Reverse Engineering
6 1 (6.67%) Content Management
6 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
1 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) CISSP
2 7 (46.67%) GCIH
3 6 (40.00%) EnCE
4 5 (33.33%) CEH
5 2 (13.33%) GIAC
5 2 (13.33%) GCIA
5 2 (13.33%) Degree
6 1 (6.67%) CCSP
6 1 (6.67%) CRISC
6 1 (6.67%) CISMP
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (6.67%) CISA
6 1 (6.67%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (20.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (13.33%) ISO 9000
4 1 (6.67%) SLA
4 1 (6.67%) BS7799
4 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (6.67%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (13.33%) Snort
1 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
1 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) HP
2 2 (13.33%) Dell
2 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (13.33%) Blue Coat
3 1 (6.67%) IronPort
3 1 (6.67%) Akamai
3 1 (6.67%) F5
3 1 (6.67%) Trustwave
3 1 (6.67%) Juniper
3 1 (6.67%) Adobe