The table below looks at the statistics for Computer Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Security over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
England / North West
Rank 132 - 140
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% - 0.061%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% - 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £383 - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £340 £413
% change year-on-year
+16.91% -17.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £8.79

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2171 3119 2569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.52% 82.43% 78.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1382 1885 1487
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £533 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 140 109
Median hourly rate £42.48 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £51.98 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

Computer Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 the North West

Computer Security
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Computer Security Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Computer Security
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Security across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Computer Security Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Computer Security
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Computer Security Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Computer Security
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 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
Manchester - 4 £383 -
Computer Security
England

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 North West region with a requirement for Computer Security.

1 8 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 4 (50.00%) SANS
2 4 (50.00%) CISSP
2 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (37.50%) Information Security
3 3 (37.50%) Apple
3 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) Unix
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 3 (37.50%) Python
3 3 (37.50%) LAN
3 3 (37.50%) VoIP
3 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (37.50%) VPN
3 3 (37.50%) IBM
3 3 (37.50%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (37.50%) QRadar
3 3 (37.50%) Case Management
3 3 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) Redis
3 3 (37.50%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (37.50%) Protective Monitoring
3 3 (37.50%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (37.50%) LogRhythm
3 3 (37.50%) logstash

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
1 3 (37.50%) LAN
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
1 3 (37.50%) VoIP
1 3 (37.50%) VPN
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Redis
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Security Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Incident Handler
2 2 (25.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Security Operations Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SOC Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SOC Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Splunk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (12.50%) RESTful
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) Cyber Attack
1 2 (25.00%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
1 3 (37.50%) Unix
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (50.00%) Process Improvement
3 3 (37.50%) Case Management
3 3 (37.50%) Information Security
3 3 (37.50%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (37.50%) Open Source
3 3 (37.50%) Patch Management
3 3 (37.50%) Protective Monitoring
3 3 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (37.50%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (25.00%) Security Operations
4 2 (25.00%) SIEM
5 1 (12.50%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Python
2 2 (25.00%) Perl
2 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CISSP
1 4 (50.00%) SANS
1 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) CEH
2 2 (25.00%) GCFA
2 2 (25.00%) GIAC
2 2 (25.00%) SSCP
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Kibana
1 3 (37.50%) logstash
1 3 (37.50%) QRadar
2 2 (25.00%) CSIRT
3 1 (12.50%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Apple
1 3 (37.50%) IBM
1 3 (37.50%) LogRhythm
1 3 (37.50%) Splunk