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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
England / North West
Rank - - 138
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - 0.065%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £361 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.34% -15.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £75.00 - £9.75

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
2141 3079 2376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.13% 80.96% 76.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1381 1876 1423
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £565 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 110 96
Median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +35.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 4 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (75.00%) Python
2 3 (75.00%) CISSP
2 3 (75.00%) Information Security
2 3 (75.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) SANS
3 2 (50.00%) Security Operations
3 2 (50.00%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (50.00%) GCFA
3 2 (50.00%) CEH
3 2 (50.00%) CSIRT
3 2 (50.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (50.00%) GIAC
3 2 (50.00%) Perl
3 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) RESTful
4 1 (25.00%) Open Source
4 1 (25.00%) Splunk
4 1 (25.00%) SIEM
4 1 (25.00%) Protective Monitoring
4 1 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (25.00%) LogRhythm
4 1 (25.00%) logstash
4 1 (25.00%) Kibana
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) Unix

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 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) VoIP
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Redis
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Incident Handler
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Security Operations Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) ELK Stack
1 1 (25.00%) RESTful
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (50.00%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (25.00%) Cyber Attack
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (75.00%) Information Security
2 3 (75.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (50.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (50.00%) Security Operations
4 1 (25.00%) Case Management
4 1 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (25.00%) Open Source
4 1 (25.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (25.00%) Protective Monitoring
4 1 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
4 1 (25.00%) SIEM
4 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) Perl
2 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CISSP
1 3 (75.00%) SANS
2 2 (50.00%) CEH
2 2 (50.00%) GCFA
2 2 (50.00%) GIAC
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) SSCP
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) CSIRT
2 1 (25.00%) Kibana
2 1 (25.00%) logstash
2 1 (25.00%) QRadar
2 1 (25.00%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Apple
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) LogRhythm
1 1 (25.00%) Splunk