The table below looks at the statistics for Computer Security skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Security over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
UK
Rank 578 596 592
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -4
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 19 33 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.064% 0.036%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.051% 0.077% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 28 5
Median daily rate £395 £345 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.49% -18.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £288 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £420 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £340 £413
% change year-on-year
+16.17% -17.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £8.79
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 across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37065 42986 41665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.79% 82.74% 79.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 24644 28105 26278
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1180 1114
Median hourly rate £35.75 £38.75 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.74% +41.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

Computer Security
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 UK

Computer Security
Daily Rate Trend

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

Computer Security Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Computer Security
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Security within the UK over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

Computer Security Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Computer Security
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Computer Security Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Computer Security
Top 18 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 26 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
England +12 16 £400 +15.94% 13
South East +3 6 £420 +23.52% 3
South West +10 5 £360 +30.90% 1
North West - 4 £383 -
Manchester - 4 £383 -
Fleet +11 3 £420 +23.52% 1
Milton Keynes +2 3 £413 -
Hampshire -1 3 £420 +23.52% 3
Buckinghamshire -3 3 £413 -
Wales - 3 £350 -
South Wales - 3 £350 -
Cardiff - 3 £350 -
Bristol - 3 £340 -
Salford - 2 £383 -
Yorkshire +12 1 £400 -2.43% 1
Wiltshire - 1 £430 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1
Gloucester - 1 - - 1

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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 with a requirement for Computer Security.

1 32 (58.18%) Information Security
2 30 (54.55%) Firewall
3 23 (41.82%) Windows
3 23 (41.82%) CISSP
4 22 (40.00%) SIEM
5 21 (38.18%) Management Information System
6 20 (36.36%) TCP/IP
7 17 (30.91%) Project Management
8 16 (29.09%) DNS
9 15 (27.27%) Internet
9 15 (27.27%) ITIL
9 15 (27.27%) Unix
9 15 (27.27%) Python
9 15 (27.27%) Change Management
9 15 (27.27%) Intrusion Detection
9 15 (27.27%) Incident Management
9 15 (27.27%) PCI DSS
10 14 (25.45%) Cryptography
10 14 (25.45%) Linux
10 14 (25.45%) Cisco
11 13 (23.64%) MPLS
11 13 (23.64%) Problem Management
11 13 (23.64%) Capacity Management
11 13 (23.64%) Security Patching
11 13 (23.64%) Data Centre
12 12 (21.82%) Cybersecurity
12 12 (21.82%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (21.82%) SQL
12 12 (21.82%) GIAC
12 12 (21.82%) VMware

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills 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 7 (12.73%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.27%) IIS
3 3 (5.45%) Apache
3 3 (5.45%) JBoss
3 3 (5.45%) Skype for Business
3 3 (5.45%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.82%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Weka
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.73%) SaaS
2 3 (5.45%) Office 365
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (54.55%) Firewall
2 20 (36.36%) TCP/IP
3 16 (29.09%) DNS
4 15 (27.27%) Internet
4 15 (27.27%) Intrusion Detection
5 13 (23.64%) MPLS
6 11 (20.00%) LAN
6 11 (20.00%) WAN
7 10 (18.18%) DHCP
8 9 (16.36%) Network Security
9 7 (12.73%) IPsec
10 6 (10.91%) ADSL
10 6 (10.91%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (10.91%) Ethernet
10 6 (10.91%) ICMP
10 6 (10.91%) ISDN
10 6 (10.91%) PSTN
10 6 (10.91%) SNMP
10 6 (10.91%) SSL
10 6 (10.91%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.27%) Redis
3 1 (1.82%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.82%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (7.27%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Legal
3 2 (3.64%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.64%) Marketing
4 1 (1.82%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Electronics
4 1 (1.82%) French Language
4 1 (1.82%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (30.91%) Analyst
2 14 (25.45%) Security Analyst
3 7 (12.73%) Security Specialist
4 6 (10.91%) SOC Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) IT Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) IT Security Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Network Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Security Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) CISSP Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Deployment Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.45%) SIEM Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Incident Handler
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.91%) 802.1X
2 5 (9.09%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (5.45%) RESTful
3 3 (5.45%) Web Services
4 1 (1.82%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 21 (38.18%) Management Information System
2 13 (23.64%) Data Centre
3 11 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (20.00%) Driving Licence
4 7 (12.73%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (9.09%) Computer Science
6 4 (7.27%) Client/Server
7 3 (5.45%) Cyber Attack
7 3 (5.45%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (5.45%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (3.64%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (1.82%) Algorithms
9 1 (1.82%) CESG
9 1 (1.82%) EPoS
9 1 (1.82%) Social Media
9 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (41.82%) Windows
2 15 (27.27%) Unix
3 14 (25.45%) Linux
4 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.45%) Android
5 3 (5.45%) Apple iOS
5 3 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.45%) Windows 10
5 3 (5.45%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.45%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (58.18%) Information Security
2 22 (40.00%) SIEM
3 17 (30.91%) Project Management
4 15 (27.27%) Change Management
4 15 (27.27%) Incident Management
4 15 (27.27%) ITIL
5 14 (25.45%) Cryptography
6 13 (23.64%) Capacity Management
6 13 (23.64%) Problem Management
6 13 (23.64%) Security Patching
7 12 (21.82%) Cybersecurity
8 11 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
8 11 (20.00%) Security Operations
9 10 (18.18%) Information Assurance
10 9 (16.36%) Security Testing
11 8 (14.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 7 (12.73%) Root Cause Analysis
12 7 (12.73%) Server Hardening
13 6 (10.91%) Load Balancing
13 6 (10.91%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 15 (27.27%) Python
2 12 (21.82%) SQL
3 7 (12.73%) C#
3 7 (12.73%) Java
4 6 (10.91%) Perl
5 3 (5.45%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.45%) VB
5 3 (5.45%) VBScript
6 1 (1.82%) C++
6 1 (1.82%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (41.82%) CISSP
2 12 (21.82%) GIAC
3 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
4 7 (12.73%) Degree
4 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
5 6 (10.91%) CCNP
5 6 (10.91%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (10.91%) GCIH
5 6 (10.91%) SANS
6 5 (9.09%) CCNA
6 5 (9.09%) CISM
7 4 (7.27%) CISA
7 4 (7.27%) SSCP
8 3 (5.45%) RHCSA
9 2 (3.64%) CEH
9 2 (3.64%) CREST Certified
9 2 (3.64%) GCFA
9 2 (3.64%) GPEN
9 2 (3.64%) OSCP
10 1 (1.82%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (27.27%) PCI DSS
2 7 (12.73%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (9.09%) PMO
4 4 (7.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.82%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.82%) QA
5 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (21.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.82%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (12.73%) Puppet
1 7 (12.73%) WSUS
2 6 (10.91%) CSIRT
2 6 (10.91%) Nessus
3 5 (9.09%) QRadar
4 4 (7.27%) Kibana
4 4 (7.27%) logstash
5 3 (5.45%) AirWatch
5 3 (5.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (5.45%) Red Hat Satellite
5 3 (5.45%) SCCM
6 2 (3.64%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (3.64%) RSA enVision
7 1 (1.82%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (1.82%) Computer Incident Response Team
Vendors
1 14 (25.45%) Cisco
2 12 (21.82%) VMware
3 11 (20.00%) LogRhythm
4 7 (12.73%) Fortinet
5 6 (10.91%) AppSense
5 6 (10.91%) Brocade
5 6 (10.91%) CheckPoint
5 6 (10.91%) F5
5 6 (10.91%) Palo Alto
5 6 (10.91%) Splunk
6 5 (9.09%) Apple
6 5 (9.09%) Cyberoam
6 5 (9.09%) IBM
7 4 (7.27%) HP
8 3 (5.45%) LANDesk
8 3 (5.45%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.82%) arcserve
9 1 (1.82%) Oracle
9 1 (1.82%) RapidMiner
9 1 (1.82%) ServiceNow
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