The table below looks at the statistics for Computer Security skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Security over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 596 599 573
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -26
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 24 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.022% 0.012%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.054% 0.029% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 4
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£425 £395 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +110.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £390 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £448 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £188
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +108.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.50 -

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
44182 41616 38228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.70% 76.15% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28632 25727 23174
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1176 1105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Computer Security
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Security within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 July 2015.

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 13 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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
England -13 24 £425 +7.59% 16
South East +1 15 £400 -11.11% 3
Oxfordshire - 10 £400 -
Oxford - 7 £425 -
South West -8 5 £550 +41.02% 1
Bristol - 5 £550 - 1
Kent - 4 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 4 - -
London -1 3 £575 +35.29% 4
City of London -9 1 - -
Epsom - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 15 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (42.42%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (42.42%) Tomcat
2 14 (42.42%) Jenkins
3 12 (36.36%) SQL
3 12 (36.36%) Network Security
4 11 (33.33%) Web Development
4 11 (33.33%) Firewall
4 11 (33.33%) HTML
4 11 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 11 (33.33%) MySQL
4 11 (33.33%) Oracle
4 11 (33.33%) Linux
5 10 (30.30%) JBoss
5 10 (30.30%) Progress
5 10 (30.30%) HTTP
5 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
5 10 (30.30%) CSS
5 10 (30.30%) JDBC
5 10 (30.30%) Web Services
5 10 (30.30%) XML
5 10 (30.30%) Java
5 10 (30.30%) Java EE
5 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (30.30%) TDD
5 10 (30.30%) jQuery
5 10 (30.30%) JSON
5 10 (30.30%) JIRA
5 10 (30.30%) RESTful
5 10 (30.30%) Confluence

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 14 (42.42%) Tomcat
2 10 (30.30%) Confluence
2 10 (30.30%) JBoss
3 4 (12.12%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (42.42%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (12.12%) SoftLayer
2 4 (12.12%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 12 (36.36%) Network Security
2 11 (33.33%) Firewall
3 10 (30.30%) HTTP
4 9 (27.27%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (24.24%) VPN
6 7 (21.21%) SSL
7 6 (18.18%) TCP/IP
8 5 (15.15%) Intranet
9 4 (12.12%) SNMP
9 4 (12.12%) Wireless
10 3 (9.09%) IPsec
10 3 (9.09%) LAN
10 3 (9.09%) WAN
10 3 (9.09%) Internet
11 1 (3.03%) SSH
11 1 (3.03%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (33.33%) MySQL
2 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (42.42%) Jenkins
2 10 (30.30%) JIRA
2 10 (30.30%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (15.15%) Military
2 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Publishing
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Analyst
2 11 (33.33%) Developer
3 10 (30.30%) Security Analyst
3 10 (30.30%) Java Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Network Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Network Security Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Senior Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Incident Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Technical Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Security Operations Manager
8 1 (3.03%) Cyber Security Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Full Stack Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Full Stack Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Support Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Support Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Lead Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (33.33%) HTML
2 10 (30.30%) CSS
2 10 (30.30%) JDBC
2 10 (30.30%) Web Services
2 10 (30.30%) XML
2 10 (30.30%) jQuery
2 10 (30.30%) RESTful
2 10 (30.30%) HTML5
2 10 (30.30%) CSS3
2 10 (30.30%) AngularJS
2 10 (30.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 10 (30.30%) Java EE
2 10 (30.30%) JSON
3 9 (27.27%) Spring
4 4 (12.12%) Ruby on Rails
4 4 (12.12%) Grails
5 3 (9.09%) J2EE
6 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.03%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Cryptography
2 4 (12.12%) PKI
2 4 (12.12%) Statistics
3 3 (9.09%) SecurID
3 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (33.33%) Linux
2 8 (24.24%) Windows
3 4 (12.12%) UNIX
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (33.33%) Web Development
3 10 (30.30%) BDD
3 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (30.30%) TDD
4 8 (24.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 8 (24.24%) SIEM
5 7 (21.21%) Computer Forensics
6 6 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (15.15%) Web Design
7 5 (15.15%) Information Security
8 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
8 4 (12.12%) ITIL
8 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce
8 4 (12.12%) DevOps
8 4 (12.12%) Analytics
8 4 (12.12%) Cyber Security
8 4 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) SQL
2 11 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 10 (30.30%) Java
4 4 (12.12%) Python
4 4 (12.12%) Ruby
4 4 (12.12%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.03%) C#
5 1 (3.03%) Perl
5 1 (3.03%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) SC Cleared
1 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
2 7 (21.21%) Degree
3 3 (9.09%) CISSP
4 1 (3.03%) CISA
4 1 (3.03%) GCIA
4 1 (3.03%) GSEC
4 1 (3.03%) HND
4 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) BS7799
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Nagios
1 4 (12.12%) Puppet
1 4 (12.12%) Vagrant
1 4 (12.12%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Oracle
2 10 (30.30%) Progress
3 9 (27.27%) Cisco
4 8 (24.24%) Juniper
5 7 (21.21%) ArcSight
6 5 (15.15%) SolarWinds
7 4 (12.12%) Splunk
8 3 (9.09%) CheckPoint
8 3 (9.09%) Blue Coat
9 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
10 1 (3.03%) Citrix
10 1 (3.03%) Sourcefire
10 1 (3.03%) CA
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