The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 568 563 585
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +22
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 12 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.012% 0.003%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.030% 0.016% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 2
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£395 £188 £211
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+110.66% -11.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £175 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £305 £292
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £188 £313
% change year-on-year
+108.00% -40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39905 37171 40797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.12% 72.91% 70.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 24736 22529 23452
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1139 1072 1445
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £45.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 23 July 2014.

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 30 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 23 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -8 12 £395 +110.66% 5
South West - 5 £390 -
Gloucestershire - 5 £390 -
Gloucester - 4 £390 -
South East - 4 £450 - 2
London +3 2 £425 - 3
Berkshire - 2 £450 -
City of London +29 1 - -
Docklands, London - - - -
North West - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
East of England - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Worcester - - - -
York - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cardiff - - - -

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 12 (40.00%) ITIL
1 12 (40.00%) Firewall
1 12 (40.00%) SIEM
2 10 (33.33%) ArcSight
3 9 (30.00%) Novell
4 8 (26.67%) Information Security
5 6 (20.00%) Linux
6 5 (16.67%) Windows
6 5 (16.67%) HTTP
6 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 5 (16.67%) Internet
6 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 4 (13.33%) Degree
7 4 (13.33%) Load Balancing
7 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
7 4 (13.33%) CCENT
7 4 (13.33%) Zenoss
7 4 (13.33%) F5
7 4 (13.33%) SMTP
7 4 (13.33%) CISSP
7 4 (13.33%) Juniper
7 4 (13.33%) DNS
7 4 (13.33%) SSL
7 4 (13.33%) Cisco
7 4 (13.33%) LDAP
7 4 (13.33%) Perl
7 4 (13.33%) LPIC
7 4 (13.33%) Squid
8 3 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (10.00%) CISA

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (40.00%) Firewall
2 5 (16.67%) Internet
2 5 (16.67%) HTTP
3 4 (13.33%) DNS
3 4 (13.33%) SSL
3 4 (13.33%) LDAP
3 4 (13.33%) SMTP
4 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (6.67%) VPN
6 1 (3.33%) Intranet
6 1 (3.33%) LAN
6 1 (3.33%) PSTN
6 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Consultant
2 6 (20.00%) Security Consultant
3 4 (13.33%) Administrator
3 4 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (13.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 4 (13.33%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (13.33%) IT Security Officer
3 4 (13.33%) Security Officer
4 3 (10.00%) Architect
5 2 (6.67%) IT Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) IT Security Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Security Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Desktop Technician
5 2 (6.67%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Leader
6 1 (3.33%) Security Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) RMADS
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.33%) CESG
2 1 (3.33%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Linux
2 5 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) ITIL
1 12 (40.00%) SIEM
2 8 (26.67%) Information Security
3 4 (13.33%) Load Balancing
4 3 (10.00%) Use Case
4 3 (10.00%) Time Management
4 3 (10.00%) Validation
4 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (10.00%) Network Architecture
4 3 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.67%) Security Architecture
5 2 (6.67%) Computer Forensics
5 2 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (6.67%) Security Management
5 2 (6.67%) Information Security Management
6 1 (3.33%) Data Security
6 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.33%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) Perl
2 3 (10.00%) C
3 2 (6.67%) SQL
4 1 (3.33%) C#
4 1 (3.33%) C++
4 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) CISSP
2 4 (13.33%) LPIC
2 4 (13.33%) Degree
2 4 (13.33%) CCENT
3 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) JSP 440
2 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) Zenoss
2 2 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) ArcSight
2 9 (30.00%) Novell
3 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (13.33%) Juniper
4 4 (13.33%) Cisco
4 4 (13.33%) F5
5 3 (10.00%) McAfee
5 3 (10.00%) CA
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle
7 1 (3.33%) Splunk