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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 618 626 608
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -18
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 22 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.016% 0.033%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.048% 0.020% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 2
Average daily rate £340 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £425 -
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £39.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.50 -

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
45554 43915 42300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.54% 78.78% 77.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 30085 27355 26388
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1272 1188
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £47.83 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 2016.

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 17 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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -14 16 £355 -16.47% 6
Yorkshire - 7 £398 -
South East -12 6 £335 -16.25%
Leeds - 4 £410 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £410 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £368 -
Sheffield - 3 £368 -
Hampshire - 3 £335 -
Epsom +1 2 - -
Surrey -13 2 - -
London - 2 £541 - 4
South West -1 1 £275 -45.00% 2
Dorset - 1 £275 -
Channel Islands - 1 - -
Jersey - 1 - -
Blandford Forum - 1 £275 -
Middlesex - 1 - -

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 35 (71.43%) Firewall
2 31 (63.27%) Information Security
2 31 (63.27%) ITIL
3 27 (55.10%) TCP/IP
4 26 (53.06%) Incident Management
5 23 (46.94%) Cisco
5 23 (46.94%) DNS
6 22 (44.90%) Intrusion Detection
7 21 (42.86%) Change Management
7 21 (42.86%) Management Information System
8 20 (40.82%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (40.82%) Internet
8 20 (40.82%) PCI DSS
9 19 (38.78%) CISSP
9 19 (38.78%) Cryptography
10 18 (36.73%) DHCP
10 18 (36.73%) Project Management
10 18 (36.73%) LAN
10 18 (36.73%) Problem Management
10 18 (36.73%) Data Centre
11 17 (34.69%) Security Patching
11 17 (34.69%) Capacity Management
11 17 (34.69%) WAN
11 17 (34.69%) MPLS
11 17 (34.69%) SSL
12 16 (32.65%) Network Security
13 15 (30.61%) CCNA
13 15 (30.61%) IPsec
14 14 (28.57%) SNMP
14 14 (28.57%) Windows

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 5 (10.20%) Apache
1 5 (10.20%) JBoss
1 5 (10.20%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.04%) IIS
2 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.08%) MS Office
2 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (71.43%) Firewall
2 27 (55.10%) TCP/IP
3 23 (46.94%) DNS
4 22 (44.90%) Intrusion Detection
5 20 (40.82%) Internet
6 18 (36.73%) DHCP
6 18 (36.73%) LAN
7 17 (34.69%) MPLS
7 17 (34.69%) SSL
7 17 (34.69%) WAN
8 16 (32.65%) Network Security
9 15 (30.61%) IPsec
10 14 (28.57%) SNMP
11 13 (26.53%) ADSL
11 13 (26.53%) Ethernet
11 13 (26.53%) HSRP
11 13 (26.53%) ICMP
11 13 (26.53%) ISDN
11 13 (26.53%) PSTN
11 13 (26.53%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 9 (18.37%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Games
2 1 (2.04%) Law
2 1 (2.04%) Online Betting
2 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (28.57%) Security Specialist
2 11 (22.45%) Network Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) Analyst
3 6 (12.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) Security Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Cisco Support
4 5 (10.20%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Network Support
4 5 (10.20%) Network Support Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Security Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Security Support Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Monitoring Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) CISSP Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.57%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.04%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 21 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 19 (38.78%) Cryptography
3 18 (36.73%) Data Centre
4 14 (28.57%) Driving Licence
5 9 (18.37%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (12.24%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (10.20%) Client/Server
8 2 (4.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (4.08%) RSA SecurID
8 2 (4.08%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (2.04%) Clustering
9 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
9 1 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (2.04%) FMCG
9 1 (2.04%) Mainframe
9 1 (2.04%) NHS
9 1 (2.04%) Online Games
9 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.57%) Linux
1 14 (28.57%) Windows
2 8 (16.33%) Unix
3 5 (10.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (8.16%) Windows NT
4 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.04%) VMS
6 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (63.27%) Information Security
1 31 (63.27%) ITIL
2 26 (53.06%) Incident Management
3 21 (42.86%) Change Management
4 18 (36.73%) Problem Management
4 18 (36.73%) Project Management
5 17 (34.69%) Capacity Management
5 17 (34.69%) Security Patching
6 14 (28.57%) Network Management
7 13 (26.53%) Load Balancing
7 13 (26.53%) Network Monitoring
7 13 (26.53%) SIEM
8 11 (22.45%) Ethical Hacking
9 10 (20.41%) Security Management
10 7 (14.29%) Information Assurance
11 6 (12.24%) Data Security
11 6 (12.24%) Server Hardening
12 5 (10.20%) Data Protection
12 5 (10.20%) PRINCE2
13 3 (6.12%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.29%) Python
2 6 (12.24%) Perl
3 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.04%) Ruby
3 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (40.82%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (38.78%) CISSP
3 15 (30.61%) CCNA
4 11 (22.45%) CEH
5 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (16.33%) MCSA
7 7 (14.29%) CISA
7 7 (14.29%) Degree
7 7 (14.29%) GIAC
8 6 (12.24%) CISM
8 6 (12.24%) GCIH
9 5 (10.20%) RHCSA
10 4 (8.16%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (8.16%) CCNP
10 4 (8.16%) ISACA
10 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
11 3 (6.12%) MCSE
12 2 (4.08%) CCIE
12 2 (4.08%) HND
13 1 (2.04%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (40.82%) PCI DSS
2 10 (20.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (18.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (6.12%) ISO 9000
5 1 (2.04%) ISO27002
5 1 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.04%) Snort
3 1 (2.04%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) Puppet
2 5 (10.20%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (4.08%) QRadar
4 1 (2.04%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (46.94%) Cisco
2 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
3 8 (16.33%) Cyberoam
3 8 (16.33%) F5
4 5 (10.20%) Red Hat
5 3 (6.12%) Splunk
6 2 (4.08%) ArcSight
6 2 (4.08%) Blue Coat
6 2 (4.08%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.08%) Citrix
6 2 (4.08%) Juniper
6 2 (4.08%) Palo Alto
6 2 (4.08%) SAP
6 2 (4.08%) VMware
7 1 (2.04%) HP
7 1 (2.04%) Symantec