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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 558 554 527
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -27
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 18 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.043% 0.013%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.045% 0.058% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 4
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£425 £475 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +10.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £475 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 - £225
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.50 - -

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
39939 38252 32708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.99% 74.83% 72.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 25139 23043 19449
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1061 1149 1173
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 2 March 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Security within the UK over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Computer Security Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Computer Security
Top 27 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 2 March 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 -34 18 £425 -10.52% 7
South East -17 8 £400 - 3
London +1 7 £475 - 3
City of London - 2 £550 -
North West - 2 £425 - 1
Oxfordshire -16 1 - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Aldershot - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South West - - - -

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 16 (50.00%) Information Security
2 14 (43.75%) Finance
3 13 (40.63%) Firewall
4 9 (28.13%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (25.00%) Internet
5 8 (25.00%) CISSP
6 7 (21.88%) Cisco
6 7 (21.88%) Management Information System
6 7 (21.88%) GCIH
7 6 (18.75%) Blue Coat
7 6 (18.75%) Business Continuity
7 6 (18.75%) EnCE
7 6 (18.75%) Network Security
7 6 (18.75%) Digital Forensics
7 6 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (18.75%) Legal
7 6 (18.75%) CheckPoint
7 6 (18.75%) BS7799
7 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
7 6 (18.75%) Windows
7 6 (18.75%) Linux
7 6 (18.75%) Data Privacy
8 5 (15.63%) Business Continuity Planning
8 5 (15.63%) HND
8 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
8 5 (15.63%) BCP
8 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery
8 5 (15.63%) Data Protection
8 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
8 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 3 (9.38%) CMS
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (6.25%) Lync
2 2 (6.25%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (3.13%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Office
2 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.13%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 13 (40.63%) Firewall
2 9 (28.13%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (25.00%) Internet
4 6 (18.75%) Network Security
5 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
6 2 (6.25%) VPN
6 2 (6.25%) LAN
6 2 (6.25%) WAN
6 2 (6.25%) IPsec
6 2 (6.25%) SSL
6 2 (6.25%) Intranet
6 2 (6.25%) Wireshark
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.13%) SSH
7 1 (3.13%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
1 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.13%) Subversion
2 1 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (43.75%) Finance
2 6 (18.75%) Legal
3 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.25%) Games
4 2 (6.25%) Banking
5 1 (3.13%) Retail
5 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.13%) Marketing
5 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Information Security Officer
1 6 (18.75%) Security Officer
2 5 (15.63%) Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Security Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Administrator
4 3 (9.38%) Network Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Security Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) IT Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) Developer
5 2 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Installations Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Forensic Investigator
6 1 (3.13%) Security Operations Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Build and Release Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Cyber Security Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Incident Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) HTML
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
1 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
1 2 (6.25%) HTML5
2 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Management Information System
2 5 (15.63%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (12.50%) CMDB
4 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
4 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (6.25%) Online Games
5 2 (6.25%) Clustering
5 2 (6.25%) SecurID
6 1 (3.13%) Mathematics
6 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Windows
1 6 (18.75%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.13%) Solaris
3 1 (3.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Information Security
2 6 (18.75%) Business Continuity
2 6 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (18.75%) Digital Forensics
2 6 (18.75%) Data Privacy
3 5 (15.63%) Business Continuity Planning
3 5 (15.63%) Data Protection
3 5 (15.63%) Information Management
3 5 (15.63%) Ethical Hacking
3 5 (15.63%) Incident Management
3 5 (15.63%) BCP
3 5 (15.63%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery
3 5 (15.63%) Risk Management
4 4 (12.50%) Migration
4 4 (12.50%) Change Management
4 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 4 (12.50%) ITIL
4 4 (12.50%) Security Architecture
4 4 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.25%) C#
2 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.13%) Perl
3 1 (3.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) CISSP
2 7 (21.88%) GCIH
3 6 (18.75%) EnCE
4 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
4 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
4 5 (15.63%) CEH
4 5 (15.63%) HND
5 3 (9.38%) Degree
6 2 (6.25%) GIAC
6 2 (6.25%) GCIA
7 1 (3.13%) CCSP
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.13%) CISA
7 1 (3.13%) CISM
7 1 (3.13%) CISMP
7 1 (3.13%) VCP4
7 1 (3.13%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) BS7799
2 5 (15.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (9.38%) PCI DSS
4 2 (6.25%) ISO 9000
5 1 (3.13%) SLA
5 1 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (3.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) Snort
2 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Puppet
1 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Cisco
2 6 (18.75%) CheckPoint
2 6 (18.75%) Blue Coat
3 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.38%) Juniper
4 2 (6.25%) HP
4 2 (6.25%) Dell
5 1 (3.13%) Adobe
5 1 (3.13%) Sourcefire
5 1 (3.13%) IronPort
5 1 (3.13%) Akamai
5 1 (3.13%) F5
5 1 (3.13%) Trustwave