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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 591 577 549
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -28
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 9 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.033% 0.010%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.021% 0.044% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
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£425 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £39.50 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - £10.00

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
42679 40798 35545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.47% 74.90% 73.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 26665 25518 21197
Average daily rate £413 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1239 1169 1080
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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
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 14 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 1 May 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 -18 8 £425 -5.55% 8
South East -10 4 £400 - 2
South West +5 2 £500 -
West Midlands - 2 £425 - 1
Bristol - 2 £500 -
Epsom - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - -
Oxfordshire -21 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £425 -
Worcestershire - 1 - - 1
Glasgow - 1 - -
Worcester - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £400 -
Scotland - 1 - - 1

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (50.00%) Firewall
2 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 12 (40.00%) Information Security
3 11 (36.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (30.00%) Network Security
4 9 (30.00%) Cisco
5 8 (26.67%) Internet
6 7 (23.33%) CISSP
6 7 (23.33%) Linux
6 7 (23.33%) Windows
6 7 (23.33%) GCIH
7 6 (20.00%) Blue Coat
7 6 (20.00%) EnCE
7 6 (20.00%) CheckPoint
7 6 (20.00%) Legal
7 6 (20.00%) Data Privacy
8 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (16.67%) Service Delivery
8 5 (16.67%) Juniper
8 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 5 (16.67%) Digital Forensics
8 5 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
8 5 (16.67%) CEH
8 5 (16.67%) Incident Management
9 4 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (13.33%) Degree
9 4 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (13.33%) CMDB
9 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
9 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 2 (6.67%) Lync
2 1 (3.33%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (3.33%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Office
2 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.33%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 15 (50.00%) Firewall
2 11 (36.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (30.00%) Network Security
4 8 (26.67%) Internet
5 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 2 (6.67%) Wireshark
6 2 (6.67%) IPsec
6 2 (6.67%) SSL
6 2 (6.67%) VPN
6 2 (6.67%) LAN
6 2 (6.67%) WAN
7 1 (3.33%) DNS
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.33%) SSH
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 6 (20.00%) Legal
3 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.67%) Games
4 2 (6.67%) Military
5 1 (3.33%) Russian Language
5 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Security Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Administrator
4 3 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) IT Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) Installations Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Information Security Officer
5 2 (6.67%) Security Officer
5 2 (6.67%) Forensic Investigator
5 2 (6.67%) Incident Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Network Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Build and Release Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Cyber Security Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
1 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.33%) CMDB
2 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.67%) SecurID
3 2 (6.67%) Online Games
3 2 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.67%) Clustering
4 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Linux
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) Solaris
3 1 (3.33%) UNIX
3 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Information Security
2 6 (20.00%) Data Privacy
3 5 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 5 (16.67%) Digital Forensics
3 5 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
3 5 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 4 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (13.33%) ITIL
4 4 (13.33%) Change Management
4 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
4 4 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (10.00%) Security Architecture
6 2 (6.67%) Network Design
6 2 (6.67%) Information Management
6 2 (6.67%) Computer Forensics
6 2 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.67%) Information Assurance
6 2 (6.67%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) C#
2 1 (3.33%) Perl
2 1 (3.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) CISSP
1 7 (23.33%) GCIH
2 6 (20.00%) EnCE
3 5 (16.67%) CEH
4 4 (13.33%) Degree
4 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.67%) GCIA
5 2 (6.67%) GIAC
5 2 (6.67%) HND
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.33%) CCSP
6 1 (3.33%) CISM
6 1 (3.33%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.67%) BS7799
2 2 (6.67%) ISO 9000
3 1 (3.33%) SLA
3 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) Snort
2 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Cisco
2 6 (20.00%) Blue Coat
2 6 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 5 (16.67%) Juniper
4 2 (6.67%) SolarWinds
4 2 (6.67%) HP
4 2 (6.67%) Dell
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.67%) ArcSight
5 1 (3.33%) Trustwave
5 1 (3.33%) Adobe
5 1 (3.33%) IronPort
5 1 (3.33%) F5
5 1 (3.33%) Akamai
5 1 (3.33%) Sourcefire