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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 549 545 522
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -23
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 22 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.029% 0.020%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.058% 0.039% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 6
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£463 £350 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% -18.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £350 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £168
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +108.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £9.50 - £11.00
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
37746 36266 32728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.34% 74.25% 72.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24225 22016 19460
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 992 1106 1306
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 28 January 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 28 January 2015.

Computer Security Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Computer Security
Top 28 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 28 January 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 -10 22 £463 +32.14% 6
London +24 15 £475 +15.15% 2
South East -13 4 - - 3
City of London - 4 £513 -
North West +1 2 £425 -
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South West - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Warrington - - - -
York - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 14 (51.85%) Information Security
2 12 (44.44%) Finance
3 11 (40.74%) Firewall
4 9 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (29.63%) CISSP
6 7 (25.93%) GCIH
7 6 (22.22%) EnCE
7 6 (22.22%) Digital Forensics
7 6 (22.22%) Management Information System
7 6 (22.22%) Internet
7 6 (22.22%) Legal
7 6 (22.22%) Data Privacy
8 5 (18.52%) Business Continuity
8 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
8 5 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (18.52%) BS7799
8 5 (18.52%) Cisco
8 5 (18.52%) Ethical Hacking
8 5 (18.52%) CEH
8 5 (18.52%) Incident Management
8 5 (18.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (14.81%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (14.81%) Information Management
9 4 (14.81%) Blue Coat
9 4 (14.81%) Data Protection
9 4 (14.81%) Security Architecture
9 4 (14.81%) CMDB
9 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
9 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
9 4 (14.81%) HND

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (11.11%) CMS
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (7.41%) K2 blackpearl
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) Lync
3 1 (3.70%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Office
2 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) CloudFront
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (40.74%) Firewall
2 9 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (22.22%) Internet
4 3 (11.11%) Network Security
5 2 (7.41%) Wireshark
5 2 (7.41%) Intranet
5 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.70%) DNS
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 12 (44.44%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Legal
3 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 2 (7.41%) Banking
4 2 (7.41%) Games
5 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.70%) Retail
5 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Information Security Officer
1 5 (18.52%) Security Officer
2 4 (14.81%) Administrator
3 3 (11.11%) Security Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) IT Administrator
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Security Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Forensic Investigator
4 2 (7.41%) Installations Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Build and Release Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Cyber Security Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Incident Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Security Operations Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) HTML5
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
1 2 (7.41%) HTML
1 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 4 (14.81%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (14.81%) CMDB
3 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.41%) Online Games
4 2 (7.41%) Clustering
5 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Information Security
2 6 (22.22%) Digital Forensics
2 6 (22.22%) Data Privacy
3 5 (18.52%) Business Continuity
3 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
3 5 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (18.52%) Ethical Hacking
3 5 (18.52%) Incident Management
4 4 (14.81%) Information Management
4 4 (14.81%) Data Protection
4 4 (14.81%) Security Architecture
4 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
4 4 (14.81%) Risk Management
4 4 (14.81%) Change Management
4 4 (14.81%) BCP
4 4 (14.81%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (14.81%) Migration
4 4 (14.81%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (7.41%) Document Management
5 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.41%) C#
2 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) CISSP
2 7 (25.93%) GCIH
3 6 (22.22%) EnCE
4 5 (18.52%) CEH
5 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
5 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
5 4 (14.81%) HND
6 3 (11.11%) Degree
7 2 (7.41%) GCIA
7 2 (7.41%) GIAC
8 1 (3.70%) CISA
8 1 (3.70%) CISM
8 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (3.70%) CCSP
8 1 (3.70%) CRISC
8 1 (3.70%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) BS7799
1 5 (18.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (11.11%) PCI DSS
3 2 (7.41%) ISO 9000
4 1 (3.70%) SLA
4 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (3.70%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) Snort
2 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Cisco
2 4 (14.81%) Blue Coat
2 4 (14.81%) CheckPoint
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.41%) HP
4 2 (7.41%) Dell
5 1 (3.70%) Trustwave
5 1 (3.70%) Juniper
5 1 (3.70%) Adobe
5 1 (3.70%) IronPort
5 1 (3.70%) F5
5 1 (3.70%) Akamai