The table below looks at the statistics for Computer Security skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Security over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
UK
Rank 568 599 575
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -24
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 24 26 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.052% 0.047%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.065% 0.064% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 8
Median daily rate £395 £400 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -13.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £292 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £595 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.29% -9.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Median hourly rate £75.00 - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £75.00 - £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
36787 40770 39839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.22% 81.73% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24383 26360 25795
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 934 1195 1065
Median hourly rate £33.28 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

Computer Security
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Computer Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

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 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Security within the UK over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +12 21 £408 +1.87% 13
South East +19 9 £420 +20.00% 2
Hampshire +24 8 £420 +19.31% 1
South West - 5 £360 - 1
Bristol - 4 £340 -
London -10 3 £458 -22.12% 8
West Bromwich - 3 - -
Cardiff - 3 £350 -
Wales - 3 £350 -
West Midlands - 3 - - 2
South Wales - 3 £350 -
City of London -5 2 £500 -21.25% 3
Yorkshire +3 1 £400 -
West Sussex +3 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £430 -
Gatwick - 1 - -

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Computer Security.

1 33 (62.26%) Information Security
2 32 (60.38%) Firewall
3 26 (49.06%) Management Information System
4 24 (45.28%) CISSP
5 21 (39.62%) Project Management
5 21 (39.62%) Windows
6 20 (37.74%) ITIL
6 20 (37.74%) Intrusion Detection
6 20 (37.74%) Incident Management
7 19 (35.85%) PCI DSS
7 19 (35.85%) SIEM
7 19 (35.85%) Change Management
7 19 (35.85%) TCP/IP
8 18 (33.96%) DNS
8 18 (33.96%) MPLS
9 17 (32.08%) Cryptography
9 17 (32.08%) Capacity Management
9 17 (32.08%) Security Patching
9 17 (32.08%) Data Centre
9 17 (32.08%) Problem Management
10 16 (30.19%) Internet
10 16 (30.19%) Cisco
10 16 (30.19%) Python
11 14 (26.42%) SQL
11 14 (26.42%) DHCP
11 14 (26.42%) VMware
11 14 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (26.42%) Driving Licence
12 13 (24.53%) GIAC
13 12 (22.64%) Active Directory

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (13.21%) SharePoint
2 6 (11.32%) IIS
3 4 (7.55%) Apache
3 4 (7.55%) JBoss
3 4 (7.55%) Tomcat
4 3 (5.66%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.89%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.87%) SaaS
2 3 (5.66%) Office 365
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (60.38%) Firewall
2 20 (37.74%) Intrusion Detection
3 19 (35.85%) TCP/IP
4 18 (33.96%) DNS
4 18 (33.96%) MPLS
5 16 (30.19%) Internet
6 14 (26.42%) DHCP
7 11 (20.75%) Network Security
7 11 (20.75%) WAN
8 10 (18.87%) LAN
9 8 (15.09%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (15.09%) IPsec
10 7 (13.21%) ADSL
10 7 (13.21%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (13.21%) Ethernet
10 7 (13.21%) HSRP
10 7 (13.21%) ISDN
10 7 (13.21%) PSTN
10 7 (13.21%) SNMP
10 7 (13.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) Redis
3 1 (1.89%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (5.66%) Legal
2 1 (1.89%) Banking
2 1 (1.89%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) French Language
2 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.89%) Marketing
2 1 (1.89%) Military
2 1 (1.89%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 14 (26.42%) Analyst
2 13 (24.53%) Security Analyst
3 7 (13.21%) Network Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) IT Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) IT Security Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Security Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Security Specialist
7 3 (5.66%) CISSP Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Deployment Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.66%) SIEM Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Windows Support Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.21%) 802.1X
2 5 (9.43%) Web Services
3 3 (5.66%) ELK Stack
3 3 (5.66%) RESTful
4 1 (1.89%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 26 (49.06%) Management Information System
2 17 (32.08%) Cryptography
2 17 (32.08%) Data Centre
3 14 (26.42%) Driving Licence
4 10 (18.87%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (7.55%) Computer Science
7 3 (5.66%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (5.66%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (3.77%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (1.89%) Algorithms
9 1 (1.89%) CESG
9 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.89%) EPoS
9 1 (1.89%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (1.89%) Social Media
9 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (39.62%) Windows
2 11 (20.75%) Linux
2 11 (20.75%) Unix
3 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.66%) Android
5 3 (5.66%) Apple iOS
5 3 (5.66%) Windows 10
5 3 (5.66%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.89%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (62.26%) Information Security
2 21 (39.62%) Project Management
3 20 (37.74%) Incident Management
3 20 (37.74%) ITIL
4 19 (35.85%) Change Management
4 19 (35.85%) SIEM
5 17 (32.08%) Capacity Management
5 17 (32.08%) Problem Management
5 17 (32.08%) Security Patching
6 11 (20.75%) Information Assurance
7 10 (18.87%) Network Monitoring
7 10 (18.87%) Server Hardening
8 9 (16.98%) Security Operations
8 9 (16.98%) Security Testing
9 8 (15.09%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (13.21%) Load Balancing
10 7 (13.21%) Network Management
10 7 (13.21%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (13.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 6 (11.32%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.19%) Python
2 14 (26.42%) SQL
3 7 (13.21%) Java
3 7 (13.21%) Perl
4 6 (11.32%) C#
5 3 (5.66%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.66%) VB
5 3 (5.66%) VBScript
6 1 (1.89%) C
6 1 (1.89%) R
Qualifications
1 24 (45.28%) CISSP
2 13 (24.53%) GIAC
3 8 (15.09%) CCNP
3 8 (15.09%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (15.09%) Degree
4 7 (13.21%) GCIH
5 6 (11.32%) CCNA
5 6 (11.32%) CISM
5 6 (11.32%) SANS
5 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
6 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared
7 4 (7.55%) CISA
7 4 (7.55%) RHCSA
8 3 (5.66%) SSCP
9 2 (3.77%) CEH
9 2 (3.77%) CREST Certified
9 2 (3.77%) GCFA
9 2 (3.77%) GPEN
9 2 (3.77%) OSCP
10 1 (1.89%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (35.85%) PCI DSS
2 10 (18.87%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (7.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.89%) QA
4 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (22.64%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.89%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (18.87%) Puppet
2 9 (16.98%) WSUS
3 6 (11.32%) Nessus
4 5 (9.43%) CSIRT
5 4 (7.55%) Red Hat Satellite
6 3 (5.66%) AirWatch
6 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (5.66%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (5.66%) QRadar
6 3 (5.66%) SCCM
7 2 (3.77%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 2 (3.77%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (3.77%) Kibana
7 2 (3.77%) logstash
7 2 (3.77%) RSA enVision
8 1 (1.89%) Computer Incident Response Team
Vendors
1 16 (30.19%) Cisco
2 14 (26.42%) VMware
3 9 (16.98%) LogRhythm
4 8 (15.09%) Fortinet
5 7 (13.21%) CheckPoint
5 7 (13.21%) F5
6 6 (11.32%) AppSense
6 6 (11.32%) Brocade
6 6 (11.32%) HP
6 6 (11.32%) Palo Alto
7 5 (9.43%) Cyberoam
8 4 (7.55%) Red Hat
8 4 (7.55%) Splunk
9 3 (5.66%) Apple
9 3 (5.66%) arcserve
9 3 (5.66%) IBM
9 3 (5.66%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.89%) ArcSight
10 1 (1.89%) Aruba
10 1 (1.89%) RapidMiner
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