The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 569 538 585
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +47
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 18 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.013% 0.005%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.044% 0.017% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate £450 - £625
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -76.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -76.47%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 21 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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -74 18 £450 - 5
London - 12 £450 - 3
South East -10 5 - -
Oxfordshire 0 4 - -
Oxford - 4 - -
South West - 1 - -
East of England - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Chester - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 18 (52.94%) ITIL
2 17 (50.00%) SIEM
3 14 (41.18%) ArcSight
4 11 (32.35%) Firewall
5 10 (29.41%) Novell
6 9 (26.47%) TCP/IP
6 9 (26.47%) Time Management
7 8 (23.53%) Windows
7 8 (23.53%) CISSP
7 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
7 8 (23.53%) CISA
7 8 (23.53%) Degree
8 7 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (20.59%) CA
8 7 (20.59%) McAfee
8 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
8 7 (20.59%) QA
8 7 (20.59%) Use Case
8 7 (20.59%) Network Architecture
8 7 (20.59%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (17.65%) HTML
9 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
9 6 (17.65%) Information Security
9 6 (17.65%) Computer Science
9 6 (17.65%) Marketing
10 4 (11.76%) Ext JS
10 4 (11.76%) REST
11 3 (8.82%) LogLogic
12 2 (5.88%) Internet
12 2 (5.88%) Adobe

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.88%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 11 (32.35%) Firewall
2 9 (26.47%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.88%) Internet
3 2 (5.88%) HTTP
3 2 (5.88%) OpenFlow
4 1 (2.94%) Network Security
4 1 (2.94%) LAN
4 1 (2.94%) WAN
4 1 (2.94%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Dreamweaver
General
1 6 (17.65%) Marketing
2 1 (2.94%) Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Dutch Language
2 1 (2.94%) French Language
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Consultant
2 7 (20.59%) Security Consultant
3 6 (17.65%) UI Developer
3 6 (17.65%) Developer
4 4 (11.76%) IT Security Officer
4 4 (11.76%) Security Officer
5 3 (8.82%) UI Programmer
5 3 (8.82%) Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) IT Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Security Architect
6 2 (5.88%) IT Security Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Research Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Forensic Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Security Specialist
7 1 (2.94%) Security Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Security Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) HTML
2 4 (11.76%) Ext JS
2 4 (11.76%) REST
3 2 (5.88%) .NET
3 2 (5.88%) CSS
3 2 (5.88%) Flash
3 2 (5.88%) XHTML
3 2 (5.88%) Ajax
3 2 (5.88%) CSS3
3 2 (5.88%) HTML5
3 2 (5.88%) jQuery
4 1 (2.94%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.88%) Web 2.0
3 1 (2.94%) RMADS
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) PKI
3 1 (2.94%) CESG
3 1 (2.94%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (52.94%) ITIL
2 17 (50.00%) SIEM
3 9 (26.47%) Time Management
4 7 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (20.59%) Use Case
4 7 (20.59%) Network Architecture
4 7 (20.59%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (17.65%) Information Security
6 2 (5.88%) Web Development
6 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.94%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (2.94%) Communications Security
7 1 (2.94%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.94%) Information Assurance
7 1 (2.94%) Security Architecture
7 1 (2.94%) E-Discovery
7 1 (2.94%) Cyber Security
7 1 (2.94%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.94%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) CISSP
1 8 (23.53%) CISA
1 8 (23.53%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.59%) QA
2 2 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.94%) JSP 440
3 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) XenApp
1 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (41.18%) ArcSight
2 10 (29.41%) Novell
3 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 7 (20.59%) CA
4 7 (20.59%) McAfee
5 3 (8.82%) LogLogic
6 2 (5.88%) Adobe
6 2 (5.88%) HP
7 1 (2.94%) Splunk
7 1 (2.94%) Citrix