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 26 September 2016 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 626 626 633
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 29 28 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.049% 0.009%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.065% 0.060% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 2
Median daily rate £375 £428 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.28% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £413 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £590 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £500 -
% change year-on-year
-29.60% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
44605 46363 44678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.11% 81.03% 77.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 29540 30319 27925
Median daily rate £440 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1156 1285 1224
Median hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.57 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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 26 September 2016.

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 22 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 26 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +9 25 £400 -6.43% 6
London -4 12 £402 -6.08% 2
South East +8 5 £352 -32.95% 1
Hampshire +12 4 £323 -46.16%
City of London - 4 £402 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £445 -
Merseyside - 3 £363 -
Yorkshire - 3 £445 - 1
North West - 3 £400 - 1
South West +13 2 £313 -24.24%
Bristol +3 2 £313 -43.18%
Southport - 2 £363 -
Manchester - 1 £400 - 1
Wirral - 1 - -
Salford - 1 £400 -
Maidenhead - 1 £400 -
Sheffield - 1 £525 -
South Wales - 1 £350 -
Brentford - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £400 -
Monmouthshire - 1 £350 -
Wales - 1 £350 -

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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 27 (62.79%) Firewall
2 20 (46.51%) Windows
3 19 (44.19%) Information Security
3 19 (44.19%) Intrusion Detection
4 18 (41.86%) Incident Management
5 17 (39.53%) ITIL
6 15 (34.88%) Management Information System
7 14 (32.56%) LAN
7 14 (32.56%) Cisco
7 14 (32.56%) Network Security
8 13 (30.23%) SIEM
9 12 (27.91%) Problem Management
9 12 (27.91%) Active Directory
9 12 (27.91%) CISSP
9 12 (27.91%) Project Management
9 12 (27.91%) WAN
9 12 (27.91%) Unix
10 11 (25.58%) TCP/IP
10 11 (25.58%) SSL
11 10 (23.26%) Internet
11 10 (23.26%) MPLS
11 10 (23.26%) VPN
11 10 (23.26%) Python
11 10 (23.26%) SQL
11 10 (23.26%) Change Management
11 10 (23.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 10 (23.26%) Capacity Management
11 10 (23.26%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (20.93%) Security Patching

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 5 (11.63%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.98%) IIS
3 1 (2.33%) Apache
3 1 (2.33%) JBoss
3 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Office
2 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (62.79%) Firewall
2 19 (44.19%) Intrusion Detection
3 14 (32.56%) LAN
3 14 (32.56%) Network Security
4 12 (27.91%) WAN
5 11 (25.58%) SSL
5 11 (25.58%) TCP/IP
6 10 (23.26%) Internet
6 10 (23.26%) MPLS
6 10 (23.26%) VPN
7 9 (20.93%) DHCP
7 9 (20.93%) DNS
8 8 (18.60%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (18.60%) IPsec
8 8 (18.60%) SNMP
9 6 (13.95%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (11.63%) Ethernet
10 5 (11.63%) HSRP
10 5 (11.63%) ICMP
10 5 (11.63%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) Data Mining
2 2 (4.65%) Redis
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 4 (9.30%) Military
2 3 (6.98%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (51.16%) Analyst
2 21 (48.84%) Security Analyst
3 6 (13.95%) IT Analyst
3 6 (13.95%) IT Security Analyst
3 6 (13.95%) Network Analyst
3 6 (13.95%) Network Security Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Network Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Support Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.98%) Security Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Windows Support Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Security Operations Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Security Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) 802.1X
1 5 (11.63%) Web Services
2 3 (6.98%) ELK Stack
2 3 (6.98%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.88%) Management Information System
2 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (20.93%) Cryptography
3 9 (20.93%) Data Centre
4 7 (16.28%) Driving Licence
5 4 (9.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (9.30%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (6.98%) Cyber Attack
6 3 (6.98%) RSA SecurID
6 3 (6.98%) Virtual Team
7 2 (4.65%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (4.65%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
8 1 (2.33%) Clustering
8 1 (2.33%) Replication
8 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (46.51%) Windows
2 12 (27.91%) Unix
3 8 (18.60%) Linux
4 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.33%) VMS
6 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (44.19%) Information Security
2 18 (41.86%) Incident Management
3 17 (39.53%) ITIL
4 13 (30.23%) SIEM
5 12 (27.91%) Problem Management
5 12 (27.91%) Project Management
6 10 (23.26%) Capacity Management
6 10 (23.26%) Change Management
6 10 (23.26%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (23.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 9 (20.93%) Security Patching
8 8 (18.60%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (18.60%) Patch Management
9 7 (16.28%) Security Operations
9 7 (16.28%) Vulnerability Management
10 5 (11.63%) Change Control
10 5 (11.63%) Load Balancing
10 5 (11.63%) Network Management
10 5 (11.63%) Secure Coding
10 5 (11.63%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.26%) Python
1 10 (23.26%) SQL
2 5 (11.63%) C#
2 5 (11.63%) Java
3 2 (4.65%) Perl
4 1 (2.33%) C
4 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) CISSP
2 9 (20.93%) Security Cleared
3 7 (16.28%) SANS
4 6 (13.95%) CCNP
4 6 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (13.95%) SC Cleared
5 4 (9.30%) CCNA
6 3 (6.98%) Degree
6 3 (6.98%) GCIA
6 3 (6.98%) GSEC
6 3 (6.98%) SSCP
7 2 (4.65%) GIAC
7 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.33%) CCVP
8 1 (2.33%) CISM
8 1 (2.33%) GCFA
8 1 (2.33%) GCIH
8 1 (2.33%) MCSA
8 1 (2.33%) MCSE
8 1 (2.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.93%) PCI DSS
2 4 (9.30%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (27.91%) Active Directory
2 9 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.65%) Snort
4 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) Nessus
2 4 (9.30%) Puppet
2 4 (9.30%) QRadar
3 3 (6.98%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (6.98%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (6.98%) WSUS
4 2 (4.65%) Kibana
4 2 (4.65%) logstash
4 2 (4.65%) RSA enVision
5 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (2.33%) RSA Archer
5 1 (2.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (32.56%) Cisco
2 9 (20.93%) CheckPoint
2 9 (20.93%) VMware
3 8 (18.60%) LogRhythm
3 8 (18.60%) Palo Alto
4 7 (16.28%) Fortinet
5 5 (11.63%) AppSense
5 5 (11.63%) Brocade
5 5 (11.63%) F5
5 5 (11.63%) Juniper
6 4 (9.30%) Qualys
6 4 (9.30%) SolarWinds
7 3 (6.98%) Apple
7 3 (6.98%) arcserve
7 3 (6.98%) ArcSight
7 3 (6.98%) Cyberoam
7 3 (6.98%) HP
7 3 (6.98%) IBM
7 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
7 3 (6.98%) Splunk