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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 635 640 613
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -27
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 11 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.009% 0.019%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.025% 0.011% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 6
Median daily rate £410 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.35% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £433 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £493 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £463 £395
% change year-on-year
-14.05% +17.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £17.50

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
44007 44399 41585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.96% 79.29% 77.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29216 28157 26311
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1026 1266 1219
Median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

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 29 May 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 13 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 29 May 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 +15 9 £418 -9.72% 11
Yorkshire - 6 £418 - 1
South Yorkshire - 5 £425 -
Sheffield - 4 £405 -
South East - 2 £337 - 3
Channel Islands - 1 - -
Jersey - 1 - -
Epsom - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £410 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £410 -
Hampshire - 1 £337 - 1
Surrey - 1 - -
London - 1 £733 - 4

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 35 (74.47%) Firewall
2 32 (68.09%) ITIL
3 29 (61.70%) Information Security
4 28 (59.57%) Incident Management
5 26 (55.32%) TCP/IP
6 23 (48.94%) DNS
6 23 (48.94%) Intrusion Detection
7 22 (46.81%) Cisco
8 21 (44.68%) Problem Management
8 21 (44.68%) Change Management
9 20 (42.55%) SSL
9 20 (42.55%) LAN
10 19 (40.43%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (40.43%) Internet
10 19 (40.43%) Management Information System
11 18 (38.30%) Cryptography
11 18 (38.30%) Project Management
11 18 (38.30%) DHCP
11 18 (38.30%) PCI DSS
11 18 (38.30%) Data Centre
12 17 (36.17%) Security Patching
12 17 (36.17%) Capacity Management
12 17 (36.17%) SNMP
12 17 (36.17%) CISSP
12 17 (36.17%) MPLS
13 16 (34.04%) WAN
13 16 (34.04%) Windows
13 16 (34.04%) Network Security
14 15 (31.91%) IPsec
15 14 (29.79%) CCNA

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 (10.64%) Apache
1 5 (10.64%) JBoss
1 5 (10.64%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.13%) IIS
2 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.26%) MS Office
2 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (74.47%) Firewall
2 26 (55.32%) TCP/IP
3 23 (48.94%) DNS
3 23 (48.94%) Intrusion Detection
4 20 (42.55%) LAN
4 20 (42.55%) SSL
5 19 (40.43%) Internet
6 18 (38.30%) DHCP
7 17 (36.17%) MPLS
7 17 (36.17%) SNMP
8 16 (34.04%) Network Security
8 16 (34.04%) WAN
9 15 (31.91%) IPsec
10 13 (27.66%) ADSL
10 13 (27.66%) Ethernet
10 13 (27.66%) HSRP
10 13 (27.66%) ICMP
10 13 (27.66%) ISDN
10 13 (27.66%) PSTN
10 13 (27.66%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Games
2 1 (2.13%) Law
2 1 (2.13%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Security Specialist
2 11 (23.40%) Network Engineer
3 9 (19.15%) Analyst
4 8 (17.02%) Security Analyst
5 6 (12.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) Support Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Cisco Support
6 5 (10.64%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Network Support
6 5 (10.64%) Network Support Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Security Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Security Support Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) Monitoring Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) CISSP Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.79%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 19 (40.43%) Management Information System
2 18 (38.30%) Cryptography
2 18 (38.30%) Data Centre
3 14 (29.79%) Driving Licence
4 12 (25.53%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (12.77%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (10.64%) Client/Server
6 5 (10.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (4.26%) RSA SecurID
7 2 (4.26%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (2.13%) Clustering
8 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
8 1 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (2.13%) Online Games
8 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.04%) Windows
2 12 (25.53%) Linux
3 11 (23.40%) Unix
4 5 (10.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (8.51%) Windows NT
5 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (68.09%) ITIL
2 29 (61.70%) Information Security
3 28 (59.57%) Incident Management
4 21 (44.68%) Change Management
4 21 (44.68%) Problem Management
5 18 (38.30%) Project Management
6 17 (36.17%) Capacity Management
6 17 (36.17%) Security Patching
7 14 (29.79%) Network Management
7 14 (29.79%) SIEM
8 13 (27.66%) Load Balancing
8 13 (27.66%) Network Monitoring
9 10 (21.28%) Ethical Hacking
10 9 (19.15%) Security Management
11 7 (14.89%) Information Assurance
12 6 (12.77%) Data Security
12 6 (12.77%) Server Hardening
13 5 (10.64%) Analytics
13 5 (10.64%) Data Protection
13 5 (10.64%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) Perl
1 6 (12.77%) Python
2 1 (2.13%) Ruby
2 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (40.43%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (36.17%) CISSP
3 14 (29.79%) CCNA
4 10 (21.28%) CEH
5 9 (19.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (14.89%) Degree
6 7 (14.89%) GIAC
6 7 (14.89%) MCSA
7 6 (12.77%) GCIH
8 5 (10.64%) CISA
8 5 (10.64%) CISM
8 5 (10.64%) RHCSA
9 4 (8.51%) CCNP
9 4 (8.51%) ISACA
10 3 (6.38%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (6.38%) MCSE
10 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
11 2 (4.26%) HND
12 1 (2.13%) CCIE
12 1 (2.13%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (38.30%) PCI DSS
2 9 (19.15%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (14.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (4.26%) ISO 9000
5 1 (2.13%) ISO27002
System Software
1 5 (10.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.13%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) Puppet
2 5 (10.64%) Red Hat Satellite
3 4 (8.51%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (4.26%) QRadar
5 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (46.81%) Cisco
2 8 (17.02%) Cyberoam
2 8 (17.02%) F5
2 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.64%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.26%) ArcSight
4 2 (4.26%) Blue Coat
4 2 (4.26%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.26%) Citrix
4 2 (4.26%) Juniper
4 2 (4.26%) Palo Alto
4 2 (4.26%) Splunk
4 2 (4.26%) VMware
5 1 (2.13%) HP
5 1 (2.13%) SAP
5 1 (2.13%) Symantec
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