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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 579 635 621
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -14
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 41 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.040% 0.028%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.049% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 16 6
Median daily rate £390 £426 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.50% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £361 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £362 £393 -
% change year-on-year
-7.77% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £75.00 - £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £75.00 - £23.50

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
40818 44914 44371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.53% 81.14% 76.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 27175 29114 28821
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1081 1346 1227
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.93 £48.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 3 December 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 26 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 3 December 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 +26 40 £400 -6.15% 6
London -6 15 £425 -24.44% 4
South East +30 12 £362 -9.50% 1
Hampshire +34 10 £362 +2.84%
South West +16 6 £363 -39.58%
Bristol +9 4 £340 -43.33%
City of London - 4 £500 - 3
Merseyside - 4 £363 -
North West - 4 £400 -
West Bromwich - 3 - -
West Midlands - 3 - -
Southport - 2 £363 -
Wirral - 2 - -
West Sussex +14 1 - -
Brentford - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £320 -
Cardiff - 1 £320 -
Dorset - 1 £363 -
Wiltshire - 1 £430 -
Manchester - 1 £400 -
Berkshire - 1 £400 -
Salford - 1 £400 -
Maidenhead - 1 £400 -
Poole - 1 £363 -
Gatwick - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £320 -

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 32 (51.61%) Information Security
2 31 (50.00%) Firewall
3 26 (41.94%) Management Information System
4 22 (35.48%) CISSP
4 22 (35.48%) Intrusion Detection
4 22 (35.48%) Incident Management
5 21 (33.87%) ITIL
5 21 (33.87%) Windows
6 19 (30.65%) Project Management
7 18 (29.03%) Network Security
8 17 (27.42%) Change Management
9 16 (25.81%) Cisco
9 16 (25.81%) MPLS
9 16 (25.81%) SIEM
9 16 (25.81%) Capacity Management
10 15 (24.19%) PCI DSS
10 15 (24.19%) Problem Management
10 15 (24.19%) Cryptography
10 15 (24.19%) Internet
10 15 (24.19%) TCP/IP
10 15 (24.19%) DNS
10 15 (24.19%) SQL
10 15 (24.19%) Python
10 15 (24.19%) Security Patching
10 15 (24.19%) Data Centre
11 13 (20.97%) WAN
11 13 (20.97%) DHCP
11 13 (20.97%) Active Directory
11 13 (20.97%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 12 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (11.29%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.06%) IIS
3 3 (4.84%) Apache
3 3 (4.84%) JBoss
3 3 (4.84%) Skype for Business
3 3 (4.84%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.61%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.61%) MS Office
1 1 (1.61%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.90%) SaaS
2 3 (4.84%) Office 365
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (50.00%) Firewall
2 22 (35.48%) Intrusion Detection
3 18 (29.03%) Network Security
4 16 (25.81%) MPLS
5 15 (24.19%) DNS
5 15 (24.19%) Internet
5 15 (24.19%) TCP/IP
6 13 (20.97%) DHCP
6 13 (20.97%) WAN
7 12 (19.35%) LAN
8 10 (16.13%) IPsec
9 9 (14.52%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (14.52%) SSL
10 8 (12.90%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (11.29%) HSRP
11 7 (11.29%) ICMP
11 7 (11.29%) ISDN
11 7 (11.29%) PSTN
11 7 (11.29%) SNMP
11 7 (11.29%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) Redis
3 1 (1.61%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.61%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) JIRA
General
1 4 (6.45%) Military
2 3 (4.84%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Legal
3 1 (1.61%) Banking
3 1 (1.61%) French Language
3 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.61%) Marketing
3 1 (1.61%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 21 (33.87%) Analyst
2 20 (32.26%) Security Analyst
3 7 (11.29%) Network Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) IT Analyst
4 6 (9.68%) IT Security Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Consultant
5 5 (8.06%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Network Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Network Security Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Support Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Security Consultant
6 4 (6.45%) Security Specialist
7 3 (4.84%) Deployment Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.29%) 802.1X
2 5 (8.06%) Web Services
3 3 (4.84%) ELK Stack
3 3 (4.84%) RESTful
4 1 (1.61%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 26 (41.94%) Management Information System
2 15 (24.19%) Cryptography
2 15 (24.19%) Data Centre
3 12 (19.35%) Driving Licence
4 9 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (12.90%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (6.45%) Computer Science
7 3 (4.84%) Cyber Attack
7 3 (4.84%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (4.84%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (4.84%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (3.23%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (1.61%) Algorithms
9 1 (1.61%) CESG
9 1 (1.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (1.61%) EPoS
9 1 (1.61%) Replication
9 1 (1.61%) Social Media
9 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (33.87%) Windows
2 11 (17.74%) Unix
3 10 (16.13%) Linux
4 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.84%) Android
6 3 (4.84%) Apple iOS
6 3 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.84%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.84%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.61%) VMS
7 1 (1.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (51.61%) Information Security
2 22 (35.48%) Incident Management
3 21 (33.87%) ITIL
4 19 (30.65%) Project Management
5 17 (27.42%) Change Management
6 16 (25.81%) Capacity Management
6 16 (25.81%) SIEM
7 15 (24.19%) Problem Management
7 15 (24.19%) Security Patching
8 13 (20.97%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 12 (19.35%) Cybersecurity
10 10 (16.13%) Network Monitoring
10 10 (16.13%) Security Operations
11 9 (14.52%) Information Assurance
11 9 (14.52%) Security Testing
12 8 (12.90%) Server Hardening
13 7 (11.29%) Network Management
13 7 (11.29%) Patch Management
13 7 (11.29%) Root Cause Analysis
13 7 (11.29%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.19%) Python
1 15 (24.19%) SQL
2 7 (11.29%) Java
3 6 (9.68%) C#
3 6 (9.68%) Perl
4 3 (4.84%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.84%) VB
4 3 (4.84%) VBScript
5 1 (1.61%) C
5 1 (1.61%) R
Qualifications
1 22 (35.48%) CISSP
2 10 (16.13%) Security Cleared
3 9 (14.52%) GIAC
4 8 (12.90%) CCNP
4 8 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (12.90%) SANS
5 7 (11.29%) Degree
5 7 (11.29%) SC Cleared
6 6 (9.68%) CCNA
7 5 (8.06%) GCIH
8 4 (6.45%) CISA
8 4 (6.45%) CISM
9 3 (4.84%) GCIA
9 3 (4.84%) GSEC
9 3 (4.84%) RHCSA
9 3 (4.84%) SSCP
10 2 (3.23%) CEH
10 2 (3.23%) GCFA
10 2 (3.23%) GPEN
10 2 (3.23%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (24.19%) PCI DSS
2 8 (12.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.61%) QA
4 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (20.97%) Active Directory
2 12 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.23%) Snort
4 1 (1.61%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (12.90%) Puppet
1 8 (12.90%) WSUS
2 6 (9.68%) Nessus
3 4 (6.45%) QRadar
4 3 (4.84%) AirWatch
4 3 (4.84%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (4.84%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (4.84%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (4.84%) SCCM
5 2 (3.23%) Kibana
5 2 (3.23%) logstash
5 2 (3.23%) RSA enVision
6 1 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.61%) RSA Archer
6 1 (1.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (25.81%) Cisco
2 12 (19.35%) VMware
3 9 (14.52%) CheckPoint
3 9 (14.52%) LogRhythm
4 8 (12.90%) Fortinet
4 8 (12.90%) Palo Alto
5 7 (11.29%) F5
6 6 (9.68%) AppSense
6 6 (9.68%) Brocade
7 5 (8.06%) Cyberoam
7 5 (8.06%) HP
8 4 (6.45%) Juniper
8 4 (6.45%) Qualys
8 4 (6.45%) SolarWinds
8 4 (6.45%) Splunk
9 3 (4.84%) Apple
9 3 (4.84%) arcserve
9 3 (4.84%) ArcSight
9 3 (4.84%) IBM
9 3 (4.84%) Red Hat