The table below looks at the statistics 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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 594 583 585
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 32 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.043% 0.028%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.076% 0.055% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 8 3
Average daily rate £340 £463 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.48% +32.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £8.79 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £8.79 -

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
41939 39781 37687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.34% 77.74% 76.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 27430 25409 22756
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1055 1156
Average hourly rate £39.34 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.05% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 14 February 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 19 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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -6 25 £352 -23.89% 16
South East +20 14 £335 - 2
Yorkshire - 8 £420 -
Hampshire - 7 £335 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £400 -
Leeds - 6 £400 -
M4 Corridor - 5 £288 -
London -7 2 £635 +33.68% 5
City of London +44 1 £635 +23.90% 1
Buckinghamshire +9 1 - -
Epsom +4 1 - -
Surrey -7 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £500 -
Humberside - 1 £420 -
South West - 1 £275 - 3
Blandford Forum - 1 £275 - 1
Dorset - 1 £275 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £500 -

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 36 (59.02%) Firewall
2 31 (50.82%) ITIL
3 29 (47.54%) Management Information System
3 29 (47.54%) Information Security
4 28 (45.90%) Incident Management
5 27 (44.26%) TCP/IP
6 26 (42.62%) Cryptography
6 26 (42.62%) Intrusion Detection
7 24 (39.34%) Cisco
8 23 (37.70%) Linux
8 23 (37.70%) PCI DSS
9 22 (36.07%) Network Security
10 21 (34.43%) SSL
11 20 (32.79%) DNS
11 20 (32.79%) CISSP
11 20 (32.79%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (32.79%) Internet
12 19 (31.15%) Change Management
12 19 (31.15%) WAN
12 19 (31.15%) LAN
13 18 (29.51%) Data Centre
14 17 (27.87%) Security Patching
14 17 (27.87%) DHCP
14 17 (27.87%) SNMP
14 17 (27.87%) MPLS
14 17 (27.87%) Problem Management
14 17 (27.87%) Capacity Management
15 16 (26.23%) IPsec
16 15 (24.59%) CCNA
17 14 (22.95%) Windows

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (14.75%) Tomcat
2 5 (8.20%) JBoss
3 4 (6.56%) Apache
3 4 (6.56%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.64%) Confluence
4 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.64%) IIS
4 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
2 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.84%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.20%) SaaS
3 4 (6.56%) SoftLayer
3 4 (6.56%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 36 (59.02%) Firewall
2 27 (44.26%) TCP/IP
3 26 (42.62%) Intrusion Detection
4 22 (36.07%) Network Security
5 21 (34.43%) SSL
6 20 (32.79%) DNS
6 20 (32.79%) Internet
7 19 (31.15%) LAN
7 19 (31.15%) WAN
8 17 (27.87%) DHCP
8 17 (27.87%) MPLS
8 17 (27.87%) SNMP
9 16 (26.23%) IPsec
10 13 (21.31%) ADSL
10 13 (21.31%) Ethernet
10 13 (21.31%) HSRP
10 13 (21.31%) ICMP
10 13 (21.31%) ISDN
10 13 (21.31%) PSTN
10 13 (21.31%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) MySQL
3 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Jenkins
2 4 (6.56%) Vagrant
3 2 (3.28%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.64%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.64%) JIRA
4 1 (1.64%) RSpec
General
1 10 (16.39%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.64%) Legal
3 1 (1.64%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (18.03%) Network Engineer
1 11 (18.03%) Security Specialist
2 9 (14.75%) Analyst
3 8 (13.11%) Security Analyst
4 6 (9.84%) Security Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Cisco Support
5 5 (8.20%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) IT Manager
5 5 (8.20%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Network Support
5 5 (8.20%) Network Support Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Security Support Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Governance Manager
6 4 (6.56%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.95%) 802.1X
2 5 (8.20%) Ruby on Rails
3 4 (6.56%) Grails
3 4 (6.56%) Spring
3 4 (6.56%) Web Services
4 2 (3.28%) CSS
4 2 (3.28%) HTML
4 2 (3.28%) jQuery
5 1 (1.64%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.64%) CSS3
5 1 (1.64%) HTML5
5 1 (1.64%) Java EE
5 1 (1.64%) JDBC
5 1 (1.64%) JSON
5 1 (1.64%) OAuth
5 1 (1.64%) Regular Expression
5 1 (1.64%) RESTful
5 1 (1.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (47.54%) Management Information System
2 26 (42.62%) Cryptography
3 18 (29.51%) Data Centre
4 13 (21.31%) Driving Licence
5 6 (9.84%) Statistics
6 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (8.20%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (6.56%) FMCG
7 4 (6.56%) PKI
8 3 (4.92%) SecurID
9 2 (3.28%) CESG
9 2 (3.28%) Client/Server
9 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
9 2 (3.28%) Mainframe
9 2 (3.28%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (1.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (37.70%) Linux
2 14 (22.95%) Windows
3 7 (11.48%) Unix
4 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (6.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.28%) AIX
6 2 (3.28%) VMS
6 2 (3.28%) Windows NT
6 2 (3.28%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.64%) Solaris
7 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (50.82%) ITIL
2 29 (47.54%) Information Security
3 28 (45.90%) Incident Management
4 19 (31.15%) Change Management
5 17 (27.87%) Capacity Management
5 17 (27.87%) Problem Management
5 17 (27.87%) Security Patching
6 14 (22.95%) Network Management
6 14 (22.95%) Project Management
7 13 (21.31%) Load Balancing
7 13 (21.31%) Network Monitoring
7 13 (21.31%) Security Management
8 12 (19.67%) SIEM
9 8 (13.11%) Information Assurance
10 7 (11.48%) Ethical Hacking
11 6 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (9.84%) Risk Management
12 5 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (8.20%) Data Security
12 5 (8.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.95%) Python
2 10 (16.39%) Ruby
3 9 (14.75%) Perl
4 5 (8.20%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.28%) SQL
6 1 (1.64%) CoffeeScript
6 1 (1.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (32.79%) Cisco Certification
1 20 (32.79%) CISSP
2 15 (24.59%) CCNA
3 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (11.48%) CEH
4 7 (11.48%) GIAC
4 7 (11.48%) MCSA
5 6 (9.84%) CISA
5 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared
6 5 (8.20%) GCIH
7 4 (6.56%) CCNP
7 4 (6.56%) CRISC
7 4 (6.56%) Degree
7 4 (6.56%) RHCSA
8 3 (4.92%) CISM
9 2 (3.28%) CCIE
9 2 (3.28%) GCFA
9 2 (3.28%) GCIA
9 2 (3.28%) GSEC
9 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (37.70%) PCI DSS
2 9 (14.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (11.48%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (6.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (4.92%) ISO 9000
6 2 (3.28%) ISO27002
System Software
1 5 (8.20%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.28%) Snort
2 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.64%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 9 (14.75%) Puppet
2 4 (6.56%) Nagios
2 4 (6.56%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (6.56%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (1.64%) Capistrano
3 1 (1.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (39.34%) Cisco
2 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
3 8 (13.11%) Cyberoam
3 8 (13.11%) F5
4 5 (8.20%) SAP
4 5 (8.20%) Splunk
5 4 (6.56%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.92%) Blue Coat
6 3 (4.92%) CheckPoint
6 3 (4.92%) Juniper
6 3 (4.92%) Palo Alto
7 2 (3.28%) ArcSight
7 2 (3.28%) VMware
8 1 (1.64%) Citrix
8 1 (1.64%) HP
8 1 (1.64%) IBM
8 1 (1.64%) Oracle
8 1 (1.64%) Progress
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