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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 592 582 535
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -47
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 5 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.020% 0.021%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.012% 0.027% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 4
Average daily rate
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£463 £400 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +113.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £390 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £470 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £390 £188
% change year-on-year
+18.58% +108.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +75.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.50 £10.00
% change year-on-year
- +75.00%

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
42506 40759 35272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.19% 75.21% 74.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 27024 25787 21116
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1222 1202 1055
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 7 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 28 May 2015. 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
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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 -24 4 £463 +15.62% 5
South West +10 3 £500 +28.20%
Bristol - 3 £500 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £425 - 1
Scotland - 1 - - 1
Birmingham - 1 £425 -

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 12 (50.00%) Firewall
2 10 (41.67%) Network Security
3 9 (37.50%) Cisco
4 7 (29.17%) Finance
4 7 (29.17%) Information Security
4 7 (29.17%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (25.00%) Blue Coat
5 6 (25.00%) Juniper
5 6 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 6 (25.00%) Linux
6 5 (20.83%) Windows
6 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 4 (16.67%) MS Office
7 4 (16.67%) Internet
7 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
7 4 (16.67%) CMDB
7 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 3 (12.50%) SolarWinds
8 3 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (12.50%) ArcSight
8 3 (12.50%) SIEM
8 3 (12.50%) Web Design
8 3 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
8 3 (12.50%) Degree
8 3 (12.50%) GCIH
8 3 (12.50%) Computer Forensics

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 1 (4.17%) Lync
1 1 (4.17%) OpenStack
1 1 (4.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (4.17%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.17%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 12 (50.00%) Firewall
2 10 (41.67%) Network Security
3 7 (29.17%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 4 (16.67%) Internet
5 2 (8.33%) VPN
5 2 (8.33%) LAN
5 2 (8.33%) WAN
5 2 (8.33%) SSL
5 2 (8.33%) IPsec
5 2 (8.33%) Wireshark
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (4.17%) SSH
6 1 (4.17%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Military
2 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.33%) Legal
4 1 (4.17%) Russian Language
4 1 (4.17%) Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Security Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Administrator
4 3 (12.50%) IT Administrator
4 3 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Network Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Network Security Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Incident Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Information Security Officer
6 1 (4.17%) Security Officer
6 1 (4.17%) IT Security Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Security Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Release Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Lead Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.67%) CMDB
3 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 2 (8.33%) SecurID
5 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
5 1 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (4.17%) Online Games
5 1 (4.17%) Clustering
5 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.83%) Windows
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
4 1 (4.17%) Solaris
4 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Information Security
2 4 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 3 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (12.50%) SIEM
3 3 (12.50%) Web Design
3 3 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 3 (12.50%) Computer Forensics
3 3 (12.50%) Change Management
3 3 (12.50%) ITIL
3 3 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (8.33%) Data Privacy
4 2 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (8.33%) Cyber Security
4 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.33%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (8.33%) Network Design
4 2 (8.33%) Reverse Engineering
4 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.17%) C#
1 1 (4.17%) Perl
1 1 (4.17%) PHP
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) GCIH
2 3 (12.50%) CISSP
3 2 (8.33%) CEH
3 2 (8.33%) EnCE
4 1 (4.17%) CISMP
4 1 (4.17%) GCIA
4 1 (4.17%) CISM
4 1 (4.17%) GIAC
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.17%) CCSP
4 1 (4.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.17%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) BS7799
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.17%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Puppet
1 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Cisco
2 6 (25.00%) Blue Coat
2 6 (25.00%) Juniper
2 6 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (12.50%) SolarWinds
3 3 (12.50%) ArcSight
4 1 (4.17%) Akamai
4 1 (4.17%) F5
4 1 (4.17%) IronPort
4 1 (4.17%) Sourcefire
4 1 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) Dell
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) Adobe
4 1 (4.17%) Trustwave