The table below looks at the statistics for Security+ Certification in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security+ Certification over the 3 months to 29 September 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CompTIA Security+ Certification
Rank 647 661 638
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -23
Contract jobs citing Security+ Certification 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.003% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.055% 0.018% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £500 £395 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.58% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £395 -
% change year-on-year
+32.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11002 11389 11484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.61% 19.64% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6807 6865 6372
Median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £255 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 526 486
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £46.70 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

Security+ Certification
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Security+ Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

Security+ Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security+ Certification
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security+ Certification within the UK.

Security+ Certification Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security+ Certification
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security+ Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 +16 6 £500 +26.58% 5
South East +21 3 £550 +39.24% 2
Reading +22 2 £550 +39.24%
Berkshire +1 2 £550 +39.24%
Kent - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £500 -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
City of London - 1 £468 - 1
Sheffield - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £500 -
South West - 1 £500 -
London - 1 £468 - 2

Security+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Security+ Certification 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 Security+ Certification.

1 23 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 20 (86.96%) CISSP
3 18 (78.26%) Information Security
3 18 (78.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (73.91%) Vulnerability Management
4 17 (73.91%) CISM
5 15 (65.22%) CISA
5 15 (65.22%) OWASP
5 15 (65.22%) COBIT
6 14 (60.87%) Penetration Testing
7 13 (56.52%) IT Audit
7 13 (56.52%) SDLC
7 13 (56.52%) Project Management
8 8 (34.78%) Network Security
9 6 (26.09%) Firewall
10 5 (21.74%) Finance
10 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
10 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (21.74%) Qualys
11 3 (13.04%) SCCM
11 3 (13.04%) ServiceNow
11 3 (13.04%) Internal Audit
11 3 (13.04%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
11 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (13.04%) NetApp
11 3 (13.04%) CCNA
11 3 (13.04%) MCSE
11 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
11 3 (13.04%) Legal

Security+ Certification
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 2 (8.70%) Apache
1 2 (8.70%) IBM Notes
1 2 (8.70%) IIS
1 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
1 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
1 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) Network Security
2 6 (26.09%) Firewall
3 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.70%) 3G
4 2 (8.70%) 4G
4 2 (8.70%) IPsec
4 2 (8.70%) SSL
4 2 (8.70%) VPN
5 1 (4.35%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (4.35%) IPv6
5 1 (4.35%) SS7
5 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) MongoDB
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Legal
3 2 (8.70%) French Language
3 2 (8.70%) German Language
3 2 (8.70%) Portuguese Language
3 2 (8.70%) Spanish Language
3 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.35%) Billing
4 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Consultant
1 10 (43.48%) Security Consultant
2 9 (39.13%) Information Security Consultant
3 6 (26.09%) Governance Consultant
3 6 (26.09%) Information Governance Consultant
3 6 (26.09%) Information Security Risk Consultant
3 6 (26.09%) Risk Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Compliance Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Information Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Information Security Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) IT Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) IT Security Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Legal Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Security Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Security Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Information Security Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Security Manager
5 2 (8.70%) VMS Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (8.70%) PKI
2 2 (8.70%) Virtual Team
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
1 2 (8.70%) Mac OS
1 2 (8.70%) Unix
1 2 (8.70%) VMS
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
1 2 (8.70%) Windows NT
1 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Information Security
2 17 (73.91%) Vulnerability Management
3 15 (65.22%) OWASP
4 14 (60.87%) Penetration Testing
5 13 (56.52%) IT Audit
5 13 (56.52%) Project Management
5 13 (56.52%) SDLC
6 3 (13.04%) Internal Audit
7 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
7 2 (8.70%) Budget Control
7 2 (8.70%) DDoS Mitigation
7 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
7 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
7 2 (8.70%) Security Operations
7 2 (8.70%) SIEM
7 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 1 (4.35%) Analytics
8 1 (4.35%) Change Management
8 1 (4.35%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (4.35%) Demand Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
1 2 (8.70%) Python
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 20 (86.96%) CISSP
3 17 (73.91%) CISM
4 15 (65.22%) CISA
5 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (13.04%) CCNA
6 3 (13.04%) MCSE
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (8.70%) CCNP
7 2 (8.70%) CEH
7 2 (8.70%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (78.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (65.22%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
1 5 (21.74%) Qualys
2 3 (13.04%) NetApp
2 3 (13.04%) ServiceNow
3 2 (8.70%) Citrix
3 2 (8.70%) Lotus
3 2 (8.70%) Novell
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) VMware
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco
4 1 (4.35%) F5
4 1 (4.35%) Fortinet