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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CompTIA Security+ Certification
Rank 628 642 -
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -
Contract jobs citing Security+ Certification 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.004% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.020% 0.017% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £348 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £395 -
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
10201 11455 11748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.46% 20.66% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 6461 6922 6661
Median daily rate £410 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 565 556
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.83 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.49% +53.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.19 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +58.57%

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 7 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 7 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 +24 2 - - 6
South East +30 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Gatwick - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 4

Security+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 19 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 16 (84.21%) CISSP
2 16 (84.21%) CISM
2 16 (84.21%) Information Security
2 16 (84.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (73.68%) COBIT
3 14 (73.68%) OWASP
3 14 (73.68%) CISA
4 13 (68.42%) Penetration Testing
4 13 (68.42%) Vulnerability Management
5 12 (63.16%) IT Audit
5 12 (63.16%) SDLC
5 12 (63.16%) Project Management
6 5 (26.32%) Network Security
6 5 (26.32%) Firewall
7 4 (21.05%) Finance
8 2 (10.53%) ServiceNow
8 2 (10.53%) Internal Audit
8 2 (10.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (10.53%) DDoS Mitigation
8 2 (10.53%) IPsec
8 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
8 2 (10.53%) PKI
8 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
8 2 (10.53%) 4G
8 2 (10.53%) CRISC
8 2 (10.53%) Nessus
8 2 (10.53%) SIEM
8 2 (10.53%) Budget Control
8 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing

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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) Firewall
1 5 (26.32%) Network Security
2 2 (10.53%) 3G
2 2 (10.53%) 4G
2 2 (10.53%) IPsec
2 2 (10.53%) SSL
2 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.53%) VPN
3 1 (5.26%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (5.26%) IPv6
3 1 (5.26%) SS7
3 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Legal
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Billing
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Consultant
1 10 (52.63%) Security Consultant
2 9 (47.37%) Information Security Consultant
3 7 (36.84%) Governance Consultant
3 7 (36.84%) Information Governance Consultant
3 7 (36.84%) Information Security Risk Consultant
3 7 (36.84%) Risk Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) Compliance Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) IT Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) IT Security Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Information Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Information Security Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Information Security Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Legal Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Security Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Security Manager
6 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (5.26%) Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 2 (10.53%) PKI
2 1 (5.26%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Information Security
2 14 (73.68%) OWASP
3 13 (68.42%) Penetration Testing
3 13 (68.42%) Vulnerability Management
4 12 (63.16%) IT Audit
4 12 (63.16%) Project Management
4 12 (63.16%) SDLC
5 2 (10.53%) Budget Control
5 2 (10.53%) DDoS Mitigation
5 2 (10.53%) Internal Audit
5 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
5 2 (10.53%) SIEM
6 1 (5.26%) Analytics
6 1 (5.26%) Computer Security
6 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (5.26%) Demand Forecasting
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL
6 1 (5.26%) Line Management
6 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 16 (84.21%) CISM
2 16 (84.21%) CISSP
3 14 (73.68%) CISA
4 2 (10.53%) CCNP
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (10.53%) CRISC
5 1 (5.26%) A+ Certification
5 1 (5.26%) MCP
5 1 (5.26%) MCSE
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.26%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (5.26%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (84.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (73.68%) COBIT
3 1 (5.26%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Citrix
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
1 2 (10.53%) Qualys
1 2 (10.53%) ServiceNow
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco
2 1 (5.26%) F5
2 1 (5.26%) Fortinet