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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CompTIA Security+ Certification
Rank - 608 583
Contract jobs citing Security+ Certification 0 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.008% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.038% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Average daily rate - £245 £484
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -49.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £245 £484
% change year-on-year
- -49.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
10906 10502 9640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.20% 20.28% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6716 6074 5197
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 490 442
Average hourly rate £38.25 £20.00 £18.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.25% +7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £46.50 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

Security+ Certification
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security+ Certification within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Security+ Certification 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 Security+ Certification.

1 3 (100.00%) A+ Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Network+ Certification
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Network Security
1 3 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 2 (66.67%) iSCSI
2 2 (66.67%) Altiris
2 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Workflow
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESX
2 2 (66.67%) Backup Exec
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) IIS
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory

Security+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Security+ Certification 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 Security+ Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) iSCSI
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (33.33%) Identity Management
2 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) A+ Certification
1 3 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
1 3 (100.00%) Network+ Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) DBS Check
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) VMware ESX
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Altiris
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft