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 30 April 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CompTIA Security+ Certification
Rank 653 630 614
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -16
Contract jobs citing Security+ Certification 5 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.002% 0.007%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.042% 0.009% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate £475 £400 £297
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +34.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £400 £297
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +34.68%
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
11873 10924 10736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.24% 19.56% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7464 6165 6113
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £530 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 549 540
Average hourly rate £29.50 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.11% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.14 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security+ Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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
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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 -25 5 £475 +18.75% 2
London - 2 - - 1
South East - 2 £475 - 1
City of London - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £450 -
Leeds - 1 £475 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £475 -
Berkshire - 1 £450 -
Kent - 1 £500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £475 -

Security+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 5 (100.00%) CISSP
1 5 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 3 (60.00%) Web Filtering
2 3 (60.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (60.00%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (60.00%) Unix
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) CISA
2 3 (60.00%) CISM
2 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (40.00%) SAN
3 2 (40.00%) BMC
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) BladeLogic
3 2 (40.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Network Security
3 2 (40.00%) Information Security
3 2 (40.00%) Email Filtering
3 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (20.00%) Security Operations
4 1 (20.00%) IT Audit
4 1 (20.00%) Social Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC

Security+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (40.00%) Network Security
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) LDAP
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Technical Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Unix
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Kalman Filter
1 3 (60.00%) Web Filtering
2 2 (40.00%) Email Filtering
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Forensics
3 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (20.00%) IT Audit
3 1 (20.00%) OWASP
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Security Operations
3 1 (20.00%) SIEM
3 1 (20.00%) Social Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) C++
1 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) CISSP
1 5 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 3 (60.00%) CISA
2 3 (60.00%) CISM
3 1 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) CEH
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) GCIA
3 1 (20.00%) GCIH
3 1 (20.00%) GIAC
3 1 (20.00%) MCSE
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (20.00%) OSCP
3 1 (20.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (60.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (20.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) BladeLogic
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) BMC
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) NetApp
2 1 (20.00%) Qualys