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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CompTIA Security+ Certification
Rank 626 635 618
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -17
Contract jobs citing Security+ Certification 17 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.002% 0.006%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.009% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 1
Median daily rate £468 - £297
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 - £297
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
11724 10585 10403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.83% 18.89% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7320 6199 5997
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £545 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 549 491
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.12 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.08% +26.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.92 £50.00 £43.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +20.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security+ Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 2016.

Security+ Certification Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security+ Certification
Top 13 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 June 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 +10 17 £468 - 4
South East - 6 £413 - 3
City of London - 5 £468 -
Kent - 5 £500 -
London - 5 £468 - 1
Bristol - 2 - -
South West - 2 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £550 -
Southampton - 1 £350 -
Hampshire - 1 £350 - 2
East Sussex - 1 £350 -
Eastbourne - 1 £350 -
Brighton - 1 £350 -

Security+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 20 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 18 (90.00%) CISSP
3 16 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (75.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 15 (75.00%) Information Security
5 14 (70.00%) CISA
5 14 (70.00%) CISM
6 13 (65.00%) Penetration Testing
7 12 (60.00%) COBIT
7 12 (60.00%) OWASP
7 12 (60.00%) Project Management
8 11 (55.00%) SDLC
8 11 (55.00%) IT Audit
9 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
9 6 (30.00%) Network Security
10 5 (25.00%) Unix
10 5 (25.00%) Windows
10 5 (25.00%) Finance
11 3 (15.00%) Web Filtering
11 3 (15.00%) Security Operations
11 3 (15.00%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
11 3 (15.00%) Kalman Filter
11 3 (15.00%) PCI DSS
11 3 (15.00%) Qualys
11 3 (15.00%) SCCM
11 3 (15.00%) Firewall
11 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
11 3 (15.00%) CEH
11 3 (15.00%) MCSE

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 (10.00%) Apache
1 2 (10.00%) IBM Notes
1 2 (10.00%) IIS
1 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (10.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) Network Security
2 3 (15.00%) Firewall
2 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (10.00%) SAN
4 1 (5.00%) Internet
4 1 (5.00%) LAN
4 1 (5.00%) LDAP
4 1 (5.00%) VPN
4 1 (5.00%) WAN
4 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (10.00%) French Language
3 2 (10.00%) German Language
3 2 (10.00%) Legal
3 2 (10.00%) Portuguese Language
3 2 (10.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Consultant
1 8 (40.00%) Security Consultant
2 7 (35.00%) Information Security Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Governance Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Information Governance Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Information Security Risk Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Risk Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Security Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) IT Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) IT Security Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Security Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Compliance Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Information Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Information Security Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Legal Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) VMS Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Security Technical Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Unix
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Mac OS
2 2 (10.00%) VMS
2 2 (10.00%) Windows NT
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Information Security
1 15 (75.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 13 (65.00%) Penetration Testing
3 12 (60.00%) OWASP
3 12 (60.00%) Project Management
4 11 (55.00%) IT Audit
4 11 (55.00%) SDLC
5 3 (15.00%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (15.00%) Security Operations
5 3 (15.00%) Web Filtering
6 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
6 2 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (10.00%) Email Filtering
6 2 (10.00%) Internal Audit
6 2 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 1 (5.00%) Computer Forensics
7 1 (5.00%) Security Architecture
7 1 (5.00%) SIEM
7 1 (5.00%) Social Engineering
7 1 (5.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) Python
2 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 18 (90.00%) CISSP
3 14 (70.00%) CISA
3 14 (70.00%) CISM
4 3 (15.00%) CCNA
4 3 (15.00%) CEH
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (15.00%) MCSE
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
5 1 (5.00%) GCIA
5 1 (5.00%) GCIH
5 1 (5.00%) GIAC
5 1 (5.00%) OSCP
5 1 (5.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (60.00%) COBIT
3 3 (15.00%) PCI DSS
4 2 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) BladeLogic
3 1 (5.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) NetApp
2 3 (15.00%) Qualys
3 2 (10.00%) BMC
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco
3 2 (10.00%) Lotus
3 2 (10.00%) Novell
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) ServiceNow
3 2 (10.00%) VMware