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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
CompTIA Security+ Certification
UK
Rank 587 617 590
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -27
Contract jobs citing Security+ Certification 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.002% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.044% 0.009% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £450 £300 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +22.44%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 - £245
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
9104 10691 10452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.35% 21.02% 20.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5791 6490 6119
Median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 506 500
Median hourly rate £28.15 £37.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.93% +102.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

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 9 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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +44 4 £450 +50.00% 11
South East - 3 £450 - 6
Hampshire - 2 £450 -
Southampton - 2 £450 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Gatwick - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1

Security+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 9 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 8 (88.89%) CISSP
3 6 (66.67%) CISM
4 5 (55.56%) Firewall
5 4 (44.44%) CISA
5 4 (44.44%) Information Security
5 4 (44.44%) PKI
5 4 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (44.44%) COBIT
5 4 (44.44%) OWASP
6 3 (33.33%) Network Security
6 3 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (33.33%) Project Management
6 3 (33.33%) IT Audit
6 3 (33.33%) SDLC
6 3 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (22.22%) DevOps
7 2 (22.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (22.22%) DDoS Mitigation
7 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
7 2 (22.22%) 3G
7 2 (22.22%) IPsec
7 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
7 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (22.22%) RHCE
7 2 (22.22%) JBoss
7 2 (22.22%) CCNP
7 2 (22.22%) Citrix
7 2 (22.22%) Java
7 2 (22.22%) Unix

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 (22.22%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) Network Security
3 2 (22.22%) 3G
3 2 (22.22%) 4G
3 2 (22.22%) IPsec
3 2 (22.22%) SSL
3 2 (22.22%) VPN
4 1 (11.11%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (11.11%) IPv6
4 1 (11.11%) SS7
4 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Billing
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Consultant
1 3 (33.33%) Governance Consultant
1 3 (33.33%) Information Governance Consultant
1 3 (33.33%) Information Security Consultant
1 3 (33.33%) Information Security Risk Consultant
1 3 (33.33%) Risk Consultant
1 3 (33.33%) Security Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) Compliance Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) DevOps Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Information Security Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Information Security Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Network Security Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Security Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Security Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Security Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Design Authority
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) PKI
2 2 (22.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (11.11%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Information Security
1 4 (44.44%) OWASP
2 3 (33.33%) IT Audit
2 3 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) SDLC
2 3 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (22.22%) Budget Control
3 2 (22.22%) DDoS Mitigation
3 2 (22.22%) DevOps
3 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Management
3 2 (22.22%) SIEM
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Computer Security
4 1 (11.11%) Demand Forecasting
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 8 (88.89%) CISSP
3 6 (66.67%) CISM
4 4 (44.44%) CISA
5 2 (22.22%) CCNP
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (22.22%) CRISC
5 2 (22.22%) RHCE
6 1 (11.11%) A+ Certification
6 1 (11.11%) MCP
6 1 (11.11%) MCSE
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (11.11%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (11.11%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) COBIT
1 4 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (22.22%) QA
3 1 (11.11%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Citrix
1 2 (22.22%) Qualys
1 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) F5
2 1 (11.11%) Fortinet