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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CompTIA Security+ Certification
Rank 626 643 -
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -
Contract jobs citing Security+ Certification 18 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.002% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.009% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 0
Median daily rate £468 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 - -
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
11620 10929 10286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.47% 19.19% 19.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7255 6503 5814
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 543 455
Median hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.88% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.90 £51.18 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +29.72%

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 23 July 2016.

Security+ Certification Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security+ Certification
Top 15 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 23 July 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 -7 18 £468 - 6
South East - 7 £413 - 1
London - 5 £468 - 2
City of London - 5 £468 -
Kent - 4 £550 -
Bristol - 2 - -
South West - 2 - - 1
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £550 -
Reading - 2 £550 -
Berkshire - 2 £550 -
Brighton - 1 £350 -
Eastbourne - 1 £350 -
Southampton - 1 £350 -
East Sussex - 1 £350 -
Hampshire - 1 £350 - 1

Security+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 23 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 20 (86.96%) CISSP
3 17 (73.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (69.57%) CISM
4 16 (69.57%) Information Security
5 15 (65.22%) Vulnerability Management
6 14 (60.87%) CISA
7 13 (56.52%) Penetration Testing
8 12 (52.17%) COBIT
8 12 (52.17%) OWASP
8 12 (52.17%) Project Management
9 11 (47.83%) SDLC
9 11 (47.83%) IT Audit
10 9 (39.13%) Network Security
11 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
12 6 (26.09%) Firewall
13 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
13 5 (21.74%) Finance
13 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (21.74%) Unix
13 5 (21.74%) Windows
13 5 (21.74%) Qualys
14 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
15 3 (13.04%) Internal Audit
15 3 (13.04%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (13.04%) Legal
15 3 (13.04%) VPN
15 3 (13.04%) Cisco
15 3 (13.04%) CCNA
15 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification

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 (8.70%) Apache
1 2 (8.70%) IBM Notes
1 2 (8.70%) IIS
1 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
1 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
1 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) Network Security
2 6 (26.09%) Firewall
3 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
4 3 (13.04%) VPN
5 2 (8.70%) 3G
5 2 (8.70%) 4G
5 2 (8.70%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (8.70%) IPsec
5 2 (8.70%) SAN
5 2 (8.70%) SSL
6 1 (4.35%) Diameter Protocol
6 1 (4.35%) Internet
6 1 (4.35%) IPv6
6 1 (4.35%) LAN
6 1 (4.35%) LDAP
6 1 (4.35%) SS7
6 1 (4.35%) WAN
6 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) MongoDB
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
1 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
2 3 (13.04%) Legal
3 2 (8.70%) French Language
3 2 (8.70%) German Language
3 2 (8.70%) Portuguese Language
3 2 (8.70%) Spanish Language
4 1 (4.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Consultant
1 8 (34.78%) Security Consultant
2 7 (30.43%) Information Security Consultant
3 5 (21.74%) Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Security Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Governance Consultant
4 4 (17.39%) Information Governance Consultant
4 4 (17.39%) Information Security Risk Consultant
4 4 (17.39%) Risk Consultant
5 3 (13.04%) Information Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Information Security Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) IT Consultant
5 3 (13.04%) IT Security Consultant
5 3 (13.04%) Legal Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Security Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Compliance Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) VMS Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Information Security Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Network Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.70%) PKI
2 2 (8.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Unix
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Mac OS
2 2 (8.70%) VMS
2 2 (8.70%) Windows NT
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Information Security
2 15 (65.22%) Vulnerability Management
3 13 (56.52%) Penetration Testing
4 12 (52.17%) OWASP
4 12 (52.17%) Project Management
5 11 (47.83%) IT Audit
5 11 (47.83%) SDLC
6 3 (13.04%) Internal Audit
6 3 (13.04%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (13.04%) Security Operations
6 3 (13.04%) SIEM
6 3 (13.04%) Web Filtering
7 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
7 2 (8.70%) Budget Control
7 2 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (8.70%) DDoS Mitigation
7 2 (8.70%) Email Filtering
7 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
7 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
7 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) Python
2 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 20 (86.96%) CISSP
3 16 (69.57%) CISM
4 14 (60.87%) CISA
5 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (13.04%) CCNA
6 3 (13.04%) CEH
6 3 (13.04%) MCSE
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (8.70%) CCNP
7 2 (8.70%) CRISC
8 1 (4.35%) Degree
8 1 (4.35%) GCIA
8 1 (4.35%) GCIH
8 1 (4.35%) GIAC
8 1 (4.35%) OSCP
8 1 (4.35%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (73.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (52.17%) COBIT
3 3 (13.04%) PCI DSS
4 2 (8.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) BladeLogic
2 2 (8.70%) Nessus
3 1 (4.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) Qualys
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco
3 3 (13.04%) NetApp
3 3 (13.04%) ServiceNow
4 2 (8.70%) BMC
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix
4 2 (8.70%) Lotus
4 2 (8.70%) Novell
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle
4 2 (8.70%) VMware
5 1 (4.35%) F5
5 1 (4.35%) Fortinet
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