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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA Security+ Certification
Rank 612 578 599
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +21
Contract jobs citing Security+ Certification 1 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.012% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.009% 0.067% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
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- £450 £128
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +252.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £450 £128
% change year-on-year
- +252.94%
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
11049 8997 10181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.20% 17.31% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6157 5026 5263
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 430 615
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -15.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 9 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 18 September 2014. 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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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
London -4 1 - - 1
England -35 1 - - 2
Bradford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South East - - - - 1

Security+ Certification
Top 23 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (75.00%) Data Management
1 3 (75.00%) CISMP
1 3 (75.00%) QA
1 3 (75.00%) Line Management
2 1 (25.00%) assyst
2 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Cyber Security
2 1 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (25.00%) CEH
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) GIAC
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) CISSP
2 1 (25.00%) Intranet
2 1 (25.00%) Internet

Security+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) Intranet
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Information Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Data Management
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (75.00%) Line Management
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Cyber Security
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CISMP
2 1 (25.00%) CISSP
2 1 (25.00%) GIAC
2 1 (25.00%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft