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 4 May 2015 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA Security+ Certification
Rank 608 584 541
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -43
Contract jobs citing Security+ Certification 1 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.007% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.009% 0.038% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
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£400 £297 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.68% -8.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £297 -
% change year-on-year
+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
10743 10554 8641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.27% 19.40% 18.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6053 6025 4623
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.46% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 520 535 468
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £24.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -19.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £51.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -21.73%

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 3 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 4 May 2015. 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
England -16 1 £400 +34.68% 2
East of England - 1 £400 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £400 -

Security+ Certification
Top 27 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) CISSP
1 4 (100.00%) Information Security
2 3 (75.00%) GSEC
2 3 (75.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (75.00%) COBIT
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) ISACA
2 3 (75.00%) GPEN
2 3 (75.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 3 (75.00%) Retail
2 3 (75.00%) CEH
2 3 (75.00%) SSCP
2 3 (75.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (75.00%) CISA
2 3 (75.00%) CISM
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) MCP
2 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 3 (75.00%) GIAC
3 1 (25.00%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (25.00%) PMP
3 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security

Security+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security
General
1 3 (75.00%) Retail
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Security Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Security Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Information Security Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Information Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Information Security
2 3 (75.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) CISSP
2 3 (75.00%) GSEC
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) ISACA
2 3 (75.00%) GPEN
2 3 (75.00%) CEH
2 3 (75.00%) SSCP
2 3 (75.00%) CISA
2 3 (75.00%) CISM
2 3 (75.00%) MCP
2 3 (75.00%) GIAC
3 1 (25.00%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (25.00%) PMP
3 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (75.00%) COBIT
1 3 (75.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 17799