The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Computer Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Security over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 - 205
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.060% - 0.017%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.068% - 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £531 £309 £413
% change year-on-year +72.20% -25.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 - -

Computer Security is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2925 2856 4712
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 88.16% 85.89% 81.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2250 2341 3708
Median daily rate £500 £475 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 56
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £15.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.20 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Computer Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Computer Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Security in the City of London

Computer Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Computer Security in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Security in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Computer Security.

1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Information Security
1 2 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 2 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (100.00%) Splunk
1 2 (100.00%) SIEM
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (100.00%) Malware Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) CSIRT

Computer Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (100.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Security Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 2 (100.00%) Information Security
1 2 (100.00%) Malware Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 2 (100.00%) SIEM
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Splunk