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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 153 191
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London - 0.030% 0.039%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.034% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £635 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.45%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £340 £400
% change year-on-year +23.52% -15.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £39.50

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 2620 2945 4264
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.56% 87.81% 82.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2057 2356 3294
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 36
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -2.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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 28 March 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 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security
1 1 (50.00%) Multimedia
1 1 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Web Analytics
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (50.00%) Social Media
1 1 (50.00%) Weka
1 1 (50.00%) R
1 1 (50.00%) Splunk
1 1 (50.00%) SIEM
1 1 (50.00%) RapidMiner
1 1 (50.00%) Machine Learning
1 1 (50.00%) Analytics
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (50.00%) Anomaly Detection
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience

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 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (50.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
1 1 (50.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Data Scientist
1 1 (50.00%) Information Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) Social Media
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Analytics
1 1 (50.00%) Anomaly Detection
1 1 (50.00%) Behavioural Analytics
1 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security
1 1 (50.00%) Machine Learning
1 1 (50.00%) Malware Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (50.00%) SIEM
1 1 (50.00%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) R
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) RapidMiner
1 1 (50.00%) Splunk