Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 6 months to 11 December 2018 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)
UK > England
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 843 819 814
Rank change year-on-year -24 -5 +5
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 29 43 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.030% 0.045% 0.059%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.035% 0.053% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 42
England median daily rate £280 £469 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.27% +20.19% -8.24%
10th Percentile £255 £349 £287
90th Percentile £457 £591 £468
UK median daily rate £280 £463 £378
% change year-on-year -39.46% +22.52% -11.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £75.00
UK median hourly rate - - £75.00

Computer Security is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 83,667 81,804 81,701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.77% 86.07% 85.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,090 55,089 54,268
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,099 1,904 2,266
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.30 £49.93 £47.81
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%

Computer Security
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Computer Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Security in England

Computer Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Security in England

Computer Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Security in England over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Security in England

Computer Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Security in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Security in England

Computer Security
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Security within the England region over the 6 months to 11 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West - 13 £278 - 1
South East -5 7 - -
London -12 7 £425 -10.53%
North of England -15 2 £200 -52.94%
Yorkshire -10 1 £200 -56.76%
North West -22 1 - -
Computer Security
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Computer Security.

1 17 (58.62%) Windows
2 14 (48.28%) Management Information System
3 10 (34.48%) Penetration Testing
4 9 (31.03%) Linux
4 9 (31.03%) TCP/IP
4 9 (31.03%) CSIRT
5 8 (27.59%) Malware Analysis
5 8 (27.59%) C++
5 8 (27.59%) Java
6 7 (24.14%) Perl
6 7 (24.14%) Information Security
6 7 (24.14%) Incident Management
6 7 (24.14%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (20.69%) Bash Shell
7 6 (20.69%) Ruby
7 6 (20.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 6 (20.69%) BGP
7 6 (20.69%) Telecoms
7 6 (20.69%) Solaris
7 6 (20.69%) Python
7 6 (20.69%) Cisco
7 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
7 6 (20.69%) HP
7 6 (20.69%) MPLS
7 6 (20.69%) OSPF
7 6 (20.69%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 5 (17.24%) Cyber Defence
8 5 (17.24%) Blockchain
8 5 (17.24%) Internet

Computer Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.34%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.90%) Akamai
4 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (31.03%) TCP/IP
2 6 (20.69%) BGP
2 6 (20.69%) MPLS
2 6 (20.69%) OSPF
3 5 (17.24%) Internet
4 4 (13.79%) Firewall
4 4 (13.79%) IPsec
5 3 (10.34%) Bluetooth
5 3 (10.34%) Network Security
5 3 (10.34%) Wireshark
6 2 (6.90%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (6.90%) VPN
7 1 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (3.45%) DMZ
7 1 (3.45%) LAN
7 1 (3.45%) SSL
7 1 (3.45%) TACACS
7 1 (3.45%) VoIP
7 1 (3.45%) WAN
7 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (20.69%) Telecoms
2 5 (17.24%) Manufacturing
3 4 (13.79%) Finance
4 1 (3.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Analyst
2 11 (37.93%) Security Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Development Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Incident Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Security Incident Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Security Specialist
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Security Specialist
4 3 (10.34%) Software Development Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) AWS Software Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Cloud Software Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Information Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Information Security Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Security Manager
5 2 (6.90%) SOC Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) Qt
2 3 (10.34%) OAuth
2 3 (10.34%) Universal Windows Platform
3 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (48.28%) Management Information System
2 5 (17.24%) 3D Printing
2 5 (17.24%) Cyber Defence
3 3 (10.34%) Algorithms
3 3 (10.34%) Data Structures
4 2 (6.90%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 2 (6.90%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (6.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (6.90%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (3.45%) Cyberattack
5 1 (3.45%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (58.62%) Windows
2 9 (31.03%) Linux
3 6 (20.69%) Solaris
4 3 (10.34%) Windows 10
5 2 (6.90%) Unix
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Penetration Testing
2 8 (27.59%) Malware Analysis
3 7 (24.14%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (24.14%) Incident Management
3 7 (24.14%) Information Security
4 6 (20.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
6 4 (13.79%) Information Assurance
6 4 (13.79%) Line Management
6 4 (13.79%) Security Operations
7 3 (10.34%) Analytics
7 3 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (10.34%) Cyber Assurance
7 3 (10.34%) Operations Management
7 3 (10.34%) Security Monitoring
7 3 (10.34%) Security Testing
7 3 (10.34%) SIEM
8 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
8 2 (6.90%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) C++
1 8 (27.59%) Java
2 7 (24.14%) Perl
3 6 (20.69%) Bash Shell
3 6 (20.69%) Python
3 6 (20.69%) Ruby
4 3 (10.34%) C#
4 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.34%) Rust
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) CISM
2 3 (10.34%) CISSP
2 3 (10.34%) DV Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) GCIH
2 3 (10.34%) GIAC
3 2 (6.90%) CREST Certified
3 2 (6.90%) Degree
3 2 (6.90%) GCIA
3 2 (6.90%) SANS
4 1 (3.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (3.45%) AWS Certification
4 1 (3.45%) CCSP
4 1 (3.45%) CISA
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.45%) Master's Degree
4 1 (3.45%) MCSA
4 1 (3.45%) MCSE
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (6.90%) NIST 800
2 1 (3.45%) GDPR
2 1 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Docker
2 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.90%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.45%) Firmware
4 1 (3.45%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (31.03%) CSIRT
2 6 (20.69%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 4 (13.79%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (6.90%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (6.90%) QRadar
4 2 (6.90%) SCCM
4 2 (6.90%) Stealthwatch
5 1 (3.45%) RSA Archer
5 1 (3.45%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Cisco
1 6 (20.69%) HP
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) CheckPoint
2 4 (13.79%) McAfee
3 2 (6.90%) Blue Coat
3 2 (6.90%) Darktrace
3 2 (6.90%) Dell
3 2 (6.90%) FireEye
3 2 (6.90%) Juniper
3 2 (6.90%) Splunk
4 1 (3.45%) Aruba
4 1 (3.45%) Palo Alto
4 1 (3.45%) Qualys
4 1 (3.45%) VMware