Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 834 787 831
Rank change year-on-year -47 +44 +8
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 37 42 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.039% 0.048% 0.045%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.046% 0.056% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 23 34
England median daily rate £368 £458 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.67% +32.61% -18.82%
10th Percentile £243 £371 £280
90th Percentile £560 £561 £473
UK median daily rate £368 £454 £350
% change year-on-year -19.01% +29.64% -17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
England median hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK median hourly rate - £12.50 -

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 80,892 75,217 85,792
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.83% 85.14% 84.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,797 49,549 57,201
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £269
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.11% +5.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,242 1,939 2,035
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.49 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.11% +3.09% +12.71%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.35 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.75 £51.25 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +11.63%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 East -14 11 £475 +18.75% 5
London -44 10 £525 +14.75% 5
South West +8 7 £275 -42.71% 1
North of England -29 5 - - 2
Midlands -8 4 £195 -66.09%
North West -21 3 - - 2
Yorkshire -22 2 - -
West Midlands -24 2 £368 -
East Midlands - 2 £195 -
Computer Security
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 19 (51.35%) Windows
2 14 (37.84%) Management Information System
3 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
3 12 (32.43%) Information Security
3 12 (32.43%) CSIRT
4 11 (29.73%) Linux
4 11 (29.73%) Finance
4 11 (29.73%) Internet
5 10 (27.03%) Cisco
6 9 (24.32%) TCP/IP
6 9 (24.32%) VPN
7 8 (21.62%) CheckPoint
7 8 (21.62%) IPsec
7 8 (21.62%) Firewall
8 7 (18.92%) Solaris
8 7 (18.92%) C++
8 7 (18.92%) Java
8 7 (18.92%) Incident Management
8 7 (18.92%) Network Security
8 7 (18.92%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (18.92%) Malware Analysis
9 6 (16.22%) Palo Alto
9 6 (16.22%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (16.22%) Aruba
9 6 (16.22%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (16.22%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (16.22%) Docker
9 6 (16.22%) Qualys
9 6 (16.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 6 (16.22%) WAN

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.70%) Apache
1 1 (2.70%) Apache Solr
1 1 (2.70%) nginx
1 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.92%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.11%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.41%) Akamai
4 1 (2.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (2.70%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (2.70%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (2.70%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (2.70%) Logentries
4 1 (2.70%) Loggly
4 1 (2.70%) Office 365
4 1 (2.70%) Route 53
4 1 (2.70%) Serverless
4 1 (2.70%) Sumo Logic
4 1 (2.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (29.73%) Internet
2 9 (24.32%) TCP/IP
2 9 (24.32%) VPN
3 8 (21.62%) Firewall
3 8 (21.62%) IPsec
4 7 (18.92%) Network Security
5 6 (16.22%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (16.22%) LAN
5 6 (16.22%) MPLS
5 6 (16.22%) SSL
5 6 (16.22%) WAN
5 6 (16.22%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (10.81%) BGP
6 4 (10.81%) OSPF
6 4 (10.81%) VoIP
7 2 (5.41%) Bluetooth
7 2 (5.41%) DMZ
7 2 (5.41%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (5.41%) Unified Communications
7 2 (5.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) Blockchain
2 1 (2.70%) Big Data
2 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Metasploit
2 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (29.73%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Manufacturing
3 3 (8.11%) Banking
4 2 (5.41%) Legal
4 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) Analyst
2 15 (40.54%) Security Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Development Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Incident Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Network Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Network Security Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Security Incident Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) AWS Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Software Development Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) AWS Software Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) IT Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) IT Security Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Network Team Leader
5 2 (5.41%) Security Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Security Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) Service Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) Qt
2 2 (5.41%) OAuth
2 2 (5.41%) Universal Windows Platform
3 1 (2.70%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.70%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (2.70%) Node.js
3 1 (2.70%) Sensu
3 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (37.84%) Management Information System
2 5 (13.51%) 3D Printing
3 4 (10.81%) Algorithms
3 4 (10.81%) Computer Science
3 4 (10.81%) Data Structures
4 3 (8.11%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (5.41%) Cyberattack
5 2 (5.41%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (5.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (2.70%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (2.70%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 1 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.70%) Replication
6 1 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 19 (51.35%) Windows
2 11 (29.73%) Linux
3 7 (18.92%) Solaris
4 4 (10.81%) Unix
5 3 (8.11%) Android
5 3 (8.11%) Apple iOS
5 3 (8.11%) Mac OS X
5 3 (8.11%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (8.11%) Windows 7
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Vista
5 3 (8.11%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.41%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Information Security
2 7 (18.92%) Incident Management
2 7 (18.92%) Malware Analysis
3 6 (16.22%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (16.22%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (16.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 5 (13.51%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (13.51%) Security Operations
4 5 (13.51%) SIEM
5 4 (10.81%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (10.81%) Security Monitoring
6 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (8.11%) Analytics
6 3 (8.11%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (8.11%) Digital Forensics
6 3 (8.11%) Information Management
6 3 (8.11%) Open Source
6 3 (8.11%) Operations Management
6 3 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (8.11%) Remediation Plan
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) C++
1 7 (18.92%) Java
2 5 (13.51%) Bash Shell
2 5 (13.51%) Python
2 5 (13.51%) Ruby
3 4 (10.81%) Perl
4 2 (5.41%) C#
4 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.41%) Rust
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) CISM
1 4 (10.81%) CISSP
2 2 (5.41%) CISA
2 2 (5.41%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (5.41%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 1 (2.70%) AWS Certification
3 1 (2.70%) CCSP
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.70%) GCFA
3 1 (2.70%) GCFE
3 1 (2.70%) GCIH
3 1 (2.70%) GIAC
3 1 (2.70%) Master's Degree
3 1 (2.70%) MCSA
3 1 (2.70%) MCSE
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) COBIT
1 3 (8.11%) FISMA
1 3 (8.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (8.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 3 (8.11%) NIST 800
2 2 (5.41%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (5.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
1 6 (16.22%) Docker
2 2 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (32.43%) CSIRT
2 4 (10.81%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 3 (8.11%) EnCase
3 3 (8.11%) FTK
3 3 (8.11%) Nessus
3 3 (8.11%) Nmap
3 3 (8.11%) QRadar
4 2 (5.41%) logstash
4 2 (5.41%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (5.41%) SCCM
5 1 (2.70%) Ansible
5 1 (2.70%) Graphite
5 1 (2.70%) Graylog
5 1 (2.70%) HAProxy
5 1 (2.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (2.70%) Packer
5 1 (2.70%) Puppet
5 1 (2.70%) RSA Archer
5 1 (2.70%) RSA Security Analytics
5 1 (2.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 10 (27.03%) Cisco
3 8 (21.62%) CheckPoint
4 6 (16.22%) Aruba
4 6 (16.22%) HP
4 6 (16.22%) Juniper
4 6 (16.22%) Palo Alto
4 6 (16.22%) Qualys
5 3 (8.11%) Splunk
6 2 (5.41%) Blue Coat
6 2 (5.41%) F5
6 2 (5.41%) Lancope
6 2 (5.41%) McAfee
6 2 (5.41%) VMware
7 1 (2.70%) IBM