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 3 months to 29 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)
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 565 596 599
Rank change year-on-year +31 +3  
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 12 30 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.029% 0.060% 0.014%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.035% 0.073% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 24 2
Median daily rate £420 £340 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.52% -28.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £308 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £410 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £340 £400
% change year-on-year +23.52% -15.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £39.50
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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34744 41185 38836
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.25% 82.92% 80.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23057 27403 24454
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 998 1135
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Computer Security
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +4 4 £400 +18.51% 2
North West - 4 £383 - 1
South West -4 3 £448 +62.72% 1
Midlands - 1 £575 -
Computer Security
UK

For the 6 months to 29 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 England region with a requirement for Computer Security.

1 19 (51.35%) Information Security
2 15 (40.54%) Firewall
2 15 (40.54%) CISSP
3 14 (37.84%) Management Information System
4 13 (35.14%) SIEM
5 12 (32.43%) Information Assurance
5 12 (32.43%) Windows
6 11 (29.73%) DNS
6 11 (29.73%) Internet
7 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
7 10 (27.03%) ITIL
7 10 (27.03%) Change Management
7 10 (27.03%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (24.32%) GIAC
8 9 (24.32%) Cryptography
8 9 (24.32%) Incident Management
8 9 (24.32%) Linux
8 9 (24.32%) Project Management
9 8 (21.62%) MPLS
9 8 (21.62%) Intrusion Detection
9 8 (21.62%) Security Patching
9 8 (21.62%) Data Centre
9 8 (21.62%) Driving Licence
9 8 (21.62%) PCI DSS
9 8 (21.62%) Problem Management
9 8 (21.62%) Capacity Management
10 7 (18.92%) Degree
10 7 (18.92%) Unix
11 6 (16.22%) Python
11 6 (16.22%) SQL

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 3 (8.11%) Apache
1 3 (8.11%) IIS
1 3 (8.11%) JBoss
1 3 (8.11%) Skype for Business
1 3 (8.11%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Weka
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) SaaS
2 3 (8.11%) Office 365
3 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (40.54%) Firewall
2 11 (29.73%) DNS
2 11 (29.73%) Internet
3 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
4 8 (21.62%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (21.62%) MPLS
5 5 (13.51%) DHCP
5 5 (13.51%) Network Security
6 4 (10.81%) LAN
6 4 (10.81%) WAN
7 3 (8.11%) Bluetooth
7 3 (8.11%) LDAP
7 3 (8.11%) Skype
8 2 (5.41%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (5.41%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (5.41%) Ethernet
8 2 (5.41%) HSRP
8 2 (5.41%) SNMP
8 2 (5.41%) SSL
8 2 (5.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) Redis
2 1 (2.70%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.41%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Electronics
3 1 (2.70%) French Language
3 1 (2.70%) Military
3 1 (2.70%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (18.92%) Analyst
2 6 (16.22%) Security Specialist
3 5 (13.51%) Architect
3 5 (13.51%) SOC Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Security Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) CISSP Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Deployment Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Information Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Security Architect
5 3 (8.11%) SIEM Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Information Assurance Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Information Security Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Penetration Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Security Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Tester
7 1 (2.70%) Project Coordinator
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) 802.1X
1 2 (5.41%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.70%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 14 (37.84%) Management Information System
2 8 (21.62%) Data Centre
2 8 (21.62%) Driving Licence
3 6 (16.22%) Computer Science
3 6 (16.22%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (10.81%) Client/Server
6 3 (8.11%) CESG
6 3 (8.11%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (5.41%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (5.41%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (2.70%) Algorithms
8 1 (2.70%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (2.70%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (2.70%) EPoS
8 1 (2.70%) Social Media
8 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (32.43%) Windows
2 9 (24.32%) Linux
3 7 (18.92%) Unix
4 3 (8.11%) Android
4 3 (8.11%) Apple iOS
4 3 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (8.11%) Windows 10
4 3 (8.11%) Windows 7
4 3 (8.11%) Windows NT
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) Information Security
2 13 (35.14%) SIEM
3 12 (32.43%) Information Assurance
4 10 (27.03%) Change Management
4 10 (27.03%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (27.03%) ITIL
5 9 (24.32%) Cryptography
5 9 (24.32%) Incident Management
5 9 (24.32%) Project Management
6 8 (21.62%) Capacity Management
6 8 (21.62%) Problem Management
6 8 (21.62%) Security Patching
7 6 (16.22%) Risk Management
7 6 (16.22%) Server Hardening
8 5 (13.51%) Security Management
8 5 (13.51%) Security Operations
9 4 (10.81%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (10.81%) Open Source
9 4 (10.81%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (10.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) Python
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) Perl
3 3 (8.11%) VB
3 3 (8.11%) VBScript
4 2 (5.41%) C#
4 2 (5.41%) Java
4 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.70%) C++
5 1 (2.70%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (40.54%) CISSP
2 9 (24.32%) GIAC
3 7 (18.92%) Degree
4 6 (16.22%) GCIH
5 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
6 4 (10.81%) CISA
7 3 (8.11%) CISM
7 3 (8.11%) RHCSA
7 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
8 2 (5.41%) CCNA
8 2 (5.41%) CCNP
8 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (5.41%) CREST Certified
8 2 (5.41%) GPEN
8 2 (5.41%) OSCP
8 2 (5.41%) SANS
9 1 (2.70%) A+ Certification
9 1 (2.70%) MCP
9 1 (2.70%) MCSE
9 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) PCI DSS
2 6 (16.22%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (2.70%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (2.70%) QA
4 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
1 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.70%) BitLocker
2 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) Puppet
1 6 (16.22%) WSUS
2 3 (8.11%) AirWatch
2 3 (8.11%) CSIRT
2 3 (8.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (8.11%) Red Hat Satellite
2 3 (8.11%) SCCM
3 2 (5.41%) Kibana
3 2 (5.41%) logstash
3 2 (5.41%) QRadar
4 1 (2.70%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) VMware
2 3 (8.11%) Cisco
2 3 (8.11%) HP
2 3 (8.11%) LANDesk
2 3 (8.11%) LogRhythm
2 3 (8.11%) Red Hat
2 3 (8.11%) Splunk
3 2 (5.41%) Apple
3 2 (5.41%) Cyberoam
3 2 (5.41%) F5
3 2 (5.41%) IBM
4 1 (2.70%) AppSense
4 1 (2.70%) Brocade
4 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.70%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle
4 1 (2.70%) Palo Alto
4 1 (2.70%) RapidMiner
4 1 (2.70%) SAP