Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 822 763 803
Rank change year-on-year -59 +40 -6
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 24 37 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.026% 0.044% 0.049%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.030% 0.052% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 25 40
England median daily rate £575 £420 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.90% +19.66% -22.00%
10th Percentile £336 £317 £297
90th Percentile £630 £565 £555
UK median daily rate £556 £418 £351
% change year-on-year +33.23% +18.95% -22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
England median hourly rate - £43.75 -
UK median hourly rate - £43.75 -

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 79,457 71,391 81,775
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.79% 84.53% 83.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,794 47,260 54,218
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,047 1,904 2,215
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +7.11% +11.51%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.48
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +20.83%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
London -40 10 £575 +25.68% 1
North of England -4 9 £600 +50.00%
North West -15 7 £600 +56.86%
South East -33 3 £475 +13.10% 3
West Midlands -5 2 £368 - 1
Yorkshire -9 2 £325 -18.75%
Midlands -14 2 £368 -36.09% 1
Computer Security
UK

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 13 (54.17%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 11 (45.83%) Management Information System
3 9 (37.50%) Information Security
3 9 (37.50%) Malware Analysis
4 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (29.17%) Security Operations
5 7 (29.17%) Digital Forensics
6 6 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (25.00%) Firewall
6 6 (25.00%) Linux
6 6 (25.00%) Java
6 6 (25.00%) Remediation Plan
6 6 (25.00%) Threat Intelligence
6 6 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (20.83%) CSIRT
7 5 (20.83%) Security Monitoring
7 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (20.83%) CISSP
7 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
7 5 (20.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 5 (20.83%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (20.83%) VMware
7 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (20.83%) Open Source
8 4 (16.67%) Metasploit
8 4 (16.67%) Security Testing

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 (12.50%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Logentries
1 1 (4.17%) Loggly
1 1 (4.17%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) Firewall
2 5 (20.83%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
3 3 (12.50%) Intranet
3 3 (12.50%) VPN
4 2 (8.33%) DHCP
4 2 (8.33%) DNS
4 2 (8.33%) FTP
4 2 (8.33%) Internet
4 2 (8.33%) NAS
4 2 (8.33%) Network Security
5 1 (4.17%) BGP
5 1 (4.17%) Broadband
5 1 (4.17%) DMZ
5 1 (4.17%) IPsec
5 1 (4.17%) LAN
5 1 (4.17%) SSL
5 1 (4.17%) VoIP
5 1 (4.17%) WAN
5 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Metasploit
2 2 (8.33%) ClearCase
General
1 4 (16.67%) Legal
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.33%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Security Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Administrator
3 3 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Security Operations Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Security Specialist
3 3 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Incident Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Security Incident Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Operations Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Security Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Head of Security
5 1 (4.17%) Security Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) JSON
1 3 (12.50%) Node.js
2 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.17%) CSS
2 1 (4.17%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (45.83%) Management Information System
2 4 (16.67%) Cyberattack
3 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (12.50%) CESG
3 3 (12.50%) PKI
4 2 (8.33%) Client/Server
4 2 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (8.33%) Virtual Team
5 1 (4.17%) Algorithms
5 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.17%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 1 (4.17%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 13 (54.17%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (25.00%) Linux
3 6 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (16.67%) Solaris
5 3 (12.50%) Android
5 3 (12.50%) Apple iOS
5 3 (12.50%) Mac OS X
5 3 (12.50%) Unix
5 3 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Vista
5 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Information Security
1 9 (37.50%) Malware Analysis
2 7 (29.17%) Digital Forensics
2 7 (29.17%) Security Operations
3 6 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (25.00%) Remediation Plan
3 6 (25.00%) Threat Intelligence
4 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.83%) Open Source
4 5 (20.83%) Security Monitoring
4 5 (20.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (16.67%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 4 (16.67%) Data Analysis
5 4 (16.67%) Data Protection
5 4 (16.67%) Decision-Making
5 4 (16.67%) ITIL
5 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 4 (16.67%) Security Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) Java
2 4 (16.67%) Python
3 3 (12.50%) COBOL
4 2 (8.33%) C
4 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (8.33%) SQL
5 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.17%) Perl
5 1 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) CISSP
3 4 (16.67%) GCFA
4 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 3 (12.50%) GCED
4 3 (12.50%) GCIA
4 3 (12.50%) GCIH
4 3 (12.50%) GIAC
4 3 (12.50%) GREM
4 3 (12.50%) GSEC
4 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 2 (8.33%) CISM
6 1 (4.17%) CISA
6 1 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (4.17%) Degree
6 1 (4.17%) GCFE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (12.50%) CESG Infosec
2 3 (12.50%) COBIT
2 3 (12.50%) FISMA
2 3 (12.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 3 (12.50%) NIST 800
3 2 (8.33%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) CSIRT
2 3 (12.50%) EnCase
2 3 (12.50%) FTK
2 3 (12.50%) IBM BigFix
2 3 (12.50%) Nessus
2 3 (12.50%) Nmap
2 3 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (12.50%) vCenter Server
3 2 (8.33%) SCCM
4 1 (4.17%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (4.17%) Graylog
4 1 (4.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (4.17%) logstash
4 1 (4.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (4.17%) QRadar
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) VMware
3 3 (12.50%) Symantec
4 2 (8.33%) Dell
4 2 (8.33%) HP
4 2 (8.33%) iManage
5 1 (4.17%) Aruba
5 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco
5 1 (4.17%) IBM
5 1 (4.17%) Juniper
5 1 (4.17%) Palo Alto
5 1 (4.17%) Qualys
5 1 (4.17%) Splunk