Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 808 775 806
Rank change year-on-year -33 +31 +8
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 36 48 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.039% 0.054% 0.053%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.046% 0.064% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 37 37
England median daily rate £488 £395 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.42% -5.95% -6.67%
10th Percentile £306 £290 £290
90th Percentile £638 £450 £600
UK median daily rate £488 £378 £420
% change year-on-year +29.14% -10.12% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
England median hourly rate - £75.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +305.41% +15.63%
UK median hourly rate - £75.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +305.41% +15.63%

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 78,362 75,019 81,191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.61% 84.03% 82.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,924 50,072 53,427
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.12%
10th Percentile £293 £269 £263
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,820 2,045 2,486
England median hourly rate £23.63 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.50% +8.70% +15.00%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.19 £49.75
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.44 £24.00
% change year-on-year -3.85% +1.83% +20.00%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -23 26 £475 +11.76% 1
North of England +50 8 £500 +25.00% 3
North West +13 5 £600 +50.00% 2
Yorkshire +11 3 £425 +6.25% 1
South East -35 2 - - 1
Computer Security
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (52.78%) Windows
1 19 (52.78%) GIAC
2 18 (50.00%) GCIH
2 18 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (41.67%) Information Security
4 14 (38.89%) Firewall
4 14 (38.89%) Security Operations
4 14 (38.89%) CSIRT
5 13 (36.11%) Linux
6 12 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 11 (30.56%) Cyberattack
8 10 (27.78%) Security Operations Centre
8 10 (27.78%) Malware Analysis
8 10 (27.78%) CISSP
8 10 (27.78%) GCIA
9 8 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
9 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
9 8 (22.22%) Management Information System
9 8 (22.22%) Threat Intelligence
9 8 (22.22%) SANS
10 7 (19.44%) Protective Monitoring
10 7 (19.44%) Vulnerability Management
10 7 (19.44%) Python
10 7 (19.44%) Java
11 6 (16.67%) Unix
11 6 (16.67%) Finance
11 6 (16.67%) Legal
11 6 (16.67%) CISM
11 6 (16.67%) Symantec
11 6 (16.67%) Computer Forensics

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 (8.33%) JBoss
2 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (38.89%) Firewall
2 12 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 8 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (13.89%) DNS
4 5 (13.89%) Network Security
5 3 (8.33%) DHCP
5 3 (8.33%) Intranet
6 2 (5.56%) BGP
6 2 (5.56%) FTP
6 2 (5.56%) Internet
6 2 (5.56%) MPLS
6 2 (5.56%) NAS
6 2 (5.56%) OSPF
7 1 (2.78%) EIGRP
7 1 (2.78%) HTTP
7 1 (2.78%) HTTPS
7 1 (2.78%) SMTP
7 1 (2.78%) VoIP
7 1 (2.78%) WAN
7 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) Big Data
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.78%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
1 6 (16.67%) Legal
2 4 (11.11%) Law
2 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.33%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) French Language
4 1 (2.78%) German Language
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Analyst
2 17 (47.22%) Security Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Security Specialist
3 5 (13.89%) SOC Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Administrator
4 4 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Information Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Information Security Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (8.33%) Incident Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Security Operations Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Security Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) Information Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) Malware Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Security Incident Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) JSON
1 3 (8.33%) Node.js
2 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.78%) CSS
2 1 (2.78%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Cyberattack
2 10 (27.78%) Security Operations Centre
3 8 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (11.11%) Client/Server
5 4 (11.11%) PKI
6 3 (8.33%) CESG
7 2 (5.56%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 2 (5.56%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (5.56%) Virtual Team
8 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
8 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (52.78%) Windows
2 13 (36.11%) Linux
3 6 (16.67%) Unix
4 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.56%) Windows NT
7 1 (2.78%) Solaris
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 15 (41.67%) Information Security
3 14 (38.89%) Security Operations
4 10 (27.78%) Malware Analysis
5 8 (22.22%) Threat Intelligence
6 7 (19.44%) Protective Monitoring
6 7 (19.44%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (16.67%) Computer Forensics
7 6 (16.67%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 6 (16.67%) Open Source
7 6 (16.67%) SIEM
7 6 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (13.89%) Data Analysis
8 5 (13.89%) Risk Management
8 5 (13.89%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (11.11%) Digital Forensics
9 4 (11.11%) E-Discovery
9 4 (11.11%) Network Virtualisation
9 4 (11.11%) Patch Management
9 4 (11.11%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 7 (19.44%) Java
1 7 (19.44%) Python
2 4 (11.11%) C
3 3 (8.33%) COBOL
3 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.33%) SQL
4 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.56%) Perl
4 2 (5.56%) Ruby
5 1 (2.78%) C-shell
5 1 (2.78%) Korn
Qualifications
1 19 (52.78%) GIAC
2 18 (50.00%) GCIH
3 10 (27.78%) CISSP
3 10 (27.78%) GCIA
4 8 (22.22%) SANS
5 6 (16.67%) CISM
5 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 4 (11.11%) GCFA
6 4 (11.11%) Network+ Certification
6 4 (11.11%) Novell Certification
7 3 (8.33%) CEH
7 3 (8.33%) DV Cleared
7 3 (8.33%) GCED
7 3 (8.33%) GREM
7 3 (8.33%) GSEC
8 2 (5.56%) CRISC
8 2 (5.56%) Degree
8 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
9 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (8.33%) CESG Infosec
2 3 (8.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (8.33%) NIST 800
3 2 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (11.11%) vSphere
3 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (38.89%) CSIRT
2 6 (16.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (8.33%) IBM BigFix
4 3 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (8.33%) QRadar
4 3 (8.33%) vCenter Server
5 2 (5.56%) EnCase
5 2 (5.56%) SCCM
6 1 (2.78%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.78%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.67%) Symantec
3 5 (13.89%) Dell
4 4 (11.11%) Cisco
4 4 (11.11%) VMware
5 3 (8.33%) Blue Coat
5 3 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 3 (8.33%) FireEye
5 3 (8.33%) McAfee
5 3 (8.33%) Sun
6 2 (5.56%) ArcSight
6 2 (5.56%) HP
6 2 (5.56%) iManage
6 2 (5.56%) Splunk
6 2 (5.56%) Varonis
7 1 (2.78%) arcserve
7 1 (2.78%) Arista
7 1 (2.78%) Brocade
7 1 (2.78%) CA
7 1 (2.78%) Fortinet