Period
to 19 April 2019

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 19 April 2019 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
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 808 835 780
Rank change year-on-year +27 -55 +50
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 33 25 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.038% 0.027% 0.043%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.043% 0.031% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 25
England median daily rate £450 £585 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.08% +39.29% +19.32%
10th Percentile £200 £338 £317
90th Percentile £588 £670 £565
UK median daily rate £450 £575 £418
% change year-on-year -21.74% +37.72% +18.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
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 76,303 80,112 73,170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.16% 86.47% 85.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,037 53,271 48,432
England median daily rate £475 £463 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +3.93% +4.71%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,888 2,066 1,970
England median hourly rate £24.96 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.91% -10.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £11.40
90th Percentile £52.19 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +2.04%

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 19 April 2019.

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 19 April 2019. 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 +17 18 £500 -14.53%
North of England -13 6 £200 -66.67%
Yorkshire 0 4 £200 -38.46%
South East +21 3 £425 -10.53% 1
South West - 3 - - 1
East of England - 3 £200 - 1
North West +5 2 £375 -37.50%
Computer Security
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 2019, 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 11 (33.33%) Linux
1 11 (33.33%) Firewall
1 11 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 10 (30.30%) Windows
3 7 (21.21%) Identity Management
3 7 (21.21%) Telecoms
3 7 (21.21%) Apache
3 7 (21.21%) Tomcat
3 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
3 7 (21.21%) Puppet
3 7 (21.21%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (18.18%) Jenkins
4 6 (18.18%) HAProxy
4 6 (18.18%) Sensu
4 6 (18.18%) logstash
4 6 (18.18%) DevOps
4 6 (18.18%) Graphite
4 6 (18.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 6 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (18.18%) Software Delivery
4 6 (18.18%) LEMP Stack
4 6 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (18.18%) nginx
4 6 (18.18%) Bash Shell
4 6 (18.18%) ZABBIX
4 6 (18.18%) Degree
4 6 (18.18%) Computer Science
4 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (18.18%) Ruby

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 7 (21.21%) Apache
1 7 (21.21%) Tomcat
2 6 (18.18%) nginx
3 1 (3.03%) IIS
3 1 (3.03%) JBoss
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (3.03%) IaaS
2 1 (3.03%) Office 365
2 1 (3.03%) OneDrive
2 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (33.33%) Firewall
2 5 (15.15%) Network Security
3 4 (12.12%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (9.09%) TACACS
5 2 (6.06%) DMZ
5 2 (6.06%) DNS
5 2 (6.06%) Internet
6 1 (3.03%) Broadband
6 1 (3.03%) DHCP
6 1 (3.03%) HTTP
6 1 (3.03%) LAN
6 1 (3.03%) MPLS
6 1 (3.03%) NAS
6 1 (3.03%) SAN
6 1 (3.03%) SMTP
6 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.03%) Hudson
General
1 7 (21.21%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.12%) Finance
3 2 (6.06%) Law
4 1 (3.03%) Legal
4 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Analyst
2 4 (12.12%) DevOps Manager
2 4 (12.12%) Security Specialist
2 4 (12.12%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 4 (12.12%) Senior Security Specialist
3 3 (9.09%) Business Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Security Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Security Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) IT Security Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Penetration Tester
4 2 (6.06%) Security Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Security Support Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Technical Support
4 2 (6.06%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) LAMP
1 6 (18.18%) LEMP Stack
1 6 (18.18%) Sensu
2 4 (12.12%) Web Services
3 1 (3.03%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 5 (15.15%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (9.09%) Cyber Defence
3 3 (9.09%) RSA SecurID
3 3 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (6.06%) Cyberattack
5 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.03%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (3.03%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.03%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (3.03%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (33.33%) Linux
2 10 (30.30%) Windows
3 6 (18.18%) Unix
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (21.21%) Cybersecurity
1 7 (21.21%) Identity Management
2 6 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 6 (18.18%) Configuration Management
2 6 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
2 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (18.18%) DevOps
2 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
2 6 (18.18%) Migration
2 6 (18.18%) Software Delivery
3 5 (15.15%) Change Management
4 4 (12.12%) Cryptography
4 4 (12.12%) Data Protection
4 4 (12.12%) Information Security
4 4 (12.12%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (12.12%) SIEM
5 3 (9.09%) Cyber Assurance
5 3 (9.09%) Line Management
6 2 (6.06%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) Bash Shell
1 6 (18.18%) Python
1 6 (18.18%) Ruby
2 4 (12.12%) Perl
3 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
2 6 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (18.18%) Degree
3 3 (9.09%) CHECK Team Leader
3 3 (9.09%) DV Cleared
3 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) CHECK Team Member
4 2 (6.06%) CISSP
5 1 (3.03%) CISA
5 1 (3.03%) CISM
5 1 (3.03%) CREST Certified
5 1 (3.03%) GCIA
5 1 (3.03%) GCIH
5 1 (3.03%) GIAC
5 1 (3.03%) GPEN
5 1 (3.03%) GWAPT
5 1 (3.03%) OSCE
5 1 (3.03%) OSCP
5 1 (3.03%) SANS
5 1 (3.03%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (9.09%) GDPR
3 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (3.03%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (3.03%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (3.03%) NIST 800
4 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.03%) ProxySG
2 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (3.03%) vSphere
2 1 (3.03%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) Puppet
2 6 (18.18%) Graphite
2 6 (18.18%) HAProxy
2 6 (18.18%) logstash
2 6 (18.18%) ZABBIX
3 1 (3.03%) CSIRT
3 1 (3.03%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Cisco
2 4 (12.12%) CheckPoint
3 3 (9.09%) Juniper
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.09%) VMware
4 2 (6.06%) Darktrace
4 2 (6.06%) HP
4 2 (6.06%) Riverbed
5 1 (3.03%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.03%) Dell
5 1 (3.03%) Extreme Networks
5 1 (3.03%) FireEye
5 1 (3.03%) McAfee
5 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.03%) Sophos