Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 827 809 810
Rank change year-on-year -18 +1 +5
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 34 47 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.036% 0.052% 0.047%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.042% 0.060% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 35
England median daily rate £280 £463 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.46% +23.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £224 £370 £283
90th Percentile £538 £550 £472
UK median daily rate £280 £463 £370
% change year-on-year -39.46% +25.00% -12.94%
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 81,260 78,348 83,621
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.22% 85.90% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,227 52,340 55,746
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £282 £263
90th Percentile £645 £630 £605
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,201 1,876 2,205
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.99 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.97% +11.07% +3.52%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.00% +11.11% +3.45%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +5 12 - - 1
South West - 9 £278 - 2
London -38 7 £475 +2.70% 7
North of England -29 4 - -
North West -4 2 - -
Midlands -14 2 £195 -
Yorkshire -27 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £195 -
Computer Security
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 17 (50.00%) Windows
2 13 (38.24%) Management Information System
3 12 (35.29%) Information Security
3 12 (35.29%) CSIRT
4 11 (32.35%) Internet
4 11 (32.35%) Linux
5 10 (29.41%) TCP/IP
5 10 (29.41%) Cisco
5 10 (29.41%) Finance
6 8 (23.53%) IPsec
6 8 (23.53%) MPLS
6 8 (23.53%) Firewall
6 8 (23.53%) VPN
6 8 (23.53%) CheckPoint
6 8 (23.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 8 (23.53%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (23.53%) Incident Management
7 7 (20.59%) Ruby
7 7 (20.59%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (20.59%) Bash Shell
7 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
7 7 (20.59%) Python
7 7 (20.59%) C++
7 7 (20.59%) Java
8 6 (17.65%) Perl
8 6 (17.65%) Solaris
8 6 (17.65%) WAN
8 6 (17.65%) SSL
8 6 (17.65%) LAN
8 6 (17.65%) Juniper

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 (2.94%) Apache
1 1 (2.94%) Apache Solr
1 1 (2.94%) nginx
1 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.59%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.82%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.88%) Akamai
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.94%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (2.94%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (2.94%) Office 365
4 1 (2.94%) Route 53
4 1 (2.94%) Serverless
4 1 (2.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (32.35%) Internet
2 10 (29.41%) TCP/IP
3 8 (23.53%) Firewall
3 8 (23.53%) IPsec
3 8 (23.53%) MPLS
3 8 (23.53%) VPN
4 6 (17.65%) BGP
4 6 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (17.65%) LAN
4 6 (17.65%) Network Security
4 6 (17.65%) OSPF
4 6 (17.65%) SSL
4 6 (17.65%) WAN
4 6 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (11.76%) VoIP
6 2 (5.88%) Bluetooth
6 2 (5.88%) DMZ
6 2 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (5.88%) Unified Communications
6 2 (5.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) Blockchain
2 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Metasploit
2 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (29.41%) Finance
2 5 (14.71%) Manufacturing
3 4 (11.76%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (55.88%) Analyst
2 17 (50.00%) Security Analyst
3 8 (23.53%) Incident Analyst
3 8 (23.53%) Security Incident Analyst
4 6 (17.65%) Development Engineer
4 6 (17.65%) Network Analyst
4 6 (17.65%) Network Security Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) AWS Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) IT Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) IT Security Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Software Development Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) AWS Software Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Cloud Software Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Information Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Information Security Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Security Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Security Manager
6 2 (5.88%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) Qt
2 2 (5.88%) OAuth
2 2 (5.88%) Universal Windows Platform
3 1 (2.94%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (2.94%) Node.js
3 1 (2.94%) Sensu
3 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (38.24%) Management Information System
2 6 (17.65%) Computer Science
3 5 (14.71%) 3D Printing
4 4 (11.76%) Algorithms
4 4 (11.76%) Data Structures
5 3 (8.82%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (5.88%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (5.88%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 2 (5.88%) Cyberattack
6 2 (5.88%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (5.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (2.94%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (2.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (50.00%) Windows
2 11 (32.35%) Linux
3 6 (17.65%) Solaris
4 2 (5.88%) Unix
4 2 (5.88%) Windows 10
4 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) Information Security
2 8 (23.53%) Incident Management
2 8 (23.53%) Penetration Testing
2 8 (23.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 6 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (17.65%) Malware Analysis
3 6 (17.65%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (14.71%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (11.76%) Security Operations
5 4 (11.76%) Security Testing
5 4 (11.76%) SIEM
6 3 (8.82%) Analytics
6 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (8.82%) Operations Management
6 3 (8.82%) Security Monitoring
7 2 (5.88%) DDoS Mitigation
7 2 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (5.88%) Proactive Monitoring
7 2 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) Bash Shell
1 7 (20.59%) C++
1 7 (20.59%) Java
1 7 (20.59%) Python
1 7 (20.59%) Ruby
2 6 (17.65%) Perl
3 2 (5.88%) C#
3 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.88%) Rust
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) CISM
1 6 (17.65%) CISSP
2 3 (8.82%) Degree
3 2 (5.88%) CISA
3 2 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (5.88%) CREST Certified
4 1 (2.94%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (2.94%) AWS Certification
4 1 (2.94%) CCSP
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.94%) GCIH
4 1 (2.94%) GIAC
4 1 (2.94%) Master's Degree
4 1 (2.94%) MCSA
4 1 (2.94%) MCSE
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) Docker
2 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.94%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (35.29%) CSIRT
2 6 (17.65%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 2 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (5.88%) QRadar
3 2 (5.88%) SCCM
4 1 (2.94%) Ansible
4 1 (2.94%) Graphite
4 1 (2.94%) HAProxy
4 1 (2.94%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (2.94%) logstash
4 1 (2.94%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (2.94%) Packer
4 1 (2.94%) Puppet
4 1 (2.94%) RSA Archer
4 1 (2.94%) RSA Security Analytics
4 1 (2.94%) Terraform
4 1 (2.94%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) Cisco
2 8 (23.53%) CheckPoint
3 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
4 6 (17.65%) Aruba
4 6 (17.65%) HP
4 6 (17.65%) Juniper
4 6 (17.65%) Palo Alto
4 6 (17.65%) Qualys
5 2 (5.88%) Blue Coat
5 2 (5.88%) F5
5 2 (5.88%) Lancope
5 2 (5.88%) McAfee
5 2 (5.88%) Splunk
5 2 (5.88%) VMware