Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 787 817 808
Rank change year-on-year +30 -9 +24
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 44 56 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.047% 0.057% 0.054%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.055% 0.068% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 38 35
England median daily rate £463 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.35% -8.82% +8.97%
10th Percentile £356 £285 £363
90th Percentile £590 £479 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +23.33% -11.76% +8.97%
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% -15.91%
UK median hourly rate - £75.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +305.41% -15.91%

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 79501 82625 86049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.69% 84.18% 81.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 53476 55123 56736
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1856 2135 2506
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +12 36 £469 +10.29% 2
North of England +60 6 £425 -4.49%
North West +26 3 £300 -25.00%
Yorkshire +18 3 £463 +3.35%
South East -1 2 - - 1
Computer Security
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 28 (63.64%) GIAC
2 27 (61.36%) GCIH
3 24 (54.55%) Windows
3 24 (54.55%) Cybersecurity
4 23 (52.27%) Linux
5 22 (50.00%) Firewall
6 19 (43.18%) Information Security
6 19 (43.18%) SIEM
6 19 (43.18%) CSIRT
7 17 (38.64%) SANS
8 16 (36.36%) Security Operations
9 15 (34.09%) Security Operations Centre
9 15 (34.09%) Cyber Attack
9 15 (34.09%) Finance
10 14 (31.82%) TCP/IP
10 14 (31.82%) GCIA
11 12 (27.27%) Cisco
12 10 (22.73%) McAfee
12 10 (22.73%) Dell
12 10 (22.73%) CheckPoint
12 10 (22.73%) Blue Coat
12 10 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 10 (22.73%) Information Assurance
12 10 (22.73%) McAfee ePO
12 10 (22.73%) FireEye
12 10 (22.73%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 10 (22.73%) Virtual Machines
12 10 (22.73%) NIST 800
13 9 (20.45%) Malware Analysis
13 9 (20.45%) CISSP

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 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (50.00%) Firewall
2 14 (31.82%) TCP/IP
3 7 (15.91%) Network Security
4 5 (11.36%) DNS
5 4 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (9.09%) VoIP
5 4 (9.09%) WAN
6 3 (6.82%) HTTP
6 3 (6.82%) HTTPS
6 3 (6.82%) Internet
6 3 (6.82%) IPsec
7 2 (4.55%) BGP
7 2 (4.55%) DHCP
7 2 (4.55%) EIGRP
7 2 (4.55%) LAN
7 2 (4.55%) MPLS
7 2 (4.55%) OSPF
7 2 (4.55%) SMTP
7 2 (4.55%) VPN
7 2 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) Big Data
1 2 (4.55%) Redis
2 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
General
1 15 (34.09%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Legal
3 4 (9.09%) Banking
4 2 (4.55%) French Language
4 2 (4.55%) German Language
4 2 (4.55%) Law
5 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (72.73%) Analyst
2 29 (65.91%) Security Analyst
3 11 (25.00%) Information Analyst
3 11 (25.00%) Information Security Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) SOC Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) Security Specialist
5 5 (11.36%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Check Point Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Cisco Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Cisco Security Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Senior Network Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Senior Security Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Incident Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Information Security Specialist
8 2 (4.55%) Information Specialist
8 2 (4.55%) Network Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Security Specialist
8 2 (4.55%) Splunk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.09%) Cyber Attack
1 15 (34.09%) Security Operations Centre
2 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.82%) Client/Server
3 3 (6.82%) PKI
3 3 (6.82%) Reinsurance
4 2 (4.55%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 2 (4.55%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.27%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 24 (54.55%) Windows
2 23 (52.27%) Linux
3 9 (20.45%) Unix
4 3 (6.82%) Windows NT
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (54.55%) Cybersecurity
2 19 (43.18%) Information Security
2 19 (43.18%) SIEM
3 16 (36.36%) Security Operations
4 10 (22.73%) Information Assurance
5 9 (20.45%) Malware Analysis
6 7 (15.91%) Computer Forensics
6 7 (15.91%) Threat Intelligence
7 6 (13.64%) Vulnerability Management
8 5 (11.36%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 5 (11.36%) Protective Monitoring
8 5 (11.36%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (11.36%) Use Case
9 4 (9.09%) E-Discovery
9 4 (9.09%) Forensic Analysis
9 4 (9.09%) Network Design
9 4 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (9.09%) Network Virtualisation
9 4 (9.09%) Open Source
9 4 (9.09%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.64%) Python
2 3 (6.82%) Bash Shell
2 3 (6.82%) C
2 3 (6.82%) C-shell
2 3 (6.82%) Korn
2 3 (6.82%) Ruby
3 2 (4.55%) Java
4 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.27%) Perl
4 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (63.64%) GIAC
2 27 (61.36%) GCIH
3 17 (38.64%) SANS
4 14 (31.82%) GCIA
5 9 (20.45%) CISSP
6 6 (13.64%) CISM
7 4 (9.09%) Network+ Certification
7 4 (9.09%) Novell Certification
7 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
8 3 (6.82%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (6.82%) CEH
8 3 (6.82%) Degree
9 2 (4.55%) CRISC
9 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
9 2 (4.55%) SSCP
10 1 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (2.27%) GCFA
10 1 (2.27%) MCSE
10 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (22.73%) NIST 800
2 2 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (22.73%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (43.18%) CSIRT
2 10 (22.73%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 10 (22.73%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (11.36%) QRadar
4 2 (4.55%) EnCase
4 2 (4.55%) Kibana
4 2 (4.55%) logstash
5 1 (2.27%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (27.27%) Cisco
2 10 (22.73%) Blue Coat
2 10 (22.73%) CheckPoint
2 10 (22.73%) Dell
2 10 (22.73%) FireEye
2 10 (22.73%) McAfee
3 5 (11.36%) Splunk
4 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.82%) Sun
5 3 (6.82%) Symantec
6 2 (4.55%) Apple
6 2 (4.55%) ArcSight
6 2 (4.55%) Arista
6 2 (4.55%) Brocade
6 2 (4.55%) Fortinet
6 2 (4.55%) IBM
6 2 (4.55%) LogRhythm
6 2 (4.55%) Varonis
7 1 (2.27%) arcserve
7 1 (2.27%) CA