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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 572 610 617
Rank change year-on-year +38 +7  
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 17 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.039% 0.027% 0.037%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.047% 0.032% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 12
Median daily rate £481 £309 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.99% -25.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £252 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £458 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £531 £309 £413
% change year-on-year +72.20% -25.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 - -

Computer Security is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36558 40684 41140
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.69% 83.47% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 24009 27323 26926
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 945 955 1136
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.46 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Computer Security
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Computer Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Yorkshire +26 4 £475 +5.55%
London - 4 £450 -
Midlands - 3 £575 -
South East +27 2 £400 +18.69% 3
East of England -8 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
South West - 1 £488 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Computer Security
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 16 (57.14%) Firewall
2 14 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (42.86%) Information Security
3 12 (42.86%) SIEM
4 11 (39.29%) Linux
4 11 (39.29%) TCP/IP
5 10 (35.71%) Windows
6 9 (32.14%) Unix
7 8 (28.57%) DNS
7 8 (28.57%) Finance
8 7 (25.00%) Internet
8 7 (25.00%) Security Operations
9 6 (21.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (21.43%) CISSP
10 5 (17.86%) WAN
10 5 (17.86%) Windows NT
10 5 (17.86%) Client/Server
10 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
10 5 (17.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (17.86%) Degree
10 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
10 5 (17.86%) Splunk
10 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
10 5 (17.86%) CSIRT
11 4 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
11 4 (14.29%) Data Centre
11 4 (14.29%) Cyber Attack
11 4 (14.29%) GCIH

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 2 (7.14%) Apache
1 2 (7.14%) JBoss
1 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.14%) SaaS
2 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (57.14%) Firewall
2 11 (39.29%) TCP/IP
3 8 (28.57%) DNS
4 7 (25.00%) Internet
5 5 (17.86%) WAN
6 4 (14.29%) LAN
6 4 (14.29%) VoIP
6 4 (14.29%) VPN
7 3 (10.71%) DHCP
7 3 (10.71%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (10.71%) MPLS
8 2 (7.14%) LDAP
8 2 (7.14%) Wireless
9 1 (3.57%) BGP
9 1 (3.57%) EIGRP
9 1 (3.57%) Network Security
9 1 (3.57%) OSPF
9 1 (3.57%) SMTP
9 1 (3.57%) SSL
9 1 (3.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Redis
2 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) IDA Disassembler
1 1 (3.57%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
2 2 (7.14%) Legal
2 2 (7.14%) Military
3 1 (3.57%) Electronics
3 1 (3.57%) French Language
3 1 (3.57%) German Language
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) Security Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Architect
3 6 (21.43%) SOC Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Security Architect
4 4 (14.29%) Security Specialist
5 3 (10.71%) IT Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) IT Security Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Security Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Information Assurance Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Monitoring Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Network Security Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Security Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Server Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) SIEM Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Splunk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (3.57%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.86%) Client/Server
2 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
2 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
3 4 (14.29%) Cyber Attack
3 4 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 4 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (7.14%) CESG
4 2 (7.14%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Linux
2 10 (35.71%) Windows
3 9 (32.14%) Unix
4 5 (17.86%) Windows NT
5 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (42.86%) Information Security
2 12 (42.86%) SIEM
3 7 (25.00%) Security Operations
4 5 (17.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (14.29%) Change Management
5 4 (14.29%) Computer Forensics
5 4 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (10.71%) Case Management
6 3 (10.71%) Cryptography
6 3 (10.71%) Information Assurance
6 3 (10.71%) Open Source
6 3 (10.71%) Patch Management
6 3 (10.71%) Project Management
6 3 (10.71%) Security Architecture
6 3 (10.71%) Security Patching
6 3 (10.71%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (7.14%) Capacity Management
7 2 (7.14%) Protective Monitoring
7 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) Python
2 2 (7.14%) Perl
3 1 (3.57%) C
3 1 (3.57%) C#
3 1 (3.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) CISSP
2 5 (17.86%) Degree
2 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
3 4 (14.29%) GCIH
3 4 (14.29%) GIAC
4 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
5 2 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (7.14%) RHCSA
5 2 (7.14%) SANS
5 2 (7.14%) SSCP
6 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 5 (17.86%) CSIRT
3 3 (10.71%) Kibana
3 3 (10.71%) logstash
3 3 (10.71%) QRadar
4 2 (7.14%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 2 (7.14%) Puppet
4 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (3.57%) Backup Exec
5 1 (3.57%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 1 (3.57%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Splunk
2 3 (10.71%) Apple
2 3 (10.71%) IBM
2 3 (10.71%) LogRhythm
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco
3 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.57%) ArcSight
4 1 (3.57%) Arista
4 1 (3.57%) Brocade
4 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) SAP
4 1 (3.57%) Veeam
4 1 (3.57%) VMware
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