Period
to 18 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for CompTIA Security+ qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 October 2021 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.

CompTIA Security+
England > London
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 553 351 560
Rank change year-on-year -202 +209 +72
Contract jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 14 8 8
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.039% 0.058% 0.022%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.29% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 7
10th Percentile £303 £540 £350
25th Percentile £367 £556 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £575 £525
Median % change year-on-year -13.04% +9.52% +16.67%
75th Percentile £606 £600 £663
90th Percentile £708 " £725
England median daily rate £500 £600 £500
% change year-on-year -16.67% +20.00% +19.05%

CompTIA Security+ is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 5,452 2,766 5,971
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.34% 20.06% 16.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,637 1,991 4,138
10th Percentile £350 £313 £308
25th Percentile £435 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £545 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.00% - -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £600
90th Percentile £725 £663 £700
England median daily rate £500 £485 £470
% change year-on-year +3.09% +3.19% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 30 96
10th Percentile £14.95 £17.69 £12.75
25th Percentile £20.27 £26.06 £19.81
Median hourly rate £36.25 £36.75 £28.25
Median % change year-on-year -1.36% +30.09% +41.25%
75th Percentile £51.88 £44.88 £48.94
90th Percentile £60.28 £53.88 £52.50
England median hourly rate £32.25 £31.61 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.02% -20.98% +74.44%

CompTIA Security+
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing CompTIA Security+ as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for CompTIA Security+ in London

CompTIA Security+
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CompTIA Security+ in London.

Daily rate trend for CompTIA Security+ in London

CompTIA Security+
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CompTIA Security+ in London over the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for CompTIA Security+ in London

CompTIA Security+
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CompTIA Security+ within the London region over the 6 months to 18 October 2021. 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
Central London -64 4 £366 -36.27% 1
West London - 1 - -
CompTIA Security+
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing CompTIA 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 London region with a requirement for CompTIA Security+.

1 9 (64.29%) CISSP
1 9 (64.29%) Information Security
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) Network Security
3 7 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (42.86%) SIEM
4 6 (42.86%) Presentation Skills
5 5 (35.71%) Splunk
5 5 (35.71%) ITIL
5 5 (35.71%) Windows
5 5 (35.71%) CEH
6 4 (28.57%) GIAC
6 4 (28.57%) SANS
7 3 (21.43%) QRadar
7 3 (21.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (21.43%) Ethical Hacking
7 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
7 3 (21.43%) Azure
7 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
7 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
7 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
7 3 (21.43%) CISM
7 3 (21.43%) GSEC
7 3 (21.43%) Linux
7 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (21.43%) Project Management
7 3 (21.43%) SSCP
7 3 (21.43%) Active Directory

CompTIA Security+
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (7.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (7.14%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Azure
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (14.29%) Mimecast
3 1 (7.14%) AWS
3 1 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (7.14%) Azure Sentinel
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (7.14%) Power Platform
3 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) Network Security
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) LAN
2 2 (14.29%) WAN
2 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (7.14%) Skype
3 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Data Lake
1 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.14%) Power BI
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 6 (42.86%) Presentation Skills
2 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) Social Skills
3 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 1 (7.14%) Finance
4 1 (7.14%) Law
4 1 (7.14%) Local Government
4 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Incident Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Security Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Security Incident Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Coordinator
4 2 (14.29%) Forensic Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Incident Coordinator
4 2 (14.29%) Junior
4 2 (14.29%) Junior Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Junior Security Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) SOC Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Security Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Support
5 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) SIEM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) SailPoint
1 1 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Cyberthreat
1 2 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (7.14%) Cyber Defence
2 1 (7.14%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 1 (7.14%) IVR
2 1 (7.14%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) PKI
2 1 (7.14%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Smart City
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
3 2 (14.29%) Android
3 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 1 (7.14%) Mac OS
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Information Security
2 7 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (42.86%) SIEM
4 5 (35.71%) ITIL
5 3 (21.43%) Ethical Hacking
5 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
5 3 (21.43%) Project Management
5 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
6 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (14.29%) Dashboard Development
6 2 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (14.29%) Security Monitoring
6 2 (14.29%) Security Operations
6 2 (14.29%) Situational Awareness
6 2 (14.29%) Threat Detection
6 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 1 (7.14%) Technical Leadership
7 1 (7.14%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) CISSP
2 5 (35.71%) CEH
3 4 (28.57%) GIAC
3 4 (28.57%) SANS
4 3 (21.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (21.43%) CISM
4 3 (21.43%) GSEC
4 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) SSCP
5 2 (14.29%) A+ Certification
5 2 (14.29%) CCSP
5 2 (14.29%) CISA
5 2 (14.29%) Degree
5 2 (14.29%) GCIH
5 2 (14.29%) MOS
5 2 (14.29%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (14.29%) PMI Certification
5 2 (14.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (7.14%) HIPAA
1 1 (7.14%) NCSC
1 1 (7.14%) QA
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) QRadar
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Splunk
3 2 (14.29%) Meraki
4 1 (7.14%) Apple
4 1 (7.14%) ArcSight
4 1 (7.14%) Atlassian
4 1 (7.14%) BMC
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) ForgeRock
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) Remedy