Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 21 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)
England > London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 599 598 592
Rank change year-on-year -1 -6 +18
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 35 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.074% 0.038% 0.039%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.085% 0.044% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 15
London median daily rate £475 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -15.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £390 £358 £381
90th Percentile £595 £484 £600
England median daily rate £469 £388 £425
% change year-on-year +20.97% -8.82% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £18.50
England 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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 40937 38731 39019
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.98% 86.21% 83.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 29768 27769 27882
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £288
90th Percentile £675 £643 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 383 401 470
London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.60 £50.14 £50.00
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

Computer Security
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Computer Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Security in London

Computer Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Computer Security in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Security in London

Computer Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Security in London over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Security in London

Computer Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Security in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Security in London

Computer 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 Computer Security within the London region over the 6 months to 21 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
Central London +16 16 £475 +18.31% 1
Computer Security
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 London region with a requirement for Computer Security.

1 27 (77.14%) GIAC
1 27 (77.14%) GCIH
2 18 (51.43%) Cybersecurity
3 17 (48.57%) CSIRT
3 17 (48.57%) Windows
4 16 (45.71%) Linux
5 15 (42.86%) Security Operations
5 15 (42.86%) Security Operations Centre
6 14 (40.00%) SIEM
6 14 (40.00%) SANS
6 14 (40.00%) Firewall
6 14 (40.00%) Information Security
6 14 (40.00%) GCIA
7 13 (37.14%) Cyber Attack
8 11 (31.43%) Finance
9 10 (28.57%) CheckPoint
9 10 (28.57%) McAfee
9 10 (28.57%) Cisco
9 10 (28.57%) Dell
9 10 (28.57%) Blue Coat
9 10 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 10 (28.57%) Information Assurance
9 10 (28.57%) FireEye
9 10 (28.57%) McAfee ePO
9 10 (28.57%) NIST 800
9 10 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (25.71%) TCP/IP
11 8 (22.86%) Malware Analysis
12 7 (20.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 7 (20.00%) Threat Intelligence

Computer 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 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (40.00%) Firewall
2 9 (25.71%) TCP/IP
3 7 (20.00%) Network Security
4 4 (11.43%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (8.57%) HTTP
5 3 (8.57%) HTTPS
5 3 (8.57%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Big Data
General
1 11 (31.43%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Legal
3 2 (5.71%) Law
4 1 (2.86%) Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (77.14%) Analyst
2 26 (74.29%) Security Analyst
3 11 (31.43%) Information Analyst
3 11 (31.43%) Information Security Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) SOC Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Check Point Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco Security Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Security Specialist
6 2 (5.71%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 2 (5.71%) Incident Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Security Specialist
7 1 (2.86%) Digital Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Head of Security
7 1 (2.86%) Malware Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Security Incident Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) SIEM Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) SIEM Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 15 (42.86%) Security Operations Centre
2 13 (37.14%) Cyber Attack
3 3 (8.57%) PKI
3 3 (8.57%) Reinsurance
4 2 (5.71%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (48.57%) Windows
2 16 (45.71%) Linux
3 4 (11.43%) Unix
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (51.43%) Cybersecurity
2 15 (42.86%) Security Operations
3 14 (40.00%) Information Security
3 14 (40.00%) SIEM
4 10 (28.57%) Information Assurance
5 8 (22.86%) Malware Analysis
6 7 (20.00%) Threat Intelligence
7 6 (17.14%) Computer Forensics
8 5 (14.29%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 5 (14.29%) Protective Monitoring
8 5 (14.29%) Use Case
9 4 (11.43%) E-Discovery
9 4 (11.43%) Forensic Analysis
9 4 (11.43%) Network Design
9 4 (11.43%) Network Virtualisation
9 4 (11.43%) Threat Detection
9 4 (11.43%) Vulnerability Management
10 3 (8.57%) Cryptography
10 3 (8.57%) Strategic Thinking
10 3 (8.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) Bash Shell
1 3 (8.57%) C-shell
1 3 (8.57%) Korn
1 3 (8.57%) Python
1 3 (8.57%) Ruby
2 2 (5.71%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) C
3 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (77.14%) GCIH
1 27 (77.14%) GIAC
2 14 (40.00%) GCIA
2 14 (40.00%) SANS
3 4 (11.43%) CISM
3 4 (11.43%) CISSP
3 4 (11.43%) Network+ Certification
3 4 (11.43%) Novell Certification
4 3 (8.57%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.86%) Degree
6 1 (2.86%) MCSE
6 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (28.57%) NIST 800
2 2 (5.71%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (48.57%) CSIRT
2 10 (28.57%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (20.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (8.57%) QRadar
5 2 (5.71%) EnCase
6 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Blue Coat
1 10 (28.57%) CheckPoint
1 10 (28.57%) Cisco
1 10 (28.57%) Dell
1 10 (28.57%) FireEye
1 10 (28.57%) McAfee
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.57%) Sun
4 2 (5.71%) ArcSight
4 2 (5.71%) Splunk
5 1 (2.86%) arcserve
5 1 (2.86%) CA
5 1 (2.86%) Symantec
5 1 (2.86%) VMware