The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 25 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)
England / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.034% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.043% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £531 £309 £400
% change year-on-year +72.20% -22.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2349 3084 2925
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.00% 82.20% 78.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1388 1942 1710
Median daily rate £410 £415 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +9.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 77 125
Median hourly rate £40.00 £29.25 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.75% -12.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £54.67
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Computer Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Security in the North West

Computer Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Security in the North West

Computer Security
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Manchester - 1 - -
Computer Security
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region with a requirement for Computer Security.

1 5 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (60.00%) Redis
2 3 (60.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 3 (60.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Open Source
2 3 (60.00%) Splunk
2 3 (60.00%) LogRhythm
2 3 (60.00%) logstash
2 3 (60.00%) Kibana
2 3 (60.00%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (60.00%) Patch Management
2 3 (60.00%) Unix
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) VoIP
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (60.00%) VPN
2 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) Apple
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (60.00%) QRadar
2 3 (60.00%) Case Management
3 2 (40.00%) SANS
3 2 (40.00%) SSCP
3 2 (40.00%) CISSP

Computer Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
1 3 (60.00%) LAN
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (60.00%) VoIP
1 3 (60.00%) VPN
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Redis
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Security Specialist
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Security Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) SOC Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Splunk Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) SOC Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Unix
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (60.00%) Case Management
2 3 (60.00%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (60.00%) Open Source
2 3 (60.00%) Patch Management
2 3 (60.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (60.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (40.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Protective Monitoring
3 2 (40.00%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) CISSP
2 2 (40.00%) SANS
2 2 (40.00%) SSCP
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Kibana
1 3 (60.00%) logstash
1 3 (60.00%) QRadar
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Apple
1 3 (60.00%) IBM
1 3 (60.00%) LogRhythm
1 3 (60.00%) Splunk