Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for CompTIA Security+ qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 January 2018 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 > South East
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 366 351 380
Rank change year-on-year -15 +29 -
Contract jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 11 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.067% 0.039% 0.011%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.15% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 2
South East median daily rate £420 £450 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +13.92% -
10th Percentile £345 £450 £373
90th Percentile £584 £550 £418
England median daily rate £390 £475 £395
% change year-on-year -17.89% +20.25% +61.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3,653 4,019 5,026
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.33% 26.09% 27.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,054 2,449 2,987
South East median daily rate £402 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.25% +0.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £220 £259 £258
90th Percentile £563 £575 £530
England median daily rate £440 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 224 257
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £23.27 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.42% -33.53% +105.88%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £49.00 £50.00 £57.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £26.25 £26.25
% change year-on-year -10.48% - +38.16%

CompTIA Security+
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing CompTIA Security+ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for CompTIA Security+ in the South East

CompTIA Security+
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CompTIA Security+ in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for CompTIA Security+ in the South East

CompTIA Security+
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CompTIA Security+ in the South East over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CompTIA Security+ in the South East

CompTIA Security+
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 20 January 2018. 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
Berkshire +5 11 £420 -23.64%
Thames Valley -8 11 £420 -23.64%
CompTIA Security+
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CompTIA 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 South East region with a requirement for CompTIA Security+.

1 7 (63.64%) CISSP
2 6 (54.55%) Service Management
2 6 (54.55%) Management Information System
2 6 (54.55%) Risk Assessment
2 6 (54.55%) Information Security
2 6 (54.55%) NetIQ
2 6 (54.55%) Degree
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (45.45%) SIEM
3 5 (45.45%) Network Security
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) Windows
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 4 (36.36%) IIS
4 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
4 4 (36.36%) DNS
4 4 (36.36%) Risk Management
4 4 (36.36%) Information Security Management
4 4 (36.36%) Security Management
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (36.36%) A+ Certification
4 4 (36.36%) ISMS
4 4 (36.36%) iSCSI
4 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (36.36%) Network+ Certification
4 4 (36.36%) VMware

CompTIA Security+
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (36.36%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Network Security
2 4 (36.36%) DNS
2 4 (36.36%) iSCSI
2 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
3 3 (27.27%) DHCP
3 3 (27.27%) LAN
3 3 (27.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2014
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) IT Engineer
1 6 (54.55%) IT Security Engineer
1 6 (54.55%) Security Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
3 1 (9.09%) ArcSight Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Security Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Splunk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Management Information System
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
1 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Information Security
1 6 (54.55%) Risk Assessment
1 6 (54.55%) Service Management
2 5 (45.45%) SIEM
3 4 (36.36%) Collaborative Working
3 4 (36.36%) Information Security Management
3 4 (36.36%) ISMS
3 4 (36.36%) Risk Management
3 4 (36.36%) Security Management
4 3 (27.27%) Data Analysis
4 3 (27.27%) Workflow
5 2 (18.18%) Change Management
5 2 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (18.18%) ITIL
5 2 (18.18%) Mathematics
5 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Task Automation
6 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (9.09%) Security Architecture
6 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) CISSP
2 6 (54.55%) Degree
3 4 (36.36%) A+ Certification
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (36.36%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
1 1 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Backup Exec
2 1 (9.09%) QRadar
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) NetIQ
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) AlienVault
4 1 (9.09%) ArcSight
4 1 (9.09%) LogRhythm
4 1 (9.09%) Splunk