The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Security+ Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 April 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.

CompTIA Security+ Certification
England / South East
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 252 273 -
Rank change year-on-year +21 -  
Contract jobs citing Security+ Certification 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.012% 0.021% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.046% 0.073% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £425 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.52% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -7.89% +18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Security+ Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2197 2723 2698
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.12% 27.97% 26.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1285 1704 1436
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £270 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.31% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 94 121
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.43 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.53% +44.44%  

Security+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Security+ Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Security+ Certification in the South East

Security+ Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

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

Security+ Certification
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 Security+ Certification within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Hampshire - 1 £425 - 1
Security+ Certification
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security+ Certification 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 Security+ Certification.

1 5 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 4 (80.00%) DevOps
2 4 (80.00%) PKI
2 4 (80.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) Unix
2 4 (80.00%) JBoss
2 4 (80.00%) CISSP
2 4 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (80.00%) RHCE
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Line Management
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (20.00%) Computer Security
4 1 (20.00%) MCP
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (20.00%) MCSE
4 1 (20.00%) SLA
4 1 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Server+ Certification
4 1 (20.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (20.00%) EPoS

Security+ Certification
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 (80.00%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) PKI
2 1 (20.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Unix
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Security
2 1 (20.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 4 (80.00%) CISSP
2 4 (80.00%) RHCE
3 1 (20.00%) A+ Certification
3 1 (20.00%) MCP
3 1 (20.00%) MCSE
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Red Hat