Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 24 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)
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 839 826 838
Rank change year-on-year -13 +12 +20
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 57 60 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.057% 0.049%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.065% 0.068% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 41 35
UK median daily rate £463 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.63% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £364 £287 £363
90th Percentile £580 £475 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £362 £400
% change year-on-year +17.40% -9.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
UK median hourly rate - £75.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +305.41% -15.91%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £75.00 -

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 87050 88088 93684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.89% 81.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 58011 58216 60663
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £635 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2370 2759
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.72 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.15% +5.40% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.37 £11.25 £11.28
90th Percentile £49.93 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +18.75%

Computer Security
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Computer Security in the UK

Computer Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Security in the UK

Computer Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Security over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Security in the UK

Computer Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Security in the UK

Computer Security
Top 8 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 24 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
England -20 45 £469 +17.19% 6
London +10 37 £475 +11.76% 1
UK excluding London +9 17 £425 +17.40% 5
Scotland - 9 £425 -
North of England +52 6 £425 -4.49% 1
North West +28 3 £300 -25.00%
Yorkshire +22 3 £463 +3.35% 1
South East -12 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for Computer Security.

1 36 (63.16%) Cybersecurity
2 31 (54.39%) GIAC
3 27 (47.37%) GCIH
4 26 (45.61%) Windows
5 24 (42.11%) Linux
6 22 (38.60%) Firewall
7 20 (35.09%) Information Security
7 20 (35.09%) CSIRT
8 19 (33.33%) SANS
9 18 (31.58%) SIEM
10 16 (28.07%) Security Operations
10 16 (28.07%) Finance
11 15 (26.32%) TCP/IP
11 15 (26.32%) Security Operations Centre
11 15 (26.32%) Cyber Attack
12 14 (24.56%) GCIA
13 13 (22.81%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (21.05%) Splunk
14 12 (21.05%) Virtual Machines
14 12 (21.05%) Cisco
14 12 (21.05%) CISSP
15 11 (19.30%) Dell
15 11 (19.30%) Computer Science
15 11 (19.30%) Information Assurance
16 10 (17.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 10 (17.54%) Blue Coat
16 10 (17.54%) Data Analysis
16 10 (17.54%) CheckPoint
16 10 (17.54%) McAfee
16 10 (17.54%) NIST 800

Computer Security
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 2 (3.51%) JBoss
2 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (38.60%) Firewall
2 15 (26.32%) TCP/IP
3 7 (12.28%) Network Security
4 6 (10.53%) DNS
5 5 (8.77%) VoIP
6 4 (7.02%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (7.02%) WAN
7 3 (5.26%) DHCP
7 3 (5.26%) HTTP
7 3 (5.26%) HTTPS
7 3 (5.26%) Internet
7 3 (5.26%) IPsec
8 2 (3.51%) BGP
8 2 (3.51%) EIGRP
8 2 (3.51%) LAN
8 2 (3.51%) MPLS
8 2 (3.51%) OSPF
8 2 (3.51%) SMTP
8 2 (3.51%) VPN
8 2 (3.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.04%) Data Mining
1 8 (14.04%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.51%) Big Data
2 2 (3.51%) Redis
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) ClearCase
General
1 16 (28.07%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Legal
3 4 (7.02%) Banking
4 2 (3.51%) French Language
4 2 (3.51%) German Language
4 2 (3.51%) Law
4 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.75%) Games
5 1 (1.75%) Military
Job Titles
1 32 (56.14%) Analyst
2 29 (50.88%) Security Analyst
3 11 (19.30%) Information Analyst
3 11 (19.30%) Information Security Analyst
4 8 (14.04%) Analytics Developer
4 8 (14.04%) Developer
5 6 (10.53%) SOC Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) Security Specialist
6 5 (8.77%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Administrator
8 3 (5.26%) Check Point Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Cisco Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Cisco Security Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Senior Network Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Senior Security Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.51%) Incident Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) Network Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) Senior Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.32%) Cyber Attack
1 15 (26.32%) Security Operations Centre
2 13 (22.81%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (19.30%) Computer Science
4 9 (15.79%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (10.53%) Data Structures
6 5 (8.77%) Management Information System
6 5 (8.77%) PKI
7 3 (5.26%) Client/Server
7 3 (5.26%) Reinsurance
8 2 (3.51%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 2 (3.51%) Data Centre
9 1 (1.75%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (1.75%) FMCG
9 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 26 (45.61%) Windows
2 24 (42.11%) Linux
3 9 (15.79%) Unix
4 3 (5.26%) Windows NT
5 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (63.16%) Cybersecurity
2 20 (35.09%) Information Security
3 18 (31.58%) SIEM
4 16 (28.07%) Security Operations
5 11 (19.30%) Information Assurance
6 10 (17.54%) Data Analysis
7 8 (14.04%) Analytics
7 8 (14.04%) Malware Analysis
7 8 (14.04%) Mathematics
8 7 (12.28%) Computer Forensics
8 7 (12.28%) Data Acquisition
8 7 (12.28%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (12.28%) Threat Intelligence
8 7 (12.28%) Visualisation
9 6 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
10 5 (8.77%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 5 (8.77%) Open Source
10 5 (8.77%) Patch Management
10 5 (8.77%) Protective Monitoring
10 5 (8.77%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.04%) Python
2 4 (7.02%) C
2 4 (7.02%) Java
2 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.26%) Bash Shell
3 3 (5.26%) C-shell
3 3 (5.26%) Korn
3 3 (5.26%) Perl
3 3 (5.26%) Ruby
4 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (54.39%) GIAC
2 27 (47.37%) GCIH
3 19 (33.33%) SANS
4 14 (24.56%) GCIA
5 12 (21.05%) CISSP
6 7 (12.28%) Security Cleared
7 6 (10.53%) CEH
7 6 (10.53%) CISM
8 5 (8.77%) Degree
9 4 (7.02%) Network+ Certification
9 4 (7.02%) Novell Certification
10 3 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (5.26%) GCFA
11 2 (3.51%) CRISC
11 2 (3.51%) DV Cleared
11 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
11 2 (3.51%) SSCP
12 1 (1.75%) MCSE
12 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (17.54%) NIST 800
2 2 (3.51%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (21.05%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.26%) vSphere
3 2 (3.51%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (35.09%) CSIRT
2 10 (17.54%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 10 (17.54%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (8.77%) QRadar
4 3 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (3.51%) EnCase
5 2 (3.51%) Kibana
5 2 (3.51%) logstash
5 2 (3.51%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (21.05%) Cisco
1 12 (21.05%) Splunk
2 11 (19.30%) Dell
3 10 (17.54%) Blue Coat
3 10 (17.54%) CheckPoint
3 10 (17.54%) FireEye
3 10 (17.54%) McAfee
4 6 (10.53%) Cloudera
5 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
5 5 (8.77%) Symantec
6 3 (5.26%) Sun
6 3 (5.26%) VMware
7 2 (3.51%) Apple
7 2 (3.51%) ArcSight
7 2 (3.51%) Arista
7 2 (3.51%) Brocade
7 2 (3.51%) Fortinet
7 2 (3.51%) IBM
7 2 (3.51%) LogRhythm
7 2 (3.51%) Varonis