Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 November 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.

Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 859 839 838
Rank change year-on-year -20 -1 +15
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 30 56 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.055% 0.055%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.034% 0.064% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 24 39
UK median daily rate £353 £463 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.78% +23.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £255 £365 £286
90th Percentile £500 £576 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £278 £425 £362
% change year-on-year -34.71% +17.40% -9.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £75.00
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 88,426 87,561 90,028
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.36% 85.75% 85.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,504 58,220 59,418
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,281 2,102 2,485
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.14 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.93% +2.84% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.75 £49.50 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.23 £24.00 £22.67
% change year-on-year -11.56% +5.86% +0.77%

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 18 November 2018.

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 7 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 18 November 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
England -7 29 £280 -39.46% 9
UK excluding London -19 23 £278 -34.71% 4
South West - 12 £278 - 2
South East -3 10 - -
London -19 6 £425 -9.33% 5
North West -17 1 - - 1
North of England -27 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Computer Security.

1 18 (60.00%) Windows
2 12 (40.00%) Management Information System
3 11 (36.67%) Linux
4 10 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
5 9 (30.00%) TCP/IP
5 9 (30.00%) Cisco
5 9 (30.00%) Information Security
5 9 (30.00%) CSIRT
6 8 (26.67%) Malware Analysis
6 8 (26.67%) Internet
6 8 (26.67%) C++
6 8 (26.67%) Java
7 7 (23.33%) MPLS
7 7 (23.33%) CheckPoint
7 7 (23.33%) IPsec
7 7 (23.33%) Finance
7 7 (23.33%) Incident Management
7 7 (23.33%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (20.00%) Bash Shell
8 6 (20.00%) Ruby
8 6 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 6 (20.00%) Computer Science
8 6 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (20.00%) BGP
8 6 (20.00%) Firewall
8 6 (20.00%) OSPF
8 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (20.00%) HP
8 6 (20.00%) Perl
8 6 (20.00%) Solaris

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.67%) Akamai
4 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) TCP/IP
2 8 (26.67%) Internet
3 7 (23.33%) IPsec
3 7 (23.33%) MPLS
4 6 (20.00%) BGP
4 6 (20.00%) Firewall
4 6 (20.00%) OSPF
5 5 (16.67%) Network Security
5 5 (16.67%) VPN
6 4 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (13.33%) LAN
6 4 (13.33%) SSL
6 4 (13.33%) WAN
6 4 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (10.00%) Bluetooth
7 3 (10.00%) Wireshark
8 2 (6.67%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (6.67%) VoIP
9 1 (3.33%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Analyst
2 14 (46.67%) Security Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Development Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Incident Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Security Incident Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Network Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Network Security Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Information Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Information Security Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Security Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Software Development Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Cloud Software Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Developer
6 2 (6.67%) IT Security Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Security Specialist
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) Qt
2 3 (10.00%) OAuth
2 3 (10.00%) Universal Windows Platform
Miscellaneous
1 12 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (16.67%) 3D Printing
4 4 (13.33%) Cyber Defence
5 3 (10.00%) Algorithms
5 3 (10.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 3 (10.00%) Data Structures
6 2 (6.67%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (6.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (6.67%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (3.33%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 18 (60.00%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) Linux
3 6 (20.00%) Solaris
4 3 (10.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (6.67%) Unix
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (30.00%) Information Security
3 8 (26.67%) Malware Analysis
4 7 (23.33%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (23.33%) Incident Management
5 6 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (16.67%) Information Assurance
7 4 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (13.33%) Security Operations
7 4 (13.33%) Security Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Analytics
8 3 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (10.00%) Line Management
8 3 (10.00%) Operations Management
8 3 (10.00%) Security Monitoring
8 3 (10.00%) SIEM
8 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (10.00%) Systems Engineering
9 2 (6.67%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) C++
1 8 (26.67%) Java
2 6 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 6 (20.00%) Perl
2 6 (20.00%) Python
2 6 (20.00%) Ruby
3 3 (10.00%) C#
3 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.00%) Rust
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) CISM
1 4 (13.33%) CISSP
1 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) CREST Certified
2 3 (10.00%) Degree
2 3 (10.00%) GCIH
2 3 (10.00%) GIAC
3 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) GCIA
3 2 (6.67%) SANS
4 1 (3.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (3.33%) AWS Certification
4 1 (3.33%) CISA
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.33%) Master's Degree
4 1 (3.33%) MCSA
4 1 (3.33%) MCSE
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (6.67%) NIST 800
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Docker
2 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (6.67%) Firmware
4 1 (3.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (30.00%) CSIRT
2 6 (20.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 4 (13.33%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (6.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (6.67%) QRadar
4 2 (6.67%) SCCM
5 1 (3.33%) RSA Archer
5 1 (3.33%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Cisco
2 7 (23.33%) CheckPoint
3 6 (20.00%) HP
3 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (13.33%) Aruba
4 4 (13.33%) Juniper
4 4 (13.33%) McAfee
4 4 (13.33%) Palo Alto
4 4 (13.33%) Qualys
5 3 (10.00%) Blue Coat
6 2 (6.67%) Darktrace
6 2 (6.67%) Dell
6 2 (6.67%) FireEye
6 2 (6.67%) Lancope
6 2 (6.67%) Splunk
7 1 (3.33%) F5
7 1 (3.33%) VMware