Period
to 18 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 847 841 828
Rank change year-on-year -6 -13 +7
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 31 46 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.046% 0.054%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.036% 0.053% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 23 40
UK median daily rate £425 £475 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +25.83% -10.12%
10th Percentile £200 £323 £292
90th Percentile £498 £624 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £500 £362
% change year-on-year -60.00% +38.12% -5.97%
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 86,466 86,109 82,761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.92% 85.85% 85.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,091 57,587 54,662
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,191 2,026 2,393
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £23.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.17% - -
10th Percentile £11.28 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -10.00%

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 January 2019.

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 9 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 January 2019. 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 -1 30 £413 -13.16% 12
UK excluding London -11 16 £200 -60.00% 6
London -8 14 £450 -5.26% 6
South West - 6 £440 -
North of England -24 5 £200 -60.00% 2
South East +3 4 - - 3
Yorkshire -18 3 £200 -52.94%
North West -9 2 £375 -37.50% 2
East of England - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 11 (35.48%) Windows
1 11 (35.48%) Linux
1 11 (35.48%) Management Information System
2 10 (32.26%) Computer Science
3 9 (29.03%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (25.81%) Bash Shell
4 8 (25.81%) Degree
4 8 (25.81%) Ruby
4 8 (25.81%) Telecoms
4 8 (25.81%) Python
5 7 (22.58%) Cisco
5 7 (22.58%) Information Security
5 7 (22.58%) Firewall
5 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (22.58%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (19.35%) ZABBIX
6 6 (19.35%) nginx
6 6 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (19.35%) Jenkins
6 6 (19.35%) HAProxy
6 6 (19.35%) Sensu
6 6 (19.35%) logstash
6 6 (19.35%) Puppet
6 6 (19.35%) Identity Management
6 6 (19.35%) Configuration Management
6 6 (19.35%) Migration
6 6 (19.35%) Finance
6 6 (19.35%) LAMP
6 6 (19.35%) CheckPoint
6 6 (19.35%) E-Commerce

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 6 (19.35%) Apache
1 6 (19.35%) nginx
1 6 (19.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) IaaS
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) Firewall
2 5 (16.13%) Network Security
3 3 (9.68%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (9.68%) Internet
3 3 (9.68%) TACACS
3 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.45%) BGP
4 2 (6.45%) IPsec
4 2 (6.45%) MPLS
4 2 (6.45%) OSPF
4 2 (6.45%) VPN
5 1 (3.23%) Bluetooth
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (3.23%) DMZ
5 1 (3.23%) LAN
5 1 (3.23%) SSL
5 1 (3.23%) WAN
5 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.23%) Hudson
General
1 8 (25.81%) Telecoms
2 6 (19.35%) Finance
3 2 (6.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Security Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) DevOps Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Business Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Information Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Information Security Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Security Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Security Specialist
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Security Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) GDPR Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Incident Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) IT Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) IT Security Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Security Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Security Incident Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) CISSP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) LAMP
1 6 (19.35%) LEMP Stack
1 6 (19.35%) Sensu
2 3 (9.68%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) OAuth
3 1 (3.23%) Universal Windows Platform
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) Management Information System
2 4 (12.90%) Cyber Defence
3 3 (9.68%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 3 (9.68%) RSA SecurID
3 3 (9.68%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (9.68%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.23%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.23%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Linux
1 11 (35.48%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Unix
3 2 (6.45%) Solaris
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Computer Science
2 9 (29.03%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (22.58%) Information Security
3 7 (22.58%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (19.35%) Configuration Management
4 6 (19.35%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (19.35%) DevOps
4 6 (19.35%) E-Commerce
4 6 (19.35%) Identity Management
4 6 (19.35%) Migration
4 6 (19.35%) Software Delivery
5 5 (16.13%) Information Assurance
6 4 (12.90%) Data Protection
6 4 (12.90%) Line Management
6 4 (12.90%) Malware Analysis
7 3 (9.68%) Cyber Assurance
7 3 (9.68%) Security Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) Bash Shell
1 8 (25.81%) Python
1 8 (25.81%) Ruby
2 5 (16.13%) Perl
3 1 (3.23%) C#
3 1 (3.23%) C++
3 1 (3.23%) Java
3 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.23%) Rust
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Degree
2 6 (19.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
4 4 (12.90%) CISSP
5 3 (9.68%) CISM
5 3 (9.68%) CREST Certified
5 3 (9.68%) DV Cleared
6 2 (6.45%) GCIA
6 2 (6.45%) GCIH
6 2 (6.45%) GIAC
6 2 (6.45%) SANS
7 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) GDPR
1 3 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (9.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (6.45%) NIST 800
3 1 (3.23%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (3.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Firmware
1 2 (6.45%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) ProxySG
2 1 (3.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) Graphite
1 6 (19.35%) HAProxy
1 6 (19.35%) logstash
1 6 (19.35%) Puppet
1 6 (19.35%) ZABBIX
2 3 (9.68%) CSIRT
3 2 (6.45%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 2 (6.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (6.45%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Cisco
2 6 (19.35%) CheckPoint
3 4 (12.90%) Juniper
4 3 (9.68%) Darktrace
4 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.45%) Blue Coat
5 2 (6.45%) Dell
5 2 (6.45%) FireEye
5 2 (6.45%) McAfee
5 2 (6.45%) Riverbed
5 2 (6.45%) VMware
6 1 (3.23%) Aruba
6 1 (3.23%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (3.23%) HP
6 1 (3.23%) Palo Alto
6 1 (3.23%) Qualys
6 1 (3.23%) Sophos