Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 783 868 814
Rank change year-on-year +85 -54 +48
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 24 37 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.036% 0.058%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.033% 0.041% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 25
UK median daily rate £525 £280 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +87.50% -39.46% +25.00%
10th Percentile £363 £230 £366
90th Percentile £636 £538 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £265 £425
% change year-on-year +50.94% -37.65% +20.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £12.50

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 73,535 89,538 85,627
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.42% 86.78% 86.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,274 59,055 56,652
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £278
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,262 2,433 2,077
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £20.50 £24.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.07% -17.57% +10.53%
10th Percentile £11.81 £11.18 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.21 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.04% -20.00% +6.38%

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 17 October 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 5 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 17 October 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 +74 24 £525 +87.50% 10
London +82 17 £550 +15.79% 6
UK excluding London +51 7 £400 +50.94% 4
East of England - 5 £400 -
South East +20 2 £413 - 4

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 9 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 7 (29.17%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (29.17%) Python
2 7 (29.17%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) Linux
3 6 (25.00%) Web Services
3 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (25.00%) Cryptography
4 5 (20.83%) Firewall
4 5 (20.83%) C++
4 5 (20.83%) Java
4 5 (20.83%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (20.83%) CHECK Team Member
5 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 4 (16.67%) AWS
5 4 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (16.67%) C
5 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 4 (16.67%) Information Security
6 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 3 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (12.50%) Unix
6 3 (12.50%) Azure
6 3 (12.50%) SaaS
6 3 (12.50%) SIEM
6 3 (12.50%) GWAPT
6 3 (12.50%) Tigerscheme
6 3 (12.50%) GPEN

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 (8.33%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) AWS
1 4 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (12.50%) Azure
2 3 (12.50%) SaaS
3 1 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (4.17%) GCP
3 1 (4.17%) Office 365
3 1 (4.17%) OpenShift
3 1 (4.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) Firewall
2 3 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (8.33%) Network Security
4 1 (4.17%) LAN
4 1 (4.17%) MPLS
4 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.17%) MariaDB
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (12.50%) Public Sector
2 1 (4.17%) Arabic Language
2 1 (4.17%) Italian Language
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Consultant
2 4 (16.67%) Penetration Tester
2 4 (16.67%) Tester
3 3 (12.50%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) C++ Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Security Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Forensic Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Security Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Security Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Security Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) SOC Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Azure Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) C/C++ Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Information Manager
5 1 (4.17%) IT Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Python Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (4.17%) Middleware
3 1 (4.17%) OAuth
3 1 (4.17%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.17%) Cyberattack
3 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.17%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Linux
1 7 (29.17%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Unix
3 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (25.00%) Cryptography
3 5 (20.83%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Information Security
4 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 3 (12.50%) Architectural Design
5 3 (12.50%) Security Operations
5 3 (12.50%) SIEM
6 2 (8.33%) Analytics
6 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.33%) Data Analytics
6 2 (8.33%) Fuzz Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 2 (8.33%) Network Architecture
6 2 (8.33%) Open Source
6 2 (8.33%) Security Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Social Engineering
6 2 (8.33%) Static Code Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) Static Program Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) Python
2 5 (20.83%) C++
2 5 (20.83%) Java
3 4 (16.67%) C
4 2 (8.33%) PHP
4 2 (8.33%) Ruby
4 2 (8.33%) SQL
5 1 (4.17%) Go
5 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) CHECK Team Member
3 3 (12.50%) CHECK Team Leader
3 3 (12.50%) CREST Certified
3 3 (12.50%) GPEN
3 3 (12.50%) GWAPT
3 3 (12.50%) GXPN
3 3 (12.50%) OSCE
3 3 (12.50%) OSCP
3 3 (12.50%) Tigerscheme
4 2 (8.33%) CISM
4 2 (8.33%) CISSP
5 1 (4.17%) CISA
5 1 (4.17%) GCIA
5 1 (4.17%) GCIH
5 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
5 1 (4.17%) PMP
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (4.17%) Project+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) GDPR
2 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Docker
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) CSIRT
2 2 (8.33%) EnCase
3 1 (4.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Splunk
3 1 (4.17%) EMC
3 1 (4.17%) NetApp
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) VMware