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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
UK
Rank 585 611 613
Rank change year-on-year +26 +2  
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 11 31 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.058% 0.015%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.029% 0.071% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 25 2
Median daily rate £415 £340 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.05% -28.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £293 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £410 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £340 £400
% change year-on-year +22.05% -15.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £39.50

Computer Security is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37647 43912 41983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.85% 79.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 24815 28793 26009
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1109 1205
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +33.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Computer Security
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Computer Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Security.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Security in the UK

Computer Security
Top 14 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 3 months to 24 March 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
England +14 11 £415 +22.05% 9
South East +12 4 £400 +19.40% 2
North West - 4 £383 -
Manchester - 4 £383 -
South West 0 3 £448 +62.72% 1
Milton Keynes -2 3 £413 -
Buckinghamshire -3 3 £413 -
Salford - 2 £383 -
Fleet +16 1 £395 +16.17% 1
Hampshire -1 1 £395 +16.17% 1
Wiltshire - 1 £415 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Salisbury - 1 £415 -
Gloucester - 1 - -

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 23 (57.50%) Information Security
2 18 (45.00%) Firewall
3 17 (42.50%) CISSP
4 15 (37.50%) Management Information System
4 15 (37.50%) SIEM
5 14 (35.00%) TCP/IP
5 14 (35.00%) Windows
6 12 (30.00%) DNS
6 12 (30.00%) Internet
6 12 (30.00%) Information Assurance
7 11 (27.50%) PCI DSS
7 11 (27.50%) Linux
7 11 (27.50%) ITIL
7 11 (27.50%) Change Management
7 11 (27.50%) GIAC
8 10 (25.00%) Cryptography
8 10 (25.00%) Incident Management
8 10 (25.00%) Project Management
9 9 (22.50%) MPLS
9 9 (22.50%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (22.50%) Degree
9 9 (22.50%) Problem Management
9 9 (22.50%) Capacity Management
9 9 (22.50%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (22.50%) Security Patching
9 9 (22.50%) Data Centre
10 8 (20.00%) Driving Licence
11 7 (17.50%) Computer Science
11 7 (17.50%) Unix
12 6 (15.00%) DHCP

Computer Security
Top Related 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 3 (7.50%) Apache
1 3 (7.50%) IIS
1 3 (7.50%) JBoss
1 3 (7.50%) Skype for Business
1 3 (7.50%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Weka
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.00%) SaaS
2 3 (7.50%) Office 365
3 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (45.00%) Firewall
2 14 (35.00%) TCP/IP
3 12 (30.00%) DNS
3 12 (30.00%) Internet
4 9 (22.50%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (22.50%) MPLS
5 6 (15.00%) DHCP
5 6 (15.00%) Network Security
6 5 (12.50%) LAN
6 5 (12.50%) WAN
7 4 (10.00%) IPsec
8 3 (7.50%) ADSL
8 3 (7.50%) Bluetooth
8 3 (7.50%) Ethernet
8 3 (7.50%) ICMP
8 3 (7.50%) ISDN
8 3 (7.50%) LDAP
8 3 (7.50%) PSTN
8 3 (7.50%) SNMP
8 3 (7.50%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) Redis
2 1 (2.50%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Electronics
3 1 (2.50%) French Language
3 1 (2.50%) Military
3 1 (2.50%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Analyst
2 6 (15.00%) Security Analyst
2 6 (15.00%) Security Specialist
3 5 (12.50%) SOC Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Architect
4 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Security Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) CISSP Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Deployment Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Information Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) SIEM Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Information Assurance Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Information Security Architect
6 2 (5.00%) IT Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) IT Security Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Penetration Tester
6 2 (5.00%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) 802.1X
2 2 (5.00%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.50%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 15 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 9 (22.50%) Data Centre
3 8 (20.00%) Driving Licence
4 7 (17.50%) Computer Science
5 6 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (10.00%) Client/Server
8 3 (7.50%) CESG
8 3 (7.50%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (7.50%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (5.00%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (2.50%) Algorithms
10 1 (2.50%) Cyber Attack
10 1 (2.50%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (2.50%) EPoS
10 1 (2.50%) Social Media
10 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.00%) Windows
2 11 (27.50%) Linux
3 7 (17.50%) Unix
4 3 (7.50%) Android
4 3 (7.50%) Apple iOS
4 3 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (7.50%) Windows 10
4 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.50%) Windows NT
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (57.50%) Information Security
2 15 (37.50%) SIEM
3 12 (30.00%) Information Assurance
4 11 (27.50%) Change Management
4 11 (27.50%) ITIL
5 10 (25.00%) Cryptography
5 10 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 10 (25.00%) Project Management
6 9 (22.50%) Capacity Management
6 9 (22.50%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (22.50%) Problem Management
6 9 (22.50%) Security Patching
7 6 (15.00%) Risk Management
7 6 (15.00%) Security Operations
7 6 (15.00%) Server Hardening
8 5 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (12.50%) Security Management
8 5 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (10.00%) Open Source
9 4 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) Python
1 6 (15.00%) SQL
2 5 (12.50%) Perl
3 3 (7.50%) VB
3 3 (7.50%) VBScript
4 2 (5.00%) C#
4 2 (5.00%) Java
4 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.50%) C++
5 1 (2.50%) R
Qualifications
1 17 (42.50%) CISSP
2 11 (27.50%) GIAC
3 9 (22.50%) Degree
4 6 (15.00%) GCIH
5 5 (12.50%) CISM
5 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 4 (10.00%) CISA
7 3 (7.50%) CCNA
7 3 (7.50%) CCNP
7 3 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (7.50%) RHCSA
7 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
8 2 (5.00%) CREST Certified
8 2 (5.00%) GPEN
8 2 (5.00%) OSCP
8 2 (5.00%) SANS
9 1 (2.50%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (2.50%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (27.50%) PCI DSS
2 6 (15.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (2.50%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (2.50%) QA
4 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.50%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) Puppet
1 6 (15.00%) WSUS
2 3 (7.50%) AirWatch
2 3 (7.50%) CSIRT
2 3 (7.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (7.50%) Red Hat Satellite
2 3 (7.50%) SCCM
3 2 (5.00%) Kibana
3 2 (5.00%) logstash
3 2 (5.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (5.00%) QRadar
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 1 (2.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Cisco
1 6 (15.00%) VMware
2 3 (7.50%) Cyberoam
2 3 (7.50%) F5
2 3 (7.50%) HP
2 3 (7.50%) LANDesk
2 3 (7.50%) LogRhythm
2 3 (7.50%) Red Hat
2 3 (7.50%) Splunk
3 2 (5.00%) Apple
3 2 (5.00%) IBM
4 1 (2.50%) AppSense
4 1 (2.50%) Brocade
4 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.50%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle
4 1 (2.50%) Palo Alto
4 1 (2.50%) RapidMiner
4 1 (2.50%) SAP