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 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 596 632 628
Rank change year-on-year +36 -4  
Contract jobs citing Computer Security 19 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.024% 0.027%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.048% 0.029% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 9
Median daily rate £481 £309 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.99% -27.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £252 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £458 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £531 £309 £425
% change year-on-year +72.20% -27.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 - -

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 39590 44959 45378
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.37% 80.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25806 29818 29077
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1062 1087 1274
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.80 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 22 June 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 20 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 22 June 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 +52 17 £481 +55.99% 2
Yorkshire +26 4 £475 +5.55%
London - 4 £450 - 1
South Yorkshire +8 3 - -
Midlands - 3 £575 -
South East +19 2 £400 +18.69% 1
Sheffield +9 2 - -
City of London - 2 £450 -
Berkshire +17 1 - - 1
Hampshire +11 1 £400 +18.69%
East of England -7 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
South West - 1 £488 -
North West - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £475 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £488 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 16 (53.33%) Firewall
1 16 (53.33%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (43.33%) Information Security
3 12 (40.00%) SIEM
4 11 (36.67%) Linux
4 11 (36.67%) TCP/IP
5 10 (33.33%) Windows
6 9 (30.00%) Unix
7 8 (26.67%) DNS
7 8 (26.67%) CISSP
7 8 (26.67%) Finance
8 7 (23.33%) Internet
8 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (23.33%) Security Operations
9 6 (20.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 6 (20.00%) CSIRT
9 6 (20.00%) Management Information System
9 6 (20.00%) Degree
9 6 (20.00%) Computer Science
9 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 5 (16.67%) Splunk
10 5 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (16.67%) GIAC
10 5 (16.67%) WAN
10 5 (16.67%) Windows NT
10 5 (16.67%) Client/Server
11 4 (13.33%) Python
11 4 (13.33%) LAN
11 4 (13.33%) VoIP
11 4 (13.33%) VPN

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 (6.67%) Apache
1 2 (6.67%) JBoss
1 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.67%) SaaS
2 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (53.33%) Firewall
2 11 (36.67%) TCP/IP
3 8 (26.67%) DNS
4 7 (23.33%) Internet
5 5 (16.67%) WAN
6 4 (13.33%) LAN
6 4 (13.33%) VoIP
6 4 (13.33%) VPN
7 3 (10.00%) DHCP
7 3 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (10.00%) MPLS
8 2 (6.67%) LDAP
8 2 (6.67%) Wireless
9 1 (3.33%) BGP
9 1 (3.33%) EIGRP
9 1 (3.33%) Network Security
9 1 (3.33%) OSPF
9 1 (3.33%) SMTP
9 1 (3.33%) SSL
9 1 (3.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) Redis
2 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) IDA Disassembler
1 1 (3.33%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Military
3 2 (6.67%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Legal
4 1 (3.33%) Electronics
4 1 (3.33%) French Language
4 1 (3.33%) German Language
4 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.33%) Marketing
4 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Security Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Architect
3 6 (20.00%) SOC Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Security Architect
4 4 (13.33%) Security Specialist
5 3 (10.00%) IT Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) IT Security Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Security Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Information Assurance Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Monitoring Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Network Security Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Security Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Server Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) SIEM Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Splunk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (3.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (16.67%) Client/Server
4 4 (13.33%) Cyber Attack
4 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
4 4 (13.33%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (10.00%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (6.67%) CESG
6 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (3.33%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (3.33%) Driving Licence
7 1 (3.33%) FMCG
7 1 (3.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (36.67%) Linux
2 10 (33.33%) Windows
3 9 (30.00%) Unix
4 5 (16.67%) Windows NT
5 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (43.33%) Information Security
3 12 (40.00%) SIEM
4 7 (23.33%) Security Operations
5 5 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (13.33%) Change Management
6 4 (13.33%) Computer Forensics
6 4 (13.33%) Information Assurance
6 4 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (10.00%) Case Management
7 3 (10.00%) Cryptography
7 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
7 3 (10.00%) Open Source
7 3 (10.00%) Patch Management
7 3 (10.00%) Project Management
7 3 (10.00%) Security Architecture
7 3 (10.00%) Security Patching
7 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (6.67%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) Python
2 3 (10.00%) Perl
3 1 (3.33%) C
3 1 (3.33%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) C++
3 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) CISSP
2 6 (20.00%) Degree
2 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (16.67%) GIAC
4 4 (13.33%) GCIH
5 3 (10.00%) SANS
5 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (6.67%) RHCSA
6 2 (6.67%) SSCP
7 1 (3.33%) CEH
7 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.33%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) CSIRT
1 6 (20.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (10.00%) Kibana
2 3 (10.00%) logstash
2 3 (10.00%) QRadar
3 2 (6.67%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 2 (6.67%) Puppet
3 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 1 (3.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Splunk
2 3 (10.00%) Apple
2 3 (10.00%) IBM
2 3 (10.00%) LogRhythm
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco
3 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.33%) ArcSight
4 1 (3.33%) Arista
4 1 (3.33%) Brocade
4 1 (3.33%) Fortinet
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.33%) SAP
4 1 (3.33%) Veeam
4 1 (3.33%) VMware
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