The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Security+ Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 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.

CompTIA Security+ Certification
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 600 637 640
Rank change year-on-year +37 +3  
Contract jobs citing Security+ Certification 7 14 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.026% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.078% 0.12% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 0
Median daily rate £475 £468 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.60% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £463 -
% change year-on-year +8.10% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Security+ Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9024 11621 10595
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.19% 21.89% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5396 7265 6174
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 440 549
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.03% +16.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.52 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

Security+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Security+ Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Security+ Certification in the UK

Security+ Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security+ Certification.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security+ Certification in the UK

Security+ Certification
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 Security+ Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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 +27 7 £475 +1.60% 7
South East +28 3 £500 +21.21% 3
Kent -2 3 £500 - 1
London -9 2 £475 +1.60% 2
Staffordshire - 2 £450 -
West Midlands - 2 £450 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £450 -

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security+ Certification 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 Security+ Certification.

1 13 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 11 (84.62%) CISSP
3 8 (61.54%) Firewall
4 7 (53.85%) Information Security
5 5 (38.46%) CISA
5 5 (38.46%) CISM
5 5 (38.46%) Finance
5 5 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (30.77%) QA
6 4 (30.77%) RHCE
6 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
6 4 (30.77%) Unix
6 4 (30.77%) Java
6 4 (30.77%) JBoss
6 4 (30.77%) DevOps
6 4 (30.77%) PKI
6 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
7 3 (23.08%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (23.08%) OWASP
7 3 (23.08%) SDLC
7 3 (23.08%) IT Audit
7 3 (23.08%) Windows
7 3 (23.08%) Linux
7 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
7 3 (23.08%) Project Management
7 3 (23.08%) COBIT
7 3 (23.08%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
8 2 (15.38%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (15.38%) Qualys

Security+ Certification
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 4 (30.77%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) Firewall
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (15.38%) DNS
2 2 (15.38%) Internet
2 2 (15.38%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (15.38%) NAS
2 2 (15.38%) Network Security
2 2 (15.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) Security Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Information Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Information Security Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Risk Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Security Risk Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Information Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Information Security Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Security Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) DBA
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) PKI
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 2 (15.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Unix
2 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Information Security
2 4 (30.77%) DevOps
2 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
3 3 (23.08%) IT Audit
3 3 (23.08%) OWASP
3 3 (23.08%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Project Management
3 3 (23.08%) SDLC
3 3 (23.08%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (15.38%) Cryptography
4 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
4 2 (15.38%) Data Security
4 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (15.38%) Identity Management
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
4 2 (15.38%) Security Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) SIEM
4 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
4 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 11 (84.62%) CISSP
3 5 (38.46%) CISA
3 5 (38.46%) CISM
4 4 (30.77%) RHCE
5 2 (15.38%) CASP
5 2 (15.38%) CEH
5 2 (15.38%) CNA
5 2 (15.38%) CNE
5 2 (15.38%) CRISC
5 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) MCSE
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (15.38%) Novell Certification
5 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (30.77%) QA
3 3 (23.08%) COBIT
4 2 (15.38%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
4 2 (15.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) EMC Navisphere
1 2 (15.38%) Nessus
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
2 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco
2 2 (15.38%) EMC
2 2 (15.38%) LogRhythm
2 2 (15.38%) McAfee
2 2 (15.38%) Palo Alto
2 2 (15.38%) Qualys
2 2 (15.38%) Sophos
2 2 (15.38%) Splunk
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + excellent working hours
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesford, Kent
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago