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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
CompTIA Security+ Certification
UK
Rank 593 625 617
Rank change year-on-year +32 -8  
Contract jobs citing Security+ Certification 6 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.006% 0.008%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.064% 0.027% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Median daily rate £450 £463 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +88.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £463 £245
% change year-on-year -2.70% +88.77%  
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 9304 11046 10508
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.80% 20.91% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5913 6885 5992
Median daily rate £420 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.43% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £259 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 403 472
Median hourly rate £29.92 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.21% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.02 £60.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

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 23 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 +38 6 £450 -2.70% 10
South East +20 4 £450 - 1
Southampton - 4 £450 -
Hampshire - 4 £450 -
East of England - 2 - - 5
King's Lynn - 2 - - 4
Norfolk - 2 - - 5

Security+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 8 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 6 (75.00%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) CISSP
4 4 (50.00%) RHCE
4 4 (50.00%) Unix
4 4 (50.00%) Java
4 4 (50.00%) JBoss
4 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (50.00%) QA
4 4 (50.00%) DevOps
4 4 (50.00%) PKI
5 3 (37.50%) Linux
6 2 (25.00%) EMC
6 2 (25.00%) SAN
6 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (25.00%) Internet
6 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (25.00%) EMC Navisphere
6 2 (25.00%) NAS
6 2 (25.00%) Security Architecture
6 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
6 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (12.50%) OWASP
7 1 (12.50%) IT Audit
7 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (12.50%) Line Management
7 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
7 1 (12.50%) SDLC
7 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing

Security+ Certification
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 4 (50.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (25.00%) NAS
2 2 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Administrator
1 3 (37.50%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) DBA
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Governance Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Information Governance Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Risk Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) PKI
2 1 (12.50%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (25.00%) Security Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Security
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) IT Audit
3 1 (12.50%) Line Management
3 1 (12.50%) OWASP
3 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
3 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) SDLC
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 5 (62.50%) CISSP
3 4 (50.00%) RHCE
4 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
5 1 (12.50%) CISA
5 1 (12.50%) CISM
5 1 (12.50%) MCP
5 1 (12.50%) MCSE
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (12.50%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (12.50%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) COBIT
2 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) EMC Navisphere
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (25.00%) EMC
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle