The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 20 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 79 67 67
Rank change year-on-year
-12 0
Contract jobs citing Information Security 12 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.83% 1.10% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.48% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 8
Average daily rate
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£450 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +87.50%
Information Security
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1034 813 895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 71.41% 74.59% 69.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 653 415 424
Average daily rate £350 £348 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +3.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.82% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 40 50
Average hourly rate £14.75 £17.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.63 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £33.00 £82.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Security across the Manchester region.

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 20 November 2014.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the Manchester region.

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 20 November 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - 1 £275 -
Bolton - 1 - -
Stockport - - - -
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Information Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Information Security.

1 31 (65.96%) Finance
2 23 (48.94%) CISSP
3 15 (31.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (29.79%) Windows
5 13 (27.66%) Management Information System
5 13 (27.66%) Banking
6 12 (25.53%) PCI DSS
6 12 (25.53%) CISM
6 12 (25.53%) UNIX
7 11 (23.40%) COBIT
7 11 (23.40%) Risk Analysis
7 11 (23.40%) Vulnerability Management
8 9 (19.15%) ITIL
9 7 (14.89%) Penetration Testing
9 7 (14.89%) QA
9 7 (14.89%) McAfee
9 7 (14.89%) Mainframe
10 6 (12.77%) Sophos
10 6 (12.77%) Security Management
10 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (12.77%) GIAC
10 6 (12.77%) Security Testing
10 6 (12.77%) Incident Management
10 6 (12.77%) CRAMM
10 6 (12.77%) Open Source
10 6 (12.77%) CRISC
11 5 (10.64%) Security Architecture
11 5 (10.64%) Splunk
11 5 (10.64%) Risk Assessment
11 5 (10.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Information Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Information Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.38%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Project
1 1 (2.13%) MS Office
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) Firewall
2 2 (4.26%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.13%) VLAN
3 1 (2.13%) NAS
3 1 (2.13%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.13%) WAN
3 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.26%) DB2
1 2 (4.26%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Metasploit
General
1 31 (65.96%) Finance
2 13 (27.66%) Banking
3 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.26%) Advertising
5 1 (2.13%) Legal
5 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (44.68%) Consultant
2 19 (40.43%) Security Consultant
3 13 (27.66%) Analyst
4 9 (19.15%) Information Security Consultant
5 8 (17.02%) Risk Analyst
6 7 (14.89%) IT Consultant
6 7 (14.89%) IT Security Consultant
7 5 (10.64%) Information Analyst
7 5 (10.64%) Project Manager
7 5 (10.64%) IT Auditor
7 5 (10.64%) Auditor
8 4 (8.51%) Solutions Consultant
8 4 (8.51%) Security Analyst
8 4 (8.51%) IT Project Manager
8 4 (8.51%) Lead Security Consultant
8 4 (8.51%) IT Risk Analyst
9 3 (6.38%) Risk Consultant
9 3 (6.38%) IT Risk Consultant
9 3 (6.38%) Security Manager
9 3 (6.38%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) Regular Expression
2 1 (2.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) Management Information System
2 7 (14.89%) Mainframe
3 6 (12.77%) Open Source
4 4 (8.51%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (8.51%) Economics
5 3 (6.38%) PMI
6 2 (4.26%) PKI
7 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (29.79%) Windows
2 12 (25.53%) UNIX
3 2 (4.26%) Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.40%) Risk Analysis
1 11 (23.40%) Vulnerability Management
2 9 (19.15%) ITIL
3 7 (14.89%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (12.77%) Security Management
4 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (12.77%) Incident Management
4 6 (12.77%) Security Testing
4 6 (12.77%) CRAMM
5 5 (10.64%) Security Architecture
5 5 (10.64%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (8.51%) Risk Management
6 4 (8.51%) PRINCE2
6 4 (8.51%) Project Management
6 4 (8.51%) Service Management
6 4 (8.51%) Data Protection
6 4 (8.51%) Performance Management
7 3 (6.38%) Portfolio Management
7 3 (6.38%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.38%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) C
2 3 (6.38%) Perl
2 3 (6.38%) SQL
3 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (48.94%) CISSP
2 12 (25.53%) CISM
3 6 (12.77%) GIAC
3 6 (12.77%) CRISC
4 4 (8.51%) CISA
4 4 (8.51%) Degree
5 3 (6.38%) PMP
5 3 (6.38%) PMI Certification
6 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (4.26%) CEH
7 1 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.13%) MCSE
7 1 (2.13%) CCNA
7 1 (2.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (31.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (25.53%) PCI DSS
3 11 (23.40%) COBIT
4 7 (14.89%) QA
5 5 (10.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (2.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) McAfee
2 6 (12.77%) Sophos
3 5 (10.64%) Splunk
4 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.38%) Oracle
5 3 (6.38%) CheckPoint
5 3 (6.38%) ArcSight
5 3 (6.38%) IronPort
5 3 (6.38%) Sourcefire
6 2 (4.26%) Capita
6 2 (4.26%) Cyber-Ark
6 2 (4.26%) IBM
6 2 (4.26%) Sybase
7 1 (2.13%) Cisco
7 1 (2.13%) Dell
7 1 (2.13%) EMC
7 1 (2.13%) Nortel
7 1 (2.13%) Nokia
7 1 (2.13%) SonicWALL
7 1 (2.13%) VMware