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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 68 44 60
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +16
Contract jobs citing Information Security 26 39 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.57% 3.12% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 4.26% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 26 4
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£310 £475 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.73% +31.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £430 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £525 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £461 £450 £420
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.80 £20.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+74.00% -66.66%
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
1248 915 850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 75.32% 73.26% 74.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 523 450
Average daily rate £385 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 26 38
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.57% +35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 August 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 13 (33.33%) ITIL
2 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
2 10 (25.64%) Risk Management
3 9 (23.08%) Finance
4 8 (20.51%) Firewall
4 8 (20.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (20.51%) PCI DSS
5 6 (15.38%) PowerShell
5 6 (15.38%) Lync
5 6 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (15.38%) Wireless
5 6 (15.38%) CISSP
5 6 (15.38%) MS Exchange
6 5 (12.82%) VPN
6 5 (12.82%) DNS
6 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
6 5 (12.82%) VMware
6 5 (12.82%) Retail
6 5 (12.82%) Change Management
6 5 (12.82%) Data Governance
6 5 (12.82%) Data Protection
7 4 (10.26%) Network Management
7 4 (10.26%) SIEM
7 4 (10.26%) Security Architecture
7 4 (10.26%) ISMS
7 4 (10.26%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (10.26%) Network Security
7 4 (10.26%) Security Management
7 4 (10.26%) Service Management
7 4 (10.26%) CISA

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 6 (15.38%) MS Exchange
1 6 (15.38%) Lync
1 6 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Project
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.56%) SAP ERP
2 1 (2.56%) SAP GRC
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.51%) Firewall
2 6 (15.38%) Wireless
3 5 (12.82%) VPN
3 5 (12.82%) DNS
4 4 (10.26%) SSL
4 4 (10.26%) VoIP
4 4 (10.26%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (10.26%) Network Security
4 4 (10.26%) DHCP
5 2 (5.13%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (2.56%) WAN
6 1 (2.56%) Wireless Security
6 1 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
General
1 9 (23.08%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Retail
3 3 (7.69%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Consultant
1 7 (17.95%) Security Consultant
2 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Network Consultant
3 4 (10.26%) Project Manager
3 4 (10.26%) Network Security Consultant
4 3 (7.69%) Programme Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Security Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Information Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Messaging Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Information Security Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Security Manager
6 1 (2.56%) IT Security Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Security Officer
6 1 (2.56%) SAP Security Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.26%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (7.69%) SCADA
4 1 (2.56%) User Experience
4 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.56%) CESG
4 1 (2.56%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) ITIL
2 10 (25.64%) Risk Management
3 5 (12.82%) Change Management
3 5 (12.82%) Data Protection
3 5 (12.82%) Data Governance
4 4 (10.26%) Security Architecture
4 4 (10.26%) Network Management
4 4 (10.26%) SIEM
4 4 (10.26%) Security Management
4 4 (10.26%) E-Commerce
4 4 (10.26%) Service Management
4 4 (10.26%) ISMS
5 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 3 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (7.69%) Information Security Management
5 3 (7.69%) Business Continuity
5 3 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (7.69%) Security Testing
6 2 (5.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.13%) Java
3 1 (2.56%) Perl
3 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.56%) Ruby
3 1 (2.56%) C
3 1 (2.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) CISSP
2 4 (10.26%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (10.26%) CISA
2 4 (10.26%) CISM
3 3 (7.69%) ISEB
3 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (5.13%) Degree
4 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (20.51%) PCI DSS
2 4 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 2 (5.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.56%) Data Quality
4 1 (2.56%) ISO 9001
4 1 (2.56%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.82%) VMware
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle
4 2 (5.13%) SAP
4 2 (5.13%) Cisco
4 2 (5.13%) Symantec
4 2 (5.13%) hybris
4 2 (5.13%) Websense
5 1 (2.56%) Trustwave
5 1 (2.56%) Rapid7
5 1 (2.56%) McAfee
5 1 (2.56%) HP
5 1 (2.56%) Blue Coat
5 1 (2.56%) IronPort
5 1 (2.56%) Kaspersky