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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 78 60 58
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -2
Contract jobs citing Information Security 13 28 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.79% 2.02% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 2.78% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 10
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £375 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £430 £423
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £51.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-39.21% +183.33%
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
1212 1008 680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.45% 72.83% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 646 523 334
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 39 47
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.67 £12.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.31 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 15 (41.67%) Firewall
3 14 (38.89%) VPN
3 14 (38.89%) Windows
4 13 (36.11%) SSL
5 12 (33.33%) Citrix
5 12 (33.33%) CISSP
5 12 (33.33%) IIS
6 11 (30.56%) Apache
6 11 (30.56%) CheckPoint
7 10 (27.78%) Network Security
8 8 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (22.22%) Lotus
8 8 (22.22%) Cisco
8 8 (22.22%) IBM Notes
8 8 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (19.44%) Clearswift
9 7 (19.44%) CISM
10 6 (16.67%) PCI DSS
11 5 (13.89%) Finance
11 5 (13.89%) Risk Management
12 4 (11.11%) Security Management
12 4 (11.11%) CISA
12 4 (11.11%) MIMEsweeper
12 4 (11.11%) ISA Server
12 4 (11.11%) Symantec
12 4 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (11.11%) Websense
12 4 (11.11%) SMTP
12 4 (11.11%) SurfControl

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 12 (33.33%) IIS
2 11 (30.56%) Apache
3 8 (22.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (41.67%) Firewall
2 14 (38.89%) VPN
3 13 (36.11%) SSL
4 10 (27.78%) Network Security
5 8 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (11.11%) SMTP
7 3 (8.33%) VoIP
7 3 (8.33%) Wireless
7 3 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (5.56%) WAN
8 2 (5.56%) DHCP
8 2 (5.56%) DNS
9 1 (2.78%) LAN
9 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
9 1 (2.78%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) MySQL
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Legal
2 2 (5.56%) Banking
2 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Analyst
1 8 (22.22%) Consultant
1 8 (22.22%) Security Consultant
1 8 (22.22%) Security Engineer
2 7 (19.44%) Network Security Engineer
2 7 (19.44%) Network Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Security Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) IT Security Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) IT Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Network Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Network Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Network Security Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Network Security Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Incident Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Project Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Security Officer
7 1 (2.78%) Auditor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) .NET
1 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.56%) Replication
2 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.56%) Life Science
2 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (38.89%) Windows
2 2 (5.56%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.89%) Risk Management
2 4 (11.11%) Security Management
2 4 (11.11%) Security Architecture
3 3 (8.33%) Change Management
3 3 (8.33%) ITIL
3 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 3 (8.33%) Data Management
4 2 (5.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.56%) Network Management
4 2 (5.56%) High Availability
4 2 (5.56%) SIEM
4 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (5.56%) DevOps
4 2 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (2.78%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.78%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.78%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.78%) C#
3 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (33.33%) CISSP
2 7 (19.44%) CISM
3 4 (11.11%) CISA
4 3 (8.33%) CISMP
4 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (8.33%) ISEB
4 3 (8.33%) ISACA
5 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (16.67%) PCI DSS
3 2 (5.56%) QA
3 2 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (2.78%) ISO 9001
4 1 (2.78%) COBIT
4 1 (2.78%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) ISA Server
2 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.56%) vSphere
4 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (11.11%) MIMEsweeper
2 2 (5.56%) Puppet
2 2 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.56%) Ansible
2 2 (5.56%) Salt
3 1 (2.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 12 (33.33%) Citrix
3 11 (30.56%) CheckPoint
4 8 (22.22%) Lotus
4 8 (22.22%) Cisco
5 7 (19.44%) Clearswift
6 4 (11.11%) SurfControl
6 4 (11.11%) Symantec
6 4 (11.11%) Websense
6 4 (11.11%) Kaspersky
7 3 (8.33%) VMware
8 2 (5.56%) Sourcefire
8 2 (5.56%) IronPort
8 2 (5.56%) Qualys
9 1 (2.78%) Capita
9 1 (2.78%) Blue Coat
9 1 (2.78%) Oracle
9 1 (2.78%) McAfee
9 1 (2.78%) IBM
9 1 (2.78%) Splunk