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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 73 61 74
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +13
Contract jobs citing Information Security 17 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.22% 1.31% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.79% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 3
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£450 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £30.78 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+46.21% +92.35%
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
1037 840 899
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.39% 73.36% 67.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 425 419
Average daily rate £350 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £249 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 48 51
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £32.50 £82.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 23 October 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 33 (63.46%) Finance
2 24 (46.15%) CISSP
3 18 (34.62%) Management Information System
4 17 (32.69%) Banking
4 17 (32.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (30.77%) Windows
6 15 (28.85%) UNIX
7 14 (26.92%) CISM
8 12 (23.08%) Risk Analysis
9 11 (21.15%) COBIT
9 11 (21.15%) PCI DSS
9 11 (21.15%) ITIL
9 11 (21.15%) Vulnerability Management
10 9 (17.31%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (15.38%) QA
11 8 (15.38%) Security Management
11 8 (15.38%) Mainframe
12 7 (13.46%) McAfee
12 7 (13.46%) GIAC
12 7 (13.46%) CRAMM
12 7 (13.46%) Economics
12 7 (13.46%) CRISC
13 6 (11.54%) Penetration Testing
13 6 (11.54%) Risk Assessment
13 6 (11.54%) Open Source
13 6 (11.54%) Security Testing
13 6 (11.54%) Incident Management
13 6 (11.54%) Sophos
14 5 (9.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 5 (9.62%) Risk Management

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 2 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Project
1 1 (1.92%) MS Office
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) Firewall
2 2 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.92%) WAN
3 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.92%) SAN
3 1 (1.92%) NAS
3 1 (1.92%) VLAN
3 1 (1.92%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) Data Mining
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Metasploit
General
1 33 (63.46%) Finance
2 17 (32.69%) Banking
3 2 (3.85%) Advertising
3 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.92%) Legal
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (40.38%) Consultant
2 19 (36.54%) Security Consultant
3 14 (26.92%) Analyst
4 9 (17.31%) Risk Analyst
5 8 (15.38%) Information Security Consultant
5 8 (15.38%) Project Manager
6 6 (11.54%) IT Security Consultant
6 6 (11.54%) IT Consultant
7 5 (9.62%) IT Auditor
7 5 (9.62%) Solutions Consultant
7 5 (9.62%) IT Project Manager
7 5 (9.62%) Information Analyst
7 5 (9.62%) Auditor
7 5 (9.62%) Lead Security Consultant
8 4 (7.69%) IT Risk Analyst
8 4 (7.69%) Security Analyst
9 3 (5.77%) Author
9 3 (5.77%) Technical Author
9 3 (5.77%) IT Risk Consultant
9 3 (5.77%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.92%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (34.62%) Management Information System
2 8 (15.38%) Mainframe
3 7 (13.46%) Economics
4 6 (11.54%) Open Source
5 5 (9.62%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (5.77%) PMI
7 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (30.77%) Windows
2 15 (28.85%) UNIX
3 3 (5.77%) Linux
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.08%) Risk Analysis
2 11 (21.15%) ITIL
2 11 (21.15%) Vulnerability Management
3 9 (17.31%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (15.38%) Security Management
5 7 (13.46%) CRAMM
6 6 (11.54%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (11.54%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (11.54%) Security Testing
6 6 (11.54%) Incident Management
7 5 (9.62%) Risk Management
7 5 (9.62%) Data Protection
8 4 (7.69%) Security Architecture
8 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2
9 3 (5.77%) GAP Analysis
9 3 (5.77%) Project Management
9 3 (5.77%) Service Management
9 3 (5.77%) Performance Management
9 3 (5.77%) Database Security
9 3 (5.77%) Service Continuity Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.62%) C
2 3 (5.77%) Perl
3 1 (1.92%) SQL
3 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (46.15%) CISSP
2 14 (26.92%) CISM
3 7 (13.46%) GIAC
3 7 (13.46%) CRISC
4 3 (5.77%) CISA
4 3 (5.77%) PMP
4 3 (5.77%) PMI Certification
4 3 (5.77%) Degree
5 2 (3.85%) CEH
5 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.92%) MCSE
6 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.92%) ISEB
6 1 (1.92%) CCNA
6 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (32.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (21.15%) COBIT
2 11 (21.15%) PCI DSS
3 8 (15.38%) QA
4 5 (9.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (1.92%) SCOM
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 7 (13.46%) McAfee
2 6 (11.54%) Sophos
3 4 (7.69%) Splunk
3 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.77%) CheckPoint
4 3 (5.77%) Oracle
4 3 (5.77%) IronPort
4 3 (5.77%) Sourcefire
4 3 (5.77%) Cyber-Ark
5 2 (3.85%) ArcSight
5 2 (3.85%) Sybase
6 1 (1.92%) VMware
6 1 (1.92%) Cisco
6 1 (1.92%) IBM
6 1 (1.92%) Nokia
6 1 (1.92%) Dell
6 1 (1.92%) EMC
6 1 (1.92%) Nortel
6 1 (1.92%) Imperva
6 1 (1.92%) SonicWALL
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