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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 65 74 62
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -12
Contract jobs citing Information Security 22 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.58% 0.90% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 1.23% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 10
Average daily rate
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£320 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £319 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £561 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £388
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £45.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-36.66% +63.63%
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
1030 815 692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.15% 73.62% 69.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 427 383
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 31 31
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.15 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -20.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £48.70 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 2015. 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
Bolton - - - - 2
Sale - - - -
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 17 (47.22%) Microsoft
1 17 (47.22%) CISSP
2 16 (44.44%) Windows
3 14 (38.89%) IIS
3 14 (38.89%) Firewall
4 12 (33.33%) Citrix
5 11 (30.56%) CheckPoint
5 11 (30.56%) Apache
5 11 (30.56%) VPN
5 11 (30.56%) SSL
5 11 (30.56%) Finance
6 10 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (25.00%) CISM
7 9 (25.00%) PCI DSS
8 8 (22.22%) Network Security
8 8 (22.22%) Lotus
8 8 (22.22%) Cisco
8 8 (22.22%) IBM Notes
9 7 (19.44%) Clearswift
9 7 (19.44%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (16.67%) Security Architecture
10 6 (16.67%) CISA
11 5 (13.89%) ITIL
11 5 (13.89%) SQL
12 4 (11.11%) SMTP
12 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
12 4 (11.11%) Project Management
12 4 (11.11%) MIMEsweeper
12 4 (11.11%) ISA Server
12 4 (11.11%) Telecoms

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 14 (38.89%) IIS
2 11 (30.56%) Apache
3 8 (22.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Project
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (38.89%) Firewall
2 11 (30.56%) VPN
2 11 (30.56%) SSL
3 8 (22.22%) Network Security
4 7 (19.44%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (11.11%) SMTP
6 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
6 2 (5.56%) WAN
6 2 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (2.78%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.78%) VLAN
7 1 (2.78%) SAN
7 1 (2.78%) LAN
7 1 (2.78%) VoIP
7 1 (2.78%) NAS
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 11 (30.56%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Legal
3 1 (2.78%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Consultant
1 10 (27.78%) Security Consultant
2 8 (22.22%) Security Engineer
3 7 (19.44%) Network Security Engineer
3 7 (19.44%) Network Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) Information Security Consultant
5 5 (13.89%) Security Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) IT Consultant
6 4 (11.11%) IT Security Consultant
7 3 (8.33%) Security Manager
8 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
8 2 (5.56%) Contracts Manager
8 2 (5.56%) Information Manager
8 2 (5.56%) Information Security Manager
8 2 (5.56%) Network Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Incident Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Network Security Analyst
9 1 (2.78%) Linux Administrator
9 1 (2.78%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) .NET
1 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (5.56%) Replication
2 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.56%) Life Science
3 1 (2.78%) PMI
3 1 (2.78%) Open Source
3 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (44.44%) Windows
2 2 (5.56%) UNIX
2 2 (5.56%) Linux
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.67%) Security Architecture
2 5 (13.89%) ITIL
3 4 (11.11%) Project Management
3 4 (11.11%) Service Management
3 4 (11.11%) Security Management
4 3 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 3 (8.33%) Performance Management
4 3 (8.33%) Portfolio Management
4 3 (8.33%) Test Strategy
4 3 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
4 3 (8.33%) Coaching
5 2 (5.56%) DevOps
5 2 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (5.56%) SIEM
5 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.56%) High Availability
5 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.56%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (47.22%) CISSP
2 9 (25.00%) CISM
3 6 (16.67%) CISA
4 4 (11.11%) Degree
5 3 (8.33%) CISMP
5 3 (8.33%) ISACA
6 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.78%) GIAC
7 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.78%) PMP
7 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.78%) CCNA
7 1 (2.78%) ISEB
7 1 (2.78%) MCSE
7 1 (2.78%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (25.00%) PCI DSS
3 4 (11.11%) COBIT
4 3 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 4 (11.11%) ISA Server
2 2 (5.56%) vSphere
3 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) MIMEsweeper
2 2 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.56%) Ansible
2 2 (5.56%) Salt
2 2 (5.56%) Puppet
2 2 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.78%) SCCM
3 1 (2.78%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (47.22%) 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%) VMware
6 4 (11.11%) SurfControl
7 3 (8.33%) Splunk
7 3 (8.33%) ArcSight
8 2 (5.56%) Qualys
8 2 (5.56%) Kaspersky
8 2 (5.56%) IBM
8 2 (5.56%) Symantec
8 2 (5.56%) Websense
8 2 (5.56%) Capita
8 2 (5.56%) Sourcefire
9 1 (2.78%) SonicWALL
9 1 (2.78%) IronPort
9 1 (2.78%) Sophos