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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 61 64 82
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +18
Contract jobs citing Information Security 28 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.06% 1.15% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.76% 1.54% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 3
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£500 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +25.00%
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
1015 908 994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.52% 74.73% 66.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 478 495
Average daily rate £350 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 46 52
Average hourly rate £14.25 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 1
Bolton - - - -
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 38 (58.46%) Finance
2 29 (44.62%) UNIX
3 27 (41.54%) Windows
4 26 (40.00%) Banking
5 25 (38.46%) Management Information System
6 24 (36.92%) CISSP
7 16 (24.62%) CISM
8 15 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 15 (23.08%) Vulnerability Management
9 14 (21.54%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (20.00%) ITIL
11 12 (18.46%) Mainframe
11 12 (18.46%) Economics
11 12 (18.46%) Risk Analysis
11 12 (18.46%) QA
12 11 (16.92%) Linux
13 10 (15.38%) COBIT
14 9 (13.85%) PCI DSS
15 8 (12.31%) Security Management
15 8 (12.31%) PRINCE2
15 8 (12.31%) Perl
15 8 (12.31%) PMI
15 8 (12.31%) PMP
15 8 (12.31%) PMI Certification
15 8 (12.31%) McAfee
16 7 (10.77%) GIAC
16 7 (10.77%) Penetration Testing
16 7 (10.77%) CRAMM
16 7 (10.77%) CRISC
17 6 (9.23%) Open Source

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Applications
1 5 (7.69%) MS Project
2 4 (6.15%) MS Visio
2 4 (6.15%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.69%) Firewall
2 2 (3.08%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.54%) ATM
3 1 (1.54%) WAN
3 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.54%) VPN
3 1 (1.54%) SAN
3 1 (1.54%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.54%) VLAN
3 1 (1.54%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.15%) Data Mining
2 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (4.62%) QlikView
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.08%) DB2
4 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Metasploit
General
1 38 (58.46%) Finance
2 26 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (3.08%) Advertising
4 1 (1.54%) Retail
4 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (30.77%) Consultant
2 18 (27.69%) Security Consultant
3 16 (24.62%) Analyst
4 15 (23.08%) Project Manager
5 9 (13.85%) Risk Analyst
6 6 (9.23%) IT Security Consultant
6 6 (9.23%) Information Security Consultant
6 6 (9.23%) IT Project Manager
6 6 (9.23%) IT Consultant
7 5 (7.69%) Information Analyst
7 5 (7.69%) IT Auditor
7 5 (7.69%) Security Analyst
7 5 (7.69%) Auditor
7 5 (7.69%) Solutions Consultant
7 5 (7.69%) Lead Security Consultant
8 4 (6.15%) IT Risk Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) Security Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Author
9 3 (4.62%) Technical Author
9 3 (4.62%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.69%) Regular Expression
2 2 (3.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 25 (38.46%) Management Information System
2 12 (18.46%) Mainframe
2 12 (18.46%) Economics
3 8 (12.31%) PMI
4 6 (9.23%) Open Source
5 5 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.08%) PKI
8 1 (1.54%) GIS
8 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 29 (44.62%) UNIX
2 27 (41.54%) Windows
3 11 (16.92%) Linux
4 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.54%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.08%) Vulnerability Management
2 14 (21.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (20.00%) ITIL
4 12 (18.46%) Risk Analysis
5 8 (12.31%) Security Management
5 8 (12.31%) PRINCE2
6 7 (10.77%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (10.77%) CRAMM
7 6 (9.23%) Security Testing
7 6 (9.23%) Incident Management
7 6 (9.23%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (7.69%) Risk Management
8 5 (7.69%) Change Management
8 5 (7.69%) Data Protection
9 4 (6.15%) Security Architecture
9 4 (6.15%) Performance Management
9 4 (6.15%) Data Analysis
10 3 (4.62%) GAP Analysis
10 3 (4.62%) Analytics
10 3 (4.62%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.31%) Perl
2 6 (9.23%) C
3 3 (4.62%) Shell Script
3 3 (4.62%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.54%) C++
4 1 (1.54%) Java
4 1 (1.54%) SQL
4 1 (1.54%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 24 (36.92%) CISSP
2 16 (24.62%) CISM
3 8 (12.31%) PMP
3 8 (12.31%) PMI Certification
4 7 (10.77%) GIAC
4 7 (10.77%) CRISC
5 5 (7.69%) CISA
6 3 (4.62%) Degree
7 2 (3.08%) CEH
7 2 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.08%) CCNA
7 2 (3.08%) MCSE
8 1 (1.54%) CCNP
8 1 (1.54%) ISEB
8 1 (1.54%) RHCE
8 1 (1.54%) GSEC
8 1 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.54%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (18.46%) QA
3 10 (15.38%) COBIT
4 9 (13.85%) PCI DSS
5 5 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (6.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (1.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (12.31%) McAfee
2 6 (9.23%) Splunk
2 6 (9.23%) Sophos
3 3 (4.62%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle
3 3 (4.62%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.62%) CheckPoint
3 3 (4.62%) Sourcefire
3 3 (4.62%) IronPort
3 3 (4.62%) Cyber-Ark
4 2 (3.08%) Sybase
5 1 (1.54%) Dell
5 1 (1.54%) EMC
5 1 (1.54%) Nortel
5 1 (1.54%) Cisco
5 1 (1.54%) Nokia
5 1 (1.54%) Wincor Nixdorf
5 1 (1.54%) VMware
5 1 (1.54%) Imperva
5 1 (1.54%) SonicWALL
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