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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
North West / Manchester
Rank 62 46 74
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +28
Contract jobs citing Information Security 30 58 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.27% 3.20% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.75% 3.77% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 21 11
Median daily rate £550 £475 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +48.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £375 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £550 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £52.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-60.00% +133.33%

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
1091 1540 1196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.46% 85.04% 78.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 900 704
Median daily rate £400 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% +1.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 39 29
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.89% +61.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £14.70 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 11 £550 - 4
Bolton - 1 £575 -
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 43 (68.25%) CISSP
2 32 (50.79%) Firewall
3 22 (34.92%) TCP/IP
3 22 (34.92%) LAN
3 22 (34.92%) VoIP
3 22 (34.92%) WAN
4 21 (33.33%) Unix
4 21 (33.33%) Windows
4 21 (33.33%) Linux
4 21 (33.33%) VPN
4 21 (33.33%) Apple
4 21 (33.33%) SSCP
4 21 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 21 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
4 21 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
4 21 (33.33%) Patch Management
4 21 (33.33%) SANS
4 21 (33.33%) Security Operations
5 20 (31.75%) QRadar
5 20 (31.75%) Splunk
5 20 (31.75%) Management Information System
6 19 (30.16%) IBM
6 19 (30.16%) Security Cleared
6 19 (30.16%) Network Monitoring
7 18 (28.57%) Elastic Stack
7 18 (28.57%) SC Cleared
8 17 (26.98%) LogRhythm
9 15 (23.81%) Web Services
10 14 (22.22%) COBIT
10 14 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.76%) Apache
1 3 (4.76%) IIS
1 3 (4.76%) Jetty
1 3 (4.76%) Mongrel
1 3 (4.76%) nginx
1 3 (4.76%) Tomcat
1 3 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.63%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (4.76%) Google App Engine
3 3 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (50.79%) Firewall
2 22 (34.92%) LAN
2 22 (34.92%) TCP/IP
2 22 (34.92%) VoIP
2 22 (34.92%) WAN
3 21 (33.33%) VPN
4 9 (14.29%) WebEx
5 7 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (11.11%) Wireless
6 3 (4.76%) DHCP
6 3 (4.76%) DNS
6 3 (4.76%) FTP
6 3 (4.76%) HTTP
6 3 (4.76%) IPsec
6 3 (4.76%) SSL
7 1 (1.59%) Network Security
7 1 (1.59%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) Redis
2 3 (4.76%) Data Mining
3 2 (3.17%) GIS
4 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Jenkins
1 3 (4.76%) Travis CI
General
1 6 (9.52%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.59%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (30.16%) Consultant
1 19 (30.16%) Security Consultant
2 13 (20.63%) Analyst
3 10 (15.87%) IT Consultant
3 10 (15.87%) IT Security Consultant
3 10 (15.87%) Security Analyst
4 5 (7.94%) Security Manager
4 5 (7.94%) Security Specialist
4 5 (7.94%) Technical Specialist
5 4 (6.35%) Architect
5 4 (6.35%) Designer
5 4 (6.35%) Information Security Consultant
5 4 (6.35%) IT Manager
5 4 (6.35%) Security Designer
5 4 (6.35%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (6.35%) Senior Security Analyst
5 4 (6.35%) Technical Support
6 3 (4.76%) Information Security Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Risk Manager
6 3 (4.76%) Senior Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (28.57%) Elastic Stack
2 15 (23.81%) Web Services
3 6 (9.52%) RESTful
4 3 (4.76%) .NET
4 3 (4.76%) J2EE
4 3 (4.76%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 20 (31.75%) Management Information System
2 10 (15.87%) Cyber Attack
2 10 (15.87%) Security Operations Centre
3 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (3.17%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (3.17%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.17%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 21 (33.33%) Linux
1 21 (33.33%) Unix
1 21 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
1 21 (33.33%) Patch Management
1 21 (33.33%) Security Operations
1 21 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 21 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
2 19 (30.16%) Network Monitoring
3 12 (19.05%) Penetration Testing
4 11 (17.46%) Process Improvement
4 11 (17.46%) SIEM
5 10 (15.87%) Root Cause Analysis
5 10 (15.87%) Security Monitoring
6 9 (14.29%) Case Management
6 9 (14.29%) Open Source
6 9 (14.29%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 5 (7.94%) DevOps
7 5 (7.94%) Risk Management
8 4 (6.35%) Identity Access Management
8 4 (6.35%) Security Architecture
8 4 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (4.76%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.52%) Python
2 4 (6.35%) SQL
3 3 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 43 (68.25%) CISSP
2 21 (33.33%) SANS
2 21 (33.33%) SSCP
3 19 (30.16%) Security Cleared
4 18 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 11 (17.46%) CISM
6 10 (15.87%) CISMP
7 4 (6.35%) CISA
8 2 (3.17%) CEH
9 1 (1.59%) CRISC
9 1 (1.59%) Degree
9 1 (1.59%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.22%) COBIT
1 14 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (14.29%) ISO27002
3 6 (9.52%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.59%) GDPR
4 1 (1.59%) GMP
System Software
1 3 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (4.76%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (31.75%) QRadar
2 7 (11.11%) RSA enVision
3 6 (9.52%) Kibana
3 6 (9.52%) logstash
4 3 (4.76%) Puppet
5 2 (3.17%) Nessus
5 2 (3.17%) Nexpose
5 2 (3.17%) Nmap
Vendors
1 21 (33.33%) Apple
2 20 (31.75%) Splunk
3 19 (30.16%) IBM
4 17 (26.98%) LogRhythm
5 12 (19.05%) Microsoft
6 9 (14.29%) Cisco
7 3 (4.76%) ArcSight
7 3 (4.76%) Google
7 3 (4.76%) HP
7 3 (4.76%) Intel
7 3 (4.76%) Intel Security
7 3 (4.76%) NetWitness
7 3 (4.76%) VMware
8 2 (3.17%) Qualys
9 1 (1.59%) Snow