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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 47 69 76
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +7
Contract jobs citing Information Security 61 22 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.37% 1.54% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.11% 1.99% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 8
Average daily rate £475 £320 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.43% -36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £295 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £380 £584
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.04% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.56 £22.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+133.61% -50.00%
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
1483 1106 901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.84% 77.45% 75.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 873 669 479
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 31 34
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £11.50 £10.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.00 £48.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016, 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 48 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (35.42%) Risk Management
3 24 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 21 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (20.83%) Finance
5 20 (20.83%) Security Management
5 20 (20.83%) CISSP
6 19 (19.79%) PCI DSS
7 17 (17.71%) Information Security Management
8 16 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 16 (16.67%) Security Testing
9 15 (15.63%) Risk Assessment
9 15 (15.63%) C
10 13 (13.54%) TDD
10 13 (13.54%) System Testing
10 13 (13.54%) DV Cleared
10 13 (13.54%) C++
10 13 (13.54%) Python
10 13 (13.54%) Bluetooth
10 13 (13.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 12 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (12.50%) Computer Forensics
12 11 (11.46%) SC Cleared
13 10 (10.42%) Software Engineering
13 10 (10.42%) SQL
14 9 (9.38%) Records Management
15 8 (8.33%) ITIL
16 7 (7.29%) Penetration Testing
16 7 (7.29%) Software Testing
16 7 (7.29%) Microsoft

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 6 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.04%) MS Office
2 1 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.04%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.54%) Bluetooth
2 4 (4.17%) Firewall
2 4 (4.17%) Network Security
3 2 (2.08%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (2.08%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (2.08%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 20 (20.83%) Finance
2 3 (3.13%) Banking
2 3 (3.13%) Legal
2 3 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (31.25%) Consultant
2 28 (29.17%) Security Consultant
3 27 (28.13%) Security Manager
4 22 (22.92%) Information Security Manager
5 21 (21.88%) Information Manager
6 14 (14.58%) Information Security Consultant
7 12 (12.50%) Technical Manager
8 8 (8.33%) Project Manager
8 8 (8.33%) Security Project Manager
9 7 (7.29%) Developer
9 7 (7.29%) Software Developer
10 6 (6.25%) C Software Engineer
10 6 (6.25%) C/C++ Software Engineer
10 6 (6.25%) C++ Software Engineer
10 6 (6.25%) Information Security Project Manager
10 6 (6.25%) Python Software Engineer
10 6 (6.25%) Software Engineer
11 5 (5.21%) IT Consultant
11 5 (5.21%) IT Security Consultant
12 4 (4.17%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.13%) Public Cloud
3 3 (3.13%) Social Media
4 2 (2.08%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.04%) CESG
5 1 (1.04%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.04%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.13%) Linux
1 3 (3.13%) Windows
2 1 (1.04%) AIX
2 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (35.42%) Risk Management
2 21 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (20.83%) Security Management
4 17 (17.71%) Information Security Management
5 16 (16.67%) Security Testing
6 15 (15.63%) Risk Assessment
7 13 (13.54%) System Testing
7 13 (13.54%) TDD
8 12 (12.50%) Computer Forensics
8 12 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (10.42%) Software Engineering
10 9 (9.38%) Records Management
11 8 (8.33%) ITIL
12 7 (7.29%) Cybersecurity
12 7 (7.29%) Penetration Testing
12 7 (7.29%) Project Management
12 7 (7.29%) Software Testing
13 6 (6.25%) OWASP
13 6 (6.25%) Security Architecture
13 6 (6.25%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.63%) C
2 13 (13.54%) C++
2 13 (13.54%) Python
3 10 (10.42%) SQL
4 2 (2.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (20.83%) CISSP
2 16 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 13 (13.54%) DV Cleared
4 11 (11.46%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.13%) CISA
5 3 (3.13%) CISM
6 2 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.04%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.04%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (1.04%) CITP
7 1 (1.04%) IISP
7 1 (1.04%) MBCS
7 1 (1.04%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (19.79%) PCI DSS
3 13 (13.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (3.13%) COBIT
5 2 (2.08%) Data Quality
5 2 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (1.04%) COSO
6 1 (1.04%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (1.04%) ISO22301
6 1 (1.04%) SSAE 16
6 1 (1.04%) Val IT
System Software
1 2 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.04%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.08%) Data Guard
1 2 (2.08%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (7.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.13%) Oracle
3 2 (2.08%) hybris
3 2 (2.08%) IBM
3 2 (2.08%) Talend
4 1 (1.04%) Cisco
4 1 (1.04%) LANDesk
4 1 (1.04%) NetApp
4 1 (1.04%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.04%) Symantec
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