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 28 August 2016 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 80 85 54
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -31
Contract jobs citing Information Security 25 20 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.37% 1.10% 2.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.40% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 24
Median daily rate £463 £321 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.96% -35.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £310 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £713 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £473 £450
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £47.84 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-63.41% +173.34%
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
1485 1428 1032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.28% 78.81% 77.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 928 869 613
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 29 31
Median hourly rate £14.50 £33.64 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.89% +113.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £13.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 28 August 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 28 August 2016, 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 29 (36.25%) Penetration Testing
2 28 (35.00%) PCI DSS
2 28 (35.00%) CISSP
3 27 (33.75%) Finance
4 26 (32.50%) Firewall
5 25 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 23 (28.75%) Security Operations
7 18 (22.50%) Kalman Filter
7 18 (22.50%) CISM
7 18 (22.50%) Risk Management
8 17 (21.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (21.25%) PKI
9 16 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
9 16 (20.00%) Active Directory
9 16 (20.00%) SIEM
10 15 (18.75%) Vulnerability Management
11 13 (16.25%) Data Loss Prevention
12 10 (12.50%) MS Excel
12 10 (12.50%) Symantec
12 10 (12.50%) Security Management
12 10 (12.50%) Security Architecture
12 10 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (11.25%) Email Filtering
13 9 (11.25%) Web Filtering
13 9 (11.25%) Management Information System
14 8 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
14 8 (10.00%) Cryptography
14 8 (10.00%) Splunk
15 7 (8.75%) Data Centre
15 7 (8.75%) Cybersecurity

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 1 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.25%) MS Office
3 1 (1.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.25%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.75%) GitHub
3 1 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.25%) IaaS
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.25%) Office 365
3 1 (1.25%) PaaS
3 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (32.50%) Firewall
2 16 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (8.75%) Network Security
4 3 (3.75%) LAN
4 3 (3.75%) SAN
4 3 (3.75%) WAN
5 1 (1.25%) 4G
5 1 (1.25%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.25%) LDAP
5 1 (1.25%) LTE
5 1 (1.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.50%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.25%) Big Data
2 1 (1.25%) GIS
2 1 (1.25%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.75%) JIRA
3 1 (1.25%) AppScan
3 1 (1.25%) GitLab
3 1 (1.25%) MSI
General
1 27 (33.75%) Finance
2 5 (6.25%) Banking
2 5 (6.25%) Legal
3 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (32.50%) Consultant
2 23 (28.75%) Security Consultant
3 18 (22.50%) Analyst
3 18 (22.50%) Security Analyst
4 14 (17.50%) Security Manager
5 12 (15.00%) Architect
6 11 (13.75%) Security Architect
7 10 (12.50%) IT Manager
7 10 (12.50%) IT Security Manager
8 8 (10.00%) IT Consultant
8 8 (10.00%) IT Risk Manager
8 8 (10.00%) IT Security Consultant
8 8 (10.00%) Risk Manager
9 7 (8.75%) Information Security Consultant
10 6 (7.50%) Information Analyst
10 6 (7.50%) Information Security Analyst
11 5 (6.25%) CISSP Consultant
11 5 (6.25%) Project Manager
11 5 (6.25%) Security Assurance Manager
11 5 (6.25%) SIEM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.75%) Web Services
2 1 (1.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.25%) PKI
2 10 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (11.25%) Management Information System
4 8 (10.00%) Cryptography
5 7 (8.75%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.75%) CESG
7 2 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.50%) Statistics
8 1 (1.25%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.25%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (1.25%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (1.25%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.25%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (1.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.75%) Windows
2 5 (6.25%) Unix
3 1 (1.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (36.25%) Penetration Testing
2 23 (28.75%) Security Operations
3 18 (22.50%) Kalman Filter
3 18 (22.50%) Risk Management
4 17 (21.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (20.00%) SIEM
6 15 (18.75%) Vulnerability Management
7 13 (16.25%) Data Loss Prevention
8 10 (12.50%) Security Architecture
8 10 (12.50%) Security Management
9 9 (11.25%) Email Filtering
9 9 (11.25%) Web Filtering
10 7 (8.75%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (8.75%) TOGAF
11 6 (7.50%) Information Security Management
11 6 (7.50%) Threat Management
12 5 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (6.25%) Incident Management
12 5 (6.25%) ISMS
12 5 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.50%) Bash Shell
1 2 (2.50%) Java
1 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
1 2 (2.50%) Python
2 1 (1.25%) Perl
2 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (35.00%) CISSP
2 18 (22.50%) CISM
3 7 (8.75%) CEH
3 7 (8.75%) GCIH
4 6 (7.50%) CISA
5 4 (5.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.75%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.50%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (2.50%) CHECK Team Member
7 2 (2.50%) CREST Certified
7 2 (2.50%) Cyber Scheme
7 2 (2.50%) Degree
7 2 (2.50%) GSEC
7 2 (2.50%) GSLC
7 2 (2.50%) GSNA
7 2 (2.50%) OSCP
7 2 (2.50%) SANS
7 2 (2.50%) Tigerscheme
8 1 (1.25%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (35.00%) PCI DSS
2 25 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (8.75%) COBIT
4 5 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.25%) COSO
5 1 (1.25%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (1.25%) ISO27002
5 1 (1.25%) QA
5 1 (1.25%) SSAE 16
5 1 (1.25%) Val IT
System Software
1 16 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.50%) Puppet
3 1 (1.25%) Kibana
3 1 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.25%) yum
Vendors
1 10 (12.50%) Symantec
2 8 (10.00%) Splunk
3 7 (8.75%) Intel Security
4 6 (7.50%) Microsoft
5 5 (6.25%) Qualys
6 2 (2.50%) LogRhythm
6 2 (2.50%) SAP
6 2 (2.50%) VMware
7 1 (1.25%) Cisco
7 1 (1.25%) HP
7 1 (1.25%) IBM
7 1 (1.25%) Intel
7 1 (1.25%) Lumension
7 1 (1.25%) Oracle
7 1 (1.25%) Teradata