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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 53 73 50
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -23
Contract jobs citing Information Security 55 18 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.99% 1.20% 2.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.72% 1.60% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 8 17
Median daily rate £495 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.47% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £558 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £486 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+14.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £20.00 £51.00
% change year-on-year
+108.75% -60.78%
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
1480 1128 915
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 80.57% 75.30% 71.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 892 622 461
Median daily rate £400 £364 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.96% -0.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 35 39
Median hourly rate £34.25 £16.29 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.21% -9.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.85 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

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 31 May 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
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 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 - 1 £288 - 4
Stockport - 1 £1,000 - 1
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 36 (32.43%) Risk Management
2 33 (29.73%) Finance
2 33 (29.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (27.03%) PCI DSS
4 26 (23.42%) Firewall
4 26 (23.42%) Penetration Testing
5 24 (21.62%) Security Operations
6 21 (18.92%) Management Information System
7 19 (17.12%) Security Management
7 19 (17.12%) CISSP
8 17 (15.32%) Kalman Filter
9 16 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (13.51%) Information Security Management
10 15 (13.51%) MS Excel
11 14 (12.61%) Active Directory
11 14 (12.61%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (12.61%) Security Cleared
12 13 (11.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 12 (10.81%) Intrusion Detection
13 12 (10.81%) SC Cleared
13 12 (10.81%) Security Architecture
14 11 (9.91%) Cybersecurity
14 11 (9.91%) Security Testing
15 10 (9.01%) CISM
15 10 (9.01%) Python
15 10 (9.01%) C
15 10 (9.01%) SQL
15 10 (9.01%) Cryptography
15 10 (9.01%) MS PowerPoint
15 10 (9.01%) Vulnerability Management

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:

Applications
1 15 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 10 (9.01%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.80%) MS Office
4 1 (0.90%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.90%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.31%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.90%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.90%) IaaS
3 1 (0.90%) Office 365
3 1 (0.90%) PaaS
3 1 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (23.42%) Firewall
2 12 (10.81%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (7.21%) Bluetooth
4 7 (6.31%) Network Security
5 1 (0.90%) 4G
5 1 (0.90%) DHCP
5 1 (0.90%) DMZ
5 1 (0.90%) DNS
5 1 (0.90%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.90%) Internet
5 1 (0.90%) LAN
5 1 (0.90%) LDAP
5 1 (0.90%) LTE
5 1 (0.90%) SSL
5 1 (0.90%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.90%) VPN
5 1 (0.90%) WAN
5 1 (0.90%) Wireless
5 1 (0.90%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.90%) GIS
1 1 (0.90%) Hadoop
1 1 (0.90%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.90%) AppScan
2 1 (0.90%) GitLab
2 1 (0.90%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.90%) MSI
General
1 33 (29.73%) Finance
2 6 (5.41%) Banking
3 4 (3.60%) Legal
4 3 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (33.33%) Consultant
2 32 (28.83%) Security Consultant
3 20 (18.02%) Security Manager
4 15 (13.51%) Information Security Consultant
5 14 (12.61%) Analyst
5 14 (12.61%) IT Manager
5 14 (12.61%) IT Security Manager
6 12 (10.81%) Security Analyst
7 11 (9.91%) Architect
7 11 (9.91%) IT Risk Manager
7 11 (9.91%) Risk Manager
8 10 (9.01%) Security Architect
9 8 (7.21%) IT Consultant
9 8 (7.21%) IT Security Consultant
10 6 (5.41%) C Software Engineer
10 6 (5.41%) C++ Software Engineer
10 6 (5.41%) Information Analyst
10 6 (5.41%) Information Security Analyst
10 6 (5.41%) Information Security Manager
10 6 (5.41%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.70%) Web Services
2 1 (0.90%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.92%) Management Information System
2 10 (9.01%) Cryptography
3 8 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.21%) PKI
4 5 (4.50%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.60%) CESG
6 3 (2.70%) Social Media
7 2 (1.80%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.80%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.90%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.90%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.90%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.90%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.90%) Statistics
8 1 (0.90%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.50%) Linux
2 3 (2.70%) Windows
3 1 (0.90%) AIX
3 1 (0.90%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (32.43%) Risk Management
2 26 (23.42%) Penetration Testing
3 24 (21.62%) Security Operations
4 19 (17.12%) Security Management
5 17 (15.32%) Kalman Filter
6 16 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (13.51%) Information Security Management
8 14 (12.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (10.81%) Security Architecture
10 11 (9.91%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (9.91%) Security Testing
11 10 (9.01%) Vulnerability Management
12 9 (8.11%) SIEM
12 9 (8.11%) TDD
13 8 (7.21%) Computer Forensics
13 8 (7.21%) OWASP
13 8 (7.21%) System Testing
14 7 (6.31%) Ethical Hacking
14 7 (6.31%) Risk Assessment
14 7 (6.31%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.01%) C
1 10 (9.01%) Python
1 10 (9.01%) SQL
2 8 (7.21%) C++
3 2 (1.80%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.80%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.90%) Java
4 1 (0.90%) Perl
4 1 (0.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (17.12%) CISSP
2 14 (12.61%) Security Cleared
3 12 (10.81%) SC Cleared
4 10 (9.01%) CISM
5 9 (8.11%) DV Cleared
6 5 (4.50%) CEH
7 4 (3.60%) GCIH
8 3 (2.70%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (2.70%) CISA
8 3 (2.70%) Degree
9 2 (1.80%) CHECK Team Member
9 2 (1.80%) CREST Certified
9 2 (1.80%) Cyber Scheme
9 2 (1.80%) OSCP
9 2 (1.80%) Tigerscheme
10 1 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.90%) CITP
10 1 (0.90%) GIAC
10 1 (0.90%) MBCS
10 1 (0.90%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (29.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (27.03%) PCI DSS
3 13 (11.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (3.60%) COBIT
5 2 (1.80%) COSO
5 2 (1.80%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.90%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.90%) QA
6 1 (0.90%) SSAE 16
6 1 (0.90%) Val IT
System Software
1 14 (12.61%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.90%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.90%) Puppet
1 1 (0.90%) yum
Vendors
1 6 (5.41%) Microsoft
1 6 (5.41%) Symantec
2 4 (3.60%) Splunk
3 3 (2.70%) Cisco
3 3 (2.70%) Intel Security
3 3 (2.70%) VMware
4 2 (1.80%) hybris
4 2 (1.80%) NetApp
4 2 (1.80%) Qualys
4 2 (1.80%) SAP
4 2 (1.80%) Talend
5 1 (0.90%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.90%) EMC
5 1 (0.90%) Fortinet
5 1 (0.90%) IBM
5 1 (0.90%) Juniper
5 1 (0.90%) Lumension
5 1 (0.90%) Palo Alto
5 1 (0.90%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.90%) Teradata