The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Consultant
Rank 74 73 91
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 14 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.02% 0.41% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.44% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £398
% change year-on-year
- +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £34.30
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1297 1137 1371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.26% 93.97% 91.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 800 579 670
Average daily rate £338 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 89 112
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Consultant in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Security Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Consultant across the Manchester region.

Security Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Security Consultant in their job title 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 with Security Consultant in their job title.

1 18 (72.00%) Information Security
2 11 (44.00%) Finance
3 10 (40.00%) CISSP
4 6 (24.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (24.00%) CISM
5 5 (20.00%) Security Management
5 5 (20.00%) QA
5 5 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Banking
6 4 (16.00%) COBIT
7 3 (12.00%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (12.00%) Security Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
7 3 (12.00%) McAfee
7 3 (12.00%) Sophos
7 3 (12.00%) UNIX
7 3 (12.00%) Windows
7 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
7 3 (12.00%) Open Source
7 3 (12.00%) Security Architecture
8 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (8.00%) F5
8 2 (8.00%) IPsec
8 2 (8.00%) Risk Management
8 2 (8.00%) IKE
8 2 (8.00%) Kerberos
8 2 (8.00%) C
8 2 (8.00%) SAP
8 2 (8.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (8.00%) Mainframe

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Security Consultant in their job title 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 with Security Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP GRC
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) IKE
1 2 (8.00%) Kerberos
1 2 (8.00%) Internet
1 2 (8.00%) IPsec
2 1 (4.00%) Firewall
General
1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Law
3 1 (4.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (12.00%) Open Source
2 2 (8.00%) PKI
2 2 (8.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.00%) GIS
3 1 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) UNIX
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) Information Security
2 5 (20.00%) Security Management
2 5 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (12.00%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (12.00%) Security Testing
3 3 (12.00%) Security Architecture
4 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (8.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (8.00%) SAP Security
4 2 (8.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL
5 1 (4.00%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) Data Security
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.00%) CRAMM
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) C
2 1 (4.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) CISSP
2 6 (24.00%) CISM
3 1 (4.00%) GIAC
3 1 (4.00%) CRISC
3 1 (4.00%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (20.00%) QA
3 4 (16.00%) COBIT
4 2 (8.00%) PCI DSS
4 2 (8.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) RACF
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) McAfee
1 3 (12.00%) Sophos
2 2 (8.00%) F5
2 2 (8.00%) SAP
3 1 (4.00%) Splunk