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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Consultant
Rank 80 75 66
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 8 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.55% 0.63% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.68% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
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£300 £430 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.23% +22.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - -
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North West

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
1377 1181 882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.44% 93.07% 93.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 765 608 416
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 65 82
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.04 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £39.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Consultant across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Security Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 7 (63.64%) Information Security
2 5 (45.45%) Firewall
2 5 (45.45%) Network Security
3 4 (36.36%) Network Management
3 4 (36.36%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (36.36%) Wireless
3 4 (36.36%) VoIP
3 4 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 4 (36.36%) DHCP
3 4 (36.36%) VPN
3 4 (36.36%) DNS
3 4 (36.36%) SSL
4 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (27.27%) Citrix
4 3 (27.27%) CISSP
4 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
5 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
5 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (18.18%) Security Architecture
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) Websense
5 2 (18.18%) VMware
6 1 (9.09%) Banking
6 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat
6 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (9.09%) CISA

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Firewall
1 5 (45.45%) Network Security
2 4 (36.36%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (36.36%) Wireless
2 4 (36.36%) VoIP
2 4 (36.36%) DHCP
2 4 (36.36%) VPN
2 4 (36.36%) DNS
2 4 (36.36%) SSL
3 1 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Information Security
2 4 (36.36%) Network Management
3 2 (18.18%) Security Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Security Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
4 1 (9.09%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) CISSP
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) CISA
3 1 (9.09%) CISM
3 1 (9.09%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Citrix
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Websense
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat
3 1 (9.09%) IronPort
3 1 (9.09%) Symantec
3 1 (9.09%) McAfee
3 1 (9.09%) Sophos
3 1 (9.09%) Kaspersky
3 1 (9.09%) Splunk
3 1 (9.09%) Trustwave
3 1 (9.09%) Rapid7