The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Specialist
Rank 97 98 79
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.22% 0.062% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.065% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £458 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £388
% change year-on-year
- +16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00
Security Specialist
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
1763 1546 1213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.19% 95.14% 96.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1073 926 672
Median daily rate £388 £360 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 61 66
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.88 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.34% -13.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.90 £32.50 £29.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Manchester region that featured Security Specialist in the job title.

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Security Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Security Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, Security Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
1 4 (44.44%) Security Management
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Information Security
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
2 2 (22.22%) Service Management
2 2 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (22.22%) zSecure
2 2 (22.22%) zOS
2 2 (22.22%) RACF
2 2 (22.22%) Security Operations
3 1 (11.11%) Intel Security
3 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) PKI
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security
3 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
3 1 (11.11%) Open Source
3 1 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (11.11%) F5
3 1 (11.11%) SIEM

Security Specialist Skill Set
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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) Network Security
General
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
2 1 (11.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Security Management
2 2 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (22.22%) Information Security
2 2 (22.22%) Security Operations
2 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Open Source
3 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) SIEM
3 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) zSecure
2 1 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) F5
1 1 (11.11%) Intel Security