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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Specialist
North West / Manchester
Rank 74 101 -
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 18 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.34% 0.11% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 16 0 0
Median daily rate £391 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £413
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £68.00

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
1272 1712 1457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.71% 95.38% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 793 982 815
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 44 53
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.20 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Specialist across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Security Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Security Specialist
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 Security Specialist within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 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 - 10 £391 -
Security Specialist
North West

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 24 (88.89%) Cybersecurity
2 17 (62.96%) Security Operations
3 14 (51.85%) Process Improvement
3 14 (51.85%) Security Cleared
4 11 (40.74%) SC Cleared
4 11 (40.74%) Firewall
5 10 (37.04%) Apple
5 10 (37.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 10 (37.04%) Unix
5 10 (37.04%) Windows
5 10 (37.04%) Linux
5 10 (37.04%) LAN
5 10 (37.04%) VoIP
5 10 (37.04%) WAN
5 10 (37.04%) TCP/IP
5 10 (37.04%) VPN
5 10 (37.04%) Splunk
5 10 (37.04%) Protective Monitoring
5 10 (37.04%) Patch Management
5 10 (37.04%) QRadar
6 9 (33.33%) SANS
6 9 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
6 9 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (33.33%) CISSP
6 9 (33.33%) SSCP
7 8 (29.63%) IBM
7 8 (29.63%) Elastic Stack
8 7 (25.93%) LogRhythm
8 7 (25.93%) SIEM
9 6 (22.22%) Security Operations Centre

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 11 (40.74%) Firewall
2 10 (37.04%) LAN
2 10 (37.04%) TCP/IP
2 10 (37.04%) VoIP
2 10 (37.04%) VPN
2 10 (37.04%) WAN
3 3 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (11.11%) Wireless
4 2 (7.41%) Network Security
4 2 (7.41%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) Redis
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (14.81%) RESTful
2 4 (14.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Security Operations Centre
2 4 (14.81%) Cyber Attack
2 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) PKI
3 1 (3.70%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Linux
1 10 (37.04%) Unix
1 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (88.89%) Cybersecurity
2 17 (62.96%) Security Operations
3 14 (51.85%) Process Improvement
4 10 (37.04%) Patch Management
4 10 (37.04%) Protective Monitoring
4 10 (37.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 9 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
6 7 (25.93%) SIEM
7 6 (22.22%) Case Management
8 5 (18.52%) Information Security
8 5 (18.52%) Open Source
9 4 (14.81%) Change Control
9 4 (14.81%) Process Management
9 4 (14.81%) Security Monitoring
9 4 (14.81%) Service Management
10 3 (11.11%) Computer Security
10 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
10 3 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (7.41%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (51.85%) Security Cleared
2 11 (40.74%) SC Cleared
3 9 (33.33%) CISSP
3 9 (33.33%) SANS
3 9 (33.33%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) PMO
Systems Management
1 10 (37.04%) QRadar
2 5 (18.52%) Kibana
2 5 (18.52%) logstash
3 3 (11.11%) RSA enVision
4 2 (7.41%) ArcSight ESM
5 1 (3.70%) Nessus
5 1 (3.70%) Nexpose
5 1 (3.70%) Nmap
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Apple
1 10 (37.04%) Splunk
2 8 (29.63%) IBM
3 7 (25.93%) LogRhythm
4 3 (11.11%) ArcSight
4 3 (11.11%) Qualys
5 2 (7.41%) AlienVault
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) Intel
6 1 (3.70%) Intel Security
6 1 (3.70%) NetWitness
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle
6 1 (3.70%) Snow