The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 83 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.072% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
1297 1087 1218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.24% 93.14% 90.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 822 543 599
Average daily rate £338 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 78 96
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £10.50 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.31 £32.50 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

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
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Security Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) McAfee
2 3 (75.00%) Sophos
2 3 (75.00%) Information Security
2 3 (75.00%) CISSP
2 3 (75.00%) Sourcefire
2 3 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (75.00%) IronPort
2 3 (75.00%) Security Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Metasploit
2 3 (75.00%) Open Source
2 3 (75.00%) CORE IMPACT
2 3 (75.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (50.00%) SIEM
3 2 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) PKI
3 2 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (50.00%) CEH
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Identity Management
3 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) CCSE
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (25.00%) F5

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Security Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Open Source
2 2 (50.00%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (75.00%) Security Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (50.00%) SIEM
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Identity Management
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CISSP
2 2 (50.00%) CEH
3 1 (25.00%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) McAfee
2 3 (75.00%) Sophos
2 3 (75.00%) Sourcefire
2 3 (75.00%) IronPort
3 1 (25.00%) F5
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco