The table below looks at the statistics for the Information Security Manager role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Manager
Rank 586 567 548
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -19
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Manager 40 45 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.087% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.092% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 34 21
Average daily rate £475 £500 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £380 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £500 £430
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +16.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Information Security Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Security Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Information Security Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Information Security Manager
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Security Manager within the UK.

Information Security Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Information Security Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Information Security Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Information Security Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Security Manager within the UK.

Information Security Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Information Security Manager
Top 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 40 £475 -5.00% 12
London +6 23 £475 -7.31% 3
North West -12 6 £375 - 2
Manchester - 5 £375 - 2
South East +12 4 £463 -9.75% 3
South West +6 3 £400 -36.00% 1
Berkshire +7 2 £396 -16.57% 1
Yorkshire -20 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £513 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 £513 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £400 - 1
Nottingham - 2 £513 -
Reading - 2 £396 -
City of London +30 1 £638 +24.39%
Buckinghamshire +13 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £475 -
Staines - 1 £475 -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £600 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Exeter - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -

Information Security Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Information Security Manager 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 Information Security Manager in their job title.

1 99 (98.02%) Information Security
2 45 (44.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (35.64%) CISSP
4 30 (29.70%) Project Management
4 30 (29.70%) Risk Management
5 23 (22.77%) Risk Assessment
6 22 (21.78%) Management Information System
7 20 (19.80%) CISM
8 18 (17.82%) Firewall
8 18 (17.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (16.83%) Finance
9 17 (16.83%) PCI DSS
10 16 (15.84%) ITIL
10 16 (15.84%) PRINCE2
11 14 (13.86%) Cybersecurity
12 13 (12.87%) Data Protection
13 12 (11.88%) Security Testing
14 11 (10.89%) CISA
15 10 (9.90%) Security Management
15 10 (9.90%) LAN
16 9 (8.91%) Security Cleared
16 9 (8.91%) Information Assurance
16 9 (8.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 9 (8.91%) Records Management
17 8 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
17 8 (7.92%) WAN
17 8 (7.92%) Legal
17 8 (7.92%) Change Management
17 8 (7.92%) Retail
18 7 (6.93%) Banking

Information Security Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Information Security Manager 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 Information Security Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.99%) IIS
1 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (5.94%) MS Office
2 3 (2.97%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 18 (17.82%) Firewall
2 10 (9.90%) LAN
3 8 (7.92%) WAN
4 4 (3.96%) Internet
4 4 (3.96%) Network Security
4 4 (3.96%) VPN
5 3 (2.97%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (2.97%) DMZ
5 3 (2.97%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.98%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.98%) VoIP
6 2 (1.98%) Wireless
7 1 (0.99%) Extranet
7 1 (0.99%) MPLS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.99%) JIRA
General
1 17 (16.83%) Finance
2 8 (7.92%) Legal
2 8 (7.92%) Retail
3 7 (6.93%) Banking
4 2 (1.98%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.99%) Games
5 1 (0.99%) Marketing
5 1 (0.99%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.97%) Web Services
2 2 (1.98%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (21.78%) Management Information System
2 8 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.96%) Cryptography
4 2 (1.98%) BYOD
4 2 (1.98%) CESG
4 2 (1.98%) Hedge funds
4 2 (1.98%) iPad
4 2 (1.98%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.99%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (0.99%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.99%) FMCG
5 1 (0.99%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (0.99%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.95%) Windows
2 3 (2.97%) Linux
3 2 (1.98%) Unix
3 2 (1.98%) VMS
3 2 (1.98%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (98.02%) Information Security
2 30 (29.70%) Project Management
2 30 (29.70%) Risk Management
3 23 (22.77%) Risk Assessment
4 18 (17.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (15.84%) ITIL
5 16 (15.84%) PRINCE2
6 14 (13.86%) Cybersecurity
7 13 (12.87%) Data Protection
8 12 (11.88%) Security Testing
9 10 (9.90%) Security Management
10 9 (8.91%) Information Assurance
10 9 (8.91%) Records Management
10 9 (8.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 8 (7.92%) Change Management
12 7 (6.93%) Business Continuity
12 7 (6.93%) Data Security
12 7 (6.93%) Information Security Management
12 7 (6.93%) Penetration Testing
12 7 (6.93%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.97%) PowerShell
1 3 (2.97%) VB
2 1 (0.99%) Java
Qualifications
1 36 (35.64%) CISSP
2 20 (19.80%) CISM
3 11 (10.89%) CISA
4 9 (8.91%) Security Cleared
5 6 (5.94%) CLAS
5 6 (5.94%) Degree
6 4 (3.96%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.96%) PMI Certification
6 4 (3.96%) PMP
6 4 (3.96%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.97%) GIAC
7 3 (2.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.98%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.98%) CITP
8 2 (1.98%) CRISC
8 2 (1.98%) MBCS
9 1 (0.99%) IISP
9 1 (0.99%) PCI QSA
9 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.99%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (44.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (16.83%) PCI DSS
3 6 (5.94%) COBIT
4 5 (4.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (3.96%) RMADS
5 4 (3.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (2.97%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (2.97%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.99%) BS25999
7 1 (0.99%) COSO
7 1 (0.99%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (5.94%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.97%) Snort
3 1 (0.99%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (2.97%) Nexpose
1 3 (2.97%) Proventia
1 3 (2.97%) QRadar
2 1 (0.99%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 6 (5.94%) Cisco
1 6 (5.94%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.96%) Intel Security
3 3 (2.97%) CheckPoint
3 3 (2.97%) Citrix
3 3 (2.97%) F5
3 3 (2.97%) ScanSafe
4 2 (1.98%) Palo Alto
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