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 24 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Manager
Rank 541 546 546
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Manager 51 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.047% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.051% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 13 9
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£463 £550 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.90% +46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £480 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £624 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £600 £375
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +60.00%
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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 2014.

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 30 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 24 December 2014. 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
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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 -4 48 £463 -15.90% 15
London +28 34 £436 -20.68% 5
South East -24 8 £500 -
City of London +11 7 £470 -6.00% 2
Berkshire - 4 £475 -
North West -10 2 £500 -16.66% 1
Scotland - 2 £375 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 2 £513 -
Middlesex - 2 £572 -
Edinburgh - 2 £375 - 2
Cheshire +8 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £500 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £420 - 6
North Yorkshire - 1 £420 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £525 -
South West - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 5
Wiltshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Sale - - - -

Information Security Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 92 (98.92%) Information Security
2 35 (37.63%) CISSP
2 35 (37.63%) Management Information System
3 34 (36.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (31.18%) Risk Management
5 23 (24.73%) Security Management
6 19 (20.43%) PRINCE2
7 18 (19.35%) Information Security Management
8 17 (18.28%) Security Cleared
9 16 (17.20%) Change Management
10 15 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (16.13%) SC Cleared
11 14 (15.05%) CISM
12 13 (13.98%) CISA
12 13 (13.98%) Finance
12 13 (13.98%) ITIL
12 13 (13.98%) Project Management
13 12 (12.90%) PCI DSS
13 12 (12.90%) Information Assurance
14 11 (11.83%) Data Protection
14 11 (11.83%) Degree
15 10 (10.75%) Incident Management
15 10 (10.75%) ISMS
15 10 (10.75%) Data Security
16 9 (9.68%) Risk Analysis
16 9 (9.68%) Risk Assessment
17 8 (8.60%) Banking
17 8 (8.60%) Microsoft
17 8 (8.60%) Vulnerability Management
18 7 (7.53%) Cyber Security

Information Security Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (1.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.23%) MS Project
1 3 (3.23%) MS Office
2 2 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.53%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (6.45%) Firewall
3 4 (4.30%) Network Security
4 1 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.08%) LAN
4 1 (1.08%) WAN
4 1 (1.08%) VPN
4 1 (1.08%) Intranet
4 1 (1.08%) Internet
General
1 13 (13.98%) Finance
2 8 (8.60%) Banking
3 7 (7.53%) Law
4 5 (5.38%) Legal
4 5 (5.38%) Retail
5 4 (4.30%) Investment Banking
6 3 (3.23%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.08%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 35 (37.63%) Management Information System
2 6 (6.45%) Mathematics
3 5 (5.38%) CESG
4 4 (4.30%) CESG CLAS
5 3 (3.23%) Human Factors
6 2 (2.15%) PKI
6 2 (2.15%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.15%) PMI
6 2 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.08%) NHS
7 1 (1.08%) SCADA
7 1 (1.08%) RMADS
7 1 (1.08%) FMCG
7 1 (1.08%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.23%) UNIX
1 3 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (98.92%) Information Security
2 29 (31.18%) Risk Management
3 23 (24.73%) Security Management
4 19 (20.43%) PRINCE2
5 18 (19.35%) Information Security Management
6 16 (17.20%) Change Management
7 15 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (13.98%) ITIL
8 13 (13.98%) Project Management
9 12 (12.90%) Information Assurance
10 11 (11.83%) Data Protection
11 10 (10.75%) ISMS
11 10 (10.75%) Data Security
11 10 (10.75%) Incident Management
12 9 (9.68%) Risk Analysis
12 9 (9.68%) Risk Assessment
13 8 (8.60%) Vulnerability Management
14 7 (7.53%) Cyber Security
14 7 (7.53%) Matrix Management
15 5 (5.38%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (37.63%) CISSP
2 17 (18.28%) Security Cleared
3 15 (16.13%) SC Cleared
4 14 (15.05%) CISM
5 13 (13.98%) CISA
6 11 (11.83%) Degree
7 6 (6.45%) PMP
7 6 (6.45%) PMI Certification
8 5 (5.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (4.30%) GIAC
10 3 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (2.15%) CEH
11 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (2.15%) MCSE
11 2 (2.15%) ISEB
11 2 (2.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (1.08%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 1 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (1.08%) SSCP
12 1 (1.08%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (36.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (12.90%) PCI DSS
3 4 (4.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (3.23%) QA
5 1 (1.08%) COBIT
5 1 (1.08%) COSO
System Software
1 1 (1.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.15%) SCCM
1 2 (2.15%) SCOM
2 1 (1.08%) Nessus
Vendors
1 8 (8.60%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.53%) McAfee
3 3 (3.23%) CheckPoint
4 2 (2.15%) TippingPoint
4 2 (2.15%) F5
4 2 (2.15%) ArcSight
4 2 (2.15%) Websense
4 2 (2.15%) Juniper
4 2 (2.15%) Cisco
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle
5 1 (1.08%) HP
5 1 (1.08%) Nokia
5 1 (1.08%) Blue Coat
5 1 (1.08%) Cyber-Ark