The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had IT Security Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Manager
Rank 607 598 607
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Manager 40 68 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.12% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.080% 0.12% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 56 21
Median daily rate £493 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.50% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £412 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £544 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £513 £500
% change year-on-year
-17.07% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - -

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
50050 55150 53908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 95.01% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 32734 35266 32824
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1662 2082 2153
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

IT Security Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured IT Security Manager in the job title.

IT Security Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Security Manager
Daily Rate Trend

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

IT Security Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IT Security Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Security Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 24 September 2016.

IT Security Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IT Security Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

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

IT Security Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IT Security Manager
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 24 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England -19 39 £493 -1.50% 8
London -7 21 £540 +12.20% 3
City of London +15 8 £750 +46.34% 1
South East +13 6 £425 +36.00% 2
West Yorkshire +13 3 £450 -10.89%
Yorkshire +9 3 £450 -4.76%
East of England +7 3 £410 -21.90%
North West +5 3 £400 -20.79%
Manchester -4 3 £400 -
Bedfordshire -10 3 £410 -21.90%
Luton - 3 £410 -
South West +14 2 £506 - 1
Leeds +4 2 £450 -10.89%
Wiltshire +13 1 £488 -9.30%
Surrey +12 1 £463 - 1
East Sussex +6 1 - -
North East -23 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -28 1 - -
Tyne and Wear -30 1 - -
Marlborough - 1 £488 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Hove - 1 - -
Feltham - 1 £498 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

IT Security Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, IT Security Manager 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 featuring IT Security Manager in the job title.

1 40 (39.60%) Information Security
2 37 (36.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (33.66%) Project Management
3 34 (33.66%) Finance
4 28 (27.72%) PRINCE2
5 25 (24.75%) CISSP
6 18 (17.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (16.83%) Cybersecurity
8 16 (15.84%) Firewall
9 14 (13.86%) CISM
10 13 (12.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 13 (12.87%) PCI DSS
11 12 (11.88%) Security Operations
11 12 (11.88%) ITIL
11 12 (11.88%) Penetration Testing
12 11 (10.89%) Security Management
12 11 (10.89%) Risk Management
12 11 (10.89%) Degree
13 9 (8.91%) CISA
13 9 (8.91%) Banking
13 9 (8.91%) PMI Certification
13 9 (8.91%) Vulnerability Management
14 8 (7.92%) SIEM
14 8 (7.92%) Data Protection
14 8 (7.92%) Network Security
14 8 (7.92%) Change Management
14 8 (7.92%) Agile Software Development
15 7 (6.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 7 (6.93%) Cisco
15 7 (6.93%) Security Cleared

IT Security Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.96%) MS Project Server
2 1 (0.99%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (3.96%) MS Project
2 3 (2.97%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.97%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.84%) Firewall
2 8 (7.92%) Network Security
3 6 (5.94%) WAN
4 5 (4.95%) LAN
5 4 (3.96%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.98%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.98%) SSL
6 2 (1.98%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.98%) Wireless
7 1 (0.99%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.99%) Internet
7 1 (0.99%) Intranet
7 1 (0.99%) VLAN
7 1 (0.99%) VoIP
7 1 (0.99%) VPN
7 1 (0.99%) Wireless Security
General
1 34 (33.66%) Finance
2 9 (8.91%) Banking
3 1 (0.99%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.99%) Publishing
3 1 (0.99%) Retail
3 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.94%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.94%) PMI
2 6 (5.94%) Security Operations Centre
3 5 (4.95%) Cryptography
4 4 (3.96%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.96%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.96%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.98%) PKI
6 1 (0.99%) BYOD
6 1 (0.99%) CESG
6 1 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.99%) NHS
6 1 (0.99%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (0.99%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.98%) Windows
2 1 (0.99%) Linux
2 1 (0.99%) Unix
2 1 (0.99%) Windows 10
2 1 (0.99%) Windows 8
2 1 (0.99%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (39.60%) Information Security
2 34 (33.66%) Project Management
3 28 (27.72%) PRINCE2
4 18 (17.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (16.83%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (11.88%) ITIL
6 12 (11.88%) Penetration Testing
6 12 (11.88%) Security Operations
7 11 (10.89%) Risk Management
7 11 (10.89%) Security Management
8 9 (8.91%) Vulnerability Management
9 8 (7.92%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (7.92%) Change Management
9 8 (7.92%) Data Protection
9 8 (7.92%) SIEM
10 7 (6.93%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (6.93%) Data Loss Prevention
10 7 (6.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 6 (5.94%) Kalman Filter
11 6 (5.94%) Security Testing
Qualifications
1 25 (24.75%) CISSP
2 14 (13.86%) CISM
3 11 (10.89%) Degree
4 9 (8.91%) CISA
4 9 (8.91%) PMI Certification
5 7 (6.93%) Security Cleared
6 6 (5.94%) PMP
6 6 (5.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (5.94%) SC Cleared
7 5 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.97%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.98%) APMP
9 2 (1.98%) CCNA
9 2 (1.98%) CCNP
9 2 (1.98%) CISMP
10 1 (0.99%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.99%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.99%) HNC
10 1 (0.99%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (36.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (12.87%) PCI DSS
2 13 (12.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (3.96%) COBIT
3 4 (3.96%) COSO
3 4 (3.96%) ISO27005
4 3 (2.97%) QA
5 1 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.99%) RMADS
System Software
1 3 (2.97%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.99%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.98%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (1.98%) QRadar
1 2 (1.98%) RSA Archer
2 1 (0.99%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.99%) Nessus
2 1 (0.99%) SmoothWall
2 1 (0.99%) vMotion
Vendors
1 7 (6.93%) Cisco
2 3 (2.97%) VMware
3 2 (1.98%) Clearswift
3 2 (1.98%) IBM
3 2 (1.98%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.99%) AlienVault
4 1 (0.99%) Avaya
4 1 (0.99%) CheckPoint
4 1 (0.99%) ION Trading
4 1 (0.99%) Kaspersky
4 1 (0.99%) LogRhythm
4 1 (0.99%) SAP
4 1 (0.99%) Sourcefire
4 1 (0.99%) Tripwire