The table below looks at the statistics for Security Management skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Management over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Management
Rank 458 436 445
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +9
Contract jobs citing Security Management 140 163 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.30% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.40% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 117 58
Average daily rate
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£413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £295 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £600 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £11.25 £31.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.28% -17.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.25 £32.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year
-64.84% -41.81%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42497 40723 35069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.35% 74.75% 73.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26510 25396 20908
Average daily rate £415 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1148 1061
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

Security Management
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Management within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Security Management Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Management
Daily Rate Trend

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

Security Management Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Management
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Management within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Security Management Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Management
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Security Management Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Security Management
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 Security Management within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. 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 -17 135 £413 -2.94% 50
London -34 55 £425 -2.85% 15
South East +6 52 £400 -15.78% 15
Hampshire -1 14 £393 -18.65% 4
North West -25 13 £400 -5.88% 5
Surrey +4 12 £340 -28.42% 1
City of London -1 12 £400 -5.88% 6
Staines +13 9 - -
Berkshire +6 7 £426 -14.90% 3
South West -4 7 £425 -15.00% 4
Basingstoke +6 6 £385 -26.66% 1
Oxfordshire -12 6 £313 +95.31%
Hook - 6 £400 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £450 - 2
East Sussex -2 5 £275 -60.71% 2
Reading +8 4 - - 1
Manchester -7 4 £400 +16.78% 4
Cheshire -13 4 £410 -3.52%
Milton Keynes - 4 £450 - 2
Lewes - 4 £275 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £342 -
Blackpool - 3 £378 -
Lancashire - 3 £378 -
East of England - 3 £450 - 5
Bristol +1 2 £360 -10.00%
East Midlands -5 2 £450 +80.00%
Wales -5 2 £375 -
Liverpool -13 2 - -
Gloucestershire -13 2 - - 1
Merseyside -18 2 - - 1

Security Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Security Management also 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 that cited Security Management.

1 157 (51.99%) Information Security
2 106 (35.10%) CISSP
3 98 (32.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 97 (32.12%) Information Security Management
4 97 (32.12%) Management Information System
5 75 (24.83%) Finance
6 62 (20.53%) Firewall
6 62 (20.53%) ISMS
7 61 (20.20%) Windows
8 60 (19.87%) ITIL
9 57 (18.87%) CISM
9 57 (18.87%) Security Cleared
10 53 (17.55%) Risk Management
10 53 (17.55%) Analytical Skills
11 37 (12.25%) Microsoft
11 37 (12.25%) SC Cleared
12 36 (11.92%) Active Directory
13 34 (11.26%) Project Management
14 33 (10.93%) SharePoint
14 33 (10.93%) PCI DSS
15 32 (10.60%) Stakeholder Management
16 29 (9.60%) CISA
16 29 (9.60%) Change Management
16 29 (9.60%) Degree
17 28 (9.27%) VMware
18 27 (8.94%) VPN
18 27 (8.94%) Linux
19 26 (8.61%) LAN
20 25 (8.28%) WAN
20 25 (8.28%) PRINCE2

Security Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Security Management also 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 that cited Security Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 33 (10.93%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.30%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.32%) IIS
3 7 (2.32%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (0.99%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.66%) CMS
6 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.66%) Node.js
6 2 (0.66%) CloudStack
6 2 (0.66%) Apache
7 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.33%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.33%) SAS
7 1 (0.33%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.33%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 20 (6.62%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.97%) MS Office
3 4 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.99%) MS Project
5 2 (0.66%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.32%) Summit
2 3 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.99%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.33%) SAP PS
4 1 (0.33%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.99%) SaaS
3 2 (0.66%) Office 365
3 2 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.33%) IaaS
4 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (20.53%) Firewall
2 27 (8.94%) VPN
3 26 (8.61%) LAN
4 25 (8.28%) WAN
5 20 (6.62%) Intrusion Detection
6 15 (4.97%) DNS
7 14 (4.64%) Network Security
8 12 (3.97%) SAN
9 9 (2.98%) DHCP
10 8 (2.65%) Wireless
11 6 (1.99%) DMZ
11 6 (1.99%) Internet
12 5 (1.66%) SSL
12 5 (1.66%) VoIP
12 5 (1.66%) iSCSI
13 4 (1.32%) VLAN
13 4 (1.32%) LDAP
13 4 (1.32%) Broadband
13 4 (1.32%) 3G
14 3 (0.99%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.31%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (1.99%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.66%) Big Data
3 5 (1.66%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (1.66%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (1.32%) Data Mart
5 3 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.99%) DB2
5 3 (0.99%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.99%) DB2 UDB
5 3 (0.99%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.33%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.33%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.66%) PowerDesigner
1 5 (1.66%) ERwin
2 4 (1.32%) JIRA
3 2 (0.66%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.66%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.33%) Metasploit
General
1 75 (24.83%) Finance
2 14 (4.64%) Banking
3 13 (4.30%) Legal
3 13 (4.30%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.98%) Retail
5 6 (1.99%) Local Government
5 6 (1.99%) Games
6 5 (1.66%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.66%) Publishing
6 5 (1.66%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.32%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.99%) Electronics
8 3 (0.99%) Marketing
9 2 (0.66%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.66%) Advertising
10 1 (0.33%) Law
10 1 (0.33%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 66 (21.85%) Analyst
2 47 (15.56%) Security Analyst
3 46 (15.23%) Security Manager
4 39 (12.91%) Consultant
5 31 (10.26%) Architect
6 29 (9.60%) Security Consultant
7 23 (7.62%) Project Manager
8 20 (6.62%) Security Architect
9 19 (6.29%) Information Manager
9 19 (6.29%) Information Security Manager
9 19 (6.29%) Information Security Analyst
9 19 (6.29%) Information Analyst
10 13 (4.30%) Support Engineer
11 11 (3.64%) Desktop Support
11 11 (3.64%) Security Officer
12 10 (3.31%) Security Engineer
13 9 (2.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 8 (2.65%) 3rd Line Support
15 7 (2.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 7 (2.32%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.65%) Web Services
2 5 (1.66%) Middleware
3 4 (1.32%) .NET
4 3 (0.99%) SOAP
4 3 (0.99%) XML
4 3 (0.99%) HTML
5 1 (0.33%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 97 (32.12%) Management Information System
2 53 (17.55%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.97%) Mainframe
4 9 (2.98%) CMDB
4 9 (2.98%) Mathematics
5 8 (2.65%) Economics
5 8 (2.65%) PKI
6 6 (1.99%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (1.99%) AS400
6 6 (1.99%) PMI
6 6 (1.99%) Blackberry
6 6 (1.99%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.66%) IBM Mainframe
7 5 (1.66%) Smart Meter
7 5 (1.66%) NHS
7 5 (1.66%) Handset
7 5 (1.66%) Replication
7 5 (1.66%) CESG
8 4 (1.32%) Cryptography
8 4 (1.32%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 61 (20.20%) Windows
2 27 (8.94%) Linux
3 15 (4.97%) Windows 7
4 12 (3.97%) UNIX
5 9 (2.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.32%) Solaris
6 7 (2.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.32%) Windows 8
6 7 (2.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.66%) AIX
7 5 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.99%) VME
9 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.33%) Debian
10 1 (0.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (51.99%) Information Security
2 97 (32.12%) Information Security Management
3 62 (20.53%) ISMS
4 60 (19.87%) ITIL
5 53 (17.55%) Risk Management
6 34 (11.26%) Project Management
7 32 (10.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 29 (9.60%) Change Management
9 25 (8.28%) PRINCE2
9 25 (8.28%) Incident Management
10 23 (7.62%) Vulnerability Management
11 21 (6.95%) Data Protection
11 21 (6.95%) Security Architecture
12 20 (6.62%) Cyber Security
12 20 (6.62%) Service Delivery
12 20 (6.62%) Risk Assessment
13 19 (6.29%) Kalman Filter
14 18 (5.96%) Business Continuity
14 18 (5.96%) Migration
14 18 (5.96%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.30%) SQL
2 9 (2.98%) Java
3 5 (1.66%) PL/SQL
3 5 (1.66%) Python
4 4 (1.32%) VB
4 4 (1.32%) Perl
4 4 (1.32%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.99%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.66%) Ruby
7 1 (0.33%) PHP
7 1 (0.33%) C
7 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 106 (35.10%) CISSP
2 57 (18.87%) CISM
2 57 (18.87%) Security Cleared
3 37 (12.25%) SC Cleared
4 29 (9.60%) CISA
4 29 (9.60%) Degree
5 20 (6.62%) CRISC
6 11 (3.64%) DV Cleared
7 10 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (2.98%) ISSAP
9 8 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.99%) CCIE
10 6 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (1.99%) MCSE
10 6 (1.99%) PMI Certification
11 5 (1.66%) MCTS
12 4 (1.32%) GIAC
13 3 (0.99%) GCIA
13 3 (0.99%) GCIH
13 3 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (32.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (10.93%) PCI DSS
3 23 (7.62%) SLA
4 8 (2.65%) ISO 9001
4 8 (2.65%) COBIT
5 7 (2.32%) QA
6 5 (1.66%) ISO 14001
7 4 (1.32%) COSO
8 3 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.33%) BS7799
10 1 (0.33%) BS25999
10 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.33%) TickIT
10 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.33%) GPG13
10 1 (0.33%) P3O
System Software
1 36 (11.92%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.32%) ISA Server
3 7 (2.32%) vSphere
4 4 (1.32%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.66%) GPFS
5 2 (0.66%) Ceph
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.66%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.33%) UAG
6 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.33%) vCloud
6 1 (0.33%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (1.99%) Nagios
2 4 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.99%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.99%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 3 (0.99%) Backup Exec
3 3 (0.99%) SCCM
3 3 (0.99%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.99%) Puppet
3 3 (0.99%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (0.66%) Graphite
4 2 (0.66%) collectd
4 2 (0.66%) Ansible
4 2 (0.66%) Opsview
4 2 (0.66%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.66%) Nessus
4 2 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.33%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.33%) SCOM
5 1 (0.33%) Icinga
Vendors
1 37 (12.25%) Microsoft
2 28 (9.27%) VMware
3 21 (6.95%) Cisco
4 19 (6.29%) Oracle
5 15 (4.97%) HP
6 12 (3.97%) Citrix
7 10 (3.31%) McAfee
8 7 (2.32%) SAP
9 6 (1.99%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.99%) CheckPoint
9 6 (1.99%) Symantec
9 6 (1.99%) Aruba
10 5 (1.66%) Qualys
10 5 (1.66%) IBM
10 5 (1.66%) F5
10 5 (1.66%) Cyber-Ark
11 4 (1.32%) Juniper
11 4 (1.32%) EMC
11 4 (1.32%) Kaspersky
12 3 (0.99%) Dell
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