The table below looks at the statistics for Security Management skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Management over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Management
Rank 433 462 476
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +14
Contract jobs citing Security Management 224 193 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.33% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.41% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 115 98
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £310 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £530 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £456 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 3
Median hourly rate £24.23 £45.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.16% +181.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £45.00 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £45.00 £17.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.23 £45.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-46.16% +181.25%

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
44886 46891 44206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 80.24% 78.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 29645 30456 27407
Median daily rate £438 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.06% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1108 1266 1195
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.76 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.72% +33.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

Security Management
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Security Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 August 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Management within the UK over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

Security Management Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Management
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Management within the UK over the 3 months to 25 August 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
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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 +21 216 £475 +5.55% 40
London +1 73 £475 - 8
South East -4 57 £463 +15.62% 11
Hampshire -7 24 £469 +4.16% 2
North West +17 21 £481 +1.31% 5
Manchester +11 17 £481 - 4
North East -6 17 £200 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 17 £200 -
Tyne and Wear - 17 £200 -
South West +17 16 £425 +6.31% 4
Berkshire +12 13 £400 -11.11% 6
City of London +30 11 £375 -16.66% 2
East of England +8 10 £425 -17.27% 2
Winchester +7 10 £475 +18.75%
West Midlands -28 10 £675 +30.12% 7
Yorkshire +11 8 £450 -
Bristol +1 8 £425 -
Croydon -4 8 £475 -9.52%
Crawley - 8 £425 -
West Sussex - 8 £425 -
Surrey -13 7 £500 +29.03% 2
West Yorkshire +10 6 £450 -
Nottinghamshire 0 6 £558 - 1
East Midlands -3 6 £558 +406.81% 2
Bedfordshire -6 6 £350 -32.03%
Nottingham -9 6 £558 - 1
Scotland +12 5 £287 -32.58% 1
Reading +8 5 £350 -26.31% 4
Worcester +3 5 - -
Oxfordshire +3 5 £525 -

Security Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Security Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Security Management.

1 235 (58.17%) Information Security
2 171 (42.33%) Information Security Management
3 132 (32.67%) CISSP
4 127 (31.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 111 (27.48%) Management Information System
6 96 (23.76%) Microsoft
7 90 (22.28%) ISMS
8 87 (21.53%) Windows
9 86 (21.29%) Risk Management
10 84 (20.79%) CISM
11 83 (20.54%) ITIL
12 77 (19.06%) Security Cleared
13 74 (18.32%) PCI DSS
14 71 (17.57%) Finance
15 60 (14.85%) Cisco
15 60 (14.85%) Active Directory
15 60 (14.85%) SC Cleared
16 58 (14.36%) Firewall
17 56 (13.86%) Project Management
18 50 (12.38%) Security Operations
19 46 (11.39%) Cybersecurity
19 46 (11.39%) Data Protection
20 45 (11.14%) Degree
21 44 (10.89%) CISA
22 42 (10.40%) Network Security
23 41 (10.15%) Security Architecture
23 41 (10.15%) Windows Server
24 40 (9.90%) SIEM
25 39 (9.65%) Vulnerability Management
26 38 (9.41%) Unix

Security Management
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 22 (5.45%) IIS
2 19 (4.70%) MS Exchange
3 18 (4.46%) Apache
4 17 (4.21%) SharePoint
5 16 (3.96%) WebSphere
6 15 (3.71%) WebSphere Application Server
7 14 (3.47%) Tuxedo
8 13 (3.22%) JBoss
8 13 (3.22%) MQSeries
8 13 (3.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 12 (2.97%) Oracle Application Server
9 12 (2.97%) Tomcat
10 11 (2.72%) WebLogic
11 10 (2.48%) AquaLogic
12 3 (0.74%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.74%) CICS
13 2 (0.50%) Skype for Business
14 1 (0.25%) Confluence
14 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
14 1 (0.25%) nginx
Applications
1 35 (8.66%) MS Excel
2 20 (4.95%) MS Office
3 13 (3.22%) MS Project
4 11 (2.72%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.48%) OpenText MBPM
2 7 (1.73%) SAP GRC
3 5 (1.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.74%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.50%) HFM
5 2 (0.50%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.74%) IaaS
1 3 (0.74%) Office 365
2 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 58 (14.36%) Firewall
2 42 (10.40%) Network Security
3 28 (6.93%) DNS
4 26 (6.44%) Internet
4 26 (6.44%) SSL
5 21 (5.20%) LAN
5 21 (5.20%) WAN
6 20 (4.95%) DHCP
7 16 (3.96%) TCP/IP
8 15 (3.71%) Cisco Nexus
9 14 (3.47%) Intrusion Detection
10 9 (2.23%) VoIP
11 8 (1.98%) SAN
11 8 (1.98%) Wireless
12 6 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (1.49%) Cisco ISE
12 6 (1.49%) SSH
13 5 (1.24%) VPN
14 4 (0.99%) NAS
15 3 (0.74%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.97%) MySQL
2 8 (1.98%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (0.99%) VLDB
7 3 (0.74%) Big Data
7 3 (0.74%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.50%) ActiveReports
8 2 (0.50%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.50%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.50%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.50%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.25%) Build Forge
2 1 (0.25%) JIRA
2 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 71 (17.57%) Finance
2 26 (6.44%) Legal
3 15 (3.71%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.47%) Banking
5 8 (1.98%) Law
6 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.50%) Marketing
6 2 (0.50%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.50%) Retail
7 1 (0.25%) Advertising
7 1 (0.25%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.25%) Electronics
7 1 (0.25%) French Language
7 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (18.07%) Security Manager
2 66 (16.34%) Consultant
3 57 (14.11%) Analyst
4 54 (13.37%) Security Consultant
5 52 (12.87%) Security Analyst
6 43 (10.64%) Project Manager
7 42 (10.40%) Architect
8 37 (9.16%) Security Project Manager
9 32 (7.92%) Information Manager
9 32 (7.92%) Information Security Manager
10 25 (6.19%) Security Architect
11 24 (5.94%) Information Analyst
11 24 (5.94%) Information Security Analyst
12 20 (4.95%) Security Engineer
13 18 (4.46%) Administrator
13 18 (4.46%) Information Security Consultant
14 15 (3.71%) Security Officer
15 14 (3.47%) IT Manager
15 14 (3.47%) Security Specialist
16 13 (3.22%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.70%) Middleware
2 13 (3.22%) IBM Integration Bus
3 12 (2.97%) J2EE
4 9 (2.23%) LAMP
5 8 (1.98%) .NET
6 6 (1.49%) .NET Framework
6 6 (1.49%) JSP
7 3 (0.74%) WAMP
8 2 (0.50%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.50%) OpenID
8 2 (0.50%) SAML
8 2 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.25%) CSS
9 1 (0.25%) ELK Stack
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 1 (0.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 111 (27.48%) Management Information System
2 24 (5.94%) Data Centre
3 23 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (5.20%) PKI
5 20 (4.95%) Security Operations Centre
6 17 (4.21%) CESG
7 16 (3.96%) Computer Science
7 16 (3.96%) PMI
8 12 (2.97%) Data Protection Act
9 10 (2.48%) Mathematics
10 7 (1.73%) Virtual Team
11 6 (1.49%) Driving Licence
12 5 (1.24%) Cryptography
12 5 (1.24%) Economics
12 5 (1.24%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (1.24%) Fat Client
12 5 (1.24%) Thin Client
13 4 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 4 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.74%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 87 (21.53%) Windows
2 41 (10.15%) Windows Server
3 38 (9.41%) Unix
4 34 (8.42%) Linux
5 24 (5.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (5.69%) Solaris
7 20 (4.95%) AIX
7 20 (4.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (3.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (3.22%) OS/390
11 4 (0.99%) CentOS
11 4 (0.99%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.74%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.74%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.74%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.50%) Android
13 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (58.17%) Information Security
2 171 (42.33%) Information Security Management
3 90 (22.28%) ISMS
4 86 (21.29%) Risk Management
5 83 (20.54%) ITIL
6 56 (13.86%) Project Management
7 50 (12.38%) Security Operations
8 46 (11.39%) Cybersecurity
8 46 (11.39%) Data Protection
9 41 (10.15%) Security Architecture
10 40 (9.90%) SIEM
11 39 (9.65%) Vulnerability Management
12 34 (8.42%) Penetration Testing
13 33 (8.17%) PRINCE2
14 31 (7.67%) Change Management
14 31 (7.67%) Information Assurance
15 30 (7.43%) Configuration Management
15 30 (7.43%) Service Delivery
15 30 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
16 29 (7.18%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (6.44%) Java
2 19 (4.70%) C
3 18 (4.46%) Perl
4 14 (3.47%) C++
5 12 (2.97%) SQL
6 9 (2.23%) PHP
7 8 (1.98%) PowerShell
8 6 (1.49%) Python
9 5 (1.24%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.24%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.74%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.74%) Ruby
11 2 (0.50%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 132 (32.67%) CISSP
2 84 (20.79%) CISM
3 77 (19.06%) Security Cleared
4 60 (14.85%) SC Cleared
5 45 (11.14%) Degree
6 44 (10.89%) CISA
7 26 (6.44%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (5.69%) BPSS Clearance
9 21 (5.20%) CRISC
9 21 (5.20%) Microsoft Certification
10 17 (4.21%) CCNP
11 16 (3.96%) PMI Certification
12 15 (3.71%) CESG Certified Professional
13 14 (3.47%) CCNA
14 13 (3.22%) MCSA
15 11 (2.72%) CCSP
16 10 (2.48%) CCDP
17 8 (1.98%) IISP
18 7 (1.73%) CLAS
18 7 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (31.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 74 (18.32%) PCI DSS
3 31 (7.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 23 (5.69%) COBIT
5 21 (5.20%) Disclosure Scotland
5 21 (5.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 14 (3.47%) JSP 440
7 11 (2.72%) SLA
8 9 (2.23%) Government Security Classifications
9 8 (1.98%) QA
10 6 (1.49%) GPG13
10 6 (1.49%) ISO22301
11 5 (1.24%) GxP
11 5 (1.24%) ISAE 3402
12 4 (0.99%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.99%) ISO27002
12 4 (0.99%) ISO27005
12 4 (0.99%) RMADS
13 2 (0.50%) HMG Infosec
13 2 (0.50%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 60 (14.85%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.47%) vSphere
4 9 (2.23%) UAG
5 7 (1.73%) Docker
6 4 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.74%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.50%) RACF
8 2 (0.50%) Samba
8 2 (0.50%) Sendmail
8 2 (0.50%) XenApp
9 1 (0.25%) Corosync
9 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.25%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.25%) Squid
Systems Management
1 17 (4.21%) Puppet
2 14 (3.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 9 (2.23%) Red Hat Satellite
4 6 (1.49%) SELinux
5 5 (1.24%) Ansible
5 5 (1.24%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.99%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.99%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.99%) SCOM
7 3 (0.74%) BladeLogic
7 3 (0.74%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (0.74%) WSUS
8 2 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.50%) SCCM
8 2 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.25%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 96 (23.76%) Microsoft
2 60 (14.85%) Cisco
3 35 (8.66%) VMware
4 30 (7.43%) Oracle
5 29 (7.18%) CheckPoint
6 27 (6.68%) Citrix
6 27 (6.68%) Intel Security
7 19 (4.70%) Symantec
8 18 (4.46%) IBM
9 16 (3.96%) Lumension
10 15 (3.71%) Red Hat
10 15 (3.71%) Sun
11 12 (2.97%) F5
12 11 (2.72%) Brocade
13 10 (2.48%) Axway
13 10 (2.48%) Fujitsu
14 9 (2.23%) BMC
15 8 (1.98%) SAP
16 7 (1.73%) Remedy
16 7 (1.73%) Splunk
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