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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Management
Rank 424 457 468
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +11
Contract jobs citing Security Management 209 161 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.29% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.38% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 102 74
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £260 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £549 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £45.00 £16.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+181.25% +28.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £16.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+181.25% +28.00%

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
45650 42374 39473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.94% 76.20% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29733 26205 24236
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1234 1151 1099
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 +35 203 £450 +5.88% 48
London +39 73 £475 +2.70% 17
South East +15 69 £400 +2.56% 15
Hampshire -1 31 £450 +48.76% 8
City of London +16 23 £450 -10.00% 4
Surrey +13 19 £381 -15.27%
East of England +13 17 £514 +11.08% 3
Berkshire +2 12 £450 -7.69% 1
North West -42 12 £475 +11.76% 6
Bedfordshire +21 11 £515 +8.42%
Basingstoke +6 11 £456 -
Reading -3 9 £475 -3.79%
South West -15 9 £400 +2.56% 1
East Midlands -2 8 £110 -75.56% 2
Aldershot - 8 £513 - 1
West Midlands -1 6 £519 - 1
North East -20 6 £320 -32.63%
Tyne and Wear -20 6 £320 -32.63%
Liverpool - 6 £350 - 1
Merseyside - 6 £350 - 1
Wiltshire - 6 £413 -
Bedford - 6 £489 -
Cobham 0 5 £390 -13.33%
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 5 £435 -8.42%
Birmingham +9 4 £575 - 1
Derbyshire +1 4 £325 -44.72% 1
Scotland -8 4 £450 -2.17% 6
Winchester -18 4 £400 +15.94% 1
Cheshire -23 4 £475 +11.76%
Swindon - 4 £413 -

Security Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 215 (56.28%) Information Security
2 154 (40.31%) Information Security Management
3 142 (37.17%) CISSP
4 118 (30.89%) Finance
5 111 (29.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 110 (28.80%) Management Information System
7 85 (22.25%) Firewall
8 76 (19.90%) Security Cleared
9 72 (18.85%) ITIL
10 69 (18.06%) CISM
11 61 (15.97%) Windows
12 60 (15.71%) ISMS
13 59 (15.45%) Linux
14 53 (13.87%) PCI DSS
14 53 (13.87%) SIEM
15 52 (13.61%) Change Management
16 50 (13.09%) SC Cleared
17 45 (11.78%) Microsoft
18 42 (10.99%) Project Management
18 42 (10.99%) Risk Management
19 41 (10.73%) Penetration Testing
20 40 (10.47%) Cyber Security
21 39 (10.21%) Data Protection
22 38 (9.95%) VMware
22 38 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
23 37 (9.69%) UNIX
24 34 (8.90%) Security Architecture
25 33 (8.64%) VPN
26 32 (8.38%) Vulnerability Management
27 31 (8.12%) Degree

Security Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 15 (3.93%) Apache
2 12 (3.14%) IIS
2 12 (3.14%) MS Exchange
3 11 (2.88%) Tomcat
4 8 (2.09%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.31%) Node.js
5 5 (1.31%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.31%) MQSeries
6 4 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (1.05%) Tuxedo
6 4 (1.05%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 4 (1.05%) Oracle Application Server
6 4 (1.05%) AquaLogic
6 4 (1.05%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.52%) SAS
9 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.26%) Confluence
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 27 (7.07%) MS Excel
2 20 (5.24%) MS Office
3 11 (2.88%) MS Project
3 11 (2.88%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.26%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.52%) SaaS
2 2 (0.52%) Office 365
2 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.26%) SoftLayer
3 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 85 (22.25%) Firewall
2 33 (8.64%) VPN
3 27 (7.07%) Network Security
4 26 (6.81%) Intrusion Detection
5 20 (5.24%) DNS
6 19 (4.97%) LAN
7 18 (4.71%) WAN
8 17 (4.45%) LDAP
9 15 (3.93%) TCP/IP
10 10 (2.62%) SSL
11 8 (2.09%) SAN
11 8 (2.09%) Wireless
12 7 (1.83%) Internet
13 6 (1.57%) VoIP
13 6 (1.57%) DHCP
13 6 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (1.57%) iSCSI
14 5 (1.31%) Cisco IOS
15 4 (1.05%) VLAN
15 4 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.66%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.40%) DB2
3 12 (3.14%) DB2 UDB
3 12 (3.14%) MongoDB
3 12 (3.14%) Oracle Database
4 9 (2.36%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (2.09%) Oracle Database 10g
5 8 (2.09%) Big Data
6 6 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.79%) MySQL
8 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.79%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.52%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.26%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 12 (3.14%) Jenkins
2 10 (2.62%) Hudson
3 3 (0.79%) JIRA
4 2 (0.52%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.26%) Ant
5 1 (0.26%) PVCS
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
General
1 118 (30.89%) Finance
2 28 (7.33%) Banking
3 12 (3.14%) Legal
4 11 (2.88%) Financial Institution
5 10 (2.62%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.62%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.09%) Retail
6 8 (2.09%) Advertising
7 5 (1.31%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.05%) Multimedia
8 4 (1.05%) Local Government
9 3 (0.79%) Marketing
9 3 (0.79%) Publishing
10 2 (0.52%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.52%) Electronics
11 1 (0.26%) Back Office
11 1 (0.26%) Law
11 1 (0.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 89 (23.30%) Analyst
2 68 (17.80%) Security Analyst
3 52 (13.61%) Security Manager
4 50 (13.09%) Consultant
5 39 (10.21%) Security Consultant
6 28 (7.33%) Project Manager
7 25 (6.54%) Information Analyst
7 25 (6.54%) IT Security Manager
7 25 (6.54%) Information Security Analyst
8 24 (6.28%) Architect
9 23 (6.02%) Security Engineer
10 16 (4.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 15 (3.93%) Administrator
11 15 (3.93%) Security Architect
12 13 (3.40%) DBA
12 13 (3.40%) Security Specialist
13 12 (3.14%) Support Engineer
14 11 (2.88%) IT Consultant
14 11 (2.88%) Information Manager
14 11 (2.88%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.19%) .NET
2 13 (3.40%) Middleware
3 12 (3.14%) XML
4 11 (2.88%) HTML
4 11 (2.88%) SOAP
5 4 (1.05%) J2EE
5 4 (1.05%) JSP
5 4 (1.05%) 802.1X
5 4 (1.05%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 3 (0.79%) Web Services
7 1 (0.26%) Servlets
7 1 (0.26%) JDBC
7 1 (0.26%) SPML
7 1 (0.26%) REST
7 1 (0.26%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.26%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 110 (28.80%) Management Information System
2 38 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (6.54%) PKI
4 21 (5.50%) Data Centre
5 16 (4.19%) Data Protection Act
6 15 (3.93%) Economics
7 14 (3.66%) AS400
8 13 (3.40%) RMADS
9 11 (2.88%) Mainframe
9 11 (2.88%) CESG
10 9 (2.36%) NHS
10 9 (2.36%) IBM Mainframe
11 8 (2.09%) Replication
11 8 (2.09%) Computer Science
12 7 (1.83%) CESG CLAS
12 7 (1.83%) Cryptography
13 6 (1.57%) Handset
14 5 (1.31%) Smart Meter
14 5 (1.31%) LPAR
15 4 (1.05%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 61 (15.97%) Windows
2 59 (15.45%) Linux
3 37 (9.69%) UNIX
4 14 (3.66%) AIX
4 14 (3.66%) Solaris
5 9 (2.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.31%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.05%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.05%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.05%) OS/390
9 2 (0.52%) OS/400
10 1 (0.26%) zOS
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.26%) Debian
10 1 (0.26%) Android
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.26%) CentOS
10 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (56.28%) Information Security
2 154 (40.31%) Information Security Management
3 72 (18.85%) ITIL
4 60 (15.71%) ISMS
5 53 (13.87%) SIEM
6 52 (13.61%) Change Management
7 42 (10.99%) Project Management
7 42 (10.99%) Risk Management
8 41 (10.73%) Penetration Testing
9 40 (10.47%) Cyber Security
10 39 (10.21%) Data Protection
11 34 (8.90%) Security Architecture
12 32 (8.38%) Vulnerability Management
13 29 (7.59%) Service Delivery
14 26 (6.81%) Disaster Recovery
14 26 (6.81%) Incident Management
15 22 (5.76%) Service Management
15 22 (5.76%) PRINCE2
16 20 (5.24%) Business Continuity
16 20 (5.24%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 29 (7.59%) SQL
2 17 (4.45%) Java
3 14 (3.66%) PowerShell
4 13 (3.40%) VB
5 11 (2.88%) C
6 10 (2.62%) Shell Script
7 8 (2.09%) Perl
8 4 (1.05%) C++
9 3 (0.79%) Python
9 3 (0.79%) VBScript
10 2 (0.52%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.26%) BeanShell
11 1 (0.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.26%) CLIST
11 1 (0.26%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.26%) REXX
11 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.26%) PHP
11 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.26%) JCL
Qualifications
1 142 (37.17%) CISSP
2 76 (19.90%) Security Cleared
3 69 (18.06%) CISM
4 50 (13.09%) SC Cleared
5 31 (8.12%) Degree
6 28 (7.33%) CISA
7 14 (3.66%) ACSA
8 13 (3.40%) DV Cleared
9 11 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (1.83%) ISSAP
10 7 (1.83%) CEH
10 7 (1.83%) CCSA
10 7 (1.83%) CRISC
11 6 (1.57%) CCNA
12 5 (1.31%) PMI Certification
12 5 (1.31%) CCSE
12 5 (1.31%) ISACA
13 4 (1.05%) CGEIT
13 4 (1.05%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (29.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 53 (13.87%) PCI DSS
3 28 (7.33%) SLA
4 21 (5.50%) COBIT
5 8 (2.09%) Data Quality
6 6 (1.57%) COSO
7 5 (1.31%) GPG13
7 5 (1.31%) ISO 9001
8 4 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.79%) QA
9 3 (0.79%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.26%) P3O
System Software
1 28 (7.33%) Active Directory
2 20 (5.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.88%) VMware ESX
4 10 (2.62%) Docker
5 8 (2.09%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (1.83%) vSphere
7 5 (1.31%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.31%) Snort
7 5 (1.31%) Squid
8 2 (0.52%) Xen
8 2 (0.52%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.52%) GPFS
8 2 (0.52%) Ceph
9 1 (0.26%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.26%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 1 (0.26%) HDFS
9 1 (0.26%) NFS
9 1 (0.26%) RACF
9 1 (0.26%) Samba
9 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (3.40%) Puppet
1 13 (3.40%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (2.09%) Oracle RMAN
3 6 (1.57%) Nessus
3 6 (1.57%) Nagios
4 5 (1.31%) Capistrano
4 5 (1.31%) Opsview
4 5 (1.31%) Icinga
5 3 (0.79%) Oracle ZFS
5 3 (0.79%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.79%) SCCM
6 2 (0.52%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.26%) Control-M
7 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (0.26%) Rsyslog
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 45 (11.78%) Microsoft
2 38 (9.95%) VMware
3 27 (7.07%) ArcSight
4 25 (6.54%) Oracle
4 25 (6.54%) Cisco
5 24 (6.28%) McAfee
6 21 (5.50%) IBM
7 14 (3.66%) CheckPoint
8 13 (3.40%) Sourcefire
9 12 (3.14%) Symantec
9 12 (3.14%) HP
10 10 (2.62%) Qualys
11 9 (2.36%) Citrix
12 8 (2.09%) Websense
13 7 (1.83%) Splunk
14 6 (1.57%) Remedy
14 6 (1.57%) SAP
15 5 (1.31%) Nokia
15 5 (1.31%) Red Hat
15 5 (1.31%) Tripwire
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