The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Security Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Manager
Rank 463 479 537
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +58
Contract jobs requiring a Security Manager 138 96 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.18% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.19% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 63 43
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£475 £470 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +10.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £681 £600 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £431
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £5.00 £37.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -86.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £5.00 £37.75
% change year-on-year
- -86.75%

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
51170 49280 54602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.64% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30980 29240 30617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2111 2700
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £38.98 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

Security Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Manager
Daily Rate Trend

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

Security Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Security Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Security Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

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 Security Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 20 August 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 +15 134 £475 +1.06% 33
London +46 63 £518 +7.53% 20
South East -14 20 £458 +8.92% 5
City of London +42 19 £518 -1.42% 7
Berkshire +11 17 £458 +4.57% 3
South West -30 15 £400 -28.88% 3
North West +5 14 £450 +14.06% 1
Cheshire - 9 £442 -
East of England -11 8 £463 - 1
Newbury +4 7 £450 +5.88%
Manchester -5 5 £588 +56.66%
West Midlands - 5 £525 - 2
West Yorkshire - 5 £450 -
Yorkshire - 5 £450 - 1
East Midlands +13 4 £588 -
Derbyshire - 4 £588 -
Somerset - 4 £650 -
Bedfordshire - 4 £469 -
Luton - 4 £469 -
Leeds - 4 £408 -
Chesterfield - 4 £588 -
Taunton - 3 £560 -
Essex -4 2 £300 -
Hampshire -23 2 £575 +64.28%
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £488 - 2
Surrey -3 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £675 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £350 - 1
Coventry - 1 - -

Security Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Security Manager in their job title.

1 125 (55.07%) Information Security
2 62 (27.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 62 (27.31%) Finance
3 54 (23.79%) Project Management
4 52 (22.91%) CISSP
5 43 (18.94%) Risk Management
6 39 (17.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 37 (16.30%) PRINCE2
8 36 (15.86%) ITIL
9 34 (14.98%) Security Management
9 34 (14.98%) Banking
10 31 (13.66%) Security Cleared
11 28 (12.33%) Management Information System
11 28 (12.33%) Cyber Security
12 27 (11.89%) CISM
13 25 (11.01%) Firewall
14 21 (9.25%) Windows
14 21 (9.25%) SC Cleared
15 20 (8.81%) Security Architecture
15 20 (8.81%) Project Planning
15 20 (8.81%) CISA
15 20 (8.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 19 (8.37%) SIEM
16 19 (8.37%) Vulnerability Management
16 19 (8.37%) Information Assurance
17 18 (7.93%) UNIX
18 16 (7.05%) Penetration Testing
18 16 (7.05%) Data Protection
19 15 (6.61%) Investment Banking
19 15 (6.61%) MS Project

Security Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Security Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (2.20%) WebLogic
1 5 (2.20%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.32%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (6.61%) MS Project
2 12 (5.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (3.52%) MS Office
4 6 (2.64%) MS Excel
5 5 (2.20%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.44%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) SAP HR
1 1 (0.44%) SAP GRC
Communications & Networking
1 25 (11.01%) Firewall
2 9 (3.96%) Reverse Proxy
2 9 (3.96%) Network Security
3 6 (2.64%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (1.32%) Wireless
4 3 (1.32%) Wireless Security
4 3 (1.32%) LAN
4 3 (1.32%) WAN
4 3 (1.32%) VPN
5 2 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.44%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.44%) SSL
6 1 (0.44%) SAN
6 1 (0.44%) DMZ
6 1 (0.44%) Intranet
6 1 (0.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.88%) Data Mining
1 2 (0.88%) EDRMS
2 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.44%) QlikView
2 1 (0.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.44%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (0.44%) QADirector
1 1 (0.44%) WATIR
1 1 (0.44%) Selenium
1 1 (0.44%) Sahi
1 1 (0.44%) Cucumber
General
1 62 (27.31%) Finance
2 34 (14.98%) Banking
3 15 (6.61%) Investment Banking
4 10 (4.41%) Retail
5 9 (3.96%) Legal
6 8 (3.52%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.76%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.76%) Advertising
8 2 (0.88%) Automotive
8 2 (0.88%) Law
9 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.44%) Front Office
9 1 (0.44%) Back Office
9 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.44%) Publishing
9 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.20%) .NET
1 5 (2.20%) Middleware
2 2 (0.88%) J2EE
2 2 (0.88%) Web Services
3 1 (0.44%) XML
3 1 (0.44%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.33%) Management Information System
2 14 (6.17%) CESG
3 11 (4.85%) Data Protection Act
4 7 (3.08%) CESG CLAS
5 6 (2.64%) PMI
6 4 (1.76%) RMADS
7 3 (1.32%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.32%) Open Source
8 2 (0.88%) GIS
8 2 (0.88%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.88%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.88%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.44%) SCADA
9 1 (0.44%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.44%) DataPower
9 1 (0.44%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.44%) PKI
9 1 (0.44%) CCTV
9 1 (0.44%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.44%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.25%) Windows
2 18 (7.93%) UNIX
3 12 (5.29%) Linux
4 3 (1.32%) Android
5 2 (0.88%) zOS
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.44%) FreeBSD
6 1 (0.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (55.07%) Information Security
2 54 (23.79%) Project Management
3 43 (18.94%) Risk Management
4 39 (17.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 37 (16.30%) PRINCE2
6 36 (15.86%) ITIL
7 34 (14.98%) Security Management
8 28 (12.33%) Cyber Security
9 20 (8.81%) Project Planning
9 20 (8.81%) Security Architecture
9 20 (8.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 19 (8.37%) Information Assurance
10 19 (8.37%) Vulnerability Management
10 19 (8.37%) SIEM
11 16 (7.05%) Data Protection
11 16 (7.05%) Penetration Testing
12 14 (6.17%) Information Security Management
13 13 (5.73%) Business Continuity
14 12 (5.29%) Matrix Management
15 11 (4.85%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.76%) Perl
1 4 (1.76%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.32%) Java
3 2 (0.88%) Bash Shell
3 2 (0.88%) VBA
3 2 (0.88%) Ruby
4 1 (0.44%) C
4 1 (0.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (22.91%) CISSP
2 31 (13.66%) Security Cleared
3 27 (11.89%) CISM
4 21 (9.25%) SC Cleared
5 20 (8.81%) CISA
6 11 (4.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 10 (4.41%) Degree
8 8 (3.52%) PMI Certification
9 7 (3.08%) PMP
9 7 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (3.08%) CEH
10 6 (2.64%) CCNP
11 5 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (2.20%) MCSE
12 4 (1.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (1.76%) RHCE
12 4 (1.76%) CCIP
12 4 (1.76%) CCNA
12 4 (1.76%) CCDP
12 4 (1.76%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (27.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (6.17%) PCI DSS
3 12 (5.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (4.41%) QA
5 7 (3.08%) COBIT
6 3 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 2 (0.88%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.44%) BS25999
8 1 (0.44%) COSO
8 1 (0.44%) BS7799
System Software
1 3 (1.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.44%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.44%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (0.44%) Nessus
1 1 (0.44%) WebInspect
1 1 (0.44%) SCCM
1 1 (0.44%) SCOM
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (0.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 12 (5.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.52%) Oracle
2 8 (3.52%) IBM
3 7 (3.08%) CheckPoint
4 5 (2.20%) McAfee
4 5 (2.20%) Websense
4 5 (2.20%) Cisco
5 4 (1.76%) HP
5 4 (1.76%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.32%) Apple
6 3 (1.32%) EMC
6 3 (1.32%) MobileIron
7 2 (0.88%) Blue Coat
7 2 (0.88%) SAP
8 1 (0.44%) Progress
8 1 (0.44%) F5
8 1 (0.44%) Splunk
8 1 (0.44%) ArcSight
8 1 (0.44%) Cyber-Ark
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