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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Manager
Rank 436 474 466
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Security Manager 141 87 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.19% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 42 37
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£425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £332 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £420
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 - -

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
46929 45010 42193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.48% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26884 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1996 2455
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 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 +16 124 £425 -8.10% 27
London +30 72 £415 -20.38% 11
City of London +17 19 £400 -26.26% 3
South East -25 17 £488 +8.33% 5
Scotland +1 12 £425 +28.78% 1
East of England +8 11 £419 +39.58% 1
North West -1 9 £353 -26.56% 2
Berkshire -2 8 £450 - 4
South West -18 7 £471 - 3
West Midlands +4 6 £468 -1.47% 1
Edinburgh -6 5 £618 +87.12%
Glasgow - 5 £400 - 1
Essex - 5 £275 -
Merseyside -5 4 £338 -43.75%
Middlesex +2 3 £572 +12.98%
Cambridgeshire -13 3 £600 +100.00%
Wiltshire - 3 £471 -
Cambridge - 3 £600 -
Hertfordshire +6 2 £481 -
Cheshire +2 2 - -
Reading +1 2 £353 -21.66% 1
Buckinghamshire -15 2 £513 +34.86%
Hampshire -22 2 - - 1
Surrey - 2 - -
Staines - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £500 - 2
Birmingham - 2 £443 - 1
Bristol - 2 £438 - 1
Corsham - 2 £525 -
Coventry - 2 £525 -

Security Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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.

1 139 (51.87%) Information Security
2 73 (27.24%) Project Management
3 70 (26.12%) Finance
4 69 (25.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 65 (24.25%) Risk Management
6 64 (23.88%) CISSP
7 54 (20.15%) PRINCE2
7 54 (20.15%) Management Information System
8 52 (19.40%) Security Cleared
9 50 (18.66%) Stakeholder Management
10 46 (17.16%) CISM
11 45 (16.79%) ITIL
12 42 (15.67%) Banking
13 37 (13.81%) Security Management
14 34 (12.69%) PCI DSS
14 34 (12.69%) SC Cleared
15 33 (12.31%) Data Protection
16 31 (11.57%) Change Management
17 30 (11.19%) Firewall
18 28 (10.45%) Cyber Security
19 25 (9.33%) Network Security
20 24 (8.96%) Cisco
20 24 (8.96%) Matrix Management
21 23 (8.58%) Stakeholder Engagement
22 22 (8.21%) Information Assurance
22 22 (8.21%) Project Planning
23 21 (7.84%) Information Security Management
24 20 (7.46%) Degree
25 18 (6.72%) ISMS
26 17 (6.34%) Data Protection Act

Security Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 4 (1.49%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.12%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.37%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (2.24%) MS Project
3 4 (1.49%) MS Office
4 3 (1.12%) MS Excel
5 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.37%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 30 (11.19%) Firewall
2 25 (9.33%) Network Security
3 14 (5.22%) WAN
3 14 (5.22%) Intrusion Detection
4 13 (4.85%) Wireless
5 12 (4.48%) LAN
6 6 (2.24%) DHCP
6 6 (2.24%) DNS
6 6 (2.24%) DMZ
6 6 (2.24%) Internet
7 5 (1.87%) VPN
8 4 (1.49%) SSL
9 3 (1.12%) LDAP
10 2 (0.75%) SAN
10 2 (0.75%) OSPF
10 2 (0.75%) BIG-IP
10 2 (0.75%) VLAN
10 2 (0.75%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (0.75%) Wireless Security
10 2 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.75%) EDRMS
2 1 (0.37%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.37%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (0.37%) WATIR
1 1 (0.37%) Selenium
1 1 (0.37%) Sahi
1 1 (0.37%) Cucumber
General
1 70 (26.12%) Finance
2 42 (15.67%) Banking
3 17 (6.34%) Investment Banking
4 14 (5.22%) Telecoms
5 12 (4.48%) Legal
6 7 (2.61%) Law
7 6 (2.24%) Retail
8 4 (1.49%) Local Government
8 4 (1.49%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.49%) Automotive
9 2 (0.75%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.37%) International Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.37%) French Language
10 1 (0.37%) German Language
10 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.37%) Advertising
10 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.49%) Middleware
2 3 (1.12%) .NET
2 3 (1.12%) JSP
3 2 (0.75%) Web Services
4 1 (0.37%) XML
4 1 (0.37%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.37%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 54 (20.15%) Management Information System
2 17 (6.34%) Data Protection Act
3 13 (4.85%) CESG
4 8 (2.99%) CESG CLAS
5 7 (2.61%) Mathematics
6 5 (1.87%) Human Factors
6 5 (1.87%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.87%) NHS
6 5 (1.87%) RMADS
6 5 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.49%) PKI
8 3 (1.12%) Smart Meter
8 3 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.75%) Open Source
9 2 (0.75%) iSeries
9 2 (0.75%) SCADA
10 1 (0.37%) FMCG
10 1 (0.37%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.37%) PMI
10 1 (0.37%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.22%) Windows
2 11 (4.10%) UNIX
3 4 (1.49%) Android
4 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.75%) AIX
4 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (51.87%) Information Security
2 73 (27.24%) Project Management
3 65 (24.25%) Risk Management
4 54 (20.15%) PRINCE2
5 50 (18.66%) Stakeholder Management
6 45 (16.79%) ITIL
7 37 (13.81%) Security Management
8 33 (12.31%) Data Protection
9 31 (11.57%) Change Management
10 28 (10.45%) Cyber Security
11 24 (8.96%) Matrix Management
12 23 (8.58%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 22 (8.21%) Information Assurance
13 22 (8.21%) Project Planning
14 21 (7.84%) Information Security Management
15 18 (6.72%) ISMS
16 16 (5.97%) Programme Management
17 13 (4.85%) Data Security
17 13 (4.85%) Vulnerability Management
18 11 (4.10%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.12%) SQL
2 2 (0.75%) Perl
2 2 (0.75%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 64 (23.88%) CISSP
2 52 (19.40%) Security Cleared
3 46 (17.16%) CISM
4 34 (12.69%) SC Cleared
5 20 (7.46%) Degree
6 16 (5.97%) CISA
7 11 (4.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 11 (4.10%) PMP
7 11 (4.10%) PMI Certification
8 8 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (2.61%) CCNA
10 6 (2.24%) MCSE
10 6 (2.24%) GIAC
10 6 (2.24%) MCITP
11 5 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (1.87%) ACSA
11 5 (1.87%) MCDST
11 5 (1.87%) MCTS
11 5 (1.87%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (25.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (12.69%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.87%) QA
5 3 (1.12%) COBIT
6 2 (0.75%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.37%) COSO
7 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.37%) BS7799
System Software
1 7 (2.61%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.87%) ISA Server
3 2 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.37%) vSphere
4 1 (0.37%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (1.12%) Nessus
2 2 (0.75%) SCCM
2 2 (0.75%) SCOM
2 2 (0.75%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (0.37%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (8.96%) Cisco
2 17 (6.34%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.48%) HP
4 10 (3.73%) Juniper
5 9 (3.36%) CheckPoint
5 9 (3.36%) McAfee
6 8 (2.99%) Websense
6 8 (2.99%) F5
7 6 (2.24%) IBM
8 5 (1.87%) Oracle
8 5 (1.87%) EMC
8 5 (1.87%) Aruba
8 5 (1.87%) Apple
8 5 (1.87%) Blue Coat
9 4 (1.49%) SolarWinds
9 4 (1.49%) Avaya
9 4 (1.49%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.12%) Citrix
10 3 (1.12%) SAP
10 3 (1.12%) ArcSight
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