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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Manager
Rank 460 487 531
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +44
Contract jobs requiring a Security Manager 142 96 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.18% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.19% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 67 38
Average daily rate
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£500 £470 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% +10.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £340 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £470 £438 £438
% change year-on-year
+7.42% -
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
52060 49526 53775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.09% 92.75% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31607 29426 30210
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £233
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 2009 2143 2639
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 £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +29 137 £492 +5.52% 20
London +38 71 £513 +7.89% 13
City of London +30 20 £505 +3.48% 5
South East -26 16 £500 +19.04% 1
South West -39 15 £400 -28.88% 2
North West +13 14 £450 +14.06% 1
Berkshire +13 13 £500 +14.28%
Cheshire - 9 £442 -
East of England -17 8 £463 -
West Midlands - 6 £525 - 1
Manchester -1 5 £588 +56.66%
East Midlands +6 4 £588 -
Newbury +5 4 - -
Luton - 4 £469 -
Bedfordshire - 4 £469 -
Chesterfield - 4 £588 -
Derbyshire - 4 £588 -
Somerset - 4 £650 -
Warwickshire - 3 - -
West Yorkshire - 3 £450 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £450 - 2
Taunton - 3 £560 -
Hampshire -20 2 £575 +64.28%
Cambridgeshire - 2 £333 -
Bristol - 2 £488 - 1
Leeds - 2 £450 - 1
Essex -5 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £675 -
Kent - 1 £500 -
Coventry - 1 - -

Security Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 127 (56.44%) Information Security
2 59 (26.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 57 (25.33%) Finance
3 57 (25.33%) CISSP
4 54 (24.00%) Project Management
5 42 (18.67%) Risk Management
6 39 (17.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 36 (16.00%) PRINCE2
8 35 (15.56%) Security Management
9 34 (15.11%) Banking
10 32 (14.22%) ITIL
11 30 (13.33%) CISM
11 30 (13.33%) Cyber Security
12 29 (12.89%) Security Cleared
13 27 (12.00%) Management Information System
13 27 (12.00%) Firewall
14 22 (9.78%) Windows
14 22 (9.78%) Security Architecture
15 21 (9.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 21 (9.33%) Project Planning
15 21 (9.33%) CISA
16 20 (8.89%) Information Assurance
17 19 (8.44%) SC Cleared
17 19 (8.44%) SIEM
18 18 (8.00%) Vulnerability Management
18 18 (8.00%) UNIX
19 17 (7.56%) Data Protection
19 17 (7.56%) Penetration Testing
20 16 (7.11%) PCI DSS
21 15 (6.67%) CESG

Security Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (2.22%) WebLogic
1 5 (2.22%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.44%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (6.67%) MS Project
2 12 (5.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (3.56%) MS Office
4 6 (2.67%) MS Excel
5 5 (2.22%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.44%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) SAP HR
1 1 (0.44%) SAP GRC
Communications & Networking
1 27 (12.00%) Firewall
2 9 (4.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 6 (2.67%) Network Security
4 5 (2.22%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (1.33%) Wireless
5 3 (1.33%) Wireless Security
5 3 (1.33%) LAN
5 3 (1.33%) VPN
6 2 (0.89%) WAN
6 2 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.44%) DHCP
7 1 (0.44%) DNS
7 1 (0.44%) SSL
7 1 (0.44%) DMZ
7 1 (0.44%) Intranet
7 1 (0.44%) Internet
7 1 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.44%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.44%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.89%) Data Mining
1 2 (0.89%) EDRMS
2 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.44%) QlikView
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 57 (25.33%) Finance
2 34 (15.11%) Banking
3 14 (6.22%) Investment Banking
4 10 (4.44%) Retail
5 9 (4.00%) Telecoms
6 8 (3.56%) Legal
7 5 (2.22%) Advertising
8 3 (1.33%) Automotive
8 3 (1.33%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.89%) Law
10 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.44%) Back Office
10 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.44%) Publishing
10 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.67%) Middleware
2 5 (2.22%) .NET
3 2 (0.89%) J2EE
3 2 (0.89%) Web Services
4 1 (0.44%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.00%) Management Information System
2 15 (6.67%) CESG
3 13 (5.78%) Data Protection Act
4 8 (3.56%) CESG CLAS
5 5 (2.22%) PMI
5 5 (2.22%) RMADS
6 3 (1.33%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.33%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.33%) Open Source
7 2 (0.89%) GIS
7 2 (0.89%) Cryptography
7 2 (0.89%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.44%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.44%) SCADA
8 1 (0.44%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.44%) DataPower
8 1 (0.44%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.44%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.44%) PKI
8 1 (0.44%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.78%) Windows
2 18 (8.00%) UNIX
3 12 (5.33%) Linux
4 2 (0.89%) zOS
4 2 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.44%) FreeBSD
5 1 (0.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (56.44%) Information Security
2 54 (24.00%) Project Management
3 42 (18.67%) Risk Management
4 39 (17.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 36 (16.00%) PRINCE2
6 35 (15.56%) Security Management
7 32 (14.22%) ITIL
8 30 (13.33%) Cyber Security
9 22 (9.78%) Security Architecture
10 21 (9.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 21 (9.33%) Project Planning
11 20 (8.89%) Information Assurance
12 19 (8.44%) SIEM
13 18 (8.00%) Vulnerability Management
14 17 (7.56%) Data Protection
14 17 (7.56%) Penetration Testing
15 15 (6.67%) Information Security Management
16 12 (5.33%) Matrix Management
17 11 (4.89%) Security Testing
17 11 (4.89%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.78%) Perl
1 4 (1.78%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.33%) Java
3 2 (0.89%) Bash Shell
3 2 (0.89%) VBA
3 2 (0.89%) Ruby
4 1 (0.44%) C
4 1 (0.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (25.33%) CISSP
2 30 (13.33%) CISM
3 29 (12.89%) Security Cleared
4 21 (9.33%) CISA
5 19 (8.44%) SC Cleared
6 10 (4.44%) Degree
6 10 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 7 (3.11%) CEH
7 7 (3.11%) PMP
7 7 (3.11%) PMI Certification
8 5 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.33%) CCSE
10 3 (1.33%) GIAC
11 2 (0.89%) SSCP
11 2 (0.89%) ISEB
11 2 (0.89%) CCNP
11 2 (0.89%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.89%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.44%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (26.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (7.11%) PCI DSS
3 12 (5.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (4.44%) QA
5 6 (2.67%) COBIT
6 3 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 2 (0.89%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.44%) BS25999
8 1 (0.44%) COSO
8 1 (0.44%) BS7799
System Software
1 5 (2.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.44%) Nessus
1 1 (0.44%) WebInspect
1 1 (0.44%) SCCM
1 1 (0.44%) SCOM
1 1 (0.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 9 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.56%) CheckPoint
3 7 (3.11%) Oracle
4 6 (2.67%) Websense
5 5 (2.22%) McAfee
5 5 (2.22%) IBM
6 4 (1.78%) Cisco
7 3 (1.33%) MobileIron
8 2 (0.89%) Cyber-Ark
8 2 (0.89%) SAP
8 2 (0.89%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.44%) F5
9 1 (0.44%) Splunk
9 1 (0.44%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.44%) Sophos
9 1 (0.44%) VMware
9 1 (0.44%) Progress
9 1 (0.44%) HP
9 1 (0.44%) Citrix
9 1 (0.44%) Juniper
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