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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Manager
Rank 486 515 519
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Security Manager 133 71 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 53 48
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£485 £455 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.59% +1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £550 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £493 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £5.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £5.00 -

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
52814 48754 52062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.76% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32941 29468 29352
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2104 2105 2558
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +31 128 £484 +7.55% 39
London +22 65 £484 +2.97% 14
City of London +40 22 £484 +0.83% 5
South East -23 21 £500 +22.32% 4
North West +1 17 £425 +13.33% 10
Berkshire +13 12 £500 +17.64% 2
Manchester 0 9 £425 +13.33% 5
South West -33 8 £523 +15.46% 3
East of England -13 7 £500 +53.84% 2
West Midlands - 6 £525 -
Hampshire -13 5 £450 +28.57% 2
Cheshire - 4 £463 - 3
Somerset - 4 £650 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £488 -
Warwickshire - 3 - -
Luton - 3 £488 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £550 - 2
Taunton - 3 £560 -
Edinburgh -1 2 £375 - 1
Surrey -5 2 £450 +16.12%
Scotland -9 2 £375 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 5
Kent - 1 £500 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £388 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £315 -
Basingstoke - 1 £400 -
Coventry - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £388 -
Norwich - - - -

Security Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 140 (58.82%) Information Security
2 64 (26.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 62 (26.05%) CISSP
4 58 (24.37%) Finance
5 53 (22.27%) Project Management
6 52 (21.85%) Risk Management
7 42 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 40 (16.81%) PRINCE2
8 40 (16.81%) Banking
9 38 (15.97%) CISM
9 38 (15.97%) Cyber Security
10 37 (15.55%) Management Information System
11 36 (15.13%) Security Management
12 33 (13.87%) ITIL
13 29 (12.18%) Security Cleared
14 27 (11.34%) Project Planning
15 25 (10.50%) PCI DSS
16 23 (9.66%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 22 (9.24%) Data Protection
17 22 (9.24%) CISA
18 21 (8.82%) Firewall
18 21 (8.82%) Matrix Management
19 20 (8.40%) SC Cleared
19 20 (8.40%) Investment Banking
20 19 (7.98%) Security Architecture
21 17 (7.14%) Information Assurance
21 17 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
21 17 (7.14%) Information Security Management
21 17 (7.14%) Windows
22 15 (6.30%) UNIX

Security Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 4 (1.68%) WebLogic
1 4 (1.68%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.42%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (5.88%) MS Project
2 13 (5.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (2.52%) MS Office
4 4 (1.68%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.26%) MS Excel
6 1 (0.42%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) SAP HR
1 1 (0.42%) SAP GRC
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.82%) Firewall
2 15 (6.30%) Network Security
3 6 (2.52%) WAN
3 6 (2.52%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (1.68%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (1.68%) Wireless
4 4 (1.68%) DMZ
4 4 (1.68%) Wireless Security
5 3 (1.26%) VPN
5 3 (1.26%) LAN
6 2 (0.84%) Intranet
6 2 (0.84%) Internet
6 2 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.42%) DNS
7 1 (0.42%) SSL
7 1 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.42%) 4G
7 1 (0.42%) 3G
7 1 (0.42%) MPLS
7 1 (0.42%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.84%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.42%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.42%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (0.42%) QADirector
1 1 (0.42%) WATIR
1 1 (0.42%) Selenium
1 1 (0.42%) Sahi
1 1 (0.42%) Cucumber
General
1 58 (24.37%) Finance
2 40 (16.81%) Banking
3 20 (8.40%) Investment Banking
4 15 (6.30%) Telecoms
5 12 (5.04%) Legal
6 9 (3.78%) Retail
7 6 (2.52%) Law
8 4 (1.68%) Advertising
9 3 (1.26%) Automotive
9 3 (1.26%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.42%) Back Office
10 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.52%) Middleware
2 5 (2.10%) .NET
3 2 (0.84%) J2EE
4 1 (0.42%) JSP
4 1 (0.42%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 37 (15.55%) Management Information System
2 11 (4.62%) Data Protection Act
3 10 (4.20%) CESG
4 6 (2.52%) CESG CLAS
5 5 (2.10%) PMI
5 5 (2.10%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.10%) RMADS
6 4 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.26%) Open Source
7 3 (1.26%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.84%) GIS
8 2 (0.84%) PKI
8 2 (0.84%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.42%) Life Science
9 1 (0.42%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.42%) SCADA
9 1 (0.42%) IVR
9 1 (0.42%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.42%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.14%) Windows
2 15 (6.30%) UNIX
3 5 (2.10%) Linux
4 4 (1.68%) Android
5 3 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.84%) zOS
7 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.42%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.42%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (58.82%) Information Security
2 53 (22.27%) Project Management
3 52 (21.85%) Risk Management
4 42 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 40 (16.81%) PRINCE2
6 38 (15.97%) Cyber Security
7 36 (15.13%) Security Management
8 33 (13.87%) ITIL
9 27 (11.34%) Project Planning
10 23 (9.66%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 22 (9.24%) Data Protection
12 21 (8.82%) Matrix Management
13 19 (7.98%) Security Architecture
14 17 (7.14%) Information Assurance
14 17 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
14 17 (7.14%) Information Security Management
15 13 (5.46%) Vulnerability Management
16 12 (5.04%) SIEM
16 12 (5.04%) Data Security
16 12 (5.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.68%) Perl
1 4 (1.68%) PowerShell
2 2 (0.84%) Bash Shell
2 2 (0.84%) VBA
2 2 (0.84%) Ruby
2 2 (0.84%) Java
3 1 (0.42%) C
3 1 (0.42%) SQL
Qualifications
1 62 (26.05%) CISSP
2 38 (15.97%) CISM
3 29 (12.18%) Security Cleared
4 22 (9.24%) CISA
5 20 (8.40%) SC Cleared
6 12 (5.04%) Degree
7 10 (4.20%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (3.36%) PMP
8 8 (3.36%) PMI Certification
9 7 (2.94%) CCNP
9 7 (2.94%) CCNA
9 7 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (2.52%) CEH
10 6 (2.52%) MCSE
10 6 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (2.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (2.10%) RHCE
11 5 (2.10%) MCSA
11 5 (2.10%) CCIP
11 5 (2.10%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (26.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (10.50%) PCI DSS
3 10 (4.20%) QA
3 10 (4.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (2.10%) COBIT
5 2 (0.84%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.42%) COSO
6 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 5 (2.10%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.84%) Nessus
2 1 (0.42%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 14 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.20%) Cisco
3 9 (3.78%) IBM
4 6 (2.52%) Oracle
4 6 (2.52%) HP
4 6 (2.52%) Websense
5 5 (2.10%) EMC
5 5 (2.10%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.10%) Apple
5 5 (2.10%) CheckPoint
5 5 (2.10%) McAfee
6 4 (1.68%) Avaya
6 4 (1.68%) SolarWinds
7 2 (0.84%) Blue Coat
7 2 (0.84%) Cyber-Ark
7 2 (0.84%) Juniper
7 2 (0.84%) Citrix
8 1 (0.42%) SAP
8 1 (0.42%) Progress
8 1 (0.42%) Sophos
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