The median contractor rate for an IT Security Manager was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IT Security Manager
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 157 206
Rank change year-on-year -4 +49  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Manager 5 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.15% 0.24% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.25% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
Median daily rate £625 £525 £850
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.04% -38.23%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £469 £500
% change year-on-year +4.00% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3118 3240 5517
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.47% 95.77% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2387 2631 4253
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 38 98
Median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.60% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

IT Security Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured IT Security Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for IT Security Manager in the City of London

IT Security Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Security Manager in the City of London

IT Security Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Security Manager in the City of London over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Security Manager in the City of London

IT Security Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT Security Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring IT Security Manager in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Information Security
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (33.33%) CISSP
3 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (33.33%) PMI
3 2 (33.33%) PMP
3 2 (33.33%) PMI Certification
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) CISM
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (16.67%) SIEM
4 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (16.67%) SCCM
4 1 (16.67%) Network Security
4 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (16.67%) Security Operations
4 1 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (16.67%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (16.67%) Compliance Management
4 1 (16.67%) Remediation Plan
4 1 (16.67%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (16.67%) Firewall

IT Security Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
1 1 (16.67%) Network Security
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) PMI
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Information Security
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 1 (16.67%) Compliance Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Loss Prevention
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Remediation Plan
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Security Operations
3 1 (16.67%) SIEM
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CISM
1 2 (33.33%) CISSP
1 2 (33.33%) PMI Certification
1 2 (33.33%) PMP
1 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (16.67%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) Sybase
1 1 (16.67%) VMware