The median contractor rate for a Security Manager was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 25 April 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.

Security Manager
London / City of London
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 146 152 167
Rank change year-on-year +6 +15  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Manager 9 14 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.28% 0.40% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.42% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 28
Median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £447 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £585 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £493 £450
% change year-on-year -8.62% +9.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £47.50

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 3038 3310 5264
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.18% 94.87% 95.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2313 2684 3966
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 £313 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 47 75
Median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +7.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £43.57 £32.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

Security Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Manager in the City of London

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 Security Manager in the City of London.

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

Security Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Manager in the City of London over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

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

Security Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Manager in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, 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 Security Manager in the job title.

1 7 (50.00%) Finance
1 7 (50.00%) Information Security
2 5 (35.71%) PRINCE2
2 5 (35.71%) Project Management
2 5 (35.71%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (28.57%) CISSP
4 3 (21.43%) CISM
4 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (21.43%) PMI
4 3 (21.43%) PMI Certification
4 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
5 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (14.29%) Windows
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco
5 2 (14.29%) Firewall
5 2 (14.29%) SIEM
5 2 (14.29%) Security Operations
5 2 (14.29%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (7.14%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (7.14%) Data Loss Prevention
6 1 (7.14%) Compliance Management
6 1 (7.14%) Remediation Plan
6 1 (7.14%) Project Governance
6 1 (7.14%) Change Control
6 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (7.14%) Office 365

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (7.14%) Network Security
2 1 (7.14%) Wireless
2 1 (7.14%) Wireless Security
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) French Language
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) PMI
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Reinsurance
2 1 (7.14%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Information Security
2 5 (35.71%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (35.71%) PRINCE2
2 5 (35.71%) Project Management
3 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
3 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Security Operations
4 2 (14.29%) SIEM
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.14%) Change Control
5 1 (7.14%) CMMI
5 1 (7.14%) Compliance Management
5 1 (7.14%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (7.14%) Investment Management
5 1 (7.14%) Project Governance
5 1 (7.14%) Remediation Plan
5 1 (7.14%) Server Building
5 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) CISSP
2 3 (21.43%) CISM
2 3 (21.43%) PMI Certification
3 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (7.14%) CEH
4 1 (7.14%) CISA
4 1 (7.14%) PMP
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (7.14%) COBIT
2 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
2 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat
2 1 (7.14%) CyberArk
2 1 (7.14%) Splunk
2 1 (7.14%) Symantec
2 1 (7.14%) VMware