Period
to 5 June 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Security Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Security Management over the 6 months to 5 June 2020 with a comparison to the 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 Management
UK > England
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 412 471 577
Rank change year-on-year +59 +106 +10
Contract jobs citing Security Management 165 377 293
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.46% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.52% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 168 170
Median daily rate £525 £506 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +2.63%
10th Percentile £413 £263 £313
90th Percentile £900 £700 £688
UK median daily rate £525 £506 £475
% change year-on-year +3.70% +6.58% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
Median hourly rate £26.81 £24.96 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.43% -46.90% +327.27%
10th Percentile £24.24 £22.11 £15.15
90th Percentile £29.38 £38.63 £125.00
UK median hourly rate £26.81 £24.96 £47.00
% change year-on-year +7.43% -46.90% +327.27%

Security Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 34,321 72,005 79,580
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.86% 87.57% 87.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,951 47,813 52,790
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £300 £306 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,126 1,900 2,116
Median hourly rate £28.75 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +13.64% -12.00%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.00 £11.18
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £30.00 £24.91 £22.00
% change year-on-year +20.43% +13.23% -12.00%

Security Management
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Security Management as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Security Management in England

Security Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Management in England.

Daily rate trend for Security Management in England

Security Management
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Management in England over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Security Management in England

Security Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Security Management in England.

Hourly rate trend for Security Management in England

Security Management
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Management within the England region over the 6 months to 5 June 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +38 68 £500 -7.41% 5
South East +78 33 £523 +1.21% 13
South West +59 24 £700 +30.23% 7
Midlands +73 20 £525 +27.27% 6
West Midlands +72 12 £525 +27.27% 5
North of England +60 12 £900 +100.00% 1
North West +33 9 £900 +100.00% 1
East Midlands +42 8 £450 +38.46% 1
East of England +59 6 - - 2
Yorkshire +60 3 £425 -5.56%
South Coast - 1 - -
Security Management
UK

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Security Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Security Management.

1 116 (70.30%) Information Security
2 103 (62.42%) Information Security Management
3 75 (45.45%) Management Information System
4 71 (43.03%) ISMS
5 45 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
5 45 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 38 (23.03%) CISSP
7 33 (20.00%) Law
8 32 (19.39%) Windows
9 31 (18.79%) Sony
10 29 (17.58%) ITIL
11 28 (16.97%) Risk Management
12 26 (15.76%) Microsoft
12 26 (15.76%) Security Cleared
12 26 (15.76%) PowerShell
12 26 (15.76%) NIST
13 25 (15.15%) SC Cleared
14 24 (14.55%) Active Directory
15 23 (13.94%) Finance
15 23 (13.94%) Problem-Solving
16 22 (13.33%) VMware
17 21 (12.73%) Information Assurance
18 20 (12.12%) Degree
18 20 (12.12%) CISM
19 19 (11.52%) Data Protection
19 19 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
19 19 (11.52%) Public Sector
20 18 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
20 18 (10.91%) CISA
20 18 (10.91%) Linux

Security Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 13 (7.88%) IIS
2 11 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 10 (6.06%) SharePoint 2010
3 10 (6.06%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (3.03%) Confluence
5 3 (1.82%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.21%) Apache
6 2 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.21%) GeoServer
6 2 (1.21%) nginx
6 2 (1.21%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.61%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 8 (4.85%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.61%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.48%) Office 365
2 13 (7.88%) AWS
3 10 (6.06%) Azure
4 5 (3.03%) GCP
4 5 (3.03%) PaaS
5 4 (2.42%) IaaS
6 3 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.82%) SaaS
7 2 (1.21%) GitHub
8 1 (0.61%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.30%) Internet
2 11 (6.67%) Kerberos
3 10 (6.06%) SSL
4 9 (5.45%) Network Security
5 7 (4.24%) SAN
6 6 (3.64%) DNS
7 5 (3.03%) LAN
8 4 (2.42%) DHCP
8 4 (2.42%) WAN
9 3 (1.82%) Firewall
9 3 (1.82%) SSH
9 3 (1.82%) VoIP
9 3 (1.82%) Wireless
10 2 (1.21%) NAS
10 2 (1.21%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (1.21%) SNMP
10 2 (1.21%) VPN
10 2 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.61%) 4G
11 1 (0.61%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.24%) MongoDB
3 6 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (3.64%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (3.64%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 5 (3.03%) MySQL
4 5 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.42%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.82%) SAP BW
7 2 (1.21%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 2 (1.21%) dBASE
7 2 (1.21%) GIS
7 2 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.21%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (3.03%) Bitbucket
1 5 (3.03%) Git (software)
1 5 (3.03%) JIRA
2 3 (1.82%) ScriptRunner
2 3 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.21%) SonarQube
3 2 (1.21%) Subversion
4 1 (0.61%) Serena SBM
4 1 (0.61%) TeamCity
General
1 33 (20.00%) Law
2 23 (13.94%) Finance
3 19 (11.52%) Public Sector
4 11 (6.67%) Legal
5 10 (6.06%) Retail
6 4 (2.42%) Marketing
6 4 (2.42%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.82%) Back Office
7 3 (1.82%) Electronics
7 3 (1.82%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.82%) Police
8 1 (0.61%) Banking
8 1 (0.61%) French Language
Job Titles
1 28 (16.97%) Consultant
2 23 (13.94%) Analyst
3 17 (10.30%) Security Consultant
4 15 (9.09%) Architect
4 15 (9.09%) Head of Information
4 15 (9.09%) Head of Information Security
4 15 (9.09%) Head of Security
5 12 (7.27%) Security Architect
6 11 (6.67%) Security Analyst
6 11 (6.67%) Security Manager
7 10 (6.06%) Service Analyst
7 10 (6.06%) Service Desk Analyst
7 10 (6.06%) SharePoint Consultant
8 9 (5.45%) Information Manager
9 8 (4.85%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 8 (4.85%) Information Security Consultant
9 8 (4.85%) Security Officer
10 7 (4.24%) DBA
10 7 (4.24%) Developer
11 6 (3.64%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.64%) JSON
2 4 (2.42%) .NET
2 4 (2.42%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.82%) JDBC
3 3 (1.82%) ODBC
3 3 (1.82%) REST
3 3 (1.82%) Web Services
3 3 (1.82%) XML
4 2 (1.21%) PostGIS
5 1 (0.61%) Ajax
5 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.61%) CSS
5 1 (0.61%) Dapper ORM
5 1 (0.61%) jQuery
5 1 (0.61%) LDAP
5 1 (0.61%) RESTful
5 1 (0.61%) ServiceStack
5 1 (0.61%) SOAP
5 1 (0.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 75 (45.45%) Management Information System
2 19 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (8.48%) Data Protection Act
3 14 (8.48%) Freedom of Information
3 14 (8.48%) Freedom of Information Act
4 5 (3.03%) Smart Meter
5 4 (2.42%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.42%) CMDB
5 4 (2.42%) PKI
5 4 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.42%) Smart Energy
5 4 (2.42%) User Experience
6 3 (1.82%) Blog
6 3 (1.82%) Clustering
6 3 (1.82%) e-Learning
6 3 (1.82%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.21%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.21%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.21%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.21%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 32 (19.39%) Windows
2 18 (10.91%) Linux
3 16 (9.70%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.64%) Windows 7
5 5 (3.03%) Unix
5 5 (3.03%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.61%) Android
8 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.61%) Solaris
8 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (70.30%) Information Security
2 103 (62.42%) Information Security Management
3 71 (43.03%) ISMS
4 45 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
5 29 (17.58%) ITIL
6 28 (16.97%) Risk Management
7 23 (13.94%) Problem-Solving
8 21 (12.73%) Information Assurance
9 19 (11.52%) Data Protection
10 17 (10.30%) Security Architecture
11 16 (9.70%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (8.48%) Data Management
13 13 (7.88%) Penetration Testing
14 12 (7.27%) Incident Management
15 11 (6.67%) DevOps
15 11 (6.67%) Security Patching
15 11 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
16 10 (6.06%) Decision-Making
16 10 (6.06%) Proactive Monitoring
17 9 (5.45%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 26 (15.76%) PowerShell
2 13 (7.88%) Python
3 9 (5.45%) SQL
4 7 (4.24%) Bash Shell
4 7 (4.24%) Perl
4 7 (4.24%) T-SQL
5 6 (3.64%) C#
6 5 (3.03%) Korn
7 4 (2.42%) Java
7 4 (2.42%) Ruby
8 3 (1.82%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.21%) Go
9 2 (1.21%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.61%) ABAP
10 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.61%) PHP
10 1 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (23.03%) CISSP
2 26 (15.76%) Security Cleared
3 25 (15.15%) SC Cleared
4 20 (12.12%) CISM
4 20 (12.12%) Degree
5 18 (10.91%) CISA
6 7 (4.24%) CESG Certified Professional
7 6 (3.64%) CISMP
7 6 (3.64%) SANS
8 5 (3.03%) CEH
8 5 (3.03%) CLAS
8 5 (3.03%) GIAC
8 5 (3.03%) IISP
9 4 (2.42%) CRISC
9 4 (2.42%) DV Cleared
9 4 (2.42%) MCSE
9 4 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.82%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (1.82%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (15.76%) NIST
3 14 (8.48%) COBIT
3 14 (8.48%) SLA
4 10 (6.06%) PCI DSS
5 9 (5.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 9 (5.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 8 (4.85%) GDPR
7 7 (4.24%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (3.64%) NIST 800
9 5 (3.03%) ISAE 3402
9 5 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (1.82%) AICPA
10 3 (1.82%) ISO 31000
10 3 (1.82%) NCSC
11 2 (1.21%) ISO 22301
11 2 (1.21%) ISO 9001
11 2 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.61%) JSP 440
System Software
1 24 (14.55%) Active Directory
2 18 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.85%) Docker
4 5 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.21%) GeoWebCache
5 2 (1.21%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.21%) iptables
5 2 (1.21%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.21%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (1.21%) vSphere
5 2 (1.21%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (4.85%) Ansible
1 8 (4.85%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.64%) Terraform
3 4 (2.42%) Packer
4 3 (1.82%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 3 (1.82%) PowerCLI
4 3 (1.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.21%) Control-M
5 2 (1.21%) CSIRT
5 2 (1.21%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.21%) IBM Guardium
5 2 (1.21%) Nessus
5 2 (1.21%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.21%) Puppet
5 2 (1.21%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 1 (0.61%) DatAdvantage
6 1 (0.61%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 31 (18.79%) Sony
2 26 (15.76%) Microsoft
3 22 (13.33%) VMware
4 18 (10.91%) Oracle
5 16 (9.70%) Cisco
6 9 (5.45%) EMC
6 9 (5.45%) F5
7 7 (4.24%) Qualys
7 7 (4.24%) Red Hat
7 7 (4.24%) SAP
7 7 (4.24%) Sybase
8 6 (3.64%) HP
9 5 (3.03%) NetApp
10 4 (2.42%) Citrix
10 4 (2.42%) Fortinet
10 4 (2.42%) Google
10 4 (2.42%) Hitachi
10 4 (2.42%) Splunk
11 3 (1.82%) IBM
11 3 (1.82%) OutSystems