Period
to 20 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Information Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security over the 6 months to 20 March 2019 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.

Information Security (InfoSec)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 84 84 90
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6 -34
Contract jobs citing Information Security 64 67 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.20% 2.35% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.58% 2.76% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 29 30
Manchester median daily rate £475 £600 £533
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +12.68% +25.29%
10th Percentile £224 £210 £327
90th Percentile £665 £650 £600
North West median daily rate £500 £514 £500
% change year-on-year -2.72% +2.80% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Manchester median hourly rate £35.00 £16.19 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.18% -22.90% -
North West median hourly rate £23.39 £60.76 £21.00
% change year-on-year -61.50% +189.32% -57.79%

Information Security 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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,478 2,428 2,444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 85.36% 85.28% 85.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,616 1,566 1,566
Manchester median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £261
90th Percentile £591 £575 £563
North West median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 92 44
Manchester median hourly rate £19.18 £19.76 £21.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.96% -6.35% +14.05%
10th Percentile £12.90 £13.03 £11.40
90th Percentile £32.90 £45.15 £42.63
North West median hourly rate £25.34 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +1.34% -9.09% -8.79%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Manchester

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Information Security in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in Manchester

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in Manchester

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in Manchester

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 20 March 2019. 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
Salford +6 7 £425 -11.46% 3
Information Security
North West

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 29 (45.31%) Windows
2 27 (42.19%) Cybersecurity
3 25 (39.06%) Management Information System
4 24 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 22 (34.38%) LAN
6 21 (32.81%) SC Cleared
7 19 (29.69%) Splunk
7 19 (29.69%) Linux
7 19 (29.69%) Firewall
8 18 (28.13%) Unix
8 18 (28.13%) CISSP
8 18 (28.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 18 (28.13%) Intrusion Detection
8 18 (28.13%) SIEM
9 17 (26.56%) Root Cause Analysis
9 17 (26.56%) Vulnerability Management
9 17 (26.56%) QRadar
9 17 (26.56%) Security Monitoring
9 17 (26.56%) McAfee
10 16 (25.00%) VPN
10 16 (25.00%) IBM
10 16 (25.00%) WAN
10 16 (25.00%) Cyberattack
10 16 (25.00%) AlienVault
11 15 (23.44%) Elastic Stack
11 15 (23.44%) Patch Management
11 15 (23.44%) Case Management
11 15 (23.44%) Network Monitoring
11 15 (23.44%) Open Source
11 15 (23.44%) VoIP

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 2 (3.13%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.56%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.94%) Office 365
2 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.13%) IaaS
3 2 (3.13%) PaaS
3 2 (3.13%) SaaS
4 1 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.56%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (1.56%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 22 (34.38%) LAN
2 19 (29.69%) Firewall
3 18 (28.13%) Intrusion Detection
4 16 (25.00%) VPN
4 16 (25.00%) WAN
5 15 (23.44%) TCP/IP
5 15 (23.44%) VoIP
6 2 (3.13%) SAN
6 2 (3.13%) Sourcefire
7 1 (1.56%) DNS
7 1 (1.56%) Internet
7 1 (1.56%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.56%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.56%) Network Security
7 1 (1.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) EDRMS
2 1 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.56%) GIS
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Metasploit
General
1 15 (23.44%) Finance
2 9 (14.06%) Retail
3 6 (9.38%) Legal
4 3 (4.69%) Banking
4 3 (4.69%) Law
5 1 (1.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 24 (37.50%) Analyst
2 21 (32.81%) Security Analyst
3 10 (15.63%) Splunk Analyst
4 9 (14.06%) Security Manager
5 8 (12.50%) SIEM Analyst
6 7 (10.94%) Consultant
6 7 (10.94%) Information Analyst
6 7 (10.94%) Information Security Analyst
7 6 (9.38%) Security Consultant
7 6 (9.38%) SOC Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 4 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Office 365 Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Risk Manager
8 4 (6.25%) Security Specialist
8 4 (6.25%) Support Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.44%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 25 (39.06%) Management Information System
2 16 (25.00%) Cyberattack
3 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.13%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.56%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.56%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (45.31%) Windows
2 19 (29.69%) Linux
3 18 (28.13%) Unix
4 7 (10.94%) Windows 10
4 7 (10.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.13%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.19%) Cybersecurity
2 18 (28.13%) SIEM
2 18 (28.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 17 (26.56%) Root Cause Analysis
3 17 (26.56%) Security Monitoring
3 17 (26.56%) Vulnerability Management
4 15 (23.44%) Case Management
4 15 (23.44%) Network Monitoring
4 15 (23.44%) Open Source
4 15 (23.44%) Patch Management
5 13 (20.31%) ITIL
5 13 (20.31%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (17.19%) Process Improvement
7 9 (14.06%) Security Operations
8 8 (12.50%) Data Protection
8 8 (12.50%) Risk Management
9 7 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (10.94%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (10.94%) Security Management
10 6 (9.38%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.69%) SQL
2 1 (1.56%) Java
2 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 21 (32.81%) SC Cleared
3 18 (28.13%) CISSP
4 10 (15.63%) CISM
5 7 (10.94%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (7.81%) CISA
6 5 (7.81%) Degree
6 5 (7.81%) SANS
6 5 (7.81%) SSCP
7 3 (4.69%) CEH
7 3 (4.69%) CREST Certified
7 3 (4.69%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.13%) CRISC
8 2 (3.13%) GIAC
9 1 (1.56%) AWS Certification
9 1 (1.56%) CCIE
9 1 (1.56%) CCNP
9 1 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.56%) CISMP
9 1 (1.56%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (21.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (7.81%) COBIT
2 5 (7.81%) GDPR
3 4 (6.25%) COSO
4 3 (4.69%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (3.13%) PCI DSS
6 1 (1.56%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (1.56%) ISO 22301
6 1 (1.56%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (15.63%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.94%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (9.38%) vSphere
4 1 (1.56%) RACF
4 1 (1.56%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 17 (26.56%) QRadar
2 2 (3.13%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.13%) Puppet
3 1 (1.56%) Ansible
3 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (1.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (29.69%) Splunk
2 17 (26.56%) McAfee
3 16 (25.00%) AlienVault
3 16 (25.00%) IBM
4 15 (23.44%) Apple
5 11 (17.19%) Microsoft
6 7 (10.94%) VMware
7 6 (9.38%) Veeam
8 5 (7.81%) Meraki
9 3 (4.69%) Cisco
10 2 (3.13%) Capita
10 2 (3.13%) CheckPoint
10 2 (3.13%) Forcepoint
10 2 (3.13%) IronPort
10 2 (3.13%) Oracle
10 2 (3.13%) Sony
10 2 (3.13%) Sophos
11 1 (1.56%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.56%) Google
11 1 (1.56%) NetApp