Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 2018 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 77 96
Rank change year-on-year -21 +19 -11
Contract jobs citing Information Security 61 66 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.90% 2.26% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 2.73% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 20 29
Manchester median daily rate £500 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +24.35%
10th Percentile £215 £415 £354
90th Percentile £751 £653 £625
North West median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Manchester median hourly rate - £16.19 -
North West median hourly rate £13.00 £58.00 -
% change year-on-year -77.59% - -

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 2,631 2,418 2,915
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.96% 82.92% 85.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,682 1,571 1,836
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £256 £256
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 86 62
Manchester median hourly rate £18.59 £19.75 £15.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.89% +28.46% -21.15%
10th Percentile £12.73 £11.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £34.13 £45.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £22.22 £28.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -20.66% +27.27% -25.98%

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 2018. 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 -9 3 £500 +4.17% 2
Bolton - 1 £360 - 1
Information Security
North West

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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 18 (29.51%) Windows
2 17 (27.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (26.23%) Management Information System
4 15 (24.59%) Cybersecurity
5 14 (22.95%) CISSP
6 13 (21.31%) ITIL
7 12 (19.67%) LAN
7 12 (19.67%) Finance
7 12 (19.67%) Security Cleared
8 10 (16.39%) Data Protection
8 10 (16.39%) Splunk
8 10 (16.39%) SIEM
8 10 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (14.75%) Firewall
9 9 (14.75%) Linux
9 9 (14.75%) CISM
9 9 (14.75%) Vulnerability Management
9 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
9 9 (14.75%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (13.11%) QRadar
10 8 (13.11%) Office 365
10 8 (13.11%) McAfee
10 8 (13.11%) Active Directory
10 8 (13.11%) Microsoft
10 8 (13.11%) Risk Management
10 8 (13.11%) Legal
10 8 (13.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 8 (13.11%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (11.48%) Banking
11 7 (11.48%) Retail

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 (3.28%) Confluence
1 2 (3.28%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.11%) Office 365
2 5 (8.20%) IaaS
2 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.28%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (3.28%) PaaS
4 2 (3.28%) SaaS
5 1 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.64%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.67%) LAN
2 9 (14.75%) Firewall
3 8 (13.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (9.84%) VPN
4 6 (9.84%) WAN
5 5 (8.20%) TCP/IP
5 5 (8.20%) VoIP
6 3 (4.92%) Sourcefire
7 2 (3.28%) Internet
8 1 (1.64%) DNS
8 1 (1.64%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.64%) Network Security
8 1 (1.64%) SAN
8 1 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (1.64%) GIS
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) JIRA
1 3 (4.92%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (19.67%) Finance
2 8 (13.11%) Legal
3 7 (11.48%) Banking
3 7 (11.48%) Retail
4 3 (4.92%) Law
5 1 (1.64%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 14 (22.95%) Analyst
1 14 (22.95%) Consultant
2 13 (21.31%) Security Consultant
3 12 (19.67%) Security Analyst
4 8 (13.11%) Security Manager
5 7 (11.48%) Information Analyst
5 7 (11.48%) Information Security Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Risk Manager
6 5 (8.20%) Splunk Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 4 (6.56%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Office 365 Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) IT Consultant
8 3 (4.92%) IT Manager
8 3 (4.92%) SIEM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (3.28%) .NET
2 2 (3.28%) SOAP
3 1 (1.64%) REST
3 1 (1.64%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.23%) Management Information System
2 6 (9.84%) Cyberattack
3 4 (6.56%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.64%) Blog
5 1 (1.64%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.64%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 18 (29.51%) Windows
2 9 (14.75%) Linux
3 7 (11.48%) Windows 10
3 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (9.84%) Unix
5 1 (1.64%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.59%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (21.31%) ITIL
3 10 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (16.39%) Data Protection
3 10 (16.39%) SIEM
4 9 (14.75%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (14.75%) Vulnerability Management
5 8 (13.11%) Risk Management
5 8 (13.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 7 (11.48%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (11.48%) Security Monitoring
7 6 (9.84%) ISMS
7 6 (9.84%) Security Management
7 6 (9.84%) Time Management
8 5 (8.20%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (8.20%) Open Source
8 5 (8.20%) Patch Management
8 5 (8.20%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (8.20%) Process Improvement
8 5 (8.20%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.20%) SQL
2 2 (3.28%) Java
2 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (22.95%) CISSP
2 12 (19.67%) Security Cleared
3 9 (14.75%) CISM
3 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
4 7 (11.48%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (8.20%) Degree
6 4 (6.56%) CEH
6 4 (6.56%) CREST Certified
7 3 (4.92%) CISA
7 3 (4.92%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.28%) CRISC
8 2 (3.28%) GIAC
8 2 (3.28%) SANS
9 1 (1.64%) CCIE
9 1 (1.64%) CCNP
9 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.64%) CISMP
9 1 (1.64%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (1.64%) ISEB
9 1 (1.64%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (27.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (8.20%) COBIT
2 5 (8.20%) GDPR
3 4 (6.56%) COSO
3 4 (6.56%) PCI DSS
4 3 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (3.28%) QA
6 1 (1.64%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (1.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (1.64%) ISO 22301
6 1 (1.64%) JSP 440
6 1 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (13.11%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.48%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (9.84%) vSphere
4 1 (1.64%) Docker
4 1 (1.64%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (13.11%) QRadar
2 3 (4.92%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.64%) Ansible
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.64%) Puppet
3 1 (1.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (16.39%) Splunk
2 8 (13.11%) McAfee
2 8 (13.11%) Microsoft
3 7 (11.48%) VMware
4 6 (9.84%) AlienVault
4 6 (9.84%) Veeam
5 5 (8.20%) Apple
5 5 (8.20%) IBM
5 5 (8.20%) Meraki
6 3 (4.92%) CheckPoint
6 3 (4.92%) Cisco
6 3 (4.92%) Forcepoint
6 3 (4.92%) IronPort
6 3 (4.92%) Sophos
7 2 (3.28%) Sony
8 1 (1.64%) Citrix
8 1 (1.64%) Dell
8 1 (1.64%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.64%) NetApp
8 1 (1.64%) Oracle