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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 54 81
Rank change year-on-year -5 +27  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 29 53 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.20% 2.96% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.72% 3.54% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 10
Median daily rate £550 £475 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.78% +49.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £390 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £545 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £56.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.55% +150.00%  

Information Security is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1066 1496 1271
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 80.70% 83.53% 78.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 683 900 680
Median daily rate £388 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 24 26
Median hourly rate £40.00 £18.99 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.60% +8.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.00 £11.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Information Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 11 £550 - 3
Information Security
North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 32 (57.14%) CISSP
2 26 (46.43%) Firewall
3 18 (32.14%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (28.57%) Management Information System
4 16 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 16 (28.57%) LAN
4 16 (28.57%) VoIP
4 16 (28.57%) WAN
4 16 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 16 (28.57%) Security Operations
5 15 (26.79%) SANS
5 15 (26.79%) Cybersecurity
5 15 (26.79%) Patch Management
5 15 (26.79%) SC Cleared
5 15 (26.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 15 (26.79%) Unix
5 15 (26.79%) Windows
5 15 (26.79%) Linux
5 15 (26.79%) VPN
5 15 (26.79%) Apple
5 15 (26.79%) SSCP
6 14 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 13 (23.21%) QRadar
7 13 (23.21%) Web Services
7 13 (23.21%) Splunk
8 12 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
8 12 (21.43%) COBIT
8 12 (21.43%) IBM
8 12 (21.43%) Finance
8 12 (21.43%) Elastic Stack

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 (3.57%) Apache
1 2 (3.57%) IIS
1 2 (3.57%) Jetty
1 2 (3.57%) Mongrel
1 2 (3.57%) nginx
1 2 (3.57%) Tomcat
1 2 (3.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (16.07%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (32.14%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.36%) PaaS
4 2 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (3.57%) Google App Engine
4 2 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (46.43%) Firewall
2 16 (28.57%) LAN
2 16 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 16 (28.57%) VoIP
2 16 (28.57%) WAN
3 15 (26.79%) VPN
4 9 (16.07%) WebEx
5 5 (8.93%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (7.14%) Wireless
7 2 (3.57%) DHCP
7 2 (3.57%) DNS
7 2 (3.57%) FTP
7 2 (3.57%) HTTP
7 2 (3.57%) IPsec
7 2 (3.57%) SSL
8 1 (1.79%) Network Security
8 1 (1.79%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) GIS
2 4 (7.14%) Redis
3 3 (5.36%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.57%) Travis CI
General
1 12 (21.43%) Finance
2 8 (14.29%) Banking
3 5 (8.93%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.79%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (30.36%) Consultant
1 17 (30.36%) Security Consultant
2 10 (17.86%) IT Consultant
2 10 (17.86%) IT Security Consultant
3 9 (16.07%) Analyst
4 7 (12.50%) Architect
5 6 (10.71%) Security Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Security Architect
6 5 (8.93%) Security Manager
6 5 (8.93%) Security Specialist
6 5 (8.93%) Technical Specialist
7 4 (7.14%) AWS Consultant
7 4 (7.14%) Cloud Consultant
7 4 (7.14%) Designer
7 4 (7.14%) IT Manager
7 4 (7.14%) Security Designer
7 4 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
7 4 (7.14%) Senior Security Consultant
8 3 (5.36%) Data Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) IT Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.21%) Web Services
2 12 (21.43%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (7.14%) RESTful
4 2 (3.57%) .NET
4 2 (3.57%) J2EE
4 2 (3.57%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 16 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 9 (16.07%) Security Operations Centre
3 7 (12.50%) Cyber Attack
4 5 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.36%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (3.57%) Learning Management System
7 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.79%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.79%) Linux
1 15 (26.79%) Unix
1 15 (26.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.57%) Security Operations
2 15 (26.79%) Cybersecurity
2 15 (26.79%) Patch Management
2 15 (26.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 14 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 12 (21.43%) Network Monitoring
4 12 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (17.86%) Security Architecture
6 9 (16.07%) Security Management
6 9 (16.07%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 8 (14.29%) Internal Audit
7 8 (14.29%) Process Improvement
7 8 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (14.29%) Security Monitoring
8 7 (12.50%) Case Management
8 7 (12.50%) SIEM
9 6 (10.71%) IT Strategy
9 6 (10.71%) Open Source
10 5 (8.93%) DevOps
10 5 (8.93%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.14%) Python
1 4 (7.14%) SQL
2 2 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 32 (57.14%) CISSP
2 16 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 15 (26.79%) SANS
3 15 (26.79%) SC Cleared
3 15 (26.79%) SSCP
4 10 (17.86%) CISMP
5 6 (10.71%) CISM
6 4 (7.14%) CISA
7 1 (1.79%) CRISC
7 1 (1.79%) Degree
7 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.79%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.43%) COBIT
2 11 (19.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (16.07%) ISO27002
4 2 (3.57%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.79%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.79%) GDPR
5 1 (1.79%) GMP
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (23.21%) QRadar
2 4 (7.14%) Kibana
2 4 (7.14%) logstash
2 4 (7.14%) RSA enVision
3 2 (3.57%) Nessus
3 2 (3.57%) Nexpose
3 2 (3.57%) Nmap
3 2 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (26.79%) Apple
2 13 (23.21%) Splunk
3 12 (21.43%) IBM
4 11 (19.64%) Microsoft
5 10 (17.86%) LogRhythm
6 9 (16.07%) Cisco
7 3 (5.36%) ArcSight
7 3 (5.36%) HP
7 3 (5.36%) Intel
7 3 (5.36%) Intel Security
7 3 (5.36%) NetWitness
8 2 (3.57%) Google
8 2 (3.57%) Qualys
8 2 (3.57%) VMware
9 1 (1.79%) Snow