Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 99 92
Rank change year-on-year +24 -7 -12
Contract jobs citing Information Security 68 57 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.31% 1.61% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 1.92% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 29 24
Manchester median daily rate £480 £475 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +24.35% -23.60%
10th Percentile £405 £354 £311
90th Percentile £645 £625 £630
North West median daily rate £478 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +0.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate £16.19 - -
North West median hourly rate £55.50 - £43.25

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 2382 2975 3048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.05% 83.87% 80.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1525 1892 1804
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £530
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 56 78
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -21.79% +30.00%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.54 £11.00
90th Percentile £45.30 £40.00 £42.15
North West median hourly rate £25.12 £22.00 £30.52
% change year-on-year +14.18% -27.92% +74.40%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +1 7 £480 -3.52%
Rochdale - 2 - -
Information Security
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 30 (44.12%) CISSP
2 21 (30.88%) Security Architecture
3 16 (23.53%) CISM
3 16 (23.53%) COBIT
3 16 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (22.06%) Finance
5 14 (20.59%) PCI DSS
6 13 (19.12%) Risk Management
6 13 (19.12%) Vulnerability Management
6 13 (19.12%) Security Operations
6 13 (19.12%) Security Monitoring
7 12 (17.65%) Banking
8 11 (16.18%) TOGAF
8 11 (16.18%) CESG
8 11 (16.18%) ISSAP
8 11 (16.18%) Threat Intelligence
8 11 (16.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 11 (16.18%) SABSA
9 9 (13.24%) Firewall
10 8 (11.76%) Project Management
10 8 (11.76%) Security Management
10 8 (11.76%) Law
10 8 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
10 8 (11.76%) Internal Audit
11 7 (10.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 6 (8.82%) CISA
12 6 (8.82%) SIEM
13 5 (7.35%) Cybersecurity
13 5 (7.35%) Management Information System
13 5 (7.35%) Risk Assessment

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) SAP CAR
1 1 (1.47%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.24%) Firewall
2 2 (2.94%) LAN
2 2 (2.94%) Network Security
2 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.94%) VoIP
2 2 (2.94%) VPN
2 2 (2.94%) WAN
3 1 (1.47%) Internet
3 1 (1.47%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) GIS
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (22.06%) Finance
2 12 (17.65%) Banking
3 8 (11.76%) Law
4 5 (7.35%) Retail
5 4 (5.88%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.94%) Legal
6 2 (2.94%) Local Government
7 1 (1.47%) German Language
7 1 (1.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (25.00%) Consultant
1 17 (25.00%) Security Consultant
2 13 (19.12%) Analyst
2 13 (19.12%) Security Analyst
3 11 (16.18%) Designer
3 11 (16.18%) Operations Analyst
3 11 (16.18%) Security Designer
3 11 (16.18%) Security Operations Analyst
4 9 (13.24%) Architect
4 9 (13.24%) IT Consultant
4 9 (13.24%) IT Security Consultant
5 5 (7.35%) Information Security Consultant
5 5 (7.35%) Security Architect
5 5 (7.35%) Senior Consultant
5 5 (7.35%) Senior Security Consultant
6 4 (5.88%) AWS Architect
6 4 (5.88%) AWS Consultant
6 4 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (5.88%) Cloud Consultant
6 4 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.94%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.18%) CESG
2 5 (7.35%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.41%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.94%) Cyber Attack
5 2 (2.94%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (2.94%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.47%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.47%) FMCG
6 1 (1.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.35%) Windows
2 3 (4.41%) Unix
3 2 (2.94%) Linux
4 1 (1.47%) VMS
4 1 (1.47%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.88%) Security Architecture
2 13 (19.12%) Risk Management
2 13 (19.12%) Security Monitoring
2 13 (19.12%) Security Operations
2 13 (19.12%) Vulnerability Management
3 11 (16.18%) SABSA
3 11 (16.18%) Threat Intelligence
3 11 (16.18%) TOGAF
4 8 (11.76%) Internal Audit
4 8 (11.76%) Project Management
4 8 (11.76%) Security Management
5 7 (10.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (8.82%) SIEM
7 5 (7.35%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (7.35%) Data Protection
7 5 (7.35%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (5.88%) IT Strategy
8 4 (5.88%) Re-Platforming
8 4 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (5.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.94%) SQL
2 1 (1.47%) Java
2 1 (1.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 30 (44.12%) CISSP
2 16 (23.53%) CISM
3 11 (16.18%) ISSAP
4 6 (8.82%) CISA
5 3 (4.41%) CRISC
5 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.94%) Degree
6 2 (2.94%) SANS
6 2 (2.94%) SSCP
7 1 (1.47%) CREST Certified
7 1 (1.47%) ISEB
7 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.47%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (23.53%) COBIT
1 16 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (20.59%) PCI DSS
3 11 (16.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (5.88%) COSO
4 4 (5.88%) GDPR
5 3 (4.41%) Data Quality
6 2 (2.94%) QA
6 2 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) QRadar
2 2 (2.94%) Nessus
2 2 (2.94%) Nexpose
2 2 (2.94%) Nmap
2 2 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.47%) ArcSight ESM
3 1 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (5.88%) McAfee
1 4 (5.88%) Oracle
1 4 (5.88%) PeopleSoft
2 3 (4.41%) ArcSight
2 3 (4.41%) JDA
2 3 (4.41%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.41%) Qualys
2 3 (4.41%) SAP
2 3 (4.41%) Splunk
3 2 (2.94%) Apple
3 2 (2.94%) Intel
3 2 (2.94%) NetWitness
3 2 (2.94%) ServiceNow
3 2 (2.94%) Snow
4 1 (1.47%) AlienVault
4 1 (1.47%) CA
4 1 (1.47%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.47%) Lumension
4 1 (1.47%) Tripwire
4 1 (1.47%) Trustwave