The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Consultant
North West / Manchester
Rank 86 72 92
Rank change year-on-year -14 +20  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 6 34 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.45% 1.89% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 2.00% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 3
Median daily rate £450 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +15.78%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year - -23.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1256 1697 1545
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.86% 94.54% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 982 808
Median daily rate £375 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 34 48
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.64 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.89% +11.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Security Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in Manchester

Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Consultant in Manchester

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Security Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 16 (76.19%) Information Security
2 12 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (52.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
3 11 (52.38%) CISSP
4 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
4 10 (47.62%) Cisco
4 10 (47.62%) Penetration Testing
4 10 (47.62%) CISMP
5 9 (42.86%) COBIT
5 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (42.86%) WebEx
5 9 (42.86%) Firewall
5 9 (42.86%) Web Services
5 9 (42.86%) ISO27002
5 9 (42.86%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 5 (23.81%) Finance
6 5 (23.81%) Security Architecture
7 4 (19.05%) Security Management
7 4 (19.05%) Financial Institution
7 4 (19.05%) Banking
7 4 (19.05%) GIS
7 4 (19.05%) Internal Audit
7 4 (19.05%) IT Strategy
8 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (14.29%) PCI DSS
9 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
9 2 (9.52%) Translating Business Requirements
9 2 (9.52%) Office 365
9 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) Firewall
1 9 (42.86%) WebEx
2 1 (4.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) GIS
2 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.76%) DTS
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Banking
2 4 (19.05%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.76%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Cyber Defence
2 1 (4.76%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) Information Security
2 10 (47.62%) Penetration Testing
3 9 (42.86%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 5 (23.81%) Security Architecture
5 4 (19.05%) Internal Audit
5 4 (19.05%) IT Strategy
5 4 (19.05%) Security Management
6 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.52%) Translating Business Requirements
7 1 (4.76%) BPMN
7 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
7 1 (4.76%) Business Process Improvement
7 1 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (4.76%) Identity Access Management
7 1 (4.76%) OWASP
7 1 (4.76%) Process Improvement
7 1 (4.76%) Security Operations
7 1 (4.76%) Software Deployment
7 1 (4.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) CISSP
2 10 (47.62%) CISMP
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (52.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (42.86%) COBIT
2 9 (42.86%) ISO27002
3 3 (14.29%) PCI DSS
4 2 (9.52%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (9.52%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
1 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 10 (47.62%) Cisco
3 1 (4.76%) Citrix
3 1 (4.76%) Intel Security