The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £725 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 25 June 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.

Security Consultant
North West / Manchester
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 77 87
Rank change year-on-year +13 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 24 26 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.76% 1.47% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.88% 1.55% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 3
Median daily rate £725 £525 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.09% +75.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.44 £49.90 -
% change year-on-year +7.08% -  

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 1279 1676 1442
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.63% 94.85% 95.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 993 846
Median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.31% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 37 62
Median hourly rate £14.38 £12.50 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -9.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £28.50 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Consultant in Manchester over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Consultant in Manchester

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 18 (60.00%) Information Security
2 12 (40.00%) CISSP
3 10 (33.33%) Law
4 9 (30.00%) CISM
5 8 (26.67%) Risk Management
6 7 (23.33%) Finance
6 7 (23.33%) Banking
6 7 (23.33%) Security Architecture
7 5 (16.67%) PCI DSS
7 5 (16.67%) SAP Portal
7 5 (16.67%) Security Management
7 5 (16.67%) SAP
8 4 (13.33%) GIS
8 4 (13.33%) Financial Institution
8 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (13.33%) Internal Audit
8 4 (13.33%) IT Strategy
9 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (10.00%) Office 365
9 3 (10.00%) SAP Security
9 3 (10.00%) OWASP
9 3 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (10.00%) SQL
9 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
9 3 (10.00%) ITIL
10 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (6.67%) Splunk

Security Consultant Skill Set
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 5 (16.67%) SAP Portal
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.00%) Office 365
3 1 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) GIS
2 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
General
1 10 (33.33%) Law
2 7 (23.33%) Banking
2 7 (23.33%) Finance
3 4 (13.33%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.33%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) Information Security
2 8 (26.67%) Risk Management
3 7 (23.33%) Security Architecture
4 5 (16.67%) Security Management
5 4 (13.33%) Internal Audit
5 4 (13.33%) IT Strategy
5 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (10.00%) ITIL
6 3 (10.00%) OWASP
6 3 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (10.00%) SAP Security
6 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (6.67%) SIEM
7 2 (6.67%) Translating Business Requirements
8 1 (3.33%) Data Loss Prevention
8 1 (3.33%) Identity Access Management
8 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 1 (3.33%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (40.00%) CISSP
2 9 (30.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 4 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (6.67%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (6.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (3.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) SAP
2 2 (6.67%) Splunk
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco