Period
to 18 September 2020

The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

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
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 64 127 135
Rank change year-on-year +63 +8 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 11 18 27
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Manchester 1.26% 0.64% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 0.68% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 13
Median daily rate £550 £506 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.64% -5.81% -17.31%
10th Percentile £375 £288 £463
90th Percentile £900 £581 £625
North West median daily rate £575 £563 £513
% change year-on-year +2.22% +9.76% -14.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 828 2,639 3,035
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.06% 94.18% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 1,761 1,906
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £175 £250 £236
90th Percentile £590 £588 £574
North West median daily rate £415 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 67 137
Median hourly rate £18.50 £14.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.59% -27.50% +29.03%
10th Percentile £11.52 £10.56 £11.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £25.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year +2.86% -9.09% +2.18%

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Security Consultant in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in Manchester

Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Consultant in Manchester.

Daily rate trend for Security Consultant in Manchester

Security Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Consultant in Manchester over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

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 18 September 2020, Security Consultant contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 7 (63.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (54.55%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (45.45%) AWS
3 5 (45.45%) Information Security
4 4 (36.36%) Banking
4 4 (36.36%) Security Architecture
4 4 (36.36%) SIEM
5 3 (27.27%) SaaS
5 3 (27.27%) Security Operations
5 3 (27.27%) Security Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Network Security
5 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
5 3 (27.27%) CISSP
5 3 (27.27%) SAML
5 3 (27.27%) CISM
5 3 (27.27%) Finance
6 2 (18.18%) Firewall
6 2 (18.18%) Data Security
6 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
6 2 (18.18%) X.509
6 2 (18.18%) CISA
6 2 (18.18%) Java
6 2 (18.18%) SOAP
6 2 (18.18%) Python
6 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
6 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (18.18%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (18.18%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (18.18%) Ansible
6 2 (18.18%) Data Privacy

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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) AWS
2 3 (27.27%) SaaS
3 2 (18.18%) Amazon EKS
3 2 (18.18%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (18.18%) Azure
4 1 (9.09%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Network Security
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) GitLab
1 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (36.36%) Banking
2 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) SAML
2 2 (18.18%) Node.js
2 2 (18.18%) REST
2 2 (18.18%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (9.09%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (9.09%) Freedom of Information Act
2 1 (9.09%) Public Cloud
2 1 (9.09%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (45.45%) Information Security
3 4 (36.36%) Security Architecture
3 4 (36.36%) SIEM
4 3 (27.27%) Security Operations
4 3 (27.27%) Security Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Architectural Design
5 2 (18.18%) Critical Success Factor
5 2 (18.18%) Data Privacy
5 2 (18.18%) Data Security
5 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
5 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure as Code
5 2 (18.18%) Microservices
5 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
5 2 (18.18%) Server Hardening
6 1 (9.09%) Data Architecture
6 1 (9.09%) DevOps
6 1 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) CISM
1 3 (27.27%) CISSP
2 2 (18.18%) CISA
3 1 (9.09%) CRISC
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (9.09%) GDPR
2 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Ansible
1 2 (18.18%) Kubernetes
1 2 (18.18%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (18.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Splunk