Period
to 17 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £506 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 17 February 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
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 119 127 131
Rank change year-on-year +8 +4 0
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 9 26 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.38% 0.90% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.95% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 6
Manchester median daily rate £506 £525 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% -2.33% -2.27%
10th Percentile £438 £425 £363
90th Percentile £600 £618 £588
North West median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 2,252 2,750 2,572
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.11% 95.06% 95.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,477 1,771 1,652
Manchester median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £213 £239 £225
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
North West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 119 124
Manchester median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +0.40% +19.18%
10th Percentile £10.73 £11.46 £11.39
90th Percentile £34.24 £32.50 £40.18
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.88
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.86% -0.67%

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 6 months to 17 February 2020.

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 17 February 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 5 (55.56%) Information Security
1 5 (55.56%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (33.33%) Banking
2 3 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) Information Security Management
2 3 (33.33%) Security Management
2 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (33.33%) Remediation Plan
2 3 (33.33%) Strategic Roadmap
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Server Hardening
3 2 (22.22%) Data Security
3 2 (22.22%) CISA
3 2 (22.22%) CISM
3 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 2 (22.22%) CISSP
3 2 (22.22%) SAML
3 2 (22.22%) X.509
3 2 (22.22%) Network Security
3 2 (22.22%) SaaS
3 2 (22.22%) Security Architecture
3 2 (22.22%) SIEM
4 1 (11.11%) Office 365
4 1 (11.11%) Smart Meter
4 1 (11.11%) Azure
4 1 (11.11%) AWS
4 1 (11.11%) Qualys
4 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing

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 2 (22.22%) SaaS
2 1 (11.11%) AWS
2 1 (11.11%) Azure
2 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) Network Security
2 2 (22.22%) X.509
General
1 3 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Cybersecurity
1 5 (55.56%) Information Security
2 3 (33.33%) Information Security Management
2 3 (33.33%) Remediation Plan
2 3 (33.33%) Security Management
2 3 (33.33%) Strategic Roadmap
3 2 (22.22%) Data Security
3 2 (22.22%) Security Architecture
3 2 (22.22%) Server Hardening
3 2 (22.22%) SIEM
4 1 (11.11%) Architectural Design
4 1 (11.11%) Critical Success Factor
4 1 (11.11%) DevOps
4 1 (11.11%) DevSecOps
4 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CISA
1 2 (22.22%) CISM
1 2 (22.22%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (11.11%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (11.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (11.11%) GDPR
2 1 (11.11%) NIST
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Qualys