The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 27 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 Engineer
North West / Manchester
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 99 82
Rank change year-on-year +19 -17  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 9 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.64% 0.28% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.29% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 4
Median daily rate £425 £435 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.29% +51.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £407 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.93% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £40.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year +14.19% +87.93%  

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 1308 1696 1429
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.50% 94.91% 95.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 746 1006 841
Median daily rate £375 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.79% +8.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 38 63
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -9.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £28.50 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in Manchester

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Engineer in Manchester

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in Manchester over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Engineer in Manchester

Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Engineer in Manchester

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Security Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (65.38%) Network Security
2 15 (57.69%) Firewall
3 14 (53.85%) Fortinet
4 12 (46.15%) MPLS
4 12 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (42.31%) CCSP
6 10 (38.46%) FortiGate
7 8 (30.77%) Windows
8 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
9 6 (23.08%) VPN
9 6 (23.08%) Cisco
10 4 (15.38%) Finance
10 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
11 3 (11.54%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (11.54%) Banking
11 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (11.54%) zOS
11 3 (11.54%) Mobile App
11 3 (11.54%) Cybersecurity
11 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
11 3 (11.54%) Blockchain
12 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
12 2 (7.69%) QRadar
12 2 (7.69%) Security Operations
12 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
12 2 (7.69%) GitLab
12 2 (7.69%) Spanning Tree
12 2 (7.69%) NX-OS
12 2 (7.69%) Jenkins

Security Engineer 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 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (65.38%) Network Security
2 15 (57.69%) Firewall
3 12 (46.15%) MPLS
4 6 (23.08%) VPN
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (7.69%) BGP
6 2 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (7.69%) DMZ
6 2 (7.69%) HTTPS
6 2 (7.69%) NX-OS
6 2 (7.69%) OSPF
6 2 (7.69%) Spanning Tree
6 2 (7.69%) SSL
7 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.85%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (3.85%) LAN
7 1 (3.85%) TACACS
7 1 (3.85%) VLAN
7 1 (3.85%) WAN
7 1 (3.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Blockchain
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) GitLab
1 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 2 (7.69%) MSI
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.69%) Wiki
3 1 (3.85%) Life Science
3 1 (3.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (11.54%) zOS
3 2 (7.69%) Linux
3 2 (7.69%) Unix
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.54%) Cybersecurity
1 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
2 2 (7.69%) Change Control
2 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (7.69%) High Availability
2 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
2 2 (7.69%) Network Design
2 2 (7.69%) Security Operations
2 2 (7.69%) TDD
3 1 (3.85%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (3.85%) Privileged Access Management
3 1 (3.85%) Remediation Plan
3 1 (3.85%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
1 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 2 (7.69%) Python
1 2 (7.69%) Shell Script
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (42.31%) CCSP
3 1 (3.85%) CCNA
3 1 (3.85%) CCNP
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (38.46%) FortiGate
2 2 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (7.69%) Puppet
2 2 (7.69%) QRadar
2 2 (7.69%) yum
3 1 (3.85%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Fortinet
2 6 (23.08%) Cisco
3 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
3 2 (7.69%) Juniper
3 2 (7.69%) Splunk
3 2 (7.69%) Symantec
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds
4 1 (3.85%) Sourcefire