The median contractor rate for a Security Manager was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Manager
England / North West
Rank 113 124 136
Rank change year-on-year +11 +12  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Manager 17 35 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.65% 0.92% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.97% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 8
Median daily rate £550 £480 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.58% +30.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £422 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £488 £450
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £19.25

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2471 3605 3317
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 95.04% 94.30% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1541 2148 1747
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 174 199
Median hourly rate £16.18 £26.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.69% +41.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Security Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Security Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Security Manager in the North West

Security Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Manager in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Manager in the North West

Security Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Manager in the North West over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Manager in the North West

Security Manager
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Manager within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +4 14 £563 +15.38% 5
Cheshire +29 2 £388 -8.82% 1
Security Manager
England

Security Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Security Manager 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 North West region featuring Security Manager in the job title.

1 20 (52.63%) Cybersecurity
2 19 (50.00%) CISSP
2 19 (50.00%) Information Security
3 17 (44.74%) Risk Management
4 15 (39.47%) Security Operations
5 14 (36.84%) Security Operations Centre
6 9 (23.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (23.68%) Degree
6 9 (23.68%) CISM
7 6 (15.79%) Service Management
7 6 (15.79%) Management Information System
7 6 (15.79%) Finance
8 5 (13.16%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
8 5 (13.16%) Security Monitoring
9 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
9 4 (10.53%) Data Protection
9 4 (10.53%) Project Management
9 4 (10.53%) CISA
10 3 (7.89%) SAP
10 3 (7.89%) Programme Management
10 3 (7.89%) COBIT
10 3 (7.89%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (7.89%) Risk Analysis
11 2 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
11 2 (5.26%) Network Security
11 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
11 2 (5.26%) Marketing
11 2 (5.26%) Business Analysis
11 2 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas

Security Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Network Security
2 1 (2.63%) Internet
2 1 (2.63%) Skype
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Electronics
2 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.26%) Marketing
2 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 14 (36.84%) Security Operations Centre
2 6 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.89%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (52.63%) Cybersecurity
2 19 (50.00%) Information Security
3 17 (44.74%) Risk Management
4 15 (39.47%) Security Operations
5 6 (15.79%) Service Management
6 5 (13.16%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (13.16%) Security Monitoring
7 4 (10.53%) Data Protection
7 4 (10.53%) Project Management
8 3 (7.89%) Programme Management
8 3 (7.89%) Risk Analysis
9 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (5.26%) Business Analysis
9 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
9 2 (5.26%) Regulatory Compliance
9 2 (5.26%) Security Management
9 2 (5.26%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 19 (50.00%) CISSP
2 9 (23.68%) CISM
2 9 (23.68%) Degree
3 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
4 4 (10.53%) CISA
4 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.63%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (7.89%) COBIT
3 2 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.63%) PMO
4 1 (2.63%) QA
4 1 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) SAP
2 1 (2.63%) ArcSight
2 1 (2.63%) Capita
2 1 (2.63%) FireEye