The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Salford with a requirement for Information Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

Information Security (InfoSec)
Manchester / Salford
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 11 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Salford 15.28% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.92% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 0
Median daily rate £550 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £56.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.55% +150.00%  

Information Security is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Salford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Salford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 65 45 21
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Salford 90.28% 97.83% 91.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 33 15
Median daily rate £425 £424 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.29% -0.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £488 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £10.50 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Salford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Salford citing Information Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Salford

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Salford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in Salford

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Salford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Salford over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in Salford

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Salford region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 13 (92.86%) Firewall
2 12 (85.71%) CISSP
2 12 (85.71%) Apple
2 12 (85.71%) Unix
2 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Linux
2 12 (85.71%) LAN
2 12 (85.71%) VoIP
2 12 (85.71%) WAN
2 12 (85.71%) TCP/IP
2 12 (85.71%) VPN
2 12 (85.71%) SSCP
2 12 (85.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 12 (85.71%) Vulnerability Management
2 12 (85.71%) Patch Management
2 12 (85.71%) SANS
3 11 (78.57%) Security Operations
3 11 (78.57%) Network Monitoring
4 10 (71.43%) Elastic Stack
4 10 (71.43%) QRadar
4 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared
4 10 (71.43%) Splunk
4 10 (71.43%) IBM
5 9 (64.29%) SC Cleared
5 9 (64.29%) LogRhythm
5 9 (64.29%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (57.14%) Management Information System
7 6 (42.86%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (35.71%) Security Monitoring
8 5 (35.71%) DevOps

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Salford 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 2 (14.29%) Apache
1 2 (14.29%) IIS
1 2 (14.29%) Jetty
1 2 (14.29%) Mongrel
1 2 (14.29%) nginx
1 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
1 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (14.29%) Google App Engine
1 2 (14.29%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (92.86%) Firewall
2 12 (85.71%) LAN
2 12 (85.71%) TCP/IP
2 12 (85.71%) VoIP
2 12 (85.71%) VPN
2 12 (85.71%) WAN
3 4 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (28.57%) Wireless
4 2 (14.29%) DHCP
4 2 (14.29%) DNS
4 2 (14.29%) FTP
4 2 (14.29%) HTTP
4 2 (14.29%) IPsec
4 2 (14.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 2 (14.29%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Security Specialist
1 4 (28.57%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Security Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Cybersecurity Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Security Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (21.43%) RESTful
2 3 (21.43%) Web Services
3 2 (14.29%) .NET
3 2 (14.29%) J2EE
3 2 (14.29%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Management Information System
2 6 (42.86%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (28.57%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Linux
1 12 (85.71%) Unix
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Patch Management
1 12 (85.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 12 (85.71%) Vulnerability Management
2 11 (78.57%) Network Monitoring
2 11 (78.57%) Security Operations
3 9 (64.29%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (35.71%) DevOps
4 5 (35.71%) Open Source
4 5 (35.71%) Process Improvement
4 5 (35.71%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (35.71%) Security Monitoring
4 5 (35.71%) SIEM
5 4 (28.57%) Case Management
6 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (14.29%) Privileged Access Management
7 1 (7.14%) Analytics
7 1 (7.14%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Python
2 2 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (85.71%) CISSP
1 12 (85.71%) SANS
1 12 (85.71%) SSCP
2 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared
3 9 (64.29%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (14.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (71.43%) QRadar
2 4 (28.57%) RSA enVision
3 3 (21.43%) Kibana
3 3 (21.43%) logstash
4 2 (14.29%) Puppet
5 1 (7.14%) Nessus
5 1 (7.14%) Nexpose
5 1 (7.14%) Nmap
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Apple
2 10 (71.43%) IBM
2 10 (71.43%) Splunk
3 9 (64.29%) LogRhythm
4 2 (14.29%) Google
4 2 (14.29%) HP
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (7.14%) ArcSight
5 1 (7.14%) Intel
5 1 (7.14%) Intel Security
5 1 (7.14%) NetWitness
5 1 (7.14%) Qualys
5 1 (7.14%) Snow