The median contractor rate for an IT Security Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies 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.

IT Security Manager
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 589 593 609
Rank change year-on-year +4 +16  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Manager 21 61 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.11% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.12% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 34 17
Median daily rate £500 £478 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% -4.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £425 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £463 £488
% change year-on-year -2.70% -5.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

IT Security Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Security Manager in the UK

IT Security Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Security Manager in the UK

IT Security Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Security Manager in the UK

IT Security Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Security Manager in the UK

IT Security Manager
Top 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 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
England -14 20 £488 +2.63% 6
London -11 9 £600 +14.28% 3
East of England -1 7 £425 -2.96%
City of London -4 5 £625 +19.04%
Cambridgeshire -2 2 £375 -14.38%
Peterborough - 2 £375 -
Norwich - 2 £425 -
Norfolk - 2 £425 -
East Anglia - 2 - -
North East +72 1 - -
Scotland +31 1 £550 -12.00%
Yorkshire +28 1 £513 +2.50% 1
Leeds +18 1 £513 +2.50% 1
West Yorkshire +14 1 £513 +2.50% 1
South East +9 1 £475 -
Hertfordshire -4 1 £500 +14.28%
Oxfordshire -5 1 £475 -9.52%
Warwickshire - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 £500 -
Edinburgh - 1 £550 -

IT Security Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT 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 featuring IT Security Manager in the job title.

1 27 (50.00%) Information Security
2 20 (37.04%) Finance
2 20 (37.04%) CISSP
3 16 (29.63%) CISM
3 16 (29.63%) Cybersecurity
4 15 (27.78%) Project Management
5 13 (24.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (24.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (22.22%) Data Protection
7 10 (18.52%) Management Information System
7 10 (18.52%) ITIL
8 8 (14.81%) Business Continuity
8 8 (14.81%) PRINCE2
8 8 (14.81%) CISA
8 8 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (12.96%) Risk Management
9 7 (12.96%) Banking
10 6 (11.11%) SIEM
10 6 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (11.11%) Data Centre
10 6 (11.11%) Security Operations
10 6 (11.11%) Network Security
10 6 (11.11%) COBIT
10 6 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (11.11%) Supplier Management
10 6 (11.11%) Firewall
11 5 (9.26%) Security Management
11 5 (9.26%) PCI DSS
11 5 (9.26%) Retail
12 4 (7.41%) Security Operations Centre

IT Security Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (1.85%) OpenStack
1 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.11%) Firewall
1 6 (11.11%) Network Security
2 2 (3.70%) Skype
2 2 (3.70%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.85%) Internet
3 1 (1.85%) NAS
3 1 (1.85%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.85%) SAN
3 1 (1.85%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
General
1 20 (37.04%) Finance
2 7 (12.96%) Banking
3 5 (9.26%) Retail
4 3 (5.56%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.70%) Law
5 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.85%) Back Office
6 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.85%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) SailPoint
1 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.52%) Management Information System
2 6 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 6 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (7.41%) PMI
3 4 (7.41%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.70%) FMCG
5 1 (1.85%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.85%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.85%) Social Media
5 1 (1.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.56%) Windows
2 2 (3.70%) Unix
3 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (50.00%) Information Security
2 16 (29.63%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (27.78%) Project Management
4 13 (24.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (22.22%) Data Protection
6 10 (18.52%) ITIL
7 8 (14.81%) Business Continuity
7 8 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (14.81%) PRINCE2
8 7 (12.96%) Risk Management
9 6 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (11.11%) Security Operations
9 6 (11.11%) SIEM
9 6 (11.11%) Supplier Management
10 5 (9.26%) Security Management
11 4 (7.41%) Risk Analysis
11 4 (7.41%) Vulnerability Management
12 3 (5.56%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 3 (5.56%) Identity Access Management
12 3 (5.56%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (37.04%) CISSP
2 16 (29.63%) CISM
3 8 (14.81%) CISA
4 4 (7.41%) PMI Certification
4 4 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (3.70%) Degree
6 2 (3.70%) PMP
7 1 (1.85%) CCNP
7 1 (1.85%) CEH
7 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.85%) CRISC
7 1 (1.85%) GIAC
7 1 (1.85%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
7 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.85%) MCSE
7 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.85%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (24.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (11.11%) COBIT
3 5 (9.26%) PCI DSS
4 3 (5.56%) PMO
4 3 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (3.70%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (3.70%) GDPR
5 2 (3.70%) QA
6 1 (1.85%) ISO 22301
6 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 3 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.85%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (1.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) SCCM
2 1 (1.85%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.85%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.85%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (5.56%) Blue Coat
1 3 (5.56%) Cisco
1 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.70%) SAP
2 2 (3.70%) VMware
3 1 (1.85%) AlgoSec
3 1 (1.85%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.85%) Citrix
3 1 (1.85%) CyberArk
3 1 (1.85%) Lancope
3 1 (1.85%) LogRhythm
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle
3 1 (1.85%) Sybase
3 1 (1.85%) Symantec