Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Security Manager was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 802 833 790
Rank change year-on-year +31 -43 +23
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Manager 82 66 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.079% 0.063% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.066% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 45 90
UK median daily rate £438 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.41% -2.63% +1.71%
10th Percentile £318 £362 £374
90th Percentile £635 £697 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £475
% change year-on-year -5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

IT Security Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 14 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +29 78 £444 -5.33% 13
UK excluding London +48 57 £425 -5.56% 12
London -32 25 £575 +6.48% 2
North of England +74 19 £450 - 3
East of England -2 15 £425 +3.66% 4
Yorkshire +29 13 £450 -5.26% 1
South East +13 12 £425 -8.11% 1
West Midlands +31 6 £325 -27.78% 2
Midlands +24 6 £325 -27.78% 2
North West +11 5 £425 +6.25% 1
Scotland -6 3 £425 +30.77% 1
North East +67 1 - - 1
South West +5 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 28 (34.15%) Finance
2 26 (31.71%) Information Security
3 24 (29.27%) Cybersecurity
4 23 (28.05%) CISSP
5 21 (25.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 18 (21.95%) ITIL
6 18 (21.95%) Banking
7 17 (20.73%) Project Management
8 15 (18.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (17.07%) CISM
9 14 (17.07%) PRINCE2
10 13 (15.85%) Security Management
11 12 (14.63%) Data Protection
12 11 (13.41%) COBIT
13 8 (9.76%) Service Management
13 8 (9.76%) Windows
13 8 (9.76%) Supplier Management
13 8 (9.76%) Management Information System
13 8 (9.76%) Information Security Management
14 7 (8.54%) Risk Management
14 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Excel
14 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Project
14 7 (8.54%) PMI Certification
15 6 (7.32%) GDPR
15 6 (7.32%) PMI
15 6 (7.32%) PMP
15 6 (7.32%) ITSM
15 6 (7.32%) Retail
15 6 (7.32%) QA
15 6 (7.32%) ISMS

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 (1.22%) IIS
1 1 (1.22%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) Office 365
2 1 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.88%) Firewall
1 4 (4.88%) SMS
2 2 (2.44%) Network Security
3 1 (1.22%) 3G
3 1 (1.22%) Internet
3 1 (1.22%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.22%) LTE
3 1 (1.22%) SAN
3 1 (1.22%) Skype
3 1 (1.22%) SSL
3 1 (1.22%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.22%) VPN
3 1 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.22%) Blockchain
1 1 (1.22%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) JIRA
General
1 28 (34.15%) Finance
2 18 (21.95%) Banking
3 6 (7.32%) Retail
4 4 (4.88%) Retail Banking
5 3 (3.66%) Legal
6 2 (2.44%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.44%) Spanish Language
6 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.22%) Law
7 1 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.76%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.32%) PMI
3 5 (6.10%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.66%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.22%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.22%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.22%) NHS
6 1 (1.22%) PKI
6 1 (1.22%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.22%) Robotics
6 1 (1.22%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.22%) Tandem
6 1 (1.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.76%) Windows
2 4 (4.88%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.44%) Linux
3 2 (2.44%) Unix
4 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (31.71%) Information Security
2 24 (29.27%) Cybersecurity
3 18 (21.95%) ITIL
4 17 (20.73%) Project Management
5 15 (18.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (17.07%) PRINCE2
7 13 (15.85%) Security Management
8 12 (14.63%) Data Protection
9 8 (9.76%) Information Security Management
9 8 (9.76%) Service Management
9 8 (9.76%) Supplier Management
10 7 (8.54%) Risk Management
11 6 (7.32%) ISMS
11 6 (7.32%) ITSM
12 5 (6.10%) Business Continuity
12 5 (6.10%) Change Control
12 5 (6.10%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (6.10%) Logistics
12 5 (6.10%) Migration
12 5 (6.10%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (28.05%) CISSP
2 14 (17.07%) CISM
3 7 (8.54%) PMI Certification
4 6 (7.32%) PMP
5 5 (6.10%) CISA
6 4 (4.88%) Degree
6 4 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (3.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (3.66%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.66%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.44%) CEH
8 2 (2.44%) ISEB
9 1 (1.22%) APMP
9 1 (1.22%) CASP
9 1 (1.22%) CCSA
9 1 (1.22%) CCSE
9 1 (1.22%) CISMP
9 1 (1.22%) CLAS
9 1 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.22%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (25.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (13.41%) COBIT
3 6 (7.32%) GDPR
3 6 (7.32%) QA
4 4 (4.88%) PCI DSS
5 3 (3.66%) PMO
6 2 (2.44%) RMADS
7 1 (1.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (1.22%) ISO 22301
7 1 (1.22%) ISO 9001
7 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (3.66%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.66%) BitLocker
2 2 (2.44%) ProxySG
2 2 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.44%) SCCM
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.22%) SCOM
2 1 (1.22%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.22%) SCSM
2 1 (1.22%) vMotion
Vendors
1 5 (6.10%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.66%) VMware
3 2 (2.44%) Blue Coat
3 2 (2.44%) CheckPoint
3 2 (2.44%) Citrix
3 2 (2.44%) CyberArk
3 2 (2.44%) FireEye
4 1 (1.22%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (1.22%) Cisco
4 1 (1.22%) Juniper
4 1 (1.22%) McAfee
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle
4 1 (1.22%) Qualys
4 1 (1.22%) Sophos
4 1 (1.22%) Sybase
4 1 (1.22%) Symantec
4 1 (1.22%) Trend Micro
4 1 (1.22%) WatchGuard