Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Security Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Security Management over the 6 months to 18 December 2018 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.

Security Management
UK
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 540 550 544
Rank change year-on-year +10 -6 -22
Contract jobs citing Security Management 378 373 360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.36% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.42% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 237 248
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £263 £261 £307
90th Percentile £688 £603 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 13
UK median hourly rate £22.15 £13.91 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.28% -61.38% -
10th Percentile £15.24 £11.28 £12.55
90th Percentile £57.50 £17.30 £53.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.39 £13.91 £36.00
% change year-on-year +39.41% -61.38% -

Security Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 91,003 88,700 86,889
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.79% 85.87% 85.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,238 59,225 57,246
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,336 2,067 2,452
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.60 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.23 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.10% +11.11% -

Security Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Security Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Security Management in the UK

Security Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Management in the UK

Security Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Management over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Management in the UK

Security Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Management in the UK

Security Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Management over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Management in the UK

Security Management
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Management within the UK over the 6 months to 18 December 2018. 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 0 356 £500 +5.26% 115
UK excluding London -32 227 £500 +5.26% 72
London +39 147 £500 +8.11% 45
South East -5 79 £513 +0.99% 23
North of England +8 70 £525 +10.53% 23
North West 0 39 £525 +10.53% 14
East of England -15 23 £430 -11.79% 6
South West -28 23 £388 -12.68% 10
Yorkshire -3 21 £450 -18.18% 6
Scotland -13 14 £525 +27.27%
Midlands -23 14 £425 -10.53% 8
North East +3 11 £563 +32.20% 3
West Midlands -40 10 £425 -10.53% 4
East Midlands +12 4 - - 4
Wales -25 4 £400 -

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Security Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Security Management.

1 199 (52.65%) Information Security
2 165 (43.65%) Information Security Management
3 121 (32.01%) ISMS
4 104 (27.51%) Management Information System
5 93 (24.60%) Windows
6 86 (22.75%) Linux
7 75 (19.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 71 (18.78%) CISSP
9 70 (18.52%) Microsoft
10 68 (17.99%) Risk Management
10 68 (17.99%) Finance
11 67 (17.72%) Amazon AWS
12 65 (17.20%) Cybersecurity
13 64 (16.93%) ITIL
14 60 (15.87%) Active Directory
15 58 (15.34%) Firewall
16 54 (14.29%) CISM
17 51 (13.49%) DevOps
18 49 (12.96%) Network Security
19 46 (12.17%) Docker
20 45 (11.90%) Degree
20 45 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
20 45 (11.90%) Law
21 44 (11.64%) Security Cleared
22 43 (11.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 43 (11.38%) Security Architecture
22 43 (11.38%) Cisco
23 42 (11.11%) Office 365
24 39 (10.32%) Oracle
24 39 (10.32%) Sony

Security Management
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 24 (6.35%) IIS
2 18 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 15 (3.97%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (2.12%) Apache
5 8 (2.12%) nginx
5 8 (2.12%) OpenStack
6 6 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.06%) CMS
8 3 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.53%) Confluence
Applications
1 15 (3.97%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (1.59%) CINEMA 4D
4 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.53%) BASE24
1 2 (0.53%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 67 (17.72%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (11.11%) Office 365
3 39 (10.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (4.50%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (3.97%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (3.70%) Amazon S3
6 14 (3.70%) Serverless
7 12 (3.17%) OpenShift
8 11 (2.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 10 (2.65%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (2.12%) IaaS
11 6 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (1.32%) Akamai
13 4 (1.06%) G Suite
13 4 (1.06%) PaaS
14 3 (0.79%) Amazon Kinesis
14 3 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.79%) Route 53
14 3 (0.79%) SaaS
15 2 (0.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 58 (15.34%) Firewall
2 49 (12.96%) Network Security
3 23 (6.08%) VPN
4 19 (5.03%) LAN
5 15 (3.97%) DNS
6 14 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (3.44%) TCP/IP
8 11 (2.91%) SSL
8 11 (2.91%) WAN
8 11 (2.91%) Wireless
9 8 (2.12%) Bluetooth
9 8 (2.12%) Internet
9 8 (2.12%) IPsec
9 8 (2.12%) MPLS
9 8 (2.12%) NFC
10 7 (1.85%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (1.85%) VLAN
11 5 (1.32%) DHCP
12 4 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (0.79%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.97%) Amazon RDS
3 13 (3.44%) Oracle Database
4 11 (2.91%) Oracle Database 11g
4 11 (2.91%) Oracle Database 12c
4 11 (2.91%) Oracle Exadata
5 9 (2.38%) MySQL
5 9 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.79%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.79%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.79%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.53%) BigQuery
8 2 (0.53%) DB2
8 2 (0.53%) DB2 UDB
8 2 (0.53%) NonStop SQL
8 2 (0.53%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 24 (6.35%) JIRA
2 20 (5.29%) Jenkins
3 11 (2.91%) Visual Studio
4 9 (2.38%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.38%) SonarQube
5 6 (1.59%) GitLab
6 3 (0.79%) Visual Studio Code
7 2 (0.53%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.53%) GCC
7 2 (0.53%) Maven
7 2 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.53%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.26%) Gradle
8 1 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.26%) Vagrant
General
1 68 (17.99%) Finance
2 45 (11.90%) Law
3 33 (8.73%) Legal
4 17 (4.50%) Telecoms
5 14 (3.70%) Retail
6 13 (3.44%) Banking
7 10 (2.65%) Back Office
8 6 (1.59%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.32%) Advertising
10 3 (0.79%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.53%) Electronics
11 2 (0.53%) Marketing
12 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.26%) Military
12 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 76 (20.11%) Analyst
2 43 (11.38%) Architect
3 40 (10.58%) Consultant
4 28 (7.41%) Security Architect
5 26 (6.88%) Security Consultant
6 21 (5.56%) Administrator
6 21 (5.56%) AWS Engineer
6 21 (5.56%) Support Analyst
7 20 (5.29%) Systems Administrator
8 19 (5.03%) Security Manager
9 18 (4.76%) Security Analyst
10 16 (4.23%) Project Manager
11 15 (3.97%) DevOps Engineer
12 13 (3.44%) Cloud Architect
12 13 (3.44%) Network Engineer
12 13 (3.44%) Security Engineer
13 12 (3.17%) Security Specialist
13 12 (3.17%) Service Analyst
13 12 (3.17%) Service Desk Analyst
14 11 (2.91%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.73%) Web Services
2 11 (2.91%) CSS
2 11 (2.91%) HTML
3 10 (2.65%) REST
4 9 (2.38%) .NET
5 8 (2.12%) JSON
6 7 (1.85%) SAML
7 6 (1.59%) React
8 5 (1.32%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.32%) ASP.NET
8 5 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (0.79%) 802.1X
9 3 (0.79%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.79%) Entity Framework
9 3 (0.79%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (0.79%) LESS
9 3 (0.79%) Redux
9 3 (0.79%) Sass
9 3 (0.79%) SOAP
10 2 (0.53%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 104 (27.51%) Management Information System
2 23 (6.08%) Data Centre
3 20 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (4.23%) Hybrid Cloud
5 15 (3.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 14 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (2.38%) Security Operations Centre
8 8 (2.12%) Driving Licence
8 8 (2.12%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.85%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.85%) Device Driver
10 6 (1.59%) Cybercrime
10 6 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (1.59%) NHS
11 5 (1.32%) Enterprise Cloud
11 5 (1.32%) Over-the-Top Content
12 4 (1.06%) CESG
12 4 (1.06%) Cyberthreat
12 4 (1.06%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 93 (24.60%) Windows
2 86 (22.75%) Linux
3 43 (11.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 31 (8.20%) Windows Server
5 23 (6.08%) Unix
6 18 (4.76%) SUSE
7 15 (3.97%) CentOS
8 14 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (3.44%) Solaris
10 9 (2.38%) Windows 10
11 7 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (1.59%) Mac OS X
12 6 (1.59%) Windows 7
12 6 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (1.32%) Embedded Linux
14 3 (0.79%) Debian
14 3 (0.79%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.53%) Android
16 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (52.65%) Information Security
2 165 (43.65%) Information Security Management
3 121 (32.01%) ISMS
4 68 (17.99%) Risk Management
5 65 (17.20%) Cybersecurity
6 64 (16.93%) ITIL
7 51 (13.49%) DevOps
8 45 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
9 43 (11.38%) Security Architecture
10 38 (10.05%) Data Protection
10 38 (10.05%) SIEM
11 28 (7.41%) Project Management
12 27 (7.14%) Change Management
13 25 (6.61%) Systems Engineering
14 24 (6.35%) Identity Access Management
14 24 (6.35%) Vulnerability Management
15 23 (6.08%) Security Operations
16 21 (5.56%) Data Security
16 21 (5.56%) Incident Management
17 20 (5.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (8.47%) SQL
2 28 (7.41%) Java
2 28 (7.41%) Python
3 15 (3.97%) Bash Shell
4 14 (3.70%) C#
5 13 (3.44%) PowerShell
6 11 (2.91%) C
7 8 (2.12%) C++
7 8 (2.12%) Go
8 7 (1.85%) Embedded C++
8 7 (1.85%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.06%) VBScript
10 3 (0.79%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.53%) Korn
12 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 71 (18.78%) CISSP
2 54 (14.29%) CISM
3 45 (11.90%) Degree
4 44 (11.64%) Security Cleared
5 39 (10.32%) CISA
6 36 (9.52%) SC Cleared
7 30 (7.94%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (4.50%) CRISC
8 17 (4.50%) ITIL Certification
9 15 (3.97%) AWS Certification
10 12 (3.17%) CCNP
11 11 (2.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 11 (2.91%) IISP
12 10 (2.65%) CESG Certified Professional
12 10 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (2.38%) CCNA
13 9 (2.38%) SANS
14 8 (2.12%) CLAS
14 8 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
14 8 (2.12%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (19.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (8.99%) GDPR
3 22 (5.82%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 20 (5.29%) PCI DSS
5 11 (2.91%) ISAE 3402
5 11 (2.91%) ISO 22301
6 9 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (2.12%) ISO 31000
7 8 (2.12%) ISO 9001
7 8 (2.12%) SLA
8 6 (1.59%) COBIT
9 5 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (1.32%) QA
10 4 (1.06%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.53%) COSO
12 2 (0.53%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.53%) GMP
12 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 60 (15.87%) Active Directory
2 46 (12.17%) Docker
3 18 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 16 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (3.17%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (2.38%) vSphere
7 8 (2.12%) ISA Server
8 7 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (1.06%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.26%) Samba
12 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 37 (9.79%) Kubernetes
2 22 (5.82%) Terraform
3 14 (3.70%) Ansible
4 9 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (2.12%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 8 (2.12%) Nessus
5 8 (2.12%) Puppet
5 8 (2.12%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 7 (1.85%) EnCase
6 7 (1.85%) FTK
6 7 (1.85%) Nagios
7 6 (1.59%) Jamf Pro
7 6 (1.59%) SCCM
8 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.06%) QRadar
8 4 (1.06%) SCOM
9 3 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.53%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 70 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 43 (11.38%) Cisco
3 39 (10.32%) Oracle
3 39 (10.32%) Sony
4 35 (9.26%) Red Hat
5 30 (7.94%) VMware
6 20 (5.29%) HP
7 17 (4.50%) CheckPoint
8 14 (3.70%) Qualys
8 14 (3.70%) Splunk
9 13 (3.44%) Google
10 12 (3.17%) IBM
11 11 (2.91%) CA
11 11 (2.91%) Okta
11 11 (2.91%) SAP
12 10 (2.65%) ArcSight
12 10 (2.65%) McAfee
13 9 (2.38%) Barracuda Networks
13 9 (2.38%) ServiceNow
13 9 (2.38%) SolarWinds