Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 566 549 541
Rank change year-on-year -17 -8 +28
Contract jobs citing Security Management 329 281 372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.31% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.36% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 177 258
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £307 £300 £304
90th Percentile £688 £601 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £468 £438
% change year-on-year -9.09% +6.86% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 13
UK median hourly rate £35.50 £11.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +222.73% -78.00% +101.21%
10th Percentile £11.13 £10.50 £22.19
90th Percentile £115.00 £11.50 £54.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £11.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +222.73% -78.00% +101.21%

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 85,425 77,081 88,855
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.66% 84.76% 84.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,293 50,493 58,499
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,320 2,088 2,246
UK median hourly rate £21.75 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.00% - +17.37%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.47 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% -7.41% +25.29%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -3 294 £475 - 72
UK excluding London -2 191 £425 -9.09% 45
London -20 126 £500 +5.26% 30
South East -14 64 £438 -12.50% 11
North of England -27 46 £494 +51.92% 12
North West -21 34 £475 +46.15% 8
Scotland -32 23 £283 -32.50% 3
Midlands -9 21 £475 -2.56% 7
East of England 0 18 £350 -30.00% 6
South West +1 16 £375 -28.57% 6
Yorkshire -15 11 £581 +132.50% 4
West Midlands -17 10 £286 -4.58% 6
East Midlands 0 8 £488 -7.14% 1
North East - 4 £675 -
Wales -7 3 £375 +3.45%

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 190 (57.75%) Information Security
2 135 (41.03%) Information Security Management
3 101 (30.70%) Management Information System
4 95 (28.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 90 (27.36%) CISSP
6 84 (25.53%) ITIL
7 82 (24.92%) Risk Management
8 76 (23.10%) PCI DSS
9 64 (19.45%) CISM
10 62 (18.84%) Finance
11 60 (18.24%) Degree
12 59 (17.93%) ISMS
13 58 (17.63%) GDPR
14 57 (17.33%) Cybersecurity
14 57 (17.33%) Firewall
15 55 (16.72%) Data Protection
16 50 (15.20%) Security Architecture
16 50 (15.20%) Linux
17 47 (14.29%) Security Cleared
18 42 (12.77%) SC Cleared
18 42 (12.77%) Risk Assessment
19 41 (12.46%) Windows
20 39 (11.85%) CISA
21 38 (11.55%) Service Management
22 37 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
22 37 (11.25%) Unix
23 36 (10.94%) Cisco
24 34 (10.33%) Project Management
25 33 (10.03%) Security Operations
26 32 (9.73%) Microsoft

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 15 (4.56%) IIS
2 5 (1.52%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.22%) Apache
4 3 (0.91%) CICS
4 3 (0.91%) MQSeries
4 3 (0.91%) SAS
5 1 (0.30%) Confluence
5 1 (0.30%) nginx
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.91%) SAP GRC
1 3 (0.91%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.60%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.43%) Office 365
4 5 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.52%) Amazon S3
4 5 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (1.22%) IaaS
6 3 (0.91%) PaaS
7 1 (0.30%) Akamai
7 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.30%) npm
7 1 (0.30%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (17.33%) Firewall
2 31 (9.42%) Network Security
3 21 (6.38%) VPN
4 19 (5.78%) Intrusion Detection
5 16 (4.86%) LAN
6 15 (4.56%) WAN
7 13 (3.95%) Internet
7 13 (3.95%) MPLS
8 10 (3.04%) 3G
8 10 (3.04%) 4G
8 10 (3.04%) SSL
8 10 (3.04%) TCP/IP
8 10 (3.04%) VoIP
9 9 (2.74%) 2G
9 9 (2.74%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (2.74%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (2.74%) SAN
9 9 (2.74%) TETRA
10 8 (2.43%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (1.82%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.26%) DB2
3 11 (3.34%) DB2 UDB
3 11 (3.34%) MongoDB
4 10 (3.04%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (2.43%) MySQL
6 7 (2.13%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.91%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.91%) Redis
8 3 (0.91%) SAP HANA
9 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.30%) Big Data
10 1 (0.30%) DTS
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.82%) SonarQube
2 2 (0.61%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.61%) JIRA
3 1 (0.30%) Bower
3 1 (0.30%) Grunt
3 1 (0.30%) gulp
3 1 (0.30%) Jasmine
3 1 (0.30%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (0.30%) Moq
3 1 (0.30%) NUnit
General
1 62 (18.84%) Finance
2 31 (9.42%) Legal
3 24 (7.29%) Banking
4 21 (6.38%) Telecoms
5 14 (4.26%) Retail
6 7 (2.13%) Spanish Language
7 4 (1.22%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.91%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.61%) Billing
9 2 (0.61%) Military
10 1 (0.30%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.30%) Marketing
10 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 46 (13.98%) Security Manager
2 41 (12.46%) Analyst
2 41 (12.46%) Consultant
3 39 (11.85%) Security Consultant
4 36 (10.94%) Security Analyst
5 35 (10.64%) Administrator
6 34 (10.33%) Architect
7 30 (9.12%) Security Architect
8 23 (6.99%) Security Officer
9 21 (6.38%) Information Manager
9 21 (6.38%) Information Security Manager
10 18 (5.47%) Network Engineer
10 18 (5.47%) Security Engineer
10 18 (5.47%) Systems Administrator
11 16 (4.86%) Information Analyst
12 15 (4.56%) Information Security Analyst
12 15 (4.56%) Information Security Officer
13 14 (4.26%) Head of Security
14 13 (3.95%) Security Operations Analyst
14 13 (3.95%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.56%) Node.js
2 14 (4.26%) JSON
3 12 (3.65%) YAML
4 11 (3.34%) CSS
4 11 (3.34%) HTML
5 7 (2.13%) .NET
5 7 (2.13%) AngularJS
5 7 (2.13%) OAuth
6 5 (1.52%) LDAP
6 5 (1.52%) React
7 4 (1.22%) REST
8 3 (0.91%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.91%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.91%) Entity Framework
8 3 (0.91%) ISPF
8 3 (0.91%) J2EE
8 3 (0.91%) JSP
8 3 (0.91%) Middleware
8 3 (0.91%) Software Packaging
8 3 (0.91%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 101 (30.70%) Management Information System
2 29 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (6.38%) Data Protection Act
4 17 (5.17%) Computer Science
5 16 (4.86%) CESG
6 13 (3.95%) Driving Licence
6 13 (3.95%) PKI
7 12 (3.65%) Data Centre
8 10 (3.04%) Cyberattack
9 8 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.82%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (1.82%) Mobile Payment
10 6 (1.82%) Smartcard
11 5 (1.52%) Public Cloud
12 4 (1.22%) CMDB
12 4 (1.22%) Freedom of Information
12 4 (1.22%) Freedom of Information Act
12 4 (1.22%) NHS
12 4 (1.22%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.91%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 50 (15.20%) Linux
2 41 (12.46%) Windows
3 37 (11.25%) Unix
4 29 (8.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (5.17%) Windows Server
6 10 (3.04%) CentOS
7 9 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.82%) Windows 7
8 6 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.22%) Solaris
10 3 (0.91%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.91%) zOS
11 2 (0.61%) HPUX
11 2 (0.61%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.30%) Android
12 1 (0.30%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (57.75%) Information Security
2 135 (41.03%) Information Security Management
3 84 (25.53%) ITIL
4 82 (24.92%) Risk Management
5 59 (17.93%) ISMS
6 57 (17.33%) Cybersecurity
7 55 (16.72%) Data Protection
8 50 (15.20%) Security Architecture
9 42 (12.77%) Risk Assessment
10 38 (11.55%) Service Management
11 37 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
12 34 (10.33%) Project Management
13 33 (10.03%) Security Operations
14 32 (9.73%) SIEM
15 31 (9.42%) Vulnerability Management
16 27 (8.21%) Service Delivery
17 26 (7.90%) Change Management
18 25 (7.60%) TOGAF
19 24 (7.29%) Incident Management
19 24 (7.29%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (9.12%) SQL
2 29 (8.81%) Python
3 18 (5.47%) Bash Shell
3 18 (5.47%) Shell Script
4 17 (5.17%) Java
5 13 (3.95%) JavaScript
5 13 (3.95%) PowerShell
6 12 (3.65%) COBOL
6 12 (3.65%) Korn
7 7 (2.13%) C#
7 7 (2.13%) PHP
7 7 (2.13%) Ruby
8 6 (1.82%) VB
8 6 (1.82%) VBScript
9 5 (1.52%) C
10 3 (0.91%) Assembly Language
10 3 (0.91%) C++
10 3 (0.91%) JCL
10 3 (0.91%) Perl
10 3 (0.91%) REXX
Qualifications
1 90 (27.36%) CISSP
2 64 (19.45%) CISM
3 60 (18.24%) Degree
4 47 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 42 (12.77%) SC Cleared
6 39 (11.85%) CISA
7 18 (5.47%) GIAC
8 16 (4.86%) CESG Certified Professional
8 16 (4.86%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (4.26%) IISP
10 13 (3.95%) CISMP
10 13 (3.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 10 (3.04%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 9 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (2.43%) CCNP
14 7 (2.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 7 (2.13%) GCIA
14 7 (2.13%) GCIH
14 7 (2.13%) GSEC
14 7 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (28.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 76 (23.10%) PCI DSS
3 58 (17.63%) GDPR
4 23 (6.99%) COBIT
5 13 (3.95%) ISO 22301
6 12 (3.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 11 (3.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (3.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 8 (2.43%) Cyber Essentials
9 8 (2.43%) ISAE 3402
9 8 (2.43%) ISO 9001
10 7 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 7 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 7 (2.13%) SLA
11 6 (1.82%) ISO 31000
12 5 (1.52%) CESG Infosec
13 3 (0.91%) PMO
13 3 (0.91%) RMADS
14 2 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
15 1 (0.30%) IASME
System Software
1 21 (6.38%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.43%) Xen
4 6 (1.82%) Docker
4 6 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.52%) vSphere
6 3 (0.91%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 3 (0.91%) RACF
6 3 (0.91%) Time Sharing Option
7 2 (0.61%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.30%) iptables
8 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.30%) Postfix
8 1 (0.30%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.30%) Samba
8 1 (0.30%) Squid
8 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (5.17%) Nessus
2 12 (3.65%) Ansible
3 11 (3.34%) Kubernetes
3 11 (3.34%) WSUS
4 10 (3.04%) Terraform
5 8 (2.43%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.82%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 5 (1.52%) IBM BigFix
9 3 (0.91%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.91%) Kibana
9 3 (0.91%) Nagios
9 3 (0.91%) SCCM
9 3 (0.91%) zSecure
10 2 (0.61%) ArcSight ESM
10 2 (0.61%) Cisco UCCX
10 2 (0.61%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.61%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.61%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 2 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 36 (10.94%) Cisco
2 32 (9.73%) Microsoft
3 22 (6.69%) VMware
4 21 (6.38%) Red Hat
5 18 (5.47%) Oracle
6 13 (3.95%) IBM
6 13 (3.95%) Splunk
7 11 (3.34%) CheckPoint
8 9 (2.74%) HP
9 8 (2.43%) ArcSight
9 8 (2.43%) F5
9 8 (2.43%) Juniper
9 8 (2.43%) Qualys
10 7 (2.13%) CyberArk
11 6 (1.82%) Barracuda Networks
11 6 (1.82%) Centrify
11 6 (1.82%) Citrix
11 6 (1.82%) Imperva
11 6 (1.82%) Trend Micro
11 6 (1.82%) Tripwire