Period
to 17 October 2017

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 17 October 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.

Security Management
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 551 548 516
Rank change year-on-year -3 -32 +54
Contract jobs citing Security Management 322 370 405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.35% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.41% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 263 243
UK median daily rate £435 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £233 £269 £293
90th Percentile £625 £650 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 4
UK median hourly rate £13.91 £31.81 £28.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.29% +13.20% -23.01%
10th Percentile £11.28 £12.58 £11.85
90th Percentile £17.30 £36.70 £44.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.91 £31.81 £28.10
% change year-on-year -56.29% +13.20% -24.56%

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 83883 89445 92288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.87% 81.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 55638 59202 59805
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1990 2331 2670
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% +12.82%
10th Percentile £11.53 £11.30 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +12.50%

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 17 October 2017.

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
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 Security Management within the UK over the 6 months to 17 October 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 -16 286 £450 - 44
UK excluding London +14 235 £450 - 26
London -38 77 £400 -15.79% 18
South East +5 75 £475 +5.56% 10
North of England +43 45 £350 -3.45% 5
East of England +1 35 £475 +5.56% 1
Scotland +33 32 £375 +30.66%
Midlands +27 29 £400 -27.27% 4
North West +15 28 £325 -27.78% 5
West Midlands +31 20 £400 -34.69% 4
South West -6 19 £525 +8.25% 6
Yorkshire +32 16 £450 -
East Midlands -9 9 £331 -38.08%
North East +41 1 £426 +60.87%

For the 6 months to 17 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Security Management.

1 194 (60.25%) Information Security
2 136 (42.24%) Information Security Management
3 100 (31.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 100 (31.06%) ISMS
4 98 (30.43%) Management Information System
5 75 (23.29%) Finance
5 75 (23.29%) ITIL
6 63 (19.57%) CISSP
7 53 (16.46%) Risk Management
8 49 (15.22%) Security Cleared
9 48 (14.91%) CISM
9 48 (14.91%) Firewall
10 42 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
11 41 (12.73%) Project Management
11 41 (12.73%) Risk Assessment
12 38 (11.80%) Unix
12 38 (11.80%) Windows
12 38 (11.80%) PCI DSS
13 36 (11.18%) Microsoft
13 36 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
14 35 (10.87%) Service Management
15 34 (10.56%) SQL
15 34 (10.56%) Security Architecture
16 32 (9.94%) Degree
17 31 (9.63%) Microsoft Excel
17 31 (9.63%) CISA
17 31 (9.63%) Banking
18 30 (9.32%) IBM
19 29 (9.01%) DB2
20 28 (8.70%) Linux

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 16 (4.97%) CICS
1 16 (4.97%) MQSeries
1 16 (4.97%) SAS
2 12 (3.73%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.86%) IIS
3 6 (1.86%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.24%) Apache
6 2 (0.62%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.31%) Confluence
7 1 (0.31%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.31%) nginx
7 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 31 (9.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (8.39%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (8.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.86%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.62%) CINEMA 4D
5 2 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.62%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 7 (2.17%) SAP GRC
2 5 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.24%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.62%) HFM
4 2 (0.62%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.62%) SAP SM
5 1 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.28%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (4.66%) PaaS
3 12 (3.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.73%) Office 365
4 10 (3.11%) IaaS
5 7 (2.17%) SaaS
6 6 (1.86%) GitHub
7 2 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.62%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 48 (14.91%) Firewall
2 26 (8.07%) SSL
3 20 (6.21%) LAN
4 19 (5.90%) Kerberos
5 17 (5.28%) WAN
6 16 (4.97%) SSH
7 15 (4.66%) VPN
8 13 (4.04%) Network Security
9 10 (3.11%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (3.11%) DNS
10 7 (2.17%) Internet
11 5 (1.55%) Intranet
11 5 (1.55%) VLAN
11 5 (1.55%) VoIP
12 4 (1.24%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (1.24%) LDAP
12 4 (1.24%) Reverse Proxy
12 4 (1.24%) SAN
12 4 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.93%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.01%) DB2
2 23 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 13 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (3.73%) MongoDB
5 11 (3.42%) DB2 UDB
6 10 (3.11%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (3.11%) MySQL
7 8 (2.48%) SAP HANA
8 7 (2.17%) GIS
8 7 (2.17%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.86%) Big Data
10 4 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.93%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.62%) DBAmp
12 2 (0.62%) Essbase
12 2 (0.62%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
12 2 (0.62%) Oracle ODI
12 2 (0.62%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (3.42%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.55%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (0.93%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.93%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.62%) Artifactory
4 2 (0.62%) Gerrit
4 2 (0.62%) GitLab
4 2 (0.62%) JIRA
4 2 (0.62%) Maven
4 2 (0.62%) Subversion
4 2 (0.62%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.31%) git-flow
General
1 75 (23.29%) Finance
2 31 (9.63%) Banking
3 27 (8.39%) Legal
4 25 (7.76%) Retail
5 10 (3.11%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.48%) Law
7 7 (2.17%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.24%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.24%) Local Government
9 3 (0.93%) Automotive
9 3 (0.93%) Marketing
9 3 (0.93%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.62%) International Banking
11 1 (0.31%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.31%) French Language
11 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 64 (19.88%) Consultant
2 58 (18.01%) Security Consultant
3 48 (14.91%) Analyst
4 29 (9.01%) Security Manager
5 27 (8.39%) Architect
6 24 (7.45%) Security Analyst
6 24 (7.45%) Security Architect
7 21 (6.52%) Administrator
8 20 (6.21%) Information Security Consultant
9 17 (5.28%) Security Officer
10 15 (4.66%) Security Engineer
11 13 (4.04%) DBA
11 13 (4.04%) IT Manager
12 12 (3.73%) Information Analyst
12 12 (3.73%) Information Security Analyst
13 10 (3.11%) Cloud Architect
13 10 (3.11%) IT Security Manager
13 10 (3.11%) Project Manager
13 10 (3.11%) Senior Consultant
13 10 (3.11%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.97%) ISPF
1 16 (4.97%) Middleware
2 11 (3.42%) YAML
3 9 (2.80%) Regular Expression
4 3 (0.93%) LAMP
5 2 (0.62%) Visualforce
5 2 (0.62%) Web Services
6 1 (0.31%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.31%) Memcached
6 1 (0.31%) Node.js
6 1 (0.31%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.31%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (0.31%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 98 (30.43%) Management Information System
2 36 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (7.14%) PKI
4 18 (5.59%) Mainframe
5 16 (4.97%) CESG
6 8 (2.48%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.55%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (1.55%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.24%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.24%) Smart Meter
9 3 (0.93%) Clustering
9 3 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (0.93%) FMCG
9 3 (0.93%) NHS
9 3 (0.93%) Reference Data
9 3 (0.93%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.62%) CESG CLAS
10 2 (0.62%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (0.62%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 38 (11.80%) Unix
1 38 (11.80%) Windows
2 28 (8.70%) Linux
3 18 (5.59%) zOS
4 14 (4.35%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.93%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.62%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.31%) AIX
9 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.31%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (60.25%) Information Security
2 136 (42.24%) Information Security Management
3 100 (31.06%) ISMS
4 75 (23.29%) ITIL
5 53 (16.46%) Risk Management
6 42 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
7 41 (12.73%) Project Management
7 41 (12.73%) Risk Assessment
8 35 (10.87%) Service Management
9 34 (10.56%) Security Architecture
10 28 (8.70%) Security Operations
11 26 (8.07%) Business Continuity
11 26 (8.07%) Stakeholder Management
12 25 (7.76%) Internal Audit
13 23 (7.14%) Data Protection
14 21 (6.52%) SIEM
15 20 (6.21%) Service Delivery
16 19 (5.90%) Change Management
16 19 (5.90%) Data Analysis
16 19 (5.90%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (10.56%) SQL
2 27 (8.39%) Shell Script
3 16 (4.97%) Assembly Language
3 16 (4.97%) CLIST
3 16 (4.97%) JCL
3 16 (4.97%) Perl
3 16 (4.97%) Python
3 16 (4.97%) REXX
4 14 (4.35%) Bash Shell
5 7 (2.17%) Korn
6 5 (1.55%) Java
7 3 (0.93%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.62%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.31%) PHP
Qualifications
1 63 (19.57%) CISSP
2 49 (15.22%) Security Cleared
3 48 (14.91%) CISM
4 32 (9.94%) Degree
5 31 (9.63%) CISA
6 25 (7.76%) SC Cleared
7 16 (4.97%) DV Cleared
8 10 (3.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 7 (2.17%) CLAS
9 7 (2.17%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 6 (1.86%) PCI QSA
11 5 (1.55%) CESG Certified Professional
12 4 (1.24%) ISEB
13 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.62%) CompTIA Security+
14 2 (0.62%) ISACA
14 2 (0.62%) Master's Degree
14 2 (0.62%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.62%) Security+ Certification
15 1 (0.31%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (31.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (11.80%) PCI DSS
3 22 (6.83%) SLA
4 21 (6.52%) COBIT
5 18 (5.59%) GDPR
5 18 (5.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 13 (4.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (2.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (1.86%) ISO 31000
8 6 (1.86%) ISO 9001
9 5 (1.55%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (1.24%) QA
11 3 (0.93%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.62%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.62%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.62%) PMO
13 1 (0.31%) ISAE 3402
13 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 1 (0.31%) RMADS
System Software
1 22 (6.83%) Active Directory
2 18 (5.59%) RACF
3 16 (4.97%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 16 (4.97%) Time Sharing Option
4 10 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.93%) Docker
5 3 (0.93%) iptables
5 3 (0.93%) Postfix
5 3 (0.93%) Samba
5 3 (0.93%) Squid
6 2 (0.62%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.62%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.31%) vSphere
7 1 (0.31%) Xen
7 1 (0.31%) XenApp
7 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (5.59%) zSecure
2 11 (3.42%) Ansible
3 9 (2.80%) SCCM
4 8 (2.48%) SCOM
5 7 (2.17%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (1.24%) Puppet
6 4 (1.24%) WSUS
7 3 (0.93%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.93%) Nessus
7 3 (0.93%) Nmap
8 2 (0.62%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.62%) QRadar
8 2 (0.62%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.31%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.31%) SmoothWall
9 1 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 36 (11.18%) Microsoft
2 30 (9.32%) IBM
3 26 (8.07%) Cisco
4 22 (6.83%) CA
5 21 (6.52%) VMware
6 20 (6.21%) Oracle
7 16 (4.97%) SAP
7 16 (4.97%) Sybase
8 15 (4.66%) HP
9 12 (3.73%) CheckPoint
9 12 (3.73%) Splunk
10 8 (2.48%) McAfee
11 7 (2.17%) Citrix
11 7 (2.17%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.86%) Palo Alto
13 3 (0.93%) Darktrace
13 3 (0.93%) JD Edwards
13 3 (0.93%) NEC
13 3 (0.93%) SolarWinds
13 3 (0.93%) Symantec