Period
to 18 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 563 566 521
Rank change year-on-year +3 -45 +15
Contract jobs citing Security Management 337 313 394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.32% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.37% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 192 281
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% -1.11% -
10th Percentile £248 £250 £263
90th Percentile £688 £623 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £465 £450
% change year-on-year -8.60% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 14
UK median hourly rate £19.39 £13.91 £31.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.41% -56.29% +13.20%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.28 £12.58
90th Percentile £57.50 £17.30 £36.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.41 £13.91 £31.81
% change year-on-year +25.21% -56.29% +13.20%

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 88,872 83,852 90,386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.24% 85.60% 85.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,625 55,176 59,764
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,448 2,093 2,334
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.58% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.59
% change year-on-year -16.67% +1.74% +7.23%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 -13 299 £456 +1.27% 99
UK excluding London -49 209 £425 -8.60% 65
London +16 119 £475 +18.75% 41
South East +5 81 £444 -9.44% 20
North of England -23 42 £488 +50.00% 18
East of England -9 27 £350 -26.32% 3
Scotland -26 24 £425 +13.33% 4
North West -28 24 £425 +30.77% 13
Midlands -14 21 £396 -3.94% 8
West Midlands -19 18 £368 +13.08% 8
Yorkshire -17 15 £675 +145.45% 4
South West -22 9 £401 -23.62% 9
North East -1 7 £675 +58.64% 1
Wales - 5 £400 - 1
East Midlands -2 3 £525 -14.81%

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 156 (46.29%) Information Security
2 116 (34.42%) Information Security Management
3 85 (25.22%) Management Information System
4 76 (22.55%) Risk Management
5 73 (21.66%) ITIL
6 67 (19.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 66 (19.58%) Firewall
8 63 (18.69%) Linux
9 62 (18.40%) CISSP
9 62 (18.40%) Finance
9 62 (18.40%) Degree
10 59 (17.51%) ISMS
11 58 (17.21%) Cybersecurity
12 55 (16.32%) Windows
13 54 (16.02%) Microsoft
14 49 (14.54%) Cisco
15 48 (14.24%) CISM
16 43 (12.76%) SQL
16 43 (12.76%) Agile Software Development
17 42 (12.46%) Network Security
17 42 (12.46%) Security Architecture
18 40 (11.87%) Unix
19 39 (11.57%) CISA
20 38 (11.28%) Active Directory
21 36 (10.68%) Microsoft Azure
21 36 (10.68%) PCI DSS
21 36 (10.68%) GDPR
22 35 (10.39%) DevOps
22 35 (10.39%) Data Protection
22 35 (10.39%) Red Hat Enterprise 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 (4.75%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.86%) IIS
3 9 (2.67%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.48%) Apache
5 5 (1.48%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.89%) CICS
6 3 (0.89%) CMS
6 3 (0.89%) Confluence
6 3 (0.89%) MQSeries
6 3 (0.89%) SAS
7 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.59%) nginx
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (1.48%) CINEMA 4D
4 4 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.30%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.59%) SAP GTS
2 1 (0.30%) BASE24
2 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 36 (10.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (10.39%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (6.23%) Office 365
4 7 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (2.08%) Amazon S3
4 7 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (1.78%) IaaS
6 4 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.19%) PaaS
7 3 (0.89%) SaaS
8 2 (0.59%) Akamai
8 2 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.59%) GitHub
8 2 (0.59%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.30%) npm
9 1 (0.30%) Zenedge
Communications & Networking
1 66 (19.58%) Firewall
2 42 (12.46%) Network Security
3 17 (5.04%) LAN
3 17 (5.04%) VPN
4 15 (4.45%) WAN
5 13 (3.86%) Internet
6 12 (3.56%) TCP/IP
7 11 (3.26%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (3.26%) SSL
8 10 (2.97%) 3G
8 10 (2.97%) 4G
8 10 (2.97%) MPLS
8 10 (2.97%) VLAN
8 10 (2.97%) VoIP
9 9 (2.67%) 2G
9 9 (2.67%) TETRA
9 9 (2.67%) Wireless
10 8 (2.37%) Intrusion Detection
10 8 (2.37%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (2.08%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.45%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (4.15%) DB2
3 14 (4.15%) MongoDB
3 14 (4.15%) Oracle Database
4 12 (3.56%) MySQL
5 11 (3.26%) DB2 UDB
5 11 (3.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 11 (3.26%) Oracle Database 12c
5 11 (3.26%) Oracle Exadata
6 7 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.89%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.89%) Redis
9 2 (0.59%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (3.56%) JIRA
2 11 (3.26%) Jenkins
2 11 (3.26%) SonarQube
3 5 (1.48%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.89%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.59%) Maven
5 2 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.59%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.30%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.30%) Gradle
6 1 (0.30%) Grunt
6 1 (0.30%) gulp
6 1 (0.30%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.30%) Moq
6 1 (0.30%) NUnit
6 1 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.30%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 62 (18.40%) Finance
2 32 (9.50%) Legal
3 27 (8.01%) Telecoms
4 16 (4.75%) Banking
5 14 (4.15%) Law
6 13 (3.86%) Retail
7 8 (2.37%) Spanish Language
8 6 (1.78%) Back Office
9 3 (0.89%) Marketing
9 3 (0.89%) Military
10 2 (0.59%) Advertising
10 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.30%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 51 (15.13%) Analyst
2 46 (13.65%) Architect
3 37 (10.98%) Security Architect
4 34 (10.09%) Consultant
5 28 (8.31%) Administrator
6 26 (7.72%) Security Manager
7 25 (7.42%) Security Consultant
8 22 (6.53%) Network Engineer
8 22 (6.53%) Security Analyst
9 18 (5.34%) Security Engineer
10 17 (5.04%) DBA
11 15 (4.45%) Systems Administrator
12 13 (3.86%) Developer
12 13 (3.86%) Security Officer
12 13 (3.86%) Unix Administrator
13 12 (3.56%) Information Security Manager
13 12 (3.56%) Support Engineer
14 11 (3.26%) AWS Administrator
14 11 (3.26%) Cloud Architect
14 11 (3.26%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (7.42%) Web Services
2 15 (4.45%) HTML
3 14 (4.15%) CSS
4 12 (3.56%) .NET
4 12 (3.56%) REST
4 12 (3.56%) YAML
5 10 (2.97%) AngularJS
5 10 (2.97%) JSON
6 9 (2.67%) React
7 8 (2.37%) .NET Framework
7 8 (2.37%) ASP.NET
7 8 (2.37%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (1.78%) Entity Framework
8 6 (1.78%) Node.js
9 5 (1.48%) KnockoutJS
9 5 (1.48%) LESS
9 5 (1.48%) Middleware
9 5 (1.48%) Sass
9 5 (1.48%) SOAP
10 4 (1.19%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 85 (25.22%) Management Information System
2 22 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.04%) Computer Science
3 17 (5.04%) Driving Licence
4 15 (4.45%) Data Centre
5 12 (3.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 10 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (2.67%) CESG
8 8 (2.37%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (2.08%) Client/Server
9 7 (2.08%) PKI
10 6 (1.78%) CMDB
10 6 (1.78%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (1.78%) Freedom of Information
10 6 (1.78%) Freedom of Information Act
10 6 (1.78%) Mobile Payment
10 6 (1.78%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.78%) Smartcard
11 5 (1.48%) Over-the-Top Content
12 4 (1.19%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 63 (18.69%) Linux
2 55 (16.32%) Windows
3 40 (11.87%) Unix
4 35 (10.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (5.64%) Windows Server
6 12 (3.56%) CentOS
6 12 (3.56%) SUSE
7 10 (2.97%) Solaris
8 8 (2.37%) Windows 10
8 8 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.78%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.48%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.89%) zOS
12 2 (0.59%) Android
12 2 (0.59%) HPUX
12 2 (0.59%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (46.29%) Information Security
2 116 (34.42%) Information Security Management
3 76 (22.55%) Risk Management
4 73 (21.66%) ITIL
5 59 (17.51%) ISMS
6 58 (17.21%) Cybersecurity
7 43 (12.76%) Agile Software Development
8 42 (12.46%) Security Architecture
9 35 (10.39%) Data Protection
9 35 (10.39%) DevOps
10 34 (10.09%) Change Management
10 34 (10.09%) Project Management
11 31 (9.20%) Risk Assessment
12 26 (7.72%) PRINCE2
12 26 (7.72%) SIEM
13 25 (7.42%) Disaster Recovery
14 22 (6.53%) TOGAF
15 21 (6.23%) Capacity Management
16 20 (5.93%) Vulnerability Management
17 19 (5.64%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (12.76%) SQL
2 29 (8.61%) Python
3 22 (6.53%) Java
4 21 (6.23%) Bash Shell
5 17 (5.04%) C#
5 17 (5.04%) PowerShell
6 16 (4.75%) Shell Script
7 15 (4.45%) JavaScript
8 12 (3.56%) Korn
9 6 (1.78%) C
10 5 (1.48%) C++
11 3 (0.89%) Assembly Language
11 3 (0.89%) COBOL
11 3 (0.89%) JCL
11 3 (0.89%) Perl
11 3 (0.89%) PHP
11 3 (0.89%) REXX
11 3 (0.89%) Ruby
11 3 (0.89%) VB
11 3 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 62 (18.40%) CISSP
1 62 (18.40%) Degree
2 48 (14.24%) CISM
3 39 (11.57%) CISA
4 34 (10.09%) Security Cleared
5 28 (8.31%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (8.31%) SC Cleared
6 15 (4.45%) ITIL Certification
7 14 (4.15%) CCNP
7 14 (4.15%) IISP
8 13 (3.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 12 (3.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 12 (3.56%) CISMP
10 11 (3.26%) CRISC
10 11 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (2.97%) CCNA
11 10 (2.97%) CREST Certified
12 9 (2.67%) MCSE
12 9 (2.67%) SANS
13 8 (2.37%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (19.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (10.68%) GDPR
2 36 (10.68%) PCI DSS
3 16 (4.75%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 15 (4.45%) ISAE 3402
4 15 (4.45%) ISO 22301
5 14 (4.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (3.26%) ISO 9001
7 10 (2.97%) ISO 31000
8 9 (2.67%) COBIT
9 8 (2.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 6 (1.78%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.59%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.59%) GMP
11 2 (0.59%) IASME
11 2 (0.59%) PMO
11 2 (0.59%) SLA
12 1 (0.30%) QA
System Software
1 38 (11.28%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.86%) Docker
3 13 (3.86%) Oracle RAC
4 9 (2.67%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.67%) Xen
5 6 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.19%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.89%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 3 (0.89%) ProxySG
7 3 (0.89%) RACF
7 3 (0.89%) Time Sharing Option
7 3 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.59%) vSphere
9 1 (0.30%) iptables
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.30%) Postfix
9 1 (0.30%) Samba
9 1 (0.30%) Squid
9 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (5.04%) Ansible
2 16 (4.75%) Kubernetes
3 13 (3.86%) Nessus
3 13 (3.86%) Terraform
4 10 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (2.97%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 10 (2.97%) WSUS
5 9 (2.67%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (1.78%) SCCM
7 5 (1.48%) Jamf Pro
7 5 (1.48%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (1.19%) SCOM
9 3 (0.89%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (0.89%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 3 (0.89%) Kibana
9 3 (0.89%) QRadar
9 3 (0.89%) zSecure
10 2 (0.59%) FTK
Vendors
1 54 (16.02%) Microsoft
2 49 (14.54%) Cisco
3 30 (8.90%) Oracle
4 25 (7.42%) Red Hat
5 22 (6.53%) Splunk
6 20 (5.93%) VMware
7 18 (5.34%) CheckPoint
8 16 (4.75%) IBM
9 14 (4.15%) CA
10 13 (3.86%) HP
11 12 (3.56%) McAfee
11 12 (3.56%) Qualys
12 11 (3.26%) ArcSight
12 11 (3.26%) SAP
12 11 (3.26%) Sony
13 10 (2.97%) Barracuda Networks
13 10 (2.97%) Centrify
13 10 (2.97%) Imperva
13 10 (2.97%) Trend Micro
13 10 (2.97%) Tripwire