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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Management
UK
Rank 447 469 477
Rank change year-on-year +22 +8  
Contract jobs citing Security Management 149 174 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.33% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.40% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 111 90
Median daily rate £460 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.23% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £350 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £393
% change year-on-year +9.09% +5.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Median hourly rate £11.00 £51.25 £23.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -78.53% +116.93%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £51.25 £23.63
% change year-on-year -78.53% +116.93%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37647 43912 41983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.85% 79.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 24815 28793 26009
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1109 1205
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +33.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Security Management
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Security Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Management.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Management in the UK

Security Management
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +12 140 £481 +13.23% 50
London +28 60 £488 +3.72% 17
South East +10 26 £525 +16.66% 11
North West +29 21 £400 -17.09% 4
Berkshire +18 15 £550 +22.22% 1
Cheshire +41 13 £310 -55.71% 1
South West +6 12 £523 +39.33% 5
Hampshire +6 8 £525 +31.25% 4
Bristol +8 7 £680 +87.58% 4
West Midlands +10 5 £363 - 3
East Midlands -3 5 £488 +31.75% 2
Leicestershire - 5 £488 -
Leicester - 5 £488 -
Midlands +10 4 £550 -12.00%
Reading +8 4 £513 +9.32% 1
Manchester 0 4 - - 3
Bedfordshire -4 4 £500 +17.64%
East of England -17 4 £500 +28.20% 5
Wiltshire - 4 £365 -
Cardiff +21 3 £363 +31.81% 1
South Wales +17 3 £363 +31.81% 1
Wales +12 3 £363 +31.81% 1
West Yorkshire +9 3 £450 +5.88%
Yorkshire +7 3 £450 +12.50%
Liverpool +5 3 £425 -13.26%
Winchester +5 3 £475 +5.55%
Merseyside +3 3 £425 -13.26%
Edinburgh +19 2 £425 -19.04% 3
Scotland +18 2 £425 +25.92% 6
Leeds +6 2 - -

Security Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 183 (58.10%) Information Security
2 117 (37.14%) Information Security Management
3 111 (35.24%) Management Information System
4 97 (30.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 82 (26.03%) Risk Management
6 79 (25.08%) Security Cleared
7 69 (21.90%) ISMS
8 67 (21.27%) SC Cleared
8 67 (21.27%) Finance
9 65 (20.63%) CISSP
10 61 (19.37%) ITIL
11 52 (16.51%) Penetration Testing
12 48 (15.24%) Microsoft
12 48 (15.24%) CISM
12 48 (15.24%) Cybersecurity
13 43 (13.65%) Firewall
14 39 (12.38%) Security Architecture
14 39 (12.38%) Windows
15 37 (11.75%) CISA
16 36 (11.43%) Project Management
17 35 (11.11%) Banking
17 35 (11.11%) Data Protection
18 33 (10.48%) PCI DSS
19 32 (10.16%) Business Continuity
20 31 (9.84%) Oracle
20 31 (9.84%) Risk Assessment
21 30 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
22 29 (9.21%) SIEM
22 29 (9.21%) Data Security
23 28 (8.89%) Change Management

Security Management
Top Related 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 12 (3.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (2.54%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.59%) IIS
3 5 (1.59%) nginx
3 5 (1.59%) OpenStack
4 3 (0.95%) Alfresco
4 3 (0.95%) Apache Solr
4 3 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (0.95%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.95%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.63%) CMS
5 2 (0.63%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.32%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.59%) MS Project
3 3 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.63%) MS Office
5 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.22%) HFM
2 6 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.90%) Hyperion Planning
3 4 (1.27%) BASE24
4 2 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.63%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (5.40%) IaaS
3 12 (3.81%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (3.49%) PaaS
5 5 (1.59%) GitHub
5 5 (1.59%) SaaS
6 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.63%) Office 365
8 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 43 (13.65%) Firewall
2 27 (8.57%) Network Security
3 16 (5.08%) Intrusion Detection
4 11 (3.49%) Cisco Nexus
4 11 (3.49%) LAN
4 11 (3.49%) WAN
5 10 (3.17%) DNS
5 10 (3.17%) LDAP
6 7 (2.22%) Internet
6 7 (2.22%) SSL
6 7 (2.22%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.90%) SAN
7 6 (1.90%) Wireless
8 5 (1.59%) NetScaler
8 5 (1.59%) Skype
8 5 (1.59%) VPN
9 3 (0.95%) HTTP
9 3 (0.95%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (0.63%) DHCP
10 2 (0.63%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.40%) Oracle Database
3 14 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (3.49%) GIS
4 11 (3.49%) Oracle BI EE
5 7 (2.22%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.90%) Oracle ODI
7 4 (1.27%) NonStop SQL
7 4 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.27%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.95%) Big Data
9 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.32%) ActiveReports
10 1 (0.32%) OLTP
10 1 (0.32%) QlikView
10 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.59%) Bitbucket
1 5 (1.59%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.95%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (0.63%) Bower
3 2 (0.63%) JIRA
3 2 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.63%) VersaTest
3 2 (0.63%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
General
1 67 (21.27%) Finance
2 35 (11.11%) Banking
3 19 (6.03%) Legal
4 15 (4.76%) Retail
5 14 (4.44%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.59%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.95%) Local Government
7 3 (0.95%) Publishing
7 3 (0.95%) Wholesale Banking
8 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.63%) Law
8 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.32%) Advertising
9 1 (0.32%) French Language
9 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (18.41%) Consultant
2 45 (14.29%) Architect
3 41 (13.02%) Security Manager
4 38 (12.06%) Security Consultant
5 32 (10.16%) Analyst
6 28 (8.89%) Security Architect
7 21 (6.67%) Security Analyst
7 21 (6.67%) Security Officer
8 18 (5.71%) Information Manager
8 18 (5.71%) Information Security Manager
9 16 (5.08%) Developer
10 14 (4.44%) Administrator
10 14 (4.44%) Project Manager
11 13 (4.13%) Information Security Consultant
11 13 (4.13%) IT Consultant
12 12 (3.81%) Information Analyst
12 12 (3.81%) Information Security Analyst
13 11 (3.49%) Information Security Officer
13 11 (3.49%) Security Assurance Manager
13 11 (3.49%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.13%) Web Services
2 12 (3.81%) XML
3 11 (3.49%) .NET
4 8 (2.54%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.59%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (1.59%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 4 (1.27%) Middleware
7 2 (0.63%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.63%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.32%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.32%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.32%) MDX
8 1 (0.32%) Node.js
8 1 (0.32%) OAuth
8 1 (0.32%) OAuth2
8 1 (0.32%) OpenID
8 1 (0.32%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.32%) RESTful
8 1 (0.32%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 111 (35.24%) Management Information System
2 16 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.13%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.17%) Data Protection Act
5 9 (2.86%) CMDB
6 8 (2.54%) Freedom of Information
7 6 (1.90%) CESG
7 6 (1.90%) Clustering
7 6 (1.90%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.90%) PKI
8 5 (1.59%) BYOD
8 5 (1.59%) Security Operations Centre
9 4 (1.27%) EFT
10 3 (0.95%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.95%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.63%) EMC VMAX
11 2 (0.63%) Equities
11 2 (0.63%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.63%) PMI
11 2 (0.63%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 39 (12.38%) Windows
2 27 (8.57%) Unix
3 18 (5.71%) Linux
4 10 (3.17%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.59%) CentOS
6 5 (1.59%) CoreOS
6 5 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.27%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.95%) AIX
8 3 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.63%) Solaris
10 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (58.10%) Information Security
2 117 (37.14%) Information Security Management
3 82 (26.03%) Risk Management
4 69 (21.90%) ISMS
5 61 (19.37%) ITIL
6 52 (16.51%) Penetration Testing
7 48 (15.24%) Cybersecurity
8 39 (12.38%) Security Architecture
9 36 (11.43%) Project Management
10 35 (11.11%) Data Protection
11 32 (10.16%) Business Continuity
12 31 (9.84%) Risk Assessment
13 30 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
14 29 (9.21%) Data Security
14 29 (9.21%) SIEM
15 28 (8.89%) Change Management
15 28 (8.89%) Incident Management
16 25 (7.94%) Service Management
17 24 (7.62%) Internal Audit
18 22 (6.98%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.03%) SQL
2 7 (2.22%) C#
3 6 (1.90%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.59%) Go
5 3 (0.95%) C
5 3 (0.95%) Java
6 2 (0.63%) C++
6 2 (0.63%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 79 (25.08%) Security Cleared
2 67 (21.27%) SC Cleared
3 65 (20.63%) CISSP
4 48 (15.24%) CISM
5 37 (11.75%) CISA
6 18 (5.71%) Degree
7 16 (5.08%) CRISC
8 12 (3.81%) CLAS
9 11 (3.49%) CESG Certified Professional
9 11 (3.49%) DV Cleared
10 8 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (2.22%) CEH
11 7 (2.22%) PCI QSA
12 6 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.90%) MCSA
12 6 (1.90%) Oracle Certification
13 5 (1.59%) SANS
14 4 (1.27%) CISMP
14 4 (1.27%) ISEB
14 4 (1.27%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (30.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (10.48%) PCI DSS
3 11 (3.49%) COBIT
4 8 (2.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 8 (2.54%) ISO27002
5 7 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (1.90%) Data Quality
6 6 (1.90%) GDPR
6 6 (1.90%) QA
6 6 (1.90%) RMADS
7 5 (1.59%) Government Security Classifications
8 4 (1.27%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (1.27%) ISO22301
8 4 (1.27%) JSP 440
8 4 (1.27%) PMO
8 4 (1.27%) SLA
9 2 (0.63%) BS25999
9 2 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.63%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.63%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (8.25%) Active Directory
2 18 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.90%) BitLocker
3 6 (1.90%) Docker
4 5 (1.59%) Corosync
4 5 (1.59%) Squid
5 4 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.63%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.63%) vSphere
7 1 (0.32%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (1.59%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (1.59%) Pacemaker
2 5 (1.59%) Puppet
2 5 (1.59%) Sysdig
3 4 (1.27%) CA Spectrum
4 3 (0.95%) SCOM
5 2 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.63%) SmoothWall
5 2 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.32%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.32%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.32%) SCCM
6 1 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 48 (15.24%) Microsoft
2 31 (9.84%) Oracle
3 27 (8.57%) Cisco
4 22 (6.98%) CheckPoint
4 22 (6.98%) VMware
5 18 (5.71%) Symantec
6 16 (5.08%) Intel Security
7 13 (4.13%) HP
7 13 (4.13%) Splunk
8 10 (3.17%) BMC
8 10 (3.17%) CA
9 9 (2.86%) ArcSight
9 9 (2.86%) Citrix
9 9 (2.86%) SolarWinds
10 8 (2.54%) Dell
10 8 (2.54%) Juniper
11 6 (1.90%) Hyperion
12 5 (1.59%) Aruba
13 4 (1.27%) Palo Alto
13 4 (1.27%) Red Hat
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