Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 536 544 526
Rank change year-on-year +8 -18 +60
Contract jobs citing Security Management 382 377 409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.36% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.43% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 264 284
UK median daily rate £470 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £310 £305
90th Percentile £600 £709 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 0
UK median hourly rate £13.91 £36.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.38% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.91 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year -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 87363 86743 92405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.55% 83.94% 82.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 58339 57301 60015
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +0.75% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2010 2349 2749
UK median hourly rate £24.99 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.13% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.35 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.13% +17.50%

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 12 December 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 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 12 December 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 -7 356 £475 - 53
UK excluding London +25 240 £475 +5.56% 34
London -11 132 £463 -5.61% 19
South East -15 84 £475 - 13
North of England +43 50 £488 +2.63% 13
North West +32 32 £475 - 5
East of England +9 31 £485 +94.00% 3
Midlands +21 28 £475 -5.00% 1
South West +2 26 £444 +22.41% 4
Scotland +7 21 £413 +40.43%
West Midlands +19 20 £475 -5.00% 1
Yorkshire +23 17 £550 -18.52% 7
East Midlands -10 8 £413 -15.60%
North East +46 1 £426 +107.56% 1
Wales -3 1 - -

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 242 (63.35%) Information Security
2 167 (43.72%) Information Security Management
3 124 (32.46%) Management Information System
4 120 (31.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 110 (28.80%) ISMS
6 89 (23.30%) CISSP
7 85 (22.25%) ITIL
8 83 (21.73%) Finance
9 71 (18.59%) Risk Management
10 68 (17.80%) Security Cleared
11 62 (16.23%) CISM
12 61 (15.97%) Windows
13 52 (13.61%) Project Management
13 52 (13.61%) PCI DSS
14 51 (13.35%) Cybersecurity
15 49 (12.83%) Firewall
16 46 (12.04%) SIEM
17 44 (11.52%) Risk Assessment
18 43 (11.26%) Linux
18 43 (11.26%) Security Architecture
18 43 (11.26%) Analytical Skills
19 42 (10.99%) GDPR
20 38 (9.95%) SC Cleared
20 38 (9.95%) Microsoft
20 38 (9.95%) CISA
21 37 (9.69%) Service Management
22 36 (9.42%) Stakeholder Management
23 35 (9.16%) Penetration Testing
23 35 (9.16%) Degree
23 35 (9.16%) Vulnerability Management

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 13 (3.40%) IIS
2 12 (3.14%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.36%) CICS
3 9 (2.36%) MQSeries
3 9 (2.36%) SAS
4 5 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (1.31%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.05%) Apache
6 2 (0.52%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.26%) Confluence
7 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.26%) nginx
Applications
1 25 (6.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (5.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (4.19%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.05%) CINEMA 4D
4 4 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.05%) Vectorworks
5 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.83%) SAP GRC
2 5 (1.31%) HFM
2 5 (1.31%) Hyperion Planning
3 4 (1.05%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.52%) SAP SM
6 1 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 32 (8.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (7.85%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (4.97%) Office 365
4 13 (3.40%) PaaS
5 11 (2.88%) IaaS
6 7 (1.83%) SaaS
7 6 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.57%) GitHub
8 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (12.83%) Firewall
2 25 (6.54%) Network Security
3 21 (5.50%) SSL
4 16 (4.19%) Intrusion Detection
5 15 (3.93%) LAN
6 14 (3.66%) SAN
6 14 (3.66%) WAN
7 13 (3.40%) VPN
8 12 (3.14%) DNS
8 12 (3.14%) Kerberos
9 10 (2.62%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (2.36%) SSH
10 9 (2.36%) VLAN
11 8 (2.09%) DHCP
11 8 (2.09%) Internet
11 8 (2.09%) NAS
12 6 (1.57%) FTP
12 6 (1.57%) TCP/IP
12 6 (1.57%) Unified Communications
12 6 (1.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.54%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.24%) DB2
3 11 (2.88%) GIS
3 11 (2.88%) MySQL
3 11 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (2.62%) Big Data
4 10 (2.62%) MongoDB
5 9 (2.36%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (2.36%) DB2 UDB
6 7 (1.83%) SAP HANA
7 6 (1.57%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.31%) Essbase
8 5 (1.31%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (1.31%) Oracle ODI
8 5 (1.31%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (2.88%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (0.79%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.79%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.52%) Artifactory
4 2 (0.52%) Gerrit
4 2 (0.52%) GitLab
4 2 (0.52%) JIRA
4 2 (0.52%) Maven
4 2 (0.52%) Subversion
5 1 (0.26%) git-flow
General
1 83 (21.73%) Finance
2 33 (8.64%) Banking
3 29 (7.59%) Legal
4 21 (5.50%) Retail
5 12 (3.14%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.88%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.83%) Law
8 6 (1.57%) Advertising
8 6 (1.57%) Marketing
9 5 (1.31%) Investment Banking
10 4 (1.05%) Local Government
11 3 (0.79%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.52%) Automotive
12 2 (0.52%) International Banking
12 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.26%) French Language
13 1 (0.26%) Publishing
13 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (18.32%) Consultant
2 60 (15.71%) Security Consultant
3 57 (14.92%) Analyst
4 36 (9.42%) Security Manager
5 31 (8.12%) Security Analyst
6 30 (7.85%) Architect
7 25 (6.54%) Security Engineer
8 24 (6.28%) Security Architect
9 20 (5.24%) IT Manager
10 18 (4.71%) Security Officer
11 16 (4.19%) Information Security Consultant
12 14 (3.66%) IT Security Manager
12 14 (3.66%) Senior Consultant
12 14 (3.66%) Senior Security Consultant
13 13 (3.40%) Information Analyst
13 13 (3.40%) Information Manager
13 13 (3.40%) Information Security Analyst
13 13 (3.40%) Project Manager
13 13 (3.40%) Support Analyst
14 12 (3.14%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.36%) ISPF
1 9 (2.36%) Middleware
1 9 (2.36%) YAML
2 5 (1.31%) Node.js
2 5 (1.31%) Regular Expression
3 4 (1.05%) JSON
4 3 (0.79%) LAMP
4 3 (0.79%) Web Services
5 2 (0.52%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.26%) CSS
6 1 (0.26%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.26%) HTML
6 1 (0.26%) Memcached
6 1 (0.26%) OAuth
6 1 (0.26%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (0.26%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 124 (32.46%) Management Information System
2 43 (11.26%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (8.12%) CESG
4 17 (4.45%) PKI
5 11 (2.88%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.88%) Mainframe
6 9 (2.36%) Data Protection Act
6 9 (2.36%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.31%) BYOD
8 5 (1.31%) Cyber Attack
8 5 (1.31%) Replication
9 4 (1.05%) Blog
9 4 (1.05%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.05%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.79%) Clustering
10 3 (0.79%) Cyber Defence
10 3 (0.79%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 61 (15.97%) Windows
2 43 (11.26%) Linux
3 32 (8.38%) Unix
4 15 (3.93%) Windows 10
5 12 (3.14%) Windows Server
6 11 (2.88%) zOS
7 9 (2.36%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.05%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.26%) AIX
11 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (63.35%) Information Security
2 167 (43.72%) Information Security Management
3 110 (28.80%) ISMS
4 85 (22.25%) ITIL
5 71 (18.59%) Risk Management
6 52 (13.61%) Project Management
7 51 (13.35%) Cybersecurity
8 46 (12.04%) SIEM
9 44 (11.52%) Risk Assessment
10 43 (11.26%) Security Architecture
11 37 (9.69%) Service Management
12 36 (9.42%) Stakeholder Management
13 35 (9.16%) Penetration Testing
13 35 (9.16%) Vulnerability Management
14 33 (8.64%) Data Protection
14 33 (8.64%) Security Operations
15 31 (8.12%) Change Management
16 30 (7.85%) Business Continuity
17 27 (7.07%) Internal Audit
18 25 (6.54%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (8.90%) SQL
2 20 (5.24%) Shell Script
3 18 (4.71%) Python
4 15 (3.93%) Bash Shell
5 10 (2.62%) Perl
6 9 (2.36%) Assembly Language
6 9 (2.36%) CLIST
6 9 (2.36%) Java
6 9 (2.36%) JCL
6 9 (2.36%) PowerShell
6 9 (2.36%) REXX
7 7 (1.83%) Korn
8 6 (1.57%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.05%) COBOL
9 4 (1.05%) VB
9 4 (1.05%) VBScript
10 2 (0.52%) C
10 2 (0.52%) PHP
11 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 89 (23.30%) CISSP
2 68 (17.80%) Security Cleared
3 62 (16.23%) CISM
4 38 (9.95%) CISA
4 38 (9.95%) SC Cleared
5 35 (9.16%) Degree
6 21 (5.50%) DV Cleared
7 12 (3.14%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 12 (3.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 11 (2.88%) CESG Certified Professional
8 11 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (2.36%) IISP
9 9 (2.36%) PCI QSA
10 7 (1.83%) CCIE
10 7 (1.83%) CLAS
11 6 (1.57%) CCNA
11 6 (1.57%) CCNP
12 5 (1.31%) GCIA
12 5 (1.31%) GIAC
12 5 (1.31%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (31.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (13.61%) PCI DSS
3 42 (10.99%) GDPR
4 22 (5.76%) COBIT
4 22 (5.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 17 (4.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 15 (3.93%) SLA
7 14 (3.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (2.36%) ISO 9001
8 9 (2.36%) RMADS
9 8 (2.09%) QA
10 7 (1.83%) ISO 31000
11 6 (1.57%) Cyber Essentials
12 5 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.79%) CESG Infosec
13 3 (0.79%) JSP 440
14 2 (0.52%) ISO 22301
14 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 1 (0.26%) HIPAA
15 1 (0.26%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 31 (8.12%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.88%) RACF
4 10 (2.62%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (2.36%) BitLocker
5 9 (2.36%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 9 (2.36%) Time Sharing Option
6 3 (0.79%) Docker
6 3 (0.79%) iptables
6 3 (0.79%) Postfix
6 3 (0.79%) Samba
6 3 (0.79%) Squid
6 3 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.52%) Snort
7 2 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.52%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.52%) Xen
7 2 (0.52%) XenApp
8 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (2.88%) zSecure
2 10 (2.62%) Ansible
3 9 (2.36%) SCCM
4 6 (1.57%) AirWatch
4 6 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (1.57%) SCOM
5 5 (1.31%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (1.31%) WSUS
6 4 (1.05%) Jamf Pro
7 3 (0.79%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (0.79%) IBM BigFix
7 3 (0.79%) Nessus
7 3 (0.79%) Nmap
7 3 (0.79%) Puppet
7 3 (0.79%) QRadar
7 3 (0.79%) RSA Archer
8 2 (0.52%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.52%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 38 (9.95%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.59%) Cisco
3 26 (6.81%) Oracle
4 25 (6.54%) VMware
5 23 (6.02%) IBM
6 20 (5.24%) Qualys
7 15 (3.93%) HP
8 14 (3.66%) AlienVault
8 14 (3.66%) SAP
9 13 (3.40%) Sybase
10 11 (2.88%) CA
11 10 (2.62%) CheckPoint
11 10 (2.62%) Red Hat
11 10 (2.62%) Splunk
12 9 (2.36%) McAfee
13 5 (1.31%) Hyperion
14 4 (1.05%) Adobe
14 4 (1.05%) LANDesk
15 3 (0.79%) NEC
15 3 (0.79%) SolarWinds