Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 540 542 502
Rank change year-on-year +2 -40 +76
Contract jobs citing Security Management 353 315 407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.33% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.39% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 203 268
UK median daily rate £486 £465 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +7.20% +2.06%
10th Percentile £299 £325 £306
90th Percentile £613 £725 £623
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 10
UK median hourly rate £16.41 £36.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.05% -30.48% +38.16%
10th Percentile £13.31 £10.50 £43.85
90th Percentile £125.00 £62.50 £55.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.41 £36.50 £52.50
% change year-on-year -55.05% -30.48% +40.94%

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 86,111 80,463 88,072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.77% 83.81% 82.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,529 53,322 57,292
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,080 2,233 2,595
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +24.25%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -3.92% -3.85% +23.81%

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 21 February 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 21 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 February 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 +14 331 £488 +2.63% 99
UK excluding London -12 196 £500 +14.29% 78
London +17 144 £475 -5.00% 35
South East -33 54 £525 +10.53% 18
North of England +36 51 £500 +11.11% 18
North West +24 32 £500 +17.65% 9
South West +1 27 £500 +36.99% 11
Midlands +6 25 £500 +14.29% 10
East of England +9 24 £520 +11.83% 7
Yorkshire +3 19 £550 -20.00% 7
Scotland -11 15 £375 -11.76% 11
West Midlands +6 14 £500 +14.29% 4
East Midlands +7 8 £475 +8.57% 6
Wales -8 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 226 (64.02%) Information Security
2 161 (45.61%) Information Security Management
3 124 (35.13%) Management Information System
4 114 (32.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 111 (31.44%) CISSP
6 95 (26.91%) ISMS
7 90 (25.50%) ITIL
8 82 (23.23%) Risk Management
9 77 (21.81%) PCI DSS
10 75 (21.25%) CISM
11 69 (19.55%) Finance
12 66 (18.70%) GDPR
13 59 (16.71%) Windows
14 58 (16.43%) Security Cleared
15 56 (15.86%) SIEM
16 54 (15.30%) Data Protection
17 50 (14.16%) Analytical Skills
18 47 (13.31%) Firewall
18 47 (13.31%) Project Management
18 47 (13.31%) Security Architecture
19 46 (13.03%) Cybersecurity
20 44 (12.46%) CISA
21 43 (12.18%) Vulnerability Management
22 41 (11.61%) Penetration Testing
23 40 (11.33%) Risk Assessment
24 39 (11.05%) SC Cleared
25 37 (10.48%) Degree
25 37 (10.48%) Security Operations
26 35 (9.92%) Linux
27 34 (9.63%) Legal

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 14 (3.97%) IIS
2 11 (3.12%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (1.42%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.85%) Apache
5 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.98%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.13%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.85%) CINEMA 4D
5 3 (0.85%) Vectorworks
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.13%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.13%) SAP GRC
1 4 (1.13%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.85%) HFM
2 3 (0.85%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (7.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (4.82%) Office 365
4 9 (2.55%) IaaS
5 6 (1.70%) PaaS
6 5 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.42%) SaaS
7 3 (0.85%) GitHub
8 1 (0.28%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 47 (13.31%) Firewall
2 30 (8.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 26 (7.37%) Network Security
4 20 (5.67%) SAN
5 12 (3.40%) DNS
6 11 (3.12%) FTP
6 11 (3.12%) VPN
7 10 (2.83%) LAN
7 10 (2.83%) NAS
8 9 (2.55%) Intranet
8 9 (2.55%) WAN
9 8 (2.27%) Cisco IOS
9 8 (2.27%) DHCP
9 8 (2.27%) Internet
9 8 (2.27%) TCP/IP
10 7 (1.98%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (1.98%) SSL
10 7 (1.98%) VLAN
11 6 (1.70%) MPLS
11 6 (1.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.27%) Big Data
3 6 (1.70%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.42%) GIS
4 5 (1.42%) Hadoop
4 5 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (1.13%) SAP HANA
6 3 (0.85%) DB2
6 3 (0.85%) DB2 UDB
6 3 (0.85%) Essbase
6 3 (0.85%) MySQL
6 3 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.85%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 5 (1.42%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.13%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (0.85%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.57%) Subversion
General
1 69 (19.55%) Finance
2 34 (9.63%) Legal
3 26 (7.37%) Banking
4 19 (5.38%) Retail
5 14 (3.97%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.98%) Advertising
7 5 (1.42%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.13%) Law
8 4 (1.13%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.85%) Local Government
9 3 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.85%) Marketing
10 2 (0.57%) Billing
10 2 (0.57%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.28%) French Language
Job Titles
1 60 (17.00%) Consultant
2 59 (16.71%) Analyst
3 54 (15.30%) Security Consultant
4 45 (12.75%) Security Analyst
5 40 (11.33%) Security Manager
6 27 (7.65%) Security Engineer
7 23 (6.52%) Architect
8 22 (6.23%) Security Officer
9 19 (5.38%) Information Analyst
9 19 (5.38%) Information Security Analyst
10 16 (4.53%) Information Manager
10 16 (4.53%) Information Security Manager
10 16 (4.53%) IT Manager
11 15 (4.25%) Security Architect
12 14 (3.97%) Information Security Consultant
13 13 (3.68%) Administrator
13 13 (3.68%) Project Manager
14 12 (3.40%) IT Security Manager
14 12 (3.40%) IT Security Officer
15 11 (3.12%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.55%) JSON
1 9 (2.55%) Node.js
2 6 (1.70%) LDAP
3 4 (1.13%) SailPoint
3 4 (1.13%) SAP Fiori
4 3 (0.85%) Core Data
4 3 (0.85%) LAMP
4 3 (0.85%) Regular Expression
4 3 (0.85%) YAML
5 2 (0.57%) CSS
5 2 (0.57%) J2EE
5 2 (0.57%) JSP
5 2 (0.57%) Web Services
6 1 (0.28%) HTML
6 1 (0.28%) OAuth
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (0.28%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 124 (35.13%) Management Information System
2 50 (14.16%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (7.93%) CESG
4 15 (4.25%) Data Protection Act
5 11 (3.12%) Computer Science
5 11 (3.12%) Cyberattack
6 10 (2.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 9 (2.55%) Public Cloud
8 8 (2.27%) PKI
9 6 (1.70%) Replication
10 5 (1.42%) BYOD
10 5 (1.42%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.42%) Smartphone
11 4 (1.13%) Blog
12 3 (0.85%) Clustering
12 3 (0.85%) Cyber Defence
12 3 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
13 2 (0.57%) Cyberthreat
13 2 (0.57%) Security Operations Centre
13 2 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 59 (16.71%) Windows
2 35 (9.92%) Linux
3 16 (4.53%) Unix
4 15 (4.25%) Windows 10
5 11 (3.12%) Windows 7
5 11 (3.12%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.85%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.28%) AIX
9 1 (0.28%) Android
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (64.02%) Information Security
2 161 (45.61%) Information Security Management
3 95 (26.91%) ISMS
4 90 (25.50%) ITIL
5 82 (23.23%) Risk Management
6 56 (15.86%) SIEM
7 54 (15.30%) Data Protection
8 47 (13.31%) Project Management
8 47 (13.31%) Security Architecture
9 46 (13.03%) Cybersecurity
10 43 (12.18%) Vulnerability Management
11 41 (11.61%) Penetration Testing
12 40 (11.33%) Risk Assessment
13 37 (10.48%) Security Operations
14 33 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
15 32 (9.07%) Change Management
15 32 (9.07%) Service Management
16 31 (8.78%) Incident Management
17 29 (8.22%) Business Continuity
18 27 (7.65%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (5.95%) SQL
2 16 (4.53%) Python
3 15 (4.25%) Java
4 11 (3.12%) PowerShell
5 9 (2.55%) Bash Shell
5 9 (2.55%) COBOL
6 8 (2.27%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.70%) T-SQL
7 6 (1.70%) VB
7 6 (1.70%) VBScript
8 4 (1.13%) C
9 3 (0.85%) Korn
10 2 (0.57%) PHP
11 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.28%) Perl
11 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 111 (31.44%) CISSP
2 75 (21.25%) CISM
3 58 (16.43%) Security Cleared
4 44 (12.46%) CISA
5 39 (11.05%) SC Cleared
6 37 (10.48%) Degree
7 17 (4.82%) GIAC
8 14 (3.97%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 13 (3.68%) CESG Certified Professional
10 12 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (3.40%) DV Cleared
10 12 (3.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 9 (2.55%) GCIA
11 9 (2.55%) GSEC
11 9 (2.55%) IISP
12 8 (2.27%) PCI QSA
13 7 (1.98%) CCIE
13 7 (1.98%) GCED
13 7 (1.98%) GCFA
13 7 (1.98%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (32.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 77 (21.81%) PCI DSS
3 66 (18.70%) GDPR
4 26 (7.37%) COBIT
5 23 (6.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 21 (5.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 11 (3.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 9 (2.55%) RMADS
9 8 (2.27%) CESG Infosec
10 7 (1.98%) ISO 9001
10 7 (1.98%) SLA
11 5 (1.42%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (1.42%) QA
12 4 (1.13%) ISO 31000
13 3 (0.85%) ISO 22301
13 3 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.57%) Basel II
14 2 (0.57%) HIPAA
14 2 (0.57%) ISO 14001
14 2 (0.57%) JSP 440
System Software
1 32 (9.07%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.55%) BitLocker
3 9 (2.55%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.13%) vSphere
5 3 (0.85%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.85%) iptables
5 3 (0.85%) Postfix
5 3 (0.85%) Samba
5 3 (0.85%) Squid
6 2 (0.57%) Snort
6 2 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.57%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.57%) Xen
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.28%) XenApp
7 1 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (3.40%) Nessus
2 8 (2.27%) IBM BigFix
3 6 (1.70%) AirWatch
3 6 (1.70%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (1.13%) WSUS
5 3 (0.85%) Ansible
5 3 (0.85%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (0.85%) Jamf Pro
5 3 (0.85%) Nmap
5 3 (0.85%) QRadar
5 3 (0.85%) RSA Archer
5 3 (0.85%) SCCM
5 3 (0.85%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.57%) ArcSight ESM
6 2 (0.57%) Nagios
6 2 (0.57%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.57%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.57%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 2 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 32 (9.07%) Microsoft
2 25 (7.08%) VMware
3 24 (6.80%) Cisco
4 21 (5.95%) Oracle
5 20 (5.67%) AlienVault
5 20 (5.67%) Qualys
6 9 (2.55%) HP
7 8 (2.27%) CheckPoint
7 8 (2.27%) CyberArk
7 8 (2.27%) McAfee
7 8 (2.27%) Red Hat
8 7 (1.98%) Splunk
9 6 (1.70%) F5
9 6 (1.70%) NetIQ
10 5 (1.42%) ArcSight
10 5 (1.42%) Citrix
10 5 (1.42%) IBM
10 5 (1.42%) Juniper
10 5 (1.42%) Mercator
11 4 (1.13%) SolarWinds