Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Manager
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 455 490 507
Rank change year-on-year +35 +17 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Security Manager 476 397 409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.41% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.44% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 279 281
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%
10th Percentile £350 £375 £363
90th Percentile £672 £688 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £473 £450
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
UK median hourly rate - £41.25 £45.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.64% +137.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.25 £45.65
% change year-on-year - -9.64% +137.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 93,600 91,033 102,521
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.78% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,185 59,429 65,414
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,750 3,215 3,866
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year - -4.11% +10.61%

Security Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Security Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Security Manager in the UK

Security Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Manager.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Manager in the UK

Security Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Manager over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Manager in the UK

Security Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Manager.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Manager in the UK

Security Manager
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 Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 21 January 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 +37 450 £500 - 119
UK excluding London +32 246 £450 -4.76% 58
London +7 221 £538 +7.50% 65
South East +35 83 £470 +2.17% 18
North of England +33 78 £475 +4.11% 8
Yorkshire +31 43 £413 -38.43% 4
North West 0 29 £500 -4.76% 3
East of England 0 28 £425 -10.53% 5
Midlands -11 25 £425 -13.35% 14
West Midlands -1 20 £340 -29.57% 8
Scotland -3 19 £413 -22.31% 4
South West -4 12 £475 -13.64% 8
North East +25 6 £500 +25.00% 1
East Midlands +1 3 £450 - 6
Wales +7 1 - - 1

Security Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, Security Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Security Manager in the job title.

1 222 (46.64%) Information Security
2 162 (34.03%) Cybersecurity
3 149 (31.30%) Finance
4 123 (25.84%) Project Management
5 122 (25.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 109 (22.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 108 (22.69%) CISSP
8 72 (15.13%) CISM
9 71 (14.92%) PRINCE2
10 66 (13.87%) Risk Management
10 66 (13.87%) Security Operations
10 66 (13.87%) GDPR
11 63 (13.24%) Management Information System
12 59 (12.39%) Data Protection
13 58 (12.18%) ITIL
14 54 (11.34%) Banking
15 51 (10.71%) SIEM
16 50 (10.50%) PCI DSS
17 44 (9.24%) Security Cleared
18 41 (8.61%) Firewall
19 37 (7.77%) Service Management
19 37 (7.77%) Security Management
20 36 (7.56%) Penetration Testing
21 34 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
21 34 (7.14%) PMP
22 33 (6.93%) Change Management
23 32 (6.72%) PMI Certification
24 31 (6.51%) Identity Access Management
25 30 (6.30%) COBIT
26 29 (6.09%) Vulnerability Management

Security Manager Skill Set
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 2 (0.42%) SharePoint
1 2 (0.42%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.21%) Apache
2 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.21%) Confluence
2 1 (0.21%) IIS
2 1 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 19 (3.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (2.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 13 (2.73%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.05%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.21%) SAP SM
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.52%) Office 365
2 5 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.63%) SaaS
4 2 (0.42%) IaaS
5 1 (0.21%) Akamai
5 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.21%) Cloudflare
5 1 (0.21%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 41 (8.61%) Firewall
2 25 (5.25%) Network Security
3 17 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
4 14 (2.94%) TCP/IP
5 11 (2.31%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (2.31%) LAN
5 11 (2.31%) WAN
6 7 (1.47%) SMS
7 5 (1.05%) Internet
8 4 (0.84%) Intranet
9 2 (0.42%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.42%) LTE
9 2 (0.42%) Skype
9 2 (0.42%) VPN
10 1 (0.21%) ATM
10 1 (0.21%) FTP
10 1 (0.21%) HTTP
10 1 (0.21%) IPv6
10 1 (0.21%) SAN
10 1 (0.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.05%) Blockchain
1 5 (1.05%) Relational Database
1 5 (1.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.63%) GIS
3 2 (0.42%) Big Data
3 2 (0.42%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.21%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.21%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.21%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 6 (1.26%) JIRA
2 1 (0.21%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.21%) IntelliJ
2 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.21%) Selenium
2 1 (0.21%) Subversion
2 1 (0.21%) WebDriver
General
1 149 (31.30%) Finance
2 54 (11.34%) Banking
3 22 (4.62%) Legal
4 21 (4.41%) Retail
5 15 (3.15%) Investment Banking
5 15 (3.15%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.10%) Retail Banking
7 9 (1.89%) Law
8 6 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.42%) Advertising
10 2 (0.42%) Marketing
11 1 (0.21%) Billing
11 1 (0.21%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) Local Government
11 1 (0.21%) Military
11 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.26%) SailPoint
2 5 (1.05%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (0.42%) HTML
4 1 (0.21%) Kafka
4 1 (0.21%) VML
4 1 (0.21%) Web Services
4 1 (0.21%) WebHDFS
Miscellaneous
1 63 (13.24%) Management Information System
2 28 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (5.67%) Security Operations Centre
4 21 (4.41%) Data Centre
5 12 (2.52%) PMI
6 11 (2.31%) Cyberthreat
7 10 (2.10%) Data Protection Act
8 8 (1.68%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.47%) Cyber Defence
10 6 (1.26%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.84%) CESG
12 3 (0.63%) Cyberattack
12 3 (0.63%) e-Learning
12 3 (0.63%) FMCG
12 3 (0.63%) NHS
12 3 (0.63%) PKI
13 2 (0.42%) Blog
13 2 (0.42%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.42%) Fintech
13 2 (0.42%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 26 (5.46%) Windows
2 12 (2.52%) Unix
3 5 (1.05%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.63%) Linux
5 2 (0.42%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (46.64%) Information Security
2 162 (34.03%) Cybersecurity
3 123 (25.84%) Project Management
4 109 (22.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 71 (14.92%) PRINCE2
6 66 (13.87%) Risk Management
6 66 (13.87%) Security Operations
7 59 (12.39%) Data Protection
8 58 (12.18%) ITIL
9 51 (10.71%) SIEM
10 37 (7.77%) Security Management
10 37 (7.77%) Service Management
11 36 (7.56%) Penetration Testing
12 34 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
13 33 (6.93%) Change Management
14 31 (6.51%) Identity Access Management
15 29 (6.09%) Vulnerability Management
16 26 (5.46%) Information Security Management
17 24 (5.04%) Risk Assessment
18 21 (4.41%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.26%) SQL
2 3 (0.63%) C
3 2 (0.42%) Java
Qualifications
1 108 (22.69%) CISSP
2 72 (15.13%) CISM
3 44 (9.24%) Security Cleared
4 34 (7.14%) PMP
5 32 (6.72%) PMI Certification
6 27 (5.67%) SC Cleared
7 19 (3.99%) CISA
7 19 (3.99%) Degree
8 16 (3.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 14 (2.94%) SANS
10 13 (2.73%) DV Cleared
11 11 (2.31%) CISMP
12 6 (1.26%) CCNA
12 6 (1.26%) CESG Certified Professional
12 6 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (1.05%) CEH
13 5 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (1.05%) SSCP
14 4 (0.84%) CSSLP
14 4 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (25.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 66 (13.87%) GDPR
3 50 (10.50%) PCI DSS
4 30 (6.30%) COBIT
5 17 (3.57%) RMADS
6 11 (2.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (2.10%) QA
8 9 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 8 (1.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 7 (1.47%) PMO
11 6 (1.26%) ISO 9001
11 6 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.63%) SLA
13 2 (0.42%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 2 (0.42%) COSO
13 2 (0.42%) GAMP
13 2 (0.42%) ISO 22301
14 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
14 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
14 1 (0.21%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 19 (3.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (2.31%) vSphere
3 7 (1.47%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.63%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.42%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.42%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.21%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.21%) HDFS
6 1 (0.21%) Snort
Systems Management
1 12 (2.52%) Nessus
1 12 (2.52%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 7 (1.47%) SCCM
3 3 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.42%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.21%) Oozie
5 1 (0.21%) QRadar
5 1 (0.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (4.20%) Microsoft
2 19 (3.99%) VMware
3 17 (3.57%) Cisco
4 14 (2.94%) CyberArk
5 13 (2.73%) Symantec
6 11 (2.31%) AlienVault
7 10 (2.10%) ArcSight
8 8 (1.68%) McAfee
8 8 (1.68%) Splunk
9 7 (1.47%) SAP
10 6 (1.26%) Mercator
11 5 (1.05%) Bloomberg
11 5 (1.05%) ForeScout
11 5 (1.05%) Ivanti
11 5 (1.05%) Snow
12 4 (0.84%) Coverity
12 4 (0.84%) Qualys
12 4 (0.84%) Synopsys
13 3 (0.63%) FireEye
13 3 (0.63%) Remedy