Period
to 27 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

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
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 541 431 528
Rank change year-on-year -110 +97 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Security Manager 318 581 381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.53% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.56% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 379 253
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £363 £388 £363
90th Percentile £641 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £459
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.93% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
UK median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £47.50

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 90422 104428 107002
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.01% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 58668 67939 66296
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £234
90th Percentile £620 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2875 3108 4133
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.43 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.80 £47.17 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -6.47% +11.76% +1.49%

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 27 July 2017.

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 27 July 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 -117 281 £475 -5.00% 44
UK excluding London -88 179 £450 -10.00% 18
London -64 133 £500 -4.71% 28
South East -21 57 £475 -5.00% 8
North of England -12 30 £400 -13.51% 5
East of England -20 29 £438 +2.94%
Scotland +58 28 £464 -9.07% 1
Midlands -23 21 £425 -18.27% 3
Yorkshire +23 20 £375 -16.67% 2
West Midlands +17 15 £413 -12.70% 3
South West -6 11 £445 -15.24%
East Midlands -23 6 £525 -7.08%
North East +50 5 £475 - 1
North West -17 5 £375 -21.05% 2
Wales -1 4 £407 -18.65% 1

Security Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2017, 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.

1 148 (46.54%) Information Security
2 98 (30.82%) Project Management
3 93 (29.25%) Cybersecurity
4 79 (24.84%) Finance
5 66 (20.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 60 (18.87%) CISSP
7 59 (18.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 49 (15.41%) Risk Management
9 48 (15.09%) PCI DSS
10 47 (14.78%) CISM
11 43 (13.52%) PRINCE2
12 40 (12.58%) Data Protection
12 40 (12.58%) GDPR
13 38 (11.95%) SIEM
14 35 (11.01%) Identity Access Management
15 32 (10.06%) Retail
16 31 (9.75%) ITIL
17 29 (9.12%) Agile Software Development
18 28 (8.81%) Management Information System
18 28 (8.81%) Security Operations
19 25 (7.86%) Security Management
19 25 (7.86%) Microsoft
19 25 (7.86%) Penetration Testing
20 24 (7.55%) Banking
20 24 (7.55%) Network Security
21 21 (6.60%) Legal
21 21 (6.60%) Security Cleared
22 18 (5.66%) PMI Certification
23 17 (5.35%) ISMS
24 16 (5.03%) 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 3 (0.94%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.31%) IIS
2 1 (0.31%) Liferay
2 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (4.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (3.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.57%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.89%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.31%) SAP SM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.14%) Office 365
2 4 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.94%) IaaS
3 3 (0.94%) SaaS
4 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.63%) PaaS
5 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.55%) Network Security
2 14 (4.40%) Firewall
3 6 (1.89%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (1.26%) Unified Communications
5 3 (0.94%) Internet
5 3 (0.94%) VPN
6 2 (0.63%) DHCP
6 2 (0.63%) DMZ
6 2 (0.63%) DNS
6 2 (0.63%) SMS
6 2 (0.63%) VoIP
7 1 (0.31%) Intranet
7 1 (0.31%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.31%) IPv4
7 1 (0.31%) IPv6
7 1 (0.31%) LAN
7 1 (0.31%) SAN
7 1 (0.31%) SSL
7 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.31%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.57%) SAP HANA
2 1 (0.31%) GIS
2 1 (0.31%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 79 (24.84%) Finance
2 32 (10.06%) Retail
3 24 (7.55%) Banking
4 21 (6.60%) Legal
5 10 (3.14%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.57%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.57%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.26%) Billing
8 3 (0.94%) Advertising
8 3 (0.94%) Law
9 2 (0.63%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.31%) Back Office
10 1 (0.31%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.31%) Marketing
10 1 (0.31%) Military
10 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.63%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.31%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.31%) HTML
2 1 (0.31%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.81%) Management Information System
2 14 (4.40%) PMI
3 13 (4.09%) Security Operations Centre
4 11 (3.46%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.83%) Data Protection Act
5 9 (2.83%) FMCG
6 7 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.57%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (1.26%) PKI
8 4 (1.26%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.94%) BYOD
10 2 (0.63%) Cyber Attack
10 2 (0.63%) Cybercrime
10 2 (0.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.31%) Fintech
11 1 (0.31%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.31%) Minimum Viable Product
11 1 (0.31%) New Media
11 1 (0.31%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.31%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.20%) Windows
2 3 (0.94%) Unix
3 2 (0.63%) Windows 10
3 2 (0.63%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.31%) Linux
4 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (46.54%) Information Security
2 98 (30.82%) Project Management
3 93 (29.25%) Cybersecurity
4 59 (18.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 49 (15.41%) Risk Management
6 43 (13.52%) PRINCE2
7 40 (12.58%) Data Protection
8 38 (11.95%) SIEM
9 35 (11.01%) Identity Access Management
10 31 (9.75%) ITIL
11 29 (9.12%) Agile Software Development
12 28 (8.81%) Security Operations
13 25 (7.86%) Penetration Testing
13 25 (7.86%) Security Management
14 17 (5.35%) ISMS
15 16 (5.03%) Vulnerability Management
16 15 (4.72%) Change Management
16 15 (4.72%) Information Security Management
17 14 (4.40%) Data Loss Prevention
17 14 (4.40%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 2 (0.63%) SQL
2 1 (0.31%) C
Qualifications
1 60 (18.87%) CISSP
2 47 (14.78%) CISM
3 21 (6.60%) Security Cleared
4 18 (5.66%) PMI Certification
5 15 (4.72%) CISA
5 15 (4.72%) SC Cleared
6 14 (4.40%) Degree
7 10 (3.14%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 10 (3.14%) PMP
8 8 (2.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (2.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (1.89%) CEH
11 5 (1.57%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 5 (1.57%) DV Cleared
12 4 (1.26%) CCSP
12 4 (1.26%) CISMP
12 4 (1.26%) ISEB
12 4 (1.26%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
13 3 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (20.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (15.09%) PCI DSS
3 40 (12.58%) GDPR
4 13 (4.09%) PMO
5 11 (3.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (2.52%) COBIT
7 7 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (1.57%) QA
9 4 (1.26%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 3 (0.94%) ISO 22301
10 3 (0.94%) SLA
11 2 (0.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.63%) RMADS
12 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (2.83%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.26%) SCCM
2 3 (0.94%) Nessus
2 3 (0.94%) QRadar
3 2 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.31%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.31%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.31%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.31%) Nexpose
4 1 (0.31%) SCOM
4 1 (0.31%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.31%) SCSM
4 1 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.31%) TrustSec
4 1 (0.31%) vMotion
4 1 (0.31%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (7.86%) Microsoft
2 8 (2.52%) SAP
3 7 (2.20%) Cisco
3 7 (2.20%) Citrix
4 6 (1.89%) IBM
4 6 (1.89%) McAfee
5 5 (1.57%) Qualys
5 5 (1.57%) Symantec
5 5 (1.57%) VMware
6 4 (1.26%) Blue Coat
6 4 (1.26%) CheckPoint
6 4 (1.26%) Intel
7 3 (0.94%) HP
7 3 (0.94%) Lancope
7 3 (0.94%) Remedy
8 2 (0.63%) ArcSight
8 2 (0.63%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (0.63%) CyberArk
8 2 (0.63%) Palo Alto
8 2 (0.63%) Splunk
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