The median contractor rate for a Security Manager was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 441 383 465
Rank change year-on-year -58 +82  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Manager 154 284 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.51% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.53% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 177 101
Median daily rate £463 £495 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.56% +5.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £489 £450
% change year-on-year -7.92% +8.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
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 43948 53151 52856
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.09% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 28537 34639 32004
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% +4.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1440 1542 2110
Median hourly rate £18.33 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.74% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Security Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Security Manager in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 April 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 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 Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 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 -86 127 £465 -4.12% 58
London 0 65 £500 - 32
Scotland +46 25 £463 -9.31% 2
South East -19 22 £455 -9.00% 4
Edinburgh +19 15 £450 -11.76% 1
Berkshire +11 14 £488 -2.50% 3
East of England -19 11 £450 +5.88% 2
City of London -7 9 £513 - 5
South West +10 8 £445 +1.71% 4
West Midlands +19 7 £413 -13.15% 1
Wiltshire +4 6 £445 -6.31%
East Midlands +2 6 £525 +16.66%
Reading +20 5 £550 +11.39% 1
Bracknell +6 5 - -
Birmingham +6 5 £413 -25.00% 1
Bedfordshire +5 5 £450 -18.18%
Glasgow +4 5 £426 -31.92% 1
Yorkshire +16 4 £500 +5.26% 6
West Yorkshire +15 4 £500 +5.26% 6
Hertfordshire -8 4 £500 +25.00% 1
Tamworth - 4 £413 -
Staffordshire - 4 £413 -
Swindon -2 3 £413 -13.15%
Surrey -12 3 £530 +1.92%
Maidenhead - 3 £330 -
Corsham - 3 £570 -
Leicester - 3 £488 -
Leicestershire - 3 £488 -
Nottinghamshire +12 2 - -
Nottingham +10 2 - -

Security Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 151 (48.87%) Information Security
2 104 (33.66%) Cybersecurity
3 74 (23.95%) Project Management
3 74 (23.95%) Finance
4 68 (22.01%) Risk Management
5 67 (21.68%) CISSP
6 65 (21.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 47 (15.21%) CISM
7 47 (15.21%) Stakeholder Management
8 39 (12.62%) PRINCE2
9 38 (12.30%) PCI DSS
9 38 (12.30%) Security Operations
10 35 (11.33%) Management Information System
11 33 (10.68%) SIEM
12 32 (10.36%) Data Protection
12 32 (10.36%) ITIL
13 28 (9.06%) Agile Software Development
14 27 (8.74%) Security Cleared
15 26 (8.41%) Firewall
16 25 (8.09%) Security Management
16 25 (8.09%) Security Operations Centre
17 24 (7.77%) Penetration Testing
18 23 (7.44%) Retail
18 23 (7.44%) Microsoft
19 22 (7.12%) Incident Management
19 22 (7.12%) Degree
19 22 (7.12%) Identity Access Management
20 20 (6.47%) Vulnerability Management
20 20 (6.47%) SC Cleared
20 20 (6.47%) ISMS

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 5 (1.62%) Liferay
1 5 (1.62%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.32%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.32%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.29%) Office 365
2 1 (0.32%) IaaS
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.32%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.41%) Firewall
2 19 (6.15%) Network Security
3 12 (3.88%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (1.62%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (0.97%) LAN
5 3 (0.97%) PABX
5 3 (0.97%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.97%) Unified Communications
5 3 (0.97%) WAN
6 2 (0.65%) DHCP
6 2 (0.65%) DNS
6 2 (0.65%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.65%) Skype
6 2 (0.65%) VPN
6 2 (0.65%) Wireless
7 1 (0.32%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.32%) NAS
7 1 (0.32%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.32%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.32%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (0.65%) HP UFT
1 2 (0.65%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.65%) LoadRunner
1 2 (0.65%) Selenium
2 1 (0.32%) JIRA
2 1 (0.32%) Redmine
General
1 74 (23.95%) Finance
2 23 (7.44%) Retail
3 20 (6.47%) Banking
4 13 (4.21%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.56%) Legal
6 7 (2.27%) Law
7 5 (1.62%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.62%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.97%) Electronics
9 3 (0.97%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.97%) Marketing
10 2 (0.65%) Advertising
11 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.32%) Back Office
11 1 (0.32%) Billing
11 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.32%) French Language
11 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.94%) J2EE
2 4 (1.29%) Hibernate
2 4 (1.29%) Spring
2 4 (1.29%) Struts
2 4 (1.29%) Velocity
3 2 (0.65%) SailPoint
3 2 (0.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.33%) Management Information System
2 25 (8.09%) Security Operations Centre
3 14 (4.53%) Data Centre
3 14 (4.53%) Data Protection Act
4 12 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.24%) PMI
6 7 (2.27%) FMCG
7 6 (1.94%) BYOD
8 5 (1.62%) CESG
9 4 (1.29%) Cyber Attack
9 4 (1.29%) Cyber Defence
9 4 (1.29%) Cybercrime
9 4 (1.29%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (1.29%) Freedom of Information
10 3 (0.97%) Minimum Viable Product
10 3 (0.97%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.65%) e-Learning
12 1 (0.32%) CMDB
12 1 (0.32%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.32%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (4.85%) Windows
2 8 (2.59%) Unix
3 4 (1.29%) Linux
3 4 (1.29%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.65%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.32%) MVS
5 1 (0.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (48.87%) Information Security
2 104 (33.66%) Cybersecurity
3 74 (23.95%) Project Management
4 68 (22.01%) Risk Management
5 47 (15.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 39 (12.62%) PRINCE2
7 38 (12.30%) Security Operations
8 33 (10.68%) SIEM
9 32 (10.36%) Data Protection
9 32 (10.36%) ITIL
10 28 (9.06%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (8.09%) Security Management
12 24 (7.77%) Penetration Testing
13 22 (7.12%) Identity Access Management
13 22 (7.12%) Incident Management
14 20 (6.47%) ISMS
14 20 (6.47%) Vulnerability Management
15 18 (5.83%) Service Management
16 15 (4.85%) Business Continuity
17 14 (4.53%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 3 (0.97%) C
2 2 (0.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 67 (21.68%) CISSP
2 47 (15.21%) CISM
3 27 (8.74%) Security Cleared
4 22 (7.12%) Degree
5 20 (6.47%) SC Cleared
6 16 (5.18%) CISA
7 15 (4.85%) PMI Certification
8 8 (2.59%) PMP
8 8 (2.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 7 (2.27%) CEH
9 7 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.97%) APMP
10 3 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.97%) IISP
10 3 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.97%) SANS
11 2 (0.65%) CCNP
11 2 (0.65%) CREST Certified
11 2 (0.65%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.65%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (21.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (12.30%) PCI DSS
3 16 (5.18%) GDPR
4 10 (3.24%) PMO
5 9 (2.91%) RMADS
6 8 (2.59%) COBIT
6 8 (2.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (2.27%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (1.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (1.62%) SLA
9 4 (1.29%) QA
10 2 (0.65%) ISO27002
10 2 (0.65%) ISO27005
11 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.32%) ISO22301
System Software
1 9 (2.91%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.97%) vSphere
4 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.32%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (1.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (0.97%) Nessus
2 3 (0.97%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (0.97%) SCCM
3 2 (0.65%) FortiGate
3 2 (0.65%) QRadar
4 1 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.32%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.32%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (0.32%) Nexpose
4 1 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 23 (7.44%) Microsoft
2 12 (3.88%) Cisco
3 8 (2.59%) CyberArk
4 7 (2.27%) IBM
4 7 (2.27%) Intel Security
4 7 (2.27%) VMware
5 6 (1.94%) Intel
5 6 (1.94%) SAP
6 5 (1.62%) CheckPoint
7 4 (1.29%) ArcSight
7 4 (1.29%) Blue Coat
7 4 (1.29%) Juniper
7 4 (1.29%) Splunk
7 4 (1.29%) Symantec
8 3 (0.97%) AlienVault
8 3 (0.97%) Palo Alto
9 2 (0.65%) Citrix
9 2 (0.65%) Lancope
9 2 (0.65%) LogRhythm
9 2 (0.65%) ServiceNow
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