The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 60 32 34
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +2
Contract jobs citing Information Security 17 40 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.75% 4.99% 3.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 6.49% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 9
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£475 £425 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +107.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £330 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £429 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+0.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £31.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.73% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £51.00 £17.71
% change year-on-year
-60.78% +187.97%
Information Security
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
804 616 577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.89% 76.81% 77.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 305 240
Average daily rate £401 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 30 26
Average hourly rate £20.97 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.08% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Security across the Cheshire region.

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -5 3 £500 -
Warrington -11 3 £500 +11.11%
Knutsford +2 1 £475 +22.58% 1
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Information Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Information Security.

1 14 (41.18%) Finance
2 10 (29.41%) Management Information System
2 10 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 9 (26.47%) Windows
3 9 (26.47%) ArcSight
3 9 (26.47%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (23.53%) Security Architecture
4 8 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (23.53%) CISSP
4 8 (23.53%) Firewall
5 7 (20.59%) Project Management
5 7 (20.59%) Oracle
6 6 (17.65%) PRINCE
6 6 (17.65%) Degree
6 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (14.71%) F5
7 5 (14.71%) Cyber-Ark
7 5 (14.71%) TippingPoint
7 5 (14.71%) Business Development
7 5 (14.71%) Blue Coat
7 5 (14.71%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (14.71%) Cisco
7 5 (14.71%) CheckPoint
7 5 (14.71%) McAfee
7 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (14.71%) PMP
7 5 (14.71%) PMI Certification
7 5 (14.71%) Juniper
7 5 (14.71%) Nokia
7 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Information Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Information Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Office
1 2 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.94%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 8 (23.53%) Firewall
2 2 (5.88%) DHCP
2 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.88%) DNS
General
1 14 (41.18%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Analyst
2 10 (29.41%) Business Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Consultant
4 5 (14.71%) Security Consultant
4 5 (14.71%) Project Manager
5 4 (11.76%) Security Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Security Manager
6 3 (8.82%) Financial Business Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Audit Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Communications Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Information Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Information Security Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Technical Business Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Security Project Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Information Security Project Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Lead Security Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Security Assurance Manager
8 1 (2.94%) ArcSight Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Management Information System
2 9 (26.47%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (11.76%) GIS
4 4 (11.76%) Reference Data
5 2 (5.88%) CESG
5 2 (5.88%) Data Integration
6 1 (2.94%) User Experience
6 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (26.47%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) UNIX
2 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Security Architecture
2 7 (20.59%) Project Management
3 6 (17.65%) PRINCE
4 5 (14.71%) Business Development
4 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2
4 5 (14.71%) Data Modelling
5 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (11.76%) Cyber Security
5 4 (11.76%) Data Architecture
5 4 (11.76%) SIEM
6 3 (8.82%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (8.82%) SABSA
6 3 (8.82%) SDLC
6 3 (8.82%) Business Analysis
6 3 (8.82%) TOGAF
6 3 (8.82%) Security Management
7 2 (5.88%) ITIL
7 2 (5.88%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) CISSP
2 6 (17.65%) Degree
3 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (14.71%) PMP
3 5 (14.71%) PMI Certification
4 3 (8.82%) CCNP
4 3 (8.82%) CCNA
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (5.88%) A+ Certification
5 2 (5.88%) CEH
5 2 (5.88%) CISMP
5 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.94%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (8.82%) COBIT
3 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.94%) QA
3 1 (2.94%) SLA
3 1 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) ArcSight ESM
1 1 (2.94%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 9 (26.47%) ArcSight
3 7 (20.59%) Oracle
4 5 (14.71%) F5
4 5 (14.71%) Cyber-Ark
4 5 (14.71%) TippingPoint
4 5 (14.71%) Blue Coat
4 5 (14.71%) Cisco
4 5 (14.71%) CheckPoint
4 5 (14.71%) McAfee
4 5 (14.71%) Juniper
4 5 (14.71%) Nokia
5 2 (5.88%) Symantec
6 1 (2.94%) SAP
6 1 (2.94%) Sun
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