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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 30 70 47
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -23
Contract jobs citing Information Security 17 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.40% 1.26% 2.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.22% 1.51% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 16
Median daily rate £475 £300 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £300 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £52.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-60.00% +133.33%

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
403 796 626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 80.60% 83.35% 80.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 499 389
Median daily rate £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 34 34
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.54 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.44% -45.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 February 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
Warrington +21 3 £525 - 1
Runcorn - 1 £550 -
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 14 (50.00%) Finance
2 13 (46.43%) Banking
3 12 (42.86%) Security Architecture
4 10 (35.71%) Internal Audit
4 10 (35.71%) CISSP
5 9 (32.14%) Security Management
6 8 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
8 5 (17.86%) CITP
8 5 (17.86%) ArcSight
8 5 (17.86%) SIEM
8 5 (17.86%) CESG Certified Professional
8 5 (17.86%) IISP
8 5 (17.86%) TOGAF
8 5 (17.86%) CESG
8 5 (17.86%) MBCS
8 5 (17.86%) ITIL
8 5 (17.86%) Risk Management
8 5 (17.86%) GIS
8 5 (17.86%) Financial Institution
8 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (14.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (14.29%) Load Testing
9 4 (14.29%) Network Security
9 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
9 4 (14.29%) DV Cleared
10 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (10.71%) CRISC
10 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) PaaS
3 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) Network Security
2 2 (7.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) GIS
General
1 14 (50.00%) Finance
2 13 (46.43%) Banking
3 5 (17.86%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Consultant
2 7 (25.00%) Architect
2 7 (25.00%) Security Consultant
2 7 (25.00%) Senior Consultant
3 5 (17.86%) AWS Consultant
3 5 (17.86%) Cloud Consultant
3 5 (17.86%) Security Architect
3 5 (17.86%) Senior Security Consultant
4 4 (14.29%) Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Risk Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) IT Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) IT Security Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Linux Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Programme Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Security Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Security Project Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Linux Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) CESG
2 4 (14.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.57%) PKI
5 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) MVS
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Unix
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Security Architecture
2 10 (35.71%) Internal Audit
3 9 (32.14%) Security Management
4 5 (17.86%) ITIL
4 5 (17.86%) Risk Management
4 5 (17.86%) SIEM
4 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (17.86%) TOGAF
5 4 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (14.29%) Load Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (10.71%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (7.14%) Project Management
7 2 (7.14%) Project Planning
7 2 (7.14%) Regulatory Compliance
7 2 (7.14%) Re-Platforming
7 2 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (7.14%) Threat Management
7 2 (7.14%) Use Case
7 2 (7.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) CISSP
2 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 5 (17.86%) CESG Certified Professional
3 5 (17.86%) CITP
3 5 (17.86%) IISP
3 5 (17.86%) MBCS
4 4 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 3 (10.71%) CISA
5 3 (10.71%) CRISC
6 2 (7.14%) CISM
7 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (3.57%) Degree
7 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) GDPR
1 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.57%) PMO
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) ArcSight
2 3 (10.71%) FireEye
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle