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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 37 61 54
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -7
Contract jobs citing Information Security 10 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.06% 1.35% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 1.69% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 13
Median daily rate £475 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £345 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £455 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +7.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £52.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +96.26%

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
382 708 587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 78.76% 79.46% 80.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 459 343
Median daily rate £400 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +10.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 31
Median hourly rate £20.33 £22.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.64% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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
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 22 January 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
Runcorn - 1 £550 -
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 16 (57.14%) Finance
2 14 (50.00%) Banking
3 12 (42.86%) CISSP
4 10 (35.71%) Security Architecture
4 10 (35.71%) Internal Audit
5 9 (32.14%) Risk Management
6 7 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (21.43%) Security Management
7 6 (21.43%) CISA
7 6 (21.43%) ITIL
7 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
8 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (17.86%) MBCS
8 5 (17.86%) CITP
8 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (17.86%) CESG Certified Professional
8 5 (17.86%) IISP
8 5 (17.86%) Windows
8 5 (17.86%) GIS
8 5 (17.86%) TOGAF
8 5 (17.86%) CESG
9 4 (14.29%) Financial Institution
9 4 (14.29%) CISM
9 4 (14.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
9 4 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (14.29%) CRISC
9 4 (14.29%) Load Testing
9 4 (14.29%) Network Security
9 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared

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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) Office 365
3 1 (3.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) Network Security
2 2 (7.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) GIS
General
1 16 (57.14%) Finance
2 14 (50.00%) Banking
3 4 (14.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Consultant
2 6 (21.43%) Architect
2 6 (21.43%) Security Consultant
2 6 (21.43%) Senior Consultant
3 5 (17.86%) Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Risk Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) AWS Consultant
4 4 (14.29%) Cloud Consultant
4 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) IT Manager
4 4 (14.29%) IT Risk Manager
4 4 (14.29%) Risk Manager
4 4 (14.29%) Security Architect
4 4 (14.29%) Senior Security Consultant
5 3 (10.71%) Compliance Manager
5 3 (10.71%) IT Programme Manager
5 3 (10.71%) Programme Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Office 365 Manager
6 2 (7.14%) SIEM Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (17.86%) CESG
2 4 (14.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (10.71%) Cryptography
4 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (7.14%) PKI
5 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Linux
2 3 (10.71%) Unix
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Internal Audit
1 10 (35.71%) Security Architecture
2 9 (32.14%) Risk Management
3 7 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (21.43%) ITIL
4 6 (21.43%) Security Management
5 5 (17.86%) TOGAF
6 4 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (14.29%) Load Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
7 3 (10.71%) IT Audit
7 3 (10.71%) Regulatory Compliance
7 3 (10.71%) SIEM
8 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (7.14%) ITIL V3
8 2 (7.14%) Project Planning
8 2 (7.14%) Threat Management
8 2 (7.14%) Use Case
9 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce
9 1 (3.57%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) C++
1 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) CISSP
2 6 (21.43%) CISA
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%) CISM
4 4 (14.29%) CRISC
4 4 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) ArcSight
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle