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 31 May 2016 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 64 65 32
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -33
Contract jobs citing Information Security 24 17 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.36% 1.73% 4.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.78% 2.07% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 21
Median daily rate £425 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £312 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £486 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+14.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £62.50 £13.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+380.76% -58.73%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £20.00 £51.00
% change year-on-year
+108.75% -60.78%
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
864 821 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.04% 83.52% 79.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 519 318
Median daily rate £435 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 33 31
Median hourly rate £26.75 £20.97 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.56% -40.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £14.50 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.75 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

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 31 May 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

Information Security Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -8 10 £600 +20.00% 1
Chester -2 6 £375 -25.00% 1
Daresbury - 4 £425 -
Knutsford -9 1 £425 -10.52% 1
Macclesfield - 1 - - 1
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, 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 10 (27.78%) Project Management
2 9 (25.00%) Change Management
2 9 (25.00%) Firewall
2 9 (25.00%) Business Continuity
3 8 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 8 (22.22%) Finance
3 8 (22.22%) MS Office
3 8 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (19.44%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
4 7 (19.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (19.44%) Degree
5 6 (16.67%) Network Security
5 6 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (16.67%) Security Management
6 5 (13.89%) Management Information System
6 5 (13.89%) IPsec
6 5 (13.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (13.89%) Information Security Management
6 5 (13.89%) ITIL
6 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
6 5 (13.89%) LAN
6 5 (13.89%) DHCP
6 5 (13.89%) VPN
6 5 (13.89%) DNS
6 5 (13.89%) SSL
6 5 (13.89%) Cisco
6 5 (13.89%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (13.89%) SSH

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (22.22%) MS Office
2 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
3 4 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.00%) Firewall
2 6 (16.67%) Network Security
3 5 (13.89%) DHCP
3 5 (13.89%) DNS
3 5 (13.89%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (13.89%) IPsec
3 5 (13.89%) LAN
3 5 (13.89%) SSH
3 5 (13.89%) SSL
3 5 (13.89%) VLAN
3 5 (13.89%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Military
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) Security Analyst
3 6 (16.67%) Security Manager
4 4 (11.11%) Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) Network Security Manager
4 4 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 4 (11.11%) Security Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Security Project Manager
4 4 (11.11%) Transition Manager
4 4 (11.11%) Transition Project Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Digital Delivery Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Information Security Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Network Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Security Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) JSON
1 2 (5.56%) RESTful
1 2 (5.56%) SOAP
1 2 (5.56%) XML
1 2 (5.56%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.89%) CESG
2 5 (13.89%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (2.78%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
1 2 (5.56%) Mac OS
1 2 (5.56%) Windows
1 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
1 2 (5.56%) Windows 8
1 2 (5.56%) Windows Vista
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Project Management
2 9 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 9 (25.00%) Change Management
3 8 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 8 (22.22%) Risk Management
4 7 (19.44%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (16.67%) Security Management
6 5 (13.89%) Change Control
6 5 (13.89%) Information Security Management
6 5 (13.89%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (13.89%) ITIL
6 5 (13.89%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (13.89%) SDLC
6 5 (13.89%) Security Architecture
6 5 (13.89%) SIEM
7 4 (11.11%) Programme Management
7 4 (11.11%) Security Operations
7 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) Perl
2 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) Degree
2 4 (11.11%) CISM
2 4 (11.11%) CISMP
2 4 (11.11%) CISSP
2 4 (11.11%) PMI Certification
2 4 (11.11%) PMP
2 4 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (8.33%) CESG Certified Professional
3 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.56%) HNC
5 1 (2.78%) CLAS
5 1 (2.78%) GCFA
5 1 (2.78%) GCFE
5 1 (2.78%) GIAC
5 1 (2.78%) GREM
5 1 (2.78%) OSCP
5 1 (2.78%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (19.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (13.89%) COBIT
2 5 (13.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (8.33%) SLA
4 2 (5.56%) Data Quality
5 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (2.78%) ISO 14001
5 1 (2.78%) ISO 9001
5 1 (2.78%) ISO22301
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) SCCM
1 2 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.89%) Cisco
2 5 (13.89%) F5
2 5 (13.89%) Fortinet
2 5 (13.89%) Palo Alto
3 4 (11.11%) HP
4 3 (8.33%) ArcSight
5 2 (5.56%) Apple
5 2 (5.56%) Software AG
5 2 (5.56%) Talend
6 1 (2.78%) BT
6 1 (2.78%) ServiceNow