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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 54 43 50
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Contract jobs citing Information Security 15 34 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.05% 3.64% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.69% 4.70% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £425 £505
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -15.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £280 £429
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £565 £581
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £51.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £45.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-36.66% +104.54%
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
558 724 531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 76.33% 77.60% 67.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 353 268
Average daily rate £385 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £565 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 45 28
Average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +32.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.15 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Warrington 0 15 £350 -31.37%
Wilmslow - - - -
Chester - - - - 2
Crewe - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 21 (42.86%) Windows
2 17 (34.69%) CISSP
3 16 (32.65%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (30.61%) Management Information System
5 14 (28.57%) Finance
5 14 (28.57%) Oracle
6 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
7 11 (22.45%) Firewall
8 10 (20.41%) ITIL
8 10 (20.41%) PRINCE2
8 10 (20.41%) Data Modelling
8 10 (20.41%) Security Architecture
8 10 (20.41%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (18.37%) ArcSight
9 9 (18.37%) UNIX
9 9 (18.37%) Project Management
9 9 (18.37%) Oracle EBS
10 8 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (16.33%) CISA
10 8 (16.33%) Cisco
10 8 (16.33%) Security Cleared
10 8 (16.33%) Security Management
11 7 (14.29%) Reference Data
11 7 (14.29%) Data Architecture
11 7 (14.29%) F5
11 7 (14.29%) McAfee
11 7 (14.29%) Juniper
11 7 (14.29%) PRINCE
12 6 (12.24%) BS7799
12 6 (12.24%) PMP

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.04%) MS Project
1 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (18.37%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.45%) Firewall
2 2 (4.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 14 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (28.57%) Architect
2 12 (24.49%) Consultant
3 8 (16.33%) Security Consultant
3 8 (16.33%) Project Manager
3 8 (16.33%) Analyst
3 8 (16.33%) Security Architect
4 6 (12.24%) Technical Architect
4 6 (12.24%) Security Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Security Project Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Information Architect
6 3 (6.12%) Lead Security Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Information Security Project Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) DBA
7 2 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Lead Security Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) .NET
2 1 (2.04%) CSS3
2 1 (2.04%) PhoneGap
2 1 (2.04%) Regular Expression
2 1 (2.04%) HTML5
2 1 (2.04%) Middleware
2 1 (2.04%) CSS
2 1 (2.04%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (32.65%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (30.61%) Management Information System
3 10 (20.41%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (14.29%) Reference Data
5 5 (10.20%) CESG
6 4 (8.16%) Data Integration
6 4 (8.16%) Computer Science
7 2 (4.08%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (2.04%) Tandem
8 1 (2.04%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (2.04%) GIS
8 1 (2.04%) Mainframe
8 1 (2.04%) PMI
8 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (42.86%) Windows
2 9 (18.37%) UNIX
3 5 (10.20%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.41%) ITIL
1 10 (20.41%) PRINCE2
1 10 (20.41%) Data Modelling
1 10 (20.41%) Security Architecture
2 9 (18.37%) Project Management
3 8 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (16.33%) Security Management
4 7 (14.29%) Data Architecture
4 7 (14.29%) PRINCE
5 6 (12.24%) Data Protection
5 6 (12.24%) Zachman Framework
5 6 (12.24%) TOGAF
6 5 (10.20%) Business Development
6 5 (10.20%) Information Security Management
6 5 (10.20%) Protective Monitoring
7 4 (8.16%) Technical Analysis
7 4 (8.16%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (8.16%) Risk Management
7 4 (8.16%) Use Case
7 4 (8.16%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) Perl
2 2 (4.08%) SQL
2 2 (4.08%) T-SQL
2 2 (4.08%) C#
2 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (34.69%) CISSP
2 8 (16.33%) CISA
2 8 (16.33%) Security Cleared
3 6 (12.24%) PMP
3 6 (12.24%) PMI Certification
3 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
3 6 (12.24%) Degree
4 5 (10.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (4.08%) ISEB
5 2 (4.08%) ISACA
5 2 (4.08%) ISSAP
5 2 (4.08%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.04%) CISM
6 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.24%) BS7799
2 4 (8.16%) QA
2 4 (8.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (6.12%) COBIT
4 1 (2.04%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) Nessus
Vendors
1 14 (28.57%) Oracle
2 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
3 9 (18.37%) ArcSight
4 8 (16.33%) Cisco
5 7 (14.29%) F5
5 7 (14.29%) McAfee
5 7 (14.29%) Juniper
6 5 (10.20%) Blue Coat
6 5 (10.20%) TippingPoint
6 5 (10.20%) Nokia
6 5 (10.20%) CheckPoint
6 5 (10.20%) Cyber-Ark
7 2 (4.08%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.04%) Splunk
8 1 (2.04%) Appcelerator
8 1 (2.04%) HP
8 1 (2.04%) IBM