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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 63 66 43
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -23
Contract jobs citing Information Security 25 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.26% 1.67% 3.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 1.98% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 10
Average daily rate £425 £500 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £307 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £578 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -58.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 £51.00
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -55.88%
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
933 857 643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.51% 84.35% 81.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 539 304
Average daily rate £425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £290 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 38 49
Average hourly rate £22.54 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.03% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.84 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 1 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 1 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -11 8 £600 +20.00%
Chester +4 6 £375 -25.00% 2
Daresbury - 4 £425 -
Macclesfield - 2 - - 1
Knutsford - 1 £425 -
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 9 (25.00%) Project Management
1 9 (25.00%) Change Management
1 9 (25.00%) Firewall
1 9 (25.00%) Finance
1 9 (25.00%) Business Continuity
1 9 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (22.22%) MS Office
2 8 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
3 7 (19.44%) Risk Management
3 7 (19.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (16.67%) Network Security
4 6 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (16.67%) Security Management
5 5 (13.89%) IPsec
5 5 (13.89%) Information Security Management
5 5 (13.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (13.89%) Cisco
5 5 (13.89%) SSL
5 5 (13.89%) DHCP
5 5 (13.89%) VPN
5 5 (13.89%) DNS
5 5 (13.89%) CISSP
5 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
5 5 (13.89%) ITIL
5 5 (13.89%) LAN
5 5 (13.89%) Change Control
5 5 (13.89%) F5
5 5 (13.89%) SIEM

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (22.22%) MS Office
2 7 (19.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
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 3 (8.33%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 9 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Military
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) Security Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Security Manager
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%) Data Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Digital Delivery Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Network Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Risk Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Information Security Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Security Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) JSON
1 3 (8.33%) RESTful
1 3 (8.33%) SOAP
1 3 (8.33%) XML
1 3 (8.33%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (2.78%) CESG
3 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
3 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 9 (25.00%) Business Continuity
1 9 (25.00%) Change Management
1 9 (25.00%) Project Management
2 8 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 7 (19.44%) Risk Management
4 6 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (16.67%) Security Management
5 5 (13.89%) Change Control
5 5 (13.89%) Information Security Management
5 5 (13.89%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (13.89%) ITIL
5 5 (13.89%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (13.89%) SIEM
6 4 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (11.11%) Programme Management
6 4 (11.11%) SDLC
6 4 (11.11%) Security Architecture
6 4 (11.11%) Security Operations
6 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (8.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) Perl
2 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) CISSP
1 5 (13.89%) Degree
2 4 (11.11%) CISM
2 4 (11.11%) CISMP
2 4 (11.11%) PMI Certification
2 4 (11.11%) PMP
2 4 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (2.78%) CISA
4 1 (2.78%) CRISC
4 1 (2.78%) GCFA
4 1 (2.78%) GCFE
4 1 (2.78%) GIAC
4 1 (2.78%) GREM
4 1 (2.78%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (13.89%) COBIT
2 5 (13.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (8.33%) Data Quality
3 3 (8.33%) SLA
4 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (2.78%) ISO 14001
4 1 (2.78%) ISO 9001
4 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
4 3 (8.33%) Software AG
4 3 (8.33%) Talend
5 2 (5.56%) Apple
6 1 (2.78%) BT
6 1 (2.78%) ServiceNow
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