The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 24 32 54
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +22
Contract jobs citing Information Security 44 33 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.74% 4.45% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.06% 5.81% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 5
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£450 £279 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% -25.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £175 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £420 £440
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.00 £60.00 £37.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +58.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
546 568 528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 71.19% 76.65% 63.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 235 283
Average daily rate £385 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £231 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 24
Average hourly rate £35.00 £39.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.39% +17.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £48.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
Information Security
North West

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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 2014. 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 -5 13 £450 +5.88%
Chester -3 9 - -
Knutsford +3 2 £450 +5.38%
Macclesfield - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 32 (44.44%) Finance
2 24 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 20 (27.78%) Security Management
3 20 (27.78%) Windows
3 20 (27.78%) Security Architecture
4 18 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 17 (23.61%) CISSP
6 14 (19.44%) Data Protection
7 12 (16.67%) CISA
7 12 (16.67%) Banking
8 11 (15.28%) Computer Science
8 11 (15.28%) UNIX
9 10 (13.89%) BS7799
9 10 (13.89%) Firewall
9 10 (13.89%) Information Security Management
10 9 (12.50%) GIS
10 9 (12.50%) CESG
10 9 (12.50%) TOGAF
10 9 (12.50%) ITIL
10 9 (12.50%) Linux
11 8 (11.11%) Change Management
11 8 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
11 8 (11.11%) Protective Monitoring
12 7 (9.72%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (9.72%) Network Security
12 7 (9.72%) Dynamics CRM
12 7 (9.72%) QA
12 7 (9.72%) CRM
12 7 (9.72%) PRINCE2
13 6 (8.33%) Project Management

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 3 (4.17%) IIS
2 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.39%) Lync
3 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 4 (5.56%) MS Project
3 3 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (9.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.89%) Firewall
2 7 (9.72%) Network Security
3 5 (6.94%) Internet
3 5 (6.94%) WAN
4 4 (5.56%) LAN
5 3 (4.17%) VPN
5 3 (4.17%) DNS
5 3 (4.17%) SSL
6 2 (2.78%) MPLS
6 2 (2.78%) PSTN
6 2 (2.78%) ADSL
6 2 (2.78%) ISDN
6 2 (2.78%) Ethernet
6 2 (2.78%) SNMP
6 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (2.78%) Wireless
6 2 (2.78%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (2.78%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (1.39%) QlikView
General
1 32 (44.44%) Finance
2 12 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (2.78%) Multimedia
3 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.39%) Local Government
4 1 (1.39%) Law
4 1 (1.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (22.22%) Architect
2 15 (20.83%) Consultant
2 15 (20.83%) Security Consultant
3 13 (18.06%) Analyst
4 8 (11.11%) Security Analyst
4 8 (11.11%) Security Architect
4 8 (11.11%) Lead Security Consultant
5 7 (9.72%) Security Engineer
5 7 (9.72%) Technical Architect
6 5 (6.94%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.94%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (6.94%) Security Manager
7 4 (5.56%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.56%) Senior Security Architect
7 4 (5.56%) IT Security Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Senior Architect
7 4 (5.56%) Administrator
7 4 (5.56%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) Information Security Consultant
8 3 (4.17%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.56%) Regular Expression
2 3 (4.17%) JSP
2 3 (4.17%) LAMP
3 2 (2.78%) .NET
3 2 (2.78%) Web Services
3 2 (2.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 11 (15.28%) Computer Science
3 9 (12.50%) CESG
3 9 (12.50%) GIS
4 7 (9.72%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (6.94%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.78%) Streaming Video
6 2 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.39%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.39%) Open Source
7 1 (1.39%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.39%) Clustering
7 1 (1.39%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 20 (27.78%) Windows
2 11 (15.28%) UNIX
3 9 (12.50%) Linux
4 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.17%) AIX
6 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.78%) Security Management
1 20 (27.78%) Security Architecture
2 14 (19.44%) Data Protection
3 10 (13.89%) Information Security Management
4 9 (12.50%) ITIL
4 9 (12.50%) TOGAF
5 8 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
5 8 (11.11%) Change Management
5 8 (11.11%) Protective Monitoring
6 7 (9.72%) PRINCE2
6 7 (9.72%) CRM
7 6 (8.33%) Project Management
7 6 (8.33%) Risk Management
8 4 (5.56%) Resource Management
8 4 (5.56%) Performance Management
9 3 (4.17%) Vulnerability Management
9 3 (4.17%) Analytics
9 3 (4.17%) OWASP
9 3 (4.17%) Web Development
9 3 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.33%) Perl
2 3 (4.17%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.78%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.78%) VBA
3 2 (2.78%) Java
4 1 (1.39%) C
4 1 (1.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (23.61%) CISSP
2 12 (16.67%) CISA
3 6 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.56%) CISM
4 4 (5.56%) ISEB
5 3 (4.17%) CCNP
5 3 (4.17%) CCNA
5 3 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.78%) Degree
7 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.39%) RHCE
7 1 (1.39%) MCSE
7 1 (1.39%) GSEC
7 1 (1.39%) ISSAP
7 1 (1.39%) CISMP
7 1 (1.39%) GPEN
7 1 (1.39%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.89%) BS7799
2 7 (9.72%) QA
3 4 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.39%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.39%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.17%) Red Hat
2 3 (4.17%) McAfee
2 3 (4.17%) Akamai
3 2 (2.78%) Splunk
3 2 (2.78%) ProCurve
3 2 (2.78%) HP
3 2 (2.78%) Cisco
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle
4 1 (1.39%) Citrix
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