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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 48 45 53
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs citing Information Security 16 29 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.05% 2.95% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 3.82% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 4
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£433 £400 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.12% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £256 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £538 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £31.56 £51.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +25.00%
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
608 759 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.95% 77.13% 69.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 348 310
Average daily rate £385 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 45 29
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.81 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.41% -2.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.15 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -4 15 £433 -25.43% 2
Wilmslow - - - -
Chester - - - -
Crewe - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 23 (40.35%) Windows
2 20 (35.09%) CISSP
3 19 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 17 (29.82%) Finance
4 17 (29.82%) Microsoft
4 17 (29.82%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (24.56%) Oracle
6 13 (22.81%) Firewall
7 12 (21.05%) UNIX
7 12 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (19.30%) Security Architecture
9 10 (17.54%) ITIL
9 10 (17.54%) PRINCE2
9 10 (17.54%) Data Modelling
9 10 (17.54%) Project Management
9 10 (17.54%) Security Management
9 10 (17.54%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (15.79%) Oracle EBS
10 9 (15.79%) CISA
10 9 (15.79%) Data Protection
11 8 (14.04%) ArcSight
12 7 (12.28%) Banking
12 7 (12.28%) QA
12 7 (12.28%) Risk Management
12 7 (12.28%) Linux
12 7 (12.28%) Cisco
12 7 (12.28%) Reference Data
12 7 (12.28%) Security Cleared
12 7 (12.28%) Data Architecture
13 6 (10.53%) F5

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.26%) MS Project
3 2 (3.51%) MS Office
4 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (15.79%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.81%) Firewall
2 4 (7.02%) Network Security
3 2 (3.51%) Internet
4 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.75%) LAN
4 1 (1.75%) WAN
4 1 (1.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 17 (29.82%) Finance
2 7 (12.28%) Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Law
4 1 (1.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (28.07%) Architect
2 13 (22.81%) Consultant
3 12 (21.05%) Analyst
4 9 (15.79%) Security Consultant
5 8 (14.04%) Project Manager
5 8 (14.04%) Security Architect
5 8 (14.04%) Security Manager
6 7 (12.28%) Technical Architect
7 5 (8.77%) Business Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) Information Security Manager
8 4 (7.02%) Information Manager
8 4 (7.02%) Security Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) Security Project Manager
9 3 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) Developer
9 3 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (5.26%) Information Architect
9 3 (5.26%) Lead Security Architect
9 3 (5.26%) Information Security Project Manager
10 2 (3.51%) Lead Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) .NET
2 1 (1.75%) CSS
2 1 (1.75%) HTML
2 1 (1.75%) Middleware
2 1 (1.75%) HTML5
2 1 (1.75%) CSS3
2 1 (1.75%) PhoneGap
2 1 (1.75%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 19 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 17 (29.82%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (12.28%) Reference Data
5 5 (8.77%) CESG
6 4 (7.02%) Data Integration
6 4 (7.02%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
8 2 (3.51%) PMI
9 1 (1.75%) Tandem
9 1 (1.75%) Mainframe
9 1 (1.75%) GIS
9 1 (1.75%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (1.75%) Open Source
9 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (40.35%) Windows
2 12 (21.05%) UNIX
3 7 (12.28%) Linux
4 2 (3.51%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.30%) Security Architecture
2 10 (17.54%) ITIL
2 10 (17.54%) PRINCE2
2 10 (17.54%) Data Modelling
2 10 (17.54%) Project Management
2 10 (17.54%) Security Management
2 10 (17.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (15.79%) Data Protection
4 7 (12.28%) Risk Management
4 7 (12.28%) Data Architecture
5 6 (10.53%) PRINCE
5 6 (10.53%) Zachman Framework
5 6 (10.53%) TOGAF
6 5 (8.77%) Information Security Management
6 5 (8.77%) SIEM
6 5 (8.77%) Protective Monitoring
7 4 (7.02%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (7.02%) Technical Analysis
7 4 (7.02%) Use Case
7 4 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) Perl
2 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.51%) SQL
2 2 (3.51%) T-SQL
2 2 (3.51%) C#
3 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (35.09%) CISSP
2 9 (15.79%) CISA
3 7 (12.28%) Security Cleared
4 6 (10.53%) PMP
4 6 (10.53%) PMI Certification
5 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
6 4 (7.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (7.02%) Degree
7 3 (5.26%) ISSAP
8 2 (3.51%) ISACA
8 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (3.51%) CISM
8 2 (3.51%) ISEB
8 2 (3.51%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.28%) QA
2 6 (10.53%) BS7799
3 4 (7.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (3.51%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) Nessus
Vendors
1 17 (29.82%) Microsoft
2 14 (24.56%) Oracle
3 8 (14.04%) ArcSight
4 7 (12.28%) Cisco
5 6 (10.53%) F5
5 6 (10.53%) McAfee
5 6 (10.53%) Juniper
6 4 (7.02%) Cyber-Ark
6 4 (7.02%) TippingPoint
6 4 (7.02%) Nokia
6 4 (7.02%) CheckPoint
6 4 (7.02%) Blue Coat
7 2 (3.51%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.75%) IBM
8 1 (1.75%) HP
8 1 (1.75%) Splunk
8 1 (1.75%) Appcelerator