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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 57 63 20
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -43
Contract jobs citing Information Security 10 14 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.35% 1.30% 6.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.54% 8.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 33
Median daily rate £475 £352 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.94% -25.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £474 £450
% change year-on-year
+0.26% +5.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £47.84 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-63.41% +173.34%
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
611 910 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.46% 84.57% 76.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 585 354
Median daily rate £410 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.95% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £320 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 30 35
Median hourly rate £21.05 £17.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.25% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.86 £15.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 27 August 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
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 27 August 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
Knutsford - 2 £525 -
Chester -3 1 - -
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 14 (40.00%) Finance
2 13 (37.14%) Risk Management
3 10 (28.57%) Change Management
3 10 (28.57%) Project Management
4 9 (25.71%) Banking
5 8 (22.86%) Degree
5 8 (22.86%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (22.86%) PRINCE2
5 8 (22.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (22.86%) Business Continuity
5 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (17.14%) CISM
6 6 (17.14%) Security Management
6 6 (17.14%) CISSP
6 6 (17.14%) MS Office
6 6 (17.14%) ITIL
7 5 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (14.29%) COBIT
7 5 (14.29%) CESG
7 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 5 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (14.29%) Management Information System
7 5 (14.29%) SDLC
8 4 (11.43%) HP
8 4 (11.43%) Firewall
8 4 (11.43%) Information Security Management
8 4 (11.43%) Programme Management
8 4 (11.43%) PMP
8 4 (11.43%) PMI Certification
8 4 (11.43%) MS Excel

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:

Applications
1 6 (17.14%) MS Office
2 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.43%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Data Mining
1 1 (2.86%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 14 (40.00%) Finance
2 9 (25.71%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Analyst
2 7 (20.00%) Consultant
3 6 (17.14%) Security Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) Security Manager
4 5 (14.29%) Information Security Consultant
4 5 (14.29%) IT Manager
4 5 (14.29%) Security Consultant
5 4 (11.43%) IT Risk Manager
5 4 (11.43%) Network Security Manager
5 4 (11.43%) Project Manager
5 4 (11.43%) Risk Manager
5 4 (11.43%) Security Project Manager
5 4 (11.43%) Transition Manager
5 4 (11.43%) Transition Project Manager
6 3 (8.57%) Compliance Manager
6 3 (8.57%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (8.57%) Digital Delivery Manager
6 3 (8.57%) Information Security Risk Consultant
6 3 (8.57%) Programme Manager
6 3 (8.57%) Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
1 1 (2.86%) JSON
1 1 (2.86%) RESTful
1 1 (2.86%) SOAP
1 1 (2.86%) XML
1 1 (2.86%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.29%) CESG
2 5 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.71%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.86%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (2.86%) PKI
4 1 (2.86%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.86%) Linux
2 1 (2.86%) Mac OS
2 1 (2.86%) Unix
2 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
2 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) Risk Management
2 10 (28.57%) Change Management
2 10 (28.57%) Project Management
3 8 (22.86%) Business Continuity
3 8 (22.86%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (22.86%) PRINCE2
3 8 (22.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (17.14%) ITIL
4 6 (17.14%) Security Management
5 5 (14.29%) SDLC
6 4 (11.43%) Information Security Management
6 4 (11.43%) Programme Management
6 4 (11.43%) Security Architecture
7 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (8.57%) Regulatory Compliance
7 3 (8.57%) SABSA
7 3 (8.57%) SIEM
7 3 (8.57%) TOGAF
8 2 (5.71%) Internal Audit
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) C++
1 1 (2.86%) Java
1 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) Degree
2 6 (17.14%) CISM
2 6 (17.14%) CISSP
3 4 (11.43%) CISMP
3 4 (11.43%) PMI Certification
3 4 (11.43%) PMP
3 4 (11.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (8.57%) CESG Certified Professional
4 3 (8.57%) CISA
5 2 (5.71%) HNC
6 1 (2.86%) CLAS
6 1 (2.86%) CRISC
6 1 (2.86%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) COBIT
1 5 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) SCCM
1 1 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.43%) HP
3 3 (8.57%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.86%) Apple
4 1 (2.86%) BT
4 1 (2.86%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.86%) Software AG
4 1 (2.86%) Talend