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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 27 51 70
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +19
Contract jobs citing Information Security 43 25 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.44% 2.68% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.35% 3.53% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 16 4
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£475 £416 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.18% +24.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £279 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £426 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £30.78 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +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
585 709 599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 74.05% 75.91% 65.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 339 337
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £464 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 44 26
Average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% -23.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.90 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +10 17 £565 -
Knutsford +11 3 £425 -1.39% 1
Chester +10 3 - - 1
Macclesfield - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 34 (36.17%) Finance
2 30 (31.91%) Management Information System
3 28 (29.79%) Windows
4 27 (28.72%) Security Architecture
5 24 (25.53%) CISSP
6 23 (24.47%) Microsoft
6 23 (24.47%) Security Management
6 23 (24.47%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (18.09%) Banking
8 16 (17.02%) CISA
8 16 (17.02%) Data Protection
9 15 (15.96%) UNIX
10 14 (14.89%) ITIL
10 14 (14.89%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (12.77%) BS7799
12 11 (11.70%) Risk Management
12 11 (11.70%) TOGAF
13 10 (10.64%) CESG
13 10 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (10.64%) PRINCE2
13 10 (10.64%) Linux
13 10 (10.64%) Zachman Framework
13 10 (10.64%) Computer Science
14 9 (9.57%) Dynamics CRM
14 9 (9.57%) Protective Monitoring
14 9 (9.57%) CRM
14 9 (9.57%) Perl
14 9 (9.57%) Information Security Management
14 9 (9.57%) Firewall
15 8 (8.51%) MS Excel

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (3.19%) IIS
2 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.32%) MS Project
3 4 (4.26%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (9.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (6.38%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.57%) Firewall
2 8 (8.51%) Network Security
3 5 (5.32%) Internet
4 3 (3.19%) WAN
4 3 (3.19%) DNS
4 3 (3.19%) SSL
5 2 (2.13%) LAN
5 2 (2.13%) DMZ
6 1 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.06%) SAN
6 1 (1.06%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.19%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.06%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 34 (36.17%) Finance
2 17 (18.09%) Banking
3 2 (2.13%) Retail
4 1 (1.06%) Local Government
4 1 (1.06%) Law
4 1 (1.06%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (28.72%) Architect
2 23 (24.47%) Consultant
2 23 (24.47%) Security Consultant
3 16 (17.02%) Analyst
4 14 (14.89%) Technical Architect
5 11 (11.70%) Security Architect
6 10 (10.64%) Security Analyst
6 10 (10.64%) Lead Security Consultant
7 9 (9.57%) Security Manager
8 7 (7.45%) Security Engineer
8 7 (7.45%) Project Manager
9 5 (5.32%) Business Analyst
9 5 (5.32%) Information Security Consultant
10 4 (4.26%) Information Security Manager
10 4 (4.26%) Information Manager
10 4 (4.26%) IT Security Engineer
10 4 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (4.26%) Information Architect
10 4 (4.26%) Administrator
11 3 (3.19%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.38%) .NET
2 5 (5.32%) Regular Expression
3 3 (3.19%) JSP
3 3 (3.19%) LAMP
4 2 (2.13%) Web Services
4 2 (2.13%) Middleware
5 1 (1.06%) CSS
5 1 (1.06%) HTML5
5 1 (1.06%) CSS3
5 1 (1.06%) PhoneGap
5 1 (1.06%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (31.91%) Management Information System
2 23 (24.47%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (14.89%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (10.64%) CESG
4 10 (10.64%) Computer Science
5 7 (7.45%) GIS
5 7 (7.45%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (5.32%) Reference Data
7 3 (3.19%) Data Integration
8 2 (2.13%) PMI
9 1 (1.06%) Clustering
9 1 (1.06%) Open Source
9 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.06%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 28 (29.79%) Windows
2 15 (15.96%) UNIX
3 10 (10.64%) Linux
4 3 (3.19%) AIX
5 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (28.72%) Security Architecture
2 23 (24.47%) Security Management
3 16 (17.02%) Data Protection
4 14 (14.89%) ITIL
5 11 (11.70%) Risk Management
5 11 (11.70%) TOGAF
6 10 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (10.64%) Zachman Framework
6 10 (10.64%) PRINCE2
7 9 (9.57%) CRM
7 9 (9.57%) Information Security Management
7 9 (9.57%) Protective Monitoring
8 7 (7.45%) Data Modelling
8 7 (7.45%) Project Management
9 5 (5.32%) Change Management
9 5 (5.32%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (5.32%) Data Architecture
9 5 (5.32%) Cyber Security
9 5 (5.32%) Vulnerability Management
10 4 (4.26%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.57%) Perl
2 4 (4.26%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.19%) Shell Script
3 3 (3.19%) SQL
4 2 (2.13%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.13%) VBA
4 2 (2.13%) C#
4 2 (2.13%) Java
5 1 (1.06%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (25.53%) CISSP
2 16 (17.02%) CISA
3 8 (8.51%) Security Cleared
4 7 (7.45%) SC Cleared
5 6 (6.38%) ISEB
6 4 (4.26%) CISM
7 2 (2.13%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (2.13%) ISSAP
7 2 (2.13%) Degree
7 2 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (2.13%) PMP
7 2 (2.13%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.13%) ISACA
8 1 (1.06%) GPEN
8 1 (1.06%) OSCP
8 1 (1.06%) MCSE
8 1 (1.06%) CCNP
8 1 (1.06%) CCNA
8 1 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.77%) BS7799
2 7 (7.45%) QA
3 6 (6.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.13%) COBIT
5 1 (1.06%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.06%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (24.47%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.38%) Oracle
3 5 (5.32%) McAfee
4 3 (3.19%) Akamai
4 3 (3.19%) Splunk
4 3 (3.19%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.13%) Cisco
6 1 (1.06%) Citrix
6 1 (1.06%) Juniper
6 1 (1.06%) F5
6 1 (1.06%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.06%) Appcelerator