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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 22 38 60
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +22
Contract jobs citing Information Security 45 32 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.69% 4.25% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.91% 5.73% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 11 4
Average daily rate
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£450 £279 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% -23.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £175 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £425 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.99 £60.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-51.68% +84.61%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
569 558 542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 71.93% 74.10% 63.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 242 306
Average daily rate £390 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £226 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 24 26
Average hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.29%
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 £48.12
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 25 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 25 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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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 -7 13 £475 +11.76% 1
Chester -2 5 - - 2
Knutsford +5 4 £438 +2.45% 1
Macclesfield - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 2
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 (43.24%) Finance
2 22 (29.73%) Management Information System
2 22 (29.73%) Windows
3 20 (27.03%) Microsoft
4 19 (25.68%) Security Management
4 19 (25.68%) Security Architecture
5 16 (21.62%) CISSP
6 12 (16.22%) UNIX
6 12 (16.22%) Banking
7 11 (14.86%) Data Protection
8 10 (13.51%) ITIL
8 10 (13.51%) Firewall
9 9 (12.16%) CISA
9 9 (12.16%) Risk Management
9 9 (12.16%) CRM
9 9 (12.16%) Linux
9 9 (12.16%) Dynamics CRM
9 9 (12.16%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (10.81%) Computer Science
10 8 (10.81%) Network Security
10 8 (10.81%) BS7799
11 7 (9.46%) Information Security Management
11 7 (9.46%) GIS
11 7 (9.46%) MS Excel
11 7 (9.46%) QA
12 6 (8.11%) TOGAF
12 6 (8.11%) Perl
12 6 (8.11%) CESG
13 5 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (6.76%) Change Management

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 (4.05%) IIS
2 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.35%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.35%) Lync
3 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (9.46%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.41%) MS Visio
2 4 (5.41%) MS Project
3 3 (4.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (12.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.51%) Firewall
2 8 (10.81%) Network Security
3 5 (6.76%) Internet
3 5 (6.76%) WAN
4 4 (5.41%) LAN
5 3 (4.05%) VPN
5 3 (4.05%) DNS
5 3 (4.05%) SSL
6 2 (2.70%) MPLS
6 2 (2.70%) PSTN
6 2 (2.70%) ADSL
6 2 (2.70%) ISDN
6 2 (2.70%) Ethernet
6 2 (2.70%) SNMP
6 2 (2.70%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (2.70%) Wireless
6 2 (2.70%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (2.70%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.35%) QlikView
2 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 32 (43.24%) Finance
2 12 (16.22%) Banking
3 2 (2.70%) Multimedia
3 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.35%) Local Government
4 1 (1.35%) Law
4 1 (1.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (24.32%) Consultant
1 18 (24.32%) Security Consultant
2 15 (20.27%) Architect
3 14 (18.92%) Analyst
4 10 (13.51%) Security Analyst
5 8 (10.81%) Technical Architect
5 8 (10.81%) Lead Security Consultant
6 7 (9.46%) Security Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Security Architect
7 5 (6.76%) Business Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) Security Manager
8 4 (5.41%) IT Security Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Information Security Consultant
8 4 (5.41%) Project Manager
8 4 (5.41%) Administrator
9 3 (4.05%) Senior Project Manager
9 3 (4.05%) Information Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (4.05%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.41%) Regular Expression
2 3 (4.05%) LAMP
2 3 (4.05%) .NET
2 3 (4.05%) JSP
3 2 (2.70%) Web Services
3 2 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (29.73%) Management Information System
2 9 (12.16%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (10.81%) Computer Science
4 7 (9.46%) GIS
5 6 (8.11%) CESG
6 5 (6.76%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.70%) Streaming Video
7 2 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.35%) Reference Data
8 1 (1.35%) Open Source
8 1 (1.35%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.35%) Clustering
8 1 (1.35%) PMI
8 1 (1.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 22 (29.73%) Windows
2 12 (16.22%) UNIX
3 9 (12.16%) Linux
4 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.05%) AIX
6 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.68%) Security Management
1 19 (25.68%) Security Architecture
2 11 (14.86%) Data Protection
3 10 (13.51%) ITIL
4 9 (12.16%) CRM
4 9 (12.16%) Risk Management
5 7 (9.46%) Information Security Management
6 6 (8.11%) TOGAF
7 5 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (6.76%) Zachman Framework
7 5 (6.76%) Project Management
7 5 (6.76%) PRINCE2
7 5 (6.76%) Change Management
7 5 (6.76%) Protective Monitoring
8 4 (5.41%) Performance Management
9 3 (4.05%) Vulnerability Management
9 3 (4.05%) Analytics
9 3 (4.05%) OWASP
9 3 (4.05%) Web Development
9 3 (4.05%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.11%) Perl
2 3 (4.05%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.70%) Java
3 2 (2.70%) VBA
3 2 (2.70%) SQL
4 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.35%) C
4 1 (1.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (21.62%) CISSP
2 9 (12.16%) CISA
3 4 (5.41%) CISM
3 4 (5.41%) ISEB
4 3 (4.05%) CCNP
4 3 (4.05%) CCNA
4 3 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.05%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.70%) Degree
6 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.35%) GPEN
6 1 (1.35%) OSCP
6 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.35%) RHCE
6 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.35%) PMP
6 1 (1.35%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.35%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.81%) BS7799
2 7 (9.46%) QA
3 4 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (27.03%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.05%) Cisco
2 3 (4.05%) Red Hat
2 3 (4.05%) McAfee
2 3 (4.05%) Akamai
3 2 (2.70%) Splunk
3 2 (2.70%) ProCurve
3 2 (2.70%) HP
4 1 (1.35%) Citrix
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Knutsford
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago