The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 24 31 25
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing Information Security 1 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.73% 2.37% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 2.75% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £31.56 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £30.78 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+46.21% +92.35%
Information Security
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
98 182 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 71.53% 86.26% 81.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 42 65
Average daily rate £400 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 29 6
Average hourly rate £29.75 £31.56 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.72% -15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £30.00 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Security across the Chester region.

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the Chester region.

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Information Security
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 3 (60.00%) UNIX
1 3 (60.00%) CISSP
2 2 (40.00%) AIX
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) CISM
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (40.00%) Network Security
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (40.00%) Network Management
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Supply Chain Management
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (20.00%) BS7799

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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.

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) Network Security
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) IT Risk Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) IT Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) IT Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (40.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) UNIX
2 2 (40.00%) AIX
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (40.00%) Network Management
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (20.00%) Supply Chain Management
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CISSP
2 2 (40.00%) CISM
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) BS7799
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco