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 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank - 23 22
Contract jobs citing Information Security 0 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - 5.77% 4.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 6.49% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Average daily rate
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- £413 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.71%
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 £26.75 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+18.88% +25.00%
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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
99 185 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 81.15% 88.94% 80.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 62 46
Average daily rate £400 £375 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +21.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 24 18
Average hourly rate £18.03 £34.06 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.05% +0.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £30.00 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.38 £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 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 20 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (100.00%) UNIX
1 3 (100.00%) CISSP
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) AIX
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) CISM
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 2 (66.67%) Network Management
2 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (33.33%) BS7799

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Security Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) IT Risk Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) IT Security Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) IT Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (66.67%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) AIX
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
1 2 (66.67%) Network Management
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CISSP
2 2 (66.67%) CISM
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) BS7799
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco