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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 19 25 22
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing Information Security 4 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.82% 3.39% 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.74% 4.44% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £403 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.80% -5.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £52.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +64.06%
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
107 135 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 75.35% 76.27% 70.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 42 38
Average daily rate £325 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £39.29 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.91% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.84 £30.28 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 8 (47.06%) ITIL
1 8 (47.06%) UNIX
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
3 6 (35.29%) Linux
4 5 (29.41%) Firewall
4 5 (29.41%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (29.41%) Data Protection
5 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
5 4 (23.53%) Change Management
5 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
5 4 (23.53%) Perl
5 4 (23.53%) CISSP
6 3 (17.65%) AIX
6 3 (17.65%) Internet
6 3 (17.65%) Shell Script
6 3 (17.65%) DNS
6 3 (17.65%) SSL
6 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
6 3 (17.65%) IIS
6 3 (17.65%) JSP
6 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
6 3 (17.65%) CISM
6 3 (17.65%) LAMP
6 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
6 3 (17.65%) Web Development
6 3 (17.65%) OWASP
6 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (17.65%) Akamai
6 3 (17.65%) Regular Expression
6 3 (17.65%) Performance Management

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (17.65%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) Firewall
2 3 (17.65%) Internet
2 3 (17.65%) DNS
2 3 (17.65%) SSL
3 2 (11.76%) Network Security
4 1 (5.88%) SAN
4 1 (5.88%) LAN
4 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Consultant
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) Security Consultant
1 4 (23.53%) Administrator
1 4 (23.53%) Security Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Senior Project Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Senior Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Linux Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Security Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Security Officer
3 1 (5.88%) Information Security Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Risk Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) JSP
1 3 (17.65%) LAMP
1 3 (17.65%) Regular Expression
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
3 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.88%) Clustering
4 1 (5.88%) CESG
4 1 (5.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) UNIX
2 6 (35.29%) Linux
3 3 (17.65%) AIX
4 2 (11.76%) Windows
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) Data Protection
3 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
3 4 (23.53%) Change Management
4 3 (17.65%) Web Development
4 3 (17.65%) Performance Management
4 3 (17.65%) OWASP
4 3 (17.65%) Analytics
5 2 (11.76%) Network Management
5 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.88%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Release Management
6 1 (5.88%) Information Security Management
6 1 (5.88%) Security Management
6 1 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (5.88%) Supply Chain Management
6 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (5.88%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) Perl
2 3 (17.65%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) CISSP
2 3 (17.65%) CISM
3 1 (5.88%) GSEC
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) GPEN
3 1 (5.88%) OSCP
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (5.88%) RHCE
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.88%) CISA
3 1 (5.88%) MCSE
3 1 (5.88%) CCNP
3 1 (5.88%) CCNA
3 1 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) BS7799
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.88%) QA
1 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
2 3 (17.65%) Akamai
3 2 (11.76%) McAfee
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco