The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 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 Chester 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 29 13 17
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Contract jobs citing Information Security 12 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.88% 7.14% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.85% 9.48% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate - £338 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.27% +4.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 £55.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.72% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.00 £18.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+183.33% -55.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
205 116 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 83.33% 75.32% 58.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 31 21
Average daily rate £350 £360 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £451 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 15 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +221.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
Information Security
Cheshire

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 24 April 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 11 (50.00%) ITIL
2 9 (40.91%) Firewall
3 6 (27.27%) Change Management
3 6 (27.27%) DNS
3 6 (27.27%) CCNP
3 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (27.27%) Finance
4 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
4 5 (22.73%) Network Security
4 5 (22.73%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (22.73%) Cisco
4 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
4 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
4 5 (22.73%) UNIX
4 5 (22.73%) Juniper
4 5 (22.73%) CheckPoint
5 4 (18.18%) CISSP
5 4 (18.18%) Internet
5 4 (18.18%) Netcool
5 4 (18.18%) MPLS
5 4 (18.18%) OSPF
5 4 (18.18%) BGP
5 4 (18.18%) LAN
5 4 (18.18%) WAN
5 4 (18.18%) Linux
5 4 (18.18%) Perl
5 4 (18.18%) VPN
5 4 (18.18%) HP
5 4 (18.18%) NetScaler
5 4 (18.18%) Capacity Planning

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (13.64%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) Firewall
2 6 (27.27%) DNS
3 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
3 5 (22.73%) Network Security
3 5 (22.73%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (18.18%) NetScaler
4 4 (18.18%) MPLS
4 4 (18.18%) OSPF
4 4 (18.18%) BGP
4 4 (18.18%) VPN
4 4 (18.18%) LAN
4 4 (18.18%) WAN
4 4 (18.18%) Internet
5 3 (13.64%) Extranet
5 3 (13.64%) SSL
5 3 (13.64%) DHCP
5 3 (13.64%) WAAS
6 1 (4.55%) Wireless
6 1 (4.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Banking
3 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.55%) Local Government
4 1 (4.55%) Marketing
4 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Consultant
2 7 (31.82%) Security Consultant
3 4 (18.18%) Administrator
4 3 (13.64%) Security Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (13.64%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (13.64%) Risk Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Network Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Security Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Information Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Security Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) IT Risk Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) JSP
1 3 (13.64%) LAMP
1 3 (13.64%) Regular Expression
2 2 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) e-Health
1 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 3 (13.64%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.55%) PKI
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Clustering
3 1 (4.55%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) UNIX
2 4 (18.18%) Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Windows
4 1 (4.55%) AIX
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) ITIL
2 6 (27.27%) Change Management
3 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
4 4 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (18.18%) Problem Management
4 4 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (13.64%) Analytics
5 3 (13.64%) Network Management
5 3 (13.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (13.64%) Web Development
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Management
5 3 (13.64%) Data Protection
5 3 (13.64%) OWASP
5 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
6 2 (9.09%) Data Security
6 2 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (4.55%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (4.55%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (4.55%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) Perl
2 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) CCNP
1 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (18.18%) CISSP
3 2 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (4.55%) GPEN
4 1 (4.55%) OSCP
4 1 (4.55%) MCSE
4 1 (4.55%) CCNA
4 1 (4.55%) ISEB
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (4.55%) RHCE
4 1 (4.55%) CISA
4 1 (4.55%) CISM
4 1 (4.55%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.55%) QA
1 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) ProxySG
2 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Netcool
2 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Cisco
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
1 5 (22.73%) Juniper
1 5 (22.73%) CheckPoint
2 4 (18.18%) Blue Coat
2 4 (18.18%) NetScout
2 4 (18.18%) F5
2 4 (18.18%) HP
3 3 (13.64%) Nortel
3 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
3 3 (13.64%) Avaya
3 3 (13.64%) Akamai
4 2 (9.09%) McAfee
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle
5 1 (4.55%) SAP
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix