The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 22 31 23
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs citing Information Security 16 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.94% 1.68% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.20% 2.37% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 4
Average daily rate £485 £340 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.64% -22.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £328 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £352 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £445 £415
% change year-on-year
+1.12% +7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -50.00%
Information Security
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
258 211 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 79.63% 71.04% 58.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 97 58
Average daily rate £425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £220 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £675 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.42% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £16.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.50 £16.50 £18.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Liverpool -3 7 £485 +42.64% 2
Wirral - 2 £450 - 1
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 13 (65.00%) Risk Management
2 8 (40.00%) CISSP
3 7 (35.00%) Windows
3 7 (35.00%) Information Assurance
4 6 (30.00%) Management Information System
4 6 (30.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 5 (25.00%) Apple iOS
5 5 (25.00%) Android
5 5 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 5 (25.00%) CISM
5 5 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (20.00%) DV Cleared
6 4 (20.00%) Data Protection
6 4 (20.00%) FMCG
6 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (20.00%) BYOD
6 4 (20.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (15.00%) Windows 10
7 3 (15.00%) Data Management
7 3 (15.00%) Information Management
7 3 (15.00%) Validation
7 3 (15.00%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (15.00%) Security Management
8 2 (10.00%) CISA
8 2 (10.00%) RACF
8 2 (10.00%) Middleware
8 2 (10.00%) Mainframe

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (10.00%) CICS
1 2 (10.00%) MQSeries
2 1 (5.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
1 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) Kerberos
2 1 (5.00%) SSH
2 1 (5.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) DB2
2 1 (5.00%) GIS
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Consultant
1 9 (45.00%) Security Consultant
2 6 (30.00%) Information Security Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Security Assurance Manager
3 4 (20.00%) Security Manager
4 3 (15.00%) IT Manager
4 3 (15.00%) IT Security Manager
4 3 (15.00%) Security Advisor
4 3 (15.00%) Security Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) IT Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) IT Security Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Risk Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Information Security Advisor
6 1 (5.00%) Information Security Risk Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Information Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) IT Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Lead Security Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) RACF Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Security Management Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) ISPF
1 2 (10.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (20.00%) BYOD
2 4 (20.00%) FMCG
3 3 (15.00%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (10.00%) Mainframe
5 1 (5.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Android
2 5 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (15.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (10.00%) Unix
4 2 (10.00%) zOS
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Risk Management
2 7 (35.00%) Information Assurance
3 6 (30.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (20.00%) Data Protection
5 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (15.00%) Data Management
6 3 (15.00%) Information Management
6 3 (15.00%) Security Management
6 3 (15.00%) Validation
7 1 (5.00%) E-Discovery
7 1 (5.00%) Information Governance
7 1 (5.00%) People Management
7 1 (5.00%) Project Planning
7 1 (5.00%) SIEM
7 1 (5.00%) Time Management
7 1 (5.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) Assembly Language
2 1 (5.00%) CLIST
2 1 (5.00%) JCL
2 1 (5.00%) Perl
2 1 (5.00%) REXX
2 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) CISSP
2 5 (25.00%) CISM
2 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) CISA
5 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (5.00%) CLAS
5 1 (5.00%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 2 (10.00%) RACF
1 2 (10.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) CA
1 2 (10.00%) IBM
1 2 (10.00%) Sybase
2 1 (5.00%) Apple
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