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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 32 24 33
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Contract jobs citing Information Security 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.46% 1.05% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 1.79% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£340 £500 £495
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% +1.01%
UK excluding London average daily rate £441 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.96% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £45.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-36.66% +104.54%
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
190 112 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 69.34% 58.64% 63.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 63 67
Average daily rate £325 £381 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% +8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +45.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 2015. 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
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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 -7 2 £340 -32.00% 1
Wirral - - - -
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 5 (62.50%) CISM
1 5 (62.50%) Risk Management
1 5 (62.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (50.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (37.50%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
3 3 (37.50%) Programme Management
3 3 (37.50%) CESG
3 3 (37.50%) CISSP
4 2 (25.00%) FMCG
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (12.50%) Line Management
5 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 1 (12.50%) Coaching
5 1 (12.50%) Splunk
5 1 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (12.50%) ArcSight
5 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (12.50%) Information Assurance
5 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
5 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Brocade
5 1 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
5 1 (12.50%) ISMS
5 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
5 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Information Management

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) SNMP
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) EDRMS
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Law
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Security Manager
1 3 (37.50%) Consultant
1 3 (37.50%) Security Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) IT Security Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) IT Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Security Assurance Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Head of IT Security
3 1 (12.50%) Head of Security
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) HPUX Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Head of IT
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Protection Act
1 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
1 3 (37.50%) CESG
2 2 (25.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) HPUX
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Risk Management
2 4 (50.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (37.50%) Programme Management
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (12.50%) Line Management
5 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 1 (12.50%) Coaching
5 1 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (12.50%) Information Assurance
5 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
5 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
5 1 (12.50%) ISMS
5 1 (12.50%) Information Management
5 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Change Management
5 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) CISM
2 3 (37.50%) CISSP
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Splunk
1 1 (12.50%) ArcSight
1 1 (12.50%) Brocade
1 1 (12.50%) HP
1 1 (12.50%) Red Hat