The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 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 Merseyside 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 19 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Information Security 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.02% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.90% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate £438 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £418 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.78% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.50 £17.71 £38.19
% change year-on-year
+185.14% -53.62%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
116 143 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 58.29% 71.14% 62.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 81 94
Average daily rate £400 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £238 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 12
Average hourly rate £21.75 - £21.86
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 - £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 - £28.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Information Security
North West

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 9 (90.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (70.00%) CISSP
2 7 (70.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 6 (60.00%) UNIX
3 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 5 (50.00%) Security Management
4 5 (50.00%) Risk Management
4 5 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (40.00%) Network Design
5 4 (40.00%) Security Testing
5 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
5 4 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (40.00%) Web Services
6 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (30.00%) CESG
7 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
7 2 (20.00%) Information Assurance
7 2 (20.00%) ISMS
7 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
7 2 (20.00%) CISM
7 2 (20.00%) Data Security
7 2 (20.00%) EDRMS
8 1 (10.00%) DRM
8 1 (10.00%) Middleware
8 1 (10.00%) Service Management
8 1 (10.00%) LAN
8 1 (10.00%) WAN
8 1 (10.00%) ITIL

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) EDRMS
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) Security Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) Security Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Security Operations Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Operations Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Security Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Information Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (30.00%) CESG
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) UNIX
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 5 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Security Management
2 5 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (40.00%) Security Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Network Design
4 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (20.00%) Data Security
5 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (20.00%) Information Assurance
5 2 (20.00%) ISMS
6 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
6 1 (10.00%) ITIL
6 1 (10.00%) Information Management
6 1 (10.00%) DRM
6 1 (10.00%) Service Management
6 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) CISSP
2 2 (20.00%) CISM
3 1 (10.00%) EnCE
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (90.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (10.00%) SLA
3 1 (10.00%) CESG Infosec