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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 28 - 30
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Information Security 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.46% - 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% - 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.27% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £17.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £60.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-66.66% +86.04%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
129 160 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 59.17% 68.09% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 95 67
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £482 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 20
Average hourly rate £26.50 £13.00 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.84% -25.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £13.00 £16.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £13.00 £25.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
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
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 31 July 2014. 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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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 - 1 £450 - 2
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (71.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 5 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 5 (71.43%) UNIX
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Security Management
3 4 (57.14%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (57.14%) CISSP
3 4 (57.14%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Web Services
3 4 (57.14%) Network Design
3 4 (57.14%) Security Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (42.86%) Risk Management
5 2 (28.57%) Programme Management
5 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
5 2 (28.57%) EDRMS
5 2 (28.57%) Information Assurance
5 2 (28.57%) ISMS
5 2 (28.57%) CESG
6 1 (14.29%) Information Management
6 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
6 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
6 1 (14.29%) CISM
6 1 (14.29%) Data Security
6 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) EDRMS
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Consultant
1 4 (57.14%) Security Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Security Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Security Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Security Operations Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
1 2 (28.57%) CESG
2 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) UNIX
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Security Management
1 5 (71.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 4 (57.14%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (57.14%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (57.14%) Security Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Network Design
3 3 (42.86%) Risk Management
4 2 (28.57%) Information Assurance
4 2 (28.57%) ISMS
4 2 (28.57%) Programme Management
5 1 (14.29%) Information Management
5 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
5 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 1 (14.29%) Data Security
5 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) CISSP
2 1 (14.29%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 17799