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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
North West / Merseyside
Rank 33 24 32
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Contract jobs citing Information Security 7 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.30% 4.39% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.81% 5.56% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 2
Median daily rate £588 £485 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.13% +42.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £468 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £515 £352
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £52.56 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-60.04% +133.61%

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
249 252 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 81.64% 79.00% 71.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 154 109
Median daily rate £468 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 £40.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.50% +142.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -6 6 £588 +21.13%
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 12 (63.16%) CISSP
2 9 (47.37%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (42.11%) Root Cause Analysis
3 8 (42.11%) SANS
4 6 (31.58%) Firewall
4 6 (31.58%) Python
5 5 (26.32%) WAN
5 5 (26.32%) LAN
5 5 (26.32%) Management Information System
5 5 (26.32%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
5 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
5 5 (26.32%) Open Source
5 5 (26.32%) Splunk
5 5 (26.32%) SIEM
6 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
6 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
6 4 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (21.05%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (21.05%) Security Operations
6 4 (21.05%) Case Management
6 4 (21.05%) Redis
6 4 (21.05%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (21.05%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (21.05%) LogRhythm
6 4 (21.05%) logstash
6 4 (21.05%) Kibana
6 4 (21.05%) Patch Management
6 4 (21.05%) CISM
6 4 (21.05%) GIAC

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) IIS
1 1 (5.26%) Jetty
1 1 (5.26%) Mongrel
1 1 (5.26%) nginx
1 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (5.26%) Google App Engine
1 1 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) Firewall
2 5 (26.32%) LAN
2 5 (26.32%) WAN
3 4 (21.05%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
3 4 (21.05%) VoIP
3 4 (21.05%) VPN
4 3 (15.79%) Wireless
5 1 (5.26%) DHCP
5 1 (5.26%) DMZ
5 1 (5.26%) DNS
5 1 (5.26%) FTP
5 1 (5.26%) HTTP
5 1 (5.26%) IPsec
5 1 (5.26%) Network Security
5 1 (5.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.26%) Travis CI
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Analyst
1 8 (42.11%) Security Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Security Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Incident Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Incident Handler
4 2 (10.53%) IT Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) IT Security Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Security Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Security Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Compliance Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Information Risk Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security Risk Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Security Operations Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Security Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (10.53%) RESTful
2 2 (10.53%) Web Services
3 1 (5.26%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) J2EE
3 1 (5.26%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Management Information System
2 4 (21.05%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.79%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Linux
1 4 (21.05%) Unix
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (42.11%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (26.32%) Open Source
3 5 (26.32%) SIEM
4 4 (21.05%) Case Management
4 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
4 4 (21.05%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (21.05%) Patch Management
4 4 (21.05%) Security Monitoring
4 4 (21.05%) Security Operations
4 4 (21.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (21.05%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (15.79%) Computer Security
5 3 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Process Improvement
6 2 (10.53%) IT Audit
7 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.26%) Data Privacy
7 1 (5.26%) Internal Audit
7 1 (5.26%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) Python
2 4 (21.05%) Perl
2 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) CISSP
2 8 (42.11%) SANS
3 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
4 4 (21.05%) CEH
4 4 (21.05%) CISM
4 4 (21.05%) GCFA
4 4 (21.05%) GIAC
4 4 (21.05%) SSCP
5 3 (15.79%) CISA
6 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.26%) GDPR
2 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Kibana
1 4 (21.05%) logstash
1 4 (21.05%) QRadar
2 3 (15.79%) RSA enVision
3 2 (10.53%) CSIRT
4 1 (5.26%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Splunk
2 4 (21.05%) Apple
2 4 (21.05%) IBM
2 4 (21.05%) LogRhythm
3 1 (5.26%) Google
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) VMware
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