The table below looks at the statistics for Cyber Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cyber Security over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cyber Security
Rank 120 126 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 16 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.51% 0.10% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 0
Average daily rate
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£505 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £446 £308 £389
% change year-on-year
+45.04% -20.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £55.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +37.50%
Cyber Security
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2236 2039 2143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.32% 70.43% 64.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1229 1033 1140
Average daily rate £375 £330 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 97 109
Average hourly rate £26.50 £19.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.47% -28.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £45.00 £49.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Cyber Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Cyber Security Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Cyber Security
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Cyber Security Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Cyber Security
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cyber Security across the North West region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Cyber Security Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Cyber Security
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cyber Security within the North West region over the 3 months to 20 August 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
Cheshire +8 8 £463 -
Manchester - - - -
Cyber Security
England

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Cyber 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 Cyber Security.

1 11 (57.89%) CISSP
2 9 (47.37%) Security Architecture
3 8 (42.11%) CESG
4 7 (36.84%) CESG CLAS
4 7 (36.84%) Zachman Framework
4 7 (36.84%) TOGAF
5 6 (31.58%) Project Management
5 6 (31.58%) Information Security
5 6 (31.58%) SABSA
6 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (26.32%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (21.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (21.05%) Banking
7 4 (21.05%) Finance
7 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
8 3 (15.79%) MS Project
8 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
8 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
8 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
9 2 (10.53%) Resource Management
9 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
9 2 (10.53%) CISA
10 1 (5.26%) CISM
10 1 (5.26%) ISO 14001
10 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
10 1 (5.26%) ITSM
10 1 (5.26%) Information Security Management
10 1 (5.26%) Data Security
10 1 (5.26%) Security Management
10 1 (5.26%) Wireless

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Cyber 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 Cyber Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Project
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Wireless
1 1 (5.26%) Wireless Security
1 1 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 4 (21.05%) Banking
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Architect
2 6 (31.58%) Enterprise Architect
2 6 (31.58%) Security Architect
2 6 (31.58%) Project Manager
3 5 (26.32%) Security Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Security Project Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Security Architect
6 1 (5.26%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Programme Planner
6 1 (5.26%) Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Account Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Engagement Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Information Security Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Security Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Information Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Business Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Information Security Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) CESG
2 7 (36.84%) CESG CLAS
3 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.26%) PMI
4 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Security Architecture
2 7 (36.84%) Zachman Framework
2 7 (36.84%) TOGAF
3 6 (31.58%) Project Management
3 6 (31.58%) Information Security
3 6 (31.58%) SABSA
4 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (26.32%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (21.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
6 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
7 2 (10.53%) Resource Management
8 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
8 1 (5.26%) ITSM
8 1 (5.26%) Information Security Management
8 1 (5.26%) Data Security
8 1 (5.26%) Security Management
8 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
8 1 (5.26%) ITIL
8 1 (5.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C
1 1 (5.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) CISSP
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) CISA
4 1 (5.26%) CISM
4 1 (5.26%) PMP
4 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
4 1 (5.26%) BC Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (5.26%) CISMP
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO 14001
1 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
1 1 (5.26%) BS7799
1 1 (5.26%) QA
1 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.26%) Primavera