The table below looks at the statistics for the Information Security Consultant role 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 Information Security Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Consultant
Rank 141 - 128
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Consultant 3 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.093% - 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% - 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £416 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.11% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £47.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2978 2575 2741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.17% 90.93% 90.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1739 1290 1390
Average daily rate £350 £338 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 189 213
Average hourly rate £16.08 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.60% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £41.00 £45.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Information Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Security Consultant in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Information Security Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Information Security Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Information Security Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Information Security Consultant
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 Information Security Consultant within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 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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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
Manchester - 3 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Cheshire - - - -
Information Security Consultant
England

Information Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Information Security Consultant in their job title 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 with Information Security Consultant in their job title.

1 13 (100.00%) Information Security
2 12 (92.31%) CISSP
3 6 (46.15%) CISM
4 5 (38.46%) Finance
5 4 (30.77%) Risk Management
5 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (30.77%) Security Architecture
5 4 (30.77%) PCI DSS
5 4 (30.77%) FMCG
6 3 (23.08%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
6 3 (23.08%) Open Source
6 3 (23.08%) Splunk
6 3 (23.08%) Portfolio Management
6 3 (23.08%) ArcSight
6 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
6 3 (23.08%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
6 3 (23.08%) Coaching
6 3 (23.08%) Degree
6 3 (23.08%) Security Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Performance Management
6 3 (23.08%) IIS
6 3 (23.08%) McAfee
6 3 (23.08%) Sophos
6 3 (23.08%) Project Management
6 3 (23.08%) Service Management
7 2 (15.38%) CISA
8 1 (7.69%) C

Information Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Information Security Consultant in their job title 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 with Information Security Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) IIS
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) FMCG
2 3 (23.08%) Open Source
3 1 (7.69%) GIS
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Information Security
2 4 (30.77%) Risk Management
2 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (30.77%) Security Architecture
3 3 (23.08%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
3 3 (23.08%) Portfolio Management
3 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
3 3 (23.08%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
3 3 (23.08%) Coaching
3 3 (23.08%) Security Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Management
3 3 (23.08%) Project Management
3 3 (23.08%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (92.31%) CISSP
2 6 (46.15%) CISM
3 3 (23.08%) Degree
4 2 (15.38%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (30.77%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Splunk
1 3 (23.08%) ArcSight
1 3 (23.08%) McAfee
1 3 (23.08%) Sophos