The table below looks at the statistics for Information 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 Information Security over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 91 60 67
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +7
Contract jobs citing Information Security 57 77 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.55% 2.55% 2.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 3.53% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 40 23
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£463 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £60.00 £31.50 £17.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.47% +77.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £51.00 £17.71
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +187.97%
Information 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
2778 2180 1710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 75.69% 72.09% 72.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1589 1153 840
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 110 83
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.92 £13.67 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £51.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Information 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 Information Security across the North West region.

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Information Security
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Information Security Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Information 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 Information Security within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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 -23 18 £425 -10.52% 22
Cheshire -28 15 £475 +18.45% 9
Cumbria -2 7 £415 -
Lancashire +14 6 £525 +16.66%
Merseyside -11 4 £328 -12.66% 1
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 36 (31.30%) CISSP
2 32 (27.83%) Microsoft
3 31 (26.96%) Firewall
4 28 (24.35%) Finance
5 26 (22.61%) Windows
5 26 (22.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 22 (19.13%) Risk Management
7 20 (17.39%) Management Information System
8 19 (16.52%) CheckPoint
9 17 (14.78%) CISM
9 17 (14.78%) Cisco
9 17 (14.78%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (13.91%) VPN
10 16 (13.91%) SSL
11 14 (12.17%) Network Security
11 14 (12.17%) ArcSight
12 13 (11.30%) Security Cleared
12 13 (11.30%) Security Architecture
12 13 (11.30%) Citrix
13 12 (10.43%) Data Protection
14 11 (9.57%) Apache
14 11 (9.57%) IIS
14 11 (9.57%) PRINCE2
14 11 (9.57%) SIEM
14 11 (9.57%) Enterprise Software
15 10 (8.70%) Oracle
16 9 (7.83%) Project Management
16 9 (7.83%) Blue Coat
16 9 (7.83%) SC Cleared
17 8 (6.96%) Cisco ASA

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Application Platforms
1 11 (9.57%) Apache
1 11 (9.57%) IIS
2 8 (6.96%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.87%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.87%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.87%) SAS
3 1 (0.87%) CICS
3 1 (0.87%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (6.09%) MS Office
2 4 (3.48%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.74%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.87%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.87%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (26.96%) Firewall
2 16 (13.91%) VPN
2 16 (13.91%) SSL
3 14 (12.17%) Network Security
4 8 (6.96%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (5.22%) DHCP
5 6 (5.22%) DNS
6 5 (4.35%) VoIP
6 5 (4.35%) Wireless
7 4 (3.48%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (3.48%) SMTP
8 3 (2.61%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.61%) WAN
8 3 (2.61%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.74%) Wireshark
9 2 (1.74%) LAN
10 1 (0.87%) PBX
10 1 (0.87%) PSTN
10 1 (0.87%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.87%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.61%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.74%) MySQL
3 1 (0.87%) DB2
3 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 28 (24.35%) Finance
2 7 (6.09%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.22%) Military
4 5 (4.35%) Legal
5 4 (3.48%) Banking
5 4 (3.48%) Law
6 2 (1.74%) Retail
6 2 (1.74%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.87%) Games
7 1 (0.87%) Marketing
7 1 (0.87%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (28.70%) Consultant
2 30 (26.09%) Security Consultant
3 29 (25.22%) Analyst
4 13 (11.30%) Security Analyst
5 11 (9.57%) Security Engineer
5 11 (9.57%) Project Manager
5 11 (9.57%) Business Analyst
6 9 (7.83%) Network Engineer
6 9 (7.83%) Network Security Engineer
7 8 (6.96%) Security Manager
7 8 (6.96%) IT Security Consultant
7 8 (6.96%) IT Consultant
8 7 (6.09%) Information Security Consultant
9 6 (5.22%) Information Security Officer
9 6 (5.22%) Security Officer
10 4 (3.48%) Network Security Consultant
10 4 (3.48%) Network Consultant
11 3 (2.61%) Security Assurance Manager
11 3 (2.61%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 3 (2.61%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.74%) Middleware
2 1 (0.87%) Web Services
2 1 (0.87%) .NET
2 1 (0.87%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.39%) Management Information System
2 17 (14.78%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (9.57%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (5.22%) CESG
5 5 (4.35%) GIS
6 4 (3.48%) Reference Data
7 3 (2.61%) BYOD
7 3 (2.61%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.61%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (2.61%) FMCG
8 2 (1.74%) Tandem
8 2 (1.74%) Replication
8 2 (1.74%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.74%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.74%) SCADA
8 2 (1.74%) Life Science
8 2 (1.74%) User Experience
9 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.87%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (22.61%) Windows
2 6 (5.22%) UNIX
3 5 (4.35%) Linux
4 1 (0.87%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (19.13%) Risk Management
2 13 (11.30%) Security Architecture
3 12 (10.43%) Data Protection
4 11 (9.57%) PRINCE2
4 11 (9.57%) SIEM
5 9 (7.83%) Project Management
6 8 (6.96%) Business Continuity
7 7 (6.09%) ITIL
7 7 (6.09%) PRINCE
7 7 (6.09%) Security Management
7 7 (6.09%) Risk Assessment
7 7 (6.09%) Cyber Security
8 6 (5.22%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (5.22%) Programme Management
8 6 (5.22%) Business Development
8 6 (5.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (4.35%) Data Modelling
9 5 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (3.48%) TOGAF
10 4 (3.48%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.96%) SQL
2 2 (1.74%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.87%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.87%) C#
3 1 (0.87%) Java
3 1 (0.87%) Perl
3 1 (0.87%) Assembly Language
3 1 (0.87%) REXX
3 1 (0.87%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.87%) JCL
Qualifications
1 36 (31.30%) CISSP
2 17 (14.78%) CISM
3 13 (11.30%) Security Cleared
4 9 (7.83%) SC Cleared
5 8 (6.96%) Degree
5 8 (6.96%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (6.09%) CCNP
6 7 (6.09%) CCNA
7 6 (5.22%) CISMP
7 6 (5.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (5.22%) PMP
7 6 (5.22%) PMI Certification
8 5 (4.35%) A+ Certification
9 4 (3.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (3.48%) ISEB
10 3 (2.61%) ISACA
10 3 (2.61%) CISA
11 2 (1.74%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.74%) CEH
12 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (22.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.35%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.48%) COBIT
3 4 (3.48%) QA
3 4 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.87%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.87%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.87%) SLA
5 1 (0.87%) BS25999
5 1 (0.87%) HIPAA
System Software
1 5 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.48%) ISA Server
3 2 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.74%) vSphere
4 1 (0.87%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (3.48%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (3.48%) MIMEsweeper
2 2 (1.74%) Nessus
2 2 (1.74%) Puppet
2 2 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.74%) Ansible
2 2 (1.74%) Salt
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.87%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.87%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (0.87%) SCCM
3 1 (0.87%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 32 (27.83%) Microsoft
2 19 (16.52%) CheckPoint
3 17 (14.78%) Cisco
4 14 (12.17%) ArcSight
5 13 (11.30%) Citrix
6 10 (8.70%) Oracle
7 9 (7.83%) Blue Coat
8 8 (6.96%) Lotus
9 7 (6.09%) Juniper
9 7 (6.09%) Symantec
9 7 (6.09%) McAfee
9 7 (6.09%) Clearswift
10 6 (5.22%) F5
10 6 (5.22%) Cyber-Ark
10 6 (5.22%) TippingPoint
10 6 (5.22%) Nokia
11 4 (3.48%) Kaspersky
11 4 (3.48%) SurfControl
11 4 (3.48%) VMware
11 4 (3.48%) Websense
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