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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 83 49 67
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +18
Contract jobs citing Information Security 70 94 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.81% 3.10% 2.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 4.25% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 58 23
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £350 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £516 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £451 £450 £420
% change year-on-year
+0.11% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £28.99 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-31.01% -51.68%
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
2963 2214 1927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.64% 72.90% 72.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1766 1193 967
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 99 87
Average hourly rate £37.97 £27.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.05% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.05 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £46.91 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 29 July 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
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 29 July 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 -27 27 £310 -34.73% 14
Cheshire -29 17 £475 +5.55% 3
Merseyside -1 13 £384 -14.72%
Lancashire +8 3 £500 +42.85% 1
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 33 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (26.45%) Finance
3 26 (21.49%) CISSP
4 25 (20.66%) Risk Management
5 23 (19.01%) Microsoft
6 18 (14.88%) Management Information System
7 17 (14.05%) Firewall
7 17 (14.05%) Data Protection
7 17 (14.05%) Security Architecture
8 14 (11.57%) CESG
9 13 (10.74%) SIEM
9 13 (10.74%) SQL
9 13 (10.74%) ITIL
10 12 (9.92%) CISM
10 12 (9.92%) Cyber Security
11 11 (9.09%) ArcSight
11 11 (9.09%) Security Management
12 10 (8.26%) Symantec
12 10 (8.26%) MS Office
12 10 (8.26%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (8.26%) SSL
12 10 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (7.44%) CCNP
13 9 (7.44%) CCNA
13 9 (7.44%) DNS
14 8 (6.61%) DHCP
14 8 (6.61%) GIS
14 8 (6.61%) Business Continuity
14 8 (6.61%) Risk Assessment
14 8 (6.61%) Retail

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 7 (5.79%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.96%) MQSeries
2 6 (4.96%) Lync
2 6 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.13%) CICS
4 4 (3.31%) CMS
5 2 (1.65%) SAS
6 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (8.26%) MS Office
2 2 (1.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.65%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.83%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) SAP ERP
1 2 (1.65%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.83%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.83%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.05%) Firewall
2 10 (8.26%) SSL
3 9 (7.44%) DNS
4 8 (6.61%) DHCP
5 6 (4.96%) Kerberos
5 6 (4.96%) Wireless
5 6 (4.96%) SSH
6 5 (4.13%) VPN
7 4 (3.31%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.31%) VoIP
7 4 (3.31%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (3.31%) Network Security
8 2 (1.65%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (1.65%) WAN
9 1 (0.83%) LAN
9 1 (0.83%) Internet
9 1 (0.83%) VLAN
9 1 (0.83%) Wireless Security
9 1 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.96%) DB2
General
1 32 (26.45%) Finance
2 8 (6.61%) Retail
3 6 (4.96%) Military
3 6 (4.96%) Banking
4 4 (3.31%) Law
4 4 (3.31%) Legal
5 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.65%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.83%) Games
6 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (26.45%) Consultant
2 30 (24.79%) Security Consultant
3 26 (21.49%) Analyst
4 15 (12.40%) Project Manager
5 13 (10.74%) Security Analyst
5 13 (10.74%) Security Manager
6 10 (8.26%) Business Analyst
7 9 (7.44%) Security Project Manager
8 8 (6.61%) Information Security Consultant
9 7 (5.79%) IT Security Project Manager
9 7 (5.79%) IT Project Manager
10 6 (4.96%) Security Engineer
10 6 (4.96%) IT Security Consultant
10 6 (4.96%) IT Consultant
10 6 (4.96%) Security Officer
10 6 (4.96%) Information Security Officer
11 5 (4.13%) Information Security Analyst
11 5 (4.13%) Financial Business Analyst
11 5 (4.13%) Financial Services Business Analyst
11 5 (4.13%) Information Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.79%) Middleware
2 6 (4.96%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.88%) Management Information System
2 14 (11.57%) CESG
3 10 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.61%) GIS
5 6 (4.96%) Mainframe
5 6 (4.96%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (4.13%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.48%) User Experience
7 3 (2.48%) SCADA
8 2 (1.65%) Tandem
8 2 (1.65%) PKI
9 1 (0.83%) BYOD
9 1 (0.83%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.83%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.83%) FMCG
9 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.83%) NHS
9 1 (0.83%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.96%) zOS
2 3 (2.48%) UNIX
2 3 (2.48%) Windows
3 1 (0.83%) Linux
3 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.66%) Risk Management
2 17 (14.05%) Data Protection
2 17 (14.05%) Security Architecture
3 13 (10.74%) SIEM
3 13 (10.74%) ITIL
4 12 (9.92%) Cyber Security
5 11 (9.09%) Security Management
6 8 (6.61%) Business Continuity
6 8 (6.61%) Risk Assessment
6 8 (6.61%) ISMS
7 7 (5.79%) PRINCE2
8 6 (4.96%) Project Management
8 6 (4.96%) SDLC
9 5 (4.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (4.13%) Data Governance
9 5 (4.13%) E-Commerce
9 5 (4.13%) Change Management
9 5 (4.13%) Business Analysis
9 5 (4.13%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (3.31%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.74%) SQL
2 6 (4.96%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.65%) CLIST
3 2 (1.65%) Assembly Language
3 2 (1.65%) REXX
3 2 (1.65%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.65%) JCL
3 2 (1.65%) Java
3 2 (1.65%) Perl
4 1 (0.83%) C
4 1 (0.83%) C#
4 1 (0.83%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (21.49%) CISSP
2 12 (9.92%) CISM
3 10 (8.26%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (7.44%) CCNP
4 9 (7.44%) CCNA
5 8 (6.61%) Security Cleared
6 7 (5.79%) A+ Certification
7 5 (4.13%) CEH
7 5 (4.13%) Degree
7 5 (4.13%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (3.31%) ISEB
8 4 (3.31%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (2.48%) PMP
9 3 (2.48%) PMI Certification
9 3 (2.48%) CISA
9 3 (2.48%) CISMP
10 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (6.61%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.31%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 3 (2.48%) COBIT
4 3 (2.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.83%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.83%) BS25999
5 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.96%) RACF
1 6 (4.96%) Time Sharing Option
1 6 (4.96%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 3 (2.48%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.13%) zSecure
2 2 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.83%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.83%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.83%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 23 (19.01%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.09%) ArcSight
3 10 (8.26%) Symantec
4 6 (4.96%) Sybase
4 6 (4.96%) Cisco
4 6 (4.96%) IBM
4 6 (4.96%) CA
4 6 (4.96%) VMware
5 4 (3.31%) Blue Coat
5 4 (3.31%) Oracle
5 4 (3.31%) Juniper
5 4 (3.31%) SAP
5 4 (3.31%) McAfee
6 3 (2.48%) TippingPoint
6 3 (2.48%) F5
6 3 (2.48%) Cyber-Ark
6 3 (2.48%) Sun
6 3 (2.48%) Nokia
6 3 (2.48%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.65%) HP
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