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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 92 64 102
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +38
Contract jobs citing Information Security 65 100 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.07% 2.41% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.47% 3.04% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 55 22
Median daily rate £463 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% +3.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £536 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £49.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.05 £15.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-2.90% -42.05%
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
2636 3292 2535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.90% 79.34% 77.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1768 1993 1510
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 129 107
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.15 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +9.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.46 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £47.71 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 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 10 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester -20 33 £475 +24.34% 26
Merseyside +4 10 £400 -20.00% 6
Cheshire -2 9 £675 +42.10% 5
Lancashire -10 7 £450 -10.00%
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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 North West region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 69 (60.53%) CISSP
2 36 (31.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (28.95%) Firewall
4 29 (25.44%) CISM
5 28 (24.56%) Cybersecurity
6 23 (20.18%) Finance
6 23 (20.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (18.42%) Windows
7 21 (18.42%) Penetration Testing
7 21 (18.42%) Security Cleared
8 20 (17.54%) Vulnerability Management
9 19 (16.67%) Unix
9 19 (16.67%) Management Information System
10 18 (15.79%) SC Cleared
10 18 (15.79%) SANS
10 18 (15.79%) Security Operations
11 17 (14.91%) SIEM
11 17 (14.91%) Splunk
12 16 (14.04%) PCI DSS
12 16 (14.04%) Web Services
12 16 (14.04%) LAN
12 16 (14.04%) WAN
13 15 (13.16%) Linux
14 14 (12.28%) TCP/IP
14 14 (12.28%) Microsoft
14 14 (12.28%) Root Cause Analysis
14 14 (12.28%) COBIT
14 14 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
15 13 (11.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 13 (11.40%) Amazon AWS

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 (0.88%) Apache
1 1 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (0.88%) IIS
1 1 (0.88%) Jetty
1 1 (0.88%) Mongrel
1 1 (0.88%) nginx
1 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (8.77%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.40%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.63%) GitHub
4 2 (1.75%) Office 365
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.88%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 33 (28.95%) Firewall
2 16 (14.04%) LAN
2 16 (14.04%) WAN
3 14 (12.28%) TCP/IP
4 13 (11.40%) VoIP
4 13 (11.40%) VPN
5 11 (9.65%) Network Security
6 10 (8.77%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (7.02%) WebEx
8 6 (5.26%) Wireless
9 3 (2.63%) SAN
10 2 (1.75%) DHCP
10 2 (1.75%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.88%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.88%) FTP
11 1 (0.88%) HTTP
11 1 (0.88%) Internet
11 1 (0.88%) IPsec
11 1 (0.88%) MRTG
11 1 (0.88%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.39%) Redis
2 3 (2.63%) GIS
3 1 (0.88%) Big Data
3 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.63%) JIRA
3 1 (0.88%) Travis CI
General
1 23 (20.18%) Finance
2 11 (9.65%) Banking
3 5 (4.39%) Retail
4 4 (3.51%) Legal
5 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 36 (31.58%) Consultant
2 32 (28.07%) Security Consultant
3 23 (20.18%) Analyst
4 19 (16.67%) Security Analyst
5 15 (13.16%) IT Consultant
5 15 (13.16%) IT Security Consultant
6 14 (12.28%) Security Manager
7 12 (10.53%) Information Manager
7 12 (10.53%) Information Security Manager
8 10 (8.77%) Architect
9 9 (7.89%) IT Manager
10 8 (7.02%) Information Security Consultant
10 8 (7.02%) Risk Manager
11 7 (6.14%) IT Risk Manager
11 7 (6.14%) Security Architect
12 6 (5.26%) SIEM Consultant
13 5 (4.39%) Auditor
13 5 (4.39%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 5 (4.39%) IT Analyst
13 5 (4.39%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.04%) Web Services
2 11 (9.65%) ELK Stack
3 3 (2.63%) RESTful
4 2 (1.75%) .NET
5 1 (0.88%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.88%) Django
5 1 (0.88%) J2EE
5 1 (0.88%) Middleware
5 1 (0.88%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.88%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 14 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (8.77%) PKI
4 9 (7.89%) Cyberthreat
5 8 (7.02%) Cyber Attack
6 7 (6.14%) CESG
6 7 (6.14%) Data Centre
6 7 (6.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (4.39%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (2.63%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.75%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.75%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.88%) NHS
10 1 (0.88%) Statistics
10 1 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (18.42%) Windows
2 19 (16.67%) Unix
3 15 (13.16%) Linux
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (24.56%) Cybersecurity
2 23 (20.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (18.42%) Penetration Testing
4 20 (17.54%) Vulnerability Management
5 18 (15.79%) Security Operations
6 17 (14.91%) SIEM
7 14 (12.28%) Root Cause Analysis
8 13 (11.40%) Risk Management
8 13 (11.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 12 (10.53%) Patch Management
9 12 (10.53%) Security Architecture
10 11 (9.65%) Network Monitoring
11 10 (8.77%) Security Management
12 8 (7.02%) Case Management
12 8 (7.02%) Incident Management
12 8 (7.02%) IT Audit
12 8 (7.02%) TOGAF
12 8 (7.02%) Virtual Infrastructure
13 7 (6.14%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (6.14%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.02%) Python
2 4 (3.51%) Java
2 4 (3.51%) Perl
2 4 (3.51%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.75%) SQL
4 1 (0.88%) C++
4 1 (0.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 69 (60.53%) CISSP
2 29 (25.44%) CISM
3 21 (18.42%) Security Cleared
4 18 (15.79%) SANS
4 18 (15.79%) SC Cleared
5 12 (10.53%) CISA
5 12 (10.53%) SSCP
6 9 (7.89%) CEH
6 9 (7.89%) CISMP
7 7 (6.14%) CESG Certified Professional
8 6 (5.26%) CITP
8 6 (5.26%) DV Cleared
8 6 (5.26%) GIAC
8 6 (5.26%) IISP
8 6 (5.26%) MBCS
9 5 (4.39%) GCFA
10 4 (3.51%) CRISC
11 3 (2.63%) Degree
11 3 (2.63%) GCIH
12 2 (1.75%) GSNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (31.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (14.04%) PCI DSS
3 14 (12.28%) COBIT
4 9 (7.89%) ISO27002
5 2 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.88%) GMP
6 1 (0.88%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.88%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.88%) SSAE 16
6 1 (0.88%) Val IT
System Software
1 4 (3.51%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (10.53%) QRadar
2 6 (5.26%) Kibana
3 5 (4.39%) logstash
4 4 (3.51%) Nessus
4 4 (3.51%) RSA enVision
5 3 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.75%) Nexpose
6 2 (1.75%) Nmap
6 2 (1.75%) Puppet
7 1 (0.88%) EnCase
7 1 (0.88%) Nagios
7 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (14.91%) Splunk
2 14 (12.28%) Microsoft
3 12 (10.53%) Apple
4 11 (9.65%) IBM
4 11 (9.65%) LogRhythm
5 9 (7.89%) Cisco
6 6 (5.26%) ArcSight
6 6 (5.26%) Intel Security
7 5 (4.39%) Qualys
8 4 (3.51%) Intel
9 3 (2.63%) NetWitness
9 3 (2.63%) Oracle
9 3 (2.63%) Symantec
10 1 (0.88%) Capita
10 1 (0.88%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.88%) Google
10 1 (0.88%) HP
10 1 (0.88%) Infoblox
10 1 (0.88%) Rapid7
10 1 (0.88%) VMware
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