The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 48 65 115
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +50
Contract jobs citing Information Security 94 63 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.10% 2.36% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.45% 3.33% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 23 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £414 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +10.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £175 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £450 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £17.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.99 £60.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-51.68% +84.61%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2112 1894 2123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.59% 70.94% 65.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1134 949 1122
Average daily rate £375 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £454 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 87 112
Average hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% -6.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Information Security
England

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 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 +16 45 £450 +61.29% 8
Manchester +10 37 £475 +26.66% 12
Lancashire -12 3 £350 -22.22% 1
Merseyside - 1 £450 - 2
Cumbria - - - - 1
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 73 (42.44%) Finance
2 65 (37.79%) Windows
3 55 (31.98%) Management Information System
4 54 (31.40%) UNIX
5 49 (28.49%) CISSP
6 39 (22.67%) Banking
7 34 (19.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 34 (19.77%) Security Management
8 28 (16.28%) Microsoft
9 26 (15.12%) Security Architecture
10 25 (14.53%) ITIL
10 25 (14.53%) Risk Management
11 24 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 21 (12.21%) Linux
13 20 (11.63%) QA
14 19 (11.05%) CISM
14 19 (11.05%) Data Protection
15 17 (9.88%) Vulnerability Management
16 16 (9.30%) Firewall
17 14 (8.14%) CISA
17 14 (8.14%) Mainframe
17 14 (8.14%) Perl
17 14 (8.14%) Risk Assessment
17 14 (8.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 14 (8.14%) Splunk
18 13 (7.56%) MS Excel
19 12 (6.98%) CRM
19 12 (6.98%) PRINCE2
19 12 (6.98%) CESG
19 12 (6.98%) Risk Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 4 (2.33%) IIS
2 3 (1.74%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.74%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.16%) CICS
3 2 (1.16%) Lync
3 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.58%) Apache
4 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 13 (7.56%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.81%) MS Project
3 9 (5.23%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.16%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (6.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.58%) SaaS
2 1 (0.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.30%) Firewall
2 9 (5.23%) Network Security
3 7 (4.07%) WAN
4 5 (2.91%) VPN
4 5 (2.91%) Internet
5 4 (2.33%) DNS
5 4 (2.33%) SSL
5 4 (2.33%) LAN
6 3 (1.74%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.16%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.16%) Wireless
7 2 (1.16%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.16%) PSTN
7 2 (1.16%) ADSL
7 2 (1.16%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.16%) SNMP
7 2 (1.16%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.16%) MPLS
7 2 (1.16%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (3.49%) QlikView
3 5 (2.91%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.33%) DB2
4 4 (2.33%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.16%) EDRMS
5 2 (1.16%) IMS/DB
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.58%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (1.74%) Metasploit
General
1 73 (42.44%) Finance
2 39 (22.67%) Banking
3 2 (1.16%) Retail
3 2 (1.16%) Multimedia
3 2 (1.16%) Legal
3 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.58%) Advertising
4 1 (0.58%) Law
4 1 (0.58%) Local Government
4 1 (0.58%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (25.00%) Consultant
2 41 (23.84%) Analyst
3 39 (22.67%) Security Consultant
4 22 (12.79%) Architect
5 21 (12.21%) Project Manager
6 20 (11.63%) Security Analyst
7 12 (6.98%) Security Engineer
7 12 (6.98%) Risk Analyst
7 12 (6.98%) Lead Security Consultant
8 10 (5.81%) Security Architect
8 10 (5.81%) Security Manager
9 9 (5.23%) Information Security Consultant
9 9 (5.23%) Information Analyst
9 9 (5.23%) Business Analyst
9 9 (5.23%) Technical Architect
10 8 (4.65%) IT Consultant
10 8 (4.65%) IT Security Consultant
11 7 (4.07%) Information Manager
12 6 (3.49%) IT Project Manager
12 6 (3.49%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.81%) Regular Expression
2 8 (4.65%) Web Services
3 5 (2.91%) .NET
4 3 (1.74%) LAMP
4 3 (1.74%) JSP
5 2 (1.16%) Middleware
6 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.58%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.58%) WPF
6 1 (0.58%) jQuery
6 1 (0.58%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 55 (31.98%) Management Information System
2 14 (8.14%) Mainframe
3 12 (6.98%) CESG
3 12 (6.98%) Economics
4 11 (6.40%) GIS
4 11 (6.40%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (5.81%) Data Protection Act
6 9 (5.23%) Computer Science
7 8 (4.65%) PMI
8 5 (2.91%) Open Source
9 4 (2.33%) PKI
10 3 (1.74%) Reference Data
11 2 (1.16%) Data Extraction
11 2 (1.16%) Data Integration
11 2 (1.16%) Freedom of Information
11 2 (1.16%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (1.16%) NHS
11 2 (1.16%) Streaming Video
12 1 (0.58%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 65 (37.79%) Windows
2 54 (31.40%) UNIX
3 21 (12.21%) Linux
4 6 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.74%) AIX
7 2 (1.16%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.58%) Android
8 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.58%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.58%) VMS
8 1 (0.58%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (19.77%) Security Management
2 26 (15.12%) Security Architecture
3 25 (14.53%) Risk Management
3 25 (14.53%) ITIL
4 24 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (11.05%) Data Protection
6 17 (9.88%) Vulnerability Management
7 14 (8.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 14 (8.14%) Risk Assessment
8 12 (6.98%) Penetration Testing
8 12 (6.98%) PRINCE2
8 12 (6.98%) CRM
8 12 (6.98%) Risk Analysis
9 9 (5.23%) Security Testing
9 9 (5.23%) Enterprise Architecture
10 8 (4.65%) TOGAF
10 8 (4.65%) Project Management
10 8 (4.65%) Information Security Management
11 7 (4.07%) Data Analysis
11 7 (4.07%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (8.14%) Perl
2 6 (3.49%) C
3 4 (2.33%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.74%) Java
4 3 (1.74%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.16%) VBA
5 2 (1.16%) PL/1
5 2 (1.16%) C#
5 2 (1.16%) SQL
6 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.58%) C++
6 1 (0.58%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 49 (28.49%) CISSP
2 19 (11.05%) CISM
3 14 (8.14%) CISA
4 9 (5.23%) CRISC
5 8 (4.65%) PMP
5 8 (4.65%) PMI Certification
5 8 (4.65%) GIAC
6 6 (3.49%) ISEB
7 4 (2.33%) CCNA
7 4 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.74%) CCNP
8 3 (1.74%) CISMP
8 3 (1.74%) Degree
8 3 (1.74%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.74%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.16%) CEH
9 2 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.58%) ISSAP
10 1 (0.58%) GSEC
10 1 (0.58%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (19.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (11.63%) QA
3 9 (5.23%) BS7799
4 8 (4.65%) PCI DSS
4 8 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 7 (4.07%) COBIT
6 5 (2.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.58%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (4.07%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.58%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (1.74%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (1.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (1.16%) SCOM
3 1 (0.58%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.58%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.58%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (0.58%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (16.28%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.14%) Splunk
3 9 (5.23%) McAfee
4 7 (4.07%) Oracle
5 4 (2.33%) Cisco
5 4 (2.33%) IBM
5 4 (2.33%) Sophos
5 4 (2.33%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.74%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.74%) Sourcefire
6 3 (1.74%) HP
6 3 (1.74%) Citrix
6 3 (1.74%) IronPort
6 3 (1.74%) Cyber-Ark
6 3 (1.74%) Akamai
7 2 (1.16%) ProCurve
7 2 (1.16%) Sybase
8 1 (0.58%) NetApp
8 1 (0.58%) Wincor Nixdorf
8 1 (0.58%) SurfControl
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