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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 100 58 91
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +33
Contract jobs citing Information Security 67 92 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.54% 2.97% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 4.00% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 54 21
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £350 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £584 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £474 £455 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.12% +13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £42.00 - £30.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.84 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+6.30% -
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
3445 2298 2088
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 79.18% 74.08% 71.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2120 1272 1052
Average daily rate £415 £373 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.26% +12.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 101 112
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.83 £22.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.08% +19.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £67.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -29 21 £333 -33.50% 14
Cheshire -43 14 £473 -1.45% 6
Merseyside +2 10 £400 - 2
Lancashire -7 10 £500 +42.85% 1
Cumbria - 3 £348 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 34 (26.56%) Finance
2 29 (22.66%) Risk Management
3 26 (20.31%) Microsoft
4 25 (19.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (17.19%) CISSP
6 18 (14.06%) Firewall
7 17 (13.28%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (12.50%) CESG
9 15 (11.72%) Data Protection
9 15 (11.72%) Security Cleared
10 14 (10.94%) Security Architecture
10 14 (10.94%) Management Information System
10 14 (10.94%) SQL
10 14 (10.94%) ITIL
11 13 (10.16%) SIEM
11 13 (10.16%) Cyber Security
12 12 (9.38%) Symantec
13 11 (8.59%) SSL
13 11 (8.59%) SC Cleared
14 10 (7.81%) Network Security
14 10 (7.81%) ArcSight
14 10 (7.81%) Retail
14 10 (7.81%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (7.81%) MS Office
14 10 (7.81%) CISM
15 9 (7.03%) GIS
15 9 (7.03%) Project Management
15 9 (7.03%) CCNP
15 9 (7.03%) CCNA
15 9 (7.03%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (5.47%) MQSeries
1 7 (5.47%) CMS
2 6 (4.69%) Lync
2 6 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (4.69%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.69%) CICS
3 2 (1.56%) SAS
4 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (7.81%) MS Office
2 5 (3.91%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.56%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.78%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.78%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.78%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.06%) Firewall
2 11 (8.59%) SSL
3 10 (7.81%) Network Security
4 9 (7.03%) DNS
5 8 (6.25%) DHCP
6 7 (5.47%) Kerberos
6 7 (5.47%) SSH
7 5 (3.91%) Wireless
7 5 (3.91%) VPN
8 4 (3.13%) TCP/IP
8 4 (3.13%) VoIP
8 4 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (2.34%) WAN
10 2 (1.56%) LAN
10 2 (1.56%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.78%) VLAN
11 1 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.47%) DB2
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.78%) AppScan
General
1 34 (26.56%) Finance
2 10 (7.81%) Retail
3 7 (5.47%) Banking
4 6 (4.69%) Military
5 4 (3.13%) Legal
6 3 (2.34%) Law
7 2 (1.56%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.78%) Games
8 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (26.56%) Consultant
2 28 (21.88%) Security Consultant
3 20 (15.63%) Analyst
4 17 (13.28%) Project Manager
5 12 (9.38%) Security Manager
6 10 (7.81%) Security Analyst
6 10 (7.81%) Security Engineer
7 9 (7.03%) Security Project Manager
8 8 (6.25%) Information Security Engineer
9 7 (5.47%) IT Security Project Manager
9 7 (5.47%) Information Security Consultant
9 7 (5.47%) IT Project Manager
10 6 (4.69%) Infrastructure Manager
10 6 (4.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 6 (4.69%) Business Analyst
11 5 (3.91%) Information Analyst
11 5 (3.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (3.91%) Financial Services Business Analyst
11 5 (3.91%) Information Security Analyst
11 5 (3.91%) Financial Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.25%) Middleware
2 7 (5.47%) ISPF
3 4 (3.13%) JSON
3 4 (3.13%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.28%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (12.50%) CESG
3 14 (10.94%) Management Information System
4 9 (7.03%) GIS
5 7 (5.47%) Mainframe
6 6 (4.69%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (3.13%) Mathematics
7 4 (3.13%) Data Centre
8 3 (2.34%) SCADA
9 2 (1.56%) Tandem
9 2 (1.56%) PKI
10 1 (0.78%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (0.78%) NHS
10 1 (0.78%) BYOD
10 1 (0.78%) RMADS
10 1 (0.78%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.78%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.47%) zOS
2 6 (4.69%) Windows
3 3 (2.34%) UNIX
4 1 (0.78%) Linux
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (22.66%) Risk Management
2 15 (11.72%) Data Protection
3 14 (10.94%) Security Architecture
3 14 (10.94%) ITIL
4 13 (10.16%) SIEM
4 13 (10.16%) Cyber Security
5 9 (7.03%) Project Management
5 9 (7.03%) Security Management
6 8 (6.25%) ISMS
7 7 (5.47%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (5.47%) Business Continuity
8 6 (4.69%) PRINCE2
9 5 (3.91%) Change Management
9 5 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (3.91%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (3.91%) Business Analysis
9 5 (3.91%) Web Development
9 5 (3.91%) Protective Monitoring
9 5 (3.91%) Data Governance
10 4 (3.13%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.94%) SQL
2 6 (4.69%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.13%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.56%) Perl
4 2 (1.56%) Assembly Language
4 2 (1.56%) REXX
4 2 (1.56%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.56%) JCL
4 2 (1.56%) CLIST
4 2 (1.56%) Java
5 1 (0.78%) Ruby
5 1 (0.78%) C
5 1 (0.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 22 (17.19%) CISSP
2 15 (11.72%) Security Cleared
3 11 (8.59%) SC Cleared
4 10 (7.81%) CISM
4 10 (7.81%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (7.03%) CCNP
5 9 (7.03%) CCNA
5 9 (7.03%) Degree
6 7 (5.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (5.47%) A+ Certification
7 5 (3.91%) CEH
7 5 (3.91%) CISA
8 4 (3.13%) ISEB
8 4 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.56%) PMP
9 2 (1.56%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (19.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (6.25%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.13%) COBIT
3 4 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 3 (2.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.78%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.78%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.78%) SLA
5 1 (0.78%) BS25999
System Software
1 7 (5.47%) RACF
1 7 (5.47%) Time Sharing Option
1 7 (5.47%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (4.69%) zSecure
2 1 (0.78%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.78%) HP SIM
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 26 (20.31%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.38%) Symantec
3 10 (7.81%) ArcSight
4 8 (6.25%) HP
5 7 (5.47%) Sybase
5 7 (5.47%) IBM
5 7 (5.47%) CA
6 6 (4.69%) VMware
7 5 (3.91%) Oracle
7 5 (3.91%) Cisco
8 3 (2.34%) SAP
8 3 (2.34%) Sun
8 3 (2.34%) Blue Coat
8 3 (2.34%) Juniper
9 2 (1.56%) Nokia
9 2 (1.56%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.56%) hybris
9 2 (1.56%) F5
9 2 (1.56%) McAfee
9 2 (1.56%) Websense