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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 97 47 70
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +23
Contract jobs citing Information Security 55 94 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.51% 3.11% 2.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 4.25% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 50 23
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£433 £450 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.88% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £339 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £430 £420
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £51.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-62.74% -15.00%
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
2779 2211 1850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.54% 73.21% 73.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1647 1173 909
Average daily rate £388 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 96 83
Average hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% +26.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £45.00 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 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 7 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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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
Manchester -25 21 £355 -25.26% 23
Cheshire -29 17 £470 +4.44% 4
Merseyside -8 5 £328 -27.22% 3
Lancashire +6 4 £500 +42.85% 1
Cumbria -17 2 £415 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 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 30 (27.52%) Finance
2 29 (26.61%) Microsoft
3 28 (25.69%) Firewall
4 27 (24.77%) CISSP
5 26 (23.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 21 (19.27%) Risk Management
7 18 (16.51%) Management Information System
8 16 (14.68%) VPN
8 16 (14.68%) SSL
8 16 (14.68%) Data Protection
8 16 (14.68%) Security Architecture
9 15 (13.76%) CheckPoint
10 14 (12.84%) Windows
11 13 (11.93%) Cisco
11 13 (11.93%) SIEM
12 12 (11.01%) ArcSight
12 12 (11.01%) Citrix
13 11 (10.09%) Apache
13 11 (10.09%) IIS
13 11 (10.09%) Symantec
14 10 (9.17%) Security Management
14 10 (9.17%) CISM
14 10 (9.17%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (9.17%) Network Security
14 10 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (8.26%) Cyber Security
15 9 (8.26%) CCNP
15 9 (8.26%) CCNA
15 9 (8.26%) MS Office
15 9 (8.26%) PRINCE2

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

For the 6 months to 7 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 11 (10.09%) IIS
1 11 (10.09%) Apache
2 7 (6.42%) IBM Notes
3 4 (3.67%) CMS
4 2 (1.83%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.92%) SAS
5 1 (0.92%) CICS
5 1 (0.92%) Lync
5 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.92%) MQSeries
Applications
1 9 (8.26%) MS Office
2 2 (1.83%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) SAP ERP
1 2 (1.83%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.92%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.92%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (25.69%) Firewall
2 16 (14.68%) VPN
2 16 (14.68%) SSL
3 10 (9.17%) Network Security
4 8 (7.34%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (7.34%) DNS
4 8 (7.34%) DHCP
5 5 (4.59%) Wireless
6 4 (3.67%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (3.67%) SMTP
6 4 (3.67%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.67%) VoIP
7 2 (1.83%) WAN
7 2 (1.83%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.92%) VLAN
8 1 (0.92%) Wireless Security
8 1 (0.92%) LAN
8 1 (0.92%) PBX
8 1 (0.92%) PSTN
8 1 (0.92%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.92%) DB2
General
1 30 (27.52%) Finance
2 7 (6.42%) Retail
3 6 (5.50%) Military
3 6 (5.50%) Banking
4 4 (3.67%) Legal
5 3 (2.75%) Law
5 3 (2.75%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.92%) Games
7 1 (0.92%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.92%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (26.61%) Analyst
2 28 (25.69%) Consultant
3 27 (24.77%) Security Consultant
4 16 (14.68%) Security Analyst
5 10 (9.17%) Business Analyst
6 9 (8.26%) Project Manager
6 9 (8.26%) Security Engineer
7 7 (6.42%) Information Security Consultant
7 7 (6.42%) Security Manager
7 7 (6.42%) Network Engineer
7 7 (6.42%) Network Security Engineer
8 6 (5.50%) Information Security Officer
8 6 (5.50%) Security Officer
9 5 (4.59%) Financial Services Business Analyst
9 5 (4.59%) Information Security Analyst
9 5 (4.59%) Financial Business Analyst
9 5 (4.59%) IT Consultant
9 5 (4.59%) Information Analyst
9 5 (4.59%) IT Security Consultant
10 4 (3.67%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.83%) Middleware
2 1 (0.92%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.51%) Management Information System
2 10 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.34%) GIS
4 6 (5.50%) CESG
5 5 (4.59%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (4.59%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.83%) User Experience
6 2 (1.83%) Life Science
6 2 (1.83%) Tandem
7 1 (0.92%) PKI
7 1 (0.92%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.92%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.92%) FMCG
7 1 (0.92%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.92%) NHS
7 1 (0.92%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.92%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.84%) Windows
2 2 (1.83%) UNIX
3 1 (0.92%) Linux
3 1 (0.92%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.27%) Risk Management
2 16 (14.68%) Data Protection
2 16 (14.68%) Security Architecture
3 13 (11.93%) SIEM
4 10 (9.17%) Security Management
5 9 (8.26%) Cyber Security
5 9 (8.26%) PRINCE2
6 8 (7.34%) ITIL
6 8 (7.34%) Business Continuity
7 7 (6.42%) Project Management
7 7 (6.42%) ISMS
8 6 (5.50%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (4.59%) Business Analysis
9 5 (4.59%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (4.59%) SDLC
10 4 (3.67%) Network Management
10 4 (3.67%) SABSA
10 4 (3.67%) Vulnerability Management
10 4 (3.67%) Web Development
10 4 (3.67%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.34%) SQL
2 1 (0.92%) Assembly Language
2 1 (0.92%) REXX
2 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
2 1 (0.92%) JCL
2 1 (0.92%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.92%) Java
2 1 (0.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 27 (24.77%) CISSP
2 10 (9.17%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (9.17%) CISM
3 9 (8.26%) CCNP
3 9 (8.26%) CCNA
4 7 (6.42%) A+ Certification
4 7 (6.42%) Security Cleared
5 6 (5.50%) CISMP
6 5 (4.59%) Degree
6 5 (4.59%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (3.67%) CEH
7 4 (3.67%) PMP
7 4 (3.67%) PMI Certification
7 4 (3.67%) ISEB
7 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (3.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (2.75%) ISACA
9 1 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.92%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (23.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.59%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.67%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 3 (2.75%) COBIT
5 2 (1.83%) QA
6 1 (0.92%) BS25999
6 1 (0.92%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.92%) SLA
6 1 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.92%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.92%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (3.67%) ISA Server
2 2 (1.83%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.92%) RACF
3 1 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.67%) MIMEsweeper
2 3 (2.75%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.92%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.92%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.92%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 29 (26.61%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.76%) CheckPoint
3 13 (11.93%) Cisco
4 12 (11.01%) Citrix
4 12 (11.01%) ArcSight
5 11 (10.09%) Symantec
6 7 (6.42%) Lotus
6 7 (6.42%) Clearswift
7 5 (4.59%) Blue Coat
7 5 (4.59%) McAfee
7 5 (4.59%) Juniper
8 4 (3.67%) Nokia
8 4 (3.67%) Oracle
8 4 (3.67%) SurfControl
8 4 (3.67%) TippingPoint
8 4 (3.67%) F5
8 4 (3.67%) Cyber-Ark
9 3 (2.75%) Kaspersky
9 3 (2.75%) Sun
9 3 (2.75%) SAP
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