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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 60 82 82
Rank change year-on-year
+22 0
Contract jobs citing Information Security 108 59 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.85% 1.84% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.53% 2.40% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 37 30
Average daily rate £450 £375 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £306 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £555 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £441 £415
% change year-on-year
+1.98% +6.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -50.00%
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
3059 2455 2025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.58% 76.36% 74.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1875 1456 1031
Average daily rate £400 £385 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 100 108
Average hourly rate £39.25 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.76% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.40 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the North West region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +20 61 £475 +48.43% 21
Merseyside +9 16 £485 +42.64% 3
Cheshire -11 13 £325 -35.00% 2
Lancashire +7 11 £350 -36.36% 4
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 57 (29.84%) Risk Management
2 55 (28.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 48 (25.13%) Management Information System
4 40 (20.94%) CISSP
5 34 (17.80%) Cybersecurity
6 33 (17.28%) Security Cleared
7 29 (15.18%) Security Management
8 28 (14.66%) Finance
8 28 (14.66%) SC Cleared
9 26 (13.61%) Intrusion Detection
10 25 (13.09%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (11.52%) Information Security Management
12 21 (10.99%) Risk Assessment
12 21 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
13 20 (10.47%) Network Monitoring
13 20 (10.47%) PCI DSS
13 20 (10.47%) Stakeholder Management
13 20 (10.47%) Python
14 19 (9.95%) DV Cleared
14 19 (9.95%) Banking
15 17 (8.90%) Network Security
15 17 (8.90%) Security Architecture
16 16 (8.38%) Project Management
16 16 (8.38%) GIS
17 15 (7.85%) CISM
17 15 (7.85%) C
17 15 (7.85%) SQL
17 15 (7.85%) Incident Management
17 15 (7.85%) Security Testing
18 14 (7.33%) Penetration Testing

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 5 (2.62%) CMS
2 2 (1.05%) CICS
2 2 (1.05%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.52%) SAS
3 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (5.24%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.57%) MS Office
4 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.14%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (3.14%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (13.61%) Intrusion Detection
2 17 (8.90%) Network Security
3 13 (6.81%) Bluetooth
3 13 (6.81%) Firewall
4 6 (3.14%) LAN
4 6 (3.14%) SSH
4 6 (3.14%) SSL
5 5 (2.62%) DHCP
5 5 (2.62%) DNS
5 5 (2.62%) IPsec
5 5 (2.62%) VLAN
5 5 (2.62%) VPN
6 2 (1.05%) Internet
7 1 (0.52%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.38%) GIS
2 2 (1.05%) DB2
2 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (1.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.57%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.52%) AppScan
General
1 28 (14.66%) Finance
2 19 (9.95%) Banking
3 13 (6.81%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.62%) Retail
5 4 (2.09%) Legal
6 3 (1.57%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.52%) Marketing
7 1 (0.52%) Military
Job Titles
1 47 (24.61%) Consultant
2 39 (20.42%) Security Consultant
3 35 (18.32%) Security Manager
4 23 (12.04%) Analyst
4 23 (12.04%) Information Security Manager
5 21 (10.99%) Information Manager
6 19 (9.95%) Information Security Consultant
7 16 (8.38%) Security Specialist
8 12 (6.28%) Security Engineer
8 12 (6.28%) Technical Manager
9 11 (5.76%) Project Manager
9 11 (5.76%) Security Analyst
10 10 (5.24%) IT Manager
10 10 (5.24%) IT Security Manager
11 9 (4.71%) Developer
11 9 (4.71%) Security Project Manager
12 8 (4.19%) Architect
12 8 (4.19%) Business Analyst
13 7 (3.66%) IT Consultant
13 7 (3.66%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.66%) JSON
2 6 (3.14%) WSDL
3 3 (1.57%) Web Services
4 2 (1.05%) ISPF
4 2 (1.05%) Middleware
5 1 (0.52%) RESTful
5 1 (0.52%) SOAP
5 1 (0.52%) XML
5 1 (0.52%) XML Schema
5 1 (0.52%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 48 (25.13%) Management Information System
2 21 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.66%) CESG
4 5 (2.62%) Mathematics
4 5 (2.62%) Private Cloud
5 4 (2.09%) BYOD
5 4 (2.09%) Data Integration
5 4 (2.09%) FMCG
5 4 (2.09%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (1.57%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.57%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.57%) Social Media
7 2 (1.05%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.05%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.05%) PKI
7 2 (1.05%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.52%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.28%) Windows
2 5 (2.62%) Android
2 5 (2.62%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.09%) Linux
4 3 (1.57%) Unix
4 3 (1.57%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.05%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.05%) zOS
6 1 (0.52%) AIX
6 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.52%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (29.84%) Risk Management
2 34 (17.80%) Cybersecurity
3 29 (15.18%) Security Management
4 25 (13.09%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (11.52%) Information Security Management
6 21 (10.99%) Risk Assessment
7 20 (10.47%) Network Monitoring
7 20 (10.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (8.90%) Security Architecture
9 16 (8.38%) Project Management
10 15 (7.85%) Incident Management
10 15 (7.85%) Security Testing
11 14 (7.33%) Penetration Testing
12 13 (6.81%) System Testing
12 13 (6.81%) TDD
13 12 (6.28%) Computer Forensics
13 12 (6.28%) Software Engineering
14 11 (5.76%) Information Assurance
15 10 (5.24%) Data Protection
16 9 (4.71%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (10.47%) Python
2 15 (7.85%) C
2 15 (7.85%) SQL
3 14 (7.33%) C++
4 7 (3.66%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.05%) Perl
5 2 (1.05%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.05%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.52%) Assembly Language
6 1 (0.52%) CLIST
6 1 (0.52%) JCL
6 1 (0.52%) REXX
Qualifications
1 40 (20.94%) CISSP
2 33 (17.28%) Security Cleared
3 28 (14.66%) SC Cleared
4 19 (9.95%) DV Cleared
5 15 (7.85%) CISM
6 8 (4.19%) CESG Certified Professional
6 8 (4.19%) CISA
7 6 (3.14%) Degree
8 5 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.05%) CLAS
10 2 (1.05%) CRISC
11 1 (0.52%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.52%) CITP
11 1 (0.52%) GCFA
11 1 (0.52%) GIAC
11 1 (0.52%) GREM
11 1 (0.52%) GSEC
11 1 (0.52%) OSCP
11 1 (0.52%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (28.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (10.47%) PCI DSS
3 13 (6.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (2.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (1.57%) COBIT
5 3 (1.57%) Data Quality
6 2 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (1.05%) ISO22301
6 2 (1.05%) SLA
7 1 (0.52%) COSO
7 1 (0.52%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.52%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.52%) RMADS
7 1 (0.52%) SSAE 16
7 1 (0.52%) Val IT
System Software
1 2 (1.05%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 2 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (1.05%) RACF
1 2 (1.05%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.52%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.05%) Data Guard
1 2 (1.05%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (1.05%) zSecure
2 1 (0.52%) CA Wily
2 1 (0.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (6.81%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.19%) HP
3 6 (3.14%) Cisco
3 6 (3.14%) Splunk
3 6 (3.14%) Symantec
4 5 (2.62%) F5
4 5 (2.62%) Fortinet
4 5 (2.62%) Palo Alto
5 4 (2.09%) IBM
6 3 (1.57%) Oracle
6 3 (1.57%) Talend
7 2 (1.05%) CA
7 2 (1.05%) hybris
7 2 (1.05%) Sybase
8 1 (0.52%) Apple
8 1 (0.52%) LANDesk
8 1 (0.52%) NetApp
8 1 (0.52%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.52%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.52%) Software AG
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