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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 46 75 122
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +47
Contract jobs citing Information Security 98 60 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.27% 2.22% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.65% 3.14% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 22 4
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£450 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £175 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £427 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.27% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £17.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £60.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-62.50% +86.04%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2107 1912 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 70.21% 70.63% 64.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1129 954 1106
Average daily rate £375 £338 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 92 111
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -8.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
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 30 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 30 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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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 +15 47 £450 +61.29% 10
Manchester +11 39 £475 +26.66% 10
Lancashire -11 3 £350 - 1
Merseyside - 1 £450 - 2
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 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 76 (43.18%) Finance
2 67 (38.07%) Windows
3 56 (31.82%) UNIX
4 55 (31.25%) Management Information System
5 51 (28.98%) CISSP
6 40 (22.73%) Banking
7 35 (19.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 34 (19.32%) Security Management
9 28 (15.91%) Microsoft
10 27 (15.34%) Security Architecture
11 26 (14.77%) ITIL
12 25 (14.20%) Risk Management
13 24 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
14 22 (12.50%) Linux
15 20 (11.36%) CISM
15 20 (11.36%) QA
15 20 (11.36%) Data Protection
16 18 (10.23%) Vulnerability Management
17 16 (9.09%) Firewall
17 16 (9.09%) Perl
18 15 (8.52%) Risk Assessment
18 15 (8.52%) Splunk
19 14 (7.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 14 (7.95%) CISA
19 14 (7.95%) Mainframe
20 13 (7.39%) MS Excel
20 13 (7.39%) Risk Analysis
20 13 (7.39%) Penetration Testing
21 12 (6.82%) Economics
21 12 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 (2.27%) IIS
2 3 (1.70%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.70%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.14%) Lync
3 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.14%) CICS
4 1 (0.57%) Apache
4 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (7.39%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.68%) MS Project
3 9 (5.11%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.70%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.57%) Office 365
2 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.09%) Firewall
2 9 (5.11%) Network Security
3 7 (3.98%) WAN
4 5 (2.84%) Internet
4 5 (2.84%) VPN
5 4 (2.27%) DNS
5 4 (2.27%) SSL
5 4 (2.27%) LAN
6 3 (1.70%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.14%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.14%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (1.14%) ADSL
7 2 (1.14%) ISDN
7 2 (1.14%) PSTN
7 2 (1.14%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.14%) SNMP
7 2 (1.14%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.14%) Wireless
7 2 (1.14%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (3.41%) QlikView
3 5 (2.84%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.27%) DB2
4 4 (2.27%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.14%) IMS/DB
5 2 (1.14%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (1.70%) Metasploit
General
1 76 (43.18%) Finance
2 40 (22.73%) Banking
3 2 (1.14%) Multimedia
3 2 (1.14%) Retail
3 2 (1.14%) Legal
3 2 (1.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.57%) Advertising
4 1 (0.57%) Law
4 1 (0.57%) Marketing
4 1 (0.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 46 (26.14%) Consultant
2 42 (23.86%) Security Consultant
2 42 (23.86%) Analyst
3 22 (12.50%) Architect
4 21 (11.93%) Project Manager
5 20 (11.36%) Security Analyst
6 13 (7.39%) Risk Analyst
7 12 (6.82%) Security Engineer
7 12 (6.82%) Lead Security Consultant
8 11 (6.25%) Security Manager
9 10 (5.68%) Security Architect
9 10 (5.68%) Information Security Consultant
10 9 (5.11%) Technical Architect
10 9 (5.11%) Business Analyst
10 9 (5.11%) Information Analyst
11 8 (4.55%) IT Security Consultant
11 8 (4.55%) IT Consultant
12 7 (3.98%) Information Manager
13 6 (3.41%) Auditor
13 6 (3.41%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.25%) Regular Expression
2 8 (4.55%) Web Services
3 6 (3.41%) .NET
4 3 (1.70%) JSP
4 3 (1.70%) LAMP
5 2 (1.14%) Middleware
6 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.57%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.57%) WPF
6 1 (0.57%) jQuery
6 1 (0.57%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 55 (31.25%) Management Information System
2 14 (7.95%) Mainframe
3 12 (6.82%) Economics
3 12 (6.82%) CESG
4 11 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (6.25%) GIS
4 11 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
5 9 (5.11%) Computer Science
6 8 (4.55%) PMI
7 6 (3.41%) Open Source
8 4 (2.27%) PKI
9 3 (1.70%) Reference Data
10 2 (1.14%) Data Extraction
10 2 (1.14%) Data Integration
10 2 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.14%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (1.14%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (1.14%) Streaming Video
10 2 (1.14%) NHS
11 1 (0.57%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 67 (38.07%) Windows
2 56 (31.82%) UNIX
3 22 (12.50%) Linux
4 6 (3.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.70%) AIX
7 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.14%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.57%) zOS
8 1 (0.57%) VMS
8 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.57%) Android
8 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (19.32%) Security Management
2 27 (15.34%) Security Architecture
3 26 (14.77%) ITIL
4 25 (14.20%) Risk Management
5 24 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (11.36%) Data Protection
7 18 (10.23%) Vulnerability Management
8 15 (8.52%) Risk Assessment
9 14 (7.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 13 (7.39%) Risk Analysis
10 13 (7.39%) Penetration Testing
11 12 (6.82%) CRM
11 12 (6.82%) PRINCE2
12 10 (5.68%) Security Testing
13 9 (5.11%) Enterprise Architecture
14 8 (4.55%) TOGAF
14 8 (4.55%) Project Management
14 8 (4.55%) Information Security Management
15 7 (3.98%) Incident Management
15 7 (3.98%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (9.09%) Perl
2 7 (3.98%) C
3 5 (2.84%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.70%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.70%) Java
5 2 (1.14%) VBA
5 2 (1.14%) C#
5 2 (1.14%) SQL
5 2 (1.14%) PL/1
6 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.57%) C++
6 1 (0.57%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 51 (28.98%) CISSP
2 20 (11.36%) CISM
3 14 (7.95%) CISA
4 10 (5.68%) CRISC
5 9 (5.11%) GIAC
6 8 (4.55%) PMP
6 8 (4.55%) PMI Certification
7 6 (3.41%) ISEB
8 4 (2.27%) CCNA
8 4 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.70%) CCNP
9 3 (1.70%) CISMP
9 3 (1.70%) Degree
9 3 (1.70%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.70%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.14%) CEH
10 2 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.57%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (19.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (11.36%) QA
3 9 (5.11%) PCI DSS
3 9 (5.11%) BS7799
4 8 (4.55%) COBIT
4 8 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 5 (2.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.57%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (3.98%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.57%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (1.70%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (1.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (1.14%) SCOM
3 1 (0.57%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.57%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.57%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (0.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.52%) Splunk
3 11 (6.25%) McAfee
4 7 (3.98%) Oracle
5 5 (2.84%) Sophos
6 4 (2.27%) Cisco
6 4 (2.27%) IBM
6 4 (2.27%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.70%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.70%) Citrix
7 3 (1.70%) HP
7 3 (1.70%) Sourcefire
7 3 (1.70%) IronPort
7 3 (1.70%) Akamai
7 3 (1.70%) Cyber-Ark
8 2 (1.14%) ProCurve
8 2 (1.14%) Sybase
9 1 (0.57%) NetApp
9 1 (0.57%) VMware
9 1 (0.57%) SurfControl
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