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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 96 86 52
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -34
Contract jobs citing Information Security 59 69 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.62% 1.80% 3.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 2.30% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 34 59
Median daily rate £500 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £310 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £534 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £451 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.98% +0.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £62.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £26.90 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-22.56% +19.55%
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
2969 3005 2249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.43% 78.34% 74.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1849 1784 1215
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £275 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 124 105
Median hourly rate £23.50 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.25% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £58.63 £47.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -1 35 £500 +61.29% 25
Merseyside +2 15 £450 +17.26% 4
Cheshire -7 4 £70 -85.26% 4
Lancashire -9 2 - - 1
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 49 (30.06%) Risk Management
2 47 (28.83%) CISSP
3 44 (26.99%) Finance
3 44 (26.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 43 (26.38%) Firewall
5 31 (19.02%) Penetration Testing
5 31 (19.02%) Project Management
6 30 (18.40%) CISM
6 30 (18.40%) PCI DSS
7 28 (17.18%) Security Operations
8 26 (15.95%) Management Information System
9 25 (15.34%) Stakeholder Management
10 23 (14.11%) Active Directory
11 22 (13.50%) Microsoft
11 22 (13.50%) PKI
11 22 (13.50%) Cybersecurity
12 21 (12.88%) Kalman Filter
13 20 (12.27%) SDLC
13 20 (12.27%) PRINCE2
13 20 (12.27%) Security Management
14 19 (11.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 19 (11.66%) MS Excel
14 19 (11.66%) SIEM
15 18 (11.04%) Security Architecture
15 18 (11.04%) Intrusion Detection
16 17 (10.43%) TOGAF
16 17 (10.43%) Agile Software Development
17 16 (9.82%) Degree
17 16 (9.82%) Change Management
17 16 (9.82%) Vulnerability Management

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (11.66%) MS Excel
2 14 (8.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (6.13%) MS Office
4 1 (0.61%) MS Project
4 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.61%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.07%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (3.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.23%) Office 365
4 1 (0.61%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.61%) IaaS
4 1 (0.61%) PaaS
4 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (26.38%) Firewall
2 18 (11.04%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (4.91%) Network Security
4 5 (3.07%) LAN
4 5 (3.07%) WAN
4 5 (3.07%) Wireshark
5 4 (2.45%) tcpdump
6 3 (1.84%) SAN
6 3 (1.84%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.84%) Wireless
7 2 (1.23%) DHCP
7 2 (1.23%) Internet
7 2 (1.23%) VPN
8 1 (0.61%) DMZ
8 1 (0.61%) DNS
8 1 (0.61%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.61%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.61%) Intranet
8 1 (0.61%) LDAP
8 1 (0.61%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.07%) GIS
2 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.61%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.61%) AppScan
2 1 (0.61%) GitLab
2 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.61%) MSI
General
1 44 (26.99%) Finance
2 10 (6.13%) Banking
3 6 (3.68%) Legal
4 4 (2.45%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.84%) Retail
6 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (24.54%) Consultant
2 37 (22.70%) Analyst
3 35 (21.47%) Security Consultant
4 34 (20.86%) Security Analyst
5 33 (20.25%) Security Manager
6 23 (14.11%) IT Manager
7 20 (12.27%) IT Security Manager
8 15 (9.20%) Information Security Consultant
8 15 (9.20%) Project Manager
9 14 (8.59%) IT Risk Manager
9 14 (8.59%) Risk Manager
10 12 (7.36%) Architect
10 12 (7.36%) Security Project Manager
11 11 (6.75%) Security Architect
12 10 (6.13%) Information Analyst
12 10 (6.13%) Information Security Analyst
12 10 (6.13%) IT Consultant
12 10 (6.13%) IT Security Consultant
13 8 (4.91%) Delivery Manager
14 7 (4.29%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.23%) JSON
1 2 (1.23%) RESTful
1 2 (1.23%) SOAP
1 2 (1.23%) XML
1 2 (1.23%) XML Schema
2 1 (0.61%) .NET
2 1 (0.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.95%) Management Information System
2 22 (13.50%) PKI
3 16 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (6.13%) Cryptography
5 9 (5.52%) CESG
6 6 (3.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (3.07%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.07%) Cyberthreat
7 5 (3.07%) Data Centre
7 5 (3.07%) Microsoft Licensing
8 4 (2.45%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (2.45%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.84%) CESG CLAS
9 3 (1.84%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.23%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.61%) Freedom of Information
11 1 (0.61%) Freedom of Information Act
11 1 (0.61%) Smart Energy
11 1 (0.61%) Statistics
11 1 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.59%) Windows
2 7 (4.29%) Unix
3 4 (2.45%) Linux
4 3 (1.84%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.23%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.23%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.23%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.23%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.61%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (30.06%) Risk Management
2 31 (19.02%) Penetration Testing
2 31 (19.02%) Project Management
3 28 (17.18%) Security Operations
4 25 (15.34%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (13.50%) Cybersecurity
6 21 (12.88%) Kalman Filter
7 20 (12.27%) PRINCE2
7 20 (12.27%) SDLC
7 20 (12.27%) Security Management
8 19 (11.66%) SIEM
9 18 (11.04%) Security Architecture
10 17 (10.43%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (10.43%) TOGAF
11 16 (9.82%) Change Management
11 16 (9.82%) Data Loss Prevention
11 16 (9.82%) Vulnerability Management
12 15 (9.20%) Information Security Management
13 12 (7.36%) Business Continuity
14 11 (6.75%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.07%) SQL
2 3 (1.84%) Perl
2 3 (1.84%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.84%) Python
3 2 (1.23%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.23%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.61%) Java
Qualifications
1 47 (28.83%) CISSP
2 30 (18.40%) CISM
3 16 (9.82%) Degree
4 12 (7.36%) Security Cleared
5 11 (6.75%) CISMP
5 11 (6.75%) SC Cleared
6 9 (5.52%) CEH
7 7 (4.29%) CESG Certified Professional
7 7 (4.29%) CISA
7 7 (4.29%) GCIH
7 7 (4.29%) GIAC
8 6 (3.68%) GCFA
9 5 (3.07%) GCFE
10 4 (2.45%) CFCE
10 4 (2.45%) CLAS
10 4 (2.45%) EnCE
10 4 (2.45%) PMI Certification
10 4 (2.45%) PMP
10 4 (2.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (2.45%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (26.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (18.40%) PCI DSS
3 19 (11.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (6.75%) COBIT
5 3 (1.84%) SLA
6 2 (1.23%) Data Quality
6 2 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (1.23%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.61%) COSO
7 1 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.61%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.61%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.61%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.61%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.61%) QA
7 1 (0.61%) RMADS
7 1 (0.61%) SSAE 16
7 1 (0.61%) Val IT
System Software
1 23 (14.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (2.45%) EnCase
1 4 (2.45%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.23%) SCCM
2 2 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.61%) Nagios
3 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.61%) Puppet
3 1 (0.61%) yum
Vendors
1 22 (13.50%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.75%) Splunk
3 9 (5.52%) Symantec
4 7 (4.29%) ArcSight
5 6 (3.68%) Intel Security
6 4 (2.45%) HP
6 4 (2.45%) Qualys
6 4 (2.45%) Rapid7
7 3 (1.84%) Cisco
7 3 (1.84%) VMware
8 2 (1.23%) Apple
8 2 (1.23%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.23%) LogRhythm
8 2 (1.23%) SAP
8 2 (1.23%) Software AG
8 2 (1.23%) Talend
9 1 (0.61%) Juniper
9 1 (0.61%) Lumension
9 1 (0.61%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.61%) ServiceNow