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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
England / North West
Rank 88 56 96
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +40
Contract jobs citing Information Security 49 108 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.86% 2.76% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% 3.42% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 49 25
Median daily rate £488 £390 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £338 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £522 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £455 £435
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +100.00%

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
2156 3161 2367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.95% 80.68% 76.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1394 1931 1416
Median daily rate £405 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £595 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 109 101
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +41.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £14.08 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.17 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 -22 27 £456 +16.98% 17
Cheshire +20 9 £475 +46.15% 1
Merseyside -8 7 £588 +21.13% 2
Lancashire -8 1 £400 +14.28%
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 64 (54.24%) CISSP
2 32 (27.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (23.73%) Firewall
4 27 (22.88%) Cybersecurity
5 25 (21.19%) Finance
6 24 (20.34%) CISM
7 22 (18.64%) Security Cleared
8 21 (17.80%) Penetration Testing
9 20 (16.95%) Management Information System
9 20 (16.95%) Amazon AWS
9 20 (16.95%) Security Architecture
10 19 (16.10%) SC Cleared
10 19 (16.10%) Windows
11 18 (15.25%) Web Services
11 18 (15.25%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (15.25%) Banking
12 17 (14.41%) Unix
13 16 (13.56%) Risk Management
13 16 (13.56%) SANS
14 15 (12.71%) Security Operations
14 15 (12.71%) Linux
14 15 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (11.86%) Splunk
15 14 (11.86%) SIEM
15 14 (11.86%) Root Cause Analysis
15 14 (11.86%) Vulnerability Management
15 14 (11.86%) COBIT
15 14 (11.86%) LAN
15 14 (11.86%) TCP/IP
15 14 (11.86%) WAN

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 1 (0.85%) Apache
1 1 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (0.85%) IIS
1 1 (0.85%) Jetty
1 1 (0.85%) Mongrel
1 1 (0.85%) nginx
1 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (8.47%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 20 (16.95%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (7.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.39%) GitHub
4 2 (1.69%) Office 365
5 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.85%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 28 (23.73%) Firewall
2 14 (11.86%) LAN
2 14 (11.86%) TCP/IP
2 14 (11.86%) WAN
3 13 (11.02%) VoIP
3 13 (11.02%) VPN
4 9 (7.63%) WebEx
5 8 (6.78%) Network Security
6 6 (5.08%) Wireless
7 5 (4.24%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (1.69%) DHCP
9 1 (0.85%) DMZ
9 1 (0.85%) DNS
9 1 (0.85%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.85%) FTP
9 1 (0.85%) HTTP
9 1 (0.85%) Internet
9 1 (0.85%) OSPF
9 1 (0.85%) SCCP
9 1 (0.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.93%) GIS
2 5 (4.24%) Redis
3 1 (0.85%) Big Data
3 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (4.24%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.39%) JIRA
3 1 (0.85%) Travis CI
General
1 25 (21.19%) Finance
2 18 (15.25%) Banking
3 6 (5.08%) Financial Institution
3 6 (5.08%) Retail
4 1 (0.85%) Law
4 1 (0.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (33.05%) Consultant
2 34 (28.81%) Security Consultant
3 18 (15.25%) Analyst
4 17 (14.41%) IT Consultant
4 17 (14.41%) IT Security Consultant
4 17 (14.41%) Security Manager
5 13 (11.02%) Security Analyst
6 12 (10.17%) Information Manager
6 12 (10.17%) Information Security Manager
7 11 (9.32%) Architect
8 10 (8.47%) IT Manager
9 9 (7.63%) Senior Consultant
10 7 (5.93%) Risk Manager
10 7 (5.93%) Security Architect
10 7 (5.93%) Senior Security Consultant
11 6 (5.08%) AWS Consultant
11 6 (5.08%) Information Security Consultant
11 6 (5.08%) IT Risk Manager
12 5 (4.24%) Cloud Consultant
12 5 (4.24%) Cybersecurity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.25%) Web Services
2 11 (9.32%) ELK Stack
3 3 (2.54%) RESTful
4 2 (1.69%) .NET
5 1 (0.85%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.85%) Django
5 1 (0.85%) J2EE
5 1 (0.85%) Middleware
5 1 (0.85%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.85%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.95%) Management Information System
2 15 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.78%) Cyber Attack
3 8 (6.78%) Cyberthreat
4 7 (5.93%) CESG
5 6 (5.08%) Data Centre
5 6 (5.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (5.08%) PKI
6 5 (4.24%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (3.39%) Cryptography
8 3 (2.54%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.85%) NHS
10 1 (0.85%) Statistics
10 1 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.10%) Windows
2 17 (14.41%) Unix
3 15 (12.71%) Linux
4 2 (1.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.88%) Cybersecurity
2 21 (17.80%) Penetration Testing
3 20 (16.95%) Security Architecture
4 18 (15.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (13.56%) Risk Management
6 15 (12.71%) Security Operations
7 14 (11.86%) Root Cause Analysis
7 14 (11.86%) SIEM
7 14 (11.86%) Vulnerability Management
8 13 (11.02%) Internal Audit
8 13 (11.02%) Security Management
8 13 (11.02%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 12 (10.17%) Patch Management
10 11 (9.32%) Network Monitoring
11 10 (8.47%) IT Audit
11 10 (8.47%) Security Monitoring
12 9 (7.63%) Virtual Infrastructure
13 8 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (6.78%) Case Management
13 8 (6.78%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.78%) Python
2 4 (3.39%) Java
2 4 (3.39%) Perl
2 4 (3.39%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.69%) SQL
4 1 (0.85%) C++
4 1 (0.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 64 (54.24%) CISSP
2 24 (20.34%) CISM
3 22 (18.64%) Security Cleared
4 19 (16.10%) SC Cleared
5 16 (13.56%) SANS
6 13 (11.02%) CISA
7 12 (10.17%) SSCP
8 10 (8.47%) CISMP
9 7 (5.93%) CESG Certified Professional
10 6 (5.08%) CEH
10 6 (5.08%) CITP
10 6 (5.08%) DV Cleared
10 6 (5.08%) IISP
10 6 (5.08%) MBCS
11 5 (4.24%) CRISC
11 5 (4.24%) GIAC
12 4 (3.39%) GCFA
13 3 (2.54%) Degree
14 2 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
15 1 (0.85%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (27.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (11.86%) COBIT
3 11 (9.32%) PCI DSS
4 9 (7.63%) ISO27002
5 2 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.85%) GDPR
6 1 (0.85%) GMP
6 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.85%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (10.17%) QRadar
2 6 (5.08%) Kibana
3 5 (4.24%) logstash
4 4 (3.39%) Nessus
4 4 (3.39%) RSA enVision
5 2 (1.69%) CSIRT
5 2 (1.69%) Nexpose
5 2 (1.69%) Nmap
5 2 (1.69%) Puppet
6 1 (0.85%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 1 (0.85%) Nagios
6 1 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (11.86%) Splunk
2 12 (10.17%) Apple
3 11 (9.32%) IBM
3 11 (9.32%) Microsoft
4 10 (8.47%) Cisco
5 9 (7.63%) LogRhythm
6 5 (4.24%) ArcSight
7 4 (3.39%) Intel
7 4 (3.39%) Intel Security
8 3 (2.54%) NetWitness
8 3 (2.54%) Oracle
8 3 (2.54%) Qualys
9 1 (0.85%) Capita
9 1 (0.85%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.85%) Google
9 1 (0.85%) HP
9 1 (0.85%) Infoblox
9 1 (0.85%) SAP
9 1 (0.85%) Symantec
9 1 (0.85%) VMware
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago