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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 60 93 66
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -27
Contract jobs citing Information Security 112 57 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.87% 1.55% 2.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.51% 2.00% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 30 40
Median daily rate £500 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Median hourly rate £62.50 £60.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +90.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £39.50 £51.00
% change year-on-year
+51.89% -22.54%
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
3190 2844 2281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.82% 77.39% 75.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1979 1633 1202
Median daily rate £423 £399 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.95% +2.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 134 115
Median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.00 £13.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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 25 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

Information Security Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 May 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 +29 59 £500 +17.64% 17
Cheshire +1 25 £425 -10.52% 5
Lancashire +10 13 £615 +17.14%
Merseyside +6 12 £500 +52.67% 5
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 77 (35.81%) Risk Management
2 58 (26.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 54 (25.12%) CISSP
4 46 (21.40%) Finance
5 41 (19.07%) Firewall
6 40 (18.60%) Management Information System
7 33 (15.35%) Security Management
8 31 (14.42%) Project Management
8 31 (14.42%) CISM
8 31 (14.42%) PCI DSS
8 31 (14.42%) Security Cleared
9 30 (13.95%) Penetration Testing
9 30 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (13.49%) SC Cleared
11 28 (13.02%) Security Operations
11 28 (13.02%) Stakeholder Management
12 26 (12.09%) Information Security Management
12 26 (12.09%) Security Architecture
13 23 (10.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 23 (10.70%) Cybersecurity
14 22 (10.23%) Kalman Filter
14 22 (10.23%) MS Excel
15 21 (9.77%) Risk Assessment
16 19 (8.84%) Microsoft
17 18 (8.37%) PRINCE2
18 17 (7.91%) Active Directory
18 17 (7.91%) Intrusion Detection
18 17 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
18 17 (7.91%) SDLC
19 16 (7.44%) TOGAF

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 (1.40%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (10.23%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (4.65%) MS Office
4 1 (0.47%) MS Project
4 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.47%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.72%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.93%) Office 365
5 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.47%) IaaS
5 1 (0.47%) PaaS
5 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (19.07%) Firewall
2 17 (7.91%) Intrusion Detection
3 13 (6.05%) Network Security
4 8 (3.72%) Bluetooth
5 7 (3.26%) LAN
6 6 (2.79%) DHCP
6 6 (2.79%) DNS
6 6 (2.79%) SSL
6 6 (2.79%) VPN
7 5 (2.33%) IPsec
7 5 (2.33%) SSH
7 5 (2.33%) VLAN
8 4 (1.86%) Internet
9 2 (0.93%) WAN
10 1 (0.47%) DMZ
10 1 (0.47%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.47%) Intranet
10 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.47%) Wireless
10 1 (0.47%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.93%) GIS
2 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.47%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (2.33%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.47%) AppScan
2 1 (0.47%) GitLab
2 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.47%) MSI
General
1 46 (21.40%) Finance
2 11 (5.12%) Banking
3 5 (2.33%) Legal
3 5 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.93%) Retail
5 1 (0.47%) Military
Job Titles
1 57 (26.51%) Consultant
2 50 (23.26%) Security Consultant
3 45 (20.93%) Security Manager
4 42 (19.53%) Analyst
5 33 (15.35%) Security Analyst
6 26 (12.09%) IT Manager
6 26 (12.09%) IT Security Manager
7 24 (11.16%) Information Security Consultant
8 15 (6.98%) Information Analyst
8 15 (6.98%) Information Security Analyst
8 15 (6.98%) IT Consultant
8 15 (6.98%) IT Security Consultant
8 15 (6.98%) Project Manager
9 14 (6.51%) Architect
10 12 (5.58%) Information Security Manager
10 12 (5.58%) Security Architect
10 12 (5.58%) Security Project Manager
11 11 (5.12%) IT Risk Manager
11 11 (5.12%) Risk Manager
11 11 (5.12%) Security Assurance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.40%) JSON
1 3 (1.40%) RESTful
1 3 (1.40%) SOAP
1 3 (1.40%) Web Services
1 3 (1.40%) XML
1 3 (1.40%) XML Schema
2 1 (0.47%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 40 (18.60%) Management Information System
2 17 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (7.44%) PKI
4 10 (4.65%) CESG
4 10 (4.65%) Cryptography
5 9 (4.19%) Private Cloud
6 6 (2.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (2.33%) Microsoft Licensing
7 5 (2.33%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.86%) BYOD
8 4 (1.86%) FMCG
9 3 (1.40%) CESG CLAS
9 3 (1.40%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (1.40%) Smart Meter
9 3 (1.40%) Social Media
10 2 (0.93%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.93%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.47%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.58%) Windows
2 6 (2.79%) Apple iOS
2 6 (2.79%) Linux
3 4 (1.86%) Android
4 3 (1.40%) Unix
5 2 (0.93%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.93%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.93%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.93%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.93%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.47%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (35.81%) Risk Management
2 33 (15.35%) Security Management
3 31 (14.42%) Project Management
4 30 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (13.95%) Penetration Testing
5 28 (13.02%) Security Operations
5 28 (13.02%) Stakeholder Management
6 26 (12.09%) Information Security Management
6 26 (12.09%) Security Architecture
7 23 (10.70%) Cybersecurity
8 22 (10.23%) Kalman Filter
9 21 (9.77%) Risk Assessment
10 18 (8.37%) PRINCE2
11 17 (7.91%) SDLC
12 16 (7.44%) Change Management
12 16 (7.44%) TOGAF
13 14 (6.51%) Data Protection
13 14 (6.51%) SIEM
13 14 (6.51%) Vulnerability Management
14 13 (6.05%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.51%) SQL
2 10 (4.65%) C
2 10 (4.65%) Python
3 8 (3.72%) C++
4 2 (0.93%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.93%) Perl
4 2 (0.93%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.93%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.47%) Java
Qualifications
1 54 (25.12%) CISSP
2 31 (14.42%) CISM
2 31 (14.42%) Security Cleared
3 29 (13.49%) SC Cleared
4 13 (6.05%) DV Cleared
5 11 (5.12%) CISMP
5 11 (5.12%) Degree
6 8 (3.72%) CESG Certified Professional
7 5 (2.33%) CEH
8 4 (1.86%) CLAS
8 4 (1.86%) GCIH
8 4 (1.86%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.86%) PMP
8 4 (1.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (1.40%) CISA
9 3 (1.40%) GIAC
9 3 (1.40%) OSCP
10 2 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.93%) CREST Certified
10 2 (0.93%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (26.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (14.42%) PCI DSS
3 23 (10.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (4.19%) COBIT
5 5 (2.33%) Data Quality
5 5 (2.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (1.86%) SLA
7 3 (1.40%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.93%) COSO
9 1 (0.47%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.47%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.47%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.47%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.47%) QA
9 1 (0.47%) RMADS
9 1 (0.47%) SSAE 16
9 1 (0.47%) Val IT
System Software
1 17 (7.91%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.47%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (0.93%) SCCM
1 2 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.47%) CA Wily
2 1 (0.47%) EnCase
2 1 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.47%) Puppet
2 1 (0.47%) yum
Vendors
1 19 (8.84%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.72%) Cisco
3 6 (2.79%) Fortinet
3 6 (2.79%) Palo Alto
3 6 (2.79%) Symantec
4 5 (2.33%) F5
4 5 (2.33%) Splunk
4 5 (2.33%) Talend
5 4 (1.86%) ArcSight
5 4 (1.86%) HP
6 3 (1.40%) Intel Security
6 3 (1.40%) Software AG
6 3 (1.40%) VMware
7 2 (0.93%) Apple
7 2 (0.93%) hybris
7 2 (0.93%) NetApp
7 2 (0.93%) Qualys
7 2 (0.93%) SAP
7 2 (0.93%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.47%) IBM
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