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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
England / North West
Rank 73 58 87
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +29
Contract jobs citing Information Security 60 108 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.28% 2.90% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.77% 3.52% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 45 36
Median daily rate £513 £450 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.94% +23.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £330 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £521 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £21.00 £49.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.14% +22.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £52.56 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-60.04% +133.61%

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
2163 3070 2568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.31% 82.39% 78.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1373 1856 1487
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 135 108
Median hourly rate £42.48 £38.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.77% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.70 £14.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £53.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -12 31 £550 +15.78% 22
Cheshire +30 18 £450 +50.00% 5
Merseyside -10 7 £588 +21.13% 1
Lancashire -5 1 £501 +43.00%
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 67 (50.76%) CISSP
2 37 (28.03%) Firewall
3 34 (25.76%) Cybersecurity
4 30 (22.73%) Security Cleared
5 28 (21.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 26 (19.70%) Management Information System
6 26 (19.70%) Finance
6 26 (19.70%) SC Cleared
6 26 (19.70%) SANS
7 25 (18.94%) Windows
8 24 (18.18%) Linux
8 24 (18.18%) Unix
8 24 (18.18%) LAN
8 24 (18.18%) WAN
8 24 (18.18%) Security Operations
9 23 (17.42%) TCP/IP
9 23 (17.42%) VoIP
10 22 (16.67%) VPN
10 22 (16.67%) SSCP
10 22 (16.67%) Apple
10 22 (16.67%) CISM
10 22 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 22 (16.67%) Patch Management
10 22 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
10 22 (16.67%) Splunk
10 22 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
11 21 (15.91%) Security Architecture
11 21 (15.91%) QRadar
12 20 (15.15%) Elastic Stack
12 20 (15.15%) Network Monitoring

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 (2.27%) Apache
1 3 (2.27%) IIS
1 3 (2.27%) Jetty
1 3 (2.27%) Mongrel
1 3 (2.27%) nginx
1 3 (2.27%) Tomcat
1 3 (2.27%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.76%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 22 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.27%) Google App Engine
3 3 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.52%) Office 365
4 2 (1.52%) PaaS
5 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 37 (28.03%) Firewall
2 24 (18.18%) LAN
2 24 (18.18%) WAN
3 23 (17.42%) TCP/IP
3 23 (17.42%) VoIP
4 22 (16.67%) VPN
5 9 (6.82%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (6.82%) Network Security
5 9 (6.82%) WebEx
6 8 (6.06%) Wireless
7 3 (2.27%) DHCP
7 3 (2.27%) DNS
7 3 (2.27%) FTP
7 3 (2.27%) HTTP
7 3 (2.27%) IPsec
7 3 (2.27%) SSL
8 1 (0.76%) DMZ
8 1 (0.76%) Internet
8 1 (0.76%) SCCP
8 1 (0.76%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.06%) Redis
2 7 (5.30%) GIS
3 3 (2.27%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.76%) Big Data
4 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (3.03%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.27%) Travis CI
3 1 (0.76%) JIRA
General
1 26 (19.70%) Finance
2 19 (14.39%) Banking
3 7 (5.30%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.79%) Retail
5 1 (0.76%) Law
5 1 (0.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (24.24%) Consultant
2 28 (21.21%) Security Consultant
3 24 (18.18%) Analyst
4 19 (14.39%) Security Manager
5 17 (12.88%) Security Analyst
6 14 (10.61%) Architect
7 13 (9.85%) Information Security Manager
7 13 (9.85%) IT Consultant
7 13 (9.85%) IT Security Consultant
8 12 (9.09%) Information Manager
9 10 (7.58%) Senior Consultant
10 9 (6.82%) Security Architect
10 9 (6.82%) Security Specialist
11 8 (6.06%) Senior Security Consultant
12 7 (5.30%) IT Manager
13 6 (4.55%) AWS Consultant
13 6 (4.55%) Cloud Consultant
14 5 (3.79%) Cybersecurity Analyst
14 5 (3.79%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
14 5 (3.79%) Senior Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.15%) Elastic Stack
2 17 (12.88%) Web Services
3 6 (4.55%) RESTful
4 3 (2.27%) .NET
4 3 (2.27%) J2EE
4 3 (2.27%) Servlets
5 1 (0.76%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.76%) Django
5 1 (0.76%) Middleware
5 1 (0.76%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 26 (19.70%) Management Information System
2 15 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (8.33%) Cyber Attack
4 10 (7.58%) Security Operations Centre
5 8 (6.06%) Cyberthreat
6 7 (5.30%) CESG
6 7 (5.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (4.55%) Data Centre
8 3 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (2.27%) PKI
9 2 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.52%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.76%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.76%) NHS
10 1 (0.76%) Social Media
10 1 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (18.94%) Windows
2 24 (18.18%) Linux
2 24 (18.18%) Unix
3 3 (2.27%) MVS
4 1 (0.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (25.76%) Cybersecurity
2 24 (18.18%) Security Operations
3 22 (16.67%) Patch Management
3 22 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 22 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 21 (15.91%) Security Architecture
5 20 (15.15%) Network Monitoring
6 19 (14.39%) SIEM
7 18 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
8 17 (12.88%) Penetration Testing
9 16 (12.12%) Internal Audit
10 15 (11.36%) Security Management
11 13 (9.85%) Risk Management
12 12 (9.09%) Process Improvement
12 12 (9.09%) Security Monitoring
13 11 (8.33%) Case Management
13 11 (8.33%) Open Source
13 11 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (6.82%) IT Audit
14 9 (6.82%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.33%) Python
2 5 (3.79%) Java
2 5 (3.79%) SQL
3 4 (3.03%) Perl
3 4 (3.03%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 67 (50.76%) CISSP
2 30 (22.73%) Security Cleared
3 26 (19.70%) SANS
3 26 (19.70%) SC Cleared
4 22 (16.67%) CISM
4 22 (16.67%) SSCP
5 13 (9.85%) CISA
6 10 (7.58%) CISMP
7 7 (5.30%) CESG Certified Professional
7 7 (5.30%) CITP
7 7 (5.30%) IISP
7 7 (5.30%) MBCS
8 6 (4.55%) CEH
9 5 (3.79%) CRISC
9 5 (3.79%) DV Cleared
9 5 (3.79%) GIAC
10 4 (3.03%) GCFA
11 3 (2.27%) Degree
12 2 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (21.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (10.61%) COBIT
3 10 (7.58%) PCI DSS
4 9 (6.82%) ISO27002
5 3 (2.27%) GDPR
6 2 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.76%) GMP
7 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (15.91%) QRadar
2 9 (6.82%) Kibana
3 8 (6.06%) logstash
3 8 (6.06%) RSA enVision
4 4 (3.03%) Nessus
4 4 (3.03%) Puppet
5 2 (1.52%) CSIRT
5 2 (1.52%) Nexpose
5 2 (1.52%) Nmap
6 1 (0.76%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (16.67%) Apple
1 22 (16.67%) Splunk
2 20 (15.15%) IBM
3 18 (13.64%) LogRhythm
4 12 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 9 (6.82%) Cisco
6 8 (6.06%) ArcSight
7 4 (3.03%) HP
7 4 (3.03%) Intel
8 3 (2.27%) FireEye
8 3 (2.27%) Google
8 3 (2.27%) Intel Security
8 3 (2.27%) NetWitness
8 3 (2.27%) VMware
9 2 (1.52%) Oracle
9 2 (1.52%) Qualys
10 1 (0.76%) Capita
10 1 (0.76%) SAP
10 1 (0.76%) Snow
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