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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 103 98 50
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -48
Contract jobs citing Information Security 46 68 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.30% 1.62% 3.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 2.02% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 38 69
Median daily rate £475 £473 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.52% -0.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £326 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £526 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £471 £450
% change year-on-year
+0.79% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £47.84 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-63.41% +173.34%
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
2874 3373 2368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.23% 80.39% 75.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1821 2035 1311
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 139 106
Median hourly rate £22.00 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.17 £15.77 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £59.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 -6 25 £463 +43.96% 30
Merseyside +4 8 £293 -26.87% 3
Cheshire -1 8 £488 +3.17% 3
Cumbria +16 1 £375 +7.91%
Lancashire +4 1 - -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 50 (31.65%) CISSP
2 47 (29.75%) Finance
3 43 (27.22%) Risk Management
4 41 (25.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 40 (25.32%) Firewall
6 33 (20.89%) Penetration Testing
7 32 (20.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 31 (19.62%) Project Management
9 30 (18.99%) CISM
10 28 (17.72%) PCI DSS
10 28 (17.72%) Security Operations
11 25 (15.82%) PKI
12 23 (14.56%) Management Information System
12 23 (14.56%) Active Directory
13 21 (13.29%) PRINCE2
13 21 (13.29%) Cybersecurity
14 20 (12.66%) Kalman Filter
14 20 (12.66%) SDLC
14 20 (12.66%) Microsoft
15 19 (12.03%) Security Management
15 19 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
15 19 (12.03%) SIEM
16 18 (11.39%) MS Excel
17 17 (10.76%) Change Management
17 17 (10.76%) TOGAF
18 16 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
18 16 (10.13%) Intrusion Detection
18 16 (10.13%) Degree
18 16 (10.13%) Windows
18 16 (10.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley

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 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 18 (11.39%) MS Excel
2 14 (8.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (4.43%) MS Office
4 1 (0.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.63%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.63%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.43%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.90%) GitHub
2 3 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.27%) Office 365
4 1 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.63%) IaaS
4 1 (0.63%) PaaS
4 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (25.32%) Firewall
2 16 (10.13%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (5.06%) Network Security
4 5 (3.16%) Wireshark
5 4 (2.53%) LAN
5 4 (2.53%) tcpdump
5 4 (2.53%) WAN
6 3 (1.90%) SAN
7 2 (1.27%) Internet
7 2 (1.27%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.27%) Wireless
8 1 (0.63%) DHCP
8 1 (0.63%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.63%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.63%) IPv4
8 1 (0.63%) IPv6
8 1 (0.63%) LDAP
8 1 (0.63%) OSPF
8 1 (0.63%) SSL
8 1 (0.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.80%) GIS
2 2 (1.27%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.63%) Big Data
3 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.63%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (2.53%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.90%) JIRA
3 1 (0.63%) AppScan
3 1 (0.63%) GitLab
3 1 (0.63%) MSI
3 1 (0.63%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 47 (29.75%) Finance
2 13 (8.23%) Banking
3 6 (3.80%) Legal
4 3 (1.90%) Retail
5 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (25.95%) Consultant
2 36 (22.78%) Security Consultant
3 33 (20.89%) Security Manager
4 31 (19.62%) Analyst
5 29 (18.35%) Security Analyst
6 27 (17.09%) IT Manager
7 21 (13.29%) IT Security Manager
8 17 (10.76%) IT Risk Manager
8 17 (10.76%) Risk Manager
9 16 (10.13%) Project Manager
10 14 (8.86%) IT Consultant
10 14 (8.86%) IT Security Consultant
11 13 (8.23%) Information Security Consultant
11 13 (8.23%) Security Project Manager
12 12 (7.59%) Architect
13 11 (6.96%) Security Architect
14 8 (5.06%) Delivery Manager
14 8 (5.06%) Information Analyst
14 8 (5.06%) Information Security Analyst
14 8 (5.06%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.53%) Web Services
2 2 (1.27%) .NET
3 1 (0.63%) JSON
3 1 (0.63%) RESTful
3 1 (0.63%) SOAP
3 1 (0.63%) XML
3 1 (0.63%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.82%) PKI
2 23 (14.56%) Management Information System
3 19 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (7.59%) Cryptography
5 9 (5.70%) CESG
6 7 (4.43%) Data Centre
7 6 (3.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (3.16%) Computer Science
8 5 (3.16%) Cyberthreat
8 5 (3.16%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (3.16%) Microsoft Licensing
9 2 (1.27%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (1.27%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.27%) Statistics
10 1 (0.63%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.63%) Freedom of Information Act
10 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.63%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.63%) Smart Energy
10 1 (0.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.13%) Windows
2 8 (5.06%) Unix
3 2 (1.27%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.27%) Linux
4 1 (0.63%) Android
4 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.63%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (27.22%) Risk Management
2 33 (20.89%) Penetration Testing
3 32 (20.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 31 (19.62%) Project Management
5 28 (17.72%) Security Operations
6 21 (13.29%) Cybersecurity
6 21 (13.29%) PRINCE2
7 20 (12.66%) Kalman Filter
7 20 (12.66%) SDLC
8 19 (12.03%) Security Management
8 19 (12.03%) SIEM
9 17 (10.76%) Change Management
9 17 (10.76%) TOGAF
10 16 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (10.13%) Vulnerability Management
11 15 (9.49%) Data Loss Prevention
11 15 (9.49%) Security Architecture
12 12 (7.59%) Information Security Management
13 11 (6.96%) Business Continuity
13 11 (6.96%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.90%) Java
1 3 (1.90%) PowerShell
1 3 (1.90%) Python
2 2 (1.27%) Bash Shell
2 2 (1.27%) Perl
2 2 (1.27%) SQL
3 1 (0.63%) C++
3 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 50 (31.65%) CISSP
2 30 (18.99%) CISM
3 16 (10.13%) Degree
4 11 (6.96%) CISMP
4 11 (6.96%) Security Cleared
5 9 (5.70%) SC Cleared
6 8 (5.06%) CEH
6 8 (5.06%) CISA
7 7 (4.43%) GCIH
8 6 (3.80%) CESG Certified Professional
9 5 (3.16%) GCFA
9 5 (3.16%) GIAC
10 4 (2.53%) CFCE
10 4 (2.53%) EnCE
10 4 (2.53%) GCFE
10 4 (2.53%) PMI Certification
10 4 (2.53%) PMP
10 4 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (2.53%) SANS
11 2 (1.27%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (25.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (17.72%) PCI DSS
3 16 (10.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 12 (7.59%) COBIT
5 1 (0.63%) COSO
5 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.63%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.63%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.63%) ISO27002
5 1 (0.63%) QA
5 1 (0.63%) SLA
5 1 (0.63%) SSAE 16
5 1 (0.63%) Val IT
System Software
1 23 (14.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (3.16%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (2.53%) EnCase
3 2 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.27%) Puppet
4 1 (0.63%) Kibana
4 1 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.63%) Nagios
4 1 (0.63%) SCCM
4 1 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.63%) yum
Vendors
1 20 (12.66%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.59%) Splunk
3 10 (6.33%) Symantec
4 7 (4.43%) ArcSight
4 7 (4.43%) Intel Security
5 5 (3.16%) HP
5 5 (3.16%) Qualys
6 4 (2.53%) Rapid7
7 3 (1.90%) Cisco
7 3 (1.90%) VMware
8 2 (1.27%) IBM
8 2 (1.27%) LogRhythm
8 2 (1.27%) SAP
9 1 (0.63%) BT
9 1 (0.63%) Infoblox
9 1 (0.63%) Lumension
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle
9 1 (0.63%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.63%) Talend
9 1 (0.63%) Teradata