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 6 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 64 108 65
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -43
Contract jobs citing Information Security 109 44 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.71% 1.13% 2.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.33% 1.46% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 24 41
Median daily rate £425 £463 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £336 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £472 £425 £430
% change year-on-year
+10.94% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
Median hourly rate £41.50 £60.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.83% +90.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £31.00 £51.00
% change year-on-year
+18.54% -39.21%
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
3277 3013 2374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.60% 77.44% 75.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2035 1663 1245
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £545 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 146 129
Median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.10 £12.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £60.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%

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 6 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 6 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 6 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 +31 56 £475 +5.55% 16
Cheshire +6 25 £425 -15.00% 3
Lancashire +10 16 £531 +14.86%
Merseyside - 7 - - 4
Cumbria -8 1 - -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 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 78 (36.79%) Risk Management
2 60 (28.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 55 (25.94%) CISSP
4 47 (22.17%) Finance
5 40 (18.87%) Management Information System
6 39 (18.40%) Firewall
7 35 (16.51%) Security Management
8 34 (16.04%) Security Cleared
9 32 (15.09%) CISM
9 32 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
10 31 (14.62%) Penetration Testing
10 31 (14.62%) SC Cleared
11 30 (14.15%) PCI DSS
12 28 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
12 28 (13.21%) Information Security Management
13 27 (12.74%) Security Operations
14 26 (12.26%) Project Management
15 23 (10.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 22 (10.38%) MS Excel
16 22 (10.38%) Security Architecture
17 21 (9.91%) Cybersecurity
17 21 (9.91%) Kalman Filter
18 19 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
18 19 (8.96%) Microsoft
19 18 (8.49%) MS PowerPoint
20 17 (8.02%) Risk Assessment
20 17 (8.02%) PRINCE2
21 16 (7.55%) Active Directory
21 16 (7.55%) Change Management
21 16 (7.55%) DV Cleared

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 (0.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (10.38%) MS Excel
2 18 (8.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (4.72%) MS Office
4 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.47%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.25%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (18.40%) Firewall
2 13 (6.13%) Network Security
3 12 (5.66%) Bluetooth
3 12 (5.66%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (3.30%) LAN
5 6 (2.83%) DHCP
5 6 (2.83%) DNS
5 6 (2.83%) SSL
5 6 (2.83%) VPN
6 5 (2.36%) IPsec
6 5 (2.36%) SSH
6 5 (2.36%) VLAN
7 4 (1.89%) Internet
8 2 (0.94%) WAN
9 1 (0.47%) DMZ
9 1 (0.47%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.47%) Intranet
9 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.47%) Wireless
9 1 (0.47%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
1 1 (0.47%) GIS
1 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
1 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (0.47%) SAP HANA
1 1 (0.47%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.36%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.47%) AppScan
2 1 (0.47%) GitLab
2 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.47%) MSI
2 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 47 (22.17%) Finance
2 10 (4.72%) Banking
3 5 (2.36%) Legal
4 4 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.42%) Retail
6 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.47%) Military
Job Titles
1 57 (26.89%) Consultant
2 52 (24.53%) Security Consultant
3 42 (19.81%) Analyst
3 42 (19.81%) Security Manager
4 29 (13.68%) Security Analyst
5 25 (11.79%) Information Security Consultant
6 24 (11.32%) IT Manager
6 24 (11.32%) IT Security Manager
7 15 (7.08%) IT Consultant
7 15 (7.08%) IT Security Consultant
8 13 (6.13%) Information Analyst
8 13 (6.13%) Information Security Analyst
9 12 (5.66%) Project Manager
10 11 (5.19%) Information Security Manager
10 11 (5.19%) IT Risk Manager
10 11 (5.19%) Risk Manager
10 11 (5.19%) Security Assurance Manager
11 10 (4.72%) Security Project Manager
12 9 (4.25%) Architect
12 9 (4.25%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.42%) JSON
1 3 (1.42%) RESTful
1 3 (1.42%) SOAP
1 3 (1.42%) Web Services
1 3 (1.42%) XML
1 3 (1.42%) XML Schema
2 1 (0.47%) .NET
2 1 (0.47%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 40 (18.87%) Management Information System
2 19 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (6.60%) PKI
4 10 (4.72%) Cryptography
5 9 (4.25%) Private Cloud
6 6 (2.83%) CESG
6 6 (2.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (2.36%) FMCG
7 5 (2.36%) Microsoft Licensing
7 5 (2.36%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.89%) BYOD
9 3 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.42%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (1.42%) Social Media
10 2 (0.94%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.94%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.94%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.47%) Freedom of Information Act
11 1 (0.47%) User Experience
11 1 (0.47%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.60%) Windows
2 8 (3.77%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.83%) Android
3 6 (2.83%) Linux
4 3 (1.42%) Unix
4 3 (1.42%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.42%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.94%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.94%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.94%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.47%) AIX
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (36.79%) Risk Management
2 35 (16.51%) Security Management
3 32 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (14.62%) Penetration Testing
5 28 (13.21%) Information Security Management
5 28 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 27 (12.74%) Security Operations
7 26 (12.26%) Project Management
8 22 (10.38%) Security Architecture
9 21 (9.91%) Cybersecurity
9 21 (9.91%) Kalman Filter
10 17 (8.02%) PRINCE2
10 17 (8.02%) Risk Assessment
11 16 (7.55%) Change Management
12 15 (7.08%) SDLC
12 15 (7.08%) Vulnerability Management
13 13 (6.13%) Business Continuity
13 13 (6.13%) TDD
14 12 (5.66%) Security Testing
14 12 (5.66%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.08%) SQL
2 14 (6.60%) C
2 14 (6.60%) Python
3 12 (5.66%) C++
4 3 (1.42%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.94%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.94%) Perl
5 2 (0.94%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.47%) Java
Qualifications
1 55 (25.94%) CISSP
2 34 (16.04%) Security Cleared
3 32 (15.09%) CISM
4 31 (14.62%) SC Cleared
5 16 (7.55%) DV Cleared
6 11 (5.19%) CISMP
7 8 (3.77%) Degree
8 7 (3.30%) CESG Certified Professional
9 5 (2.36%) CISA
10 4 (1.89%) CEH
10 4 (1.89%) PMI Certification
10 4 (1.89%) PMP
10 4 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (1.42%) GCIH
11 3 (1.42%) OSCP
12 2 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.94%) CHECK Team Member
12 2 (0.94%) Cyber Scheme
12 2 (0.94%) GIAC
12 2 (0.94%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (28.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (14.15%) PCI DSS
3 23 (10.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (4.25%) COBIT
5 5 (2.36%) Data Quality
5 5 (2.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (1.89%) SLA
7 3 (1.42%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.94%) 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 16 (7.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.47%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (1.42%) SCCM
2 2 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.47%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.47%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.47%) Puppet
3 1 (0.47%) yum
Vendors
1 19 (8.96%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.77%) Cisco
3 6 (2.83%) Fortinet
3 6 (2.83%) Palo Alto
4 5 (2.36%) F5
4 5 (2.36%) Talend
5 4 (1.89%) HP
6 3 (1.42%) Apple
6 3 (1.42%) ArcSight
6 3 (1.42%) Intel Security
6 3 (1.42%) Software AG
6 3 (1.42%) VMware
7 2 (0.94%) hybris
7 2 (0.94%) NetApp
7 2 (0.94%) Qualys
7 2 (0.94%) SAP
7 2 (0.94%) ServiceNow
7 2 (0.94%) Splunk
7 2 (0.94%) Symantec
8 1 (0.47%) IBM
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