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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 98 82 71
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -11
Contract jobs citing Information Security 55 54 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.49% 1.87% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 2.58% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 34 22
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £289 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £521 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Average hourly rate £60.00 £38.25 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% -30.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £41.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-45.45% +129.16%
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
2772 2094 1670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 74.92% 72.43% 70.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1512 1077 823
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 126 83
Average hourly rate £41.00 £31.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.15% +14.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -5 18 £319 -15.00% 19
Cheshire -12 16 £500 -1.96% 10
Cumbria -4 6 £425 - 1
Merseyside -22 2 £325 -25.71% 1
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Information Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Information Security.

1 35 (35.71%) CISSP
2 29 (29.59%) Windows
3 28 (28.57%) Firewall
4 27 (27.55%) Microsoft
5 26 (26.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 23 (23.47%) Finance
7 21 (21.43%) CheckPoint
8 19 (19.39%) Management Information System
9 18 (18.37%) Cisco
9 18 (18.37%) ArcSight
10 14 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (14.29%) IIS
10 14 (14.29%) Project Management
10 14 (14.29%) Risk Management
11 13 (13.27%) Citrix
11 13 (13.27%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (13.27%) Security Architecture
12 12 (12.24%) Degree
12 12 (12.24%) CISM
13 11 (11.22%) Oracle
13 11 (11.22%) PRINCE2
13 11 (11.22%) VPN
13 11 (11.22%) SSL
13 11 (11.22%) Apache
13 11 (11.22%) Blue Coat
13 11 (11.22%) Security Cleared
14 10 (10.20%) SIEM
14 10 (10.20%) Network Security
15 9 (9.18%) Juniper
15 9 (9.18%) McAfee

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Information Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Information Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (14.29%) IIS
2 11 (11.22%) Apache
3 8 (8.16%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.02%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (3.06%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.02%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.02%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (28.57%) Firewall
2 11 (11.22%) VPN
2 11 (11.22%) SSL
3 10 (10.20%) Network Security
4 7 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (4.08%) SMTP
6 3 (3.06%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (2.04%) Wireshark
7 2 (2.04%) WAN
7 2 (2.04%) LAN
8 1 (1.02%) PBX
8 1 (1.02%) PSTN
8 1 (1.02%) VoIP
8 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.02%) Internet
8 1 (1.02%) Wireless Security
8 1 (1.02%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.04%) MySQL
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 23 (23.47%) Finance
2 9 (9.18%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.08%) Law
4 3 (3.06%) Military
5 2 (2.04%) Banking
5 2 (2.04%) Legal
5 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.02%) Games
Job Titles
1 24 (24.49%) Analyst
1 24 (24.49%) Consultant
2 20 (20.41%) Security Consultant
3 12 (12.24%) Project Manager
3 12 (12.24%) Security Analyst
4 11 (11.22%) Security Engineer
5 9 (9.18%) IT Security Consultant
5 9 (9.18%) Network Security Engineer
5 9 (9.18%) Network Engineer
5 9 (9.18%) IT Consultant
6 8 (8.16%) Business Analyst
6 8 (8.16%) Security Manager
7 5 (5.10%) Information Security Consultant
7 5 (5.10%) Information Security Officer
7 5 (5.10%) Security Officer
8 4 (4.08%) Information Security Manager
8 4 (4.08%) Information Manager
9 3 (3.06%) Information Analyst
9 3 (3.06%) Information Security Analyst
9 3 (3.06%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.04%) JCE
2 1 (1.02%) .NET
2 1 (1.02%) Web Services
2 1 (1.02%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.39%) Management Information System
2 14 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (13.27%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (5.10%) CESG
5 4 (4.08%) GIS
5 4 (4.08%) Reference Data
6 3 (3.06%) FMCG
6 3 (3.06%) SCADA
6 3 (3.06%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.04%) Life Science
7 2 (2.04%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (2.04%) Data Integration
7 2 (2.04%) Replication
7 2 (2.04%) Tandem
7 2 (2.04%) Cryptography
7 2 (2.04%) PKI
7 2 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.04%) User Experience
8 1 (1.02%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.02%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 29 (29.59%) Windows
2 7 (7.14%) UNIX
3 6 (6.12%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.29%) Project Management
1 14 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 13 (13.27%) Security Architecture
3 11 (11.22%) PRINCE2
4 10 (10.20%) SIEM
5 8 (8.16%) Kalman Filter
5 8 (8.16%) ITIL
5 8 (8.16%) Business Development
6 7 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
6 7 (7.14%) PRINCE
6 7 (7.14%) Data Protection
7 6 (6.12%) Security Management
8 5 (5.10%) Business Continuity
8 5 (5.10%) Data Modelling
8 5 (5.10%) Programme Management
8 5 (5.10%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (4.08%) Use Case
9 4 (4.08%) TOGAF
9 4 (4.08%) Service Delivery
9 4 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.12%) SQL
2 2 (2.04%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.02%) C#
3 1 (1.02%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (35.71%) CISSP
2 12 (12.24%) CISM
2 12 (12.24%) Degree
3 11 (11.22%) Security Cleared
4 8 (8.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 8 (8.16%) PMP
4 8 (8.16%) PMI Certification
5 7 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 6 (6.12%) CISMP
7 4 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (4.08%) CCNA
8 3 (3.06%) ISEB
8 3 (3.06%) CISA
8 3 (3.06%) ISACA
8 3 (3.06%) CCNP
9 2 (2.04%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (2.04%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (26.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (8.16%) PCI DSS
3 6 (6.12%) QA
4 5 (5.10%) COBIT
5 1 (1.02%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.02%) BS25999
System Software
1 5 (5.10%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.08%) ISA Server
3 2 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.08%) MIMEsweeper
1 4 (4.08%) Nessus
2 3 (3.06%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.04%) Puppet
3 2 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.04%) Ansible
3 2 (2.04%) Salt
4 1 (1.02%) SCCM
4 1 (1.02%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 27 (27.55%) Microsoft
2 21 (21.43%) CheckPoint
3 18 (18.37%) Cisco
3 18 (18.37%) ArcSight
4 13 (13.27%) Citrix
5 11 (11.22%) Oracle
5 11 (11.22%) Blue Coat
6 9 (9.18%) McAfee
6 9 (9.18%) Juniper
7 8 (8.16%) Nokia
7 8 (8.16%) Lotus
7 8 (8.16%) F5
7 8 (8.16%) TippingPoint
7 8 (8.16%) Cyber-Ark
8 7 (7.14%) Clearswift
9 4 (4.08%) SurfControl
9 4 (4.08%) VMware
9 4 (4.08%) Kaspersky
10 3 (3.06%) Splunk
10 3 (3.06%) Websense
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