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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 51 84 125
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +41
Contract jobs citing Information Security 110 55 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.44% 1.89% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.84% 2.69% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 21 6
Average daily rate
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£475 £420 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.23% +25.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £279 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £410 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £17.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £60.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-70.83% +87.50%
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
2275 2045 2121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.23% 70.25% 64.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1258 1040 1140
Average daily rate £375 £330 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 98 105
Average hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.50% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
Cheshire +22 61 £475 +13.23% 3
Manchester +11 35 £500 +33.33% 9
Lancashire -10 3 £350 -22.22%
Merseyside - 1 £450 - 5
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 77 (40.96%) Finance
2 68 (36.17%) Windows
3 63 (33.51%) Management Information System
4 56 (29.79%) CISSP
5 52 (27.66%) UNIX
6 48 (25.53%) Banking
7 36 (19.15%) Security Management
8 34 (18.09%) Security Architecture
9 32 (17.02%) Microsoft
10 31 (16.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 30 (15.96%) Stakeholder Management
12 28 (14.89%) ITIL
13 23 (12.23%) Risk Management
13 23 (12.23%) CISA
13 23 (12.23%) Data Protection
14 22 (11.70%) Linux
15 21 (11.17%) QA
16 20 (10.64%) CISM
17 19 (10.11%) Vulnerability Management
18 18 (9.57%) Enterprise Software
18 18 (9.57%) PRINCE2
19 17 (9.04%) Perl
20 16 (8.51%) CESG
21 15 (7.98%) Oracle
21 15 (7.98%) Splunk
22 14 (7.45%) MS Excel
22 14 (7.45%) Risk Analysis
23 13 (6.91%) Data Protection Act
23 13 (6.91%) TOGAF
23 13 (6.91%) Risk Assessment

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 3 (1.60%) IIS
1 3 (1.60%) MS Exchange
1 3 (1.60%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.06%) Lync
3 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (7.45%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.38%) MS Project
3 9 (4.79%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.13%) MS Office
4 4 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (6.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (5.85%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.53%) Office 365
2 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.91%) Firewall
2 8 (4.26%) Network Security
3 5 (2.66%) WAN
3 5 (2.66%) Internet
4 4 (2.13%) DNS
5 3 (1.60%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (1.60%) SSL
6 2 (1.06%) VPN
6 2 (1.06%) LAN
6 2 (1.06%) DMZ
7 1 (0.53%) ATM
7 1 (0.53%) SAN
7 1 (0.53%) DHCP
7 1 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.53%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (3.19%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.19%) QlikView
3 4 (2.13%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.06%) EDRMS
4 2 (1.06%) DB2
4 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Metasploit
General
1 77 (40.96%) Finance
2 48 (25.53%) Banking
3 4 (2.13%) Retail
4 2 (1.06%) Legal
4 2 (1.06%) Advertising
5 1 (0.53%) Local Government
5 1 (0.53%) Law
Job Titles
1 51 (27.13%) Consultant
2 47 (25.00%) Security Consultant
3 40 (21.28%) Analyst
4 34 (18.09%) Architect
5 24 (12.77%) Project Manager
6 18 (9.57%) Security Analyst
7 16 (8.51%) Technical Architect
7 16 (8.51%) Security Manager
8 15 (7.98%) Lead Security Consultant
9 13 (6.91%) Security Architect
10 12 (6.38%) Security Engineer
10 12 (6.38%) Information Security Consultant
11 11 (5.85%) Risk Analyst
12 9 (4.79%) Information Analyst
12 9 (4.79%) Information Manager
12 9 (4.79%) IT Security Consultant
12 9 (4.79%) Business Analyst
12 9 (4.79%) IT Consultant
13 8 (4.26%) Information Security Manager
14 7 (3.72%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.85%) Regular Expression
2 8 (4.26%) .NET
3 5 (2.66%) Web Services
4 3 (1.60%) LAMP
4 3 (1.60%) JSP
5 2 (1.06%) Middleware
6 1 (0.53%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.53%) jQuery
6 1 (0.53%) WPF
6 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.53%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 63 (33.51%) Management Information System
2 18 (9.57%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (8.51%) CESG
4 13 (6.91%) Data Protection Act
5 12 (6.38%) GIS
5 12 (6.38%) Mainframe
5 12 (6.38%) Economics
6 11 (5.85%) Computer Science
7 10 (5.32%) PMI
7 10 (5.32%) Reference Data
8 7 (3.72%) Open Source
9 5 (2.66%) Data Integration
10 4 (2.13%) PKI
11 1 (0.53%) Clustering
11 1 (0.53%) Tandem
11 1 (0.53%) AS400
11 1 (0.53%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.53%) Mobile Computing
11 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 68 (36.17%) Windows
2 52 (27.66%) UNIX
3 22 (11.70%) Linux
4 4 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.60%) AIX
5 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.06%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.53%) zOS
7 1 (0.53%) VMS
7 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.53%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (19.15%) Security Management
2 34 (18.09%) Security Architecture
3 30 (15.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 28 (14.89%) ITIL
5 23 (12.23%) Risk Management
5 23 (12.23%) Data Protection
6 19 (10.11%) Vulnerability Management
7 18 (9.57%) PRINCE2
8 14 (7.45%) Risk Analysis
9 13 (6.91%) TOGAF
9 13 (6.91%) Risk Assessment
10 12 (6.38%) CRM
10 12 (6.38%) Data Modelling
11 11 (5.85%) Penetration Testing
11 11 (5.85%) Project Management
12 10 (5.32%) Data Architecture
12 10 (5.32%) Information Security Management
12 10 (5.32%) Zachman Framework
13 9 (4.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 9 (4.79%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (9.04%) Perl
2 7 (3.72%) C
3 6 (3.19%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.60%) C#
4 3 (1.60%) Java
4 3 (1.60%) SQL
4 3 (1.60%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.06%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.06%) VBA
6 1 (0.53%) C++
6 1 (0.53%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 56 (29.79%) CISSP
2 23 (12.23%) CISA
3 20 (10.64%) CISM
4 10 (5.32%) CRISC
4 10 (5.32%) GIAC
4 10 (5.32%) PMP
4 10 (5.32%) PMI Certification
4 10 (5.32%) Security Cleared
5 9 (4.79%) SC Cleared
6 8 (4.26%) ISEB
7 3 (1.60%) CISMP
7 3 (1.60%) Degree
7 3 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.06%) ISACA
8 2 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.06%) CCNA
8 2 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.06%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.06%) CEH
9 1 (0.53%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (16.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (11.17%) QA
3 13 (6.91%) BS7799
4 12 (6.38%) COBIT
5 11 (5.85%) PCI DSS
6 5 (2.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.53%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (3.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.60%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (1.06%) SCOM
2 2 (1.06%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.53%) SCCM
3 1 (0.53%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.53%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 32 (17.02%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.98%) Oracle
2 15 (7.98%) Splunk
3 13 (6.91%) McAfee
4 6 (3.19%) Sophos
5 3 (1.60%) Sourcefire
5 3 (1.60%) IronPort
5 3 (1.60%) CheckPoint
5 3 (1.60%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.60%) Cyber-Ark
5 3 (1.60%) Akamai
6 2 (1.06%) Cisco
6 2 (1.06%) IBM
6 2 (1.06%) Citrix
6 2 (1.06%) Sybase
7 1 (0.53%) Wincor Nixdorf
7 1 (0.53%) NetApp
7 1 (0.53%) HP
7 1 (0.53%) VMware
7 1 (0.53%) ScanSafe
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