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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 92 86 57
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -29
Contract jobs citing Information Security 62 88 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.77% 1.97% 2.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 2.40% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 55 53
Median daily rate £499 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £348 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £540 £584
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £43.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-65.31% -3.88%
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
2904 3669 2419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.00% 81.99% 75.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1863 2304 1386
Median daily rate £401 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £289 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 141 112
Median hourly rate £24.00 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.13% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.46 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +7 31 £548 +28.82% 24
Cheshire -3 14 £500 +5.26% 4
Merseyside +6 11 £400 -8.04% 3
Cumbria +11 1 £375 +7.91%
Lancashire +9 1 - - 1
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 66 (43.14%) CISSP
2 39 (25.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (24.84%) Firewall
4 37 (24.18%) Finance
5 33 (21.57%) CISM
6 31 (20.26%) Cybersecurity
7 30 (19.61%) Stakeholder Management
8 29 (18.95%) PCI DSS
9 27 (17.65%) SIEM
9 27 (17.65%) Security Operations
10 25 (16.34%) PKI
10 25 (16.34%) Risk Management
11 24 (15.69%) Project Management
11 24 (15.69%) Penetration Testing
11 24 (15.69%) Vulnerability Management
12 23 (15.03%) Windows
12 23 (15.03%) Management Information System
13 22 (14.38%) Splunk
13 22 (14.38%) Analytical Skills
14 21 (13.73%) Intrusion Detection
15 19 (12.42%) TOGAF
15 19 (12.42%) Security Cleared
16 18 (11.76%) PRINCE2
16 18 (11.76%) Unix
17 16 (10.46%) Security Management
17 16 (10.46%) SC Cleared
17 16 (10.46%) Degree
18 15 (9.80%) Security Architecture
18 15 (9.80%) SANS
19 14 (9.15%) COBIT

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 (1.31%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.65%) Apache
2 1 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.65%) IIS
2 1 (0.65%) Jetty
2 1 (0.65%) Mongrel
2 1 (0.65%) nginx
2 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.61%) MS Office
2 4 (2.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.65%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.58%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.96%) GitHub
2 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.96%) Office 365
3 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.65%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.65%) IaaS
3 1 (0.65%) PaaS
3 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (24.84%) Firewall
2 21 (13.73%) Intrusion Detection
3 12 (7.84%) LAN
3 12 (7.84%) WAN
4 10 (6.54%) Network Security
4 10 (6.54%) TCP/IP
5 9 (5.88%) VPN
6 8 (5.23%) VoIP
7 6 (3.92%) Wireless
8 5 (3.27%) Wireshark
9 4 (2.61%) tcpdump
10 3 (1.96%) SAN
11 2 (1.31%) DHCP
12 1 (0.65%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.65%) FTP
12 1 (0.65%) HTTP
12 1 (0.65%) Internet
12 1 (0.65%) Intranet
12 1 (0.65%) LDAP
12 1 (0.65%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.27%) GIS
1 5 (3.27%) Redis
2 3 (1.96%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.31%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.65%) Big Data
4 1 (0.65%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (2.61%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.96%) JIRA
3 1 (0.65%) AppScan
3 1 (0.65%) Travis CI
General
1 37 (24.18%) Finance
2 14 (9.15%) Banking
3 4 (2.61%) Legal
3 4 (2.61%) Retail
4 2 (1.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (26.80%) Analyst
2 39 (25.49%) Consultant
2 39 (25.49%) Security Analyst
3 34 (22.22%) Security Consultant
4 19 (12.42%) Security Manager
5 17 (11.11%) IT Manager
6 13 (8.50%) Architect
7 12 (7.84%) Information Security Consultant
7 12 (7.84%) Project Manager
7 12 (7.84%) Security Architect
8 11 (7.19%) Information Analyst
8 11 (7.19%) Information Security Analyst
9 10 (6.54%) IT Consultant
9 10 (6.54%) IT Security Consultant
9 10 (6.54%) IT Security Manager
10 9 (5.88%) IT Risk Manager
10 9 (5.88%) Risk Manager
10 9 (5.88%) Security Project Manager
11 8 (5.23%) Delivery Manager
12 7 (4.58%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.88%) ELK Stack
2 7 (4.58%) Web Services
3 3 (1.96%) RESTful
4 2 (1.31%) .NET
5 1 (0.65%) J2EE
5 1 (0.65%) Middleware
5 1 (0.65%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.34%) PKI
2 23 (15.03%) Management Information System
3 22 (14.38%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (7.19%) Cyberthreat
5 10 (6.54%) CESG
6 8 (5.23%) Data Centre
6 8 (5.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (3.27%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.27%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (2.61%) Cryptography
8 4 (2.61%) Cyber Attack
9 3 (1.96%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (1.31%) CESG CLAS
10 2 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.31%) Statistics
11 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.65%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.65%) Smart Energy
11 1 (0.65%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (15.03%) Windows
2 18 (11.76%) Unix
3 11 (7.19%) Linux
4 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.26%) Cybersecurity
2 30 (19.61%) Stakeholder Management
3 27 (17.65%) Security Operations
3 27 (17.65%) SIEM
4 25 (16.34%) Risk Management
5 24 (15.69%) Penetration Testing
5 24 (15.69%) Project Management
5 24 (15.69%) Vulnerability Management
6 19 (12.42%) TOGAF
7 18 (11.76%) PRINCE2
8 16 (10.46%) Security Management
9 15 (9.80%) Security Architecture
10 14 (9.15%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (7.84%) Kalman Filter
11 12 (7.84%) SDLC
12 11 (7.19%) Change Management
12 11 (7.19%) Enterprise Architecture
12 11 (7.19%) Incident Management
12 11 (7.19%) ITIL
12 11 (7.19%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.23%) Python
2 5 (3.27%) Perl
2 5 (3.27%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.96%) Java
4 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.65%) C++
4 1 (0.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (43.14%) CISSP
2 33 (21.57%) CISM
3 19 (12.42%) Security Cleared
4 16 (10.46%) Degree
4 16 (10.46%) SC Cleared
5 15 (9.80%) SANS
6 13 (8.50%) CEH
7 11 (7.19%) CISMP
8 10 (6.54%) CISA
9 8 (5.23%) GCFA
9 8 (5.23%) GIAC
9 8 (5.23%) SSCP
10 7 (4.58%) CESG Certified Professional
10 7 (4.58%) GCIH
11 4 (2.61%) CFCE
11 4 (2.61%) EnCE
11 4 (2.61%) GCFE
12 3 (1.96%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.31%) CITP
13 2 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (25.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (18.95%) PCI DSS
3 14 (9.15%) COBIT
4 13 (8.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.65%) COSO
5 1 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.65%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.65%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.65%) ISO27002
5 1 (0.65%) SSAE 16
5 1 (0.65%) Val IT
System Software
1 14 (9.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.61%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.65%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (5.88%) QRadar
2 6 (3.92%) Kibana
3 5 (3.27%) logstash
3 5 (3.27%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (2.61%) EnCase
4 4 (2.61%) RSA enVision
5 2 (1.31%) Nessus
5 2 (1.31%) Puppet
6 1 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.65%) Nagios
6 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (14.38%) Splunk
2 12 (7.84%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.19%) IBM
3 11 (7.19%) LogRhythm
4 10 (6.54%) Symantec
5 8 (5.23%) Apple
5 8 (5.23%) ArcSight
6 7 (4.58%) Intel Security
7 5 (3.27%) Qualys
8 4 (2.61%) Rapid7
9 3 (1.96%) HP
9 3 (1.96%) Oracle
10 2 (1.31%) VMware
11 1 (0.65%) BT
11 1 (0.65%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.65%) Cisco
11 1 (0.65%) Infoblox
11 1 (0.65%) Intel
11 1 (0.65%) SAP
11 1 (0.65%) Teradata
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