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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 90 77 75
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Contract jobs citing Information Security 55 54 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.60% 1.98% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 2.74% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 37 16
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.88% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £270 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £562 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £445 £411
% change year-on-year
+1.12% +8.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -5.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £41.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-45.45% +50.00%
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
2546 1974 1657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 74.21% 72.20% 69.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1456 1000 854
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 £255 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 118 94
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.70 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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
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 27 February 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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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 0 22 £320 -36.00% 19
Cheshire -4 17 £425 -16.66% 1
Cumbria -5 5 £460 -
Merseyside -17 4 £340 -24.44%
Lancashire -13 3 £400 +48.14%
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 39 (43.82%) CISSP
2 29 (32.58%) Windows
3 28 (31.46%) Firewall
4 24 (26.97%) Microsoft
5 21 (23.60%) Finance
6 20 (22.47%) CISM
6 20 (22.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 19 (21.35%) CheckPoint
8 18 (20.22%) Cisco
9 15 (16.85%) Management Information System
10 14 (15.73%) Risk Management
10 14 (15.73%) IIS
11 13 (14.61%) Citrix
11 13 (14.61%) ArcSight
12 12 (13.48%) Security Architecture
12 12 (13.48%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (12.36%) Degree
13 11 (12.36%) VPN
13 11 (12.36%) SSL
13 11 (12.36%) Apache
14 10 (11.24%) Oracle
14 10 (11.24%) Project Management
14 10 (11.24%) Network Security
15 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (10.11%) PCI DSS
15 9 (10.11%) ITIL
16 8 (8.99%) PRINCE2
16 8 (8.99%) UNIX
16 8 (8.99%) IBM Notes
16 8 (8.99%) Juniper

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (15.73%) IIS
2 11 (12.36%) Apache
3 8 (8.99%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.12%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (31.46%) Firewall
2 11 (12.36%) VPN
2 11 (12.36%) SSL
3 10 (11.24%) Network Security
4 7 (7.87%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (4.49%) SMTP
6 3 (3.37%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (2.25%) SAN
7 2 (2.25%) WAN
7 2 (2.25%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.25%) Wireshark
8 1 (1.12%) NAS
8 1 (1.12%) SNMP
8 1 (1.12%) LAN
8 1 (1.12%) PBX
8 1 (1.12%) PSTN
8 1 (1.12%) VoIP
8 1 (1.12%) Wireless
8 1 (1.12%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.12%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.37%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.25%) MySQL
3 1 (1.12%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 21 (23.60%) Finance
2 8 (8.99%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.49%) Law
4 2 (2.25%) Legal
5 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.12%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (30.34%) Consultant
2 23 (25.84%) Security Consultant
3 18 (20.22%) Analyst
4 10 (11.24%) Information Security Consultant
4 10 (11.24%) Security Engineer
5 9 (10.11%) Project Manager
5 9 (10.11%) Network Engineer
5 9 (10.11%) Network Security Engineer
6 8 (8.99%) Business Analyst
6 8 (8.99%) Security Analyst
7 7 (7.87%) IT Security Consultant
7 7 (7.87%) IT Consultant
7 7 (7.87%) Security Manager
8 3 (3.37%) Security Assurance Manager
9 2 (2.25%) Technical Business Analyst
9 2 (2.25%) Contracts Manager
9 2 (2.25%) Information Manager
9 2 (2.25%) Information Security Officer
9 2 (2.25%) Network Security Analyst
9 2 (2.25%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.25%) JCE
2 1 (1.12%) HTML5
2 1 (1.12%) CSS3
2 1 (1.12%) PhoneGap
2 1 (1.12%) HTML
2 1 (1.12%) .NET
2 1 (1.12%) CSS
2 1 (1.12%) Web Services
2 1 (1.12%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.85%) Management Information System
2 12 (13.48%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (8.99%) FMCG
5 6 (6.74%) CESG
6 3 (3.37%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (3.37%) SCADA
6 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.37%) Reference Data
7 2 (2.25%) Cryptography
7 2 (2.25%) PKI
7 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (2.25%) User Experience
7 2 (2.25%) Life Science
7 2 (2.25%) Replication
8 1 (1.12%) Tandem
8 1 (1.12%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.12%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 29 (32.58%) Windows
2 8 (8.99%) UNIX
3 7 (7.87%) Linux
4 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.12%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.73%) Risk Management
2 12 (13.48%) Security Architecture
3 10 (11.24%) Project Management
4 9 (10.11%) ITIL
5 8 (8.99%) PRINCE2
5 8 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (8.99%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (6.74%) SIEM
6 6 (6.74%) PRINCE
6 6 (6.74%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (6.74%) Security Management
6 6 (6.74%) Business Development
7 5 (5.62%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (5.62%) Programme Management
7 5 (5.62%) Information Assurance
7 5 (5.62%) Data Protection
8 4 (4.49%) Test Strategy
8 4 (4.49%) SABSA
8 4 (4.49%) Technical Analysis
8 4 (4.49%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.62%) SQL
2 2 (2.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.12%) C
3 1 (1.12%) C#
3 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 39 (43.82%) CISSP
2 20 (22.47%) CISM
3 11 (12.36%) Degree
4 8 (8.99%) Security Cleared
5 6 (6.74%) SC Cleared
5 6 (6.74%) CISMP
5 6 (6.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (6.74%) PMP
5 6 (6.74%) PMI Certification
6 5 (5.62%) CISA
7 3 (3.37%) ISACA
8 2 (2.25%) VCP4
8 2 (2.25%) ISSAP
8 2 (2.25%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.12%) MCSE
9 1 (1.12%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (22.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (10.11%) PCI DSS
3 6 (6.74%) QA
4 3 (3.37%) COBIT
5 1 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (5.62%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.49%) ISA Server
3 2 (2.25%) vSphere
4 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) MIMEsweeper
1 4 (4.49%) Nessus
2 3 (3.37%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.25%) Puppet
3 2 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.25%) Ansible
3 2 (2.25%) Salt
4 1 (1.12%) SCCM
4 1 (1.12%) SCOM
4 1 (1.12%) Nagios
Vendors
1 24 (26.97%) Microsoft
2 19 (21.35%) CheckPoint
3 18 (20.22%) Cisco
4 13 (14.61%) Citrix
4 13 (14.61%) ArcSight
5 10 (11.24%) Oracle
6 8 (8.99%) Juniper
6 8 (8.99%) Lotus
6 8 (8.99%) F5
6 8 (8.99%) Blue Coat
7 7 (7.87%) Clearswift
7 7 (7.87%) Nokia
7 7 (7.87%) McAfee
8 6 (6.74%) TippingPoint
8 6 (6.74%) Cyber-Ark
9 4 (4.49%) Kaspersky
9 4 (4.49%) SurfControl
9 4 (4.49%) VMware
10 3 (3.37%) Splunk
10 3 (3.37%) Symantec
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