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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 71 98 49
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -49
Contract jobs citing Information Security 89 50 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.38% 1.35% 3.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 1.74% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 24 52
Median daily rate £475 £415 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.45% -3.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £657 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £448 £425
% change year-on-year
+10.61% +5.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £62.50 £60.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.63 £20.00 £51.00
% change year-on-year
+8.12% -60.78%
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
3026 2878 2306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.80% 77.43% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1909 1707 1228
Median daily rate £413 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 121 96
Median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +20.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.16 £52.70 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +28 47 £475 +35.71% 23
Cheshire 0 18 £388 +10.08% 4
Merseyside +6 13 £500 +52.67% 1
Lancashire -2 9 £675 +35.00%
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 57 (31.49%) Risk Management
2 51 (28.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 47 (25.97%) CISSP
4 42 (23.20%) Firewall
5 41 (22.65%) Finance
6 34 (18.78%) Management Information System
7 31 (17.13%) Project Management
7 31 (17.13%) Penetration Testing
7 31 (17.13%) PCI DSS
8 30 (16.57%) Security Operations
9 27 (14.92%) CISM
10 25 (13.81%) Security Management
10 25 (13.81%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (13.26%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (13.26%) Microsoft
12 23 (12.71%) Cybersecurity
13 22 (12.15%) Active Directory
13 22 (12.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 22 (12.15%) MS Excel
14 21 (11.60%) Kalman Filter
15 20 (11.05%) PRINCE2
15 20 (11.05%) Information Security Management
16 19 (10.50%) Security Cleared
16 19 (10.50%) SDLC
16 19 (10.50%) Security Architecture
17 18 (9.94%) SC Cleared
17 18 (9.94%) PKI
18 17 (9.39%) Intrusion Detection
18 17 (9.39%) SIEM
19 16 (8.84%) Analytical Skills

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 3 (1.66%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (12.15%) MS Excel
2 14 (7.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (5.52%) MS Office
4 1 (0.55%) MS Project
4 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.55%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.55%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.10%) Office 365
5 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.55%) IaaS
5 1 (0.55%) PaaS
5 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (23.20%) Firewall
2 17 (9.39%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (4.97%) Network Security
4 7 (3.87%) LAN
5 5 (2.76%) WAN
6 4 (2.21%) tcpdump
6 4 (2.21%) Wireshark
7 3 (1.66%) Bluetooth
7 3 (1.66%) DHCP
7 3 (1.66%) DNS
7 3 (1.66%) Internet
7 3 (1.66%) SAN
7 3 (1.66%) SSL
7 3 (1.66%) VPN
8 2 (1.10%) IPsec
8 2 (1.10%) SSH
8 2 (1.10%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.10%) VLAN
9 1 (0.55%) LTE
9 1 (0.55%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.76%) GIS
2 1 (0.55%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.55%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (1.66%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.55%) AppScan
2 1 (0.55%) GitLab
2 1 (0.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.55%) MSI
General
1 41 (22.65%) Finance
2 10 (5.52%) Banking
3 6 (3.31%) Legal
4 4 (2.21%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.10%) Retail
6 1 (0.55%) Military
Job Titles
1 47 (25.97%) Consultant
2 40 (22.10%) Security Consultant
3 39 (21.55%) Analyst
4 38 (20.99%) Security Manager
5 34 (18.78%) Security Analyst
6 25 (13.81%) IT Manager
6 25 (13.81%) IT Security Manager
7 20 (11.05%) Information Security Consultant
8 15 (8.29%) Project Manager
9 12 (6.63%) IT Consultant
9 12 (6.63%) IT Security Consultant
9 12 (6.63%) Security Project Manager
10 11 (6.08%) Architect
10 11 (6.08%) Information Analyst
10 11 (6.08%) Information Security Analyst
10 11 (6.08%) IT Risk Manager
10 11 (6.08%) Risk Manager
11 9 (4.97%) Security Architect
12 8 (4.42%) Delivery Manager
12 8 (4.42%) Security Assurance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.10%) JSON
1 2 (1.10%) RESTful
1 2 (1.10%) SOAP
1 2 (1.10%) Web Services
1 2 (1.10%) XML
1 2 (1.10%) XML Schema
2 1 (0.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 34 (18.78%) Management Information System
2 18 (9.94%) PKI
3 16 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.52%) Cryptography
5 9 (4.97%) CESG
6 6 (3.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (2.76%) Cyberthreat
7 5 (2.76%) Microsoft Licensing
7 5 (2.76%) Public Cloud
8 4 (2.21%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.21%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (2.21%) Private Cloud
8 4 (2.21%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (1.66%) CESG CLAS
9 3 (1.66%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.66%) FMCG
10 2 (1.10%) BYOD
10 2 (1.10%) Smart Meter
10 2 (1.10%) Social Media
11 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.29%) Windows
2 6 (3.31%) Linux
3 5 (2.76%) Apple iOS
3 5 (2.76%) Unix
4 3 (1.66%) Android
5 2 (1.10%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.10%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.10%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.10%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.55%) AIX
6 1 (0.55%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (31.49%) Risk Management
2 31 (17.13%) Penetration Testing
2 31 (17.13%) Project Management
3 30 (16.57%) Security Operations
4 25 (13.81%) Security Management
4 25 (13.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (13.26%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (12.71%) Cybersecurity
7 21 (11.60%) Kalman Filter
8 20 (11.05%) Information Security Management
8 20 (11.05%) PRINCE2
9 19 (10.50%) SDLC
9 19 (10.50%) Security Architecture
10 17 (9.39%) SIEM
11 15 (8.29%) Change Management
11 15 (8.29%) TOGAF
11 15 (8.29%) Vulnerability Management
12 12 (6.63%) Business Continuity
12 12 (6.63%) Risk Assessment
13 10 (5.52%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.52%) SQL
2 6 (3.31%) Python
3 5 (2.76%) C
4 3 (1.66%) C++
4 3 (1.66%) Perl
4 3 (1.66%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.10%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.10%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 47 (25.97%) CISSP
2 27 (14.92%) CISM
3 19 (10.50%) Security Cleared
4 18 (9.94%) SC Cleared
5 15 (8.29%) Degree
6 11 (6.08%) CISMP
7 7 (3.87%) CEH
7 7 (3.87%) CESG Certified Professional
7 7 (3.87%) GIAC
8 6 (3.31%) CISA
8 6 (3.31%) GCFA
9 5 (2.76%) DV Cleared
9 5 (2.76%) GCFE
9 5 (2.76%) GCIH
10 4 (2.21%) CFCE
10 4 (2.21%) CLAS
10 4 (2.21%) EnCE
10 4 (2.21%) PMP
10 4 (2.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (2.21%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (28.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (17.13%) PCI DSS
3 22 (12.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (6.08%) COBIT
5 3 (1.66%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.66%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (1.66%) SLA
6 2 (1.10%) COSO
6 2 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (1.10%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.55%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.55%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.55%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.55%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.55%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.55%) QA
7 1 (0.55%) RMADS
7 1 (0.55%) SSAE 16
7 1 (0.55%) Val IT
System Software
1 22 (12.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.55%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (2.21%) EnCase
2 3 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.10%) SCCM
3 2 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.55%) Puppet
4 1 (0.55%) yum
Vendors
1 24 (13.26%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.52%) Splunk
3 8 (4.42%) Symantec
4 7 (3.87%) ArcSight
5 5 (2.76%) Cisco
5 5 (2.76%) Intel Security
6 4 (2.21%) HP
6 4 (2.21%) Rapid7
7 3 (1.66%) Fortinet
7 3 (1.66%) Palo Alto
7 3 (1.66%) Qualys
7 3 (1.66%) Talend
7 3 (1.66%) VMware
8 2 (1.10%) Apple
8 2 (1.10%) F5
8 2 (1.10%) LogRhythm
8 2 (1.10%) NetApp
8 2 (1.10%) SAP
8 2 (1.10%) Software AG
9 1 (0.55%) ServiceNow
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