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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 95 88 104
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +16
Contract jobs citing Information Security 36 46 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.11% 1.64% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 2.22% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 14
Average daily rate
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£500 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £258 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Average hourly rate - £25.78 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +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
2402 2069 2020
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.88% 73.89% 65.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1413 1029 1021
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £492
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 113 83
Average hourly rate £28.00 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.14% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.67 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £44.90 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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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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 -12 12 £400 +14.28% 14
Cheshire -12 10 £500 +25.00% 6
Merseyside - 4 £381 - 2
Lancashire -22 1 - - 1
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 60 (45.11%) CISSP
2 58 (43.61%) Finance
3 40 (30.08%) Windows
4 35 (26.32%) Management Information System
5 27 (20.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 25 (18.80%) Security Architecture
7 24 (18.05%) CISM
7 24 (18.05%) UNIX
8 22 (16.54%) Banking
9 20 (15.04%) Risk Management
9 20 (15.04%) Microsoft
10 19 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (14.29%) Firewall
10 19 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
11 18 (13.53%) Security Management
11 18 (13.53%) ITIL
12 16 (12.03%) Project Management
12 16 (12.03%) CISA
12 16 (12.03%) Data Protection
13 14 (10.53%) PCI DSS
13 14 (10.53%) Oracle
14 13 (9.77%) PRINCE2
14 13 (9.77%) COBIT
14 13 (9.77%) QA
14 13 (9.77%) Risk Analysis
14 13 (9.77%) Vulnerability Management
14 13 (9.77%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (9.02%) McAfee
16 11 (8.27%) Linux
17 10 (7.52%) TOGAF

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (2.26%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.26%) IIS
2 2 (1.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.75%) Lync
3 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.51%) MS Project
3 3 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.26%) MS Office
4 2 (1.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (6.02%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (3.01%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.29%) Firewall
2 9 (6.77%) Network Security
3 3 (2.26%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.50%) DMZ
4 2 (1.50%) Internet
4 2 (1.50%) SAN
4 2 (1.50%) WAN
5 1 (0.75%) NAS
5 1 (0.75%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.75%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.75%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.75%) VLAN
5 1 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.75%) DHCP
5 1 (0.75%) SNMP
5 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.75%) VPN
5 1 (0.75%) DNS
5 1 (0.75%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.50%) DB2
2 2 (1.50%) Data Mining
2 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.75%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.75%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.26%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.75%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 58 (43.61%) Finance
2 22 (16.54%) Banking
3 5 (3.76%) Law
4 4 (3.01%) Legal
4 4 (3.01%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.01%) Retail
5 2 (1.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 44 (33.08%) Consultant
2 39 (29.32%) Security Consultant
3 25 (18.80%) Architect
4 21 (15.79%) Analyst
5 15 (11.28%) Information Security Consultant
6 13 (9.77%) Project Manager
6 13 (9.77%) Security Manager
7 12 (9.02%) Security Architect
8 10 (7.52%) IT Consultant
8 10 (7.52%) Security Analyst
8 10 (7.52%) IT Security Consultant
9 9 (6.77%) Security Engineer
9 9 (6.77%) Technical Architect
10 7 (5.26%) Risk Analyst
11 6 (4.51%) Lead Security Consultant
11 6 (4.51%) Information Security Manager
11 6 (4.51%) Information Manager
12 5 (3.76%) Information Analyst
12 5 (3.76%) Solutions Architect
13 4 (3.01%) Information Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.51%) .NET
2 3 (2.26%) Regular Expression
2 3 (2.26%) Middleware
2 3 (2.26%) Web Services
3 2 (1.50%) JCE
4 1 (0.75%) PhoneGap
4 1 (0.75%) CSS3
4 1 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.75%) HTML5
4 1 (0.75%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.75%) jQuery
4 1 (0.75%) WPF
4 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.75%) CSS
4 1 (0.75%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (26.32%) Management Information System
2 19 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (9.77%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (6.77%) Data Protection Act
4 9 (6.77%) CESG
5 7 (5.26%) Reference Data
5 7 (5.26%) Open Source
5 7 (5.26%) Mainframe
6 6 (4.51%) FMCG
7 5 (3.76%) PKI
7 5 (3.76%) PMI
8 4 (3.01%) Economics
8 4 (3.01%) Computer Science
9 3 (2.26%) Data Integration
10 2 (1.50%) GIS
10 2 (1.50%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.75%) SCADA
11 1 (0.75%) IBM Mainframe
11 1 (0.75%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 40 (30.08%) Windows
2 24 (18.05%) UNIX
3 11 (8.27%) Linux
4 2 (1.50%) AIX
4 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.75%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (18.80%) Security Architecture
2 20 (15.04%) Risk Management
3 19 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (13.53%) Security Management
4 18 (13.53%) ITIL
5 16 (12.03%) Project Management
5 16 (12.03%) Data Protection
6 13 (9.77%) PRINCE2
6 13 (9.77%) Risk Analysis
6 13 (9.77%) Vulnerability Management
7 10 (7.52%) TOGAF
8 9 (6.77%) Penetration Testing
8 9 (6.77%) Risk Assessment
8 9 (6.77%) Data Modelling
9 8 (6.02%) Incident Management
10 7 (5.26%) Zachman Framework
10 7 (5.26%) Data Architecture
10 7 (5.26%) Information Security Management
11 6 (4.51%) Service Management
11 6 (4.51%) CRAMM
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.51%) Perl
1 6 (4.51%) SQL
2 5 (3.76%) C
3 3 (2.26%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.26%) C#
4 2 (1.50%) Java
4 2 (1.50%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.50%) VBA
5 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 60 (45.11%) CISSP
2 24 (18.05%) CISM
3 16 (12.03%) CISA
4 10 (7.52%) Security Cleared
5 9 (6.77%) SC Cleared
6 8 (6.02%) PMP
6 8 (6.02%) PMI Certification
7 7 (5.26%) Degree
8 6 (4.51%) GIAC
8 6 (4.51%) CRISC
9 4 (3.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (2.26%) ISSAP
10 3 (2.26%) CISMP
10 3 (2.26%) ISEB
10 3 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.50%) CEH
11 2 (1.50%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (1.50%) ISACA
12 1 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.75%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (20.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (10.53%) PCI DSS
3 13 (9.77%) COBIT
3 13 (9.77%) QA
4 7 (5.26%) BS7799
5 4 (3.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 6 (4.51%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.75%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (2.26%) CORE IMPACT
1 3 (2.26%) Nessus
2 2 (1.50%) SCOM
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.75%) SCCM
3 1 (0.75%) Nagios
Vendors
1 20 (15.04%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.53%) Oracle
3 12 (9.02%) McAfee
4 9 (6.77%) Cisco
4 9 (6.77%) ArcSight
5 7 (5.26%) CheckPoint
6 6 (4.51%) Sophos
6 6 (4.51%) Splunk
7 5 (3.76%) F5
7 5 (3.76%) Cyber-Ark
7 5 (3.76%) Juniper
8 4 (3.01%) Nokia
8 4 (3.01%) IBM
8 4 (3.01%) Blue Coat
9 3 (2.26%) TippingPoint
9 3 (2.26%) IronPort
9 3 (2.26%) Sourcefire
9 3 (2.26%) HP
10 2 (1.50%) Sybase
10 2 (1.50%) VMware
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