The first table below looks at the demand for Security Management 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 Security Management over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Management
Rank 102 119 140
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +21
Contract jobs citing Security Management 29 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.96% 0.37% 0.062%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 0.52% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 7 1
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£428 £420 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £395
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - £12.60
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2109 1921 2090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.97% 70.89% 64.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1134 960 1106
Average daily rate £375 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 88 111
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.75 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.53% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Security Management
England

Security Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Management across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Security Management Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Security Management
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Management across the North West region.

Security Management Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Security Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Management across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Security Management Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Security Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Management across the North West region.

Security Management Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Security Management
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 Security Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 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 +17 19 £425 +1.19% 2
Manchester +4 8 £430 +4.24%
Merseyside +7 1 £450 -5.26% 1
Cumbria - - - - 1
Security Management
England

Security Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Security Management 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 Security Management.

1 34 (73.91%) Information Security
2 23 (50.00%) Finance
3 16 (34.78%) Management Information System
4 12 (26.09%) Risk Management
4 12 (26.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (23.91%) CISSP
6 10 (21.74%) Security Architecture
7 9 (19.57%) UNIX
7 9 (19.57%) Windows
8 8 (17.39%) Information Security Management
8 8 (17.39%) Banking
9 7 (15.22%) CESG
10 6 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (13.04%) QA
10 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
11 5 (10.87%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 5 (10.87%) Web Services
11 5 (10.87%) ITIL
11 5 (10.87%) GIS
11 5 (10.87%) CISA
11 5 (10.87%) BS7799
11 5 (10.87%) Security Testing
11 5 (10.87%) Network Design
11 5 (10.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 5 (10.87%) Penetration Testing
11 5 (10.87%) Risk Assessment
11 5 (10.87%) Computer Science
12 4 (8.70%) Data Protection
12 4 (8.70%) Validation
12 4 (8.70%) Change Management

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Security Management 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 Security Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (2.17%) IIS
1 1 (2.17%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
1 4 (8.70%) Firewall
2 3 (6.52%) LAN
3 2 (4.35%) WAN
3 2 (4.35%) SAN
3 2 (4.35%) LDAP
4 1 (2.17%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (2.17%) Network Security
4 1 (2.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) EDRMS
2 1 (2.17%) MSDE
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 23 (50.00%) Finance
2 8 (17.39%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Multimedia
3 2 (4.35%) Local Government
4 1 (2.17%) Legal
4 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (45.65%) Consultant
1 21 (45.65%) Security Consultant
2 11 (23.91%) Architect
3 10 (21.74%) Security Architect
4 9 (19.57%) Lead Security Consultant
5 6 (13.04%) Analyst
6 5 (10.87%) Security Analyst
7 4 (8.70%) Solutions Consultant
7 4 (8.70%) Information Security Consultant
8 3 (6.52%) Author
8 3 (6.52%) Technical Author
9 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Business Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Security Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) IT Business Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Security Manager
10 1 (2.17%) Infrastructure Designer
10 1 (2.17%) Information Security Architect
10 1 (2.17%) Senior Solutions Architect
10 1 (2.17%) Senior Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.87%) Web Services
2 2 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (34.78%) Management Information System
2 7 (15.22%) CESG
3 5 (10.87%) GIS
3 5 (10.87%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.52%) Clustering
5 2 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (4.35%) Streaming Video
5 2 (4.35%) PKI
6 1 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (2.17%) Tandem
6 1 (2.17%) Replication
6 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.17%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.17%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.57%) UNIX
1 9 (19.57%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) AIX
2 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.17%) Linux
4 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (73.91%) Information Security
2 12 (26.09%) Risk Management
3 10 (21.74%) Security Architecture
4 8 (17.39%) Information Security Management
5 6 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (10.87%) Security Testing
6 5 (10.87%) Network Design
6 5 (10.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (10.87%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (10.87%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (10.87%) ITIL
7 4 (8.70%) Validation
7 4 (8.70%) Change Management
7 4 (8.70%) Data Protection
8 3 (6.52%) ISMS
8 3 (6.52%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (6.52%) Project Management
8 3 (6.52%) Zachman Framework
8 3 (6.52%) TOGAF
8 3 (6.52%) Service Continuity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) SQL
2 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.17%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (23.91%) CISSP
2 5 (10.87%) CISA
3 3 (6.52%) CISM
3 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.17%) IBM Certification
4 1 (2.17%) MCP
4 1 (2.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (26.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (13.04%) QA
3 5 (10.87%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 5 (10.87%) BS7799
4 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) SCOM
2 1 (2.17%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.17%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.52%) Citrix
3 2 (4.35%) IBM
3 2 (4.35%) McAfee
4 1 (2.17%) VMware
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco
4 1 (2.17%) Juniper