Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Information Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security over the 6 months to 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Information Security (InfoSec)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 64 69
Rank change year-on-year +7 +5 -23
Contract jobs citing Information Security 31 27 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.49% 2.07% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.99% 2.43% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 27
Cheshire median daily rate £514 £538 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.37% +13.16% -
10th Percentile £328 £424 £350
90th Percentile £550 £711 £543
North West median daily rate £514 £499 £475
% change year-on-year +3.06% +5.00% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £58.00 - £43.25

Information Security is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,037 1,112 1,667
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.16% 85.34% 82.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 754 805 1,116
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +11.84%
10th Percentile £258 £235 £270
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 33 56
Cheshire median hourly rate £18.25 £19.66 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.17% +10.64% -3.95%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £37.50 £38.47 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £23.75 £30.52
% change year-on-year -8.63% -22.18% +64.97%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Cheshire

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Information Security in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in Cheshire

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Cheshire over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in Cheshire

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in Cheshire

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +10 9 £530 -21.48% 2
Chester +13 4 £350 - 1
Knutsford -12 2 - - 9
Information Security
North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 15 (48.39%) CISSP
1 15 (48.39%) Risk Management
2 14 (45.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (45.16%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (41.94%) Security Architecture
3 13 (41.94%) Data Protection
4 12 (38.71%) Finance
4 12 (38.71%) CISM
5 11 (35.48%) Security Management
6 10 (32.26%) Management Information System
6 10 (32.26%) Banking
7 8 (25.81%) PCI DSS
7 8 (25.81%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (22.58%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (19.35%) Project Management
9 6 (19.35%) Firewall
9 6 (19.35%) Network Security
9 6 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (19.35%) Internal Audit
10 5 (16.13%) IT Governance
10 5 (16.13%) GIS
11 4 (12.90%) Financial Institution
11 4 (12.90%) Information Security Management
11 4 (12.90%) Law
11 4 (12.90%) CISA
11 4 (12.90%) Security Testing
11 4 (12.90%) CESG
11 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (12.90%) Vulnerability Assessment

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (3.23%) IIS
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) Firewall
1 6 (19.35%) Network Security
2 4 (12.90%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (9.68%) FTP
3 3 (9.68%) Intranet
4 1 (3.23%) LAN
4 1 (3.23%) LDAP
4 1 (3.23%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (3.23%) SAN
4 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) GIS
2 4 (12.90%) Big Data
2 4 (12.90%) Hadoop
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
General
1 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 10 (32.26%) Banking
3 4 (12.90%) Financial Institution
3 4 (12.90%) Law
4 2 (6.45%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Consultant
2 11 (35.48%) Security Consultant
3 7 (22.58%) Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) Security Manager
4 6 (19.35%) Risk Manager
4 6 (19.35%) Security Analyst
4 6 (19.35%) Senior Consultant
4 6 (19.35%) Senior Security Consultant
5 4 (12.90%) AWS Consultant
5 4 (12.90%) CISSP Manager
6 3 (9.68%) Operations Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Security Operations Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Senior Operations Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Senior Security Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Governance Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) Information Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Information Security Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Malware Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) JSON
1 3 (9.68%) Node.js
2 1 (3.23%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Management Information System
2 8 (25.81%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (12.90%) CESG
5 3 (9.68%) Cyberattack
6 1 (3.23%) Clustering
6 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
6 1 (3.23%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
1 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.23%) AIX
2 1 (3.23%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Unix
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Risk Management
2 14 (45.16%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (41.94%) Data Protection
3 13 (41.94%) Security Architecture
4 11 (35.48%) Security Management
5 7 (22.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (19.35%) Internal Audit
6 6 (19.35%) Project Management
7 5 (16.13%) IT Governance
8 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (12.90%) Information Security Management
8 4 (12.90%) IT Strategy
8 4 (12.90%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Remediation Plan
8 4 (12.90%) Security Monitoring
8 4 (12.90%) Security Operations
8 4 (12.90%) Security Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Threat Intelligence
8 4 (12.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (12.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) COBOL
1 3 (9.68%) Java
1 3 (9.68%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (48.39%) CISSP
2 12 (38.71%) CISM
3 4 (12.90%) CISA
4 3 (9.68%) GCED
4 3 (9.68%) GCFA
4 3 (9.68%) GCIA
4 3 (9.68%) GCIH
4 3 (9.68%) GIAC
4 3 (9.68%) GREM
4 3 (9.68%) GSEC
5 1 (3.23%) Degree
5 1 (3.23%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (45.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (25.81%) PCI DSS
3 6 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (9.68%) CESG Infosec
4 3 (9.68%) GDPR
4 3 (9.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (3.23%) BS7799
5 1 (3.23%) COBIT
5 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (3.23%) SCOM
2 1 (3.23%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) Cisco
1 1 (3.23%) Citrix
1 1 (3.23%) Darktrace
1 1 (3.23%) Digital Shadows
1 1 (3.23%) Juniper
1 1 (3.23%) McAfee
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle
1 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
1 1 (3.23%) Splunk