Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 78 69
Rank change year-on-year +12 -9 -33
Contract jobs citing Information Security 29 19 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.16% 1.30% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.58% 1.51% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 40
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +15.79% -
10th Percentile £212 £380 £350
90th Percentile £547 £730 £540
North West median daily rate £475 £499 £475
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +2.15%
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 1125 1257 1752
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.77% 86.04% 84.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 805 901 1155
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +8.97%
10th Percentile £263 £249 £275
90th Percentile £619 £613 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 31 57
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £19.63 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.76% +12.14% -2.94%
10th Percentile £11.03 £13.00 £12.74
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.75 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
% change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +69.56%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 +16 7 £400 -40.74% 1
Chester +14 3 £315 -
Knutsford -17 1 - - 1
Information Security
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, 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 (51.72%) Finance
2 14 (48.28%) Security Architecture
3 13 (44.83%) Banking
3 13 (44.83%) Risk Management
4 12 (41.38%) Security Management
4 12 (41.38%) CISSP
5 11 (37.93%) Internal Audit
6 10 (34.48%) CISM
7 8 (27.59%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (24.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (24.14%) Data Protection
8 7 (24.14%) Management Information System
8 7 (24.14%) Risk Assessment
9 6 (20.69%) PaaS
9 6 (20.69%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (20.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 6 (20.69%) Re-Platforming
10 5 (17.24%) Big Data
10 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (17.24%) PCI DSS
11 4 (13.79%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (13.79%) Office 365
11 4 (13.79%) Hadoop
11 4 (13.79%) GIS
11 4 (13.79%) Financial Institution
11 4 (13.79%) IT Strategy
12 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (10.34%) Virtual Team
12 3 (10.34%) CISA

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 (3.45%) IIS
1 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (27.59%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (20.69%) PaaS
3 4 (13.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) Network Security
2 2 (6.90%) Firewall
3 1 (3.45%) FTP
3 1 (3.45%) Intranet
3 1 (3.45%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (3.45%) LAN
3 1 (3.45%) LDAP
3 1 (3.45%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (3.45%) SAN
3 1 (3.45%) Skype
3 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) Big Data
2 4 (13.79%) GIS
2 4 (13.79%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (51.72%) Finance
2 13 (44.83%) Banking
3 4 (13.79%) Financial Institution
4 3 (10.34%) Law
5 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Consultant
2 10 (34.48%) Security Consultant
3 7 (24.14%) Architect
3 7 (24.14%) Senior Consultant
3 7 (24.14%) Senior Security Consultant
4 6 (20.69%) Security Architect
5 4 (13.79%) AWS Architect
5 4 (13.79%) AWS Consultant
5 4 (13.79%) Cloud Architect
5 4 (13.79%) Security Manager
6 3 (10.34%) CISSP Manager
6 3 (10.34%) Risk Manager
7 2 (6.90%) Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Cloud Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.45%) ArcSight Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) CISSP Architect
8 1 (3.45%) GDPR Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Monitoring Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) JSON
1 1 (3.45%) Node.js
1 1 (3.45%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Management Information System
2 4 (13.79%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.34%) Virtual Team
4 2 (6.90%) CESG
5 1 (3.45%) Clustering
5 1 (3.45%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (3.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
1 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
1 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.45%) AIX
2 1 (3.45%) MVS
2 1 (3.45%) Unix
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Security Architecture
2 13 (44.83%) Risk Management
3 12 (41.38%) Security Management
4 11 (37.93%) Internal Audit
5 7 (24.14%) Data Protection
5 7 (24.14%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (20.69%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (20.69%) Re-Platforming
6 6 (20.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (13.79%) IT Strategy
9 3 (10.34%) IT Governance
9 3 (10.34%) Project Management
9 3 (10.34%) Project Planning
9 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (10.34%) Waterfall
10 2 (6.90%) Information Security Management
10 2 (6.90%) ITIL
10 2 (6.90%) Remediation Plan
11 1 (3.45%) Malware Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) COBOL
1 1 (3.45%) Java
1 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (41.38%) CISSP
2 10 (34.48%) CISM
3 3 (10.34%) CISA
4 1 (3.45%) CRISC
4 1 (3.45%) GCED
4 1 (3.45%) GCFA
4 1 (3.45%) GCIA
4 1 (3.45%) GCIH
4 1 (3.45%) GIAC
4 1 (3.45%) GREM
4 1 (3.45%) GSEC
4 1 (3.45%) ISEB
4 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (17.24%) PCI DSS
3 3 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (3.45%) BS7799
4 1 (3.45%) CESG Infosec
4 1 (3.45%) COBIT
4 1 (3.45%) GDPR
4 1 (3.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) IBM BigFix
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
1 1 (3.45%) SCOM
1 1 (3.45%) SmoothWall
1 1 (3.45%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) ArcSight
1 1 (3.45%) Cisco
1 1 (3.45%) Citrix
1 1 (3.45%) FireEye
1 1 (3.45%) Juniper
1 1 (3.45%) McAfee
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft