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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 63 63
Rank change year-on-year +39 0  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 35 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.56% 2.07% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.64% 2.47% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 9
Median daily rate £525 £400 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.25% +13.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £474 £498 £445
% change year-on-year -4.77% +11.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £62.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +380.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.25 £27.40
% change year-on-year -21.34% -18.79%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 527 769 840
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 83.65% 83.86% 84.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 560 505
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 13 32
Median hourly rate £32.00 £26.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.62% +52.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £62.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Information Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 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
Warrington +24 10 £525 -12.50% 1
Knutsford +4 2 - - 10
Chester +12 1 £295 -21.33% 1
Information Security
North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 35 (57.38%) Finance
2 19 (31.15%) CISSP
2 19 (31.15%) Project Planning
3 18 (29.51%) Security Management
3 18 (29.51%) Risk Management
4 17 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (27.87%) Banking
4 17 (27.87%) Virtual Team
5 16 (26.23%) CISM
6 14 (22.95%) Waterfall
7 13 (21.31%) MVS
7 13 (21.31%) ArcSight
7 13 (21.31%) SIEM
7 13 (21.31%) FireEye
7 13 (21.31%) Internal Audit
8 12 (19.67%) Amazon AWS
9 11 (18.03%) Security Architecture
10 7 (11.48%) Windows
10 7 (11.48%) GIS
10 7 (11.48%) Management Information System
10 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (11.48%) Windows Server
11 6 (9.84%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 6 (9.84%) Re-Platforming
11 6 (9.84%) Cybersecurity
11 6 (9.84%) Risk Assessment
11 6 (9.84%) ITIL
11 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (9.84%) Active Directory
11 6 (9.84%) PaaS

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 4 (6.56%) IIS
2 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 12 (19.67%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.84%) PaaS
3 5 (8.20%) Office 365
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.56%) Firewall
1 4 (6.56%) LAN
1 4 (6.56%) LDAP
1 4 (6.56%) Reverse Proxy
1 4 (6.56%) SAN
1 4 (6.56%) WAN
2 2 (3.28%) Internet
3 1 (1.64%) DHCP
3 1 (1.64%) DNS
3 1 (1.64%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.48%) GIS
2 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
General
1 35 (57.38%) Finance
2 17 (27.87%) Banking
3 5 (8.20%) Financial Institution
4 4 (6.56%) Local Government
5 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (34.43%) Consultant
2 20 (32.79%) Security Consultant
3 15 (24.59%) Senior Consultant
3 15 (24.59%) Senior Security Consultant
4 14 (22.95%) Architect
4 14 (22.95%) Security Architect
5 12 (19.67%) ArcSight Engineer
5 12 (19.67%) Security Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) AWS Architect
6 6 (9.84%) Cloud Architect
7 5 (8.20%) AWS Consultant
7 5 (8.20%) Cloud Consultant
7 5 (8.20%) Security Officer
8 4 (6.56%) Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) CISSP Consultant
8 4 (6.56%) Senior Architect
8 4 (6.56%) Senior Security Architect
9 3 (4.92%) IT Consultant
9 3 (4.92%) IT Security Consultant
9 3 (4.92%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 17 (27.87%) Virtual Team
2 7 (11.48%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.20%) PKI
4 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.56%) Clustering
5 3 (4.92%) CESG
6 2 (3.28%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.64%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (21.31%) MVS
2 7 (11.48%) Windows
2 7 (11.48%) Windows Server
3 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (6.56%) AIX
4 4 (6.56%) Unix
5 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.15%) Project Planning
2 18 (29.51%) Risk Management
2 18 (29.51%) Security Management
3 17 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (22.95%) Waterfall
5 13 (21.31%) Internal Audit
5 13 (21.31%) SIEM
6 11 (18.03%) Security Architecture
7 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (9.84%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (9.84%) ITIL
8 6 (9.84%) Re-Platforming
8 6 (9.84%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (9.84%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 5 (8.20%) IT Strategy
10 4 (6.56%) Information Security Management
10 4 (6.56%) Migration
11 3 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (4.92%) PRINCE2
12 2 (3.28%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (31.15%) CISSP
2 16 (26.23%) CISM
3 4 (6.56%) ISEB
4 2 (3.28%) CISA
4 2 (3.28%) CRISC
4 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.64%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) Degree
5 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.28%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.64%) GDPR
3 1 (1.64%) PMO
3 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) SCOM
1 3 (4.92%) SmoothWall
2 2 (3.28%) SCCM
3 1 (1.64%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.64%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 13 (21.31%) ArcSight
1 13 (21.31%) FireEye
2 5 (8.20%) Cisco
2 5 (8.20%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.56%) Citrix
3 4 (6.56%) Juniper
3 4 (6.56%) McAfee
4 1 (1.64%) Symantec
4 1 (1.64%) VMware