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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 72 57
Rank change year-on-year +47 -15  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 27 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.93% 1.38% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.87% 1.65% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 12
Median daily rate £425 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £338 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £425 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £60.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -28.33% +166.66%  

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 460 851 707
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 83.94% 84.01% 82.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 549 450
Median daily rate £400 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 36
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.54 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.44% -35.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +30 7 £525 -
Chester - 2 £295 -
Ellesmere Port - 1 £263 -
Runcorn - 1 £550 -
Information Security
North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 16 (45.71%) Finance
2 13 (37.14%) Security Management
2 13 (37.14%) Banking
3 11 (31.43%) Security Architecture
4 10 (28.57%) CISSP
4 10 (28.57%) Internal Audit
5 8 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (17.14%) ITIL
6 6 (17.14%) MVS
6 6 (17.14%) Risk Management
6 6 (17.14%) CESG
6 6 (17.14%) ArcSight
6 6 (17.14%) SIEM
6 6 (17.14%) FireEye
7 5 (14.29%) Windows Server
7 5 (14.29%) IT Strategy
7 5 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (14.29%) Project Planning
7 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (14.29%) GIS
7 5 (14.29%) Financial Institution
7 5 (14.29%) Windows
8 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
8 4 (11.43%) Cisco
8 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
8 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
8 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
8 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (11.43%) PKI

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 3 (8.57%) IIS
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.86%) MS Office
1 1 (2.86%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.71%) PaaS
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) Firewall
1 3 (8.57%) LAN
1 3 (8.57%) LDAP
1 3 (8.57%) Network Security
1 3 (8.57%) Reverse Proxy
1 3 (8.57%) SAN
1 3 (8.57%) WAN
2 2 (5.71%) Internet
3 1 (2.86%) DHCP
3 1 (2.86%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) GIS
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
General
1 16 (45.71%) Finance
2 13 (37.14%) Banking
3 5 (14.29%) Financial Institution
4 3 (8.57%) Local Government
5 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Consultant
2 10 (28.57%) Security Consultant
3 7 (20.00%) Architect
4 6 (17.14%) Senior Consultant
4 6 (17.14%) Senior Security Consultant
5 5 (14.29%) ArcSight Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) AWS Consultant
5 5 (14.29%) Cloud Consultant
5 5 (14.29%) Security Architect
5 5 (14.29%) Security Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Security Officer
7 3 (8.57%) Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) IT Consultant
7 3 (8.57%) IT Security Consultant
7 3 (8.57%) Risk Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Information Security Consultant
8 2 (5.71%) IT Risk Consultant
8 2 (5.71%) Operations Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) CESG
2 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
2 4 (11.43%) PKI
3 3 (8.57%) Clustering
3 3 (8.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.71%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.86%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) MVS
2 5 (14.29%) Windows
2 5 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (8.57%) AIX
4 3 (8.57%) Unix
5 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) Security Management
2 11 (31.43%) Security Architecture
3 10 (28.57%) Internal Audit
4 6 (17.14%) ITIL
4 6 (17.14%) Risk Management
4 6 (17.14%) SIEM
5 5 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (14.29%) IT Strategy
5 5 (14.29%) Project Planning
5 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (11.43%) TOGAF
7 3 (8.57%) Information Security Management
7 3 (8.57%) Load Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Matrix Organization
7 3 (8.57%) Migration
8 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (5.71%) Re-Platforming
8 2 (5.71%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) CISSP
2 4 (11.43%) CESG Certified Professional
2 4 (11.43%) CITP
2 4 (11.43%) IISP
2 4 (11.43%) MBCS
2 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
2 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.57%) CISA
3 3 (8.57%) CISM
3 3 (8.57%) CRISC
3 3 (8.57%) DV Cleared
3 3 (8.57%) ISEB
4 2 (5.71%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.86%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) Degree
5 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.71%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.86%) GDPR
3 1 (2.86%) PMO
3 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) SCOM
1 2 (5.71%) SmoothWall
2 1 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.86%) SCCM
2 1 (2.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) ArcSight
1 6 (17.14%) FireEye
2 4 (11.43%) Cisco
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.57%) Citrix
3 3 (8.57%) Intel Security
3 3 (8.57%) Juniper
4 1 (2.86%) Symantec
4 1 (2.86%) VMware