Period
to 18 February 2019

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 18 February 2019 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
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 59 57
Rank change year-on-year +9 -2 +15
Contract jobs citing Information Security 38 31 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.20% 2.39% 2.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.73% 2.79% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 21
Cheshire median daily rate £500 £514 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.72% -2.10% +10.53%
10th Percentile £263 £329 £363
90th Percentile £553 £550 £700
North West median daily rate £500 £500 £499
% change year-on-year - +0.25% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £11.78 £65.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -81.88% - -
North West median hourly rate £23.39 £60.51 £21.00
% change year-on-year -61.34% +188.12% -57.79%

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 1,018 1,111 1,043
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.83% 85.79% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 790 757
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.32% +3.44% -5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £213
90th Percentile £550 £625 £600
North West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 40 38
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.60 £19.25 £20.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% -7.51% +17.12%
10th Percentile £17.43 £11.13 £13.93
90th Percentile £45.50 £39.63 £44.11
North West median hourly rate £24.50 £24.56 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.24% -1.76% -17.08%

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 18 February 2019.

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 18 February 2019. 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
Knutsford -1 12 £443 - 3
Chester +2 4 £575 +48.39% 8
Warrington -2 3 £500 -5.66% 1
Crewe - 1 £575 -
Macclesfield - 1 - - 1
Information Security
North West

For the 6 months to 18 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 18 (47.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (36.84%) Risk Management
3 12 (31.58%) CISM
3 12 (31.58%) CISSP
3 12 (31.58%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (26.32%) Information Security Management
4 10 (26.32%) Security Management
4 10 (26.32%) Management Information System
4 10 (26.32%) Legal
5 9 (23.68%) Finance
5 9 (23.68%) CISA
5 9 (23.68%) Degree
5 9 (23.68%) Analytics
6 8 (21.05%) ISMS
6 8 (21.05%) Firewall
6 8 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (18.42%) Linux
8 6 (15.79%) Java
8 6 (15.79%) Banking
8 6 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (15.79%) DevOps
9 5 (13.16%) Docker
9 5 (13.16%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (13.16%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
9 5 (13.16%) Matrix Organization
9 5 (13.16%) GDPR
9 5 (13.16%) Investment Banking
9 5 (13.16%) Wealth Management
9 5 (13.16%) Risk Analysis
9 5 (13.16%) Ubuntu

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 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (13.16%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (13.16%) IaaS
1 5 (13.16%) Office 365
1 5 (13.16%) PaaS
1 5 (13.16%) SaaS
2 1 (2.63%) iPaaS
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.05%) Firewall
2 4 (10.53%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (10.53%) Network Security
3 1 (2.63%) Skype
3 1 (2.63%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) Amazon RDS
1 5 (13.16%) MySQL
2 4 (10.53%) Big Data
3 1 (2.63%) EDRMS
3 1 (2.63%) GIS
3 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
General
1 10 (26.32%) Legal
2 9 (23.68%) Finance
3 6 (15.79%) Banking
4 5 (13.16%) Investment Banking
4 5 (13.16%) Law
5 1 (2.63%) Electronics
5 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.63%) Marketing
5 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (15.79%) Consultant
2 5 (13.16%) Administrator
2 5 (13.16%) Analyst
2 5 (13.16%) Linux Administrator
2 5 (13.16%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 5 (13.16%) Security Analyst
2 5 (13.16%) Security Consultant
2 5 (13.16%) Security Specialist
2 5 (13.16%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (10.53%) Cybersecurity Specialist
3 4 (10.53%) PCI DSS Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) C# Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Due Diligence Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Supplier Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Information Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Information Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Security Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) Ajax
1 3 (7.89%) AngularJS
1 3 (7.89%) CSS
1 3 (7.89%) Entity Framework
1 3 (7.89%) HTML
1 3 (7.89%) jQuery
1 3 (7.89%) JSON
1 3 (7.89%) KnockoutJS
1 3 (7.89%) LINQ
1 3 (7.89%) React
1 3 (7.89%) REST
1 3 (7.89%) SOAP
1 3 (7.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 3 (7.89%) Vue.js
1 3 (7.89%) XML
2 1 (2.63%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.63%) Anaconda
2 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.63%) CESG
3 1 (2.63%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.63%) Fintech
3 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Linux
2 5 (13.16%) Debian
2 5 (13.16%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) Risk Management
2 12 (31.58%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (26.32%) Information Security Management
3 10 (26.32%) Security Management
4 9 (23.68%) Analytics
5 8 (21.05%) ISMS
5 8 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (15.79%) DevOps
6 6 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Data Analytics
7 5 (13.16%) Data Security
7 5 (13.16%) Matrix Organization
7 5 (13.16%) Project Management
7 5 (13.16%) Risk Analysis
7 5 (13.16%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (13.16%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 5 (13.16%) Wealth Management
8 4 (10.53%) Data Analysis
8 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
8 4 (10.53%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) Java
2 3 (7.89%) C#
2 3 (7.89%) SQL
3 2 (5.26%) Python
4 1 (2.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (31.58%) CISM
1 12 (31.58%) CISSP
2 9 (23.68%) CISA
2 9 (23.68%) Degree
3 4 (10.53%) PCI QSA
4 3 (7.89%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 1 (2.63%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (2.63%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (47.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (13.16%) GDPR
3 4 (10.53%) PA-DSS
3 4 (10.53%) PCI DSS
4 2 (5.26%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (2.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (2.63%) PMO
5 1 (2.63%) QA
5 1 (2.63%) RMADS
5 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (5.26%) SAP
1 2 (5.26%) Splunk
2 1 (2.63%) Apple
2 1 (2.63%) Blue Coat
2 1 (2.63%) FireEye
2 1 (2.63%) Hyland
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.63%) ServiceNow
2 1 (2.63%) Symantec