Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 39 89
Rank change year-on-year -14 +50 -6
Contract jobs citing Information Security 46 54 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.36% 4.38% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.91% 5.20% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 29 18
Cheshire median daily rate £403 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.56% +9.09% -16.67%
10th Percentile £336 £289 £310
90th Percentile £507 £525 £625
North West median daily rate £400 £463 £488
% change year-on-year -13.51% -5.13% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 4
Cheshire median hourly rate £45.00 - £37.75
10th Percentile £13.00 - £13.00
90th Percentile £67.50 - £73.13
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £48.00 £62.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% -23.20% +4.17%

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 1,176 1,038 1,602
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.78% 84.25% 85.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 728 1,093
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £265 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 48 40
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% +69.01% +1.43%
10th Percentile £11.06 £12.13 £13.00
90th Percentile £61.38 £51.50 £44.35
North West median hourly rate £24.13 £36.74 £27.00
% change year-on-year -34.33% +36.06% -0.61%

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 20 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Cheshire over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 July 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
Knutsford -2 9 £400 - 1
Warrington -11 5 - - 4
Macclesfield - 4 - -
Crewe - 4 £413 -
Chester -1 3 £458 +55.08%
Information Security
North West

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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 17 (36.96%) Risk Management
2 16 (34.78%) Finance
2 16 (34.78%) CISSP
3 13 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (28.26%) Virtual Team
4 12 (26.09%) Project Planning
4 12 (26.09%) CISM
5 10 (21.74%) Waterfall
5 10 (21.74%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
7 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
7 8 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (15.22%) SQL
8 7 (15.22%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
9 6 (13.04%) SaaS
9 6 (13.04%) .NET
9 6 (13.04%) Windows
9 6 (13.04%) Management Information System
10 5 (10.87%) Java
10 5 (10.87%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (10.87%) SCADA
10 5 (10.87%) Information Assurance
10 5 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (10.87%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 5 (10.87%) Secure Coding
10 5 (10.87%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (8.70%) Windows 7
11 4 (8.70%) Security Architecture
11 4 (8.70%) Apple iOS
11 4 (8.70%) Virtual Team Management

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 (2.17%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.04%) SaaS
2 2 (4.35%) Trello
3 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.17%) iPaaS
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.17%) Office 365
3 1 (2.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) Firewall
1 4 (8.70%) Network Security
2 2 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.17%) DNS
3 1 (2.17%) LAN
3 1 (2.17%) MPLS
3 1 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (2.17%) VoIP
3 1 (2.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (4.35%) MySQL
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.17%) EDRMS
3 1 (2.17%) GIS
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) JIRA
2 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.17%) MSBuild
3 1 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (34.78%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Legal
3 2 (4.35%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) Architect
1 12 (26.09%) Security Architect
2 10 (21.74%) Consultant
3 8 (17.39%) Analyst
3 8 (17.39%) Security Consultant
4 7 (15.22%) Security Analyst
5 6 (13.04%) Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Desktop Support
7 3 (6.52%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Digital Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Network Consultant
8 2 (4.35%) Network Security Consultant
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Security Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Security Consultant
8 2 (4.35%) Software Developer
9 1 (2.17%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) .NET
2 4 (8.70%) Web Services
3 3 (6.52%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.17%) Castle Windsor
4 1 (2.17%) Middleware
4 1 (2.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.26%) Virtual Team
2 6 (13.04%) Management Information System
3 5 (10.87%) SCADA
4 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.17%) PMI
5 1 (2.17%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.17%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Windows
2 4 (8.70%) Apple iOS
2 4 (8.70%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.52%) Mac OS
3 3 (6.52%) Windows Vista
4 2 (4.35%) Linux
4 2 (4.35%) Unix
4 2 (4.35%) Windows 8
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.17%) Android
5 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.96%) Risk Management
2 13 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (26.09%) Project Planning
4 10 (21.74%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (21.74%) Waterfall
5 8 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (15.22%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 5 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (10.87%) Information Assurance
7 5 (10.87%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (10.87%) Secure Coding
8 4 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (8.70%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (8.70%) Customer-Centricity
8 4 (8.70%) ITIL
8 4 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Security Architecture
8 4 (8.70%) Supplier Management
8 4 (8.70%) Virtual Team Management
9 3 (6.52%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.22%) SQL
2 5 (10.87%) Java
3 3 (6.52%) C#
4 2 (4.35%) PHP
4 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.35%) VB
4 2 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (34.78%) CISSP
2 12 (26.09%) CISM
3 5 (10.87%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (4.35%) CSSLP
4 2 (4.35%) Degree
5 1 (2.17%) CCNA
5 1 (2.17%) CEH
5 1 (2.17%) CISA
5 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.17%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (2.17%) GSEC
5 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 4 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (6.52%) PCI DSS
3 3 (6.52%) SLA
4 2 (4.35%) COBIT
5 1 (2.17%) Data Quality
5 1 (2.17%) GDPR
5 1 (2.17%) GxP
5 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (2.17%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.17%) Docker
2 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.35%) Puppet
1 2 (4.35%) SCCM
1 2 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.52%) Apple
3 2 (4.35%) Sophos
4 1 (2.17%) arcserve
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle
4 1 (2.17%) ServiceNow