Period
to 20 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 62 79
Rank change year-on-year +12 +17 -10
Contract jobs citing Information Security 48 29 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.71% 2.18% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.32% 2.57% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 13
Cheshire median daily rate £408 £350 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.43% -36.36% +15.79%
10th Percentile £340 £212 £380
90th Percentile £518 £547 £730
North West median daily rate £500 £475 £499
% change year-on-year +5.26% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £13.00 £60.76 -
% change year-on-year -78.60% - -

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 1,111 1,128 1,259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.92% 84.62% 86.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 808 904
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -5.33%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £249
90th Percentile £538 £619 £621
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 40 31
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.60 £13.00 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.38% -33.76% +12.14%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.03 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £35.00 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £28.00 £21.05
% change year-on-year -22.29% +33.05% -30.20%

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 November 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 November 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 November 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 +8 16 £400 - 4
Warrington -5 4 £500 +25.00% 1
Macclesfield - 3 - -
Crewe - 1 £405 -
Information Security
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 21 (43.75%) CISSP
2 19 (39.58%) CISM
3 16 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 14 (29.17%) Finance
5 13 (27.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (25.00%) Legal
6 12 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
7 11 (22.92%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 10 (20.83%) Virtual Team
8 10 (20.83%) Project Planning
8 10 (20.83%) Java
9 9 (18.75%) CISA
10 8 (16.67%) Management Information System
10 8 (16.67%) Degree
10 8 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (14.58%) Analytics
11 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (14.58%) Firewall
12 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
12 6 (12.50%) PCI DSS
12 6 (12.50%) Network Security
12 6 (12.50%) Waterfall
12 6 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (12.50%) Matrix Organization
12 6 (12.50%) GDPR
13 5 (10.42%) Security Architecture
13 5 (10.42%) Data Analytics
13 5 (10.42%) SaaS
13 5 (10.42%) Information Assurance

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:

Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) SaaS
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.08%) IaaS
2 1 (2.08%) Office 365
2 1 (2.08%) PaaS
2 1 (2.08%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.58%) Firewall
2 6 (12.50%) Network Security
3 3 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.08%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) Big Data
2 2 (4.17%) MySQL
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.08%) GIS
3 1 (2.08%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) JIRA
2 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.08%) MSBuild
2 1 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (29.17%) Finance
2 12 (25.00%) Legal
3 5 (10.42%) Banking
4 2 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Consultant
2 12 (25.00%) Security Consultant
3 10 (20.83%) Architect
3 10 (20.83%) Security Architect
4 9 (18.75%) Analyst
4 9 (18.75%) Security Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Developer
5 4 (8.33%) PCI DSS Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Desktop Support
6 2 (4.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Digital Architect
6 2 (4.17%) Information Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Information Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Information Security Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Network Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) Security Specialist
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) Splunk Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) .NET
2 3 (6.25%) .NET Framework
2 3 (6.25%) Web Services
3 1 (2.08%) Anaconda
3 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (2.08%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (2.08%) Middleware
3 1 (2.08%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Virtual Team
2 8 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.17%) SCADA
4 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.08%) Fintech
4 1 (2.08%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) Linux
1 3 (6.25%) Windows
2 2 (4.17%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.17%) Mac OS
2 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
2 2 (4.17%) Windows 8
2 2 (4.17%) Windows Vista
3 1 (2.08%) Debian
3 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 13 (27.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 11 (22.92%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 10 (20.83%) Project Planning
6 8 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (14.58%) Analytics
8 6 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (12.50%) Matrix Organization
8 6 (12.50%) Waterfall
9 5 (10.42%) Data Analytics
9 5 (10.42%) Data Security
9 5 (10.42%) Information Assurance
9 5 (10.42%) Project Management
9 5 (10.42%) Risk Analysis
9 5 (10.42%) Security Architecture
10 4 (8.33%) E-Commerce
10 4 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (8.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.83%) Java
2 3 (6.25%) SQL
3 2 (4.17%) C#
3 2 (4.17%) Python
3 2 (4.17%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.08%) Perl
4 1 (2.08%) PHP
4 1 (2.08%) VB
4 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (43.75%) CISSP
2 19 (39.58%) CISM
3 9 (18.75%) CISA
4 8 (16.67%) Degree
5 4 (8.33%) PCI QSA
6 2 (4.17%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (4.17%) CSSLP
7 1 (2.08%) CEH
7 1 (2.08%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (2.08%) GSEC
7 1 (2.08%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (12.50%) GDPR
2 6 (12.50%) PCI DSS
3 4 (8.33%) PA-DSS
4 3 (6.25%) SLA
5 2 (4.17%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) SCCM
1 2 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.17%) Apple
2 2 (4.17%) Splunk
3 1 (2.08%) Blue Coat
3 1 (2.08%) FireEye
3 1 (2.08%) Hyland
3 1 (2.08%) SAP
3 1 (2.08%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.08%) Sophos
3 1 (2.08%) Symantec