Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 44 75
Rank change year-on-year -10 +31 +6
Contract jobs citing Information Security 42 48 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.27% 3.85% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.72% 4.66% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 25
Cheshire median daily rate £406 £488 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +14.71% -10.53%
10th Percentile £336 £275 £363
90th Percentile £507 £525 £625
North West median daily rate £410 £475 £500
% change year-on-year -13.68% -5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £21.25 - £62.50
10th Percentile £13.00 - £56.25
90th Percentile £67.50 - £68.75
North West median hourly rate £21.25 £49.00 £62.50
% change year-on-year -56.63% -21.60% +40.45%

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 1,130 1,029 1,486
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 87.87% 82.52% 86.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 751 718 1,068
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £597
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 43 33
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% -0.96%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £53.00 £38.35
North West median hourly rate £22.18 £30.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year -26.06% +37.93% -26.82%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +6 9 £400 - 4
Warrington -1 5 £500 -4.76% 4
Macclesfield - 4 - -
Crewe - 3 £409 - 1
Chester -4 2 £490 +66.10%
Information Security
North West

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 16 (38.10%) Risk Management
2 15 (35.71%) CISSP
3 13 (30.95%) Finance
3 13 (30.95%) Virtual Team
4 12 (28.57%) CISM
4 12 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (28.57%) Project Planning
5 10 (23.81%) Waterfall
6 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 8 (19.05%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
8 7 (16.67%) SQL
9 6 (14.29%) .NET
9 6 (14.29%) Windows
9 6 (14.29%) Management Information System
9 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (14.29%) Information Assurance
9 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
10 5 (11.90%) Secure Coding
10 5 (11.90%) SaaS
10 5 (11.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (11.90%) Java
11 4 (9.52%) Web Services
11 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
11 4 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (9.52%) Supplier Management
11 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (9.52%) Security Architecture

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 (2.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) SaaS
2 2 (4.76%) Trello
3 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) Firewall
1 3 (7.14%) Network Security
2 2 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.38%) DNS
3 1 (2.38%) LAN
3 1 (2.38%) MPLS
3 1 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (2.38%) VoIP
3 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (4.76%) MySQL
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) JIRA
2 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.38%) MSBuild
3 1 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (30.95%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Legal
3 2 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Architect
1 12 (28.57%) Security Architect
2 10 (23.81%) Consultant
3 8 (19.05%) Security Consultant
4 6 (14.29%) Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) Developer
4 6 (14.29%) Security Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Desktop Support
6 3 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Information Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Information Security Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Network Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Network Security Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Security Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Security Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) .NET
2 4 (9.52%) Web Services
3 3 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.38%) Castle Windsor
4 1 (2.38%) Middleware
4 1 (2.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.95%) Virtual Team
2 6 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.14%) SCADA
4 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.38%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) Apple iOS
2 4 (9.52%) Windows 7
3 3 (7.14%) Mac OS
3 3 (7.14%) Windows Vista
4 2 (4.76%) Linux
4 2 (4.76%) Unix
4 2 (4.76%) Windows 8
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.38%) Android
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Risk Management
2 12 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (28.57%) Project Planning
3 10 (23.81%) Waterfall
4 8 (19.05%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (14.29%) Information Assurance
6 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (11.90%) Secure Coding
8 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (9.52%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (9.52%) Customer-Centricity
8 4 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (9.52%) Security Architecture
8 4 (9.52%) Supplier Management
8 4 (9.52%) Virtual Team Management
9 3 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) SQL
2 5 (11.90%) Java
3 3 (7.14%) C#
4 2 (4.76%) PHP
4 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.76%) VB
4 2 (4.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (35.71%) CISSP
2 12 (28.57%) CISM
3 3 (7.14%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (4.76%) CSSLP
4 2 (4.76%) Degree
5 1 (2.38%) CCNA
5 1 (2.38%) CEH
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.38%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (2.38%) GSEC
5 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 3 (7.14%) SLA
3 2 (4.76%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (4.76%) GDPR
3 2 (4.76%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.38%) COBIT
4 1 (2.38%) GxP
4 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) Docker
2 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.76%) Puppet
1 2 (4.76%) SCCM
1 2 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.14%) Apple
3 2 (4.76%) Sophos
4 1 (2.38%) arcserve
4 1 (2.38%) Blue Coat
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco
4 1 (2.38%) FireEye
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle
4 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.38%) Symantec