The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 27 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 30 37
Rank change year-on-year +2 +7  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 11 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 3.45% 2.96% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.07% 3.66% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Median daily rate £488 £485 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.51% +42.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £457 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £485 £352
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Merseyside with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 270 273 276
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 84.64% 80.77% 75.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 182 126
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 £27.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.72% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £27.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.50 £37.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Information Security in Merseyside.

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in Merseyside

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Merseyside over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in Merseyside

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Security in Merseyside.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in Merseyside

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 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
Liverpool +5 7 £575 +18.55% 1
Wirral +3 2 £365 -18.88%
Information Security
North West

Information Security
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 8 (57.14%) CISSP
2 5 (35.71%) CISM
3 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Network Security
4 3 (21.43%) SDLC
5 2 (14.29%) Python
5 2 (14.29%) CISA
5 2 (14.29%) Finance
5 2 (14.29%) FMCG
5 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (14.29%) SIEM
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
5 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
6 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
6 1 (7.14%) Protective Monitoring
6 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
6 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.14%) Degree
6 1 (7.14%) COBIT
6 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
6 1 (7.14%) Matrix Management

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Network Security
2 1 (7.14%) DMZ
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Billing
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Analyst
1 3 (21.43%) Consultant
1 3 (21.43%) Security Analyst
1 3 (21.43%) Security Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Information Security Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Security Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Security Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Compliance Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Information Risk Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security Risk Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Information Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) IT Audit Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Security Operations Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Security Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Information Security Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) FMCG
1 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
1 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
2 3 (21.43%) SDLC
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (14.29%) SIEM
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (7.14%) Computer Security
4 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security Management
4 1 (7.14%) IT Audit
4 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.14%) Matrix Management
4 1 (7.14%) Protective Monitoring
4 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Security Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Security Management
4 1 (7.14%) Security Operations
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 2 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) Perl
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) CISSP
2 5 (35.71%) CISM
3 2 (14.29%) CISA
4 1 (7.14%) CEH
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) GCFA
4 1 (7.14%) GIAC
4 1 (7.14%) SANS
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
3 1 (7.14%) COBIT
3 1 (7.14%) GDPR
3 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) CSIRT
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