Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 35 45
Rank change year-on-year -1 +10 +1
Contract jobs citing Information Security 15 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 3.05% 3.71% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.62% 4.72% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 6
Merseyside median daily rate £400 £400 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.19% -1.76%
10th Percentile £303 £366 £329
90th Percentile £525 £571 £531
North West median daily rate £475 £499 £475
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £60.76 - £43.25

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 Merseyside with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 414 466 613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 84.32% 78.58% 79.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 288 315
Merseyside median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £250 £247 £166
90th Percentile £538 £504 £539
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 5
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £22.42 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.02% +28.13% +12.90%
10th Percentile £10.21 £11.25 £11.20
90th Percentile £19.75 £30.76 £97.58
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
% change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +69.56%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Liverpool -5 6 £413 +3.13% 1
Wirral +3 1 £300 -
Information Security
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 5 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (33.33%) CISSP
3 5 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (33.33%) Network Security
3 5 (33.33%) GDPR
4 4 (26.67%) ISMS
4 4 (26.67%) Information Security Management
4 4 (26.67%) Security Management
4 4 (26.67%) Legal
5 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (20.00%) PCI DSS
5 3 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (20.00%) Patch Management
5 3 (20.00%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (13.33%) CSIRT
6 2 (13.33%) SANS
6 2 (13.33%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
6 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
6 2 (13.33%) GCFA
6 2 (13.33%) CEH
6 2 (13.33%) GIAC
6 2 (13.33%) Perl
6 2 (13.33%) Python

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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
General
1 4 (26.67%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Analyst
2 8 (53.33%) Security Analyst
3 6 (40.00%) Information Analyst
3 6 (40.00%) Information Security Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Data Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Data Protection Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) IT Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Information Assurance Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Information Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (13.33%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 5 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Information Security Management
3 4 (26.67%) ISMS
3 4 (26.67%) Security Management
4 3 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (20.00%) Patch Management
4 3 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
6 1 (6.67%) Coaching
6 1 (6.67%) Computer Security
6 1 (6.67%) Data Privacy
6 1 (6.67%) Information Assurance
6 1 (6.67%) Information Governance
6 1 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Perl
1 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
1 2 (13.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) CISSP
2 2 (13.33%) CEH
2 2 (13.33%) GCFA
2 2 (13.33%) GIAC
2 2 (13.33%) SANS
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (33.33%) GDPR
3 3 (20.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (6.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27005
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) CSIRT