Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 17 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)
England > North West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 109 106
Rank change year-on-year +25 -3 -32
Contract jobs citing Information Security 132 127 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.31% 1.83% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 2.18% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 70 91
North West median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +4.97%
10th Percentile £296 £363 £325
90th Percentile £638 £1,000 £540
England median daily rate £485 £485 £475
% change year-on-year -0.10% +2.11% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
North West median hourly rate £16.19 £62.50 £43.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.10% +44.51% -
10th Percentile £16.10 £56.25 £42.00
90th Percentile £16.29 £68.75 £52.25
England median hourly rate £16.81 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.97% -7.89% -28.97%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4652 5816 6926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.31% 83.86% 81.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2964 3739 4186
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £586 £557 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 169 285
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.85 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.19% -25.15% +64.97%
10th Percentile £11.70 £12.15 £12.41
90th Percentile £51.71 £53.10 £52.47
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in the North West

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in the North West

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in the North West over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in the North West

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in the North West

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 17 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
Manchester +18 68 £480 -11.72% 7
Cheshire +19 30 £350 -36.36% 4
Merseyside -4 15 £400 - 1
Lancashire +14 7 £500 +11.11%
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 North West region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 55 (41.67%) CISSP
2 36 (27.27%) Finance
3 34 (25.76%) CISM
3 34 (25.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (25.76%) Security Architecture
4 31 (23.48%) Risk Management
5 29 (21.97%) Security Management
6 25 (18.94%) Banking
7 23 (17.42%) PCI DSS
8 22 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
9 19 (14.39%) Internal Audit
10 17 (12.88%) Data Protection
11 16 (12.12%) COBIT
11 16 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
11 16 (12.12%) CESG
12 15 (11.36%) Vulnerability Management
12 15 (11.36%) Security Operations
12 15 (11.36%) GDPR
13 14 (10.61%) Security Monitoring
13 14 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
13 14 (10.61%) Management Information System
14 13 (9.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 12 (9.09%) Threat Intelligence
15 12 (9.09%) Firewall
15 12 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
15 12 (9.09%) TOGAF
15 12 (9.09%) Project Management
16 11 (8.33%) Network Security
16 11 (8.33%) Law
17 10 (7.58%) Information Security Management

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (3.03%) IIS
2 2 (1.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) SAP CAR
1 1 (0.76%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (7.58%) PaaS
3 5 (3.79%) Office 365
4 1 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.09%) Firewall
2 11 (8.33%) Network Security
3 3 (2.27%) LAN
3 3 (2.27%) VoIP
3 3 (2.27%) WAN
4 2 (1.52%) Internet
4 2 (1.52%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.52%) VPN
5 1 (0.76%) FTP
5 1 (0.76%) Intranet
5 1 (0.76%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.76%) LDAP
5 1 (0.76%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.76%) SAN
5 1 (0.76%) Skype
5 1 (0.76%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.06%) GIS
2 5 (3.79%) Big Data
3 4 (3.03%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.52%) SQL Server
General
1 36 (27.27%) Finance
2 25 (18.94%) Banking
3 11 (8.33%) Law
4 8 (6.06%) Financial Institution
4 8 (6.06%) Retail
5 7 (5.30%) Legal
6 2 (1.52%) Local Government
6 2 (1.52%) Marketing
7 1 (0.76%) German Language
7 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (25.76%) Consultant
2 33 (25.00%) Security Consultant
3 27 (20.45%) Analyst
4 24 (18.18%) Security Analyst
5 21 (15.91%) Architect
6 16 (12.12%) Security Architect
7 12 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
7 12 (9.09%) Security Operations Analyst
7 12 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
7 12 (9.09%) Senior Security Consultant
8 10 (7.58%) Designer
8 10 (7.58%) Security Designer
9 9 (6.82%) IT Consultant
9 9 (6.82%) IT Security Consultant
9 9 (6.82%) Security Manager
10 8 (6.06%) AWS Architect
10 8 (6.06%) Cloud Architect
10 8 (6.06%) Information Analyst
10 8 (6.06%) Information Security Analyst
10 8 (6.06%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.52%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (1.52%) JSON
1 2 (1.52%) Node.js
1 2 (1.52%) OAuth
2 1 (0.76%) CSS
2 1 (0.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.12%) CESG
2 14 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (10.61%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.06%) Data Protection Act
4 6 (4.55%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (4.55%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.27%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (1.52%) FMCG
7 1 (0.76%) Clustering
7 1 (0.76%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.76%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.76%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (0.76%) iPad
7 1 (0.76%) PKI
7 1 (0.76%) PMI
7 1 (0.76%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.55%) Windows
2 4 (3.03%) Unix
3 2 (1.52%) Linux
3 2 (1.52%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.76%) AIX
4 1 (0.76%) MVS
4 1 (0.76%) VMS
4 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (25.76%) Security Architecture
2 31 (23.48%) Risk Management
3 29 (21.97%) Security Management
4 22 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
5 19 (14.39%) Internal Audit
6 17 (12.88%) Data Protection
7 15 (11.36%) Security Operations
7 15 (11.36%) Vulnerability Management
8 14 (10.61%) Security Monitoring
9 12 (9.09%) Project Management
9 12 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
9 12 (9.09%) Threat Intelligence
9 12 (9.09%) TOGAF
10 10 (7.58%) Information Security Management
10 10 (7.58%) Re-Platforming
10 10 (7.58%) Root Cause Analysis
10 10 (7.58%) SABSA
10 10 (7.58%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 8 (6.06%) IT Strategy
11 8 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.79%) Python
2 3 (2.27%) Java
3 2 (1.52%) COBOL
3 2 (1.52%) Perl
3 2 (1.52%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.52%) SQL
4 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.76%) PHP
4 1 (0.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 55 (41.67%) CISSP
2 34 (25.76%) CISM
3 10 (7.58%) CISA
3 10 (7.58%) ISSAP
4 6 (4.55%) CESG Certified Professional
4 6 (4.55%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.03%) CRISC
5 4 (3.03%) SANS
6 3 (2.27%) GCFA
6 3 (2.27%) GIAC
6 3 (2.27%) IISP
6 3 (2.27%) ISEB
6 3 (2.27%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.52%) CEH
7 2 (1.52%) CISMP
7 2 (1.52%) CREST Certified
7 2 (1.52%) Degree
7 2 (1.52%) SSCP
8 1 (0.76%) GCED
8 1 (0.76%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (25.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (17.42%) PCI DSS
3 16 (12.12%) COBIT
4 15 (11.36%) GDPR
5 13 (9.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (3.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (3.03%) COSO
8 3 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 3 (2.27%) QA
9 2 (1.52%) Data Quality
9 2 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.76%) BS7799
10 1 (0.76%) CESG Infosec
10 1 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.76%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (2.27%) QRadar
2 2 (1.52%) CSIRT
2 2 (1.52%) Nessus
2 2 (1.52%) Nexpose
2 2 (1.52%) Nmap
3 1 (0.76%) ArcSight ESM
3 1 (0.76%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.76%) MIIS
3 1 (0.76%) SCCM
3 1 (0.76%) SCOM
3 1 (0.76%) SmoothWall
3 1 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.76%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 4 (3.03%) ArcSight
1 4 (3.03%) McAfee
1 4 (3.03%) Microsoft
1 4 (3.03%) PeopleSoft
2 3 (2.27%) JDA
2 3 (2.27%) Oracle
2 3 (2.27%) Qualys
2 3 (2.27%) SAP
2 3 (2.27%) Splunk
3 2 (1.52%) Apple
3 2 (1.52%) Intel
3 2 (1.52%) NetWitness
3 2 (1.52%) ServiceNow
3 2 (1.52%) Snow
4 1 (0.76%) AlienVault
4 1 (0.76%) CheckPoint
4 1 (0.76%) Cisco
4 1 (0.76%) FireEye
4 1 (0.76%) Lumension
4 1 (0.76%) Trustwave