Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 99 85 103
Rank change year-on-year -14 +18 -17
Contract jobs citing Information Security 116 133 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.07% 2.49% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.47% 2.98% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 54 61
North West median daily rate £500 £514 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.72% +2.80% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £363
90th Percentile £724 £650 £688
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
North West median hourly rate £11.78 £58.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -79.69% - -
England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £15.05
% change year-on-year -1.89% +15.13% -59.32%

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 4,705 4,468 5,205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.78% 83.53% 85.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,973 2,903 3,364
North West median daily rate £423 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.80% +1.88% -
10th Percentile £263 £258 £255
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 206 151
North West median hourly rate £24.00 £21.74 £21.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.40% +3.30% -31.05%
10th Percentile £12.84 £11.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.13 £48.75 £49.75
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year - -2.08% +4.69%

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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 -25 58 £500 -14.85% 30
Cheshire +2 32 £500 -2.72% 14
Lancashire -7 12 £650 +36.84% 4
Merseyside -9 8 £550 +33.33% 4
Cumbria -7 1 - -
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 North West region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 37 (31.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (27.59%) CISSP
2 32 (27.59%) Cybersecurity
3 30 (25.86%) Management Information System
4 28 (24.14%) Windows
5 27 (23.28%) Risk Management
6 26 (22.41%) CISM
7 22 (18.97%) Finance
8 21 (18.10%) Degree
8 21 (18.10%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (17.24%) Legal
9 20 (17.24%) Firewall
10 19 (16.38%) ITIL
10 19 (16.38%) Office 365
11 18 (15.52%) IaaS
11 18 (15.52%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (14.66%) Active Directory
12 17 (14.66%) Amazon AWS
13 16 (13.79%) ISMS
13 16 (13.79%) Linux
13 16 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
14 15 (12.93%) LAN
14 15 (12.93%) Security Cleared
14 15 (12.93%) Microsoft Azure
15 14 (12.07%) TCP/IP
15 14 (12.07%) VPN
15 14 (12.07%) VMware
15 14 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (11.21%) PaaS
16 13 (11.21%) CISA

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 7 (6.03%) IIS
2 3 (2.59%) Confluence
2 3 (2.59%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.72%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.86%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 19 (16.38%) Office 365
2 18 (15.52%) IaaS
3 17 (14.66%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (12.93%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (11.21%) PaaS
6 7 (6.03%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (6.03%) SaaS
7 5 (4.31%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.86%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.86%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.86%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.86%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 20 (17.24%) Firewall
2 15 (12.93%) LAN
3 14 (12.07%) TCP/IP
3 14 (12.07%) VPN
4 12 (10.34%) Intrusion Detection
5 10 (8.62%) DNS
6 9 (7.76%) DHCP
6 9 (7.76%) WAN
7 7 (6.03%) Network Security
8 5 (4.31%) VoIP
9 4 (3.45%) Internet
10 3 (2.59%) Sourcefire
10 3 (2.59%) Wireless
11 2 (1.72%) BGP
11 2 (1.72%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (1.72%) IPv4
11 2 (1.72%) IPv6
11 2 (1.72%) MGCP
11 2 (1.72%) OSPF
11 2 (1.72%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
1 4 (3.45%) Big Data
1 4 (3.45%) MySQL
2 3 (2.59%) EDRMS
3 2 (1.72%) GIS
4 1 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.86%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (6.03%) MSI
2 3 (2.59%) JIRA
2 3 (2.59%) Metasploit
General
1 22 (18.97%) Finance
2 20 (17.24%) Legal
3 12 (10.34%) Banking
4 9 (7.76%) Retail
5 8 (6.90%) Law
6 5 (4.31%) Investment Banking
6 5 (4.31%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.86%) Automotive
7 1 (0.86%) Electronics
7 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (18.97%) Analyst
2 20 (17.24%) Consultant
3 19 (16.38%) Security Analyst
4 18 (15.52%) Security Consultant
5 14 (12.07%) Architect
6 11 (9.48%) Information Analyst
6 11 (9.48%) Information Security Analyst
6 11 (9.48%) Security Manager
7 8 (6.90%) Security Specialist
8 7 (6.03%) Risk Manager
9 6 (5.17%) Cybersecurity Specialist
9 6 (5.17%) Information Security Consultant
9 6 (5.17%) Network Architect
10 5 (4.31%) PCI DSS Consultant
10 5 (4.31%) Splunk Analyst
10 5 (4.31%) Windows Engineer
11 4 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (3.45%) Information Manager
11 4 (3.45%) Information Security Manager
11 4 (3.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.31%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (2.59%) .NET
2 3 (2.59%) RESTful
3 2 (1.72%) REST
3 2 (1.72%) SOAP
4 1 (0.86%) Anaconda
4 1 (0.86%) JSON
4 1 (0.86%) Swagger
4 1 (0.86%) Web Services
4 1 (0.86%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (25.86%) Management Information System
2 14 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.03%) Data Centre
3 7 (6.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 7 (6.03%) Private Cloud
3 7 (6.03%) Public Cloud
4 6 (5.17%) Cyberattack
5 4 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.72%) Blog
7 1 (0.86%) CESG
7 1 (0.86%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.86%) Fintech
7 1 (0.86%) FMCG
7 1 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.86%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 28 (24.14%) Windows
2 16 (13.79%) Linux
3 7 (6.03%) Android
3 7 (6.03%) Apple iOS
3 7 (6.03%) Windows 10
3 7 (6.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (5.17%) Unix
5 4 (3.45%) Debian
5 4 (3.45%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.86%) CentOS
7 1 (0.86%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (27.59%) Cybersecurity
2 27 (23.28%) Risk Management
3 21 (18.10%) Problem-Solving
4 19 (16.38%) ITIL
5 18 (15.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
6 16 (13.79%) ISMS
7 13 (11.21%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (11.21%) Security Management
8 12 (10.34%) Analytics
8 12 (10.34%) Information Security Management
9 11 (9.48%) High Availability
9 11 (9.48%) Penetration Testing
10 10 (8.62%) Coaching
10 10 (8.62%) Data Protection
10 10 (8.62%) Root Cause Analysis
10 10 (8.62%) SIEM
11 9 (7.76%) DevOps
11 9 (7.76%) Information Assurance
11 9 (7.76%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.90%) Java
1 8 (6.90%) SQL
2 3 (2.59%) Python
2 3 (2.59%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.72%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.86%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.86%) Perl
Qualifications
1 32 (27.59%) CISSP
2 26 (22.41%) CISM
3 21 (18.10%) Degree
4 15 (12.93%) Security Cleared
5 13 (11.21%) CISA
6 12 (10.34%) SC Cleared
7 7 (6.03%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (3.45%) CEH
8 4 (3.45%) CREST Certified
8 4 (3.45%) CRISC
8 4 (3.45%) DV Cleared
8 4 (3.45%) GIAC
8 4 (3.45%) PCI QSA
9 3 (2.59%) CCNA
9 3 (2.59%) CCNP
9 3 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (2.59%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 2 (1.72%) CISMP
10 2 (1.72%) SANS
11 1 (0.86%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (31.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (10.34%) GDPR
3 7 (6.03%) PCI DSS
4 6 (5.17%) COBIT
4 6 (5.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 5 (4.31%) COSO
6 4 (3.45%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (3.45%) PA-DSS
7 3 (2.59%) QA
8 2 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.86%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.86%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.86%) PMO
9 1 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.86%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (14.66%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.03%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (6.03%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (5.17%) vSphere
4 5 (4.31%) Docker
5 1 (0.86%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (7.76%) QRadar
2 3 (2.59%) Ansible
3 2 (1.72%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.72%) Nagios
3 2 (1.72%) Puppet
4 1 (0.86%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.86%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (12.07%) VMware
2 12 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.34%) Splunk
3 9 (7.76%) Citrix
4 8 (6.90%) McAfee
5 6 (5.17%) AlienVault
5 6 (5.17%) IBM
5 6 (5.17%) Veeam
6 5 (4.31%) Apple
6 5 (4.31%) CheckPoint
6 5 (4.31%) Cisco
6 5 (4.31%) Meraki
7 3 (2.59%) Forcepoint
7 3 (2.59%) IronPort
7 3 (2.59%) Sony
7 3 (2.59%) Sophos
8 2 (1.72%) Capita
8 2 (1.72%) Infoblox
8 2 (1.72%) Juniper
8 2 (1.72%) Riverbed