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 3 months to 29 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)
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 69 101
Rank change year-on-year +9 +32  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 70 93 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.71% 2.40% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.30% 2.92% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 36 33
Median daily rate £500 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £340 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £531 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Median hourly rate £21.00 £41.50 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.39% -30.83%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £56.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.55% +150.00%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2120 3183 2847
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.04% 82.27% 78.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1337 1929 1547
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 118 130
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 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
Manchester -5 29 £550 +15.78% 16
Cheshire +40 27 £425 - 1
Merseyside +3 11 £488 +0.51% 1
Lancashire +9 1 £501 +36.19%
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 North West region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 53 (43.44%) CISSP
2 32 (26.23%) Finance
3 30 (24.59%) Firewall
4 29 (23.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 27 (22.13%) Amazon AWS
6 26 (21.31%) Management Information System
7 25 (20.49%) Security Management
7 25 (20.49%) Security Architecture
8 24 (19.67%) Cybersecurity
9 22 (18.03%) Security Cleared
9 22 (18.03%) Banking
10 20 (16.39%) Windows
10 20 (16.39%) LAN
10 20 (16.39%) WAN
10 20 (16.39%) SC Cleared
11 19 (15.57%) Internal Audit
12 18 (14.75%) Security Operations
12 18 (14.75%) Unix
12 18 (14.75%) Penetration Testing
12 18 (14.75%) CISM
13 16 (13.11%) Risk Management
13 16 (13.11%) VoIP
13 16 (13.11%) TCP/IP
13 16 (13.11%) SANS
14 15 (12.30%) Patch Management
14 15 (12.30%) VPN
14 15 (12.30%) Linux
14 15 (12.30%) Web Services
14 15 (12.30%) SSCP
14 15 (12.30%) Apple

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 5 (4.10%) IIS
2 2 (1.64%) Apache
2 2 (1.64%) Jetty
2 2 (1.64%) Mongrel
2 2 (1.64%) nginx
2 2 (1.64%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.64%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.82%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (8.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.82%) MS Office
2 1 (0.82%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 27 (22.13%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.10%) PaaS
4 2 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.64%) Google App Engine
4 2 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.64%) Office 365
5 1 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 30 (24.59%) Firewall
2 20 (16.39%) LAN
2 20 (16.39%) WAN
3 16 (13.11%) TCP/IP
3 16 (13.11%) VoIP
4 15 (12.30%) VPN
5 10 (8.20%) Network Security
6 9 (7.38%) WebEx
7 5 (4.10%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (3.28%) Wireless
9 3 (2.46%) DHCP
9 3 (2.46%) DNS
9 3 (2.46%) Internet
9 3 (2.46%) LDAP
9 3 (2.46%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (2.46%) SAN
10 2 (1.64%) FTP
10 2 (1.64%) HTTP
10 2 (1.64%) IPsec
10 2 (1.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.20%) GIS
2 4 (3.28%) Redis
2 4 (3.28%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.46%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (2.46%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.64%) Travis CI
3 1 (0.82%) JIRA
General
1 32 (26.23%) Finance
2 22 (18.03%) Banking
3 10 (8.20%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.46%) Local Government
5 2 (1.64%) Retail
6 1 (0.82%) Billing
6 1 (0.82%) Law
6 1 (0.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (27.05%) Consultant
2 31 (25.41%) Security Consultant
3 19 (15.57%) Security Manager
4 16 (13.11%) Analyst
4 16 (13.11%) Architect
5 15 (12.30%) IT Consultant
5 15 (12.30%) IT Security Consultant
6 13 (10.66%) Information Security Manager
7 12 (9.84%) Information Manager
8 11 (9.02%) Security Architect
9 10 (8.20%) Senior Consultant
9 10 (8.20%) Senior Security Consultant
10 9 (7.38%) AWS Consultant
10 9 (7.38%) Cloud Consultant
10 9 (7.38%) Security Analyst
10 9 (7.38%) Security Specialist
11 6 (4.92%) IT Manager
12 5 (4.10%) Information Security Consultant
12 5 (4.10%) Security Engineer
12 5 (4.10%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.30%) Web Services
2 12 (9.84%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (3.28%) RESTful
4 2 (1.64%) .NET
4 2 (1.64%) J2EE
4 2 (1.64%) Servlets
5 1 (0.82%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.82%) Django
5 1 (0.82%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 26 (21.31%) Management Information System
2 10 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.38%) Security Operations Centre
4 8 (6.56%) Cyber Attack
5 7 (5.74%) CESG
6 6 (4.92%) Data Centre
7 5 (4.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (4.10%) PKI
8 3 (2.46%) Clustering
8 3 (2.46%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (2.46%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.64%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (1.64%) FMCG
9 2 (1.64%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.82%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.82%) NHS
10 1 (0.82%) Social Media
10 1 (0.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.39%) Windows
2 18 (14.75%) Unix
3 15 (12.30%) Linux
4 6 (4.92%) MVS
5 5 (4.10%) Windows Server
6 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.46%) AIX
8 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.49%) Security Architecture
1 25 (20.49%) Security Management
2 24 (19.67%) Cybersecurity
3 19 (15.57%) Internal Audit
4 18 (14.75%) Penetration Testing
4 18 (14.75%) Security Operations
5 16 (13.11%) Risk Management
6 15 (12.30%) Patch Management
6 15 (12.30%) SIEM
6 15 (12.30%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 15 (12.30%) Vulnerability Management
7 12 (9.84%) IT Strategy
7 12 (9.84%) Network Monitoring
8 10 (8.20%) Risk Assessment
8 10 (8.20%) Root Cause Analysis
9 9 (7.38%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 8 (6.56%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (6.56%) Process Improvement
10 8 (6.56%) Security Monitoring
10 8 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.74%) Python
2 6 (4.92%) SQL
3 3 (2.46%) Java
3 3 (2.46%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.82%) Perl
4 1 (0.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 53 (43.44%) CISSP
2 22 (18.03%) Security Cleared
3 20 (16.39%) SC Cleared
4 18 (14.75%) CISM
5 16 (13.11%) SANS
6 15 (12.30%) SSCP
7 10 (8.20%) CISA
7 10 (8.20%) CISMP
8 5 (4.10%) CESG Certified Professional
8 5 (4.10%) CITP
8 5 (4.10%) IISP
8 5 (4.10%) MBCS
9 4 (3.28%) CRISC
9 4 (3.28%) DV Cleared
10 3 (2.46%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (2.46%) Degree
10 3 (2.46%) ISEB
11 2 (1.64%) GIAC
12 1 (0.82%) CEH
12 1 (0.82%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (23.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (10.66%) COBIT
3 9 (7.38%) ISO27002
4 8 (6.56%) PCI DSS
5 3 (2.46%) GDPR
5 3 (2.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.82%) GMP
7 1 (0.82%) PMO
7 1 (0.82%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.28%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.64%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (10.66%) QRadar
2 4 (3.28%) Kibana
2 4 (3.28%) logstash
2 4 (3.28%) RSA enVision
3 2 (1.64%) Nessus
3 2 (1.64%) Nexpose
3 2 (1.64%) Nmap
3 2 (1.64%) Puppet
3 2 (1.64%) SCOM
3 2 (1.64%) SmoothWall
4 1 (0.82%) CSIRT
4 1 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.82%) SCCM
4 1 (0.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 15 (12.30%) Apple
1 15 (12.30%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.66%) Cisco
2 13 (10.66%) Splunk
3 12 (9.84%) IBM
4 10 (8.20%) LogRhythm
5 9 (7.38%) ArcSight
6 6 (4.92%) FireEye
6 6 (4.92%) Intel Security
7 3 (2.46%) Citrix
7 3 (2.46%) HP
7 3 (2.46%) Intel
7 3 (2.46%) Juniper
7 3 (2.46%) NetWitness
7 3 (2.46%) VMware
8 2 (1.64%) Google
8 2 (1.64%) Qualys
9 1 (0.82%) Capita
9 1 (0.82%) SAP
9 1 (0.82%) Symantec
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