Period
to 15 November 2018

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 15 November 2018 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 85 107
Rank change year-on-year -23 +22 -3
Contract jobs citing Information Security 123 131 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.06% 2.28% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 2.77% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 39 71
North West median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £328 £296 £363
90th Percentile £694 £638 £1,000
England median daily rate £525 £484 £488
% change year-on-year +8.47% -0.72% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
North West median hourly rate £13.00 £16.19 £62.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.70% -74.10% +44.51%
10th Percentile £11.90 £16.10 £56.25
90th Percentile £67.50 £16.29 £68.75
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.81 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.16% -3.97% -7.89%

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 4,959 4,731 5,934
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.08% 82.25% 84.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,145 3,018 3,808
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £578 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 203 181
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £27.00 £21.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.41% +28.30% -31.05%
10th Percentile £11.32 £11.73 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.18 £51.12 £53.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.84
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.91% +3.80%

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 15 November 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in the North West over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 15 November 2018. 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 -33 50 £513 +6.77% 39
Cheshire +13 49 £406 +28.97% 16
Merseyside -10 8 £438 +9.38% 11
Lancashire -17 8 £650 +30.00% 2
Cumbria - 1 - -
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, 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 39 (31.71%) CISSP
2 34 (27.64%) Risk Management
3 33 (26.83%) CISM
4 32 (26.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 31 (25.20%) Finance
5 31 (25.20%) Management Information System
6 27 (21.95%) Cybersecurity
7 23 (18.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (17.07%) Legal
8 21 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (13.01%) GDPR
10 15 (12.20%) CISA
11 14 (11.38%) Firewall
11 14 (11.38%) Degree
12 13 (10.57%) ISMS
12 13 (10.57%) Data Protection
13 12 (9.76%) Banking
13 12 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
13 12 (9.76%) Security Management
13 12 (9.76%) Java
13 12 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
14 11 (8.94%) Virtual Team
14 11 (8.94%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
14 11 (8.94%) Analytics
14 11 (8.94%) ITIL
14 11 (8.94%) Information Security Management
14 11 (8.94%) Information Assurance
14 11 (8.94%) Project Planning
15 10 (8.13%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (8.13%) Network Security

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 3 (2.44%) Confluence
2 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.81%) IIS
2 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.25%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.50%) IaaS
2 7 (5.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.69%) SaaS
3 6 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (4.07%) Office 365
5 3 (2.44%) PaaS
6 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.81%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.38%) Firewall
2 10 (8.13%) Network Security
3 6 (4.88%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (3.25%) DHCP
4 4 (3.25%) DNS
4 4 (3.25%) Internet
4 4 (3.25%) LAN
4 4 (3.25%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.25%) WAN
5 3 (2.44%) VPN
6 2 (1.63%) BGP
6 2 (1.63%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (1.63%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.63%) IPv4
6 2 (1.63%) IPv6
6 2 (1.63%) ISDN
6 2 (1.63%) MGCP
6 2 (1.63%) OSPF
6 2 (1.63%) Sourcefire
6 2 (1.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.25%) Big Data
2 2 (1.63%) MySQL
2 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.81%) GIS
3 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (4.88%) JIRA
2 2 (1.63%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.81%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.81%) MSI
3 1 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (25.20%) Finance
2 21 (17.07%) Legal
3 12 (9.76%) Banking
4 7 (5.69%) Retail
5 6 (4.88%) Law
6 2 (1.63%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.81%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (26.83%) Consultant
2 29 (23.58%) Security Consultant
3 28 (22.76%) Analyst
4 24 (19.51%) Security Analyst
5 15 (12.20%) Architect
6 14 (11.38%) Security Manager
7 13 (10.57%) Security Architect
8 12 (9.76%) Information Analyst
8 12 (9.76%) Information Security Analyst
9 8 (6.50%) Information Security Consultant
10 7 (5.69%) Risk Manager
11 6 (4.88%) Developer
12 5 (4.07%) PCI DSS Consultant
12 5 (4.07%) Senior Consultant
12 5 (4.07%) Senior Security Consultant
13 4 (3.25%) CISSP Manager
13 4 (3.25%) Information Manager
13 4 (3.25%) Information Security Manager
13 4 (3.25%) Network Engineer
13 4 (3.25%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.50%) .NET
2 4 (3.25%) RESTful
3 3 (2.44%) .NET Framework
3 3 (2.44%) Web Services
4 2 (1.63%) SOAP
5 1 (0.81%) Anaconda
5 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.81%) Castle Windsor
5 1 (0.81%) Middleware
5 1 (0.81%) REST
5 1 (0.81%) SAML
5 1 (0.81%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 31 (25.20%) Management Information System
2 11 (8.94%) Virtual Team
3 8 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (4.07%) Data Centre
5 5 (4.07%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.63%) Blog
6 2 (1.63%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.63%) SCADA
7 1 (0.81%) CESG
7 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.81%) Fintech
7 1 (0.81%) FMCG
7 1 (0.81%) Life Science
7 1 (0.81%) PKI
7 1 (0.81%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.81%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.13%) Windows
2 6 (4.88%) Linux
3 3 (2.44%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.44%) Mac OS
4 2 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.63%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.63%) Windows 8
4 2 (1.63%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.63%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.81%) Android
5 1 (0.81%) CentOS
5 1 (0.81%) Debian
5 1 (0.81%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.81%) Unix
5 1 (0.81%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (27.64%) Risk Management
2 27 (21.95%) Cybersecurity
3 23 (18.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (10.57%) Data Protection
5 13 (10.57%) ISMS
6 12 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (9.76%) Security Management
7 11 (8.94%) Analytics
7 11 (8.94%) Information Assurance
7 11 (8.94%) Information Security Management
7 11 (8.94%) ITIL
7 11 (8.94%) Project Planning
7 11 (8.94%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 10 (8.13%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (8.13%) Project Management
8 10 (8.13%) Security Architecture
9 9 (7.32%) Data Management
9 9 (7.32%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.76%) Java
2 8 (6.50%) SQL
3 3 (2.44%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.63%) C#
4 2 (1.63%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.81%) PHP
5 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.81%) Python
5 1 (0.81%) VB
5 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 39 (31.71%) CISSP
2 33 (26.83%) CISM
3 15 (12.20%) CISA
4 14 (11.38%) Degree
5 10 (8.13%) SC Cleared
5 10 (8.13%) Security Cleared
6 5 (4.07%) CEH
6 5 (4.07%) GIAC
7 4 (3.25%) CRISC
7 4 (3.25%) PCI QSA
8 3 (2.44%) CCNA
8 3 (2.44%) CCNP
8 3 (2.44%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.44%) CREST Certified
8 3 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.63%) CISMP
9 2 (1.63%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (1.63%) CSSLP
10 1 (0.81%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (26.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (13.01%) GDPR
3 10 (8.13%) PCI DSS
4 8 (6.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 5 (4.07%) COBIT
6 4 (3.25%) COSO
6 4 (3.25%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (3.25%) PA-DSS
7 3 (2.44%) SLA
8 2 (1.63%) IASME
8 2 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (1.63%) QA
9 1 (0.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.81%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.81%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.63%) Docker
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.81%) vCloud
3 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (2.44%) FortiGate
1 3 (2.44%) QRadar
1 3 (2.44%) SCCM
2 2 (1.63%) Nagios
2 2 (1.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.81%) Ansible
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.81%) Puppet
3 1 (0.81%) SCOM
3 1 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 10 (8.13%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.69%) Splunk
3 5 (4.07%) Cisco
4 4 (3.25%) CheckPoint
5 3 (2.44%) ArcSight
5 3 (2.44%) Citrix
5 3 (2.44%) McAfee
5 3 (2.44%) Sony
5 3 (2.44%) Sophos
6 2 (1.63%) AlienVault
6 2 (1.63%) Apple
6 2 (1.63%) F5
6 2 (1.63%) Forcepoint
6 2 (1.63%) Infoblox
6 2 (1.63%) Juniper
6 2 (1.63%) LogRhythm
6 2 (1.63%) Riverbed
6 2 (1.63%) Ruckus Wireless
6 2 (1.63%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.63%) VMware