The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 30 51 39
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -12
Contract jobs citing Information Security 8 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.85% 1.03% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.59% 1.20% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 4
Median daily rate £388 £475 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% +52.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £475 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £475 £315
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £455 £435
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £50.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-30.50% +100.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
223 333 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 79.36% 85.38% 74.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 264 177
Median daily rate £388 £328 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.32% -12.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 7
Median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Security across the Cardiff region.

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 9 (36.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (32.00%) VMware
2 8 (32.00%) Windows
3 7 (28.00%) SAP
3 7 (28.00%) Migration
3 7 (28.00%) ISMS
4 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (24.00%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (24.00%) Data Centre
4 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (24.00%) Information Security Management
4 6 (24.00%) Security Management
4 6 (24.00%) SAN
4 6 (24.00%) NetApp
4 6 (24.00%) HP
4 6 (24.00%) Citrix
4 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (20.00%) Cisco
5 5 (20.00%) Firewall
5 5 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (20.00%) Data Loss Prevention
5 5 (20.00%) SIEM
5 5 (20.00%) Degree
6 4 (16.00%) PCI DSS
6 4 (16.00%) Process Improvement
6 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
6 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
6 4 (16.00%) Service Management
6 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Project
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) SAN
2 5 (20.00%) Firewall
3 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (12.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (12.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (12.00%) VPN
4 3 (12.00%) WLAN
5 2 (8.00%) HTTP
5 2 (8.00%) IPsec
5 2 (8.00%) VoIP
5 2 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Analyst
2 10 (40.00%) Security Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Architect
4 5 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) IT Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) IT Security Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) Technical Architect
5 4 (16.00%) Migration Architect
6 3 (12.00%) Consultant
6 3 (12.00%) Project Manager
7 2 (8.00%) Information Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Information Security Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Security Consultant
7 2 (8.00%) SOC Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Cisco Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Insurance Business Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) IT Business Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS Security Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) PMO Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Data Centre
1 6 (24.00%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (12.00%) PKI
4 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (8.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (8.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) ISMS
1 7 (28.00%) Migration
2 6 (24.00%) Information Security Management
2 6 (24.00%) Security Management
3 5 (20.00%) Data Loss Prevention
3 5 (20.00%) SIEM
3 5 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (16.00%) PRINCE2
4 4 (16.00%) Process Improvement
4 4 (16.00%) Project Management
4 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
4 4 (16.00%) Service Management
5 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.00%) Computer Security
5 3 (12.00%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (12.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (12.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 2 (8.00%) Digital Forensics
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Degree
2 4 (16.00%) CISSP
3 2 (8.00%) CISM
3 2 (8.00%) GIAC
4 1 (4.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (36.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (16.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Nessus
1 3 (12.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 3 (12.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (8.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 1 (4.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) VMware
2 7 (28.00%) SAP
3 6 (24.00%) Citrix
3 6 (24.00%) HP
3 6 (24.00%) NetApp
4 5 (20.00%) Cisco
5 3 (12.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (12.00%) F5
5 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (12.00%) ScanSafe
5 3 (12.00%) Sourcefire
5 3 (12.00%) Splunk
5 3 (12.00%) Symantec
6 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow