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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 39 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Information Security 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.81% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £17.51
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +142.71%
Information Security
South Wales

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
285 202 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 73.83% 69.90% 67.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 145 92
Average daily rate £350 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £238 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Average hourly rate £9.50 £16.16 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.21% -7.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.70 £15.70 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £18.47 £55.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 October 2014.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Information Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Information Security.

1 8 (88.89%) Management Information System
2 5 (55.56%) Risk Management
2 5 (55.56%) Security Management
2 5 (55.56%) Network Security
2 5 (55.56%) SCADA
3 4 (44.44%) Incident Management
3 4 (44.44%) ISMS
3 4 (44.44%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (44.44%) ITIL
3 4 (44.44%) Business Continuity
3 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
3 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (44.44%) Firewall
3 4 (44.44%) Information Security Management
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (22.22%) Data Extraction
5 2 (22.22%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Data Transformation
5 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 2 (22.22%) CRM
6 1 (11.11%) ETL
6 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (11.11%) SOAP
6 1 (11.11%) Web Services

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Information Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Information Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Network Security
2 4 (44.44%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Security Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Senior IT Security Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) IT Security Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Senior Security Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Business Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Information Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Security Advisor
3 1 (11.11%) Report Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
1 1 (11.11%) XML
1 1 (11.11%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Management Information System
2 5 (55.56%) SCADA
3 2 (22.22%) Data Extraction
4 1 (11.11%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Risk Management
1 5 (55.56%) Security Management
2 4 (44.44%) Incident Management
2 4 (44.44%) ISMS
2 4 (44.44%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) Business Continuity
2 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
2 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (44.44%) Information Security Management
3 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Data Transformation
3 2 (22.22%) CRM
4 1 (11.11%) ETL
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (11.11%) People Management
4 1 (11.11%) Information Assurance
4 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CTC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) CEH
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft