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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 46 44 32
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -12
Contract jobs citing Information Security 4 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.04% 0.76% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 0.94% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £401 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.00% -4.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £451 £450 £420
% change year-on-year
+0.11% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £28.99 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-31.01% -51.68%
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
300 319 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 78.33% 81.17% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 239 120
Average daily rate £350 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £500 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £13.50 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.20 £13.50 £17.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) NHS
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) T-SQL
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
3 5 (71.43%) SOAP
3 5 (71.43%) Web Services
3 5 (71.43%) XML
3 5 (71.43%) C#
4 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
5 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (42.86%) RESTful
5 3 (42.86%) HL7
5 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (42.86%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (42.86%) ETL
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
5 3 (42.86%) .NET
6 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
6 2 (28.57%) Migration
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (28.57%) WCF
6 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
7 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
7 1 (14.29%) Windows
7 1 (14.29%) MS Excel

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) Software Developer
3 3 (42.86%) Senior Software Developer
3 3 (42.86%) Senior Developer
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) SOAP
1 5 (71.43%) Web Services
1 5 (71.43%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 3 (42.86%) RESTful
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (28.57%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) NHS
2 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ETL
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security Management
3 1 (14.29%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
1 6 (85.71%) T-SQL
2 5 (71.43%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) HL7
2 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft