The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 81 76 79
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing Information Security 14 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.94% 0.70% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.81% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 2
Average daily rate £420 £395 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.32% +13.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £369 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £442 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.04% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.56 £22.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+133.61% -50.00%
Information Security
West Yorkshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1245 985 797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.78% 86.48% 81.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 707 476
Average daily rate £400 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 8
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.92 £12.05 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.21 £29.80 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the Leeds region.

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 19 (48.72%) CISSP
2 12 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (28.21%) Information Assurance
3 11 (28.21%) Management Information System
3 11 (28.21%) CESG
4 9 (23.08%) Incident Management
4 9 (23.08%) Security Management
5 8 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (20.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (20.51%) VMware
5 8 (20.51%) Windows
6 7 (17.95%) MCSA
6 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
6 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
6 7 (17.95%) Change Management
7 6 (15.38%) Telecoms
7 6 (15.38%) Finance
7 6 (15.38%) Service Management
7 6 (15.38%) CISM
7 6 (15.38%) MS Exchange
7 6 (15.38%) Windows 7
7 6 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (15.38%) PCI DSS
7 6 (15.38%) Security Operations
7 6 (15.38%) Security Operations Centre
7 6 (15.38%) Information Governance
8 5 (12.82%) ITIL
9 4 (10.26%) CISA
9 4 (10.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (15.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
1 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Firewall
2 1 (2.56%) DHCP
2 1 (2.56%) DNS
2 1 (2.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.56%) BusinessObjects XI
1 1 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Power View
1 1 (2.56%) MySQL
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
1 6 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.69%) Law
2 3 (7.69%) Legal
3 2 (5.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Analyst
2 12 (30.77%) Security Specialist
3 6 (15.38%) Help Desk Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Service Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Consultant
4 4 (10.26%) Security Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Security Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Access Control Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Auditor
6 2 (5.13%) CISSP Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Information Security Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Information Security Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Information Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) IT Auditor
6 2 (5.13%) SIEM Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Vulnerability Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) CESG
1 11 (28.21%) Management Information System
2 6 (15.38%) Security Operations Centre
2 6 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (7.69%) NHS
4 1 (2.56%) DataPower
4 1 (2.56%) Learning Management System
4 1 (2.56%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.56%) Smart Energy
4 1 (2.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Windows
2 6 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 3 (7.69%) Linux
4 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (28.21%) Information Assurance
3 9 (23.08%) Incident Management
3 9 (23.08%) Security Management
4 7 (17.95%) Change Management
5 6 (15.38%) Information Governance
5 6 (15.38%) Security Operations
5 6 (15.38%) Service Management
6 5 (12.82%) ITIL
7 3 (7.69%) Business Continuity
7 3 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (7.69%) Line Management
7 3 (7.69%) Risk Management
7 3 (7.69%) SIEM
8 2 (5.13%) Business Analysis
8 2 (5.13%) Computer Security
8 2 (5.13%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (5.13%) Process Improvement
8 2 (5.13%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
1 2 (5.13%) Perl
1 2 (5.13%) Shell Script
1 2 (5.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (48.72%) CISSP
2 7 (17.95%) MCSA
2 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (15.38%) CISM
4 4 (10.26%) CISA
5 3 (7.69%) CISMP
6 2 (5.13%) Degree
6 2 (5.13%) GIAC
7 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.56%) CCIE
7 1 (2.56%) CCNP
7 1 (2.56%) CEH
7 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.56%) CLAS
7 1 (2.56%) ISSAP
7 1 (2.56%) RHCE
7 1 (2.56%) SANS
7 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (15.38%) PCI DSS
3 4 (10.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (5.13%) COBIT
5 2 (5.13%) ISAE 3402
5 2 (5.13%) QA
5 2 (5.13%) SSAE 16
6 1 (2.56%) ISO 9000
6 1 (2.56%) ISO22301
6 1 (2.56%) SLA
6 1 (2.56%) Val IT
System Software
1 8 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) VMware
2 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.13%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.56%) Capita
4 1 (2.56%) Peoplefluent
4 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.56%) SAP
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