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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 66 87 79
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -8
Contract jobs citing Information Security 35 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.24% 0.60% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 0.70% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 7 5
Average daily rate £410 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £103 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 £51.00
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -55.88%
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
1333 1151 968
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 85.34% 85.83% 82.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 959 790 660
Average daily rate £425 £365 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% +8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £263 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 14
Average hourly rate £12.10 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £13.60 £15.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.07 £29.40 £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 April 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 25 (48.08%) CISSP
2 22 (42.31%) CISM
3 19 (36.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (26.92%) Degree
4 14 (26.92%) CISA
4 14 (26.92%) PRINCE2
5 12 (23.08%) Project Management
6 10 (19.23%) Java
6 10 (19.23%) ITIL
6 10 (19.23%) Data Protection
7 9 (17.31%) ISACA
7 9 (17.31%) CEH
8 8 (15.38%) Retail
8 8 (15.38%) Ruby
8 8 (15.38%) Finance
8 8 (15.38%) Python
8 8 (15.38%) SOA
8 8 (15.38%) Splunk
8 8 (15.38%) API Integration
9 7 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (13.46%) Vulnerability Management
9 7 (13.46%) Windows
9 7 (13.46%) Change Management
9 7 (13.46%) VMware
9 7 (13.46%) Ethical Hacking
10 6 (11.54%) Law
10 6 (11.54%) Data Centre
10 6 (11.54%) PCI DSS
11 5 (9.62%) SAP ERP
11 5 (9.62%) Bash Shell

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 2 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.92%) Apache
2 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 5 (9.62%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) Firewall
2 3 (5.77%) Internet
3 2 (3.85%) BGP
3 2 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (3.85%) EIGRP
3 2 (3.85%) FWSM
3 2 (3.85%) HSRP
3 2 (3.85%) MPLS
3 2 (3.85%) OSPF
3 2 (3.85%) VPN
3 2 (3.85%) VRRP
4 1 (1.92%) NAS
4 1 (1.92%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) Big Data
2 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.92%) MySQL
2 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.92%) Hudson
1 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.92%) JIRA
1 1 (1.92%) Subversion
General
1 8 (15.38%) Finance
1 8 (15.38%) Retail
2 6 (11.54%) Law
3 3 (5.77%) Games
4 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (21.15%) Security Specialist
2 8 (15.38%) Integration Engineer
2 8 (15.38%) Java Engineer
2 8 (15.38%) Ruby Engineer
2 8 (15.38%) Splunk Engineer
3 6 (11.54%) Analyst
3 6 (11.54%) Information Manager
3 6 (11.54%) Information Security Manager
3 6 (11.54%) Security Manager
4 5 (9.62%) Project Manager
5 4 (7.69%) Information Security Specialist
5 4 (7.69%) Information Specialist
6 3 (5.77%) Consultant
6 3 (5.77%) Development Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Development Project Manager
6 3 (5.77%) SAP Manager
6 3 (5.77%) SAP Project Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Security Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Security Consultant
7 2 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) J2EE
2 1 (1.92%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (1.92%) LAMP
2 1 (1.92%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.77%) Clustering
2 3 (5.77%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.85%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.92%) CESG
4 1 (1.92%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.92%) DataPower
4 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.92%) IBM XIV
4 1 (1.92%) NHS
4 1 (1.92%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.92%) Smart Energy
4 1 (1.92%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.92%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.46%) Windows
2 5 (9.62%) Linux
3 4 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.85%) Unix
4 2 (3.85%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.92%) PRINCE2
2 12 (23.08%) Project Management
3 10 (19.23%) Data Protection
3 10 (19.23%) ITIL
4 8 (15.38%) API Integration
4 8 (15.38%) SOA
5 7 (13.46%) Change Management
5 7 (13.46%) Ethical Hacking
5 7 (13.46%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (9.62%) ERP
6 5 (9.62%) GAP Analysis
6 5 (9.62%) Incident Management
7 4 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (7.69%) Computer Security
7 4 (7.69%) Information Assurance
7 4 (7.69%) Kanban
7 4 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (7.69%) Security Management
7 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (5.77%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.23%) Java
2 8 (15.38%) Python
2 8 (15.38%) Ruby
3 5 (9.62%) Bash Shell
3 5 (9.62%) Perl
3 5 (9.62%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (48.08%) CISSP
2 22 (42.31%) CISM
3 14 (26.92%) CISA
3 14 (26.92%) Degree
4 9 (17.31%) CEH
4 9 (17.31%) ISACA
5 4 (7.69%) CCNP
5 4 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (5.77%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (5.77%) CISMP
6 3 (5.77%) MCSA
6 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.85%) CCIE
7 2 (3.85%) GIAC
8 1 (1.92%) CCSP
8 1 (1.92%) ISSAP
8 1 (1.92%) RHCE
8 1 (1.92%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (36.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (11.54%) PCI DSS
3 4 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (5.77%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (3.85%) COBIT
5 2 (3.85%) ISAE 3402
5 2 (3.85%) QA
5 2 (3.85%) SSAE 16
6 1 (1.92%) ISO 9000
6 1 (1.92%) ISO22301
6 1 (1.92%) Val IT
System Software
1 7 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.85%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.92%) Docker
3 1 (1.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Ansible
1 1 (1.92%) Cacti
1 1 (1.92%) Graphite
1 1 (1.92%) Nagios
1 1 (1.92%) NetBackup
1 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.92%) Opsview
1 1 (1.92%) Puppet
1 1 (1.92%) Salt
1 1 (1.92%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) Splunk
2 7 (13.46%) VMware
3 5 (9.62%) SAP
4 4 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.77%) Cisco
6 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.85%) Oracle
7 1 (1.92%) Capita
7 1 (1.92%) Dell
7 1 (1.92%) EMC
7 1 (1.92%) F5
7 1 (1.92%) HP
7 1 (1.92%) IBM
7 1 (1.92%) NetApp
7 1 (1.92%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.92%) Symantec
7 1 (1.92%) Veritas