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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 91 78 70
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -8
Contract jobs citing Information Security 7 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.53% 0.61% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.75% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
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£413 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -26.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £440 £420
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £51.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-55.88% +183.33%
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
1104 931 593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.51% 80.47% 76.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 638 330
Average daily rate £363 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 12
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £15.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £110.00 £27.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 4 May 2015.

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 4 May 2015, 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 7 (43.75%) CISSP
1 7 (43.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL
3 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 4 (25.00%) Project Management
3 4 (25.00%) Finance
3 4 (25.00%) GIAC
3 4 (25.00%) CEH
3 4 (25.00%) PCI DSS
4 3 (18.75%) Legal
4 3 (18.75%) Firewall
4 3 (18.75%) Change Management
4 3 (18.75%) MS Office
4 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
4 3 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
5 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) Billing
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) VMware
5 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
5 2 (12.50%) Amdocs
5 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 2 (12.50%) Degree
6 1 (6.25%) Security Architecture
6 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) HSRP
2 1 (6.25%) NAS
2 1 (6.25%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) MPLS
2 1 (6.25%) OSPF
2 1 (6.25%) BGP
2 1 (6.25%) EIGRP
2 1 (6.25%) VRRP
2 1 (6.25%) VPN
2 1 (6.25%) LDAP
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Legal
3 2 (12.50%) Billing
4 1 (6.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Security Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) IT Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Security Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Information Security Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Information Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) IT Security Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Head of Service Delivery
3 2 (12.50%) Head of IT
3 2 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Head of Infrastructure
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Security Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Information Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) Change Management
4 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.25%) Security Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) SIEM
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.25%) Requirements Management
5 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (6.25%) Validation
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) CISSP
2 4 (25.00%) GIAC
2 4 (25.00%) CEH
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (6.25%) CISA
5 1 (6.25%) CISM
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (6.25%) CCIE
5 1 (6.25%) CCSP
5 1 (6.25%) CCNP
5 1 (6.25%) MCSE
5 1 (6.25%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 4 (25.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (6.25%) vSphere
3 1 (6.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
2 2 (12.50%) Amdocs
3 1 (6.25%) F5
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.25%) Symantec
3 1 (6.25%) McAfee
3 1 (6.25%) Sophos
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) IBM