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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 105 66 75
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +9
Contract jobs citing Information Security 3 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.18% 0.99% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 1.23% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 0
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£470 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £474 £455 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.12% +13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.84 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+6.30% -
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
1369 811 748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 82.42% 80.22% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 991 534 410
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £530 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 28
Average hourly rate £16.38 £11.43 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.32% -74.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 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 6 (46.15%) CISSP
1 6 (46.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (38.46%) Project Management
3 4 (30.77%) Change Management
4 3 (23.08%) CISM
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 2 (15.38%) Legal
5 2 (15.38%) VMware
5 2 (15.38%) VMware ESX
5 2 (15.38%) Amdocs
5 2 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (15.38%) CESG
5 2 (15.38%) Billing
5 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
5 2 (15.38%) Degree
5 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (15.38%) NAS
5 2 (15.38%) vSphere
5 2 (15.38%) F5
5 2 (15.38%) HSRP
5 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
5 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
5 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (15.38%) Firewall
5 2 (15.38%) MS Office
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (15.38%) SAN
5 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
5 2 (15.38%) MPLS

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) VPN
1 2 (15.38%) SAN
1 2 (15.38%) MPLS
1 2 (15.38%) OSPF
1 2 (15.38%) BGP
1 2 (15.38%) EIGRP
1 2 (15.38%) VRRP
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
1 2 (15.38%) NAS
1 2 (15.38%) HSRP
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Legal
2 2 (15.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Security Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Security Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Head of Service Delivery
2 2 (15.38%) Head of Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) IT Security Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Information Security Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Head of IT
2 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Security Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) IT Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Information Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Information Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
1 2 (15.38%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Project Management
2 4 (30.77%) Change Management
3 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
3 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) CRAMM
4 1 (7.69%) OWASP
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (7.69%) SIEM
4 1 (7.69%) Cyber Security
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
4 1 (7.69%) Business Development
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security Management
4 1 (7.69%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) CISSP
2 3 (23.08%) CISM
3 2 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (15.38%) Degree
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (15.38%) CCIE
3 2 (15.38%) CCSP
3 2 (15.38%) CCNP
4 1 (7.69%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.69%) COBIT
2 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) NFS
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
1 2 (15.38%) VMware ESX
1 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (15.38%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco
1 2 (15.38%) IBM
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
1 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
1 2 (15.38%) VMware
1 2 (15.38%) Amdocs
1 2 (15.38%) F5