The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 54 46 52
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing Information Security 7 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.28% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 0.35% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
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£308 £575 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
Information Security
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 South Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
427 286 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 77.92% 68.59% 74.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 161 197
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £260 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 10
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.17 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% +38.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £11.30 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.65 £190.00 £16.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff - 6 £311 - 3
Information Security
Wales

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 10 (71.43%) Management Information System
2 7 (50.00%) C#
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (50.00%) SOAP
2 7 (50.00%) Web Services
2 7 (50.00%) XML
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 7 (50.00%) WCF
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (42.86%) NHS
3 6 (42.86%) Security Management
3 6 (42.86%) Replication
4 5 (35.71%) Risk Management
4 5 (35.71%) Information Security Management
4 5 (35.71%) Network Security
4 5 (35.71%) ISMS
4 5 (35.71%) SCADA
5 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
5 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
5 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (28.57%) Firewall
5 4 (28.57%) ITIL
5 4 (28.57%) Business Continuity
6 3 (21.43%) Back Office

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) Network Security
2 4 (28.57%) Firewall
3 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (21.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Developer
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Security Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Security Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) IT Security Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Senior IT Security Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Information Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) IT Support Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Support Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) IT Support
5 1 (7.14%) Security Advisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) SOAP
1 7 (50.00%) Web Services
1 7 (50.00%) XML
1 7 (50.00%) WCF
2 3 (21.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (71.43%) Management Information System
2 6 (42.86%) Replication
2 6 (42.86%) NHS
3 5 (35.71%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Security Management
2 5 (35.71%) Risk Management
2 5 (35.71%) Information Security Management
2 5 (35.71%) ISMS
3 4 (28.57%) Business Continuity
3 4 (28.57%) ITIL
3 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
4 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) ETL
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
5 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Information Assurance
5 1 (7.14%) Security Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) C#
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
1 7 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) CEH
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft