The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 27 38 37
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -1
Contract jobs citing Information Security 25 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 5.00% 0.88% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.67% 1.12% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 2 0
Average daily rate £455 £258 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £441 £415
% change year-on-year
+1.98% +6.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -50.00%
Information Security
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 South Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
375 268 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 75.00% 79.06% 65.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 172 111
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £250 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 16
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.73 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.96% -12.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.10 £23.20 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Sheffield +5 24 £455 +9.63% 5
Information Security
Yorkshire

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 17 (38.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (31.82%) Risk Management
3 13 (29.55%) Intrusion Detection
4 12 (27.27%) QRadar
5 11 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (25.00%) Information Assurance
5 11 (25.00%) ArcSight
5 11 (25.00%) Firewall
6 10 (22.73%) Data Protection
6 10 (22.73%) Network Security
7 9 (20.45%) PCI DSS
7 9 (20.45%) CISSP
7 9 (20.45%) Penetration Testing
8 8 (18.18%) Nessus
8 8 (18.18%) Management Information System
8 8 (18.18%) HTTP
8 8 (18.18%) Metasploit
8 8 (18.18%) Nmap
8 8 (18.18%) Splunk
8 8 (18.18%) RMADS
9 7 (15.91%) ISO27005
9 7 (15.91%) Cyberthreat
9 7 (15.91%) FTP
9 7 (15.91%) CISM
9 7 (15.91%) HTTPS
9 7 (15.91%) SSL
9 7 (15.91%) Ethical Hacking
9 7 (15.91%) Network Design
9 7 (15.91%) Information Management
10 6 (13.64%) Network Monitoring

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 (2.27%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) IaaS
1 3 (6.82%) PaaS
1 3 (6.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (29.55%) Intrusion Detection
2 11 (25.00%) Firewall
3 10 (22.73%) Network Security
4 8 (18.18%) HTTP
5 7 (15.91%) FTP
5 7 (15.91%) HTTPS
5 7 (15.91%) SSL
6 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.27%) DNS
7 1 (2.27%) Internet
7 1 (2.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.27%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (4.55%) Banking
1 2 (4.55%) Finance
1 2 (4.55%) Legal
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (36.36%) Consultant
2 13 (29.55%) Analyst
2 13 (29.55%) Security Consultant
3 11 (25.00%) Security Analyst
4 8 (18.18%) Information Security Consultant
5 7 (15.91%) Security Manager
6 6 (13.64%) Network Consultant
6 6 (13.64%) Network Security Consultant
6 6 (13.64%) SOC Analyst
7 5 (11.36%) ArcSight Analyst
7 5 (11.36%) SOC Manager
8 4 (9.09%) Architect
8 4 (9.09%) Operational Security Manager
8 4 (9.09%) Security Operations Manager
9 3 (6.82%) Information Assurance Consultant
9 3 (6.82%) Security Architect
10 2 (4.55%) Head of Information
10 2 (4.55%) Head of Information Security
10 2 (4.55%) Head of Security
10 2 (4.55%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) Regular Expression
2 1 (2.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 7 (15.91%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (13.64%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (11.36%) Performance Metrics
6 4 (9.09%) CESG
7 3 (6.82%) Client/Server
7 3 (6.82%) Private Cloud
8 1 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) Linux
1 5 (11.36%) Windows
2 4 (9.09%) Unix
3 1 (2.27%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) Risk Management
2 11 (25.00%) Information Assurance
3 10 (22.73%) Data Protection
4 9 (20.45%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (15.91%) Ethical Hacking
5 7 (15.91%) Information Management
5 7 (15.91%) Network Design
6 6 (13.64%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (13.64%) Security Operations
6 6 (13.64%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (11.36%) Change Management
7 5 (11.36%) Project Planning
7 5 (11.36%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (9.09%) SIEM
9 3 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (6.82%) Business Continuity
9 3 (6.82%) Business Continuity Management
9 3 (6.82%) TOGAF
9 3 (6.82%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.27%) C
1 1 (2.27%) C++
1 1 (2.27%) Java
1 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (20.45%) CISSP
2 7 (15.91%) CISM
3 4 (9.09%) GCIA
3 4 (9.09%) GSEC
4 3 (6.82%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (2.27%) CISMP
5 1 (2.27%) Degree
5 1 (2.27%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (38.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (20.45%) PCI DSS
3 8 (18.18%) RMADS
4 7 (15.91%) ISO27005
5 2 (4.55%) BS25999
6 1 (2.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
Systems Management
1 12 (27.27%) QRadar
2 8 (18.18%) Nessus
2 8 (18.18%) Nmap
3 1 (2.27%) Control-M
3 1 (2.27%) SCCM
3 1 (2.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) ArcSight
2 8 (18.18%) Splunk
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle
3 1 (2.27%) Tableau