The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the West 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 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 99 93 91
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing Information Security 16 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.79% 0.68% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.81% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 4
Average daily rate £420 £395 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.32% -14.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £357 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £462 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.04% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.56 £22.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+133.61% -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 West Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1669 1475 1216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 82.10% 83.52% 78.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1139 1028 739
Average daily rate £400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 31 15
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.24 £11.13 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £36.00 £152.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 11 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
Leeds -5 14 £420 +6.32% 12
Wakefield - 2 - -
Information Security
Yorkshire

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 19 (40.43%) CISSP
2 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
2 13 (27.66%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (25.53%) CESG
4 11 (23.40%) Information Assurance
4 11 (23.40%) Service Management
4 11 (23.40%) Management Information System
5 10 (21.28%) Security Management
6 9 (19.15%) Windows
6 9 (19.15%) Incident Management
7 8 (17.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (17.02%) VMware
7 8 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (17.02%) Active Directory
8 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (14.89%) MCSA
8 7 (14.89%) Finance
8 7 (14.89%) Change Management
8 7 (14.89%) Windows 7
9 6 (12.77%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (12.77%) PCI DSS
9 6 (12.77%) CISM
9 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
9 6 (12.77%) MS Exchange
9 6 (12.77%) ITIL
9 6 (12.77%) SLA
9 6 (12.77%) Information Governance
9 6 (12.77%) Security Operations
9 6 (12.77%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (10.64%) Driving Licence

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 6 (12.77%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Office
2 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) IaaS
1 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) Firewall
2 1 (2.13%) DHCP
2 1 (2.13%) DNS
2 1 (2.13%) LDAP
2 1 (2.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects XI
1 1 (2.13%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Power View
1 1 (2.13%) MySQL
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (14.89%) Finance
2 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
3 4 (8.51%) Legal
4 3 (6.38%) Law
5 2 (4.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (29.79%) Analyst
2 12 (25.53%) Security Specialist
3 6 (12.77%) Help Desk Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Service Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) Field Support Technician
4 5 (10.64%) Support Technician
5 4 (8.51%) Consultant
5 4 (8.51%) Security Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Security Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Access Control Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) CISSP Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) Information Security Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) IT Auditor
7 2 (4.26%) SIEM Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Vulnerability Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.53%) CESG
2 11 (23.40%) Management Information System
3 6 (12.77%) Security Operations Centre
3 6 (12.77%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (10.64%) CCTV
4 5 (10.64%) Driving Licence
5 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (6.38%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (6.38%) NHS
7 1 (2.13%) DataPower
7 1 (2.13%) Learning Management System
7 1 (2.13%) Private Cloud
7 1 (2.13%) Smart Energy
7 1 (2.13%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) Windows
2 7 (14.89%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.38%) Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.66%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (23.40%) Information Assurance
2 11 (23.40%) Service Management
3 10 (21.28%) Security Management
4 9 (19.15%) Incident Management
5 7 (14.89%) Change Management
6 6 (12.77%) Information Governance
6 6 (12.77%) ITIL
6 6 (12.77%) Security Operations
7 4 (8.51%) Risk Management
8 3 (6.38%) Business Analysis
8 3 (6.38%) Business Continuity
8 3 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (6.38%) Information Security Management
8 3 (6.38%) Line Management
8 3 (6.38%) SIEM
9 2 (4.26%) Computer Security
9 2 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (4.26%) Process Improvement
9 2 (4.26%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.26%) Bash Shell
1 2 (4.26%) Perl
1 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
1 2 (4.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (40.43%) CISSP
2 7 (14.89%) MCSA
2 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (12.77%) CISM
4 4 (8.51%) CISA
5 3 (6.38%) CISMP
5 3 (6.38%) Degree
6 2 (4.26%) GIAC
7 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.13%) CCIE
7 1 (2.13%) CCNP
7 1 (2.13%) CEH
7 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.13%) CLAS
7 1 (2.13%) ISSAP
7 1 (2.13%) RHCE
7 1 (2.13%) SANS
7 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (12.77%) PCI DSS
2 6 (12.77%) SLA
3 4 (8.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (6.38%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (4.26%) COBIT
5 2 (4.26%) ISAE 3402
5 2 (4.26%) QA
5 2 (4.26%) SSAE 16
6 1 (2.13%) CESG Infosec
6 1 (2.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (2.13%) ISO 9000
6 1 (2.13%) ISO22301
6 1 (2.13%) RMADS
6 1 (2.13%) Val IT
System Software
1 8 (17.02%) Active Directory
1 8 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Nessus
Vendors
1 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.02%) VMware
3 2 (4.26%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.13%) Capita
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco
4 1 (2.13%) Peoplefluent
4 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.13%) Sage
4 1 (2.13%) SAP