The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 121 111 87
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -24
Contract jobs citing Information Security 15 16 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.53% 0.62% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.85% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 14
Average daily rate
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£400 £275 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -17.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £200 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £411
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-50.00% +150.00%
Information Security
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2209 1891 1475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 78.78% 73.72% 70.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1448 1168 752
Average daily rate £370 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 38 56
Average hourly rate £17.69 £25.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.25% +19.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.16 £12.21 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £45.00 £36.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015. 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
West Yorkshire -3 13 £416 +23.24% 13
South Yorkshire -5 2 £100 - 5
North Yorkshire - - - - 4
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 13 (44.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (37.93%) CISSP
3 8 (27.59%) ITIL
4 6 (20.69%) Risk Management
4 6 (20.69%) Finance
4 6 (20.69%) CEH
4 6 (20.69%) PCI DSS
5 5 (17.24%) GIAC
5 5 (17.24%) Firewall
5 5 (17.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 5 (17.24%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
6 4 (13.79%) CISM
6 4 (13.79%) Legal
6 4 (13.79%) Security Architecture
6 4 (13.79%) SIEM
7 3 (10.34%) Cyber Security
7 3 (10.34%) Ethical Hacking
7 3 (10.34%) Business Development
7 3 (10.34%) Security Testing
7 3 (10.34%) SCCM
7 3 (10.34%) SCOM
7 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (10.34%) CISA
7 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (10.34%) MS Visio
7 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
7 3 (10.34%) Project Management
8 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
8 2 (6.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Visio
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS Office
3 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) Firewall
2 2 (6.90%) SAN
2 2 (6.90%) Network Security
3 1 (3.45%) Wireless
3 1 (3.45%) LDAP
3 1 (3.45%) Internet
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Legal
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Billing
3 1 (3.45%) Games
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Security Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) IT Security Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Information Security Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Information Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Security Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Security Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) IT Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Information Architect
6 2 (6.90%) IT Security Officer
6 2 (6.90%) Security Officer
6 2 (6.90%) IT Security Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Information Security Officer
6 2 (6.90%) Security Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Head of IT
6 2 (6.90%) Head of Service Delivery
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Cryptography
1 1 (3.45%) CESG
1 1 (3.45%) CESG CLAS
1 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) ITIL
2 6 (20.69%) Risk Management
3 4 (13.79%) Security Architecture
3 4 (13.79%) SIEM
4 3 (10.34%) Cyber Security
4 3 (10.34%) Ethical Hacking
4 3 (10.34%) Business Development
4 3 (10.34%) Security Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (10.34%) Project Management
5 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.90%) Security Management
5 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.90%) Change Management
5 2 (6.90%) Validation
5 2 (6.90%) Migration
5 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (6.90%) Requirements Management
5 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) C
2 1 (3.45%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) CISSP
2 6 (20.69%) CEH
3 5 (17.24%) GIAC
3 5 (17.24%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (13.79%) CISM
5 3 (10.34%) CISA
6 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (6.90%) MCSE
6 2 (6.90%) MCSA
6 2 (6.90%) CHFI
7 1 (3.45%) CISMP
7 1 (3.45%) Degree
7 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.45%) CCSP
7 1 (3.45%) CCNA
7 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (44.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (20.69%) PCI DSS
3 5 (17.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (6.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) SCCM
1 3 (10.34%) SCOM
2 1 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) McAfee
3 1 (3.45%) VMware
3 1 (3.45%) Amdocs
3 1 (3.45%) Sophos
3 1 (3.45%) Apple
3 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.45%) Symantec
3 1 (3.45%) Websense