The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for Information Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 25 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Information Security (InfoSec)
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 56 35
Rank change year-on-year +25 -21  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 9 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.82% 0.54% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.24% 0.67% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 2
Median daily rate £401 £350 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.57% +20.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £350 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £350 £298
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +104.76% -6.66%  

Information Security is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 278 300 222
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 87.15% 81.74% 86.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 220 168
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 10
Median hourly rate £16.28 £13.00 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.23% -16.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £13.00 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £35.00 £22.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.52 £30.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +20.32%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing Information Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Cardiff

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in Cardiff

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Cardiff over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 9 (52.94%) PCI DSS
2 6 (35.29%) CISM
2 6 (35.29%) CISSP
2 6 (35.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (29.41%) ISMS
4 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
4 4 (23.53%) CISA
5 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
5 3 (17.65%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (17.65%) Information Security Management
5 3 (17.65%) Security Management
5 3 (17.65%) COBIT
5 3 (17.65%) Data Protection
5 3 (17.65%) Computer Security
5 3 (17.65%) CRISC
5 3 (17.65%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 2 (11.76%) Threat Intelligence
6 2 (11.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (11.76%) Information Security Governance
6 2 (11.76%) Security Testing
6 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (11.76%) Information Assurance
6 2 (11.76%) Digital Forensics
6 2 (11.76%) SIEM
6 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
6 2 (11.76%) Degree
6 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (11.76%) Service Management
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) HTTP
2 2 (11.76%) IPsec
2 2 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
1 8 (47.06%) Security Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Information Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Information Security Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Security Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) ICT Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) IT Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) IT Security Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Project Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Security Advisor
4 2 (11.76%) Security Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Security Solutions Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Data Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) ISMS
2 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (17.65%) Computer Security
3 3 (17.65%) Data Protection
3 3 (17.65%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 3 (17.65%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (17.65%) Information Security Management
3 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
3 3 (17.65%) Security Management
4 2 (11.76%) Digital Forensics
4 2 (11.76%) Information Assurance
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (11.76%) Security Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Service Management
4 2 (11.76%) SIEM
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.76%) Threat Intelligence
4 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) CISM
1 6 (35.29%) CISSP
2 4 (23.53%) CISA
3 3 (17.65%) CRISC
4 2 (11.76%) Degree
4 2 (11.76%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (52.94%) PCI DSS
2 6 (35.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (17.65%) COBIT
4 1 (5.88%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Incident Response Team
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco
1 2 (11.76%) VMware
2 1 (5.88%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow