Period
to 6 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 6 months to 6 April 2020 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)
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 59 89 87
Rank change year-on-year +30 -2 +16
Contract jobs citing Information Security 40 43 57
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Leeds 2.75% 1.90% 2.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.12% 2.15% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 29 32
Median daily rate £525 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £425 £320 £375
90th Percentile £649 £642 £625
West Yorkshire median daily rate £525 £400 £475
% change year-on-year +31.25% -15.79% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.14% - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £14.58
% change year-on-year +57.14% +140.14% +0.52%

Information Security is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,284 2,000 2,184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 88.25% 88.30% 87.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 830 1,404 1,513
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £292
90th Percentile £618 £575 £538
West Yorkshire median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 58 47
Median hourly rate £21.50 £20.24 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -49.41% +201.89%
10th Percentile £15.00 £10.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £35.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.41% +5.71% +20.69%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Leeds

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Information Security in Leeds.

Daily rate trend for Information Security in Leeds

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Information Security in Leeds over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Information Security in Leeds

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Information Security in Leeds.

Hourly rate trend for Information Security in Leeds

Information Security
Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Information Security in Leeds over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Information Security in Leeds

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 16 (40.00%) Retail
2 15 (37.50%) CISSP
3 11 (27.50%) CISM
4 9 (22.50%) PCI DSS
5 8 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 8 (20.00%) Web Services
5 8 (20.00%) SOA
6 7 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (17.50%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (15.00%) Security Architecture
7 6 (15.00%) AWS
8 5 (12.50%) Azure
8 5 (12.50%) SABSA
8 5 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (12.50%) TOGAF
9 4 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (10.00%) ISSAP
9 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (10.00%) ISMS
9 4 (10.00%) Information Governance
9 4 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (10.00%) Learning Management System
9 4 (10.00%) Data Governance
9 4 (10.00%) DRM
9 4 (10.00%) Windows
9 4 (10.00%) GIAC
9 4 (10.00%) Sony
9 4 (10.00%) Firewall
9 4 (10.00%) Information Security Management
9 4 (10.00%) Security Management

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (15.00%) AWS
2 5 (12.50%) Azure
3 3 (7.50%) Office 365
4 2 (5.00%) GCP
4 2 (5.00%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (2.50%) Internet
2 1 (2.50%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Power View
1 2 (5.00%) Power BI
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (40.00%) Retail
2 4 (10.00%) Law
3 3 (7.50%) Finance
4 2 (5.00%) Public Sector
5 1 (2.50%) Legal
5 1 (2.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Analyst
2 9 (22.50%) Consultant
2 9 (22.50%) Security Consultant
2 9 (22.50%) Security Manager
3 6 (15.00%) Information Security Manager
4 5 (12.50%) Architect
4 5 (12.50%) Information Manager
4 5 (12.50%) Security Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 4 (10.00%) Security Project Manager
5 4 (10.00%) Training Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Security Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Data Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Service Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (2.50%) .NET
2 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.00%) Learning Management System
2 4 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.50%) e-Learning
4 2 (5.00%) BYOD
5 1 (2.50%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 1 (2.50%) Cyberattack
5 1 (2.50%) NHS
5 1 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.00%) SOA
1 8 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 7 (17.50%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (15.00%) Security Architecture
4 5 (12.50%) SABSA
4 5 (12.50%) TOGAF
5 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.00%) Architectural Design
5 4 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (10.00%) Data Governance
5 4 (10.00%) DRM
5 4 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
5 4 (10.00%) Information Governance
5 4 (10.00%) Information Security Management
5 4 (10.00%) ISMS
5 4 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (10.00%) Security Management
5 4 (10.00%) Threat Intelligence
6 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
6 3 (7.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
1 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (5.00%) Python
1 2 (5.00%) SQL
1 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.50%) C#
2 1 (2.50%) Java
2 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (37.50%) CISSP
2 11 (27.50%) CISM
3 4 (10.00%) GIAC
3 4 (10.00%) ISSAP
3 4 (10.00%) SANS
4 3 (7.50%) CISA
4 3 (7.50%) Degree
5 2 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (5.00%) DBS Check
6 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (22.50%) PCI DSS
2 5 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (5.00%) COBIT
3 2 (5.00%) NIST
4 1 (2.50%) FISMA
4 1 (2.50%) HIPAA
4 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.00%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) MaaS360
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) Sony
2 3 (7.50%) Splunk
3 2 (5.00%) McAfee
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.00%) Ping Identity
4 1 (2.50%) Remedy