Period
to 25 September 2018

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 25 September 2018 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 98 103
Rank change year-on-year +23 +5 +45
Contract jobs citing Information Security 74 29 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.95% 1.34% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.28% 1.51% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 22 26
Leeds median daily rate £550 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £326 £372
90th Percentile £688 £572 £641
West Yorkshire median daily rate £525 £438 £475
% change year-on-year +20.00% -7.89% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.20 £14.50
% change year-on-year +40.85% -2.07% +8.13%

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 2,253 1,916 2,549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 89.76% 88.62% 90.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,571 1,327 1,755
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £279 £300
90th Percentile £551 £550 £563
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 25 37
Leeds median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +18.52% -0.70%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.83 £10.20
90th Percentile £30.00 £35.35 £31.50
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.20 £14.50
% change year-on-year +19.72% -2.07% +6.66%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Leeds

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in Leeds

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Leeds over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in Leeds

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, 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 26 (35.14%) CISSP
2 24 (32.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (25.68%) Security Architecture
4 17 (22.97%) Security Cleared
4 17 (22.97%) Cybersecurity
5 16 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (21.62%) SC Cleared
5 16 (21.62%) Management Information System
6 15 (20.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (18.92%) Nessus
8 13 (17.57%) Retail
8 13 (17.57%) Firewall
8 13 (17.57%) GDPR
9 12 (16.22%) Risk Management
9 12 (16.22%) CISM
9 12 (16.22%) Windows
10 11 (14.86%) SOA
10 11 (14.86%) HTTP
10 11 (14.86%) Information Management
10 11 (14.86%) Network Security
11 10 (13.51%) PCI DSS
11 10 (13.51%) Splunk
11 10 (13.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 9 (12.16%) Nmap
12 9 (12.16%) Intrusion Detection
12 9 (12.16%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (12.16%) Cyberthreat
12 9 (12.16%) CSIRT
12 9 (12.16%) SIEM
12 9 (12.16%) Data Protection

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.57%) Firewall
2 11 (14.86%) HTTP
2 11 (14.86%) Network Security
3 9 (12.16%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (2.70%) FTP
5 1 (1.35%) BGP
5 1 (1.35%) Internet
5 1 (1.35%) IPsec
5 1 (1.35%) IPv6
5 1 (1.35%) OSPF
5 1 (1.35%) VPN
Development Applications
1 9 (12.16%) Metasploit
General
1 13 (17.57%) Retail
2 8 (10.81%) Finance
3 4 (5.41%) Legal
4 2 (2.70%) Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Brand Awareness
5 1 (1.35%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.35%) Games
5 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (35.14%) Analyst
2 14 (18.92%) Security Analyst
3 12 (16.22%) Consultant
4 11 (14.86%) Security Consultant
5 10 (13.51%) Security Manager
6 9 (12.16%) Information Analyst
7 8 (10.81%) Information Security Analyst
8 7 (9.46%) Business Analyst
8 7 (9.46%) GDPR Business Analyst
9 6 (8.11%) Information Security Manager
9 6 (8.11%) IT Consultant
9 6 (8.11%) IT Security Consultant
10 5 (6.76%) Architect
10 5 (6.76%) E-Commerce Consultant
10 5 (6.76%) Information Manager
10 5 (6.76%) Security Architect
10 5 (6.76%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (5.41%) CISSP Consultant
11 4 (5.41%) Information Security Project Manager
11 4 (5.41%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) Web Services
2 2 (2.70%) JSON
2 2 (2.70%) OpenID
2 2 (2.70%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (21.62%) Management Information System
2 9 (12.16%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (8.11%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.70%) PKI
4 2 (2.70%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.35%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.35%) Fintech
5 1 (1.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.22%) Windows
2 6 (8.11%) Linux
3 3 (4.05%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.35%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.68%) Security Architecture
2 17 (22.97%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (20.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (16.22%) Risk Management
5 11 (14.86%) Information Management
5 11 (14.86%) SOA
6 9 (12.16%) Data Protection
6 9 (12.16%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (12.16%) SIEM
7 8 (10.81%) E-Commerce
7 8 (10.81%) Security Operations
8 7 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (9.46%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 6 (8.11%) Risk Assessment
9 6 (8.11%) Vulnerability Management
10 5 (6.76%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (6.76%) Asset Management
10 5 (6.76%) Data Security
10 5 (6.76%) Information Security Management
10 5 (6.76%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 26 (35.14%) CISSP
2 17 (22.97%) Security Cleared
3 16 (21.62%) SC Cleared
4 12 (16.22%) CISM
5 7 (9.46%) CEH
6 5 (6.76%) CISMP
6 5 (6.76%) CRISC
7 4 (5.41%) Degree
7 4 (5.41%) SANS
8 3 (4.05%) CCNA
8 3 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (4.05%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 2 (2.70%) GCED
9 2 (2.70%) GCIA
9 2 (2.70%) GIAC
9 2 (2.70%) GSEC
10 1 (1.35%) CCSA
10 1 (1.35%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (1.35%) MCP
10 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (32.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (17.57%) GDPR
3 10 (13.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 10 (13.51%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (1.35%) COBIT
5 1 (1.35%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 3 (4.05%) BitLocker
2 1 (1.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (18.92%) Nessus
2 9 (12.16%) CSIRT
2 9 (12.16%) Nmap
3 7 (9.46%) QRadar
4 6 (8.11%) SCCM
5 3 (4.05%) Aspera SmartTrack
6 1 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 10 (13.51%) Splunk
2 6 (8.11%) McAfee
3 5 (6.76%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.05%) Intel
4 3 (4.05%) Qualys
4 3 (4.05%) Remedy
5 2 (2.70%) Cisco
5 2 (2.70%) F5
6 1 (1.35%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.35%) Citrix
6 1 (1.35%) CyberArk
6 1 (1.35%) Dell
6 1 (1.35%) EMC
6 1 (1.35%) Forcepoint
6 1 (1.35%) Ivanti
6 1 (1.35%) NetApp
6 1 (1.35%) Netskope
6 1 (1.35%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.35%) Varonis
6 1 (1.35%) VMware