Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 89 110
Rank change year-on-year +19 +21 +9
Contract jobs citing Information Security 69 50 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.92% 2.24% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.30% 2.57% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 30 25
Leeds median daily rate £550 £464 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.66% -19.39% +40.24%
10th Percentile £320 £370 £425
90th Percentile £658 £625 £730
West Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £450 £588
% change year-on-year - -23.40% +43.29%
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% -3.33%

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 2,094 1,944 2,251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 88.54% 87.06% 88.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,451 1,379 1,493
Leeds median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £313 £265 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £414 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +2.16% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 33 40
Leeds median hourly rate £17.91 £25.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.37% +88.68% -11.67%
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.98 £10.47
90th Percentile £26.85 £40.00 £30.83
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.21 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +7.53% +10.34% -3.33%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 25 (36.23%) CISSP
1 25 (36.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (26.09%) Security Architecture
3 14 (20.29%) Management Information System
3 14 (20.29%) Security Cleared
4 13 (18.84%) CISM
4 13 (18.84%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (18.84%) GDPR
5 12 (17.39%) SOA
5 12 (17.39%) Security Management
5 12 (17.39%) Retail
6 11 (15.94%) PCI DSS
6 11 (15.94%) SC Cleared
6 11 (15.94%) ISMS
6 11 (15.94%) Firewall
6 11 (15.94%) Information Security Management
6 11 (15.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 11 (15.94%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (14.49%) Windows
7 10 (14.49%) McAfee
7 10 (14.49%) Information Management
8 9 (13.04%) Nessus
9 8 (11.59%) Data Protection
9 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
9 8 (11.59%) E-Commerce
9 8 (11.59%) SIEM
10 7 (10.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 7 (10.14%) Splunk
10 7 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (10.14%) Risk 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 5 (7.25%) Office 365
2 4 (5.80%) G Suite
3 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.45%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.45%) IaaS
4 1 (1.45%) PaaS
4 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.94%) Firewall
2 7 (10.14%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (8.70%) Network Security
4 5 (7.25%) HTTP
5 1 (1.45%) BGP
5 1 (1.45%) FTP
5 1 (1.45%) IPsec
5 1 (1.45%) IPv6
5 1 (1.45%) LAN
5 1 (1.45%) OSPF
5 1 (1.45%) VPN
Development Applications
1 6 (8.70%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (17.39%) Retail
2 5 (7.25%) Finance
3 2 (2.90%) Games
4 1 (1.45%) Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Law
4 1 (1.45%) Legal
4 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (40.58%) Analyst
2 18 (26.09%) Consultant
3 14 (20.29%) Security Consultant
4 10 (14.49%) Information Analyst
5 9 (13.04%) Security Analyst
6 7 (10.14%) Architect
6 7 (10.14%) IT Consultant
6 7 (10.14%) IT Security Consultant
6 7 (10.14%) Security Architect
7 6 (8.70%) Business Analyst
7 6 (8.70%) GDPR Business Analyst
7 6 (8.70%) Information Security Analyst
8 5 (7.25%) E-Commerce Consultant
9 4 (5.80%) CISSP Consultant
9 4 (5.80%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (5.80%) Service Analyst
9 4 (5.80%) Service Desk Analyst
10 3 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
10 3 (4.35%) Senior Business Analyst
10 3 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) Regular Expression
1 5 (7.25%) Web Services
2 1 (1.45%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.29%) Management Information System
2 11 (15.94%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.70%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (8.70%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (4.35%) NHS
5 2 (2.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.45%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.45%) PKI
6 1 (1.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.49%) Windows
2 4 (5.80%) Windows 10
3 3 (4.35%) Mac OS
4 2 (2.90%) Linux
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.09%) Security Architecture
2 13 (18.84%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (17.39%) Security Management
3 12 (17.39%) SOA
4 11 (15.94%) Information Security Management
4 11 (15.94%) ISMS
5 10 (14.49%) Information Management
6 8 (11.59%) Data Protection
6 8 (11.59%) E-Commerce
6 8 (11.59%) SIEM
7 7 (10.14%) Incident Management
7 7 (10.14%) Risk Management
7 7 (10.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 7 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (7.25%) Configuration Management
8 5 (7.25%) Data Analytics
8 5 (7.25%) Data Security
8 5 (7.25%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (7.25%) Workflow
8 5 (7.25%) Workflow Management
Qualifications
1 25 (36.23%) CISSP
2 14 (20.29%) Security Cleared
3 13 (18.84%) CISM
4 11 (15.94%) SC Cleared
5 5 (7.25%) CEH
6 4 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (4.35%) CCNA
7 3 (4.35%) Degree
7 3 (4.35%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 2 (2.90%) CISMP
8 2 (2.90%) CRISC
9 1 (1.45%) CCSA
9 1 (1.45%) CCSP
9 1 (1.45%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (1.45%) GCED
9 1 (1.45%) GCIA
9 1 (1.45%) GIAC
9 1 (1.45%) GSEC
9 1 (1.45%) MCP
9 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (36.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (18.84%) GDPR
3 11 (15.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 11 (15.94%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (1.45%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.45%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 6 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.35%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 9 (13.04%) Nessus
2 6 (8.70%) CSIRT
2 6 (8.70%) Nmap
2 6 (8.70%) QRadar
2 6 (8.70%) SCCM
3 3 (4.35%) Aspera SmartTrack
4 1 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 10 (14.49%) McAfee
2 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
3 7 (10.14%) Splunk
4 5 (7.25%) Intel
5 4 (5.80%) Netskope
6 3 (4.35%) Google
6 3 (4.35%) Remedy
7 2 (2.90%) Cisco
7 2 (2.90%) F5
7 2 (2.90%) Qualys
7 2 (2.90%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.45%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.45%) Citrix
8 1 (1.45%) Dell
8 1 (1.45%) EMC
8 1 (1.45%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.45%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.45%) IBM
8 1 (1.45%) Ivanti
8 1 (1.45%) NetApp