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 3 months to 28 March 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)
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 68 79
Rank change year-on-year -11 +11  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 9 30 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.89% 2.08% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 2.44% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 23 10
Median daily rate £450 £410 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.75% -1.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £352 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £56.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.55% +150.00%  

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 Leeds with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 870 1231 1026
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 85.80% 85.25% 87.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 874 687
Median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 17
Median hourly rate £15.86 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.00% -27.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.38 £10.20 £12.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.46 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 28 March 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 17 (60.71%) Management Information System
2 16 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (35.71%) Incident Management
3 10 (35.71%) ISMS
3 10 (35.71%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (35.71%) Information Security Management
3 10 (35.71%) Security Management
3 10 (35.71%) Business Continuity
4 8 (28.57%) Risk Management
5 6 (21.43%) Internet
5 6 (21.43%) Vulnerability Management
5 6 (21.43%) Security Operations
5 6 (21.43%) Security Operations Centre
6 5 (17.86%) BYOD
7 4 (14.29%) Data Analysis
7 4 (14.29%) Office 365
7 4 (14.29%) PCI DSS
7 4 (14.29%) PCI QSA
7 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (14.29%) Client/Server
7 4 (14.29%) LAN
7 4 (14.29%) CISM
7 4 (14.29%) CISSP
7 4 (14.29%) Firewall
7 4 (14.29%) Finance
7 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (10.71%) Retail
8 3 (10.71%) Asset Management
8 3 (10.71%) Vulnerability Assessment

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 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) Internet
2 4 (14.29%) Firewall
2 4 (14.29%) LAN
3 3 (10.71%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Security Manager
2 12 (42.86%) Security Assurance Manager
3 6 (21.43%) Architect
3 6 (21.43%) Security Architect
4 4 (14.29%) Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Consultant
4 4 (14.29%) Information Security Consultant
4 4 (14.29%) Information Security Specialist
4 4 (14.29%) Information Specialist
4 4 (14.29%) PCI DSS Consultant
4 4 (14.29%) PCI DSS Specialist
4 4 (14.29%) Security Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Security Consultant
4 4 (14.29%) Security Specialist
5 3 (10.71%) Information Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Information Manager
5 3 (10.71%) Information Security Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Information Security Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 17 (60.71%) Management Information System
2 6 (21.43%) Security Operations Centre
3 5 (17.86%) BYOD
4 4 (14.29%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.57%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Business Continuity
1 10 (35.71%) Cybersecurity
1 10 (35.71%) Incident Management
1 10 (35.71%) Information Security Management
1 10 (35.71%) ISMS
1 10 (35.71%) Security Management
2 8 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 6 (21.43%) Security Operations
3 6 (21.43%) Vulnerability Management
4 4 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (10.71%) Asset Management
5 3 (10.71%) ITIL
5 3 (10.71%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Security Hardening
5 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
5 3 (10.71%) Software Asset Management
5 3 (10.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (10.71%) Wealth Management
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) CISM
1 4 (14.29%) CISSP
1 4 (14.29%) PCI QSA
1 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (14.29%) PCI DSS
3 3 (10.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (10.71%) SLA
4 1 (3.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft