Period
to 13 August 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 13 August 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
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 63 74 84
Rank change year-on-year +11 +10 +22
Contract jobs citing Information Security 11 41 69
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Leeds 1.59% 2.24% 2.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 2.54% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 36 52
Median daily rate £543 £475 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.21% -13.64% +23.94%
10th Percentile £362 £363 £383
90th Percentile £669 £700 £688
West Yorkshire median daily rate £543 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +14.21% -5.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £20.00

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 612 1,612 2,250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 88.70% 88.04% 90.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 1,126 1,572
Median daily rate £450 £450 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.82% +5.31%
10th Percentile £300 £298 £313
90th Percentile £625 £575 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 65 39
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.86 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +19.17% +6.06%
10th Percentile £16.04 £13.35 £11.18
90th Percentile £48.25 £35.00 £41.70
Median hourly rate £22.29 £18.50 £17.41
% change year-on-year +20.46% +6.26% +23.48%

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 13 August 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

For the 6 months to 13 August 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 8 (72.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (54.55%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (54.55%) GDPR
3 5 (45.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (45.45%) PCI DSS
4 4 (36.36%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (36.36%) CISSP
4 4 (36.36%) CISM
4 4 (36.36%) Finance
5 3 (27.27%) Firewall
5 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
5 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
5 3 (27.27%) CISA
5 3 (27.27%) Degree
5 3 (27.27%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (27.27%) AWS
5 3 (27.27%) SIEM
5 3 (27.27%) Public Sector
6 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
6 2 (18.18%) NIST
6 2 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (18.18%) GCP
6 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) COBIT
6 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
7 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (9.09%) e-Learning

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) AWS
2 2 (18.18%) GCP
3 1 (9.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (9.09%) Amazon S3
3 1 (9.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Big Data
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Bitbucket
1 1 (9.09%) Bitbucket Server
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (9.09%) GitLab
1 1 (9.09%) Snyk
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Public Sector
3 1 (9.09%) Law
3 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
1 7 (63.64%) Security Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Information Security Officer
3 2 (18.18%) Security Officer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Chief Information Officer
4 1 (9.09%) Chief Information Security Officer
4 1 (9.09%) Chief Security Officer
4 1 (9.09%) CIO
4 1 (9.09%) Information Governance Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Information Officer
4 1 (9.09%) Information Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Security Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) e-Learning
2 1 (9.09%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (36.36%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (27.27%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
3 3 (27.27%) SIEM
4 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
4 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
4 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Change Control
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (9.09%) Data Governance
5 1 (9.09%) Data Security
5 1 (9.09%) Digital Forensics
5 1 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Open Source
5 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
5 1 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (9.09%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) CISM
1 4 (36.36%) CISSP
2 3 (27.27%) CISA
2 3 (27.27%) Degree
3 2 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) AWS Certification
4 1 (9.09%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (9.09%) CRISC
4 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) ECDL
4 1 (9.09%) ISEB
4 1 (9.09%) Postgraduate
4 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (54.55%) GDPR
3 5 (45.45%) PCI DSS
3 5 (45.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (18.18%) COBIT
4 2 (18.18%) NIST
5 1 (9.09%) FISMA
5 1 (9.09%) HIPAA
5 1 (9.09%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft