Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 110 88
Rank change year-on-year +13 -22 +40
Contract jobs citing Information Security 57 19 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.25% 0.90% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 1.02% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 15 39
Leeds median daily rate £513 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.89% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £377 £373 £335
90th Percentile £688 £548 £498
West Yorkshire median daily rate £500 £425 £451
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.66% +12.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.25 £22.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -35.23% +51.72% -

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 2,255 1,863 2,525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 89.06% 88.09% 88.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,561 1,260 1,776
Leeds median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £300 £287 £300
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 15 34
Leeds median hourly rate £25.50 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.21% +17.31% -25.71%
10th Percentile £12.85 £12.00 £10.20
90th Percentile £43.45 £35.35 £21.58
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £12.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year +42.86% -15.52% -17.14%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 19 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (28.07%) Firewall
3 13 (22.81%) CISSP
3 13 (22.81%) Cybersecurity
4 11 (19.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (19.30%) PCI DSS
5 10 (17.54%) CISM
6 9 (15.79%) Nessus
6 9 (15.79%) Windows
6 9 (15.79%) SC Cleared
6 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
6 9 (15.79%) Security Operations
7 8 (14.04%) Management Information System
7 8 (14.04%) Risk Management
7 8 (14.04%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (12.28%) CISA
8 7 (12.28%) Linux
8 7 (12.28%) Finance
8 7 (12.28%) Network Security
8 7 (12.28%) GDPR
8 7 (12.28%) SIEM
9 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (10.53%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (10.53%) CEH
9 6 (10.53%) Information Management
9 6 (10.53%) HTTP
9 6 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
9 6 (10.53%) CCSP
9 6 (10.53%) Risk 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:

Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) SAP GRC
1 1 (1.75%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (5.26%) Office 365
2 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.51%) IaaS
2 2 (3.51%) PaaS
2 2 (3.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (28.07%) Firewall
2 7 (12.28%) Network Security
3 6 (10.53%) HTTP
4 5 (8.77%) VPN
5 4 (7.02%) Cisco Firepower
5 4 (7.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (3.51%) BGP
7 2 (3.51%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (3.51%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (3.51%) MPLS
7 2 (3.51%) NaaS
7 2 (3.51%) OSPF
7 2 (3.51%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (3.51%) VXLAN
8 1 (1.75%) FTP
8 1 (1.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.75%) OLAP
1 1 (1.75%) SAP HANA
1 1 (1.75%) Semantic Layer
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Metasploit
1 4 (7.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (12.28%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Retail
3 3 (5.26%) Legal
4 2 (3.51%) Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Brand Awareness
5 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (26.32%) Analyst
2 12 (21.05%) Security Analyst
3 10 (17.54%) Security Manager
4 9 (15.79%) Architect
5 7 (12.28%) Information Analyst
6 6 (10.53%) Consultant
6 6 (10.53%) Information Security Manager
7 5 (8.77%) Information Manager
7 5 (8.77%) Information Security Analyst
7 5 (8.77%) Project Manager
7 5 (8.77%) Security Consultant
7 5 (8.77%) Security Project Manager
8 4 (7.02%) Head of Information
8 4 (7.02%) Head of Information Security
8 4 (7.02%) Head of Security
8 4 (7.02%) Information Security Project Manager
8 4 (7.02%) IT Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) IT Security Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) Network Architect
8 4 (7.02%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) JSON
1 2 (3.51%) Regular Expression
1 2 (3.51%) RESTful
1 2 (3.51%) Web Services
2 1 (1.75%) OpenID
2 1 (1.75%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Management Information System
2 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.53%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (5.26%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.51%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.51%) PKI
4 2 (3.51%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.75%) Fintech
5 1 (1.75%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.79%) Windows
2 7 (12.28%) Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (19.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (15.79%) Security Operations
4 8 (14.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (14.04%) Risk Management
5 7 (12.28%) SIEM
6 6 (10.53%) Information Management
6 6 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (8.77%) Asset Management
7 5 (8.77%) Data Protection
7 5 (8.77%) E-Commerce
7 5 (8.77%) Remediation Plan
7 5 (8.77%) SDLC
7 5 (8.77%) Security Architecture
7 5 (8.77%) Supplier Management
8 4 (7.02%) Identity Management
8 4 (7.02%) Information Security Management
8 4 (7.02%) Security Management
9 3 (5.26%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 13 (22.81%) CISSP
2 10 (17.54%) CISM
3 9 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
4 7 (12.28%) CISA
5 6 (10.53%) CCSP
5 6 (10.53%) CEH
5 6 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (7.02%) CRISC
6 4 (7.02%) GIAC
7 3 (5.26%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 3 (5.26%) CCSA
7 3 (5.26%) CISMP
7 3 (5.26%) SANS
8 1 (1.75%) CGEIT
8 1 (1.75%) Degree
8 1 (1.75%) GCIA
8 1 (1.75%) GSEC
8 1 (1.75%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 1 (1.75%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (19.30%) PCI DSS
3 7 (12.28%) GDPR
4 3 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (3.51%) ISO 9001
6 1 (1.75%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.51%) VMware NSX
3 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (15.79%) Nessus
2 4 (7.02%) CSIRT
2 4 (7.02%) Nmap
3 2 (3.51%) QRadar
Vendors
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.77%) McAfee
3 4 (7.02%) F5
3 4 (7.02%) Intel
3 4 (7.02%) Splunk
4 3 (5.26%) CyberArk
4 3 (5.26%) VMware
5 2 (3.51%) Cisco
6 1 (1.75%) Ariba
6 1 (1.75%) Qualys
6 1 (1.75%) SAP