Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 110 104
Rank change year-on-year +15 -6 +9
Contract jobs citing Information Security 49 28 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.06% 1.25% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 1.45% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 23 26
Leeds median daily rate £475 £500 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +21.95% +1.23%
10th Percentile £375 £425 £319
90th Percentile £625 £730 £456
West Yorkshire median daily rate £475 £500 £408
% change year-on-year -5.00% +22.70% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Leeds median hourly rate - - £15.50
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.38 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -0.86% -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 2,049 1,926 2,591
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 86.16% 85.68% 87.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,424 1,260 1,774
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £275 £270 £275
90th Percentile £542 £551 £579
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 26 50
Leeds median hourly rate £40.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +196.30% -10.00% -6.25%
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.31
% change year-on-year +10.34% -5.28% -6.43%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 20 (40.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (24.49%) Firewall
2 12 (24.49%) GDPR
3 11 (22.45%) Finance
3 11 (22.45%) PCI DSS
3 11 (22.45%) Data Protection
4 10 (20.41%) CISSP
4 10 (20.41%) CISM
5 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
5 9 (18.37%) Oracle
5 9 (18.37%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (16.33%) McAfee
6 8 (16.33%) Risk Management
6 8 (16.33%) Data Loss Prevention
7 7 (14.29%) Intel
7 7 (14.29%) Analytics
7 7 (14.29%) Data Privacy
7 7 (14.29%) Data Analytics
7 7 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (12.24%) Security Architecture
8 6 (12.24%) Windows
8 6 (12.24%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (12.24%) CISA
9 5 (10.20%) Workflow
9 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (10.20%) ISO 9001
9 5 (10.20%) ITIL
9 5 (10.20%) CCSP
9 5 (10.20%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (10.20%) Risk Analysis

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 (2.04%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) SAP GRC
1 1 (2.04%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.12%) IaaS
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.08%) Office 365
2 2 (4.08%) PaaS
2 2 (4.08%) SaaS
3 1 (2.04%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.49%) Firewall
2 4 (8.16%) VPN
3 3 (6.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.04%) BGP
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.04%) MPLS
4 1 (2.04%) NaaS
4 1 (2.04%) OSPF
4 1 (2.04%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (2.04%) SSL
4 1 (2.04%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.04%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.04%) CircleCI
2 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (22.45%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Retail
3 2 (4.08%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (38.78%) Consultant
2 16 (32.65%) Security Consultant
3 11 (22.45%) Analyst
3 11 (22.45%) Information Security Consultant
4 7 (14.29%) Information Analyst
5 6 (12.24%) Security Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Architect
6 4 (8.16%) GDPR Consultant
6 4 (8.16%) IT Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) IT Security Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Security Manager
7 3 (6.12%) Information Manager
7 3 (6.12%) Information Security Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Network Architect
8 2 (4.08%) Administrator
8 2 (4.08%) Business Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (4.08%) IT Security Consultant
8 2 (4.08%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.08%) Security Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) Regular Expression
2 3 (6.12%) Web Services
3 1 (2.04%) RESTful
3 1 (2.04%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Data Protection Act
1 4 (8.16%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.08%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) BYOD
3 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.04%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.24%) Windows
2 4 (8.16%) Linux
3 3 (6.12%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.45%) Data Protection
2 9 (18.37%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (16.33%) Data Loss Prevention
3 8 (16.33%) Risk Management
4 7 (14.29%) Analytics
4 7 (14.29%) Data Analytics
4 7 (14.29%) Data Privacy
4 7 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (12.24%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (12.24%) Security Architecture
6 5 (10.20%) ITIL
6 5 (10.20%) Risk Analysis
6 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (10.20%) Workflow
7 4 (8.16%) Configuration Management
7 4 (8.16%) Identity Management
7 4 (8.16%) Project Management
7 4 (8.16%) Security Operations
7 4 (8.16%) Supplier Management
7 4 (8.16%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) SQL
2 2 (4.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (20.41%) CISM
1 10 (20.41%) CISSP
2 6 (12.24%) CISA
3 5 (10.20%) CCSP
3 5 (10.20%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.12%) CCSA
4 3 (6.12%) CEH
5 2 (4.08%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (4.08%) GIAC
6 1 (2.04%) CRISC
6 1 (2.04%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (40.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (24.49%) GDPR
3 11 (22.45%) PCI DSS
4 5 (10.20%) ISO 9001
5 2 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (2.04%) ISO 31000
6 1 (2.04%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Docker
1 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.04%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Ansible
1 1 (2.04%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
1 9 (18.37%) Oracle
2 8 (16.33%) McAfee
3 7 (14.29%) Intel
4 4 (8.16%) SAP
5 3 (6.12%) F5
6 1 (2.04%) Ariba
6 1 (2.04%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.04%) Cisco
6 1 (2.04%) VMware