The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 22 June 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)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 49 58
Rank change year-on-year +1 +9  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 6 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.12% 1.04% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.32% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Median daily rate £500 £600 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +92.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £488 £438
% change year-on-year -7.69% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -21.34% -44.37%  

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 South Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 464 379 498
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 86.57% 79.12% 84.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 271 379
Median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 19 20
Median hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +129.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.88 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £72.50 £16.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Information Security in South Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in South Wales

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security in South Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in South Wales

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +5 6 £500 +42.85% 1
Information Security
Wales

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 7 (43.75%) PCI DSS
2 5 (31.25%) ISMS
2 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (25.00%) CISSP
3 4 (25.00%) CISA
3 4 (25.00%) CISM
3 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 4 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
3 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 4 (25.00%) PMO
4 3 (18.75%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 3 (18.75%) CRISC
4 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
4 3 (18.75%) Information Security Management
4 3 (18.75%) Security Management
4 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
4 3 (18.75%) COBIT
5 2 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (12.50%) Finance
5 2 (12.50%) Service Management
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Information Security Governance
5 2 (12.50%) Information Assurance
6 1 (6.25%) Data Entry
6 1 (6.25%) Internal Audit
6 1 (6.25%) Data Flow Diagram

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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:

General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
1 5 (31.25%) Project Manager
1 5 (31.25%) Security Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Information Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Information Security Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) ICT Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Project Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Security Advisor
3 2 (12.50%) Security Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Security Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Security Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Compliance Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Data Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) IT Security Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Security Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) ISMS
1 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
2 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
3 3 (18.75%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 3 (18.75%) Information Security Management
3 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
3 3 (18.75%) Security Management
4 2 (12.50%) Information Assurance
4 2 (12.50%) Information Security Governance
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Service Management
5 1 (6.25%) Data Entry
5 1 (6.25%) Data Mapping
5 1 (6.25%) Internal Audit
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) CISA
1 4 (25.00%) CISM
1 4 (25.00%) CISSP
2 3 (18.75%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) PCI DSS
2 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 4 (25.00%) PMO
3 3 (18.75%) COBIT
4 1 (6.25%) Cyber Essentials