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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
Wales / South Wales
Rank 45 66 47
Rank change year-on-year +21 -19  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 10 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.78% 0.69% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 0.80% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 1
Median daily rate £438 £475 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +69.64%  
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 £60.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -28.33% +166.66%  

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 472 497 344
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 83.99% 86.28% 76.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 343 231
Median daily rate £388 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.72% -1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £265 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 17
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.75 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +57.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in South Wales over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in South Wales

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 +26 10 £438 -7.89% 4
Information Security
Wales

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 26 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 9 (40.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (40.91%) CISSP
1 9 (40.91%) PCI DSS
2 7 (31.82%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (27.27%) ISMS
3 6 (27.27%) CISM
3 6 (27.27%) Finance
4 5 (22.73%) Firewall
4 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
4 5 (22.73%) Cisco
4 5 (22.73%) SIEM
5 4 (18.18%) Information Security Management
5 4 (18.18%) Security Management
5 4 (18.18%) CISA
5 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (13.64%) COBIT
6 3 (13.64%) VMware
6 3 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (13.64%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
6 3 (13.64%) Windows
6 3 (13.64%) Linux
6 3 (13.64%) Data Mapping
6 3 (13.64%) Digital Forensics
6 3 (13.64%) Computer Security
6 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (13.64%) CRISC
6 3 (13.64%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (13.64%) Identity Access Management

Information Security
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) Firewall
1 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (9.09%) HTTP
3 2 (9.09%) IPsec
3 2 (9.09%) VPN
3 2 (9.09%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Analyst
1 10 (45.45%) Security Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Information Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Information Security Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Project Manager
2 4 (18.18%) Security Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) IT Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) IT Security Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) ICT Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Identity Management Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) Information Security Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Information Security Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) Project Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Security Advisor
4 2 (9.09%) Security Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Security Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) SOC Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Middleware
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 2 (9.09%) PKI
1 2 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (27.27%) ISMS
3 5 (22.73%) SIEM
4 4 (18.18%) Information Security Management
4 4 (18.18%) Security Management
4 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (13.64%) Computer Security
5 3 (13.64%) Data Mapping
5 3 (13.64%) Digital Forensics
5 3 (13.64%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
6 2 (9.09%) Data Protection
6 2 (9.09%) Information Assurance
6 2 (9.09%) Information Security Governance
6 2 (9.09%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 2 (9.09%) Process Improvement
6 2 (9.09%) Security Operations
6 2 (9.09%) Two-Factor Authentication
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) CISSP
2 6 (27.27%) CISM
3 4 (18.18%) CISA
4 3 (13.64%) CRISC
5 2 (9.09%) Degree
5 2 (9.09%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (40.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (40.91%) PCI DSS
2 3 (13.64%) COBIT
3 1 (4.55%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (9.09%) Nessus
2 2 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 1 (4.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Cisco
2 3 (13.64%) VMware
3 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
3 2 (9.09%) F5
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) ScanSafe
3 2 (9.09%) Sourcefire
3 2 (9.09%) Splunk
3 2 (9.09%) Symantec
4 1 (4.55%) SAP
4 1 (4.55%) ServiceNow