Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 61 107
Rank change year-on-year +4 +46 -17
Contract jobs citing Information Security 18 25 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.92% 2.24% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 2.67% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 24 1
South Wales median daily rate £550 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +50.00% -33.33%
10th Percentile £199 £220 £275
90th Percentile £596 £506 £325
Wales median daily rate £550 £438 £500
% change year-on-year +25.71% -12.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South Wales median hourly rate £22.38 - -
Wales median hourly rate £22.38 - -

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 South Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 783 935 1053
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 83.65% 83.63% 81.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 671 814
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £175 £220 £232
90th Percentile £525 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £388 £400 £356
% change year-on-year -3.13% +12.36% -2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 43 34
South Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £18.75 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +18.11% +9.48%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.45 £9.58
90th Percentile £51.50 £61.25 £35.33
Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +5.56% +14.29% -1.56%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -9 15 £500 +14.29%
Newport - 2 £581 -
Information Security
Wales

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 8 (44.44%) CISSP
1 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
1 8 (44.44%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
2 7 (38.89%) ITIL
2 7 (38.89%) Windows
3 6 (33.33%) NHS
3 6 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 6 (33.33%) PMO
3 6 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
3 6 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 4 (22.22%) Release Management
4 4 (22.22%) SCOM
4 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 4 (22.22%) CTC Cleared
4 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 4 (22.22%) XenApp
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (22.22%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (22.22%) Migration
4 4 (22.22%) Service Management
4 4 (22.22%) NetBackup
4 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 4 (22.22%) Citrix
4 4 (22.22%) Veritas
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (16.67%) CCNP
5 3 (16.67%) Intel

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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Remote Desktop
General
1 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) IAM Project Manager
1 6 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Migration Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Specialist
3 3 (16.67%) Security Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Security Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) CISSP Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) CISSP Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Lead Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Lead Security Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Security Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Security Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 6 (33.33%) NHS
2 3 (16.67%) CESG
2 3 (16.67%) Cyber Defence
2 3 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (11.11%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
1 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (38.89%) ITIL
3 6 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
3 6 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 6 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (22.22%) Migration
4 4 (22.22%) Release Management
4 4 (22.22%) Service Management
5 3 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) Security Operations
5 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 3 (16.67%) Service Design
5 3 (16.67%) SIEM
6 2 (11.11%) Information Management
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) CISSP
1 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) CTC Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 3 (16.67%) CCNP
3 3 (16.67%) CESG Certified Professional
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (16.67%) CISMP
3 3 (16.67%) MCSE
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
1 4 (22.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) NetBackup
1 4 (22.22%) SCOM
2 3 (16.67%) QRadar
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Citrix
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 4 (22.22%) Veritas
2 3 (16.67%) AlienVault
2 3 (16.67%) ArcSight
2 3 (16.67%) Intel
2 3 (16.67%) LogLogic
2 3 (16.67%) LogRhythm
2 3 (16.67%) McAfee
2 3 (16.67%) Splunk