Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 24 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 73 116
Rank change year-on-year +3 +43 -15
Contract jobs citing Information Security 21 30 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.77% 2.11% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 2.52% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 26 3
Wales median daily rate £550 £438 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.71% -12.50% +58.23%
UK median daily rate £480 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +1.05% - +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Wales median hourly rate £22.38 - -
UK median hourly rate £17.15 £17.50 £38.40
% change year-on-year -1.99% -54.43% +34.74%

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 Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 985 1192 1321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 83.05% 83.83% 80.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 843 963
Wales median daily rate £390 £400 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +14.12% -3.64%
10th Percentile £179 £214 £235
90th Percentile £558 £575 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 54 52
Wales median hourly rate £20.69 £18.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.94% +14.29% -5.86%
10th Percentile £13.25 £10.58 £10.28
90th Percentile £49.05 £61.25 £41.13
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.72 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.15% +5.40% +18.42%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Wales

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in Wales

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Wales over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in Wales

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in Wales

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 24 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
South Wales +8 18 £550 +22.22%
Mid Wales - 1 - -
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 24 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 Wales region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 11 (52.38%) CISSP
1 11 (52.38%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared
3 8 (38.10%) ITIL
4 7 (33.33%) Windows
4 7 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 6 (28.57%) NHS
5 6 (28.57%) Management Information System
5 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (28.57%) PMO
5 6 (28.57%) Identity Access Management
6 5 (23.81%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V
7 4 (19.05%) XenApp
7 4 (19.05%) Release Management
7 4 (19.05%) SCOM
7 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
7 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (19.05%) NetBackup
7 4 (19.05%) Migration
7 4 (19.05%) Veritas
7 4 (19.05%) Service Management
7 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
7 4 (19.05%) Citrix
7 4 (19.05%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (14.29%) Security Operations
8 3 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (14.29%) Service Design
8 3 (14.29%) Cyber Defence

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (4.76%) SMS
General
1 2 (9.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) IAM Project Manager
1 6 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 5 (23.81%) Cybersecurity Specialist
2 5 (23.81%) Security Specialist
3 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Migration Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Cybersecurity Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Security Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Information Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (4.76%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.76%) IT Security Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Security Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Security Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Security Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Management Information System
1 6 (28.57%) NHS
2 3 (14.29%) CESG
2 3 (14.29%) Cyber Defence
2 3 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (9.52%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
1 7 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (38.10%) ITIL
3 6 (28.57%) Identity Access Management
3 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (19.05%) Migration
4 4 (19.05%) Release Management
4 4 (19.05%) Service Management
5 3 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (14.29%) Security Operations
5 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 3 (14.29%) Service Design
5 3 (14.29%) SIEM
6 2 (9.52%) Information Management
7 1 (4.76%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) CISSP
2 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared
3 5 (23.81%) CTC Cleared
4 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
5 3 (14.29%) CCNP
5 3 (14.29%) CESG Certified Professional
5 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (14.29%) CISMP
5 3 (14.29%) MCSE
5 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (9.52%) Degree
7 1 (4.76%) CISM
7 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) PMO
2 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V
1 4 (19.05%) XenApp
2 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) NetBackup
1 4 (19.05%) SCOM
2 3 (14.29%) QRadar
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Citrix
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
1 4 (19.05%) Veritas
2 3 (14.29%) AlienVault
2 3 (14.29%) ArcSight
2 3 (14.29%) Intel
2 3 (14.29%) LogLogic
2 3 (14.29%) LogRhythm
2 3 (14.29%) McAfee
2 3 (14.29%) Splunk