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 3 months to 28 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.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK / Wales
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 76 57
Rank change year-on-year +20 -19  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 9 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.28% 0.58% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 0.69% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 1
Median daily rate £400 £475 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.78% +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 £56.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.55% +150.00%  

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 Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 574 583 559
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 81.88% 84.86% 76.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 399 312
Median daily rate £396 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £275 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 29 23
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.68% +53.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 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
South Wales +23 9 £400 -15.78% 3
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 28 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 Wales region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 10 (41.67%) CISSP
1 10 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (37.50%) PCI DSS
3 8 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (25.00%) SIEM
4 6 (25.00%) ISMS
4 6 (25.00%) Finance
4 6 (25.00%) CISM
4 6 (25.00%) Firewall
4 6 (25.00%) Cisco
5 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
5 5 (20.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (16.67%) Information Security Management
6 4 (16.67%) Security Management
6 4 (16.67%) CISA
6 4 (16.67%) Linux
7 3 (12.50%) VPN
7 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 3 (12.50%) Windows
7 3 (12.50%) WLAN
7 3 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
7 3 (12.50%) CheckPoint
7 3 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (12.50%) Symantec
7 3 (12.50%) VMware
7 3 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (12.50%) Nessus
7 3 (12.50%) Sourcefire

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) Firewall
2 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (12.50%) VPN
3 3 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (12.50%) WLAN
4 2 (8.33%) HTTP
4 2 (8.33%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Analyst
2 10 (41.67%) Security Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Consultant
3 5 (20.83%) Security Consultant
4 4 (16.67%) Information Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Information Security Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Project Manager
5 3 (12.50%) IT Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) SOC Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) ICT Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) Identity Management Specialist
6 2 (8.33%) Information Security Project Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Oracle Specialist
6 2 (8.33%) Project Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) Security Advisor
6 2 (8.33%) Security Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Security Project Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Middleware
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) PKI
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (25.00%) ISMS
2 6 (25.00%) SIEM
3 5 (20.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (16.67%) Information Security Management
4 4 (16.67%) Security Management
4 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (12.50%) Computer Security
5 3 (12.50%) Data Mapping
5 3 (12.50%) Digital Forensics
5 3 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (12.50%) Information Assurance
5 3 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 3 (12.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
6 2 (8.33%) Information Security Governance
6 2 (8.33%) Process Improvement
6 2 (8.33%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) Java
1 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) CISSP
2 6 (25.00%) CISM
3 4 (16.67%) CISA
4 3 (12.50%) CRISC
5 2 (8.33%) Degree
5 2 (8.33%) GIAC
6 1 (4.17%) CEH
6 1 (4.17%) CREST Certified
6 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (37.50%) PCI DSS
3 3 (12.50%) COBIT
4 1 (4.17%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Nessus
1 3 (12.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 3 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 3 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 1 (4.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Cisco
2 3 (12.50%) CheckPoint
2 3 (12.50%) F5
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) ScanSafe
2 3 (12.50%) Sourcefire
2 3 (12.50%) Splunk
2 3 (12.50%) Symantec
2 3 (12.50%) VMware
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) SAP
4 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow