Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 15 August 2018 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)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 101 93
Rank change year-on-year +20 -8 +71
Contract jobs citing Information Security 93 51 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.74% 1.80% 2.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.08% 2.06% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 31 54
West Yorkshire median daily rate £525 £438 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -7.89% +3.26%
10th Percentile £363 £288 £342
90th Percentile £688 £575 £1,000
Yorkshire median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.20 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.85% -2.07% -
10th Percentile £18.20 £14.10 £14.25
90th Percentile £24.20 £20.04 £14.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.20 £14.50
% change year-on-year +40.85% -2.07% +101.67%

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,019 2,476 3,598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 88.98% 87.55% 88.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,070 1,701 2,458
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £304 £275 £284
90th Percentile £540 £550 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £406 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.56% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 56 55
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 £13.93 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.98% +3.19% -11.48%
10th Percentile £11.17 £8.41 £10.20
90th Percentile £36.28 £33.82 £22.55
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.51 £13.86 £14.50
% change year-on-year +26.33% -4.41% +1.75%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in West Yorkshire

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in West Yorkshire

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in West Yorkshire

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in West Yorkshire

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 15 August 2018. 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
Leeds +25 69 £550 +23.94% 18
Halifax +11 9 £500 +37.93%
Pudsey - 5 £500 -
Wakefield -1 4 - -
Information Security
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 34 (36.56%) CISSP
1 34 (36.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (23.66%) Management Information System
3 21 (22.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (20.43%) Risk Management
4 19 (20.43%) Cybersecurity
4 19 (20.43%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (19.35%) PCI DSS
5 18 (19.35%) CISM
6 16 (17.20%) Firewall
6 16 (17.20%) Security Cleared
7 15 (16.13%) SC Cleared
7 15 (16.13%) Data Protection
7 15 (16.13%) Security Architecture
7 15 (16.13%) Nessus
8 14 (15.05%) Windows
8 14 (15.05%) GDPR
9 13 (13.98%) SIEM
9 13 (13.98%) Finance
10 12 (12.90%) Information Management
10 12 (12.90%) Network Security
11 11 (11.83%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (11.83%) Linux
11 11 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (10.75%) CISMP
12 10 (10.75%) HTTP
12 10 (10.75%) Degree
13 9 (9.68%) Information Assurance
13 9 (9.68%) Splunk
13 9 (9.68%) Cisco Certification

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.20%) Firewall
2 12 (12.90%) Network Security
3 10 (10.75%) HTTP
4 8 (8.60%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (4.30%) SMS
6 2 (2.15%) BGP
6 2 (2.15%) FTP
6 2 (2.15%) OSPF
6 2 (2.15%) VPN
7 1 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.08%) Cisco Firepower
7 1 (1.08%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (1.08%) Internet
7 1 (1.08%) IPsec
7 1 (1.08%) IPv6
7 1 (1.08%) MPLS
7 1 (1.08%) NaaS
7 1 (1.08%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (1.08%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.08%) OLAP
1 1 (1.08%) Semantic Layer
Development Applications
1 8 (8.60%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (13.98%) Finance
2 9 (9.68%) Retail
3 6 (6.45%) Legal
4 2 (2.15%) Banking
4 2 (2.15%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.08%) Brand Awareness
5 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.08%) Games
5 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (30.11%) Analyst
2 21 (22.58%) Security Analyst
3 16 (17.20%) Consultant
4 14 (15.05%) Security Manager
5 12 (12.90%) Security Consultant
6 11 (11.83%) Information Analyst
6 11 (11.83%) Information Security Analyst
7 9 (9.68%) Information Manager
8 8 (8.60%) Architect
8 8 (8.60%) Information Security Manager
8 8 (8.60%) Risk Manager
9 7 (7.53%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (6.45%) Security Architect
11 5 (5.38%) Information Security Project Manager
11 5 (5.38%) Project Manager
11 5 (5.38%) Security Project Manager
11 5 (5.38%) Senior Security Analyst
12 4 (4.30%) Head of Information Security
12 4 (4.30%) Head of Security
12 4 (4.30%) Linux Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.30%) Web Services
2 2 (2.15%) JSON
2 2 (2.15%) OpenID
3 1 (1.08%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (23.66%) Management Information System
2 19 (20.43%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.60%) Cyberthreat
3 8 (8.60%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (4.30%) Mainframe
5 3 (3.23%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.15%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.15%) PKI
7 1 (1.08%) Fintech
7 1 (1.08%) NHS
7 1 (1.08%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.05%) Windows
2 11 (11.83%) Linux
3 5 (5.38%) Unix
4 4 (4.30%) AIX
4 4 (4.30%) CentOS
4 4 (4.30%) HPUX
4 4 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.30%) Solaris
5 1 (1.08%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.08%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.58%) Stakeholder Management
2 19 (20.43%) Cybersecurity
2 19 (20.43%) Risk Management
3 15 (16.13%) Data Protection
3 15 (16.13%) Security Architecture
4 13 (13.98%) SIEM
5 12 (12.90%) Information Management
6 11 (11.83%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (9.68%) Information Assurance
8 7 (7.53%) Data Privacy
8 7 (7.53%) E-Commerce
8 7 (7.53%) Regulatory Compliance
8 7 (7.53%) Security Operations
8 7 (7.53%) SOA
9 6 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (6.45%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (5.38%) Information Security Management
10 5 (5.38%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 34 (36.56%) CISSP
2 18 (19.35%) CISM
3 16 (17.20%) Security Cleared
4 15 (16.13%) SC Cleared
5 10 (10.75%) CISMP
5 10 (10.75%) Degree
6 9 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (8.60%) CCNA
8 7 (7.53%) CEH
8 7 (7.53%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 6 (6.45%) CISA
9 6 (6.45%) CRISC
10 4 (4.30%) ISACA
10 4 (4.30%) SANS
11 3 (3.23%) GIAC
11 3 (3.23%) MCP
11 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (2.15%) GCED
12 2 (2.15%) GCIA
12 2 (2.15%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (36.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (19.35%) PCI DSS
3 14 (15.05%) GDPR
4 6 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (5.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (5.38%) SLA
6 2 (2.15%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (1.08%) COBIT
7 1 (1.08%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 2 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.08%) BitLocker
2 1 (1.08%) VMware NSX
2 1 (1.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (16.13%) Nessus
2 8 (8.60%) CSIRT
2 8 (8.60%) Nmap
3 6 (6.45%) QRadar
4 3 (3.23%) SCCM
5 1 (1.08%) Aspera SmartTrack
5 1 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 9 (9.68%) Splunk
2 5 (5.38%) McAfee
2 5 (5.38%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.38%) Oracle
3 4 (4.30%) HP
3 4 (4.30%) IBM
4 3 (3.23%) Cisco
4 3 (3.23%) CyberArk
4 3 (3.23%) F5
4 3 (3.23%) Qualys
4 3 (3.23%) VMware
5 2 (2.15%) Intel
6 1 (1.08%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.08%) Dell
6 1 (1.08%) EMC
6 1 (1.08%) Ivanti
6 1 (1.08%) NetApp
6 1 (1.08%) Remedy