Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 115 117
Rank change year-on-year +23 +2 +33
Contract jobs citing Information Security 83 36 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.45% 1.31% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% 1.51% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 20 43
West Yorkshire median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £291 £351 £336
90th Percentile £675 £544 £1,000
Yorkshire median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.38 - £14.50
10th Percentile £14.13 - £14.25
90th Percentile £14.91 - £14.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.38 - £14.50

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 2,976 2,387 3,405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 87.76% 86.58% 85.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,029 1,582 2,355
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £288 £275 £277
90th Percentile £538 £556 £565
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 47 63
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £15.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -14.81% -12.80%
10th Percentile £9.81 £8.41 £10.20
90th Percentile £41.00 £33.20 £23.85
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.63 £13.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year +55.72% -15.87% -5.80%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +18 57 £483 +7.22% 19
Pudsey - 5 £500 -
Halifax -1 4 - -
Pontefract - 4 - -
Bradford -3 1 - - 2
Information Security
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 31 (37.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (25.30%) CISSP
3 17 (20.48%) Firewall
3 17 (20.48%) Windows
3 17 (20.48%) Management Information System
4 16 (19.28%) Data Protection
4 16 (19.28%) GDPR
5 14 (16.87%) PCI DSS
5 14 (16.87%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (16.87%) CISM
6 13 (15.66%) Linux
6 13 (15.66%) Microsoft
7 12 (14.46%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (12.05%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (10.84%) Risk Management
9 9 (10.84%) CISA
9 9 (10.84%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (10.84%) Unix
10 8 (9.64%) Oracle
10 8 (9.64%) McAfee
10 8 (9.64%) Finance
10 8 (9.64%) Nessus
10 8 (9.64%) Data Privacy
10 8 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (9.64%) Security Operations
11 7 (8.43%) SIEM
11 7 (8.43%) CISMP
11 7 (8.43%) Supplier Management
11 7 (8.43%) Project Management
11 7 (8.43%) CCSP

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 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) SAP GRC
1 2 (2.41%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (4.82%) IaaS
1 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.61%) Office 365
2 3 (3.61%) PaaS
2 3 (3.61%) SaaS
3 1 (1.20%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.48%) Firewall
2 6 (7.23%) Network Security
3 5 (6.02%) VPN
4 4 (4.82%) Cisco Firepower
4 4 (4.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (4.82%) HTTP
4 4 (4.82%) IP Telephony
4 4 (4.82%) LAN
4 4 (4.82%) WAN
5 2 (2.41%) BGP
5 2 (2.41%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.41%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (2.41%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (2.41%) MPLS
5 2 (2.41%) NaaS
5 2 (2.41%) OSPF
5 2 (2.41%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (2.41%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.41%) VXLAN
6 1 (1.20%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.41%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (2.41%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.20%) OLAP
2 1 (1.20%) Semantic Layer
Development Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Metasploit
1 4 (4.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.20%) CircleCI
2 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (9.64%) Finance
2 5 (6.02%) Retail
3 2 (2.41%) Legal
4 1 (1.20%) Banking
4 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (22.89%) Analyst
1 19 (22.89%) Consultant
2 13 (15.66%) Information Analyst
2 13 (15.66%) Security Analyst
3 11 (13.25%) Security Consultant
4 10 (12.05%) Security Manager
5 9 (10.84%) Architect
6 8 (9.64%) Information Security Analyst
7 6 (7.23%) Information Security Consultant
8 5 (6.02%) Project Manager
9 4 (4.82%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (4.82%) Active Directory Support
9 4 (4.82%) IT Analyst
9 4 (4.82%) IT Security Analyst
9 4 (4.82%) Linux Consultant
9 4 (4.82%) Network Architect
9 4 (4.82%) Risk Manager
9 4 (4.82%) Security Architect
9 4 (4.82%) Service Desk Support
9 4 (4.82%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.82%) Regular Expression
2 3 (3.61%) Web Services
3 2 (2.41%) RESTful
3 2 (2.41%) SAP Fiori
4 1 (1.20%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.48%) Management Information System
2 8 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.82%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (4.82%) Mainframe
3 4 (4.82%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.61%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.41%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.41%) PKI
6 1 (1.20%) Fintech
6 1 (1.20%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.48%) Windows
2 13 (15.66%) Linux
3 9 (10.84%) Unix
4 5 (6.02%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.82%) AIX
5 4 (4.82%) CentOS
5 4 (4.82%) HPUX
5 4 (4.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (4.82%) Solaris
5 4 (4.82%) Windows 2000
5 4 (4.82%) Windows Vista
5 4 (4.82%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.28%) Data Protection
2 14 (16.87%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (14.46%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (12.05%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (10.84%) Risk Management
6 8 (9.64%) Data Privacy
6 8 (9.64%) Security Operations
7 7 (8.43%) Project Management
7 7 (8.43%) Regulatory Compliance
7 7 (8.43%) SIEM
7 7 (8.43%) Supplier Management
8 6 (7.23%) Analytics
8 6 (7.23%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (7.23%) Data Loss Prevention
8 6 (7.23%) Identity Access Management
8 6 (7.23%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (6.02%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (6.02%) Data Analytics
9 5 (6.02%) Security Architecture
9 5 (6.02%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.20%) Java
1 1 (1.20%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (25.30%) CISSP
2 14 (16.87%) CISM
3 9 (10.84%) CISA
3 9 (10.84%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (8.43%) CCSP
4 7 (8.43%) CISMP
5 6 (7.23%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 6 (7.23%) CEH
5 6 (7.23%) GIAC
5 6 (7.23%) Security Cleared
6 5 (6.02%) SC Cleared
7 4 (4.82%) CRISC
7 4 (4.82%) HNC
7 4 (4.82%) MCP
7 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (3.61%) CCSA
9 2 (2.41%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 2 (2.41%) SANS
10 1 (1.20%) CGEIT
10 1 (1.20%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (37.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (19.28%) GDPR
3 14 (16.87%) PCI DSS
4 5 (6.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 5 (6.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (6.02%) SLA
5 4 (4.82%) ISO 9001
6 1 (1.20%) COBIT
6 1 (1.20%) ISO 31000
6 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.02%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.41%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.20%) Docker
4 1 (1.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (9.64%) Nessus
2 4 (4.82%) CSIRT
2 4 (4.82%) Nmap
3 3 (3.61%) CASB
4 2 (2.41%) QRadar
5 1 (1.20%) Ansible
5 1 (1.20%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (15.66%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.64%) McAfee
2 8 (9.64%) Oracle
3 5 (6.02%) Intel
4 4 (4.82%) F5
4 4 (4.82%) HP
4 4 (4.82%) IBM
4 4 (4.82%) Splunk
5 3 (3.61%) CyberArk
5 3 (3.61%) SAP
5 3 (3.61%) VMware
6 2 (2.41%) Cisco
7 1 (1.20%) Ariba
7 1 (1.20%) BeyondTrust