Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 21 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)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 109 142
Rank change year-on-year +38 +33 +8
Contract jobs citing Information Security 123 102 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.77% 1.89% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.32% 2.25% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 59 50
Yorkshire median daily rate £465 £523 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.00% +25.90% +12.16%
10th Percentile £354 £400 £310
90th Percentile £588 £1,000 £540
England median daily rate £482 £485 £475
% change year-on-year -0.72% +2.11% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 13
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.07% - -9.38%
10th Percentile £14.10 £13.44 £7.19
90th Percentile £25.00 £14.84 £15.75
England median hourly rate £16.81 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.97% +12.90% -42.06%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3706 4538 5120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 83.36% 84.08% 83.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2462 2955 3510
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £261 £263 £260
90th Percentile £550 £550 £535
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 130 179
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.81 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.05% +2.12% -
10th Percentile £9.81 £10.98 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £42.63 £34.41
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Yorkshire

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in Yorkshire

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in Yorkshire

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in Yorkshire

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Information Security in Yorkshire

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 21 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
West Yorkshire +27 79 £450 -32.33% 34
South Yorkshire +16 25 £550 +15.79% 1
North Yorkshire +19 17 £475 -52.50% 2
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 36 (29.27%) Finance
2 32 (26.02%) Windows
3 29 (23.58%) Firewall
4 28 (22.76%) Management Information System
4 28 (22.76%) Cybersecurity
5 25 (20.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 23 (18.70%) Data Protection
7 22 (17.89%) LAN
7 22 (17.89%) WAN
8 21 (17.07%) VPN
8 21 (17.07%) GDPR
9 20 (16.26%) Microsoft
10 19 (15.45%) Cisco
10 19 (15.45%) Unix
10 19 (15.45%) Linux
11 18 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (13.82%) Risk Management
12 17 (13.82%) CISSP
13 16 (13.01%) Analytics
14 15 (12.20%) ITIL
14 15 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (12.20%) Project Management
14 15 (12.20%) Data Analytics
15 14 (11.38%) Big Data
15 14 (11.38%) PCI DSS
15 14 (11.38%) SC Cleared
15 14 (11.38%) Security Cleared
15 14 (11.38%) Disaster Recovery
15 14 (11.38%) Python
15 14 (11.38%) Symantec

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 13 (10.57%) Apache Spark
2 8 (6.50%) OpenStack
3 6 (4.88%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.63%) IIS
6 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) SAP GRC
1 1 (0.81%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.57%) GitHub
2 7 (5.69%) Office 365
3 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (23.58%) Firewall
2 22 (17.89%) LAN
2 22 (17.89%) WAN
3 21 (17.07%) VPN
4 11 (8.94%) TCP/IP
5 10 (8.13%) Internet
5 10 (8.13%) SMS
6 8 (6.50%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (6.50%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (4.88%) SSL
7 6 (4.88%) Wireless
8 5 (4.07%) DNS
9 4 (3.25%) Network Security
9 4 (3.25%) SNMP
10 2 (1.63%) DHCP
10 2 (1.63%) DMZ
10 2 (1.63%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.63%) NetScaler
10 2 (1.63%) SMTP
11 1 (0.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.38%) Big Data
2 13 (10.57%) Apache Hive
2 13 (10.57%) Hadoop
2 13 (10.57%) HBase
2 13 (10.57%) Impala
2 13 (10.57%) Sqoop
3 4 (3.25%) Power BI
4 3 (2.44%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.81%) MS Access
6 1 (0.81%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (6.50%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.25%) JIRA
General
1 36 (29.27%) Finance
2 11 (8.94%) Banking
3 5 (4.07%) Legal
3 5 (4.07%) Retail
4 4 (3.25%) Electronics
4 4 (3.25%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.25%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.25%) Marketing
4 4 (3.25%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.63%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 25 (20.33%) Consultant
2 24 (19.51%) Security Consultant
3 23 (18.70%) Security Manager
4 21 (17.07%) Analyst
5 18 (14.63%) Security Specialist
6 17 (13.82%) Information Security Consultant
7 15 (12.20%) Information Security Manager
8 14 (11.38%) Security Analyst
9 12 (9.76%) DevOps Engineer
10 11 (8.94%) Information Manager
10 11 (8.94%) Information Security Specialist
10 11 (8.94%) Information Specialist
11 9 (7.32%) Project Manager
11 9 (7.32%) Security Project Manager
12 8 (6.50%) Architect
12 8 (6.50%) Information Security Project Manager
13 7 (5.69%) 2nd Line Support
13 7 (5.69%) Service Desk Support
14 6 (4.88%) IT Manager
14 6 (4.88%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.57%) Kafka
1 13 (10.57%) Spark Streaming
2 12 (9.76%) Sensu
3 6 (4.88%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.81%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 28 (22.76%) Management Information System
2 9 (7.32%) Client/Server
3 7 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.44%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (2.44%) PKI
4 3 (2.44%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (1.63%) Clustering
5 2 (1.63%) FMCG
6 1 (0.81%) BYOD
6 1 (0.81%) CESG
6 1 (0.81%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.81%) DataPower
6 1 (0.81%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.81%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 32 (26.02%) Windows
2 19 (15.45%) Linux
2 19 (15.45%) Unix
3 9 (7.32%) Windows 7
4 7 (5.69%) Windows 2000
4 7 (5.69%) Windows Vista
4 7 (5.69%) Windows XP
5 3 (2.44%) Windows NT
5 3 (2.44%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.63%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.76%) Cybersecurity
2 23 (18.70%) Data Protection
3 18 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (13.82%) Risk Management
5 16 (13.01%) Analytics
6 15 (12.20%) Data Analytics
6 15 (12.20%) ITIL
6 15 (12.20%) Project Management
6 15 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (11.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (10.57%) Big Data Analytics
8 13 (10.57%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (10.57%) DevOps
8 13 (10.57%) ETL
8 13 (10.57%) MapReduce
9 12 (9.76%) Configuration Management
9 12 (9.76%) Data Loss Prevention
9 12 (9.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 11 (8.94%) Security Management
11 10 (8.13%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.38%) Python
2 13 (10.57%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.63%) Java
3 2 (1.63%) SQL
4 1 (0.81%) C++
4 1 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (13.82%) CISSP
2 14 (11.38%) SC Cleared
2 14 (11.38%) Security Cleared
3 11 (8.94%) CISM
4 8 (6.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (5.69%) CISA
5 7 (5.69%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (5.69%) HNC
5 7 (5.69%) MCP
6 6 (4.88%) CEH
7 5 (4.07%) CCNA
7 5 (4.07%) CRISC
8 3 (2.44%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.63%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (1.63%) CCSP
9 2 (1.63%) ISSAP
9 2 (1.63%) ISSEP
9 2 (1.63%) PMP
9 2 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.63%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (20.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (17.07%) GDPR
3 14 (11.38%) PCI DSS
4 4 (3.25%) RMADS
5 3 (2.44%) COBIT
6 2 (1.63%) SLA
7 1 (0.81%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (10.57%) Apache Flume
2 11 (8.94%) Active Directory
3 8 (6.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.25%) vSphere
5 3 (2.44%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.63%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.63%) Terminal Server
6 2 (1.63%) XenApp
6 2 (1.63%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (9.76%) Prometheus
2 8 (6.50%) Ansible
3 7 (5.69%) QRadar
4 6 (4.88%) CSIRT
4 6 (4.88%) Nexpose
5 4 (3.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (3.25%) WMI
6 3 (2.44%) Nessus
7 2 (1.63%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (1.63%) EdgeSight
7 2 (1.63%) SCCM
7 2 (1.63%) SCOM
8 1 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 20 (16.26%) Microsoft
2 19 (15.45%) Cisco
3 14 (11.38%) Symantec
4 13 (10.57%) McAfee
5 8 (6.50%) Blue Coat
5 8 (6.50%) GFI Software
5 8 (6.50%) Juniper
5 8 (6.50%) VMware
6 7 (5.69%) SAP
7 6 (4.88%) ArcSight
7 6 (4.88%) F5
7 6 (4.88%) FireEye
7 6 (4.88%) LogRhythm
7 6 (4.88%) Rapid7
7 6 (4.88%) Sourcefire
7 6 (4.88%) TippingPoint
8 5 (4.07%) Oracle
9 3 (2.44%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.63%) Citrix
10 2 (1.63%) IBM