The table below looks at the statistics for Information Assurance skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank - 62 59
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - 0.26% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.38% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate
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- £600 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £490 £550
% change year-on-year
-13.26% -10.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.17 £43.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+19.00% -21.81%
Information Assurance
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
536 525 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 71.95% 68.54% 68.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 306 296
Average daily rate £391 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% -87.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Assurance across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Assurance Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Information Assurance
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Assurance across the Birmingham region.

Information Assurance Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Information Assurance also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Information Assurance.

1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) CISA
1 2 (66.67%) CISM
1 2 (66.67%) Financial Institution
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) TOGAF
1 2 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (66.67%) PKI
1 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) COBIT
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
1 2 (66.67%) SaaS
1 2 (66.67%) Security Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) Big Data
1 2 (66.67%) SABSA
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Cyber Security
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) Corporate Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) GAP Analysis

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Information Assurance also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Information Assurance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Big Data
General
1 2 (66.67%) Financial Institution
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Solutions Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Security Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Security Solutions Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Cyber Security Architect
2 1 (33.33%) IT Architect
2 1 (33.33%) IT Security Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Information Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (66.67%) PKI
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) TOGAF
1 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) Security Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) SABSA
2 1 (33.33%) Cyber Security
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) CISA
1 2 (66.67%) CISM
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) COBIT