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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 53 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.33% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£330 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £500 £425
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +13.63%
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
408 390 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 67.89% 67.36% 62.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 245 133
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £227 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 20
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -39.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.18 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £20.00 £31.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 8 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) FATCA

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Test Leader
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Security Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) FATCA