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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 58 56 51
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.28% 0.29% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.41% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate
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- £600 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £498 £440
% change year-on-year
-18.59% +13.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.17 £40.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+27.92% -20.00%
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
525 490 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 74.36% 72.27% 70.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 310 207
Average daily rate £375 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 6
Average hourly rate £26.50 £11.70 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.49% -93.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 July 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 4 (80.00%) Finance
1 4 (80.00%) Banking
2 3 (60.00%) Retail
2 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (60.00%) Security Testing
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (40.00%) Big Data
3 2 (40.00%) SABSA
3 2 (40.00%) COBIT
3 2 (40.00%) Network Security
3 2 (40.00%) SaaS
3 2 (40.00%) Security Architecture
3 2 (40.00%) PKI
3 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (40.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (40.00%) CISA
3 2 (40.00%) CISM
3 2 (40.00%) Financial Institution
3 2 (40.00%) CISSP
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) PhD
4 1 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) FATCA
4 1 (20.00%) Computer Science

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (40.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (40.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Big Data
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
1 4 (80.00%) Banking
2 3 (60.00%) Retail
3 2 (40.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (20.00%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Security Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Test Leader
1 2 (40.00%) Security Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Cyber Security Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security Architect
2 1 (20.00%) IT Architect
2 1 (20.00%) IT Security Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Information Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (40.00%) PKI
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Security Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (40.00%) SABSA
3 1 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Cyber Security
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (40.00%) CISSP
2 2 (40.00%) CISA
2 2 (40.00%) CISM
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) COBIT
2 1 (20.00%) FATCA