The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security 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 Security over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 55 54 46
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing Information Security 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.60% 0.34% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.48% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Average daily rate £450 £418 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.65% -16.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £384 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £452 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.56 £25.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+106.12% -43.33%
Information Security
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
519 418 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 77.81% 70.37% 68.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 254 227
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 11
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.68 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £26.00 £16.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Information Security 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 Security.

1 4 (33.33%) CISSP
1 4 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
1 4 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 2 (16.67%) CISM
3 2 (16.67%) C
3 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 2 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) SANS
3 2 (16.67%) Security Operations
3 2 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) Security Architecture
3 2 (16.67%) SIEM
4 1 (8.33%) Splunk
4 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) Compliance Audit
4 1 (8.33%) SABSA
4 1 (8.33%) Line Management
4 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (8.33%) Security Hardening
4 1 (8.33%) SDLC
4 1 (8.33%) Threat Management
4 1 (8.33%) CLAS
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
4 1 (8.33%) Ethical Hacking

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Information Security 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 Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Network Security
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
General
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Information Security Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Security Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Security Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Security Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Compliance Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Information Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) IT Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Operational Security Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Security Officer
3 1 (8.33%) Security Operations Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Designer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 2 (16.67%) Security Architecture
3 2 (16.67%) Security Operations
3 2 (16.67%) SIEM
3 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Compliance Audit
4 1 (8.33%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Line Management
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE
4 1 (8.33%) SABSA
4 1 (8.33%) SDLC
4 1 (8.33%) Security Hardening
4 1 (8.33%) Threat Management
4 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) CISSP
2 2 (16.67%) CISM
2 2 (16.67%) SANS
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) CCNP
3 1 (8.33%) CISA
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (8.33%) CLAS
3 1 (8.33%) CSSLP
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) GIAC
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
1 1 (8.33%) Citrix
1 1 (8.33%) Intel Security
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) Splunk
1 1 (8.33%) Symantec