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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 43 57 56
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -1
Contract jobs citing Information Security 14 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.88% 0.98% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.52% 1.40% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 3
Average daily rate
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£563 £450 £480
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £381 £456
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £536
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £450 £420
% change year-on-year
+1.16% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.90 £22.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+19.55% -62.50%
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
556 500 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 74.73% 70.03% 70.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 311 242
Average daily rate £375 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -84.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 July 2015, 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 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
1 13 (44.83%) Risk Management
2 12 (41.38%) TOGAF
3 10 (34.48%) CISSP
4 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
4 8 (27.59%) CRM
4 8 (27.59%) CISA
4 8 (27.59%) CISM
4 8 (27.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (27.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (27.59%) Migration
4 8 (27.59%) Data Migration
5 7 (24.14%) Finance
5 7 (24.14%) Validation
5 7 (24.14%) Change Management
6 5 (17.24%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2
6 5 (17.24%) CRISC
7 4 (13.79%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (13.79%) Data Centre
7 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (13.79%) UML
7 4 (13.79%) WAN
7 4 (13.79%) ISEB
7 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
7 4 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (13.79%) IIS
7 4 (13.79%) McAfee
7 4 (13.79%) Enterprise Architecture

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (17.24%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (13.79%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (13.79%) IIS
2 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) WAN
2 1 (3.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Law
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Architect
2 6 (20.69%) Consultant
3 5 (17.24%) Security Consultant
4 4 (13.79%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Security Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Project Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Information Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Enterprise Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Information Security Consultant
4 4 (13.79%) Information Security Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Senior Security Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Senior Information Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) CRM Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Senior Information Security Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) IT Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Programme Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.34%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.45%) NHS
3 1 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.45%) Informatics
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Risk Management
2 12 (41.38%) TOGAF
3 8 (27.59%) Data Migration
3 8 (27.59%) Migration
3 8 (27.59%) CRM
4 7 (24.14%) Validation
4 7 (24.14%) Change Management
5 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2
6 4 (13.79%) UML
6 4 (13.79%) Content Management
6 4 (13.79%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (10.34%) BPMN
7 3 (10.34%) Data Architecture
7 3 (10.34%) ITIL
7 3 (10.34%) EAI
7 3 (10.34%) Data Modelling
7 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (10.34%) Logical Data Model
7 3 (10.34%) Physical Data Model
8 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) CISSP
2 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (27.59%) CISA
2 8 (27.59%) CISM
3 5 (17.24%) CRISC
4 4 (13.79%) ISEB
4 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
6 1 (3.45%) Degree
6 1 (3.45%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (10.34%) COBIT
3 2 (6.90%) PCI DSS
4 1 (3.45%) BS7799
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) McAfee
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle