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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 50 57 47
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Contract jobs citing Information Security 16 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.93% 0.65% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.69% 0.97% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 0
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£420 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £51.00 £17.71
% change year-on-year
-22.05% +187.97%
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
595 413 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 71.69% 66.94% 72.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 245 175
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 13
Average hourly rate £19.75 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.65 £31.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) Risk Management
3 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (40.00%) CRM
3 8 (40.00%) Migration
3 8 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (40.00%) Data Migration
4 7 (35.00%) TOGAF
4 7 (35.00%) Validation
5 5 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (20.00%) Change Management
6 4 (20.00%) ISEB
6 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2
6 4 (20.00%) Content Management
6 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (20.00%) Web Application Development
6 4 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (15.00%) WAN
7 3 (15.00%) Law
8 2 (10.00%) CISM
8 2 (10.00%) CISSP
8 2 (10.00%) Network Security
8 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (5.00%) Informatics
9 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
9 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
9 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
9 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) WAN
2 2 (10.00%) Network Security
3 1 (5.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (15.00%) Law
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Architect
2 5 (25.00%) Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 4 (20.00%) Security Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 4 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 4 (20.00%) CRM Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Security Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Security Architect
6 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Architect
6 1 (5.00%) CRM Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) IT Security Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Security Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) NHS
1 1 (5.00%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Risk Management
2 8 (40.00%) Migration
2 8 (40.00%) CRM
2 8 (40.00%) Data Migration
3 7 (35.00%) TOGAF
3 7 (35.00%) Validation
4 4 (20.00%) Change Management
4 4 (20.00%) Content Management
4 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 4 (20.00%) Web Application Development
5 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (5.00%) Project Governance
5 1 (5.00%) Information Security Management
5 1 (5.00%) Data Security
5 1 (5.00%) Security Management
5 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (20.00%) ISEB
2 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (10.00%) CISM
3 2 (10.00%) CISSP
4 1 (5.00%) CISA
4 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.00%) BS7799
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft