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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 58 56 50
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs citing Information Security 10 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.40% 0.45% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 0.59% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 6
Median daily rate £500 £513 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +41.37%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.05 £15.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.90% -55.71%
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
582 508 489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 81.51% 76.97% 72.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 323 320
Median daily rate £425 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 12
Median hourly rate £18.00 £31.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +57.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.61 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.18 £49.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 15 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (42.86%) PCI DSS
2 9 (42.86%) Risk Management
3 8 (38.10%) ISMS
4 7 (33.33%) Security Management
5 6 (28.57%) ITIL
6 5 (23.81%) CISSP
6 5 (23.81%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (23.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (19.05%) Information Assurance
7 4 (19.05%) Data Protection
7 4 (19.05%) CISM
7 4 (19.05%) CESG
7 4 (19.05%) CEH
7 4 (19.05%) Freedom of Information
7 4 (19.05%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (19.05%) IT Governance
8 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
8 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
8 3 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (14.29%) PABX
9 2 (9.52%) SIEM
9 2 (9.52%) ServiceNow
9 2 (9.52%) CRISC
9 2 (9.52%) Office 365
9 2 (9.52%) GPG13
9 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
9 2 (9.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement Process
9 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (9.52%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) PABX
2 1 (4.76%) Network Security
2 1 (4.76%) PBX
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Information Security Manager
1 11 (52.38%) Security Manager
2 9 (42.86%) Information Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Compliance Officer
4 2 (9.52%) Information Officer
4 2 (9.52%) Information Security Compliance Officer
4 2 (9.52%) Information Security Officer
4 2 (9.52%) Information Security Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Security Compliance Officer
4 2 (9.52%) Security Officer
4 2 (9.52%) Security Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Telephony Manager
5 1 (4.76%) CISSP Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 1 (4.76%) IT Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) SOC Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Vendor Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) CESG
1 4 (19.05%) Data Protection Act
1 4 (19.05%) Freedom of Information
2 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Risk Management
2 8 (38.10%) ISMS
3 7 (33.33%) Security Management
4 6 (28.57%) ITIL
5 5 (23.81%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (19.05%) Data Protection
6 4 (19.05%) Information Assurance
6 4 (19.05%) IT Governance
7 3 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
8 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement Process
8 2 (9.52%) CRM
8 2 (9.52%) Data Security
8 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
8 2 (9.52%) Information Security Management
8 2 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (9.52%) SIEM
8 2 (9.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) CISSP
2 4 (19.05%) CEH
2 4 (19.05%) CISM
3 2 (9.52%) CISMP
3 2 (9.52%) CRISC
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (42.86%) PCI DSS
3 5 (23.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (9.52%) GPG13
4 2 (9.52%) RMADS
5 1 (4.76%) COBIT
5 1 (4.76%) COSO
5 1 (4.76%) ISO27002
5 1 (4.76%) ISO27005
5 1 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.76%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (4.76%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) ServiceNow
1 2 (9.52%) Symantec
2 1 (4.76%) FireEye
2 1 (4.76%) IBM
2 1 (4.76%) Imperva
2 1 (4.76%) Intel Security
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Sophos
2 1 (4.76%) VMware