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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 63 60 60
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Information Security 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.78% 0.30% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.44% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
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£525 £383 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +25.00%
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
501 455 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 65.49% 69.04% 67.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 308 249
Average daily rate £375 £360 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £238 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 11
Average hourly rate £23.00 £175.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-86.85% +821.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014, 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 7 (58.33%) CISM
1 7 (58.33%) CISSP
2 6 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (41.67%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Data Protection
3 5 (41.67%) Security Architecture
3 5 (41.67%) Risk Management
4 4 (33.33%) PCI DSS
4 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (25.00%) Network Security
5 3 (25.00%) RMADS
5 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (25.00%) CCNP
5 3 (25.00%) CCNA
5 3 (25.00%) ITIL
6 2 (16.67%) SAN
6 2 (16.67%) MPLS
6 2 (16.67%) LAN
6 2 (16.67%) WAN
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco
6 2 (16.67%) Information Security Management
6 2 (16.67%) Security Management
6 2 (16.67%) Network Design
6 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (16.67%) VLAN
6 2 (16.67%) Degree
6 2 (16.67%) Local Government

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 3 (25.00%) Network Security
2 2 (16.67%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) WAN
2 2 (16.67%) SAN
2 2 (16.67%) MPLS
2 2 (16.67%) VLAN
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) Wireless
3 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
General
1 2 (16.67%) Local Government
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Consultant
1 8 (66.67%) Security Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Security Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Information Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Information Security Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Risk Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) IT Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) IT Security Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Network Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Network Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
1 3 (25.00%) RMADS
2 1 (8.33%) SCADA
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) CESG
2 1 (8.33%) CESG CLAS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Risk Management
1 5 (41.67%) Penetration Testing
1 5 (41.67%) Data Protection
1 5 (41.67%) Security Architecture
2 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Information Security Management
3 2 (16.67%) Security Management
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) Network Design
3 2 (16.67%) Information Assurance
4 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) CISSP
1 7 (58.33%) CISM
2 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (25.00%) CCNP
3 3 (25.00%) CCNA
4 2 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (8.33%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (8.33%) GPG13
3 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Snort
1 1 (8.33%) Squid
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) Juniper
2 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (8.33%) Websense
2 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
2 1 (8.33%) Sourcefire