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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 58 48 55
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Contract jobs citing Information Security 15 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.92% 1.86% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 2.48% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 6
Median daily rate £425 £563 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £345 £381
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £20.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+4.15% -49.99%
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
648 564 514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 82.97% 74.90% 72.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 362 321
Median daily rate £380 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 13
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +9.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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
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 28 July 2016.

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 28 July 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 12 (46.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (34.62%) PCI DSS
3 8 (30.77%) CISSP
4 6 (23.08%) ITIL
5 5 (19.23%) PRINCE2
5 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
5 5 (19.23%) Data Protection
5 5 (19.23%) SIEM
6 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (15.38%) Intel Security
6 4 (15.38%) CISA
6 4 (15.38%) CISM
7 3 (11.54%) CESG
7 3 (11.54%) Security Management
7 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (11.54%) ISO27005
7 3 (11.54%) ITIL V3
7 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
7 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
7 3 (11.54%) Security Operations
8 2 (7.69%) ISAE 3402
8 2 (7.69%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (7.69%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (7.69%) Waterfall
8 2 (7.69%) Security Architecture
8 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
8 2 (7.69%) Business Development
8 2 (7.69%) Degree
8 2 (7.69%) Mathematics

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 2 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Network Security
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
1 2 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Security Manager
2 8 (30.77%) Information Security Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Information Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Project Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Programme Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Security Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) SOC Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Information Security Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) IT Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Security Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Security Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Security Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Governance Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Operational Security Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Security Officer
6 1 (3.85%) Security Operations Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.54%) CESG
3 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.69%) Driving Licence
3 2 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.69%) Mathematics
3 2 (7.69%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (7.69%) Smartcard
4 1 (3.85%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.85%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) ITIL
2 5 (19.23%) Data Protection
2 5 (19.23%) PRINCE2
2 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
2 5 (19.23%) SIEM
3 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.54%) ITIL V3
4 3 (11.54%) Security Management
4 3 (11.54%) Security Operations
5 2 (7.69%) Business Development
5 2 (7.69%) Data Security
5 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 2 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (7.69%) SABSA
5 2 (7.69%) Security Architecture
5 2 (7.69%) Security Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Supplier Management
5 2 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) CISSP
2 4 (15.38%) CISA
2 4 (15.38%) CISM
3 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) Degree
4 2 (7.69%) IISP
5 1 (3.85%) APMP
5 1 (3.85%) CEH
5 1 (3.85%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (3.85%) CHECK Team Member
5 1 (3.85%) CREST Certified
5 1 (3.85%) Cyber Scheme
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.85%) OSCP
5 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (3.85%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (46.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (34.62%) PCI DSS
3 3 (11.54%) ISO27005
4 2 (7.69%) ISAE 3402
4 2 (7.69%) ISO 9001
4 2 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (3.85%) COBIT
5 1 (3.85%) COSO
5 1 (3.85%) Data Quality
5 1 (3.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (3.85%) ISO27002
5 1 (3.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Intel Security
2 2 (7.69%) ArcSight
2 2 (7.69%) Barracuda Networks
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco
2 2 (7.69%) IBM
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) Qualys
2 2 (7.69%) Sun
2 2 (7.69%) Symantec
2 2 (7.69%) Tripwire
3 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat
3 1 (3.85%) Sophos
3 1 (3.85%) Splunk
3 1 (3.85%) VMware