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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 52 47 40
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs citing Information Security 5 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.79% 0.66% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 0.95% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 7
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£375 £400 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £400 £785
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
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
405 419 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 64.39% 68.91% 65.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 255 144
Average daily rate £375 £340 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 14
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 4 (36.36%) Risk Management
1 4 (36.36%) Data Protection
2 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (27.27%) CISM
2 3 (27.27%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (27.27%) CISSP
3 2 (18.18%) Windows
3 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 2 (18.18%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (18.18%) Network Security
3 2 (18.18%) Security Architecture
3 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
3 2 (18.18%) Firewall
3 2 (18.18%) Information Security Management
3 2 (18.18%) Security Management
3 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (9.09%) Information Assurance
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
4 1 (9.09%) GPG13
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (9.09%) RMADS
4 1 (9.09%) C
4 1 (9.09%) SQL

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
1 2 (18.18%) Network Security
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) EDRMS
General
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Security Consultant
1 4 (36.36%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Network Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) DBA
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Security Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Information Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) SQL DBA
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Security Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Chief Technology Officer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (9.09%) RMADS
2 1 (9.09%) Replication
2 1 (9.09%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Risk Management
1 4 (36.36%) Data Protection
2 3 (27.27%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (18.18%) Security Architecture
3 2 (18.18%) Information Security Management
3 2 (18.18%) Security Management
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (9.09%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) CISSP
1 3 (27.27%) CISM
2 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) CCNP
2 1 (9.09%) CCNA
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
3 1 (9.09%) GPG13
3 1 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Snort
1 1 (9.09%) Squid
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) Juniper
1 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
1 1 (9.09%) Websense
1 1 (9.09%) VMware
1 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat
1 1 (9.09%) Sourcefire