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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 53 51 45
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs citing Information Security 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.16% 0.18% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.27% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate
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£461 £600 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.16% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £445 £411
% change year-on-year
+1.12% +8.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £12.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £41.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-45.45% +50.00%
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
423 365 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 67.90% 64.26% 66.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 217 170
Average daily rate £375 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 25
Average hourly rate £22.50 £11.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.65% -36.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.92 £9.00 £10.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.00 £31.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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
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 27 February 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 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Information Security Management
1 2 (25.00%) Security Management
1 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (25.00%) CISM
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Replication
2 1 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Statistics
2 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) SQL

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) EDRMS
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) DBA
2 1 (12.50%) Security Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Service Manager
2 1 (12.50%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Security Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Chief Technology Officer
2 1 (12.50%) Security Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Security Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Replication
1 1 (12.50%) Statistics
1 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Information Security Management
1 2 (25.00%) Security Management
1 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CISM
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) VMware