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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 55 52 57
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing Information Security 11 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.39% 2.24% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 2.93% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 5
Median daily rate £425 £435 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.29% -3.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £19.50 £51.00
% change year-on-year
+207.69% -61.76%
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
639 614 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 80.89% 76.37% 72.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 417 288
Median daily rate £375 £373 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 10
Median hourly rate £21.75 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.34% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £14.60 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £63.00 £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 7 (41.18%) PCI DSS
2 6 (35.29%) CISSP
2 6 (35.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (23.53%) Data Protection
3 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
3 4 (23.53%) CISA
4 3 (17.65%) CISM
4 3 (17.65%) ITIL
4 3 (17.65%) Intel Security
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) ITIL V3
4 3 (17.65%) SIEM
4 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (11.76%) SABSA
5 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
5 2 (11.76%) ArcSight
5 2 (11.76%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (11.76%) Driving Licence
5 2 (11.76%) ISO27005
5 2 (11.76%) Security Architecture
5 2 (11.76%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
5 2 (11.76%) IISP
5 2 (11.76%) ISAE 3402
5 2 (11.76%) Security Operations
5 2 (11.76%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (11.76%) Retail

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 (11.76%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Project
General
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Security Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Information Security Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Programme Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Security Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Information Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Information Security Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Security Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Security Architect
4 2 (11.76%) SOC Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Business Information Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Designer
5 1 (5.88%) Governance Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Information Governance Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Operational Security Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Security Operations Manager
5 1 (5.88%) SOC Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) SOC Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) CESG
2 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Driving Licence
2 2 (11.76%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.76%) Mathematics
2 2 (11.76%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Smartcard
3 1 (5.88%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Data Protection
1 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL V3
2 3 (17.65%) SIEM
2 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.76%) Business Development
3 2 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Quality Management
3 2 (11.76%) SABSA
3 2 (11.76%) Security Architecture
3 2 (11.76%) Security Management
3 2 (11.76%) Security Operations
3 2 (11.76%) Security Testing
3 2 (11.76%) TOGAF
3 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.88%) Supplier Management
4 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) CISSP
2 4 (23.53%) CISA
3 3 (17.65%) CISM
3 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) Degree
4 2 (11.76%) IISP
5 1 (5.88%) APMP
5 1 (5.88%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (5.88%) CHECK Team Member
5 1 (5.88%) CREST Certified
5 1 (5.88%) Cyber Scheme
5 1 (5.88%) OSCP
5 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
5 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (5.88%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) PCI DSS
2 6 (35.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (11.76%) ISAE 3402
3 2 (11.76%) ISO 9001
3 2 (11.76%) ISO27005
3 2 (11.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
4 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Intel Security
2 2 (11.76%) ArcSight
2 2 (11.76%) Barracuda Networks
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco
2 2 (11.76%) IBM
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Qualys
2 2 (11.76%) Sun
2 2 (11.76%) Tripwire
3 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat
3 1 (5.88%) Splunk
3 1 (5.88%) Symantec
3 1 (5.88%) VMware