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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 49 54 49
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing Information Security 9 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.51% 0.16% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 0.20% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 5
Median daily rate £475 £140 £461
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+239.28% -69.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £140 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £140 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £453 £425
% change year-on-year
-0.55% +6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £52.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +84.21%

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
471 495 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 78.76% 78.70% 73.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 313 266
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 13
Median hourly rate £19.61 £16.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.67% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.93 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.12 £49.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017, 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 11 (68.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (56.25%) PCI DSS
3 7 (43.75%) ISMS
4 6 (37.50%) Security Management
4 6 (37.50%) Risk Management
5 5 (31.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (25.00%) Data Protection
6 4 (25.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (25.00%) CISM
6 4 (25.00%) CESG
6 4 (25.00%) ITIL
6 4 (25.00%) CISSP
6 4 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (25.00%) Information Assurance
6 4 (25.00%) IT Governance
6 4 (25.00%) CEH
6 4 (25.00%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (18.75%) Retail
7 3 (18.75%) Windows
7 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
7 3 (18.75%) PABX
8 2 (12.50%) CRISC
8 2 (12.50%) Office 365
8 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (12.50%) ServiceNow
8 2 (12.50%) GPG13
8 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement Process
8 2 (12.50%) Security Monitoring
8 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
8 2 (12.50%) FireEye

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 1 (6.25%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (12.50%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) PABX
2 1 (6.25%) PBX
General
1 3 (18.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Information Security Manager
1 8 (50.00%) Security Manager
2 7 (43.75%) Information Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Information Officer
4 2 (12.50%) Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Compliance Officer
4 2 (12.50%) Information Security Compliance Officer
4 2 (12.50%) Information Security Officer
4 2 (12.50%) IT Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) IT Security Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Security Compliance Officer
4 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Security Officer
4 2 (12.50%) Telephony Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) CESG
1 4 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
1 4 (25.00%) Freedom of Information
2 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
3 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.25%) FMCG
4 1 (6.25%) NHS
4 1 (6.25%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) ISMS
2 6 (37.50%) Risk Management
2 6 (37.50%) Security Management
3 5 (31.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 4 (25.00%) Information Assurance
4 4 (25.00%) IT Governance
4 4 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement Process
5 2 (12.50%) CRM
5 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (12.50%) Data Security
5 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 2 (12.50%) ERP
5 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 2 (12.50%) Information Security Management
5 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (12.50%) Security Monitoring
5 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) CEH
1 4 (25.00%) CISM
1 4 (25.00%) CISSP
2 2 (12.50%) CISMP
2 2 (12.50%) CRISC
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (68.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (56.25%) PCI DSS
3 4 (25.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (12.50%) GPG13
4 2 (12.50%) RMADS
4 2 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) FireEye
1 2 (12.50%) Imperva
1 2 (12.50%) ServiceNow
1 2 (12.50%) Symantec
2 1 (6.25%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) VMware