The table below looks at the statistics for Security+ Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security+ Certification over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CompTIA Security+ Certification
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Security+ Certification 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - - -
As % of the Qualifications category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £400 £297
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +34.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Security+ Certification
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
184 183 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.87% 22.10% 18.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 120 63
Average daily rate £375 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £24.25 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.14% -21.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%