The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 26 18 24
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing Information Security 4 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.09% 3.17% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.58% 3.75% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £456 £450
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £43.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-65.31% -3.88%
Information Security
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
155 160 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 81.15% 84.66% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 67 47
Median daily rate £500 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £320 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands 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 the Midlands

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Security across the Midlands region.

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the Midlands region.

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 7 (46.67%) CISSP
1 7 (46.67%) SaaS
2 6 (40.00%) TOGAF
3 5 (33.33%) Network Design
3 5 (33.33%) GIAC
3 5 (33.33%) Cisco
3 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 5 (33.33%) Windows
3 5 (33.33%) PaaS
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (33.33%) IaaS
3 5 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (26.67%) Firewall
5 3 (20.00%) Automotive
5 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (20.00%) High Availability
5 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
6 2 (13.33%) Degree
6 2 (13.33%) COBIT
6 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
6 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Data Integration
6 2 (13.33%) PCI DSS
6 2 (13.33%) CISM
6 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (13.33%) Security Architecture
6 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
6 2 (13.33%) SIEM
6 2 (13.33%) Business Transformation

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands 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:

Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (46.67%) SaaS
2 5 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) IaaS
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (33.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) DNS
General
1 3 (20.00%) Automotive
1 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Architect
2 7 (46.67%) Security Architect
3 5 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (26.67%) Consultant
4 4 (26.67%) Information Security Consultant
4 4 (26.67%) Security Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Audit Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Governance Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Information Assurance Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Information Governance Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Information Security Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Security Solutions Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Head of IT
6 1 (6.67%) Head of IT Security
6 1 (6.67%) Head of Security
6 1 (6.67%) Identity Management Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Information Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Security Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Data Integration
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 5 (33.33%) Network Design
3 3 (20.00%) High Availability
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Business Transformation
4 2 (13.33%) Compliance Audit
4 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (13.33%) Data Privacy
4 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
4 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
4 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) Security Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Security Operations
4 2 (13.33%) Server Building
4 2 (13.33%) SIEM
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) C
1 2 (13.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) CISSP
2 5 (33.33%) GIAC
3 2 (13.33%) CISM
3 2 (13.33%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (13.33%) COBIT
2 2 (13.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco