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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 18 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing Information Security 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.72% 1.12% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.47% 1.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£444 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £474 £455 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.12% +13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.84 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+6.30% -
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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
144 128 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 78.26% 71.51% 71.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 41 65
Average daily rate £500 £355 £437
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.84% -18.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £225 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £106.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 4 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (37.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (37.50%) Cyber Security
2 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
3 2 (25.00%) CMS
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) Security Management
3 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (25.00%) B2C
3 2 (25.00%) CRM
3 2 (25.00%) Marketing
3 2 (25.00%) Big Data
3 2 (25.00%) User Experience
3 2 (25.00%) Retail
3 2 (25.00%) Open Source
3 2 (25.00%) SaaS
3 2 (25.00%) PaaS
4 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (12.50%) Project Governance
4 1 (12.50%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Forensics
4 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (12.50%) Predictive Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Computer Security
4 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 1 (12.50%) Cryptography
4 1 (12.50%) Artificial Intelligence

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) CMS
2 1 (12.50%) Apache Spark
2 1 (12.50%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) SaaS
1 2 (25.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Big Data
General
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
1 2 (25.00%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Security Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Information Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) Security Risk Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Incident Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Compliance Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Cyber Security Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Security Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Change Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Information Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (25.00%) User Experience
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (12.50%) Cryptography
2 1 (12.50%) Artificial Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
1 3 (37.50%) Cyber Security
2 2 (25.00%) CRM
2 2 (25.00%) Security Management
2 2 (25.00%) B2C
2 2 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (12.50%) Project Governance
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Security
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (12.50%) IT Governance
3 1 (12.50%) Predictive Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CISSP
1 1 (12.50%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com