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 24 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
England / Midlands
Rank 19 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Information Security 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.50% 1.53% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.53% 2.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £500 £600 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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 Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
85 90 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 70.83% 68.70% 68.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 52 34
Median daily rate £450 £500 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +19.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £34.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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 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 24 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 6 (66.67%) CISSP
1 6 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (55.56%) Firewall
3 4 (44.44%) Management Information System
3 4 (44.44%) CISM
4 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
4 3 (33.33%) SIEM
4 3 (33.33%) Process Improvement
4 3 (33.33%) Data Privacy
5 2 (22.22%) Server Building
5 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (22.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (22.22%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Security Operations
5 2 (22.22%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (22.22%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (22.22%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 2 (22.22%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (22.22%) Virtual Team
5 2 (22.22%) SaaS
5 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
5 2 (22.22%) F5
5 2 (22.22%) Splunk

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (22.22%) VPN
2 2 (22.22%) WLAN
General
1 2 (22.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Information Manager
1 3 (33.33%) Information Security Manager
1 3 (33.33%) Security Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) SOC Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Audit Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Governance Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Head of IT
3 1 (11.11%) Head of IT Security
3 1 (11.11%) Head of Security
3 1 (11.11%) Information Assurance Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Information Governance Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Management Information System
2 3 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (22.22%) Data Integration
3 2 (22.22%) PKI
3 2 (22.22%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (22.22%) Virtual Team
4 1 (11.11%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (33.33%) Data Privacy
2 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 3 (33.33%) SIEM
2 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) Security Operations
3 2 (22.22%) Server Building
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) CISSP
2 4 (44.44%) CISM
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (22.22%) Nessus
1 2 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (22.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (22.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco
1 2 (22.22%) F5
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) ScanSafe
1 2 (22.22%) Sourcefire
1 2 (22.22%) Splunk
1 2 (22.22%) Symantec