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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 17 - 29
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Information Security 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.68% - 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.70% - 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £650 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.56 £25.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+106.12% -43.33%
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
108 92 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 72.48% 68.15% 73.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 32 50
Average daily rate £500 £405 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.45% -14.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £34.00 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016, 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 6 (60.00%) Firewall
1 6 (60.00%) Security Architecture
2 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) Security Management
3 3 (30.00%) SOA
3 3 (30.00%) ISO 9000
3 3 (30.00%) DNS
3 3 (30.00%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (30.00%) Quality Management
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Banking
3 3 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (30.00%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) Security Testing
3 3 (30.00%) SIEM
3 3 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (30.00%) Technical Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) DevOps
3 3 (30.00%) Server Building
3 3 (30.00%) Target Operating Model
3 3 (30.00%) BS25999
4 2 (20.00%) Security Operations
4 2 (20.00%) Information Governance
4 2 (20.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) Windows
5 1 (10.00%) Linux

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1 (10.00%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security
General
1 3 (30.00%) Banking
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Architect
2 3 (30.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Security Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Java Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Java Solutions Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Security Architect
3 2 (20.00%) SOA Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Information Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Information Risk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Security Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Security Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Security Risk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Security Architecture
2 4 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) DevOps
3 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (30.00%) Quality Management
3 3 (30.00%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (30.00%) Security Management
3 3 (30.00%) Security Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Server Building
3 3 (30.00%) SIEM
3 3 (30.00%) SOA
3 3 (30.00%) Target Operating Model
3 3 (30.00%) Technical Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) Information Governance
4 2 (20.00%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CISM
1 1 (10.00%) CISSP
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) BS25999
1 3 (30.00%) ISO 9000
2 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) EMC
1 1 (10.00%) VMware