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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 15 22 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Information Security 15 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.43% 2.04% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.43% 2.48% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 0
Average daily rate £600 £600 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 £51.00
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -55.88%
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
159 121 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 78.71% 82.31% 74.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 51 49
Average daily rate £475 £470 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +25.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £300 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 7 (41.18%) Risk Assessment
1 7 (41.18%) COBIT
2 6 (35.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (35.29%) Firewall
3 5 (29.41%) Security Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Security Architecture
3 5 (29.41%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (29.41%) Target Operating Model
4 4 (23.53%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (23.53%) Information Governance
4 4 (23.53%) SIEM
4 4 (23.53%) BS25999
4 4 (23.53%) ISO 9000
5 3 (17.65%) DNS
5 3 (17.65%) Windows
5 3 (17.65%) PLM
5 3 (17.65%) Project Management
5 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
5 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
5 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (17.65%) Server Building
5 3 (17.65%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) ISO22301
6 2 (11.76%) Security Operations
6 2 (11.76%) IT Governance
6 2 (11.76%) Degree
6 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) Firewall
2 3 (17.65%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) Network Security
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Architect
2 5 (29.41%) Security Architect
2 5 (29.41%) Security Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Information Security Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Security Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Security Technical Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Service Security Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Service Transition Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Transition Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Audit Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Information Assurance Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Information Governance Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Service Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Transition Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Transition Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Risk Assessment
2 5 (29.41%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (29.41%) Security Architecture
2 5 (29.41%) Security Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Target Operating Model
3 4 (23.53%) Information Governance
3 4 (23.53%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (23.53%) SIEM
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
4 3 (17.65%) PLM
4 3 (17.65%) Project Management
4 3 (17.65%) Server Building
4 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (17.65%) Technical Analysis
4 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
5 2 (11.76%) Information Security Management
5 2 (11.76%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) CISA
2 1 (5.88%) CISM
2 1 (5.88%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) COBIT
2 6 (35.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (23.53%) BS25999
3 4 (23.53%) ISO 9000
4 2 (11.76%) ISO22301
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) EMC
1 2 (11.76%) VMware
2 1 (5.88%) Citrix
2 1 (5.88%) Wyse