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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 19 22 25
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing Information Security 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.43% 0.62% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.62% 0.84% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£600 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £430 £420
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £51.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-62.74% -15.00%
Information Security
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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
130 119 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 74.29% 73.91% 64.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 47 52
Average daily rate £550 £420 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £260 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £175.00 £103.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +69.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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
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 July 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 3 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (50.00%) PCI DSS
1 3 (50.00%) Cyber Security
2 2 (33.33%) User Experience
2 2 (33.33%) Big Data
2 2 (33.33%) Marketing
2 2 (33.33%) Open Source
2 2 (33.33%) SaaS
2 2 (33.33%) PaaS
2 2 (33.33%) CMS
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) B2C
2 2 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Apache
3 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Security
3 1 (16.67%) Security Management

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (33.33%) CMS
2 1 (16.67%) Apache Spark
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) SaaS
1 2 (33.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Big Data
General
1 2 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Information Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Change Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Security Risk Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Compliance Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Cyber Security Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Security Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
2 1 (16.67%) Artificial Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Cyber Security
2 2 (33.33%) CRM
2 2 (33.33%) Open Source
2 2 (33.33%) B2C
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Security
3 1 (16.67%) Security Management
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) IT Governance
3 1 (16.67%) Predictive Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Security
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Forensics
3 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (16.67%) Project Governance
3 1 (16.67%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com