The table below looks at the statistics for Information Assurance skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Assurance
Rank 129 128 119
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.037% 0.042%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.049% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Median daily rate £280 £265 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £423 £510
% change year-on-year
-5.32% -17.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.98 £47.75 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+27.70% +41.48%
Information Assurance
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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2330 2042 1773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.87% 75.83% 74.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1306 1228 942
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £520 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 103 100
Median hourly rate £19.61 £29.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £15.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Information Assurance as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Assurance Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Information Assurance
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Assurance across the West Midlands region.

Information Assurance Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Information Assurance
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Assurance across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

Information Assurance Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Information Assurance
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry - 3 £280 -
Birmingham +2 2 £415 +56.60%
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Information Assurance 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 7 (70.00%) Software Testing
1 7 (70.00%) Security Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Retail
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 4 (40.00%) Finance
4 4 (40.00%) ISEB
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (20.00%) Banking
6 2 (20.00%) Statistics
6 2 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (20.00%) Degree
6 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
6 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (20.00%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (20.00%) V-Model
6 2 (20.00%) MS Office
6 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (20.00%) EPoS
6 2 (20.00%) Extranet
6 2 (20.00%) Migration
6 2 (20.00%) SharePoint

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in the West 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 6 (60.00%) Retail
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (20.00%) Banking
4 2 (20.00%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
1 6 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Banking Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) CRM Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Data Migration Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Environment Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Information Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Migration Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Security Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior E-Commerce Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Test Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) EPoS
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (20.00%) Statistics
2 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) AIX
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Security Testing
1 7 (70.00%) Software Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Records Management
4 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) V-Model
5 1 (10.00%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (10.00%) CRM
5 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
5 1 (10.00%) ETL
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Service Management
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 5 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (40.00%) ISEB
3 2 (20.00%) Degree
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Ab Initio
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) VMware