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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 112 104 108
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 4 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.27% 0.054%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.39% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£298 £560 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.87% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £463 £423
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.75 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+19.37% -
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
1832 1544 1307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 71.56% 70.47% 70.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1057 794 625
Average daily rate £388 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 80 118
Average hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £10.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £155.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Assurance across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -10 3 £298 -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Information Assurance 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 Assurance.

1 4 (57.14%) Finance
1 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Security Testing
2 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
2 3 (42.86%) Retail
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL V2
4 1 (14.29%) FATCA
4 1 (14.29%) Big Data
4 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 1 (14.29%) People Management
4 1 (14.29%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) ITSM
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
4 1 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (14.29%) UNIX
4 1 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) Toad
4 1 (14.29%) CISSP

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Information Assurance 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 Assurance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Toad
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
2 3 (42.86%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Test Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Service Transition Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Service Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Information Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Transition Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) CESG
1 1 (14.29%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Security Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) ITSM
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL V2
3 1 (14.29%) People Management
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) FATCA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) McAfee