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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Assurance
Rank 146 110 115
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +5
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 3 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.095% 0.25% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.33% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Median daily rate £350 £288 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -52.08%
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+16.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £51.17 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-46.25% +27.92%
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
2604 1810 1864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.12% 75.61% 77.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1587 1110 992
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 83 135
Median hourly rate £17.00 £28.69 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.74% -8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.06 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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
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 28 July 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
Birmingham -10 3 £350 - 1
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 6 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
2 5 (55.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (55.56%) Waterfall
2 5 (55.56%) ISEB
2 5 (55.56%) Retail
3 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) Migration
3 3 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 3 (33.33%) V-Model
4 2 (22.22%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (22.22%) ETL
4 2 (22.22%) Compatibility Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Banking
4 2 (22.22%) EPoS
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) CRM
4 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 1 (11.11%) SQL
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (11.11%) Unix
5 1 (11.11%) Windows
5 1 (11.11%) AIX
5 1 (11.11%) Linux
5 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management

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 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (55.56%) Retail
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (22.22%) Banking
3 2 (22.22%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Banking Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) CRM Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Compliance Officer
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Delivery Manager
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Environment Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Information Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Information Assurance Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Information Officer
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security Compliance Officer
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security Officer
3 1 (11.11%) Migration Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Security Compliance Officer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Officer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) EPoS
2 1 (11.11%) CESG
2 1 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) AIX
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (66.67%) Security Testing
1 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Waterfall
3 3 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 3 (33.33%) Migration
3 3 (33.33%) V-Model
4 2 (22.22%) Compatibility Testing
4 2 (22.22%) CRM
4 2 (22.22%) ETL
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 1 (11.11%) Demand Forecasting
5 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 1 (11.11%) IT Governance
5 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISEB
1 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
1 5 (55.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CEH
2 1 (11.11%) CISM
2 1 (11.11%) CISSP
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Ab Initio
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) VMware