The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security 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 Security over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 94 88 99
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +11
Contract jobs citing Information Security 52 30 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.64% 1.26% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 1.67% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 18 13
Median daily rate £490 £481 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £350 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £654 £583 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £20.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+4.15% -49.99%
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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2598 1792 1838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.16% 75.17% 77.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1563 1097 973
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 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 74 134
Median hourly rate £18.28 £28.69 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.30% -8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.45 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £43.78 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Information Security
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 Security across the West Midlands region.

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the West Midlands region.

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Information Security
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 Security within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 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
Warwickshire +7 17 £500 +40.84% 2
Birmingham -14 14 £425 -22.72% 11
Coventry -11 7 £489 -2.25% 5
Wolverhampton - 3 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security 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 Security.

1 29 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (28.74%) CISSP
3 19 (21.84%) CISM
4 18 (20.69%) Finance
5 17 (19.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (17.24%) Risk Management
7 13 (14.94%) Management Information System
8 12 (13.79%) Security Management
8 12 (13.79%) ITIL
8 12 (13.79%) PCI DSS
9 10 (11.49%) Windows
9 10 (11.49%) Data Protection
9 10 (11.49%) SIEM
10 9 (10.34%) PRINCE2
10 9 (10.34%) Information Security Management
10 9 (10.34%) Security Operations
11 8 (9.20%) CISA
11 8 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (9.20%) ISMS
11 8 (9.20%) Degree
12 7 (8.05%) COBIT
12 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
12 7 (8.05%) Data Privacy
12 7 (8.05%) IaaS
12 7 (8.05%) Intel Security
13 6 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
14 5 (5.75%) Service Delivery
14 5 (5.75%) Automotive
14 5 (5.75%) Retail

Information Security
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 (2.30%) IIS
2 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.05%) IaaS
1 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.60%) Azure Active Directory
2 4 (4.60%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (4.60%) PaaS
2 4 (4.60%) SaaS
3 1 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.60%) Firewall
1 4 (4.60%) Network Security
2 2 (2.30%) DNS
3 1 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.15%) Internet
3 1 (1.15%) LAN
3 1 (1.15%) MPLS
3 1 (1.15%) SSL
3 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.15%) VLAN
3 1 (1.15%) VPN
3 1 (1.15%) WAN
3 1 (1.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.15%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
General
1 18 (20.69%) Finance
2 5 (5.75%) Automotive
2 5 (5.75%) Retail
3 4 (4.60%) Legal
4 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (27.59%) Consultant
2 19 (21.84%) Security Consultant
3 17 (19.54%) Security Manager
4 16 (18.39%) Analyst
5 14 (16.09%) Information Security Consultant
6 12 (13.79%) Information Security Manager
7 11 (12.64%) Security Analyst
8 9 (10.34%) Architect
8 9 (10.34%) Project Manager
9 8 (9.20%) Information Analyst
9 8 (9.20%) Information Manager
9 8 (9.20%) Information Security Analyst
10 7 (8.05%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (5.75%) Business Analyst
11 5 (5.75%) Security Architect
11 5 (5.75%) Security Project Manager
11 5 (5.75%) Security Specialist
11 5 (5.75%) SOC Analyst
12 4 (4.60%) Information Security Project Manager
12 4 (4.60%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.15%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.15%) AngularJS
1 1 (1.15%) JSON
1 1 (1.15%) Node.js
1 1 (1.15%) REST
1 1 (1.15%) SOAP
1 1 (1.15%) Spring
1 1 (1.15%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.94%) Management Information System
2 8 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.75%) Mathematics
4 4 (4.60%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (3.45%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (3.45%) Data Integration
5 3 (3.45%) Fintech
5 3 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (3.45%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.30%) BYOD
6 2 (2.30%) CESG
6 2 (2.30%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.30%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.30%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.30%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (2.30%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.15%) EPoS
7 1 (1.15%) PKI
7 1 (1.15%) PMI
7 1 (1.15%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.49%) Windows
2 3 (3.45%) Unix
3 2 (2.30%) Linux
4 1 (1.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.54%) Stakeholder Management
2 15 (17.24%) Risk Management
3 12 (13.79%) ITIL
3 12 (13.79%) Security Management
4 10 (11.49%) Data Protection
4 10 (11.49%) SIEM
5 9 (10.34%) Information Security Management
5 9 (10.34%) PRINCE2
5 9 (10.34%) Security Operations
6 8 (9.20%) ISMS
7 7 (8.05%) Data Privacy
8 6 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (5.75%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (5.75%) Data Management
9 5 (5.75%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (5.75%) Project Planning
9 5 (5.75%) Service Delivery
9 5 (5.75%) Service Management
9 5 (5.75%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.15%) C
1 1 (1.15%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (28.74%) CISSP
2 19 (21.84%) CISM
3 8 (9.20%) CISA
3 8 (9.20%) Degree
4 5 (5.75%) CRISC
5 4 (4.60%) APMP
5 4 (4.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (4.60%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.45%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.30%) GIAC
7 2 (2.30%) IISP
8 1 (1.15%) CASP
8 1 (1.15%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (1.15%) CGEIT
8 1 (1.15%) CHECK Team Member
8 1 (1.15%) CREST Certified
8 1 (1.15%) Cyber Scheme
8 1 (1.15%) OSCP
8 1 (1.15%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.15%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (13.79%) PCI DSS
3 7 (8.05%) COBIT
4 3 (3.45%) ISO27005
5 2 (2.30%) COSO
5 2 (2.30%) ISAE 3402
5 2 (2.30%) ISO 9001
5 2 (2.30%) ISO22301
5 2 (2.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.15%) Data Quality
6 1 (1.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (1.15%) ISO27002
6 1 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.60%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.15%) Snort
2 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.15%) Nexpose
2 1 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (8.05%) Intel Security
2 5 (5.75%) Cisco
2 5 (5.75%) Oracle
2 5 (5.75%) Symantec
3 3 (3.45%) ArcSight
3 3 (3.45%) Citrix
3 3 (3.45%) hybris
3 3 (3.45%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.45%) Sophos
4 2 (2.30%) Barracuda Networks
4 2 (2.30%) Blue Coat
4 2 (2.30%) IBM
4 2 (2.30%) ION Trading
4 2 (2.30%) Qualys
4 2 (2.30%) Splunk
4 2 (2.30%) Sun
4 2 (2.30%) Tripwire
4 2 (2.30%) VMware
4 2 (2.30%) Wyse
5 1 (1.15%) TippingPoint
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago