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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 115 97 101
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +4
Contract jobs citing Information Security 29 28 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.90% 1.11% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.42% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 15
Median daily rate £471 £413 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.24% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £304 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £575 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £22.64 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £43.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-65.31% -3.88%
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
2606 1974 1930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.23% 78.09% 75.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1550 1153 1000
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 100 114
Median hourly rate £18.00 £31.44 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.74% +4.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.05 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 September 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 September 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 +5 9 £500 +31.14% 2
Birmingham -9 8 £400 -27.27% 5
Coventry -8 5 £493 -1.50% 5
Staffordshire -1 2 £220 -41.33% 4
Solihull -1 1 - - 1
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 32 (38.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (33.33%) CISSP
3 21 (25.00%) CISM
4 20 (23.81%) Risk Management
5 17 (20.24%) Windows
6 16 (19.05%) Management Information System
7 15 (17.86%) Finance
8 13 (15.48%) Security Management
8 13 (15.48%) Data Protection
9 10 (11.90%) Information Security Management
9 10 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (11.90%) ITIL
9 10 (11.90%) Cybersecurity
10 9 (10.71%) ISMS
10 9 (10.71%) PCI DSS
11 8 (9.52%) CISA
11 8 (9.52%) PRINCE2
11 8 (9.52%) Oracle
11 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (9.52%) IaaS
11 8 (9.52%) SIEM
12 7 (8.33%) Security Architecture
12 7 (8.33%) Network Security
12 7 (8.33%) Unix
12 7 (8.33%) Active Directory
12 7 (8.33%) Intel Security
12 7 (8.33%) Firewall
12 7 (8.33%) Automotive
13 6 (7.14%) Cisco
13 6 (7.14%) SaaS

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 (2.38%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (4.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.52%) IaaS
1 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.14%) SaaS
3 5 (5.95%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (5.95%) PaaS
4 4 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.33%) Firewall
1 7 (8.33%) Network Security
2 2 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (2.38%) Internet
2 2 (2.38%) Intranet
2 2 (2.38%) SSL
2 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.38%) VPN
2 2 (2.38%) Wireless
3 1 (1.19%) DNS
3 1 (1.19%) LAN
3 1 (1.19%) MPLS
3 1 (1.19%) VLAN
3 1 (1.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.38%) QlikView
1 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.19%) AppScan
General
1 15 (17.86%) Finance
2 7 (8.33%) Automotive
3 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.38%) Retail
4 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.19%) Legal
4 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (21.43%) Consultant
2 16 (19.05%) Analyst
3 15 (17.86%) Security Manager
4 14 (16.67%) Security Consultant
5 13 (15.48%) Architect
6 12 (14.29%) Information Security Manager
7 11 (13.10%) Information Analyst
8 10 (11.90%) Information Security Consultant
8 10 (11.90%) Security Analyst
8 10 (11.90%) Security Architect
9 9 (10.71%) Information Security Analyst
9 9 (10.71%) Project Manager
10 8 (9.52%) Information Manager
11 7 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (7.14%) Security Project Manager
13 5 (5.95%) Security Specialist
14 4 (4.76%) Business Analyst
14 4 (4.76%) Programme Manager
14 4 (4.76%) Security Solutions Architect
14 4 (4.76%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.38%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.05%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.76%) Data Integration
4 3 (3.57%) CESG
4 3 (3.57%) Fintech
4 3 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (3.57%) NHS
4 3 (3.57%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.38%) BYOD
5 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.38%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.38%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.38%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.19%) EFT
6 1 (1.19%) EPoS
6 1 (1.19%) PMI
6 1 (1.19%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.24%) Windows
2 7 (8.33%) Unix
3 2 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.81%) Risk Management
2 13 (15.48%) Data Protection
2 13 (15.48%) Security Management
3 10 (11.90%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (11.90%) Information Security Management
3 10 (11.90%) ITIL
3 10 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (10.71%) ISMS
5 8 (9.52%) PRINCE2
5 8 (9.52%) SIEM
6 7 (8.33%) Security Architecture
7 6 (7.14%) Data Privacy
7 6 (7.14%) Information Governance
8 5 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (5.95%) High Availability
8 5 (5.95%) IT Governance
8 5 (5.95%) Project Planning
8 5 (5.95%) SABSA
8 5 (5.95%) Security Testing
8 5 (5.95%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.38%) C
1 2 (2.38%) SQL
1 2 (2.38%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.19%) Java
Qualifications
1 28 (33.33%) CISSP
2 21 (25.00%) CISM
3 8 (9.52%) CISA
4 5 (5.95%) CRISC
5 4 (4.76%) APMP
5 4 (4.76%) Degree
5 4 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (3.57%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.38%) CEH
7 2 (2.38%) GIAC
7 2 (2.38%) IISP
7 2 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.19%) CASP
8 1 (1.19%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (1.19%) CHECK Team Member
8 1 (1.19%) CREST Certified
8 1 (1.19%) Cyber Scheme
8 1 (1.19%) ISSAP
8 1 (1.19%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (38.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (10.71%) PCI DSS
3 6 (7.14%) COBIT
4 3 (3.57%) Data Quality
4 3 (3.57%) ISO27005
4 3 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (2.38%) ISAE 3402
5 2 (2.38%) ISO 9001
6 1 (1.19%) COSO
6 1 (1.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (1.19%) ISO27002
6 1 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 7 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (2.38%) Nexpose
3 1 (1.19%) ArcSight ESM
3 1 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.19%) QRadar
3 1 (1.19%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 8 (9.52%) Oracle
2 7 (8.33%) Intel Security
3 6 (7.14%) Cisco
4 5 (5.95%) ArcSight
4 5 (5.95%) Symantec
5 3 (3.57%) hybris
5 3 (3.57%) IBM
5 3 (3.57%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.57%) Sophos
6 2 (2.38%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (2.38%) Blue Coat
6 2 (2.38%) Citrix
6 2 (2.38%) F5
6 2 (2.38%) ION Trading
6 2 (2.38%) Juniper
6 2 (2.38%) Sourcefire
6 2 (2.38%) Sun
6 2 (2.38%) TippingPoint
6 2 (2.38%) Tripwire
6 2 (2.38%) Wyse
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