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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 27 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 93 94 97
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Information Security 27 25 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.13% 1.04% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.38% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £420
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-49.99% -33.34%
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
1773 1810 1352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.18% 75.29% 68.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1086 961 669
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 134 62
Average hourly rate £28.69 £31.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 July 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 +8 14 £563 +25.00% 7
Warwickshire +6 6 £355 - 4
Coventry +7 3 £500 +11.11% 1
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

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

1 19 (30.65%) Risk Management
2 18 (29.03%) Microsoft
3 15 (24.19%) CISSP
4 13 (20.97%) Change Management
4 13 (20.97%) TOGAF
5 12 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (17.74%) CISA
6 11 (17.74%) CISM
6 11 (17.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (16.13%) CRM
7 10 (16.13%) Finance
7 10 (16.13%) Management Information System
7 10 (16.13%) Dynamics CRM
8 8 (12.90%) Business Analysis
8 8 (12.90%) Migration
8 8 (12.90%) SQL Server
8 8 (12.90%) PRINCE2
8 8 (12.90%) Data Migration
9 7 (11.29%) Project Management
9 7 (11.29%) Validation
10 6 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (9.68%) ITIL
10 6 (9.68%) UML
10 6 (9.68%) SharePoint
10 6 (9.68%) Data Protection
10 6 (9.68%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (8.06%) Degree
11 5 (8.06%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (8.06%) Human Factors
11 5 (8.06%) CRISC

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

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

Application Platforms
1 6 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.06%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (6.45%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (6.45%) IIS
4 3 (4.84%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.61%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (16.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) WAN
2 4 (6.45%) VPN
2 4 (6.45%) Intranet
3 3 (4.84%) Firewall
3 3 (4.84%) Network Security
3 3 (4.84%) DNS
3 3 (4.84%) DHCP
3 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.84%) LAN
4 1 (1.61%) SAN
4 1 (1.61%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.61%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (16.13%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Law
2 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.23%) Multimedia
3 2 (3.23%) Local Government
4 1 (1.61%) Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Retail
4 1 (1.61%) Legal
4 1 (1.61%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) Architect
2 13 (20.97%) Analyst
3 10 (16.13%) Consultant
3 10 (16.13%) Security Analyst
4 8 (12.90%) Project Manager
5 7 (11.29%) Information Analyst
5 7 (11.29%) Information Security Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) Infrastructure Manager
6 6 (9.68%) Security Consultant
7 5 (8.06%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 5 (8.06%) Enterprise Architect
7 5 (8.06%) Information Security Consultant
7 5 (8.06%) Senior Security Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (6.45%) Senior Information Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) CRM Architect
8 4 (6.45%) Senior Information Security Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) IT Architect
10 2 (3.23%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) .NET
2 2 (3.23%) XML
3 1 (1.61%) JSON
3 1 (1.61%) Play Framework
3 1 (1.61%) J2EE
3 1 (1.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.06%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (8.06%) Human Factors
3 4 (6.45%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.84%) Data Integration
5 2 (3.23%) NHS
5 2 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.61%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.61%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.61%) Informatics
6 1 (1.61%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.61%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.61%) PKI
6 1 (1.61%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.45%) Windows
2 2 (3.23%) UNIX
3 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.65%) Risk Management
2 13 (20.97%) TOGAF
2 13 (20.97%) Change Management
3 10 (16.13%) CRM
4 8 (12.90%) PRINCE2
4 8 (12.90%) Migration
4 8 (12.90%) Business Analysis
4 8 (12.90%) Data Migration
5 7 (11.29%) Validation
5 7 (11.29%) Project Management
6 6 (9.68%) ITIL
6 6 (9.68%) UML
6 6 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (9.68%) Data Protection
6 6 (9.68%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.45%) Content Management
8 4 (6.45%) Security Management
8 4 (6.45%) Service Delivery
8 4 (6.45%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.23%) Java
2 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.61%) XQuery
2 1 (1.61%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (24.19%) CISSP
2 11 (17.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (17.74%) CISA
2 11 (17.74%) CISM
3 5 (8.06%) Degree
3 5 (8.06%) ISEB
3 5 (8.06%) CRISC
4 4 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.45%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.23%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.61%) CGEIT
6 1 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.61%) MCITP
6 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.61%) HND
6 1 (1.61%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (6.45%) COBIT
3 3 (4.84%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.84%) BS7799
System Software
1 3 (4.84%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 18 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.06%) McAfee
3 3 (4.84%) VMware
3 3 (4.84%) CheckPoint
3 3 (4.84%) Symantec
3 3 (4.84%) Oracle
4 1 (1.61%) Becrypt
4 1 (1.61%) HP
4 1 (1.61%) Dell
4 1 (1.61%) i2
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