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 31 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 89 94 97
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs citing Information Security 29 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.11% 0.72% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.03% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 0
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £39.50 £17.61 £12.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+124.30% +42.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £41.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-45.45% +129.16%
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
1869 1557 1313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 71.58% 70.14% 70.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1087 804 626
Average daily rate £385 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 78 117
Average hourly rate £29.00 £31.75 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.66% -3.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £10.00 £15.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £155.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 31 March 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 31 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 11 £450 -10.00% 15
Warwickshire +3 5 £330 - 2
Staffordshire - 4 £300 -
Coventry - 2 £425 - 2
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Dudley - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - - 2
Shropshire - - - - 1
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 14 (32.56%) Management Information System
2 12 (27.91%) Risk Management
3 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
4 10 (23.26%) CRM
4 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (23.26%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
6 8 (18.60%) Migration
6 8 (18.60%) TOGAF
6 8 (18.60%) Business Analysis
6 8 (18.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (18.60%) Data Migration
7 7 (16.28%) Data Protection
7 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
7 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
7 7 (16.28%) Validation
7 7 (16.28%) CISSP
7 7 (16.28%) BS7799
8 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
8 6 (13.95%) Change Management
8 6 (13.95%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (13.95%) Content Management
8 6 (13.95%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (13.95%) Human Factors
9 5 (11.63%) Information Management
9 5 (11.63%) Business Continuity
9 5 (11.63%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (11.63%) BCP
9 5 (11.63%) HND
9 5 (11.63%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (13.95%) SharePoint
2 5 (11.63%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (9.30%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (4.65%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (23.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) Intranet
1 4 (9.30%) Network Security
2 2 (4.65%) SAN
3 1 (2.33%) VPN
3 1 (2.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle Reports
General
1 3 (6.98%) Law
2 1 (2.33%) Legal
2 1 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) Architect
2 10 (23.26%) Analyst
3 8 (18.60%) Security Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Information Security Officer
4 5 (11.63%) Security Officer
5 4 (9.30%) Information Security Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Information Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) CRM Architect
5 4 (9.30%) Security Manager
6 3 (6.98%) Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.65%) IT Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) CRM Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Security Architect
7 2 (4.65%) IT Security Manager
7 2 (4.65%) IT Security Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Service Manager
8 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (32.56%) Management Information System
2 6 (13.95%) Data Protection Act
2 6 (13.95%) Human Factors
3 2 (4.65%) NHS
4 1 (2.33%) Informatics
4 1 (2.33%) Replication
4 1 (2.33%) CESG
4 1 (2.33%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (2.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Windows
1 3 (6.98%) Linux
2 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
2 2 (4.65%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) Risk Management
2 10 (23.26%) CRM
3 8 (18.60%) Migration
3 8 (18.60%) TOGAF
3 8 (18.60%) Business Analysis
3 8 (18.60%) Data Migration
4 7 (16.28%) Data Protection
4 7 (16.28%) Validation
5 6 (13.95%) Content Management
5 6 (13.95%) Change Management
5 6 (13.95%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (11.63%) BCP
6 5 (11.63%) Project Management
6 5 (11.63%) Information Management
6 5 (11.63%) Business Continuity
6 5 (11.63%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (11.63%) Business Continuity Planning
6 5 (11.63%) Computer Security
7 4 (9.30%) Web Application Development
7 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.33%) C
1 1 (2.33%) C#
1 1 (2.33%) PHP
1 1 (2.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
2 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
2 7 (16.28%) CISSP
3 5 (11.63%) HND
4 4 (9.30%) CISM
4 4 (9.30%) Degree
5 2 (4.65%) CISA
6 1 (2.33%) ISEB
6 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.33%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (16.28%) BS7799
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.65%) Citrix
2 2 (4.65%) VMware
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) Splunk
3 1 (2.33%) Becrypt
3 1 (2.33%) McAfee
3 1 (2.33%) HP
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