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 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 98 99 100
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Information Security 24 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.93% 0.38% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 0.56% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 7
Average daily rate
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£525 £375 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £344 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £480 £905
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £38.28 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+17.56% +19.61%
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
1802 1439 1614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.82% 68.04% 69.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 944 766 827
Average daily rate £375 £357 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 57 82
Average hourly rate £29.75 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.83% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £9.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 15 September 2014.

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 15 September 2014. 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 -4 6 £525 +16.66% 1
Warwickshire - 4 £225 - 1
Coventry -9 2 £450 +22.03%
Walsall - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 6
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 18 (39.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (28.26%) CISM
2 13 (28.26%) Risk Management
2 13 (28.26%) CISSP
3 11 (23.91%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (21.74%) Management Information System
4 10 (21.74%) Security Cleared
5 9 (19.57%) RMADS
5 9 (19.57%) SC Cleared
5 9 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (19.57%) Information Security Management
5 9 (19.57%) Security Management
6 6 (13.04%) Data Protection
6 6 (13.04%) ISMS
6 6 (13.04%) CESG
6 6 (13.04%) CESG CLAS
7 5 (10.87%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (10.87%) Degree
7 5 (10.87%) PCI DSS
7 5 (10.87%) Security Architecture
7 5 (10.87%) ITIL
8 4 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (8.70%) CCNP
8 4 (8.70%) CCNA
8 4 (8.70%) SAN
8 4 (8.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (8.70%) Network Security
9 3 (6.52%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (6.52%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (6.52%) Network Design

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

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Office
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.17%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) SAP GRC
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) SAN
1 4 (8.70%) Network Security
2 3 (6.52%) LAN
2 3 (6.52%) WAN
3 2 (4.35%) MPLS
3 2 (4.35%) Firewall
3 2 (4.35%) VLAN
4 1 (2.17%) Wireless
4 1 (2.17%) BIG-IP
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (2.17%) OSPF
4 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Data Mining
1 1 (2.17%) QlikView
General
1 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
1 3 (6.52%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Local Government
3 1 (2.17%) Automotive
3 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (54.35%) Consultant
2 23 (50.00%) Security Consultant
3 10 (21.74%) Architect
4 6 (13.04%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (10.87%) Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) IT Consultant
6 4 (8.70%) Security Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) IT Security Consultant
6 4 (8.70%) Information Security Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Information Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Information Security Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) CLAS Consultant
8 2 (4.35%) Risk Consultant
8 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (4.35%) IT Manager
9 1 (2.17%) Design Engineer
9 1 (2.17%) Data Analyst
9 1 (2.17%) Senior Project Manager
9 1 (2.17%) SAP Consultant
9 1 (2.17%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (2.17%) REST
2 1 (2.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.91%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (21.74%) Management Information System
3 9 (19.57%) RMADS
4 6 (13.04%) CESG
4 6 (13.04%) CESG CLAS
5 3 (6.52%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.17%) SCADA
7 1 (2.17%) Open Source
7 1 (2.17%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (2.17%) CCTV
7 1 (2.17%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) Risk Management
2 9 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (19.57%) Information Security Management
2 9 (19.57%) Security Management
3 6 (13.04%) ISMS
3 6 (13.04%) Data Protection
4 5 (10.87%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (10.87%) Security Architecture
4 5 (10.87%) ITIL
5 4 (8.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (6.52%) Network Design
6 3 (6.52%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (6.52%) Project Management
6 3 (6.52%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (6.52%) Matrix Management
7 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.35%) Network Management
7 2 (4.35%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.17%) Java
1 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (28.26%) CISSP
1 13 (28.26%) CISM
2 10 (21.74%) Security Cleared
3 9 (19.57%) SC Cleared
4 5 (10.87%) Degree
5 4 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (8.70%) CCNP
5 4 (8.70%) CCNA
6 2 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (4.35%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.17%) HND
7 1 (2.17%) CITP
7 1 (2.17%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (39.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (10.87%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.17%) GPG13
3 1 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Snort
1 1 (2.17%) Squid
Vendors
1 3 (6.52%) Cisco
2 2 (4.35%) CheckPoint
2 2 (4.35%) Citrix
2 2 (4.35%) SAP
3 1 (2.17%) Juniper
3 1 (2.17%) Nokia
3 1 (2.17%) Websense
3 1 (2.17%) Blue Coat
3 1 (2.17%) Sourcefire
3 1 (2.17%) F5
3 1 (2.17%) IBM
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.17%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.17%) PeopleSoft
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