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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 86 92 93
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing Information Security 33 26 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.40% 1.11% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 1.47% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 4
Average daily rate
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£475 £550 £480
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £430 £420
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £51.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-62.74% -15.00%
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
1754 1766 1196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.45% 75.37% 67.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1097 927 590
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 137 61
Average hourly rate £26.50 £34.32 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.78% -9.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 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 3 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 18 £475 +5.55% 18
Warwickshire +1 5 £360 - 1
Coventry - 4 £500 - 1
Staffordshire -7 1 - - 1
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 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 12 (19.35%) CISM
4 12 (19.35%) Change Management
4 12 (19.35%) TOGAF
4 12 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (17.74%) CISA
5 11 (17.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (16.13%) CRM
6 10 (16.13%) Management Information System
6 10 (16.13%) Dynamics CRM
7 9 (14.52%) Finance
8 8 (12.90%) Migration
8 8 (12.90%) Business Analysis
8 8 (12.90%) SQL Server
8 8 (12.90%) PRINCE2
8 8 (12.90%) Data Migration
9 7 (11.29%) Validation
9 7 (11.29%) Project Management
10 6 (9.68%) SharePoint
10 6 (9.68%) Data Protection
10 6 (9.68%) Human Factors
11 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared
11 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
11 5 (8.06%) Degree
11 5 (8.06%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (8.06%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (8.06%) CRISC
11 5 (8.06%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 3 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
4 2 (3.23%) LAN
5 1 (1.61%) SAN
5 1 (1.61%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) 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 9 (14.52%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Law
2 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.23%) Multimedia
3 2 (3.23%) Local Government
4 1 (1.61%) Automotive
4 1 (1.61%) Legal
4 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.61%) Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (25.81%) Architect
2 14 (22.58%) Analyst
3 11 (17.74%) Security Analyst
4 10 (16.13%) Consultant
5 8 (12.90%) Information Analyst
5 8 (12.90%) Information Security Analyst
6 7 (11.29%) Project Manager
7 6 (9.68%) Security Consultant
8 5 (8.06%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (8.06%) Information Security Consultant
8 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (8.06%) Senior Security Analyst
9 4 (6.45%) Enterprise Architect
9 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 4 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (6.45%) Senior Information Analyst
9 4 (6.45%) CRM Architect
9 4 (6.45%) Senior Information Security Analyst
10 3 (4.84%) Security Manager
11 2 (3.23%) IT Security Manager
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 6 (9.68%) Human Factors
3 5 (8.06%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (6.45%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.23%) NHS
5 2 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (3.23%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.61%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.61%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.61%) Informatics
6 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
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
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.65%) Risk Management
2 12 (19.35%) Change Management
2 12 (19.35%) TOGAF
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%) Data Protection
7 5 (8.06%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (8.06%) ITIL
7 5 (8.06%) UML
7 5 (8.06%) Security Management
7 5 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (8.06%) Information Security Management
8 4 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (6.45%) Risk Assessment
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 12 (19.35%) CISM
3 11 (17.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (17.74%) CISA
4 5 (8.06%) ISEB
4 5 (8.06%) Degree
4 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared
4 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
4 5 (8.06%) CRISC
5 4 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.61%) CGEIT
6 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.61%) HND
6 1 (1.61%) MCSE
6 1 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.61%) MCITP
6 1 (1.61%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.84%) COBIT
2 3 (4.84%) PCI DSS
2 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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