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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 103 104 96
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing Information Security 22 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.87% 0.32% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 0.47% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 6
Average daily rate £473 £388 £588
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.93% -34.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £493 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £445 £415
% change year-on-year
+1.12% +7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -50.00%
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
2043 1505 1542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.69% 69.84% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1154 869 842
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 97 78
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -28.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -4 4 £450 +7.65% 15
Coventry - 3 £425 - 6
Staffordshire -6 2 £400 +33.33% 4
Warwickshire - 2 £600 - 1
Solihull - 2 £438 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 23 (43.40%) CISSP
2 13 (24.53%) CISM
3 11 (20.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (20.75%) Degree
4 10 (18.87%) Data Protection
4 10 (18.87%) PCI DSS
4 10 (18.87%) Risk Management
4 10 (18.87%) Finance
5 9 (16.98%) Network Security
5 9 (16.98%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (15.09%) Line Management
6 8 (15.09%) Security Architecture
6 8 (15.09%) Risk Assessment
7 7 (13.21%) CISA
7 7 (13.21%) Windows
8 6 (11.32%) Change Management
8 6 (11.32%) Management Information System
8 6 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (11.32%) GIAC
8 6 (11.32%) Mathematics
8 6 (11.32%) Security Operations
9 5 (9.43%) SIEM
9 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (9.43%) Information Management
9 5 (9.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 5 (9.43%) Firewall
9 5 (9.43%) SLA
10 4 (7.55%) Cisco
10 4 (7.55%) ISEB
10 4 (7.55%) Security Management

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (1.89%) IIS
1 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Office
1 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.98%) Network Security
2 5 (9.43%) Firewall
3 3 (5.66%) 4G
3 3 (5.66%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (5.66%) Internet
3 3 (5.66%) LAN
4 2 (3.77%) WAN
5 1 (1.89%) BGP
5 1 (1.89%) EIGRP
5 1 (1.89%) HSRP
5 1 (1.89%) MPLS
5 1 (1.89%) Multicast
5 1 (1.89%) OSPF
5 1 (1.89%) SAN
5 1 (1.89%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (1.89%) VLAN
5 1 (1.89%) VoIP
5 1 (1.89%) VPN
5 1 (1.89%) Wireless
5 1 (1.89%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) MongoDB
General
1 10 (18.87%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Retail
3 3 (5.66%) Games
4 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) Analyst
2 12 (22.64%) Security Analyst
3 9 (16.98%) Architect
4 7 (13.21%) Consultant
4 7 (13.21%) Information Analyst
4 7 (13.21%) Information Security Analyst
4 7 (13.21%) Security Architect
5 6 (11.32%) Security Consultant
6 5 (9.43%) Author
6 5 (9.43%) Security Manager
6 5 (9.43%) Technical Author
6 5 (9.43%) Technical Writer
7 4 (7.55%) Information Security Officer
7 4 (7.55%) Security Officer
8 3 (5.66%) Chief Information Officer
8 3 (5.66%) Chief Information Security Officer
8 3 (5.66%) Chief Security Officer
8 3 (5.66%) Information Security Consultant
8 3 (5.66%) Security Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Security Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) Middleware
2 1 (1.89%) JSON
2 1 (1.89%) Play Framework
2 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Management Information System
1 6 (11.32%) Mathematics
2 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.55%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (5.66%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (5.66%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.89%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.89%) FMCG
5 1 (1.89%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.89%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.89%) SCADA
5 1 (1.89%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) Windows
2 2 (3.77%) Unix
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.87%) Data Protection
1 10 (18.87%) Risk Management
2 9 (16.98%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (15.09%) Line Management
3 8 (15.09%) Risk Assessment
3 8 (15.09%) Security Architecture
4 6 (11.32%) Change Management
4 6 (11.32%) Security Operations
4 6 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (9.43%) Information Management
5 5 (9.43%) SIEM
5 5 (9.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (7.55%) Business Continuity
6 4 (7.55%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (7.55%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (7.55%) Security Management
6 4 (7.55%) TOGAF
7 3 (5.66%) Information Security Governance
7 3 (5.66%) ITIL
7 3 (5.66%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.77%) C
2 1 (1.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (43.40%) CISSP
2 13 (24.53%) CISM
3 11 (20.75%) Degree
4 7 (13.21%) CISA
5 6 (11.32%) GIAC
6 4 (7.55%) ISEB
7 3 (5.66%) SANS
8 2 (3.77%) CCNA
8 2 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (3.77%) CLAS
8 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
8 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.89%) CCNP
9 1 (1.89%) CISMP
9 1 (1.89%) CSSLP
9 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.89%) IISP
9 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (20.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (18.87%) PCI DSS
3 5 (9.43%) SLA
4 3 (5.66%) COBIT
5 2 (3.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (1.89%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (7.55%) Cisco
2 3 (5.66%) CheckPoint
2 3 (5.66%) F5
3 2 (3.77%) McAfee
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle
4 1 (1.89%) ArcSight
4 1 (1.89%) Blue Coat
4 1 (1.89%) Citrix
4 1 (1.89%) Juniper
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.89%) Qualys
4 1 (1.89%) Splunk
4 1 (1.89%) Symantec
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