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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
England / West Midlands
Rank 71 100 100
Rank change year-on-year
+29 0
Contract jobs citing Information Security 49 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.08% 0.82% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 1.01% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 12 8
Median daily rate £393 £454 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.49% +5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £378 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £590 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £455 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +7.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £52.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +96.26%

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
1865 1974 1529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.06% 80.90% 72.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1164 1080 911
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 64 94
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.04 £11.67 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.95 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry +3 21 £438 +2.94%
Birmingham +5 9 £475 +239.28% 9
Warwickshire +2 8 £375 -25.00% 2
Worcestershire - 5 £225 -
Wolverhampton - 4 £475 -
Shropshire - 2 £375 -
Staffordshire +1 1 £393 -1.87% 3
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 32 (37.65%) Cybersecurity
2 24 (28.24%) Risk Management
2 24 (28.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (27.06%) Management Information System
4 20 (23.53%) Firewall
4 20 (23.53%) Security Cleared
5 19 (22.35%) SC Cleared
6 16 (18.82%) Information Assurance
6 16 (18.82%) Windows
7 15 (17.65%) Unix
7 15 (17.65%) CISSP
7 15 (17.65%) Finance
7 15 (17.65%) Incident Management
8 13 (15.29%) Security Management
8 13 (15.29%) SIEM
8 13 (15.29%) Data Protection
9 12 (14.12%) ISMS
10 11 (12.94%) PCI DSS
10 11 (12.94%) Identity Access Management
10 11 (12.94%) Data Security
10 11 (12.94%) VPN
11 10 (11.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (11.76%) CISM
11 10 (11.76%) CEH
11 10 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
12 9 (10.59%) RMADS
12 9 (10.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 9 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (10.59%) Data Analysis
12 9 (10.59%) CESG

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.18%) OpenStack
1 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.35%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.18%) MS Project
3 1 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.35%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.35%) Office 365
1 2 (2.35%) SaaS
2 1 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.18%) IaaS
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (23.53%) Firewall
2 11 (12.94%) VPN
3 7 (8.24%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (8.24%) Network Security
4 6 (7.06%) TCP/IP
5 5 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (4.71%) DNS
6 4 (4.71%) Internet
6 4 (4.71%) SSL
6 4 (4.71%) Wireless
7 3 (3.53%) PABX
8 2 (2.35%) HTTP
8 2 (2.35%) Intranet
9 1 (1.18%) DHCP
9 1 (1.18%) NetScreen
9 1 (1.18%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.88%) Big Data
2 2 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.35%) QlikView
2 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.18%) AppScan
General
1 15 (17.65%) Finance
2 4 (4.71%) Automotive
2 4 (4.71%) Legal
2 4 (4.71%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.53%) Retail
4 1 (1.18%) Banking
4 1 (1.18%) Law
4 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (24.71%) Analyst
2 20 (23.53%) Security Manager
3 13 (15.29%) Security Analyst
4 11 (12.94%) Architect
5 10 (11.76%) Information Security Manager
5 10 (11.76%) Security Officer
6 8 (9.41%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 8 (9.41%) Security Architect
7 7 (8.24%) Information Manager
7 7 (8.24%) Security Engineer
8 6 (7.06%) Operational Security Manager
8 6 (7.06%) Security Operations Manager
8 6 (7.06%) Security Specialist
9 5 (5.88%) Information Analyst
9 5 (5.88%) Information Security Specialist
9 5 (5.88%) Information Specialist
9 5 (5.88%) Project Manager
10 4 (4.71%) Administrator
10 4 (4.71%) Business Analyst
10 4 (4.71%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.71%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 23 (27.06%) Management Information System
2 9 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.59%) CESG
3 6 (7.06%) Cyber Defence
4 5 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (5.88%) Freedom of Information
5 4 (4.71%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.71%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (3.53%) NHS
7 2 (2.35%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.35%) Cyber Attack
7 2 (2.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.35%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (1.18%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.18%) Data Integration
8 1 (1.18%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.18%) FMCG
8 1 (1.18%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (1.18%) PKI
8 1 (1.18%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.82%) Windows
2 15 (17.65%) Unix
3 8 (9.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (37.65%) Cybersecurity
2 24 (28.24%) Risk Management
3 16 (18.82%) Information Assurance
4 15 (17.65%) Incident Management
5 13 (15.29%) Data Protection
5 13 (15.29%) Security Management
5 13 (15.29%) SIEM
6 12 (14.12%) ISMS
7 11 (12.94%) Data Security
7 11 (12.94%) Identity Access Management
8 10 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
9 9 (10.59%) Data Analysis
9 9 (10.59%) Information Security Management
10 8 (9.41%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (9.41%) ITIL
10 8 (9.41%) Security Architecture
11 7 (8.24%) Disk Encryption
11 7 (8.24%) Forensic Analysis
11 7 (8.24%) Malware Analysis
11 7 (8.24%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.53%) SQL
2 2 (2.35%) C
2 2 (2.35%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.18%) Java
3 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 19 (22.35%) SC Cleared
3 15 (17.65%) CISSP
4 10 (11.76%) CEH
4 10 (11.76%) CISM
5 6 (7.06%) CCNA
5 6 (7.06%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (5.88%) CCSA
6 5 (5.88%) GCFA
6 5 (5.88%) GCIH
6 5 (5.88%) MCP
7 4 (4.71%) CISA
7 4 (4.71%) Degree
8 3 (3.53%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (3.53%) CISMP
8 3 (3.53%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.35%) CRISC
10 1 (1.18%) CLAS
10 1 (1.18%) CREST Certified
10 1 (1.18%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (28.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (12.94%) PCI DSS
3 10 (11.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (10.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 9 (10.59%) RMADS
5 3 (3.53%) GPG13
6 2 (2.35%) Data Quality
7 1 (1.18%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.18%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (10.59%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 4 (4.71%) Nexpose
3 2 (2.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.18%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (1.18%) QRadar
4 1 (1.18%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 6 (7.06%) FireEye
1 6 (7.06%) Symantec
2 5 (5.88%) ArcSight
2 5 (5.88%) Cisco
2 5 (5.88%) Juniper
2 5 (5.88%) Oracle
3 4 (4.71%) Blue Coat
3 4 (4.71%) F5
3 4 (4.71%) GFI Software
3 4 (4.71%) Intel Security
3 4 (4.71%) LogRhythm
3 4 (4.71%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.71%) Rapid7
3 4 (4.71%) Sourcefire
3 4 (4.71%) TippingPoint
4 2 (2.35%) Cyber-Ark
4 2 (2.35%) Imperva
4 2 (2.35%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.18%) IBM
5 1 (1.18%) VMware