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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
England / West Midlands
Rank 94 100 106
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +6
Contract jobs citing Information Security 29 25 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.21% 0.96% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.18% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 4
Median daily rate £400 £475 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.73% +22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £400 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £580 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £52.56 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-60.04% +133.61%

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
1906 2121 1592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.45% 81.86% 72.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1214 1205 921
Median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 47 102
Median hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £39.00 £37.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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
Warwickshire +3 8 £425 -26.08% 2
Coventry -8 6 £438 -7.89% 1
Birmingham 0 4 £296 -32.28% 8
Wolverhampton - 4 £475 - 1
Solihull -3 2 - -
Worcestershire - 2 £225 -
Staffordshire +2 1 £393 -1.87%
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 23 (27.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (25.88%) Risk Management
3 22 (25.88%) Management Information System
3 22 (25.88%) Security Cleared
4 21 (24.71%) Firewall
5 20 (23.53%) SC Cleared
6 15 (17.65%) Incident Management
6 15 (17.65%) Windows
6 15 (17.65%) Finance
7 14 (16.47%) Security Management
7 14 (16.47%) Unix
7 14 (16.47%) Information Assurance
8 13 (15.29%) Data Protection
9 12 (14.12%) ISMS
9 12 (14.12%) CISSP
10 11 (12.94%) VPN
10 11 (12.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 11 (12.94%) PCI DSS
11 10 (11.76%) SIEM
11 10 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
11 10 (11.76%) Network Security
11 10 (11.76%) Information Security Management
11 10 (11.76%) Identity Access Management
12 9 (10.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 9 (10.59%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 9 (10.59%) Data Security
12 9 (10.59%) CISM
12 9 (10.59%) RMADS
13 8 (9.41%) Analytical Skills

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 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.18%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.53%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.18%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.18%) MS Project
2 1 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.35%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) Office 365
2 2 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle CX
3 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (24.71%) Firewall
2 11 (12.94%) VPN
3 10 (11.76%) Network Security
4 7 (8.24%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (5.88%) TCP/IP
6 4 (4.71%) DNS
6 4 (4.71%) Internet
6 4 (4.71%) SSL
7 3 (3.53%) PABX
7 3 (3.53%) Wireless
8 2 (2.35%) HTTP
9 1 (1.18%) DHCP
9 1 (1.18%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.18%) Intranet
9 1 (1.18%) LAN
9 1 (1.18%) NetScreen
9 1 (1.18%) PBX
9 1 (1.18%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (1.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.88%) Big Data
2 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.18%) QlikView
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 15 (17.65%) Finance
2 5 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.71%) Legal
3 4 (4.71%) Retail
4 3 (3.53%) Automotive
5 2 (2.35%) Banking
6 1 (1.18%) Law
6 1 (1.18%) Marketing
6 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (27.06%) Analyst
2 19 (22.35%) Security Manager
3 15 (17.65%) Security Analyst
4 10 (11.76%) Architect
4 10 (11.76%) Information Security Manager
5 9 (10.59%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 9 (10.59%) Security Engineer
6 8 (9.41%) Security Officer
7 7 (8.24%) Information Manager
7 7 (8.24%) Security Architect
8 6 (7.06%) Operational Security Manager
8 6 (7.06%) Project Manager
8 6 (7.06%) Security Operations Manager
9 5 (5.88%) Information Analyst
9 5 (5.88%) Risk Analyst
9 5 (5.88%) Security Specialist
10 4 (4.71%) Administrator
10 4 (4.71%) Business Analyst
10 4 (4.71%) Information Security Analyst
10 4 (4.71%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.53%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.18%) .NET
2 1 (1.18%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 22 (25.88%) Management Information System
2 8 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.41%) CESG
3 6 (7.06%) Cyber Defence
4 5 (5.88%) Freedom of Information
4 5 (5.88%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (4.71%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.71%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (3.53%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.35%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.35%) Cyber Attack
7 2 (2.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.35%) NHS
8 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.18%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.18%) Derivative
8 1 (1.18%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.18%) FMCG
8 1 (1.18%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (1.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.65%) Windows
2 14 (16.47%) Unix
3 8 (9.41%) Linux
4 1 (1.18%) Solaris
4 1 (1.18%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (37.65%) Cybersecurity
2 22 (25.88%) Risk Management
3 15 (17.65%) Incident Management
4 14 (16.47%) Information Assurance
4 14 (16.47%) Security Management
5 13 (15.29%) Data Protection
6 12 (14.12%) ISMS
7 10 (11.76%) Identity Access Management
7 10 (11.76%) Information Security Management
7 10 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
7 10 (11.76%) SIEM
8 9 (10.59%) Data Security
9 8 (9.41%) Data Analysis
9 8 (9.41%) Security Architecture
10 7 (8.24%) Business Continuity
10 7 (8.24%) Change Management
10 7 (8.24%) Disk Encryption
10 7 (8.24%) Malware Analysis
10 7 (8.24%) Security Monitoring
10 7 (8.24%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.53%) SQL
2 2 (2.35%) C
3 1 (1.18%) Java
3 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (25.88%) Security Cleared
2 20 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 12 (14.12%) CISSP
4 9 (10.59%) CISM
5 8 (9.41%) CEH
6 6 (7.06%) CCNA
6 6 (7.06%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (7.06%) GCIH
7 5 (5.88%) CCSA
7 5 (5.88%) GCFA
7 5 (5.88%) MCP
8 4 (4.71%) CISA
8 4 (4.71%) Degree
9 3 (3.53%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (2.35%) CISMP
10 2 (2.35%) CRISC
10 2 (2.35%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (1.18%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (27.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (12.94%) PCI DSS
2 11 (12.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (10.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 9 (10.59%) RMADS
4 3 (3.53%) GPG13
5 1 (1.18%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.18%) GDPR
5 1 (1.18%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (4.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.18%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (10.59%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (3.53%) Nexpose
3 2 (2.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.18%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (1.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (7.06%) Cisco
1 6 (7.06%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.88%) Blue Coat
2 5 (5.88%) FireEye
2 5 (5.88%) Juniper
2 5 (5.88%) Oracle
2 5 (5.88%) Symantec
3 4 (4.71%) ArcSight
3 4 (4.71%) Intel Security
3 4 (4.71%) Sourcefire
4 3 (3.53%) F5
4 3 (3.53%) GFI Software
4 3 (3.53%) LogRhythm
4 3 (3.53%) Rapid7
4 3 (3.53%) TippingPoint
5 2 (2.35%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.35%) Imperva
5 2 (2.35%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.18%) Citrix
6 1 (1.18%) VMware
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