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 27 May 2016 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 99 85 93
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Contract jobs citing Information Security 35 38 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.21% 1.50% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.98% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 20 11
Median daily rate £485 £423 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.79% -11.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £346 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £476 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £17.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £19.50 £51.00
% change year-on-year
+207.69% -61.76%
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
2355 1924 1736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.74% 76.17% 74.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1351 1186 913
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 88 107
Median hourly rate £19.61 £28.69 £34.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.64% -17.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 27 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Birmingham -3 11 £425 -2.29% 6
Warwickshire -1 8 £550 +57.14% 3
Coventry 0 7 £388 -8.82% 2
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, 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 23 (36.51%) CISSP
1 23 (36.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (23.81%) CISM
3 14 (22.22%) PCI DSS
4 13 (20.63%) Degree
5 11 (17.46%) Risk Management
5 11 (17.46%) Finance
5 11 (17.46%) Data Protection
6 10 (15.87%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (15.87%) Security Management
6 10 (15.87%) Management Information System
7 8 (12.70%) ITIL
7 8 (12.70%) SIEM
7 8 (12.70%) COBIT
7 8 (12.70%) Line Management
7 8 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (11.11%) CISA
9 6 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (9.52%) Retail
9 6 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (9.52%) Information Security Management
9 6 (9.52%) Security Operations
9 6 (9.52%) Security Architecture
10 5 (7.94%) Waterfall
10 5 (7.94%) Mathematics
10 5 (7.94%) Legal
10 5 (7.94%) PRINCE2
10 5 (7.94%) Windows
11 4 (6.35%) Project Management
11 4 (6.35%) Cisco

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 (3.17%) IIS
2 1 (1.59%) Node.js
2 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Project
2 1 (1.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) Network Security
2 2 (3.17%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (3.17%) DNS
2 2 (3.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
General
1 11 (17.46%) Finance
2 6 (9.52%) Retail
3 5 (7.94%) Legal
4 2 (3.17%) Games
5 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (26.98%) Analyst
2 14 (22.22%) Security Analyst
3 12 (19.05%) Consultant
4 11 (17.46%) Security Consultant
4 11 (17.46%) Security Manager
5 10 (15.87%) Information Analyst
5 10 (15.87%) Information Security Analyst
6 9 (14.29%) Information Security Consultant
7 6 (9.52%) Information Security Manager
8 4 (6.35%) Architect
8 4 (6.35%) Information Manager
8 4 (6.35%) Information Security Officer
8 4 (6.35%) Programme Manager
8 4 (6.35%) Project Manager
8 4 (6.35%) Security Officer
9 3 (4.76%) Business Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) CIO
9 3 (4.76%) Operational Security Manager
9 3 (4.76%) Security Operations Manager
9 3 (4.76%) SOC Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.59%) AngularJS
1 1 (1.59%) JSON
1 1 (1.59%) REST
1 1 (1.59%) SOAP
1 1 (1.59%) Spring
1 1 (1.59%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Management Information System
2 8 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.94%) Mathematics
4 4 (6.35%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (4.76%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (3.17%) BYOD
6 2 (3.17%) CESG
6 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.17%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.17%) Driving Licence
6 2 (3.17%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (3.17%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.59%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.59%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.59%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (1.59%) NHS
7 1 (1.59%) PKI
7 1 (1.59%) PMI
7 1 (1.59%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.94%) Windows
2 2 (3.17%) Linux
3 1 (1.59%) Unix
3 1 (1.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.46%) Data Protection
1 11 (17.46%) Risk Management
2 10 (15.87%) Security Management
2 10 (15.87%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (12.70%) ITIL
3 8 (12.70%) Line Management
3 8 (12.70%) SIEM
4 6 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (9.52%) Information Security Management
4 6 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (9.52%) Security Architecture
4 6 (9.52%) Security Operations
5 5 (7.94%) PRINCE2
5 5 (7.94%) Waterfall
6 4 (6.35%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (6.35%) Information Security Governance
6 4 (6.35%) Project Management
6 4 (6.35%) Security Testing
6 4 (6.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (6.35%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.59%) C
1 1 (1.59%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (36.51%) CISSP
2 15 (23.81%) CISM
3 13 (20.63%) Degree
4 7 (11.11%) CISA
5 3 (4.76%) ISEB
5 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.17%) APMP
6 2 (3.17%) CRISC
6 2 (3.17%) IISP
6 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.59%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (1.59%) CHECK Team Member
7 1 (1.59%) CISMP
7 1 (1.59%) CREST Certified
7 1 (1.59%) Cyber Scheme
7 1 (1.59%) OSCP
7 1 (1.59%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.59%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (36.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (22.22%) PCI DSS
3 8 (12.70%) COBIT
4 3 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (3.17%) ISAE 3402
5 2 (3.17%) ISO 9001
5 2 (3.17%) ISO22301
5 2 (3.17%) ISO27005
6 1 (1.59%) COSO
6 1 (1.59%) Data Quality
6 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Snort
1 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (6.35%) Cisco
2 3 (4.76%) Citrix
2 3 (4.76%) Intel Security
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.76%) Oracle
3 2 (3.17%) ArcSight
3 2 (3.17%) Barracuda Networks
3 2 (3.17%) CheckPoint
3 2 (3.17%) F5
3 2 (3.17%) IBM
3 2 (3.17%) Qualys
3 2 (3.17%) Splunk
3 2 (3.17%) Sun
3 2 (3.17%) Tripwire
3 2 (3.17%) VMware
3 2 (3.17%) Wyse
4 1 (1.59%) Blue Coat
4 1 (1.59%) EMC
4 1 (1.59%) ION Trading
4 1 (1.59%) Symantec
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