The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Information Assurance skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Information Assurance
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 - 64
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.16% - 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% - 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £298
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £60.98 £47.75
% change year-on-year -50.80% +27.70%  

Information Assurance is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 503 549 581
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 80.87% 80.26% 76.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 345 373
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £242 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 17
Median hourly rate £14.63 £17.95 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.52% +5.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.63 £8.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £39.60 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Information Assurance
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Information Assurance as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Information Assurance in Birmingham

Information Assurance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Information Assurance in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Assurance in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Information Assurance 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 2 (100.00%) Information Security Management
1 2 (100.00%) Security Management
1 2 (100.00%) Information Security
1 2 (100.00%) ISMS
1 2 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (50.00%) RMADS
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) CRISC
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (50.00%) GPG13
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 1 (50.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Team Management
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (50.00%) Security Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (50.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (50.00%) Conceptual Models
2 1 (50.00%) Sentinel
2 1 (50.00%) CEH
2 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) CISMP

Information Assurance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (50.00%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Information Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Security Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Information Security
1 2 (100.00%) Information Security Management
1 2 (100.00%) ISMS
1 2 (100.00%) Security Management
2 1 (50.00%) Conceptual Models
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) IT Governance
2 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Security Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Team Management
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CEH
1 1 (50.00%) CISM
1 1 (50.00%) CISMP
1 1 (50.00%) CISSP
1 1 (50.00%) CRISC
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (50.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (50.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (50.00%) GPG13
2 1 (50.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (50.00%) RMADS
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) ServiceNow