The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Information Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 49 51 51
Rank change year-on-year +2 0  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 7 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.11% 1.08% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 1.33% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 5
Median daily rate £425 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.85% -2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £408 £432
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £503 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £60.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -28.33% +166.66%  

Information Security 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 509 527 579
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 81.05% 81.58% 76.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 330 368
Median daily rate £425 £376 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.18% +0.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
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 £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Birmingham

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in Birmingham

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Birmingham over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in Birmingham

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Security in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in Birmingham

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 12 (60.00%) PCI DSS
2 10 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (40.00%) ISMS
4 7 (35.00%) Security Management
5 6 (30.00%) Retail
6 5 (25.00%) Management Information System
7 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
7 4 (20.00%) Freedom of Information
7 4 (20.00%) Logistics
7 4 (20.00%) FMCG
7 4 (20.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (20.00%) Service Design
7 4 (20.00%) PMO
8 3 (15.00%) Information Assurance
8 3 (15.00%) PABX
8 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (15.00%) Office 365
8 3 (15.00%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (15.00%) Information Security Management
8 3 (15.00%) Change Management
8 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
8 3 (15.00%) ITIL
8 3 (15.00%) Windows
8 3 (15.00%) ERP
9 2 (10.00%) CRM
9 2 (10.00%) CISSP
9 2 (10.00%) Symantec
9 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
9 2 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (10.00%) CISM

Information Security
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (10.00%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) PABX
2 1 (5.00%) DHCP
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (5.00%) PBX
2 1 (5.00%) VPN
General
1 6 (30.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Security Manager
2 11 (55.00%) Information Security Manager
3 7 (35.00%) Information Manager
4 5 (25.00%) Project Manager
5 4 (20.00%) Architect
5 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 4 (20.00%) Security Project Manager
6 3 (15.00%) Information Security Project Manager
6 3 (15.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (15.00%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (15.00%) IT Manager
6 3 (15.00%) IT Project Manager
6 3 (15.00%) IT Security Manager
6 3 (15.00%) IT Security Project Manager
6 3 (15.00%) Telephony Manager
7 2 (10.00%) IT Engineer
7 2 (10.00%) Security Architect
7 2 (10.00%) Security Engineer
7 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (20.00%) FMCG
2 4 (20.00%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (10.00%) CESG
3 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (10.00%) Virtual Team
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.00%) NHS
4 1 (5.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) ISMS
2 7 (35.00%) Security Management
3 4 (20.00%) Logistics
3 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 4 (20.00%) Service Design
4 3 (15.00%) Change Management
4 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (15.00%) ERP
4 3 (15.00%) Information Assurance
4 3 (15.00%) Information Security Management
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL
5 2 (10.00%) CRM
5 2 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (10.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (10.00%) IT Governance
5 2 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Java
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) CEH
1 2 (10.00%) CISM
1 2 (10.00%) CISMP
1 2 (10.00%) CISSP
1 2 (10.00%) CRISC
1 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) CREST Certified
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.00%) PMP
2 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (60.00%) PCI DSS
2 10 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (20.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 4 (20.00%) PMO
4 2 (10.00%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (10.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (10.00%) GPG13
4 2 (10.00%) RMADS
4 2 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (5.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) FireEye
1 2 (10.00%) Imperva
1 2 (10.00%) ServiceNow
1 2 (10.00%) Symantec
2 1 (5.00%) Casewise
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco
2 1 (5.00%) F5
2 1 (5.00%) LogRhythm
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Proofpoint
2 1 (5.00%) VMware