Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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 Security (InfoSec)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 83 65
Rank change year-on-year +25 -18 +11
Contract jobs citing Information Security 37 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.36% 1.46% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% 1.80% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 16 13
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £454 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.85% -14.39% +17.78%
10th Percentile £248 £363 £300
90th Percentile £543 £533 £623
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £438 £500
% change year-on-year -2.86% -12.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Birmingham median hourly rate - - £22.64
West Midlands median hourly rate - £11.00 £22.64
% change year-on-year - -51.41% -3.67%

Information Security is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1269 1223 1041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 80.93% 81.42% 75.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 934 789 648
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £231 £249 £225
90th Percentile £525 £550 £502
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 38
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £12.45 £10.83 £10.40
90th Percentile £45.35 £31.21 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -1.23%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 13 (35.14%) SQL
2 12 (32.43%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (32.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (27.03%) Spotfire
3 10 (27.03%) QlikView
3 10 (27.03%) Python
3 10 (27.03%) Scala
3 10 (27.03%) Visualisation
3 10 (27.03%) NoSQL
3 10 (27.03%) Data Visualisation
3 10 (27.03%) Tableau
3 10 (27.03%) Analytics
3 10 (27.03%) D3.js
3 10 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (27.03%) Power BI
4 9 (24.32%) GraphQL
4 9 (24.32%) R
4 9 (24.32%) Data Quality
5 8 (21.62%) Security Management
5 8 (21.62%) Information Security Management
5 8 (21.62%) ISMS
5 8 (21.62%) Data Protection
6 7 (18.92%) Data Management
6 7 (18.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (16.22%) Finance
7 6 (16.22%) Management Information System
7 6 (16.22%) Java
7 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
7 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
7 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Excel

Information Security
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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
1 3 (8.11%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.70%) Apache Solr
2 1 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (8.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) LDAP
2 3 (8.11%) CTI
2 3 (8.11%) Firewall
2 3 (8.11%) H.323
2 3 (8.11%) LAN
2 3 (8.11%) PBX
2 3 (8.11%) Skype
2 3 (8.11%) Unified Communications
2 3 (8.11%) VoIP
3 2 (5.41%) DHCP
3 2 (5.41%) VPN
3 2 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.03%) NoSQL
1 10 (27.03%) Power BI
1 10 (27.03%) QlikView
1 10 (27.03%) Spotfire
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.70%) EDRMS
4 1 (2.70%) MySQL
4 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.70%) IntelliJ
1 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.70%) JUnit
1 1 (2.70%) Maven
1 1 (2.70%) Mercurial
1 1 (2.70%) Mockito
1 1 (2.70%) WebStorm
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Banking
2 5 (13.51%) Legal
2 5 (13.51%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Data Scientist
2 8 (21.62%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Consultant
3 6 (16.22%) Information Security Consultant
3 6 (16.22%) Security Consultant
4 4 (10.81%) Business Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Administrator
5 3 (8.11%) Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Python Developer
5 3 (8.11%) R Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Security Administrator
5 3 (8.11%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Communications Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Information Security Project Manager
6 2 (5.41%) IT Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Data Architect
6 2 (5.41%) SQL BI Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.03%) D3.js
2 4 (10.81%) Natural Language Processing
3 3 (8.11%) XMPP
4 2 (5.41%) RESTful
5 1 (2.70%) HTML
5 1 (2.70%) HTML5
5 1 (2.70%) jQuery
5 1 (2.70%) JSON
5 1 (2.70%) Lucene
5 1 (2.70%) REST
5 1 (2.70%) Spring
5 1 (2.70%) XML
5 1 (2.70%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (16.22%) Management Information System
3 5 (13.51%) Computer Science
4 3 (8.11%) Algorithms
4 3 (8.11%) IVR
4 3 (8.11%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (5.41%) FMCG
6 1 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.70%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (27.03%) Analytics
2 10 (27.03%) Data Visualisation
2 10 (27.03%) Visualisation
3 8 (21.62%) Data Protection
3 8 (21.62%) Information Security Management
3 8 (21.62%) ISMS
3 8 (21.62%) Security Management
4 7 (18.92%) Data Management
4 7 (18.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (16.22%) Mathematics
6 5 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (13.51%) Open Source
7 4 (10.81%) Data Cleansing
7 4 (10.81%) Data Extraction
7 4 (10.81%) Risk Management
8 3 (8.11%) Business Analysis
8 3 (8.11%) Data Migration
8 3 (8.11%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (8.11%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) SQL
2 10 (27.03%) Python
2 10 (27.03%) Scala
3 9 (24.32%) GraphQL
3 9 (24.32%) R
4 6 (16.22%) Java
5 5 (13.51%) C#
6 1 (2.70%) Groovy
6 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.70%) Perl
6 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.70%) ISEB
3 1 (2.70%) Master's Degree
3 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.70%) PMP
3 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (32.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (24.32%) Data Quality
3 4 (10.81%) PCI DSS
4 3 (8.11%) SLA
5 1 (2.70%) GDPR
5 1 (2.70%) PMO
5 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) FTK
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) Tableau
2 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.51%) Cisco
4 3 (8.11%) Avaya
5 1 (2.70%) Nuix