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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 59 52
Rank change year-on-year +11 -7  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 9 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.41% 1.61% 2.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 1.94% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 10
Median daily rate £383 £425 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -1.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £329 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £562 £591
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £491 £450
% change year-on-year -3.30% +9.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.63 £19.00
% change year-on-year -19.07% +13.81%  

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 529 671 565
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 82.79% 83.04% 77.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1351 1882 1454
Median daily rate £410 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £536 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 40 32
Median hourly rate £14.22 £25.00 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.14% -47.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.80 £21.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £43.75 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
1 5 (31.25%) Management Information System
1 5 (31.25%) Retail
1 5 (31.25%) Service Design
2 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) Logistics
2 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 4 (25.00%) FMCG
3 3 (18.75%) ISMS
3 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 3 (18.75%) SIEM
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco
3 3 (18.75%) Java
3 3 (18.75%) Firewall
3 3 (18.75%) Information Security Management
3 3 (18.75%) Security Management
3 3 (18.75%) PMO
3 3 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (18.75%) Records Management
4 2 (12.50%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 2 (12.50%) Nexpose
4 2 (12.50%) F5
4 2 (12.50%) LogRhythm
4 2 (12.50%) Software Asset Management
4 2 (12.50%) Virtual Team
4 2 (12.50%) GDPR
4 2 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (12.50%) Finance
4 2 (12.50%) Legal

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 1 (6.25%) Apache Solr
1 1 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
1 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) IaaS
2 1 (6.25%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) DHCP
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) LDAP
2 2 (12.50%) NetScaler
2 2 (12.50%) VPN
3 1 (6.25%) CTI
3 1 (6.25%) H.323
3 1 (6.25%) PBX
3 1 (6.25%) Skype
3 1 (6.25%) SSL
3 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
3 1 (6.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) EDRMS
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
1 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (31.25%) Retail
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (12.50%) Legal
4 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 4 (25.00%) Security Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Information Security Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Information Security Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Security Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Security Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Information Assurance Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Information Security Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (12.50%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) IT Manager
3 2 (12.50%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) IT Security Manager
3 2 (12.50%) IT Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) Lucene
1 1 (6.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Management Information System
2 4 (25.00%) FMCG
3 2 (12.50%) Virtual Team
4 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.25%) IVR
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Service Design
2 4 (25.00%) Logistics
3 3 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (18.75%) Information Security Management
3 3 (18.75%) ISMS
3 3 (18.75%) Records Management
3 3 (18.75%) Security Management
3 3 (18.75%) SIEM
4 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (12.50%) IT Governance
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 2 (12.50%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 2 (12.50%) Software Asset Management
5 1 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) Perl
3 1 (6.25%) PHP
3 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
2 1 (6.25%) Master's Degree
2 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
2 1 (6.25%) PMP
2 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (18.75%) PMO
3 2 (12.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Nexpose
2 1 (6.25%) Ansible
2 1 (6.25%) FTK
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco
3 2 (12.50%) F5
3 2 (12.50%) LogRhythm
3 2 (12.50%) Proofpoint
4 1 (6.25%) Avaya
4 1 (6.25%) Casewise
4 1 (6.25%) Nuix
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