The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry 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 26 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 / Coventry
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 43 34
Rank change year-on-year +11 -9  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 2 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 0.80% 1.47% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.73% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Median daily rate £450 £388 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.12% -16.21%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £490 £443
% change year-on-year -3.57% +10.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.25 £27.40
% change year-on-year -21.34% -18.79%  

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 Coventry with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Coventry
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 199 346 235
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 79.92% 84.60% 72.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 211 164
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £325 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 15
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +63.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £13.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.40 £40.50
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 Coventry

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Coventry 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 Coventry

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in Coventry

For the 6 months to 26 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 Coventry region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Wireless
2 2 (28.57%) Blue Coat
2 2 (28.57%) Sourcefire
2 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (28.57%) Juniper
2 2 (28.57%) Internet
2 2 (28.57%) Symantec
2 2 (28.57%) McAfee
2 2 (28.57%) Unix
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 2 (28.57%) VPN
2 2 (28.57%) SSL
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) TippingPoint
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (28.57%) F5
2 2 (28.57%) ArcSight
2 2 (28.57%) GFI Software
2 2 (28.57%) Rapid7
2 2 (28.57%) LogRhythm
2 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (28.57%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 2 (28.57%) 802.1X
2 2 (28.57%) FireEye
2 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 2 (28.57%) Nexpose
2 2 (28.57%) Security Operations

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (28.57%) Internet
2 2 (28.57%) SSL
2 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 2 (28.57%) VPN
2 2 (28.57%) Wireless
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Security Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Information Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Information Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Security Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Malware Detection/Protection
1 2 (28.57%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 2 (28.57%) Security Operations
1 2 (28.57%) Two-Factor Authentication
1 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 1 (14.29%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
2 1 (14.29%) CRM
2 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 1 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) GCIH
1 1 (14.29%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) ArcSight
1 2 (28.57%) Blue Coat
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco
1 2 (28.57%) F5
1 2 (28.57%) FireEye
1 2 (28.57%) GFI Software
1 2 (28.57%) Juniper
1 2 (28.57%) LogRhythm
1 2 (28.57%) McAfee
1 2 (28.57%) Rapid7
1 2 (28.57%) Sourcefire
1 2 (28.57%) Symantec
1 2 (28.57%) TippingPoint
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) Fortinet
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle