Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 21 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)
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 127 140
Rank change year-on-year -10 +13 +27
Contract jobs citing Information Security 111 147 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.35% 1.51% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 1.83% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 116 58
Midlands median daily rate £435 £475 £486
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.42% -2.31% +8.06%
10th Percentile £225 £325 £293
90th Percentile £588 £696 £591
England median daily rate £482 £485 £475
% change year-on-year -0.72% +2.11% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £21.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -48.90% -2.16%
England median hourly rate £16.81 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.97% +12.90% -42.06%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6831 8035 6631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.07% 82.60% 79.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4350 4909 3919
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £232
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 205 260
Midlands median hourly rate £21.37 £16.50 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.52% -10.91% +2.89%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.80 £42.67
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in the Midlands

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in the Midlands

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in the Midlands

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in the Midlands

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -16 66 £425 -2.86% 14
East Midlands +15 41 £540 +9.09% 8
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 31 (27.93%) Active Directory
1 31 (27.93%) Risk Management
2 30 (27.03%) Windows
2 30 (27.03%) Degree
3 26 (23.42%) Security Management
3 26 (23.42%) Linux
3 26 (23.42%) Computer Science
4 24 (21.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 23 (20.72%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (19.82%) Information Security Management
7 21 (18.92%) Microsoft Azure
8 20 (18.02%) HIPAA
8 20 (18.02%) Microsoft
9 19 (17.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 19 (17.12%) Virtual Machines
10 18 (16.22%) DevOps
10 18 (16.22%) Configuration Management
11 17 (15.32%) Actionable Recommendations
12 16 (14.41%) Cybersecurity
13 15 (13.51%) Management Information System
13 15 (13.51%) Finance
13 15 (13.51%) SQL
14 14 (12.61%) Cisco
14 14 (12.61%) Firewall
15 13 (11.71%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (11.71%) ITIL
15 13 (11.71%) Life Science
15 13 (11.71%) ISMS
16 12 (10.81%) Data Protection
16 12 (10.81%) Analytics

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 4 (3.60%) SharePoint
1 4 (3.60%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.90%) Apache Solr
2 1 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.90%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.90%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (7.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.80%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 21 (18.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.41%) IaaS
3 5 (4.50%) PaaS
3 5 (4.50%) SaaS
4 2 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.61%) Firewall
2 10 (9.01%) Network Security
3 8 (7.21%) LAN
4 5 (4.50%) WAN
5 4 (3.60%) LDAP
5 4 (3.60%) Skype
5 4 (3.60%) Unified Communications
5 4 (3.60%) VPN
6 3 (2.70%) CTI
6 3 (2.70%) DHCP
6 3 (2.70%) H.323
6 3 (2.70%) PBX
6 3 (2.70%) VLAN
6 3 (2.70%) VoIP
7 2 (1.80%) DMZ
7 2 (1.80%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.80%) SSL
7 2 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.90%) DNS
8 1 (0.90%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.91%) NoSQL
2 10 (9.01%) Power BI
2 10 (9.01%) QlikView
2 10 (9.01%) Spotfire
3 6 (5.41%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.70%) MySQL
5 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.90%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.90%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.90%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (0.90%) ERwin
1 1 (0.90%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.90%) IntelliJ
1 1 (0.90%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.90%) JUnit
1 1 (0.90%) Maven
1 1 (0.90%) Mercurial
1 1 (0.90%) Mockito
1 1 (0.90%) WebStorm
General
1 15 (13.51%) Finance
2 10 (9.01%) Legal
3 9 (8.11%) Retail
4 7 (6.31%) Banking
5 2 (1.80%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.90%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.90%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.90%) Marketing
6 1 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.90%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (25.23%) Architect
2 19 (17.12%) Azure Architect
2 19 (17.12%) Senior Architect
3 17 (15.32%) Analyst
3 17 (15.32%) Consultant
4 13 (11.71%) Security Consultant
5 9 (8.11%) Data Scientist
6 8 (7.21%) Information Security Consultant
6 8 (7.21%) Security Analyst
7 7 (6.31%) Information Analyst
8 6 (5.41%) Business Analyst
8 6 (5.41%) Information Security Analyst
8 6 (5.41%) Security Manager
9 5 (4.50%) IT Manager
10 4 (3.60%) Administrator
10 4 (3.60%) Developer
10 4 (3.60%) Information Manager
10 4 (3.60%) Information Security Manager
10 4 (3.60%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.60%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.01%) D3.js
2 4 (3.60%) Natural Language Processing
3 3 (2.70%) XMPP
4 2 (1.80%) RESTful
5 1 (0.90%) HTML
5 1 (0.90%) HTML5
5 1 (0.90%) jQuery
5 1 (0.90%) JSON
5 1 (0.90%) Lucene
5 1 (0.90%) REST
5 1 (0.90%) Spring
5 1 (0.90%) XML
5 1 (0.90%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 26 (23.42%) Computer Science
2 23 (20.72%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (13.51%) Management Information System
4 13 (11.71%) Life Science
5 4 (3.60%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.70%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.70%) IVR
6 3 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.80%) CESG
7 2 (1.80%) Cyber Attack
7 2 (1.80%) FMCG
7 2 (1.80%) SCADA
8 1 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.90%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.90%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (27.03%) Windows
2 26 (23.42%) Linux
3 7 (6.31%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.70%) Unix
5 1 (0.90%) VMS
5 1 (0.90%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (27.93%) Risk Management
2 26 (23.42%) Security Management
3 22 (19.82%) Information Security Management
4 18 (16.22%) Configuration Management
4 18 (16.22%) DevOps
5 16 (14.41%) Cybersecurity
6 13 (11.71%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (11.71%) ISMS
6 13 (11.71%) ITIL
7 12 (10.81%) Analytics
7 12 (10.81%) Data Protection
8 11 (9.91%) Data Visualisation
8 11 (9.91%) Visualisation
9 10 (9.01%) Migration
10 9 (8.11%) Data Management
11 8 (7.21%) Change Management
11 8 (7.21%) Incident Management
11 8 (7.21%) Open Source
11 8 (7.21%) Project Management
11 8 (7.21%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.51%) SQL
2 10 (9.01%) Python
2 10 (9.01%) Scala
3 9 (8.11%) GraphQL
3 9 (8.11%) R
4 6 (5.41%) Java
5 5 (4.50%) C#
6 2 (1.80%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.90%) C
7 1 (0.90%) Groovy
7 1 (0.90%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.90%) Perl
Qualifications
1 30 (27.03%) Degree
2 11 (9.91%) CISSP
3 7 (6.31%) CISM
4 5 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.50%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.60%) CCNA
5 4 (3.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (3.60%) ISEB
5 4 (3.60%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.70%) CCIE
6 3 (2.70%) CCNP
6 3 (2.70%) GIAC
7 2 (1.80%) CCIE Security
7 2 (1.80%) CEH
7 2 (1.80%) CISA
7 2 (1.80%) CISMP
7 2 (1.80%) GCIA
7 2 (1.80%) GSEC
7 2 (1.80%) SANS
8 1 (0.90%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (21.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (18.02%) HIPAA
3 19 (17.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 17 (15.32%) Actionable Recommendations
5 11 (9.91%) SLA
6 10 (9.01%) Data Quality
7 9 (8.11%) PCI DSS
8 7 (6.31%) GDPR
9 2 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.90%) COBIT
10 1 (0.90%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.90%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.90%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.90%) PMO
10 1 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 31 (27.93%) Active Directory
2 19 (17.12%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.80%) Snort
3 2 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.90%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (3.60%) Cisco Prime
1 4 (3.60%) SCCM
1 4 (3.60%) SCOM
2 3 (2.70%) Stealthwatch
3 2 (1.80%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (1.80%) QRadar
4 1 (0.90%) FTK
Vendors
1 20 (18.02%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.61%) Cisco
3 10 (9.01%) Tableau
4 7 (6.31%) CheckPoint
5 6 (5.41%) HP
5 6 (5.41%) VMware
6 5 (4.50%) ArcSight
7 3 (2.70%) Avaya
7 3 (2.70%) Blue Coat
7 3 (2.70%) Oracle
8 2 (1.80%) Lancope
8 2 (1.80%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.90%) Citrix
9 1 (0.90%) Computacenter
9 1 (0.90%) Nuix
9 1 (0.90%) SAP