Period
to 17 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West 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 17 November 2018 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 123 106
Rank change year-on-year -5 -17 +12
Contract jobs citing Information Security 82 63 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.60% 1.31% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 1.56% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 53 78
West Midlands median daily rate £506 £425 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.12% -4.23% -8.97%
10th Percentile £370 £333 £322
90th Percentile £600 £600 £688
England median daily rate £525 £485 £485
% change year-on-year +8.36% -0.10% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £11.00
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.81 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.16% -3.97% -7.89%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,394 4,041 5,276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 85.99% 83.98% 84.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,687 2,587 3,143
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £239 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 141 153
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £25.00 £17.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.60% +46.03% -14.40%
10th Percentile £11.06 £11.75 £10.61
90th Percentile £39.75 £48.75 £39.90
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.85
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.87% +3.84%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in the West Midlands

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in the West Midlands

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in the West Midlands

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in the West Midlands

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in the West 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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 November 2018. 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
Birmingham -2 29 £450 +12.50% 15
Coventry -1 19 £600 +33.33% 5
Warwickshire +21 18 £513 +7.89% 6
Shropshire -38 11 £475 - 1
Staffordshire -4 8 £395 -1.25% 7
Solihull - 3 £650 - 3
Worcestershire - 1 £375 - 6
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 20 (24.39%) CISSP
1 20 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (24.39%) GDPR
2 19 (23.17%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (20.73%) Security Architecture
3 17 (20.73%) SDLC
4 16 (19.51%) DevOps
4 16 (19.51%) Risk Management
5 15 (18.29%) Management Information System
6 14 (17.07%) Retail
6 14 (17.07%) Identity Access Management
7 13 (15.85%) SIEM
7 13 (15.85%) Cybersecurity
7 13 (15.85%) Microsoft Azure
8 11 (13.41%) ITIL
8 11 (13.41%) Windows
8 11 (13.41%) Degree
9 10 (12.20%) PowerShell
9 10 (12.20%) Continuous Delivery
9 10 (12.20%) Finance
10 9 (10.98%) Firewall
10 9 (10.98%) Project Management
10 9 (10.98%) Change Control
10 9 (10.98%) Test Automation
11 8 (9.76%) FMCG
11 8 (9.76%) Waterfall
11 8 (9.76%) Data Protection
11 8 (9.76%) Network Security
11 8 (9.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 8 (9.76%) Software Delivery

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 3 (3.66%) Confluence
2 2 (2.44%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.22%) CMS
3 1 (1.22%) Documentum
3 1 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 19 (23.17%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (15.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (7.32%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (7.32%) PaaS
4 5 (6.10%) IaaS
5 4 (4.88%) GitHub
5 4 (4.88%) Office 365
6 2 (2.44%) SaaS
6 2 (2.44%) Slack
6 2 (2.44%) Trello
7 1 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.98%) Firewall
2 8 (9.76%) Network Security
3 5 (6.10%) LAN
3 5 (6.10%) WAN
4 4 (4.88%) MPLS
4 4 (4.88%) SAN
4 4 (4.88%) SNMP
4 4 (4.88%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.88%) VLAN
5 2 (2.44%) DNS
6 1 (1.22%) HTTP
6 1 (1.22%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.22%) VoIP
6 1 (1.22%) VPN
6 1 (1.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (6.10%) GitLab
2 4 (4.88%) JIRA
3 3 (3.66%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.66%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.66%) Maven
3 3 (3.66%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (2.44%) Artifactory
4 2 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.44%) MSBuild
4 2 (2.44%) MSI
4 2 (2.44%) Subversion
4 2 (2.44%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.22%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.22%) Selenium
General
1 14 (17.07%) Retail
2 10 (12.20%) Finance
3 5 (6.10%) Legal
4 4 (4.88%) Aerospace
4 4 (4.88%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.44%) Billing
6 1 (1.22%) Law
6 1 (1.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (23.17%) Analyst
2 12 (14.63%) Architect
3 11 (13.41%) Consultant
3 11 (13.41%) Security Analyst
4 10 (12.20%) Security Architect
5 8 (9.76%) Lead DevOps
6 6 (7.32%) Business Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) Security Consultant
6 6 (7.32%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (6.10%) GDPR Business Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Information Architect
7 5 (6.10%) Information Security Architect
7 5 (6.10%) Product Owner
7 5 (6.10%) Project Manager
7 5 (6.10%) Senior Product Owner
8 4 (4.88%) Classification Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Data Business Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Security Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.88%) Senior Security Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.10%) OAuth
1 5 (6.10%) OAuth2
2 4 (4.88%) SAML
3 2 (2.44%) .NET
3 2 (2.44%) LDAP
3 2 (2.44%) Node.js
4 1 (1.22%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.22%) HTML
4 1 (1.22%) JSP
4 1 (1.22%) Middleware
4 1 (1.22%) OpenID
4 1 (1.22%) REST
4 1 (1.22%) SOAP
4 1 (1.22%) WDK
4 1 (1.22%) Web Services
4 1 (1.22%) XACML
4 1 (1.22%) XML
4 1 (1.22%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.29%) Management Information System
2 8 (9.76%) FMCG
3 6 (7.32%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (6.10%) PKI
5 4 (4.88%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.88%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (4.88%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.88%) Public Cloud
5 4 (4.88%) User Experience
6 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.22%) Cloud Native
8 1 (1.22%) Cyberattack
8 1 (1.22%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.41%) Windows
2 8 (9.76%) Unix
3 6 (7.32%) Linux
4 2 (2.44%) AIX
5 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (20.73%) SDLC
2 17 (20.73%) Security Architecture
3 16 (19.51%) DevOps
3 16 (19.51%) Risk Management
4 14 (17.07%) Identity Access Management
5 13 (15.85%) Cybersecurity
5 13 (15.85%) SIEM
6 11 (13.41%) ITIL
7 10 (12.20%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (10.98%) Change Control
8 9 (10.98%) Project Management
8 9 (10.98%) Test Automation
9 8 (9.76%) Configuration Management
9 8 (9.76%) Data Protection
9 8 (9.76%) Identity Management
9 8 (9.76%) Logistics
9 8 (9.76%) Security Operations
9 8 (9.76%) Software Delivery
9 8 (9.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.20%) PowerShell
2 6 (7.32%) Python
3 4 (4.88%) Perl
4 3 (3.66%) SQL
5 2 (2.44%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.44%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.22%) Java
6 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (24.39%) CISSP
2 11 (13.41%) Degree
3 7 (8.54%) CISM
3 7 (8.54%) SANS
4 6 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (6.10%) CCNP
5 5 (6.10%) CEH
6 4 (4.88%) CCNA
6 4 (4.88%) MBA
7 3 (3.66%) CISA
7 3 (3.66%) GIAC
8 1 (1.22%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (1.22%) CCSP
8 1 (1.22%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.22%) CREST Certified
8 1 (1.22%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (24.39%) GDPR
2 8 (9.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (8.54%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.44%) ISO 22301
4 2 (2.44%) PMO
4 2 (2.44%) SLA
5 1 (1.22%) COBIT
5 1 (1.22%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 4 (4.88%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (3.66%) Docker
2 3 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.44%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.44%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.22%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) Ansible
1 4 (4.88%) Puppet
2 3 (3.66%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.44%) Nessus
3 2 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.44%) Salt
4 1 (1.22%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (1.22%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.22%) Kibana
4 1 (1.22%) logstash
4 1 (1.22%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 5 (6.10%) Microsoft
1 5 (6.10%) Oracle
2 4 (4.88%) Splunk
3 3 (3.66%) VMware
4 2 (2.44%) ArcSight
4 2 (2.44%) Cisco
4 2 (2.44%) Google
4 2 (2.44%) Infoblox
5 1 (1.22%) Adobe
5 1 (1.22%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.22%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.22%) Citrix
5 1 (1.22%) Forcepoint
5 1 (1.22%) IBM
5 1 (1.22%) Pega
5 1 (1.22%) Qualys
5 1 (1.22%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.22%) Remedy
5 1 (1.22%) Symantec