Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 126 133
Rank change year-on-year +1 +7 -8
Contract jobs citing Information Security 72 54 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.40% 1.20% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 1.43% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 47 59
West Midlands median daily rate £513 £400 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.13% -18.37% +16.67%
10th Percentile £368 £300 £325
90th Percentile £600 £585 £613
England median daily rate £500 £480 £500
% change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £20.92
% change year-on-year -1.03% -16.33% -9.56%

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 4,312 3,787 5,243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.09% 84.01% 83.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,573 2,381 3,131
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £265 £245 £250
90th Percentile £575 £545 £550
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 142 127
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +25.00% -18.18%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £34.88 £53.63 £40.12
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.25 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.69% +1.82% +3.80%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -14 27 £524 +30.94% 21
Warwickshire +24 24 £513 +12.33% 4
Coventry -6 9 £600 +33.33% 3
Shropshire -37 9 £513 -
Staffordshire -3 7 £400 - 8
Solihull - 1 £525 - 1
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 22 (30.56%) CISSP
2 19 (26.39%) GDPR
3 18 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 18 (25.00%) SDLC
4 17 (23.61%) SIEM
4 17 (23.61%) Management Information System
5 15 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (20.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (20.83%) DevOps
6 14 (19.44%) Security Architecture
6 14 (19.44%) Risk Management
7 13 (18.06%) ITIL
8 12 (16.67%) Finance
8 12 (16.67%) Change Control
9 11 (15.28%) Windows
10 10 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (13.89%) Identity Management
10 10 (13.89%) Data Protection
10 10 (13.89%) Identity Access Management
11 9 (12.50%) Network Security
11 9 (12.50%) Test Automation
11 9 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
11 9 (12.50%) CEH
11 9 (12.50%) Project Management
11 9 (12.50%) CISM
11 9 (12.50%) Data Loss Prevention
12 8 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
12 8 (11.11%) Firewall
12 8 (11.11%) Configuration Management
12 8 (11.11%) Security Management

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 (4.17%) Confluence
2 2 (2.78%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.39%) CMS
3 1 (1.39%) Documentum
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.39%) SAS
3 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (8.33%) PaaS
4 5 (6.94%) Office 365
5 4 (5.56%) GitHub
5 4 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (5.56%) IaaS
6 2 (2.78%) Slack
6 2 (2.78%) Trello
7 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.50%) Network Security
2 8 (11.11%) Firewall
3 5 (6.94%) LAN
3 5 (6.94%) MPLS
3 5 (6.94%) SAN
3 5 (6.94%) SNMP
3 5 (6.94%) VLAN
3 5 (6.94%) WAN
4 3 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.39%) VoIP
5 1 (1.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.17%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (6.94%) GitLab
2 4 (5.56%) JIRA
3 3 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.17%) Maven
3 3 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (2.78%) Artifactory
4 2 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.78%) MSBuild
4 2 (2.78%) MSI
4 2 (2.78%) Subversion
4 2 (2.78%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.39%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.39%) Selenium
General
1 12 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (6.94%) Legal
3 4 (5.56%) Aerospace
3 4 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.56%) Retail
3 4 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.78%) Billing
4 2 (2.78%) Marketing
5 1 (1.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 20 (27.78%) Analyst
2 14 (19.44%) Architect
3 13 (18.06%) Security Analyst
3 13 (18.06%) Security Architect
4 9 (12.50%) IT Analyst
5 8 (11.11%) Lead DevOps
6 7 (9.72%) Security Manager
6 7 (9.72%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (9.72%) Senior Security Analyst
7 6 (8.33%) Information Architect
7 6 (8.33%) Information Security Architect
7 6 (8.33%) IT Security Analyst
7 6 (8.33%) Project Manager
7 6 (8.33%) Senior IT Security Analyst
8 5 (6.94%) Security Project Manager
8 5 (6.94%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (5.56%) Consultant
9 4 (5.56%) Problem Manager
9 4 (5.56%) Security Solutions Architect
9 4 (5.56%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.33%) OAuth
1 6 (8.33%) OAuth2
2 4 (5.56%) SAML
3 2 (2.78%) Node.js
4 1 (1.39%) HTML
4 1 (1.39%) JSP
4 1 (1.39%) OpenID
4 1 (1.39%) REST
4 1 (1.39%) SOAP
4 1 (1.39%) WDK
4 1 (1.39%) Web Services
4 1 (1.39%) XACML
4 1 (1.39%) XML
4 1 (1.39%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.61%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.33%) PKI
3 5 (6.94%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (6.94%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.56%) FMCG
5 2 (2.78%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.78%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.39%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.28%) Windows
2 7 (9.72%) Unix
3 5 (6.94%) Linux
4 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
1 18 (25.00%) SDLC
2 17 (23.61%) SIEM
3 15 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (20.83%) DevOps
4 14 (19.44%) Risk Management
4 14 (19.44%) Security Architecture
5 13 (18.06%) ITIL
6 12 (16.67%) Change Control
7 10 (13.89%) Data Protection
7 10 (13.89%) Identity Access Management
7 10 (13.89%) Identity Management
8 9 (12.50%) Data Loss Prevention
8 9 (12.50%) Project Management
8 9 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 8 (11.11%) Configuration Management
9 8 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
9 8 (11.11%) Security Management
9 8 (11.11%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.72%) PowerShell
1 7 (9.72%) Python
2 5 (6.94%) Perl
3 2 (2.78%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.39%) Java
4 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (30.56%) CISSP
2 10 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (12.50%) CEH
3 9 (12.50%) CISM
4 8 (11.11%) Degree
5 7 (9.72%) SANS
6 6 (8.33%) CCNP
7 5 (6.94%) CCNA
8 4 (5.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 4 (5.56%) CCSP
8 4 (5.56%) CISA
8 4 (5.56%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (2.78%) GIAC
9 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.78%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.39%) CCIE
10 1 (1.39%) CISMP
10 1 (1.39%) CRISC
10 1 (1.39%) ISSAP
10 1 (1.39%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (26.39%) GDPR
2 15 (20.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (6.94%) PCI DSS
4 4 (5.56%) COBIT
4 4 (5.56%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (2.78%) ISO 22301
5 2 (2.78%) PMO
6 1 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (4.17%) Docker
3 2 (2.78%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) Ansible
1 2 (2.78%) Nessus
1 2 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.78%) Puppet
2 1 (1.39%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (1.39%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (8.33%) Oracle
2 3 (4.17%) CyberArk
3 2 (2.78%) ArcSight
3 2 (2.78%) CheckPoint
3 2 (2.78%) Cisco
3 2 (2.78%) Splunk
3 2 (2.78%) VMware
4 1 (1.39%) Adobe
4 1 (1.39%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.39%) Citrix
4 1 (1.39%) Forcepoint
4 1 (1.39%) IBM
4 1 (1.39%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.39%) Pega
4 1 (1.39%) Qualys
4 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.39%) Remedy
4 1 (1.39%) Symantec