Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 127 124
Rank change year-on-year +14 -3 -5
Contract jobs citing Information Security 80 46 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.63% 1.07% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 1.29% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 40 53
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -12.37% +14.79%
10th Percentile £364 £358 £340
90th Percentile £568 £575 £688
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.36 - -
England median hourly rate £17.41 £22.00 £34.88
% change year-on-year -20.86% -36.92% +55.00%

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 4,070 3,564 4,750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.03% 82.56% 83.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,469 2,202 2,732
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £231
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 136 106
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £20.75 £17.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.71% +20.17% -24.92%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £38.75 £47.50 £38.88
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 28 £425 +3.03% 18
Warwickshire +16 24 £488 +14.37% 5
Coventry -19 8 £475 +5.56% 4
Shropshire - 6 £488 -
Staffordshire -3 5 £425 +3.03% 6
Worcestershire - 5 - - 7
Wolverhampton -2 2 £400 -27.27% 1
Solihull -4 2 - -
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 24 (30.00%) GDPR
2 23 (28.75%) CISSP
3 21 (26.25%) Firewall
4 20 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 20 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (25.00%) SIEM
4 20 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
5 19 (23.75%) Data Protection
5 19 (23.75%) Security Architecture
6 18 (22.50%) ITIL
7 15 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (18.75%) Finance
7 15 (18.75%) SDLC
8 14 (17.50%) Information Governance
8 14 (17.50%) Windows
8 14 (17.50%) Data Loss Prevention
9 13 (16.25%) PowerShell
10 12 (15.00%) Oracle
10 12 (15.00%) Python
10 12 (15.00%) Risk Management
10 12 (15.00%) Identity Management
11 11 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (13.75%) CCNP
12 10 (12.50%) MPLS
12 10 (12.50%) Project Management
12 10 (12.50%) LAN
12 10 (12.50%) WAN
12 10 (12.50%) SNMP
12 10 (12.50%) Perl
12 10 (12.50%) Unix

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 2 (2.50%) Confluence
1 2 (2.50%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.25%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.00%) IaaS
2 4 (5.00%) PaaS
3 3 (3.75%) Office 365
4 2 (2.50%) Slack
4 2 (2.50%) Trello
5 1 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (26.25%) Firewall
2 10 (12.50%) LAN
2 10 (12.50%) MPLS
2 10 (12.50%) Network Security
2 10 (12.50%) SNMP
2 10 (12.50%) VLAN
2 10 (12.50%) WAN
3 9 (11.25%) SAN
4 3 (3.75%) VPN
5 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.50%) VoIP
6 1 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (3.75%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Artifactory
1 2 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (2.50%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.50%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.50%) JIRA
1 2 (2.50%) Maven
1 2 (2.50%) MSBuild
1 2 (2.50%) MSI
1 2 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (2.50%) Subversion
1 2 (2.50%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (18.75%) Finance
2 9 (11.25%) Legal
3 4 (5.00%) Electronics
3 4 (5.00%) Retail
4 3 (3.75%) Law
5 2 (2.50%) Automotive
5 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.50%) Marketing
6 1 (1.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 22 (27.50%) Architect
2 18 (22.50%) Security Architect
3 16 (20.00%) Analyst
4 14 (17.50%) Security Manager
5 11 (13.75%) Security Analyst
6 10 (12.50%) IT Analyst
7 7 (8.75%) Consultant
7 7 (8.75%) Information Manager
7 7 (8.75%) Information Security Manager
7 7 (8.75%) IT Security Analyst
7 7 (8.75%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (8.75%) Senior Security Analyst
8 6 (7.50%) IT Architect
8 6 (7.50%) IT Security Architect
8 6 (7.50%) Project Manager
8 6 (7.50%) Security Project Manager
8 6 (7.50%) Senior IT Security Analyst
9 5 (6.25%) Lead DevOps
10 4 (5.00%) IT Security Manager
10 4 (5.00%) Kernel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.50%) Node.js
1 2 (2.50%) OAuth
1 2 (2.50%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (6.25%) Freedom of Information
3 4 (5.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.75%) Freedom of Information Act
5 2 (2.50%) CCTV
5 2 (2.50%) FMCG
5 2 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.50%) PKI
5 2 (2.50%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.25%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.25%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.50%) Windows
2 10 (12.50%) Unix
3 9 (11.25%) Linux
4 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
1 20 (25.00%) SIEM
2 19 (23.75%) Data Protection
2 19 (23.75%) Security Architecture
3 18 (22.50%) ITIL
4 15 (18.75%) SDLC
5 14 (17.50%) Data Loss Prevention
5 14 (17.50%) Information Governance
6 12 (15.00%) Identity Management
6 12 (15.00%) Risk Management
7 11 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (12.50%) Network Design
8 10 (12.50%) Project Management
9 9 (11.25%) Change Control
9 9 (11.25%) Security Hardening
9 9 (11.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (8.75%) DevOps
11 6 (7.50%) Patch Management
11 6 (7.50%) TOGAF
12 5 (6.25%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.25%) PowerShell
2 12 (15.00%) Python
3 10 (12.50%) Perl
4 3 (3.75%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.25%) C
5 1 (1.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (28.75%) CISSP
2 15 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (13.75%) CCNP
4 10 (12.50%) SANS
5 9 (11.25%) CCNA
6 8 (10.00%) Degree
7 6 (7.50%) CEH
7 6 (7.50%) ISSAP
8 5 (6.25%) GSEC
9 4 (5.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 4 (5.00%) CCSP
9 4 (5.00%) CISM
9 4 (5.00%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (3.75%) CISA
10 3 (3.75%) Security Cleared
11 2 (2.50%) CCIE
11 2 (2.50%) ISEB
11 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
12 1 (1.25%) CRISC
12 1 (1.25%) ECSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (30.00%) GDPR
2 20 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (11.25%) COBIT
3 9 (11.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 9 (11.25%) PCI DSS
4 5 (6.25%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (3.75%) SLA
6 2 (2.50%) ISO 22301
6 2 (2.50%) QA
7 1 (1.25%) Data Quality
7 1 (1.25%) ISO 9001
7 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (3.75%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.50%) Docker
2 2 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) Ansible
1 2 (2.50%) FortiGate
1 2 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.50%) Puppet
2 1 (1.25%) Nessus
2 1 (1.25%) SCCM
2 1 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 12 (15.00%) Oracle
2 7 (8.75%) Cisco
3 6 (7.50%) CheckPoint
4 4 (5.00%) Fortinet
4 4 (5.00%) Xilinx
5 3 (3.75%) CyberArk
5 3 (3.75%) Juniper
5 3 (3.75%) VMware
6 2 (2.50%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.25%) Adobe
7 1 (1.25%) Citrix
7 1 (1.25%) Forcepoint
7 1 (1.25%) IBM
7 1 (1.25%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.25%) Symantec
7 1 (1.25%) TippingPoint