Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 110 133
Rank change year-on-year +16 +23 +8
Contract jobs citing Information Security 93 86 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.97% 1.63% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 1.97% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 58 35
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £408 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.33% -14.13% +18.75%
10th Percentile £375 £307 £365
90th Percentile £600 £571 £598
England median daily rate £500 £455 £475
% change year-on-year +9.89% -4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.15 £11.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.14% - -
England median hourly rate £18.70 £16.28 £30.00
% change year-on-year +14.90% -45.75% +12.15%

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 3,942 4,364 4,217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.32% 82.79% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,488 2,694 2,361
West Midlands median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £250
90th Percentile £550 £541 £550
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 142 130
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.94% +8.75% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.51 £10.73
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.48 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.30 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -2.82% +6.38% +16.05%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +21 43 £400 -13.51% 20
Warwickshire +6 25 £475 +11.76% 6
Coventry -8 7 £438 +2.94% 9
Staffordshire +9 4 £390 -0.64% 3
Solihull +8 4 - - 2
Worcestershire +2 4 - - 2
Wolverhampton -4 1 - - 2
Shropshire -6 1 £400 +6.67% 2
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 33 (35.48%) Firewall
2 28 (30.11%) Data Protection
2 28 (30.11%) SIEM
2 28 (30.11%) GDPR
3 26 (27.96%) Cybersecurity
3 26 (27.96%) CISSP
4 24 (25.81%) Management Information System
5 23 (24.73%) Security Architecture
5 23 (24.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 21 (22.58%) ITIL
7 20 (21.51%) Degree
8 19 (20.43%) Windows
9 18 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (19.35%) Network Security
9 18 (19.35%) Information Governance
10 17 (18.28%) CCNP
10 17 (18.28%) Python
10 17 (18.28%) Risk Management
10 17 (18.28%) Identity Management
11 15 (16.13%) Unix
11 15 (16.13%) Oracle
11 15 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
12 14 (15.05%) Data Loss Prevention
12 14 (15.05%) LAN
12 14 (15.05%) CCNA
12 14 (15.05%) Finance
13 13 (13.98%) PCI DSS
13 13 (13.98%) PowerShell
14 12 (12.90%) Network Design
14 12 (12.90%) VLAN

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 (2.15%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.15%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.15%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.23%) Office 365
3 3 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (35.48%) Firewall
2 18 (19.35%) Network Security
3 14 (15.05%) LAN
4 12 (12.90%) MPLS
4 12 (12.90%) SNMP
4 12 (12.90%) VLAN
4 12 (12.90%) WAN
5 11 (11.83%) SAN
6 3 (3.23%) DNS
6 3 (3.23%) VPN
7 2 (2.15%) Skype
7 2 (2.15%) SSL
7 2 (2.15%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.15%) VoIP
8 1 (1.08%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.08%) CTI
8 1 (1.08%) DHCP
8 1 (1.08%) H.323
8 1 (1.08%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.08%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.45%) NoSQL
1 6 (6.45%) Oracle Reports
1 6 (6.45%) Power BI
1 6 (6.45%) QlikView
1 6 (6.45%) Spotfire
2 4 (4.30%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.15%) MySQL
4 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.08%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.08%) IntelliJ
1 1 (1.08%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.08%) JUnit
1 1 (1.08%) Maven
1 1 (1.08%) Mercurial
1 1 (1.08%) Mockito
1 1 (1.08%) WebStorm
General
1 14 (15.05%) Finance
2 11 (11.83%) Legal
3 8 (8.60%) Retail
4 4 (4.30%) Automotive
4 4 (4.30%) Electronics
4 4 (4.30%) Law
5 3 (3.23%) Banking
5 3 (3.23%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (30.11%) Architect
2 22 (23.66%) Security Architect
3 15 (16.13%) Security Manager
4 11 (11.83%) Consultant
4 11 (11.83%) Information Manager
4 11 (11.83%) Information Security Manager
5 10 (10.75%) Analyst
6 7 (7.53%) Information Security Consultant
6 7 (7.53%) Security Consultant
7 6 (6.45%) Project Manager
7 6 (6.45%) Security Analyst
8 5 (5.38%) Data Scientist
8 5 (5.38%) Security Engineer
8 5 (5.38%) Security Project Manager
9 4 (4.30%) Business Analyst
9 4 (4.30%) IT Architect
9 4 (4.30%) IT Manager
9 4 (4.30%) IT Security Architect
9 4 (4.30%) Kernel Engineer
9 4 (4.30%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.45%) D3.js
2 3 (3.23%) OAuth
2 3 (3.23%) OAuth2
3 2 (2.15%) Natural Language Processing
3 2 (2.15%) RESTful
4 1 (1.08%) HTML
4 1 (1.08%) HTML5
4 1 (1.08%) jQuery
4 1 (1.08%) JSON
4 1 (1.08%) LDAP
4 1 (1.08%) REST
4 1 (1.08%) Spring
4 1 (1.08%) XML
4 1 (1.08%) XML Schema
4 1 (1.08%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (25.81%) Management Information System
2 15 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.38%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (5.38%) Freedom of Information
4 4 (4.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (3.23%) Cyberattack
5 3 (3.23%) FMCG
5 3 (3.23%) Freedom of Information Act
5 3 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.23%) PKI
6 2 (2.15%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.15%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.15%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.15%) NHS
6 2 (2.15%) SCADA
6 2 (2.15%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.08%) IVR
7 1 (1.08%) User Experience
7 1 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (20.43%) Windows
2 15 (16.13%) Unix
3 12 (12.90%) Linux
4 2 (2.15%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.08%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (30.11%) Data Protection
1 28 (30.11%) SIEM
2 26 (27.96%) Cybersecurity
3 23 (24.73%) Security Architecture
4 21 (22.58%) ITIL
5 18 (19.35%) Information Governance
6 17 (18.28%) Identity Management
6 17 (18.28%) Risk Management
7 14 (15.05%) Data Loss Prevention
8 12 (12.90%) Network Design
9 11 (11.83%) Security Hardening
9 11 (11.83%) Security Management
10 10 (10.75%) SDLC
11 9 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (8.60%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (8.60%) Incident Management
12 8 (8.60%) ISMS
12 8 (8.60%) Project Management
13 7 (7.53%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.28%) Python
2 13 (13.98%) PowerShell
3 12 (12.90%) Perl
4 9 (9.68%) SQL
5 6 (6.45%) Scala
6 5 (5.38%) GraphQL
6 5 (5.38%) R
7 3 (3.23%) Java
8 2 (2.15%) C#
9 1 (1.08%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.08%) C
9 1 (1.08%) Groovy
9 1 (1.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 26 (27.96%) CISSP
2 20 (21.51%) Degree
3 18 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (18.28%) CCNP
5 14 (15.05%) CCNA
6 12 (12.90%) SANS
7 9 (9.68%) CISM
8 6 (6.45%) CCIE
8 6 (6.45%) GSEC
9 5 (5.38%) CEH
9 5 (5.38%) ISSAP
10 3 (3.23%) CISMP
10 3 (3.23%) GIAC
10 3 (3.23%) Security Cleared
11 2 (2.15%) CCIE Security
11 2 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (2.15%) GCIA
11 2 (2.15%) ISEB
12 1 (1.08%) PMI Certification
12 1 (1.08%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (30.11%) GDPR
2 23 (24.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (13.98%) PCI DSS
4 10 (10.75%) SLA
5 7 (7.53%) Data Quality
5 7 (7.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (4.30%) COBIT
7 3 (3.23%) QA
8 1 (1.08%) HIPAA
8 1 (1.08%) NIST 800
8 1 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.15%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.15%) Snort
1 2 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.30%) Stealthwatch
2 2 (2.15%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.15%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.08%) Nessus
3 1 (1.08%) QRadar
Vendors
1 15 (16.13%) Oracle
2 12 (12.90%) Cisco
3 6 (6.45%) ArcSight
3 6 (6.45%) CheckPoint
3 6 (6.45%) Tableau
4 4 (4.30%) Xilinx
5 3 (3.23%) Fortinet
5 3 (3.23%) Juniper
5 3 (3.23%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.15%) Blue Coat
6 2 (2.15%) HP
6 2 (2.15%) Lancope
6 2 (2.15%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.15%) VMware
7 1 (1.08%) Avaya
7 1 (1.08%) TippingPoint