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 3 months to 28 March 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 101 99
Rank change year-on-year +14 -2  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 28 28 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.26% 1.02% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.25% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 12
Median daily rate £420 £475 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.57% +15.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £398 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £590 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £56.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.55% +150.00%  

Information Security is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1779 2248 1946
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 80.03% 82.16% 75.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1148 1247 1121
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 45 110
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.24% -39.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.73 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Information Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -1 7 £425 -2.85% 8
Warwickshire +1 6 £425 -22.72% 2
Coventry -1 4 £425 -11.91% 4
Wolverhampton - 4 £475 - 1
Staffordshire +7 3 £413 +3.12% 1
Solihull - 2 - -
Halesowen - 1 £415 -
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 29 (34.12%) Cybersecurity
2 25 (29.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (24.71%) Security Cleared
4 20 (23.53%) Firewall
4 20 (23.53%) Risk Management
4 20 (23.53%) Management Information System
5 19 (22.35%) SC Cleared
6 15 (17.65%) Information Assurance
6 15 (17.65%) Finance
7 14 (16.47%) PCI DSS
8 13 (15.29%) Incident Management
8 13 (15.29%) Security Management
9 12 (14.12%) ISMS
10 11 (12.94%) Data Protection
10 11 (12.94%) SIEM
10 11 (12.94%) Windows
10 11 (12.94%) VPN
11 10 (11.76%) CISSP
11 10 (11.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (11.76%) Identity Access Management
12 9 (10.59%) CISM
12 9 (10.59%) Unix
12 9 (10.59%) Information Security Management
12 9 (10.59%) Data Security
12 9 (10.59%) Root Cause Analysis
12 9 (10.59%) RMADS
13 8 (9.41%) CESG
13 8 (9.41%) Microsoft
13 8 (9.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 8 (9.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System

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 (3.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.18%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (4.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.53%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.18%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.18%) MS Project
3 1 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.35%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.71%) Office 365
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.35%) SaaS
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 20 (23.53%) Firewall
2 11 (12.94%) VPN
3 6 (7.06%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (5.88%) DNS
4 5 (5.88%) Network Security
4 5 (5.88%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.71%) Internet
5 4 (4.71%) SSL
6 3 (3.53%) PABX
6 3 (3.53%) Wireless
7 2 (2.35%) DHCP
7 2 (2.35%) HTTP
8 1 (1.18%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.18%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.18%) LAN
8 1 (1.18%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.18%) NetScreen
8 1 (1.18%) PBX
8 1 (1.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.71%) Big Data
General
1 15 (17.65%) Finance
2 7 (8.24%) Retail
3 5 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.71%) Legal
5 3 (3.53%) Automotive
6 2 (2.35%) Banking
7 1 (1.18%) Law
7 1 (1.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (28.24%) Security Manager
2 20 (23.53%) Analyst
3 13 (15.29%) Information Security Manager
3 13 (15.29%) Security Analyst
4 11 (12.94%) Architect
5 8 (9.41%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 8 (9.41%) Project Manager
5 8 (9.41%) Security Officer
6 7 (8.24%) Information Manager
6 7 (8.24%) IT Manager
6 7 (8.24%) Security Architect
6 7 (8.24%) Security Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) Operational Security Manager
7 6 (7.06%) Security Operations Manager
8 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 5 (5.88%) IT Security Manager
8 5 (5.88%) Risk Analyst
8 5 (5.88%) Security Project Manager
8 5 (5.88%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.53%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.35%) .NET
3 1 (1.18%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 20 (23.53%) Management Information System
2 8 (9.41%) CESG
3 6 (7.06%) Cyber Defence
4 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.88%) Freedom of Information
4 5 (5.88%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (4.71%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (4.71%) FMCG
5 4 (4.71%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (3.53%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.53%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.35%) Cyber Attack
7 2 (2.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.35%) PKI
7 2 (2.35%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.18%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.18%) Derivative
8 1 (1.18%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.18%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (1.18%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.94%) Windows
2 9 (10.59%) Unix
3 6 (7.06%) Linux
4 1 (1.18%) Solaris
4 1 (1.18%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (34.12%) Cybersecurity
2 20 (23.53%) Risk Management
3 15 (17.65%) Information Assurance
4 13 (15.29%) Incident Management
4 13 (15.29%) Security Management
5 12 (14.12%) ISMS
6 11 (12.94%) Data Protection
6 11 (12.94%) SIEM
7 10 (11.76%) Identity Access Management
8 9 (10.59%) Data Security
8 9 (10.59%) Information Security Management
8 9 (10.59%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (8.24%) Business Continuity
9 7 (8.24%) ITIL
9 7 (8.24%) Service Management
10 6 (7.06%) Change Management
10 6 (7.06%) Data Analysis
10 6 (7.06%) Malware Analysis
10 6 (7.06%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (7.06%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.53%) SQL
2 2 (2.35%) Java
3 1 (1.18%) C
3 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (24.71%) Security Cleared
2 19 (22.35%) SC Cleared
3 10 (11.76%) CISSP
4 9 (10.59%) CISM
5 6 (7.06%) CEH
6 5 (5.88%) GCIH
7 4 (4.71%) CCNA
7 4 (4.71%) CCSA
7 4 (4.71%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (4.71%) GCFA
7 4 (4.71%) MCP
8 3 (3.53%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (3.53%) CISA
8 3 (3.53%) Degree
9 2 (2.35%) CISMP
9 2 (2.35%) CRISC
9 2 (2.35%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.18%) GIAC
10 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (29.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (16.47%) PCI DSS
3 10 (11.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (10.59%) RMADS
5 8 (9.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (4.71%) PMO
7 3 (3.53%) GPG13
8 2 (2.35%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (2.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (2.35%) GDPR
9 1 (1.18%) COBIT
9 1 (1.18%) ISO27002
9 1 (1.18%) JSP 440
9 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 6 (7.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.18%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (9.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 4 (4.71%) Nexpose
3 3 (3.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (9.41%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.24%) Cisco
3 5 (5.88%) Blue Coat
3 5 (5.88%) FireEye
3 5 (5.88%) Juniper
3 5 (5.88%) Symantec
4 4 (4.71%) F5
4 4 (4.71%) Intel Security
4 4 (4.71%) LogRhythm
4 4 (4.71%) Sourcefire
5 3 (3.53%) ArcSight
5 3 (3.53%) GFI Software
5 3 (3.53%) Rapid7
5 3 (3.53%) TippingPoint
6 2 (2.35%) Casewise
6 2 (2.35%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.35%) Imperva
6 2 (2.35%) Oracle
6 2 (2.35%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.18%) Citrix