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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 85 89
Rank change year-on-year -14 +4  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 17 55 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.85% 1.84% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 2.23% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 33 17
Median daily rate £415 £485 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.43% +12.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £574 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £474 £498 £445
% change year-on-year -4.77% +11.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.25 £27.40
% change year-on-year -21.34% -18.79%  

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 1676 2464 1832
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.51% 82.60% 77.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 1476 1142
Median daily rate £404 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.93% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 54 76
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -7.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.15 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +11 8 £388 -8.82% 8
Staffordshire - 3 £450 - 1
Coventry +11 2 £450 +16.12% 5
Warwickshire -8 1 £438 -20.45%
Halesowen - 1 £415 -
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 14 (30.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (23.91%) Management Information System
3 10 (21.74%) Firewall
4 9 (19.57%) CISSP
4 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
4 9 (19.57%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (15.22%) Finance
5 7 (15.22%) Security Management
5 7 (15.22%) Information Security Management
5 7 (15.22%) CISM
5 7 (15.22%) Active Directory
5 7 (15.22%) Cisco
5 7 (15.22%) SIEM
5 7 (15.22%) Data Protection
6 6 (13.04%) PCI DSS
6 6 (13.04%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (13.04%) ITIL
6 6 (13.04%) CISA
6 6 (13.04%) Retail
7 5 (10.87%) Windows
7 5 (10.87%) VPN
7 5 (10.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (10.87%) ISMS
7 5 (10.87%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 5 (10.87%) Records Management
7 5 (10.87%) Service Design
8 4 (8.70%) Nexpose
8 4 (8.70%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 4 (8.70%) LogRhythm
8 4 (8.70%) Data Governance

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 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.17%) Apache Solr
2 1 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.17%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.17%) AutoCAD
3 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.35%) Office 365
2 2 (4.35%) SaaS
3 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.17%) IaaS
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.74%) Firewall
2 5 (10.87%) VPN
3 4 (8.70%) SSL
4 3 (6.52%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (6.52%) DNS
4 3 (6.52%) Internet
4 3 (6.52%) Network Security
5 2 (4.35%) DHCP
5 2 (4.35%) IP Telephony
5 2 (4.35%) LDAP
5 2 (4.35%) NetScaler
5 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.35%) Wireless
6 1 (2.17%) CTI
6 1 (2.17%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.17%) H.323
6 1 (2.17%) LAN
6 1 (2.17%) PBX
6 1 (2.17%) VoIP
6 1 (2.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) EDRMS
1 1 (2.17%) MySQL
1 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (15.22%) Finance
2 6 (13.04%) Retail
3 3 (6.52%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.35%) Legal
5 1 (2.17%) Automotive
5 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Marketing
5 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (23.91%) Analyst
2 8 (17.39%) Security Analyst
3 7 (15.22%) Architect
4 6 (13.04%) Consultant
4 6 (13.04%) Information Security Consultant
4 6 (13.04%) IT Manager
4 6 (13.04%) Security Consultant
5 5 (10.87%) Information Analyst
5 5 (10.87%) Information Security Analyst
5 5 (10.87%) Project Manager
5 5 (10.87%) Security Manager
6 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 4 (8.70%) Security Architect
6 4 (8.70%) Security Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Security Specialist
6 4 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Information Security Manager
7 3 (6.52%) Risk Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) .NET
1 2 (4.35%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.17%) Leaflet
2 1 (2.17%) Lucene
2 1 (2.17%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.91%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.70%) FMCG
3 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.35%) PKI
4 2 (4.35%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (4.35%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.17%) CESG
5 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.17%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.17%) Derivative
5 1 (2.17%) IVR
5 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.17%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Linux
3 2 (4.35%) Unix
4 1 (2.17%) Solaris
4 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.57%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (15.22%) Data Protection
2 7 (15.22%) Information Security Management
2 7 (15.22%) Security Management
2 7 (15.22%) SIEM
3 6 (13.04%) ITIL
3 6 (13.04%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (10.87%) ISMS
4 5 (10.87%) Records Management
4 5 (10.87%) Service Design
4 5 (10.87%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 4 (8.70%) Change Management
5 4 (8.70%) Data Governance
5 4 (8.70%) IT Governance
5 4 (8.70%) Logistics
5 4 (8.70%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 4 (8.70%) Project Management
5 4 (8.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) Java
2 3 (6.52%) SQL
3 1 (2.17%) C
3 1 (2.17%) C#
3 1 (2.17%) Perl
3 1 (2.17%) PHP
3 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (19.57%) CISSP
2 7 (15.22%) CISM
3 6 (13.04%) CISA
4 3 (6.52%) CRISC
4 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.35%) CNA
5 2 (4.35%) CNE
5 2 (4.35%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (4.35%) Degree
5 2 (4.35%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.35%) MCSE
5 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.35%) Novell Certification
5 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.35%) Security+ Certification
6 1 (2.17%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
6 1 (2.17%) Master's Degree
6 1 (2.17%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.17%) PMP
6 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (30.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (13.04%) PCI DSS
3 5 (10.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (6.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (6.52%) PMO
5 2 (4.35%) COBIT
5 2 (4.35%) GDPR
6 1 (2.17%) GPG13
6 1 (2.17%) JSP 440
6 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 7 (15.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.17%) Docker
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) Nexpose
2 1 (2.17%) Ansible
2 1 (2.17%) FTK
2 1 (2.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (2.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.22%) Cisco
3 4 (8.70%) Blue Coat
3 4 (8.70%) F5
3 4 (8.70%) LogRhythm
4 3 (6.52%) Juniper
4 3 (6.52%) McAfee
4 3 (6.52%) Sourcefire
5 2 (4.35%) ArcSight
5 2 (4.35%) Casewise
5 2 (4.35%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.35%) FireEye
5 2 (4.35%) GFI Software
5 2 (4.35%) Proofpoint
5 2 (4.35%) Rapid7
5 2 (4.35%) Symantec
5 2 (4.35%) TippingPoint
6 1 (2.17%) Avaya
6 1 (2.17%) Citrix
6 1 (2.17%) Fortinet
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