Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 111 116
Rank change year-on-year -11 +5 +20
Contract jobs citing Information Security 66 109 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.36% 1.76% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 2.12% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 77 29
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £438 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -12.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £340 £314 £300
90th Percentile £600 £688 £615
England median daily rate £485 £485 £475
% change year-on-year - +2.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - £11.00 £22.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -51.41% -3.67%
England median hourly rate £16.81 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.97% +12.90% -42.06%

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 4014 5151 3873
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.99% 83.13% 79.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2564 3089 2216
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.38%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £239
90th Percentile £550 £550 £532
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 137 177
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.75 £11.15
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.43 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.76% +8.58% +18.42%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +24 38 £400 -11.85% 8
Warwickshire -14 11 £455 -9.00%
Staffordshire +12 3 £400 +81.82% 2
Coventry -5 3 £450 - 4
Shropshire +11 1 - -
Halesowen - 1 £415 -
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 18 (27.27%) Security Management
1 18 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 18 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (21.21%) Management Information System
2 14 (21.21%) Information Security Management
3 13 (19.70%) SQL
4 12 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (16.67%) Degree
6 10 (15.15%) Spotfire
6 10 (15.15%) QlikView
6 10 (15.15%) Analytics
6 10 (15.15%) Tableau
6 10 (15.15%) D3.js
6 10 (15.15%) Scala
6 10 (15.15%) Visualisation
6 10 (15.15%) NoSQL
6 10 (15.15%) Data Visualisation
6 10 (15.15%) Python
6 10 (15.15%) Power BI
7 9 (13.64%) GraphQL
7 9 (13.64%) Risk Management
7 9 (13.64%) Legal
7 9 (13.64%) ITIL
7 9 (13.64%) Cisco
7 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
7 9 (13.64%) R
7 9 (13.64%) Data Quality
7 9 (13.64%) ISMS
7 9 (13.64%) Data Protection

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 4 (6.06%) Skype for Business
2 3 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.52%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.52%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (3.03%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.12%) Firewall
1 8 (12.12%) Network Security
2 4 (6.06%) LDAP
2 4 (6.06%) Skype
2 4 (6.06%) Unified Communications
2 4 (6.06%) VPN
3 3 (4.55%) CTI
3 3 (4.55%) DHCP
3 3 (4.55%) H.323
3 3 (4.55%) LAN
3 3 (4.55%) PBX
3 3 (4.55%) VoIP
4 2 (3.03%) DMZ
4 2 (3.03%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (3.03%) SSL
4 2 (3.03%) VLAN
4 2 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.52%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.52%) DNS
5 1 (1.52%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.15%) NoSQL
1 10 (15.15%) Power BI
1 10 (15.15%) QlikView
1 10 (15.15%) Spotfire
2 5 (7.58%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.55%) MySQL
4 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.52%) EDRMS
5 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.52%) IntelliJ
1 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.52%) JUnit
1 1 (1.52%) Maven
1 1 (1.52%) Mercurial
1 1 (1.52%) Mockito
1 1 (1.52%) WebStorm
General
1 9 (13.64%) Legal
2 8 (12.12%) Finance
3 6 (9.09%) Banking
3 6 (9.09%) Retail
4 2 (3.03%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Marketing
5 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (21.21%) Analyst
2 12 (18.18%) Consultant
3 10 (15.15%) Security Consultant
4 9 (13.64%) Data Scientist
5 7 (10.61%) Architect
5 7 (10.61%) Information Security Consultant
5 7 (10.61%) Security Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) Business Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) Information Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) Information Security Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) IT Manager
7 4 (6.06%) Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Security Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Administrator
8 3 (4.55%) Applications Support
8 3 (4.55%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Python Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Security Administrator
8 3 (4.55%) Security Architect
8 3 (4.55%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.15%) D3.js
2 4 (6.06%) Natural Language Processing
3 3 (4.55%) XMPP
4 2 (3.03%) RESTful
5 1 (1.52%) HTML
5 1 (1.52%) HTML5
5 1 (1.52%) jQuery
5 1 (1.52%) JSON
5 1 (1.52%) Lucene
5 1 (1.52%) REST
5 1 (1.52%) Spring
5 1 (1.52%) XML
5 1 (1.52%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 18 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (21.21%) Management Information System
3 7 (10.61%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.06%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.55%) Algorithms
5 3 (4.55%) IVR
5 3 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (3.03%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (3.03%) FMCG
6 2 (3.03%) SCADA
7 1 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.52%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.61%) Linux
1 7 (10.61%) Windows
2 2 (3.03%) Unix
2 2 (3.03%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.52%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.27%) Security Management
2 14 (21.21%) Information Security Management
3 12 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (15.15%) Analytics
4 10 (15.15%) Data Visualisation
4 10 (15.15%) Visualisation
5 9 (13.64%) Data Protection
5 9 (13.64%) ISMS
5 9 (13.64%) ITIL
5 9 (13.64%) Risk Management
6 8 (12.12%) Incident Management
6 8 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (10.61%) Data Management
7 7 (10.61%) Open Source
8 6 (9.09%) Mathematics
9 5 (7.58%) Data Governance
9 5 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (6.06%) Change Management
10 4 (6.06%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.70%) SQL
2 10 (15.15%) Python
2 10 (15.15%) Scala
3 9 (13.64%) GraphQL
3 9 (13.64%) R
4 6 (9.09%) Java
5 5 (7.58%) C#
6 1 (1.52%) C
6 1 (1.52%) Groovy
6 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.52%) Perl
6 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (16.67%) Degree
2 8 (12.12%) CISSP
3 4 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (6.06%) CISM
3 4 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (4.55%) CCIE
4 3 (4.55%) CCNA
4 3 (4.55%) CCNP
4 3 (4.55%) ISEB
5 2 (3.03%) CCIE Security
5 2 (3.03%) CEH
5 2 (3.03%) GCIA
5 2 (3.03%) GIAC
5 2 (3.03%) GSEC
5 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.52%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.52%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.52%) SANS
6 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (13.64%) Data Quality
3 6 (9.09%) PCI DSS
3 6 (9.09%) SLA
4 4 (6.06%) GDPR
5 1 (1.52%) COBIT
5 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (1.52%) PMO
5 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 8 (12.12%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.03%) Snort
2 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) Stealthwatch
2 2 (3.03%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (3.03%) QRadar
3 1 (1.52%) FTK
Vendors
1 10 (15.15%) Tableau
2 9 (13.64%) Cisco
2 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.58%) ArcSight
4 3 (4.55%) Avaya
5 2 (3.03%) Blue Coat
5 2 (3.03%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.03%) HP
5 2 (3.03%) Lancope
5 2 (3.03%) Oracle
5 2 (3.03%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.03%) VMware
6 1 (1.52%) Citrix
6 1 (1.52%) Nuix