Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 98 98 113
Rank change year-on-year 0 +15 +18
Contract jobs citing Information Security 102 80 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.12% 1.72% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 2.05% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 58 66
West Midlands median daily rate £515 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.18% +1.16% -8.67%
10th Percentile £358 £373 £293
90th Percentile £659 £604 £575
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - £20.15 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +83.14% -51.41%
England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £15.05
% change year-on-year -1.89% +15.13% -52.97%

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 4,179 3,897 4,588
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.97% 83.72% 83.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,598 2,482 2,763
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £240 £241
90th Percentile £575 £549 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 144 147
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £24.99 £18.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.97% +31.94% -5.30%
10th Percentile £11.01 £11.37 £10.61
90th Percentile £45.00 £48.75 £40.12
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.44 £24.00
% change year-on-year +0.27% -2.34% +4.35%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 +7 44 £450 +12.50% 11
Coventry +12 24 £600 +45.45% 4
Warwickshire +8 21 £525 +10.53% 6
Staffordshire -5 8 £395 +1.28% 1
Solihull +12 6 £650 - 1
Shropshire - 3 £320 -
Worcestershire - 1 £375 - 4
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 25 (24.51%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (22.55%) GDPR
3 21 (20.59%) CISSP
4 20 (19.61%) Microsoft Azure
5 19 (18.63%) Security Architecture
5 19 (18.63%) Migration
6 18 (17.65%) Risk Management
6 18 (17.65%) ITIL
7 17 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
7 17 (16.67%) SDLC
7 17 (16.67%) Security Operations
8 16 (15.69%) Finance
9 15 (14.71%) Management Information System
9 15 (14.71%) Identity Access Management
9 15 (14.71%) Incident Management
10 14 (13.73%) PaaS
10 14 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (13.73%) Retail
11 13 (12.75%) Project Management
11 13 (12.75%) SIEM
12 12 (11.76%) Data Centre
12 12 (11.76%) Windows
12 12 (11.76%) Security Operations Centre
13 11 (10.78%) Service Management
13 11 (10.78%) Firewall
13 11 (10.78%) Degree
13 11 (10.78%) PCI DSS
14 10 (9.80%) SaaS
14 10 (9.80%) PowerShell

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 (1.96%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.98%) CMS
2 1 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.98%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.98%) InDesign
1 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.98%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 25 (24.51%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (19.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (13.73%) PaaS
4 10 (9.80%) IaaS
4 10 (9.80%) SaaS
5 8 (7.84%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (5.88%) Office 365
7 4 (3.92%) GitHub
8 1 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.78%) Firewall
2 9 (8.82%) Network Security
3 6 (5.88%) LAN
3 6 (5.88%) WAN
4 5 (4.90%) MPLS
4 5 (4.90%) SAN
4 5 (4.90%) SNMP
4 5 (4.90%) VLAN
4 5 (4.90%) VoIP
5 3 (2.94%) VPN
6 2 (1.96%) DNS
6 2 (1.96%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.98%) HTTP
7 1 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.98%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.98%) Big Data
1 1 (0.98%) RDBMS
1 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (3.92%) GitLab
2 3 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.96%) JIRA
General
1 16 (15.69%) Finance
2 14 (13.73%) Retail
3 6 (5.88%) Legal
4 4 (3.92%) Aerospace
4 4 (3.92%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.96%) Billing
6 1 (0.98%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (23.53%) Architect
2 16 (15.69%) Analyst
2 16 (15.69%) Security Architect
3 15 (14.71%) Consultant
4 12 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (8.82%) Security Consultant
6 8 (7.84%) Project Manager
7 7 (6.86%) Business Analyst
7 7 (6.86%) Security Analyst
8 5 (4.90%) GDPR Business Analyst
8 5 (4.90%) IAM Project Manager
8 5 (4.90%) Identity Management Manager
8 5 (4.90%) Information Security Consultant
8 5 (4.90%) Product Owner
8 5 (4.90%) Senior Product Owner
9 4 (3.92%) Classification Analyst
9 4 (3.92%) Data Business Analyst
9 4 (3.92%) Information Security Architect
9 4 (3.92%) Problem Manager
9 4 (3.92%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.88%) OAuth
1 6 (5.88%) OAuth2
2 5 (4.90%) .NET
3 4 (3.92%) SAML
4 2 (1.96%) LDAP
4 2 (1.96%) OpenID
4 2 (1.96%) XACML
5 1 (0.98%) CSS
5 1 (0.98%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.98%) HTML
5 1 (0.98%) Middleware
5 1 (0.98%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.71%) Management Information System
2 12 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 12 (11.76%) Security Operations Centre
3 10 (9.80%) User Experience
4 8 (7.84%) FMCG
5 7 (6.86%) Data Structures
5 7 (6.86%) PKI
6 4 (3.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (3.92%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (3.92%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.92%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.94%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.98%) Blog
9 1 (0.98%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.98%) Social Media
9 1 (0.98%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.76%) Windows
2 9 (8.82%) Unix
3 3 (2.94%) Linux
4 2 (1.96%) AIX
4 2 (1.96%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.63%) Migration
1 19 (18.63%) Security Architecture
2 18 (17.65%) ITIL
2 18 (17.65%) Risk Management
3 17 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
3 17 (16.67%) SDLC
3 17 (16.67%) Security Operations
4 15 (14.71%) Identity Access Management
4 15 (14.71%) Incident Management
5 14 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (12.75%) Project Management
6 13 (12.75%) SIEM
7 11 (10.78%) Service Management
8 10 (9.80%) DevOps
8 10 (9.80%) ITSM
9 9 (8.82%) Data Protection
9 9 (8.82%) Identity Management
10 8 (7.84%) Logistics
10 8 (7.84%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.80%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.90%) Perl
2 5 (4.90%) Python
3 2 (1.96%) Java
3 2 (1.96%) SQL
3 2 (1.96%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.98%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (20.59%) CISSP
2 11 (10.78%) Degree
3 10 (9.80%) CISM
4 6 (5.88%) CCNP
4 6 (5.88%) CEH
4 6 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (5.88%) SANS
5 5 (4.90%) CCNA
6 4 (3.92%) MBA
7 3 (2.94%) GIAC
7 3 (2.94%) ISEB
7 3 (2.94%) ISSAP
7 3 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.98%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (22.55%) GDPR
2 11 (10.78%) PCI DSS
3 9 (8.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (3.92%) PMO
5 3 (2.94%) QA
5 3 (2.94%) SLA
6 1 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (3.92%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (2.94%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.98%) Snort
3 1 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.96%) Ansible
1 2 (1.96%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.96%) Nessus
1 2 (1.96%) Puppet
1 2 (1.96%) Salt
2 1 (0.98%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (0.98%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (0.98%) Kibana
2 1 (0.98%) logstash
2 1 (0.98%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (0.98%) Opsview
2 1 (0.98%) SCCM
2 1 (0.98%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (4.90%) Microsoft
1 5 (4.90%) Oracle
2 4 (3.92%) Cisco
2 4 (3.92%) Splunk
3 2 (1.96%) ArcSight
3 2 (1.96%) Google
3 2 (1.96%) Infoblox
3 2 (1.96%) SAP
4 1 (0.98%) Adobe
4 1 (0.98%) BMC
4 1 (0.98%) IBM
4 1 (0.98%) Ivanti
4 1 (0.98%) Qualys
4 1 (0.98%) Remedy
4 1 (0.98%) Twitter
4 1 (0.98%) VMware