Period
to 8 December 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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 88 123 122
Rank change year-on-year +35 -1 -4
Contract jobs citing Information Security 76 86 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.06% 1.67% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 1.93% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 77 60
West Midlands median daily rate £463 £523 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.48% +22.94% -
10th Percentile £313 £383 £373
90th Percentile £583 £608 £600
England median daily rate £500 £525 £488
% change year-on-year -4.76% +7.69% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £21.79
England median hourly rate £55.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +223.53% -2.86% +18.64%

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 3,065 4,466 4,111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.20% 86.58% 83.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,977 2,751 2,640
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £256 £275 £240
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 150 145
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.88% -36.56% +38.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £23.70 £22.00 £24.13
% change year-on-year +7.73% -8.81% +7.22%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 -8 22 £488 +8.33% 25
Warwickshire +5 20 £425 -20.93% 8
Coventry +4 13 £506 -15.63% 13
Solihull 0 3 - - 7
Worcestershire +5 2 - - 3
Shropshire +54 1 £650 +40.54% 3
Wolverhampton - 1 £388 - 2
Halesowen - 1 - - 1
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 26 (34.21%) CISSP
1 26 (34.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 26 (34.21%) Cybersecurity
2 22 (28.95%) Management Information System
3 21 (27.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (26.32%) Security Architecture
5 18 (23.68%) Risk Management
5 18 (23.68%) GDPR
6 17 (22.37%) CISM
7 14 (18.42%) CASB
8 13 (17.11%) Project Management
8 13 (17.11%) ITIL
9 12 (15.79%) Data Protection
10 11 (14.47%) Azure
10 11 (14.47%) SIEM
10 11 (14.47%) NIST
11 10 (13.16%) Security Operations
12 9 (11.84%) Data Loss Prevention
12 9 (11.84%) ISMS
12 9 (11.84%) Web Services
12 9 (11.84%) Business Continuity
12 9 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (10.53%) COBIT
13 8 (10.53%) Microsoft
13 8 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 8 (10.53%) PCI DSS
13 8 (10.53%) Office 365
13 8 (10.53%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 7 (9.21%) Public Sector
14 7 (9.21%) ISO 22301

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 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.32%) Confluence
2 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.32%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.47%) Azure
2 8 (10.53%) Office 365
3 7 (9.21%) AWS
4 3 (3.95%) IaaS
4 3 (3.95%) PaaS
4 3 (3.95%) SaaS
5 2 (2.63%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.89%) Wireless
2 5 (6.58%) WAN
3 4 (5.26%) Firewall
4 3 (3.95%) DNS
4 3 (3.95%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (3.95%) LAN
4 3 (3.95%) Network Security
4 3 (3.95%) SAN
5 2 (2.63%) MPLS
5 2 (2.63%) SNMP
5 2 (2.63%) VLAN
5 2 (2.63%) VPN
6 1 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.32%) CTI
6 1 (1.32%) H.323
6 1 (1.32%) Internet
6 1 (1.32%) PBX
6 1 (1.32%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.32%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.32%) Big Data
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.32%) JIRA
General
1 7 (9.21%) Public Sector
2 6 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.95%) Legal
4 2 (2.63%) Banking
4 2 (2.63%) Finance
4 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.63%) Retail
5 1 (1.32%) Police
Job Titles
1 24 (31.58%) Analyst
2 19 (25.00%) Security Analyst
3 13 (17.11%) Architect
4 11 (14.47%) Consultant
4 11 (14.47%) Security Architect
5 10 (13.16%) Security Consultant
6 7 (9.21%) Information Security Architect
7 6 (7.89%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 6 (7.89%) Cybersecurity Architect
7 6 (7.89%) Information Analyst
7 6 (7.89%) Information Officer
7 6 (7.89%) Information Security Consultant
7 6 (7.89%) Security Manager
8 5 (6.58%) Head of Security
8 5 (6.58%) Information Security Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) Information Security Officer
8 5 (6.58%) Security Officer
9 4 (5.26%) Information Manager
9 4 (5.26%) Information Security Manager
9 4 (5.26%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.84%) Web Services
2 1 (1.32%) LDAP
2 1 (1.32%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (28.95%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.89%) CESG
2 6 (7.89%) SCADA
3 5 (6.58%) CCTV
3 5 (6.58%) Security Operations Centre
3 5 (6.58%) User Experience
4 4 (5.26%) Cyberattack
5 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.63%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.32%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.32%) IVR
7 1 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.26%) Windows
2 3 (3.95%) Unix
3 1 (1.32%) Linux
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (34.21%) Cybersecurity
2 21 (27.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (26.32%) Security Architecture
4 18 (23.68%) Risk Management
5 13 (17.11%) ITIL
5 13 (17.11%) Project Management
6 12 (15.79%) Data Protection
7 11 (14.47%) SIEM
8 10 (13.16%) Security Operations
9 9 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (11.84%) Business Continuity
9 9 (11.84%) Data Loss Prevention
9 9 (11.84%) ISMS
10 8 (10.53%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 8 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 7 (9.21%) Information Security Management
11 7 (9.21%) Security Management
11 7 (9.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 7 (9.21%) Vulnerability Management
12 6 (7.89%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
1 2 (2.63%) Python
2 1 (1.32%) C
2 1 (1.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (34.21%) CISSP
2 17 (22.37%) CISM
3 5 (6.58%) CESG Certified Professional
4 4 (5.26%) CISA
4 4 (5.26%) Degree
4 4 (5.26%) SANS
5 3 (3.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.63%) CCNA
6 2 (2.63%) CCNP
6 2 (2.63%) CEH
6 2 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.63%) CISMP
6 2 (2.63%) ISSAP
6 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.32%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.32%) GIAC
7 1 (1.32%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (34.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (23.68%) GDPR
3 11 (14.47%) NIST
4 8 (10.53%) COBIT
4 8 (10.53%) PCI DSS
5 7 (9.21%) ISO 22301
6 6 (7.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (3.95%) GPG13
7 3 (3.95%) NCSC
8 2 (2.63%) PMO
8 2 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (18.42%) CASB
2 3 (3.95%) QRadar
3 2 (2.63%) Nessus
4 1 (1.32%) Ansible
4 1 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.32%) Netcool
4 1 (1.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.32%) SCOM
4 1 (1.32%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.26%) Splunk
3 3 (3.95%) CyberArk
4 2 (2.63%) Barracuda Networks
4 2 (2.63%) Cisco
4 2 (2.63%) Forcepoint
4 2 (2.63%) Google
4 2 (2.63%) Oracle
4 2 (2.63%) Qualys
4 2 (2.63%) VMware
5 1 (1.32%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.32%) Avaya
5 1 (1.32%) LogRhythm
5 1 (1.32%) McAfee
5 1 (1.32%) Mercator
5 1 (1.32%) Netskope