The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 48 60 65
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +5
Contract jobs citing Information Security 5 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.87% 0.78% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 1.04% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
Average daily rate £588 £500 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% +29.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £441 £420
% change year-on-year
+1.98% +5.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -50.00%
Information Security
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
404 480 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 70.38% 74.53% 72.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 258 246
Average daily rate £450 £418 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.78% +4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 24 27
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Security across the Hertfordshire region.

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the Hertfordshire region.

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Information Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Information Security.

1 5 (33.33%) Security Management
2 4 (26.67%) Information Security Management
2 4 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (26.67%) ISMS
2 4 (26.67%) PCI DSS
3 3 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (20.00%) Network Security
3 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (20.00%) Legal
3 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (20.00%) CISSP
3 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (13.33%) CISA
4 2 (13.33%) PMI
4 2 (13.33%) PMI Certification
4 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (13.33%) Unix
4 2 (13.33%) Windows
4 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (13.33%) MS Project
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) Cryptography
4 2 (13.33%) Banking
4 2 (13.33%) Retail

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Information Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Information Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (20.00%) Network Security
2 1 (6.67%) 3G
2 1 (6.67%) 4G
2 1 (6.67%) Broadband
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) LTE
2 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (6.67%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (20.00%) Legal
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Investment Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Project Manager
2 4 (26.67%) Security Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Security Manager
4 2 (13.33%) IT Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Life and Pensions Project Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Workstream Lead
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Asset Management Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Information Architect
5 1 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Management Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Programme Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Security Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) Cryptography
2 2 (13.33%) PMI
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Unix
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Security Management
2 4 (26.67%) Information Security Management
2 4 (26.67%) ISMS
3 3 (20.00%) Project Management
3 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (13.33%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Investment Management
4 2 (13.33%) Patch Management
4 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (13.33%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) SDLC
4 2 (13.33%) Security Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) SIEM
5 1 (6.67%) Database Security
5 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (6.67%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) CISSP
2 2 (13.33%) CISA
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) PMI Certification
3 1 (6.67%) APMP
3 1 (6.67%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (26.67%) PCI DSS
2 2 (13.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (6.67%) COBIT
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Aruba
2 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Meraki