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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 48 64 74
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +10
Contract jobs citing Information Security 9 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.33% 0.16% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 0.23% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
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£500 £388 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -13.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £50.00 - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
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
500 432 623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 73.75% 67.50% 68.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 227 349
Average daily rate £405 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 34
Average hourly rate £33.50 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.50% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.35 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford - 3 £500 - 1
Harpenden - - - -
Royston - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Information Security
East of England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 6 (31.58%) Risk Management
1 6 (31.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (26.32%) CISSP
3 4 (21.05%) CISM
3 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
3 4 (21.05%) SCADA
4 3 (15.79%) Data Protection
4 3 (15.79%) PCI DSS
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
5 2 (10.53%) ISEB
5 2 (10.53%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (10.53%) Change Management
5 2 (10.53%) Information Security Management
5 2 (10.53%) Security Management
5 2 (10.53%) Legal
5 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
5 2 (10.53%) E-Learning
5 2 (10.53%) F5
5 2 (10.53%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
5 2 (10.53%) Degree
5 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (5.26%) ISMS
6 1 (5.26%) QMS
6 1 (5.26%) RMADS
6 1 (5.26%) CESG
6 1 (5.26%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (5.26%) Retail

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 2 (10.53%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (10.53%) Legal
1 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Electronics
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Consultant
2 4 (21.05%) Information Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Information Security Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Security Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Security Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Information Security Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Head of Security
4 2 (10.53%) Head of Information Security
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Information Security Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Security Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Information Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) CLAS Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
1 4 (21.05%) SCADA
2 2 (10.53%) E-Learning
3 1 (5.26%) CESG
3 1 (5.26%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (5.26%) RMADS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Risk Management
2 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
2 3 (15.79%) Data Protection
3 2 (10.53%) Change Management
3 2 (10.53%) Information Security Management
3 2 (10.53%) Security Management
3 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
3 2 (10.53%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Security Testing
4 1 (5.26%) ISMS
4 1 (5.26%) QMS
4 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (5.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE
4 1 (5.26%) BCP
4 1 (5.26%) Quality Management
4 1 (5.26%) OWASP
4 1 (5.26%) Information Assurance
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) CISSP
2 4 (21.05%) CISM
3 2 (10.53%) Degree
3 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (10.53%) ISEB
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (15.79%) PCI DSS
3 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
3 1 (5.26%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) F5