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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 58 64 65
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing Information Security 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.76% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.23% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £388
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £45.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-36.66% +63.63%
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
488 429 533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 74.05% 69.76% 69.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 219 310
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 21
Average hourly rate £33.50 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £118.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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
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 30 January 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 2
Harpenden - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Royston - - - -
Information Security
East of England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (40.00%) Risk Management
2 5 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (26.67%) SCADA
3 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
4 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
5 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (13.33%) F5
5 2 (13.33%) E-Learning
5 2 (13.33%) Change Management
5 2 (13.33%) Information Security Management
5 2 (13.33%) Security Management
5 2 (13.33%) ISEB
5 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (13.33%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL
6 1 (6.67%) TickIT
6 1 (6.67%) CISM
6 1 (6.67%) Quality Management
6 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
6 1 (6.67%) ISO 9001
6 1 (6.67%) CISSP
6 1 (6.67%) PRINCE
6 1 (6.67%) BCP
6 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (6.67%) Electronics
6 1 (6.67%) Finance
6 1 (6.67%) Law
6 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
General
1 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
1 2 (13.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (6.67%) Electronics
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Information Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Information Security Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Security Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Security Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Information Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Information Security Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Security Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Information Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) CLAS Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) SCADA
1 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) E-Learning
3 1 (6.67%) CESG
3 1 (6.67%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (6.67%) RMADS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) Information Security Management
3 2 (13.33%) Security Management
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Quality Management
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE
4 1 (6.67%) BCP
4 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (6.67%) Coaching
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
4 1 (6.67%) ISMS
4 1 (6.67%) QMS
4 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) CISM
2 1 (6.67%) CISSP
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.67%) TickIT
2 1 (6.67%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) F5