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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 59 61 47
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Contract jobs citing Information Security 7 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.89% 1.27% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.62% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
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£475 £713 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +78.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £474 £455 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.12% +13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £70.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.84 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+6.30% -
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
571 618 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 72.37% 78.33% 73.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 359 184
Average daily rate £403 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £233 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £513 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 24 27
Average hourly rate £21.53 £15.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.50% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 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
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £500 - 3
Watford - 1 - - 2
Information Security
East of England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 12 (41.38%) ITIL
1 12 (41.38%) Service Delivery
2 11 (37.93%) Project Management
2 11 (37.93%) PKI
3 10 (34.48%) UAG
4 9 (31.03%) Firewall
4 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
4 9 (31.03%) McAfee
5 8 (27.59%) Symantec
6 7 (24.14%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (24.14%) PMI Certification
6 7 (24.14%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (20.69%) PMI
7 6 (20.69%) PRINCE2
7 6 (20.69%) MS Office
7 6 (20.69%) Management Information System
8 5 (17.24%) Windows
8 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
8 5 (17.24%) Trend Micro
9 4 (13.79%) Supplier Management
9 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (10.34%) Risk Management
10 3 (10.34%) Information Security Management
10 3 (10.34%) Security Management
10 3 (10.34%) Publishing
10 3 (10.34%) SQL
10 3 (10.34%) CISSP
10 3 (10.34%) CA
10 3 (10.34%) Systems Analysis
10 3 (10.34%) Reverse Proxy

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 3 (10.34%) Lync
2 2 (6.90%) Apache
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MS Office
2 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (31.03%) Firewall
2 3 (10.34%) Reverse Proxy
2 3 (10.34%) Unified Communications
2 3 (10.34%) PABX
3 2 (6.90%) Network Security
4 1 (3.45%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (3.45%) WAN
4 1 (3.45%) DHCP
4 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.45%) DNS
4 1 (3.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (10.34%) Publishing
2 2 (6.90%) Local Government
2 2 (6.90%) Electronics
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
3 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Project Manager
2 4 (13.79%) Security Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) IT Project Manager
3 3 (10.34%) Unified Communications Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Communications Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Head of IT
5 1 (3.45%) Security Manager
5 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Head of Technology
5 1 (3.45%) Security Project Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Information Security Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Digital Project Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Risk Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Head of ICT
5 1 (3.45%) Compliance Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Cyber Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) PKI
2 6 (20.69%) PMI
2 6 (20.69%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.90%) GIS
4 1 (3.45%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (3.45%) FMCG
4 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.90%) UNIX
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.45%) Android
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) ITIL
1 12 (41.38%) Service Delivery
2 11 (37.93%) Project Management
3 6 (20.69%) PRINCE2
4 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (13.79%) Supplier Management
5 3 (10.34%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (10.34%) Data Protection
5 3 (10.34%) Information Security Management
5 3 (10.34%) Security Management
5 3 (10.34%) Risk Management
5 3 (10.34%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (6.90%) Line Management
6 2 (6.90%) Strategic Management
6 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.90%) IT Governance
7 1 (3.45%) Operations Management
7 1 (3.45%) Software Licensing
7 1 (3.45%) SDLC
7 1 (3.45%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) PMI Certification
2 3 (10.34%) CISSP
3 2 (6.90%) CISM
3 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) APMP
4 1 (3.45%) CCNA
4 1 (3.45%) CEH
4 1 (3.45%) Degree
4 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.45%) PMP
4 1 (3.45%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (6.90%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.45%) GCP
2 1 (3.45%) GMP
2 1 (3.45%) GLP
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (34.48%) UAG
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) Norton AntiVirus
1 7 (24.14%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
1 9 (31.03%) McAfee
2 8 (27.59%) Symantec
3 5 (17.24%) Trend Micro
4 3 (10.34%) CA
5 2 (6.90%) SAP
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle
6 1 (3.45%) Apple
6 1 (3.45%) HP
6 1 (3.45%) Dell
6 1 (3.45%) Citrix
6 1 (3.45%) VMware