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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 39 62 65
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +3
Contract jobs citing Information Security 23 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.31% 0.86% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.53% 1.16% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 1
Median daily rate £450 £463 £675
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -31.48%
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 £70.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-85.71% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £47.84 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-66.02% +173.34%
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
508 601 640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 73.20% 74.01% 80.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 313 357
Median daily rate £400 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 47 28
Median hourly rate £45.00 £22.64 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.78% +50.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £9.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 August 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
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead +4 4 - - 2
Watford +3 4 - - 1
Stevenage - 2 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Information Security
East of England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 20 (42.55%) CISSP
1 20 (42.55%) Security Operations
1 20 (42.55%) Security Operations Centre
2 19 (40.43%) CISM
3 14 (29.79%) Information Security Management
3 14 (29.79%) Security Management
4 13 (27.66%) Project Management
4 13 (27.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (25.53%) PMI Certification
6 11 (23.40%) CISA
6 11 (23.40%) PMI
6 11 (23.40%) ISMS
7 9 (19.15%) PRINCE2
7 9 (19.15%) Risk Management
8 8 (17.02%) Finance
9 7 (14.89%) Vulnerability Management
9 7 (14.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (14.89%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (12.77%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (12.77%) Management Information System
10 6 (12.77%) ITIL
11 5 (10.64%) Windows
11 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
11 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (10.64%) Retail
11 5 (10.64%) Incident Management
11 5 (10.64%) Network Security
11 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
11 5 (10.64%) Security Architecture
12 4 (8.51%) Security Hardening

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 4 (8.51%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
1 4 (8.51%) MS Office
2 2 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Office 365
1 2 (4.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) Network Security
2 2 (4.26%) Internet
2 2 (4.26%) WAN
3 1 (2.13%) DHCP
3 1 (2.13%) DNS
3 1 (2.13%) Firewall
3 1 (2.13%) LAN
3 1 (2.13%) PABX
3 1 (2.13%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (2.13%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.13%) VPN
General
1 8 (17.02%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Retail
3 4 (8.51%) Local Government
4 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (40.43%) Project Manager
2 18 (38.30%) Security Manager
3 17 (36.17%) Security Project Manager
4 12 (25.53%) Analyst
4 12 (25.53%) Security Analyst
5 9 (19.15%) Consultant
6 8 (17.02%) Security Consultant
7 6 (12.77%) Architect
7 6 (12.77%) Business Analyst
7 6 (12.77%) Project Analyst
8 5 (10.64%) Information Analyst
8 5 (10.64%) Information Security Analyst
9 4 (8.51%) Information Manager
9 4 (8.51%) Information Security Manager
9 4 (8.51%) IT Consultant
9 4 (8.51%) IT Security Consultant
9 4 (8.51%) Process Analyst
9 4 (8.51%) Security Architect
10 3 (6.38%) Information Security Consultant
10 3 (6.38%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 20 (42.55%) Security Operations Centre
2 11 (23.40%) PMI
3 6 (12.77%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (42.55%) Security Operations
2 14 (29.79%) Information Security Management
2 14 (29.79%) Security Management
3 13 (27.66%) Project Management
4 11 (23.40%) ISMS
5 9 (19.15%) PRINCE2
5 9 (19.15%) Risk Management
6 7 (14.89%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (14.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 7 (14.89%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (12.77%) ITIL
7 6 (12.77%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (10.64%) Incident Management
8 5 (10.64%) Security Architecture
9 4 (8.51%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 4 (8.51%) Data Protection
9 4 (8.51%) Security Hardening
10 3 (6.38%) Patch Management
10 3 (6.38%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (42.55%) CISSP
2 19 (40.43%) CISM
3 12 (25.53%) PMI Certification
4 11 (23.40%) CISA
5 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
6 4 (8.51%) CESG Certified Professional
6 4 (8.51%) CLAS
6 4 (8.51%) CRISC
7 1 (2.13%) A+ Certification
7 1 (2.13%) CCNP
7 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.13%) CISMP
7 1 (2.13%) MCITP
7 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.13%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (2.13%) PMP
7 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (27.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (6.38%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.13%) RACF
2 1 (2.13%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) Cisco
2 2 (4.26%) SAP
3 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.13%) F5
3 1 (2.13%) Forcepoint
3 1 (2.13%) VMware