Period
to 21 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for Information Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security over the 6 months to 21 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Information Security (InfoSec)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 40 58
Rank change year-on-year -16 +18 +27
Contract jobs citing Information Security 42 51 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.86% 4.18% 2.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.51% 5.21% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 25
Hertfordshire median daily rate £475 £488 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +14.71% -15.00%
10th Percentile £200 £254 £380
90th Percentile £525 £675 £613
East of England median daily rate £525 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +16.67% +2.86% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 - -
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £51.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -66.04% +191.43% -22.22%

Information Security is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,197 979 1,074
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.48% 80.18% 77.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 524 546
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £439 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.83% +6.36% +3.13%
10th Percentile £200 £209 £250
90th Percentile £569 £584 £575
East of England median daily rate £438 £405 £413
% change year-on-year +8.02% -1.82% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 51 75
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.81% +36.36% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.15 £12.63
90th Percentile £46.25 £52.88 £52.25
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £34.00 £26.19
% change year-on-year -44.12% +29.82% +4.76%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Hertfordshire

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in Hertfordshire

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in Hertfordshire

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in Hertfordshire

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Information Security 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 6 months to 21 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hatfield -1 7 £200 -42.86% 3
Stevenage -6 5 £338 -32.50% 1
Watford -6 5 - - 2
Welwyn Garden City -19 3 £525 -19.23%
Letchworth - 1 - -
Royston - 1 - -
Information Security
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 15 (35.71%) Firewall
2 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 11 (26.19%) Active Directory
3 11 (26.19%) ITIL
3 11 (26.19%) VMware
3 11 (26.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (23.81%) Windows Server
4 10 (23.81%) SQL
4 10 (23.81%) Windows
5 9 (21.43%) VoIP
5 9 (21.43%) HP
5 9 (21.43%) Dell
5 9 (21.43%) SMTP
5 9 (21.43%) HTTP
5 9 (21.43%) CISSP
5 9 (21.43%) Cisco
5 9 (21.43%) Business Continuity
5 9 (21.43%) Management Information System
5 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
6 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (19.05%) Project Management
7 7 (16.67%) Risk Management
7 7 (16.67%) Finance
7 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 7 (16.67%) Veeam
7 7 (16.67%) Data Protection
7 7 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (16.67%) Data Centre
7 7 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (16.67%) GDPR

Information Security
Co-occurring 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 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.38%) CMS
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (35.71%) Firewall
2 9 (21.43%) HTTP
2 9 (21.43%) SMTP
2 9 (21.43%) VoIP
3 5 (11.90%) LAN
4 3 (7.14%) WAN
5 1 (2.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) IDA Disassembler
1 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.38%) JIRA
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 5 (11.90%) Law
4 2 (4.76%) Local Government
5 1 (2.38%) Billing
5 1 (2.38%) Legal
5 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.38%) Polish Language
5 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) Project Manager
2 7 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Technical Support
4 4 (9.52%) Consultant
4 4 (9.52%) IT Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Security Consultant
4 4 (9.52%) Security Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Technical Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Technical Leader
4 4 (9.52%) Technical Support Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Cisco Support
5 3 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (7.14%) IT Security Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Project Coordinator
5 3 (7.14%) Risk Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 7 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.76%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.76%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.38%) EPoS
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) PKI
4 1 (2.38%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.81%) Windows
1 10 (23.81%) Windows Server
2 3 (7.14%) Kali Linux
2 3 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) ITIL
2 9 (21.43%) Business Continuity
3 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (19.05%) Project Management
4 7 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 7 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 6 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 6 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 6 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
6 4 (9.52%) Change Management
6 4 (9.52%) Data Loss Prevention
6 4 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (9.52%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (7.14%) Business Continuity Planning
7 3 (7.14%) Coaching
7 3 (7.14%) ISMS
7 3 (7.14%) Performance Management
7 3 (7.14%) Programme Delivery
7 3 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) CISSP
1 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.90%) Degree
4 4 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (9.52%) GIAC
4 4 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (9.52%) MCP
4 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (9.52%) OSCP
4 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (7.14%) CISM
5 3 (7.14%) GSLC
5 3 (7.14%) SANS
6 1 (2.38%) CEH
6 1 (2.38%) GISP
6 1 (2.38%) ISEB
6 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) GDPR
2 6 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (9.52%) PCI DSS
4 3 (7.14%) ISO 9001
4 3 (7.14%) SLA
5 2 (4.76%) COBIT
6 1 (2.38%) NIST 800
System Software
1 11 (26.19%) Active Directory
1 11 (26.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) Nessus
2 2 (4.76%) Nagios
2 2 (4.76%) vCenter Server
3 1 (2.38%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (26.19%) VMware
3 9 (21.43%) Cisco
3 9 (21.43%) Dell
3 9 (21.43%) HP
4 7 (16.67%) Veeam
5 5 (11.90%) Computacenter
5 5 (11.90%) SAP
6 4 (9.52%) Mitel
7 3 (7.14%) Citrix
7 3 (7.14%) Qualys
8 2 (4.76%) CheckPoint
8 2 (4.76%) Forcepoint
8 2 (4.76%) Oracle
8 2 (4.76%) Sophos
8 2 (4.76%) Splunk
8 2 (4.76%) Symantec
8 2 (4.76%) Zscaler