Period
to 21 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 47 81
Rank change year-on-year +3 +34 +3
Contract jobs citing Information Security 57 46 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.75% 3.31% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.57% 4.28% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 11
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £531 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.71% +7.87% -1.50%
10th Percentile £200 £400 £355
90th Percentile £528 £675 £638
East of England median daily rate £475 £425 £475
% change year-on-year +11.76% -10.53% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.81 £10.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.05% - -
East of England median hourly rate £16.81 £17.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year -3.97% -54.55% -21.03%

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 1,247 1,074 1,059
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 82.15% 77.27% 75.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 607 523
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +6.80%
10th Percentile £238 £213 £234
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 53 88
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £19.00 £41.13 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.80% +91.28% -31.75%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.10 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.25 £52.50 £52.25
East of England median hourly rate £34.75 £33.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year +4.51% +10.83% +20.00%

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 January 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
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 January 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
Hemel Hempstead +4 6 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City -8 5 £525 -19.23% 3
Hatfield -1 4 £215 -36.30% 4
Watford -8 4 - - 1
Stevenage -7 1 £338 - 3
Rickmansworth - 1 £300 -
Information Security
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 24 (42.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (40.35%) Microsoft
3 21 (36.84%) CISSP
4 18 (31.58%) Law
5 17 (29.82%) Data Centre
5 17 (29.82%) Programme Delivery
6 15 (26.32%) Microsoft Office
7 14 (24.56%) Management Information System
8 13 (22.81%) Microsoft Excel
9 12 (21.05%) SharePoint
9 12 (21.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 12 (21.05%) Security Cleared
10 11 (19.30%) Data Loss Prevention
10 11 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (19.30%) CISM
11 10 (17.54%) Risk Management
12 9 (15.79%) Degree
13 8 (14.04%) ISMS
13 8 (14.04%) Vulnerability Management
13 8 (14.04%) Office 365
13 8 (14.04%) Data Privacy
13 8 (14.04%) McAfee
13 8 (14.04%) Firewall
13 8 (14.04%) Security Management
14 7 (12.28%) Finance
14 7 (12.28%) ITIL
14 7 (12.28%) SSL
14 7 (12.28%) HP
14 7 (12.28%) Cybersecurity
14 7 (12.28%) SC Cleared

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 12 (21.05%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.75%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (26.32%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (22.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (21.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.51%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.04%) Office 365
2 3 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.04%) Firewall
2 7 (12.28%) SSL
3 5 (8.77%) IPsec
4 2 (3.51%) HTTP
4 2 (3.51%) LAN
4 2 (3.51%) SMTP
4 2 (3.51%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.75%) JIRA
General
1 18 (31.58%) Law
2 7 (12.28%) Finance
3 3 (5.26%) Legal
4 1 (1.75%) Billing
4 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (15.79%) Analyst
2 8 (14.04%) Security Manager
3 6 (10.53%) Consultant
3 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Engineer
3 6 (10.53%) Office 365 Engineer
3 6 (10.53%) Project Manager
3 6 (10.53%) Security Analyst
3 6 (10.53%) Security Consultant
4 5 (8.77%) Information Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Operational Security Manager
5 4 (7.02%) Security Operations Manager
5 4 (7.02%) Technical Leader
6 3 (5.26%) Cryptography Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Information Security Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Project Assurance Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Project Coordinator
6 3 (5.26%) Risk Project Manager
6 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared Project Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Security Technical Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (1.75%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (29.82%) Data Centre
2 14 (24.56%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.77%) Algorithms
3 5 (8.77%) PKI
4 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.51%) CESG
5 2 (3.51%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.51%) Mainframe
5 2 (3.51%) Private Cloud
5 2 (3.51%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.75%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.75%) EPoS
6 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.75%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.02%) Windows
1 4 (7.02%) Windows Server
2 2 (3.51%) Kali Linux
2 2 (3.51%) Linux
2 2 (3.51%) Windows 10
2 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.82%) Programme Delivery
2 11 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (19.30%) Data Loss Prevention
3 10 (17.54%) Risk Management
4 8 (14.04%) Data Privacy
4 8 (14.04%) ISMS
4 8 (14.04%) Security Management
4 8 (14.04%) Vulnerability Management
5 7 (12.28%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (12.28%) ITIL
6 6 (10.53%) E-Commerce
6 6 (10.53%) Information Security Management
6 6 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (10.53%) Security Operations
7 5 (8.77%) Cryptography
7 5 (8.77%) Data Protection
7 5 (8.77%) Project Management
8 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (7.02%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (7.02%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (36.84%) CISSP
2 12 (21.05%) Security Cleared
3 11 (19.30%) CISM
4 9 (15.79%) Degree
5 7 (12.28%) SC Cleared
6 4 (7.02%) GIAC
6 4 (7.02%) OSCP
7 3 (5.26%) CCNA
7 3 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (5.26%) GSLC
7 3 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (5.26%) SANS
8 2 (3.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (3.51%) CCSP
8 2 (3.51%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (3.51%) CISA
8 2 (3.51%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (3.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (42.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (12.28%) GDPR
3 5 (8.77%) FIPS 140-2
4 4 (7.02%) PCI DSS
5 3 (5.26%) ISO 9001
5 3 (5.26%) NIST 800
6 2 (3.51%) COBIT
6 2 (3.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (3.51%) PMO
7 1 (1.75%) Data Quality
7 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.02%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.51%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.51%) VMware NSX
3 2 (3.51%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) Nessus
2 2 (3.51%) Nagios
2 2 (3.51%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 23 (40.35%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.04%) McAfee
3 7 (12.28%) HP
4 6 (10.53%) VMware
5 5 (8.77%) Gemalto
5 5 (8.77%) Thales
6 4 (7.02%) Citrix
6 4 (7.02%) SAP
7 2 (3.51%) CA
7 2 (3.51%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.51%) Cisco
7 2 (3.51%) Dell
7 2 (3.51%) Forcepoint
7 2 (3.51%) Mitel
7 2 (3.51%) Oracle
7 2 (3.51%) Qualys
7 2 (3.51%) Sophos
7 2 (3.51%) Splunk
7 2 (3.51%) Symantec
7 2 (3.51%) Veeam