Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 51 46 51
Rank change year-on-year -5 +5 +27
Contract jobs citing Information Security 44 59 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.03% 3.81% 3.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.70% 4.56% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 12
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £369 £531
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.47% -30.59% +7.87%
10th Percentile £318 £200 £400
90th Percentile £495 £526 £675
East of England median daily rate £455 £470 £425
% change year-on-year -3.19% +10.59% -10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £16.81 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.16% +68.05% -85.71%
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.81 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.16% -3.97% -61.11%

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 1,189 1,294 1,109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.89% 83.65% 78.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 710 648 618
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £205 £213 £213
90th Percentile £569 £575 £550
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 60 57
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.74 £17.75 £39.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -55.29% +84.65%
10th Percentile £12.74 £13.00 £10.30
90th Percentile £51.25 £47.25 £53.00
East of England median hourly rate £19.25 £31.27 £32.50
% change year-on-year -38.43% -3.80% +9.24%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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
Watford +26 20 £488 - 3
Hatfield +12 12 £300 +30.43% 3
Royston - 4 £369 -
Welwyn Garden City +1 3 - -
Hemel Hempstead -3 2 £400 -
Rickmansworth -7 1 - -
Information Security
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 (34.09%) Information Security Management
1 15 (34.09%) Security Management
2 14 (31.82%) Law
3 12 (27.27%) Sony
4 11 (25.00%) Firewall
4 11 (25.00%) Windows
5 10 (22.73%) SharePoint
5 10 (22.73%) ITIL
5 10 (22.73%) ISMS
5 10 (22.73%) Customer Requirements
6 9 (20.45%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (20.45%) Web Services
7 7 (15.91%) Client/Server
7 7 (15.91%) SLA
7 7 (15.91%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (15.91%) Test Strategy
7 7 (15.91%) Windows 10
8 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (13.64%) Computacenter
8 6 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (13.64%) CISM
8 6 (13.64%) CISSP
9 5 (11.36%) Service Management
9 5 (11.36%) TOGAF
9 5 (11.36%) CEH
9 5 (11.36%) Security Architecture
9 5 (11.36%) CRISC
9 5 (11.36%) SABSA
10 4 (9.09%) Process Improvement

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 10 (22.73%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.82%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.82%) Office 365
2 2 (4.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (4.55%) Amazon Glacier
2 2 (4.55%) Amazon S3
2 2 (4.55%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (4.55%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (4.55%) AWS CloudTrail
2 2 (4.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (25.00%) Firewall
2 3 (6.82%) LAN
3 2 (4.55%) DHCP
3 2 (4.55%) DNS
3 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.27%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.27%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio
1 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio Code
2 2 (4.55%) JIRA
3 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.27%) JMeter
3 1 (2.27%) jMock
3 1 (2.27%) JUnit
3 1 (2.27%) Selenium
3 1 (2.27%) Subversion
General
1 14 (31.82%) Law
2 2 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (38.64%) Analyst
2 10 (22.73%) Technical Analyst
3 7 (15.91%) Technical Test Analyst
3 7 (15.91%) Test Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) Security Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) Architect
5 5 (11.36%) Security Architect
6 4 (9.09%) Developer
6 4 (9.09%) Security Solutions Architect
6 4 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.82%) Cybersecurity Architect
7 3 (6.82%) Project Manager
7 3 (6.82%) SharePoint Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Auditor
8 2 (4.55%) AWS Specialist
8 2 (4.55%) Compliance Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Product Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Product Owner
8 2 (4.55%) Security Manager
8 2 (4.55%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.45%) Web Services
2 4 (9.09%) REST
3 3 (6.82%) React
3 3 (6.82%) Redux
4 2 (4.55%) YAML
5 1 (2.27%) .NET
5 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.27%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.27%) HTML
5 1 (2.27%) HTML5
5 1 (2.27%) JSP
5 1 (2.27%) Spring
5 1 (2.27%) Spring MVC
5 1 (2.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Client/Server
2 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (6.82%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (4.55%) PKI
6 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.00%) Windows
2 7 (15.91%) Windows 10
3 4 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) Information Security Management
1 15 (34.09%) Security Management
2 10 (22.73%) Customer Requirements
2 10 (22.73%) ISMS
2 10 (22.73%) ITIL
3 9 (20.45%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (15.91%) Test Strategy
5 6 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (11.36%) SABSA
6 5 (11.36%) Security Architecture
6 5 (11.36%) Service Management
6 5 (11.36%) TOGAF
7 4 (9.09%) Coaching
7 4 (9.09%) Data Analysis
7 4 (9.09%) ITIL V3
7 4 (9.09%) Process Improvement
7 4 (9.09%) Project Management
7 4 (9.09%) Risk Management
7 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.82%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) Python
2 2 (4.55%) Bash Shell
2 2 (4.55%) Perl
2 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.55%) VBScript
3 1 (2.27%) C#
3 1 (2.27%) Java
3 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.27%) SQL
3 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) CISM
1 6 (13.64%) CISSP
2 5 (11.36%) CEH
2 5 (11.36%) CRISC
3 3 (6.82%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.55%) AWS Certification
5 1 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.91%) SLA
2 6 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (9.09%) GDPR
3 4 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (4.55%) PCI DSS
5 1 (2.27%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (2.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (27.27%) Sony
2 6 (13.64%) Computacenter
3 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.82%) Nintex
5 1 (2.27%) SAP
5 1 (2.27%) Sybase