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 3 months to 27 April 2017 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 38 63
Rank change year-on-year +6 +25  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 21 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.63% 2.92% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.51% 3.77% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 3
Median daily rate £445 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% -15.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £14.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £36.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year +17.00% +63.33%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 466 584 542
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 80.48% 77.56% 77.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 310 273
Median daily rate £470 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.58% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 23 36
Median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +52.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.66 £8.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.24 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +3.43% +18.03%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing Information Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017. 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 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
Welwyn Garden City - 6 £180 -
Hatfield -8 2 £395 -18.13% 2
Stevenage +3 1 £500 -
Information Security
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, 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 31 (57.41%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 25 (46.30%) Data Centre
4 24 (44.44%) Management Information System
5 19 (35.19%) Waterfall
6 18 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
7 17 (31.48%) Penetration Testing
8 14 (25.93%) Middleware
9 12 (22.22%) Big Data
9 12 (22.22%) Security Architecture
9 12 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (22.22%) Analytics
10 11 (20.37%) Data Analytics
10 11 (20.37%) Database Security
10 11 (20.37%) DevOps
10 11 (20.37%) Information Assurance
10 11 (20.37%) Big Data Analytics
11 10 (18.52%) OWASP
11 10 (18.52%) Cybersecurity
12 8 (14.81%) Law
12 8 (14.81%) CISSP
12 8 (14.81%) Continuous Delivery
13 7 (12.96%) Project Management
13 7 (12.96%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (12.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 6 (11.11%) Retail
14 6 (11.11%) CISM
14 6 (11.11%) SIEM
15 5 (9.26%) Amazon AWS
15 5 (9.26%) IISP

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 3 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (5.56%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.70%) Apache
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (3.70%) MS Visio
1 2 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) Firewall
2 4 (7.41%) Internet
3 3 (5.56%) Network Security
4 2 (3.70%) LAN
5 1 (1.85%) DHCP
5 1 (1.85%) DNS
5 1 (1.85%) IPsec
5 1 (1.85%) SSH
5 1 (1.85%) SSL
5 1 (1.85%) VLAN
5 1 (1.85%) VPN
5 1 (1.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.22%) Big Data
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) IDA Disassembler
1 1 (1.85%) JIRA
1 1 (1.85%) Metasploit
1 1 (1.85%) OllyDbg
General
1 8 (14.81%) Law
2 6 (11.11%) Retail
3 4 (7.41%) Finance
3 4 (7.41%) Legal
4 1 (1.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (38.89%) Consultant
1 21 (38.89%) Security Consultant
2 19 (35.19%) Applications Consultant
3 10 (18.52%) Security Manager
4 8 (14.81%) Information Security Consultant
4 8 (14.81%) Security Technical Consultant
4 8 (14.81%) Technical Consultant
4 8 (14.81%) Technical Security Consultant
5 6 (11.11%) Analyst
5 6 (11.11%) Architect
6 5 (9.26%) Senior Manager
7 4 (7.41%) Information Security Manager
8 3 (5.56%) Applications Architect
8 3 (5.56%) Middleware Architect
8 3 (5.56%) Oracle Architect
8 3 (5.56%) Project Manager
8 3 (5.56%) Security Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Security Architect
8 3 (5.56%) Security Specialist
8 3 (5.56%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.93%) Middleware
2 5 (9.26%) Web Services
3 3 (5.56%) J2EE
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.85%) .NET
4 1 (1.85%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 25 (46.30%) Data Centre
2 24 (44.44%) Management Information System
3 12 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.56%) Clustering
4 3 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (5.56%) iPad
5 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.85%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.85%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.85%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.26%) Windows
2 4 (7.41%) Unix
3 1 (1.85%) Kali Linux
3 1 (1.85%) Linux
3 1 (1.85%) VMS
3 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (57.41%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 19 (35.19%) Waterfall
4 18 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
5 17 (31.48%) Penetration Testing
6 12 (22.22%) Analytics
6 12 (22.22%) Security Architecture
7 11 (20.37%) Big Data Analytics
7 11 (20.37%) Data Analytics
7 11 (20.37%) Database Security
7 11 (20.37%) DevOps
7 11 (20.37%) Information Assurance
8 10 (18.52%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (18.52%) OWASP
9 8 (14.81%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (12.96%) Project Management
10 7 (12.96%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (11.11%) SIEM
12 4 (7.41%) Product Management
12 4 (7.41%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.70%) Perl
1 2 (3.70%) Python
1 2 (3.70%) SQL
2 1 (1.85%) Assembly Language
2 1 (1.85%) C#
2 1 (1.85%) Java
2 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.85%) Ruby
2 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (14.81%) CISSP
2 6 (11.11%) CISM
3 5 (9.26%) IISP
4 4 (7.41%) CEH
5 3 (5.56%) CREST Certified
5 3 (5.56%) OSCP
5 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.70%) CCNA
6 2 (3.70%) CISA
6 2 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.70%) GIAC
6 2 (3.70%) GISP
7 1 (1.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (7.41%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.70%) ISO27002
System Software
1 3 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (3.70%) Docker
3 1 (1.85%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) EnCase
1 1 (1.85%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (1.85%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (5.56%) Oracle
2 2 (3.70%) CA
2 2 (3.70%) IFS
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.85%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.85%) F5
3 1 (1.85%) Fortinet
3 1 (1.85%) Juniper
3 1 (1.85%) LogRhythm
3 1 (1.85%) Palo Alto
3 1 (1.85%) SAP
3 1 (1.85%) Splunk
3 1 (1.85%) VMware
3 1 (1.85%) xMatters