Period
to 24 July 2017

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 24 July 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
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 50 82
Rank change year-on-year +7 +32 +15
Contract jobs citing Information Security 50 41 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.92% 2.93% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.91% 3.84% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 42 20
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £445 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.35% +4.09% -15.56%
10th Percentile £220 £381 £263
90th Percentile £498 £575 £466
East of England median daily rate £475 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +8.57% -2.78% +16.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.81 - £27.43
10th Percentile £14.19 - £14.85
90th Percentile £17.82 - £64.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.15 £20.83 £22.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% -7.42% -

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 1018 1069 1264
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 79.72% 76.52% 77.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 582 642
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £402 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% +1.99%
10th Percentile £213 £246 £226
90th Percentile £588 £550 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 43 101
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £30.00 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +43.30% -0.31%
10th Percentile £11.53 £9.23 £8.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £40.00
East of England median hourly rate £30.00 £24.25 £23.00
% change year-on-year +23.71% +5.43% -16.36%

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 24 July 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 6 months to 24 July 2017. 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
Welwyn Garden City +11 9 £240 -
Hatfield -6 6 £350 -27.46% 2
Stevenage +3 3 £500 -
Watford -10 1 - - 1
Information Security
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 28 (56.00%) Management Information System
1 28 (56.00%) Data Centre
2 27 (54.00%) Programme Delivery
3 25 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (44.00%) Risk Assessment
4 22 (44.00%) Penetration Testing
5 21 (42.00%) Law
5 21 (42.00%) Risk Management
5 21 (42.00%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (40.00%) Waterfall
7 15 (30.00%) OWASP
7 15 (30.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 15 (30.00%) NIST 800
8 12 (24.00%) Python
9 11 (22.00%) VMware
9 11 (22.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (18.00%) Computer Forensics
11 8 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 8 (16.00%) Analytics
11 8 (16.00%) Windows
11 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
12 7 (14.00%) Perl
12 7 (14.00%) VMS
12 7 (14.00%) VirtualBox
12 7 (14.00%) PowerShell
12 7 (14.00%) Metasploit
12 7 (14.00%) OllyDbg
12 7 (14.00%) IDA Disassembler
12 7 (14.00%) EnCase
12 7 (14.00%) Actionable Insight

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 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Project
1 4 (8.00%) MS Visio
1 4 (8.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) LAN
2 4 (8.00%) Firewall
2 4 (8.00%) HTTP
2 4 (8.00%) Network Security
2 4 (8.00%) SMTP
2 4 (8.00%) VoIP
3 3 (6.00%) Internet
3 3 (6.00%) SSL
4 2 (4.00%) ICMP
5 1 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) IDA Disassembler
1 7 (14.00%) Metasploit
1 7 (14.00%) OllyDbg
General
1 21 (42.00%) Law
2 5 (10.00%) Legal
2 5 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.00%) Publishing
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (48.00%) Consultant
1 24 (48.00%) Security Consultant
2 20 (40.00%) Applications Consultant
3 15 (30.00%) Information Security Consultant
3 15 (30.00%) Security Technical Consultant
3 15 (30.00%) Technical Consultant
3 15 (30.00%) Technical Security Consultant
4 14 (28.00%) Analyst
5 7 (14.00%) Security Analyst
6 6 (12.00%) Incident Analyst
6 6 (12.00%) Malware Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) Support Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Malware Consultant
8 3 (6.00%) Project Manager
8 3 (6.00%) Security Incident Consultant
8 3 (6.00%) Security Manager
8 3 (6.00%) Test Consultant
8 3 (6.00%) Windows Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) Middleware
2 1 (2.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 28 (56.00%) Data Centre
1 28 (56.00%) Management Information System
2 21 (42.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (14.00%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (8.00%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.00%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (2.00%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.00%) Windows
2 7 (14.00%) VMS
3 6 (12.00%) Linux
4 5 (10.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (6.00%) Kali Linux
5 3 (6.00%) Windows 10
5 3 (6.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (54.00%) Programme Delivery
2 25 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (44.00%) Penetration Testing
3 22 (44.00%) Risk Assessment
4 21 (42.00%) Risk Management
5 20 (40.00%) Waterfall
6 15 (30.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 15 (30.00%) OWASP
7 9 (18.00%) Computer Forensics
8 8 (16.00%) Analytics
9 7 (14.00%) Actionable Insight
9 7 (14.00%) Malware Analysis
9 7 (14.00%) Threat Analysis
10 5 (10.00%) Big Data Analytics
10 5 (10.00%) Data Analytics
10 5 (10.00%) Database Security
10 5 (10.00%) DevOps
10 5 (10.00%) Information Assurance
10 5 (10.00%) Security Architecture
10 5 (10.00%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.00%) Python
2 7 (14.00%) Perl
2 7 (14.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (8.00%) SQL
4 3 (6.00%) Assembly Language
4 3 (6.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.00%) C#
5 1 (2.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) CISSP
2 3 (6.00%) CEH
2 3 (6.00%) CREST Certified
2 3 (6.00%) OSCP
3 2 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (4.00%) Degree
3 2 (4.00%) GCIA
3 2 (4.00%) GCIH
3 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (30.00%) NIST 800
2 8 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (2.00%) GDPR
4 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (22.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (14.00%) VirtualBox
3 4 (8.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) EnCase
2 2 (4.00%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 11 (22.00%) VMware
2 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.00%) CA
3 4 (8.00%) Cisco
3 4 (8.00%) Dell
3 4 (8.00%) HP
3 4 (8.00%) IFS
3 4 (8.00%) Mitel
3 4 (8.00%) Veeam
4 2 (4.00%) ArcSight
4 2 (4.00%) NetWitness
4 2 (4.00%) Qualys
4 2 (4.00%) Splunk
5 1 (2.00%) LogRhythm
5 1 (2.00%) SAP