The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for Security Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Testing
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 57 54 -
Rank change year-on-year -3 -  
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.33% 0.15% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.20% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £500 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +12.50% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.74 -

Security Testing 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 475 509 534
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 78.00% 75.86% 76.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 270 280
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 33 30
Median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +130.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £9.16 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.50 £37.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Testing in Hertfordshire

Security Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Testing in Hertfordshire

Security Testing
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 Security Testing within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 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 0 2 - -
Security Testing
East of England

Security Testing
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing 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 Security Testing.

1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Symantec
1 2 (66.67%) Sophos
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
1 2 (66.67%) Palo Alto
2 1 (33.33%) Security Operations
2 1 (33.33%) Remediation Plan
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) Public Cloud
2 1 (33.33%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management

Security Testing
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Security Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Security Operations Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Security Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) SOC Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Remediation Plan
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Security Operations
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Palo Alto
1 2 (66.67%) Sophos
1 2 (66.67%) Symantec