The table below looks at the statistics for Data Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Security over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Security
Rank 123 124 139
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +15
Contract jobs citing Data Security 14 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.44% 0.27% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.38% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 2
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£525 - £324
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 - £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 - £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.75 £13.46
% change year-on-year
- +54.16%
Data Security
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2315 2130 2193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.80% 72.01% 65.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1330 1081 1163
Average daily rate £375 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 115 106
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £26.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% -13.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Data Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Data Security across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Data Security Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Data Security
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Data Security across the North West region.

Data Security Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Data Security
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Security across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Data Security Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Data Security
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Data Security across the North West region.

Data Security Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Data Security
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Security within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire - 9 £525 -
Manchester -12 2 £525 -
Cumbria - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 1
Data Security
England

Data Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Data Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Data Security.

1 23 (79.31%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (44.83%) Web Services
2 13 (44.83%) ETL
3 12 (41.38%) CESG
3 12 (41.38%) RMADS
3 12 (41.38%) Big Data
4 11 (37.93%) CESG CLAS
5 10 (34.48%) Open Source
5 10 (34.48%) Security Architecture
6 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (24.14%) Statistics
8 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
9 2 (6.90%) Data Protection
9 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (6.90%) Legal
9 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
9 2 (6.90%) Finance
9 2 (6.90%) Financial Institution
9 2 (6.90%) Windows
10 1 (3.45%) MCSE
10 1 (3.45%) SQL
10 1 (3.45%) MS Office
10 1 (3.45%) ITIL
10 1 (3.45%) MCP
10 1 (3.45%) UNIX
10 1 (3.45%) GAP Analysis
10 1 (3.45%) ISO 14001
10 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
10 1 (3.45%) Data Modelling
10 1 (3.45%) VoIP

Data Security
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Data Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Data Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) VoIP
1 1 (3.45%) Network Security
1 1 (3.45%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (79.31%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (41.38%) Big Data
General
1 2 (6.90%) Legal
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
1 2 (6.90%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.45%) Law
2 1 (3.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Security Advisor
2 7 (24.14%) Consultant
3 4 (13.79%) Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) CLAS Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Data Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Security Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Security Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Data Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Security Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Security Operations Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) CLAS Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (44.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (41.38%) CESG
1 12 (41.38%) RMADS
2 11 (37.93%) CESG CLAS
3 10 (34.48%) Open Source
4 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (24.14%) Statistics
6 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
7 1 (3.45%) Handset
7 1 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) UNIX
2 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) ETL
2 10 (34.48%) Security Architecture
3 2 (6.90%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.45%) ITIL
4 1 (3.45%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) Data Modelling
4 1 (3.45%) Information Security
4 1 (3.45%) Migration
4 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.45%) Data Management
4 1 (3.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (3.45%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.45%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.45%) Line Management
4 1 (3.45%) Data Transformation
4 1 (3.45%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) MCSE
2 1 (3.45%) MCP
2 1 (3.45%) CCNA
2 1 (3.45%) ISEB
2 1 (3.45%) CISSP
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.45%) ISO 14001
2 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (3.45%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) Cisco
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.45%) Dell