The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Security
Rank 127 107 111
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +4
Contract jobs citing Data Security 9 13 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.54% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.77% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 4
Average daily rate £365 £400 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% -5.32%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £384 £374
% change year-on-year
-7.49% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £61.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.31% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £61.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-68.03% +234.24%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2259 1696 1940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.19% 70.43% 63.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1165 841 965
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £226 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 82 91
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £61.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Data Security
England

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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -9 4 £348 -
Merseyside +5 2 £413 -
Manchester -20 2 - -
Lancashire -22 1 £365 -
Cumbria - - - - 2
Data Security
England

Data Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (48.28%) Finance
2 13 (44.83%) Cyber-Ark
2 13 (44.83%) Risk Management
3 12 (41.38%) CISSP
4 11 (37.93%) Identity Management
4 11 (37.93%) Password Management
4 11 (37.93%) Workflow
5 9 (31.03%) Windows
6 8 (27.59%) LDAP
6 8 (27.59%) SNMP
6 8 (27.59%) Service Delivery
6 8 (27.59%) Business Continuity
6 8 (27.59%) SIEM
7 6 (20.69%) Information Security
8 4 (13.79%) UNIX
8 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
8 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
9 3 (10.34%) ETL
9 3 (10.34%) Java
9 3 (10.34%) SQL
9 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
9 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
9 3 (10.34%) Cisco
9 3 (10.34%) ITIL
9 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (10.34%) Back Office
9 3 (10.34%) Problem Management
9 3 (10.34%) Risk Analysis
9 3 (10.34%) Integration Testing
9 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) LDAP
1 8 (27.59%) SNMP
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (6.90%) Firewall
2 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.90%) VPN
2 2 (6.90%) LAN
2 2 (6.90%) VoIP
3 1 (3.45%) WAN
3 1 (3.45%) DHCP
3 1 (3.45%) DNS
3 1 (3.45%) Extranet
3 1 (3.45%) MPLS
3 1 (3.45%) OSPF
3 1 (3.45%) BGP
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (3.45%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (3.45%) NetScaler
3 1 (3.45%) WAAS
3 1 (3.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 14 (48.28%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Back Office
3 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Retail
3 2 (6.90%) Multimedia
3 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Consultant
2 6 (20.69%) Architect
3 3 (10.34%) Test Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Cyber-Ark Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Security Operations Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Data Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Security Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.45%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Financial Business Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) IT Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) Handset
2 1 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.45%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) UNIX
3 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Risk Management
2 11 (37.93%) Identity Management
2 11 (37.93%) Password Management
2 11 (37.93%) Workflow
3 8 (27.59%) Service Delivery
3 8 (27.59%) Business Continuity
3 8 (27.59%) SIEM
4 6 (20.69%) Information Security
5 3 (10.34%) ETL
5 3 (10.34%) ITIL
5 3 (10.34%) Problem Management
5 3 (10.34%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (10.34%) Integration Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
6 2 (6.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.90%) Change Management
6 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.45%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) Java
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
1 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (41.38%) CISSP
2 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.90%) Degree
3 2 (6.90%) ISEB
3 2 (6.90%) CCNP
4 1 (3.45%) MCSE
4 1 (3.45%) CCNA
4 1 (3.45%) MCP
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.45%) BC Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (3.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (3.45%) GAMP
2 1 (3.45%) GMP
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.45%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.45%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) Netcool
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) Cyber-Ark
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.34%) Cisco
4 2 (6.90%) HP
4 2 (6.90%) Juniper
4 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.45%) McAfee
5 1 (3.45%) Dell
5 1 (3.45%) Nortel
5 1 (3.45%) Avaya
5 1 (3.45%) Toshiba
5 1 (3.45%) NetScout
5 1 (3.45%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.45%) F5