The table below looks at the statistics for Data Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Security over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Security
Rank 72 62 77
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +15
Contract jobs citing Data Security 5 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.50% 0.81% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 1.17% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£558 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £480 £425 £441
% change year-on-year
+12.94% -3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 - £27.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
730 596 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 72.71% 69.06% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 307 355
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 20
Average hourly rate £37.09 £19.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.21% -34.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.67 £59.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

Data Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Data Security Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Data Security
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Data Security Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Data Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 5 (55.56%) IIS
1 5 (55.56%) IBM
1 5 (55.56%) CISSP
1 5 (55.56%) Mentoring
1 5 (55.56%) Coaching
1 5 (55.56%) Data Centre
2 4 (44.44%) Symantec
2 4 (44.44%) Time Management
3 3 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 3 (33.33%) F5
3 3 (33.33%) REST
3 3 (33.33%) PKI
3 3 (33.33%) Degree
3 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 3 (33.33%) Financial Institution
3 3 (33.33%) Firewall
3 3 (33.33%) Identity Management
3 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) Information Security
3 3 (33.33%) SSH
3 3 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
3 3 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Middleware
3 3 (33.33%) HTTP
3 3 (33.33%) VPN
3 3 (33.33%) SSL
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) SOAP

Data Security
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (55.56%) IIS
2 3 (33.33%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) HTTP
1 3 (33.33%) VPN
1 3 (33.33%) SSL
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
1 3 (33.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) DB2
2 1 (11.11%) IBM InfoSphere
General
1 3 (33.33%) Financial Institution
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Consultant
2 7 (77.78%) Security Consultant
3 3 (33.33%) Cyber Security Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) SOAP
1 3 (33.33%) Middleware
1 3 (33.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Data Centre
2 3 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (33.33%) PKI
2 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Mentoring
1 5 (55.56%) Coaching
2 4 (44.44%) Time Management
3 3 (33.33%) Cyber Security
3 3 (33.33%) Identity Management
3 3 (33.33%) Information Security
3 3 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
3 3 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (33.33%) SDLC
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) System Testing
4 1 (11.11%) CRM
4 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C++
1 3 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) CISSP
2 3 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) IBM
2 4 (44.44%) Symantec
3 3 (33.33%) F5
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco