The table below looks at the statistics for Data Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Security over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Security
Rank 243 207 205
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -2
Contract jobs citing Data Security 27 36 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.28% 0.39% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.53% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 17
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £120 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £520 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-10.58% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 - £27.80
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7343 6851 6117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.28% 74.64% 72.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4443 3749 3299
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 257 264
Average hourly rate £23.75 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.95% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.00 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

Data Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Data Security Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Data Security
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Data Security Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Data Security
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Security across the South East region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Data Security Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Data Security
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Data Security Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Data Security
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. 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
Berkshire -3 7 £475 +26.66% 5
Hampshire -4 7 £345 +187.50% 1
Buckinghamshire -5 5 £438 - 1
Surrey -18 2 £319 -1.92% 1
West Sussex - 2 £463 - 1
Isle of Wight - 2 £235 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £450 -
Kent -3 1 £525 -
East Sussex - 1 £300 -
Data Security
England

Data Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 13 (27.66%) Finance
2 12 (25.53%) Information Security
3 11 (23.40%) SQL Server
3 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
4 10 (21.28%) IIS
4 10 (21.28%) PCI DSS
5 9 (19.15%) CISSP
5 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (19.15%) SDLC
6 8 (17.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (17.02%) SQL
7 7 (14.89%) .NET
7 7 (14.89%) ITIL
7 7 (14.89%) Oracle
7 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (14.89%) Retail
8 6 (12.77%) Business Analysis
8 6 (12.77%) COBIT
8 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
9 5 (10.64%) Management Information System
9 5 (10.64%) Project Management
9 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
9 5 (10.64%) SharePoint
9 5 (10.64%) N-Tier
9 5 (10.64%) VB
9 5 (10.64%) C#
9 5 (10.64%) MS Office
9 5 (10.64%) Visual Studio
9 5 (10.64%) VSS/SourceSafe

Data Security
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 10 (21.28%) IIS
2 5 (10.64%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.51%) Apache
4 1 (2.13%) Moodle
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) MS Office
1 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) SaaS
1 1 (2.13%) PaaS
1 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) ATM
1 4 (8.51%) Firewall
2 3 (6.38%) VPN
2 3 (6.38%) Intranet
3 2 (4.26%) SSL
3 2 (4.26%) LAN
3 2 (4.26%) WAN
3 2 (4.26%) HTTP
3 2 (4.26%) SSH
3 2 (4.26%) Network Security
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.13%) Softswitch
4 1 (2.13%) VLAN
4 1 (2.13%) Wireless
4 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.13%) MPLS
4 1 (2.13%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.40%) SQL Server
2 8 (17.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (10.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (6.38%) MySQL
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (4.26%) DB2
6 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Visual Studio
1 5 (10.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 5 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.26%) PHPUnit
2 2 (4.26%) Subversion
2 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (27.66%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Retail
3 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.26%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.13%) Advertising
5 1 (2.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (34.04%) Analyst
2 14 (29.79%) Consultant
3 11 (23.40%) Security Consultant
4 5 (10.64%) Analyst Programmer
4 5 (10.64%) Programmer
4 5 (10.64%) Data Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Business Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Security Specialist
6 3 (6.38%) Information Security Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Knowledge Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Content Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Information Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) Security Manager
7 2 (4.26%) .NET Programmer
7 2 (4.26%) Information Security Risk Manager
7 2 (4.26%) IT Security Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) IT Security Officer
7 2 (4.26%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) .NET
2 5 (10.64%) ASP.NET
2 5 (10.64%) FusionCharts
3 3 (6.38%) jQuery
3 3 (6.38%) CSS
3 3 (6.38%) HTML
3 3 (6.38%) LAMP
4 2 (4.26%) Middleware
4 2 (4.26%) SOAP
4 2 (4.26%) REST
4 2 (4.26%) Zend Framework
5 1 (2.13%) Web Services
5 1 (2.13%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.64%) Data Structures
2 5 (10.64%) N-Tier
2 5 (10.64%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.64%) Statistics
2 5 (10.64%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.38%) Data Extraction
4 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.26%) PKI
4 2 (4.26%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.13%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.13%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Linux
2 3 (6.38%) Windows 7
2 3 (6.38%) Windows
3 2 (4.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) Information Security
2 9 (19.15%) SDLC
3 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (14.89%) ITIL
4 6 (12.77%) Business Analysis
5 5 (10.64%) Project Management
5 5 (10.64%) Migration
5 5 (10.64%) Coaching
5 5 (10.64%) Data Governance
5 5 (10.64%) Cyber Security
6 4 (8.51%) Time Management
6 4 (8.51%) Mentoring
6 4 (8.51%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (8.51%) Risk Management
6 4 (8.51%) Security Management
6 4 (8.51%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (8.51%) Data Protection
6 4 (8.51%) Security Architecture
6 4 (8.51%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.02%) SQL
2 5 (10.64%) VB
2 5 (10.64%) C#
3 3 (6.38%) PHP
4 2 (4.26%) C++
4 2 (4.26%) Java
4 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.26%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.13%) PHP5
5 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (19.15%) CISSP
2 5 (10.64%) Degree
3 2 (4.26%) CISM
3 2 (4.26%) CEH
4 1 (2.13%) CISA
4 1 (2.13%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.28%) PCI DSS
2 6 (12.77%) COBIT
3 5 (10.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (4.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) SCCM
2 1 (2.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.89%) Oracle
3 5 (10.64%) Telerik
4 4 (8.51%) Symantec
4 4 (8.51%) IBM
5 3 (6.38%) Cisco
6 2 (4.26%) Zend
6 2 (4.26%) F5
7 1 (2.13%) Splunk
7 1 (2.13%) Apple
7 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.13%) VMware