The table below looks at the statistics for Data Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 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 140 131 103
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -28
Contract jobs citing Data Security 10 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.30% 0.28% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.39% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 3
Average daily rate
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£551 £540 £452
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% +19.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £332 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £575 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £480 £425 £441
% change year-on-year
+12.94% -3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 - £27.50
Data Security
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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 South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2532 2308 1598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.70% 72.99% 72.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1697 1522 1050
Average daily rate £400 £395 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 89 71
Average hourly rate £39.25 £34.85 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +54.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
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 the South West

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

Data Security Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Data Security
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Data Security Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Data Security
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Data Security Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Data Security
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 28 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Wiltshire 0 5 £551 -2.17% 2
Dorset - 5 - -
Data Security
England

Data Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 8 (80.00%) Banking
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) Linux
3 5 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (50.00%) Symantec
3 5 (50.00%) C#
3 5 (50.00%) Perl
3 5 (50.00%) VBScript
3 5 (50.00%) .NET
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (50.00%) MS Office
3 5 (50.00%) Web Services
3 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (50.00%) VMware ESX
3 5 (50.00%) Web Development
3 5 (50.00%) QA
3 5 (50.00%) WCF
3 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (50.00%) vSphere
3 5 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 5 (50.00%) Patch Management
4 3 (30.00%) XenApp
4 3 (30.00%) Retail

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

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

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
1 2 (20.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (80.00%) Banking
2 5 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) Retail
3 3 (30.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
1 5 (50.00%) Web Services
1 5 (50.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Web Development
1 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 5 (50.00%) Patch Management
2 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (20.00%) Information Security
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Process Management
3 2 (20.00%) Security Management
3 2 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C#
1 5 (50.00%) Perl
1 5 (50.00%) VBScript
1 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 5 (50.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CISSP
1 2 (20.00%) CISA
1 2 (20.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (50.00%) vSphere
2 3 (30.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Symantec
1 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft