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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Security
Rank 137 123 106
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -17
Contract jobs citing Data Security 1 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.033% 0.60% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.043% 0.78% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 16
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£459 £353 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.21% -2.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £467 £355 £400
% change year-on-year
+31.54% -11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.47 £19.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-5.28% -50.00%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2335 2449 1599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 76.06% 76.87% 70.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1503 1532 991
Average daily rate £400 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 108 67
Average hourly rate £36.40 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £13.50 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 1 May 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
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Bristol -2 1 £459 +29.29% 1
Data Security
England

Data Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 6 (66.67%) Banking
2 5 (55.56%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) Network Security
3 4 (44.44%) PCI DSS
4 3 (33.33%) Retail Banking
4 3 (33.33%) Retail
5 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
5 2 (22.22%) Ethical Hacking
5 2 (22.22%) CEH
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) IBM
5 2 (22.22%) EMC
5 2 (22.22%) ISEB
5 2 (22.22%) Citrix
5 2 (22.22%) CISSP
5 2 (22.22%) Juniper
5 2 (22.22%) SAP
5 2 (22.22%) Web Services
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) Unisys
5 2 (22.22%) Process Management
5 2 (22.22%) Firewall
5 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
5 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (22.22%) Data Governance
5 2 (22.22%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (22.22%) Data Privacy
6 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (22.22%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Network Security
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) Internet
General
1 6 (66.67%) Banking
2 5 (55.56%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) Retail Banking
3 3 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Applications Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Financial Services Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Security Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Data Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Security Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Financial Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
1 2 (22.22%) Ethical Hacking
1 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
1 2 (22.22%) Process Management
1 2 (22.22%) Data Governance
1 2 (22.22%) Data Privacy
2 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) Information Assurance
2 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CEH
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
1 2 (22.22%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) PCI DSS
2 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) IBM
2 2 (22.22%) EMC
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix
2 2 (22.22%) Juniper
2 2 (22.22%) SAP
2 2 (22.22%) Unisys