The table below looks at the statistics for Data Security skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Security over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Security
Rank 487 447 461
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +14
Contract jobs citing Data Security 134 166 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.30% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.40% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 96 67
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£425 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £250 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £770 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
-10.58% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £29.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 - £27.80

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44182 41616 38228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.70% 76.15% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28632 25727 23174
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1176 1105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Data Security
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Data Security Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Data Security
Daily Rate Trend

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

Data Security Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Data Security
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Security within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Data Security Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Data Security
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Data Security within the UK.

Data Security Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Data Security
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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
England -52 127 £438 +2.94% 41
London +15 62 £463 +15.62% 17
South East -20 24 £450 +38.46% 15
City of London -2 13 £450 -11.76% 5
West Midlands +8 10 £413 -26.90% 1
Cambridgeshire +5 10 £363 +21.84%
Cambridge -2 10 £363 +22.88%
East of England -9 10 £363 +20.83% 1
South West -12 7 £549 +49.31% 1
Berkshire +3 6 £475 +26.66% 7
Buckinghamshire -1 5 £438 - 2
Durham -4 5 £450 +125.00% 1
Milton Keynes -6 5 £438 - 2
Scotland -12 5 £375 -37.50%
North East -25 5 £450 +12.50% 2
Dorset - 5 - -
Bournemouth - 5 - -
Glasgow +7 4 - -
Hampshire -6 4 £355 +195.83% 1
South Yorkshire -17 4 £138 -66.86% 1
Sheffield -19 4 £138 -67.26% 1
Yorkshire -42 4 £138 -67.64% 1
North West -38 3 - - 3
Banbury - 3 £450 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £450 -
Swindon -4 2 £549 -1.43%
Wiltshire -5 2 £549 +357.29%
Reading -7 2 £516 - 5
Canary Wharf -12 2 £470 -
Surrey -15 2 £319 -24.55% 2

Data Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 68 (24.37%) Finance
1 68 (24.37%) SQL
2 61 (21.86%) Data Modelling
3 56 (20.07%) SQL Server
4 54 (19.35%) Linux
5 49 (17.56%) Oracle
6 46 (16.49%) Windows
7 41 (14.70%) Information Security
8 37 (13.26%) Data Warehouse
8 37 (13.26%) Microsoft
9 34 (12.19%) UNIX
10 31 (11.11%) ITIL
10 31 (11.11%) ETL
10 31 (11.11%) Data Protection
11 29 (10.39%) CISSP
12 28 (10.04%) SAS
12 28 (10.04%) Web Services
12 28 (10.04%) Project Management
13 27 (9.68%) Migration
13 27 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
13 27 (9.68%) Banking
13 27 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 27 (9.68%) Degree
14 26 (9.32%) Internet
15 25 (8.96%) Data Management
15 25 (8.96%) Oracle Database
16 24 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
17 23 (8.24%) Windows Server 2008
18 22 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
18 22 (7.89%) Active Directory

Data Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 28 (10.04%) SAS
2 14 (5.02%) SharePoint
3 12 (4.30%) IIS
4 10 (3.58%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.79%) Apache
6 4 (1.43%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.43%) Node.js
7 2 (0.72%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.72%) Drupal
8 1 (0.36%) WordPress
8 1 (0.36%) Moodle
8 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (4.30%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.58%) MS Office
3 4 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.72%) Magento
3 1 (0.36%) Agresso
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (1.79%) SaaS
2 4 (1.43%) PaaS
2 4 (1.43%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.36%) Rackspace Cloud
3 1 (0.36%) Office 365
3 1 (0.36%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 26 (9.32%) Internet
2 20 (7.17%) Firewall
3 15 (5.38%) DNS
4 14 (5.02%) Network Security
5 13 (4.66%) SAN
6 11 (3.94%) TCP/IP
6 11 (3.94%) VPN
7 10 (3.58%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (2.51%) LDAP
9 6 (2.15%) LAN
9 6 (2.15%) WAN
10 5 (1.79%) Wireless
10 5 (1.79%) NAS
11 4 (1.43%) IPsec
11 4 (1.43%) DSL
11 4 (1.43%) DHCP
11 4 (1.43%) SDH
11 4 (1.43%) ATM
11 4 (1.43%) SSL
12 3 (1.08%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (20.07%) SQL Server
2 37 (13.26%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (8.96%) Oracle Database
4 20 (7.17%) Relational Database
5 17 (6.09%) Big Data
6 16 (5.73%) NoSQL
6 16 (5.73%) RDBMS
7 15 (5.38%) BusinessObjects
8 11 (3.94%) Data Mining
9 10 (3.58%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (3.58%) Base SAS
10 9 (3.23%) MySQL
11 8 (2.87%) Data Mart
11 8 (2.87%) Hadoop
12 7 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (2.15%) DB2
14 5 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (1.79%) SAP Data Services
15 4 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (6.45%) ERwin
2 6 (2.15%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.79%) Toad
3 5 (1.79%) PowerDesigner
4 4 (1.43%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.08%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.72%) Subversion
6 2 (0.72%) Maven
7 1 (0.36%) JIRA
7 1 (0.36%) Selenium
7 1 (0.36%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.36%) PHPUnit
General
1 68 (24.37%) Finance
2 27 (9.68%) Banking
3 20 (7.17%) Retail
4 13 (4.66%) Legal
5 8 (2.87%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.87%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.51%) Publishing
6 7 (2.51%) Marketing
7 4 (1.43%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.72%) Law
8 2 (0.72%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Games
9 1 (0.36%) Local Government
9 1 (0.36%) Wholesale Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Advertising
9 1 (0.36%) Front Office
9 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 80 (28.67%) Analyst
2 43 (15.41%) Business Analyst
3 36 (12.90%) Architect
4 25 (8.96%) Consultant
5 24 (8.60%) Project Manager
6 23 (8.24%) Security Analyst
7 22 (7.89%) Developer
8 17 (6.09%) Security Consultant
9 16 (5.73%) Data Architect
10 14 (5.02%) DBA
10 14 (5.02%) Administrator
10 14 (5.02%) Data Analyst
10 14 (5.02%) Technical Analyst
11 13 (4.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (4.30%) Systems Administrator
12 12 (4.30%) Security Manager
13 10 (3.58%) SAS Developer
13 10 (3.58%) Technical Business Analyst
14 8 (2.87%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 8 (2.87%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (10.04%) Web Services
2 15 (5.38%) .NET
3 10 (3.58%) HTML
4 7 (2.51%) CSS
4 7 (2.51%) WCF
5 4 (1.43%) LAMP
5 4 (1.43%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.43%) XML
6 3 (1.08%) XSLT
6 3 (1.08%) Hibernate
6 3 (1.08%) SOAP
6 3 (1.08%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.08%) HTML5
6 3 (1.08%) REST
6 3 (1.08%) RESTful
6 3 (1.08%) FusionCharts
7 2 (0.72%) jQuery
7 2 (0.72%) SAP Basis
7 2 (0.72%) Spring
7 2 (0.72%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.17%) Data Structures
2 20 (7.17%) Management Information System
3 16 (5.73%) Statistics
4 14 (5.02%) Algorithms
5 11 (3.94%) Data Protection Act
5 11 (3.94%) Data Integration
6 10 (3.58%) Data Centre
7 8 (2.87%) Private Cloud
8 7 (2.51%) Visualisation
8 7 (2.51%) Replication
8 7 (2.51%) PKI
9 5 (1.79%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.43%) Ontologies
11 3 (1.08%) Data Extraction
11 3 (1.08%) Internet of Things
11 3 (1.08%) N-Tier
11 3 (1.08%) Social Media
12 2 (0.72%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 54 (19.35%) Linux
2 46 (16.49%) Windows
3 34 (12.19%) UNIX
4 23 (8.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (4.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (4.66%) Windows 7
5 13 (4.66%) Solaris
6 10 (3.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.15%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.79%) Windows XP
8 5 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.43%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.72%) CentOS
10 2 (0.72%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (21.86%) Data Modelling
2 41 (14.70%) Information Security
3 31 (11.11%) ITIL
3 31 (11.11%) ETL
3 31 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 28 (10.04%) Project Management
5 27 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
5 27 (9.68%) Migration
6 25 (8.96%) Data Management
7 22 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (7.17%) Open Source
9 19 (6.81%) Data Governance
9 19 (6.81%) Analytics
9 19 (6.81%) Data Analysis
10 18 (6.45%) Business Analysis
10 18 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (6.45%) Change Management
11 17 (6.09%) PRINCE2
11 17 (6.09%) Capacity Planning
12 16 (5.73%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (24.37%) SQL
2 20 (7.17%) Java
2 20 (7.17%) PowerShell
3 17 (6.09%) PL/SQL
4 12 (4.30%) C#
5 11 (3.94%) VB
6 9 (3.23%) Python
7 8 (2.87%) Ruby
7 8 (2.87%) JavaScript
7 8 (2.87%) Perl
7 8 (2.87%) VBScript
8 7 (2.51%) R
8 7 (2.51%) T-SQL
9 6 (2.15%) C
10 5 (1.79%) PHP
10 5 (1.79%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.43%) C++
12 3 (1.08%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.72%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (10.39%) CISSP
2 27 (9.68%) Degree
3 12 (4.30%) Security Cleared
3 12 (4.30%) CISA
4 9 (3.23%) CISM
5 8 (2.87%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.79%) CCSE
6 5 (1.79%) CCSA
7 4 (1.43%) RHCE
7 4 (1.43%) Check Point Certification
7 4 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.43%) RHCA
7 4 (1.43%) CEH
7 4 (1.43%) CCNA
8 2 (0.72%) HND
8 2 (0.72%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.36%) SAS Certification
9 1 (0.36%) SSCP
9 1 (0.36%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (7.17%) PCI DSS
3 13 (4.66%) QA
4 6 (2.15%) COBIT
5 4 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.43%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.08%) Solvency II
6 3 (1.08%) Basel II
7 1 (0.36%) SLA
7 1 (0.36%) Basel III
7 1 (0.36%) PMBOK
System Software
1 22 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.15%) vSphere
3 5 (1.79%) VMware ESX
3 5 (1.79%) Snort
3 5 (1.79%) Squid
4 3 (1.08%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.08%) XenApp
5 1 (0.36%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.36%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (2.87%) DatAdvantage
2 6 (2.15%) Puppet
3 4 (1.43%) SmokePing
3 4 (1.43%) Nagios
3 4 (1.43%) ZABBIX
3 4 (1.43%) Cacti
4 3 (1.08%) SCCM
5 2 (0.72%) Graphite
5 2 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.36%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.36%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 49 (17.56%) Oracle
2 37 (13.26%) Microsoft
3 16 (5.73%) Cisco
3 16 (5.73%) SAP
4 15 (5.38%) Symantec
5 13 (4.66%) Informatica
6 12 (4.30%) VMware
7 11 (3.94%) IBM
8 10 (3.58%) Red Hat
8 10 (3.58%) Varonis
9 7 (2.51%) CheckPoint
9 7 (2.51%) Websense
9 7 (2.51%) EMC
10 6 (2.15%) Teradata
10 6 (2.15%) Tableau
11 5 (1.79%) Greenplum
11 5 (1.79%) Dell
12 4 (1.43%) NetApp
12 4 (1.43%) Nokia
12 4 (1.43%) Citrix
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