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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Security
Rank 447 461 498
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +37
Contract jobs citing Data Security 169 117 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.22% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.30% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 67 57
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £298 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £505 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 13
Average hourly rate £10.00 £14.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +3.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.00 £13.46
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%

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
42763 39046 42056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.99% 74.08% 71.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 26736 24118 24356
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1083 1556
Average hourly rate £23.66 £27.50 £30.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.98% -8.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014. 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 +29 159 £425 +1.49% 30
London +12 52 £463 +8.82% 7
Yorkshire +27 26 £425 +76.71% 2
South East +5 26 £325 -18.75% 9
South West -10 19 £550 +15.59% 5
North West +7 15 £525 - 1
West Yorkshire +4 12 £425 +76.71% 1
City of London +26 10 £500 +17.64% 3
East of England -34 10 £425 +16.43% 1
West Midlands -8 9 £390 - 1
Devon - 9 £550 - 4
Lancashire - 9 £525 -
Leeds - 9 £425 - 1
Scotland -6 8 - - 3
Surrey - 8 £275 - 2
Hertfordshire -20 7 £463 +2.77%
Berkshire +13 6 £130 -66.23% 4
Buckinghamshire -4 5 £375 +8.69%
Hampshire -11 5 £120 -73.33% 3
Bristol -11 5 £500 -
Reading +14 4 - - 1
Edinburgh -2 3 - - 1
Manchester -10 3 £525 -
Birmingham - 3 £375 -
East Midlands +1 2 - - 1
Kent -4 2 £413 +87.50%
Cambridgeshire - 2 £275 - 1
Cambridge - 2 £275 - 1
Portsmouth -7 1 £120 -73.33%
Croydon -12 1 £540 +83.05%

Data Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 90 (27.11%) Finance
2 57 (17.17%) Data Warehouse
3 56 (16.87%) Data Modelling
4 53 (15.96%) SQL
5 43 (12.95%) Oracle
6 42 (12.65%) Windows
6 42 (12.65%) Information Security
7 41 (12.35%) Data Management
8 40 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
9 39 (11.75%) Management Information System
10 38 (11.45%) Big Data
11 36 (10.84%) Business Intelligence
12 35 (10.54%) ETL
13 34 (10.24%) Migration
14 33 (9.94%) Linux
14 33 (9.94%) SQL Server
15 30 (9.04%) Microsoft
15 30 (9.04%) Agile Software Development
15 30 (9.04%) Information Assurance
16 28 (8.43%) Security Cleared
17 26 (7.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 25 (7.53%) Security Architecture
19 24 (7.23%) Open Source
20 23 (6.93%) .NET
21 22 (6.63%) Firewall
21 22 (6.63%) Stakeholder Management
21 22 (6.63%) Java
21 22 (6.63%) ITIL
21 22 (6.63%) UNIX
21 22 (6.63%) Relational Database

Data Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 19 (5.72%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.61%) Apache
3 8 (2.41%) SAS
4 7 (2.11%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.81%) Confluence
5 6 (1.81%) Apache Pig
6 5 (1.51%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.51%) CMS
7 4 (1.20%) NetWeaver
7 4 (1.20%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.90%) IIS
8 3 (0.90%) Lync
9 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.30%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.30%) SAP Web AS
Applications
1 16 (4.82%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.52%) MS Office
3 12 (3.61%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.90%) SPSS
6 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.51%) SAP BPC
2 4 (1.20%) SAP HR
2 4 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.60%) Summit
3 2 (0.60%) Agresso
3 2 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.30%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.30%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.30%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.63%) Firewall
2 14 (4.22%) VPN
3 13 (3.92%) Network Security
4 11 (3.31%) LAN
4 11 (3.31%) WAN
5 8 (2.41%) SSL
5 8 (2.41%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.81%) DNS
6 6 (1.81%) SSH
7 5 (1.51%) Intranet
7 5 (1.51%) Internet
8 4 (1.20%) ATM
8 4 (1.20%) HTTP
8 4 (1.20%) VoIP
9 3 (0.90%) SAN
9 3 (0.90%) RTCP
9 3 (0.90%) RTP
10 2 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.60%) BIG-IP
10 2 (0.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (17.17%) Data Warehouse
2 38 (11.45%) Big Data
3 33 (9.94%) SQL Server
4 22 (6.63%) Relational Database
5 17 (5.12%) DB2
6 15 (4.52%) Oracle Database
7 14 (4.22%) MySQL
8 12 (3.61%) Hadoop
9 11 (3.31%) SAP BW
10 9 (2.71%) RDBMS
10 9 (2.71%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (2.11%) Base SAS
12 6 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (1.81%) Apache Hive
12 6 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (1.81%) HBase
12 6 (1.81%) Couchbase
12 6 (1.81%) Apache Accumulo
13 5 (1.51%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (1.81%) JIRA
2 4 (1.20%) PowerDesigner
2 4 (1.20%) ERwin
3 3 (0.90%) Xcode
4 1 (0.30%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.30%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 90 (27.11%) Finance
2 21 (6.33%) Banking
3 14 (4.22%) Legal
4 13 (3.92%) Retail
5 12 (3.61%) Marketing
6 11 (3.31%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.41%) Retail Banking
7 8 (2.41%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (2.41%) Financial Institution
8 7 (2.11%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.90%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.90%) Law
10 2 (0.60%) Local Government
10 2 (0.60%) Advertising
10 2 (0.60%) Front Office
10 2 (0.60%) Automotive
11 1 (0.30%) Games
11 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 86 (25.90%) Architect
2 53 (15.96%) Analyst
3 36 (10.84%) Developer
4 31 (9.34%) Consultant
5 23 (6.93%) Data Architect
6 18 (5.42%) Technical Architect
7 17 (5.12%) Business Analyst
8 16 (4.82%) Security Analyst
8 16 (4.82%) Security Architect
9 14 (4.22%) Information Architect
9 14 (4.22%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (3.92%) Administrator
11 12 (3.61%) Rollout Engineer
12 11 (3.31%) Data Manager
13 10 (3.01%) Systems Architect
14 9 (2.71%) Security Consultant
14 9 (2.71%) Security Advisor
15 8 (2.41%) Information Manager
15 8 (2.41%) Security Manager
16 7 (2.11%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.93%) .NET
2 21 (6.33%) Web Services
3 20 (6.02%) XML
4 9 (2.71%) XSD
5 8 (2.41%) Middleware
5 8 (2.41%) LAMP
6 7 (2.11%) HTML
6 7 (2.11%) XSLT
7 6 (1.81%) Swing
7 6 (1.81%) Spring
7 6 (1.81%) Kafka
8 5 (1.51%) Natural Language Processing
9 4 (1.20%) J2EE
10 3 (0.90%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.90%) SyncML
10 3 (0.90%) Cocoa
10 3 (0.90%) Cocoa Touch
10 3 (0.90%) HTML5
10 3 (0.90%) iOS SDK
11 2 (0.60%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (11.75%) Management Information System
3 24 (7.23%) Open Source
4 20 (6.02%) CESG
5 15 (4.52%) RMADS
6 12 (3.61%) Computer Science
6 12 (3.61%) GIS
7 11 (3.31%) CESG CLAS
7 11 (3.31%) Mobile App
8 9 (2.71%) Statistics
9 8 (2.41%) Data Integration
10 7 (2.11%) PKI
10 7 (2.11%) Pharmacovigilance
10 7 (2.11%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (1.81%) iPhone
11 6 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.51%) Reference Data
12 5 (1.51%) Replication
13 4 (1.20%) NHS
13 4 (1.20%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 42 (12.65%) Windows
2 33 (9.94%) Linux
3 22 (6.63%) UNIX
4 17 (5.12%) Windows 7
5 13 (3.92%) Windows XP
6 9 (2.71%) Apple iOS
7 7 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.51%) Solaris
9 3 (0.90%) AIX
9 3 (0.90%) Android
10 2 (0.60%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (16.87%) Data Modelling
2 42 (12.65%) Information Security
3 41 (12.35%) Data Management
4 36 (10.84%) Business Intelligence
5 35 (10.54%) ETL
6 34 (10.24%) Migration
7 30 (9.04%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (9.04%) Information Assurance
8 25 (7.53%) Security Architecture
9 22 (6.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 22 (6.63%) ITIL
10 21 (6.33%) Master Data Management
11 20 (6.02%) Continuous Improvement
11 20 (6.02%) Data Migration
12 18 (5.42%) Data Governance
13 17 (5.12%) Data Protection
13 17 (5.12%) TOGAF
14 16 (4.82%) SOA
14 16 (4.82%) Security Management
15 15 (4.52%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 53 (15.96%) SQL
2 22 (6.63%) Java
3 11 (3.31%) Perl
4 9 (2.71%) Python
5 8 (2.41%) PHP
5 8 (2.41%) PL/SQL
6 7 (2.11%) C++
7 6 (1.81%) R
8 5 (1.51%) ABAP
9 4 (1.20%) VB
9 4 (1.20%) PHP5
10 3 (0.90%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.90%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.90%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.60%) C#
12 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.30%) VBScript
12 1 (0.30%) Jython
12 1 (0.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (8.43%) Security Cleared
2 19 (5.72%) Degree
3 17 (5.12%) SC Cleared
4 15 (4.52%) CISSP
5 5 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.20%) CCAB
6 4 (1.20%) ISEB
7 3 (0.90%) CCNP
8 2 (0.60%) MCP
8 2 (0.60%) MCSE
8 2 (0.60%) RHCE
8 2 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.60%) CCSE
8 2 (0.60%) RHCA
8 2 (0.60%) CISA
8 2 (0.60%) CISM
8 2 (0.60%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.30%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (6.02%) PCI DSS
3 11 (3.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.20%) QA
5 2 (0.60%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.60%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.60%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.60%) SLA
5 2 (0.60%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.30%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.30%) COREP
6 1 (0.30%) FINREP
6 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.30%) HIPAA
System Software
1 6 (1.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.90%) vSphere
3 2 (0.60%) XenApp
3 2 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.30%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (1.51%) Puppet
2 3 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.90%) Salt
3 2 (0.60%) DatAdvantage
3 2 (0.60%) SCCM
4 1 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 43 (12.95%) Oracle
2 30 (9.04%) Microsoft
3 21 (6.33%) SAP
4 15 (4.52%) Cisco
5 12 (3.61%) VMware
6 9 (2.71%) Teradata
7 8 (2.41%) F5
8 7 (2.11%) IBM
8 7 (2.11%) Citrix
9 6 (1.81%) Sybase
9 6 (1.81%) ArcSight
9 6 (1.81%) Tableau
9 6 (1.81%) RapidMiner
9 6 (1.81%) Cloudera
10 5 (1.51%) Veeam
10 5 (1.51%) Informatica
10 5 (1.51%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.20%) Symantec
11 4 (1.20%) Casewise
11 4 (1.20%) NetApp
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Durham, County Durham
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Durham, County Durham
LA International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 4 days ago
Plymouth
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £550 - 580 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Plymouth
DP Connect
Rate: £550 - £580 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Computer Network Defence
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £10.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 6 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £500.00 - £580.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + Doe
Posted: 20 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 26 days ago