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 26 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Security
Rank 469 425 443
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +18
Contract jobs citing Data Security 136 158 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.30% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.40% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 87 72
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £161 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £787 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Average hourly rate £18.47 £21.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.08% +27.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.47 £19.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-2.78% +24.59%

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
41941 39670 34556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.12% 75.31% 74.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 26586 25081 20645
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £553 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1211 1173 1034
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.07 £48.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 26 May 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 26 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -16 134 £459 +8.00% 25
London +32 68 £513 +16.47% 13
West Midlands +6 17 £350 +33.33%
South East -19 16 £450 +38.46% 2
North West -26 14 £550 -31.25% 6
City of London -5 10 £525 +22.09% 5
East of England -7 10 £450 +35.33%
Berkshire -1 8 £450 +94.59%
Cambridgeshire +4 7 £380 +14.28%
Cambridge +2 7 £380 +43.39%
Lancashire -1 6 £558 -30.52%
Cheshire -11 5 £525 +51.07% 3
North East -18 5 £550 +25.00%
Reading +8 4 - -
Blackpool -5 4 £513 -37.01%
Leeds -14 4 £523 - 1
West Yorkshire -15 4 £523 +10.00% 1
Yorkshire -21 4 £523 +19.97% 1
Herefordshire - 4 £388 -
East Midlands -12 3 - -
Warwickshire - 3 £338 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £450 -
Warrington - 3 £525 -
Banbury - 3 £450 -
Buckinghamshire -7 2 £450 -
Canary Wharf -8 2 - -
Scotland -9 2 £175 - 5
Manchester -14 2 - - 2
Tyne and Wear -20 2 £513 +16.47%
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 2 £513 +16.47%

Data Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 69 (29.36%) Finance
2 57 (24.26%) SQL
3 55 (23.40%) Data Modelling
4 45 (19.15%) Oracle
5 40 (17.02%) SQL Server
6 36 (15.32%) Information Security
7 35 (14.89%) Linux
8 34 (14.47%) Windows
8 34 (14.47%) Data Warehouse
9 31 (13.19%) Data Protection
10 27 (11.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 27 (11.49%) CISSP
11 26 (11.06%) SAS
12 25 (10.64%) Web Services
12 25 (10.64%) Banking
12 25 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
13 24 (10.21%) ETL
13 24 (10.21%) Open Source
14 23 (9.79%) PCI DSS
14 23 (9.79%) UNIX
14 23 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
14 23 (9.79%) Microsoft
14 23 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
14 23 (9.79%) Oracle Database
15 22 (9.36%) Network Security
16 21 (8.94%) Migration
16 21 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
17 20 (8.51%) Project Management
17 20 (8.51%) Data Management
18 19 (8.09%) Retail

Data Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 26 (11.06%) SAS
2 9 (3.83%) IIS
3 5 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.13%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.70%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.70%) Node.js
5 2 (0.85%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.85%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.43%) Moodle
6 1 (0.43%) FileNet
Applications
1 11 (4.68%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.98%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.28%) MS Office
4 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.28%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.43%) Agresso
2 1 (0.43%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.98%) Google Analytics
2 5 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.13%) SaaS
3 4 (1.70%) PaaS
4 1 (0.43%) Office 365
4 1 (0.43%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.36%) Network Security
2 19 (8.09%) Firewall
3 12 (5.11%) Internet
4 11 (4.68%) TCP/IP
5 10 (4.26%) SAN
6 9 (3.83%) VPN
7 7 (2.98%) DNS
7 7 (2.98%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (2.55%) WAN
8 6 (2.55%) LAN
9 5 (2.13%) NAS
10 4 (1.70%) BIG-IP
10 4 (1.70%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.85%) MPLS
12 1 (0.43%) BGP
12 1 (0.43%) EIGRP
12 1 (0.43%) TACACS
12 1 (0.43%) VoIP
12 1 (0.43%) Wireless
12 1 (0.43%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (17.02%) SQL Server
2 34 (14.47%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (9.79%) Oracle Database
4 19 (8.09%) Relational Database
5 17 (7.23%) Big Data
5 17 (7.23%) RDBMS
6 15 (6.38%) NoSQL
7 14 (5.96%) Data Mining
8 11 (4.68%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (4.26%) Base SAS
10 7 (2.98%) Hadoop
10 7 (2.98%) DB2
10 7 (2.98%) Data Mart
11 5 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (2.13%) MySQL
11 5 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (4.26%) ERwin
2 5 (2.13%) PowerDesigner
3 4 (1.70%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.85%) Toad
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.43%) Xcode
5 1 (0.43%) JIRA
5 1 (0.43%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 69 (29.36%) Finance
2 25 (10.64%) Banking
3 19 (8.09%) Retail
4 11 (4.68%) Legal
5 9 (3.83%) Publishing
6 7 (2.98%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.98%) Marketing
7 5 (2.13%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.70%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.28%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.85%) Advertising
11 1 (0.43%) Local Government
11 1 (0.43%) Games
11 1 (0.43%) Billing
11 1 (0.43%) Front Office
11 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.43%) Law
Job Titles
1 68 (28.94%) Analyst
2 37 (15.74%) Architect
3 36 (15.32%) Business Analyst
4 25 (10.64%) Consultant
5 21 (8.94%) Developer
6 20 (8.51%) Security Analyst
7 16 (6.81%) DBA
8 15 (6.38%) Security Consultant
8 15 (6.38%) Project Manager
9 12 (5.11%) Administrator
10 11 (4.68%) Security Manager
11 10 (4.26%) Systems Administrator
11 10 (4.26%) SAS Developer
12 9 (3.83%) Technical Analyst
12 9 (3.83%) Data Architect
12 9 (3.83%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (3.83%) Information Manager
13 8 (3.40%) Information Security Manager
13 8 (3.40%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 7 (2.98%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.64%) Web Services
2 5 (2.13%) HTML
3 4 (1.70%) XML
4 3 (1.28%) XSLT
4 3 (1.28%) .NET
4 3 (1.28%) CSS
4 3 (1.28%) SAP Basis
4 3 (1.28%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.85%) WCF
5 2 (0.85%) JMS
5 2 (0.85%) HTML5
5 2 (0.85%) REST
5 2 (0.85%) RESTful
5 2 (0.85%) SOAP
6 1 (0.43%) Visualforce
6 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.43%) WebSockets
6 1 (0.43%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.43%) OAuth2
6 1 (0.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.23%) Management Information System
3 16 (6.81%) Data Structures
4 14 (5.96%) Statistics
5 13 (5.53%) Algorithms
6 11 (4.68%) Data Integration
7 10 (4.26%) Visualisation
7 10 (4.26%) Data Protection Act
8 9 (3.83%) Data Centre
9 8 (3.40%) Private Cloud
10 7 (2.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (1.70%) User Experience
11 4 (1.70%) Computer Science
12 3 (1.28%) Cryptography
12 3 (1.28%) Social Media
13 2 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
13 2 (0.85%) Internet of Things
13 2 (0.85%) PKI
13 2 (0.85%) Ontologies
13 2 (0.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 35 (14.89%) Linux
2 34 (14.47%) Windows
3 23 (9.79%) UNIX
4 14 (5.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (5.53%) Solaris
6 10 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.70%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.70%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.70%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (23.40%) Data Modelling
2 36 (15.32%) Information Security
3 31 (13.19%) Data Protection
4 25 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (10.21%) ETL
5 24 (10.21%) Open Source
6 23 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
6 23 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (8.94%) Migration
8 20 (8.51%) Data Management
8 20 (8.51%) Project Management
9 19 (8.09%) Data Analysis
10 17 (7.23%) Analytics
11 16 (6.81%) Performance Tuning
11 16 (6.81%) Business Analysis
12 15 (6.38%) ITIL
13 14 (5.96%) Logical Data Model
14 13 (5.53%) Capacity Planning
15 12 (5.11%) Security Architecture
15 12 (5.11%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 57 (24.26%) SQL
2 17 (7.23%) PL/SQL
3 12 (5.11%) Java
4 10 (4.26%) Python
5 9 (3.83%) Ruby
5 9 (3.83%) R
6 8 (3.40%) C
7 7 (2.98%) PowerShell
8 6 (2.55%) VBScript
9 5 (2.13%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.70%) C#
11 3 (1.28%) C++
11 3 (1.28%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.28%) Perl
11 3 (1.28%) VB
11 3 (1.28%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.85%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.85%) Clojure
13 1 (0.43%) SOQL
13 1 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (11.49%) CISSP
2 17 (7.23%) Degree
3 14 (5.96%) Security Cleared
4 11 (4.68%) CISA
5 10 (4.26%) CISM
5 10 (4.26%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.70%) RHCA
6 4 (1.70%) CEH
6 4 (1.70%) RHCE
7 3 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.85%) HND
8 2 (0.85%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.85%) CCNP
8 2 (0.85%) CCNA
8 2 (0.85%) PCI QSA
9 1 (0.43%) GIAC
9 1 (0.43%) GSEC
9 1 (0.43%) ISEB
9 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.43%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (11.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (9.79%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.98%) QA
4 4 (1.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.70%) Solvency II
5 3 (1.28%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.28%) Basel II
5 3 (1.28%) COBIT
6 1 (0.43%) SLA
6 1 (0.43%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.43%) Basel III
6 1 (0.43%) AIFMD
6 1 (0.43%) PMBOK
System Software
1 8 (3.40%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.43%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.43%) DFS Replication
2 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.70%) ZABBIX
1 4 (1.70%) Cacti
1 4 (1.70%) Puppet
1 4 (1.70%) SmokePing
1 4 (1.70%) Nagios
2 3 (1.28%) SCCM
2 3 (1.28%) DatAdvantage
3 2 (0.85%) Graphite
3 2 (0.85%) TrustSec
4 1 (0.43%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.43%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 45 (19.15%) Oracle
2 23 (9.79%) Microsoft
3 15 (6.38%) Cisco
3 15 (6.38%) Business Objects
4 14 (5.96%) SAP
4 14 (5.96%) IBM
5 12 (5.11%) Informatica
6 10 (4.26%) VMware
7 9 (3.83%) Tableau
8 7 (2.98%) F5
8 7 (2.98%) Teradata
8 7 (2.98%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.98%) Symantec
8 7 (2.98%) Google
9 6 (2.55%) CheckPoint
10 5 (2.13%) Greenplum
11 4 (1.70%) Sophos
11 4 (1.70%) Websense
11 4 (1.70%) Juniper
11 4 (1.70%) Splunk
Midlands
Talent International
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 20 days ago