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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Security
Rank 447 483 503
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +20
Contract jobs citing Data Security 167 94 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.24% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 59 44
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£495 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.73% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £501 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £360 £413
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 9
Average hourly rate £10.00 £13.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £8.30 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £13.60 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £13.46
% change year-on-year
- -3.41%

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
42997 38902 39217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.67% 74.17% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 24141 22845
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 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1190 1157 1447
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Security within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Data Security Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 October 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 +37 156 £495 +26.92% 32
London +15 58 £500 +17.64% 4
South East -8 24 £369 -1.66% 14
South West -15 20 £558 +23.39% 3
North West +4 19 £500 -9.09% 1
City of London +23 13 £450 +10.42% 1
Lancashire - 11 £500 -
Yorkshire +5 10 £425 +8.97% 4
Berkshire +19 9 £130 - 5
West Midlands -11 9 £375 - 3
Devon - 9 £550 -
Scotland +1 8 - - 1
East of England -27 7 £425 +21.42% 1
West Yorkshire -6 6 £425 +8.97% 4
Edinburgh 0 5 - - 1
Leeds -2 5 £394 +0.96%
Hertfordshire -22 5 £425 -
Buckinghamshire -4 4 £375 -
Hampshire -16 4 - - 4
Surrey - 4 £275 - 1
East Midlands +2 3 - - 2
Manchester -3 3 £525 -4.54% 1
Reading - 3 £388 - 1
Birmingham - 3 £375 - 1
Bristol - 3 £525 - 3
Cambridgeshire -1 2 £275 -15.38%
Kent -4 2 £413 +87.50%
Shropshire - 2 - -
Nottingham +10 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire +6 1 - - 1

Data Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 83 (24.92%) Finance
2 68 (20.42%) Data Modelling
3 56 (16.82%) Data Warehouse
4 52 (15.62%) Oracle
5 50 (15.02%) SQL
6 47 (14.11%) Information Security
7 46 (13.81%) Business Intelligence
8 42 (12.61%) Data Management
9 41 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
10 38 (11.41%) Management Information System
11 37 (11.11%) Big Data
12 36 (10.81%) Migration
13 33 (9.91%) ETL
14 32 (9.61%) SQL Server
14 32 (9.61%) Windows
14 32 (9.61%) Security Cleared
14 32 (9.61%) Information Assurance
15 29 (8.71%) Security Architecture
16 28 (8.41%) Algorithms
17 27 (8.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 26 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
18 26 (7.81%) Linux
18 26 (7.81%) Firewall
18 26 (7.81%) Data Structures
19 25 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
19 25 (7.51%) SAP
19 25 (7.51%) PCI DSS
20 24 (7.21%) Data Protection
20 24 (7.21%) Web Services
20 24 (7.21%) UNIX

Data Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 20 (6.01%) SAS
2 13 (3.90%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.60%) Apache
4 8 (2.40%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.80%) Confluence
5 6 (1.80%) Apache Pig
5 6 (1.80%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.50%) CMS
7 3 (0.90%) IIS
7 3 (0.90%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.30%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.30%) FileNet
9 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (3.60%) MS Excel
1 12 (3.60%) MS Visio
2 10 (3.00%) MS Office
3 5 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.80%) SAP BPC
2 5 (1.50%) Agresso
2 5 (1.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (1.20%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.90%) Summit
5 2 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.30%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.81%) Firewall
2 15 (4.50%) Network Security
3 11 (3.30%) VPN
4 9 (2.70%) Internet
5 7 (2.10%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.80%) DNS
6 6 (1.80%) SSL
6 6 (1.80%) LAN
6 6 (1.80%) WAN
7 5 (1.50%) HTTP
7 5 (1.50%) SSH
8 4 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.90%) SAN
10 2 (0.60%) ATM
10 2 (0.60%) VoIP
10 2 (0.60%) BIG-IP
10 2 (0.60%) NAS
11 1 (0.30%) tcpdump
11 1 (0.30%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.30%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (16.82%) Data Warehouse
2 37 (11.11%) Big Data
3 32 (9.61%) SQL Server
4 23 (6.91%) Oracle Database
5 20 (6.01%) Relational Database
6 19 (5.71%) DB2
7 17 (5.11%) Oracle Database 11g
8 16 (4.80%) Base SAS
9 12 (3.60%) Hadoop
9 12 (3.60%) SAP BW
10 9 (2.70%) RDBMS
10 9 (2.70%) MySQL
11 8 (2.40%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (1.80%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 6 (1.80%) Apache Hive
12 6 (1.80%) HBase
12 6 (1.80%) Couchbase
12 6 (1.80%) Apache Accumulo
13 5 (1.50%) NoSQL
13 5 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.80%) 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%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 83 (24.92%) Finance
2 17 (5.11%) Banking
3 12 (3.60%) Legal
4 10 (3.00%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.70%) Retail
6 8 (2.40%) Marketing
6 8 (2.40%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (2.10%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.10%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.90%) Law
8 3 (0.90%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.60%) Automotive
9 2 (0.60%) Advertising
9 2 (0.60%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Local Government
10 1 (0.30%) Publishing
10 1 (0.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 88 (26.43%) Architect
2 46 (13.81%) Developer
3 43 (12.91%) Analyst
4 35 (10.51%) Consultant
5 26 (7.81%) Data Architect
6 20 (6.01%) Technical Architect
7 18 (5.41%) Security Architect
8 15 (4.50%) Data Manager
8 15 (4.50%) Information Architect
8 15 (4.50%) Security Consultant
9 14 (4.20%) Security Analyst
10 13 (3.90%) Security Manager
11 12 (3.60%) Information Manager
11 12 (3.60%) Administrator
11 12 (3.60%) Project Manager
12 11 (3.30%) Business Analyst
12 11 (3.30%) SAS Developer
12 11 (3.30%) Rollout Engineer
13 10 (3.00%) Information Security Manager
13 10 (3.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.21%) Web Services
2 22 (6.61%) .NET
3 17 (5.11%) XML
4 9 (2.70%) XSD
5 7 (2.10%) XSLT
6 6 (1.80%) Swing
6 6 (1.80%) Spring
6 6 (1.80%) Kafka
7 5 (1.50%) Natural Language Processing
7 5 (1.50%) LAMP
7 5 (1.50%) Middleware
8 4 (1.20%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.90%) HTML
9 3 (0.90%) SOAP
9 3 (0.90%) Cocoa
9 3 (0.90%) HTML5
9 3 (0.90%) iOS SDK
9 3 (0.90%) REST
9 3 (0.90%) Cocoa Touch
10 2 (0.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 41 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (11.41%) Management Information System
3 28 (8.41%) Algorithms
4 26 (7.81%) Data Structures
5 23 (6.91%) Open Source
6 20 (6.01%) CESG
7 15 (4.50%) RMADS
8 11 (3.30%) CESG CLAS
9 10 (3.00%) Computer Science
10 9 (2.70%) Data Integration
10 9 (2.70%) Statistics
10 9 (2.70%) GIS
11 8 (2.40%) Mobile App
12 7 (2.10%) Pharmacovigilance
13 6 (1.80%) Reference Data
13 6 (1.80%) PKI
13 6 (1.80%) Mobile Banking
14 5 (1.50%) Replication
14 5 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
15 4 (1.20%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 32 (9.61%) Windows
2 26 (7.81%) Linux
3 24 (7.21%) UNIX
4 15 (4.50%) Windows 7
5 12 (3.60%) Windows XP
6 10 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (2.40%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.20%) Solaris
9 3 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.30%) Android
11 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.30%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (20.42%) Data Modelling
2 47 (14.11%) Information Security
3 46 (13.81%) Business Intelligence
4 42 (12.61%) Data Management
5 36 (10.81%) Migration
6 33 (9.91%) ETL
7 32 (9.61%) Information Assurance
8 29 (8.71%) Security Architecture
9 26 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (7.21%) ITIL
11 24 (7.21%) Data Protection
12 23 (6.91%) Master Data Management
13 21 (6.31%) Data Migration
14 20 (6.01%) Data Governance
14 20 (6.01%) Project Management
14 20 (6.01%) TOGAF
15 15 (4.50%) SOA
15 15 (4.50%) Analytics
15 15 (4.50%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 50 (15.02%) SQL
2 23 (6.91%) Java
3 18 (5.41%) PL/SQL
4 9 (2.70%) C++
5 7 (2.10%) Python
6 6 (1.80%) Perl
6 6 (1.80%) R
7 5 (1.50%) ABAP
7 5 (1.50%) VB
8 4 (1.20%) PHP
8 4 (1.20%) PHP5
9 3 (0.90%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.90%) C#
9 3 (0.90%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.60%) C
11 1 (0.30%) Jython
11 1 (0.30%) VBA
11 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (9.61%) Security Cleared
2 16 (4.80%) Degree
2 16 (4.80%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.60%) CISSP
4 4 (1.20%) CCAB
4 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (0.90%) CCNP
5 3 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.90%) CISA
6 2 (0.60%) CISM
6 2 (0.60%) CCSE
6 2 (0.60%) RHCA
6 2 (0.60%) ISEB
6 2 (0.60%) RHCE
6 2 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.60%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.30%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (7.51%) PCI DSS
3 9 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.90%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.90%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.90%) COBIT
4 3 (0.90%) QA
5 2 (0.60%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.60%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.30%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 5 (1.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.60%) XenApp
2 2 (0.60%) vSphere
2 2 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.30%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (0.60%) SCCM
1 2 (0.60%) DatAdvantage
2 1 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 52 (15.62%) Oracle
2 25 (7.51%) SAP
3 20 (6.01%) Cisco
3 20 (6.01%) Microsoft
4 12 (3.60%) VMware
5 11 (3.30%) Teradata
6 10 (3.00%) F5
7 9 (2.70%) IBM
8 8 (2.40%) Sybase
8 8 (2.40%) Citrix
9 7 (2.10%) Informatica
10 6 (1.80%) ArcSight
10 6 (1.80%) Tableau
10 6 (1.80%) RapidMiner
10 6 (1.80%) Cloudera
11 5 (1.50%) Veeam
11 5 (1.50%) EMC
11 5 (1.50%) Unisys
12 4 (1.20%) Symantec
12 4 (1.20%) Red Hat
Herefordshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £18.00 - £23.00 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Berkshire
Spectrum IT
Rate: £120 - £140 per day
Posted: 24 days ago