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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Security
Rank 473 438 446
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +8
Contract jobs citing Data Security 108 128 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.25% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.34% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 70 69
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£450 £361 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.56% +3.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £88 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £503 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £310 £363
% change year-on-year
+45.16% -14.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -23.52%

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
39905 37911 33162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.97% 74.86% 72.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25118 22860 19767
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1064 1128 1179
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 -21 106 £450 +22.44% 33
London -5 49 £450 -2.70% 14
North West -14 15 £575 +15.00% 3
City of London +25 14 £500 +138.09% 2
South East -42 11 £450 +63.63% 3
West Midlands +1 10 £325 +4.00% 3
East of England +9 8 £394 +15.80% 3
South West -13 6 £550 +45.69% 1
Yorkshire -13 6 £383 -13.06% 4
Wiltshire - 5 £563 - 1
Swindon - 5 £563 -
West Yorkshire -17 4 £425 -3.40% 2
Manchester -18 4 - - 2
Milton Keynes - 4 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £450 -
Bedfordshire -3 3 £431 - 1
Kent - 3 £430 - 1
Norfolk - 3 £375 -
Croydon - 3 £425 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 1
East Midlands -1 1 £550 +29.41% 2
Berkshire -6 1 £400 +30.08% 2
Bristol -14 1 £380 -7.03%
Oxfordshire -21 1 £550 +528.57%
Surrey - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £550 -
Coventry - 1 £350 -
Isle of Man - 1 £575 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £425 -

Data Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 75 (27.88%) Finance
2 64 (23.79%) Oracle
3 62 (23.05%) Data Modelling
4 59 (21.93%) SQL
5 49 (18.22%) Data Protection
6 45 (16.73%) Information Security
7 37 (13.75%) SQL Server
8 35 (13.01%) Business Intelligence
8 35 (13.01%) Stakeholder Management
9 34 (12.64%) SAS
9 34 (12.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 33 (12.27%) Security Architecture
11 32 (11.90%) Data Warehouse
12 31 (11.52%) PCI DSS
12 31 (11.52%) Oracle Database
12 31 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
13 29 (10.78%) Windows
14 27 (10.04%) ITIL
14 27 (10.04%) Firewall
15 26 (9.67%) ETL
15 26 (9.67%) Security Cleared
16 25 (9.29%) Algorithms
17 24 (8.92%) Linux
17 24 (8.92%) PL/SQL
17 24 (8.92%) Cisco
17 24 (8.92%) Migration
18 23 (8.55%) Network Security
19 22 (8.18%) Oracle Database 11g
19 22 (8.18%) Web Services
20 21 (7.81%) Banking

Data Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 34 (12.64%) SAS
2 10 (3.72%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.35%) Apache
4 6 (2.23%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.86%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.49%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.49%) JBoss
7 3 (1.12%) IIS
8 2 (0.74%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.37%) FileNet
9 1 (0.37%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (4.46%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.60%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (2.23%) MS Office
4 5 (1.86%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (1.12%) MS Project
6 3 (1.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (2.60%) Google Analytics
2 5 (1.86%) Agresso
3 3 (1.12%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.74%) Summit
5 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.37%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.49%) PaaS
2 1 (0.37%) Office 365
2 1 (0.37%) SaaS
2 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (10.04%) Firewall
2 23 (8.55%) Network Security
3 11 (4.09%) Internet
4 9 (3.35%) SAN
5 7 (2.60%) VPN
5 7 (2.60%) BIG-IP
5 7 (2.60%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (1.86%) NAS
7 3 (1.12%) Wireless
7 3 (1.12%) LAN
7 3 (1.12%) SSL
7 3 (1.12%) WAN
7 3 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.74%) SSH
8 2 (0.74%) TACACS
8 2 (0.74%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.74%) HTTP
8 2 (0.74%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (13.75%) SQL Server
2 32 (11.90%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (11.52%) Oracle Database
4 22 (8.18%) Oracle Database 11g
5 19 (7.06%) Base SAS
6 14 (5.20%) Relational Database
6 14 (5.20%) Big Data
7 11 (4.09%) RDBMS
7 11 (4.09%) DB2
8 8 (2.97%) Data Mart
8 8 (2.97%) Data Mining
9 7 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (1.86%) OLAP
10 5 (1.86%) Star Schema
10 5 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (1.12%) Oracle OLAP
12 3 (1.12%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (2.23%) ERwin
2 5 (1.86%) PowerDesigner
3 1 (0.37%) Xcode
3 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.37%) Metasploit
General
1 75 (27.88%) Finance
2 21 (7.81%) Banking
3 19 (7.06%) Retail
4 11 (4.09%) Legal
5 8 (2.97%) Publishing
5 8 (2.97%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.60%) Retail Banking
6 7 (2.60%) Marketing
7 4 (1.49%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.12%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.74%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.74%) Law
10 1 (0.37%) Back Office
10 1 (0.37%) Advertising
10 1 (0.37%) Automotive
10 1 (0.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 66 (24.54%) Architect
2 61 (22.68%) Analyst
3 26 (9.67%) Developer
3 26 (9.67%) Consultant
3 26 (9.67%) Security Architect
4 20 (7.43%) Business Analyst
5 19 (7.06%) Security Analyst
5 19 (7.06%) Security Manager
6 18 (6.69%) Security Consultant
7 16 (5.95%) SAS Developer
8 15 (5.58%) Information Architect
8 15 (5.58%) Project Manager
9 14 (5.20%) Data Architect
9 14 (5.20%) Information Manager
10 13 (4.83%) Information Security Manager
10 13 (4.83%) DBA
11 11 (4.09%) Administrator
12 9 (3.35%) Lead Architect
12 9 (3.35%) Lead Security Architect
13 8 (2.97%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.18%) Web Services
2 16 (5.95%) .NET
3 3 (1.12%) XML
3 3 (1.12%) XSLT
3 3 (1.12%) SOAP
3 3 (1.12%) REST
4 2 (0.74%) Middleware
4 2 (0.74%) CSS
4 2 (0.74%) HTML
4 2 (0.74%) JMS
4 2 (0.74%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.37%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.37%) COM
5 1 (0.37%) jQuery
5 1 (0.37%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.37%) WCF
5 1 (0.37%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (9.29%) Algorithms
3 20 (7.43%) Data Structures
4 19 (7.06%) Management Information System
5 14 (5.20%) Open Source
6 11 (4.09%) Data Protection Act
7 9 (3.35%) Statistics
7 9 (3.35%) Data Integration
8 7 (2.60%) Computer Science
9 6 (2.23%) Visualisation
9 6 (2.23%) Mobile Banking
9 6 (2.23%) Clustering
10 4 (1.49%) Freedom of Information Act
10 4 (1.49%) Reference Data
10 4 (1.49%) PKI
11 3 (1.12%) Cryptography
11 3 (1.12%) Freedom of Information
11 3 (1.12%) Social Media
12 2 (0.74%) User Experience
12 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 29 (10.78%) Windows
2 24 (8.92%) Linux
3 17 (6.32%) UNIX
4 9 (3.35%) Solaris
5 8 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.12%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.74%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (23.05%) Data Modelling
2 49 (18.22%) Data Protection
3 45 (16.73%) Information Security
4 35 (13.01%) Business Intelligence
4 35 (13.01%) Stakeholder Management
5 33 (12.27%) Security Architecture
6 27 (10.04%) ITIL
7 26 (9.67%) ETL
8 24 (8.92%) Migration
9 21 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (7.43%) Information Assurance
10 20 (7.43%) Logical Data Model
11 19 (7.06%) Dimensional Modelling
12 18 (6.69%) Data Governance
12 18 (6.69%) PRINCE2
13 17 (6.32%) Disaster Recovery
14 16 (5.95%) Performance Tuning
15 15 (5.58%) Continuous Improvement
15 15 (5.58%) Data Analysis
16 14 (5.20%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (21.93%) SQL
2 24 (8.92%) PL/SQL
3 10 (3.72%) Java
4 8 (2.97%) Ruby
4 8 (2.97%) Python
5 7 (2.60%) C
5 7 (2.60%) R
6 6 (2.23%) C++
7 3 (1.12%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.12%) C#
7 3 (1.12%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.74%) Clojure
8 2 (0.74%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.37%) VBScript
9 1 (0.37%) VB
9 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.37%) ABAP
9 1 (0.37%) VBA
9 1 (0.37%) Perl
9 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (9.67%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.95%) CISSP
3 14 (5.20%) Degree
4 13 (4.83%) SC Cleared
5 8 (2.97%) CISA
5 8 (2.97%) CISM
6 5 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.86%) CEH
7 4 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (1.49%) RHCE
7 4 (1.49%) CCNP
8 3 (1.12%) CCNA
8 3 (1.12%) VCP4
9 2 (0.74%) CRISC
9 2 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.74%) ISEB
10 1 (0.37%) GSEC
10 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.37%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.37%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (12.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (11.52%) PCI DSS
3 10 (3.72%) COBIT
4 5 (1.86%) QA
5 4 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.74%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.74%) BS7799
6 2 (0.74%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.74%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.37%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.37%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.37%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.37%) AIFMD
System Software
1 7 (2.60%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.74%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.37%) UAG
4 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (0.74%) Graphite
1 2 (0.74%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (0.74%) SCCM
2 1 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.37%) DatAdvantage
2 1 (0.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 64 (23.79%) Oracle
2 24 (8.92%) Cisco
3 18 (6.69%) Informatica
4 17 (6.32%) Microsoft
4 17 (6.32%) F5
5 16 (5.95%) VMware
5 16 (5.95%) SAP
6 11 (4.09%) IBM
7 10 (3.72%) Teradata
7 10 (3.72%) Business Objects
8 9 (3.35%) Tableau
9 8 (2.97%) EMC
10 7 (2.60%) CheckPoint
10 7 (2.60%) Google
11 6 (2.23%) Citrix
11 6 (2.23%) Unisys
12 5 (1.86%) Juniper
12 5 (1.86%) Greenplum
13 4 (1.49%) Stonesoft
13 4 (1.49%) SonicWALL
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