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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Security
Rank 450 479 449
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -30
Contract jobs citing Data Security 147 103 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.20% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.27% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 60 74
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£475 £390 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.79% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £88 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £592 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 10
Average hourly rate £10.00 £13.00 £20.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -35.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £11.00 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £18.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year
- -35.80%

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
41096 38070 35468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.49% 73.77% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26903 23461 20857
Average daily rate £421 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1109 1170 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +5 136 £475 +21.79% 22
London +42 55 £540 +8.00% 7
North West -10 16 £475 -9.52% 2
North East -15 14 £488 +105.26%
South East -31 14 £388 +15.67% 5
South West -11 13 £558 +20.54% 2
East of England -22 11 £356 +4.77% 4
Hertfordshire +4 9 £288 - 1
Scotland +4 8 £500 -23.07% 1
Berkshire +8 7 £369 +19.91% 2
Edinburgh -4 7 £500 -23.07%
Yorkshire -5 7 £450 +15.38%
City of London +5 6 £448 +9.81% 3
West Midlands -10 6 £375 - 1
Wiltshire - 5 £575 - 2
Swindon - 5 £575 - 2
Bristol -11 4 £513 +10.81%
Devon - 4 £565 -
East Midlands 0 3 £550 +22.22% 1
West Yorkshire -10 3 £396 +1.53%
Manchester -17 2 £465 -15.45% 1
Bedfordshire -19 2 £425 +9.67%
Nottinghamshire - 2 £550 - 1
Nottingham - 2 £550 - 1
Reading - 2 £388 - 1
Coventry - 2 £350 - 1
Croydon - 2 £540 -
Leeds -6 1 £310 -20.51%
Glasgow - 1 - -
Watford - 1 £288 -

Data Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (29.03%) Finance
2 71 (22.90%) Data Modelling
3 54 (17.42%) Business Intelligence
4 52 (16.77%) Information Security
4 52 (16.77%) Oracle
5 51 (16.45%) SQL
6 47 (15.16%) Data Warehouse
7 35 (11.29%) Management Information System
7 35 (11.29%) Data Management
8 34 (10.97%) Data Protection
8 34 (10.97%) Information Assurance
8 34 (10.97%) SQL Server
8 34 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
9 33 (10.65%) ETL
10 32 (10.32%) Security Architecture
11 31 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 31 (10.00%) ITIL
12 30 (9.68%) PCI DSS
13 29 (9.35%) Security Cleared
13 29 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
13 29 (9.35%) Logical Data Model
14 27 (8.71%) Migration
14 27 (8.71%) Firewall
15 26 (8.39%) Big Data
15 26 (8.39%) Physical Data Model
16 25 (8.06%) Algorithms
17 24 (7.74%) Windows
17 24 (7.74%) SAS
17 24 (7.74%) Microsoft
18 23 (7.42%) SAP

Data Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 24 (7.74%) SAS
2 12 (3.87%) Apache
3 11 (3.55%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.26%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.94%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.29%) JBoss
6 4 (1.29%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.97%) NetWeaver
7 3 (0.97%) Confluence
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.65%) CMS
9 1 (0.32%) IIS
9 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (4.52%) MS Visio
1 14 (4.52%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.26%) MS Office
3 5 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.29%) SPSS
5 2 (0.65%) MS Project
6 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.94%) SAP BPC
2 5 (1.61%) Agresso
3 3 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.65%) Summit
5 1 (0.32%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (8.71%) Firewall
2 20 (6.45%) Network Security
3 12 (3.87%) Internet
4 9 (2.90%) VPN
5 7 (2.26%) SAN
5 7 (2.26%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (1.94%) BIG-IP
7 5 (1.61%) SSL
8 4 (1.29%) NAS
8 4 (1.29%) HTTP
8 4 (1.29%) DNS
8 4 (1.29%) Wireless
9 3 (0.97%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.97%) SSH
10 2 (0.65%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (0.65%) LAN
10 2 (0.65%) LDAP
10 2 (0.65%) VoIP
10 2 (0.65%) WAN
10 2 (0.65%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (15.16%) Data Warehouse
2 34 (10.97%) SQL Server
3 26 (8.39%) Big Data
4 23 (7.42%) Oracle Database 11g
4 23 (7.42%) Oracle Database
5 19 (6.13%) Base SAS
6 15 (4.84%) DB2
7 13 (4.19%) Relational Database
8 10 (3.23%) SAP BW
9 9 (2.90%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (2.58%) Data Mart
11 7 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (1.94%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 6 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (1.94%) MySQL
13 5 (1.61%) Star Schema
13 5 (1.61%) OLAP
14 4 (1.29%) SQLPlus
15 3 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (1.29%) ERwin
1 4 (1.29%) PowerDesigner
2 3 (0.97%) Xcode
2 3 (0.97%) JIRA
3 2 (0.65%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
General
1 90 (29.03%) Finance
2 18 (5.81%) Banking
3 13 (4.19%) Retail
4 11 (3.55%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.55%) Legal
4 11 (3.55%) Marketing
5 7 (2.26%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (2.26%) Retail Banking
6 6 (1.94%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.61%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.97%) Law
9 2 (0.65%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.65%) Advertising
9 2 (0.65%) Publishing
9 2 (0.65%) Automotive
10 1 (0.32%) Back Office
10 1 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 89 (28.71%) Architect
2 54 (17.42%) Analyst
3 41 (13.23%) Developer
4 30 (9.68%) Consultant
5 27 (8.71%) Security Architect
6 26 (8.39%) Data Architect
7 17 (5.48%) Business Analyst
7 17 (5.48%) Information Architect
7 17 (5.48%) Security Consultant
7 17 (5.48%) Data Manager
8 16 (5.16%) Project Manager
8 16 (5.16%) SAS Developer
9 15 (4.84%) Security Analyst
9 15 (4.84%) Security Manager
10 14 (4.52%) Technical Architect
11 11 (3.55%) Information Manager
11 11 (3.55%) Administrator
12 10 (3.23%) Information Security Manager
12 10 (3.23%) Data Analyst
13 9 (2.90%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.45%) Web Services
2 18 (5.81%) .NET
3 11 (3.55%) XML
4 7 (2.26%) XSLT
5 4 (1.29%) XSD
6 3 (0.97%) Cocoa
6 3 (0.97%) Middleware
6 3 (0.97%) Swing
6 3 (0.97%) SOAP
6 3 (0.97%) iOS SDK
6 3 (0.97%) REST
6 3 (0.97%) Cocoa Touch
6 3 (0.97%) Kafka
6 3 (0.97%) Spring
7 2 (0.65%) jQuery
7 2 (0.65%) HTML5
7 2 (0.65%) HTML
7 2 (0.65%) CSS
7 2 (0.65%) Classic ASP
7 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.29%) Management Information System
2 34 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (8.06%) Algorithms
4 21 (6.77%) Data Structures
5 12 (3.87%) Computer Science
6 11 (3.55%) Open Source
7 10 (3.23%) Data Integration
8 8 (2.58%) CESG
9 7 (2.26%) Reference Data
9 7 (2.26%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (1.94%) PKI
10 6 (1.94%) Pharmacovigilance
10 6 (1.94%) Mobile Banking
11 5 (1.61%) Replication
11 5 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.61%) Freedom of Information Act
12 4 (1.29%) NHS
12 4 (1.29%) GIS
12 4 (1.29%) Clustering
13 3 (0.97%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 24 (7.74%) Windows
2 20 (6.45%) UNIX
3 18 (5.81%) Linux
4 8 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.94%) Windows XP
6 5 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.61%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.29%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (22.90%) Data Modelling
2 54 (17.42%) Business Intelligence
3 52 (16.77%) Information Security
4 35 (11.29%) Data Management
5 34 (10.97%) Data Protection
5 34 (10.97%) Information Assurance
6 33 (10.65%) ETL
7 32 (10.32%) Security Architecture
8 31 (10.00%) ITIL
9 29 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 29 (9.35%) Logical Data Model
10 27 (8.71%) Migration
11 26 (8.39%) Physical Data Model
12 21 (6.77%) TOGAF
12 21 (6.77%) Data Governance
12 21 (6.77%) Master Data Management
13 20 (6.45%) Dimensional Modelling
14 18 (5.81%) PRINCE2
15 17 (5.48%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (5.48%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 51 (16.45%) SQL
2 23 (7.42%) PL/SQL
3 13 (4.19%) Java
4 7 (2.26%) C++
5 3 (0.97%) ABAP
6 2 (0.65%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.65%) C
6 2 (0.65%) C#
6 2 (0.65%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.65%) VB
6 2 (0.65%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.32%) PHP
7 1 (0.32%) VBA
7 1 (0.32%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 29 (9.35%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.45%) Degree
3 12 (3.87%) CISSP
4 11 (3.55%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.29%) RHCE
5 4 (1.29%) CCAB
5 4 (1.29%) CISA
6 3 (0.97%) CISM
6 3 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.97%) ISEB
6 3 (0.97%) CEH
7 2 (0.65%) CRISC
7 2 (0.65%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.65%) CCNP
7 2 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.32%) CIMA
8 1 (0.32%) ACCA
8 1 (0.32%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (9.68%) PCI DSS
3 9 (2.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (2.58%) COBIT
5 4 (1.29%) QA
6 2 (0.65%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.65%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.65%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (0.65%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.65%) BS7799
6 2 (0.65%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.32%) HIPAA
System Software
1 8 (2.58%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.65%) UAG
3 2 (0.65%) vSphere
3 2 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.65%) XenApp
4 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.65%) DatAdvantage
1 2 (0.65%) SCCM
1 2 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.32%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (0.32%) Puppet
Vendors
1 52 (16.77%) Oracle
2 24 (7.74%) Microsoft
3 23 (7.42%) SAP
4 20 (6.45%) Cisco
5 18 (5.81%) VMware
6 16 (5.16%) F5
7 14 (4.52%) Informatica
7 14 (4.52%) Teradata
8 9 (2.90%) IBM
9 8 (2.58%) Citrix
10 7 (2.26%) EMC
11 6 (1.94%) CheckPoint
12 5 (1.61%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.61%) Unisys
13 4 (1.29%) Stonesoft
13 4 (1.29%) Casewise
13 4 (1.29%) SonicWALL
13 4 (1.29%) ArcSight
13 4 (1.29%) Business Objects
13 4 (1.29%) Symantec
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £550 - £601 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £475 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £600 - £725 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Acumin
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago