The table below looks at the statistics for Database 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 Database Security over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Security
Rank 541 527 516
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -11
Contract jobs citing Database Security 59 48 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.090% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.12% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 32 27
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£363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £280 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £75.50 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £75.50 - £16.00

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
41303 39122 41685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.30% 73.30% 70.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 25558 24009 24155
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1135 1071 1478
Average hourly rate £23.00 £29.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.68% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Database Security
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Database Security within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Database Security Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Database Security
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Database Security within the UK.

Database Security Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Database Security
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Database Security within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Database Security Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Database Security
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Database Security within the UK.

Database Security Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Database Security
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Database Security within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Database Security Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Database 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 Database Security within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 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 -9 51 £363 -3.33% 19
London -2 18 £395 +17.03% 6
South East -7 16 £428 +14.00% 2
City of London +30 11 £425 -5.55% 3
North West -1 7 £335 -4.42% 6
East of England -22 6 £363 -12.12% 4
Scotland -16 5 £135 -63.01%
Cheshire - 5 £335 - 4
Berkshire +9 4 £498 +14.69% 1
Surrey -3 4 £475 +26.66%
Hertfordshire -13 3 £300 -33.33%
Bedfordshire - 3 £363 - 4
North East - 3 £325 - 1
Luton - 2 £363 - 3
Guildford - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £500 -
Reading +9 1 £500 +15.27%
Yorkshire +7 1 £425 +174.19%
Kent -9 1 £380 -15.55%
West Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
Leeds - 1 £425 -
Liverpool - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - - 3
Newbury - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Preston - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -

Database Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Database 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 Database Security.

1 61 (53.04%) SQL
2 55 (47.83%) SQL Server
3 49 (42.61%) Windows
4 42 (36.52%) Microsoft
5 36 (31.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 34 (29.57%) UNIX
7 32 (27.83%) Finance
7 32 (27.83%) Banking
8 28 (24.35%) Replication
8 28 (24.35%) Performance Tuning
9 26 (22.61%) Oracle
9 26 (22.61%) T-SQL
10 25 (21.74%) SQL Server 2005
11 24 (20.87%) Linux
11 24 (20.87%) Capacity Planning
12 22 (19.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 19 (16.52%) Management Information System
14 17 (14.78%) Active Directory
14 17 (14.78%) Oracle Database
15 16 (13.91%) SQL Server 2000
15 16 (13.91%) Clustering
15 16 (13.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 15 (13.04%) Investment Banking
16 15 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
16 15 (13.04%) DTS
16 15 (13.04%) Relational Database
16 15 (13.04%) Database Tuning
17 14 (12.17%) Performance Monitoring
17 14 (12.17%) SQL Server 2012
17 14 (12.17%) RDBMS

Database Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Database 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 Database Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (7.83%) IIS
2 8 (6.96%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.61%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.61%) Apache
3 3 (2.61%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.74%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (1.74%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.74%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.87%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (11.30%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.09%) MS Office
3 2 (1.74%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.87%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.87%) Global One
3 1 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.83%) Firewall
2 8 (6.96%) Network Security
3 6 (5.22%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (4.35%) SAN
5 4 (3.48%) DHCP
5 4 (3.48%) DNS
6 3 (2.61%) FTP
7 2 (1.74%) HTTP
7 2 (1.74%) Extranet
8 1 (0.87%) DMZ
8 1 (0.87%) Internet
8 1 (0.87%) IPsec
8 1 (0.87%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.87%) VPN
8 1 (0.87%) SSL
8 1 (0.87%) WAN
8 1 (0.87%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (47.83%) SQL Server
2 36 (31.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (21.74%) SQL Server 2005
4 22 (19.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (14.78%) Oracle Database
6 16 (13.91%) SQL Server 2000
6 16 (13.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (13.04%) DTS
7 15 (13.04%) Relational Database
8 14 (12.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 14 (12.17%) RDBMS
9 12 (10.43%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (10.43%) DB2
10 10 (8.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (7.83%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (6.96%) Oracle Database 10g
13 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 5 (4.35%) MySQL
14 4 (3.48%) Informix
14 4 (3.48%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Visual Studio
1 3 (2.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.74%) Toad
2 2 (1.74%) Subversion
3 1 (0.87%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (27.83%) Finance
1 32 (27.83%) Banking
2 15 (13.04%) Investment Banking
3 6 (5.22%) Legal
4 5 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (4.35%) Marketing
5 4 (3.48%) Aerospace
6 3 (2.61%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.61%) Retail
7 2 (1.74%) International Banking
8 1 (0.87%) Billing
8 1 (0.87%) Law
8 1 (0.87%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.87%) Advertising
8 1 (0.87%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 57 (49.57%) DBA
2 24 (20.87%) SQL DBA
3 20 (17.39%) Administrator
4 15 (13.04%) Developer
4 15 (13.04%) Analyst
5 10 (8.70%) Project Manager
5 10 (8.70%) Oracle DBA
6 9 (7.83%) Consultant
6 9 (7.83%) Security Consultant
7 8 (6.96%) SQL Server DBA
8 7 (6.09%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (6.09%) SQL Developer
9 6 (5.22%) Senior DBA
9 6 (5.22%) Senior Security Analyst
9 6 (5.22%) DB2 DBA
9 6 (5.22%) Security Analyst
9 6 (5.22%) Support Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) Support Analyst
10 4 (3.48%) SharePoint Developer
10 4 (3.48%) Database Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.57%) .NET
2 9 (7.83%) XML
3 5 (4.35%) WSH
4 4 (3.48%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.61%) jQuery
6 2 (1.74%) HTML5
6 2 (1.74%) ODBC
6 2 (1.74%) Kendo UI
6 2 (1.74%) HTML
6 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
6 2 (1.74%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.74%) JDBC
7 1 (0.87%) Web Services
7 1 (0.87%) MDX
7 1 (0.87%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (0.87%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 28 (24.35%) Replication
2 19 (16.52%) Management Information System
3 16 (13.91%) Clustering
4 5 (4.35%) PKI
4 5 (4.35%) Statistics
5 4 (3.48%) Smart Meter
5 4 (3.48%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.61%) Economics
6 3 (2.61%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.61%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.74%) PMI
8 1 (0.87%) NHS
8 1 (0.87%) AS400
8 1 (0.87%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.87%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.87%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (0.87%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 49 (42.61%) Windows
2 34 (29.57%) UNIX
3 24 (20.87%) Linux
4 7 (6.09%) Solaris
5 6 (5.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.74%) AIX
7 2 (1.74%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (24.35%) Performance Tuning
2 24 (20.87%) Capacity Planning
3 15 (13.04%) Database Tuning
3 15 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (12.17%) Performance Monitoring
5 13 (11.30%) Information Security
6 12 (10.43%) Security Architecture
7 10 (8.70%) Data Modelling
8 9 (7.83%) Change Management
9 8 (6.96%) ITIL
10 7 (6.09%) Risk Management
10 7 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (6.09%) Data Management
10 7 (6.09%) Data Protection
11 6 (5.22%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (5.22%) Project Management
11 6 (5.22%) ETL
11 6 (5.22%) E-Commerce
12 5 (4.35%) Software Testing
12 5 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 61 (53.04%) SQL
2 26 (22.61%) T-SQL
3 13 (11.30%) PowerShell
4 11 (9.57%) Shell Script
5 10 (8.70%) C#
6 6 (5.22%) Java
6 6 (5.22%) PL/SQL
6 6 (5.22%) VBScript
7 5 (4.35%) Perl
8 4 (3.48%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.48%) C++
9 3 (2.61%) C
10 2 (1.74%) PHP
10 2 (1.74%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.74%) Python
10 2 (1.74%) Ruby
11 1 (0.87%) XPath
11 1 (0.87%) X++
Qualifications
1 12 (10.43%) CISSP
2 10 (8.70%) CISM
2 10 (8.70%) Degree
3 7 (6.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.35%) CISA
5 4 (3.48%) OCP
5 4 (3.48%) MCTS
5 4 (3.48%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (2.61%) MCITP
6 3 (2.61%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 2 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.74%) PMP
7 2 (1.74%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.74%) OCA
7 2 (1.74%) MCSE
7 2 (1.74%) MCSA
7 2 (1.74%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.87%) CCNA
8 1 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.83%) SLA
2 3 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.74%) QA
3 2 (1.74%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.87%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (14.78%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.30%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (3.48%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.87%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.87%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (6.09%) SCOM
2 6 (5.22%) Data Guard
3 3 (2.61%) Control-M
4 2 (1.74%) Foglight
4 2 (1.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.74%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.87%) SCCM
5 1 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 42 (36.52%) Microsoft
2 26 (22.61%) Oracle
3 9 (7.83%) CheckPoint
3 9 (7.83%) Cyber-Ark
4 8 (6.96%) Gemalto
4 8 (6.96%) Red Gate
5 7 (6.09%) Sybase
6 5 (4.35%) IBM
7 4 (3.48%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.61%) Varonis
8 3 (2.61%) Aveksa
9 2 (1.74%) VMware
9 2 (1.74%) Telerik
9 2 (1.74%) Veritas
9 2 (1.74%) BMC
9 2 (1.74%) Remedy
9 2 (1.74%) HP
9 2 (1.74%) EMC
10 1 (0.87%) Citrix
10 1 (0.87%) Murex
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