The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Data Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Security over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Data Security
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 157 194
Rank change year-on-year +3 +37  
Contract jobs citing Data Security 10 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.30% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.21% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 5
Median daily rate £575 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.94% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £458 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £578 £624
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £463 £438
% change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.25 £18.47
% change year-on-year - -28.26%  

Data Security is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2912 2905 4654
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 88.14% 85.77% 81.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2231 2377 3660
Median daily rate £500 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 23 56
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £15.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.20 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Data Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Data Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Data Security in the City of London

Data Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Security in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Security in the City of London

Data Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Security in the City of London over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Security in the City of London

Data Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Security in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Security in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Data Security.

1 13 (54.17%) Finance
2 8 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 6 (25.00%) VMware
4 6 (25.00%) Network Security
4 6 (25.00%) Security Architecture
5 5 (20.83%) Information Governance
5 5 (20.83%) Information Security
6 4 (16.67%) Banking
6 4 (16.67%) NHS
6 4 (16.67%) ITIL
6 4 (16.67%) Data Privacy
6 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (12.50%) vSphere
7 3 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
7 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
7 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (12.50%) Windows
7 3 (12.50%) MCSE
7 3 (12.50%) MCSA
7 3 (12.50%) Project Management
7 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
8 2 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
8 2 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
8 2 (8.33%) Nessus

Data Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) Apache
2 1 (4.17%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.17%) IPython
2 1 (4.17%) Jupyter
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) IaaS
1 2 (8.33%) PaaS
1 2 (8.33%) SaaS
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) Network Security
2 2 (8.33%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Apache Hive
1 1 (4.17%) Data Lake
1 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.17%) Flink
1 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
1 1 (4.17%) Presto
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.17%) GoCD
1 1 (4.17%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (54.17%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 4 (16.67%) Architect
2 4 (16.67%) Security Architect
2 4 (16.67%) TOGAF Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Healthcare Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Healthcare Project Manager
3 3 (12.50%) IT Manager
3 3 (12.50%) IT Project Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Security Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) NHS Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Virtualisation Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Compliance Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Security Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Kafka
1 1 (4.17%) Velocity
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) NHS
2 2 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (8.33%) PKI
3 1 (4.17%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
1 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
1 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Mac OS
2 2 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (25.00%) Security Architecture
3 6 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 5 (20.83%) Information Governance
4 5 (20.83%) Information Security
5 4 (16.67%) Data Privacy
5 4 (16.67%) ITIL
6 3 (12.50%) Project Management
7 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
7 2 (8.33%) Black-Box Testing
7 2 (8.33%) DevOps
7 2 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (8.33%) PRINCE
7 2 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (8.33%) SABSA
7 2 (8.33%) SDLC
7 2 (8.33%) Secure Coding
7 2 (8.33%) SIEM
7 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) Python
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) R
2 1 (4.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (12.50%) MCSA
2 3 (12.50%) MCSE
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.17%) CISA
4 1 (4.17%) CISM
4 1 (4.17%) CISSP
4 1 (4.17%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) COBIT
1 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.17%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (12.50%) vSphere
2 1 (4.17%) Apache Flume
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Nessus
2 1 (4.17%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) VMware
2 2 (8.33%) Bloomberg
2 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (8.33%) Citrix
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Qualys
3 1 (4.17%) Symantec
3 1 (4.17%) Varonis