Period
to 27 November 2021

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 6 months to 27 November 2021 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
27 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 158 117 206
Rank change year-on-year -41 +89 +24
Contract jobs citing Data Security 26 7 21
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.65% 0.36% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.40% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 18
10th Percentile £489 £352 £403
25th Percentile £531 £406 £471
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £475 £525
Median % change year-on-year +21.05% -9.52% +7.69%
75th Percentile £638 £538 £609
90th Percentile £738 £549 £695
Central London median daily rate £575 £475 £533
% change year-on-year +21.05% -10.80% +15.14%

Data Security is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,622 1,743 5,217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.03% 88.88% 90.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,788 1,307 4,131
10th Percentile £371 £313 £325
25th Percentile £463 £413 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +2.59%
75th Percentile £650 £601 £613
90th Percentile £750 £688 £688
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £513
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 51
10th Percentile £18.93 £14.44 £12.00
25th Percentile £21.69 £21.00 £13.49
Median hourly rate £36.25 £32.00 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year +13.28% +64.10% +4.28%
75th Percentile £58.94 £39.63 £24.25
90th Percentile £67.98 £46.70 £51.25
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £30.95 £20.92
% change year-on-year +13.10% +47.96% +11.84%

Data Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Data Security as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Data Security in the City of London

Data Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Security in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Data Security in the City of London

Data Security
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Security in the City of London over the 6 months to 27 November 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Data Security in the City of London

Data Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Security in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Data Security in the City of London

Data Security
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Security within the City of London region over the 6 months to 27 November 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 2 £675 -
Data Security
Central London

For the 6 months to 27 November 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Data Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Data Security.

1 15 (57.69%) Azure
2 14 (53.85%) DevOps
3 12 (46.15%) Finance
4 10 (38.46%) GDPR
5 9 (34.62%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (34.62%) AWS
6 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
6 8 (30.77%) Terraform
7 7 (26.92%) Ansible
7 7 (26.92%) Docker
7 7 (26.92%) Kubernetes
7 7 (26.92%) Python
7 7 (26.92%) Information Security
8 6 (23.08%) GCP
8 6 (23.08%) Social Skills
9 5 (19.23%) GitHub
9 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
9 5 (19.23%) Privileged Access Management
9 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (19.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (19.23%) COBIT
9 5 (19.23%) ISMS
9 5 (19.23%) Data Protection
9 5 (19.23%) PCI DSS
9 5 (19.23%) Windows
9 5 (19.23%) IBM
9 5 (19.23%) Internet
9 5 (19.23%) Information Security Management
9 5 (19.23%) Security Management
10 4 (15.38%) Financial Institution

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 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 3 (11.54%) Confluence
2 3 (11.54%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.85%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (57.69%) Azure
2 9 (34.62%) AWS
3 6 (23.08%) GCP
4 5 (19.23%) GitHub
5 3 (11.54%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (11.54%) Serverless
6 2 (7.69%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (7.69%) IaaS
6 2 (7.69%) PaaS
6 2 (7.69%) Power Platform
6 2 (7.69%) SaaS
7 1 (3.85%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 1 (3.85%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 1 (3.85%) GitHub Actions
7 1 (3.85%) Microsoft 365
7 1 (3.85%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) Internet
2 4 (15.38%) Kerberos
2 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 3 (11.54%) DNS
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (3.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Big Data
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.69%) Power BI
3 1 (3.85%) Data Lake
3 1 (3.85%) MS Access
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Subversion
2 3 (11.54%) JIRA
2 3 (11.54%) TeamCity
3 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.85%) Serena SBM
General
1 12 (46.15%) Finance
2 6 (23.08%) Social Skills
3 4 (15.38%) Banking
3 4 (15.38%) Financial Institution
3 4 (15.38%) Legal
4 3 (11.54%) International Banking
5 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Architect
2 5 (19.23%) Consultant
2 5 (19.23%) Security Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) Cloud Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Security Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Data Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Security Technical Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Security Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Audit Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) AWS Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Cloud Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Risk Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Security Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Site Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Site Reliability Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) LDAP
2 2 (7.69%) REST
2 2 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Clustering
1 4 (15.38%) Hedge funds
2 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Cloud
3 2 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (7.69%) Replication
3 2 (7.69%) Taxonomies
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Windows
1 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.69%) Linux
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2016
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2019
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Solaris
4 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) DevOps
2 9 (34.62%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (26.92%) Information Security
4 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (19.23%) Data Protection
4 5 (19.23%) Information Security Management
4 5 (19.23%) ISMS
4 5 (19.23%) Privileged Access Management
4 5 (19.23%) Security Management
5 4 (15.38%) AOP
5 4 (15.38%) Compliance Audit
5 4 (15.38%) Data Governance
5 4 (15.38%) Decision-Making
5 4 (15.38%) DevSecOps
5 4 (15.38%) High Availability
5 4 (15.38%) Identity Management
5 4 (15.38%) Regulatory Compliance
5 4 (15.38%) Security Hardening
6 3 (11.54%) Risk Management
6 3 (11.54%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) Python
2 4 (15.38%) C
2 4 (15.38%) C++
2 4 (15.38%) Java
3 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
3 3 (11.54%) SQL
4 2 (7.69%) VBA
5 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) CISSP
1 4 (15.38%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
2 3 (11.54%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.85%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (38.46%) GDPR
2 5 (19.23%) COBIT
2 5 (19.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (19.23%) PCI DSS
3 4 (15.38%) Data Quality
4 1 (3.85%) NCSC
4 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Docker
2 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) Terraform
2 7 (26.92%) Ansible
2 7 (26.92%) Kubernetes
3 3 (11.54%) Control-M
3 3 (11.54%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (11.54%) Netcool
3 3 (11.54%) QRadar
3 3 (11.54%) Tivoli
3 3 (11.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (7.69%) Puppet
5 1 (3.85%) Icinga
5 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 5 (19.23%) IBM
3 4 (15.38%) VMware
4 3 (11.54%) BMC
4 3 (11.54%) CyberArk
4 3 (11.54%) EMC
4 3 (11.54%) Qualys
4 3 (11.54%) Splunk
5 2 (7.69%) Databricks
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle
5 2 (7.69%) SaltStack
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco
6 1 (3.85%) Dell
6 1 (3.85%) Infoblox
6 1 (3.85%) Informatica
6 1 (3.85%) McAfee
6 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (3.85%) Sophos
6 1 (3.85%) Symantec