Period
to 20 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 20 February 2019 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 502 505 556
Rank change year-on-year +3 +51 +26
Contract jobs citing Data Security 370 390 269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.42% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.49% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 268 176
England median daily rate £500 £490 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% -2.97% +1.00%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £300
90th Percentile £675 £666 £688
UK median daily rate £500 £493 £500
% change year-on-year +1.52% -1.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 3
England median hourly rate £21.25 £16.19 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.25% +24.54% -27.78%
10th Percentile £13.95 £9.85 £12.50
90th Percentile £78.57 £36.40 £26.70
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £16.19 £13.00
% change year-on-year +54.42% +24.54% -27.78%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 79,204 80,276 75,325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.20% 86.10% 85.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,949 54,077 50,108
England median daily rate £475 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £304 £288 £267
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,997 1,956 2,134
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.04% +6.52%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.10 £50.25 £49.38
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £24.41
% change year-on-year - -1.68% +1.71%

Data Security
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Data Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Data Security in England

Data Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Security in England

Data Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Security in England over the 6 months to 20 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Security in England

Data Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Security in England

Data Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Security in England over the 6 months to 20 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Security in England

Data Security
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 20 February 2019. 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 -18 197 £516 -1.67% 55
East of England +36 45 £550 +48.65% 7
North of England +1 41 £550 +4.76% 13
South East -23 41 £500 +22.70% 14
North West -1 23 £625 +2.46% 10
South West -32 23 £485 +8.44% 5
Midlands -16 22 £425 - 14
West Midlands -25 17 £425 +27.82% 12
Yorkshire -2 15 £525 -13.93% 3
East Midlands 0 5 £550 +14.58% 2
North East -11 4 £418 -31.56%
Data Security
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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 England region with a requirement for Data Security.

1 99 (26.76%) SQL
2 83 (22.43%) Analytics
3 77 (20.81%) Finance
4 76 (20.54%) Agile Software Development
5 72 (19.46%) Microsoft Azure
6 66 (17.84%) Cybersecurity
7 63 (17.03%) Oracle
8 62 (16.76%) Analytical Skills
9 59 (15.95%) Microsoft
10 58 (15.68%) Information Security
11 54 (14.59%) Big Data
12 53 (14.32%) Data Modelling
13 49 (13.24%) Linux
13 49 (13.24%) Amazon AWS
13 49 (13.24%) Problem-Solving
14 45 (12.16%) GDPR
14 45 (12.16%) MongoDB
15 44 (11.89%) SQL Server
15 44 (11.89%) Data Warehouse
16 42 (11.35%) Degree
17 41 (11.08%) Data Quality
18 40 (10.81%) Data Management
19 39 (10.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 39 (10.54%) Business Intelligence
20 38 (10.27%) Windows
20 38 (10.27%) Management Information System
20 38 (10.27%) Security Cleared
20 38 (10.27%) Data Governance
21 37 (10.00%) Python
21 37 (10.00%) ETL

Data Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 25 (6.76%) Apache Spark
2 21 (5.68%) SAS
3 11 (2.97%) Confluence
3 11 (2.97%) MS Exchange
4 10 (2.70%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.16%) CloudStack
5 8 (2.16%) OpenStack
6 5 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.81%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.54%) Apache
9 2 (0.54%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.54%) CMS
9 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.54%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.27%) Appian
10 1 (0.27%) IIS
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (3.78%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 8 (2.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.81%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (0.81%) Oracle iProcurement
3 3 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.81%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.27%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.27%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle iSupplier
5 1 (0.27%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.27%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 72 (19.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (13.24%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (6.49%) SaaS
4 23 (6.22%) Office 365
5 11 (2.97%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (2.97%) PaaS
6 10 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (2.70%) Amazon S3
7 9 (2.43%) Azure Data Factory
7 9 (2.43%) Data Lake Analytics
8 8 (2.16%) IaaS
8 8 (2.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 6 (1.62%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (1.35%) Serverless
11 4 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (1.08%) GitHub
11 4 (1.08%) Mimecast
11 4 (1.08%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.81%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.59%) Firewall
2 11 (2.97%) Network Security
3 9 (2.43%) DNS
4 7 (1.89%) VPN
5 6 (1.62%) SSL
6 5 (1.35%) DHCP
6 5 (1.35%) DMARC
7 4 (1.08%) Internet
7 4 (1.08%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.81%) FTP
8 3 (0.81%) HTTP
8 3 (0.81%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.81%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.81%) LAN
8 3 (0.81%) OSPF
8 3 (0.81%) Skype
8 3 (0.81%) SMTP
8 3 (0.81%) VoIP
8 3 (0.81%) WAN
9 2 (0.54%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (14.59%) Big Data
2 45 (12.16%) MongoDB
3 44 (11.89%) Data Warehouse
3 44 (11.89%) SQL Server
4 35 (9.46%) Hadoop
5 28 (7.57%) NoSQL
6 25 (6.76%) HBase
6 25 (6.76%) MySQL
6 25 (6.76%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (5.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 19 (5.14%) Data Mining
9 16 (4.32%) Oracle Database
10 15 (4.05%) Power BI
11 13 (3.51%) Apache Cassandra
11 13 (3.51%) Apache Hive
11 13 (3.51%) Data Lake
12 12 (3.24%) Redis
12 12 (3.24%) Relational Database
13 9 (2.43%) Amazon RDS
13 9 (2.43%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 19 (5.14%) Jenkins
2 14 (3.78%) Git (software)
3 12 (3.24%) JIRA
4 10 (2.70%) ERwin
5 9 (2.43%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (1.89%) SonarQube
6 7 (1.89%) Visual Studio
7 6 (1.62%) Toad
8 4 (1.08%) PowerDesigner
8 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (1.08%) XMLSpy
9 2 (0.54%) GitLab
10 1 (0.27%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.27%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.27%) Gradle
10 1 (0.27%) Hudson
10 1 (0.27%) Maven
10 1 (0.27%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.27%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 77 (20.81%) Finance
2 32 (8.65%) Legal
3 29 (7.84%) Law
4 26 (7.03%) Banking
5 20 (5.41%) Retail
6 11 (2.97%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.89%) Front Office
8 5 (1.35%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.35%) Marketing
9 4 (1.08%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.81%) Advertising
10 3 (0.81%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.54%) Billing
12 1 (0.27%) Back Office
12 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.27%) Military
12 1 (0.27%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.27%) Publishing
12 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (21.08%) Architect
2 71 (19.19%) Analyst
3 34 (9.19%) Business Analyst
4 33 (8.92%) Project Manager
5 31 (8.38%) Data Architect
6 26 (7.03%) Data Engineer
6 26 (7.03%) Developer
7 25 (6.76%) Consultant
8 22 (5.95%) Security Analyst
8 22 (5.95%) Security Manager
9 21 (5.68%) Administrator
10 19 (5.14%) Security Engineer
11 18 (4.86%) Data Analyst
11 18 (4.86%) DBA
12 17 (4.59%) Azure Engineer
12 17 (4.59%) Big Data Engineer
12 17 (4.59%) Security Architect
12 17 (4.59%) Solutions Architect
13 14 (3.78%) Security Project Manager
13 14 (3.78%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (8.38%) Kafka
2 18 (4.86%) Web Services
3 16 (4.32%) JSON
4 11 (2.97%) RESTful
5 10 (2.70%) REST
5 10 (2.70%) XML
6 8 (2.16%) LDAP
6 8 (2.16%) OpenDaylight
7 7 (1.89%) Natural Language Processing
7 7 (1.89%) OpenID
7 7 (1.89%) React
8 6 (1.62%) Django
8 6 (1.62%) Flask
8 6 (1.62%) NumPy
8 6 (1.62%) Pandas
8 6 (1.62%) scikit-learn
9 5 (1.35%) .NET
9 5 (1.35%) OAuth
9 5 (1.35%) SAML
10 4 (1.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 62 (16.76%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (10.27%) Management Information System
3 15 (4.05%) Data Centre
3 15 (4.05%) Replication
4 14 (3.78%) Clustering
5 13 (3.51%) Algorithms
5 13 (3.51%) Data Protection Act
6 12 (3.24%) User Experience
7 10 (2.70%) PKI
7 10 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (2.43%) Data Structures
9 8 (2.16%) NHS
10 7 (1.89%) Freedom of Information
11 6 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.35%) Fintech
12 5 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (1.08%) Cyber Defence
13 4 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
13 4 (1.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 49 (13.24%) Linux
2 38 (10.27%) Windows
3 32 (8.65%) Unix
4 24 (6.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (4.59%) Windows Server
6 12 (3.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (2.97%) Windows 10
8 9 (2.43%) CentOS
8 9 (2.43%) Windows 7
9 8 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.35%) Solaris
11 4 (1.08%) Android
11 4 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.81%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.27%) DC/OS
13 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.27%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (22.43%) Analytics
2 76 (20.54%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (17.84%) Cybersecurity
4 58 (15.68%) Information Security
5 53 (14.32%) Data Modelling
6 49 (13.24%) Problem-Solving
7 40 (10.81%) Data Management
8 39 (10.54%) Business Intelligence
9 38 (10.27%) Data Governance
10 37 (10.00%) ETL
11 31 (8.38%) Data Architecture
12 30 (8.11%) Visualisation
13 29 (7.84%) Data Integration
13 29 (7.84%) Data Protection
13 29 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
14 28 (7.57%) Data Science
14 28 (7.57%) ITIL
14 28 (7.57%) Threat Management
15 26 (7.03%) Data Analysis
15 26 (7.03%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 99 (26.76%) SQL
2 37 (10.00%) Python
3 25 (6.76%) Java
4 20 (5.41%) R
5 18 (4.86%) PowerShell
6 16 (4.32%) C#
7 15 (4.05%) Shell Script
8 13 (3.51%) JavaScript
9 9 (2.43%) C
9 9 (2.43%) MATLAB
10 8 (2.16%) Perl
11 7 (1.89%) T-SQL
12 6 (1.62%) C++
12 6 (1.62%) VBA
13 4 (1.08%) Go
13 4 (1.08%) Scala
14 3 (0.81%) Apex Code
14 3 (0.81%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.54%) ABAP
15 2 (0.54%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 42 (11.35%) Degree
2 38 (10.27%) Security Cleared
3 20 (5.41%) CISSP
4 16 (4.32%) CISA
4 16 (4.32%) CISM
4 16 (4.32%) SC Cleared
5 11 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (2.97%) DV Cleared
6 8 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.89%) CTC Cleared
7 7 (1.89%) PhD
8 5 (1.35%) PMP
9 4 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.08%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 4 (1.08%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.81%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.81%) CCNP
10 3 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.54%) CCIE
11 2 (0.54%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (12.16%) GDPR
2 41 (11.08%) Data Quality
3 39 (10.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 35 (9.46%) PCI DSS
5 21 (5.68%) QA
6 7 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (1.62%) COBIT
7 6 (1.62%) COSO
7 6 (1.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.54%) SLA
10 1 (0.27%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.27%) FISMA
10 1 (0.27%) GAMP
10 1 (0.27%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.27%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 36 (9.73%) Docker
2 24 (6.49%) Active Directory
3 22 (5.95%) Apache Flume
4 16 (4.32%) Oracle RAC
5 9 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (1.62%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.08%) XenApp
9 3 (0.81%) HDFS
9 3 (0.81%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.27%) KVM
10 1 (0.27%) RHEV
10 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (6.49%) Kubernetes
2 14 (3.78%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 11 (2.97%) Terraform
4 8 (2.16%) Cloudify
4 8 (2.16%) SCCM
5 7 (1.89%) Puppet
6 6 (1.62%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (1.35%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (1.08%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.81%) Oozie
9 3 (0.81%) Salt
10 2 (0.54%) Ansible
10 2 (0.54%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.54%) vRealize
11 1 (0.27%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.27%) Jamf Pro
11 1 (0.27%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 63 (17.03%) Oracle
2 59 (15.95%) Microsoft
3 29 (7.84%) SAP
4 21 (5.68%) Informatica
5 17 (4.59%) Talend
6 15 (4.05%) HP
7 14 (3.78%) Cisco
7 14 (3.78%) VMware
8 13 (3.51%) Tableau
9 12 (3.24%) Hortonworks
10 11 (2.97%) Alteryx
10 11 (2.97%) Google
10 11 (2.97%) Sybase
11 10 (2.70%) Cloudera
11 10 (2.70%) Splunk
12 9 (2.43%) Citrix
12 9 (2.43%) Databricks
13 7 (1.89%) IBM
13 7 (1.89%) Symantec
14 6 (1.62%) ServiceNow