Period
to 23 September 2018

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 23 September 2018 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 525 593 625
Rank change year-on-year +68 +32 -53
Contract jobs citing Data Security 353 264 260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.29% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.34% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 182 175
England median daily rate £500 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.10% -5.26% -
10th Percentile £313 £354 £319
90th Percentile £650 £713 £673
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
England median hourly rate £15.25 £52.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.95% +288.89% -26.91%
10th Percentile £11.91 £38.25 £12.84
90th Percentile £27.50 £63.15 £18.40
UK median hourly rate £15.25 £52.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year -70.95% +288.89% -26.91%

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 79,694 77,269 84,836
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.24% 85.80% 85.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,185 51,395 56,658
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,172 1,880 2,155
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.20 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.46% +1.58% +4.99%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.70 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £20.65 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -13.98% +6.67% +3.45%

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 23 September 2018.

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 23 September 2018.

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 23 September 2018. 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 +31 179 £500 - 43
South East +17 75 £490 +8.89% 21
North of England 0 42 £550 -9.84% 14
Midlands -17 23 £319 -29.18% 18
South West -14 22 £450 +2.86% 8
North West -1 21 £550 -9.84% 8
Yorkshire -9 15 £550 -9.84% 3
East Midlands +13 13 £388 +27.05% 5
East of England -8 11 £450 - 9
West Midlands -40 10 £200 -60.00% 13
North East -12 7 £519 -14.96% 3
Data Security
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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 90 (25.50%) Finance
2 74 (20.96%) SQL
3 71 (20.11%) Analytical Skills
4 65 (18.41%) Microsoft
5 62 (17.56%) GDPR
6 58 (16.43%) Analytics
7 57 (16.15%) Information Security
7 57 (16.15%) Agile Software Development
7 57 (16.15%) Visualisation
8 54 (15.30%) Oracle
8 54 (15.30%) Linux
8 54 (15.30%) Data Modelling
9 53 (15.01%) Big Data
10 50 (14.16%) Business Intelligence
11 49 (13.88%) SQL Server
11 49 (13.88%) Hadoop
11 49 (13.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 48 (13.60%) Data Warehouse
12 48 (13.60%) Data Quality
12 48 (13.60%) Cybersecurity
13 47 (13.31%) Amazon AWS
14 46 (13.03%) Microsoft Azure
14 46 (13.03%) Python
15 42 (11.90%) Data Protection
16 41 (11.61%) Enterprise Architecture
16 41 (11.61%) Windows
16 41 (11.61%) Problem-Solving
17 40 (11.33%) Data Science
17 40 (11.33%) Data Governance
18 38 (10.76%) ITIL

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 27 (7.65%) SAS
2 24 (6.80%) Apache Spark
3 13 (3.68%) Apache
4 8 (2.27%) MS Exchange
4 8 (2.27%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.13%) K2 blackpearl
6 3 (0.85%) IIS
6 3 (0.85%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.57%) AquaLogic
7 2 (0.57%) Confluence
7 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.57%) nginx
7 2 (0.57%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.57%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.57%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.28%) CMS
8 1 (0.28%) JBoss
8 1 (0.28%) Liferay
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 25 (7.08%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (1.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 5 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.85%) Eloqua
3 3 (0.85%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.57%) Line 500
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.57%) Sage X3
4 2 (0.57%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.57%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.28%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.28%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 47 (13.31%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (13.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (8.22%) Office 365
4 20 (5.67%) SaaS
5 14 (3.97%) Amazon S3
6 9 (2.55%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (2.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (1.42%) PaaS
9 4 (1.13%) IaaS
10 3 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.57%) BlueKai
11 2 (0.57%) Cloudflare
11 2 (0.57%) G Suite
12 1 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.28%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.28%) Data Lake Analytics
12 1 (0.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.37%) Firewall
2 15 (4.25%) Network Security
3 8 (2.27%) VoIP
4 6 (1.70%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (1.70%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.42%) DNS
5 5 (1.42%) MPLS
5 5 (1.42%) Wireless
6 4 (1.13%) Kerberos
6 4 (1.13%) Skype
7 3 (0.85%) DHCP
7 3 (0.85%) HTTP
7 3 (0.85%) Internet
7 3 (0.85%) Intranet
7 3 (0.85%) SMS
7 3 (0.85%) VPN
8 2 (0.57%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.57%) SAN
8 2 (0.57%) WebEx
9 1 (0.28%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (15.01%) Big Data
2 49 (13.88%) Hadoop
2 49 (13.88%) SQL Server
3 48 (13.60%) Data Warehouse
4 34 (9.63%) HBase
5 28 (7.93%) MongoDB
6 25 (7.08%) Apache Hive
7 23 (6.52%) Power BI
8 22 (6.23%) PostgreSQL
8 22 (6.23%) Relational Database
8 22 (6.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 21 (5.95%) NoSQL
10 14 (3.97%) Data Lake
10 14 (3.97%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 13 (3.68%) Pentaho
12 12 (3.40%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (3.40%) DB2
12 12 (3.40%) Impala
12 12 (3.40%) RDBMS
13 11 (3.12%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (4.53%) ERwin
2 10 (2.83%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.98%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.13%) JIRA
4 4 (1.13%) Toad
5 2 (0.57%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.57%) GitLab
5 2 (0.57%) WebLogic Workshop
6 1 (0.28%) LSMW
6 1 (0.28%) Mocha
6 1 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 90 (25.50%) Finance
2 30 (8.50%) Retail
3 28 (7.93%) Banking
4 22 (6.23%) Legal
5 9 (2.55%) Marketing
6 6 (1.70%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.42%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.13%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.13%) Law
9 2 (0.57%) Advertising
9 2 (0.57%) Back Office
9 2 (0.57%) Publishing
9 2 (0.57%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Automotive
10 1 (0.28%) Electronics
10 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.28%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 72 (20.40%) Architect
2 52 (14.73%) Analyst
3 33 (9.35%) Data Architect
4 29 (8.22%) Developer
5 28 (7.93%) Business Analyst
6 27 (7.65%) Consultant
7 22 (6.23%) Administrator
8 21 (5.95%) Security Architect
9 20 (5.67%) Data Engineer
10 17 (4.82%) Solutions Architect
10 17 (4.82%) Systems Administrator
11 16 (4.53%) Security Engineer
12 15 (4.25%) Data Analyst
12 15 (4.25%) Security Analyst
13 14 (3.97%) Project Manager
13 14 (3.97%) Security Consultant
13 14 (3.97%) Technical Leader
14 13 (3.68%) Security Manager
15 11 (3.12%) Data Business Analyst
15 11 (3.12%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (8.78%) Kafka
2 10 (2.83%) Web Services
3 9 (2.55%) .NET
3 9 (2.55%) XML
4 8 (2.27%) HTML
4 8 (2.27%) LAMP
4 8 (2.27%) Natural Language Processing
5 6 (1.70%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (1.42%) LAPP Stack
6 5 (1.42%) RESTful
6 5 (1.42%) SAML
6 5 (1.42%) XSD
7 4 (1.13%) JSON
7 4 (1.13%) LDAP
7 4 (1.13%) Spring
8 3 (0.85%) CSS
8 3 (0.85%) Middleware
9 2 (0.57%) Java EE
9 2 (0.57%) Node.js
9 2 (0.57%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 71 (20.11%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (10.76%) Management Information System
3 20 (5.67%) Algorithms
4 19 (5.38%) Computer Science
5 18 (5.10%) Data Centre
6 16 (4.53%) Data Protection Act
7 15 (4.25%) Data Structures
7 15 (4.25%) Reference Data
8 12 (3.40%) PKI
9 8 (2.27%) Freedom of Information
10 7 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.70%) Freedom of Information Act
11 6 (1.70%) Public Cloud
12 5 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (1.42%) Virtual Team
13 4 (1.13%) CMDB
13 4 (1.13%) Fat Client
13 4 (1.13%) NHS
13 4 (1.13%) Thin Client
13 4 (1.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 54 (15.30%) Linux
2 41 (11.61%) Windows
3 32 (9.07%) Unix
4 20 (5.67%) Windows Server
5 19 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (3.40%) CentOS
7 11 (3.12%) Windows 10
8 9 (2.55%) Solaris
9 8 (2.27%) Mac OS
9 8 (2.27%) Windows 7
10 7 (1.98%) Mac OS X
11 5 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (1.13%) Android
13 2 (0.57%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.28%) Debian
14 1 (0.28%) SUSE
14 1 (0.28%) VMS
14 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (16.43%) Analytics
2 57 (16.15%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (16.15%) Information Security
2 57 (16.15%) Visualisation
3 54 (15.30%) Data Modelling
4 50 (14.16%) Business Intelligence
5 48 (13.60%) Cybersecurity
6 42 (11.90%) Data Protection
7 41 (11.61%) Enterprise Architecture
7 41 (11.61%) Problem-Solving
8 40 (11.33%) Data Governance
8 40 (11.33%) Data Science
9 38 (10.76%) Data Management
9 38 (10.76%) ITIL
10 36 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
11 35 (9.92%) ETL
12 34 (9.63%) Data Visualisation
13 26 (7.37%) Data Integration
13 26 (7.37%) Risk Management
14 25 (7.08%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 74 (20.96%) SQL
2 46 (13.03%) Python
3 26 (7.37%) Java
4 24 (6.80%) R
5 21 (5.95%) C#
5 21 (5.95%) Scala
6 18 (5.10%) Shell Script
7 17 (4.82%) JavaScript
7 17 (4.82%) MATLAB
8 16 (4.53%) T-SQL
9 10 (2.83%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.98%) AppleScript
11 5 (1.42%) Go
11 5 (1.42%) HiveQL
11 5 (1.42%) Ruby
12 4 (1.13%) C++
13 3 (0.85%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.85%) C
13 3 (0.85%) VBA
14 2 (0.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 30 (8.50%) CISSP
2 25 (7.08%) Degree
3 24 (6.80%) CISA
3 24 (6.80%) CISM
3 24 (6.80%) Security Cleared
4 17 (4.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (4.53%) SC Cleared
6 13 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (3.40%) CCNA
8 9 (2.55%) PhD
9 4 (1.13%) GIAC
9 4 (1.13%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 4 (1.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.13%) SANS
9 4 (1.13%) SSCP
10 3 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.85%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (0.85%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.57%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (17.56%) GDPR
2 49 (13.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 48 (13.60%) Data Quality
4 26 (7.37%) PCI DSS
5 16 (4.53%) QA
6 12 (3.40%) HIPAA
7 6 (1.70%) SLA
8 5 (1.42%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (1.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.57%) COBIT
11 2 (0.57%) NIST 800
11 2 (0.57%) PSD2
12 1 (0.28%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.28%) ISO 31000
12 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 36 (10.20%) Active Directory
2 18 (5.10%) Apache Flume
3 17 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (4.25%) Docker
5 8 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.42%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.57%) HDFS
9 2 (0.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (0.57%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.28%) vSphere
10 1 (0.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (3.97%) Kubernetes
1 14 (3.97%) Terraform
2 12 (3.40%) SCCM
3 6 (1.70%) Kibana
3 6 (1.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 5 (1.42%) Puppet
5 4 (1.13%) Ansible
6 3 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.57%) CASB
7 2 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.57%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.57%) Oozie
7 2 (0.57%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.28%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Sentry
8 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 65 (18.41%) Microsoft
2 54 (15.30%) Oracle
3 36 (10.20%) Tableau
4 22 (6.23%) Splunk
5 19 (5.38%) SAP
6 18 (5.10%) Informatica
6 18 (5.10%) VMware
7 17 (4.82%) Cloudera
7 17 (4.82%) Talend
8 15 (4.25%) IBM
9 12 (3.40%) CyberArk
9 12 (3.40%) ForeScout
9 12 (3.40%) McAfee
10 9 (2.55%) Alteryx
10 9 (2.55%) Google
10 9 (2.55%) Hortonworks
10 9 (2.55%) Teradata
11 8 (2.27%) CA
11 8 (2.27%) ServiceNow
12 6 (1.70%) Citrix