Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 543 612 555
Rank change year-on-year +69 -57 -19
Contract jobs citing Data Security 329 260 325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.27% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.32% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 170 234
England median daily rate £475 £500 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £319 £319 £314
90th Percentile £675 £700 £597
UK median daily rate £458 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -8.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 4
England median hourly rate £16.60 £13.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.93% -47.06% +155.00%
10th Percentile £11.78 £12.84 £15.90
90th Percentile £57.28 £18.40 £38.82
UK median hourly rate £16.60 £13.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year +22.93% -47.06% +155.00%

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 80305 82432 84439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.63% 84.16% 81.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 54036 54950 55644
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1882 2137 2504
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.43 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +8.58% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.50 £11.26
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 +6 158 £500 - 36
South East +24 56 £415 -30.83% 9
Midlands +37 36 £425 - 3
West Midlands +42 31 £425 +7.26% 2
South West +15 29 £448 -14.76% 4
North of England +52 26 £610 +28.42% 9
North West +19 18 £610 +39.43% 2
East of England -3 17 £450 -4.00% 6
Yorkshire +8 13 £610 +16.19% 4
North East +70 7 £610 +53.46% 3
East Midlands -6 5 £410 -13.68% 1
Data Security
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 England region with a requirement for Data Security.

1 85 (25.84%) Finance
2 80 (24.32%) Data Protection
3 72 (21.88%) GDPR
4 65 (19.76%) Analytical Skills
5 62 (18.84%) SQL
6 56 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
7 54 (16.41%) Information Security
8 52 (15.81%) Analytics
9 51 (15.50%) Data Modelling
10 50 (15.20%) Data Management
11 47 (14.29%) Java
12 45 (13.68%) Business Intelligence
12 45 (13.68%) Big Data
13 44 (13.37%) Oracle
14 42 (12.77%) Project Management
14 42 (12.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 41 (12.46%) Management Information System
16 37 (11.25%) Microsoft
17 36 (10.94%) Data Governance
18 34 (10.33%) Degree
18 34 (10.33%) Data Architecture
19 33 (10.03%) Data Quality
20 32 (9.73%) Amazon AWS
21 31 (9.42%) SQL Server
22 30 (9.12%) Windows
22 30 (9.12%) PCI DSS
23 29 (8.81%) Data Warehouse
23 29 (8.81%) ETL
24 28 (8.51%) Linux
24 28 (8.51%) Data Analysis

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 15 (4.56%) SAS
2 14 (4.26%) WebSphere
3 8 (2.43%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.13%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.22%) Apache Airflow
6 3 (0.91%) CMS
6 3 (0.91%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.61%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.61%) Confluence
7 2 (0.61%) Drupal
7 2 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.61%) IIS
7 2 (0.61%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.30%) Apache
8 1 (0.30%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.30%) Kentico
8 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 19 (5.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (4.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (2.74%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.22%) SPSS
5 4 (1.22%) Stata
6 3 (0.91%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.61%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.61%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.61%) InDesign
7 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (0.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (4.26%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (3.34%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (3.34%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.61%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.30%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.30%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.30%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 32 (9.73%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (7.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (4.86%) SaaS
4 10 (3.04%) IaaS
5 9 (2.74%) PaaS
6 6 (1.82%) Office 365
7 5 (1.52%) Amazon EMR
7 5 (1.52%) Amazon S3
7 5 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (1.22%) Amazon Kinesis
8 4 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.61%) GitHub
9 2 (0.61%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.61%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.30%) Dropbox
10 1 (0.30%) G Suite
10 1 (0.30%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.30%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.56%) LAN
1 15 (4.56%) WAN
2 14 (4.26%) Internet
2 14 (4.26%) Network Security
3 13 (3.95%) Firewall
3 13 (3.95%) HTTP
3 13 (3.95%) SSL
4 12 (3.65%) 3G
4 12 (3.65%) 4G
4 12 (3.65%) 5G
4 12 (3.65%) Bluetooth
4 12 (3.65%) RFID
4 12 (3.65%) SAN
4 12 (3.65%) Wi-Fi
4 12 (3.65%) ZigBee
4 12 (3.65%) Z-Wave
5 9 (2.74%) FTP
5 9 (2.74%) Hyperconnected
5 9 (2.74%) SMTP
5 9 (2.74%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (13.68%) Big Data
2 31 (9.42%) SQL Server
3 29 (8.81%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (7.29%) Hadoop
5 20 (6.08%) NoSQL
6 14 (4.26%) HBase
6 14 (4.26%) Relational Database
7 13 (3.95%) Apache Hive
8 12 (3.65%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (3.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (2.74%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (2.74%) Data Lake
10 9 (2.74%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 9 (2.74%) Pentaho
10 9 (2.74%) RDBMS
11 8 (2.43%) MongoDB
11 8 (2.43%) MySQL
12 7 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (1.82%) Geospatial Data
14 5 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (3.04%) ERwin
2 5 (1.52%) JIRA
2 5 (1.52%) Subversion
2 5 (1.52%) Talend Open Studio
3 4 (1.22%) PowerDesigner
4 3 (0.91%) CocoaPods
4 3 (0.91%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.61%) Gradle
5 2 (0.61%) Maven
5 2 (0.61%) Xcode
6 1 (0.30%) Appium
6 1 (0.30%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.30%) GitLab
6 1 (0.30%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.30%) NUnit
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.30%) Selenium
6 1 (0.30%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 85 (25.84%) Finance
2 21 (6.38%) Banking
3 20 (6.08%) Retail
4 17 (5.17%) Legal
5 10 (3.04%) Marketing
6 9 (2.74%) Law
7 6 (1.82%) Publishing
8 5 (1.52%) Advertising
8 5 (1.52%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.52%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.22%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.22%) Local Government
10 3 (0.91%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.61%) Automotive
11 2 (0.61%) Digital Economy
11 2 (0.61%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.30%) Back Office
12 1 (0.30%) Billing
12 1 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 74 (22.49%) Architect
2 67 (20.36%) Analyst
3 38 (11.55%) Data Architect
4 37 (11.25%) Consultant
5 32 (9.73%) Project Manager
6 30 (9.12%) Developer
7 23 (6.99%) Business Analyst
8 22 (6.69%) GDPR Project Manager
9 16 (4.86%) Security Consultant
10 14 (4.26%) Administrator
10 14 (4.26%) Oracle Analyst
10 14 (4.26%) Security Analyst
11 12 (3.65%) Data Analyst
11 12 (3.65%) Functional Analyst
11 12 (3.65%) Technical Architect
12 11 (3.34%) Security Manager
13 10 (3.04%) GDPR Business Analyst
13 10 (3.04%) Security Engineer
13 10 (3.04%) Virtualisation Engineer
14 9 (2.74%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.69%) XML
2 14 (4.26%) Web Services
3 12 (3.65%) JSON
4 10 (3.04%) Kafka
5 9 (2.74%) cXML
5 9 (2.74%) ebXML
5 9 (2.74%) EDI
5 9 (2.74%) WebSphere MQ
5 9 (2.74%) XML Schema
6 7 (2.13%) HTML
7 6 (1.82%) .NET
7 6 (1.82%) JDBC
7 6 (1.82%) REST
8 5 (1.52%) SAML
8 5 (1.52%) SOAP
9 4 (1.22%) Apache Avro
9 4 (1.22%) CSS
9 4 (1.22%) Regular Expression
9 4 (1.22%) RESTful
9 4 (1.22%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 65 (19.76%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (12.46%) Management Information System
3 23 (6.99%) Enterprise Software
4 21 (6.38%) Data Centre
5 18 (5.47%) Data Protection Act
6 17 (5.17%) Computer Science
7 10 (3.04%) Taxonomies
8 9 (2.74%) DataPower
9 8 (2.43%) Data Structures
10 7 (2.13%) User Experience
11 6 (1.82%) Freedom of Information
12 5 (1.52%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.52%) PMI
13 4 (1.22%) NHS
13 4 (1.22%) Reference Data
13 4 (1.22%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.91%) CESG
14 3 (0.91%) Fintech
14 3 (0.91%) iPad
14 3 (0.91%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 30 (9.12%) Windows
2 28 (8.51%) Linux
3 27 (8.21%) Unix
4 16 (4.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (4.26%) Windows Server
6 8 (2.43%) Solaris
7 7 (2.13%) VMS
7 7 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.82%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.52%) AIX
9 5 (1.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.91%) Android
11 1 (0.30%) CentOS
11 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.30%) MVS
11 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (24.32%) Data Protection
2 56 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (16.41%) Information Security
4 52 (15.81%) Analytics
5 51 (15.50%) Data Modelling
6 50 (15.20%) Data Management
7 45 (13.68%) Business Intelligence
8 42 (12.77%) Project Management
9 36 (10.94%) Data Governance
10 34 (10.33%) Data Architecture
11 29 (8.81%) ETL
12 28 (8.51%) Data Analysis
13 26 (7.90%) Stakeholder Management
14 25 (7.60%) Cybersecurity
14 25 (7.60%) Risk Management
14 25 (7.60%) Visualisation
15 24 (7.29%) Migration
15 24 (7.29%) TOGAF
16 23 (6.99%) Data Strategy
17 21 (6.38%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 62 (18.84%) SQL
2 47 (14.29%) Java
3 19 (5.78%) Python
4 17 (5.17%) JavaScript
5 9 (2.74%) ActionScript
5 9 (2.74%) ActionScript 2.0
5 9 (2.74%) ActionScript 3.0
5 9 (2.74%) PHP
5 9 (2.74%) PowerShell
6 8 (2.43%) PL/SQL
6 8 (2.43%) Shell Script
7 7 (2.13%) Scala
8 6 (1.82%) Perl
8 6 (1.82%) Ruby
8 6 (1.82%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.52%) C#
9 5 (1.52%) VBScript
10 3 (0.91%) Apple Swift
10 3 (0.91%) Objective-C
10 3 (0.91%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (10.33%) Degree
2 18 (5.47%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.56%) CISSP
4 14 (4.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (3.34%) SC Cleared
6 10 (3.04%) CISM
7 8 (2.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (2.13%) MCSE
9 6 (1.82%) CISA
10 5 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (1.52%) PMI Certification
11 4 (1.22%) ISEB
12 3 (0.91%) ISACA
12 3 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.61%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.61%) Postgraduate
13 2 (0.61%) SANS
14 1 (0.30%) IISP
14 1 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
14 1 (0.30%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (21.88%) GDPR
2 42 (12.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (10.03%) Data Quality
4 30 (9.12%) PCI DSS
5 24 (7.29%) QA
6 9 (2.74%) RosettaNet
7 6 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (1.52%) COBIT
8 5 (1.52%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (1.52%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.61%) PMO
10 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.30%) GCP
10 1 (0.30%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.30%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.30%) MiFID
10 1 (0.30%) PSD2
10 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (3.95%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.04%) Hyper-V
2 10 (3.04%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.22%) Apache Flume
4 4 (1.22%) vSphere
5 3 (0.91%) HDFS
5 3 (0.91%) XenApp
5 3 (0.91%) XenServer
6 2 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.30%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.30%) OpenDJ
7 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (1.82%) Puppet
2 5 (1.52%) BladeLogic
2 5 (1.52%) Nagios
2 5 (1.52%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 5 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.52%) SCCM
3 4 (1.22%) CFEngine
3 4 (1.22%) HP SiteScope
3 4 (1.22%) Oozie
4 2 (0.61%) Grafana
4 2 (0.61%) Graphite
4 2 (0.61%) Oracle EDQ
4 2 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.30%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.30%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.30%) Kibana
5 1 (0.30%) QRadar
5 1 (0.30%) Terraform
Vendors
1 44 (13.37%) Oracle
2 37 (11.25%) Microsoft
3 15 (4.56%) IBM
4 14 (4.26%) Cisco
4 14 (4.26%) Citrix
5 12 (3.65%) SAP
5 12 (3.65%) Sigfox
6 11 (3.34%) VMware
7 10 (3.04%) Tableau
8 9 (2.74%) 3PAR
8 9 (2.74%) Informatica
8 9 (2.74%) webMethods
9 7 (2.13%) HP
9 7 (2.13%) Splunk
9 7 (2.13%) Symantec
10 6 (1.82%) CA
10 6 (1.82%) Cloudera
10 6 (1.82%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.52%) BMC
11 5 (1.52%) Salesforce.com