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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 430 471 483
Rank change year-on-year +41 +12  
Contract jobs citing Data Security 154 143 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.29% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.35% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 96 86
Median daily rate £500 £475 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £361 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £641 £600 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £495
% change year-on-year -5.55% -9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 - -

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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34656 40979 39244
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.30% 82.95% 79.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 23008 27240 24713
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 862 1004 1153
Median hourly rate £36.00 £36.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.36% +32.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.50 £48.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Data Security
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +49 84 £516 +0.73% 19
South East +2 29 £500 +11.11% 6
Yorkshire +12 9 £228 -43.35% 2
South West -1 7 £638 +82.14% 2
East Midlands -7 7 - -
West Midlands +17 5 £340 -2.85% 4
East of England 0 5 £415 -2.35% 4
North West +24 4 £420 -6.66% 3
North East -15 3 £550 +2.32% 1
Data Security
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 71 (25.18%) Information Security
2 66 (23.40%) Finance
3 58 (20.57%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (19.86%) Security Cleared
5 48 (17.02%) Management Information System
6 47 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 45 (15.96%) PCI DSS
8 43 (15.25%) Oracle
9 42 (14.89%) Microsoft
10 39 (13.83%) SQL
10 39 (13.83%) Data Modelling
11 38 (13.48%) Linux
11 38 (13.48%) Data Protection
11 38 (13.48%) Analytics
12 37 (13.12%) Cybersecurity
12 37 (13.12%) Data Management
13 36 (12.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 36 (12.77%) SQL Server
14 35 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
15 31 (10.99%) Project Management
16 29 (10.28%) Data Architecture
17 28 (9.93%) Stakeholder Management
17 28 (9.93%) Web Services
17 28 (9.93%) Business Intelligence
17 28 (9.93%) Data Quality
18 27 (9.57%) Python
18 27 (9.57%) MS Excel
18 27 (9.57%) Degree
18 27 (9.57%) Data Analysis
19 26 (9.22%) 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 15 (5.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 14 (4.96%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.77%) nginx
3 5 (1.77%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.42%) Apache
4 4 (1.42%) Apache Solr
4 4 (1.42%) SAS
5 3 (1.06%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.06%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.71%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.71%) CMS
6 2 (0.71%) Confluence
6 2 (0.71%) IIS
6 2 (0.71%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.71%) MS Project Server
6 2 (0.71%) Mule
6 2 (0.71%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 27 (9.57%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.90%) MS Office
3 5 (1.77%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (1.77%) SPSS
4 4 (1.42%) MS Project
4 4 (1.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.35%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.67%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (4.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (2.84%) Office 365
4 8 (2.84%) SaaS
5 6 (2.13%) GitHub
5 6 (2.13%) IaaS
5 6 (2.13%) PaaS
6 5 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.06%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.71%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.71%) Heroku
9 1 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.35%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.03%) Network Security
2 11 (3.90%) Firewall
3 7 (2.48%) LAN
4 6 (2.13%) VPN
4 6 (2.13%) WAN
4 6 (2.13%) Wireless
5 5 (1.77%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (1.77%) DNS
5 5 (1.77%) Internet
5 5 (1.77%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (1.77%) Skype
6 4 (1.42%) SAN
6 4 (1.42%) VLAN
7 3 (1.06%) FTP
7 3 (1.06%) HTTP
8 2 (0.71%) BGP
8 2 (0.71%) IPsec
8 2 (0.71%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.35%) 3G
9 1 (0.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.09%) Big Data
3 19 (6.74%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (6.38%) Oracle Database
5 15 (5.32%) NoSQL
5 15 (5.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (4.61%) Hadoop
7 10 (3.55%) MongoDB
7 10 (3.55%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (2.84%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (2.13%) MySQL
9 6 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.77%) QlikView
11 3 (1.06%) Apache Hive
11 3 (1.06%) DB2
11 3 (1.06%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (3.19%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.48%) JIRA
2 7 (2.48%) PowerDesigner
3 4 (1.42%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.71%) Appium
4 2 (0.71%) Calabash
4 2 (0.71%) Jasmine
4 2 (0.71%) JBehave
4 2 (0.71%) JUnit
4 2 (0.71%) Maven
4 2 (0.71%) Selenium
4 2 (0.71%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.71%) TestRail
4 2 (0.71%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.71%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.35%) ERwin
5 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.35%) GoCD
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.35%) Subversion
General
1 66 (23.40%) Finance
2 21 (7.45%) Banking
3 13 (4.61%) Retail
4 12 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.19%) Marketing
6 8 (2.84%) Legal
7 5 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.06%) Back Office
8 3 (1.06%) Publishing
8 3 (1.06%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Electronics
9 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.35%) German Language
9 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 63 (22.34%) Architect
2 44 (15.60%) Analyst
3 32 (11.35%) Developer
4 30 (10.64%) Data Architect
5 23 (8.16%) Security Architect
6 20 (7.09%) Project Manager
7 19 (6.74%) Security Analyst
8 18 (6.38%) Business Analyst
9 13 (4.61%) Administrator
9 13 (4.61%) Consultant
9 13 (4.61%) Data Manager
9 13 (4.61%) Solutions Architect
10 12 (4.26%) Security Officer
11 11 (3.90%) Security Manager
12 10 (3.55%) Enterprise Architect
12 10 (3.55%) Systems Administrator
13 8 (2.84%) Enterprise Data Architect
13 8 (2.84%) Technical Architect
14 7 (2.48%) Python Developer
14 7 (2.48%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (9.93%) Web Services
2 15 (5.32%) XML
3 13 (4.61%) .NET
4 8 (2.84%) HTML
5 6 (2.13%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.77%) JSON
6 5 (1.77%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 5 (1.77%) RESTful
7 4 (1.42%) Kafka
7 4 (1.42%) Middleware
8 3 (1.06%) SOAP
9 2 (0.71%) Hibernate
9 2 (0.71%) IBM Integration Bus
9 2 (0.71%) POSIX
9 2 (0.71%) REST
9 2 (0.71%) Spark Streaming
9 2 (0.71%) XSD
10 1 (0.35%) Backbone.js
10 1 (0.35%) boto
10 1 (0.35%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 48 (17.02%) Management Information System
2 35 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (6.74%) Cyber Defence
4 15 (5.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 15 (5.32%) Reference Data
5 13 (4.61%) NHS
6 9 (3.19%) Data Protection Act
6 9 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.84%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.48%) Data Structures
9 6 (2.13%) Mainframe
9 6 (2.13%) Security Operations Centre
9 6 (2.13%) Social Media
10 5 (1.77%) CESG
10 5 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.77%) User Experience
11 4 (1.42%) Blog
11 4 (1.42%) Cyber Attack
11 4 (1.42%) Data Centre
11 4 (1.42%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 38 (13.48%) Linux
2 24 (8.51%) Unix
3 23 (8.16%) Windows
4 13 (4.61%) Mac OS
5 6 (2.13%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.77%) CentOS
6 5 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.42%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.71%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (25.18%) Information Security
2 58 (20.57%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (13.83%) Data Modelling
4 38 (13.48%) Analytics
4 38 (13.48%) Data Protection
5 37 (13.12%) Cybersecurity
5 37 (13.12%) Data Management
6 31 (10.99%) Project Management
7 29 (10.28%) Data Architecture
8 28 (9.93%) Business Intelligence
8 28 (9.93%) Stakeholder Management
9 27 (9.57%) Data Analysis
10 26 (9.22%) Data Governance
10 26 (9.22%) ETL
10 26 (9.22%) Migration
10 26 (9.22%) Security Management
11 21 (7.45%) Risk Management
12 20 (7.09%) Data Migration
12 20 (7.09%) Data Privacy
12 20 (7.09%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 39 (13.83%) SQL
2 27 (9.57%) Python
3 17 (6.03%) Java
4 15 (5.32%) JavaScript
5 13 (4.61%) Perl
6 10 (3.55%) Ruby
7 8 (2.84%) C
7 8 (2.84%) C#
7 8 (2.84%) C++
7 8 (2.84%) Scala
8 7 (2.48%) Go
8 7 (2.48%) R
9 5 (1.77%) PHP
10 4 (1.42%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.06%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.71%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.71%) Haskell
12 2 (0.71%) VBA
13 1 (0.35%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (19.86%) Security Cleared
2 47 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 27 (9.57%) Degree
4 21 (7.45%) CISSP
5 20 (7.09%) CISM
6 8 (2.84%) DV Cleared
7 7 (2.48%) CISA
8 6 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (2.13%) PMI Certification
9 5 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.77%) Oracle Certification
9 5 (1.77%) SSCP
10 4 (1.42%) CLAS
10 4 (1.42%) MCSE
10 4 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.42%) Postgraduate
10 4 (1.42%) SANS
11 3 (1.06%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.06%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (15.96%) PCI DSS
2 36 (12.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (9.93%) Data Quality
4 10 (3.55%) GDPR
5 9 (3.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (1.77%) QA
7 4 (1.42%) ISO27002
7 4 (1.42%) SLA
8 3 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (1.06%) GxP
8 3 (1.06%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (1.06%) ISO22301
8 3 (1.06%) ISO27005
9 2 (0.71%) FedRAMP
9 2 (0.71%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.71%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.35%) BS25999
10 1 (0.35%) COBIT
System Software
1 16 (5.67%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.90%) Docker
3 5 (1.77%) Corosync
3 5 (1.77%) OpenSSH
3 5 (1.77%) Squid
4 4 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.06%) Apache Flume
5 3 (1.06%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.06%) vSphere
6 2 (0.71%) KVM
6 2 (0.71%) LXC
6 2 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.71%) Xen
7 1 (0.35%) HDFS
7 1 (0.35%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.35%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 13 (4.61%) McAfee ePO
2 11 (3.90%) Puppet
3 5 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.77%) Pacemaker
4 4 (1.42%) SCCM
5 2 (0.71%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.35%) Ansible
6 1 (0.35%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.35%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.35%) Control-M
6 1 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.35%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.35%) Grafana
6 1 (0.35%) Graphite
6 1 (0.35%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.35%) Mesos
6 1 (0.35%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.35%) Salt
6 1 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 43 (15.25%) Oracle
2 42 (14.89%) Microsoft
3 22 (7.80%) VMware
4 15 (5.32%) Splunk
5 14 (4.96%) Intel Security
6 8 (2.84%) IBM
6 8 (2.84%) ServiceNow
7 7 (2.48%) Cisco
8 5 (1.77%) IBM Sterling
8 5 (1.77%) SAP
9 4 (1.42%) Citrix
9 4 (1.42%) Sitecore
10 3 (1.06%) Cognos
10 3 (1.06%) HP
10 3 (1.06%) Netezza
10 3 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.06%) Teradata
10 3 (1.06%) Varonis
11 2 (0.71%) LogRhythm
11 2 (0.71%) Rapid7
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