Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 534 537 627
Rank change year-on-year +3 +90 -64
Contract jobs citing Data Security 332 327 257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.35% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.40% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 221 168
England median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £298 £318 £319
90th Percentile £650 £675 £700
UK median daily rate £500 £455 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 5
England median hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.41% +25.93% -47.06%
10th Percentile £13.75 £11.20 £12.84
90th Percentile £27.50 £58.45 £18.40
UK median hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -4.41% +25.93% -47.06%

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 82,173 80,818 82,573
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.39% 85.91% 85.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,045 54,282 54,948
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £608
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,095 1,922 2,227
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.38% +2.17% +4.55%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.14 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.93% +2.84% +1.74%

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 November 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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +23 178 £503 +0.50% 61
South East -13 61 £475 +14.46% 13
North of England -11 40 £550 -9.84% 8
North West -7 22 £575 -5.74% 5
South West -28 22 £481 +8.15% 9
Midlands -17 20 £275 -35.29% 14
Yorkshire -11 15 £675 +10.66% 2
West Midlands -34 14 £238 -44.12% 13
East of England -4 10 £400 -11.11% 6
East Midlands +10 6 £425 +3.66% 1
North East -5 5 £406 -33.40% 1
Data Security
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 87 (26.20%) Finance
2 83 (25.00%) SQL
3 60 (18.07%) Microsoft
3 60 (18.07%) Information Security
4 58 (17.47%) Oracle
4 58 (17.47%) Analytical Skills
5 57 (17.17%) Microsoft Azure
6 56 (16.87%) Agile Software Development
6 56 (16.87%) Big Data
7 55 (16.57%) Linux
8 54 (16.27%) Analytics
9 52 (15.66%) Python
10 50 (15.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 48 (14.46%) SQL Server
12 47 (14.16%) Amazon AWS
13 46 (13.86%) Data Science
14 45 (13.55%) Windows
15 44 (13.25%) Hadoop
15 44 (13.25%) Cybersecurity
16 43 (12.95%) Degree
17 42 (12.65%) Data Warehouse
17 42 (12.65%) Business Intelligence
18 39 (11.75%) Management Information System
19 38 (11.45%) Data Modelling
20 37 (11.14%) Visualisation
20 37 (11.14%) Data Quality
21 36 (10.84%) GDPR
21 36 (10.84%) ETL
22 35 (10.54%) Unix
22 35 (10.54%) 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 30 (9.04%) SAS
2 24 (7.23%) Apache Spark
3 13 (3.92%) MS Exchange
4 9 (2.71%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.11%) Confluence
6 5 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.20%) Apache
8 3 (0.90%) IIS
8 3 (0.90%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.60%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.60%) AquaLogic
9 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.60%) nginx
9 2 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.60%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.60%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.30%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.30%) Appian
10 1 (0.30%) Ethereum
10 1 (0.30%) Liferay
Applications
1 18 (5.42%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.30%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 10 (3.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.81%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (0.90%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.60%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.60%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.30%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.30%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 57 (17.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (14.16%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (7.53%) Office 365
4 21 (6.33%) SaaS
5 15 (4.52%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (4.52%) Amazon S3
6 12 (3.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 11 (3.31%) PaaS
8 10 (3.01%) IaaS
9 7 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (1.81%) Azure Data Factory
10 6 (1.81%) Data Lake Analytics
11 4 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (1.20%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.60%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.60%) G Suite
13 2 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.22%) Firewall
2 10 (3.01%) DNS
3 9 (2.71%) VoIP
4 8 (2.41%) DHCP
4 8 (2.41%) Network Security
5 6 (1.81%) VPN
5 6 (1.81%) Wireless
6 5 (1.51%) Kerberos
6 5 (1.51%) MPLS
6 5 (1.51%) Skype
6 5 (1.51%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.20%) Internet
7 4 (1.20%) SSL
8 3 (0.90%) HTTP
9 2 (0.60%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.60%) Intranet
9 2 (0.60%) SAN
9 2 (0.60%) SMS
9 2 (0.60%) WebEx
10 1 (0.30%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (16.87%) Big Data
2 48 (14.46%) SQL Server
3 44 (13.25%) Hadoop
4 42 (12.65%) Data Warehouse
5 33 (9.94%) MongoDB
6 31 (9.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 26 (7.83%) HBase
8 20 (6.02%) Power BI
8 20 (6.02%) Relational Database
9 18 (5.42%) Data Mining
9 18 (5.42%) NoSQL
10 17 (5.12%) PostgreSQL
11 15 (4.52%) Data Lake
12 13 (3.92%) Amazon RDS
12 13 (3.92%) Apache Hive
12 13 (3.92%) Oracle Database
12 13 (3.92%) RDBMS
12 13 (3.92%) Redis
13 12 (3.61%) Apache Cassandra
13 12 (3.61%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 10 (3.01%) Jenkins
1 10 (3.01%) JIRA
2 8 (2.41%) ERwin
3 6 (1.81%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.20%) SonarQube
4 4 (1.20%) Toad
5 3 (0.90%) GitLab
5 3 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.60%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.60%) PowerDesigner
6 2 (0.60%) WebLogic Workshop
6 2 (0.60%) XMLSpy
7 1 (0.30%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.30%) Gradle
7 1 (0.30%) LSMW
7 1 (0.30%) Maven
7 1 (0.30%) Mocha
7 1 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.30%) SoapUI
General
1 87 (26.20%) Finance
2 31 (9.34%) Legal
3 24 (7.23%) Retail
4 16 (4.82%) Banking
5 6 (1.81%) Marketing
6 5 (1.51%) Law
6 5 (1.51%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.51%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.20%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.20%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.90%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.60%) Advertising
9 2 (0.60%) Billing
9 2 (0.60%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.30%) Automotive
10 1 (0.30%) Front Office
10 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.30%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 54 (16.27%) Analyst
2 50 (15.06%) Architect
3 32 (9.64%) Developer
4 26 (7.83%) Business Analyst
5 24 (7.23%) Administrator
5 24 (7.23%) Consultant
6 23 (6.93%) Data Engineer
7 21 (6.33%) Project Manager
8 17 (5.12%) Security Analyst
9 14 (4.22%) Security Consultant
9 14 (4.22%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (3.92%) Azure Engineer
10 13 (3.92%) Big Data Engineer
10 13 (3.92%) Data Architect
10 13 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
10 13 (3.92%) Technical Leader
11 12 (3.61%) Data Analyst
11 12 (3.61%) Security Manager
12 11 (3.31%) DBA
12 11 (3.31%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (9.64%) Kafka
2 15 (4.52%) Web Services
3 12 (3.61%) JSON
4 9 (2.71%) .NET
4 9 (2.71%) Natural Language Processing
5 8 (2.41%) XML
6 7 (2.11%) RESTful
7 6 (1.81%) LDAP
7 6 (1.81%) REST
8 5 (1.51%) HTML
8 5 (1.51%) OAuth
9 4 (1.20%) Django
9 4 (1.20%) Flask
9 4 (1.20%) NumPy
9 4 (1.20%) OAuth2
9 4 (1.20%) OpenID
9 4 (1.20%) Pandas
9 4 (1.20%) React
9 4 (1.20%) scikit-learn
9 4 (1.20%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 58 (17.47%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (11.75%) Management Information System
3 28 (8.43%) Computer Science
4 27 (8.13%) Algorithms
5 16 (4.82%) Data Centre
6 12 (3.61%) PKI
7 10 (3.01%) Clustering
7 10 (3.01%) Data Protection Act
8 9 (2.71%) Replication
9 6 (1.81%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.81%) Freedom of Information
9 6 (1.81%) NHS
9 6 (1.81%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (1.20%) Credit Risk
11 4 (1.20%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.20%) Freedom of Information Act
11 4 (1.20%) Market Risk
11 4 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 55 (16.57%) Linux
2 45 (13.55%) Windows
3 35 (10.54%) Unix
4 27 (8.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (7.23%) Windows Server
6 15 (4.52%) Windows 10
7 13 (3.92%) CentOS
8 11 (3.31%) Windows 7
8 11 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (2.11%) Mac OS
10 7 (2.11%) Solaris
11 6 (1.81%) Mac OS X
12 5 (1.51%) Android
13 4 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.60%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.30%) DC/OS
15 1 (0.30%) Debian
15 1 (0.30%) SUSE
15 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (18.07%) Information Security
2 56 (16.87%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (16.27%) Analytics
4 46 (13.86%) Data Science
5 44 (13.25%) Cybersecurity
6 42 (12.65%) Business Intelligence
7 38 (11.45%) Data Modelling
8 37 (11.14%) Visualisation
9 36 (10.84%) ETL
10 35 (10.54%) ITIL
11 34 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
12 31 (9.34%) Data Governance
12 31 (9.34%) Data Protection
13 29 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
14 28 (8.43%) Data Management
14 28 (8.43%) DevOps
14 28 (8.43%) Enterprise Architecture
15 27 (8.13%) Data Integration
16 25 (7.53%) Data Visualisation
17 24 (7.23%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 83 (25.00%) SQL
2 52 (15.66%) Python
3 32 (9.64%) R
4 27 (8.13%) C#
5 24 (7.23%) Java
6 20 (6.02%) MATLAB
7 18 (5.42%) JavaScript
8 15 (4.52%) Scala
9 14 (4.22%) Shell Script
10 11 (3.31%) T-SQL
11 10 (3.01%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.81%) AppleScript
13 5 (1.51%) Go
13 5 (1.51%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.20%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.20%) C
14 4 (1.20%) C++
15 3 (0.90%) Perl
15 3 (0.90%) Ruby
15 3 (0.90%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (12.95%) Degree
2 35 (10.54%) CISSP
3 32 (9.64%) CISM
3 32 (9.64%) Security Cleared
4 28 (8.43%) CISA
5 22 (6.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (4.52%) SC Cleared
7 13 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (3.61%) CCNA
9 9 (2.71%) PhD
10 6 (1.81%) DV Cleared
10 6 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.20%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 3 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.90%) MCP
13 2 (0.60%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.60%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.60%) IISP
13 2 (0.60%) ISEB
13 2 (0.60%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (15.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (11.14%) Data Quality
3 36 (10.84%) GDPR
4 24 (7.23%) PCI DSS
5 13 (3.92%) HIPAA
5 13 (3.92%) QA
6 5 (1.51%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (1.51%) SLA
7 4 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.60%) PSD2
9 1 (0.30%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.30%) FISMA
9 1 (0.30%) GAMP
9 1 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 32 (9.64%) Active Directory
2 28 (8.43%) Apache Flume
3 18 (5.42%) Docker
4 13 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (2.41%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (1.81%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.51%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (1.51%) XenApp
9 3 (0.90%) HDFS
9 3 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.60%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 2 (0.60%) vSphere
11 1 (0.30%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 20 (6.02%) Kubernetes
2 16 (4.82%) Terraform
3 12 (3.61%) SCCM
4 8 (2.41%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 6 (1.81%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (1.20%) Hadoop YARN
6 4 (1.20%) Puppet
7 3 (0.90%) Ansible
7 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.90%) Oozie
7 3 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.60%) Salt
8 2 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.60%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.30%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.30%) Nagios
9 1 (0.30%) Nessus
9 1 (0.30%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 60 (18.07%) Microsoft
2 58 (17.47%) Oracle
3 29 (8.73%) SAP
4 26 (7.83%) Informatica
5 22 (6.63%) Tableau
6 19 (5.72%) VMware
7 18 (5.42%) Talend
8 17 (5.12%) Alteryx
9 16 (4.82%) Splunk
10 12 (3.61%) CyberArk
10 12 (3.61%) ForeScout
10 12 (3.61%) Hortonworks
10 12 (3.61%) IBM
10 12 (3.61%) McAfee
11 11 (3.31%) Cisco
11 11 (3.31%) Citrix
11 11 (3.31%) HP
12 9 (2.71%) Cloudera
12 9 (2.71%) Teradata
13 7 (2.11%) Sybase