Period
to 30 July 2021

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 30 July 2021 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 457 367 467
Rank change year-on-year -90 +100 +33
Contract jobs citing Data Security 251 177 396
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.54% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.63% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 106 244
10th Percentile £346 £360 £363
25th Percentile £441 £450 £446
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £600 £525
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% +14.29% +5.00%
75th Percentile £638 £677 £638
90th Percentile £734 £806 £738
UK median daily rate £550 £595 £525
% change year-on-year -7.56% +13.33% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 10
Median hourly rate £15.82 £26.96 £15.00
Median % change year-on-year -41.32% +79.73% +9.09%
UK median hourly rate £15.82 £26.96 £15.00
% change year-on-year -41.32% +79.73% +9.09%

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 51,236 28,263 73,463
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 88.98% 87.02% 88.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 35,511 19,196 49,647
10th Percentile £313 £305 £300
25th Percentile £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +2.70%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,481 782 1,930
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.37 £11.75
25th Percentile £14.50 £16.00 £14.42
Median hourly rate £22.81 £24.95 £22.92
Median % change year-on-year -8.58% +8.85% +11.95%
75th Percentile £46.54 £46.40 £46.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £23.31 £24.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year -5.63% +9.78% +12.50%

Data Security
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Security in England

Data Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Security in England.

Daily rate trend for Data Security in England

Data Security
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Security in England over the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Data Security in England

Data Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Security in England.

Hourly rate trend 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 30 July 2021. 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 -86 142 £600 - 41
South East -49 28 £450 -25.00% 25
Midlands -38 25 £400 -5.88% 17
West Midlands -23 20 £375 -11.76% 12
North of England -41 17 £375 -46.43% 24
North West -34 11 £425 -38.18% 14
East of England -17 6 £625 +15.74% 5
East Midlands -16 5 £525 +61.54% 5
South West -16 5 £558 -6.30% 5
North East -16 3 £265 -71.35% 2
Yorkshire -27 3 £563 +161.63% 8
Data Security
UK

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, 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 85 (33.86%) Azure
2 72 (28.69%) Finance
2 72 (28.69%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (25.10%) Cybersecurity
4 62 (24.70%) DevOps
5 60 (23.90%) AWS
6 56 (22.31%) GDPR
7 52 (20.72%) Social Skills
8 49 (19.52%) Information Security
9 47 (18.73%) Analytics
10 46 (18.33%) SQL
11 44 (17.53%) GCP
12 42 (16.73%) Problem-Solving
13 40 (15.94%) Security Architecture
14 37 (14.74%) Degree
14 37 (14.74%) Microsoft
15 36 (14.34%) Python
15 36 (14.34%) Data Governance
16 34 (13.55%) Network Security
17 32 (12.75%) Data Modelling
17 32 (12.75%) Risk Management
18 31 (12.35%) Stakeholder Management
18 31 (12.35%) Business Intelligence
19 27 (10.76%) Banking
19 27 (10.76%) Data Management
19 27 (10.76%) Terraform
20 26 (10.36%) Data Warehouse
20 26 (10.36%) Java
21 25 (9.96%) Migration
22 24 (9.56%) Data Architecture

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 16 (6.37%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.98%) Apache Spark
2 10 (3.98%) Confluence
3 8 (3.19%) Apache Airflow
4 6 (2.39%) Apache
4 6 (2.39%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.20%) SAS
6 2 (0.80%) Luigi
6 2 (0.80%) nginx
6 2 (0.80%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.40%) CMS
7 1 (0.40%) Hyperledger
7 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (3.59%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.80%) SAP MDM
2 2 (0.80%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 85 (33.86%) Azure
2 60 (23.90%) AWS
3 44 (17.53%) GCP
4 22 (8.76%) Power Platform
5 20 (7.97%) PaaS
5 20 (7.97%) SaaS
6 17 (6.77%) AWS CloudFormation
6 17 (6.77%) Serverless
7 16 (6.37%) IaaS
8 14 (5.58%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (5.58%) Microsoft 365
9 12 (4.78%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 11 (4.38%) Azure Data Factory
11 10 (3.98%) Azure Active Directory
11 10 (3.98%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 9 (3.59%) GitHub
13 8 (3.19%) Azure Logic Apps
14 5 (1.99%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (1.99%) Azure Storage
15 4 (1.59%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 34 (13.55%) Network Security
2 9 (3.59%) DNS
2 9 (3.59%) TCP/IP
3 8 (3.19%) Firewall
4 6 (2.39%) Internet
4 6 (2.39%) Kerberos
4 6 (2.39%) VPN
5 3 (1.20%) DHCP
5 3 (1.20%) HTTP
5 3 (1.20%) X.509
6 2 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.40%) Broadband
7 1 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.40%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.40%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.40%) DMARC
7 1 (0.40%) Intranet
7 1 (0.40%) SAN
7 1 (0.40%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (0.40%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.36%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (8.76%) Big Data
3 20 (7.97%) SQL Server
4 18 (7.17%) Data Lake
5 17 (6.77%) Power BI
6 15 (5.98%) MongoDB
7 14 (5.58%) Hadoop
8 13 (5.18%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (4.78%) Azure SQL Database
10 10 (3.98%) NoSQL
10 10 (3.98%) Relational Database
10 10 (3.98%) SAP BW
11 9 (3.59%) Metadata
11 9 (3.59%) Redis
12 8 (3.19%) Amazon Athena
12 8 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (2.79%) MySQL
14 6 (2.39%) RDBMS
14 6 (2.39%) SAP HANA
15 5 (1.99%) HBase
Development Applications
1 20 (7.97%) Git (software)
2 16 (6.37%) JIRA
3 11 (4.38%) Subversion
4 7 (2.79%) TeamCity
5 6 (2.39%) Jenkins
5 6 (2.39%) Maven
5 6 (2.39%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.59%) Serena SBM
7 3 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.80%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.40%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.40%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 72 (28.69%) Finance
2 52 (20.72%) Social Skills
3 27 (10.76%) Banking
4 23 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (6.37%) Legal
6 12 (4.78%) Marketing
7 11 (4.38%) Presentation Skills
8 10 (3.98%) Public Sector
8 10 (3.98%) Telecoms
9 7 (2.79%) Financial Institution
10 6 (2.39%) Influencing Skills
10 6 (2.39%) Retail
11 5 (1.99%) Electronics
12 3 (1.20%) Billing
12 3 (1.20%) Documentation Skills
12 3 (1.20%) Games
12 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.80%) Advertising
13 2 (0.80%) International Banking
13 2 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 69 (27.49%) Architect
2 41 (16.33%) Security Architect
3 26 (10.36%) Data Architect
4 24 (9.56%) Developer
5 18 (7.17%) Data Engineer
5 18 (7.17%) Security Engineer
6 16 (6.37%) Analyst
6 16 (6.37%) Cloud Architect
6 16 (6.37%) Consultant
6 16 (6.37%) Project Manager
7 12 (4.78%) AWS Architect
7 12 (4.78%) Azure Engineer
8 11 (4.38%) Cloud Engineer
9 10 (3.98%) Enterprise Architect
10 9 (3.59%) Digital Product Owner
10 9 (3.59%) Product Owner
10 9 (3.59%) Security Manager
11 8 (3.19%) Administrator
12 7 (2.79%) Senior Manager
12 7 (2.79%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.38%) OAuth
1 11 (4.38%) RESTful
2 10 (3.98%) Kafka
2 10 (3.98%) REST
2 10 (3.98%) SAML
3 9 (3.59%) Spring
4 7 (2.79%) XML
5 6 (2.39%) JSON
5 6 (2.39%) LDAP
5 6 (2.39%) OpenID
5 6 (2.39%) Spring Boot
5 6 (2.39%) Velocity
5 6 (2.39%) Web Services
6 5 (1.99%) .NET
7 4 (1.59%) JWT
8 3 (1.20%) JSON Schema
9 2 (0.80%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.80%) Middleware
9 2 (0.80%) SAP Fiori
9 2 (0.80%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.57%) Management Information System
2 16 (6.37%) Cloud Native
3 14 (5.58%) NHS
4 12 (4.78%) Enterprise Cloud
5 11 (4.38%) Public Cloud
6 9 (3.59%) Clustering
7 8 (3.19%) Replication
8 7 (2.79%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.79%) Hedge funds
8 7 (2.79%) Virtual Team
9 6 (2.39%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (2.39%) Legacy Applications
10 5 (1.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.99%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.99%) Legacy Systems
10 5 (1.99%) Online Banking
10 5 (1.99%) Taxonomies
11 4 (1.59%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.98%) Windows
2 14 (5.58%) Linux
3 8 (3.19%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (1.99%) Solaris
5 4 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.20%) Unix
6 3 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.80%) CentOS
7 2 (0.80%) HPUX
7 2 (0.80%) SUSE
7 2 (0.80%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.80%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.40%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (28.69%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (25.10%) Cybersecurity
3 62 (24.70%) DevOps
4 49 (19.52%) Information Security
5 47 (18.73%) Analytics
6 42 (16.73%) Problem-Solving
7 40 (15.94%) Security Architecture
8 36 (14.34%) Data Governance
9 32 (12.75%) Data Modelling
9 32 (12.75%) Risk Management
10 31 (12.35%) Business Intelligence
10 31 (12.35%) Stakeholder Management
11 27 (10.76%) Data Management
12 25 (9.96%) Migration
13 24 (9.56%) Data Architecture
14 23 (9.16%) Data Protection
14 23 (9.16%) Scrum
15 22 (8.76%) ETL
15 22 (8.76%) SIEM
16 21 (8.37%) Data Pipeline
Programming Languages
1 46 (18.33%) SQL
2 36 (14.34%) Python
3 26 (10.36%) Java
4 18 (7.17%) JavaScript
5 16 (6.37%) PowerShell
6 9 (3.59%) C
6 9 (3.59%) C++
7 8 (3.19%) Bash Shell
8 7 (2.79%) C#
8 7 (2.79%) Ruby
9 6 (2.39%) Perl
10 5 (1.99%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.20%) VBA
12 2 (0.80%) Scala
12 2 (0.80%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.40%) Go
13 1 (0.40%) PHP
13 1 (0.40%) R
13 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (14.74%) Degree
2 20 (7.97%) CISSP
3 12 (4.78%) Security Cleared
4 11 (4.38%) CISM
4 11 (4.38%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.39%) FFIEC
6 4 (1.59%) CISA
7 3 (1.20%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 3 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.20%) Master's Degree
7 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.80%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (0.80%) QiCA
8 2 (0.80%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.40%) CCSP
9 1 (0.40%) ISEB
9 1 (0.40%) MCP
9 1 (0.40%) MCSA
9 1 (0.40%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (22.31%) GDPR
2 22 (8.76%) Data Quality
3 21 (8.37%) NIST
3 21 (8.37%) PCI DSS
4 19 (7.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (4.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (2.39%) GLBA
6 6 (2.39%) QA
6 6 (2.39%) SOC 2
7 5 (1.99%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (1.20%) HIPAA
8 3 (1.20%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.80%) FedRAMP
9 2 (0.80%) GRC
9 2 (0.80%) ISO 31000
9 2 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (0.80%) PMO
9 2 (0.80%) PSD2
9 2 (0.80%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (7.17%) Active Directory
1 18 (7.17%) Docker
2 9 (3.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.79%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.80%) NFS
5 2 (0.80%) Veritas File System
5 2 (0.80%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.40%) XenApp
6 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (10.76%) Terraform
2 21 (8.37%) Ansible
3 16 (6.37%) Kubernetes
4 7 (2.79%) EMC NetWorker
4 7 (2.79%) QRadar
4 7 (2.79%) Tivoli
4 7 (2.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (2.39%) Control-M
5 6 (2.39%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 4 (1.59%) Data Guard
6 4 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.20%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 3 (1.20%) Netcool
7 3 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.20%) Puppet
7 3 (1.20%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (0.80%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 2 (0.80%) Icinga
8 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.80%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (14.74%) Microsoft
2 23 (9.16%) SAP
3 22 (8.76%) Oracle
4 15 (5.98%) IBM
5 14 (5.58%) Google
6 12 (4.78%) VMware
7 11 (4.38%) Databricks
8 8 (3.19%) Splunk
9 7 (2.79%) CyberArk
9 7 (2.79%) EMC
9 7 (2.79%) Qualys
10 6 (2.39%) BMC
11 5 (1.99%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.99%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.59%) Alteryx
12 4 (1.59%) Cisco
12 4 (1.59%) Citrix
12 4 (1.59%) ForeScout
12 4 (1.59%) Genesys
12 4 (1.59%) Serena