The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 471 521 508
Rank change year-on-year +50 -13  
Contract jobs citing Data Security 116 131 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.30% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 80 78
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £315 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £650 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -2.70% +2.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £13.25 £18.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -28.26%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.25 £18.47
% change year-on-year - -28.26%  

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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39103 44215 45229
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.33% 80.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 25496 29340 29026
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1070 1262
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £48.70 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Data Security
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

Data Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Security.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Security in the UK

Data Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Security over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Security in the UK

Data Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Security.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Security in the UK

Data Security
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 25 June 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
England +36 109 £450 -5.26% 49
London -4 57 £488 -2.50% 21
South East +37 15 £488 +2.63% 4
East of England +5 13 £450 +33.33% 3
City of London +8 11 £575 +17.94% 5
West Midlands +27 10 £450 +20.00% 2
Scotland +44 6 £485 +201.24%
North West +31 6 £400 -36.00% 4
Hertfordshire - 6 £450 -
Watford - 6 £450 -
Manchester +19 5 £393 -37.20% 3
Hampshire +7 5 £600 +58.10%
Yorkshire +15 4 £550 +33.33% 3
Bedfordshire - 4 £448 - 3
West Sussex +21 3 £440 -7.36%
West Yorkshire +16 3 £550 +41.93% 1
Crawley +3 3 £440 -7.36%
West Bromwich - 3 £500 -
Solihull - 3 - -
Essex - 3 £550 -
Berkshire +19 2 £375 +36.36% 1
Birmingham +15 2 £175 -58.82% 1
Leeds +12 2 £550 +41.93%
Southampton +4 2 £600 -
South West -2 2 - - 8
Buckinghamshire -13 2 - -
Staffordshire - 2 £450 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £450 - 1
Luton - 2 £438 -
Edinburgh - 2 £450 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 with a requirement for Data Security.

1 66 (23.66%) Finance
2 54 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (19.00%) Microsoft
3 53 (19.00%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (16.85%) SQL
4 47 (16.85%) SQL Server
5 46 (16.49%) Information Security
6 45 (16.13%) Project Management
6 45 (16.13%) Linux
7 44 (15.77%) Data Protection
8 41 (14.70%) Data Modelling
9 39 (13.98%) Degree
10 37 (13.26%) Windows
10 37 (13.26%) Management Information System
11 36 (12.90%) Oracle
12 34 (12.19%) Data Management
12 34 (12.19%) Analytics
13 31 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
14 30 (10.75%) Web Services
14 30 (10.75%) Data Warehouse
15 29 (10.39%) ETL
15 29 (10.39%) Banking
16 28 (10.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 28 (10.04%) Unix
16 28 (10.04%) Python
17 27 (9.68%) Java
17 27 (9.68%) CISSP
17 27 (9.68%) Data Governance
18 26 (9.32%) Data Privacy
18 26 (9.32%) Stakeholder Management

Data Security
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 14 (5.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 13 (4.66%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.15%) Apache
3 6 (2.15%) Apache Pig
3 6 (2.15%) Apache Spark
3 6 (2.15%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.79%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.79%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.43%) Apache Solr
5 4 (1.43%) Oracle Coherence
5 4 (1.43%) SAS
6 3 (1.08%) CMS
6 3 (1.08%) FileNet
6 3 (1.08%) IIS
7 2 (0.72%) Drupal
7 2 (0.72%) Mule
7 2 (0.72%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (5.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (4.30%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (3.58%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (2.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.79%) SPSS
6 4 (1.43%) MS Visio
7 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.72%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.72%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.72%) InDesign
8 2 (0.72%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (2.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.72%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.36%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.36%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 24 (8.60%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.94%) Office 365
4 9 (3.23%) SaaS
5 5 (1.79%) IaaS
5 5 (1.79%) PaaS
6 4 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.08%) GitHub
8 2 (0.72%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.36%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.36%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.36%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.36%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.36%) Dropbox
9 1 (0.36%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.36%) Slack
9 1 (0.36%) Trello
9 1 (0.36%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.02%) Network Security
1 14 (5.02%) SAN
2 12 (4.30%) Firewall
3 10 (3.58%) LAN
3 10 (3.58%) WAN
4 7 (2.51%) Internet
4 7 (2.51%) Skype
4 7 (2.51%) VPN
5 6 (2.15%) HTTP
5 6 (2.15%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (2.15%) Wireless
6 5 (1.79%) 3G
6 5 (1.79%) 4G
6 5 (1.79%) DNS
6 5 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.43%) 5G
7 4 (1.43%) Bluetooth
7 4 (1.43%) RFID
7 4 (1.43%) ZigBee
8 3 (1.08%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (16.85%) SQL Server
2 30 (10.75%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (8.60%) Big Data
4 15 (5.38%) Hadoop
5 14 (5.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (4.30%) MongoDB
7 11 (3.94%) NoSQL
7 11 (3.94%) Oracle Database
8 10 (3.58%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (3.23%) MySQL
9 9 (3.23%) Relational Database
10 6 (2.15%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (2.15%) Apache Hive
10 6 (2.15%) Power BI
10 6 (2.15%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (1.79%) DB2
11 5 (1.79%) HBase
11 5 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.79%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 6 (2.15%) JIRA
2 3 (1.08%) ERwin
2 3 (1.08%) JUnit
3 2 (0.72%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.36%) Appium
4 1 (0.36%) Calabash
4 1 (0.36%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.36%) GoCD
4 1 (0.36%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.36%) JBehave
4 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.36%) Maven
4 1 (0.36%) PowerDesigner
4 1 (0.36%) Selenium
4 1 (0.36%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.36%) Subversion
4 1 (0.36%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.36%) TestRail
4 1 (0.36%) Zephyr
General
1 66 (23.66%) Finance
2 29 (10.39%) Banking
3 13 (4.66%) Legal
3 13 (4.66%) Retail
4 9 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.51%) Marketing
6 5 (1.79%) Law
7 4 (1.43%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.08%) Publishing
8 3 (1.08%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.72%) Digital Economy
9 2 (0.72%) Front Office
10 1 (0.36%) Automotive
10 1 (0.36%) Back Office
10 1 (0.36%) German Language
10 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 61 (21.86%) Architect
2 33 (11.83%) Analyst
2 33 (11.83%) Developer
3 28 (10.04%) Project Manager
4 20 (7.17%) Data Architect
4 20 (7.17%) Security Architect
5 16 (5.73%) Security Analyst
6 14 (5.02%) Consultant
7 13 (4.66%) Administrator
7 13 (4.66%) Security Manager
8 12 (4.30%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (3.94%) Security Consultant
10 10 (3.58%) Business Analyst
10 10 (3.58%) Systems Administrator
11 8 (2.87%) Python Developer
11 8 (2.87%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (2.87%) Virtualisation Engineer
12 7 (2.51%) Data Analyst
12 7 (2.51%) Data Consultant
12 7 (2.51%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (10.75%) Web Services
2 20 (7.17%) XML
3 15 (5.38%) .NET
4 9 (3.23%) Kafka
5 6 (2.15%) ASP.NET
5 6 (2.15%) HTML
5 6 (2.15%) SOAP
6 5 (1.79%) REST
6 5 (1.79%) Spark Streaming
7 4 (1.43%) WSDL
7 4 (1.43%) XML Messaging
7 4 (1.43%) XSD
8 3 (1.08%) Apache Avro
8 3 (1.08%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (1.08%) Hibernate
8 3 (1.08%) Middleware
9 2 (0.72%) CSS
9 2 (0.72%) IBM Integration Bus
9 2 (0.72%) POSIX
9 2 (0.72%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 53 (19.00%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (13.26%) Management Information System
3 17 (6.09%) Computer Science
4 14 (5.02%) Data Centre
5 12 (4.30%) Data Protection Act
5 12 (4.30%) NHS
6 9 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.87%) Data Structures
8 7 (2.51%) PMI
9 5 (1.79%) PKI
9 5 (1.79%) Social Media
10 4 (1.43%) Blog
10 4 (1.43%) BYOD
10 4 (1.43%) Fintech
10 4 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.43%) User Experience
11 3 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (1.08%) Mainframe
11 3 (1.08%) Reference Data
12 2 (0.72%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 45 (16.13%) Linux
2 37 (13.26%) Windows
3 28 (10.04%) Unix
4 17 (6.09%) Mac OS
4 17 (6.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (4.66%) Windows Server
6 8 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (2.15%) Solaris
8 5 (1.79%) AIX
8 5 (1.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.43%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.08%) VMS
10 3 (1.08%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.36%) CentOS
11 1 (0.36%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (16.49%) Information Security
3 45 (16.13%) Project Management
4 44 (15.77%) Data Protection
5 41 (14.70%) Data Modelling
6 34 (12.19%) Analytics
6 34 (12.19%) Data Management
7 31 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
8 29 (10.39%) ETL
9 27 (9.68%) Data Governance
10 26 (9.32%) Data Privacy
10 26 (9.32%) Stakeholder Management
11 23 (8.24%) Risk Management
12 22 (7.89%) Data Analysis
12 22 (7.89%) PRINCE2
13 20 (7.17%) Data Architecture
13 20 (7.17%) ITIL
13 20 (7.17%) SOA
14 19 (6.81%) Enterprise Architecture
14 19 (6.81%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 47 (16.85%) SQL
2 28 (10.04%) Python
3 27 (9.68%) Java
4 22 (7.89%) JavaScript
5 15 (5.38%) Perl
6 13 (4.66%) PowerShell
7 11 (3.94%) Scala
8 10 (3.58%) Ruby
9 9 (3.23%) C#
10 8 (2.87%) C
10 8 (2.87%) Go
11 7 (2.51%) R
12 6 (2.15%) C++
13 5 (1.79%) VBScript
14 4 (1.43%) PHP
15 2 (0.72%) AppleScript
15 2 (0.72%) Haskell
15 2 (0.72%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.72%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (13.98%) Degree
2 27 (9.68%) CISSP
3 25 (8.96%) Security Cleared
4 22 (7.89%) CISM
5 15 (5.38%) SC Cleared
6 13 (4.66%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (3.94%) MCSE
7 11 (3.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (3.58%) CISA
9 9 (3.23%) PMI Certification
10 7 (2.51%) DV Cleared
11 6 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (2.15%) CRISC
11 6 (2.15%) Postgraduate
12 5 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (1.43%) CCSP
13 4 (1.43%) CEH
13 4 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (1.43%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (10.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (9.32%) PCI DSS
3 20 (7.17%) GDPR
4 14 (5.02%) Data Quality
5 7 (2.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (1.79%) COBIT
7 5 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 4 (1.43%) ISO 22301
8 4 (1.43%) SLA
9 3 (1.08%) GxP
9 3 (1.08%) MiFID
9 3 (1.08%) QA
10 2 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.72%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.36%) BS25999
11 1 (0.36%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.36%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 15 (5.38%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.94%) Hyper-V
3 10 (3.58%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (2.15%) Apache Flume
6 5 (1.79%) OpenSSH
7 4 (1.43%) vSphere
8 3 (1.08%) Docker
8 3 (1.08%) HDFS
9 2 (0.72%) KVM
9 2 (0.72%) LXC
9 2 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.72%) Xen
10 1 (0.36%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 1 (0.36%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (2.51%) SCCM
2 5 (1.79%) BladeLogic
2 5 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.08%) Grafana
3 3 (1.08%) Graphite
3 3 (1.08%) Nagios
3 3 (1.08%) Puppet
4 2 (0.72%) CFEngine
4 2 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.72%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (0.72%) Nessus
5 1 (0.36%) Ansible
5 1 (0.36%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.36%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.36%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.36%) Kibana
5 1 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.36%) Mesos
5 1 (0.36%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.36%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 53 (19.00%) Microsoft
2 36 (12.90%) Oracle
3 19 (6.81%) VMware
4 14 (5.02%) Citrix
5 13 (4.66%) Cisco
6 9 (3.23%) 3PAR
7 8 (2.87%) Cognos
7 8 (2.87%) IBM
8 6 (2.15%) HP
8 6 (2.15%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.15%) Symantec
9 5 (1.79%) BMC
9 5 (1.79%) IBM Sterling
9 5 (1.79%) Netezza
9 5 (1.79%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.79%) Splunk
9 5 (1.79%) Teradata
9 5 (1.79%) Tripwire
10 4 (1.43%) Sitecore
11 3 (1.08%) McAfee
London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £720 to £766 per day
Posted: 4 days ago