Period
to 22 November 2017

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 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 532 630 563
Rank change year-on-year +98 -67 -14
Contract jobs citing Data Security 377 274 357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.26% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.31% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 176 255
UK median daily rate £458 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £318 £319 £313
90th Percentile £650 £700 £589
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -14.29% +10.53% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 4
UK 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 excluding London median hourly rate £16.60 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +22.93% -10.00% -

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 87155 88463 92228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.47% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58071 58482 59737
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2066 2352 2726
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £49.88 £48.75 £47.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

Data Security
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Data Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 22 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Security over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Security in the UK

Data Security
Top 15 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 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
England +69 329 £475 -5.00% 67
UK excluding London +83 204 £450 -14.29% 32
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
Wales +38 20 £550 -
Scotland +4 20 £400 -11.11% 1
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

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 with a requirement for Data Security.

1 105 (27.85%) Finance
2 88 (23.34%) GDPR
3 84 (22.28%) Data Protection
4 78 (20.69%) SQL
5 71 (18.83%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (17.51%) Analytical Skills
7 63 (16.71%) Java
8 58 (15.38%) Information Security
9 56 (14.85%) Data Management
10 55 (14.59%) Data Modelling
11 52 (13.79%) Analytics
12 50 (13.26%) Oracle
13 46 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
13 46 (12.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 45 (11.94%) Big Data
15 44 (11.67%) Data Governance
15 44 (11.67%) Project Management
16 43 (11.41%) Microsoft
17 42 (11.14%) Amazon AWS
18 41 (10.88%) Management Information System
19 40 (10.61%) PCI DSS
19 40 (10.61%) Data Architecture
20 35 (9.28%) Linux
21 34 (9.02%) Windows
21 34 (9.02%) SQL Server
21 34 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
21 34 (9.02%) Degree
21 34 (9.02%) Data Analysis
22 33 (8.75%) Data Quality
23 31 (8.22%) Data Warehouse

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 15 (3.98%) SAS
2 14 (3.71%) WebSphere
3 10 (2.65%) Apache Spark
3 10 (2.65%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.59%) Apache Solr
4 6 (1.59%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.06%) Apache
6 4 (1.06%) Apache Airflow
7 3 (0.80%) CMS
8 2 (0.53%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.53%) Confluence
8 2 (0.53%) Drupal
8 2 (0.53%) IIS
8 2 (0.53%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.27%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.27%) Kentico
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (5.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (3.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (2.39%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.06%) SPSS
5 4 (1.06%) Stata
6 3 (0.80%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.53%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.53%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.53%) InDesign
7 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (0.53%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (3.71%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (2.92%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (2.92%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.53%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.27%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.27%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.27%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 42 (11.14%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (6.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.77%) SaaS
4 12 (3.18%) IaaS
5 11 (2.92%) PaaS
6 8 (2.12%) Amazon S3
6 8 (2.12%) Office 365
7 5 (1.33%) Amazon EMR
7 5 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (1.06%) Amazon Kinesis
8 4 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.53%) GitHub
10 2 (0.53%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.53%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.27%) Sage Pay
11 1 (0.27%) Slack
11 1 (0.27%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.31%) Firewall
2 18 (4.77%) LAN
2 18 (4.77%) Network Security
3 17 (4.51%) Internet
4 15 (3.98%) WAN
5 13 (3.45%) HTTP
5 13 (3.45%) SSL
6 12 (3.18%) 3G
6 12 (3.18%) 4G
6 12 (3.18%) 5G
6 12 (3.18%) Bluetooth
6 12 (3.18%) RFID
6 12 (3.18%) SAN
6 12 (3.18%) Wi-Fi
6 12 (3.18%) ZigBee
6 12 (3.18%) Z-Wave
7 9 (2.39%) FTP
7 9 (2.39%) Hyperconnected
7 9 (2.39%) SMTP
7 9 (2.39%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (11.94%) Big Data
2 34 (9.02%) SQL Server
3 31 (8.22%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (7.16%) Hadoop
5 26 (6.90%) Relational Database
6 23 (6.10%) NoSQL
7 18 (4.77%) MongoDB
8 17 (4.51%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (3.71%) HBase
9 14 (3.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (3.45%) Apache Hive
11 12 (3.18%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (2.39%) BusinessObjects
12 9 (2.39%) Data Lake
12 9 (2.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 9 (2.39%) Pentaho
12 9 (2.39%) RDBMS
13 8 (2.12%) MySQL
14 6 (1.59%) Geospatial Data
15 5 (1.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (2.65%) ERwin
2 8 (2.12%) JIRA
2 8 (2.12%) Subversion
3 5 (1.33%) Maven
3 5 (1.33%) Talend Open Studio
4 4 (1.06%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.06%) PowerDesigner
5 3 (0.80%) Ant
5 3 (0.80%) CocoaPods
5 3 (0.80%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.80%) IntelliJ
5 3 (0.80%) JUnit
5 3 (0.80%) Mockito
5 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.53%) Gradle
6 2 (0.53%) Xcode
7 1 (0.27%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.27%) NUnit
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 105 (27.85%) Finance
2 24 (6.37%) Banking
3 21 (5.57%) Legal
3 21 (5.57%) Retail
4 12 (3.18%) Law
5 10 (2.65%) Marketing
6 8 (2.12%) Publishing
7 5 (1.33%) Advertising
7 5 (1.33%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.33%) Local Government
7 5 (1.33%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.06%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.80%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.53%) Automotive
10 2 (0.53%) Digital Economy
10 2 (0.53%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.27%) Back Office
11 1 (0.27%) Electronics
11 1 (0.27%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (24.67%) Architect
2 69 (18.30%) Analyst
3 45 (11.94%) Data Architect
4 40 (10.61%) Consultant
5 39 (10.34%) Developer
6 35 (9.28%) Project Manager
7 24 (6.37%) Business Analyst
7 24 (6.37%) GDPR Project Manager
8 22 (5.84%) Technical Architect
9 19 (5.04%) Security Consultant
10 15 (3.98%) Administrator
10 15 (3.98%) Security Analyst
10 15 (3.98%) Security Engineer
11 14 (3.71%) Oracle Analyst
12 12 (3.18%) Data Analyst
12 12 (3.18%) Functional Analyst
12 12 (3.18%) Security Manager
13 11 (2.92%) SQL Developer
14 10 (2.65%) GDPR Business Analyst
14 10 (2.65%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.43%) XML
2 20 (5.31%) Web Services
3 16 (4.24%) REST
3 16 (4.24%) SOAP
4 15 (3.98%) JSON
5 12 (3.18%) Kafka
6 11 (2.92%) XML Schema
7 9 (2.39%) cXML
7 9 (2.39%) ebXML
7 9 (2.39%) EDI
7 9 (2.39%) WebSphere MQ
8 8 (2.12%) .NET
8 8 (2.12%) RESTful
9 7 (1.86%) HTML
9 7 (1.86%) XSD
10 6 (1.59%) AngularJS
10 6 (1.59%) JDBC
10 6 (1.59%) jQuery
11 5 (1.33%) SAML
12 4 (1.06%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 66 (17.51%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (10.88%) Management Information System
3 27 (7.16%) Data Centre
4 23 (6.10%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (4.77%) Data Protection Act
6 17 (4.51%) Computer Science
7 12 (3.18%) Data Structures
8 10 (2.65%) Taxonomies
9 9 (2.39%) DataPower
10 7 (1.86%) User Experience
11 6 (1.59%) Freedom of Information
11 6 (1.59%) NHS
12 5 (1.33%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.33%) PMI
13 4 (1.06%) CESG
13 4 (1.06%) Reference Data
13 4 (1.06%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.80%) Fintech
14 3 (0.80%) iPad
14 3 (0.80%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 35 (9.28%) Linux
2 34 (9.02%) Windows
3 27 (7.16%) Unix
4 16 (4.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (3.71%) Windows Server
6 8 (2.12%) Solaris
7 7 (1.86%) VMS
7 7 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.59%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.33%) AIX
9 5 (1.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.80%) Android
11 2 (0.53%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.27%) CentOS
12 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.27%) MVS
12 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (22.28%) Data Protection
2 71 (18.83%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (15.38%) Information Security
4 56 (14.85%) Data Management
5 55 (14.59%) Data Modelling
6 52 (13.79%) Analytics
7 46 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
8 44 (11.67%) Data Governance
8 44 (11.67%) Project Management
9 40 (10.61%) Data Architecture
10 34 (9.02%) Data Analysis
10 34 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
11 31 (8.22%) ETL
12 29 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
12 29 (7.69%) Migration
13 28 (7.43%) Open Source
13 28 (7.43%) Risk Management
14 25 (6.63%) TOGAF
14 25 (6.63%) Visualisation
15 24 (6.37%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 78 (20.69%) SQL
2 63 (16.71%) Java
3 28 (7.43%) Python
4 21 (5.57%) JavaScript
5 14 (3.71%) PowerShell
6 12 (3.18%) PL/SQL
7 10 (2.65%) Perl
7 10 (2.65%) Scala
8 9 (2.39%) ActionScript
8 9 (2.39%) ActionScript 2.0
8 9 (2.39%) ActionScript 3.0
8 9 (2.39%) C#
8 9 (2.39%) PHP
9 8 (2.12%) Shell Script
9 8 (2.12%) VBScript
10 7 (1.86%) T-SQL
11 6 (1.59%) Ruby
12 5 (1.33%) R
13 3 (0.80%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.80%) XPath
Qualifications
1 34 (9.02%) Degree
2 22 (5.84%) Security Cleared
3 17 (4.51%) CISSP
4 15 (3.98%) SC Cleared
5 14 (3.71%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (3.18%) CISM
7 8 (2.12%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (1.86%) MCSE
9 6 (1.59%) CISA
10 5 (1.33%) ISEB
10 5 (1.33%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.80%) ISACA
11 3 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.80%) SANS
12 2 (0.53%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.53%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.27%) AWS Certification
13 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (23.34%) GDPR
2 46 (12.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 40 (10.61%) PCI DSS
4 33 (8.75%) Data Quality
5 27 (7.16%) QA
6 9 (2.39%) PSD2
6 9 (2.39%) RosettaNet
7 7 (1.86%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (1.59%) COBIT
8 6 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (1.33%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.53%) MiFID
10 2 (0.53%) PMO
11 1 (0.27%) HL7
11 1 (0.27%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.27%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (4.77%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.65%) Hyper-V
2 10 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.06%) Apache Flume
4 4 (1.06%) vSphere
5 3 (0.80%) HDFS
5 3 (0.80%) XenApp
5 3 (0.80%) XenServer
6 2 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.27%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.27%) OpenDJ
7 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (2.12%) SCCM
2 6 (1.59%) Puppet
3 5 (1.33%) BladeLogic
3 5 (1.33%) Nagios
3 5 (1.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 5 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.06%) CFEngine
4 4 (1.06%) HP SiteScope
4 4 (1.06%) Oozie
5 2 (0.53%) EnCase
5 2 (0.53%) Grafana
5 2 (0.53%) Graphite
5 2 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.53%) Oracle EDQ
5 2 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.27%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.27%) Kibana
6 1 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.27%) QRadar
6 1 (0.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 50 (13.26%) Oracle
2 43 (11.41%) Microsoft
3 15 (3.98%) IBM
4 14 (3.71%) Cisco
4 14 (3.71%) Citrix
4 14 (3.71%) Symantec
5 12 (3.18%) SAP
5 12 (3.18%) Sigfox
6 11 (2.92%) VMware
7 10 (2.65%) Tableau
8 9 (2.39%) 3PAR
8 9 (2.39%) Cloudera
8 9 (2.39%) HP
8 9 (2.39%) Informatica
8 9 (2.39%) webMethods
9 7 (1.86%) Splunk
10 6 (1.59%) CA
10 6 (1.59%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.33%) BMC
11 5 (1.33%) Salesforce.com