The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Database Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Database Security over the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Database Security
UK
Rank 560 598 563
Rank change year-on-year +38 -35  
Contract jobs citing Database Security 33 46 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.086% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.088% 0.10% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 31
Median daily rate £430 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £303 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £453 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £424 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +1.49% +4.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - -

Database 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 37646 44098 42190
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.88% 79.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24821 28901 26121
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1111 1212
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +34.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Database Security
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Database Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Database Security in the UK

Database Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Database Security in the UK

Database Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Database Security in the UK

Database Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Database Security in the UK

Database Security
Top 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Database Security within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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
England +20 26 £435 +12.25% 12
London +26 9 £438 +19.86% 3
East of England - 9 £353 - 1
Scotland +19 6 - -
Edinburgh +18 6 - -
South East +18 6 £439 +7.01% 3
City of London +6 6 £400 +28.00% 2
Hertfordshire - 6 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 6 - -
Hampshire +14 5 £440 +3.52% 2
Cambridge - 3 £353 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £353 - 1
Nottingham +9 1 £340 -
Winchester +8 1 £475 +11.76%
Nottinghamshire +4 1 £340 -
East Midlands -7 1 £340 -
South West - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £400 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £400 - 1
County Antrim - 1 £375 -
Belfast - 1 £375 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £375 -

Database Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Database 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 Database Security.

1 39 (42.86%) SQL
2 38 (41.76%) Data Centre
3 34 (37.36%) SQL Server
4 30 (32.97%) Oracle
5 27 (29.67%) Finance
5 27 (29.67%) PCI DSS
6 24 (26.37%) Information Security
7 23 (25.27%) Firewall
8 21 (23.08%) Windows
9 18 (19.78%) Management Information System
9 18 (19.78%) Intrusion Detection
10 17 (18.68%) PKI
10 17 (18.68%) T-SQL
11 16 (17.58%) Linux
11 16 (17.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 16 (17.58%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (17.58%) Performance Tuning
12 15 (16.48%) Degree
13 14 (15.38%) Oracle Database
14 13 (14.29%) Email Filtering
14 13 (14.29%) Web Filtering
14 13 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
14 13 (14.29%) Network Security
14 13 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
14 13 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (13.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 12 (13.19%) Database Tuning
15 12 (13.19%) .NET
15 12 (13.19%) Unix
16 11 (12.09%) Oracle Database 11g

Database Security
Top Related 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 6 (6.59%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (5.49%) IIS
3 3 (3.30%) Confluence
3 3 (3.30%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.40%) MS Office
3 2 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (25.27%) Firewall
2 18 (19.78%) Intrusion Detection
3 13 (14.29%) Network Security
4 4 (4.40%) Internet
5 3 (3.30%) LAN
5 3 (3.30%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.30%) WAN
6 2 (2.20%) HTTP
6 2 (2.20%) Intranet
6 2 (2.20%) LDAP
6 2 (2.20%) Wireless
7 1 (1.10%) 802.11
7 1 (1.10%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.10%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.10%) MPLS
7 1 (1.10%) SSH
7 1 (1.10%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (37.36%) SQL Server
2 16 (17.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (15.38%) Oracle Database
4 13 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (12.09%) Oracle Database 11g
5 11 (12.09%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (9.89%) Big Data
6 9 (9.89%) MySQL
7 8 (8.79%) DB2
8 7 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
8 7 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (5.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (4.40%) Ingres
10 4 (4.40%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (4.40%) VLDB
11 3 (3.30%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.30%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.30%) JIRA
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (29.67%) Finance
2 10 (10.99%) Banking
3 9 (9.89%) Law
4 3 (3.30%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.30%) Marketing
4 3 (3.30%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.20%) Electronics
5 2 (2.20%) Retail
6 1 (1.10%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 29 (31.87%) DBA
2 18 (19.78%) Consultant
3 16 (17.58%) Security Consultant
4 13 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 13 (14.29%) Security Specialist
5 12 (13.19%) SQL DBA
6 9 (9.89%) Administrator
6 9 (9.89%) Applications Consultant
6 9 (9.89%) Architect
7 7 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
8 6 (6.59%) Security Operations Specialist
9 5 (5.49%) Database Consultant
9 5 (5.49%) Developer
10 4 (4.40%) Database Engineer
10 4 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (4.40%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
10 4 (4.40%) Security Architect
10 4 (4.40%) Security Technical Architect
10 4 (4.40%) Technical Architect
11 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.19%) .NET
2 9 (9.89%) Middleware
3 6 (6.59%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.20%) Java EE
4 2 (2.20%) Web Services
4 2 (2.20%) XML
5 1 (1.10%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.10%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.10%) CGI
5 1 (1.10%) CSS
5 1 (1.10%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.10%) HTML
5 1 (1.10%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 38 (41.76%) Data Centre
2 18 (19.78%) Management Information System
3 17 (18.68%) PKI
4 8 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (7.69%) Clustering
6 4 (4.40%) Mainframe
6 4 (4.40%) Replication
7 2 (2.20%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.20%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.20%) User Experience
8 1 (1.10%) Blog
8 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.10%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.10%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (23.08%) Windows
2 16 (17.58%) Linux
3 12 (13.19%) Unix
4 9 (9.89%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.20%) CentOS
8 1 (1.10%) Solaris
8 1 (1.10%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.37%) Information Security
2 16 (17.58%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (17.58%) Performance Tuning
3 13 (14.29%) Email Filtering
3 13 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
3 13 (14.29%) Web Filtering
4 12 (13.19%) Database Tuning
5 11 (12.09%) High Availability
6 10 (10.99%) DevOps
6 10 (10.99%) Ethical Hacking
6 10 (10.99%) Information Assurance
6 10 (10.99%) ITIL
6 10 (10.99%) Migration
6 10 (10.99%) Security Architecture
6 10 (10.99%) SIEM
7 9 (9.89%) Analytics
7 9 (9.89%) Big Data Analytics
7 9 (9.89%) Data Analytics
7 9 (9.89%) Data Modelling
7 9 (9.89%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 39 (42.86%) SQL
2 17 (18.68%) T-SQL
3 10 (10.99%) PowerShell
4 9 (9.89%) PL/SQL
5 7 (7.69%) Perl
5 7 (7.69%) Python
6 6 (6.59%) C#
6 6 (6.59%) VBA
7 4 (4.40%) Shell Script
7 4 (4.40%) VB
8 2 (2.20%) C
8 2 (2.20%) PHP
9 1 (1.10%) Java
9 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (16.48%) Degree
2 7 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.49%) CISSP
3 5 (5.49%) Oracle Certification
4 4 (4.40%) OCP
4 4 (4.40%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.30%) CISM
5 3 (3.30%) MCDBA
5 3 (3.30%) MCSE
5 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.10%) CCNA
6 1 (1.10%) CCNP
6 1 (1.10%) CCSA
6 1 (1.10%) CCSE
6 1 (1.10%) CCSP
6 1 (1.10%) CEH
6 1 (1.10%) CISA
6 1 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.10%) ISSAP
6 1 (1.10%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (29.67%) PCI DSS
2 12 (13.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (7.69%) QA
4 6 (6.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (3.30%) PA-DSS
6 2 (2.20%) COBIT
7 1 (1.10%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (6.59%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (4.40%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.20%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (8.79%) Data Guard
2 7 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (3.30%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 2 (2.20%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.10%) Ansible
5 1 (1.10%) Nessus
Vendors
1 30 (32.97%) Oracle
2 10 (10.99%) Microsoft
3 9 (9.89%) WorldPay
4 6 (6.59%) VMware
5 5 (5.49%) Cisco
6 4 (4.40%) Intel Security
6 4 (4.40%) Qualys
7 3 (3.30%) SAP
7 3 (3.30%) Tripwire
8 2 (2.20%) ArcSight
8 2 (2.20%) NetApp
8 2 (2.20%) Nintex
8 2 (2.20%) Sybase
9 1 (1.10%) Arqiva
9 1 (1.10%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.10%) IBM
9 1 (1.10%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.10%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.10%) Sourcefire
9 1 (1.10%) Symantec