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 23 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.

Database Security
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 566 606 566
Rank change year-on-year +40 -40  
Contract jobs citing Database Security 36 37 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.069% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.091% 0.082% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 24 48
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £297 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £427 £375
% change year-on-year -6.21% +13.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 £45.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.63% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £45.50 -
% change year-on-year -62.63% -  

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 39559 44852 45349
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.50% 83.35% 80.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25807 29750 29034
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 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1054 1082 1276
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 £52.50 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 23 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Database Security.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Database Security in the UK

Database 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 Database Security within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 +24 27 £475 +11.76% 8
South East 0 9 £525 +16.66% 1
London +1 7 £450 +5.88% 2
Scotland +44 6 £388 +17.42%
Edinburgh - 6 £388 -
Berkshire +19 4 £525 +16.66%
East of England - 4 - - 2
Hertfordshire - 4 - -
Surrey +10 3 £650 +58.53%
Northern Ireland - 3 £375 -
South West - 3 £325 - 1
Bracknell - 3 £550 -
Welwyn Garden City - 3 - -
North West +21 2 £400 +1.91% 1
Hampshire +3 2 £469 +4.16% 1
Devon - 2 £325 -
Manchester - 2 £400 - 1
Exeter - 2 £325 -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Winchester +2 1 £500 +5.26%
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - - 1
County Antrim - 1 £375 -
Belfast - 1 £375 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Bolton - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 38 (55.07%) SQL
2 28 (40.58%) Oracle
3 25 (36.23%) Data Centre
4 24 (34.78%) SQL Server
5 22 (31.88%) Finance
6 19 (27.54%) Linux
7 16 (23.19%) Information Security
8 15 (21.74%) SIEM
8 15 (21.74%) Programme Delivery
9 14 (20.29%) Microsoft
10 13 (18.84%) Unix
10 13 (18.84%) Management Information System
11 12 (17.39%) Banking
11 12 (17.39%) Security Architecture
11 12 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
12 11 (15.94%) Database Tuning
12 11 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (15.94%) Windows
13 10 (14.49%) .NET
13 10 (14.49%) Oracle Database
14 9 (13.04%) DevOps
14 9 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (13.04%) Information Assurance
14 9 (13.04%) Migration
15 8 (11.59%) Risk Management
15 8 (11.59%) Middleware
15 8 (11.59%) Firewall
15 8 (11.59%) Perl
15 8 (11.59%) Python
15 8 (11.59%) PowerShell

Database 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 5 (7.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.90%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.90%) IIS
2 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.45%) Confluence
3 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.59%) Firewall
2 7 (10.14%) Network Security
3 6 (8.70%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (4.35%) HTTP
4 3 (4.35%) Internet
4 3 (4.35%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.90%) Intranet
5 2 (2.90%) Wireless
6 1 (1.45%) LAN
6 1 (1.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.49%) Oracle Database
3 9 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (11.59%) Big Data
5 7 (10.14%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (10.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (8.70%) Relational Database
6 6 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (7.25%) MongoDB
7 5 (7.25%) RDBMS
7 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (7.25%) Sybase ASE
8 4 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (5.80%) DB2
8 4 (5.80%) Informix
8 4 (5.80%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (5.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (4.35%) MySQL
9 3 (4.35%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.90%) TestRail
4 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.45%) JIRA
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.45%) Toad
General
1 22 (31.88%) Finance
2 12 (17.39%) Banking
3 6 (8.70%) Law
4 2 (2.90%) Advertising
5 1 (1.45%) Games
5 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (24.64%) Consultant
1 17 (24.64%) DBA
2 14 (20.29%) Security Consultant
3 11 (15.94%) Architect
4 8 (11.59%) Applications Consultant
4 8 (11.59%) Developer
5 7 (10.14%) SQL DBA
6 6 (8.70%) Database Consultant
7 5 (7.25%) Administrator
7 5 (7.25%) Database Developer
7 5 (7.25%) Oracle DBA
7 5 (7.25%) Security Architect
7 5 (7.25%) Security Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Security Specialist
7 5 (7.25%) Sybase DBA
7 5 (7.25%) Sybase Developer
8 4 (5.80%) Cloud Architect
9 3 (4.35%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (4.35%) Information Security Architect
9 3 (4.35%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.49%) .NET
2 8 (11.59%) Middleware
3 5 (7.25%) Web Services
4 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET
4 4 (5.80%) PostGIS
5 3 (4.35%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 3 (4.35%) XML
6 2 (2.90%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.90%) HTML
6 2 (2.90%) HTML5
6 2 (2.90%) Java EE
7 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.45%) CSS
7 1 (1.45%) JSP
7 1 (1.45%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (36.23%) Data Centre
2 13 (18.84%) Management Information System
3 7 (10.14%) Replication
4 6 (8.70%) PKI
5 5 (7.25%) Clustering
5 5 (7.25%) Data Structures
6 4 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (5.80%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.90%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.45%) Blog
8 1 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 19 (27.54%) Linux
2 13 (18.84%) Unix
3 11 (15.94%) Windows
4 5 (7.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.35%) CentOS
6 2 (2.90%) Android
6 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.90%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.90%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.19%) Information Security
2 15 (21.74%) Programme Delivery
2 15 (21.74%) SIEM
3 12 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
3 12 (17.39%) Security Architecture
4 11 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (15.94%) Database Tuning
5 9 (13.04%) DevOps
5 9 (13.04%) Information Assurance
5 9 (13.04%) Migration
6 8 (11.59%) Analytics
6 8 (11.59%) Big Data Analytics
6 8 (11.59%) Data Analytics
6 8 (11.59%) High Availability
6 8 (11.59%) Risk Management
6 8 (11.59%) Waterfall
7 7 (10.14%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (10.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (10.14%) ETL
8 6 (8.70%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 38 (55.07%) SQL
2 8 (11.59%) Perl
2 8 (11.59%) PowerShell
2 8 (11.59%) Python
3 7 (10.14%) PL/SQL
4 6 (8.70%) VBA
5 5 (7.25%) PHP
5 5 (7.25%) T-SQL
6 4 (5.80%) C#
6 4 (5.80%) Java
6 4 (5.80%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.35%) C
8 2 (2.90%) C++
8 2 (2.90%) COBOL
8 2 (2.90%) Ruby
8 2 (2.90%) VB
9 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (7.25%) Degree
1 5 (7.25%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.90%) CCNA
3 2 (2.90%) CCSA
3 2 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.90%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.90%) MCDBA
3 2 (2.90%) MCSE
3 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.90%) OCP
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.45%) CCNP
4 1 (1.45%) CISA
4 1 (1.45%) CISM
4 1 (1.45%) CISSP
4 1 (1.45%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (7.25%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.80%) QA
4 2 (2.90%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.45%) COBIT
5 1 (1.45%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.45%) GDPR
5 1 (1.45%) GMP
5 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (10.14%) Ansible
2 5 (7.25%) Data Guard
3 4 (5.80%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (5.80%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (5.80%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (5.80%) Puppet
3 4 (5.80%) Red Hat Satellite
3 4 (5.80%) SCCM
3 4 (5.80%) Terraform
4 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (1.45%) Nessus
Vendors
1 28 (40.58%) Oracle
2 14 (20.29%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.25%) Cisco
3 5 (7.25%) Sybase
4 4 (5.80%) McAfee
4 4 (5.80%) Red Hat
4 4 (5.80%) Splunk
4 4 (5.80%) VMware
4 4 (5.80%) WorldPay
5 2 (2.90%) Synopsys
6 1 (1.45%) Nintex
6 1 (1.45%) Qualys
6 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.45%) Sourcefire