The first table below looks at the demand for Data Protection skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Protection over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Protection
Rank 123 110 117
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +7
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 16 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.53% 0.14% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.20% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.44% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £450 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £450 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £391
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -6.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -50.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2215 1522 2101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.05% 70.76% 69.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1490 987 1282
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 70 125
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.37% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Data Protection
England

Data Protection
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Data Protection across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Data Protection Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Data Protection
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Data Protection across the South West region.

Data Protection Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Data Protection
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Protection across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Data Protection Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Data Protection
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Data Protection across the South West region.

Data Protection Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Data Protection
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Protection within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +1 4 £225 - 1
Gloucestershire -17 3 - -
Bristol - - - -
Cornwall - - - -
Devon - - - -
Data Protection
England

Data Protection
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Data Protection also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Data Protection.

1 16 (47.06%) Windows
2 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 11 (32.35%) Hyper-V
4 9 (26.47%) Lync
5 8 (23.53%) Finance
5 8 (23.53%) Cisco
5 8 (23.53%) Active Directory
5 8 (23.53%) ITIL
6 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
6 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
6 7 (20.59%) Data Protection Act
6 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (17.65%) SCOM
7 6 (17.65%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (17.65%) SharePoint
7 6 (17.65%) McAfee
8 5 (14.71%) Change Management
8 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
8 5 (14.71%) HP
8 5 (14.71%) SLA
8 5 (14.71%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (14.71%) Problem Management
8 5 (14.71%) PCI DSS
8 5 (14.71%) Management Information System
8 5 (14.71%) SCOrch
8 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (11.76%) 3PAR

Data Protection
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Data Protection also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Data Protection. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (26.47%) Lync
2 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
2 7 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (17.65%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.94%) IIS
5 1 (2.94%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Office
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) SAN
2 3 (8.82%) OSPF
2 3 (8.82%) BGP
2 3 (8.82%) LAN
2 3 (8.82%) WAN
2 3 (8.82%) Ethernet
2 3 (8.82%) VLAN
3 1 (2.94%) DNS
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (5.88%) EDRMS
3 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
General
1 8 (23.53%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.82%) Legal
4 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.88%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Data Protection Manager
2 6 (17.65%) Data Manager
3 5 (14.71%) Consultant
3 5 (14.71%) Network Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Operations Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Service Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Service Design Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Data Protection Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Data Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Systems Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Administrator
6 2 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Support Technician
7 1 (2.94%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (14.71%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.82%) NHS
3 3 (8.82%) Firmware
4 2 (5.88%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (5.88%) Wiki
5 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.94%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 16 (47.06%) Windows
2 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (11.76%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) ITIL
2 5 (14.71%) Change Management
2 5 (14.71%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (14.71%) Problem Management
3 4 (11.76%) Technical Analysis
3 4 (11.76%) Security Management
3 4 (11.76%) Load Balancing
4 3 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (8.82%) Service Management
4 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
4 3 (8.82%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (8.82%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (5.88%) Information Management
5 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.88%) Project Planning
5 2 (5.88%) Data Management
5 2 (5.88%) Information Security
5 2 (5.88%) Network Architecture
5 2 (5.88%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
1 4 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
2 4 (11.76%) CCNP
2 4 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (8.82%) CCNA
4 2 (5.88%) JNCIA
4 2 (5.88%) JNCIP
4 2 (5.88%) MCSE
5 1 (2.94%) MCP
5 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) SLA
1 5 (14.71%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.94%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (32.35%) Hyper-V
2 8 (23.53%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) SCOM
1 6 (17.65%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (14.71%) SCOrch
3 4 (11.76%) SCDPM
4 3 (8.82%) SCCM
4 3 (8.82%) WSUS
4 3 (8.82%) SCSM
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (23.53%) Cisco
3 6 (17.65%) McAfee
4 5 (14.71%) HP
5 4 (11.76%) 3PAR
5 4 (11.76%) Qualys
6 3 (8.82%) Juniper
7 2 (5.88%) Dell
7 2 (5.88%) VMware
7 2 (5.88%) Remedy
8 1 (2.94%) Informatica
8 1 (2.94%) NetApp
8 1 (2.94%) Novell
8 1 (2.94%) Citrix
8 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.94%) Capita