The table below looks at the statistics for Data Protection skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Protection over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Protection
Rank 340 370 341
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -29
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 280 225 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.44% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.59% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 154 136
Average daily rate
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£475 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £210 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £335 £375
% change year-on-year
+34.32% -10.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 4 23
Average hourly rate £15.89 £19.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.39% +22.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.28 £17.22 £11.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.00 £22.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +36.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41096 38070 35468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.49% 73.77% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26903 23461 20857
Average daily rate £421 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1109 1170 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Data Protection
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Data Protection Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Data Protection
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Data Protection within the UK.

Data Protection Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Data Protection
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Protection within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Data Protection Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Data Protection
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Data Protection Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Data Protection
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Protection within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Data Protection Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Data Protection
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 19 December 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
England +11 266 £483 +37.85% 61
London +32 125 £500 +25.00% 20
South East -8 43 £450 +24.13% 10
City of London +11 40 £500 +25.00% 5
Yorkshire +3 20 £638 +63.46% 9
South West -14 20 £484 +180.43% 7
North West 0 19 £463 +77.88% 2
Manchester +4 18 £450 +125.00% 1
West Yorkshire +1 18 £638 +63.46% 7
Leeds +7 17 £638 +63.46% 4
Berkshire +6 17 £450 +28.57% 2
West Midlands -22 15 £353 +5.44% 5
Slough +3 12 £463 +23.33%
Surrey +6 11 £550 +155.81% 1
East of England -15 11 £375 +11.94% 1
Gloucestershire -14 6 - -
Middlesex +4 5 £500 -
Scotland -5 5 £425 +102.38% 4
Wiltshire -11 5 £438 +66.66% 1
Buckinghamshire -12 5 £419 - 3
Cheltenham -12 5 - -
Milton Keynes -13 5 £419 - 3
North East - 5 £500 - 2
East Midlands -9 4 £345 +8.66% 4
Essex -9 4 £345 +2.98%
Suffolk +4 3 £375 -
Birmingham -8 3 £350 -12.50% 2
Bristol -15 3 £1,000 +488.23%
Hampshire -19 3 £300 -29.82% 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £513 -

Data Protection
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 202 (32.63%) Data Protection Act
2 137 (22.13%) Information Security
3 116 (18.74%) Management Information System
4 113 (18.26%) Project Management
5 108 (17.45%) ITIL
6 98 (15.83%) Security Cleared
7 97 (15.67%) Microsoft
8 95 (15.35%) Finance
9 90 (14.54%) Information Assurance
10 84 (13.57%) Agile Software Development
11 81 (13.09%) PRINCE2
12 80 (12.92%) CISSP
13 76 (12.28%) Windows
14 68 (10.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 67 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
16 64 (10.34%) Risk Management
17 61 (9.85%) Law
18 60 (9.69%) Degree
18 60 (9.69%) MS Excel
19 58 (9.37%) Legal
20 56 (9.05%) Freedom of Information
20 56 (9.05%) SC Cleared
21 54 (8.72%) CISM
22 53 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
23 49 (7.92%) SQL
24 48 (7.75%) Freedom of Information Act
24 48 (7.75%) PCI DSS
25 42 (6.79%) Security Architecture
26 41 (6.62%) Agile Project Management
27 40 (6.46%) Service Management

Data Protection
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 32 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 26 (4.20%) MS Exchange
3 22 (3.55%) IIS
4 20 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (2.42%) Lync
6 9 (1.45%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.13%) CMS
8 6 (0.97%) SAS
8 6 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.65%) CICS
10 4 (0.65%) MQSeries
10 4 (0.65%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.65%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.65%) Drupal
10 4 (0.65%) TPMS
11 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 60 (9.69%) MS Excel
2 35 (5.65%) MS Office
3 12 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (1.94%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.13%) MS Project
5 5 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.81%) SPSS
6 4 (0.65%) FastStats
7 1 (0.16%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.16%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 5 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.65%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.32%) SAP HR-PA
4 1 (0.16%) Siebel Analytics
4 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.16%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.16%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (0.16%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.16%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.81%) Office 365
3 3 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.48%) SaaS
4 2 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.32%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.16%) PaaS
5 1 (0.16%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 38 (6.14%) Firewall
2 28 (4.52%) LAN
3 27 (4.36%) SAN
4 26 (4.20%) DNS
5 24 (3.88%) TCP/IP
6 22 (3.55%) DHCP
7 19 (3.07%) Internet
7 19 (3.07%) VPN
8 18 (2.91%) WAN
9 15 (2.42%) Fibre Channel
10 14 (2.26%) Network Security
11 13 (2.10%) Wireless
12 12 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (1.45%) Cisco IOS
13 9 (1.45%) Cisco Nexus
13 9 (1.45%) WLAN
13 9 (1.45%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (1.45%) IPsec
14 7 (1.13%) VoIP
14 7 (1.13%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (6.30%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (2.26%) Big Data
4 13 (2.10%) Oracle Database
4 13 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (1.94%) MySQL
6 10 (1.62%) Data Mining
7 8 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (1.29%) DB2
7 8 (1.29%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.97%) MongoDB
9 6 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (0.97%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.81%) VLDB
10 5 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (2.58%) Jenkins
2 14 (2.26%) Cucumber
3 5 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.81%) Subversion
4 4 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (0.65%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.48%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (0.48%) Maven
6 2 (0.32%) MSI
6 2 (0.32%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (0.32%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.32%) Ant
6 2 (0.32%) JUnit
6 2 (0.32%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.32%) Selenium
7 1 (0.16%) WATIR
7 1 (0.16%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.16%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.16%) Sahi
7 1 (0.16%) Hudson
General
1 95 (15.35%) Finance
2 61 (9.85%) Law
3 58 (9.37%) Legal
4 25 (4.04%) Banking
5 24 (3.88%) Marketing
6 22 (3.55%) Telecoms
6 22 (3.55%) Local Government
7 11 (1.78%) Retail
8 7 (1.13%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.97%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.81%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.81%) Military
11 4 (0.65%) Publishing
11 4 (0.65%) Back Office
12 3 (0.48%) Electronics
13 2 (0.32%) German Language
14 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.16%) Front Office
14 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 122 (19.71%) Architect
2 100 (16.16%) Analyst
3 69 (11.15%) Consultant
4 62 (10.02%) Project Manager
5 38 (6.14%) Security Analyst
6 29 (4.68%) Security Consultant
7 28 (4.52%) Security Manager
7 28 (4.52%) Solutions Architect
8 27 (4.36%) Security Architect
9 25 (4.04%) Senior Manager
9 25 (4.04%) Business Analyst
9 25 (4.04%) Information Analyst
10 24 (3.88%) Infrastructure Architect
11 23 (3.72%) Programme Manager
11 23 (3.72%) Information Security Analyst
12 21 (3.39%) Senior Project Manager
13 20 (3.23%) Data Manager
13 20 (3.23%) Information Manager
13 20 (3.23%) Developer
14 18 (2.91%) Deskside Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.52%) .NET
2 16 (2.58%) CSS
3 15 (2.42%) HTML
4 10 (1.62%) ASP.NET
4 10 (1.62%) HTML5
5 8 (1.29%) Ajax
5 8 (1.29%) CSS3
6 7 (1.13%) J2EE
7 6 (0.97%) JSON
7 6 (0.97%) REST
7 6 (0.97%) jQuery
8 5 (0.81%) Servlets
9 4 (0.65%) JavaBeans
9 4 (0.65%) Web Services
9 4 (0.65%) EJB
9 4 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC 2
9 4 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (0.48%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 3 (0.48%) JSP
10 3 (0.48%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 202 (32.63%) Data Protection Act
2 116 (18.74%) Management Information System
3 67 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (9.05%) Freedom of Information
5 48 (7.75%) Freedom of Information Act
6 32 (5.17%) Open Source
7 26 (4.20%) CESG
8 23 (3.72%) NHS
9 22 (3.55%) Computer Science
10 19 (3.07%) Replication
11 17 (2.75%) PKI
12 15 (2.42%) CMDB
12 15 (2.42%) Clustering
13 14 (2.26%) Data Structures
14 13 (2.10%) Cryptography
15 12 (1.94%) Smart Meter
16 9 (1.45%) Mobile App
16 9 (1.45%) Blackberry
17 8 (1.29%) Statistics
18 7 (1.13%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 76 (12.28%) Windows
2 30 (4.85%) Linux
3 24 (3.88%) UNIX
3 24 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (3.55%) Windows 7
5 21 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (1.29%) Android
8 6 (0.97%) Windows Vista
8 6 (0.97%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.81%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.65%) AIX
10 4 (0.65%) Solaris
10 4 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (0.48%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.32%) SUSE
12 2 (0.32%) HPUX
12 2 (0.32%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.32%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (22.13%) Information Security
2 113 (18.26%) Project Management
3 108 (17.45%) ITIL
4 90 (14.54%) Information Assurance
5 84 (13.57%) Agile Software Development
6 81 (13.09%) PRINCE2
7 64 (10.34%) Risk Management
8 53 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 42 (6.79%) Security Architecture
10 41 (6.62%) Agile Project Management
11 40 (6.46%) Service Management
12 39 (6.30%) Information Management
13 37 (5.98%) Service Delivery
14 34 (5.49%) Data Security
15 31 (5.01%) Migration
15 31 (5.01%) Penetration Testing
16 29 (4.68%) Security Management
16 29 (4.68%) Risk Assessment
17 24 (3.88%) Business Continuity
17 24 (3.88%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 49 (7.92%) SQL
2 28 (4.52%) Java
3 22 (3.55%) C#
4 16 (2.58%) Ruby
5 15 (2.42%) Python
6 14 (2.26%) C++
7 10 (1.62%) PowerShell
8 7 (1.13%) VBA
8 7 (1.13%) C
9 6 (0.97%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.65%) PHP
11 3 (0.48%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.48%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.48%) VBScript
11 3 (0.48%) VB
12 2 (0.32%) XPath
12 2 (0.32%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.32%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.32%) R
13 1 (0.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 98 (15.83%) Security Cleared
2 80 (12.92%) CISSP
3 60 (9.69%) Degree
4 56 (9.05%) SC Cleared
5 54 (8.72%) CISM
6 35 (5.65%) CISA
7 32 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (4.20%) MCSE
9 22 (3.55%) MCITP
10 18 (2.91%) CRISC
11 16 (2.58%) A+ Certification
12 15 (2.42%) ISEB
13 14 (2.26%) GIAC
14 13 (2.10%) DV Cleared
15 7 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 6 (0.97%) MCTS
16 6 (0.97%) ISACA
17 4 (0.65%) ISSAP
17 4 (0.65%) CCNA
17 4 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (10.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (7.75%) PCI DSS
3 33 (5.33%) COBIT
4 23 (3.72%) SLA
5 17 (2.75%) QA
6 10 (1.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (1.45%) BS7799
8 7 (1.13%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 3 (0.48%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.32%) BS25999
12 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.16%) Basel II
System Software
1 35 (5.65%) Active Directory
2 30 (4.85%) Hyper-V
3 29 (4.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (2.10%) vSphere
5 7 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.48%) Novell eDirectory
6 3 (0.48%) MetaFrame
6 3 (0.48%) Terminal Server
6 3 (0.48%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.32%) Xen
7 2 (0.32%) XenApp
7 2 (0.32%) XenServer
7 2 (0.32%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.16%) Postfix
8 1 (0.16%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.16%) IAG
8 1 (0.16%) vCloud
8 1 (0.16%) Squid
8 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 22 (3.55%) SCDPM
2 18 (2.91%) SCCM
3 16 (2.58%) SCOrch
4 11 (1.78%) SCOM
5 10 (1.62%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.29%) Puppet
7 5 (0.81%) Windows Intune
7 5 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.65%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.65%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.48%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.32%) Nessus
10 2 (0.32%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 2 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.32%) OpenView
11 1 (0.16%) SCSM
11 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.16%) MOM
11 1 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 97 (15.67%) Microsoft
2 35 (5.65%) Oracle
3 32 (5.17%) VMware
4 22 (3.55%) HP
5 18 (2.91%) Cisco
5 18 (2.91%) IBM
6 16 (2.58%) Dell
7 15 (2.42%) McAfee
8 14 (2.26%) SAP
9 12 (1.94%) CheckPoint
10 11 (1.78%) Citrix
11 9 (1.45%) Symantec
11 9 (1.45%) TOWER Software
12 8 (1.29%) EMC
12 8 (1.29%) PeopleSoft
12 8 (1.29%) Splunk
13 7 (1.13%) Business Objects
13 7 (1.13%) Remedy
13 7 (1.13%) NetApp
14 6 (0.97%) Brocade
North Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day limited company basis
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £260 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £350 - 500 per day + .
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcestershire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15.77 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Kent (Oakhill House, Hildenborough) + travel
Fidelity Worldwide Investment
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 26 days ago