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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Protection
Rank 243 374 347
Rank change year-on-year
+131 -27
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 524 254 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.92% 0.46% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 0.61% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 171 167
Average daily rate
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£398 £425 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.35% +16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £260 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £355
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +12.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 8
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.88% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.18 £8.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £29.40 £23.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £17.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-9.88% +40.00%

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
44371 41642 38262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.77% 76.16% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28775 25771 23176
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1188 1113
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +116 501 £399 -6.66% 133
London +43 177 £425 -5.55% 60
South East +104 154 £420 -4.00% 27
City of London +30 65 £450 - 28
Berkshire +57 58 £395 -16.62% 9
Reading - 49 £418 - 5
North West +5 46 £413 -20.09% 4
South West +21 39 £375 +29.31% 2
East of England +16 31 £350 +35.26% 9
Buckinghamshire +25 30 £390 +15.55% 3
Milton Keynes +20 25 £390 +15.55% 3
Hampshire +18 24 £450 -16.27% 4
Yorkshire -23 22 £330 -17.50% 7
Surrey +13 21 £400 -27.27% 3
Manchester 0 21 £300 -42.85% 3
West Midlands +5 15 £325 -27.77% 12
Wiltshire +17 14 £390 +119.71% 1
East Sussex - 14 £420 - 2
Scotland +10 12 £350 +244.23% 3
Merseyside - 12 £828 - 1
Liverpool - 12 £828 - 1
East Midlands -1 11 £285 -43.00% 8
Essex -5 11 £325 +36.84% 1
Cheshire -8 11 £375 -26.82%
Brighton - 11 £420 - 2
Bristol - 11 £375 -
South Yorkshire - 11 £295 - 6
Swindon +5 9 £383 +115.49%
Cambridgeshire - 9 £388 - 1
Sheffield - 8 £235 - 5

Data Protection
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

1 164 (21.58%) Data Protection Act
2 156 (20.53%) Finance
3 150 (19.74%) Information Security
4 127 (16.71%) Microsoft
5 119 (15.66%) Project Management
6 114 (15.00%) Windows
7 109 (14.34%) ITIL
7 109 (14.34%) SQL
8 108 (14.21%) Agile Software Development
9 102 (13.42%) Management Information System
10 94 (12.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 91 (11.97%) PRINCE2
12 86 (11.32%) Risk Management
13 79 (10.39%) CISSP
14 77 (10.13%) MS Excel
15 70 (9.21%) Migration
15 70 (9.21%) Security Cleared
16 67 (8.82%) Freedom of Information
17 66 (8.68%) Oracle
18 61 (8.03%) Active Directory
18 61 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
19 60 (7.89%) SQL Server
19 60 (7.89%) VMware
20 57 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
21 55 (7.24%) PCI DSS
22 54 (7.11%) TDD
23 53 (6.97%) SharePoint
24 52 (6.84%) CISM
25 51 (6.71%) .NET
25 51 (6.71%) C#

Data Protection
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 53 (6.97%) SharePoint
2 25 (3.29%) MS Exchange
3 17 (2.24%) IBM Notes
4 12 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (1.58%) Lync
4 12 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (1.45%) CMS
6 10 (1.32%) SAS
6 10 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (0.92%) Node.js
8 7 (0.92%) Documentum
9 6 (0.79%) Lotus Domino
9 6 (0.79%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.79%) K2 blackpearl
9 6 (0.79%) WordPress
10 5 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.53%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 77 (10.13%) MS Excel
2 48 (6.32%) MS Office
3 15 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (1.84%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.92%) PowerPivot
6 6 (0.79%) MS Project
7 3 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.39%) SPSS
8 2 (0.26%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.13%) Stata
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.79%) Magento
2 6 (0.79%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 5 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.53%) ResourceLink
5 3 (0.39%) Agresso
5 3 (0.39%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.26%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.26%) assyst
6 2 (0.26%) SAP InfiniteInsight
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.13%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.13%) SAP MRS
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.13%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.24%) Office 365
2 16 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.05%) SaaS
5 3 (0.39%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.26%) PaaS
7 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.13%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 47 (6.18%) Firewall
2 34 (4.47%) SAN
3 24 (3.16%) DNS
4 22 (2.89%) LDAP
4 22 (2.89%) DHCP
5 18 (2.37%) TCP/IP
5 18 (2.37%) Internet
6 17 (2.24%) VLAN
6 17 (2.24%) WAN
7 15 (1.97%) LAN
8 14 (1.84%) NAS
9 13 (1.71%) Intranet
10 11 (1.45%) Intrusion Detection
11 10 (1.32%) Network Security
11 10 (1.32%) VPN
12 9 (1.18%) Wireless
13 8 (1.05%) Fibre Channel
14 5 (0.66%) Extranet
14 5 (0.66%) MPLS
14 5 (0.66%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 19 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (2.11%) Big Data
6 13 (1.71%) Relational Database
7 12 (1.58%) DB2 UDB
7 12 (1.58%) DB2
8 11 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
8 11 (1.45%) Hadoop
9 10 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (1.32%) MS Access
10 8 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (0.92%) QlikView
11 7 (0.92%) MongoDB
11 7 (0.92%) Microsoft Power View
12 6 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (0.79%) EDMS
12 6 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (1.97%) WebDriver
2 14 (1.84%) Git (software)
2 14 (1.84%) Selenium
3 13 (1.71%) Jenkins
4 12 (1.58%) Subversion
5 11 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (1.32%) Cucumber
7 8 (1.05%) SpecFlow
8 6 (0.79%) RSpec
9 5 (0.66%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.53%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.53%) JIRA
11 3 (0.39%) HP UFT
11 3 (0.39%) PHPUnit
12 2 (0.26%) Axure RP
12 2 (0.26%) Grunt
12 2 (0.26%) Appium
12 2 (0.26%) CasperJS
12 2 (0.26%) Ant
12 2 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 156 (20.53%) Finance
2 44 (5.79%) Banking
3 37 (4.87%) Legal
4 21 (2.76%) Retail
5 20 (2.63%) Local Government
6 13 (1.71%) Marketing
7 11 (1.45%) Law
8 8 (1.05%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.05%) Automotive
8 8 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (1.05%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.92%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.66%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.66%) Back Office
11 4 (0.53%) Publishing
12 2 (0.26%) Billing
12 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.13%) International Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Wholesale Banking
13 1 (0.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 176 (23.16%) Analyst
2 89 (11.71%) Consultant
3 81 (10.66%) Developer
4 76 (10.00%) Architect
5 55 (7.24%) Business Analyst
6 53 (6.97%) Project Manager
7 49 (6.45%) Security Analyst
8 43 (5.66%) Security Consultant
9 29 (3.82%) Support Engineer
9 29 (3.82%) Solutions Architect
10 25 (3.29%) Information Security Consultant
11 24 (3.16%) Systems Analyst
12 23 (3.03%) Test Analyst
12 23 (3.03%) Information Analyst
13 21 (2.76%) Administrator
13 21 (2.76%) Security Manager
14 20 (2.63%) Tester
15 19 (2.50%) Programme Manager
15 19 (2.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 18 (2.37%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (6.71%) .NET
2 44 (5.79%) HTML
3 30 (3.95%) CSS
4 27 (3.55%) XML
5 25 (3.29%) Web Services
6 23 (3.03%) SOAP
7 22 (2.89%) HTML5
8 18 (2.37%) CSS3
9 14 (1.84%) jQuery
10 12 (1.58%) AngularJS
11 10 (1.32%) Entity Framework
11 10 (1.32%) WCF
12 9 (1.18%) .NET Framework
13 8 (1.05%) Backbone.js
14 7 (0.92%) Sass
14 7 (0.92%) React
14 7 (0.92%) ASP.NET
15 6 (0.79%) RESTful
15 6 (0.79%) Ruby on Rails
16 5 (0.66%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 164 (21.58%) Data Protection Act
2 102 (13.42%) Management Information System
3 67 (8.82%) Freedom of Information
4 61 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (3.29%) Freedom of Information Act
6 23 (3.03%) NHS
7 22 (2.89%) PKI
8 18 (2.37%) User Experience
9 17 (2.24%) Cryptography
9 17 (2.24%) Blackberry
10 12 (1.58%) CESG
10 12 (1.58%) Data Centre
10 12 (1.58%) Data Integration
11 11 (1.45%) Statistics
12 9 (1.18%) Clustering
12 9 (1.18%) RMADS
12 9 (1.18%) Smart Meter
12 9 (1.18%) iPad
12 9 (1.18%) EMC VNX
13 8 (1.05%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 114 (15.00%) Windows
2 44 (5.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (4.74%) Linux
4 31 (4.08%) Windows 7
5 28 (3.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (3.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (3.16%) UNIX
8 21 (2.76%) Android
9 15 (1.97%) Windows 8
10 14 (1.84%) Windows XP
11 12 (1.58%) Apple iOS
12 9 (1.18%) Solaris
13 7 (0.92%) Data ONTAP
14 6 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.53%) CentOS
15 4 (0.53%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.53%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.39%) AIX
16 3 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (19.74%) Information Security
2 119 (15.66%) Project Management
3 109 (14.34%) ITIL
4 108 (14.21%) Agile Software Development
5 91 (11.97%) PRINCE2
6 86 (11.32%) Risk Management
7 70 (9.21%) Migration
8 57 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 54 (7.11%) TDD
10 46 (6.05%) Information Management
11 40 (5.26%) Security Architecture
12 39 (5.13%) Programme Management
12 39 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
13 37 (4.87%) CRM
14 36 (4.74%) SDLC
15 35 (4.61%) BDD
16 34 (4.47%) Risk Assessment
16 34 (4.47%) Security Management
16 34 (4.47%) Change Management
16 34 (4.47%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 109 (14.34%) SQL
2 51 (6.71%) C#
3 41 (5.39%) JavaScript
4 35 (4.61%) Java
5 18 (2.37%) PowerShell
6 15 (1.97%) PHP
7 14 (1.84%) T-SQL
8 13 (1.71%) VB
9 12 (1.58%) C
10 10 (1.32%) Perl
10 10 (1.32%) Python
10 10 (1.32%) Ruby
11 9 (1.18%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.92%) C++
13 5 (0.66%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 3 (0.39%) Scala
14 3 (0.39%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.39%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 79 (10.39%) CISSP
2 70 (9.21%) Security Cleared
3 52 (6.84%) CISM
4 48 (6.32%) SC Cleared
5 41 (5.39%) Degree
6 26 (3.42%) CISA
7 19 (2.50%) ISEB
8 18 (2.37%) DV Cleared
9 17 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 10 (1.32%) CCNP
11 10 (1.32%) CEH
12 9 (1.18%) MCITP
12 9 (1.18%) CCNA
12 9 (1.18%) MCSE
12 9 (1.18%) A+ Certification
13 8 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 8 (1.05%) CRISC
14 7 (0.92%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (12.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 55 (7.24%) PCI DSS
3 25 (3.29%) SLA
3 25 (3.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 23 (3.03%) QA
5 19 (2.50%) COBIT
6 8 (1.05%) HIPAA
7 6 (0.79%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.79%) GMP
8 5 (0.66%) BS25999
8 5 (0.66%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.53%) P3O
9 4 (0.53%) GLP
9 4 (0.53%) GCP
9 4 (0.53%) Basel II
10 1 (0.13%) BS7799
10 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 61 (8.03%) Active Directory
2 47 (6.18%) Hyper-V
3 39 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 14 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (1.71%) Xen
7 6 (0.79%) NFS
7 6 (0.79%) SRDF
7 6 (0.79%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 6 (0.79%) DFS Replication
8 5 (0.66%) XenApp
9 4 (0.53%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.26%) Snort
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.13%) Samba
11 1 (0.13%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.13%) vSphere
11 1 (0.13%) IAG
11 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 33 (4.34%) SCCM
2 16 (2.11%) SCOM
3 12 (1.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 8 (1.05%) WSUS
5 7 (0.92%) SCVMM
5 7 (0.92%) SCDPM
5 7 (0.92%) SCOrch
6 6 (0.79%) SCSM
6 6 (0.79%) EMC VPLEX
6 6 (0.79%) SnapMirror
6 6 (0.79%) SnapVault
6 6 (0.79%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.53%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.53%) OpenView
7 4 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.53%) Puppet
8 3 (0.39%) Foglight
8 3 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.39%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.26%) Nessus
Vendors
1 127 (16.71%) Microsoft
2 66 (8.68%) Oracle
3 60 (7.89%) VMware
4 36 (4.74%) SAP
4 36 (4.74%) HP
5 33 (4.34%) Cisco
6 31 (4.08%) Citrix
7 27 (3.55%) Symantec
8 23 (3.03%) EMC
9 18 (2.37%) ArcSight
10 17 (2.24%) Teradata
10 17 (2.24%) Lotus
11 16 (2.11%) IBM
11 16 (2.11%) Dell
12 10 (1.32%) NetApp
12 10 (1.32%) McAfee
13 9 (1.18%) Apple
14 8 (1.05%) Brocade
14 8 (1.05%) Greenplum
15 7 (0.92%) Vertica
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £210 per day
Posted: 59 minutes ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £420.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £125 - £150 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
West Midlands
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £540 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £600 per day + Double Pay OT
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Billingshurst, West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £30000 - £37000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
PwC
Rate: PwC is open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £600 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £299 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £250 - 350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago