The table below looks at the statistics for Data Protection skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Protection over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Protection
Rank 255 286 380
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +94
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 442 450 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 0.82% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.01% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 319 153
Median daily rate £400 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £224 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £382 £388 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.41% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 22
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.77 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.89% +0.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £10.75 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.70 £22.25 £24.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.73 £15.77 £15.89
% change year-on-year
-6.59% -0.72%

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
40909 44671 43502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.54% 81.22% 77.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 27247 28978 28332
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 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1079 1330 1204
Median hourly rate £29.25 £30.15 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +20.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £48.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

Data Protection
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Data Protection as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 10 December 2016.

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 10 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Protection within the UK over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +21 427 £403 +0.62% 127
London +5 135 £475 +18.75% 47
South East +16 92 £413 -2.94% 26
South West +30 50 £383 +14.17% 6
Berkshire +14 38 £413 -2.94% 15
North West -14 38 £380 -1.93% 12
East of England +6 31 £400 -5.88% 9
Reading +8 29 £413 -0.60% 8
East Midlands +9 26 £438 +38.88% 8
City of London -20 24 £475 +18.75% 10
Northamptonshire +6 22 £450 +130.76% 5
Cheshire +28 21 £350 -9.67% 1
North East -14 20 £350 -17.64% 1
West Midlands -19 20 £375 -9.09% 9
Northampton - 18 £450 -
Gloucestershire +14 16 £413 +3.12% 2
Hampshire +5 16 £475 +5.55% 5
Yorkshire -2 14 £350 -12.50% 8
Tyne and Wear -19 14 £350 -13.84% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 14 £350 -13.84% 1
West Yorkshire +8 12 £350 -26.31% 5
Wiltshire +1 12 £376 +14.01% 3
Cheltenham - 12 £390 -
Buckinghamshire +23 11 £550 +62.96%
Hertfordshire +2 11 £550 +7.31% 3
Surrey +27 10 £313 -26.47% 2
Dorset +11 10 £376 +0.33%
Leeds +10 10 £350 -26.31% 5
Manchester -16 10 £413 +29.41% 7
Birmingham - 10 £375 - 6

Data Protection
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Data Protection 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 Data Protection.

1 205 (20.88%) Finance
2 178 (18.13%) Agile Software Development
3 160 (16.29%) Data Protection Act
4 149 (15.17%) C#
5 140 (14.26%) Information Security
6 137 (13.95%) .NET
6 137 (13.95%) ITIL
7 132 (13.44%) SQL
7 132 (13.44%) Microsoft
8 128 (13.03%) Management Information System
9 102 (10.39%) Windows
10 97 (9.88%) Project Management
10 97 (9.88%) JavaScript
10 97 (9.88%) SQL Server
10 97 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
11 93 (9.47%) Legal
12 86 (8.76%) Risk Management
12 86 (8.76%) MVC
13 81 (8.25%) Oracle
14 78 (7.94%) PRINCE2
15 75 (7.64%) CISSP
15 75 (7.64%) Migration
15 75 (7.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 73 (7.43%) Security Cleared
17 70 (7.13%) Degree
18 69 (7.03%) HTML
19 67 (6.82%) MS Excel
20 66 (6.72%) Banking
21 65 (6.62%) CRM
21 65 (6.62%) SharePoint

Data Protection
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 65 (6.62%) SharePoint
2 28 (2.85%) BizTalk Server
3 24 (2.44%) CMS
4 16 (1.63%) IIS
5 14 (1.43%) MS Exchange
5 14 (1.43%) Skype for Business
6 13 (1.32%) WordPress
7 12 (1.22%) Apache
8 8 (0.81%) Joomla!
8 8 (0.81%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.41%) Apache Pig
11 4 (0.41%) Liferay
11 4 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.41%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.41%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 67 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 32 (3.26%) MS Office
3 17 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (1.32%) MS Project
5 10 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.61%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.51%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.20%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.10%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 48 (4.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.63%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (1.32%) Eloqua
4 8 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.31%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.20%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.20%) OpenText MBPM
6 2 (0.20%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.20%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.10%) Orchard Housing
7 1 (0.10%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.10%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.10%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 46 (4.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (2.55%) Office 365
3 22 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (1.22%) Yammer
5 7 (0.71%) IaaS
5 7 (0.71%) SaaS
6 6 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.61%) PaaS
7 4 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.10%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.10%) Route 53
9 1 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 40 (4.07%) Firewall
2 25 (2.55%) Network Security
3 23 (2.34%) DNS
4 19 (1.93%) SAN
5 18 (1.83%) Internet
6 17 (1.73%) LAN
7 15 (1.53%) Intranet
8 13 (1.32%) TCP/IP
8 13 (1.32%) WAN
9 12 (1.22%) DHCP
9 12 (1.22%) Wireless
10 10 (1.02%) SSL
11 9 (0.92%) Intrusion Detection
11 9 (0.92%) MPLS
12 7 (0.71%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (0.71%) Wireless Security
13 6 (0.61%) Extranet
13 6 (0.61%) Unified Communications
14 5 (0.51%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (2.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (1.83%) MySQL
5 16 (1.63%) Big Data
5 16 (1.63%) Relational Database
6 15 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (1.53%) SQL Server 2014
7 14 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (1.32%) Oracle Database
9 11 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (1.02%) OLAP
10 10 (1.02%) Oracle BI EE
11 9 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (0.81%) Hadoop
12 8 (0.81%) NoSQL
13 7 (0.71%) SAP HANA
14 6 (0.61%) DB2
14 6 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 27 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (2.44%) Jenkins
3 22 (2.24%) Git (software)
4 15 (1.53%) Selenium
5 13 (1.32%) Subversion
6 12 (1.22%) SoapUI
7 11 (1.12%) Visual Studio
8 9 (0.92%) JIRA
8 9 (0.92%) WebDriver
9 8 (0.81%) JUnit
10 6 (0.61%) JMeter
10 6 (0.61%) Maven
11 5 (0.51%) CruiseControl
11 5 (0.51%) Gradle
11 5 (0.51%) NUnit
11 5 (0.51%) SonarQube
11 5 (0.51%) SpecFlow
12 4 (0.41%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.41%) Moq
12 4 (0.41%) Vagrant
General
1 205 (20.88%) Finance
2 93 (9.47%) Legal
3 66 (6.72%) Banking
4 43 (4.38%) Marketing
4 43 (4.38%) Retail
5 32 (3.26%) Telecoms
6 16 (1.63%) Law
7 13 (1.32%) Publishing
8 10 (1.02%) French Language
9 9 (0.92%) Local Government
10 7 (0.71%) Billing
10 7 (0.71%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.71%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.51%) Back Office
11 5 (0.51%) Games
12 4 (0.41%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.31%) Electronics
13 3 (0.31%) German Language
13 3 (0.31%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 200 (20.37%) Developer
2 179 (18.23%) Analyst
3 101 (10.29%) Architect
4 64 (6.52%) Business Analyst
5 55 (5.60%) Consultant
6 53 (5.40%) Project Manager
7 50 (5.09%) C# Developer
8 40 (4.07%) .NET Developer
9 37 (3.77%) Security Analyst
10 31 (3.16%) Administrator
11 30 (3.05%) Security Architect
12 28 (2.85%) CRM Developer
13 25 (2.55%) Designer
14 24 (2.44%) Information Manager
15 23 (2.34%) Security Consultant
15 23 (2.34%) Security Manager
15 23 (2.34%) Solutions Architect
15 23 (2.34%) Support Engineer
15 23 (2.34%) Tester
16 22 (2.24%) Information Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (13.95%) .NET
2 69 (7.03%) HTML
3 52 (5.30%) AngularJS
3 52 (5.30%) ASP.NET
4 50 (5.09%) CSS
5 45 (4.58%) jQuery
6 41 (4.18%) Web Services
7 39 (3.97%) XML
8 38 (3.87%) WCF
9 31 (3.16%) HTML5
10 30 (3.05%) .NET Framework
11 27 (2.75%) SOAP
12 25 (2.55%) Entity Framework
13 22 (2.24%) ASP.NET MVC
14 20 (2.04%) CSS3
15 17 (1.73%) JSON
16 14 (1.43%) Node.js
17 12 (1.22%) React
17 12 (1.22%) REST
17 12 (1.22%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 160 (16.29%) Data Protection Act
2 128 (13.03%) Management Information System
3 61 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (4.07%) Freedom of Information
5 30 (3.05%) NHS
6 26 (2.65%) Freedom of Information Act
7 22 (2.24%) Data Centre
8 21 (2.14%) Data Structures
9 20 (2.04%) Mobile App
10 16 (1.63%) Algorithms
10 16 (1.63%) User Experience
11 14 (1.43%) CESG
11 14 (1.43%) Driving Licence
12 13 (1.32%) Statistics
13 10 (1.02%) Computer Science
13 10 (1.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 9 (0.92%) e-Learning
15 8 (0.81%) PKI
15 8 (0.81%) Reference Data
15 8 (0.81%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 102 (10.39%) Windows
2 47 (4.79%) Linux
3 30 (3.05%) Unix
3 30 (3.05%) Windows Server
4 24 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (1.83%) Windows 10
7 17 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (1.53%) Android
9 13 (1.32%) Solaris
9 13 (1.32%) Windows 7
10 11 (1.12%) Apple iOS
10 11 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (0.71%) AIX
11 7 (0.71%) CentOS
12 5 (0.51%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.31%) SUSE
14 2 (0.20%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (18.13%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (14.26%) Information Security
3 137 (13.95%) ITIL
4 97 (9.88%) Project Management
4 97 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 86 (8.76%) MVC
5 86 (8.76%) Risk Management
6 78 (7.94%) PRINCE2
7 75 (7.64%) Migration
8 65 (6.62%) CRM
9 60 (6.11%) TDD
10 53 (5.40%) Scrum
10 53 (5.40%) Service Delivery
11 51 (5.19%) Waterfall
12 45 (4.58%) Security Management
13 44 (4.48%) Business Intelligence
13 44 (4.48%) Cybersecurity
14 40 (4.07%) Information Assurance
15 39 (3.97%) Service Management
16 38 (3.87%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 149 (15.17%) C#
2 132 (13.44%) SQL
3 97 (9.88%) JavaScript
4 50 (5.09%) Java
5 24 (2.44%) PHP
6 18 (1.83%) Python
7 17 (1.73%) Ruby
8 15 (1.53%) T-SQL
9 11 (1.12%) C
10 10 (1.02%) C++
10 10 (1.02%) PowerShell
11 9 (0.92%) VB
12 7 (0.71%) Bash Shell
12 7 (0.71%) Perl
12 7 (0.71%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.51%) ABAP
14 4 (0.41%) Korn
15 3 (0.31%) Go
15 3 (0.31%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.20%) XPath
Qualifications
1 75 (7.64%) CISSP
2 73 (7.43%) Security Cleared
3 70 (7.13%) Degree
4 59 (6.01%) CISM
5 58 (5.91%) SC Cleared
6 40 (4.07%) CISA
7 30 (3.05%) ISEB
8 24 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
10 16 (1.63%) CRISC
11 15 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (1.43%) CCNP
13 12 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
14 11 (1.12%) DV Cleared
14 11 (1.12%) NVQ Level 3
15 10 (1.02%) APMP
15 10 (1.02%) RHCA
15 10 (1.02%) RHCE
16 9 (0.92%) CCNA
16 9 (0.92%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (7.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 44 (4.48%) PCI DSS
3 30 (3.05%) QA
4 26 (2.65%) SLA
5 22 (2.24%) Data Quality
6 18 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (1.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 10 (1.02%) JSP 440
9 7 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
10 5 (0.51%) ISO27002
11 4 (0.41%) COBIT
11 4 (0.41%) Solvency II
12 3 (0.31%) Basel II
13 2 (0.20%) GPG13
13 2 (0.20%) HL7
13 2 (0.20%) ISAE 3402
13 2 (0.20%) RMADS
13 2 (0.20%) SDET
13 2 (0.20%) SSAE 16
14 1 (0.10%) MiFID
System Software
1 54 (5.50%) Active Directory
2 17 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.12%) Docker
3 11 (1.12%) vSphere
4 10 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.81%) BitLocker
6 7 (0.71%) Firmware
6 7 (0.71%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.41%) DFS Replication
7 4 (0.41%) Snort
8 3 (0.31%) Shibboleth
8 3 (0.31%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.31%) XenApp
9 2 (0.20%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.20%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.10%) FreeRADIUS
10 1 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.10%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.10%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 18 (1.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 13 (1.32%) Puppet
3 12 (1.22%) Ansible
4 11 (1.12%) NetBackup
5 9 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.92%) SCOM
6 7 (0.71%) EMC NetWorker
7 6 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
7 6 (0.61%) SCCM
8 5 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.31%) SCSM
10 2 (0.20%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.20%) CA Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.20%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.20%) HP Fortify
10 2 (0.20%) Nagios
10 2 (0.20%) SCDPM
10 2 (0.20%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 132 (13.44%) Microsoft
2 81 (8.25%) Oracle
3 42 (4.28%) Cisco
4 34 (3.46%) SAP
5 33 (3.36%) VMware
6 30 (3.05%) Salesforce.com
7 20 (2.04%) Citrix
8 17 (1.73%) IBM
9 16 (1.63%) CheckPoint
10 14 (1.43%) Symantec
11 13 (1.32%) HP
11 13 (1.32%) NetApp
11 13 (1.32%) Red Hat
12 12 (1.22%) Hyperion
13 10 (1.02%) EMC
14 9 (0.92%) Veritas
15 8 (0.81%) Rackspace
15 8 (0.81%) Sitecore
16 6 (0.61%) Adobe
17 5 (0.51%) Informatica
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