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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Protection
Rank 270 392 384
Rank change year-on-year
+122 -8
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 430 221 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 0.43% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.56% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 127 150
Average daily rate £400 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £271 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £363
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 4
Average hourly rate £46.00 £15.77 £16.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+191.69% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £13.93 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.05 £18.44 £24.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £15.77 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+191.69% -4.42%

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
41939 39781 37687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.34% 77.74% 76.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 27430 25409 22756
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1055 1156
Average hourly rate £39.34 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.05% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Protection within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +128 414 £400 -11.11% 174
London +41 133 £388 -18.42% 48
South East +79 96 £419 -5.63% 45
North West +29 55 £408 -9.44% 11
Berkshire +45 50 £425 -5.55% 19
Yorkshire +18 50 £400 -25.58% 15
City of London +59 33 £388 -26.19% 10
West Yorkshire +7 28 £463 -33.92% 10
Manchester -4 23 £355 -21.11% 6
South Yorkshire 0 21 £350 +27.27% 5
Sheffield 0 20 £350 +16.66% 5
Reading +14 19 £400 - 11
East Midlands +9 19 £330 -26.66% 12
East of England +7 19 £400 - 5
Leeds -9 19 £465 -33.57% 8
West Midlands -5 18 £413 +17.85% 15
South West -6 17 £320 -39.04% 14
Slough +22 16 £445 -3.78% 1
Scotland -7 13 £345 +11.29% 2
Oxfordshire +14 12 £346 - 4
Lancashire +7 12 £360 -34.54% 2
Merseyside +11 11 £500 +53.84% 1
Liverpool +4 11 £500 +53.84% 1
Wiltshire +3 11 £320 -28.88% 3
Blackpool - 10 £360 - 2
Hampshire +18 9 £450 +49.37% 2
Swindon +5 9 £340 - 1
Nottingham - 9 £450 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 9 £450 - 2
Coventry -3 8 £413 +17.85% 3

Data Protection
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 184 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (19.43%) Information Security
3 160 (17.66%) Data Protection Act
4 136 (15.01%) Finance
5 134 (14.79%) Windows
6 129 (14.24%) Microsoft
7 120 (13.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 111 (12.25%) SQL
9 103 (11.37%) Risk Management
10 101 (11.15%) SQL Server
11 100 (11.04%) JavaScript
12 94 (10.38%) .NET
13 92 (10.15%) Management Information System
14 89 (9.82%) TDD
15 87 (9.60%) C#
16 82 (9.05%) Project Management
17 81 (8.94%) ITIL
18 78 (8.61%) BDD
19 73 (8.06%) Legal
20 72 (7.95%) Java
21 71 (7.84%) HTML
21 71 (7.84%) AngularJS
22 68 (7.51%) MS Excel
22 68 (7.51%) CISSP
23 67 (7.40%) Degree
23 67 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
24 66 (7.28%) PCI DSS
25 64 (7.06%) Active Directory
26 63 (6.95%) Information Assurance
27 61 (6.73%) HTML5

Data Protection
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 31 (3.42%) SharePoint
2 30 (3.31%) MS Exchange
3 25 (2.76%) Confluence
4 23 (2.54%) IIS
5 20 (2.21%) BizTalk Server
6 15 (1.66%) CMS
7 11 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (1.21%) SAS
8 10 (1.10%) Skype for Business
9 9 (0.99%) Node.js
10 8 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (0.66%) Umbraco
11 6 (0.66%) WordPress
12 5 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.55%) K2 blackpearl
12 5 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.44%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 68 (7.51%) MS Excel
2 27 (2.98%) MS Office
3 21 (2.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.99%) MS Project
5 7 (0.77%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.11%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.11%) Maya
8 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.99%) Maximo
2 9 (0.99%) SAP HR
3 6 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.44%) SAP Payroll
5 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.22%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.11%) FastStats
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.11%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.11%) Tercero
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (1.99%) Google Analytics
2 18 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (1.32%) Office 365
5 6 (0.66%) SaaS
6 3 (0.33%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.22%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.11%) IaaS
8 1 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
8 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.11%) PaaS
8 1 (0.11%) SmartFocus
8 1 (0.11%) Trello
8 1 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 52 (5.74%) Firewall
2 42 (4.64%) SAN
3 23 (2.54%) DNS
4 21 (2.32%) VPN
5 20 (2.21%) TCP/IP
6 17 (1.88%) SMS
7 16 (1.77%) Internet
8 15 (1.66%) WAN
9 14 (1.55%) NAS
10 13 (1.43%) LAN
11 12 (1.32%) Intranet
11 12 (1.32%) Network Security
12 11 (1.21%) DHCP
12 11 (1.21%) Intrusion Detection
12 11 (1.21%) Wireless
13 10 (1.10%) Skype
14 7 (0.77%) SSL
15 6 (0.66%) Ethernet
15 6 (0.66%) Fibre Channel
15 6 (0.66%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (11.15%) SQL Server
2 30 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (1.99%) Relational Database
5 17 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (1.77%) BusinessObjects
7 13 (1.43%) MongoDB
8 10 (1.10%) MySQL
8 10 (1.10%) Oracle Database
9 8 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
9 8 (0.88%) RDBMS
9 8 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (0.77%) Amazon Redshift
10 7 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (0.66%) MS Access
11 6 (0.66%) OLAP
11 6 (0.66%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 5 (0.55%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 48 (5.30%) Git (software)
2 31 (3.42%) Jenkins
3 28 (3.09%) JIRA
4 23 (2.54%) Maven
5 22 (2.43%) JUnit
5 22 (2.43%) Liquibase
5 22 (2.43%) SonarQube
5 22 (2.43%) Sonatype Nexus
5 22 (2.43%) WebDriver
6 20 (2.21%) Selenium
7 18 (1.99%) Cucumber
8 16 (1.77%) Subversion
9 11 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (0.99%) SpecFlow
11 8 (0.88%) RSpec
12 5 (0.55%) Appium
12 5 (0.55%) LoadRunner
13 4 (0.44%) Calabash
13 4 (0.44%) ClearCase
13 4 (0.44%) JMeter
General
1 136 (15.01%) Finance
2 73 (8.06%) Legal
3 43 (4.75%) Law
4 37 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 34 (3.75%) Marketing
6 30 (3.31%) Retail
7 28 (3.09%) Banking
8 11 (1.21%) Advertising
9 8 (0.88%) Billing
10 6 (0.66%) Publishing
11 5 (0.55%) Automotive
11 5 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.44%) Back Office
12 4 (0.44%) Local Government
13 3 (0.33%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.22%) French Language
14 2 (0.22%) Games
14 2 (0.22%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.22%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.11%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 204 (22.52%) Analyst
2 151 (16.67%) Developer
3 110 (12.14%) Architect
4 73 (8.06%) Business Analyst
5 68 (7.51%) Consultant
6 41 (4.53%) Security Analyst
7 40 (4.42%) Project Manager
8 36 (3.97%) C# Developer
9 35 (3.86%) Tester
10 34 (3.75%) Security Consultant
11 32 (3.53%) Test Analyst
12 31 (3.42%) Information Manager
13 28 (3.09%) Security Specialist
13 28 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
14 27 (2.98%) Security Architect
15 26 (2.87%) Information Specialist
16 25 (2.76%) Security Manager
17 24 (2.65%) Information Security Specialist
18 23 (2.54%) Information Analyst
19 22 (2.43%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (10.38%) .NET
2 71 (7.84%) AngularJS
2 71 (7.84%) HTML
3 61 (6.73%) HTML5
4 60 (6.62%) Web Services
5 54 (5.96%) CSS
6 49 (5.41%) jQuery
7 37 (4.08%) CSS3
8 30 (3.31%) ASP.NET
9 28 (3.09%) XML
10 18 (1.99%) Ruby on Rails
11 17 (1.88%) .NET Framework
12 15 (1.66%) Entity Framework
13 14 (1.55%) ASP.NET Web API
13 14 (1.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 14 (1.55%) WSDL
14 13 (1.43%) Java EE
14 13 (1.43%) JSON
14 13 (1.43%) RESTful
15 12 (1.32%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 160 (17.66%) Data Protection Act
2 92 (10.15%) Management Information System
3 67 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (4.30%) Freedom of Information
4 39 (4.30%) NHS
5 26 (2.87%) Freedom of Information Act
6 25 (2.76%) User Experience
7 20 (2.21%) Data Centre
8 17 (1.88%) Copywriting
9 14 (1.55%) Replication
10 12 (1.32%) Driving Licence
10 12 (1.32%) Mobile App
11 11 (1.21%) Computer Science
12 10 (1.10%) Clustering
12 10 (1.10%) FMCG
12 10 (1.10%) Performance Metrics
12 10 (1.10%) Private Cloud
13 9 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
14 8 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
14 8 (0.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 134 (14.79%) Windows
2 58 (6.40%) Linux
3 41 (4.53%) Windows Server
4 35 (3.86%) Unix
5 32 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (2.65%) AIX
6 24 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (2.10%) Windows XP
8 18 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (1.55%) Mac OS
10 13 (1.43%) Windows 7
10 13 (1.43%) Windows Vista
11 10 (1.10%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.77%) Android
12 7 (0.77%) Solaris
13 5 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.33%) SUSE
14 3 (0.33%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.22%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (19.43%) Information Security
3 103 (11.37%) Risk Management
4 89 (9.82%) TDD
5 82 (9.05%) Project Management
6 81 (8.94%) ITIL
7 78 (8.61%) BDD
8 63 (6.95%) Information Assurance
9 60 (6.62%) Change Management
10 54 (5.96%) MVC
10 54 (5.96%) SDLC
11 52 (5.74%) DevOps
11 52 (5.74%) Information Governance
12 45 (4.97%) CRM
13 44 (4.86%) Analytics
14 42 (4.64%) Business Intelligence
15 41 (4.53%) Migration
16 40 (4.42%) Asset Management
16 40 (4.42%) Stakeholder Management
17 39 (4.30%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 111 (12.25%) SQL
2 100 (11.04%) JavaScript
3 87 (9.60%) C#
4 72 (7.95%) Java
5 38 (4.19%) Ruby
6 31 (3.42%) C++
7 30 (3.31%) PowerShell
8 23 (2.54%) Python
9 19 (2.10%) C
9 19 (2.10%) PHP
10 14 (1.55%) T-SQL
11 13 (1.43%) Objective-C
12 9 (0.99%) Bash Shell
12 9 (0.99%) VB
12 9 (0.99%) VB.NET
13 7 (0.77%) Perl
14 6 (0.66%) VBScript
15 5 (0.55%) VBA
16 4 (0.44%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 68 (7.51%) CISSP
2 67 (7.40%) Degree
3 60 (6.62%) Security Cleared
4 43 (4.75%) SC Cleared
5 42 (4.64%) CISM
6 27 (2.98%) CISA
7 23 (2.54%) ISEB
8 9 (0.99%) IISP
8 9 (0.99%) ISTQB
9 8 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (0.77%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.66%) CLAS
12 5 (0.55%) CCNA
12 5 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.55%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.55%) HND
12 5 (0.55%) MCSE
12 5 (0.55%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (13.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 66 (7.28%) PCI DSS
3 43 (4.75%) RMADS
4 38 (4.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 31 (3.42%) QA
6 30 (3.31%) SLA
7 18 (1.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 15 (1.66%) ISO27005
8 15 (1.66%) JSP 440
9 11 (1.21%) COBIT
9 11 (1.21%) Data Quality
9 11 (1.21%) ISO 9001
10 8 (0.88%) ISAE 3402
11 7 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
12 6 (0.66%) ISO22301
12 6 (0.66%) ISO27002
13 5 (0.55%) Basel II
14 3 (0.33%) WCAG
15 2 (0.22%) BS25999
15 2 (0.22%) TickIT
System Software
1 64 (7.06%) Active Directory
2 36 (3.97%) Hyper-V
2 36 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.32%) vSphere
4 5 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (0.22%) Postfix
6 2 (0.22%) Sendmail
6 2 (0.22%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.22%) Xen
7 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.11%) NFS
7 1 (0.11%) Snort
7 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 29 (3.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 27 (2.98%) Puppet
3 26 (2.87%) SCCM
4 22 (2.43%) Bareos
4 22 (2.43%) yum
5 18 (1.99%) NetBackup
6 17 (1.88%) SCOM
7 14 (1.55%) SCDPM
8 8 (0.88%) Backup Exec
9 6 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.44%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.44%) vMotion
11 3 (0.33%) Ansible
11 3 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.33%) Legato
11 3 (0.33%) SCSM
11 3 (0.33%) SCVMM
11 3 (0.33%) WSUS
12 2 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 129 (14.24%) Microsoft
2 59 (6.51%) Oracle
3 46 (5.08%) VMware
4 42 (4.64%) IBM
5 36 (3.97%) Cisco
6 27 (2.98%) HP
7 25 (2.76%) EMC
8 23 (2.54%) Google
9 21 (2.32%) SAP
10 20 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
11 17 (1.88%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 16 (1.77%) Dell
13 14 (1.55%) CommVault
14 13 (1.43%) Intel Security
15 10 (1.10%) 3PAR
15 10 (1.10%) ArcSight
16 9 (0.99%) Altiris
16 9 (0.99%) CheckPoint
16 9 (0.99%) NetApp
16 9 (0.99%) Symantec
North West London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £280 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hillingdon
Capita Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Northamptonshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £325 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £120 - £145 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Northamptonshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £0.00 per day + Neg
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
City of London
Rate: £44, 820 - £51,110 per annum inclusive of London Weighting
Posted: 11 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Telefonica
Posted: 13 days ago
Sheffield
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 18 days ago
Prudhoe, Northumberland
Daisy Group
Rate: £450 p/d contract
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 24 days ago