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 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Protection
Rank 305 376 350
Rank change year-on-year
+71 -26
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 357 225 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.43% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.58% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 164 154
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£450 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £178 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £525 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £328 £375
% change year-on-year
+25.19% -12.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 4 26
Average hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.67 £14.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.52 £16.10 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £11.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+43.36% -45.00%

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
42810 39105 41583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.76% 74.07% 71.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26917 24216 24104
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1174 1096 1554
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% -7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

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 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +71 342 £450 +20.00% 85
London +55 164 £475 +18.75% 42
South East -12 45 £486 +38.92% 7
City of London +34 38 £488 +14.70% 14
North West +20 36 £475 +46.15% 8
South West -13 24 £305 +74.28% 2
Yorkshire +9 20 £400 -23.80% 7
West Yorkshire +16 19 £400 -23.80% 6
West Midlands -8 18 £400 +12.28% 6
Manchester 0 17 £488 +50.00% 5
Leeds +22 16 £400 - 5
East of England -19 14 £315 -10.57% 6
East Midlands +11 13 £413 +29.92% 5
Hampshire -8 12 £588 +135.00% 3
Cheshire +13 11 £520 - 1
Berkshire +7 11 £498 +37.24% 1
Wiltshire - 10 £200 -
Surrey +3 9 - -
Slough -3 7 £498 +42.14% 1
Essex -10 7 £315 -11.26% 3
Warwickshire - 7 £410 -
Gloucestershire -15 6 £330 +88.57%
Lancashire -18 6 £463 - 1
Northamptonshire - 6 £450 - 1
Warrington - 6 £540 -
Birmingham +1 5 £400 - 1
South Wales -7 5 £390 -29.09% 2
Wales -17 5 £390 -29.09% 2
Hertfordshire -20 5 £225 - 2
North East -30 5 £500 - 1

Data Protection
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 223 (38.58%) Data Protection Act
2 124 (21.45%) Information Security
3 118 (20.42%) Finance
4 109 (18.86%) Management Information System
5 107 (18.51%) Microsoft
6 101 (17.47%) ITIL
7 96 (16.61%) Project Management
8 92 (15.92%) Windows
9 83 (14.36%) Security Cleared
10 77 (13.32%) Information Assurance
11 71 (12.28%) MS Excel
12 70 (12.11%) PRINCE2
12 70 (12.11%) CISSP
13 68 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
14 65 (11.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 63 (10.90%) Agile Software Development
16 60 (10.38%) Freedom of Information
17 56 (9.69%) Degree
18 52 (9.00%) Active Directory
18 52 (9.00%) Freedom of Information Act
19 47 (8.13%) SC Cleared
19 47 (8.13%) Risk Management
19 47 (8.13%) VMware
20 46 (7.96%) Legal
20 46 (7.96%) Service Management
21 44 (7.61%) CISM
21 44 (7.61%) SQL
21 44 (7.61%) MS Office
22 43 (7.44%) Firewall
23 42 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management

Data Protection
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 31 (5.36%) MS Exchange
2 27 (4.67%) SharePoint
3 25 (4.33%) IIS
4 22 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (2.77%) Lync
6 9 (1.56%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.04%) MQSeries
7 6 (1.04%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.04%) SAS
7 6 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.69%) TPMS
8 4 (0.69%) CICS
8 4 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.52%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.35%) WorkSite
10 2 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.35%) nginx
10 2 (0.35%) Jetty
11 1 (0.17%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 71 (12.28%) MS Excel
2 44 (7.61%) MS Office
3 17 (2.94%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.69%) FastStats
7 3 (0.52%) SPSS
8 2 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.87%) SAP HR
2 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.17%) SAP HR-PA
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.38%) Office 365
3 3 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.35%) Google App Engine
4 2 (0.35%) SaaS
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (7.44%) Firewall
2 37 (6.40%) TCP/IP
3 36 (6.23%) SAN
4 35 (6.06%) DNS
5 26 (4.50%) DHCP
5 26 (4.50%) LAN
6 23 (3.98%) VPN
7 20 (3.46%) Internet
8 19 (3.29%) WAN
9 16 (2.77%) Network Security
10 13 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (2.25%) Fibre Channel
10 13 (2.25%) Wireless
11 11 (1.90%) Intrusion Detection
11 11 (1.90%) OSPF
11 11 (1.90%) BGP
12 10 (1.73%) IPsec
12 10 (1.73%) VoIP
13 9 (1.56%) Cisco Nexus
14 8 (1.38%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (6.40%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (2.42%) Oracle Database
4 13 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (2.08%) Big Data
6 11 (1.90%) MySQL
7 10 (1.73%) DB2
8 8 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (1.38%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.21%) MongoDB
9 7 (1.21%) NoSQL
10 6 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.87%) DataStage
11 5 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.87%) MS Access
11 5 (0.87%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.69%) Informix
Development Applications
1 11 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (0.87%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.52%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (0.52%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.35%) Selenium
5 2 (0.35%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.35%) JUnit
6 1 (0.17%) TestLink
6 1 (0.17%) Geb
6 1 (0.17%) JMeter
6 1 (0.17%) NUnit
6 1 (0.17%) Subversion
6 1 (0.17%) Maven
6 1 (0.17%) Lombardi
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.17%) WATIR
6 1 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.17%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.17%) Hudson
General
1 118 (20.42%) Finance
2 46 (7.96%) Legal
3 35 (6.06%) Banking
4 30 (5.19%) Law
5 22 (3.81%) Telecoms
6 17 (2.94%) Marketing
7 14 (2.42%) Local Government
8 12 (2.08%) Retail
9 8 (1.38%) Investment Banking
10 7 (1.21%) Manufacturing
11 6 (1.04%) Financial Institution
11 6 (1.04%) Military
12 5 (0.87%) Back Office
13 4 (0.69%) Publishing
13 4 (0.69%) International Banking
14 1 (0.17%) German Language
14 1 (0.17%) Games
14 1 (0.17%) Front Office
14 1 (0.17%) Automotive
14 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 121 (20.93%) Analyst
2 101 (17.47%) Architect
3 58 (10.03%) Project Manager
4 55 (9.52%) Consultant
5 36 (6.23%) Security Analyst
6 31 (5.36%) Infrastructure Architect
7 26 (4.50%) Senior Manager
8 23 (3.98%) Data Analyst
9 22 (3.81%) Information Analyst
10 21 (3.63%) Business Analyst
10 21 (3.63%) Security Manager
11 20 (3.46%) Solutions Architect
11 20 (3.46%) Data Manager
11 20 (3.46%) Information Security Analyst
12 19 (3.29%) Information Manager
12 19 (3.29%) Developer
12 19 (3.29%) Senior Project Manager
12 19 (3.29%) Security Consultant
13 18 (3.11%) Security Architect
14 14 (2.42%) Data Protection Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.46%) .NET
2 13 (2.25%) ASP.NET
3 12 (2.08%) HTML
3 12 (2.08%) CSS
4 10 (1.73%) J2EE
5 9 (1.56%) Web Services
5 9 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC 2
6 8 (1.38%) HTML5
6 8 (1.38%) CSS3
6 8 (1.38%) Ajax
6 8 (1.38%) JSP
6 8 (1.38%) EJB
7 6 (1.04%) JSON
7 6 (1.04%) REST
8 5 (0.87%) XML
9 4 (0.69%) JavaBeans
9 4 (0.69%) Middleware
9 4 (0.69%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 223 (38.58%) Data Protection Act
2 109 (18.86%) Management Information System
3 68 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (10.38%) Freedom of Information
5 52 (9.00%) Freedom of Information Act
6 33 (5.71%) CESG
7 24 (4.15%) Computer Science
8 19 (3.29%) Data Structures
9 18 (3.11%) Replication
10 14 (2.42%) NHS
11 13 (2.25%) Clustering
12 12 (2.08%) Open Source
13 9 (1.56%) Smart Meter
13 9 (1.56%) Mobile App
13 9 (1.56%) N-Tier
13 9 (1.56%) Blackberry
14 8 (1.38%) GIS
14 8 (1.38%) CMDB
14 8 (1.38%) PKI
15 7 (1.21%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 92 (15.92%) Windows
2 40 (6.92%) Linux
3 25 (4.33%) UNIX
3 25 (4.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (4.15%) Windows 7
5 19 (3.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (1.56%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.87%) Windows Vista
8 5 (0.87%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.87%) Android
9 4 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (0.52%) SUSE
10 3 (0.52%) AIX
10 3 (0.52%) HPUX
11 2 (0.35%) MVS
11 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.35%) VME
11 2 (0.35%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (21.45%) Information Security
2 101 (17.47%) ITIL
3 96 (16.61%) Project Management
4 77 (13.32%) Information Assurance
5 70 (12.11%) PRINCE2
6 63 (10.90%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (8.13%) Risk Management
8 46 (7.96%) Service Management
9 42 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
10 40 (6.92%) Service Delivery
11 38 (6.57%) TOGAF
12 35 (6.06%) Information Management
13 34 (5.88%) Security Architecture
14 31 (5.36%) Penetration Testing
15 27 (4.67%) Disaster Recovery
16 26 (4.50%) Data Analysis
17 25 (4.33%) Security Management
18 23 (3.98%) Business Intelligence
19 22 (3.81%) Information Security Management
19 22 (3.81%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 44 (7.61%) SQL
2 25 (4.33%) Java
3 18 (3.11%) PowerShell
4 16 (2.77%) C#
5 10 (1.73%) C
6 8 (1.38%) VBA
7 6 (1.04%) Ruby
8 5 (0.87%) Python
8 5 (0.87%) C++
9 4 (0.69%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.52%) VBScript
10 3 (0.52%) VB
11 2 (0.35%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.35%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.35%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.35%) Scala
12 1 (0.17%) R
12 1 (0.17%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.17%) COBOL
12 1 (0.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 83 (14.36%) Security Cleared
2 70 (12.11%) CISSP
3 56 (9.69%) Degree
4 47 (8.13%) SC Cleared
5 44 (7.61%) CISM
6 36 (6.23%) CISA
7 28 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
8 23 (3.98%) MCSE
9 17 (2.94%) MCITP
10 14 (2.42%) CRISC
10 14 (2.42%) ISEB
11 11 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (1.73%) GIAC
13 9 (1.56%) CCNA
14 8 (1.38%) A+ Certification
14 8 (1.38%) MCTS
15 5 (0.87%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.87%) PMI Certification
15 5 (0.87%) CCNP
16 4 (0.69%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (11.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (6.75%) PCI DSS
3 33 (5.71%) COBIT
4 20 (3.46%) SLA
5 19 (3.29%) QA
6 12 (2.08%) BS7799
7 8 (1.38%) JSP 440
8 7 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.52%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.52%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.17%) Basel II
System Software
1 52 (9.00%) Active Directory
2 40 (6.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (6.40%) Hyper-V
4 15 (2.60%) vSphere
5 7 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.87%) Xen
7 4 (0.69%) Firmware
8 3 (0.52%) Terminal Server
8 3 (0.52%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.52%) MetaFrame
8 3 (0.52%) Novell eDirectory
9 2 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.35%) XenApp
10 1 (0.17%) XenServer
10 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.17%) IAG
10 1 (0.17%) NLBS
10 1 (0.17%) RACF
10 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.17%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 25 (4.33%) SCDPM
2 18 (3.11%) McAfee ePO
3 16 (2.77%) SCCM
4 13 (2.25%) SCOrch
5 12 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (2.08%) Puppet
6 11 (1.90%) SCOM
7 8 (1.38%) Windows Intune
8 7 (1.21%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.69%) SCVMM
9 4 (0.69%) WSUS
10 3 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.35%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.35%) Nessus
11 2 (0.35%) OpenView
11 2 (0.35%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCX
12 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 107 (18.51%) Microsoft
2 47 (8.13%) VMware
3 41 (7.09%) Oracle
4 25 (4.33%) Cisco
4 25 (4.33%) HP
5 23 (3.98%) McAfee
6 17 (2.94%) Dell
6 17 (2.94%) Citrix
7 14 (2.42%) SAP
7 14 (2.42%) CheckPoint
7 14 (2.42%) Symantec
8 12 (2.08%) IBM
8 12 (2.08%) EMC
9 11 (1.90%) Qualys
10 10 (1.73%) NetApp
11 9 (1.56%) Brocade
11 9 (1.56%) TOWER Software
12 8 (1.38%) Business Objects
12 8 (1.38%) PeopleSoft
13 7 (1.21%) Remedy
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