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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Protection
Rank 316 370 362
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -8
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 355 220 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.42% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.57% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 164 145
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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 £300 £220 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £336 £333
% change year-on-year
+23.85% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 6 25
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.88% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £11.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.02 £20.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.38% -10.00%

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
42997 38902 39217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.67% 74.17% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 24141 22845
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1190 1157 1447
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +59 338 £450 +17.72% 79
London +32 148 £488 +21.11% 20
South East -2 56 £498 +42.14% 12
City of London +24 47 £500 +21.95% 4
North West +18 37 £475 +26.66% 14
Manchester +14 22 £450 +20.00% 10
Yorkshire +12 20 £550 +15.78% 11
West Midlands -7 19 £397 +21.06% 3
South West -25 19 £305 +74.28% 9
West Yorkshire +4 18 £550 +15.78% 8
Leeds +8 17 £563 +30.05% 3
Surrey +1 15 £550 +35.38% 1
East of England -13 15 £345 -1.28% 4
Berkshire +14 14 £474 +35.35% 1
Slough +2 12 £498 +42.14%
East Midlands +5 11 £400 +25.98% 5
Hampshire -6 10 £575 +130.00% 2
Cheshire +13 9 £540 - 3
Wiltshire -3 9 £288 -28.12% 2
Essex -17 8 £328 -6.36%
Cardiff - 8 £390 -
South Wales - 8 £390 -
Wales - 8 £390 -
Warwickshire - 7 £410 -
Middlesex +1 5 £500 +11.11%
Birmingham -4 5 £350 -12.50%
Gloucestershire -14 5 £330 +88.57%
North East -34 5 £500 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £450 -
Staines - 5 - -

Data Protection
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 224 (36.84%) Data Protection Act
2 136 (22.37%) Information Security
3 119 (19.57%) Management Information System
4 113 (18.59%) ITIL
5 106 (17.43%) Finance
6 101 (16.61%) Microsoft
7 91 (14.97%) Project Management
8 90 (14.80%) Security Cleared
9 85 (13.98%) Windows
10 83 (13.65%) Information Assurance
11 76 (12.50%) CISSP
12 74 (12.17%) PRINCE2
13 69 (11.35%) MS Excel
13 69 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
14 66 (10.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 63 (10.36%) Agile Software Development
16 58 (9.54%) Risk Management
17 57 (9.38%) Freedom of Information
18 53 (8.72%) Legal
18 53 (8.72%) SC Cleared
19 52 (8.55%) Degree
20 49 (8.06%) CISM
21 48 (7.89%) Service Management
21 48 (7.89%) Active Directory
21 48 (7.89%) Freedom of Information Act
22 45 (7.40%) MS Office
22 45 (7.40%) Service Delivery
23 44 (7.24%) Stakeholder Management
24 43 (7.07%) Law
25 42 (6.91%) VMware

Data Protection
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (5.10%) SharePoint
2 30 (4.93%) MS Exchange
3 28 (4.61%) IIS
4 20 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (2.47%) Lync
6 8 (1.32%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.99%) MQSeries
7 6 (0.99%) WebLogic
7 6 (0.99%) SAS
7 6 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.66%) TPMS
8 4 (0.66%) CICS
8 4 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (0.66%) CMS
9 2 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.33%) WorkSite
9 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.33%) nginx
Applications
1 69 (11.35%) MS Excel
2 45 (7.40%) MS Office
3 17 (2.80%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.66%) FastStats
7 3 (0.49%) SPSS
8 2 (0.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.99%) SAP HR
2 3 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.33%) SAP HR-PA
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.16%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.32%) Office 365
3 3 (0.49%) SaaS
3 3 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.33%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (6.25%) Firewall
2 35 (5.76%) TCP/IP
3 31 (5.10%) DNS
4 30 (4.93%) SAN
5 26 (4.28%) LAN
6 25 (4.11%) DHCP
7 22 (3.62%) Internet
8 20 (3.29%) VPN
9 18 (2.96%) WAN
9 18 (2.96%) Network Security
10 14 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (2.30%) Fibre Channel
10 14 (2.30%) Wireless
11 11 (1.81%) Intrusion Detection
12 10 (1.64%) IPsec
12 10 (1.64%) OSPF
12 10 (1.64%) BGP
12 10 (1.64%) Cisco Nexus
13 9 (1.48%) Cisco IOS
13 9 (1.48%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (6.09%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (1.97%) Oracle Database
4 11 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (1.64%) Big Data
5 10 (1.64%) DB2
5 10 (1.64%) MySQL
6 9 (1.48%) Data Mining
6 9 (1.48%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (1.15%) MongoDB
8 7 (1.15%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (0.82%) DataStage
10 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (0.82%) MS Access
10 5 (0.82%) VLDB
11 4 (0.66%) Informix
11 4 (0.66%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 16 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 14 (2.30%) Cucumber
3 8 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.49%) Subversion
6 2 (0.33%) Selenium
6 2 (0.33%) JUnit
6 2 (0.33%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.16%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.16%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.16%) Sahi
7 1 (0.16%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.16%) Mocha
7 1 (0.16%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.16%) Maven
7 1 (0.16%) Lombardi
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.16%) WATIR
7 1 (0.16%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.16%) JMeter
General
1 106 (17.43%) Finance
2 53 (8.72%) Legal
3 43 (7.07%) Law
4 37 (6.09%) Banking
5 21 (3.45%) Marketing
6 20 (3.29%) Telecoms
7 19 (3.13%) Local Government
8 11 (1.81%) Retail
9 9 (1.48%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.48%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.99%) Military
11 5 (0.82%) Back Office
12 4 (0.66%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.66%) International Banking
13 2 (0.33%) Electronics
13 2 (0.33%) Publishing
14 1 (0.16%) Games
14 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.16%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 117 (19.24%) Analyst
2 108 (17.76%) Architect
3 63 (10.36%) Consultant
4 55 (9.05%) Project Manager
5 38 (6.25%) Security Analyst
6 28 (4.61%) Infrastructure Architect
7 26 (4.28%) Senior Manager
8 25 (4.11%) Information Analyst
8 25 (4.11%) Data Analyst
9 24 (3.95%) Security Consultant
10 23 (3.78%) Security Architect
10 23 (3.78%) Information Manager
10 23 (3.78%) Information Security Analyst
10 23 (3.78%) Security Manager
11 22 (3.62%) Solutions Architect
12 20 (3.29%) Business Analyst
12 20 (3.29%) Data Manager
13 19 (3.13%) Senior Project Manager
14 17 (2.80%) Developer
15 16 (2.63%) Data Protection Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.45%) .NET
2 13 (2.14%) ASP.NET
3 12 (1.97%) HTML
3 12 (1.97%) CSS
4 9 (1.48%) J2EE
5 8 (1.32%) HTML5
5 8 (1.32%) CSS3
6 6 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC 2
6 6 (0.99%) JSON
6 6 (0.99%) Web Services
6 6 (0.99%) Ajax
6 6 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (0.99%) REST
7 5 (0.82%) EJB
8 4 (0.66%) JavaBeans
8 4 (0.66%) XML
8 4 (0.66%) jQuery
9 3 (0.49%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.49%) Middleware
9 3 (0.49%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 224 (36.84%) Data Protection Act
2 119 (19.57%) Management Information System
3 69 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (9.38%) Freedom of Information
5 48 (7.89%) Freedom of Information Act
6 34 (5.59%) CESG
7 21 (3.45%) NHS
8 20 (3.29%) Data Structures
9 19 (3.13%) Computer Science
10 18 (2.96%) Replication
11 14 (2.30%) Clustering
12 13 (2.14%) PKI
13 12 (1.97%) Smart Meter
13 12 (1.97%) Open Source
14 11 (1.81%) Mobile App
14 11 (1.81%) Cryptography
15 10 (1.64%) Blackberry
16 9 (1.48%) GIS
17 8 (1.32%) Statistics
17 8 (1.32%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 85 (13.98%) Windows
2 35 (5.76%) Linux
3 26 (4.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (4.11%) Windows 7
5 21 (3.45%) UNIX
6 20 (3.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.32%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.32%) Android
9 7 (1.15%) Windows XP
10 6 (0.99%) Windows Vista
11 4 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.49%) SUSE
12 3 (0.49%) AIX
13 2 (0.33%) HPUX
13 2 (0.33%) MVS
13 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.33%) VME
13 2 (0.33%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (22.37%) Information Security
2 113 (18.59%) ITIL
3 91 (14.97%) Project Management
4 83 (13.65%) Information Assurance
5 74 (12.17%) PRINCE2
6 63 (10.36%) Agile Software Development
7 58 (9.54%) Risk Management
8 48 (7.89%) Service Management
9 45 (7.40%) Service Delivery
10 44 (7.24%) Stakeholder Management
11 42 (6.91%) Information Management
12 38 (6.25%) Security Architecture
13 35 (5.76%) Penetration Testing
14 33 (5.43%) TOGAF
15 27 (4.44%) Migration
15 27 (4.44%) Security Management
16 26 (4.28%) Data Analysis
17 24 (3.95%) Information Security Management
17 24 (3.95%) Data Security
17 24 (3.95%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (6.91%) SQL
2 21 (3.45%) Java
3 15 (2.47%) C#
4 14 (2.30%) PowerShell
5 9 (1.48%) C
6 7 (1.15%) VBA
7 6 (0.99%) Ruby
8 5 (0.82%) C++
8 5 (0.82%) Python
9 4 (0.66%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.49%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.49%) VBScript
10 3 (0.49%) VB
10 3 (0.49%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.33%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.33%) XPath
11 2 (0.33%) Scala
12 1 (0.16%) R
12 1 (0.16%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.16%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 90 (14.80%) Security Cleared
2 76 (12.50%) CISSP
3 53 (8.72%) SC Cleared
4 52 (8.55%) Degree
5 49 (8.06%) CISM
6 40 (6.58%) CISA
7 29 (4.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 22 (3.62%) MCSE
9 18 (2.96%) MCITP
9 18 (2.96%) CRISC
10 14 (2.30%) ISEB
10 14 (2.30%) GIAC
11 9 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (1.48%) A+ Certification
12 8 (1.32%) MCTS
13 7 (1.15%) CCNA
14 6 (0.99%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 4 (0.66%) CCNP
16 4 (0.66%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (10.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (6.91%) PCI DSS
3 36 (5.92%) COBIT
4 22 (3.62%) QA
5 19 (3.13%) SLA
6 14 (2.30%) BS7799
7 8 (1.32%) JSP 440
8 7 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.49%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.16%) Basel II
System Software
1 48 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 36 (5.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (5.10%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.14%) vSphere
5 7 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.49%) Novell eDirectory
6 3 (0.49%) MetaFrame
6 3 (0.49%) Xen
6 3 (0.49%) Terminal Server
6 3 (0.49%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.33%) Firmware
8 1 (0.16%) NLBS
8 1 (0.16%) RACF
8 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.16%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.16%) Squid
8 1 (0.16%) IAG
Systems Management
1 25 (4.11%) SCDPM
2 15 (2.47%) SCCM
2 15 (2.47%) McAfee ePO
3 14 (2.30%) SCOrch
4 12 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (1.97%) Puppet
5 9 (1.48%) SCOM
6 8 (1.32%) Windows Intune
7 4 (0.66%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.49%) WSUS
8 3 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.49%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.33%) Nessus
9 2 (0.33%) OpenView
10 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.16%) MOM
10 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.16%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 101 (16.61%) Microsoft
2 42 (6.91%) VMware
3 34 (5.59%) Oracle
4 24 (3.95%) Cisco
5 21 (3.45%) HP
5 21 (3.45%) McAfee
6 18 (2.96%) SAP
7 16 (2.63%) Dell
8 15 (2.47%) Citrix
8 15 (2.47%) CheckPoint
9 12 (1.97%) Symantec
10 11 (1.81%) IBM
11 9 (1.48%) EMC
12 8 (1.32%) PeopleSoft
12 8 (1.32%) Qualys
13 7 (1.15%) Remedy
13 7 (1.15%) TOWER Software
14 6 (0.99%) Brocade
14 6 (0.99%) Business Objects
14 6 (0.99%) NetApp
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