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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Protection
Rank 316 364 358
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -6
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 336 232 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.45% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.60% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 166 156
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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 £276 £241 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £673 £500 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £339 £368
% change year-on-year
+23.98% -7.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 4 23
Average hourly rate £15.77 £12.50 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.16% -43.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.67 £13.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £16.10 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £11.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.36% -51.11%

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
42685 38525 41504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.19% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26682 23752 24020
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 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1176 1101 1519
Average hourly rate £23.83 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.35% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 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 18 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 18 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 +47 320 £450 +18.42% 86
London +29 154 £475 +18.75% 34
South East -11 40 £486 +43.54% 12
City of London +30 36 £488 +21.79% 8
North West +21 36 £475 +46.15% 12
South West -13 23 £305 +16.19% 5
Yorkshire +21 21 £400 -23.80% 6
West Yorkshire +15 20 £400 -23.80% 5
Leeds +13 17 £400 - 3
Manchester +5 17 £488 +50.00% 4
West Midlands -6 16 £410 +6.55% 6
East of England -29 16 £238 -32.57% 3
Hampshire -1 14 £588 +135.00% 3
Cheshire +19 12 £520 - 2
East Midlands +8 11 £438 +37.79% 6
Berkshire +7 9 £498 +20.60% 1
Essex -8 9 £238 -33.09%
Wiltshire - 9 £200 - 1
Northamptonshire +7 7 £450 - 1
Surrey +1 7 £550 +35.38% 3
Warwickshire - 7 £410 -
South Wales -10 6 £390 -29.09% 3
Lancashire -14 6 £463 - 1
Wales -16 6 £390 -29.09% 3
Gloucestershire - 6 £330 - 2
Warrington - 6 £540 -
Cardiff - 6 £390 - 3
Slough -2 5 £498 +53.07% 1
Hertfordshire -21 5 £225 - 2
Nottinghamshire +10 4 £400 +19.40% 1

Data Protection
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 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.

1 225 (39.61%) Data Protection Act
2 123 (21.65%) Finance
3 115 (20.25%) Information Security
4 110 (19.37%) Management Information System
5 108 (19.01%) Microsoft
6 95 (16.73%) Project Management
6 95 (16.73%) ITIL
7 93 (16.37%) Windows
8 76 (13.38%) Information Assurance
9 75 (13.20%) Security Cleared
9 75 (13.20%) Analytical Skills
10 70 (12.32%) MS Excel
11 66 (11.62%) Agile Software Development
12 64 (11.27%) CISSP
13 62 (10.92%) PRINCE2
14 61 (10.74%) Freedom of Information
15 57 (10.04%) Degree
15 57 (10.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 52 (9.15%) Active Directory
17 51 (8.98%) Freedom of Information Act
18 50 (8.80%) Risk Management
19 48 (8.45%) Service Management
20 45 (7.92%) SQL
20 45 (7.92%) Firewall
21 44 (7.75%) MS Office
22 43 (7.57%) Oracle
22 43 (7.57%) Service Delivery
22 43 (7.57%) VMware
23 42 (7.39%) Linux
24 41 (7.22%) TOGAF

Data Protection
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 (5.46%) MS Exchange
2 29 (5.11%) SharePoint
3 21 (3.70%) IIS
3 21 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (2.99%) Lync
5 11 (1.94%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.06%) MQSeries
6 6 (1.06%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.06%) SAS
6 6 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.88%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (0.70%) CICS
8 4 (0.70%) TPMS
9 3 (0.53%) CMS
10 2 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.35%) WorkSite
10 2 (0.35%) Jetty
10 2 (0.35%) nginx
Applications
1 70 (12.32%) MS Excel
2 44 (7.75%) MS Office
3 15 (2.64%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.70%) FastStats
6 3 (0.53%) SPSS
7 2 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.88%) SAP HR
2 4 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP HR-PA
4 1 (0.18%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.18%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.41%) Office 365
3 3 (0.53%) SaaS
3 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.35%) Google App Engine
4 2 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (7.92%) Firewall
2 37 (6.51%) DNS
3 36 (6.34%) TCP/IP
3 36 (6.34%) SAN
4 27 (4.75%) DHCP
4 27 (4.75%) LAN
5 25 (4.40%) VPN
6 20 (3.52%) WAN
6 20 (3.52%) Internet
7 13 (2.29%) Network Security
7 13 (2.29%) Fibre Channel
8 12 (2.11%) OSPF
8 12 (2.11%) Wireless
8 12 (2.11%) Intrusion Detection
8 12 (2.11%) VLAN
9 11 (1.94%) BGP
10 10 (1.76%) IPsec
10 10 (1.76%) VoIP
10 10 (1.76%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (1.58%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.34%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (2.46%) Oracle Database
4 13 (2.29%) MySQL
5 12 (2.11%) Big Data
6 11 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (1.76%) DB2
8 8 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (1.23%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.23%) MongoDB
9 7 (1.23%) NoSQL
10 6 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.88%) DataStage
11 5 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.88%) MS Access
12 4 (0.70%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.70%) Informix
Development Applications
1 8 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (0.88%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.53%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (0.53%) Subversion
4 3 (0.53%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.35%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.35%) Selenium
5 2 (0.35%) JUnit
5 2 (0.35%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.18%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.18%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.18%) Sahi
6 1 (0.18%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.18%) Mocha
6 1 (0.18%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.18%) JMeter
6 1 (0.18%) NUnit
6 1 (0.18%) Maven
6 1 (0.18%) Lombardi
General
1 123 (21.65%) Finance
2 40 (7.04%) Legal
3 35 (6.16%) Banking
4 24 (4.23%) Law
5 21 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.82%) Marketing
7 12 (2.11%) Retail
8 11 (1.94%) Local Government
9 7 (1.23%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.23%) Military
9 7 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.06%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.88%) Back Office
12 4 (0.70%) Publishing
13 3 (0.53%) International Banking
14 1 (0.18%) German Language
14 1 (0.18%) Games
14 1 (0.18%) Front Office
14 1 (0.18%) Automotive
14 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 114 (20.07%) Analyst
2 103 (18.13%) Architect
3 55 (9.68%) Project Manager
3 55 (9.68%) Consultant
4 33 (5.81%) Infrastructure Architect
5 31 (5.46%) Security Analyst
6 26 (4.58%) Senior Manager
7 22 (3.87%) Data Analyst
8 21 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
9 19 (3.35%) Senior Project Manager
9 19 (3.35%) Security Consultant
10 18 (3.17%) Business Analyst
10 18 (3.17%) Information Analyst
10 18 (3.17%) Security Manager
11 17 (2.99%) Data Manager
11 17 (2.99%) Security Architect
11 17 (2.99%) Information Manager
12 16 (2.82%) Information Security Analyst
13 15 (2.64%) Developer
14 12 (2.11%) Data Protection Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.17%) .NET
2 12 (2.11%) HTML
2 12 (2.11%) CSS
3 11 (1.94%) ASP.NET
4 10 (1.76%) J2EE
5 9 (1.58%) JSP
6 8 (1.41%) EJB
6 8 (1.41%) Ajax
6 8 (1.41%) HTML5
6 8 (1.41%) CSS3
7 6 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (1.06%) REST
7 6 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC 2
7 6 (1.06%) JSON
7 6 (1.06%) Web Services
8 5 (0.88%) XML
9 4 (0.70%) JavaBeans
9 4 (0.70%) Middleware
9 4 (0.70%) jQuery
10 3 (0.53%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 225 (39.61%) Data Protection Act
2 110 (19.37%) Management Information System
3 75 (13.20%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (10.74%) Freedom of Information
5 51 (8.98%) Freedom of Information Act
6 31 (5.46%) CESG
7 28 (4.93%) Computer Science
8 18 (3.17%) Replication
8 18 (3.17%) NHS
9 12 (2.11%) Open Source
10 11 (1.94%) Clustering
11 10 (1.76%) Mobile App
12 9 (1.58%) GIS
13 8 (1.41%) Blackberry
14 7 (1.23%) CMDB
14 7 (1.23%) Statistics
14 7 (1.23%) Smart Meter
15 6 (1.06%) iPad
15 6 (1.06%) PKI
15 6 (1.06%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 93 (16.37%) Windows
2 42 (7.39%) Linux
3 27 (4.75%) UNIX
4 24 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (4.05%) Windows 7
6 17 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (1.58%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.88%) Windows Vista
9 5 (0.88%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.88%) Android
10 4 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (0.70%) SUSE
10 4 (0.70%) AIX
11 3 (0.53%) HPUX
12 2 (0.35%) MVS
12 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.35%) VME
12 2 (0.35%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (20.25%) Information Security
2 95 (16.73%) ITIL
2 95 (16.73%) Project Management
3 76 (13.38%) Information Assurance
4 66 (11.62%) Agile Software Development
5 62 (10.92%) PRINCE2
6 50 (8.80%) Risk Management
7 48 (8.45%) Service Management
8 43 (7.57%) Service Delivery
9 41 (7.22%) TOGAF
10 37 (6.51%) Stakeholder Management
11 34 (5.99%) Security Architecture
12 32 (5.63%) Information Management
13 31 (5.46%) Disaster Recovery
14 29 (5.11%) Penetration Testing
15 27 (4.75%) Migration
16 26 (4.58%) Data Analysis
17 24 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
18 23 (4.05%) Zachman Framework
18 23 (4.05%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (7.92%) SQL
2 25 (4.40%) Java
3 18 (3.17%) PowerShell
4 15 (2.64%) C#
5 14 (2.46%) C
6 8 (1.41%) VBA
7 6 (1.06%) Ruby
8 5 (0.88%) Python
8 5 (0.88%) C++
9 4 (0.70%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.53%) VB
11 2 (0.35%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.35%) VBScript
11 2 (0.35%) Scala
12 1 (0.18%) R
12 1 (0.18%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.18%) JCL
12 1 (0.18%) Perl
12 1 (0.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 75 (13.20%) Security Cleared
2 64 (11.27%) CISSP
3 57 (10.04%) Degree
4 40 (7.04%) SC Cleared
5 39 (6.87%) CISM
6 31 (5.46%) CISA
7 26 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (3.70%) MCSE
9 16 (2.82%) MCITP
10 13 (2.29%) ISEB
11 10 (1.76%) CRISC
12 9 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (1.41%) MCTS
14 7 (1.23%) A+ Certification
14 7 (1.23%) GIAC
15 6 (1.06%) PMI Certification
15 6 (1.06%) CCNP
15 6 (1.06%) CCNA
16 4 (0.70%) ISSAP
17 3 (0.53%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (10.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (6.51%) PCI DSS
3 32 (5.63%) COBIT
4 20 (3.52%) QA
5 19 (3.35%) SLA
6 12 (2.11%) BS7799
7 8 (1.41%) JSP 440
8 7 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.70%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.53%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.18%) Basel II
System Software
1 52 (9.15%) Active Directory
2 37 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (6.51%) Hyper-V
3 12 (2.11%) vSphere
4 7 (1.23%) Xen
5 4 (0.70%) Terminal Services
5 4 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.70%) XenApp
5 4 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.53%) Novell eDirectory
6 3 (0.53%) MetaFrame
6 3 (0.53%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.18%) NLBS
7 1 (0.18%) RACF
7 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.18%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.18%) IAG
7 1 (0.18%) XenServer
7 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.18%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 23 (4.05%) SCDPM
2 18 (3.17%) McAfee ePO
3 14 (2.46%) SCCM
4 13 (2.29%) SCOrch
5 12 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (2.11%) Puppet
6 8 (1.41%) SCOM
6 8 (1.41%) Windows Intune
7 6 (1.06%) NetBackup
8 5 (0.88%) WSUS
9 4 (0.70%) Data Guard
9 4 (0.70%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.53%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.35%) OpenView
11 2 (0.35%) SCVMM
12 1 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.18%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 108 (19.01%) Microsoft
2 43 (7.57%) Oracle
2 43 (7.57%) VMware
3 24 (4.23%) HP
4 23 (4.05%) Cisco
5 22 (3.87%) McAfee
6 19 (3.35%) Citrix
7 16 (2.82%) Dell
8 15 (2.64%) IBM
8 15 (2.64%) SAP
9 14 (2.46%) CheckPoint
10 13 (2.29%) Symantec
11 12 (2.11%) EMC
12 11 (1.94%) NetApp
12 11 (1.94%) Qualys
13 9 (1.58%) TOWER Software
13 9 (1.58%) Brocade
14 8 (1.41%) Business Objects
14 8 (1.41%) PeopleSoft
15 7 (1.23%) Remedy
Midlands
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £539.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £Neg
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Horley, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15 - £16 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £325.00 - £359.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £1 per day + RATE NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 8 days ago
Northamptonshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Rate: Unspecified Competitive daily rate
Posted: 10 days ago