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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Protection
Rank 359 341 317
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -24
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 222 225 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.46% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.62% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 145 153
Average daily rate
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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 £275 £223 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £510 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 19
Average hourly rate £15.77 £16.89 £14.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.63% +17.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.38 £13.38 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.59 £25.38 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £20.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-21.15% +48.14%

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
37746 36266 32728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.34% 74.25% 72.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24225 22016 19460
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 992 1106 1306
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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 -22 206 £475 +26.66% 75
London 0 94 £495 +23.75% 35
South East -9 33 £413 +13.79% 15
South West -1 25 £525 +320.00% 7
City of London +4 21 £500 +25.00% 10
Yorkshire +1 20 £613 +67.80% 3
North West -6 16 £415 +2.15% 5
West Yorkshire 0 13 £700 +91.78% 3
Berkshire +6 11 £450 - 2
Scotland -2 11 £310 +138.46% 2
Leeds -7 10 £700 +91.78% 3
West Midlands -6 9 £350 +4.47% 1
Surrey +7 8 £300 +16.39% 4
East of England +3 8 £525 +61.53% 3
Wiltshire 0 8 £444 +255.00% 1
Manchester -1 8 £450 +10.76% 1
Hertfordshire - 7 £525 - 2
South Yorkshire +6 6 £275 -
Glasgow +3 6 £93 -
Gloucestershire -10 6 - - 1
Cheltenham -13 5 - -
Hampshire -21 5 £300 -34.78% 4
Sheffield +4 4 £300 -
Edinburgh -4 4 £313 +150.00% 2
Slough -5 4 £463 -
Swindon -8 4 - -
Buckinghamshire -13 4 £419 +28.84%
Milton Keynes -8 3 £419 -
East Sussex -8 3 £475 -
Devon - 3 £525 -

Data Protection
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

1 190 (33.51%) Data Protection Act
2 121 (21.34%) Information Security
3 110 (19.40%) Project Management
4 108 (19.05%) Management Information System
4 108 (19.05%) ITIL
5 89 (15.70%) Security Cleared
6 83 (14.64%) Microsoft
6 83 (14.64%) Agile Software Development
7 79 (13.93%) Information Assurance
8 78 (13.76%) Finance
9 74 (13.05%) PRINCE2
10 72 (12.70%) Risk Management
11 69 (12.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 67 (11.82%) CISSP
13 64 (11.29%) Windows
13 64 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
14 62 (10.93%) Law
15 58 (10.23%) Freedom of Information
16 51 (8.99%) Degree
17 50 (8.82%) SC Cleared
18 49 (8.64%) CISM
19 48 (8.47%) Legal
20 47 (8.29%) SQL
21 44 (7.76%) Stakeholder Management
21 44 (7.76%) Freedom of Information Act
22 43 (7.58%) PCI DSS
23 42 (7.41%) MS Excel
24 39 (6.88%) Agile Project Management
25 37 (6.53%) Security Architecture
25 37 (6.53%) Service Management

Data Protection
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 28 (4.94%) SharePoint
2 19 (3.35%) IIS
2 19 (3.35%) MS Exchange
3 15 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (1.41%) Lync
5 6 (1.06%) CMS
6 5 (0.88%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.88%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.71%) CICS
7 4 (0.71%) Drupal
7 4 (0.71%) TPMS
7 4 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.53%) SAS
9 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.35%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.35%) Jetty
Applications
1 42 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 25 (4.41%) MS Office
3 12 (2.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.23%) MS Project
4 7 (1.23%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.53%) SPSS
7 1 (0.18%) FastStats
7 1 (0.18%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.18%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 9 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.71%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.35%) SAP HR-PA
5 1 (0.18%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.18%) Siebel Analytics
5 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.18%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.18%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.53%) Office 365
2 3 (0.53%) SaaS
3 2 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.35%) Google App Engine
3 2 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.18%) Responsys
4 1 (0.18%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.76%) Firewall
2 26 (4.59%) TCP/IP
3 23 (4.06%) Internet
4 22 (3.88%) LAN
4 22 (3.88%) SAN
5 17 (3.00%) WAN
6 16 (2.82%) DNS
7 14 (2.47%) DHCP
8 13 (2.29%) Network Security
9 12 (2.12%) VPN
10 9 (1.59%) Fibre Channel
11 8 (1.41%) Wireless
11 8 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (1.23%) VoIP
13 6 (1.06%) Intranet
14 5 (0.88%) Ethernet
14 5 (0.88%) FTP
14 5 (0.88%) IPsec
14 5 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
15 4 (0.71%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (6.17%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (2.47%) MySQL
3 14 (2.47%) Data Mining
4 11 (1.94%) Big Data
5 9 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.41%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.06%) VLDB
7 6 (1.06%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (1.06%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.06%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.71%) DB2
9 4 (0.71%) Informix
9 4 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 15 (2.65%) Jenkins
2 14 (2.47%) Cucumber
3 5 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (0.71%) Subversion
4 4 (0.71%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.35%) Maven
6 2 (0.35%) MSI
6 2 (0.35%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (0.35%) Ant
6 2 (0.35%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.35%) Selenium
6 2 (0.35%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.18%) TestLink
7 1 (0.18%) Geb
7 1 (0.18%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.18%) WATIR
7 1 (0.18%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.18%) Sahi
General
1 78 (13.76%) Finance
2 62 (10.93%) Law
3 48 (8.47%) Legal
4 25 (4.41%) Local Government
4 25 (4.41%) Telecoms
5 22 (3.88%) Marketing
6 14 (2.47%) Banking
7 7 (1.23%) Retail
8 6 (1.06%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.88%) Back Office
10 4 (0.71%) Electronics
11 3 (0.53%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.53%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.53%) Military
12 2 (0.35%) Publishing
12 2 (0.35%) German Language
13 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.18%) Front Office
13 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.18%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 102 (17.99%) Architect
2 71 (12.52%) Analyst
2 71 (12.52%) Consultant
3 64 (11.29%) Project Manager
4 34 (6.00%) Security Manager
5 31 (5.47%) Security Consultant
6 26 (4.59%) Solutions Architect
7 23 (4.06%) Security Architect
7 23 (4.06%) Programme Manager
8 22 (3.88%) Senior Manager
8 22 (3.88%) Developer
8 22 (3.88%) Security Analyst
8 22 (3.88%) Senior Project Manager
9 21 (3.70%) Information Manager
10 20 (3.53%) Business Analyst
11 19 (3.35%) Deskside Support
11 19 (3.35%) Data Manager
12 17 (3.00%) Desktop Support
12 17 (3.00%) Information Analyst
13 15 (2.65%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (4.59%) .NET
2 15 (2.65%) CSS
2 15 (2.65%) HTML
3 10 (1.76%) HTML5
4 8 (1.41%) Ajax
4 8 (1.41%) ASP.NET
4 8 (1.41%) CSS3
5 6 (1.06%) JSON
5 6 (1.06%) REST
6 5 (0.88%) jQuery
6 5 (0.88%) Web Services
7 4 (0.71%) JavaBeans
7 4 (0.71%) EJB
7 4 (0.71%) JSP
7 4 (0.71%) Servlets
7 4 (0.71%) XML
8 3 (0.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 3 (0.53%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (0.53%) ASP.NET MVC 2
8 3 (0.53%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 190 (33.51%) Data Protection Act
2 108 (19.05%) Management Information System
3 64 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
4 58 (10.23%) Freedom of Information
5 44 (7.76%) Freedom of Information Act
6 28 (4.94%) Open Source
7 24 (4.23%) NHS
7 24 (4.23%) CESG
8 20 (3.53%) PKI
9 19 (3.35%) Computer Science
9 19 (3.35%) Replication
10 17 (3.00%) Cryptography
11 15 (2.65%) Smart Meter
11 15 (2.65%) CMDB
12 11 (1.94%) Clustering
13 10 (1.76%) CESG CLAS
13 10 (1.76%) Statistics
13 10 (1.76%) Blackberry
14 7 (1.23%) Data Integration
14 7 (1.23%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 64 (11.29%) Windows
2 19 (3.35%) Windows 7
2 19 (3.35%) UNIX
3 18 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (3.00%) Linux
5 12 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (1.59%) Android
7 6 (1.06%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.88%) Windows Vista
9 4 (0.71%) Solaris
9 4 (0.71%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.53%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.53%) AIX
11 2 (0.35%) HPUX
11 2 (0.35%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (21.34%) Information Security
2 110 (19.40%) Project Management
3 108 (19.05%) ITIL
4 83 (14.64%) Agile Software Development
5 79 (13.93%) Information Assurance
6 74 (13.05%) PRINCE2
7 72 (12.70%) Risk Management
8 44 (7.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 39 (6.88%) Agile Project Management
10 37 (6.53%) Security Architecture
10 37 (6.53%) Service Management
10 37 (6.53%) Information Management
11 36 (6.35%) Data Security
12 35 (6.17%) Service Delivery
13 33 (5.82%) Migration
14 31 (5.47%) Security Management
15 26 (4.59%) Penetration Testing
16 24 (4.23%) CRM
16 24 (4.23%) Information Security Management
17 22 (3.88%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 47 (8.29%) SQL
2 20 (3.53%) C#
2 20 (3.53%) Java
3 16 (2.82%) Ruby
4 15 (2.65%) Python
5 14 (2.47%) C++
6 9 (1.59%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.06%) T-SQL
8 5 (0.88%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.71%) PHP
10 3 (0.53%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.53%) C
10 3 (0.53%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.35%) XPath
11 2 (0.35%) VB
11 2 (0.35%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.35%) VBA
12 1 (0.18%) Scala
12 1 (0.18%) R
12 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 89 (15.70%) Security Cleared
2 67 (11.82%) CISSP
3 51 (8.99%) Degree
4 50 (8.82%) SC Cleared
5 49 (8.64%) CISM
6 37 (6.53%) CISA
7 27 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 23 (4.06%) MCSE
9 20 (3.53%) MCITP
10 16 (2.82%) A+ Certification
10 16 (2.82%) CRISC
11 15 (2.65%) ISEB
12 13 (2.29%) DV Cleared
13 10 (1.76%) GIAC
14 6 (1.06%) Postgraduate
14 6 (1.06%) ISACA
14 6 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 4 (0.71%) MCTS
15 4 (0.71%) CITP
15 4 (0.71%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (12.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 43 (7.58%) PCI DSS
3 29 (5.11%) COBIT
4 25 (4.41%) SLA
5 16 (2.82%) QA
6 10 (1.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (1.59%) BS7799
8 5 (0.88%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 3 (0.53%) BS25999
10 3 (0.53%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.35%) GMP
11 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.18%) Basel II
System Software
1 21 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 21 (3.70%) Hyper-V
1 21 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.12%) vSphere
3 7 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.53%) Novell eDirectory
4 3 (0.53%) MetaFrame
4 3 (0.53%) Terminal Server
4 3 (0.53%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.35%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.35%) Xen
5 2 (0.35%) XenApp
5 2 (0.35%) XenServer
5 2 (0.35%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.18%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.18%) Postfix
6 1 (0.18%) vCloud
6 1 (0.18%) IAG
6 1 (0.18%) UAG
Systems Management
1 20 (3.53%) SCDPM
2 15 (2.65%) SCCM
3 10 (1.76%) SCOM
4 7 (1.23%) SCOrch
5 6 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (0.88%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.53%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.53%) Windows Intune
7 3 (0.53%) Puppet
7 3 (0.53%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.35%) Nessus
8 2 (0.35%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 2 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.35%) MOM
9 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.18%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 83 (14.64%) Microsoft
2 25 (4.41%) VMware
3 22 (3.88%) Oracle
4 19 (3.35%) HP
5 17 (3.00%) IBM
6 13 (2.29%) Cisco
7 12 (2.12%) SAP
8 10 (1.76%) Dell
8 10 (1.76%) Citrix
9 9 (1.59%) McAfee
10 8 (1.41%) CheckPoint
10 8 (1.41%) EMC
11 7 (1.23%) Business Objects
12 6 (1.06%) TOWER Software
12 6 (1.06%) Symantec
12 6 (1.06%) NetApp
12 6 (1.06%) PeopleSoft
13 5 (0.88%) Sybase
13 5 (0.88%) Brocade
14 4 (0.71%) Google
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