The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Data Protection skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Protection over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Data Protection
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 94 -
Rank change year-on-year +21 -  
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 9 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.74% 0.30% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Median daily rate £450 £450 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £403 £380
% change year-on-year +1.24% +5.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £11.64 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £18.75 £15.77
% change year-on-year -14.66% +18.89%  

Data Protection is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1017 1153 1164
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 83.22% 85.41% 82.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2034 2417 1939
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 26
Median hourly rate £15.86 £15.82 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.28% -14.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.13 £10.91 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £43.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Data Protection
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Data Protection as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection in Edinburgh

Data Protection
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Protection in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Protection in Edinburgh

Data Protection
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Protection in Edinburgh

Data Protection
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Protection in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Protection in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Protection also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Data Protection.

1 6 (42.86%) Information Security
2 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) GDPR
3 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (28.57%) Data Privacy
4 3 (21.43%) Degree
4 3 (21.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (21.43%) Project Management
4 3 (21.43%) Banking
5 2 (14.29%) IT Governance
5 2 (14.29%) MCITP
5 2 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (14.29%) MCDBA
5 2 (14.29%) SQL
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
5 2 (14.29%) Replication
5 2 (14.29%) Clustering
5 2 (14.29%) Security Patching
5 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (14.29%) Capacity Management
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
6 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (7.14%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef

Data Protection
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) LDAP
1 1 (7.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (7.14%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Project Manager
1 3 (21.43%) Security Advisor
2 2 (14.29%) DBA
2 2 (14.29%) Information Security Advisor
2 2 (14.29%) Security Manager
2 2 (14.29%) SQL DBA
3 1 (7.14%) Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) IT Manager
3 1 (7.14%) IT Security Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Security Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Security Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Clustering
1 2 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (14.29%) Replication
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Information Security
2 4 (28.57%) Data Privacy
3 3 (21.43%) Project Management
3 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (14.29%) Capacity Management
4 2 (14.29%) IT Governance
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (14.29%) Security Patching
5 1 (7.14%) Behavioural Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Defect Management
5 1 (7.14%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (7.14%) Information Assurance
5 1 (7.14%) ISMS
5 1 (7.14%) Open Source
5 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
5 1 (7.14%) Records Management
5 1 (7.14%) Regulatory Compliance
5 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.14%) Threat Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (14.29%) MCDBA
2 2 (14.29%) MCITP
3 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (7.14%) CISM
3 1 (7.14%) CISSP
3 1 (7.14%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
3 1 (7.14%) MCSE
3 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
3 1 (7.14%) PMP
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) GDPR
2 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (21.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) FortiGate
1 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) CA
1 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco