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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Protection
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 67 85 86
Rank change year-on-year +18 +1  
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.45% 0.26% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.32% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Median daily rate £140 £394 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -64.44% +26.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £31.50 £12.68
% change year-on-year -47.61% +148.52%  

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 760 1256 1171
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 84.73% 82.79% 82.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 705 664
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 14
Median hourly rate £15.86 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.33% +4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £17.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.94 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Data Protection
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Data Protection as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Protection in Edinburgh

Data Protection
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (40.00%) Replication
2 2 (40.00%) Clustering
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) MCDBA
2 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) MCITP
2 2 (40.00%) Capacity Management
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (40.00%) Security Patching
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (20.00%) Regulatory Compliance
3 1 (20.00%) GDPR
3 1 (20.00%) Data Privacy
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) FortiGate
3 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) CISSP
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) MCSE

Data Protection
Top Related 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (20.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) DBA
1 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (40.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Assistant Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (20.00%) IT Security Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Security Manager
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server DBA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Clustering
1 2 (40.00%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (40.00%) Replication
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Capacity Management
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
1 2 (40.00%) Security Patching
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Data Privacy
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) ISMS
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (20.00%) Regulatory Compliance
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) MCDBA
2 2 (40.00%) MCITP
3 1 (20.00%) CISM
3 1 (20.00%) CISSP
3 1 (20.00%) MCSE
3 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (20.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) GDPR
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) CA
1 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco