Period
to 14 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 6 months to 14 July 2020 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
UK > England
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 282 359 267
Rank change year-on-year +77 -92 -53
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 309 586 956
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.86% 0.69% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.79% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 378 659
Median daily rate £450 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £280 £296 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £450 £494 £453
% change year-on-year -8.86% +9.12% +6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 25
Median hourly rate £24.90 £22.93 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.59% +11.85% +40.31%
10th Percentile £13.13 £11.05 £12.60
90th Percentile £35.00 £72.50 £33.38
UK median hourly rate £29.80 £22.93 £20.00
% change year-on-year +29.96% +14.65% +40.85%

Data Protection is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 30,819 74,222 83,100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.23% 87.40% 87.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,718 49,433 55,214
Median daily rate £481 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.21% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £305 £306 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,012 2,019 2,285
Median hourly rate £32.15 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.58% +13.64% -12.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.00 £50.25
Median hourly rate £31.61 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +26.44% +16.28% -14.00%

Data Protection
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Data Protection as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection in England

Data Protection
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Protection in England.

Daily rate trend for Data Protection in England

Data Protection
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Protection in England over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Data Protection in England

Data Protection
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Protection in England.

Hourly rate trend for Data Protection in England

Data Protection
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Data Protection in England over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Data Protection in England

Data Protection
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Protection within the England region over the 6 months to 14 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +93 149 £475 -9.52% 23
South East +86 48 £350 -22.22% 16
North of England +90 35 £475 +46.15% 20
South West +44 31 £388 -16.22% 5
Midlands +46 23 £438 -12.50% 11
East of England +72 19 £400 -20.00% 5
North West +73 18 £475 +52.00% 8
Yorkshire +73 14 £513 +57.69% 4
West Midlands +36 14 £438 -12.50% 10
East Midlands +57 9 £451 -13.43% 1
North East +30 3 £356 -12.04% 8
South Coast - 1 - -
Data Protection
UK

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Data Protection also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Data Protection.

1 90 (29.13%) Security Cleared
2 84 (27.18%) Microsoft
3 67 (21.68%) GDPR
4 64 (20.71%) Agile Software Development
5 63 (20.39%) Information Security
6 60 (19.42%) Analytical Skills
7 58 (18.77%) SC Cleared
8 55 (17.80%) Legal
8 55 (17.80%) SQL
9 54 (17.48%) Windows
10 51 (16.50%) Active Directory
11 49 (15.86%) ITIL
12 47 (15.21%) Management Information System
13 46 (14.89%) Finance
13 46 (14.89%) Business Intelligence
14 44 (14.24%) Azure
15 43 (13.92%) Public Sector
16 42 (13.59%) Risk Management
17 41 (13.27%) SQL Server
18 39 (12.62%) DevOps
18 39 (12.62%) Cybersecurity
19 35 (11.33%) Project Management
20 32 (10.36%) Information Management
20 32 (10.36%) Windows Server
21 31 (10.03%) CISSP
22 30 (9.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
23 29 (9.39%) Data Protection Act
23 29 (9.39%) DV Cleared
23 29 (9.39%) Microsoft Excel
24 28 (9.06%) Migration

Data Protection
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 25 (8.09%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.21%) Confluence
2 13 (4.21%) IIS
3 11 (3.56%) MS Exchange
4 7 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.94%) NetWeaver
6 5 (1.62%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.65%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.65%) SAS
7 2 (0.65%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.32%) Apache
8 1 (0.32%) CMS
8 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.32%) JBoss
8 1 (0.32%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 29 (9.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (5.83%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.97%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.97%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.32%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.27%) Northgate Housing
3 5 (1.62%) SAP BPC
4 3 (0.97%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.32%) FastStats
6 1 (0.32%) HealthRoster
6 1 (0.32%) Maximo
6 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.32%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.32%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 44 (14.24%) Azure
2 23 (7.44%) AWS
3 20 (6.47%) Power Platform
4 17 (5.50%) Office 365
4 17 (5.50%) PaaS
5 14 (4.53%) IaaS
6 13 (4.21%) GitHub
7 10 (3.24%) GCP
8 8 (2.59%) SaaS
8 8 (2.59%) Slack
9 6 (1.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (1.29%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.29%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.97%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 3 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.97%) Serverless
12 2 (0.65%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.41%) DHCP
2 23 (7.44%) DNS
3 21 (6.80%) Firewall
4 12 (3.88%) HTTPS
4 12 (3.88%) Skype
5 11 (3.56%) SAN
6 10 (3.24%) WAN
7 9 (2.91%) Network Security
8 8 (2.59%) Internet
9 6 (1.94%) LAN
9 6 (1.94%) VoIP
10 5 (1.62%) SMTP
10 5 (1.62%) VPN
11 4 (1.29%) Intranet
11 4 (1.29%) IPsec
11 4 (1.29%) IPv4
11 4 (1.29%) MPLS
11 4 (1.29%) SSL
11 4 (1.29%) TCP/IP
11 4 (1.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (13.27%) SQL Server
2 27 (8.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 26 (8.41%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (6.15%) Power BI
5 14 (4.53%) Big Data
6 12 (3.88%) MySQL
6 12 (3.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (2.59%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.59%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (2.27%) SAP BW
8 7 (2.27%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (1.62%) DB2
10 4 (1.29%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.97%) Cosmos DB
11 3 (0.97%) Electronic Patient Records
11 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.65%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 22 (7.12%) JIRA
2 15 (4.85%) Git (software)
3 10 (3.24%) JUnit
3 10 (3.24%) Mockito
4 8 (2.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 8 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.94%) GitLab
6 5 (1.62%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.29%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.29%) Selenium
7 4 (1.29%) Snyk
8 3 (0.97%) Bitbucket Server
9 2 (0.65%) AutoIt
9 2 (0.65%) fastlane
9 2 (0.65%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.65%) Xcode
10 1 (0.32%) Cypress.io
10 1 (0.32%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.32%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 55 (17.80%) Legal
2 46 (14.89%) Finance
3 43 (13.92%) Public Sector
4 16 (5.18%) Local Government
5 10 (3.24%) Law
5 10 (3.24%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.91%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.59%) Marketing
8 5 (1.62%) Retail
9 4 (1.29%) Back Office
9 4 (1.29%) Banking
9 4 (1.29%) Electronics
9 4 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.97%) Publishing
11 2 (0.65%) Advertising
11 2 (0.65%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.65%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.32%) French Language
12 1 (0.32%) Police
Job Titles
1 42 (13.59%) Analyst
2 36 (11.65%) Developer
3 28 (9.06%) Consultant
4 15 (4.85%) Information Manager
5 14 (4.53%) Architect
5 14 (4.53%) Information Security Officer
5 14 (4.53%) Security Officer
6 9 (2.91%) Business Analyst
6 9 (2.91%) Chief Information Security Officer
6 9 (2.91%) Data Manager
6 9 (2.91%) Information Officer
6 9 (2.91%) Records Manager
7 8 (2.59%) Senior Manager
7 8 (2.59%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (2.59%) Technical Analyst
8 7 (2.27%) Chief Information Officer
8 7 (2.27%) Data Analyst
8 7 (2.27%) Data Warehouse Analyst
8 7 (2.27%) Support Engineer
8 7 (2.27%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.53%) .NET
2 10 (3.24%) Dagger
2 10 (3.24%) Retrofit
2 10 (3.24%) RxJava
3 7 (2.27%) Material Design
4 6 (1.94%) HTML
4 6 (1.94%) REST
4 6 (1.94%) SAML
5 5 (1.62%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.62%) Web Services
6 4 (1.29%) AngularJS
6 4 (1.29%) OAuth
6 4 (1.29%) React
7 3 (0.97%) Express
7 3 (0.97%) JPA
7 3 (0.97%) MEAN Stack
7 3 (0.97%) Node.js
7 3 (0.97%) Spring Boot
7 3 (0.97%) Spring Security
7 3 (0.97%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 60 (19.42%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (15.21%) Management Information System
3 29 (9.39%) Data Protection Act
4 17 (5.50%) Freedom of Information
5 13 (4.21%) Data Centre
6 12 (3.88%) Clustering
6 12 (3.88%) Freedom of Information Act
6 12 (3.88%) User Experience
7 10 (3.24%) Mobile App
7 10 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (2.91%) Replication
9 8 (2.59%) NHS
10 7 (2.27%) CESG
10 7 (2.27%) Data Structures
10 7 (2.27%) Public Cloud
11 6 (1.94%) BYOD
11 6 (1.94%) HP StoreVirtual
12 5 (1.62%) PKI
13 3 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.97%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 54 (17.48%) Windows
2 32 (10.36%) Windows Server
3 19 (6.15%) Windows Server 2016
4 18 (5.83%) Windows 10
5 16 (5.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (4.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (3.88%) Android
7 12 (3.88%) Linux
8 6 (1.94%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.97%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.97%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.65%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.65%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.32%) Unix
11 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (20.71%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (20.39%) Information Security
3 49 (15.86%) ITIL
4 46 (14.89%) Business Intelligence
5 42 (13.59%) Risk Management
6 39 (12.62%) Cybersecurity
6 39 (12.62%) DevOps
7 35 (11.33%) Project Management
8 32 (10.36%) Information Management
9 28 (9.06%) Migration
10 23 (7.44%) Information Governance
10 23 (7.44%) Problem-Solving
11 22 (7.12%) Data Management
12 21 (6.80%) Data Governance
12 21 (6.80%) Data Modelling
12 21 (6.80%) Decision-Making
13 19 (6.15%) Agile Project Management
13 19 (6.15%) Analytics
13 19 (6.15%) High Availability
13 19 (6.15%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 55 (17.80%) SQL
2 27 (8.74%) PowerShell
3 10 (3.24%) Kotlin
4 9 (2.91%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.59%) C#
5 8 (2.59%) Python
6 7 (2.27%) ABAP
6 7 (2.27%) Java
6 7 (2.27%) VBA
7 6 (1.94%) C
8 4 (1.29%) R
8 4 (1.29%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.29%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.97%) Java 8
9 3 (0.97%) PHP
10 2 (0.65%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.65%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.65%) VB
11 1 (0.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 90 (29.13%) Security Cleared
2 58 (18.77%) SC Cleared
3 31 (10.03%) CISSP
4 29 (9.39%) DV Cleared
5 25 (8.09%) CISM
6 21 (6.80%) Degree
7 16 (5.18%) CISA
8 14 (4.53%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (3.88%) CESG Certified Professional
10 11 (3.56%) ISEB
11 9 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (2.59%) ISTQB
13 7 (2.27%) CRISC
14 6 (1.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (1.62%) IISP
15 5 (1.62%) MCSA
15 5 (1.62%) MCSE
16 4 (1.29%) CCNA
16 4 (1.29%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (21.68%) GDPR
2 30 (9.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (4.53%) NIST
4 13 (4.21%) NCSC
5 12 (3.88%) Data Quality
6 10 (3.24%) PCI DSS
6 10 (3.24%) QA
6 10 (3.24%) Solvency II
7 9 (2.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 7 (2.27%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (1.94%) SLA
10 5 (1.62%) Government Security Classifications
11 4 (1.29%) COBIT
12 3 (0.97%) SSAE 16
13 2 (0.65%) HL7
13 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.65%) PMO
13 2 (0.65%) RMADS
13 2 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 51 (16.50%) Active Directory
2 22 (7.12%) Hyper-V
3 17 (5.50%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (2.91%) Virtual Desktop
5 9 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (2.59%) vSphere
7 7 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (1.94%) DFS Replication
9 5 (1.62%) XenApp
10 2 (0.65%) BusyBox
10 2 (0.65%) Docker
10 2 (0.65%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.32%) Microcode
Systems Management
1 19 (6.15%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 18 (5.83%) SCCM
3 14 (4.53%) SCDPM
4 13 (4.21%) SCOM
5 11 (3.56%) WSUS
6 9 (2.91%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (2.59%) SCSM
8 6 (1.94%) Failover Clustering
8 6 (1.94%) SCVMM
8 6 (1.94%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (1.94%) Terraform
9 5 (1.62%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (1.62%) vRealize
10 4 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.97%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (0.65%) Nessus
12 2 (0.65%) OpenView
12 2 (0.65%) OPNET
Vendors
1 84 (27.18%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.47%) Oracle
3 16 (5.18%) SAP
3 16 (5.18%) VMware
4 12 (3.88%) Cisco
5 11 (3.56%) HP
6 10 (3.24%) Tableau
7 9 (2.91%) Citrix
7 9 (2.91%) Dell
8 8 (2.59%) Northgate
9 6 (1.94%) ArcSight
9 6 (1.94%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.62%) Google
10 5 (1.62%) Lumension
10 5 (1.62%) Sophos
11 4 (1.29%) Adobe
11 4 (1.29%) Symantec
12 3 (0.97%) Apple
12 3 (0.97%) IBM
12 3 (0.97%) Juniper