Period
to 19 December 2018

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 19 December 2018 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 228 168 267
Rank change year-on-year -60 +99 +9
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 1,204 1,549 926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.26% 1.63% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 1.89% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 858 1,119 656
England median daily rate £475 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £266 £257 £253
90th Percentile £625 £638 £588
UK median daily rate £465 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +9.41% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 33 37
England median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +26.67% -8.05%
10th Percentile £11.50 £14.10 £11.15
90th Percentile £50.50 £28.06 £24.25
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +18.42% +26.67% -8.05%

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 83,196 81,764 81,513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.86% 86.07% 85.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,759 55,105 54,160
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £285 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,091 1,892 2,244
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +6.38% +6.82%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.75 £49.98 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year -6.25% +5.10% +3.80%

Data Protection
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection in England

Data Protection
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Protection in England

Data Protection
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection in England over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Protection in England

Data Protection
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Protection in England

Data Protection
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection in England over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

Contractor 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 19 December 2018. 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 -75 499 £500 +4.17% 85
South East -22 296 £470 +13.25% 46
North of England -81 142 £425 +2.41% 35
Midlands -33 102 £450 +18.27% 42
South West -17 86 £443 +12.38% 41
East of England +4 75 £410 +11.56% 22
West Midlands -12 69 £450 +5.88% 24
North West -59 65 £375 -2.60% 23
Yorkshire -53 56 £450 - 7
East Midlands -14 30 £390 +20.00% 18
North East +11 22 £450 -7.69% 5
South Coast +1 2 - -
Data Protection
UK

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, 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.

1 379 (31.48%) GDPR
2 229 (19.02%) Information Security
3 203 (16.86%) Windows
3 203 (16.86%) Microsoft
4 201 (16.69%) Finance
5 198 (16.45%) Agile Software Development
6 182 (15.12%) Security Cleared
7 173 (14.37%) SQL
8 160 (13.29%) Microsoft Azure
9 140 (11.63%) Internet
9 140 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
10 138 (11.46%) Problem-Solving
11 133 (11.05%) Firewall
12 131 (10.88%) Migration
13 129 (10.71%) Law
13 129 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
13 129 (10.71%) DevOps
14 128 (10.63%) Linux
15 127 (10.55%) SC Cleared
16 124 (10.30%) Oracle
17 118 (9.80%) Management Information System
18 115 (9.55%) Active Directory
19 112 (9.30%) ITIL
20 110 (9.14%) Python
20 110 (9.14%) Project Management
21 109 (9.05%) Data Protection Act
22 103 (8.55%) Legal
23 98 (8.14%) Cybersecurity
24 95 (7.89%) Java
25 91 (7.56%) Windows Server

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 48 (3.99%) SharePoint
2 41 (3.41%) MS Exchange
3 33 (2.74%) Confluence
4 25 (2.08%) Apache Spark
5 19 (1.58%) IIS
6 12 (1.00%) CMS
6 12 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 11 (0.91%) JBoss
8 10 (0.83%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (0.66%) Apache
10 8 (0.66%) Skype for Business
11 7 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.50%) Documentum
12 6 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (0.50%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.42%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
15 3 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 67 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.75%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.083%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.083%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.083%) InDesign
7 1 (0.083%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.083%) SPSS
7 1 (0.083%) Stata
Business Applications
1 8 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (0.66%) FastStats
2 7 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
4 5 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
6 3 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle Payroll
6 3 (0.25%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.25%) SAP GRC
6 3 (0.25%) SAP MDG
7 2 (0.17%) LatentZero
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.17%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 160 (13.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 129 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
3 75 (6.23%) Office 365
4 57 (4.73%) IaaS
5 51 (4.24%) PaaS
6 35 (2.91%) SaaS
7 23 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
8 22 (1.83%) Google Cloud Platform
9 15 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
10 14 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
11 12 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 11 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 10 (0.83%) Datadog
14 8 (0.66%) Akamai
14 8 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
14 8 (0.66%) Amazon S3
14 8 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
14 8 (0.66%) GitHub
14 8 (0.66%) Google Analytics
15 5 (0.42%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 140 (11.63%) Internet
2 133 (11.05%) Firewall
3 47 (3.90%) SAN
4 45 (3.74%) WAN
5 42 (3.49%) Network Security
6 40 (3.32%) VPN
7 39 (3.24%) LAN
8 29 (2.41%) TCP/IP
9 28 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
9 28 (2.33%) iSCSI
10 23 (1.91%) NAS
11 22 (1.83%) Wireless
12 21 (1.74%) DNS
12 21 (1.74%) VLAN
13 19 (1.58%) SSH
14 14 (1.16%) Fibre Channel
14 14 (1.16%) Unified Communications
15 13 (1.08%) Cisco Nexus
16 12 (1.00%) HTTP
16 12 (1.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (5.07%) SQL Server
2 35 (2.91%) Big Data
3 32 (2.66%) Oracle Database
4 31 (2.57%) Hadoop
5 23 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (1.83%) Relational Database
7 20 (1.66%) Apache Hive
8 19 (1.58%) Flink
9 16 (1.33%) MySQL
10 15 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 14 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
12 13 (1.08%) MS Access
13 12 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
13 12 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
15 10 (0.83%) MongoDB
16 7 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
16 7 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 6 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
17 6 (0.50%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 69 (5.73%) Jenkins
2 61 (5.07%) JIRA
3 59 (4.90%) Git (software)
4 20 (1.66%) Cucumber
5 16 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (1.25%) Maven
6 15 (1.25%) Selenium
6 15 (1.25%) Visual Studio
7 14 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 14 (1.16%) Vagrant
8 13 (1.08%) Karma Test Runner
9 12 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
9 12 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
10 11 (0.91%) GoCD
10 11 (0.91%) SonarQube
10 11 (0.91%) Travis CI
10 11 (0.91%) WebDriver
11 10 (0.83%) Mocha
11 10 (0.83%) Subversion
12 9 (0.75%) NUnit
General
1 201 (16.69%) Finance
2 129 (10.71%) Law
3 103 (8.55%) Legal
4 51 (4.24%) Banking
5 39 (3.24%) Telecoms
6 35 (2.91%) Marketing
7 34 (2.82%) Retail
8 15 (1.25%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.00%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.00%) Publishing
10 10 (0.83%) Back Office
11 8 (0.66%) Billing
11 8 (0.66%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.50%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.42%) German Language
15 4 (0.33%) Digital Economy
15 4 (0.33%) General Ledger
15 4 (0.33%) Local Government
15 4 (0.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 208 (17.28%) Analyst
2 203 (16.86%) Architect
3 118 (9.80%) Developer
4 95 (7.89%) Project Manager
5 85 (7.06%) Consultant
6 81 (6.73%) Business Analyst
7 44 (3.65%) Solutions Architect
8 43 (3.57%) Security Architect
9 40 (3.32%) Security Analyst
10 39 (3.24%) Security Consultant
11 35 (2.91%) Data Analyst
12 34 (2.82%) DevOps Engineer
12 34 (2.82%) Security Manager
13 33 (2.74%) Cloud Architect
13 33 (2.74%) Information Manager
13 33 (2.74%) Infrastructure Architect
14 25 (2.08%) Support Analyst
15 24 (1.99%) Technical Architect
16 23 (1.91%) Administrator
17 22 (1.83%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (5.56%) .NET
2 50 (4.15%) Web Services
3 35 (2.91%) AngularJS
4 29 (2.41%) OAuth
5 27 (2.24%) HTML
6 25 (2.08%) Node.js
7 24 (1.99%) ASP.NET
7 24 (1.99%) Middleware
8 22 (1.83%) OpenID
9 21 (1.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 20 (1.66%) SOAP
11 19 (1.58%) REST
11 19 (1.58%) Spark Streaming
11 19 (1.58%) XML
12 18 (1.50%) Elastic Stack
13 16 (1.33%) SAML
14 15 (1.25%) CSS
14 15 (1.25%) Spring
15 14 (1.16%) Gherkin
15 14 (1.16%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 140 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 118 (9.80%) Management Information System
3 109 (9.05%) Data Protection Act
4 66 (5.48%) Data Centre
5 39 (3.24%) NHS
6 35 (2.91%) Public Cloud
7 32 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
8 29 (2.41%) Freedom of Information
9 23 (1.91%) User Experience
10 20 (1.66%) Virtual Team
11 18 (1.50%) Cloud Native
12 15 (1.25%) Clustering
12 15 (1.25%) Driving Licence
12 15 (1.25%) Private Cloud
13 14 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (1.00%) Data Structures
14 12 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
14 12 (1.00%) Mainframe
15 11 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 11 (0.91%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 203 (16.86%) Windows
2 128 (10.63%) Linux
3 91 (7.56%) Windows Server
4 57 (4.73%) Unix
5 38 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (2.49%) Windows 7
7 26 (2.16%) Windows 10
8 25 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (1.83%) Solaris
10 21 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (1.66%) Android
12 18 (1.50%) CentOS
13 14 (1.16%) Apple iOS
14 11 (0.91%) Data ONTAP
15 10 (0.83%) AIX
15 10 (0.83%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
17 7 (0.58%) Windows 8
18 6 (0.50%) Mac OS
19 5 (0.42%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (19.02%) Information Security
2 198 (16.45%) Agile Software Development
3 138 (11.46%) Problem-Solving
4 131 (10.88%) Migration
5 129 (10.71%) DevOps
6 112 (9.30%) ITIL
7 110 (9.14%) Project Management
8 98 (8.14%) Cybersecurity
9 90 (7.48%) Analytics
10 79 (6.56%) Risk Management
11 77 (6.40%) Scrum
12 73 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
12 73 (6.06%) Test Automation
13 66 (5.48%) Information Governance
14 63 (5.23%) Open Source
15 58 (4.82%) PRINCE2
16 57 (4.73%) Data Privacy
17 52 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
17 52 (4.32%) SDLC
18 50 (4.15%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 173 (14.37%) SQL
2 110 (9.14%) Python
3 95 (7.89%) Java
4 67 (5.56%) C#
5 53 (4.40%) JavaScript
6 51 (4.24%) PowerShell
7 30 (2.49%) Perl
8 24 (1.99%) Ruby
9 22 (1.83%) Bash Shell
10 20 (1.66%) C
10 20 (1.66%) PL/SQL
11 19 (1.58%) T-SQL
12 14 (1.16%) Shell Script
13 12 (1.00%) VB.NET
14 11 (0.91%) C++
15 10 (0.83%) VB
16 8 (0.66%) PHP
17 7 (0.58%) VBScript
18 6 (0.50%) R
19 4 (0.33%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 182 (15.12%) Security Cleared
2 127 (10.55%) SC Cleared
3 79 (6.56%) Degree
4 63 (5.23%) CISSP
5 40 (3.32%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (2.99%) CISM
7 32 (2.66%) CISA
8 27 (2.24%) DV Cleared
9 22 (1.83%) ISEB
10 17 (1.41%) CCNP
11 16 (1.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 15 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
13 13 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (1.00%) CCNA
14 12 (1.00%) CCSP
14 12 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (0.91%) NCDA
15 11 (0.91%) NCIE
15 11 (0.91%) NCSIE
15 11 (0.91%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 379 (31.48%) GDPR
2 76 (6.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 53 (4.40%) PCI DSS
4 43 (3.57%) QA
5 33 (2.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 32 (2.66%) Data Quality
7 24 (1.99%) SLA
8 12 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 12 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 11 (0.91%) ISO 9001
10 10 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
10 10 (0.83%) FedRAMP
10 10 (0.83%) HIPAA
10 10 (0.83%) PMO
11 8 (0.66%) ISAE 3402
11 8 (0.66%) ISO 22301
11 8 (0.66%) ISO 31000
12 7 (0.58%) COBIT
12 7 (0.58%) Government Security Classifications
13 3 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 115 (9.55%) Active Directory
2 62 (5.15%) Docker
3 51 (4.24%) Virtual Machines
4 47 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 33 (2.74%) Hyper-V
6 14 (1.16%) NFS
7 11 (0.91%) vSphere
7 11 (0.91%) XenApp
8 10 (0.83%) Firmware
8 10 (0.83%) VirtualBox
9 8 (0.66%) ISA Server
10 7 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (0.50%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.25%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 1 (0.083%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 54 (4.49%) Ansible
2 49 (4.07%) Puppet
3 41 (3.41%) Kubernetes
4 40 (3.32%) Terraform
5 36 (2.99%) SCCM
6 35 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
7 22 (1.83%) SCOM
8 21 (1.74%) Docker Swarm
9 14 (1.16%) NetBackup
9 14 (1.16%) Packer
10 13 (1.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 12 (1.00%) CASB
12 11 (0.91%) HP ALM
12 11 (0.91%) Rundeck
12 11 (0.91%) vRealize
13 10 (0.83%) Nessus
14 9 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 8 (0.66%) Trend Micro Deep Security
16 7 (0.58%) Tivoli
16 7 (0.58%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 203 (16.86%) Microsoft
2 124 (10.30%) Oracle
3 87 (7.23%) VMware
4 72 (5.98%) Cisco
5 46 (3.82%) Citrix
6 42 (3.49%) HP
7 38 (3.16%) Google
8 35 (2.91%) IBM
9 28 (2.33%) NetApp
10 26 (2.16%) Splunk
11 23 (1.91%) Atlassian
12 21 (1.74%) McAfee
12 21 (1.74%) Okta
13 19 (1.58%) SAP
14 18 (1.50%) Red Hat
15 16 (1.33%) EMC
15 16 (1.33%) Imperva
15 16 (1.33%) Symantec
16 15 (1.25%) CheckPoint
17 14 (1.16%) Qualys