Period
to 15 November 2019

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 15 November 2019 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
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 330 348 177
Rank change year-on-year +18 -171 +69
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 548 680 1,403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.71% 0.71% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.82% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 474 1,018
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £256
90th Percentile £675 £663 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 38
England median hourly rate £29.96 £20.25 £17.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.95% +16.13% +16.25%
10th Percentile £13.75 £13.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £43.86 £30.95 £28.65
UK median hourly rate £29.96 £20.25 £17.44
% change year-on-year +47.95% +16.13% +16.25%

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 66,180 82,804 81,791
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.33% 86.93% 86.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 43,852 55,470 54,870
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £645 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,024 2,124 1,947
England median hourly rate £24.00 £21.95 £23.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.34% -5.14% +2.84%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £22.00 £23.04
% change year-on-year +7.95% -4.50% +2.39%

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 15 November 2019.

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 15 November 2019.

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 15 November 2019. 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 +19 250 £538 +8.31% 88
South East +47 138 £475 +1.06% 52
Midlands +63 51 £475 +8.57% 33
North of England -10 49 £448 +11.88% 59
South West -15 48 £475 +9.20% 29
West Midlands +57 33 £488 +11.43% 27
Yorkshire +12 22 £449 +8.79% 24
North West +3 22 £425 +13.33% 29
East Midlands +33 18 £450 +5.88% 6
East of England +24 12 £450 +24.14% 16
North East +20 5 £700 +77.22% 6
Data Protection
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 2019, 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.

1 154 (28.10%) Information Security
2 142 (25.91%) GDPR
3 126 (22.99%) Finance
4 125 (22.81%) Microsoft
5 111 (20.26%) Agile Software Development
6 97 (17.70%) Azure
7 87 (15.88%) Windows
8 86 (15.69%) Security Cleared
9 81 (14.78%) Active Directory
10 76 (13.87%) SQL
11 69 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
12 68 (12.41%) Legal
12 68 (12.41%) Data Protection Act
13 62 (11.31%) ITIL
13 62 (11.31%) AWS
14 61 (11.13%) Project Management
15 59 (10.77%) Management Information System
16 58 (10.58%) DevOps
17 57 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
17 57 (10.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 56 (10.22%) Risk Management
19 54 (9.85%) CISSP
19 54 (9.85%) Information Governance
20 53 (9.67%) Cybersecurity
21 51 (9.31%) SC Cleared
22 48 (8.76%) Security Architecture
22 48 (8.76%) Degree
23 47 (8.58%) Data Governance
24 46 (8.39%) Problem-Solving
25 45 (8.21%) 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 22 (4.01%) IIS
2 20 (3.65%) MS Exchange
2 20 (3.65%) SharePoint
3 18 (3.28%) Skype for Business
4 13 (2.37%) OpenStack
5 9 (1.64%) Confluence
5 9 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (1.28%) Apache
8 6 (1.09%) CMS
9 4 (0.73%) Moodle
9 4 (0.73%) Totara
10 3 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.18%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.18%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 29 (5.29%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (3.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.91%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 5 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (0.73%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (0.73%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.55%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.55%) SAP MDG
4 3 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle iSupplier
5 2 (0.36%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.18%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.18%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 97 (17.70%) Azure
2 62 (11.31%) AWS
3 36 (6.57%) Office 365
4 30 (5.47%) PaaS
5 24 (4.38%) Power Platform
6 19 (3.47%) SaaS
7 16 (2.92%) GitHub
8 15 (2.74%) IaaS
9 14 (2.55%) GCP
10 9 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (1.09%) npm
12 4 (0.73%) Slack
13 3 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.55%) G Suite
13 3 (0.55%) Serverless
14 2 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.36%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.36%) Google Docs
14 2 (0.36%) OpenShift
15 1 (0.18%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.93%) DHCP
2 23 (4.20%) SAN
3 20 (3.65%) Firewall
4 17 (3.10%) VPN
5 16 (2.92%) VLAN
6 15 (2.74%) DNS
6 15 (2.74%) WAN
7 14 (2.55%) Network Security
8 13 (2.37%) Internet
9 12 (2.19%) Skype
10 10 (1.82%) LAN
10 10 (1.82%) Unified Communications
11 9 (1.64%) HTTPS
11 9 (1.64%) Intranet
11 9 (1.64%) iSCSI
12 7 (1.28%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (1.28%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (1.09%) NetScaler
13 6 (1.09%) TCP/IP
13 6 (1.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (7.85%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.38%) Power BI
3 23 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (3.47%) Big Data
5 18 (3.28%) MySQL
6 17 (3.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (2.01%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (1.28%) DB2
9 7 (1.28%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.28%) MongoDB
9 7 (1.28%) MS Access
9 7 (1.28%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (1.09%) OLAP
10 6 (1.09%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 27 (4.93%) Git (software)
2 24 (4.38%) JIRA
3 10 (1.82%) JUnit
4 9 (1.64%) Mockito
5 8 (1.46%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.46%) Maven
6 7 (1.28%) Bitbucket
6 7 (1.28%) Subversion
7 6 (1.09%) MSBuild
8 4 (0.73%) Selenium
8 4 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.55%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.55%) Mocha
9 3 (0.55%) MSI
9 3 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.55%) webpack
9 3 (0.55%) WiX
10 2 (0.36%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.36%) TeamCity
General
1 126 (22.99%) Finance
2 68 (12.41%) Legal
3 39 (7.12%) Public Sector
4 33 (6.02%) Banking
5 28 (5.11%) Law
6 24 (4.38%) Marketing
7 23 (4.20%) Telecoms
8 14 (2.55%) Retail
9 10 (1.82%) Manufacturing
10 9 (1.64%) Local Government
10 9 (1.64%) Publishing
11 8 (1.46%) Investment Banking
12 7 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (1.09%) Advertising
13 6 (1.09%) Electronics
13 6 (1.09%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.91%) Front Office
15 4 (0.73%) Automotive
15 4 (0.73%) Billing
15 4 (0.73%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 99 (18.07%) Architect
2 81 (14.78%) Analyst
3 53 (9.67%) Security Architect
4 45 (8.21%) Developer
5 41 (7.48%) Consultant
6 32 (5.84%) Cloud Architect
7 27 (4.93%) Business Analyst
7 27 (4.93%) Project Manager
8 20 (3.65%) Data Architect
9 17 (3.10%) Full Stack Developer
9 17 (3.10%) Security Analyst
10 16 (2.92%) Data Analyst
10 16 (2.92%) Security Engineer
11 15 (2.74%) Data Consultant
12 14 (2.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 13 (2.37%) Security Consultant
14 11 (2.01%) Data Protection Officer
14 11 (2.01%) Senior Architect
15 10 (1.82%) Information Manager
16 9 (1.64%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.11%) Web Services
2 22 (4.01%) .NET
3 19 (3.47%) Node.js
4 16 (2.92%) RESTful
4 16 (2.92%) SAML
5 14 (2.55%) AngularJS
5 14 (2.55%) HTML
6 12 (2.19%) OAuth
6 12 (2.19%) REST
7 10 (1.82%) CSS
7 10 (1.82%) D3.js
7 10 (1.82%) React
8 9 (1.64%) Dagger
8 9 (1.64%) Retrofit
8 9 (1.64%) RxJava
9 8 (1.46%) Express
9 8 (1.46%) OpenID
10 6 (1.09%) Apache NiFi
10 6 (1.09%) Jest
10 6 (1.09%) Material Design
Miscellaneous
1 69 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (12.41%) Data Protection Act
3 59 (10.77%) Management Information System
4 28 (5.11%) Clustering
5 24 (4.38%) Data Centre
6 23 (4.20%) User Experience
7 21 (3.83%) Freedom of Information
8 19 (3.47%) PKI
9 15 (2.74%) Public Cloud
10 14 (2.55%) Data Structures
11 12 (2.19%) Freedom of Information Act
12 11 (2.01%) Security Operations Centre
13 9 (1.64%) SCADA
14 8 (1.46%) Virtual Team
15 7 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
15 7 (1.28%) NHS
16 6 (1.09%) CESG
16 6 (1.09%) Replication
16 6 (1.09%) Smart Meter
16 6 (1.09%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 87 (15.88%) Windows
2 45 (8.21%) Windows Server
3 31 (5.66%) Windows 10
4 30 (5.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (5.29%) Linux
6 28 (5.11%) Unix
7 13 (2.37%) Android
7 13 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.28%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.91%) Solaris
10 4 (0.73%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.18%) CentOS
12 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (28.10%) Information Security
2 111 (20.26%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (11.31%) ITIL
4 61 (11.13%) Project Management
5 58 (10.58%) DevOps
6 57 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
7 56 (10.22%) Risk Management
8 54 (9.85%) Information Governance
9 53 (9.67%) Cybersecurity
10 48 (8.76%) Security Architecture
11 47 (8.58%) Data Governance
12 46 (8.39%) Problem-Solving
13 42 (7.66%) Migration
14 41 (7.48%) Analytics
15 35 (6.39%) Business Intelligence
15 35 (6.39%) Scrum
16 32 (5.84%) TOGAF
17 30 (5.47%) Data Security
17 30 (5.47%) Decision-Making
17 30 (5.47%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 76 (13.87%) SQL
2 35 (6.39%) JavaScript
3 26 (4.74%) PowerShell
4 20 (3.65%) Java
5 19 (3.47%) Python
6 13 (2.37%) C#
7 12 (2.19%) Perl
8 11 (2.01%) T-SQL
9 10 (1.82%) C
10 9 (1.64%) Kotlin
11 5 (0.91%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.91%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.91%) TypeScript
12 4 (0.73%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.73%) VB
13 3 (0.55%) ES6
13 3 (0.55%) Go
13 3 (0.55%) Ruby
14 2 (0.36%) R
14 2 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 86 (15.69%) Security Cleared
2 54 (9.85%) CISSP
3 51 (9.31%) SC Cleared
4 48 (8.76%) Degree
5 39 (7.12%) DV Cleared
6 28 (5.11%) CISM
7 20 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (3.10%) ISEB
9 15 (2.74%) IISP
10 13 (2.37%) AWS Certification
11 12 (2.19%) SANS
12 10 (1.82%) ISEB Practitioner
13 9 (1.64%) CCNA
13 9 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 8 (1.46%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 8 (1.46%) CCNP
14 8 (1.46%) CCSP
15 7 (1.28%) CISA
15 7 (1.28%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 7 (1.28%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (25.91%) GDPR
2 57 (10.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 43 (7.85%) PCI DSS
4 21 (3.83%) NIST
4 21 (3.83%) QA
5 16 (2.92%) COBIT
5 16 (2.92%) Data Quality
5 16 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 15 (2.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (1.82%) HIPAA
8 8 (1.46%) NCSC
9 7 (1.28%) SLA
10 6 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (1.09%) ISO 31000
10 6 (1.09%) PMO
11 5 (0.91%) Government Security Classifications
12 4 (0.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 3 (0.55%) GAMP
13 3 (0.55%) GLBA
13 3 (0.55%) NIST 800
System Software
1 81 (14.78%) Active Directory
2 39 (7.12%) Hyper-V
3 35 (6.39%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (3.65%) VMware ESXi
4 20 (3.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (3.28%) Docker
5 18 (3.28%) Virtual Desktop
6 14 (2.55%) DFS Replication
6 14 (2.55%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (2.19%) vSphere
8 8 (1.46%) XenApp
9 6 (1.09%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 6 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (1.09%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.91%) Firmware
10 5 (0.91%) NFS
11 1 (0.18%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.18%) Varnish
11 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 34 (6.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 31 (5.66%) SCOM
3 28 (5.11%) SCCM
4 27 (4.93%) CASB
5 24 (4.38%) Microsoft Clustering
6 20 (3.65%) WSUS
7 19 (3.47%) SCVMM
8 18 (3.28%) Kubernetes
9 14 (2.55%) Failover Clustering
9 14 (2.55%) SCDPM
9 14 (2.55%) SCSM
10 7 (1.28%) Ansible
11 6 (1.09%) ITRS Geneos
11 6 (1.09%) Nagios
11 6 (1.09%) Netcool
11 6 (1.09%) QRadar
11 6 (1.09%) vCenter Server
11 6 (1.09%) XenMobile
11 6 (1.09%) ZABBIX
12 5 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 125 (22.81%) Microsoft
2 45 (8.21%) Oracle
3 34 (6.20%) Cisco
4 33 (6.02%) VMware
5 25 (4.56%) Dell
6 23 (4.20%) Symantec
7 22 (4.01%) NetApp
8 21 (3.83%) SAP
9 20 (3.65%) Google
10 18 (3.28%) EMC
10 18 (3.28%) HP
11 15 (2.74%) Splunk
12 14 (2.55%) Citrix
13 13 (2.37%) McAfee
14 12 (2.19%) Tableau
15 9 (1.64%) Forcepoint
15 9 (1.64%) Sybase
16 8 (1.46%) Remedy
16 8 (1.46%) Veritas
17 7 (1.28%) Perforce