Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 258 283
Rank change year-on-year +89 +25 +141
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 1,435 868 869
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.56% 0.98% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 1.17% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 996 639 640
England median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -11.11%
10th Percentile £263 £227 £258
90th Percentile £650 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £441 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.97% +3.13% -8.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 34
England median hourly rate £18.04 £16.03 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.57% -19.88% +26.82%
10th Percentile £14.10 £11.55 £10.73
90th Percentile £26.10 £25.00 £53.38
UK median hourly rate £18.04 £15.20 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.68% -24.00% +26.82%

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 78,013 74,139 82,315
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.90% 84.07% 82.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,531 49,486 54,341
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
10th Percentile £297 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,881 2,008 2,410
England median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £23.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +6.75% +14.24%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.46 £11.33
90th Percentile £50.50 £49.83 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
% change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +22.14%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +118 669 £480 +1.05% 108
South East +35 259 £425 +3.03% 45
North of England +78 207 £425 +14.09% 50
Midlands +43 139 £413 -2.94% 39
Yorkshire +62 103 £438 +20.69% 23
North West +41 92 £390 - 18
South West +30 85 £425 +14.86% 11
West Midlands +36 81 £425 - 27
East of England -14 67 £350 -12.50% 42
East Midlands +2 52 £341 -15.74% 12
North East +39 12 £375 +5.63% 9
South Coast - 1 £575 -
Data Protection
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 843 (58.75%) GDPR
2 375 (26.13%) Information Security
3 310 (21.60%) Finance
4 273 (19.02%) Data Protection Act
5 265 (18.47%) Project Management
6 233 (16.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 197 (13.73%) Legal
8 190 (13.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 176 (12.26%) Agile Software Development
10 175 (12.20%) Management Information System
11 164 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
12 133 (9.27%) CISSP
13 132 (9.20%) Information Governance
14 131 (9.13%) Data Privacy
15 127 (8.85%) Business Analysis
16 125 (8.71%) Risk Management
17 114 (7.94%) Cybersecurity
18 107 (7.46%) Degree
19 105 (7.32%) Security Cleared
20 101 (7.04%) PCI DSS
21 97 (6.76%) Windows
22 95 (6.62%) ITIL
22 95 (6.62%) Microsoft
23 93 (6.48%) PRINCE2
23 93 (6.48%) Firewall
24 92 (6.41%) Data Management
25 88 (6.13%) Law
26 86 (5.99%) CISM
27 83 (5.78%) Data Security
28 81 (5.64%) GAP Analysis

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 27 (1.88%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.05%) SAS
3 9 (0.63%) Apache
4 8 (0.56%) Confluence
4 8 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (0.56%) MS Exchange
4 8 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (0.56%) Skype for Business
5 7 (0.49%) Apache Spark
5 7 (0.49%) CMS
6 5 (0.35%) Jupyter
6 5 (0.35%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.28%) Alfresco
7 4 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (0.28%) JBoss
7 4 (0.28%) Mule
8 3 (0.21%) IIS
9 2 (0.14%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.14%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.070%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 79 (5.51%) Microsoft Office
2 69 (4.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 42 (2.93%) MS Visio
4 33 (2.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 25 (1.74%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.14%) SPSS
8 1 (0.070%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.070%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.070%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.070%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.070%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 6 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.28%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 3 (0.21%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.14%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.14%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.14%) iTrent
4 2 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.14%) Raiser's Edge
5 1 (0.070%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.070%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.070%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.070%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.070%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.070%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.070%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.070%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.070%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.070%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.070%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 41 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (2.30%) Office 365
4 21 (1.46%) PaaS
5 19 (1.32%) SaaS
6 17 (1.18%) IaaS
7 7 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.14%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.14%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.14%) Google Drive
10 2 (0.14%) Serverless
11 1 (0.070%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.070%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.070%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.070%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.070%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 93 (6.48%) Firewall
2 37 (2.58%) Network Security
3 34 (2.37%) LAN
3 34 (2.37%) WAN
4 31 (2.16%) Intrusion Detection
4 31 (2.16%) SAN
5 26 (1.81%) Intranet
6 22 (1.53%) MPLS
6 22 (1.53%) TCP/IP
7 20 (1.39%) VLAN
8 18 (1.25%) Internet
9 17 (1.18%) SMS
9 17 (1.18%) SNMP
10 15 (1.05%) SSL
11 13 (0.91%) DNS
12 12 (0.84%) DHCP
12 12 (0.84%) VPN
13 10 (0.70%) Wireless
14 8 (0.56%) FTP
15 7 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (2.44%) SQL Server
2 31 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (1.05%) Big Data
5 13 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (0.77%) NoSQL
7 10 (0.70%) Hadoop
7 10 (0.70%) Relational Database
8 7 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.35%) Clusterpoint
10 5 (0.35%) EDRMS
10 5 (0.35%) NewSQL
10 5 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.28%) DB2
11 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (0.28%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.28%) MySQL
11 4 (0.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (1.46%) JIRA
2 12 (0.84%) Jenkins
3 10 (0.70%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (0.28%) IntelliJ
5 4 (0.28%) Maven
5 4 (0.28%) ProC
5 4 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.14%) Gradle
7 2 (0.14%) JUnit
7 2 (0.14%) Selenium
7 2 (0.14%) Subversion
7 2 (0.14%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.14%) Xcode
8 1 (0.070%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.070%) IDA Disassembler
8 1 (0.070%) JMeter
8 1 (0.070%) NUnit
General
1 310 (21.60%) Finance
2 197 (13.73%) Legal
3 88 (6.13%) Law
4 79 (5.51%) Banking
5 56 (3.90%) Retail
6 55 (3.83%) Marketing
7 35 (2.44%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.25%) Investment Banking
9 16 (1.11%) Retail Banking
10 12 (0.84%) Local Government
11 11 (0.77%) French Language
12 10 (0.70%) Games
12 10 (0.70%) Publishing
13 9 (0.63%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.56%) Spanish Language
15 7 (0.49%) Advertising
15 7 (0.49%) Automotive
15 7 (0.49%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.35%) Electronics
16 5 (0.35%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 328 (22.86%) Analyst
2 211 (14.70%) Business Analyst
3 198 (13.80%) Project Manager
4 172 (11.99%) Consultant
5 142 (9.90%) GDPR Business Analyst
6 137 (9.55%) GDPR Project Manager
7 94 (6.55%) Architect
8 76 (5.30%) Data Protection Officer
9 71 (4.95%) GDPR Consultant
10 59 (4.11%) Security Consultant
11 55 (3.83%) Developer
12 49 (3.41%) Security Analyst
13 47 (3.28%) Security Manager
14 46 (3.21%) Data Analyst
15 43 (3.00%) Data Manager
16 39 (2.72%) Data Consultant
17 34 (2.37%) Information Manager
18 30 (2.09%) Data Business Analyst
18 30 (2.09%) GDPR Specialist
19 29 (2.02%) Information Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (1.95%) .NET
2 26 (1.81%) HTML
3 23 (1.60%) CSS
4 17 (1.18%) HTML5
5 16 (1.11%) Web Services
6 13 (0.91%) JSON
7 12 (0.84%) CSS3
8 11 (0.77%) LESS
8 11 (0.77%) Node.js
8 11 (0.77%) Sass
9 10 (0.70%) OAuth
9 10 (0.70%) REST
10 7 (0.49%) SAML
10 7 (0.49%) XML
11 6 (0.42%) jQuery
11 6 (0.42%) Middleware
11 6 (0.42%) RESTful
12 4 (0.28%) AngularJS
12 4 (0.28%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.28%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 273 (19.02%) Data Protection Act
2 175 (12.20%) Management Information System
3 164 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
4 72 (5.02%) Freedom of Information
5 44 (3.07%) Freedom of Information Act
6 28 (1.95%) CESG
7 22 (1.53%) NHS
8 20 (1.39%) PKI
9 19 (1.32%) Computer Science
10 14 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
11 13 (0.91%) Data Centre
11 13 (0.91%) FMCG
12 12 (0.84%) Data Structures
12 12 (0.84%) Fintech
13 11 (0.77%) Cyberattack
13 11 (0.77%) Cyberthreat
14 10 (0.70%) PMI
14 10 (0.70%) Private Cloud
15 7 (0.49%) Virtual Team
16 6 (0.42%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 97 (6.76%) Windows
2 55 (3.83%) Unix
3 53 (3.69%) Linux
4 28 (1.95%) Windows Server
5 16 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (0.98%) Windows 7
8 13 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (0.91%) Solaris
9 12 (0.84%) Apple iOS
9 12 (0.84%) Windows 10
10 11 (0.77%) Android
11 9 (0.63%) CentOS
11 9 (0.63%) Windows XP
12 8 (0.56%) Windows 2000
12 8 (0.56%) Windows Vista
13 6 (0.42%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.35%) AIX
15 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.070%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (26.13%) Information Security
2 265 (18.47%) Project Management
3 233 (16.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 176 (12.26%) Agile Software Development
5 132 (9.20%) Information Governance
6 131 (9.13%) Data Privacy
7 127 (8.85%) Business Analysis
8 125 (8.71%) Risk Management
9 114 (7.94%) Cybersecurity
10 95 (6.62%) ITIL
11 93 (6.48%) PRINCE2
12 92 (6.41%) Data Management
13 83 (5.78%) Data Security
14 81 (5.64%) GAP Analysis
15 76 (5.30%) Data Governance
16 72 (5.02%) Information Management
17 68 (4.74%) Migration
18 60 (4.18%) Data Mapping
19 59 (4.11%) Data Analysis
20 57 (3.97%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 78 (5.44%) SQL
2 52 (3.62%) Python
3 45 (3.14%) Java
4 26 (1.81%) PowerShell
5 25 (1.74%) JavaScript
6 22 (1.53%) Perl
7 20 (1.39%) C
8 18 (1.25%) C#
9 14 (0.98%) T-SQL
10 10 (0.70%) COBOL
10 10 (0.70%) Ruby
11 9 (0.63%) C++
12 6 (0.42%) R
12 6 (0.42%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.35%) VBA
14 4 (0.28%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.28%) Groovy
14 4 (0.28%) PHP
14 4 (0.28%) VB
15 3 (0.21%) PROC SQL
Qualifications
1 133 (9.27%) CISSP
2 107 (7.46%) Degree
3 105 (7.32%) Security Cleared
4 86 (5.99%) CISM
5 73 (5.09%) SC Cleared
6 52 (3.62%) ISEB
7 50 (3.48%) CISA
8 30 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
9 27 (1.88%) SANS
10 23 (1.60%) PMP
11 22 (1.53%) PMI Certification
12 21 (1.46%) CCNA
13 18 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
14 17 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
15 16 (1.11%) CRISC
15 16 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (1.05%) CCNP
17 13 (0.91%) GIAC
17 13 (0.91%) MCP
18 11 (0.77%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 843 (58.75%) GDPR
2 190 (13.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 101 (7.04%) PCI DSS
4 37 (2.58%) Data Quality
5 27 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 27 (1.88%) QA
6 26 (1.81%) COBIT
7 23 (1.60%) PMO
8 20 (1.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 12 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
10 11 (0.77%) Government Security Classifications
10 11 (0.77%) ISO 9001
10 11 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (0.70%) MiFID
12 9 (0.63%) BS25999
12 9 (0.63%) CESG Infosec
13 7 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
13 7 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 7 (0.49%) SLA
13 7 (0.49%) Solvency II
System Software
1 43 (3.00%) Active Directory
2 21 (1.46%) Hyper-V
3 18 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.56%) Docker
6 7 (0.49%) vSphere
7 5 (0.35%) Firmware
8 3 (0.21%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.21%) HDFS
8 3 (0.21%) Snort
8 3 (0.21%) vCloud
8 3 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.14%) OpenSSH
10 1 (0.070%) NFS
10 1 (0.070%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.070%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.070%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.070%) Xen
10 1 (0.070%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (0.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 10 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
3 9 (0.63%) IBM BigFix
3 9 (0.63%) SCCM
4 8 (0.56%) Nessus
4 8 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (0.49%) CA Single Sign-On
5 7 (0.49%) Puppet
5 7 (0.49%) WSUS
6 5 (0.35%) Backup Exec
6 5 (0.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (0.28%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.28%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.28%) QRadar
8 3 (0.21%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.21%) PureDisk
8 3 (0.21%) Simpana
8 3 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 95 (6.62%) Microsoft
2 63 (4.39%) Oracle
3 28 (1.95%) Cisco
4 22 (1.53%) VMware
5 16 (1.11%) HP
6 15 (1.05%) SAP
7 10 (0.70%) CA
7 10 (0.70%) CheckPoint
7 10 (0.70%) IBM
8 9 (0.63%) Remedy
8 9 (0.63%) Symantec
9 8 (0.56%) Apple
9 8 (0.56%) Citrix
10 7 (0.49%) Capita
10 7 (0.49%) Google
10 7 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.42%) Acunetix
11 6 (0.42%) EMC
11 6 (0.42%) NetApp
11 6 (0.42%) Red Hat