Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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.

Data Protection
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 165 250 267
Rank change year-on-year +85 +17 +127
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 1532 1001 977
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.63% 1.04% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 1.23% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1100 706 735
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -11.11%
10th Percentile £257 £258 £218
90th Percentile £626 £575 £564
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 41 31
England median hourly rate £17.38 £15.00 £15.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.83% -4.91% +0.03%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £28.03 £25.00 £26.25
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £15.00 £15.78
% change year-on-year +15.83% -4.91% +0.03%

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 79631 81325 85624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.67% 84.17% 81.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 53568 54246 56450
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1862 2110 2524
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 +107 697 £475 +5.56% 55
South East +27 321 £415 +0.61% 18
North of England +120 238 £400 +5.26% 33
North West +81 132 £385 -3.75% 11
Midlands +46 127 £375 -11.76% 16
Yorkshire +63 98 £420 +16.67% 16
South West +17 85 £369 -5.45% 4
West Midlands +45 68 £413 +0.92% 10
East of England -29 59 £401 +3.55% 6
East Midlands +11 58 £329 -26.94% 6
North East +41 8 £475 +31.03% 6
South Coast - 1 £575 -
Data Protection
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 England region with a requirement for Data Protection.

1 707 (46.15%) GDPR
2 377 (24.61%) Finance
3 297 (19.39%) Information Security
4 285 (18.60%) Data Protection Act
5 241 (15.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 224 (14.62%) Project Management
7 217 (14.16%) Agile Software Development
8 174 (11.36%) Management Information System
9 165 (10.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 149 (9.73%) Legal
11 137 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
12 126 (8.22%) Banking
13 123 (8.03%) Microsoft
14 122 (7.96%) SQL
15 120 (7.83%) Data Privacy
16 116 (7.57%) Windows
17 112 (7.31%) Business Analysis
18 110 (7.18%) Security Cleared
19 92 (6.01%) Information Governance
20 88 (5.74%) Risk Management
21 87 (5.68%) PRINCE2
21 87 (5.68%) SC Cleared
22 86 (5.61%) GAP Analysis
23 85 (5.55%) Migration
24 83 (5.42%) Java
24 83 (5.42%) PCI DSS
25 80 (5.22%) Degree
25 80 (5.22%) ITIL
26 79 (5.16%) CISSP
26 79 (5.16%) Data Security

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 26 (1.70%) SharePoint
2 19 (1.24%) SAS
3 10 (0.65%) Apache
4 7 (0.46%) Confluence
4 7 (0.46%) IIS
4 7 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (0.46%) Skype for Business
5 6 (0.39%) MS Exchange
5 6 (0.39%) Mule
6 5 (0.33%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.33%) CMS
6 5 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.33%) JBoss
7 3 (0.20%) Alfresco
7 3 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.20%) GroupWise
7 3 (0.20%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.20%) WordPress
8 2 (0.13%) Drupal
Applications
1 76 (4.96%) Microsoft Office
2 71 (4.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (1.96%) MS Visio
5 23 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.46%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.20%) SPSS
10 1 (0.065%) GIMP
10 1 (0.065%) InDesign
10 1 (0.065%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.065%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 7 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.13%) iTrent
2 2 (0.13%) Raiser's Edge
2 2 (0.13%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.065%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.065%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.065%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.065%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.065%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.065%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.065%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.065%) Social Studio
3 1 (0.065%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.065%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 47 (3.07%) Office 365
2 36 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (0.91%) PaaS
5 11 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.72%) SaaS
6 10 (0.65%) IaaS
7 6 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.20%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.20%) GitHub
9 3 (0.20%) Serverless
9 3 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.13%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.13%) Data Lake Analytics
10 2 (0.13%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.94%) Firewall
2 30 (1.96%) LAN
3 29 (1.89%) Internet
4 28 (1.83%) WAN
5 22 (1.44%) SAN
6 19 (1.24%) TCP/IP
7 17 (1.11%) SMS
8 16 (1.04%) Kerberos
9 15 (0.98%) Network Security
10 14 (0.91%) Intranet
10 14 (0.91%) Intrusion Detection
11 13 (0.85%) Wireless
12 12 (0.78%) DNS
12 12 (0.78%) Unified Communications
13 11 (0.72%) SSL
13 11 (0.72%) VPN
14 8 (0.52%) MPLS
15 7 (0.46%) SSH
16 6 (0.39%) WLAN
17 5 (0.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 39 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (1.76%) MongoDB
4 25 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (1.31%) Big Data
6 19 (1.24%) MySQL
7 18 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (1.04%) NoSQL
9 15 (0.98%) Hadoop
10 13 (0.85%) Relational Database
11 12 (0.78%) RDBMS
12 9 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (0.46%) Power BI
14 6 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
14 6 (0.39%) DataStage
14 6 (0.39%) Geospatial Data
14 6 (0.39%) NewSQL
15 5 (0.33%) Clusterpoint
16 4 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
16 4 (0.26%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 37 (2.42%) Git (software)
2 22 (1.44%) JIRA
3 14 (0.91%) JUnit
4 11 (0.72%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.59%) Gradle
5 9 (0.59%) Visual Studio
6 8 (0.52%) IntelliJ
7 7 (0.46%) gulp
7 7 (0.46%) Maven
7 7 (0.46%) WebDriver
8 6 (0.39%) Selenium
9 5 (0.33%) LoadRunner
10 4 (0.26%) ProC
10 4 (0.26%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.20%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.20%) Grunt
11 3 (0.20%) JProfiler
11 3 (0.20%) Protractor
11 3 (0.20%) SonarQube
11 3 (0.20%) webpack
General
1 377 (24.61%) Finance
2 149 (9.73%) Legal
3 126 (8.22%) Banking
4 62 (4.05%) Law
5 53 (3.46%) Marketing
6 51 (3.33%) Retail
6 51 (3.33%) Telecoms
7 27 (1.76%) Investment Banking
8 15 (0.98%) Retail Banking
9 11 (0.72%) Automotive
9 11 (0.72%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.52%) Games
11 7 (0.46%) Advertising
12 6 (0.39%) Electronics
13 5 (0.33%) Local Government
13 5 (0.33%) Military
13 5 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.26%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.26%) German Language
14 4 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 335 (21.87%) Analyst
2 200 (13.05%) Project Manager
3 193 (12.60%) Business Analyst
4 159 (10.38%) Consultant
5 145 (9.46%) Developer
6 123 (8.03%) GDPR Project Manager
7 122 (7.96%) GDPR Business Analyst
8 85 (5.55%) Architect
9 59 (3.85%) Security Consultant
10 53 (3.46%) Security Manager
11 52 (3.39%) Data Protection Officer
11 52 (3.39%) GDPR Consultant
12 47 (3.07%) Data Analyst
12 47 (3.07%) Java Developer
12 47 (3.07%) Security Analyst
13 46 (3.00%) Data Manager
14 41 (2.68%) Data Business Analyst
15 38 (2.48%) Data Consultant
15 38 (2.48%) Information Manager
15 38 (2.48%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (3.07%) .NET
1 47 (3.07%) Spring
2 44 (2.87%) HTML
2 44 (2.87%) Web Services
3 43 (2.81%) CSS
4 36 (2.35%) AngularJS
5 23 (1.50%) HTML5
5 23 (1.50%) REST
6 22 (1.44%) jQuery
6 22 (1.44%) RESTful
6 22 (1.44%) SOAP
7 17 (1.11%) CSS3
7 17 (1.11%) Hibernate
8 15 (0.98%) JPA
9 13 (0.85%) Ajax
9 13 (0.85%) ASP.NET
9 13 (0.85%) Java EE
9 13 (0.85%) Node.js
9 13 (0.85%) Spring Boot
9 13 (0.85%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 285 (18.60%) Data Protection Act
2 174 (11.36%) Management Information System
3 137 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
4 69 (4.50%) Freedom of Information
5 40 (2.61%) Freedom of Information Act
6 23 (1.50%) CESG
6 23 (1.50%) PKI
7 21 (1.37%) Data Centre
8 20 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
9 18 (1.17%) Computer Science
9 18 (1.17%) NHS
9 18 (1.17%) Virtual Team
10 13 (0.85%) Replication
11 12 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (0.72%) Wiki
13 10 (0.65%) Mobile App
13 10 (0.65%) User Experience
14 9 (0.59%) Cyber Attack
14 9 (0.59%) FMCG
15 8 (0.52%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 116 (7.57%) Windows
2 64 (4.18%) Linux
3 44 (2.87%) Windows Server
4 43 (2.81%) Unix
5 24 (1.57%) Windows 7
6 18 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (1.11%) Apple iOS
7 17 (1.11%) Windows 10
8 15 (0.98%) Android
9 14 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (0.65%) Solaris
10 10 (0.65%) Windows Vista
10 10 (0.65%) Windows XP
11 9 (0.59%) CentOS
12 7 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.46%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.26%) AIX
13 4 (0.26%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (19.39%) Information Security
2 241 (15.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 224 (14.62%) Project Management
4 217 (14.16%) Agile Software Development
5 120 (7.83%) Data Privacy
6 112 (7.31%) Business Analysis
7 92 (6.01%) Information Governance
8 88 (5.74%) Risk Management
9 87 (5.68%) PRINCE2
10 86 (5.61%) GAP Analysis
11 85 (5.55%) Migration
12 80 (5.22%) ITIL
13 79 (5.16%) Data Security
14 78 (5.09%) Cybersecurity
15 72 (4.70%) Data Management
16 70 (4.57%) Information Assurance
17 62 (4.05%) Data Mapping
17 62 (4.05%) Data Modelling
18 59 (3.85%) Data Governance
18 59 (3.85%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 122 (7.96%) SQL
2 83 (5.42%) Java
3 64 (4.18%) JavaScript
4 37 (2.42%) C#
5 24 (1.57%) Python
6 22 (1.44%) PowerShell
7 18 (1.17%) T-SQL
8 15 (0.98%) PHP
9 14 (0.91%) C
10 11 (0.72%) PL/SQL
11 10 (0.65%) Bash Shell
12 8 (0.52%) VBScript
13 7 (0.46%) Ruby
13 7 (0.46%) VB.NET
13 7 (0.46%) VBA
14 6 (0.39%) Perl
14 6 (0.39%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.33%) R
15 5 (0.33%) VB
16 4 (0.26%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 110 (7.18%) Security Cleared
2 87 (5.68%) SC Cleared
3 80 (5.22%) Degree
4 79 (5.16%) CISSP
5 59 (3.85%) CISM
6 50 (3.26%) ISEB
7 29 (1.89%) CISA
7 29 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (1.24%) CCNA
9 19 (1.24%) PMP
10 16 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
10 16 (1.04%) PMI Certification
11 15 (0.98%) MCP
12 12 (0.78%) ISTQB
13 11 (0.72%) DV Cleared
13 11 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (0.72%) SANS
14 10 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 8 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 707 (46.15%) GDPR
2 165 (10.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 83 (5.42%) PCI DSS
4 43 (2.81%) Data Quality
5 36 (2.35%) QA
6 31 (2.02%) COBIT
6 31 (2.02%) PMO
7 29 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 16 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials
8 16 (1.04%) SLA
9 10 (0.65%) Government Security Classifications
9 10 (0.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 9 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
10 9 (0.59%) Solvency II
11 8 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 8 (0.52%) MiFID
12 6 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
13 4 (0.26%) EMIR
13 4 (0.26%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 64 (4.18%) Active Directory
2 24 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.91%) Docker
4 11 (0.72%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.26%) vCloud
8 3 (0.20%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.20%) HDFS
8 3 (0.20%) vSphere
9 2 (0.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (0.13%) NFS
9 2 (0.13%) SRDF
9 2 (0.13%) XenApp
10 1 (0.065%) Firmware
10 1 (0.065%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.065%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.065%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.065%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.065%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (1.24%) SCCM
2 13 (0.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 11 (0.72%) CA Single Sign-On
3 11 (0.72%) Puppet
4 10 (0.65%) HP Fortify
5 9 (0.59%) NetBackup
5 9 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.59%) WSUS
6 8 (0.52%) SCOM
7 7 (0.46%) Ansible
7 7 (0.46%) Terraform
8 6 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 5 (0.33%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (0.20%) Nessus
12 2 (0.13%) EMC TimeFinder
12 2 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (0.13%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 123 (8.03%) Microsoft
2 61 (3.98%) Oracle
3 43 (2.81%) Cisco
4 32 (2.09%) VMware
5 31 (2.02%) HP
6 15 (0.98%) Perforce
6 15 (0.98%) SAP
7 14 (0.91%) CheckPoint
7 14 (0.91%) IBM
8 12 (0.78%) CA
8 12 (0.78%) Tableau
9 11 (0.72%) Symantec
10 10 (0.65%) McAfee
10 10 (0.65%) Splunk
11 9 (0.59%) Citrix
12 8 (0.52%) Juniper
13 7 (0.46%) NetApp
13 7 (0.46%) PeopleSoft
13 7 (0.46%) Remedy
14 6 (0.39%) EMC