Period
to 25 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 223 207 259
Rank change year-on-year -16 +52 +124
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 1,132 1,084 1,000
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.23% 1.28% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.51% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 776 821 760
England median daily rate £463 £440 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% +6.67% +1.85%
10th Percentile £289 £238 £263
90th Percentile £650 £588 £606
UK median daily rate £451 £433 £413
% change year-on-year +4.34% +4.85% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 25 42
England median hourly rate £20.50 £16.05 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.73% -9.58% +12.56%
10th Percentile £12.70 £10.50 £10.61
90th Percentile £46.25 £38.83 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +15.63% -8.57% +10.97%

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 78,730 71,731 82,382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.83% 84.97% 84.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,270 47,204 54,954
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £279 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,152 1,890 2,033
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% - +18.64%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.44 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.28 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.74 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.04% - +17.23%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 -19 557 £500 +6.38% 98
South East -18 180 £450 +8.43% 48
North of England -52 134 £450 +3.45% 50
Midlands -4 109 £450 +10.43% 59
South West +34 76 £450 +28.57% 29
North West -29 76 £488 +8.33% 24
East of England +7 67 £400 -4.76% 20
West Midlands -9 66 £440 +10.69% 38
Yorkshire -24 52 £395 +6.76% 16
East Midlands -1 39 £450 +20.00% 21
North East -15 7 £375 +4.17% 10
Data Protection
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 738 (65.19%) GDPR
2 267 (23.59%) Information Security
3 217 (19.17%) Finance
4 195 (17.23%) Legal
5 184 (16.25%) Project Management
6 168 (14.84%) Data Protection Act
7 163 (14.40%) Stakeholder Management
8 133 (11.75%) Data Privacy
9 128 (11.31%) Information Governance
10 123 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
11 117 (10.34%) Management Information System
12 115 (10.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 113 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
14 112 (9.89%) Risk Management
15 109 (9.63%) Cybersecurity
16 103 (9.10%) Microsoft
17 102 (9.01%) Windows
17 102 (9.01%) Law
18 100 (8.83%) CISSP
19 92 (8.13%) PCI DSS
20 86 (7.60%) ITIL
21 84 (7.42%) Security Cleared
22 79 (6.98%) Degree
23 74 (6.54%) Firewall
23 74 (6.54%) Migration
23 74 (6.54%) Problem-Solving
24 70 (6.18%) PRINCE2
24 70 (6.18%) Microsoft Azure
25 69 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
26 63 (5.57%) CISM

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 41 (3.62%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.15%) Tomcat
3 11 (0.97%) MS Exchange
4 9 (0.80%) Jupyter
5 7 (0.62%) JBoss
5 7 (0.62%) SAS
6 6 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (0.53%) IIS
6 6 (0.53%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.44%) Apache
7 5 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (0.44%) CMS
7 5 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.35%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.35%) Liferay
8 4 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.27%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.27%) Confluence
9 3 (0.27%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 61 (5.39%) Microsoft Office
2 57 (5.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (2.03%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.44%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.35%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.35%) InVision
9 1 (0.088%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.088%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.088%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.088%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.088%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.088%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 8 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.35%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.18%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.18%) Line 500
4 2 (0.18%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.088%) iTrent
5 1 (0.088%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.088%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.088%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.088%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.088%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.088%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.088%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.088%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.088%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 70 (6.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (4.06%) Office 365
4 25 (2.21%) PaaS
5 24 (2.12%) IaaS
6 16 (1.41%) SaaS
7 13 (1.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 11 (0.97%) Amazon S3
9 9 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 4 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.35%) Serverless
11 3 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.18%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.18%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.18%) Yammer
13 1 (0.088%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 74 (6.54%) Firewall
2 45 (3.98%) Network Security
3 28 (2.47%) DHCP
3 28 (2.47%) DNS
4 27 (2.39%) SAN
5 24 (2.12%) Internet
6 20 (1.77%) LAN
6 20 (1.77%) WAN
7 18 (1.59%) VLAN
8 17 (1.50%) TCP/IP
9 16 (1.41%) Intranet
9 16 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
9 16 (1.41%) Remote Desktop
10 15 (1.33%) MPLS
10 15 (1.33%) SMS
10 15 (1.33%) SNMP
11 9 (0.80%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (0.80%) SSL
12 8 (0.71%) VPN
13 7 (0.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.03%) Amazon RDS
2 23 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (1.15%) Relational Database
4 12 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (0.88%) NoSQL
5 10 (0.88%) Oracle Database
6 7 (0.62%) Big Data
6 7 (0.62%) EDRMS
6 7 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (0.44%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.44%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (0.35%) MySQL
9 4 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.27%) DB2
10 3 (0.27%) EDMS
10 3 (0.27%) GIS
10 3 (0.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 23 (2.03%) Jenkins
2 15 (1.33%) Git (software)
3 14 (1.24%) JIRA
4 9 (0.80%) Selenium
4 9 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
5 8 (0.71%) IntelliJ
6 5 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (0.35%) Axure RP
7 4 (0.35%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 4 (0.35%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.35%) Maven
7 4 (0.35%) Subversion
8 3 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.27%) GitLab
8 3 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.18%) Apache Ivy
9 2 (0.18%) Gradle
9 2 (0.18%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 217 (19.17%) Finance
2 195 (17.23%) Legal
3 102 (9.01%) Law
4 60 (5.30%) Retail
5 54 (4.77%) Marketing
6 42 (3.71%) Banking
7 26 (2.30%) Telecoms
8 15 (1.33%) Publishing
9 11 (0.97%) Retail Banking
10 9 (0.80%) Games
11 8 (0.71%) Advertising
11 8 (0.71%) Local Government
12 6 (0.53%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.44%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.35%) Back Office
14 4 (0.35%) Electronics
14 4 (0.35%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.27%) Front Office
16 2 (0.18%) Automotive
16 2 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 194 (17.14%) Analyst
2 153 (13.52%) Project Manager
3 128 (11.31%) Consultant
4 108 (9.54%) GDPR Project Manager
5 106 (9.36%) Business Analyst
6 98 (8.66%) Architect
7 88 (7.77%) Data Protection Officer
8 74 (6.54%) GDPR Business Analyst
9 48 (4.24%) Security Manager
10 47 (4.15%) GDPR Consultant
11 43 (3.80%) Data Consultant
12 42 (3.71%) Data Manager
12 42 (3.71%) Security Consultant
13 41 (3.62%) Developer
14 38 (3.36%) Data Protection Manager
15 34 (3.00%) GDPR Officer
16 32 (2.83%) Data Protection Consultant
17 30 (2.65%) Information Manager
18 29 (2.56%) Security Architect
19 27 (2.39%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (3.18%) Web Services
2 20 (1.77%) .NET
3 16 (1.41%) HTML
4 14 (1.24%) CSS
5 11 (0.97%) REST
6 9 (0.80%) HTML5
7 8 (0.71%) Anaconda
7 8 (0.71%) ASP.NET
7 8 (0.71%) Node.js
7 8 (0.71%) RESTful
7 8 (0.71%) XML
8 7 (0.62%) JSON
8 7 (0.62%) OAuth
9 6 (0.53%) AngularJS
9 6 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (0.44%) Swagger
11 4 (0.35%) EDI
11 4 (0.35%) Middleware
11 4 (0.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (0.35%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 168 (14.84%) Data Protection Act
2 117 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 113 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (5.04%) Freedom of Information
5 31 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
6 26 (2.30%) Freedom of Information Act
6 26 (2.30%) NHS
7 20 (1.77%) Data Centre
8 17 (1.50%) Computer Science
9 16 (1.41%) Fintech
9 16 (1.41%) User Experience
10 13 (1.15%) Public Cloud
11 11 (0.97%) Cyberthreat
11 11 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (0.97%) Private Cloud
12 10 (0.88%) PKI
13 9 (0.80%) Clustering
14 8 (0.71%) Data Structures
15 7 (0.62%) CESG
15 7 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 102 (9.01%) Windows
2 45 (3.98%) Linux
3 43 (3.80%) Unix
4 38 (3.36%) Windows Server
5 34 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (2.21%) Windows 10
7 22 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (1.77%) Apple iOS
9 16 (1.41%) Mac OS
10 14 (1.24%) Solaris
11 13 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.44%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.44%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.35%) AIX
13 4 (0.35%) CentOS
13 4 (0.35%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.27%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.18%) Android
15 2 (0.18%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.088%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (23.59%) Information Security
2 184 (16.25%) Project Management
3 163 (14.40%) Stakeholder Management
4 133 (11.75%) Data Privacy
5 128 (11.31%) Information Governance
6 123 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
7 112 (9.89%) Risk Management
8 109 (9.63%) Cybersecurity
9 86 (7.60%) ITIL
10 74 (6.54%) Migration
10 74 (6.54%) Problem-Solving
11 70 (6.18%) PRINCE2
12 59 (5.21%) Data Security
13 58 (5.12%) Business Analysis
14 57 (5.04%) GAP Analysis
15 56 (4.95%) Information Management
16 49 (4.33%) Data Management
17 47 (4.15%) Security Architecture
18 46 (4.06%) Data Governance
18 46 (4.06%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 50 (4.42%) SQL
2 43 (3.80%) Python
3 40 (3.53%) Java
4 38 (3.36%) PowerShell
5 23 (2.03%) C#
6 20 (1.77%) C
6 20 (1.77%) Perl
7 19 (1.68%) JavaScript
8 10 (0.88%) Ruby
9 9 (0.80%) C++
10 6 (0.53%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.44%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.35%) PHP
12 4 (0.35%) R
12 4 (0.35%) XAML
13 3 (0.27%) COBOL
13 3 (0.27%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.18%) ES6
14 2 (0.18%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.088%) VB
Qualifications
1 100 (8.83%) CISSP
2 84 (7.42%) Security Cleared
3 79 (6.98%) Degree
4 63 (5.57%) CISM
5 57 (5.04%) SC Cleared
6 46 (4.06%) CISA
7 31 (2.74%) ISEB
8 28 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (1.77%) CCNA
10 19 (1.68%) CCNP
11 16 (1.41%) CRISC
12 13 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 11 (0.97%) PMI Certification
13 11 (0.97%) SANS
14 10 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
14 10 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (0.88%) PMP
15 9 (0.80%) DV Cleared
15 9 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 8 (0.71%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 738 (65.19%) GDPR
2 115 (10.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 92 (8.13%) PCI DSS
4 24 (2.12%) Data Quality
5 23 (2.03%) COBIT
6 20 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 19 (1.68%) PMO
8 17 (1.50%) QA
9 14 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 12 (1.06%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 11 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials
12 9 (0.80%) BS25999
13 7 (0.62%) SLA
14 6 (0.53%) HIPAA
15 5 (0.44%) ISO 9001
15 5 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 4 (0.35%) PSD2
16 4 (0.35%) Solvency II
17 3 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
17 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 58 (5.12%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.59%) Docker
2 18 (1.59%) Hyper-V
2 18 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
3 17 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (0.97%) vSphere
6 7 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.35%) Firmware
8 4 (0.35%) NFS
9 3 (0.27%) DFS Replication
9 3 (0.27%) XenApp
9 3 (0.27%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.18%) OpenSSH
10 2 (0.18%) Snort
10 2 (0.18%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.18%) XenServer
11 1 (0.088%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.088%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (2.21%) SCCM
2 17 (1.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 16 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (0.97%) Puppet
5 9 (0.80%) WSUS
6 8 (0.71%) Kubernetes
6 8 (0.71%) NetBackup
6 8 (0.71%) SCDPM
6 8 (0.71%) Terraform
7 7 (0.62%) Ansible
7 7 (0.62%) CASB
7 7 (0.62%) SCOM
8 6 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (0.53%) vCenter Server
9 5 (0.44%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (0.44%) Nessus
9 5 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.35%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.35%) Data Guard
10 4 (0.35%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 103 (9.10%) Microsoft
2 48 (4.24%) Oracle
3 26 (2.30%) Cisco
4 21 (1.86%) SAP
5 19 (1.68%) VMware
6 18 (1.59%) Apple
7 13 (1.15%) HP
8 12 (1.06%) IBM
9 11 (0.97%) Adobe
10 10 (0.88%) AlienVault
10 10 (0.88%) EMC
11 9 (0.80%) CA
11 9 (0.80%) CheckPoint
11 9 (0.80%) Citrix
12 7 (0.62%) CommVault
12 7 (0.62%) Google
12 7 (0.62%) NetApp
12 7 (0.62%) Red Hat
12 7 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (0.62%) Symantec