Period
to 25 October 2021

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 October 2021 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 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 73 239 352
Rank change year-on-year +166 +113 +12
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 2,204 294 546
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.25% 1.08% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.64% 1.23% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,906 187 361
10th Percentile £311 £281 £288
25th Percentile £413 £358 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £613 £581 £575
90th Percentile £703 £650 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 10 20
10th Percentile £15.57 £12.58 £13.75
25th Percentile £30.70 £16.83 £17.81
Median hourly rate £60.00 £21.50 £29.96
Median % change year-on-year +179.07% -28.24% +49.80%
75th Percentile £65.13 £28.18 £36.70
90th Percentile £74.50 £36.27 £46.63
UK median hourly rate £60.00 £21.50 £29.96
% change year-on-year +179.07% -28.24% +49.80%

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 60,622 23,901 67,311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.37% 87.41% 87.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 42,664 16,483 45,667
10th Percentile £317 £300 £300
25th Percentile £413 £381 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - +1.39%
75th Percentile £625 £586 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,499 683 1,906
10th Percentile £12.05 £11.75 £11.55
25th Percentile £14.50 £15.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate £24.08 £25.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -3.68% +11.11% +12.50%
75th Percentile £49.25 £45.00 £46.30
90th Percentile £63.30 £55.00 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £24.79 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.84% +11.11% +12.50%

Data Protection
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection in England

Data Protection
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Protection in England.

Daily rate trend for Data Protection in England

Data Protection
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Protection in England over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Data Protection in England

Data Protection
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Protection in England.

Hourly rate trend for Data Protection in England

Data Protection
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Data Protection in England over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

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 October 2021. 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 +146 1,059 £563 +12.50% 112
North of England +97 431 £475 +11.76% 62
North West +85 279 £475 +153.33% 26
South East +53 231 £450 -18.18% 41
Midlands +52 225 £425 -10.53% 41
West Midlands +45 175 £438 -7.89% 29
Yorkshire +33 139 £475 +4.11% 25
South West -20 65 £475 +22.58% 14
East Midlands -4 44 £425 - 12
East of England -26 36 £215 -50.86% 23
North East +5 13 £525 +26.51% 11
Data Protection
UK

For the 6 months to 25 October 2021, 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 1,538 (69.78%) Data Protection Act
2 631 (28.63%) Agile Software Development
3 585 (26.54%) Finance
4 448 (20.33%) DevOps
5 421 (19.10%) Azure
6 407 (18.47%) Social Skills
7 348 (15.79%) Java
8 343 (15.56%) GDPR
9 331 (15.02%) Python
10 317 (14.38%) AWS
11 280 (12.70%) SQL
12 253 (11.48%) Legal
13 229 (10.39%) Microsoft
14 219 (9.94%) Terraform
15 217 (9.85%) JavaScript
16 215 (9.75%) Kubernetes
17 207 (9.39%) Windows
18 205 (9.30%) Docker
19 194 (8.80%) Microservices
20 190 (8.62%) Linux
20 190 (8.62%) Banking
21 189 (8.58%) Hedge funds
22 188 (8.53%) Financial Institution
23 177 (8.03%) Migration
24 164 (7.44%) Project Management
25 162 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
25 162 (7.35%) Cybersecurity
26 160 (7.26%) Ansible
27 152 (6.90%) GCP
28 147 (6.67%) Problem-Solving

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 69 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 57 (2.59%) Confluence
3 33 (1.50%) OpenStack
4 27 (1.23%) Apache Spark
5 21 (0.95%) Tomcat
6 15 (0.68%) Apache
6 15 (0.68%) MS Exchange
6 15 (0.68%) SAS
7 14 (0.64%) WebSphere
8 13 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
8 13 (0.59%) WordPress
9 11 (0.50%) CICS
9 11 (0.50%) CMS
9 11 (0.50%) JBoss
10 10 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
10 10 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
10 10 (0.45%) Skype for Business
11 9 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (0.41%) IIS
12 7 (0.32%) nginx
Applications
1 40 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (1.41%) InVision
4 25 (1.13%) Sketch
5 18 (0.82%) Figma
6 10 (0.45%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
8 7 (0.32%) MS Visio
9 6 (0.27%) Adobe Premiere
9 6 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 5 (0.23%) Siemens NX
11 3 (0.14%) GIMP
12 2 (0.091%) Open Workbench
12 2 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
13 1 (0.045%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 19 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.45%) Magento
3 8 (0.36%) Shopify
3 8 (0.36%) Teamcenter
4 6 (0.27%) Cloudability
4 6 (0.27%) SAP CO
4 6 (0.27%) SAP FI
4 6 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
4 6 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.18%) ION MarketView
5 4 (0.18%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.14%) ContrOCC
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.091%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.091%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.091%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.091%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.091%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 421 (19.10%) Azure
2 317 (14.38%) AWS
3 152 (6.90%) GCP
4 129 (5.85%) GitHub
5 128 (5.81%) Serverless
6 122 (5.54%) PaaS
7 117 (5.31%) IaaS
8 104 (4.72%) Microsoft 365
9 80 (3.63%) SaaS
10 64 (2.90%) Power Platform
11 52 (2.36%) AWS CloudFormation
11 52 (2.36%) AWS Lambda
12 39 (1.77%) Azure Functions
13 35 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
14 33 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
14 33 (1.50%) GitHub Actions
15 32 (1.45%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 29 (1.32%) Amazon S3
17 24 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
18 21 (0.95%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 91 (4.13%) Firewall
2 44 (2.00%) Network Security
3 41 (1.86%) DNS
4 29 (1.32%) VPN
5 19 (0.86%) Internet
5 19 (0.86%) Skype
6 18 (0.82%) SAN
6 18 (0.82%) WAN
7 17 (0.77%) NAS
8 15 (0.68%) DHCP
8 15 (0.68%) LAN
8 15 (0.68%) VSAN
9 12 (0.54%) HTTPS
9 12 (0.54%) Wireless
10 11 (0.50%) VoIP
11 10 (0.45%) SSL
11 10 (0.45%) Unified Communications
12 9 (0.41%) 5G
12 9 (0.41%) TCP/IP
13 8 (0.36%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (5.44%) SQL Server
2 76 (3.45%) Big Data
3 59 (2.68%) NoSQL
4 58 (2.63%) Hadoop
5 56 (2.54%) Data Lake
6 55 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
7 48 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
8 42 (1.91%) Power BI
8 42 (1.91%) Relational Database
9 39 (1.77%) MongoDB
10 35 (1.59%) Apache Hive
10 35 (1.59%) MySQL
11 26 (1.18%) Tableau
12 24 (1.09%) DB2
13 20 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
13 20 (0.91%) BigQuery
13 20 (0.91%) Delta Lake
14 17 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 17 (0.77%) Metadata
15 14 (0.64%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 140 (6.35%) Jenkins
2 133 (6.03%) Git (software)
3 90 (4.08%) JIRA
4 64 (2.90%) Maven
5 37 (1.68%) GitLab
6 33 (1.50%) Sonatype Nexus
7 30 (1.36%) Subversion
8 24 (1.09%) TeamCity
9 22 (1.00%) Bitbucket
10 20 (0.91%) JUnit
11 16 (0.73%) Eclipse
11 16 (0.73%) Mockito
11 16 (0.73%) Visual Studio
12 14 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
12 14 (0.64%) Selenium
13 13 (0.59%) CircleCI
13 13 (0.59%) Mocha
14 12 (0.54%) IntelliJ
15 11 (0.50%) ERwin
16 10 (0.45%) Xcode
General
1 585 (26.54%) Finance
2 407 (18.47%) Social Skills
3 253 (11.48%) Legal
4 190 (8.62%) Banking
5 188 (8.53%) Financial Institution
6 133 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
7 78 (3.54%) Public Sector
8 62 (2.81%) Telecoms
9 43 (1.95%) Marketing
10 42 (1.91%) Presentation Skills
11 39 (1.77%) Law
12 36 (1.63%) Organisational Skills
13 27 (1.23%) Retail
14 26 (1.18%) Front Office
14 26 (1.18%) Investment Banking
15 25 (1.13%) Games
16 23 (1.04%) Influencing Skills
16 23 (1.04%) Local Government
17 21 (0.95%) Documentation Skills
18 16 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 516 (23.41%) Developer
2 241 (10.93%) Architect
3 166 (7.53%) Analyst
4 119 (5.40%) Consultant
5 114 (5.17%) Java Developer
6 101 (4.58%) Project Manager
7 98 (4.45%) Azure Engineer
8 97 (4.40%) DevOps Engineer
9 75 (3.40%) Data Engineer
10 73 (3.31%) Solutions Architect
11 71 (3.22%) Business Analyst
12 70 (3.18%) Designer
13 60 (2.72%) Python Developer
14 47 (2.13%) Full Stack Developer
15 44 (2.00%) AWS Engineer
16 42 (1.91%) Security Architect
17 37 (1.68%) C# Developer
17 37 (1.68%) Senior Developer
18 35 (1.59%) Cloud Engineer
19 34 (1.54%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (6.08%) .NET
2 133 (6.03%) React
3 128 (5.81%) HTML
4 123 (5.58%) CSS
5 105 (4.76%) Spring
6 89 (4.04%) REST
7 80 (3.63%) Spring Boot
8 78 (3.54%) Node.js
9 73 (3.31%) Web Services
10 68 (3.09%) AngularJS
11 56 (2.54%) RESTful
12 44 (2.00%) HTML5
13 39 (1.77%) Kafka
14 34 (1.54%) CSS3
14 34 (1.54%) JSON
15 33 (1.50%) .NET Core
16 32 (1.45%) SOAP
17 27 (1.23%) Django
17 27 (1.23%) Flask
17 27 (1.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1,538 (69.78%) Data Protection Act
2 189 (8.58%) Hedge funds
3 101 (4.58%) User Experience
4 82 (3.72%) Management Information System
5 78 (3.54%) Data Centre
6 69 (3.13%) Cloud Native
7 40 (1.81%) NHS
8 39 (1.77%) Public Cloud
9 36 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
10 35 (1.59%) Mobile App
11 32 (1.45%) Freedom of Information
12 29 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 27 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
14 25 (1.13%) Analytical Mindset
15 24 (1.09%) Freedom of Information Act
16 23 (1.04%) Reference Data
17 22 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
18 20 (0.91%) Algorithms
18 20 (0.91%) Fixed Income
19 17 (0.77%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 207 (9.39%) Windows
2 190 (8.62%) Linux
3 74 (3.36%) Unix
4 72 (3.27%) Windows Server
5 45 (2.04%) Android
5 45 (2.04%) Windows 10
6 31 (1.41%) Apple iOS
7 23 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (0.91%) Windows Server 2016
9 18 (0.82%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.27%) Debian
12 5 (0.23%) AIX
12 5 (0.23%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
13 3 (0.14%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.14%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.14%) zOS
14 2 (0.091%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 631 (28.63%) Agile Software Development
2 448 (20.33%) DevOps
3 194 (8.80%) Microservices
4 177 (8.03%) Migration
5 164 (7.44%) Project Management
6 162 (7.35%) Cybersecurity
6 162 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 147 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
8 145 (6.58%) Information Security
9 144 (6.53%) Analytics
10 139 (6.31%) Scrum
11 134 (6.08%) Infrastructure as Code
12 132 (5.99%) TDD
13 118 (5.35%) Test Automation
14 116 (5.26%) AOP
15 105 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
16 100 (4.54%) Full Stack Development
16 100 (4.54%) Value Proposition
17 99 (4.49%) Risk Management
18 94 (4.26%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 348 (15.79%) Java
2 331 (15.02%) Python
3 280 (12.70%) SQL
4 217 (9.85%) JavaScript
5 120 (5.44%) C#
6 85 (3.86%) Scala
7 74 (3.36%) PowerShell
8 68 (3.09%) C++
9 58 (2.63%) Bash Shell
10 46 (2.09%) TypeScript
11 42 (1.91%) Java 8
12 37 (1.68%) C
13 36 (1.63%) Kotlin
14 22 (1.00%) Objective-C
15 21 (0.95%) Apple Swift
16 20 (0.91%) PL/SQL
17 18 (0.82%) T-SQL
18 17 (0.77%) Go
18 17 (0.77%) Groovy
19 16 (0.73%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 121 (5.49%) Degree
2 85 (3.86%) Security Cleared
3 74 (3.36%) SC Cleared
4 68 (3.09%) CISSP
5 38 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
6 33 (1.50%) CISM
7 25 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (0.82%) Master's Degree
9 12 (0.54%) CCNA
9 12 (0.54%) CISA
9 12 (0.54%) ISEB
10 10 (0.45%) AWS Certification
10 10 (0.45%) CCNP
10 10 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.41%) CRISC
11 9 (0.41%) DV Cleared
11 9 (0.41%) PMI Certification
12 8 (0.36%) PMP
13 7 (0.32%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 343 (15.56%) GDPR
2 70 (3.18%) QA
3 45 (2.04%) Data Quality
3 45 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (1.32%) Accessibility
4 29 (1.32%) NIST
5 28 (1.27%) PMO
6 26 (1.18%) PCI DSS
7 19 (0.86%) SLA
8 15 (0.68%) GRC
8 15 (0.68%) MiFID
9 12 (0.54%) COBIT
9 12 (0.54%) NCSC
10 11 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
11 9 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 6 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 6 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 5 (0.23%) GMP
13 5 (0.23%) GxP
14 4 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 205 (9.30%) Docker
2 136 (6.17%) Active Directory
3 84 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (1.13%) vSphere
5 24 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (0.82%) vCloud
7 17 (0.77%) VMware NSX
8 16 (0.73%) OpenAM
9 13 (0.59%) Hyper-V
9 13 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (0.32%) BitLocker
12 6 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.23%) DFS Replication
13 5 (0.23%) XenApp
13 5 (0.23%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.18%) KVM
15 3 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 3 (0.14%) HDFS
15 3 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 219 (9.94%) Terraform
2 215 (9.75%) Kubernetes
3 160 (7.26%) Ansible
4 53 (2.40%) Puppet
5 48 (2.18%) SCCM
6 23 (1.04%) Single Sign-On
7 20 (0.91%) vCenter Server
8 19 (0.86%) Prometheus
9 14 (0.64%) Grafana
10 13 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
11 10 (0.45%) Oozie
12 9 (0.41%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 9 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
13 7 (0.32%) vRealize
14 6 (0.27%) Consul
14 6 (0.27%) HAProxy
14 6 (0.27%) Kibana
14 6 (0.27%) logstash
14 6 (0.27%) Rancher
Vendors
1 229 (10.39%) Microsoft
2 105 (4.76%) Oracle
3 103 (4.67%) Google
4 94 (4.26%) VMware
5 62 (2.81%) Salesforce.com
6 41 (1.86%) Citrix
7 36 (1.63%) Cisco
7 36 (1.63%) Red Hat
8 31 (1.41%) Databricks
8 31 (1.41%) Splunk
9 22 (1.00%) SAP
10 20 (0.91%) CheckPoint
10 20 (0.91%) F5
10 20 (0.91%) ServiceNow
11 19 (0.86%) HP
11 19 (0.86%) MuleSoft
12 18 (0.82%) Ericsson
13 17 (0.77%) Dell
13 17 (0.77%) IBM
14 16 (0.73%) ForgeRock