Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 243 169 237
Rank change year-on-year -74 +68 +40
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 1,074 1,424 1,121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.15% 1.57% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 1.83% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 754 1,046 827
England median daily rate £459 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% - +3.34%
10th Percentile £275 £236 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £598
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 38 46
England median hourly rate £22.79 £17.44 £15.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.70% +12.63% -6.17%
10th Percentile £12.70 £10.98 £10.75
90th Percentile £37.25 £37.42 £24.25
UK median hourly rate £22.65 £17.44 £15.19
% change year-on-year +29.86% +14.80% -7.94%

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 80,314 77,837 84,889
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.24% 85.78% 85.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,581 51,761 56,694
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,200 1,897 2,152
England median hourly rate £20.90 £23.14 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.70% +1.31% +3.82%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year -14.58% +5.10% +3.80%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -59 503 £500 +5.26% 113
South East -45 224 £450 +8.43% 71
North of England -84 124 £425 +6.25% 42
Midlands -43 81 £450 +20.00% 33
East of England -10 73 £388 -7.19% 27
North West -72 69 £430 +1.18% 23
South West -11 66 £425 +21.43% 39
West Midlands -22 55 £470 +15.34% 20
Yorkshire -44 47 £400 +16.96% 16
East Midlands -20 26 £383 +29.66% 13
North East -16 9 £423 +16.55% 3
Data Protection
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 510 (47.49%) GDPR
2 218 (20.30%) Information Security
3 201 (18.72%) Finance
4 160 (14.90%) Microsoft
5 145 (13.50%) Legal
6 144 (13.41%) Windows
7 130 (12.10%) Agile Software Development
8 126 (11.73%) Data Protection Act
9 125 (11.64%) Project Management
10 122 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
11 117 (10.89%) Migration
11 117 (10.89%) Security Cleared
12 111 (10.34%) Law
13 109 (10.15%) Data Privacy
14 106 (9.87%) Stakeholder Management
14 106 (9.87%) Management Information System
15 103 (9.59%) Microsoft Azure
16 98 (9.12%) SQL
17 97 (9.03%) Internet
18 95 (8.85%) Cybersecurity
18 95 (8.85%) Problem-Solving
19 94 (8.75%) Risk Management
20 92 (8.57%) ITIL
21 90 (8.38%) Active Directory
22 88 (8.19%) Amazon AWS
23 87 (8.10%) SC Cleared
23 87 (8.10%) Information Governance
24 84 (7.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
25 83 (7.73%) Firewall
26 79 (7.36%) Oracle

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 51 (4.75%) SharePoint
2 25 (2.33%) MS Exchange
3 15 (1.40%) IIS
4 14 (1.30%) Tomcat
5 13 (1.21%) Apache Spark
6 12 (1.12%) Confluence
7 11 (1.02%) JBoss
8 10 (0.93%) CMS
9 9 (0.84%) Skype for Business
10 8 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.56%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.56%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.47%) Apache
12 5 (0.47%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.47%) Jupyter
13 4 (0.37%) Documentum
13 4 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 70 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (3.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (1.77%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (1.02%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.47%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.37%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.37%) InVision
9 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.19%) InDesign
10 1 (0.093%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.28%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.19%) Line 500
4 2 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.19%) Oracle Payroll
4 2 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.19%) Sage X3
4 2 (0.19%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.19%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.19%) Unica
5 1 (0.093%) assyst
5 1 (0.093%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.093%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.093%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 103 (9.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 88 (8.19%) Amazon AWS
3 72 (6.70%) Office 365
4 30 (2.79%) IaaS
5 26 (2.42%) PaaS
6 23 (2.14%) SaaS
7 14 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
9 11 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (0.93%) Amazon S3
11 9 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 8 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 6 (0.56%) Datadog
13 6 (0.56%) OneDrive
14 5 (0.47%) npm
15 4 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
15 4 (0.37%) iPaaS
15 4 (0.37%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 97 (9.03%) Internet
2 83 (7.73%) Firewall
3 44 (4.10%) Network Security
4 40 (3.72%) SAN
5 34 (3.17%) WAN
6 32 (2.98%) DNS
6 32 (2.98%) Intrusion Detection
7 26 (2.42%) DHCP
7 26 (2.42%) LAN
8 19 (1.77%) VPN
9 18 (1.68%) TCP/IP
10 17 (1.58%) Remote Desktop
11 16 (1.49%) Wireless
12 15 (1.40%) Cisco Nexus
12 15 (1.40%) VLAN
13 14 (1.30%) Intranet
13 14 (1.30%) SMS
14 13 (1.21%) iSCSI
14 13 (1.21%) NAS
15 12 (1.12%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (4.47%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (2.14%) Amazon RDS
4 20 (1.86%) Big Data
5 17 (1.58%) Oracle Database
6 14 (1.30%) Apache Hive
6 14 (1.30%) Hadoop
7 13 (1.21%) Relational Database
8 12 (1.12%) Flink
8 12 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (0.56%) MySQL
13 4 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.37%) EDRMS
13 4 (0.37%) Oracle ODI
13 4 (0.37%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.28%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 29 (2.70%) JIRA
2 26 (2.42%) Jenkins
3 20 (1.86%) Git (software)
4 15 (1.40%) Selenium
5 13 (1.21%) Cucumber
6 12 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
7 11 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (0.84%) Karma Test Runner
9 8 (0.74%) JUnit
10 7 (0.65%) Maven
10 7 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (0.65%) Vagrant
11 6 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.56%) Mocha
11 6 (0.56%) NUnit
11 6 (0.56%) SonarQube
11 6 (0.56%) Travis CI
11 6 (0.56%) Visual Studio
11 6 (0.56%) WebDriver
12 5 (0.47%) IntelliJ
General
1 201 (18.72%) Finance
2 145 (13.50%) Legal
3 111 (10.34%) Law
4 51 (4.75%) Banking
5 44 (4.10%) Retail
6 37 (3.45%) Marketing
7 36 (3.35%) Telecoms
8 15 (1.40%) Publishing
9 11 (1.02%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.65%) Back Office
11 6 (0.56%) Advertising
11 6 (0.56%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.56%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.47%) Billing
12 5 (0.47%) Front Office
12 5 (0.47%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.37%) German Language
14 3 (0.28%) Electronics
14 3 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 189 (17.60%) Analyst
2 147 (13.69%) Architect
3 113 (10.52%) Project Manager
4 96 (8.94%) Consultant
5 89 (8.29%) Business Analyst
6 84 (7.82%) Developer
7 50 (4.66%) Data Protection Officer
8 46 (4.28%) GDPR Project Manager
8 46 (4.28%) Security Architect
9 42 (3.91%) Security Manager
10 40 (3.72%) Security Consultant
11 36 (3.35%) GDPR Business Analyst
11 36 (3.35%) Security Analyst
12 33 (3.07%) Solutions Architect
13 30 (2.79%) Data Analyst
14 28 (2.61%) Data Consultant
15 24 (2.23%) Data Manager
15 24 (2.23%) Information Manager
16 23 (2.14%) Data Protection Manager
16 23 (2.14%) GDPR Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (5.12%) Web Services
2 40 (3.72%) .NET
3 26 (2.42%) HTML
4 25 (2.33%) AngularJS
5 24 (2.23%) OAuth
6 22 (2.05%) ASP.NET
7 19 (1.77%) CSS
8 17 (1.58%) XML
9 16 (1.49%) Middleware
10 15 (1.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 14 (1.30%) REST
12 13 (1.21%) HTML5
12 13 (1.21%) Node.js
12 13 (1.21%) OpenID
12 13 (1.21%) SAML
12 13 (1.21%) Spring
13 12 (1.12%) SOAP
13 12 (1.12%) Spark Streaming
14 10 (0.93%) Gherkin
15 9 (0.84%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 126 (11.73%) Data Protection Act
2 122 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
3 106 (9.87%) Management Information System
4 48 (4.47%) Data Centre
5 40 (3.72%) NHS
6 37 (3.45%) Freedom of Information
7 35 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
8 31 (2.89%) Computer Science
9 21 (1.96%) User Experience
10 20 (1.86%) Freedom of Information Act
11 18 (1.68%) Cloud Native
12 17 (1.58%) Public Cloud
12 17 (1.58%) Virtual Team
13 13 (1.21%) Clustering
14 12 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (1.02%) Fintech
15 11 (1.02%) Mainframe
16 10 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 10 (0.93%) PKI
17 9 (0.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 144 (13.41%) Windows
2 78 (7.26%) Linux
3 73 (6.80%) Windows Server
4 48 (4.47%) Unix
5 43 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (3.72%) Windows 10
7 32 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (2.05%) Apple iOS
9 21 (1.96%) Mac OS
9 21 (1.96%) Solaris
10 18 (1.68%) Windows 7
11 14 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (1.12%) CentOS
13 7 (0.65%) AIX
13 7 (0.65%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.56%) Data ONTAP
14 6 (0.56%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.56%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.47%) Android
16 4 (0.37%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (20.30%) Information Security
2 130 (12.10%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (11.64%) Project Management
4 117 (10.89%) Migration
5 109 (10.15%) Data Privacy
6 106 (9.87%) Stakeholder Management
7 95 (8.85%) Cybersecurity
7 95 (8.85%) Problem-Solving
8 94 (8.75%) Risk Management
9 92 (8.57%) ITIL
10 87 (8.10%) Information Governance
11 61 (5.68%) DevOps
12 54 (5.03%) Scrum
13 53 (4.93%) Analytics
14 48 (4.47%) Business Analysis
15 46 (4.28%) Business Intelligence
15 46 (4.28%) Information Management
16 42 (3.91%) Data Security
16 42 (3.91%) User Acceptance Testing
17 41 (3.82%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 98 (9.12%) SQL
2 62 (5.77%) Java
3 52 (4.84%) Python
4 49 (4.56%) PowerShell
5 48 (4.47%) C#
6 39 (3.63%) JavaScript
7 18 (1.68%) C
8 14 (1.30%) T-SQL
9 11 (1.02%) Perl
10 10 (0.93%) PL/SQL
11 7 (0.65%) Bash Shell
11 7 (0.65%) PHP
11 7 (0.65%) VB
12 6 (0.56%) R
13 5 (0.47%) C++
13 5 (0.47%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.47%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.37%) XAML
15 3 (0.28%) VBScript
16 2 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 117 (10.89%) Security Cleared
2 87 (8.10%) SC Cleared
3 76 (7.08%) CISSP
4 71 (6.61%) Degree
5 48 (4.47%) CISM
6 43 (4.00%) CISA
7 39 (3.63%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (2.23%) ISEB
9 20 (1.86%) CCNA
9 20 (1.86%) CCNP
10 15 (1.40%) DV Cleared
11 13 (1.21%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 11 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (0.93%) GIAC
13 10 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (0.84%) CCSP
15 8 (0.74%) IISP
16 7 (0.65%) CRISC
16 7 (0.65%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 7 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 510 (47.49%) GDPR
2 84 (7.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 64 (5.96%) PCI DSS
4 30 (2.79%) QA
5 26 (2.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 17 (1.58%) PMO
7 16 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 15 (1.40%) Data Quality
9 14 (1.30%) COBIT
10 11 (1.02%) Cyber Essentials
11 10 (0.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 9 (0.84%) FedRAMP
12 9 (0.84%) HIPAA
13 8 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 7 (0.65%) Government Security Classifications
14 7 (0.65%) SLA
15 6 (0.56%) ISO 9001
16 5 (0.47%) ISO 31000
17 4 (0.37%) ISAE 3402
17 4 (0.37%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 90 (8.38%) Active Directory
2 34 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
3 28 (2.61%) Hyper-V
3 28 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (2.33%) Docker
5 21 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
6 13 (1.21%) vSphere
7 11 (1.02%) NFS
7 11 (1.02%) XenApp
8 10 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (0.65%) Firmware
10 6 (0.56%) VirtualBox
10 6 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.47%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.37%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.28%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 45 (4.19%) SCCM
2 24 (2.23%) Terraform
3 22 (2.05%) Microsoft Intune
4 20 (1.86%) SCOM
5 18 (1.68%) Kubernetes
5 18 (1.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 17 (1.58%) Ansible
6 17 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (1.58%) Puppet
7 16 (1.49%) CASB
8 11 (1.02%) NetBackup
9 7 (0.65%) Docker Swarm
9 7 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
9 7 (0.65%) Nessus
9 7 (0.65%) SCDPM
9 7 (0.65%) SCOrch
9 7 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 7 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 7 (0.65%) vRealize
9 7 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 160 (14.90%) Microsoft
2 79 (7.36%) Oracle
3 55 (5.12%) VMware
4 53 (4.93%) Cisco
5 27 (2.51%) Citrix
5 27 (2.51%) IBM
6 23 (2.14%) HP
7 21 (1.96%) Google
8 18 (1.68%) Apple
9 17 (1.58%) Splunk
10 16 (1.49%) SAP
11 14 (1.30%) Adobe
12 13 (1.21%) NetApp
12 13 (1.21%) Okta
13 12 (1.12%) McAfee
14 11 (1.02%) AlienVault
14 11 (1.02%) CheckPoint
14 11 (1.02%) Imperva
14 11 (1.02%) Qualys
14 11 (1.02%) Red Hat