Period
to 20 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 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
England > London
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 92 239 330
Rank change year-on-year +147 +91 +3
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 1,041 134 245
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.91% 0.95% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.18% 1.07% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 896 85 155
10th Percentile £408 £309 £300
25th Percentile £484 £388 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £675 £638 £628
90th Percentile £738 £683 £750
England median daily rate £525 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 13
10th Percentile £19.45 " £14.10
25th Percentile £25.87 " "
Median hourly rate £29.00 - £29.96
75th Percentile £34.35 " £36.70
90th Percentile £39.88 " £41.43
England median hourly rate £60.00 £20.00 £29.96
% change year-on-year +200.00% -33.24% +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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 32,691 12,531 32,586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.33% 89.29% 88.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,596 9,021 23,808
10th Percentile £367 £324 £325
25th Percentile £461 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £510 £513
Median % change year-on-year +7.84% -0.63% +2.65%
75th Percentile £650 £619 £600
90th Percentile £738 £713 £688
England median daily rate £520 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +9.47% - +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 101 379
10th Percentile £15.00 £15.00 £12.04
25th Percentile £20.16 £20.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate £34.50 £34.53 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -0.09% +53.47% +12.50%
75th Percentile £53.75 £43.00 £43.75
90th Percentile £65.00 £52.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £24.43 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.04% +15.56% +12.50%

Data Protection
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection in London

Data Protection
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Data Protection in London

Data Protection
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Protection in London over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Data Protection in London

Data Protection
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for Data Protection in London

Data Protection
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Data Protection in London over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Data Protection in London

Data Protection
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 20 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
Central London +3 91 £525 -12.50% 47
South London +9 10 £413 +26.92% 3
West London -8 9 £585 - 10
East London -13 6 £288 -42.50% 6
Data Protection
England

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

1 673 (64.65%) Data Protection Act
2 341 (32.76%) Finance
3 314 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
4 252 (24.21%) Social Skills
5 220 (21.13%) DevOps
6 206 (19.79%) Azure
7 177 (17.00%) Java
8 174 (16.71%) AWS
9 173 (16.62%) GDPR
10 166 (15.95%) Python
11 141 (13.54%) Legal
12 132 (12.68%) JavaScript
13 129 (12.39%) Banking
14 110 (10.57%) Hedge funds
15 109 (10.47%) Financial Institution
16 104 (9.99%) SQL
17 101 (9.70%) Linux
17 101 (9.70%) Microservices
18 96 (9.22%) Terraform
19 95 (9.13%) HTML
20 92 (8.84%) Kubernetes
21 90 (8.65%) GCP
22 89 (8.55%) Cybersecurity
23 88 (8.45%) Microsoft
23 88 (8.45%) Information Security
24 87 (8.36%) CSS
25 83 (7.97%) Ansible
26 82 (7.88%) Migration
26 82 (7.88%) Scrum
26 82 (7.88%) Windows

Data Protection
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 24 (2.31%) Apache Spark
3 23 (2.21%) Confluence
4 18 (1.73%) Tomcat
5 13 (1.25%) OpenStack
6 10 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
7 9 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (0.67%) CMS
8 7 (0.67%) nginx
9 6 (0.58%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.58%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.38%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.38%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.19%) Apache
12 2 (0.19%) Apache Airflow
12 2 (0.19%) CICS
12 2 (0.19%) Drupal
12 2 (0.19%) IIS
Applications
1 31 (2.98%) InVision
2 25 (2.40%) Sketch
3 18 (1.73%) Figma
4 15 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
5 13 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
6 10 (0.96%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.58%) Adobe Premiere
8 4 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 3 (0.29%) GIMP
9 3 (0.29%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.096%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.096%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.096%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.67%) Cloudability
2 4 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.38%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.29%) ContrOCC
4 2 (0.19%) Magento
5 1 (0.096%) Endur
5 1 (0.096%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.096%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.096%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.096%) Quorum
5 1 (0.096%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.096%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 206 (19.79%) Azure
2 174 (16.71%) AWS
3 90 (8.65%) GCP
4 66 (6.34%) GitHub
5 61 (5.86%) IaaS
6 58 (5.57%) PaaS
7 44 (4.23%) Microsoft 365
8 36 (3.46%) Serverless
9 34 (3.27%) SaaS
10 24 (2.31%) AWS CloudFormation
11 22 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
12 21 (2.02%) GitHub Actions
13 17 (1.63%) Power Platform
14 16 (1.54%) Azure Functions
15 15 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
16 14 (1.34%) AWS Lambda
17 13 (1.25%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
18 12 (1.15%) OpenShift
19 10 (0.96%) Amazon S3
20 9 (0.86%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.79%) Firewall
2 20 (1.92%) DNS
3 17 (1.63%) Network Security
4 16 (1.54%) NAS
4 16 (1.54%) SAN
5 14 (1.34%) VPN
6 9 (0.86%) HTTPS
6 9 (0.86%) SSL
6 9 (0.86%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.67%) Internet
8 6 (0.58%) LAN
8 6 (0.58%) WAN
8 6 (0.58%) Wireless
9 5 (0.48%) 2G
9 5 (0.48%) HTTP
9 5 (0.48%) Intranet
9 5 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.38%) Kerberos
10 4 (0.38%) SMTP
10 4 (0.38%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (7.30%) SQL Server
2 43 (4.13%) Big Data
3 41 (3.94%) PostgreSQL
4 35 (3.36%) NoSQL
5 27 (2.59%) Hadoop
5 27 (2.59%) MongoDB
6 26 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
7 23 (2.21%) Relational Database
8 19 (1.83%) Data Lake
9 17 (1.63%) BigQuery
10 15 (1.44%) Tableau
11 14 (1.34%) MySQL
12 13 (1.25%) SQL Server 2016
13 11 (1.06%) Apache Hive
14 10 (0.96%) RDBMS
14 10 (0.96%) SQL Server 2019
15 9 (0.86%) Power BI
15 9 (0.86%) Redis
16 8 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 7 (0.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 81 (7.78%) Jenkins
2 57 (5.48%) Git (software)
3 42 (4.03%) Maven
4 40 (3.84%) JIRA
5 26 (2.50%) Subversion
6 22 (2.11%) GitLab
6 22 (2.11%) Sonatype Nexus
7 20 (1.92%) TeamCity
8 15 (1.44%) Bitbucket
8 15 (1.44%) Eclipse
9 14 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
10 13 (1.25%) CircleCI
10 13 (1.25%) Mocha
11 10 (0.96%) IntelliJ
11 10 (0.96%) Jasmine
11 10 (0.96%) JUnit
12 9 (0.86%) Mockito
13 8 (0.77%) SpecFlow
14 7 (0.67%) Visual Studio
15 6 (0.58%) Hudson
General
1 341 (32.76%) Finance
2 252 (24.21%) Social Skills
3 141 (13.54%) Legal
4 129 (12.39%) Banking
5 109 (10.47%) Financial Institution
6 71 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
7 30 (2.88%) Presentation Skills
8 25 (2.40%) Front Office
8 25 (2.40%) Public Sector
9 23 (2.21%) Investment Banking
10 18 (1.73%) Marketing
11 16 (1.54%) Telecoms
12 14 (1.34%) Documentation Skills
12 14 (1.34%) Influencing Skills
13 13 (1.25%) Games
14 12 (1.15%) Law
15 11 (1.06%) Organisational Skills
15 11 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.96%) Billing
17 8 (0.77%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 263 (25.26%) Developer
2 124 (11.91%) Architect
3 86 (8.26%) Analyst
4 56 (5.38%) Business Analyst
5 52 (5.00%) Consultant
6 50 (4.80%) DevOps Engineer
7 49 (4.71%) Azure Engineer
8 46 (4.42%) Designer
9 41 (3.94%) Python Developer
10 40 (3.84%) Solutions Architect
11 37 (3.55%) Java Developer
12 36 (3.46%) Full Stack Developer
13 31 (2.98%) Data Engineer
13 31 (2.98%) Project Manager
14 26 (2.50%) C# Developer
15 25 (2.40%) Senior Developer
16 23 (2.21%) Cloud Engineer
17 20 (1.92%) Security Engineer
18 19 (1.83%) Cloud Architect
18 19 (1.83%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (9.13%) HTML
2 87 (8.36%) CSS
3 80 (7.68%) React
4 63 (6.05%) Web Services
5 59 (5.67%) .NET
6 57 (5.48%) REST
7 54 (5.19%) AngularJS
8 46 (4.42%) Spring
9 41 (3.94%) HTML5
10 37 (3.55%) Spring Boot
11 36 (3.46%) RESTful
12 33 (3.17%) CSS3
13 31 (2.98%) Kafka
14 29 (2.79%) Node.js
15 21 (2.02%) OAuth
16 20 (1.92%) .NET Core
17 19 (1.83%) ASP.NET Web API
17 19 (1.83%) SOAP
18 18 (1.73%) Django
18 18 (1.73%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 673 (64.65%) Data Protection Act
2 110 (10.57%) Hedge funds
3 77 (7.40%) User Experience
4 38 (3.65%) Cloud Native
4 38 (3.65%) Management Information System
5 28 (2.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 25 (2.40%) Public Cloud
7 20 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (1.92%) Fixed Income
8 19 (1.83%) Data Centre
9 18 (1.73%) Analytical Mindset
10 17 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
11 16 (1.54%) Mobile App
12 14 (1.34%) Credit Risk
12 14 (1.34%) Legacy Applications
12 14 (1.34%) Reference Data
13 13 (1.25%) Derivative
13 13 (1.25%) Freedom of Information
14 12 (1.15%) Taxonomies
15 11 (1.06%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 101 (9.70%) Linux
2 82 (7.88%) Windows
3 44 (4.23%) Unix
4 30 (2.88%) Windows Server
5 27 (2.59%) Android
6 17 (1.63%) Windows 10
7 16 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (1.25%) Windows Server 2016
9 12 (1.15%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.67%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.58%) Debian
12 5 (0.48%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2019
14 3 (0.29%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.29%) zOS
15 2 (0.19%) CentOS
16 1 (0.096%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.096%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 314 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (21.13%) DevOps
3 101 (9.70%) Microservices
4 89 (8.55%) Cybersecurity
5 88 (8.45%) Information Security
6 82 (7.88%) Migration
6 82 (7.88%) Scrum
7 80 (7.68%) Full Stack Development
8 75 (7.20%) Project Management
9 71 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
10 70 (6.72%) Analytics
11 69 (6.63%) Problem-Solving
12 66 (6.34%) TDD
13 65 (6.24%) SDLC
14 62 (5.96%) AOP
15 60 (5.76%) Infrastructure as Code
16 53 (5.09%) Software Engineering
17 51 (4.90%) Value Proposition
18 50 (4.80%) Continuous Integration
19 49 (4.71%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 177 (17.00%) Java
2 166 (15.95%) Python
3 132 (12.68%) JavaScript
4 104 (9.99%) SQL
5 66 (6.34%) C#
6 37 (3.55%) TypeScript
7 34 (3.27%) C++
8 33 (3.17%) PowerShell
9 32 (3.07%) Kotlin
10 31 (2.98%) Scala
11 26 (2.50%) Bash Shell
12 16 (1.54%) Groovy
13 15 (1.44%) C
14 14 (1.34%) ES6
15 11 (1.06%) Objective-C
16 10 (0.96%) Apple Swift
16 10 (0.96%) Go
16 10 (0.96%) Perl
17 9 (0.86%) Java 8
17 9 (0.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (6.34%) Degree
2 40 (3.84%) CISSP
3 22 (2.11%) CISM
4 21 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (1.34%) Security Cleared
6 13 (1.25%) SC Cleared
7 10 (0.96%) Master's Degree
8 9 (0.86%) CRISC
8 9 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.77%) CISA
9 8 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.48%) CCNA
10 5 (0.48%) CSSLP
11 4 (0.38%) CCNP
11 4 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.38%) MCP
11 4 (0.38%) MCSE
11 4 (0.38%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.38%) PMP
11 4 (0.38%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (16.62%) GDPR
2 33 (3.17%) QA
3 28 (2.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (2.31%) Accessibility
5 20 (1.92%) NIST
6 16 (1.54%) SLA
7 15 (1.44%) MiFID
8 12 (1.15%) GRC
8 12 (1.15%) PCI DSS
9 11 (1.06%) Data Quality
10 8 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
10 8 (0.77%) PMO
11 6 (0.58%) COBIT
12 5 (0.48%) GMP
13 4 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.38%) NIST 800
13 4 (0.38%) SOC 2
14 3 (0.29%) Basel III
14 3 (0.29%) HIPAA
15 2 (0.19%) HL7
System Software
1 79 (7.59%) Docker
2 50 (4.80%) Active Directory
3 28 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.58%) vCloud
4 6 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.38%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.38%) OpenAM
6 4 (0.38%) vSphere
7 3 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.29%) KVM
8 2 (0.19%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.19%) Firmware
8 2 (0.19%) HDFS
8 2 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.19%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.096%) NFS
9 1 (0.096%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.096%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.096%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 96 (9.22%) Terraform
2 92 (8.84%) Kubernetes
3 83 (7.97%) Ansible
4 30 (2.88%) Puppet
5 12 (1.15%) SCCM
6 11 (1.06%) Prometheus
7 10 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
8 9 (0.86%) Grafana
8 9 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (0.77%) Oozie
10 6 (0.58%) Consul
10 6 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
10 6 (0.58%) Fluentd
10 6 (0.58%) HAProxy
10 6 (0.58%) Kibana
10 6 (0.58%) logstash
10 6 (0.58%) ZABBIX
11 4 (0.38%) CA Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.38%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 88 (8.45%) Microsoft
2 70 (6.72%) Oracle
3 62 (5.96%) Google
4 36 (3.46%) VMware
5 29 (2.79%) Salesforce.com
6 20 (1.92%) Red Hat
7 18 (1.73%) Citrix
8 16 (1.54%) ServiceNow
8 16 (1.54%) Splunk
9 14 (1.34%) HP
10 12 (1.15%) CA
11 9 (0.86%) Cisco
11 9 (0.86%) Sybase
12 8 (0.77%) AppDynamics
12 8 (0.77%) IBM
12 8 (0.77%) MuleSoft
13 7 (0.67%) CyberArk
13 7 (0.67%) Informatica
14 6 (0.58%) SAP
14 6 (0.58%) Solace