The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 3 months to 28 March 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
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 138 138
Rank change year-on-year +43 0  
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 37 22 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.43% 0.57% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 0.69% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 16 14
Median daily rate £450 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.20% -0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £313 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £465 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year - +5.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £24.00 £12.68
% change year-on-year -31.25% +89.34%  

Data Protection is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2125 3167 2872
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.24% 82.32% 78.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1345 1922 1563
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 118 130
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.90 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Data Protection
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Data Protection as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection in the North West

Data Protection
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Protection in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Protection in the North West

Data Protection
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection in the North West over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Protection in the North West

Data Protection
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Protection in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Protection in the North West

Data Protection
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +35 15 £450 -0.55% 3
Manchester +16 13 £575 +44.65% 9
Merseyside +2 3 £319 +6.25% 1
Lancashire +21 2 £325 -9.72%
Cumbria - 1 £360 -
Data Protection
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 North West region with a requirement for Data Protection.

1 29 (39.73%) Finance
2 18 (24.66%) Data Protection Act
3 13 (17.81%) Git (software)
3 13 (17.81%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (16.44%) Java
4 12 (16.44%) GDPR
5 11 (15.07%) Data Privacy
5 11 (15.07%) JavaScript
6 10 (13.70%) SQL
6 10 (13.70%) jQuery
7 9 (12.33%) Microsoft
7 9 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (10.96%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (10.96%) SQL Server
8 8 (10.96%) ISEB
8 8 (10.96%) Management Information System
8 8 (10.96%) Waterfall
8 8 (10.96%) Banking
9 7 (9.59%) Project Management
9 7 (9.59%) HTML
9 7 (9.59%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (9.59%) MS Excel
9 7 (9.59%) Gradle
10 6 (8.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (8.22%) Social Engineering
10 6 (8.22%) Active Directory
10 6 (8.22%) Windows
10 6 (8.22%) JSP
10 6 (8.22%) Servlets
10 6 (8.22%) Oracle

Data Protection
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (4.11%) MS Exchange
1 3 (4.11%) Skype for Business
1 3 (4.11%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.74%) CMS
2 2 (2.74%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.37%) Drupal
3 1 (1.37%) JBoss
3 1 (1.37%) SAS
3 1 (1.37%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (9.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.37%) MS Office
2 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.11%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (4.11%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (4.11%) Office 365
2 3 (4.11%) PaaS
2 3 (4.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.48%) Internet
1 4 (5.48%) Skype
2 2 (2.74%) Firewall
2 2 (2.74%) Network Security
3 1 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.37%) Intranet
3 1 (1.37%) LAN
3 1 (1.37%) LDAP
3 1 (1.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.22%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.11%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.74%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.37%) Big Data
5 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.37%) DB2
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (17.81%) Git (software)
2 7 (9.59%) Gradle
3 5 (6.85%) IntelliJ
3 5 (6.85%) JIRA
3 5 (6.85%) Subversion
4 4 (5.48%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.11%) Mercurial
6 2 (2.74%) Maven
7 1 (1.37%) Ant
7 1 (1.37%) Apache Ivy
7 1 (1.37%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.37%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.37%) JProfiler
7 1 (1.37%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.37%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (1.37%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.37%) Xcode
General
1 29 (39.73%) Finance
2 8 (10.96%) Banking
3 6 (8.22%) Legal
4 3 (4.11%) Marketing
5 1 (1.37%) Electronics
5 1 (1.37%) Games
5 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.37%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.37%) Retail
5 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (24.66%) Developer
2 12 (16.44%) Architect
3 11 (15.07%) Analyst
4 7 (9.59%) Java Developer
4 7 (9.59%) Security Architect
5 6 (8.22%) Lead Architect
5 6 (8.22%) Lead Security Architect
6 5 (6.85%) Business Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.85%) Risk Manager
7 4 (5.48%) IT Manager
7 4 (5.48%) IT Security Manager
7 4 (5.48%) Security Manager
8 3 (4.11%) Data Business Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Data Protection Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (4.11%) IT Risk Manager
8 3 (4.11%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.11%) Senior Full Stack Developer
9 2 (2.74%) Office 365 Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.70%) jQuery
2 7 (9.59%) HTML
3 6 (8.22%) JSON
3 6 (8.22%) JSP
3 6 (8.22%) Servlets
3 6 (8.22%) Spring
4 5 (6.85%) Ajax
4 5 (6.85%) EJB
4 5 (6.85%) J2EE
4 5 (6.85%) SOAP
4 5 (6.85%) Struts
4 5 (6.85%) Web Services
5 4 (5.48%) AngularJS
5 4 (5.48%) CSS
5 4 (5.48%) LESS
5 4 (5.48%) Sass
6 3 (4.11%) Backbone.js
6 3 (4.11%) Jinja
6 3 (4.11%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (4.11%) React
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.66%) Data Protection Act
2 9 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.96%) Management Information System
4 6 (8.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (5.48%) Data Structures
6 3 (4.11%) User Experience
7 1 (1.37%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.37%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.37%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.37%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.37%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.22%) Windows
2 4 (5.48%) Linux
2 4 (5.48%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.74%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.74%) Unix
4 1 (1.37%) AIX
4 1 (1.37%) Android
4 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.81%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (15.07%) Data Privacy
3 8 (10.96%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (10.96%) Waterfall
4 7 (9.59%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (9.59%) Project Management
5 6 (8.22%) Scrum
5 6 (8.22%) Social Engineering
5 6 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (8.22%) TDD
6 5 (6.85%) Data Migration
6 5 (6.85%) Information Security
6 5 (6.85%) Migration
6 5 (6.85%) Risk Management
7 4 (5.48%) Case Management
7 4 (5.48%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (5.48%) Data Analysis
7 4 (5.48%) Data Management
8 3 (4.11%) Data Governance
8 3 (4.11%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.44%) Java
2 11 (15.07%) JavaScript
3 10 (13.70%) SQL
4 5 (6.85%) Ruby
5 4 (5.48%) C#
5 4 (5.48%) PHP
5 4 (5.48%) Python
6 3 (4.11%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.11%) TypeScript
7 2 (2.74%) C
7 2 (2.74%) Groovy
8 1 (1.37%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.37%) COBOL
8 1 (1.37%) Go
8 1 (1.37%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.37%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.37%) VB
8 1 (1.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (10.96%) ISEB
2 4 (5.48%) CISA
2 4 (5.48%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.48%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.11%) CISM
3 3 (4.11%) CISSP
3 3 (4.11%) Degree
3 3 (4.11%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.37%) CCNA
4 1 (1.37%) CCNP
4 1 (1.37%) CIPD
4 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.37%) ECDL
4 1 (1.37%) NVQ Level 3
4 1 (1.37%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.44%) GDPR
2 5 (6.85%) COBIT
3 3 (4.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (2.74%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (8.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.37%) Docker
2 1 (1.37%) ISA Server
2 1 (1.37%) VirtualBox
2 1 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 3 (4.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (2.74%) Puppet
3 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.37%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 9 (12.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.22%) Oracle
3 3 (4.11%) Dell
3 3 (4.11%) Intel Security
3 3 (4.11%) PeopleSoft
3 3 (4.11%) Splunk
3 3 (4.11%) Symantec
3 3 (4.11%) Trustwave
4 2 (2.74%) SAP
5 1 (1.37%) Apple
5 1 (1.37%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.37%) Chordiant
5 1 (1.37%) Cisco
5 1 (1.37%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.37%) HP
5 1 (1.37%) Juniper
5 1 (1.37%) Perforce
5 1 (1.37%) Tableau
5 1 (1.37%) Talend
5 1 (1.37%) VMware
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