Period
to 22 September 2018

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 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
England > North West
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 77 173
Rank change year-on-year -72 +96 +2
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 69 142 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.17% 2.44% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 2.97% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 111 42
North West median daily rate £430 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +1.80% -4.02%
10th Percentile £264 £263 £192
90th Percentile £521 £550 £550
England median daily rate £459 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
North West median hourly rate £22.96 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.50% -3.03% +4.63%
10th Percentile £14.50 £16.00 £14.25
90th Percentile £32.52 £16.00 £19.15
England median hourly rate £22.79 £17.44 £15.48
% change year-on-year +30.70% +12.63% -6.17%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,932 4,778 6,210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.69% 82.04% 84.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,113 2,936 3,928
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £550 £556
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 199 183
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.67% +39.53% -27.66%
10th Percentile £11.21 £11.74 £12.19
90th Percentile £52.00 £52.60 £52.65
England median hourly rate £20.90 £23.14 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.70% +1.31% +3.82%

Data Protection
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Data Protection as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 22 September 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection in the North West over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 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
Manchester -44 37 £450 +26.76% 12
Lancashire +12 19 £430 +7.50% 2
Cheshire -36 10 £350 -22.22% 4
Cumbria -9 1 - -
Data Protection
England

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 North West region with a requirement for Data Protection.

1 28 (40.58%) GDPR
2 14 (20.29%) Microsoft
2 14 (20.29%) Legal
3 13 (18.84%) Finance
4 11 (15.94%) Information Security
5 10 (14.49%) Project Management
5 10 (14.49%) Windows
6 9 (13.04%) Unix
6 9 (13.04%) E-Commerce
6 9 (13.04%) Active Directory
6 9 (13.04%) Risk Management
6 9 (13.04%) Data Privacy
7 8 (11.59%) Data Governance
7 8 (11.59%) SC Cleared
7 8 (11.59%) Security Cleared
7 8 (11.59%) Linux
7 8 (11.59%) Oracle
8 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Office
8 7 (10.14%) Law
8 7 (10.14%) Data Management
8 7 (10.14%) PowerShell
8 7 (10.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (8.70%) Time Management
9 6 (8.70%) Business Analysis
9 6 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
9 6 (8.70%) Web Services
9 6 (8.70%) .NET
9 6 (8.70%) Python
9 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel

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 5 (7.25%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (5.80%) JBoss
3 3 (4.35%) Apache
3 3 (4.35%) IIS
3 3 (4.35%) WebLogic
3 3 (4.35%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (2.90%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.45%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (4.35%) Office 365
3 2 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.90%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.90%) IaaS
3 2 (2.90%) SaaS
3 2 (2.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) Firewall
2 4 (5.80%) LAN
2 4 (5.80%) SAN
3 3 (4.35%) DMZ
4 2 (2.90%) DNS
4 2 (2.90%) HTTP
4 2 (2.90%) VLAN
5 1 (1.45%) Internet
5 1 (1.45%) NAS
5 1 (1.45%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (1.45%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.90%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.45%) Big Data
2 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (20.29%) Legal
2 13 (18.84%) Finance
3 7 (10.14%) Law
4 4 (5.80%) Banking
4 4 (5.80%) Retail
5 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (17.39%) Analyst
2 11 (15.94%) Project Manager
3 9 (13.04%) Architect
4 7 (10.14%) Business Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) Consultant
5 6 (8.70%) Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Data Protection Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) GDPR Project Manager
6 4 (5.80%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.35%) Applications Support
7 3 (4.35%) Data Consultant
7 3 (4.35%) Data Governance Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Data Governance Manager
7 3 (4.35%) Data Manager
7 3 (4.35%) Data Protection Consultant
7 3 (4.35%) Data Protection Specialist
7 3 (4.35%) Governance Manager
7 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.70%) .NET
1 6 (8.70%) Web Services
2 4 (5.80%) .NET Core
3 3 (4.35%) Middleware
4 2 (2.90%) Django
4 2 (2.90%) Flask
4 2 (2.90%) Node.js
4 2 (2.90%) SOAP
4 2 (2.90%) XML
5 1 (1.45%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.45%) LDAP
5 1 (1.45%) React
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (7.25%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.80%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.90%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.90%) iPad
4 1 (1.45%) CESG
4 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.45%) NHS
4 1 (1.45%) Replication
4 1 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.49%) Windows
2 9 (13.04%) Unix
3 8 (11.59%) Linux
4 7 (10.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.90%) AIX
5 2 (2.90%) Solaris
5 2 (2.90%) Windows 2000
5 2 (2.90%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 2 (2.90%) Windows NT
5 2 (2.90%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.45%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.45%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.94%) Information Security
2 10 (14.49%) Project Management
3 9 (13.04%) Data Privacy
3 9 (13.04%) E-Commerce
3 9 (13.04%) Risk Management
4 8 (11.59%) Data Governance
5 7 (10.14%) Data Management
6 6 (8.70%) Business Analysis
6 6 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (8.70%) Time Management
7 5 (7.25%) Information Governance
7 5 (7.25%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (5.80%) Budget Control
8 4 (5.80%) High Availability
8 4 (5.80%) Low Latency
9 3 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (4.35%) Analytical Thinking
9 3 (4.35%) Asset Management
9 3 (4.35%) Machine Learning
9 3 (4.35%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.14%) PowerShell
2 6 (8.70%) Python
3 5 (7.25%) SQL
4 4 (5.80%) C#
4 4 (5.80%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.35%) Java
6 1 (1.45%) C++
6 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (11.59%) SC Cleared
1 8 (11.59%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.80%) Degree
3 3 (4.35%) ISEB
3 3 (4.35%) MBA
4 2 (2.90%) CISA
4 2 (2.90%) CISM
4 2 (2.90%) CISSP
4 2 (2.90%) GIAC
5 1 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.45%) CEH
5 1 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.45%) PCI QSA
5 1 (1.45%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (40.58%) GDPR
2 6 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (5.80%) Data Quality
4 3 (4.35%) PCI DSS
4 3 (4.35%) QA
5 1 (1.45%) COBIT
5 1 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 4 (5.80%) NetBackup
1 4 (5.80%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (5.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 4 (5.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (4.35%) CA Single Sign-On
2 3 (4.35%) SCCM
3 2 (2.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (20.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.59%) Oracle
3 5 (7.25%) IBM
4 4 (5.80%) McAfee
4 4 (5.80%) Splunk
4 4 (5.80%) Symantec
4 4 (5.80%) Trustwave
5 3 (4.35%) CA
5 3 (4.35%) Dell
5 3 (4.35%) Isilon
5 3 (4.35%) NetApp
5 3 (4.35%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.90%) EMC
6 2 (2.90%) Hitachi
6 2 (2.90%) Palo Alto
6 2 (2.90%) Sun
7 1 (1.45%) AlienVault
7 1 (1.45%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.45%) HP
7 1 (1.45%) LogRhythm