Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 169 161
Rank change year-on-year +86 -8 -14
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 130 59 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.28% 0.86% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.81% 1.03% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 44 53
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -18.42%
10th Percentile £263 £219 £214
90th Percentile £524 £675 £810
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
North West median hourly rate £16.19 £15.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.93% -4.88% +8.76%
England median hourly rate £17.38 £15.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year +15.83% -4.90% +0.02%

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 4624 5727 6938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.08% 83.79% 81.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2961 3686 4208
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 166 282
North West median hourly rate £25.12 £22.00 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.18% -27.92% +74.40%
10th Percentile £11.52 £11.79 £12.37
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +52 59 £355 -16.47% 10
Cheshire +21 41 £425 +11.84%
Merseyside +16 16 £363 +9.85%
Cumbria - 2 £353 - 1
Lancashire +9 1 £400 -11.11%
Data Protection
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 47 (36.15%) Finance
2 40 (30.77%) GDPR
3 32 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (20.77%) Banking
5 25 (19.23%) SQL
6 24 (18.46%) Java
7 23 (17.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (16.15%) Spring
8 21 (16.15%) Data Protection Act
9 18 (13.85%) Information Security
10 15 (11.54%) Git (software)
11 14 (10.77%) Project Management
11 14 (10.77%) Waterfall
11 14 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (10.00%) Oracle
12 13 (10.00%) SOAP
13 12 (9.23%) Management Information System
13 12 (9.23%) Migration
14 11 (8.46%) Perforce
14 11 (8.46%) Hibernate
14 11 (8.46%) Web Services
14 11 (8.46%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (8.46%) Security Cleared
14 11 (8.46%) JPA
14 11 (8.46%) TDD
15 10 (7.69%) Data Privacy
15 10 (7.69%) Test Automation
15 10 (7.69%) Risk Management
16 9 (6.92%) Legal
16 9 (6.92%) Firewall

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 (2.31%) SAS
2 1 (0.77%) CMS
2 1 (0.77%) IIS
2 1 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.77%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.77%) Office 365
1 1 (0.77%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.92%) Firewall
2 7 (5.38%) Network Security
3 3 (2.31%) LDAP
3 3 (2.31%) Wireless
4 2 (1.54%) ADSL
4 2 (1.54%) Internet
4 2 (1.54%) ISDN
4 2 (1.54%) LAN
4 2 (1.54%) MPLS
4 2 (1.54%) SMS
4 2 (1.54%) VPN
4 2 (1.54%) WAN
5 1 (0.77%) FTP
5 1 (0.77%) Intranet
5 1 (0.77%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.46%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (6.92%) MongoDB
2 9 (6.92%) RDBMS
2 9 (6.92%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.62%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.85%) DataStage
5 3 (2.31%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (1.54%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.77%) Big Data
7 1 (0.77%) IDOL
7 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 9 (6.92%) JUnit
3 6 (4.62%) Gradle
3 6 (4.62%) IntelliJ
3 6 (4.62%) JIRA
4 2 (1.54%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.54%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.54%) JProfiler
4 2 (1.54%) Maven
4 2 (1.54%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.77%) Selenium
5 1 (0.77%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.77%) WebDriver
General
1 47 (36.15%) Finance
2 27 (20.77%) Banking
3 9 (6.92%) Legal
4 7 (5.38%) Law
5 6 (4.62%) Marketing
6 5 (3.85%) Retail
7 3 (2.31%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.31%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.54%) Local Government
9 1 (0.77%) Games
Job Titles
1 33 (25.38%) Analyst
2 31 (23.85%) Developer
3 21 (16.15%) Java Developer
3 21 (16.15%) Project Manager
4 18 (13.85%) Business Analyst
5 11 (8.46%) Consultant
5 11 (8.46%) GDPR Business Analyst
6 7 (5.38%) GDPR Project Manager
6 7 (5.38%) Security Manager
7 6 (4.62%) Data Analyst
7 6 (4.62%) Data Protection Analyst
7 6 (4.62%) GDPR Consultant
7 6 (4.62%) Test Analyst
7 6 (4.62%) Tester
8 5 (3.85%) Network Engineer
8 5 (3.85%) Security Consultant
8 5 (3.85%) Senior Manager
8 5 (3.85%) Senior Project Manager
9 4 (3.08%) DataStage Developer
9 4 (3.08%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.15%) Spring
2 13 (10.00%) SOAP
3 11 (8.46%) Hibernate
3 11 (8.46%) JPA
3 11 (8.46%) Web Services
4 9 (6.92%) Java EE
4 9 (6.92%) REST
5 8 (6.15%) .NET
6 7 (5.38%) Ajax
6 7 (5.38%) EJB
6 7 (5.38%) J2EE
6 7 (5.38%) jQuery
6 7 (5.38%) JSP
6 7 (5.38%) Servlets
6 7 (5.38%) Spring Boot
6 7 (5.38%) Struts
7 5 (3.85%) JSON
8 3 (2.31%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.54%) RESTful
10 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.15%) Data Protection Act
2 14 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (9.23%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.08%) Freedom of Information
4 4 (3.08%) Freedom of Information Act
5 3 (2.31%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.31%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.31%) PKI
6 2 (1.54%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.54%) Social Media
7 1 (0.77%) CESG
7 1 (0.77%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (0.77%) Online Games
7 1 (0.77%) Tandem
7 1 (0.77%) User Experience
7 1 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.85%) Windows
2 3 (2.31%) Linux
2 3 (2.31%) Unix
2 3 (2.31%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.54%) Android
3 2 (1.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (17.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (13.85%) Information Security
4 14 (10.77%) Project Management
4 14 (10.77%) Waterfall
5 12 (9.23%) Migration
6 11 (8.46%) TDD
7 10 (7.69%) Data Privacy
7 10 (7.69%) Risk Management
7 10 (7.69%) Test Automation
8 9 (6.92%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (6.92%) Data Modelling
8 9 (6.92%) OO
8 9 (6.92%) Unit Testing
9 8 (6.15%) Matrix Management
10 7 (5.38%) Business Analysis
10 7 (5.38%) Data Management
10 7 (5.38%) Information Governance
10 7 (5.38%) Scrum
10 7 (5.38%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.23%) SQL
2 24 (18.46%) Java
3 7 (5.38%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.85%) C#
5 4 (3.08%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.54%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.77%) COBOL
7 1 (0.77%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.77%) Python
7 1 (0.77%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (8.46%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.92%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.15%) CISSP
4 6 (4.62%) CISM
5 4 (3.08%) Degree
6 3 (2.31%) CCNA
6 3 (2.31%) CISA
6 3 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.54%) ISEB
7 2 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.77%) ACCA
8 1 (0.77%) CIMA
8 1 (0.77%) CIPFA
8 1 (0.77%) GCED
8 1 (0.77%) GCFA
8 1 (0.77%) GCIA
8 1 (0.77%) GCIH
8 1 (0.77%) GIAC
8 1 (0.77%) GSEC
8 1 (0.77%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (30.77%) GDPR
2 8 (6.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (5.38%) PCI DSS
4 4 (3.08%) Data Quality
5 3 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (2.31%) QA
6 2 (1.54%) COBIT
6 2 (1.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.77%) BS7799
7 1 (0.77%) CESG Infosec
7 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.77%) PMO
7 1 (0.77%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (2.31%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.77%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (0.77%) MIIS
Vendors
1 13 (10.00%) Oracle
2 11 (8.46%) Perforce
3 7 (5.38%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.38%) PeopleSoft
4 5 (3.85%) Cisco
4 5 (3.85%) IBM
5 4 (3.08%) Juniper
6 3 (2.31%) Remedy
7 2 (1.54%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.77%) Facebook
8 1 (0.77%) iManage
8 1 (0.77%) Interwoven
8 1 (0.77%) Reuters
8 1 (0.77%) SAP
8 1 (0.77%) Tableau
8 1 (0.77%) Twitter