Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 80 159
Rank change year-on-year -71 +79 -1
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 65 133 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.09% 2.32% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 2.82% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 99 48
North West median daily rate £415 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.41% -2.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £156 £263 £213
90th Percentile £510 £528 £675
England median daily rate £475 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +11.76% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
North West median hourly rate - £16.10 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.45% +4.63%
England median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £15.03
% change year-on-year +28.57% +16.47% -4.75%

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 4,933 4,714 5,906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.01% 82.24% 84.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,128 3,010 3,787
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £585 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 282 203 178
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £27.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.41% +22.73% -27.92%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.75 £11.43
90th Percentile £51.23 £51.12 £53.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.84
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.91% +3.80%

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 16 November 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
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 16 November 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 -34 31 £395 +12.86% 14
Lancashire +1 20 £423 +5.75% 3
Cheshire -36 9 £350 -17.65% 2
Merseyside -12 3 £456 +25.86% 4
Data Protection
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 18 (27.69%) Microsoft
2 15 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 15 (23.08%) Windows
3 12 (18.46%) Information Security
3 12 (18.46%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (15.38%) MS Exchange
4 10 (15.38%) GDPR
5 9 (13.85%) Oracle
5 9 (13.85%) Python
5 9 (13.85%) Unix
5 9 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (13.85%) Project Management
5 9 (13.85%) SC Cleared
5 9 (13.85%) Security Cleared
5 9 (13.85%) Office 365
6 8 (12.31%) PowerShell
6 8 (12.31%) Linux
7 7 (10.77%) C#
7 7 (10.77%) Retail
7 7 (10.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (10.77%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (9.23%) Business Analysis
8 6 (9.23%) Windows 7
8 6 (9.23%) Finance
8 6 (9.23%) Java
8 6 (9.23%) SQL
8 6 (9.23%) .NET
8 6 (9.23%) Web Services
8 6 (9.23%) VPN

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 10 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (6.15%) JBoss
3 3 (4.62%) Apache
3 3 (4.62%) IIS
3 3 (4.62%) WebLogic
3 3 (4.62%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.62%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (3.08%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.54%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (18.46%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.85%) Office 365
2 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.62%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (4.62%) IaaS
4 2 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.08%) SaaS
5 1 (1.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) VPN
2 5 (7.69%) Firewall
3 4 (6.15%) LAN
3 4 (6.15%) SAN
4 3 (4.62%) DMZ
5 2 (3.08%) DNS
5 2 (3.08%) HTTP
5 2 (3.08%) VLAN
6 1 (1.54%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (1.54%) Internet
6 1 (1.54%) NAS
6 1 (1.54%) Network Security
6 1 (1.54%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.54%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.54%) Big Data
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.08%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (10.77%) Retail
2 6 (9.23%) Finance
3 4 (6.15%) Banking
4 3 (4.62%) Law
4 3 (4.62%) Legal
5 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (20.00%) Analyst
2 9 (13.85%) Developer
3 8 (12.31%) Architect
4 7 (10.77%) Project Manager
5 6 (9.23%) Business Analyst
5 6 (9.23%) Information Analyst
5 6 (9.23%) Information Security Analyst
5 6 (9.23%) Security Analyst
5 6 (9.23%) Service Desk Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) Python Developer
7 4 (6.15%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 4 (6.15%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.62%) Applications Support
8 3 (4.62%) Technical Architect
9 2 (3.08%) Consultant
9 2 (3.08%) Junior
9 2 (3.08%) Lead Developer
9 2 (3.08%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.23%) .NET
1 6 (9.23%) Web Services
2 4 (6.15%) .NET Core
3 3 (4.62%) Middleware
4 2 (3.08%) Django
4 2 (3.08%) Flask
4 2 (3.08%) SOAP
4 2 (3.08%) XML
5 1 (1.54%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (10.77%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (4.62%) NHS
3 2 (3.08%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.08%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (3.08%) iPad
3 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.54%) PMI
4 1 (1.54%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.54%) Replication
4 1 (1.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.08%) Windows
2 9 (13.85%) Unix
3 8 (12.31%) Linux
4 7 (10.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (9.23%) Windows 10
5 6 (9.23%) Windows 7
6 5 (7.69%) Android
7 2 (3.08%) AIX
7 2 (3.08%) Solaris
7 2 (3.08%) Windows 2000
7 2 (3.08%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 2 (3.08%) Windows NT
7 2 (3.08%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.54%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.46%) Information Security
2 9 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (13.85%) Project Management
3 6 (9.23%) Business Analysis
3 6 (9.23%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 4 (6.15%) Analytical Thinking
5 4 (6.15%) Machine Learning
5 4 (6.15%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (6.15%) Time Management
6 3 (4.62%) Data Privacy
6 3 (4.62%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 3 (4.62%) Information Governance
6 3 (4.62%) OO
6 3 (4.62%) OOP
6 3 (4.62%) Records Management
6 3 (4.62%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.62%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.85%) Python
2 8 (12.31%) PowerShell
3 7 (10.77%) C#
4 6 (9.23%) Java
4 6 (9.23%) SQL
5 4 (6.15%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.54%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) SC Cleared
1 9 (13.85%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.69%) Degree
3 4 (6.15%) MBA
4 3 (4.62%) GIAC
5 2 (3.08%) CISM
5 2 (3.08%) CISSP
6 1 (1.54%) CEH
6 1 (1.54%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (1.54%) CREST Certified
6 1 (1.54%) ISEB
6 1 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.54%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.54%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.38%) GDPR
2 5 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.62%) QA
4 2 (3.08%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.54%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.54%) PMO
5 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.54%) Docker
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 4 (6.15%) NetBackup
1 4 (6.15%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (6.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 4 (6.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (4.62%) CA Single Sign-On
2 3 (4.62%) SCCM
3 2 (3.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (27.69%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.85%) Oracle
3 5 (7.69%) Apple
3 5 (7.69%) Avaya
3 5 (7.69%) Citrix
3 5 (7.69%) IBM
3 5 (7.69%) Splunk
4 4 (6.15%) McAfee
4 4 (6.15%) Symantec
4 4 (6.15%) Trustwave
5 3 (4.62%) CA
5 3 (4.62%) Dell
5 3 (4.62%) Isilon
5 3 (4.62%) NetApp
5 3 (4.62%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.08%) ArcSight
6 2 (3.08%) EMC
6 2 (3.08%) Hitachi
6 2 (3.08%) LogRhythm
6 2 (3.08%) Sun