Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 154 94 148
Rank change year-on-year -60 +54 +4
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 56 117 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.01% 2.16% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 2.59% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 85 47
North West median daily rate £375 £390 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +2.63% -2.56%
10th Percentile £156 £265 £234
90th Percentile £506 £650 £675
England median daily rate £475 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +11.76% +3.03% +2.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
North West median hourly rate - £16.19 -
England median hourly rate £22.50 £18.27 £15.46
% change year-on-year +23.15% +18.16% -14.10%

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 4,662 4,518 5,250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.70% 83.53% 85.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,945 2,935 3,392
North West median daily rate £423 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.32% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £258 £255
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 208 153
North West median hourly rate £23.83 £21.74 £21.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.59% +3.30% -31.05%
10th Percentile £12.87 £11.93 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.31 £49.80 £49.95
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.44 £24.00
% change year-on-year +0.27% -2.34% +4.35%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 -48 29 £375 -6.54% 13
Lancashire - 11 £415 -
Cheshire -25 8 £331 -19.21% 5
Merseyside -6 5 £500 +33.33% 1
Data Protection
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 14 (25.00%) GDPR
2 12 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (21.43%) Windows
2 12 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 11 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (17.86%) Active Directory
4 10 (17.86%) Information Security
5 9 (16.07%) C#
5 9 (16.07%) Java
6 8 (14.29%) MS Exchange
6 8 (14.29%) VPN
6 8 (14.29%) Law
6 8 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
6 8 (14.29%) Office 365
7 7 (12.50%) Project Management
7 7 (12.50%) Oracle
7 7 (12.50%) SQL
7 7 (12.50%) Python
8 6 (10.71%) Citrix
8 6 (10.71%) Avaya
8 6 (10.71%) Apple
8 6 (10.71%) Windows 7
8 6 (10.71%) Retail
8 6 (10.71%) Integration Testing
8 6 (10.71%) PowerShell
8 6 (10.71%) Android
8 6 (10.71%) Windows 10
9 5 (8.93%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (8.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (8.93%) Unix

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 8 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.36%) Confluence
3 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.57%) JBoss
4 1 (1.79%) Apache
4 1 (1.79%) IIS
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.79%) SAS
4 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.79%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.29%) Office 365
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.57%) IaaS
3 2 (3.57%) PaaS
4 1 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.29%) VPN
2 4 (7.14%) Firewall
2 4 (7.14%) Internet
2 4 (7.14%) LAN
3 2 (3.57%) SAN
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (1.79%) DMZ
4 1 (1.79%) DNS
4 1 (1.79%) HTTP
4 1 (1.79%) Network Security
4 1 (1.79%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (1.79%) SMTP
4 1 (1.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) Azure SQL Database
1 2 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) JIRA
2 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.57%) NUnit
2 2 (3.57%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.79%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.79%) Selenium
General
1 8 (14.29%) Law
2 6 (10.71%) Retail
3 4 (7.14%) Banking
4 3 (5.36%) Finance
5 2 (3.57%) Legal
6 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (16.07%) Analyst
1 9 (16.07%) Developer
2 6 (10.71%) Information Analyst
2 6 (10.71%) Information Security Analyst
2 6 (10.71%) Security Analyst
2 6 (10.71%) Service Desk Engineer
3 5 (8.93%) Architect
3 5 (8.93%) Project Manager
4 4 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (5.36%) Python Developer
5 3 (5.36%) Test Automation Manager
5 3 (5.36%) Test Manager
6 2 (3.57%) Backup Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (3.57%) Information Governance Officer
6 2 (3.57%) Junior
6 2 (3.57%) Junior Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (3.57%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) .NET
2 4 (7.14%) .NET Core
2 4 (7.14%) Web Services
3 3 (5.36%) Middleware
4 2 (3.57%) Node.js
4 2 (3.57%) React
4 2 (3.57%) SOAP
4 2 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (7.14%) NHS
3 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.36%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.57%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.79%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.79%) PMI
5 1 (1.79%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.43%) Windows
2 6 (10.71%) Android
2 6 (10.71%) Windows 10
2 6 (10.71%) Windows 7
3 5 (8.93%) Linux
3 5 (8.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (8.93%) Unix
4 1 (1.79%) AIX
4 1 (1.79%) Solaris
4 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 1 (1.79%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (17.86%) Information Security
3 7 (12.50%) Project Management
4 6 (10.71%) Integration Testing
5 5 (8.93%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (7.14%) Scrum
6 4 (7.14%) Test Automation
7 3 (5.36%) Data Privacy
7 3 (5.36%) Functional Testing
7 3 (5.36%) Information Governance
7 3 (5.36%) OO
7 3 (5.36%) OOP
7 3 (5.36%) Performance Testing
7 3 (5.36%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (5.36%) System Testing
8 2 (3.57%) Informatics
8 2 (3.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.07%) C#
1 9 (16.07%) Java
2 7 (12.50%) Python
2 7 (12.50%) SQL
3 6 (10.71%) PowerShell
4 4 (7.14%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.79%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.57%) CISM
2 2 (3.57%) CISSP
2 2 (3.57%) GIAC
3 1 (1.79%) CEH
3 1 (1.79%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (1.79%) CREST Certified
3 1 (1.79%) Degree
3 1 (1.79%) ISEB
3 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.79%) MBA
3 1 (1.79%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.79%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (25.00%) GDPR
2 4 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.57%) Data Quality
3 2 (3.57%) QA
4 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.79%) PMO
4 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.57%) Docker
2 2 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) NetBackup
1 4 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (7.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (5.36%) HP ALM
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (3.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.79%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.50%) Oracle
3 6 (10.71%) Apple
3 6 (10.71%) Avaya
3 6 (10.71%) Citrix
4 3 (5.36%) Isilon
4 3 (5.36%) NetApp
5 2 (3.57%) IBM
5 2 (3.57%) McAfee
5 2 (3.57%) Splunk
5 2 (3.57%) Symantec
5 2 (3.57%) Trustwave
6 1 (1.79%) CA
6 1 (1.79%) Dell
6 1 (1.79%) EMC
6 1 (1.79%) Hitachi
6 1 (1.79%) LogRhythm
6 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.79%) SAP
6 1 (1.79%) Sun