The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 29 June 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
UK > Scotland
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 139 128
Rank change year-on-year +52 -11  
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 29 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.32% 0.41% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 0.47% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 6
Scotland median daily rate £390 £270 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -22.85%  
10th Percentile £281 £219 £313
90th Percentile £475 £488 £563
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Scotland median hourly rate - £11.64 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.81%  
UK median hourly rate £14.61 £15.25 £15.77
% change year-on-year -4.19% -3.29%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1810 2531 2453
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.12% 85.56% 81.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3440 5204 3939
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
10th Percentile £280 £233 £256
90th Percentile £575 £500 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 135 220
Scotland median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.95%  
10th Percentile £13.75 £13.97 £12.96
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.00 £40.38
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  

Data Protection
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Data Protection as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection in Scotland

Data Protection
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Protection in Scotland

Data Protection
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection in Scotland over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Protection in Scotland

Data Protection
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Protection in Scotland

Data Protection
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
Glasgow +12 16 £390 +48.57%
Edinburgh +20 9 £450 -
South Lanarkshire 0 1 - -
West Lothian -2 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £165 -
Data Protection
UK

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Data Protection.

1 16 (43.24%) MVC
2 14 (37.84%) OO
2 14 (37.84%) Apple iOS
3 12 (32.43%) Cocoa
3 12 (32.43%) iOS Development
4 11 (29.73%) Apple Swift
4 11 (29.73%) Core Data
4 11 (29.73%) Objective-C
4 11 (29.73%) Finance
4 11 (29.73%) iPad
4 11 (29.73%) iPhone
5 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (27.03%) OOD
6 9 (24.32%) XML
6 9 (24.32%) JSON
6 9 (24.32%) Cocoa Touch
6 9 (24.32%) UIKit
7 8 (21.62%) Information Security
8 6 (16.22%) C#
8 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
8 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
8 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (16.22%) GDPR
8 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (13.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET
9 5 (13.51%) .NET

Data Protection
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.41%) iTunes
3 1 (2.70%) GitHub
3 1 (2.70%) Office 365
3 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Firewall
1 1 (2.70%) LDAP
1 1 (2.70%) Network Security
1 1 (2.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (5.41%) RDBMS
2 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.70%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.41%) Subversion
2 2 (5.41%) Xcode
3 1 (2.70%) JIRA
3 1 (2.70%) Moq
3 1 (2.70%) NUnit
3 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (29.73%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Legal
3 1 (2.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) Developer
2 12 (32.43%) iOS Developer
3 5 (13.51%) .NET Developer
3 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET Developer
3 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 5 (13.51%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (13.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 5 (13.51%) C# Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Security Advisor
6 2 (5.41%) Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) DBA
6 2 (5.41%) Information Officer
6 2 (5.41%) Information Security Advisor
6 2 (5.41%) Information Security Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Security Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Security Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Solutions Designer
6 2 (5.41%) SQL DBA
6 2 (5.41%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (32.43%) Cocoa
2 11 (29.73%) Core Data
3 9 (24.32%) Cocoa Touch
3 9 (24.32%) JSON
3 9 (24.32%) UIKit
3 9 (24.32%) XML
4 5 (13.51%) .NET
4 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET
4 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (10.81%) CSS
5 4 (10.81%) CSS3
5 4 (10.81%) HTML
5 4 (10.81%) HTML5
5 4 (10.81%) jQuery
6 3 (8.11%) AngularJS
7 2 (5.41%) Core Animation
8 1 (2.70%) Ajax
8 1 (2.70%) Sass
8 1 (2.70%) Xamarin.iOS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (29.73%) iPad
1 11 (29.73%) iPhone
2 3 (8.11%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (8.11%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.41%) Animation
3 2 (5.41%) Apple TV
3 2 (5.41%) Clustering
3 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.41%) Replication
4 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.70%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 14 (37.84%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.41%) Android
2 2 (5.41%) Mac OS X
2 2 (5.41%) Windows
3 1 (2.70%) Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Unix
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) MVC
2 14 (37.84%) OO
3 12 (32.43%) iOS Development
4 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (27.03%) OOD
5 8 (21.62%) Information Security
6 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (10.81%) Data Privacy
7 4 (10.81%) Dependency Injection
7 4 (10.81%) Project Management
7 4 (10.81%) Scrum
7 4 (10.81%) TDD
8 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (5.41%) Capacity Management
9 2 (5.41%) IT Governance
9 2 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2
9 2 (5.41%) Security Patching
9 2 (5.41%) Test Automation
9 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (29.73%) Apple Swift
1 11 (29.73%) Objective-C
2 6 (16.22%) C#
2 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.41%) SQL
4 1 (2.70%) C
4 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Degree
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.41%) MCDBA
3 2 (5.41%) MCITP
4 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.70%) CISM
4 1 (2.70%) CISSP
4 1 (2.70%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
4 1 (2.70%) MCSE
4 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.70%) PMP
4 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) GDPR
2 5 (13.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (8.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (8.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (2.70%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) FortiGate
1 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (5.41%) Apple
1 2 (5.41%) Xamarin
2 1 (2.70%) CA
2 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco