Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 21 January 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 > South West
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 128 177
Rank change year-on-year +15 +49 -13
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 84 74 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.62% 1.39% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 1.72% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 58 37
South West median daily rate £425 £386 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.03% +13.60% -18.07%
10th Percentile £273 £298 £220
90th Percentile £580 £488 £530
England median daily rate £425 £413 £403
% change year-on-year +3.03% +2.48% -10.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
South West median hourly rate £18.63 £28.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.48% - -
England median hourly rate £18.27 £15.46 £17.75
% change year-on-year +18.16% -12.89% +12.56%

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 South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,167 4,295 5,063
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 80.29% 80.85% 81.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,597 2,858 3,487
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -1.32%
10th Percentile £263 £237 £255
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +3.93% +1.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 284 256
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £36.75 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.65% -6.37% +37.72%
10th Percentile £11.79 £12.55 £13.50
90th Percentile £47.65 £47.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

Data Protection
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection in the South West

Data Protection
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Protection in the South West

Data Protection
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection in the South West over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Protection in the South West

Data Protection
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Protection in the South West

Data Protection
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 21 January 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
Bristol +9 34 £401 +14.64% 6
Wiltshire +15 28 £375 -21.05% 9
Devon +11 10 £543 +219.12% 1
Gloucestershire +1 4 £325 -16.67% 6
Somerset -1 1 £550 - 1
Cornwall - 1 - - 1
Data Protection
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 South West region with a requirement for Data Protection.

1 35 (41.67%) GDPR
2 25 (29.76%) Finance
3 22 (26.19%) Project Management
4 15 (17.86%) Management Information System
4 15 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (15.48%) Law
5 13 (15.48%) Linux
6 12 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
6 12 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 11 (13.10%) Freedom of Information
7 11 (13.10%) Unix
8 10 (11.90%) Service Management
8 10 (11.90%) Migration
8 10 (11.90%) Information Security
8 10 (11.90%) DevOps
9 9 (10.71%) SC Cleared
9 9 (10.71%) SaaS
9 9 (10.71%) Technical Architecture
9 9 (10.71%) BS25999
9 9 (10.71%) Business Continuity
9 9 (10.71%) ITIL
10 8 (9.52%) Windows
10 8 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (9.52%) Freedom of Information Act
10 8 (9.52%) PaaS
10 8 (9.52%) IaaS
11 7 (8.33%) Information Management
11 7 (8.33%) Risk Management
11 7 (8.33%) Solaris
11 7 (8.33%) Data Warehouse

Data Protection
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 (5.95%) SAS
2 4 (4.76%) Alfresco
2 4 (4.76%) JBoss
2 4 (4.76%) Mule
3 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.19%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.71%) SaaS
2 8 (9.52%) IaaS
2 8 (9.52%) PaaS
3 6 (7.14%) Office 365
4 3 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) SAN
2 3 (3.57%) VPN
3 2 (2.38%) LAN
3 2 (2.38%) SMS
3 2 (2.38%) WAN
4 1 (1.19%) DHCP
4 1 (1.19%) DNS
4 1 (1.19%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.19%) Firewall
4 1 (1.19%) Intranet
4 1 (1.19%) Junos
4 1 (1.19%) VLAN
4 1 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.57%) EDRMS
2 3 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.38%) Clusterpoint
4 1 (1.19%) Big Data
4 1 (1.19%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 4 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.57%) ProC
3 1 (1.19%) Maven
General
1 25 (29.76%) Finance
2 13 (15.48%) Law
3 5 (5.95%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.76%) Banking
5 3 (3.57%) Electronics
5 3 (3.57%) Legal
5 3 (3.57%) Marketing
5 3 (3.57%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.38%) Military
7 1 (1.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (15.48%) Architect
2 11 (13.10%) Technical Architect
3 10 (11.90%) Data Protection Officer
4 9 (10.71%) Analyst
5 7 (8.33%) Administrator
5 7 (8.33%) Developer
5 7 (8.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 7 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (8.33%) Unix Administrator
6 6 (7.14%) Consultant
6 6 (7.14%) Information Manager
6 6 (7.14%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 5 (5.95%) SAS Developer
8 4 (4.76%) AWS DevOps
8 4 (4.76%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.57%) Data Protection Consultant
9 3 (3.57%) DevOps Administrator
9 3 (3.57%) GDPR Specialist
9 3 (3.57%) Head of Cybersecurity
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.14%) Middleware
2 4 (4.76%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (3.57%) .NET
4 2 (2.38%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (2.38%) Entity Framework
4 2 (2.38%) HTML
4 2 (2.38%) Web Services
5 1 (1.19%) .NET Core
5 1 (1.19%) CSS
5 1 (1.19%) HTML5
5 1 (1.19%) REST
5 1 (1.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.19%) Visualforce
5 1 (1.19%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.86%) Management Information System
2 12 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
3 11 (13.10%) Freedom of Information
4 8 (9.52%) Freedom of Information Act
5 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.57%) Cyberattack
7 1 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.19%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.48%) Linux
2 11 (13.10%) Unix
3 8 (9.52%) Windows
4 7 (8.33%) Solaris
5 4 (4.76%) CentOS
5 4 (4.76%) Windows 10
6 3 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.57%) Windows Server
6 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.38%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.19%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.19%) Project Management
2 15 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (11.90%) DevOps
3 10 (11.90%) Information Security
3 10 (11.90%) Migration
3 10 (11.90%) Service Management
4 9 (10.71%) Business Continuity
4 9 (10.71%) ITIL
4 9 (10.71%) Technical Architecture
5 8 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (8.33%) Information Management
6 7 (8.33%) Records Management
6 7 (8.33%) Risk Management
7 6 (7.14%) Business Analysis
7 6 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (7.14%) Data Analysis
7 6 (7.14%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.95%) Configuration Management
8 5 (5.95%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (5.95%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.95%) Python
2 4 (4.76%) Groovy
2 4 (4.76%) Java
2 4 (4.76%) Perl
2 4 (4.76%) SQL
3 3 (3.57%) C
3 3 (3.57%) C#
3 3 (3.57%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.57%) PROC SQL
4 2 (2.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.19%) Apex Code
5 1 (1.19%) C++
5 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.19%) Ruby
5 1 (1.19%) SOQL
5 1 (1.19%) SOSL
5 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.95%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (3.57%) CISSP
4 3 (3.57%) Degree
4 3 (3.57%) ISEB
5 2 (2.38%) CISM
5 2 (2.38%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.38%) NVQ Level 4
6 1 (1.19%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.19%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (1.19%) CISA
6 1 (1.19%) CLAS
6 1 (1.19%) CRISC
6 1 (1.19%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (41.67%) GDPR
2 9 (10.71%) BS25999
3 3 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.38%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.38%) QA
5 1 (1.19%) PSD2
System Software
1 4 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 4 (4.76%) Docker
2 3 (3.57%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (4.76%) Puppet
2 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (2.38%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.19%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (8.33%) HP
2 5 (5.95%) Netezza
2 5 (5.95%) Oracle
3 4 (4.76%) Micro Focus
3 4 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.76%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.57%) SAP
5 2 (2.38%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.38%) Brocade
5 2 (2.38%) Cisco
5 2 (2.38%) Citrix
5 2 (2.38%) Hitachi
5 2 (2.38%) NetApp
5 2 (2.38%) Veritas
6 1 (1.19%) Aruba
6 1 (1.19%) Avaya
6 1 (1.19%) Capita
6 1 (1.19%) Juniper
6 1 (1.19%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.19%) Veeam