Period
to 5 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 5 August 2020 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
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 253 362 282
Rank change year-on-year +109 -80 -70
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 348 622 933
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.98% 0.68% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 0.79% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 394 658
Median daily rate £450 £475 £454
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +4.68% +6.76%
10th Percentile £256 £291 £275
90th Percentile £650 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £453 £438
% change year-on-year -0.66% +3.54% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 27
Median hourly rate £26.40 £22.93 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.13% +11.85% +42.31%
10th Percentile £15.32 £11.95 £12.65
90th Percentile £35.00 £72.30 £32.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £21.47 £17.34
% change year-on-year -8.67% +23.82% +3.88%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 30,620 79,142 89,262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.98% 86.89% 86.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,116 52,023 58,826
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,106 2,289 2,400
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% +14.29% -12.92%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.80 £11.17
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £30.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +26.32% +18.75% -18.37%

Data Protection
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Data Protection as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection in the UK

Data Protection
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Protection.

Daily rate trend for Data Protection in the UK

Data Protection
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Protection over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Data Protection in the UK

Data Protection
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Protection.

Hourly rate trend for Data Protection in the UK

Data Protection
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Data Protection over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Data Protection in the UK

Data Protection
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 5 August 2020. 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
England +105 315 £450 -5.26% 92
UK excluding London +103 176 £450 -0.66% 82
London +112 151 £450 -14.29% 19
South East +97 45 £370 -17.78% 19
North of England +107 39 £530 +58.21% 25
Work from Home +4 33 £336 -32.75% 7
Midlands +68 31 £450 -10.00% 16
South West +63 31 £406 -12.16% 7
Yorkshire +69 21 £638 +82.14% 6
West Midlands +48 21 £450 -10.00% 8
Scotland +48 18 £425 -20.00% 7
North West +79 16 £411 +31.68% 13
East of England +79 11 £515 +8.42% 6
East Midlands +57 10 £425 -19.81% 8
Wales +38 2 £438 +2.94% 2
North East +31 2 £333 -17.90% 6

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, 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 with a requirement for Data Protection.

1 103 (29.60%) Security Cleared
2 93 (26.72%) Microsoft
3 72 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (20.69%) GDPR
4 71 (20.40%) SC Cleared
5 70 (20.11%) Analytical Skills
6 69 (19.83%) Windows
7 67 (19.25%) Information Security
8 62 (17.82%) Active Directory
9 58 (16.67%) Legal
10 57 (16.38%) Azure
11 56 (16.09%) SQL
12 54 (15.52%) ITIL
13 53 (15.23%) SQL Server
13 53 (15.23%) Public Sector
14 51 (14.66%) Cybersecurity
15 49 (14.08%) Finance
16 47 (13.51%) Management Information System
16 47 (13.51%) Risk Management
17 46 (13.22%) DevOps
18 45 (12.93%) Business Intelligence
19 39 (11.21%) Windows Server
20 36 (10.34%) DHCP
21 35 (10.06%) Migration
22 34 (9.77%) DNS
22 34 (9.77%) Project Management
23 33 (9.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
24 32 (9.20%) Information Management
24 32 (9.20%) DV Cleared
25 31 (8.91%) Hyper-V

Data Protection
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 27 (7.76%) SharePoint
2 18 (5.17%) MS Exchange
3 16 (4.60%) IIS
4 15 (4.31%) Confluence
5 14 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (2.30%) NetWeaver
7 5 (1.44%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.15%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.86%) JBoss
10 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.57%) SAS
11 1 (0.29%) Apache
11 1 (0.29%) CMS
11 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.29%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 30 (8.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (2.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.86%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.86%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.29%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.01%) Northgate Housing
3 5 (1.44%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.29%) FastStats
4 1 (0.29%) HealthRoster
4 1 (0.29%) Maximo
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.29%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.29%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 57 (16.38%) Azure
2 23 (6.61%) Office 365
3 22 (6.32%) AWS
4 21 (6.03%) Power Platform
5 19 (5.46%) GitHub
5 19 (5.46%) IaaS
6 17 (4.89%) PaaS
7 13 (3.74%) SaaS
8 11 (3.16%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (2.87%) GCP
10 8 (2.30%) Slack
11 6 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (1.72%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 5 (1.44%) Apigee
13 4 (1.15%) Amazon S3
13 4 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (0.86%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 36 (10.34%) DHCP
2 34 (9.77%) DNS
3 20 (5.75%) Firewall
4 19 (5.46%) SAN
5 14 (4.02%) Skype
6 13 (3.74%) WAN
7 12 (3.45%) HTTPS
8 9 (2.59%) Internet
9 8 (2.30%) LAN
9 8 (2.30%) Network Security
9 8 (2.30%) VPN
10 7 (2.01%) IPv4
11 6 (1.72%) MPLS
11 6 (1.72%) VoIP
11 6 (1.72%) Wireless
12 5 (1.44%) Intranet
12 5 (1.44%) PBX
12 5 (1.44%) SMTP
13 4 (1.15%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (1.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (15.23%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (7.18%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (5.75%) Power BI
5 14 (4.02%) MySQL
6 12 (3.45%) Big Data
7 10 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (2.30%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 8 (2.30%) BusinessObjects
8 8 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (2.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 7 (2.01%) DB2
9 7 (2.01%) SAP BW
9 7 (2.01%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (1.44%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (1.44%) Cosmos DB
11 4 (1.15%) Electronic Patient Records
12 3 (0.86%) SAP HANA
13 2 (0.57%) Lumira
13 2 (0.57%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 24 (6.90%) JIRA
2 15 (4.31%) Git (software)
2 15 (4.31%) JUnit
3 10 (2.87%) Mockito
4 8 (2.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (1.72%) GitLab
5 6 (1.72%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.72%) Visual Studio
6 5 (1.44%) Bitbucket
6 5 (1.44%) Selenium
7 4 (1.15%) Snyk
8 3 (0.86%) Bitbucket Server
9 2 (0.57%) Axure RP
9 2 (0.57%) fastlane
9 2 (0.57%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.57%) Xcode
10 1 (0.29%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.29%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.29%) WebDriver
General
1 58 (16.67%) Legal
2 53 (15.23%) Public Sector
3 49 (14.08%) Finance
4 14 (4.02%) Local Government
5 12 (3.45%) Law
6 10 (2.87%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.59%) Manufacturing
8 8 (2.30%) Marketing
9 5 (1.44%) Banking
9 5 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (1.15%) Electronics
11 3 (0.86%) Back Office
11 3 (0.86%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.57%) Advertising
12 2 (0.57%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.57%) Publishing
12 2 (0.57%) Retail
13 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.29%) French Language
13 1 (0.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 55 (15.80%) Analyst
2 43 (12.36%) Developer
3 29 (8.33%) Consultant
4 21 (6.03%) Architect
5 19 (5.46%) Information Manager
6 13 (3.74%) Information Security Officer
6 13 (3.74%) Security Officer
7 11 (3.16%) Data Analyst
7 11 (3.16%) Security Analyst
8 10 (2.87%) Information Officer
8 10 (2.87%) Security Consultant
9 9 (2.59%) Business Analyst
9 9 (2.59%) Designer
9 9 (2.59%) Records Manager
9 9 (2.59%) Security Architect
9 9 (2.59%) Technical Analyst
10 8 (2.30%) Data Manager
10 8 (2.30%) Senior Manager
10 8 (2.30%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (2.30%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.89%) .NET
2 10 (2.87%) Dagger
2 10 (2.87%) Node.js
2 10 (2.87%) REST
2 10 (2.87%) Retrofit
2 10 (2.87%) RxJava
3 8 (2.30%) Material Design
4 6 (1.72%) HTML
4 6 (1.72%) Web Services
5 5 (1.44%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.44%) Express
5 5 (1.44%) JSON
5 5 (1.44%) Nunjucks
5 5 (1.44%) Swagger
5 5 (1.44%) YAML
6 4 (1.15%) OAuth
7 3 (0.86%) CSS
7 3 (0.86%) Middleware
7 3 (0.86%) SAML
7 3 (0.86%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 70 (20.11%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (13.51%) Management Information System
3 26 (7.47%) Data Protection Act
4 17 (4.89%) Freedom of Information
5 16 (4.60%) User Experience
6 14 (4.02%) NHS
7 13 (3.74%) Data Centre
8 12 (3.45%) Freedom of Information Act
9 11 (3.16%) HP StoreVirtual
9 11 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (2.59%) Clustering
10 9 (2.59%) Public Cloud
10 9 (2.59%) Replication
11 8 (2.30%) CESG
11 8 (2.30%) Mobile App
12 7 (2.01%) Data Structures
12 7 (2.01%) PKI
13 5 (1.44%) BYOD
13 5 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 69 (19.83%) Windows
2 39 (11.21%) Windows Server
3 26 (7.47%) Windows 10
4 19 (5.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (5.46%) Windows Server 2016
5 18 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (4.02%) Linux
7 11 (3.16%) Android
8 5 (1.44%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.15%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.86%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.86%) Unix
10 3 (0.86%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.57%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.57%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.57%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.29%) Robot Operating System
12 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (19.25%) Information Security
3 54 (15.52%) ITIL
4 51 (14.66%) Cybersecurity
5 47 (13.51%) Risk Management
6 46 (13.22%) DevOps
7 45 (12.93%) Business Intelligence
8 35 (10.06%) Migration
9 34 (9.77%) Project Management
10 32 (9.20%) Information Management
11 27 (7.76%) Information Governance
12 26 (7.47%) Data Management
13 25 (7.18%) High Availability
13 25 (7.18%) Problem-Solving
14 23 (6.61%) Data Governance
15 21 (6.03%) Data Modelling
16 20 (5.75%) Agile Project Management
16 20 (5.75%) Analytics
16 20 (5.75%) Decision-Making
17 19 (5.46%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 56 (16.09%) SQL
2 29 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 14 (4.02%) JavaScript
4 10 (2.87%) Kotlin
5 9 (2.59%) C#
5 9 (2.59%) Python
6 7 (2.01%) ABAP
7 6 (1.72%) C
7 6 (1.72%) VBA
8 4 (1.15%) Java
8 4 (1.15%) R
8 4 (1.15%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.15%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.86%) PHP
10 2 (0.57%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.57%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.57%) Java 8
10 2 (0.57%) Perl
10 2 (0.57%) VB
11 1 (0.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 103 (29.60%) Security Cleared
2 71 (20.40%) SC Cleared
3 32 (9.20%) DV Cleared
4 29 (8.33%) CISSP
5 25 (7.18%) Degree
6 23 (6.61%) CISM
7 19 (5.46%) ITIL Certification
8 14 (4.02%) CISA
9 12 (3.45%) CESG Certified Professional
9 12 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (2.59%) SANS
11 8 (2.30%) CRISC
11 8 (2.30%) ISEB
11 8 (2.30%) MCSA
11 8 (2.30%) Network+ Certification
12 7 (2.01%) CEH
12 7 (2.01%) CompTIA Security+
13 6 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (1.44%) IISP
14 5 (1.44%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (20.69%) GDPR
2 33 (9.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (6.03%) NCSC
4 13 (3.74%) Data Quality
4 13 (3.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 13 (3.74%) NIST
5 11 (3.16%) Government Security Classifications
6 10 (2.87%) QA
6 10 (2.87%) Solvency II
7 9 (2.59%) Cyber Essentials
7 9 (2.59%) PCI DSS
8 7 (2.01%) SLA
9 4 (1.15%) COBIT
10 3 (0.86%) HL7
11 2 (0.57%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.57%) PMO
11 2 (0.57%) RMADS
12 1 (0.29%) FedRAMP
12 1 (0.29%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 62 (17.82%) Active Directory
2 31 (8.91%) Hyper-V
3 23 (6.61%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (4.02%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (2.59%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (1.72%) DFS Replication
9 5 (1.44%) XenApp
10 4 (1.15%) Docker
10 4 (1.15%) vSphere
11 2 (0.57%) BusyBox
12 1 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.29%) Microcode
12 1 (0.29%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 28 (8.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 18 (5.17%) SCCM
3 15 (4.31%) SCDPM
4 14 (4.02%) SCOM
4 14 (4.02%) WSUS
5 8 (2.30%) SCSM
5 8 (2.30%) Terraform
6 7 (2.01%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (1.72%) Failover Clustering
7 6 (1.72%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (1.72%) SCVMM
7 6 (1.72%) Stealthwatch
8 5 (1.44%) Kubernetes
8 5 (1.44%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.86%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.57%) Nessus
10 2 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.57%) vRealize
11 1 (0.29%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 93 (26.72%) Microsoft
2 20 (5.75%) Cisco
2 20 (5.75%) Oracle
3 18 (5.17%) HP
4 17 (4.89%) SAP
5 15 (4.31%) VMware
6 11 (3.16%) Citrix
7 10 (2.87%) Splunk
7 10 (2.87%) Tableau
8 9 (2.59%) Dell
9 8 (2.30%) ArcSight
9 8 (2.30%) Lumension
9 8 (2.30%) Northgate
9 8 (2.30%) Sophos
10 7 (2.01%) Atlassian
10 7 (2.01%) Symantec
11 6 (1.72%) Google
12 4 (1.15%) Adobe
12 4 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (1.15%) SolarWinds