Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 260 269
Rank change year-on-year +96 +9 +138
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 1639 1045 1022
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.59% 0.99% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 1.18% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1174 728 770
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -11.11%
10th Percentile £256 £249 £205
90th Percentile £630 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% -5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 51 30
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £15.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.83% -4.90% +0.02%
10th Percentile £12.45 £10.75 £10.48
90th Percentile £28.03 £23.75 £26.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.38 £14.87 £15.77
% change year-on-year +16.89% -5.74% -

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 87085 88317 92969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58028 58368 60222
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2061 2366 2748
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.28
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +18.75%

Data Protection
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection in the UK

Data Protection
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Protection in the UK

Data Protection
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Protection in the UK

Data Protection
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Protection in the UK

Data Protection
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Protection in the UK

Data Protection
Top 17 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 23 November 2017. 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 +90 1546 £425 +3.03% 137
UK excluding London +75 905 £400 - 83
London +119 709 £475 +5.56% 61
South East +36 324 £415 +0.61% 17
North of England +129 237 £415 +9.93% 31
North West +86 130 £400 - 11
Midlands +50 129 £375 -11.76% 14
Yorkshire +71 99 £425 +18.06% 12
South West +1 84 £369 -5.45% 3
West Midlands +52 67 £414 +1.22% 8
East Midlands +5 61 £325 -27.78% 6
East of England -29 59 £388 +3.33% 11
Scotland +30 54 £400 +11.11% 6
Wales +13 15 £406 +8.33% 1
North East +45 8 £475 +35.71% 8
Channel Islands +4 2 £575 -
Northern Ireland -42 2 £825 +100.00%

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 with a requirement for Data Protection.

1 773 (47.16%) GDPR
2 416 (25.38%) Finance
3 326 (19.89%) Information Security
4 302 (18.43%) Data Protection Act
5 257 (15.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 244 (14.89%) Project Management
7 228 (13.91%) Agile Software Development
8 184 (11.23%) Management Information System
9 177 (10.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 159 (9.70%) Legal
11 143 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
12 136 (8.30%) Banking
13 135 (8.24%) Data Privacy
14 126 (7.69%) Microsoft
15 125 (7.63%) Windows
16 124 (7.57%) SQL
17 119 (7.26%) Business Analysis
18 114 (6.96%) Security Cleared
19 103 (6.28%) Risk Management
20 100 (6.10%) Information Governance
21 94 (5.74%) PRINCE2
22 92 (5.61%) GAP Analysis
23 91 (5.55%) PCI DSS
24 90 (5.49%) SC Cleared
25 89 (5.43%) Degree
25 89 (5.43%) ITIL
25 89 (5.43%) Migration
26 83 (5.06%) Data Security
27 82 (5.00%) CISSP
27 82 (5.00%) Cybersecurity

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 29 (1.77%) SharePoint
2 19 (1.16%) SAS
3 10 (0.61%) Apache
4 9 (0.55%) MS Exchange
5 8 (0.49%) IIS
6 7 (0.43%) Confluence
6 7 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (0.43%) Skype for Business
7 6 (0.37%) CMS
7 6 (0.37%) Mule
8 5 (0.31%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.31%) JBoss
9 3 (0.18%) Alfresco
9 3 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.18%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.18%) WordPress
10 2 (0.12%) GroupWise
10 2 (0.12%) Joomla!
Applications
1 75 (4.58%) Microsoft Office
2 70 (4.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (1.71%) MS Visio
5 24 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.49%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.18%) SPSS
10 1 (0.061%) GIMP
10 1 (0.061%) InDesign
10 1 (0.061%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.061%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 6 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.12%) iTrent
2 2 (0.12%) Raiser's Edge
2 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.061%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.061%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.061%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.061%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.061%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.061%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.061%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.061%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.061%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.061%) Social Studio
3 1 (0.061%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.061%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 52 (3.17%) Office 365
2 40 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (0.98%) PaaS
5 13 (0.79%) SaaS
6 12 (0.73%) IaaS
7 11 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.31%) npm
10 4 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.18%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.18%) GitHub
11 3 (0.18%) Serverless
11 3 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.12%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.12%) Data Lake Analytics
12 2 (0.12%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 51 (3.11%) Firewall
2 32 (1.95%) LAN
2 32 (1.95%) WAN
3 29 (1.77%) Internet
4 24 (1.46%) SAN
5 21 (1.28%) TCP/IP
6 19 (1.16%) Network Security
7 17 (1.04%) SMS
7 17 (1.04%) Wireless
8 15 (0.92%) VPN
9 14 (0.85%) Intranet
9 14 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
9 14 (0.85%) Kerberos
10 13 (0.79%) DNS
10 13 (0.79%) Unified Communications
11 12 (0.73%) SSL
12 8 (0.49%) MPLS
13 7 (0.43%) SSH
13 7 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (0.37%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 41 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (1.65%) MongoDB
4 25 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (1.22%) Big Data
6 18 (1.10%) MySQL
6 18 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (1.04%) NoSQL
8 15 (0.92%) Hadoop
9 13 (0.79%) Relational Database
10 12 (0.73%) RDBMS
11 9 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (0.37%) Clusterpoint
12 6 (0.37%) Geospatial Data
12 6 (0.37%) NewSQL
12 6 (0.37%) Power BI
13 5 (0.31%) DataStage
13 5 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
14 4 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 39 (2.38%) Git (software)
2 24 (1.46%) JIRA
3 14 (0.85%) JUnit
4 11 (0.67%) Jenkins
5 10 (0.61%) gulp
6 9 (0.55%) Gradle
7 8 (0.49%) IntelliJ
7 8 (0.49%) Visual Studio
8 7 (0.43%) Grunt
8 7 (0.43%) Maven
8 7 (0.43%) SonarQube
9 6 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.37%) WebDriver
10 5 (0.31%) LoadRunner
10 5 (0.31%) Selenium
11 4 (0.24%) JMeter
11 4 (0.24%) ProC
11 4 (0.24%) SoapUI
12 3 (0.18%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.18%) JProfiler
General
1 416 (25.38%) Finance
2 159 (9.70%) Legal
3 136 (8.30%) Banking
4 67 (4.09%) Law
5 59 (3.60%) Marketing
6 54 (3.29%) Retail
6 54 (3.29%) Telecoms
7 27 (1.65%) Investment Banking
8 18 (1.10%) Retail Banking
9 12 (0.73%) Automotive
9 12 (0.73%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.49%) Games
10 8 (0.49%) Local Government
11 7 (0.43%) Advertising
12 6 (0.37%) Electronics
13 5 (0.31%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.31%) Military
13 5 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.31%) Publishing
14 4 (0.24%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 351 (21.42%) Analyst
2 215 (13.12%) Project Manager
3 209 (12.75%) Business Analyst
4 171 (10.43%) Consultant
5 150 (9.15%) Developer
6 136 (8.30%) GDPR Project Manager
7 131 (7.99%) GDPR Business Analyst
8 91 (5.55%) Architect
9 61 (3.72%) Security Consultant
10 59 (3.60%) GDPR Consultant
11 57 (3.48%) Security Manager
12 56 (3.42%) Data Protection Officer
13 49 (2.99%) Security Analyst
14 47 (2.87%) Data Analyst
14 47 (2.87%) Data Manager
14 47 (2.87%) Java Developer
15 42 (2.56%) Programme Manager
16 41 (2.50%) Administrator
16 41 (2.50%) Data Business Analyst
16 41 (2.50%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (3.36%) HTML
2 53 (3.23%) CSS
3 51 (3.11%) .NET
4 46 (2.81%) Spring
5 44 (2.68%) Web Services
6 40 (2.44%) AngularJS
7 31 (1.89%) HTML5
8 25 (1.53%) CSS3
9 23 (1.40%) jQuery
9 23 (1.40%) RESTful
10 22 (1.34%) REST
11 21 (1.28%) SOAP
12 19 (1.16%) ASP.NET
13 17 (1.04%) Hibernate
13 17 (1.04%) Node.js
14 16 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC
15 15 (0.92%) Ajax
15 15 (0.92%) JPA
15 15 (0.92%) LESS
15 15 (0.92%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 302 (18.43%) Data Protection Act
2 184 (11.23%) Management Information System
3 143 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
4 74 (4.51%) Freedom of Information
5 42 (2.56%) Freedom of Information Act
6 28 (1.71%) CESG
7 24 (1.46%) PKI
8 22 (1.34%) Data Centre
9 20 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
9 20 (1.22%) NHS
9 20 (1.22%) Virtual Team
10 18 (1.10%) Computer Science
11 13 (0.79%) Replication
12 12 (0.73%) User Experience
13 11 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (0.61%) Mobile App
15 9 (0.55%) FMCG
15 9 (0.55%) Wiki
16 8 (0.49%) Fintech
17 7 (0.43%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 125 (7.63%) Windows
2 67 (4.09%) Linux
3 48 (2.93%) Windows Server
4 44 (2.68%) Unix
5 25 (1.53%) Windows 7
6 22 (1.34%) Windows 10
7 20 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (1.10%) Apple iOS
9 15 (0.92%) Android
9 15 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (0.61%) Solaris
10 10 (0.61%) Windows XP
11 9 (0.55%) CentOS
11 9 (0.55%) Windows Vista
12 7 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.43%) Windows 2000
13 5 (0.31%) AIX
13 5 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.24%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (19.89%) Information Security
2 257 (15.68%) Stakeholder Management
3 244 (14.89%) Project Management
4 228 (13.91%) Agile Software Development
5 135 (8.24%) Data Privacy
6 119 (7.26%) Business Analysis
7 103 (6.28%) Risk Management
8 100 (6.10%) Information Governance
9 94 (5.74%) PRINCE2
10 92 (5.61%) GAP Analysis
11 89 (5.43%) ITIL
11 89 (5.43%) Migration
12 83 (5.06%) Data Security
13 82 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
14 78 (4.76%) Data Management
15 75 (4.58%) Information Assurance
16 69 (4.21%) Data Governance
17 64 (3.90%) Information Management
18 62 (3.78%) Data Mapping
18 62 (3.78%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 124 (7.57%) SQL
2 81 (4.94%) Java
3 73 (4.45%) JavaScript
4 39 (2.38%) C#
5 25 (1.53%) Python
6 22 (1.34%) PowerShell
7 17 (1.04%) T-SQL
8 16 (0.98%) C
9 14 (0.85%) PHP
10 11 (0.67%) PL/SQL
11 10 (0.61%) Bash Shell
12 8 (0.49%) VBScript
13 7 (0.43%) Ruby
13 7 (0.43%) VB.NET
13 7 (0.43%) VBA
14 6 (0.37%) Perl
14 6 (0.37%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.31%) R
15 5 (0.31%) TypeScript
15 5 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 114 (6.96%) Security Cleared
2 90 (5.49%) SC Cleared
3 89 (5.43%) Degree
4 82 (5.00%) CISSP
5 60 (3.66%) CISM
6 52 (3.17%) ISEB
7 32 (1.95%) CISA
7 32 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 21 (1.28%) CCNA
10 19 (1.16%) PMP
11 18 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
12 16 (0.98%) MCP
13 15 (0.92%) PMI Certification
14 13 (0.79%) SANS
15 12 (0.73%) DV Cleared
15 12 (0.73%) ISTQB
16 11 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 11 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 9 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 773 (47.16%) GDPR
2 177 (10.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 91 (5.55%) PCI DSS
4 44 (2.68%) Data Quality
5 40 (2.44%) QA
6 32 (1.95%) COBIT
7 31 (1.89%) PMO
8 29 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 17 (1.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 16 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials
11 15 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
12 13 (0.79%) SLA
13 12 (0.73%) Solvency II
14 11 (0.67%) Government Security Classifications
15 10 (0.61%) MiFID
16 8 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 8 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 5 (0.31%) BS7799
17 5 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
17 5 (0.31%) EMIR
System Software
1 69 (4.21%) Active Directory
2 25 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.85%) Docker
4 12 (0.73%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.24%) vCloud
7 4 (0.24%) vSphere
8 3 (0.18%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.18%) HDFS
9 2 (0.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (0.12%) NFS
9 2 (0.12%) SRDF
9 2 (0.12%) XenApp
10 1 (0.061%) Firmware
10 1 (0.061%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.061%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.061%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.061%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.061%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (1.22%) SCCM
2 15 (0.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 11 (0.67%) Puppet
3 11 (0.67%) WSUS
4 9 (0.55%) CA Single Sign-On
4 9 (0.55%) NetBackup
4 9 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.49%) HP Fortify
6 7 (0.43%) Ansible
6 7 (0.43%) SCOM
6 7 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (0.43%) Terraform
7 5 (0.31%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 5 (0.31%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.24%) Nessus
8 4 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.12%) EMC TimeFinder
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.12%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 126 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 63 (3.84%) Oracle
3 52 (3.17%) Cisco
4 34 (2.07%) VMware
5 28 (1.71%) HP
6 19 (1.16%) Perforce
7 14 (0.85%) CheckPoint
7 14 (0.85%) IBM
7 14 (0.85%) SAP
8 12 (0.73%) Symantec
8 12 (0.73%) Tableau
9 10 (0.61%) CA
9 10 (0.61%) Citrix
9 10 (0.61%) McAfee
9 10 (0.61%) Splunk
10 9 (0.55%) Juniper
11 7 (0.43%) Google
11 7 (0.43%) NetApp
11 7 (0.43%) PeopleSoft
11 7 (0.43%) Remedy