Period
to 11 December 2019

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 11 December 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
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 331 361 186
Rank change year-on-year +30 -175 +86
Contract jobs citing Data Protection 597 760 1,524
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.72% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.83% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 507 1,097
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £261 £256
90th Percentile £675 £643 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £443 £400
% change year-on-year +7.34% +10.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 33
UK median hourly rate £29.96 £20.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.95% +6.58% +26.67%
10th Percentile £14.97 £11.50 £14.10
90th Percentile £39.79 £33.31 £28.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +29.41% -10.53% +28.99%

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 68,838 91,759 89,017
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.71% 87.06% 86.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 44,974 60,757 59,352
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.41% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,262 2,351 2,092
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.82% -8.33% +6.67%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.18 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.25 £50.10 £49.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.37 £20.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +9.12% -14.58% +6.67%

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 11 December 2019.

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 11 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Protection in the UK

Data Protection
Top 15 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 11 December 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
England +28 534 £500 +5.26% 261
UK excluding London +20 340 £475 +7.34% 200
London +37 249 £525 +5.00% 78
South East +57 139 £500 +5.26% 45
Midlands +77 46 £463 +5.71% 33
Scotland +20 46 £463 -7.50% 12
North of England -16 42 £488 +22.64% 65
South West -9 41 £475 +5.56% 16
West Midlands +50 28 £475 +8.57% 28
North West -4 19 £435 +16.00% 28
East Midlands +46 18 £450 +5.88% 5
Yorkshire +9 18 £500 +17.65% 33
East of England +19 15 £375 +5.26% 24
Wales +43 13 £488 +69.57% 4
North East +18 5 £700 +77.22% 4

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 with a requirement for Data Protection.

1 168 (28.14%) Information Security
2 155 (25.96%) GDPR
3 135 (22.61%) Microsoft
4 134 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
5 124 (20.77%) Finance
6 103 (17.25%) Azure
7 96 (16.08%) Windows
8 89 (14.91%) Security Cleared
9 80 (13.40%) Active Directory
10 78 (13.07%) SQL
11 71 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
12 70 (11.73%) Public Sector
13 68 (11.39%) AWS
13 68 (11.39%) Management Information System
14 67 (11.22%) Data Protection Act
15 66 (11.06%) Legal
15 66 (11.06%) ITIL
16 63 (10.55%) Cybersecurity
16 63 (10.55%) DevOps
17 61 (10.22%) Risk Management
18 60 (10.05%) Information Governance
19 58 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
19 58 (9.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 56 (9.38%) Project Management
20 56 (9.38%) Oracle
21 51 (8.54%) CISSP
22 49 (8.21%) Migration
22 49 (8.21%) Data Governance
22 49 (8.21%) SC Cleared
22 49 (8.21%) Problem-Solving

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 25 (4.19%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.35%) IIS
3 16 (2.68%) MS Exchange
3 16 (2.68%) Skype for Business
4 13 (2.18%) OpenStack
5 8 (1.34%) Confluence
5 8 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.17%) Apache
7 6 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.67%) CMS
8 4 (0.67%) Moodle
8 4 (0.67%) Totara
9 3 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.17%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.17%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.17%) SAS
Applications
1 33 (5.53%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (2.51%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.67%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.17%) Magento
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.17%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.17%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 103 (17.25%) Azure
2 68 (11.39%) AWS
3 38 (6.37%) Office 365
4 37 (6.20%) PaaS
5 27 (4.52%) IaaS
5 27 (4.52%) SaaS
6 25 (4.19%) Power Platform
7 19 (3.18%) GitHub
8 13 (2.18%) GCP
9 12 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (1.17%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.67%) G Suite
11 4 (0.67%) Serverless
11 4 (0.67%) Slack
12 3 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.34%) Akamai
13 2 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.34%) npm
13 2 (0.34%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.19%) SAN
2 24 (4.02%) DHCP
3 20 (3.35%) Firewall
4 17 (2.85%) Internet
4 17 (2.85%) Network Security
5 15 (2.51%) VPN
6 14 (2.35%) DNS
6 14 (2.35%) Skype
6 14 (2.35%) VLAN
6 14 (2.35%) WAN
7 11 (1.84%) LAN
8 9 (1.51%) HTTPS
9 8 (1.34%) Intranet
10 7 (1.17%) iSCSI
11 6 (1.01%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (1.01%) NetScaler
11 6 (1.01%) VoIP
12 5 (0.84%) IPsec
12 5 (0.84%) SSL
12 5 (0.84%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.19%) Power BI
3 24 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (3.02%) MySQL
5 17 (2.85%) Big Data
6 15 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (2.35%) Relational Database
8 12 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (1.34%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.17%) DB2
10 7 (1.17%) MS Access
10 7 (1.17%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.01%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
11 6 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.84%) Electronic Patient Records
12 5 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (3.35%) Git (software)
2 17 (2.85%) JIRA
3 10 (1.68%) JUnit
4 9 (1.51%) Mockito
5 7 (1.17%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.84%) Bitbucket
6 5 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.67%) GitLab
7 4 (0.67%) Maven
7 4 (0.67%) Postman
7 4 (0.67%) Selenium
8 3 (0.50%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.50%) Subversion
9 2 (0.34%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.34%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.34%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.17%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
General
1 124 (20.77%) Finance
2 70 (11.73%) Public Sector
3 66 (11.06%) Legal
4 48 (8.04%) Law
5 33 (5.53%) Banking
6 21 (3.52%) Marketing
6 21 (3.52%) Telecoms
7 13 (2.18%) Local Government
8 12 (2.01%) Retail
9 11 (1.84%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.84%) Publishing
10 10 (1.68%) Investment Banking
11 9 (1.51%) Electronics
12 7 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (1.17%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.67%) Advertising
13 4 (0.67%) Automotive
13 4 (0.67%) Front Office
14 2 (0.34%) Back Office
14 2 (0.34%) Games
Job Titles
1 120 (20.10%) Architect
2 86 (14.41%) Analyst
3 57 (9.55%) Security Architect
4 55 (9.21%) Developer
5 42 (7.04%) Consultant
6 34 (5.70%) Cloud Architect
7 29 (4.86%) Business Analyst
8 27 (4.52%) Project Manager
9 22 (3.69%) Data Analyst
10 20 (3.35%) Data Architect
11 18 (3.02%) Full Stack Developer
12 17 (2.85%) Information Manager
13 16 (2.68%) Security Analyst
14 14 (2.35%) Data Consultant
14 14 (2.35%) Governance Manager
14 14 (2.35%) Security Consultant
14 14 (2.35%) Security Engineer
15 13 (2.18%) Administrator
15 13 (2.18%) Azure Specialist
15 13 (2.18%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.19%) Web Services
2 21 (3.52%) SAML
3 17 (2.85%) .NET
4 15 (2.51%) HTML
5 13 (2.18%) OAuth
6 12 (2.01%) AngularJS
7 11 (1.84%) Node.js
7 11 (1.84%) REST
8 10 (1.68%) CSS
8 10 (1.68%) RESTful
9 9 (1.51%) Dagger
9 9 (1.51%) React
9 9 (1.51%) Retrofit
9 9 (1.51%) RxJava
10 8 (1.34%) D3.js
10 8 (1.34%) OpenID
11 6 (1.01%) Apache NiFi
11 6 (1.01%) Express
11 6 (1.01%) Jest
11 6 (1.01%) Material Design
Miscellaneous
1 71 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (11.39%) Management Information System
3 67 (11.22%) Data Protection Act
4 25 (4.19%) Data Centre
5 24 (4.02%) Freedom of Information
6 23 (3.85%) Clustering
7 21 (3.52%) PKI
7 21 (3.52%) User Experience
8 15 (2.51%) Public Cloud
9 13 (2.18%) Data Structures
10 12 (2.01%) NHS
10 12 (2.01%) Security Operations Centre
11 9 (1.51%) Freedom of Information Act
11 9 (1.51%) SCADA
11 9 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (1.34%) CESG
13 7 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (1.17%) Smart Meter
14 6 (1.01%) Social Media
14 6 (1.01%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 96 (16.08%) Windows
2 46 (7.71%) Windows Server
3 34 (5.70%) Linux
4 31 (5.19%) Unix
5 30 (5.03%) Windows 10
6 26 (4.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (2.01%) Android
9 7 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.17%) Solaris
9 7 (1.17%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.84%) CentOS
11 4 (0.67%) Data ONTAP
11 4 (0.67%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.50%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.34%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (28.14%) Information Security
2 134 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (11.06%) ITIL
4 63 (10.55%) Cybersecurity
4 63 (10.55%) DevOps
5 61 (10.22%) Risk Management
6 60 (10.05%) Information Governance
7 58 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
8 56 (9.38%) Project Management
9 49 (8.21%) Data Governance
9 49 (8.21%) Migration
9 49 (8.21%) Problem-Solving
10 47 (7.87%) Analytics
10 47 (7.87%) Security Architecture
11 44 (7.37%) Business Intelligence
12 35 (5.86%) Data Security
13 34 (5.70%) Decision-Making
14 33 (5.53%) PRINCE2
14 33 (5.53%) Scrum
15 31 (5.19%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (13.07%) SQL
2 37 (6.20%) PowerShell
3 33 (5.53%) Java
4 30 (5.03%) Python
5 25 (4.19%) JavaScript
6 14 (2.35%) C#
7 12 (2.01%) Perl
8 10 (1.68%) VB
9 9 (1.51%) C
9 9 (1.51%) Kotlin
9 9 (1.51%) T-SQL
10 8 (1.34%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.01%) Ruby
12 5 (0.84%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.50%) Go
13 3 (0.50%) Java 8
13 3 (0.50%) PHP
13 3 (0.50%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.50%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.34%) C++
Qualifications
1 89 (14.91%) Security Cleared
2 51 (8.54%) CISSP
3 49 (8.21%) SC Cleared
4 43 (7.20%) Degree
5 38 (6.37%) DV Cleared
6 27 (4.52%) CISM
7 17 (2.85%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (2.85%) ISEB
8 15 (2.51%) IISP
9 13 (2.18%) AWS Certification
10 12 (2.01%) SANS
11 11 (1.84%) ISEB Practitioner
11 11 (1.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 9 (1.51%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 8 (1.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 8 (1.34%) CCNA
13 8 (1.34%) CCNP
13 8 (1.34%) CCSP
13 8 (1.34%) CESG Certified Professional
14 7 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (25.96%) GDPR
2 58 (9.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 44 (7.37%) PCI DSS
4 23 (3.85%) NIST
5 17 (2.85%) QA
6 15 (2.51%) COBIT
6 15 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 15 (2.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (2.35%) Data Quality
8 10 (1.68%) HIPAA
8 10 (1.68%) NCSC
9 8 (1.34%) Cyber Essentials
10 7 (1.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 6 (1.01%) ISO 31000
11 6 (1.01%) PMO
11 6 (1.01%) SLA
12 5 (0.84%) Government Security Classifications
12 5 (0.84%) HL7
13 4 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
13 4 (0.67%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 80 (13.40%) Active Directory
2 33 (5.53%) Hyper-V
3 30 (5.03%) Virtual Machines
4 25 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 23 (3.85%) Virtual Desktop
6 18 (3.02%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (2.51%) Docker
8 12 (2.01%) DFS Replication
8 12 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (1.84%) vSphere
10 7 (1.17%) XenApp
11 6 (1.01%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 6 (1.01%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.84%) Firmware
12 5 (0.84%) NFS
13 4 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.67%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 1 (0.17%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 30 (5.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 28 (4.69%) CASB
2 28 (4.69%) SCCM
3 27 (4.52%) SCOM
4 21 (3.52%) WSUS
5 19 (3.18%) Microsoft Clustering
6 16 (2.68%) SCVMM
7 15 (2.51%) Kubernetes
8 13 (2.18%) SCDPM
8 13 (2.18%) Single Sign-On
9 12 (2.01%) Failover Clustering
9 12 (2.01%) SCSM
10 9 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (1.17%) Avamar
12 6 (1.01%) Netcool
12 6 (1.01%) vCenter Server
12 6 (1.01%) XenMobile
13 5 (0.84%) Ansible
13 5 (0.84%) QRadar
14 4 (0.67%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 135 (22.61%) Microsoft
2 56 (9.38%) Oracle
3 41 (6.87%) VMware
4 33 (5.53%) Cisco
5 26 (4.36%) Dell
6 24 (4.02%) EMC
7 21 (3.52%) NetApp
7 21 (3.52%) Symantec
8 19 (3.18%) HP
9 18 (3.02%) Google
10 16 (2.68%) SAP
11 15 (2.51%) Citrix
12 14 (2.35%) McAfee
12 14 (2.35%) Splunk
13 11 (1.84%) Tableau
14 10 (1.68%) Forcepoint
15 9 (1.51%) Informatica
15 9 (1.51%) Sybase
16 8 (1.34%) Veritas
17 7 (1.17%) ArcSight